2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 31, 2016
  • 1 22nd BeiDou Navigation Satellite Has Been Launched by China [ None ]

    22nd new generation satellite has been successfully launched by China into space as part of its domestic BeiDou Navigation System (BDS). It was launched using Long March-3A carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center located in the south-western province of Sichuan.

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  • Mar 30, 2016
  • 1 Famous Playback Singer P. Susheela Got Place in Guinness World Records [ None ]

    P. Susheela Mohan a well-known playback singer created a new world record for singing highest number of songs. She has now renowned as both the Guinness Book of World Records for singing most number of songs in Indian languages.

    Image of P. Susheela

    Image of P. Susheela

    Famous Playback Singer

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  • 2  Haryana Becomes First State of India to Launch Injectable Contraceptive [ None ]

    Haryana became the first state of India to implement the use of injectable contraceptives as a family planning measure. Manohar Lal Khattar Chief Minister has launched ‘Project Salamati’ in assistance of Pathfinder International regarding to this.

    Key facts:

    • Under the, Injectab

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  • 3  to Develop Solar Parks in India ADB and USAID Has Signed MoU [ None ]

    To develop solar parks in India Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). According to this MoU 848 million US dollars will be sped to develop solar parks across India.

    The col

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  • 4  112 is Declared as the Single Emergency Number by Telecom Commission [ None ]

    112 is accepted as the single emergency number for India, similar to 911 of United States (US) and 999 of United Kingdom (UK) by Telecom Commission. From this time Indian citizens in distress are able to get all emergency services by just dialing this single-number such as

    • Police

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  • 5  Reservation Bill Has Been Passed by Haryana Assembly Unanimously [ None ]

    The Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in services and admission in educational institutions) Bill, 2016 has been passed by the Haryana Parliamentary Assembly unanimously. Key Provisions: The bill aims to offer reservation in various fields like services and admission in educa

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  • Mar 29, 2016
  • 1  40 MW Hydropower Plant Has Been Commissioned by BHEL in West Bengal [ None ]

    The second 40 MW hydropower generating unit has been commissioned at the Teesta low dam hydroelectric project (HEP) stage IV in West Bengal by the Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). At the Teesta low dam HEP, a run-of-the-river Gre

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  • 2  2016 FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament Has Been Won by Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin [ Sports ]

    The prestigious FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament held in Moscow has been won by the Sergey Karjakin a Russian grandmaster. He has defeated American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana scoring 8.5 points in the final round.

    He will now play with the incumbent world champion, Norweg

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  • 3  GIRI Radar System Has Been Established by ISRO near Tirupati [ None ]

    The Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer (GIRI) Radar System has been installed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) near Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. It was installed at the autonomous research institute of the Department of Space (DoS) a National Atmospheric Resear

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  • 4  Aadhaar Act, 2016 Has Been Announced by the Union Government [ None ]

    The Union Government has announced the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016. The Act will make available statutory backing for transfer of subsidies and benefits to eligible people having Aadhaar (UID) number.

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  • 5  Biggest Defence Expo 2016 of India is Kicked Off in Goa [ Defense ]

    The biggest ever land, naval and homeland security exhibition Defence Expo 2016 of India has been started at Goa. The Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated this four-day biennial event. For the first time in the history the Expo is held outside the national capi

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  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1  India-Born Surya Deva Selected as UN Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses [ None ]

    Surya Deva an India-born academician has been appointed as the United Nations (UN) Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses. The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has appointed him as the Asia-Pacific representative of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights an

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  • 2  Syrian Army Recalls Historic City of Palmyra from IS [ None ]

    The control of the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has been recovered by the Syrian Army and standard defence forces. The Syrian Army and Russian Aerospace Forces have jointly effort to get freedom of the historic city of Palmyr

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  • 3  2016 Hockey India Annual Awards [ Awards ]

    The 2016 Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award has been honored to Late Capt. Shankar Laxman. The award carries Rs. 30 lakh which was accepted by his son Manohar Singh Shekhawat at the 2016 Hockey India Annual Awards held in Bengaluru.

