2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award Will Be Honored to Venkaiah Naidu [ Awards ]

    M Venkaiah Naidu a Union urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs Minister been conferred with the Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award. At 43rd SKOCH summit held in New Delhi for his contributions to inclusive growth and towards poverty alle

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  • 2  New Goodwill Ambassador of UN Population Fund Ashley Judd [ None ]

    Ashley Judd a highly praised humanitarian, actor, writer and political activist from US has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She will support the UNFPA’s efforts to empower women to choose when and how often to become pregnant a

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  • Mar 21, 2016
  • 1  Bangladesh Bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are Suspended by ICC for Illegal Bowling Action [ None ]

    The Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowling with an illegal action with an immediate effect. After independent valuations it is found that their bowling actions of is illegal and so that they are suspen

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  • 2 at Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament Yogeshwar Dutt Has Won Gold Medal [ Sports ]

    At the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament Yogeshwar Dutt a Star Indian grappler has won a Gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle category at the finals played at Astana in Kazakhstan. He has beaten Katai Yeerlanbieke from China in the 65 kg freestyle category.

    Image of Yogeshwar Dutt

    Image of Yogeshwar Dutt

    Asian Olympic Qualification tournament - Gold Winner

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  • 3  2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title Has Been Won by the HS Prannoy [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in the men’s single category has been won by the Ace Indian shutter HS Prannoy (World no 13) at the finals played at Basel, Switzerland, he defeated Marc Zwiebler (World no 7) of Germany 21 - 18, 21 - 15 score

    Image of HS Prannoy - Winner

    Image of HS Prannoy - Winner

    2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title winner

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  • 4  21st March is Observed as International Day of Forests [ Important Days ]

    21st March is being observed as International Day of Forests to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests every year. The compliance of the day is also used to connect with the vital role forests play in to stand and protect us like in

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  • Mar 18, 2016
  • 1  FCI’S Depot Online System Has Been Launched by the Union Government [ None ]

    Depot Online System of state run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has been launched by the Union Government to carry transparency and minimize storage losses of food grains. The Union Food and public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan have launched this system in New Delhi as

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  • 2  Swine Flu is Notified Under Epidemic Disease Act by Punjab Government [ None ]

    Under the Epidemic Disease Act Punjab Government has notified swine flu (H1N1) in order to prevent the spread of disease in the state. Based on recommendations of state advisory committee headed by Dr. D Behera Health and Family Welfare Department of state has issued notification

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  • 3 to Provide Real Time Visibility Information to Pilots IMD Has Develops Drishti [ None ]

    To provide real time visibility information to pilots India Meteorology Department (IMD) has indigenously developed an instrument named Drishti. With the use of this instrument pilots are able to take quick decision during critical landings and take-offs of aircraft particularly

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  • 4 on Internet List of Time Magazine, PM Narendra Modi Named Among 30 Most Influential People [ None ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named in list of 30 most influential people on the internet the among the 2016 edition by the Time Magazine. He was positioned at 15th position.

    The American hip hop artist and entrepreneur Kanye West has topped the list.

    It is the s

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  • 5  2016 Abel Prize Will Be Honored the British Mathematician Andrew Wiles [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 Abel Prize will be honored to the British mathematician Andrew Wiles (62). The Norwegian Academy of Sciences has selected him and Letters for solving a centuries old hypothesis (equation), Fermat’s Last Theorem. Academy has described his achievement as an epo

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  • Mar 17, 2016
  • 1  India Aviation Show 2016 Instigated in Hyderabad [ None ]

    An international exhibition and conference on civil aviation The India Aviation 2016 kicked off in Hyderabad, Telangana. The President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the fifth edition in the biennial series at the Begumpet Airport (also known as Hyderabad Old Airport).

    Key fac

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  • 2  Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan a Well-Known Shehnai Exponent is No More [ None ]

    Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan well-known Shehnai exponent has passed away due to prolonged illness at the age of 77 years in Kolkata, West Bengal. After the legendary Bismillah Khan he was one of the best-known players of the instrument.

    Image of Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan

    Image of Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan

    Well-known Shehnai exponent

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  • 3  New Governor of Central Bank of Bangladesh is Fazle Kabir [ None ]

    The new Governor of Bangladesh central bank of country is former Secretary of Finance Division Fazle Kabir. He was appointed by Bangladesh Government. He will replace Atiur Rahman due to his resigned after taking moral responsibility over the cyber theft from the central bank’s o

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  • 4  NFC-Based Contactless Mobile Payment Solution “Touch & Pay” Launched by ICIC Bank [ None ]

    New contactless mobile payment solution Touch & Pay based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has been launched by India’s largest private sector ICICI Bank. This solution will allow credit and debit of bank of customers to make in-store contactless payments by undulate

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  • 5 on UN’S World Happiness Index 2016 of UN India Ranks at 118th Position [ None ]

    World Happiness Index (WHI) 2016 of United Nations India ranked 118th out of 157 countries. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the UN has publicized the fourth World Happiness Report 2016.

