2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Apr 11, 2016
  • 1 B B Tandon Committee Has Been Constituted by Union Government to Monitor Government Advertisements [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    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 committee, and

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  • 2  Sri Lanka Announces Recommencement of Chinese Colombo Port City Project [ None ]

    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 to Beijing the announceme

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  • 3  National IP Award Has Been Won by the IIT- Kharagpur [ Awards ]

    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 Ministry of Commerce and Industr

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  • 4 Graphene Based All-Weather Solar Cell Has Been Invented by Chinese Researchers [ None ]

    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.

    Key facts:

    • The new all-weather solar cell is prepared f

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  • 5 2016 Malaysian Open Title of Badminton Has Been Won by the Lee Chong Wei [ None ]

    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 in a match that lasted 42 minutes.

    Image of Lee Chong Wei

    Image of Lee Chong Wei

    Lee Chong Wei has won 2016 Malaysian Open title in the men’s single category

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  • 6  UN Going to Observe 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar [ None ]

    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).

    Image of Dr B.R. Ambedkar

    Image of Dr B. R. Ambedkar

    Dr. B. R. Ambedkar father of the Indian Constitution

    • The

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  • 7 Former Union MoS Dr C Silvera is No More [ None ]

    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 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

    • He was the first only person for l

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  • 8  Saudi Arabia and Egypt Has Decided to Build Bridge Over the Red Sea [ None ]

    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.

    During official visit of Saudi Arabia’s king Salman to the

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  • 9  Union Government Has Recently Launched ISBN Portal [ None ]

    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.

    Key facts:

    • The ISBN

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  • Apr 11, 2016
  • 1  Founders Award Posthumously is Honored to Mother Teresa in UK [ Awards ]

    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.

    Image of Mother Teresa

    Image of Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa has been honored with the Founders Award posthumously in UK

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  • 2 Ambitious Climate Change Action Plan Has Been Launched by the World Bank [ None ]

    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 national climate plans which were submitted for the

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  • 3  Experienced Journalist and Writer Yogendra Bali is No More [ None ]

    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 was also connected with a number of newspapers an

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  • 4  Union Government Gives Permission to First Metrino Pod Taxi Project of India [ None ]

    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 project

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  • 5 Rajasthan: the First State of India to Pass Land Title Bill [ None ]

    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 property ownership.

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  • Apr 8, 2016
  • 1 North East-ASEAN Business Summit Started at Imphal [ None ]

    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 collabora

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  • 2  Iceland Government Has Named Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson as New PM [ None ]

    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 the Ireland prior to thi

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  • 3 ECoR Turn into Largest Freight Loading Railway Zone of India [ None ]

    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 freight as compared to 161.91 during

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  • 4 New Chairman of NASSCOM is CP Gurnani [ None ]

    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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    Show Image of CP Gurnani

    CP Gurnani cahirman of NASSCOM

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  • 5 Worlds Smallest Nanoscale Diode Has Been Developed by Georgia and BGU University Researchers [ None ]

    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.

     worlds smallest nanoscale

    Worlds Smallest Nanoscale

    worlds smallest nanoscale developed by researchers

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  • 6  सरकारी बैंक -गैर निष्पादित संपत्तियों (Government Bank Facing Issues of NPA - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    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 सरकार झुक जाएगी क्या सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के बैंकों में प्रत्यक्

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  • 7  बेल्जियम आंतकी हमला (Belgium Terrorist Attack - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    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 अनेक लापता भी हैं। सवाल यह है कि खुफिया जानकारियों के बावजूद यूरोपीय संघ

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  • Apr 7, 2016
  • 1 Adarsh Vidyalaya Project Has Been Launched by the Odisha Government [ None ]

    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 Sasan Ambagaon village in

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  • 2 MHA Constitute Madhukar Gupta Committee Will Advise Ways to Tighten Security of Indo-Pak Border [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    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 the se

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  • 3 New Planet with Triple-Star System Named KELT-4Ab Has Been Discover by the Scientists [ None ]

    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 Journal.

    Key facts

    • The

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  • 4  2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess Tournament Has Been Won by India [ Sports ]

    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 2nd and 4th boards and B Adhiban and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi won matches

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  • 5 7th April is Being Observed as World Health Day [ Important Days ]

    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 people and promoting healthier living habits acro

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  • Apr 6, 2016
  • 1 Repo Rate Will Be Cut by 25 Basis Points to 6.5% by RBI [ None ]

    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 2016 - 17 fiscal the announcement in this regard was declared.

    First bi-

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  • 2  M H P Rao Architect of Madras Atomic Power Station is No More [ None ]

    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 served its first project director.

    About Myneni Hari Prasad Rao:

    • He

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  • 3 Stand Up India Scheme for SC/ST, Women Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    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 and women and further give a

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  • 4  Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award Will Be Honored to Viswanathan Anand [ Important Days ]

    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.

    About Viswanathan Anand:

    Image of vishvnathan Anand

    Image of Vishvnathan Anand

    Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award will be honored to Viswanathan Anand

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