2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Apr 18, 2016
  • 1  Shatrujeet Battle Exercise Has Been Conducted by the Indian Army in Rajasthan [ None ]

    A major battle exercise ‘Shatrujeet’ is conducted by the Indian Army in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan near to the border with Pakistan. The only aim of the exercise was to assess the ability of the Indian Army and fine tune its active war plan to answer swiftly to any threat to na

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  • 2  Supercomputer Param Kanchenjunga Revealed at NIT Sikkim [ None ]

    Supercomputer Param Kanchenjunga was uncovered at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim. It is named after Kangchenjunga Mountain (8, 586 m), the third highest mountain in the world which lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim.

    • Shrinvas Patil a Sikkim Governor has

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  • 3  G20 Countries Aims to Restriction on Tax Havens, Terror Financing [ None ]

    The G20 countries together with India have required a crackdown on tax heavens, shell companies and terror financing in the come round the ‘Panama Papers’ scandal. G20 countries has issue a communique after meeting of its Finance Ministers and Governors of Central Banks on the by

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  • 4 In the List of World’S 50 Future-Ready Cities, Delhi is Ranked at 44th Position [ None ]

    In the List embracing technology for growth of the world’s 50 ‘future-ready economies cities’ National Capital of India, Delhi has been ranked 44th position according to the recently released report ‘Future-Ready Economies Model’ by the Information Technology major Dell.

    Key fac

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  • 5  Sale of All Forms of Chewable Tobacco Has Been Banned by the Delhi Government for 1 Year [ None ]

    The manufacture, distribution, storage and sale of all forms of chewable tobacco have been banned by the Delhi government for one year in the attention of public health, including:

    1. Scented
    2. Flavored or mixed
    3. Gutkha
    4. Pan masala
    5. Khaini
    6. Zarda
    • Delhi Department of Food Safety has i

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  • 6  Google Launches Free Internet Service Through Wi-Fi for 10 New Railway Stations [ None ]

    Free internet service through Wi-Fi for 10 railway stations across the country to provide internet to over 1.5 million people has been extended by the search engine giant Google, as part of Google’s tie up with Railtel, the internet provider arm of Indian Railways.

    These 10 Rail

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  • 7  New AIBA Ambassador for Women’S World Boxing Championship is Mary Kom [ None ]

    New International Boxing Association (AIBA) ambassador for Women’s World Championship is Iconic Indian woman boxer Mary Kom, one of the eight ambassadors for the coming World Championship of AIBA scheduled from May 19 to 27, 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

    Image of MC Mary Kom

    Image of MC Mary Kom

    MC Mary Kom become new AIBA ambassador for Women’s World Boxing Championship

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  • 8  Susmita Pande is Appointed as Chairperson of National Monument Authority by Union Government [ None ]

    Susmita Pande is appointed as new chairperson of the National Monument Authority (NMA) by the Union Government. She will replace Himanshu Prabha Ray and shall fill the post which was misleading vacant for five months after demission of Ray from office.

    Image of Susmita Pande

    Image of Susmita Pande

    Susmita Pande new chairperson of the National Monument Authority

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  • 9  Panagarh Airbase is Renamed After Former IAF Chief Arjan Singh [ None ]

    Panagarh Air Force Base of Indian Air Force in West Bengal has renamed as ‘Air Force Station Arjan Singh’ in honour of the Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh by the Union Government on the occasion of 97th birthday of Arjan Singh.

    Image of Arjan Singh

    Image of Arjan Singh

    Arjan Singh a former IAF Chief

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  • Apr 18, 2016
  • 1  Satyanand Munjal a Co-Founder of Hero Group is No More [ None ]

    Satyanand Munjal the co-founder of Hero Cycles group passed away in Ludhiana, Punjab at the age of 99 years. He was widely known as ‘mahatma’ Satyanand Munjal for being enthusiastic to numerous social grounds connected to the Arya Samaj.

    Image of Satyanand Munjal

    Image of Satyanand Munjal

    Satyanand Munjal co-founder of Hero groups is no more

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  • Apr 15, 2016
  • 1  Union Government Carries Out Anti-Dumping Duty on N-Butyl Alcohol [ None ]

    The has made compulsory An anti-dumping duty of up to US 149 dollars on imports of N-Butyl Alcohol has been made compulsory by the Union Government from five countries like European Union (EU), Malaysia, Singapore and US.

    • Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has given out

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  • 2  National Agriculture Market Portal eNAM Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    National Agriculture Market portal named “eNAM” has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to connect e-mandis in several States. eNAM is an online inter-connectivity of e-mandis, which meant to usher in much required agriculture marketing alterations to enable farmers

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  • 3  Ajay Banga CEO of MasterCard is Appointed as Member of US Cybersecurity Body [ None ]

    Indian-American Ajay Banga CEO of MasterCard has been appointed as a member of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity by US President Barack Obama. Mr. Banga is among 10 members of the Commission including General Keith Alexander former Director of the top US spying b

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  • 4  World Bank: India Becomes World’S Largest Remittance Recipient in 2015 [ None ]

    According to the recent report Migration and Development Brief of World Bank, India continued the world’s largest remittance recipient in 2015. India intricate about 69 billion US dollars in remittances, down from 70 billion in 2014

    Key Highlights of Report:

    • Other large remitta

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  • 5  ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ Important Days ]

    Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ (Village Self Governance Campaign) has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at his birthplace at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh to support Panchayati Raj in villages and guaran

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  • Apr 14, 2016
  • 1  James Taylor the England Cricketer Has Announced Retirement from International Cricket [ None ]

    James Taylor the England batsman has announced his retirement from all forms of International cricket at the age of 26 due to ill health. He has been analyzed with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) so operation his Heart is needed.

