2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • May 20, 2016
  • 1  Development Office of Apple Inc. Opened at Hyderabad [ None ]

    A new Development Office has been opened by US personal and consumer technology giant Apple Inc. in Hyderabad, Telangana which was officially opened by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook who is on official visit to India.

    • The facility situated on the Waverock campus will mainly focus on devel

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  • 2  SmartUp for Startups Launched by HDFC Bank [ None ]

    SmartUp has been launched by India’s second-largest private sector lender HDFC Bank, a dedicated solution for startups to satisfy all their banking requirements with the association with a Mumbai-based start-up accelerator Zone Startups India (ZSI).

    Key facts:

    • SmartUp is personal

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  • 3  Diwaliben Bhil Veteran Gujarati Folk Singer is No More [ None ]

    Veteran Gujarati folk singer Diwaliben Bhil passed away in Junagadh, Gujarat at the age of 80. Diwaliben Bhil had given her voice for various Gujarati folk songs, film songs and Garba (Gujarati folk dance).

    Image of Diwaliben Bhil

    Image of Diwaliben Bhil

    Diwaliben Bhil folk singer of Gujrat

    About Diw

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  • 4  2016 Assembly Election Results of Kerala [ None ]

    The 2016 Kerala Assembly Election has been won by the coalition of Left Democratic Front (LDF) with the absolute majority by winning 91 seats with 44.94 % votes of the total 140 seats.

    • 58 seats has emerged single largest party which is Communist Party of India (Marxist) from the

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  • 5  2016 Assembly Election Results of Assam [ None ]

    With 87 seats (16.46 % votes) in the 126 member House Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and its association partners have won an absolute majority in 2016 Assam state assembly election. Only BJP has won 60 seats (29.5 % votes) on its own and create history by winning an Assam assembly

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  • May 19, 2016
  • 1  SBI Aims to Merge 5 Associate PSBs, Bhartiya Mahila Bank [ None ]

    The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to join its five associate public sector banks (PSBs) and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself. So SBI has conversant with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that they are looking for in-principle approval fo

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  • 2  Biggest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant of the World Inaugurated in Amritsar [ None ]

    Biggest single rooftop solar power plant of world with 11.5 Megawatt (MW) capacities was inaugurated at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in Beas near Amritsar in Punjab. It is spread over 82 acres of rooftop in single campus on multiple roofs with installed capacity of 19.5 MW

    Image of Largest single Rooftop Solar Power Plant

    Image of Largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant

    largest single Rooftop Solar Power Plant of the World Inaugurated in Amritsar

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  • 3  Super Pressure Balloon Launched by NASA from New Zealand [ None ]

    A super pressure balloon has been launched by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully to conduct near-space scientific investigations from South Island Wanaka Airport, New Zealand in the fifth attempt.

    Image of Super pressure balloon

    Image of Super Pressure Balloon

    Super pressure balloon launched by NASA

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  • 4 NK Singh Committee to Evaluate FRBM Act [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Government has created a five member committee to expansively review and give recommendations on the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) roadmap for the future.


    • Former Revenue Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP, NK Singh will head the committee.

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  • 5  First Robot Lawyer of World ‘ROSS’ Appointed by US Law [ None ]

    US law firm Baker Hostetler has appointed world’s first robot lawyer named ‘ROSS’. This is first of its kind artificial intelligence (AI) lawyer will assist the law firm and its various teams in legal research.

    • The robot was manufactured by the company ROSS Intelligence and its

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  • May 18, 2016
  • 1  NTPC and Coal India Limited Made Partnership to Foray into Fertilizer Sector [ None ]

    State-run power producer National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and state-run miner Coal India Limited (CIL) has inked a joint venture agreement (JVA) to resuscitate plants of the Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL).

    • The agreement will cover the way for NTPC to for

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  • 2  European Materials Research Society Award Won by Nandini Bhandaru from IIT-Kharagpur [ Awards ]

    The Young Scientist Award of the European Materials Research Society’s (E-MRS) has been won by Nandini Bhandaru, a PhD student of IIT-Kharagpur for her outstanding contribution to materials science and nanotechnology, particularly nano-patterning of soft films and surfaces.

    Image of Nandini Bhandaru

    Image of Nandini Bhandaru

    Nandini Bhandaru winner of Young Scientist Award

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  • 3  For Road Transport Sector Union Government Launched ePACE, INFRACON and Up-Scaled INAM PRO [ None ]

    For best practices in road transport sector the Union Government has launched three IT and ITES initiatives and they are INFRACON, ePACE and up-Scaled INAM PRO. Nitin Gadkari Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping have launched it as part of the Digital India Pr

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  • 4  India’S First Driverless Train Trial Conducted by Delhi Metro [ None ]

    The trial run of the country’s first ever Metro train equipped to run in the driverless mode has been conducted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). M. Venkaiah Naidu Union Minister for Urban Development and Arvind Kejriwal Chief Minister of Delhi has ritualistically flagg

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  • 5  $50,000 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award Won by Indian American Syamantak Payra [ Awards ]

    The $50, 000 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award has been won by the Indian American teenager from Texas Syamantak Payra at the age of 15 years for his work in making a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace device which permits people with declining legs to be able to walk

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  • May 17, 2016
  • 1  First Maritime Security Dialogue Initiated between India and US [ None ]

    The first Maritime Security Dialogue of India and United States has been kicked off in New Delhi for deepening the evolving partnership in the maritime domain between both countries.

