2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jun 28, 2016
  • 1 $500 Million Loan Approved to Supports ADB for Bridge Over Ganga River in Bihar [ None ]

    A 500 million dollars loan approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to build a bridge crosswise the Ganga River in Bihar which will be used to build 9.8 km road bridge in Bihar on the Ganga River. It will be the India’s longest river bridge after completion of the project.


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  • 2 First Dark Sky Reserve in Tibet to Limit Light Pollution by China [ None ]

    Country’s first dark sky reserve recognized by China for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari, bordering Nepal and India and it was jointly launched by the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (GDF) and the regional government of

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  • 3 25 June is Being Observed as a Day of the Seafarer [ Important Days ]

    25 June is being observed as the day of the Seafarer every year as an expression of thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world. The performance of the day also recognizes the risks and subjective costs borne by seafarers actuality

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  • 4 June 26 is Observed as International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking [ Important Days ]

    June 26 is observed as The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs and the day is also experiential as an expression of United Nations’ (UN) determination to strengthen action and collaboration to acc

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  • 5 From SU-30 MKI Aircraft First Flight of BrahMos Missile Successfully Launched [ None ]

    For the first time BrahMos Aerospace successfully demonstrated combination of the world’s most formidable supersonic journey missile system BrahMos on the Sukhoi SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) Nasik separation directed a test flight of a 2, 500

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  • 6 Yasmin Sooka Indian-Origin Lawyer Chair UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan [ None ]

    Yasmin Sooka a South African Indian-origin lawyer has been selected to chairman of three member UN commission (committee) to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan. The committee was founded by the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) determination 31/20 which wa

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  • 7 Zubaida Bai a Social Entrepreneur Got Place UN Honour for Corporate Sustainability Initiative [ None ]

    Zubaida Bai, an Indian social entrepreneur got place in the ten ‘2016 Global Compact SDG Pioneers’, an initiative which is launched by UN and as announced by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the 2016 UN Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders’ Summit in New York, United States.

    Image of Zubaida Bai

    Image of Zubaida Bai

    Zubaida Bai a Social Entrepreneur

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  • 8 New Bio-Ink for 3D Bio-Printing with Stem Cells Invented [ None ]

    A new stem cell-containing bio-ink has been developed by the scientists who allow 3D printing of complex existing matters that may be recycled for surgical implants. From the University Of Bristol, England the medical breakthrough was successfully invented by scientists.

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  • 9 Lionel Messi: Officially Retired from Argentinean Football Team [ None ]

    Lionel Messi Barcelona FC star has announced retirement from Argentinean Football team at the age of 29 years after Argentina was defeated by Chile in the 2016 Copa America final in the penalty shootout by 4 - 2 score but still he will continue to play his club football for FC Ba

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  • Jun 28, 2016
  • 1 First CEO of NIIF: Sujoy Bose [ None ]

    Sujoy Bose is appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) by the Union Government after recommendation of a search-cum-selection committee under the chairmanship of Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.

    Image of Sujoy Bose

    Image of Sujoy Bose

    Sujoy Bose First CEO of NIIF

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  • 2 2016 Copa America Football Tournament Won by Chile [ Sports ]

    The 2016 Copa America Football tournament has been won by the Defending champion Chile by beating Argentina in a penalty shootout at the finals played at MetLife Stadium, New Jersey (US) with 4 - 2 goals in the penalty shootout due to both teams failed to score goal in the regula

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  • 3 Kavalam Narayana Panicker Noted Malayalam Theatre Artist is No More [ None ]

    Noted Malayalam theatre doyen Kavalam Narayana Panicker is passed away at the age of 88 years due age-related ailments in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was dramatist, theatre director and poet. He had written over 26 Malayalam plays and had played a pioneering role in transporti

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  • 4 Smart City Mission Project Launched by PM Narendra Modi in Pune [ None ]

    The ‘Smart City Mission’ involving 83 projects been launched from 20 different cities in the country by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at function held at Pune’s Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex one year after it was announced. During the launch PM Narendra Modi requested people not

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  • 5 Extended Panama Canal Reopens [ None ]

    The Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela has revived newly modernized and expanded Panama Canal after the launch a giant Chinese container ship Cosco become the first vessel to move through the newly-enlarged Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

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  • 6 India’S First Anti Diabetic Ayurvedic Drug BGR -34 Launched by CSIR [ None ]

    BGR-34, an anti-diabetic Ayurvedic drug has been launched by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which is designed for type 2 Diabetes mellitus. BGR-34 the anti-diabetic Ayurvedic drug has been equally developed by National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI

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  • 7 Jitu Rai Earns Silver Medal in ISSF World Cup [ None ]

    At the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Shooting World Cup Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai secured silver medal which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan with 199.5 in men’s 10m air pistol. He tried three-time Olympic champion Jongoh Jin of South Korea to win silver medal.