    Late Capt. Shankar Laxman was one of

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  • 4  First Indigenous Rotavirus Vaccine Rotavac of India Has Been Launched by the Union Health Ministry [ None ]

    The first indigenous rotavirus vaccine named Rotavac of India has been launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to combat infant mortality due to diarrhoea. Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda has launched this vaccine as part country’s ambitious Universal Immuni

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  • 5 President’S Rule is Made Compulsory in Uttarakhand [ None ]

    Due to Sate Emergency President Pranab Mukherjee has imposed Present’s Rule in the state of Uttarakhand in the wake of legitimate breakdown under Article 356 of Constitution. Based on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet President has signed the declaration state Emergency in

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  • 6 CIMAP Researchers Research That Mint Plant Can Help to Fight Cancer [ None ]

    About the research of CIMAP Researcher: Scientists CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP​) at Lucknow have found that mint plant has medicinal values that can cure cancer. They have recognized that a medicinal compound called ‘L-Menthol’ derived from Ment

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  • 7 March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery & Transatlantic Slave Trade [ Important Days ]

    TheAtlantic slave trade also called as transatlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 15th to the 19th centuries. In this slave trade, the slaves were sold in an auction from one person to another or from one country to another.

    • The huge majority of thos

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  • 8 Union Cabinet Permits the Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    About Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana: Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana will provide financial help for construction of pucca houses to all houseless and households living in decrepit houses. The spending in implementing the project is Rs. 81975 crore in a span of 3 years from 2016 - 17 t

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  • 9 Johan Cruyff, the Dutch Soccer Legend Has Passes Away [ None ]

    Johan Cruyff, The Dutch football legend and coach passed away after a long suffering from lung cancer in Barcelona, Spain at age of 68. About Johan Cruyff: Hendrik Johan Cruyff was born on 25th April 1947 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    • He was a Dutch’s football player by profession

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  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1 Australian Cricketer Shane Watson Retires from International Cricket [ None ]

    About Shane Watson: Shane Robert Watson was born on 17th June 1981 in Ipswich of Queensland, Australia. He is formal professionalcricketer of Australia. He is currently ranked as the world No. 1 all-rounder inT20I. He joined the Australian Cricket team in 2002 and play game again

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  • 2  for Construction of Six Nuclear Reactors at Jaitapur India and France Has Inked MoU [ None ]

    For construction of six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur nuclear park in Maharashtra India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Electricite de France (EDF), a French public utility and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has inked this MoU.

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  • 3  Garry Shandling a Legendary US Comedian Passed Away [ None ]

    Garry Shandling a US writer, actor, and comedian passed away in Los Angeles due to heart attack at the age of 66 years. He has prejudiced a generation of comedians with his Emmy Award winning TV series, ‘It’s Garry Shandling’s Show’.

    Image of Garry Shandling

    Image of Garry Shandling

    Famous US Comedian is no More

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  • 4 Self-Regulation Code of Ethical Business Conduct for Industry Has Been Released by Union Government [ None ]

    The self-regulation Code of ethical business conduct has been released by the Union Consumer Affairs Ministry which will be adopted by the Industry on providing best products and services. Department of Consumer Affairs and the industry bodies has inked Memoranda of Understanding

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  • 5  to Help India Join APEC US Lawmakers Has Introduced Legislation in Congress [ None ]

    In order to help India join the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) a group of significant US lawmakers have introduced a Bull in the Congress asking the US President Barack Obama administration. The Chairman of the House Sub-committee Matt Salmon has introduced the legislat

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  • 6  New CEO and President of Bank of the West is Indian-American Nandita Bakshi [ None ]

    The new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank of the West, a subsidiary unit of French banking giant BNP Paribas is Indian-American Nandita Bakshi (57). She will replace Michael Shepherd due to his appointment as chairman of the BNP Paribas USA, a new holding compan

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  • 7  to Promote Sustainable Agriculture Mizoram Government and JICA Inks MoU [ None ]

    For ‘Capacity Enhancement for Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development’ Mizoram government and Japanese International Cooperative Agency (JICA) have inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    • The State government officials of Agriculture, Minor Irrigation, Horticulture a

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  • 8  to Improve Cooperation on Security, Trade Iran and Pakistan Both Have Agreed [ None ]

    To enhance two-sided cooperation on regional security and trade Iran and Pakistan have mutually agreed. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have taken this decision during intensive talks in Islamabad.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is on

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  • 9  Fortune Magazine Named Arvind Kejriwal Among World’S 50 Greatest Leaders [ None ]

    Fortune magazine has named Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as greatest leaders among the world’s 50 leaders. He placed at 42nd position and only leader from India in the list. It was Fortune magazine’s third annual ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list.

    Image of Arvind Kejriwal

    Image of Arvind Kejriwal

    Current Chief Minister of Delhi

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  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1  in 2015 India and China Directed Investments in Renewable Energy: UN Report [ None ]

    In 2015 India and China have led the developing countries in reserves made in renewable energy. The ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment’ was revealed in the report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

    Key facts:

    • The wealthy nations have surpassed capacity

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