    Image of James Taylor

    Image of James Taylor

    James Taylor England cricketer

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  • 2  First Female Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Nepal is Sushila Karki [ None ]

    Justice Sushila Karki (63) has been selected for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the country by the Constitutional Council of Nepal. She will become 26th chief justice of the apex court and the first female in Nepal’s history with this appointment.

    Image of Sushila Karki

    Image of Sushila Karki

    Sushila Karki new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nepal

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  • 3  Nauru Comes to Be 189th Member of IMF and World Bank [ None ]

    A tiny South Pacific island nation in Pacific Ocean Republic of Nauru has joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank as the 189th member of i. e. Bretton-Woods institutions.

    • In April 2014 Nauru had applied for membership in the Washington-based IMF and World Ban

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  • 4  2016 Global Connectivity Index India Secure 44th Position [ None ]

    India secured 44th position with total score of 30 between 50 different countries in the 2016 Global Connectivity Index (GCI) report presented by Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The GCI analyzes the full range of measurements for connectivity and provides a detailed map of the glob

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  • 5  First State of India to Pass Law Against Social Boycott is Maharashtra [ None ]

    The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2016 to end the danger social boycott trained by extra-judicial institutions like caste and community panchayats, has been passed by the Maharashtra legislature has universally

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  • Apr 13, 2016
  • 1  According to WWF & GTF: for the First Time Global Tiger Population Increased in 100 Years by 22% [ None ]

    According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) recent report, the global tiger population has increased by 22 per cent after a century of constant decline. Across the globe number of wild tigers has gone up globally by 22 per cent to 3, 890, from the

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  • 2  Gurgaon Will Be Renamed as Gurugram Decided by Haryana Government [ None ]

    Haryana Government has decided that Gurgaon will be turn as Gurugram. State government also has renamed Mewat as Nuh. Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved the proposal to change the names of Gurgaon and Mewat in this regard.

    • On the basis of the representations received at sev

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  • 3 Ex-Army Chief JJ Singh Conferred with Highest French Civilian Honour [ None ]

    JJ Singh a former Indian Army Chief General (retd) was conferred with the prestigious Officer of the Legion of Honour, the highest French civilian distinction for his stellar role in modernizing the Indian Army.

    Image of Ex-Army Chief JJ Singh

    Image of Ex-Army Chief JJ Singh

    Ex-Army Chief JJ Singh conferred with the highest French civilian honour

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  • 4  3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation Has Been Inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    The third edition of Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation has been inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi to save wild tigers. India is host of this edition of conference in which more than 700 tiger experts, scientists, manager

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  • 5 2015 Saraswati Samman Will Be Honored to Dogri Poetess Padma Sachdev [ None ]

    The prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015 will be honored to Dogri Poetess and novelist Padma Sachdev (76) for her autobiography ‘Chitt-Chete’ written in Dogri language and published in 2007.

    Image of Padma Sachdev

    Image of Padma Sachdev

    Padma Sachdev Dogri Poetess and novelist

    • Ms. Sachdev

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  • Apr 12, 2016
  • 1  Bharti Airtel’S Payments Bank Unit Has Been Permitted by RBI [ None ]

    Bharti Airtel’s payments bank venture — Airtel M Commerce Services Ltd (AMCS) has approved by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). And with this approval AMCS has become the first entity to receive final approval from the RBI to start a payments bank.

    • Airtel M Commerce is a subsidia

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  • 2 2016 US Masters Golf Has Been Won by the Danny Willett [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 US Masters Golf tournament has been won by the Danny Willett (28) from England. with a score of 283 (−5) it was his first major championship and three strokes ahead of runners-up Lee Westwood (UK) and the defending champion Jordan Spieth (US).

    Image of Danny Willett

    Image of Danny Willett

    Danny Willett winner of 2016 US Masters Golf tournament

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  • 3 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Will Be Honored to Khadija Ismayilova [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize will be honored to the Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova of Azerbaijan. During the celebration of World Press Freedom Day i. e. on 3 May 2016 she will be conferred with this award for her outstanding c

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  • 4 ISRO Will Launch “CartoSat-2C” a New Military Satellite in May 2016 [ None ]

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a new earth observatory named CartoSat-2C in May. The satellite is constructed for military purposes will blast off using the renowned PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle).

    • India will join the ranks of China and USA who have

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  • 5 🌟 12 April is Observed as International Day of Human Space Flight [ Important Days ]

    12th April is being observed as the International Day of Human Space Flight to commemorate the date of the first human space flight in the history of mankind every year. In 1961 Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet Union (USSR) cosmonaut undertook first successful first human space flight on t

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