2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Jun 16, 2016
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has been approved by the Union Cabinet on cooperation in the field of outer space and in this regard the MoU was signed by two… (144 more words) …

  • 2016 Pen Pinter Prize will be honored to Margaret Atwood a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist at a public event scheduled to be held on 13th October 2016 at the British Library.

    About Margaret Atwood… (265 more words) …

  • New scheme has been launched by the Union Ministry of new and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for setting up of 1000 Mega Watt (MW) Wind Power Project connected to transmission network of Central Transmission Utility (CTU).

    • The main objective of the… (243 more words) …
  • A Jupiter-like circumbinary planet which is named as Kepler1647b orbiting a system of two stars has been discovered by Scientists using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. The astronomers of Goddard Space Flight Centre and San Diego State University (SDSU) have discovered… (231 more words) …

  • Fijian diplomat Peter Thomson is elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the secret canvass election for the post by beating Andreas Mavroyiannis of Cyprus with 94 to 90 votes, with one abstention.… (234 more words) …

  • Jun 15, 2016
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the guidelines which are named as Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A). The S4A was formed by RBI as an optional framework for the resolution of large stressed accounts.

    The… (212 more words) …

  • Mudrarakshas the famous Hindi novelist and critique passed away due to old age related causes in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh at the age of 82 years. He was notable Hindi writer, activist, thinker and cultural personality.

    • His write-ups habitually hinged on… (114 more words) …
  • The first animal species which is driven to extinction by human-induced climate change is Australian Great Barrier Reef rodent or Bramble Cay melomys, it was discovered after researchers in general analysis (searches) has failed to find a single example from… (198 more words) …

  • 195 MW units has been Commissioned by Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) at Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Station in Bihar. This is the second 195 MW unit to be commissioned by BHEL at the 2×195 MW… (245 more words) …

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    The highest civilian award of the West African country National Order of the Republic of Ivory Coast is honored to President Pranab Mukherjee during his two days visit to Ivory Coast on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.… (193 more words) …

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    CBSE Board is going to conduct CBSE UGC NET July, 2016 from 10th July 2016. So many of the students have many confusion how, what and from where to prepare for Paper –I, Preparing for Paper-1 is a must… (385 more words) …

  • Jun 14, 2016
  • Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad the most senior Judge of the Manipur High Court has taken charge of the Chief Justice of the High Court by succeeding Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra due to her relinquished the charge of office.

    President Pranab… (340 more words) …

  • Three bilateral agreements signed by India and Ghana to support co-operation in varied fields after designation level talks between President Pranab Mukherjee and his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama at Accra.

    • The signed agreements includes
    1. visa waivers for holders of… (201 more words) …
  • A mysterious solitary dwarf galaxy known as UGC 4879 revealed by Hubble Space Telescope of NASA. The galaxy is smaller and messier than its cosmic cousins and lacks the majestic swirl of a spiral or the coherence of an elliptical.… (204 more words) …

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    Every year 14th June is observed as the World Blood Donor Day across the world in order to increase the public awareness about the necessity for safe blood donation. The main aim behind observation of this day is to… (264 more words) …

  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) the markets regulator has relived the stricter KYC (Know Your Customer) norms and disclosure regime for Participatory Notes (P-Notes). Registered foreign institutional investors (FII) has released are offshore/overseas derivative instruments (ODIs) a P-Notes… (233 more words) …

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    University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to introduce Choice based Credit System as a part of New Education Policy (NEP) initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Govt. in order to promote higher education in our country.

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  • Jun 13, 2016
  • Champaran Satyagrah Express train has been flagged of by Union Railways Ministry by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at a function in Motihari, Bihar. This train will run between Bapudham, Motihari to Anand Vihar, Delhi.

    • Champaran Satyagrah Express train has… (260 more words) …
  • ‘Internet Saathi’ program has been launched by the Indian unit of search giant Google Inc. and Tata Trusts have jointly launched in Purulia district of West Bengal. The initiative has been launched as part of Google’s ‘Helping Women Get Online’… (228 more words) …

  • Gordie Howe the Legendary Canadian ice hockey player passed away at Toledo, US at the age of 88 years, during his career he got nickname Mr. Hockey and had spent most of his career with the Detroit Red Wings, winning… (327 more words) …

  • Surya Mitra mobile App has been launched by Piyush Goyal the Union Power Minister to serve customers in the field of renewable energy at National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power held in New Delhi. The App will work for customers… (302 more words) …

  • A New Print Media Advertisement Policy announced by the Union Information and Broadcasting for Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP). The aim of the policy is to support transparency and accountability in distributing advertisements in print media.

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  • Satya Pal Jain an additional Solicitor General of India and former Parliamentarian was appointed as a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India to present charge as an Additional Solicitor General of India.

    About Satya Pal Jain… (248 more words) …

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    Every year 12th June is observed as the World Day against Child Labour across world to spread awareness against child labour. ‘End child labour in supply chains – It’s everyone’s business. ’ is the theme of 2016.

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  • India has secured 141st spot in a Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2016 out of 163 countries and which describe India is a less peaceful country. The by global think Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has ranked… (266 more words) …

  • 20th edition of MALABAR trilateral naval Exercise 2016 of India, Japan and United States (US) navies have been kicked off near South China Sea. This year the naval exercise over 100 aircraft and 22 naval ships is including a… (415 more words) …

  • Jun 13, 2016
  • Achyut Lahkar a well-known theatre personality, playwright and doyen of Assam’s mobile theatre movement passed away in Pathsala, Assam due to a protracted illness at the age of 85 years. He was measured as the father of the Bhryamyman or… (130 more words) …

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    The prestigious 2016 International Dublin Literary Award has been won by an Indian American author Akhil Sharma for his semi-autobiographical novel “Family Life. ” His novel was shortlisted out of a preliminary 160 suggestions by a panel of judges of… (243 more words) …

  • A 23rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite has been successfully launched by China to support its global navigation and positioning network it was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on board of Long March-3C carrier… (228 more words) …

  • 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 Parliament’s… (162 more words) …