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    Image of Jitu Rai Ce Indian Shooter

    Jitu Rai earns silver medal in ISSF World Cup

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  • 8 India: 35th Member of Missile Technology Control Regime [ None ]

    India became the 35th full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) for mutual benefits in the furtherance of international non-proliferation objectives. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has signed the instrument of accession to MTCR in this regard at New Delhi.

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  • Jun 24, 2016
  • 1 Meghalaya Public Service Commission Information and Updates [ None ]

    The Meghalaya Public Service Commission was constituted on 14th September, 1972 based on Constitution of State Public Service Commission provided under Article 315 read with Article 316 of the Constitution of India The Commission includes of a Chairman and four Members and curren

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  • 2 Deadline of UDAY Scheme Extended [ Important Days ]

    The Union Cabinet has accepted suggestion of extending the deadline of execution time of the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) up to March 31, 2017 and with this decision75 % of ailing DISCOM (Power Distribution companies) debt take over by states on 30th September, 2015 by 3

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  • 3 Ken Miyauchi: New President and COO of SoftBank Group [ None ]

    The new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group is Ken Miyauchi by succeeding Nikesh Arora due to the Chairman and CEO of Group Masayoshi Son wanted to continue at the helm longer than first planned.

    • Ken Miyauchi was serving as hea

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  • 4 SCO Summit 2016 Kicked Off at Tashkent, Uzbekistan [ None ]

    The 2-day meeting 2016 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit has been kicked off at Tashkent, Uzbekistan which heads of state of SCO is being conducted under the presidency of Uzbekistan.

    Key Facts

    • The main discussion point of the summit is the problems related to stre

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  • 5 2015 GD Birla Award Honored to Sanjay Mittal IIT-Kanpur Professor [ Awards ]

    The twenty-fifth GD Birla Award for Scientific Research for the year 2015 is honored to the Sanjay Mittal professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur for his important contributions in the area of Mechanics.

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    Image of Sanjay Mittal

    Sanjay Mittal honored with 2015 GD Birla Award

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  • 6 Anil Kumble Appointed as the Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team by BCCI [ None ]

    Former spinner Anil Kumble (45) has been appointed as the head coach of Indian Cricket Team by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and he will serve for one year. The BCCI working committee meeting in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh his appointment was conformed.

    Image of former spinner Anil Kumble

    Image of Former Spinner Anil Kumble

    Anil Kumble head coach of Indian Cricket Team

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  • Jun 23, 2016
  • 1 Guda Anjaiah Renowned Telangana Poet is No More [ None ]

    Guda Anjaiah a well-known Telangana poet and lyricist passed away subsequent a transitory illness at Ragannagudem, Telangana at the age of 61 years. He has played a significant role in Telangana statehood movement by confining several songs which advanced found their way into fil

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  • 2 India Ranks 10th in FDI Inflows According to UNCTAD Report [ None ]

    India is ranked at 10th spot in FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) inflows as per the recently released 2016 World Investment Report with increased FDI inflows to 44 billion dollars in 2015 as compared to 35 billion dollars in 2014.

    Key highlights of the report

    • Top 10 Countries ar

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  • 3 Jews Gets Minority Status in Maharashtra [ None ]

    The minority status has been conferred by the Maharashtra Government to Jews in the state based on the provisions of the Maharashtra State Minorities Commission Act, 2004 at the state cabinet meeting which is chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai the decision in t

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  • 4 Aadhaar Will Soon Be Connected with Caste and Domicile Certificates [ None ]

    All state governments have get suggestion from Union Government to link Aadhaar with caste and domicile certificates for school students with this Union Government has started first-of-its-kind initiative to issue these certificates to the students within 60 days while they are s

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  • 5 ISRO Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in Single Mission [ None ]

    A record 20 satellites has been successfully launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in a single mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota including India’s newest earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 is launched with the use of Polar Satellite La

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  • Jun 22, 2016
  • 1 एथलेटिक्स खेल में पदक (Olympics Medal - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - ओलंपिक खेलों के इतिहास में अब तक हम सिर्फ 26 मेडल (पदक) जीत पाए हैं जबकि अमरीका ने 2012 के ओलंपिक में ही 46 गोल्ड सहित कुल 104 मेडल जीते थे। वर्ष 1900 से भारतीय टीम ओलंपिक में भाग ले रही है। लेकिन स्प्रिंट (थोड़ी दूर दौड़कर चलना), ट्रैक एंड फील्ड, लॉन्ग जंप (लंबी कू

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  • 2 Best Film Award at 19th Shanghai International Film Festival Won by Kannada Movie Thithi [ Awards ]

    A dramatic comedy Kaneda Movie Thithi co-written and directed by Raam Reddy has won two awards in 19th Shanghai International Film Festival under the Asia New Talent Awards Category: (i) Best film and (ii) Best Script Writers

    Poster of Kannada Movie Thithi

    Poster of Kannada Movie Thithi

    Kannada Movie Thithion two awards in 19th Shanghai International Film Festival

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