2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jun 13, 2016
  • 1  Norway: First Country to Ban Deforestation [ None ]

    The first country in the world to prohibit deforestation is Norway. And for this Parliament of Norwegian had assured to make government’s public procurement policy deforestation-free. The Norwegian Government has taken this step based on official recommendations of Norwegian Parl

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  • 2  New Four Elements Included in Periodic Table [ None ]

    Four proposed names for the four new elements have been announced by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) which were added in periodic table in January 2016. The nuclear researchers have discovered the element and give those names and symbols. And they wi

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  • 3  उच्च शिक्षा रैकिंग (अंको का स्थान) 2016 (Higher Education Ranking - Essay in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्रालय ने अप्रेल के प्रारंभ में विश्वविद्यालयों व महाविद्यालयों पर अखिल भारतीय रैकिंग 2016 जारी की है। सरकार की ओर से रैकिंग जारी करने का यह पहला प्रयास है। इस पहल के साथ ही सरकार दव्ारा अब प्रतिवर्ष जारी किए जाने वाले इस दस्तावेज की तुलना स्वत:

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  • 4  विश्व मजदूर दिवस (World Labour Day - Essay in Hindi) [ Important Days ]

    प्रस्तावना: - विश्व श्रमिक दिवस (1 मई) देश-दुनिया के किसी भी कोने में चले जाइए, श्रमिकों की हालत एक जैसी मिलेगी। भारत में श्रमिक कल्याण व सुरक्षा की उच्चस्तरीय बातें भी ऐसे ही साबित हो रही हैं।

    देश: - विकसित और विकासशील देश आज धरती से अंतरिक्ष और मंगल ग्रह तक छलांग लगाने को आतुर

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  • 5  उत्तराखंड में लोकतंत्र (No More President’S Rule in Uttarakhand - Essay in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: - उत्तराखंड में राष्ट्रपति शासन हटने से कांग्रेसी मुख्यमंत्री हरीश रावत ने राहत की सांस ली है। करीब डेढ़ माह से चली राजनीतिक उठापटक ने उत्तराखंड में राजनीतिक दलों और नेताओं की अवसरवादिता की पोल खोली ही, साथ ही सत्ता की खातिर खरीद-फरोख्त का खेल भी सामने आया है। संविधान

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  • Jun 10, 2016
  • 1 🌟  India Will Be Part of MTCR and NSG [ None ]

    As recently released India-US Joint Statement released President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi both are looking forward to India’s entry into the Missile Technology Control Regime” (MTCR).

    About the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)

    • It was established in

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  • 2  Maria Sharapova Banned for Two Years by International Tennis Federation [ None ]

    Maria Sharapova former Russian World No. 1 tennis player has been banned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for two years due to doping charges which was begin on 26 January 2016. During the Australian Open in January 2016 she was verified positive for banned drug meldo

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  • 3  India-US Has Signed Six Agreements [ None ]

    India and the United States (US) have signed six agreements to improve bilateral cooperation in various fields after inclusive range of bilateral talks between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama in Washington.

    • The signed agreements were in the field of Ter

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  • 4  Global Growth Forecast Reduced Up to 2.4% World Bank Report [ None ]

    The global growth forecast reduced up to 2.4 % in 2016 by World Bank as recently released global economic prospects report and at 2.8 % in 2017 is also can be lower than its earlier forecast of 2.9 % and 3.1 % respectively, chiefly on account of a slower than predictable recovery

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  • 5 Queen Elizabeth II Awarded Indian-Origin Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya with Regius Professorship [ Awards ]

    Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya (founder of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) ) an Eminent Indian-origin professor has been awarded with prestigious Regius Professorship in Manufacturing by Queen Elizabeth II for his outstanding contribution in manufacturing.

    Image of Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

    Image of Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

    Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

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  • 6  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Honours with Order of Friendship Award by Russia [ Awards ]

    Ban Ki-moon the UN Secretary-General has been honoured with Order of Friendship Award by Russia for his special evidences in strengthening peace, friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding between peoples. Vladimir Putin a Russian President has inked a verdict awarding the

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  • 7  ज्वैलरी कारोबार (Jewellery Business - Essay in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: - देश का ज्वैलरी उद्योग उत्पाद शुल्क की मार झेल रहा है। इसकी वापसी को लेकर ज्वैलरी व्यवसाइयों ने करीब डेढ़ महीने की हड़ताल की लेकिन सरकार टस से मस नहीं हुई। फिलहाल मामले पर समिति बना दी गई है। और अब इसकी विवरण का इंतजार है। इस बीच पहली जून से स्त्रोत पर ही कर संग्रहण की

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  • 8  दैनिक भास्कर के माध्यम से विश्व ’जल सत्याग्रह’ (Water Satyagraha Effort - Essay in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: - पानी को पानी की तरह बहाने का ही नतीजा है कि देश के 12 राज्य एक-एक बूंद पानी को तरस रहे हैं। केंद्र सरकार खुद मान रही है कि देश की एक-चौथाई यानी 33 करोड़ की आबादी सूखे की चपेट में है इसलिए पानी को तरस रहे है 33 करोड़ लोग। जलसंकट की ये बोलती बातें पिछले 20 - 22 दिनों के

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  • 9  चुनावी वादे (Election Promises - Essay in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: -देश के राजनीतिक दलों में चुनावी वादे करते समय मुफ्त योजनाओं का प्रलोभन देने का दौर चल सकता है। ये रंगीन टीवी, लेपटॉप, मकान, मिक्सी, बिजली-पानी और यहां तक कि मंगलसूत्र तक मुफ्त देने के वादे कर डालते हैं। उत्तर प्रदेश हो या दिल्ली हो या फिर बिहार, सबकी कहानी एक जैसी है