    Key Highlights of Report

    Top 10 countries are:

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  • Mar 16, 2016
  • 1  Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Has Been Passed by Lok Sabha [ None ]

    The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been passed by Lok Sabha to include certain communities in the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) from 4 states. The bill aims to amend Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 to include certain communities from

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  • 2  VC of Canberra University is H Deep Saini a Indian Scholar [ None ]

    H Deep Saini (60) a noted Indian scholar and plant physiologist has been appointed as the fifth Vice Chancellor of the prestigious University of Canberra, Australia. In September 2016 he will replace Vice Chancellor Stephen Parker who will step down from the post in July 2016 aft

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  • 3  15 March is Observed as World Consumer Rights Day [ Important Days ]

    15 March is observed as World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) annually for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. Importance of Day: It provides an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers

    • Demand those rights that must be respected and p

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  • 4  Htin Kyaw Becomes First Civilian President of Myanmar [ None ]

    After 53 years of military rule Htin Kyaw (69) is appointed as the first civilian (non-military) President of the country by Myanmar Parliament. He has secured 360 votes out of 652 and beaten Military-nominated Myint Swe with 213 votes, NLD candidate, Henry Van Thio at third posi

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  • 5  Mother Teresa to Be Idolized as Saint [ None ]

    A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary Mother Teresa will be preeminent to Sainthood i. e. will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on September 4, 2016. Pope Francis has approved a decree identifying a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa’s intercession

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  • 6  दक्षिण चीन सागर (South China Sea - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - दक्षिण चीन सागर को लेकर फिर विवाद खड़ा हो गया है। इस पर न सिर्फ चीन बल्कि ताइवान, मलेशिया, वियतनाम, ब्रूनेई और फिलीपींस जैसे देश भी अपना हक जताते रहे हैं। चीन ने अब दक्षिण चीन सागर में स्थित वूडी दव्ीप में चीनी सेना की राडार प्रणाली और जमीन से आकाश में मार करने वाली

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  • 7  उ. कोरिया (North Korea Missile Launch - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -उत्तर कोरिया ने रॉकेट छोड़ा लेकिन दुनिया के अधिकतर देश इसे अर्न्तमहादव्ीपीय मिसाइल शुरू करने का परीक्षण ही मान रहे हैं। इससे पहले कथित रूप से हाईड्रोजन बम का परीक्षण कर चुके उत्तर कोरिया का यह कदम खुद को सैन्य दुष्टि से समृद्ध घोषित करने के साथ-साथ अमरीका को सीधी चुन

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  • 8  संसद भवन (Need for New Parliament House in India - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - लोकसभा अध्यक्ष सुमित्रा महाजन ने भविष्य की जरूरतों को ध्यान में रखते हुए नये संसद भवन की आवश्यकता जताई है। वजह 2026 में बढ़ने वाली सांसदों की संभावित संख्या है लेकिन यहां बड़ा सवाल यह है कि जब आज संसद में कामकाज पूरी तरह ठप है और संसद आए दिन हंगामे की भेंट चढ़ती रहती

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  • 9  रिन्यूएबल एनर्जी (Renewable Energy - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - अक्षय ऊर्जा क्षेत्र यानी रिन्यूएबल एनर्जी सेक्टर रोजगार उत्पादन की दृष्टि से खांसी उम्मीदें बंधाता हुआ नजर आ रहा है। इससे पूरी दुनिया को यह महसूस हो रहा है इस क्षेत्र में नौकरी के अधिक आसार हैं। पूरी दुनिया जहां जलवायु परिवर्तन के खतरे को रोकने के लिए इस क्षेत्र को

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  • Mar 15, 2016
  • 1  2016 Global Teacher Prize Has Been Won by the Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub [ None ]

    The prestigious one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize has been awarded to the Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub from a refugee camp. She was honored with the award at a ceremony held in Dubai for her outstanding contribution to the profession. She has beaten other nine in

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  • 2  Lloyd Stowell Shapley a Nobel Prize Winner Economist Passed Away [ None ]

    Lloyd Stowell Shapley a well-known American mathematician and Nobel Prize-winning economist have passed away on 12 March 2016 at the age of 92 years. He had given a lot to the fields of mathematical economics and especially game theory. And he was considered as fathers of game th

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  • 3  Government Has Announced That More Than 50 Animal Species Judgmentally Threatened in India [ None ]

    Recently Union Government has declared that more than 50 animals have been assessed as critically endangered (CR) and 310 as endangered (EN) out of 96, 000 animal species found in India. The Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced it in a written reply to the R

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  • 4  Maximum Sale Price of Bt Cotton Seed Has Been Fixed by the Union Government [ None ]

    For the year 2016 - 17 the Union Government has notified maximum sale price (MSP) of Bt cotton seed. The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has make announcement in this regard. For this notification is also published by the Union Government as per t

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  • 5 International Maritime Judicial Centre is Going to Be Set Up by China [ None ]

    In order to handle territorial disputes and protect its sea rights Supreme Court of china has announced to set up its own International Maritime Judicial Centre (IMJC). In this regard Chief Justice Zhou Qiang of China’s Supreme Court has make announcement at the annual meeting of

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