2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jun 7, 2016
  • 1  Airbus Launched World’S First 3D Printed Plane THOR [ None ]

    Airbus European based aerospace company has launched world’s first 3D-printed aircraft THOR at the International Aerospace Exhibition held in Schoenefeld, Germany. In Reality the THOR is short for Test of High-tech Objectives.

    Image of 3D Printed Plane THOR

    Image of 3D Printed Plane THOR

    3D Printed Plane THOR

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  • Jun 6, 2016
  • 1  First Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme of Asia Launched by Haryana Government [ None ]

    First ever ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ of Asia has been launched by Haryana Government at the Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre in Pinjore by state Chief Minister Manohar Lal at the time of pre-release aviaries close to the breeding centre at Pinjore with releasing

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  • 2  Muhammad Ali a Boxing Legend is No More [ None ]

    Muhammad Ali an American boxing icon passed away at the age of 74 years after 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease in Phoenix, Arizona. He was former three times world heavyweight champion in 1964, 1974 and 1978; he had record-setting boxing career by which he becomes the best

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  • 3  Bionic Leaf Founded by Scientists That Turns Sunshine into Liquid Fuel [ None ]

    A unique bionic leaf has been created by the team of scientists from Harvard University (United States) that uses sunlight (solar energy) to divided water particles into oxygen and hydrogen and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels from CO2.

    • They have named this repro

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  • 4  39 Unreported Sources of SO2 Pollution Found by NASA Scientists [ None ]

    39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions have been placed by NASA scientists using a new satellite-based method which are causes pollution.

    • From 2005 to 2014 the unreported emission sources were create in the analysis of satellite data.

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  • 5  Nita Ambani Named for International Olympic Committee [ Committees & Bodies ]

    Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani have been nominated as a candidate to be a new member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with this she becomes the first Indian woman to be nominated to the IOC and is being careful in the category of volunteers

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  • 6  In Forbes’ Self-Made American Women List Two Indian-Origin Women Got Place [ None ]

    In the Forbes’ second yearly list of America’s wealthiest and most successful self-made women, Two Indian-origin women Neerja Sethi and Jayshree Ullal got place. This list contains names of 60 most successful self-made women who have stopped maximums through creation and innovati

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  • 7  P Dhanapal Designated as Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly Again [ None ]

    Ruling AIADMK P Dhanapal was universally elected as Speaker of the 15th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly again and he becomes first speaker to be elected for a successively second term in the state’s legislative history.

    • Previously AIADMK’s Pollachi V Jayaraman was re-elected as

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  • 8  On 2015 Good Country Index India Secure 70th Spot [ None ]

    India has placed at 70th spot in the list of 163 countries according to the recently released 2015 Good Country Index (GCI) and Sweden has topped the best country in the world when it comes to portion the interests of its people and contributing to the common good of humanity.

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  • 9  India and Singapore Decide to Enhance Scale of Military Interaction [ None ]

    India and Singapore have decided to improve the measure of existing bilateral military interaction and decided to expand the interaction between the fortified forces and at inaugural Singapore-India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD) the decision in this regard, was taken.

    • Defenc

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  • Jun 6, 2016
  • 1  India and Qatar Inked Seven Agreements to Increase Bilateral Ties [ None ]

    India and Qatar have inked seven bilateral agreements in various fields to increase bilateral ties in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Qatar Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at Doha.

    • After visiting Afghanistan Qatar was PM Narendra Modi’s second stop as part of his five

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  • 2  2016 French Open Title Won by Novak Djokovic [ None ]

    Novak Djokovic a World Number One tennis player of Serbia has won the 2016 French Open title in the men’s singles category at the finals by beating Andy Murray of Britain with 3 - 6, 6 - 1, 6 - 2, 6 - 4 score.

    Image of Novak Djokovic

    Image of Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic winner of 2016 French Open title

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  • 3  Afghanistan’S Highest Civilian Honour Conferred to Indian PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    The highest civilian honour of Afghanistan Amir Amanullah Khan Award is conferred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural function of the Afghan-India Friendship Dam (Salma Dam) by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

    • The award is recognized after Afghan national hero Amanull

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  • 4  Odisha: First State of India to Give Social Welfare Benefits to Transgender Community [ None ]

    The first state of India to give transgender people social welfare benefits Viz. a housing, pension and food grains is Odisha with this the people of transgender community who is living below the poverty will gets benefits to improve their overall social and economic status.

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  • 5  Asia’S Largest Annual Security Forum Shangri-La Dialogue Kicked Off in Singapore [ None ]

    Asia’s largest annual security forum Shangri-La Dialogue is kicked off at Singapore to discuss security issues in the Asia-Pacific region and it was organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

    • More than 20 Defence Ministers from Asia-Pacif

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  • Jun 3, 2016
  • 1 🌟 National Education Policy 2016 [ Edu. ]

    To match the changing dynamics of current century the government of India have decided to modify 1992 National Policy on Education, in this regard a meeting of state education Minister and State Education Secretaries was held on 21st March 2015 which was headed by Human Resource

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  • 2 🌟  Journey of National Policy of Education 1968, 1986 and 1992 (Implemented in 2005 ) [ Edu. ]

    The Government of India has formulated the National Policy on Education (NPE) to promote education amongst India’s people. The policy covers basic education to colleges in both rural and urban India.