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  • Jun 10, 2016
  • 1  ब्रिटेन का अगस्ता वैस्टलैंड हेलिकॉप्टर घोटाला (Augusta Westland Helicopter Case - in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: - रक्षा उपकरणों से संबधित सौदों का विवादों से चोली-दामन का साथ है। अधिकतर सौदों में दलाली कितनी ली गई और किसने ली सुर्खियों में आती है लेकिन इसे देश का दुर्भाग्य ही कहा जाएगा कि ये आरोप केवल राजनीतिक होकर रह जाते हैं। सरकारें आती हैं और चली जाती हैं लेकिन साबित कुछ नह

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  • Jun 9, 2016
  • 1 Pakistan Tops in 2016 Malware Infection Index [ None ]

    The 2016 Malware Infection Index (MII) has been topped by Pakistan from the list of 19 countries figuring in the Asia-Pacific according to recently report of technology giant Microsoft. India is ranked at 8th position.

    Key Facts:

    • The index mainly observed key malware threats in

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  • 2 India: Third Largest Oil Consumer [ None ]

    India has beaten Japan to become the world’s third-largest oil consumer according to recently released BP Statistical Review of World Energy with request of 4.1 million barrels a day (bpd), India is the third-largest consumer after the United States and China.

    top three oil consumer

    Top Three Oil Consumer

    top three oil consumer

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  • 3 2016 Junior Hockey World Cup Will Be Hosted by Lucknow [ None ]

    The 2016 Junior Men’s hockey World Cup is being hosted by Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh as announcement made by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) from 8th to 18th December 2016.

    • The eleven-daylong event and 16 teams will participate in this cup including defending champi

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  • 4  World Oceans Day is Being Observed on 8th June [ Important Days ]

    Every year 8th June is being observed as World Oceans Day globally to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. The day also aims to offer a unique occasion to honour, protect, and preserve the world’s oce

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  • 5  Thailand: First Asian Country to Eliminate Mother to Child HIV [ None ]

    Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission as resent report of the World Health Organization (WHO) so in this regard; Health Minister of Thailand was honored with the certificate of validation during a ceremony at United Nations Gene

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  • Jun 8, 2016
  • 1  India Co-Chair the Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness Under CGPCS [ None ]

    India is going to co-chair the Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness (WG-MSA) under Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) and during the 19th Plenary Session of the CGPCS held in Mahe, Seychelles from 31st May to 3th June 2016 the decision in this reg

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  • 2  RajVayu Mobile App on Air Quality Index Launched by Rajasthan Government [ None ]

    RajVayu mobile application for sharing information about air quality index of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the eve of World Environment Day (5th June).

    • With this launch Rajasthan becomes first state of India to launch such a

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  • 3  India Secure 2nd Position on GRD Index on Ease of Doing Business [ None ]

    India has secured second position in the 2016 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) which was released by London-based business consultancy A T Kearney. India has flown 13 positions from last year (2015) to rank second among 30 evolving countries on ease of doing business.

    graph of India economy growth

    Graph of India Economy Growth

    graph of India economy growth

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  • 4  Dia Mirza: Swachh Saathi Programme Ambassador [ None ]

    Dia Mirza is named as the ambassador for Swachh Saathi (student internship) programme because of her active campaigner and a youth icon for Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission which aims to make country clean.

    Image of Dia Mirza ambassador for Swachh Saathi programme

    Image of Dia Mirza Ambassador for Swachh Saathi Programme

    Dia Mirza ambassador for Swachh Saathi programme

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  • 5  Gangetic River Dolphin: City Animal of Guwahati [ None ]

    Guwahati of Assam state becomes first city in the country which has its own city animal Gangetic River dolphin after Kamrup metropolitan district administration declared its official mascot.

    Image of Gangetic River dolphin

    Image of Gangetic River Dolphin

    Gangetic River dolphin city animal of Guwahati

    • Gangeti

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  • Jun 7, 2016
  • 1 🌟  Public Sector Enterprises – General Studies Paper - 2 [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is a strategic lever for Indian economic development before independence and after independence period, and it includes all those economic activities that are owned and managed by government agencies some examples are: education organ

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  • 2  First Solar Policy Approved by Delhi Government [ None ]

    The first Solar Policy has been launched by Delhi government with the goal of making the Capital an environment-friendly solar city and it was permitted by Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as it is part of one of Government’s 70-point agendas.

    • The Govern

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  • 3  V Narayanasamy Takes Oath as Puducherry CM [ None ]

    V Narayanasamy a Congress Party leader has sworn in as Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry his oath of office and secrecy is administered by Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi at a function held at the historic Gandhi Thidal in Beach Road.

    Image of V Narayanasamy

    Image of V Narayanasamy

    V Narayanasamy CM of Puducherry

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  • 4  Afghan-India Friendship Dam inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi, Ashraf Ghani [ None ]

    The Afghan-India Friendship Dam Prime has been jointly inaugurated by Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in Herat province in Western Afghanistan during PM Narendra Modi’s first stop to Afghanistan as part of his five- nation tour.

    Key facts

    • Previously

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  • 5  5th June Observed as World Environment Day [ Important Days ]

    Every year 5 June is observed as World Environment Day (WED) to increase global awareness to take confident environmental action to defend nature and the planet Earth. Go Wild for Life (Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife) is theme of 2016 which is aims to inspire p

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