2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Jun 1, 2016
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    Retirement age of all Central Health Services doctors has been extended to 65 years as declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi; this decision will benefit about 4, 000 doctors across the country.

    • The rule is come in effect from 31… (148 more words) …
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    Over the last one and half years 276 people were infected with HIV while getting a blood transfusion in Maharashtra that’s way Maharashtra ranked at 3rd position. According to the survey of National Aids Control Organization (NACO) 2, 234… (244 more words) …

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    In FY16 the Centre achieved the fiscal deficit target of 3.9 % or Rs. 5.32 lakh of GDP according to the Controller General of Accounts report; it is slightly lower than the revised estimate (RE) of Rs. 5.35 lakh crore.… (331 more words) …

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    15 % service tax will be charge from the 1st June 2016 on the most of services such as eating, Uber ride. 0.5 % will be added in to the total bill with the new Krishi Kalyan Cess. This… (339 more words) …

  • May 31, 2016
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    IIT-B students has developed Indian fastest sports car which they named as ‘ORCA’ is all set to enter in to the Formula Student UK competition to compete against similar models designed by over 100 student teams from around the globe.… (200 more words) …

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    Proposal, The health department has made proposal to the Rajasthan government for making compulsory licences for all vendors to sell tobacco products in Rajasthan to Control COTPA destructions for the effective implementation of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA).… (220 more words) …

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    The cricket centre on the premises of Mulapadu Cricket Stadium in Vijaywada has been inaugurated by President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Anurag Thakur. The Centre is spread over 13-acres of land.

    • It was constructed… (274 more words) …
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    The first ever trial run for high-speed Talgo trains of Spain on the 90-km Bareilly-to-Moradabad stretch has been conducted by Indian Railways in Uttar Pradesh under the Indian Railways’ strategy to increase the speed of trains.

    • With this 2nd… (168 more words) …
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    To set up Kalpana Chawla Chair on Geospatial Technology for Indian Railways at the University Union Ministry of Railways and PEC University of Technology have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    • In this regard the MoU was signed as the… (197 more words) …
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    Manohar Parrikar a Union Defence Minister has inaugurated state-of-the-art submarine assembly workshop at the Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is considered as a major step near self-sufficiency in the submarine construction for the Indian Navy.

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    The first experimental inflatable room BEAM has been successfully attached to the International Space Station (ISS) by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). After successfully installation and pressurized the experimental expandable room named as BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module).… (116 more words) …

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    New Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command (SNC) is Vice-Admiral A R Karve, he was serving as the Chief of Personnel at IHQ MoD (Navy), at Delhi prior to this appointment.

    Image of Vice-Admiral A R Karve

    Image of Vice-Admiral A R Karve

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    The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been won by Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH) for the first time at the finals at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore (Karnataka), SRH beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight runs.

    Image of Sunrises Hyderabad

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  • May 31, 2016
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    Seema Punia Discus thrower has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics scheduled which is going to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August 2016. And with this she becomes 19th Indian track and field athlete to be… (194 more words) …

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    Sins 2002, 29th May is observed as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers every year to honour the work of UN peacekeepers, the main reason behind observation of the Day is to Honour the memory of the UN… (310 more words) …

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    First integrated web portal of India has been launched by the Union Ministry of Power and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India.

    Image of www.nzeb.in portal

    Image of www.nzeb.in portal

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    Lakshadweep became first Indian Union Territory to sign 24×7 Power for All document and in this regard representative of Union Government and administration of Lakshadweep has signed the document.

    • 10 inhabited islands of Lakshadweep are mostly fed by diesel at… (258 more words) …
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    The 2016 UEFA Champions League has been won by Real Madrid FC for the record 11th time by beating Atletico Madrid FC with 5 - 3 goals in penalty shootout. Both teams have scored 1–1 goals in regulation period… (235 more words) …

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    The prestigious Springer Theses Award has been won by the Arnab De an Indian-American scientist for his outstanding research on evolving transgenic mice to study a critical tumor-suppressor A20. New York’s Columbia University has nominated him for his PhD thesis.… (237 more words) …

  • May 30, 2016
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    In Indian History total sixteen women have served as the chief minister of an Indian state. And at the current time five are in office—Jayalalithaa, Anandiben Patel, Vasundhara Raje, Mamata Banerjee and Mehbooba Mufti. Total thirteen states of India have… (1052 more words) …

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    To improve research and development (R&D) capabilities in biotechnology by introducing a joint funding call, India and Australia have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Which was signed by India’s BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) and Horticulture Innovation Australia.… (170 more words) …

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    The prestigious 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award has been won by the Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar her 32, 000-word manuscript titled Codex: The Lost Treasure Of The Indus. And now the manuscript will be published by Scholastic Asia.

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    BrahMos a land-attack version of the supersonic cruise missile has been successfully tested from the Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

    • The missile has met its mission goals and smashed a designated target.… (181 more words) …
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    The ‘India Biodiversity Award 2016’ has been won by Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The tiger reserve was nominated for the conservation of threatened species category for its Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme.

    Hornbill Nest Adoption… (159 more words) …

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    Mamata Banerjee has taken oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for second successive five-year term at oath taking ceremony which was held on Red Road and State Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi has administered her oath of office and… (143 more words) …

  • May 27, 2016
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    The prestigious 2016 Millennium Technology Prize has been won by Bioengineer Frances Arnold from United States (US) and with this she becomes first female to win this prestigious biennial award in its 12-year history.

    • Frances Arnold is selected for this… (187 more words) …
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    Islamic Development Bank (IDB) of Saudi Arabia will open its first branch in India at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. IDB and its private sector arm, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) have met with top officials of the… (166 more words) …

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    According to the new study of NASA-led, sea ice cover around Antarctica has slightly increased. Sharp contrast to the drastic loss of sea ice arising in the Arctic Ocean to global temperature rise, based on the study.

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    India has developed as the world’s fifth largest electronic waste (e-waste) producer according to the recent study conducted by Assocham-KPMG. Each year India discards approximately 18.5 lakh tonnes of e-waste and telecom equipment alone accounts for 12 % of it.… (185 more words) …

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    The multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatvani.in has been launched by Smriti Zubin Irani the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh as part of Union Government’s Digital India Mission.

    • This is first it kind of knowledge portal… (294 more words) …