2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Apr 25, 2016
  • 1  Idriss Deby, the Chadian President Wins Fifth Term [ None ]

    Chad’s President, Idriss Deby has won a fifth term in office in first-round victory. Idriss Deby’s Patriotic Salvation Movement party secured the 61.56 % of the vote in the first-round runoff in election of 2016.

    Image of Idriss Deby

    Image of Idriss Deby

    Idriss Deby President of Chandian

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  • 2  FDI Intelligence Reports: India Becomes Top FDI Destination in 2015 by Replacing China [ None ]

    According to the FDI Intelligence Reports, India has replaced China as the top Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination by $63 billion worth FDI projects in 2015 in India. FDI Intelligence is a division of Financial Times Limited which is the largest sector of excellence globa

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  • 3  Prince Rogers Nelson, the Music Legend Passed Away [ None ]

    A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor Prince Rogers Nelson was passed away on 21st April 2016 at Chanhassen of Minnesota, United States at the age of 57 years.

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    Image of Prince Rogers Nelson

    Prince Rogers Nelson a music legend from America


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  • 4  Department of Disinvestment Renamed as DIPAM by Union Government [ None ]

    Union Finance Ministry has issued notification to rename department of investment as DIPAM which is stands for Department of Investment and Public Asset Management. The decision of renaming was taken for proper management of Central government’s investments in equity

    • By this ren

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  • 5 ISRO Scientists Develop World’S Lightest Material Silica Aerogel [ None ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have developed world’s lightest synthetic material named ‘silica aerogel’ or ‘blue air’. ISRO’s scientist from Thiruvananthapuram developed it. Silica Aerogel is the lightest artificial material which was never before made.

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  • Apr 21, 2016
  • 1 2016 Pulitzer Prize: List of Winners and Other Key Details [ None ]

    The Pulitzer Prize 2016 is won by the Sympathizer, a debut novel of Vietnamese American professor Viet Thanh Nguyen. Two prestigious Pulitzer Prize has won by Associated Press in Public Service for coverage for an investigation of severe labour exploitations tied to the supply of

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  • 2  Signing the Paris Agreement Accepted at 21st CoP is Approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet gave its agreement to signing the Paris Agreement accepted at the 21st Conference of Parties of UNFCCC held in Paris in December 2015. So on behalf of India, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar

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  • 3  In 2016 World Press Freedom Index India is Ranks at 133 [ None ]

    India ranked 133rd out of 180 nations in recently released 2016 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) measured worldwide in terms of press self-determination in 2015. This year India has scored 43.17 and jumped three spots from the 136th position it had in 2015.

    • The Index was circula

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  • 4  Rahul Johri First CEO of BCCI [ None ]

    The first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is Rahul Johri. Mr. Johri will crash to the BCCI secretary and shall be given independence to work individually in BCCI’s set-up that was consistently measured by honorary office-bearers.

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  • Apr 20, 2016
  • 1  RBL: First Private Sector Bank of India to Open Dedicated Branch for Startups [ None ]

    The RBL Bank became India’s first private sector bank to open dedicated branch for startups. It was inaugurated at Koramangala, Bengaluru by noted entrepreneur and former chairman of UIDAI Nandan Nilekani.

    Key facts:

    • The first exclusive bank branch of start-ups will compromise

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  • 2  RIC Forum Fields to Expand Collaboration in Fight Agents Terrorism [ None ]

    The 14th edition of meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russia, India and China (RIC) Forum has declared to extend collaboration in fighting terrorism. The conference was held in Moscow, Russia and was acted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Union Minister of Foreign Af

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  • 3  Durga Thakur from India Has Promoted as International Hockey Umpire [ None ]

    Durga Thakur from India has been supported as international outdoor umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for her good performance at the recently-held Hawke’s Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand.

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    Image of Durga Thakur

    Durga thakur Promoted as International Hockey Umpire

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  • 4  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Protracted to More 61 Districts with Low Child Sex Ratio [ None ]

    The Union Government has protracted the Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme in supplementary 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories with low Child Sex Ratio, the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced it at New Delhi.

    About Beti Bachao, Beti Padh

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  • 5  Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 [ Awards ]

    The 2016 Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award is won by World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic from Serbia, for the second time after winning it in 2012. The 2016 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award is won by the US tennis star Serene Williams for the fourth time after winning

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  • 6  Well-Known Hollywood Actress Doris Roberts is No More [ None ]

    Renowned Hollywood actress Doris Roberts passed away at the age of 90 years at Los Angeles in her sleep. She was become famous for playing meddlesome mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005).

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    Image of Doris Roberts

    Doris Roberts renowne Hollywood actress

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  • Apr 19, 2016
  • 1  राष्ट्रपति शासन (President’S Rule in Uttarakhand - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - उत्तराखंड का राजनीतिक नाटक थमने का नाम ही ले रहा है। विधानसभा में विनियोग विधेयक पर मतदान की मांग को लेकर शुरू हुआ ये नाटक राजभवन, राष्ट्रपति भवन, और उच्च न्यायालय तक पहुंच चुका हैं। उत्तराखंड विधानसभा में विनियोग विधेयक पेश करने के साथ कांग्रेस से बगावत कर नौ विधा

