2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 14, 2016
  • 1  New Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court: Justice Ajit Singh [ None ]

    Justice Ajit Singh has sworn in as Chief Justice (CJ) of the Gauhati High Court. Assam Governor P B Acharya as per the provisions of the Article 129 of Constitution has administrated hi oath as chief justice. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed him according to provisions Ar

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  • 2  Golden City Gate Award Has Been Won by Kerala Tourism Campaign [ Awards ]

    The prestigious ‘Golden City Gate Award’ has been won by the campaign of Kerala Tourism titled ‘New Worlds’ at the International Tourismus-Borse Berlin (ITB-Berlin) 2016. The multimedia campaign contains three short films directed by the Anwar Rasheed a well-known Malayalam filmm

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  • 3  LED Based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme is Named as UJALA by the Union Power Ministry [ None ]

    The LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) is named as UJALA by Union Power Ministry. UJALA stands for Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All. In January 2015 the National LED based DELP programme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for energy conserv

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  • 4  France’S Chevalier De La Legion D’Honneur is Conferred to Anand Mahindra [ None ]

    Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) has been honored to Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman and Managing Director (MD) Anand Mahindra by French Government. Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India has presented him this award in recognition of his ou

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  • 5  New Deputy Chief of Army is Lt Gen N P S Hira [ None ]

    New Deputy Chief of Army Staff is Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) N P S Hira. After this appointment he is moving to Army Headquarters in New Delhi. Before his appointment he was serving as Chief of Staff of Northern command at Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir.

    Lt Gen N P S Hira - Appointed

    Lt Gen N P S Hira - Appointed

    New Deputy Chief of Army

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  • 6  Multi-Faceted Indian Ocean World Will Be Going to Explore by Project Mausam [ None ]

    The multi-faceted Indian Ocean world is going to be exploring by the Project Mausam for collating archaeological and historical research and not to counter China’s Silk Route strategy. The Union Minister of State (MoS) has announced it for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge)

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  • 7  New Secretary General of Arab League is Egyptian Diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit [ None ]

    The Arab League is Veteran Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit (73). In favour of Aboul Gheit 22-member league voted unanimously who was only contender for the post at its ministerial meeting held in Cairo, Egypt. He will replace Nabil El-Araby, Egyptian diplomat whose term ends i

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  • 8  Plastic Improper Bacteria Ideonella Sakaiensis 201-F6 Secluded [ None ]

    Japanese researchers have successfully secluded a bacterium species Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 capable of breaking down plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polyester. Their results were published in the journal Science.

    Key facts:

    • On PET film Ideonella sakaiensis relie

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  • 9  Women Transforming India Initiative Has Been Launched by the NITI Aayog [ None ]

    The ‘Women Transforming India’ initiative has been launched by the Union Government’s premier think-tank NITI Aayog on the International Women’s Day (8th March) in partnership with the United Nations and MyGov.

    Key facts:

    • NITI Aayog’s aim behind implementation of this initiativ

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  • Mar 14, 2016
  • 1  18 Meter-Gauge Diesel-Electric Locomotives Has Ben Supply to Myanmar by India [ None ]

    18 metre-gauge 1350 HP Diesel Electric Locomotives will be supply by India to Myanmar in order to help the country bolster its railway transportation system. RITES (Public Sector Enterprise under Union Ministry of Railways) have signed a contract with Myanmar Railways regarding t

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  • 2  Three Major Railway Projects Has Been Inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi in Bihar [ None ]

    Three major railway projects have been inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bihar at an estimated cost of 7000 crore rupees. Three projects are: Rail-cum-road Bridge at Patna over the River Ganga: It is 4.56 km long.

    • Rail-cum-road Bridge at Munger.
    • Additional brid

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  • 3  Clean My Coach Service Has Been Launched by Railway Ministry [ None ]

    An online Clean My Coach service has been launched by the Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu under the Indian Railways cleanliness drive Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat and Union Government’s flagship Digital India Programme. This online service provides facility to travelers for get

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  • 4  Allahabad High Court Has Completed 150th Foundation Year [ None ]

    On 14th March 2016 the Allahabad High Court celebrated its 150th foundation day. At this occasion President Pranab Mukherjee was the Chief Guest of the celebrations along with TS Thakur Chief Justice of India (CJI) and Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda were some of the dignit

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  • 5  Services Win 70th Santosh Trophy Football Title [ None ]

    The 70th edition of Santosh Trophy Football Championships title 2016 has been won by a Services by beating hosts Maharashtra. The Services defeated host team Maharashtra by 2 - 1 goal score in the final match played at SEC Railway Stadium, Nagpur (Maharashtra).

    • In the space of 1

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  • 6  2016 All England Badminton Title Has Been Won by Lin Dan [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 All England Badminton title in the men’s singles category has been won by the Lin Dan from China at the finals played at Birmingham, England. He has beaten Chinese teammate Tian Houwei by 21 - 9, 21 - 10 score. With this he has won All England badminton title

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  • Mar 11, 2016
  • 1  National Waterways Bill, 2015 Passed by Parliament [ None ]

    The National Waterways Bill, 2015 has been passed by the Parliament to clear surfaces for the conversion of 106 rivers and creeks across India into transport waterways. Earlier in December 2015 it was passed in Lok Sabha in the winter session and well ahead was passed by Rajya Sa

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  • 2  Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Union Cabinet Has Given Not to BIMSTEC [ None ]

    The Bay of Bengal Initiative on Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters has been approved by the Union Cabinet for signing and ratification.