    • In this regard the first National Policy on Education was broadcast in 1968 by

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  • 3  India Post Payments Bank Set Up Soon [ None ]

    The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has got approval to set up as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts by the Union Cabinet with 100 % Government of India (GOI) equity.

    • It will be established with total expenditure of 800 Crore rupees. And by March - September 2

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  • 4  India and World Bank Inked Agreement for Efficient Bus Service [ None ]

    For the Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Project, the Union Government and World Bank have inked a US 9.2 million dollar grant agreement under World Bank-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Programme.

    Key Facts

    • The main aim of the Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Serv

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  • 5 2016 Green Economy Visionary Award Honored to Dr. R Seetharaman [ Awards ]

    The 2016 Green Economy Visionary Award is honored to Dr. R Seetharaman a CEO of Doha Bank for his contribution in environment-friendly activities and thereby promoting green economy for nearly two decades.

    Dr. R Seetharaman a CEO of Doha Bank

    Dr. R Seetharaman a CEO of Doha Bank

    Dr. R Seetharaman honored with 2016 Green Economy Visionary Award

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  • 6  National Disaster Management Plan Released [ None ]

    The National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) has been released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim to make India disaster strong and reduce loss of lives. This is first of its kind of national plan which is based on the four important themes of the “Sendai Framework for

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  • 7  Worlds Lengthiest and Deepest Gotthard Base Rail Tunnel Inaugurated in Switzerland [ None ]

    Gotthard Base Tunnel the worlds lengthiest and deepest railway tunnel was inaugurated in Switzerland and full service of twin-bore tunnel will available from December 2016. It is 57-kilometer long in length and links northern and southern Europe and also has reduced travel time f

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  • Jun 2, 2016
  • 1 🌟  PAHAL—Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for (LPG) – General Studies Paper 2 [ Policy-Governance ]

    PAHAL is the first major Scheme of LPG connection in India that provides subsidies by Direct Benefit Transfer for around 150 million registered receivers; it is possibly the world’s largest DBT programme ever.

    Note:

    • It accounts 3.5 % only of the total annual flow of government

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  • 2  Razak Khan an Indian Comic Actor Passes Away [ None ]

    Razak Khan an Indian trademark comic villain actor is passed away at the age of 65 years due to heart attack in Mumbai on 1st June 2016, he was admitted to suburban Bandra’s Holy Cross hospital but doctors announced him as dead.

    About Razak Khan:

    • Razak (was a film actor appeari

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  • 3  World No-Tobacco Day Observed on 31st May [ Important Days ]

    Every year on 31st May the World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed across the world to highlights the health risks related with consumption all forms of tobacco and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

    • “World No Tobacco Day – Get ready for plain pack

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  • 4  2016 Monaco Grand Prix of F1 Won by Lewis Hamilton [ None ]

    2016 Monaco Grand Prix title of Formula One has been won by the Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton from Great Britain and with this Lewis Hamilton has won his first title of the season.

    • It was the sixth round of the 2016 season and was held at the Circuit de Monaco.
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    Image of Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton Formula One Driver

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  • 5  D Javare Gowda a Noted Kannada Writer is No More [ None ]

    D Javare Gowda a noted Kannada writer and language activist has passed away due to heart failure in Mysuru, Karnataka at the age of 101 years. He was generally known as De Ja Gow and was a follower of K V Puttappa a famous Kannada poet.

    Image of D Javare Gowda

    Image of D Javare Gowda

    D Javare Gowda a Noted Kannada Writer

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  • 6  BS Bassi a Former Delhi Police Commissioner Appointed as UPSC Member [ None ]

    Former IPS officer Bhim Sain Bassi appointed as a member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by President Pranab Mukherjee according to the provisions of Article 316 of Constitution he will be serving on this post till February 2021.

    Image of Bhim Sain Bassi

    Image of Bhim Sain Bassi

    Bhim Sain Bassi member of UPSC

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  • Jun 1, 2016
  • 1 🌟  Inflation of India – Fundamentals We Need to Know – General Studies Paper 3 [ Eco. ]

    Inflation is the continuously rising rate of prices for goods and services and the falling of purchasing power of currency. Basically inflation occurs because of imbalance between demand and supply. For ex. Increasing taxes on products, changing in production etc.

    Indicators of

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  • 2  Japan’S Fukuoka Prize 2016 Honored to AR Rahman [ None ]

    Japan’s Fukuoka prize 2016 is honored to A R Rahman a Legendary Oscar winning Indian music composer in the Grand Prize category for his outstanding contribution towards creating, preservative and showcasing South Asian traditional fusion music.

    Image of A R Rahman a music composer

    Image of A R Rahman a Music Composer

    A R RahmanOscar winning Indian music composer

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