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  • 2  हत्याकांड (Rajiv Gandhi Assassinators - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - कुछ मामले ऐसे होते हैं, जिन्हें सियासत में हमेंशा याद किया जाता हैं ताकि उनके माध्यम से वे अपने सियासत को मजबूत करते हुए उसी पद पर बने रहे। यह मामला है पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री राजीव गांधी के हत्यारों की रिहाई का। इस मामलें को तमिलनाडु से रह-रहकर जेल में कैद सात दोषियों

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  • 3  कांग्रेस (Congress Government Wins in Uttarakhand - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - पहले अरुणाचल प्रदेश फिर अब उत्तराखंड में कांग्रेस की सरकार धराशाई होने के बाद कांग्रेस की कलह सतह पर नजर आने लगी है। लगता है एक सौ इकतीस साल (131 वर्ष) पुरानी कांग्रेस इस समय अपने सबसे नाजुक दौर से गुजर रही है। लोकसभा चुनाव में करारी हार के बाद महाराष्ट्र, हरियाणा,

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  • 4  बिल गेट्‌स (Bill Gates - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - प्रतिस्पर्धा के दौर में सभी उत्पाद समूह अपने बाजारों का निर्माण करती हैं, और उत्पाद विशेष के संगठन इसके लिए सरकार के सामने अपना पक्ष और मांगें भी रखते हैं। लेकिन, उत्पाद विशेष की समूह यदि इस मामले में सरकार की नीतियां बनवाने लग जाएं तो इसे अनैतिक ही कहा जाता है। इस

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  • 5  भारत माता (Osmania University Case - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -मार्च 2016 के महिने में जेएनयू में देश विरोधी नारेबाजी को लेकर मचा बवाल अभी थमा नहीं कि हैदराबाद से सांसद असुदुद्दीन ओवैसी ने भारत माता की जय नहीं बोलने की बात कह कर देश प्रेम और देशद्रोह से जुड़े नए विवाद को हवा दी है। कोई अगर दवाब भी डाल दे तो भी भारत माता की जय नह

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  • 6  EU Parliament Has Accepts Joint System for Share Air Passenger Data to Fight Terror [ None ]

    To fight against terrorism, the European Parliament has approved formation of a European passenger name records (PNR) system. This proposal is passed by 461 votes to 179 against. Now the EU member countries will true it as national law in two years.

    • PNR is a joint system for sec

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  • 7  2016 Monte Carlo Masters Title of Tennis Has Been Won by Rafael Nadal [ None ]

    The 2016 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters title of Tennis has been won by the top tennis player Rafael Nadal from Spain at finals by beating Gael Monfils of France with 7 - 5, 5 - 7, 6 - 0 score. It was his 9th Monte Carlo Masters title and his 68th win from 100 finals on the Associatio

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  • 8  New ADG of CRPF is Deepak Mishra [ None ]

    Deepak Mishra a senior IPS officer has been appointed as Additional Director General in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) after his appointment cleared by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

    • He will serve as AGD up to November 2018 with effect from the date of assump

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  • 9  To Mark Tatya Tope Martyrdom Day Union Government Has Released Commemorative Coin [ Important Days ]

    On memory of the freedom fighter Tatya Tope the Union Government has rented a memorial coin of 200 rupees and a circulation coin of 10 rupees, Dr. Mahesh the Union Culture Minister has launch this coin on the occasion of the Martyrdom Day of Tatya Tope in New Delhi.

    • During 2015

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  • Apr 19, 2016
  • 1  Hologram Technique Will be Used by Maharashtra Government to Check Spurious Liquor [ None ]

    Maharashtra Government has made compulsory hologram technique on every alcohol bottle manufactured and sold in the state in order to check sale of spurious liquor. So from now, without the hologram no liquor bottle will be allowed to be sold in the state.

    • The decision was taken

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  • Apr 18, 2016
  • 1  Odd-Even Scheme Phase 2 Has Been Launched by the Delhi Government [ None ]

    The second phase of odd-even car rationing scheme has been launched by the Delhi Government in order to check pollution in the national capital. The second phase will be start from 15th April 2016 till 30th April 2016.

    • The scheme aims to restrict vehicular pollution and dropping

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  • 2  2016 Chinese Grand Prix Has Been Won by Nico Rosberg [ None ]

    The 2016 Chinese Grand Prix has been won by the Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg from Germany which was held at the Shanghai International Circuit. The 2016 season is the third race of the Chinese Grand Prix title race of Formula One in which total 11 teams had participated.

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    Image of Nico Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg Mercedes driver from Germany

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  • 3  Rangana Herath a Sri Lanka’s Veteran Spinner Announces Retirement from T20, ODI [ None ]

    Trouper Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath (38) has declared his retirement from T20 and One Day International Cricket (ODI). But he will carry on playing in Test matches which always have been his personal passion.

    Image of Rangana Herath

    Image of Rangana Herath

    Rangana Herath Sri Lankan left-arm spinner

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  • 4  First Loans for Renewable Energy Projects Has Been Approved by the BRICS New Development Bank [ None ]

    First package of loans worth 811 million dollars for four renewable energy projects in Brazil, China, South Africa and India has been approved by the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB). The NDB board of governors has accepted the decision to approve the first loans on the sidelines

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  • 5  2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament Has Been Won by the Australia [ Sports ]

    The 25th edition of Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2016 has been won by Australia for record ninth time at the finals played at Ipoh, by beating India with 4 - 0 goals. With this India firm at the second position and New Zealand (defending champion) at the third position.

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