    The Central Authority under Article 15 of the Convention is

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  • 3 Chairman of 21st Law Commission of India: Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan [ None ]

    Former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan (66) has been appointed as Chairman of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI) by the Union Government. Presently he is serving as Chairman of the Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal.

    Image of Balbir Singh

    Image of Balbir Singh

    Chairman -Law Commission of India

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  • 4  2015-16 Irani Cup Cricket Title Won by the Rest of India [ None ]

    The Irani Cup Cricket Title 2015 - 16 has been won by the Rest of India by beating Mumbai in the final match of the cup with four wickets. Rest of India fixed the record of victory target of 480 by making 482 for 6 on the fifth and final day in the final match played at Bra Bourn

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  • 5  Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Has Been Approved by CCEA [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has been approved by the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for providing free of cost LPG (cooking gas) connections to women from BPL Households.

    The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas will implementation body of

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  • 6  स्टार्टअप नीति (Startup Policy - Detailed Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मेक इन इंडिया कार्यक्रम के बाद उद्यमिता को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए स्टार्टअप इंडिया को नई पीढ़ी के सपनों को साकार देने वाला कार्यक्रम माना जा रहा है। खुद प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी की मंशा भी यही है कि स्टार्टअप के माध्यम से दक्ष युवक रोजगार की तलाश में भटकने के बजा

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  • 7  सियाचिन ग्लेशियर (Siachen Glacier and Indian Army - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - देश की सीमा पर कहीं घने जंगल है, कहीं अपार पानी तो कहीं दुर्गम पहाड़ियां और रेगिस्तानी इलाका हैं इनमें सबसे कठिन मोर्चा है सियाचिन ग्लेशियर का यहां पारा सर्दियों में तो शून्य से भी 60 डिग्री तापमान नीचे चला जाता है। चिंताजनक आंकड़े ये हैं कि ऐसी बर्फीली सीमा पर 1984

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  • 8  जीका वायरस (Zika Virus - Article in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -वेसे तो हमारे देश में कहीं प्रकार की बीमारीयां होती रहती हैं, लेकिन अभी हाल ही में एक नयी विचित्र बीमारी हमारे सामने आई है जो मच्छरों के माध्यम से पैदा होती हैं। इस बीमारी से नवजात शिशुओं को व गर्भवती माताओं को गंभीर रूप से खतरा होता हैं। यह बीमारी आखिर है क्या? व इ

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  • 9  एप्पल फोन उत्पाद (Article on Production of Apple Phones- Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - दुनिया में लोग एप्पल कंपनी के आईफोन और टेबलेट इस विशेषता के कारण खरीदते हैं कि उसमें संगृहीत सामग्री सुरक्षित रहे। अन्य कोई भी बिना कोड के इन फोन में मौजूद सामग्री को नहीं देख सकता है, लेकिन कंपनी के उत्पादों की यही विशेषता अपराध की दुनिया के लोगों के लिए वरदान साब

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  • Mar 10, 2016
  • 1  Garuda Shakti IV Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Begins [ None ]

    At Magelang in Indonesia fourth edition of the India-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Garuda Shakti has begun. The 13 days bilateral exercise is aims to: Between the Armies of India and Indonesia building and promoting positive relations. Under United Nations Charter increasing

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  • 2  Nana Vasconcelos a Well-Known Brazil Musician Passed Away [ None ]

    Highly praised Brazil musician Nana Vasconcelos has passed away due to lung cancer in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife at the age of 71 years. He has won Grammy Award-winning Brazilian percussionist for 8 times. He is famously known for his wide instrumental range and ma

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  • 3  NCC Girls First Ever Everest Expedition Flagged Off [ None ]

    The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Rao Inderjeet Singh has flagged off the first ever all girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mount Everest expedition in New Delhi. The aim of climbing trips in NCC is to strengthen the character and implant qualities in the cadets like

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  • 4  India’S First Maritime Summit 2016 Will Be Attended by 57 Countries [ None ]

    In the first ever Maritime India Summit 2016 scheduled will be held in April 2016 in Mumbai, Maharashtra and 57 countries are participation in this summit. The Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced it on the sidelines of media launch of the Maritime India Summit 201

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  • 5  ICICI Bank Has Introduce iWork@Home for Women Employees [ None ]

    ICICI Bank largest private sector of India has introduced iWork@Home programme for its women employees for up to a year. It was launched on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8th March) by Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank.

    Key facts:

    • The main ail

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  • Mar 9, 2016
  • 1  BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave Will Be Hosted by India [ None ]

    BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave will be hosted by India in Mumbai (Maharashtra), financial capital of India from April 14 to 16, 2016. The top Urban Policy makers and Planners from BRICS Nations will attend it and they are:

    • Brazil
    • Russia
    • India
    • China
    • South Africa

    Key facts:

    • Th

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