    • The first round of conferences below the recently-constituted dialogue was held between official

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  • 2  2016 Man Booker International Prize Won by South Korean Author Han Kang [ None ]

    Han Kang a South Korean author has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘The Vegetarian’ and becomes the first South Korean to win this prestigious literary prize. So Han Kang and her British translator Deborah Smith will share the 72, 000 dollars prize money

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  • 3  UN’S Dag Hammarskjold Medal Honoured to 5 Indians Posthumously [ None ]

    Four Indian peacekeepers and a civilian have been chosen posthumously for United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Medal for their courage and sacrifice. They are from the 124 police, military and civilian personnel who have been posthumously awarded a prestigious UN medal. They will be

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  • 4  Justice Deepak Gupta Takes Oath as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh HC [ None ]

    Justice Deepak Gupta has taken oath as the new Chief Justice (CJ) of the Chhattisgarh High Court and as per the provisions of the Article 219 of Constitution he was administered the oath of office as per by Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Das Tandon at Raj Bhawan in Raipur.

    Image of Deepak Gupta

    Image of Deepak Gupta

    Deepak Gupta Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh HC

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  • May 16, 2016
  • 1 Major April 2016 News in Hindi - टॉप सिक्स न्यूज सॉर्ट में (उच्च 6 प्रकार के समाचार संक्षेप में) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - यहां प्रस्तुत हैं विदेश नीति से लेकर राजनीति, सामाजिक बदलाव और जनसरोकार से जुड़ी छह बड़ी ताजा खबरों पर जाने-माने विशेषज्ञों के नजरिये से खबरो के विश्लेषण का। 1 भारत-पाक वार्ता: - विवक टेक- 15 दिसंबर 2015 को विदेश मंत्रियों ने सीबीडी की घोषणा की। 15 जनवरी 2016 को विदेश

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  • 2  पांच राज्यों के विधानसभा चुनाव, जनादेश (Elections in 5 States - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - पांच राज्यों में हो रहे विधानसभा चुनावों पर इस समय सबकी नज़रे हैं। और हो भी क्यों न आखिर भाजपा-काग्रेंस और मजबूत क्षत्रपों के बीच घमासान जो हो रहा है। वैसे इन राज्यों में अगर किसी पार्टी का सबकुछ दांव पर लगा है तो वह है कांग्रेस और अगर किसी पार्टी के पास यहां अपना अस

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  • 3  Youngest Formula 1 Winner: Max Verstappen [ None ]

    Red Bull F1 driver Max Verstappen from Netherlands has become Formula One’s youngest race winner at the age of 18 years and created history. After winning the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, which was his debut race for Red Bull at the age of 18 he accomplished this feat.

    • By maintainin

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  • 4  2016 Italian Open Title Won by Andy Murray [ None ]

    The 2016 Italian Open title of Tennis in the men’s singles category has been won by World’s number 3 tennis player Andy Murray from Britain at the finals played in Rome by beating Novak Djokovic (World No. 1) for the first time on the clay court with 6 - 3, 6 - 3 score It was Mur

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  • 5  UR Rao: First Indian to Be Awarded IAF’s ‘Hall of Fame’ Award [ Awards ]

    Prof Udupi Ramachandra Rao a former ISRO Chairman and space scientist has become the first Indian to be given ‘Hall of Fame’ Award by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) for his outstanding contribution to the development of astronautics within the framework of the I

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  • 6  Yaogan-30 Remote Sensing Satellite Has Been Launched by China [ None ]

    Yaogan-30 remote-sensing satellite has been successfully launched by China into sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) by the Long March-2D rocket. The rocket was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in Gobi reward in northwest China’s Gansu Province.

    • It was the 227th flig

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  • 7  India Along with Others Five Countries Inks Deal on Tax Info Sharing [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and other 5 countries like Canada, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand and China have inked Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD’s) Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement in Beijing (China).

    • The joint agreement purposes at increasing involuntary conver

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  • 8  Anil Kumble Re-Appointed as ICC Cricket Committee Chairman [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Anil Kumble former India captain has been re-appointed as ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years previously he was selected for the post of chairman for his first term in 2012 and now he will remain to head the panel until

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  • 9  5-Year Plans Replaced by NITI Aayog with 15-Year Vision Document [ None ]

    Union Government’s top think tank National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has decided to come up with a 15-year vision document in pushbike with global trends and economic growth.

    • In 2015 NITI Aayog which had substituted former Planning Commission (PC), with its

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  • May 16, 2016
  • 1  Country’s First National Intellectual Property Rights Policy Has Been Approved by Union Government [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy, 2016 has been approved by the Union Government to promote the IP regime and to encourage innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in India.

    • This is the first of its kind of policy in the country which aims to support legisla

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  • 2 Justice Naveen Sinha Takes Oath as Chief Justice of Rajasthan HC [ None ]

    Naveen Sinha has taken oath as the 31st Chief Justice of Rajasthan. Governor Kalyan Singh has directed him for the oath as per the requirements of the Article 219 of Structure. President Pranab Mukherjee has elected him as per provisions of the Article 222 of Structure after foll

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