2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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Apr 15, 2016

World Bank: India Becomes World’S Largest Remittance Recipient in 2015 

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 remittance …

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Tags: Government Schemes/Projects

‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi 

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 guara…

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Tags: Important Days

Apr 14, 2016

2016 Global Connectivity Index India Secure 44th Position 

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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Tags: Government Schemes/Projects

Nauru Comes to Be 189th Member of IMF and World Bank 

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 Bank.

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Tags: Government Schemes/Projects

Apr 13, 2016

3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation Has Been Inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi 

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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According to WWF & GTF: for the First Time Global Tiger Population Increased in 100 Years by 22% 

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 2…

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Apr 12, 2016

Bharti Airtel’S Payments Bank Unit Has Been Permitted by RBI 

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 subsidiar…

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2016 US Masters Golf Has Been Won by the Danny Willett 

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) .

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ISRO Will Launch “CartoSat-2C” a New Military Satellite in May 2016 

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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Apr 11, 2016

B B Tandon Committee Has Been Constituted by Union Government to Monitor Government Advertisements 

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 S…

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Tags: Committees & Govt. Bodies

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