2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Apr 11, 2016
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    A three-member Committee has been established by the Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry to see that guidelines set for government advertisements by the Supreme Court are followed.

    • The former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) B B Tandon will head the… (175 more words) …
  • Sri Lankan Government has officially announced the recommencement of work on the delayed Chinese Colombo Port City project. In the Joint Statement by China and Sri Lanka at the conclusion of the official state visit of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe… (223 more words) …

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    The National Intellectual Property (IP) Award has been won by the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) -Kharagpur in the academic institutes category. And so that the institute will be prized as Top Academic Institute for Patents 2016 by the Union… (234 more words) …

  • Graphene based all-weather solar cell which can generate electricity even during rains using ‘wonders material’ has been innovated by the team of researchers from the Ocean University of China and Yunnan Normal University.

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    • The new all-weather solar cell… (147 more words) …
  • 2016 Malaysian Open title in the men’s single category has been won by the Lee Chong Wei Malaysia’s badminton, at Kuala Lumpur by beating Chen Long (world number 1) of China in straight games 21 - 13, 21 - 8… (294 more words) …

  • On April 13, 2016 for the first time, United Nations (UN) is going to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution (a day before his date of birth).

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  • Dr C Silvera a former Union Minister of state (MoS) had passed away due stroke in Aizawl District, Mizoram at the age of 80 years. From 17 February 1994 to 15 September 1999, he had served as Union MoS for… (253 more words) …

  • Saudi Arabia and Egypt have decided to build bridge which will connect both them over the Red Sea to boost trade and commerce. Saudi Arabia has publicized that an agreement has been reached with Egypt regarding to this.

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  • The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) portal has been launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) in New Delhi. The Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has launched it as part of Union Government’s ambitious Digital India campaign.… (174 more words) …

  • Apr 11, 2016
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    The United Kingdom’s prestigious Founders Award 2016 has been honored to Mother Teresa posthumously for their outstanding contribution to society. On behalf of Mother Teresa her niece Agi Bojazhiu has (niece) collected the award.

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    Image of Mother Teresa

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  • The World Bank has revealed an ambitious Climate Change Action Plan (CCP) to fast-track hard work to tackle climate change over the next five years, up to 2020. It will help developing countries to bring their targets set in the… (220 more words) …

  • Veteran journalist and author Yogendra Bali passed away in New Delhi at the age of 86 years after a brief illness. Bali had served The Times of India as its roving correspondent till retirement in his long journalistic career.

    • He… (161 more words) …
  • India’s first Metrino Pod project named personal rapid transit (PRT) network has been approved by the Union Government for Gurgaon, Haryana. Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister; Rao Narbir Singh has announced these project.

    These will be completely private… (173 more words) …

  • Rajasthan state assembly passes Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bills, 2016 to provide constitutional support to land records. And with this Rajasthan has become the first state in India to pass land title bill for successfully assuring land and… (165 more words) …

  • Apr 8, 2016
  • The first-ever north East-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Business Summit has begun in Imphal, Manipur. Its main focus area is on road connectivity, trade and tourism. Manipur Commerce and Industries Department (MCID) have organized this two day summit in… (118 more words) …

  • Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson (53) has been named as new PM by the Iceland ruling coalition Government after igmundur Gunnlaugsson had stepped down. He was serving as Agriculture and Fisheries Minister (since 2013) and deputy leader of the Progressive Party of… (222 more words) …

  • The East Coast Railway (ECoR) Zone has emerged as largest Freight Loading Railway Zone the country in year 2015 - 16 in terms of revenue loading performance. It is headquartered at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

    • The ECoR loaded 173.49 million tonnes of… (160 more words) …
  • CP Gurnani is appointed as chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2016 - 17 terms. Presently Gurnani is serving as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tech Mahindra.

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  • Researchers of Georgia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed the world’s smallest nanoscale diode or molecular rectifier which will affect the development of molecular electronic devices in future.

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  • प्रस्तावना: -भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था की रीढ़ बने सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के बैंक इन दिनों गैर निष्पादित संपत्तियों की समस्या झेल रहे हैं। रिजर्व बैंक ने उन पर ऐसी संपत्तियों की भरपाई के लिए दबाव बनाया हुआ है। इस दबाव के आगे क्या… (2428 more words) …

  • प्रस्तावना: - नवंबर 2015 के पेरिस में आतंकी हमले के करीब चार महीने बाद अर्थात मार्च में बेल्जियम की राजधानी ब्रसेल्स पर दो आतंकी हमले हुए। इसमें करीब 35 लोगों की मौत हुई और दर्जनों घायल हुए। एक भारतीय सहित… (2799 more words) …

  • Apr 7, 2016
  • Adarsh Vidyalaya (AV) project has been launched by the Odisha Government to offer modern schools facilities on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the undersized rural areas of the state.

    • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched this project at… (179 more words) …
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    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has established high-level committee which will advised ways to make tighter security at India-Pakistan border. The former Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta will head the committee.

    • The committee will suggest:
    1. Ways to strengthen… (126 more words) …
  • A rare triple-star system named KELT-4Ab with a gas giant planet similar in size to Jupiter has been discovered by the researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the United States. And the research was published in The Astronomical… (141 more words) …

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    The 2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament has been won by Indian men by beating Vietnam in the final round with 3 - 1 score played in Abu Dhabi. Indian Grandmasters S P Sethuraman and K Sasikiran won on the… (183 more words) …

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    7th April is being observed as World Health Day (WHD) every year to broadcast knowledge and awareness about human health. The main aim behind this observation is to increasing life expectation by adding good health to the lives of… (343 more words) …

  • Apr 6, 2016
  • Repo rate has been cut down by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent from 6.75 per cent, with immediate effect by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). In the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the RBI for the… (131 more words) …

  • Myneni Hari Prasad Rao a former Project Director of Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) has passed away at the age of 88 years due to old age ailments. He was measured the Father or Architect of the MAPS and had… (170 more words) …

  • The Stand-up India scheme to providing credit to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and women borrowers in the non-farm sector has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The scheme is planned to promote free enterprise among SC/ST… (168 more words) …

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    Viswanathan Anand Five-time world chess champion (46) will be honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award. Maharashtra State Governor C Vidyasagar Rao will honor him with the award at an event to be held in Mumbai on April 12, 2016.

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