2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jul 12, 2016
  • 1 51st Jnanpith Award Conferred on Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari [ Awards ]

    President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award on well-known Gujarati writer and litterateur Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari at a function in New Delhi. India’s highest literary honour carrying a cash prize, a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Goddess S

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  • 2 India, Kenya Ink Seven Agreements [ None ]

    India and Kenya have signed seven agreements to develop and expand cooperation in a wide range of areas. In the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta these agreements were signed in Nairobi.

    Narendra Modi visited Kenya on the last le

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  • 3 World Population Day: 11 July [ Important Days ]

    The World Population Day is observed across the world on July. In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day.

    • A day to focus attention on the urgency and impo

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  • 4 Sushila Karki: First Woman Chief Justice of Nepal Takes Oath [ None ]

    Newly appointed Chief Justice Sushila Karki took oath of office and secrecy to become the first woman Chief Justice of Nepal at a special programme organised at the Presidential Residence, Sheetal Niwas.

    • Till June 6, 2017 she will head the judiciary.
    • The Parliamentary Hearing S

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  • Jul 11, 2016
  • 1 NBAGR Confers Rare and Singular Species Genetic Recognition Tag to Kendrapara Sheep [ None ]

    In Odisha The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) has conferred rare and singular species genetic recognition tag to the threatened breed of Kendrapara sheep founded.

    • To receive such tag it became the 42nd sheep breed in India.
    • It received registration number
    • I

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  • 2 Tathagata Roy Sworn-in as Arunachal Governor [ None ]

    Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has sworn in as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. He becomes 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of Tripura. As per the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution of India. Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh had administered

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  • 3 Portugal Wins 2016 UEFA European Football Championship [ None ]

    Portugal has won first UEFA European Championship title. Portugal has won the 2016 UEFA European football championship (Euro Cup 2016) by defeating host France. In the final match, played at Stade de France (Paris, France).

    Image shows the European football championship team

    Image Shows the European Football Championship Team

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  • 4 India, Tanzania Ink Five Agreements to Strengthen Ties [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli witnessed the signing of agreements at the State House in Dar-es-Salaam. India and Tanzania have signed five agreements to accelerate bilateral ties between both nations.

    Image shows the flage of India and Tanzania

    Image Shows the Flage of India and Tanzania

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  • 5 Second Unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Gets Operational [ None ]

    KNPP is the India’s largest nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. The second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu gets operational. After the second unit became operational, the 1, 000 Megawatt (MW) capacity plant attained criticality.

    • Unit 2 generation of po

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  • 6 DRDO Inks MoA with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology [ None ]

    Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed among The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and IIT-Bombay and Madras to establish a bi-nodal ‘Centre of Propulsion Technology’ (CoPT) at the two institutions.

    Image shows the DRDO

    Image Shows the DRDO

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    • The Memorandum of

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  • 7 Supreme Court: Army Cannot Use Excessive Force in AFSPA Areas [ None ]

    During counter-insurgency operations in disturbed areas declared disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958. The Supreme Court of India has ruled that army and paramilitary forces cannot use excessive and retaliatory force.

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    Image of Supreme Court

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  • 8 Winners of 2016 Wimbledon Championships of Tennis [ None ]

    2016 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament held from 27 June to 10 July 2016. It was the 130th edition of the championships and the 49th edition in the Open Era. The tournament had taken place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United

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  • 9 Union Government Constitutes Cyber Cell to Check Online Abuse and Harassment of Women [ None ]

    To check the online abuse and harassment of women and children on social media platforms for that the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has constituted a cyber-cell.

    • Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi announce in New Delhi.
    Image of Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi

    Image of Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi

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  • Jul 11, 2016
  • 1 Radhika Menon: First Woman to Receive Exceptional Bravery Award at Sea [ Awards ]

    Radhika Menon will become the first woman in the world to receive the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for 2016, from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Radhika Menon will be awarded for saving the lives of seven fishermen, whose hopes of survival were all but ove

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  • 2 Kerala Government Imposes 14.5 Per Cent Fat Tax on Junk Food [ None ]

    Kerala Government has introduced a “fat tax” of 14.5 % on foods like burgers, pizzas and doughnuts along with other junk foods in branded restaurants. The newly-elected LDF government in the state has imposed 14.5 percent tax on branded resturrants and restaurant chains selling f

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  • 3 India Helps to Sets Up Apparel Training Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria [ None ]

    An apparel training centre has been established in Kaduna, Nigeria to support textiles industry of the West African country. This training centre is a first centre in Nigeria which has been set up by India in partnership with their government.

    Image shows apparel training centre

    Image Shows Apparel Training Centre

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  • 4 Union Government Launches KVK Portal for Monitoring of Farm Centres [ None ]

    The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh launched Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) portal in New Delhi. The various objective and feature are as given below.

    Image shows the farm

    Image Shows the Farm

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    Objective of portal:

    • The portal objective to

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  • 5 Nimi Sunilkumar Wins Gourmand World Cookbook Award [ Awards ]

    Nimi Sunilkumar, Cookbook author and food blogger has won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for 2015 - 16. She has presented this source of snacks to the world and rewarded with a Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

    • Her book 4 o’clock Offers of Kerala has been chosen for the award in

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  • 6 India, South Africa Sign MoUs in Four Areas of Co-Operation [ None ]

    India and South Africa have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in four areas of bilateral co-operation. These MoUs were signed in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Jacob Juma in Pretoria, South Africa.

    • PM Narendra Modi had arrived in So

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  • Jul 8, 2016
  • 1 Omi the Noted Music Director is No More [ None ]

    Noted music director Om Prakash Sonik also known as Omi, Composer part of the Sonik-Omi duo, has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra after a brief illness. He was 77 years old. Omi was the nephew of the blind music director Master Sonik. Master Sonik and Omi they together formed t

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  • 2 HD 131399Ab: Astronomers Discover Strange Planet with Three Suns [ None ]

    An international team of astronomers first time have sighted a Jovian planet orbiting a triple star system. The planet has been named as HD 131399Ab. Astronomers have discovered a planet with three suns.

    Image shows the Planet HD 131399Ab

    Image Shows the Planet HD 131399Ab

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  • 3 World Famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath Begins [ None ]

    The world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath has begun in Puri, Odisha as well as in different parts of the country. Rath Yatra marks is an annual celebration of the journey of Lord Jagannath, his brother Lord Balbhadra and sister Subhadra to the Gundicha temple.

    Image shows the famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath

    Image Shows the Famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath

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  • 4 Cabinet Approves the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He has approved a National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme. The Scheme has an outlay of Rs. 10, 000 crore with a target of 50 lakh trainees to be trained by 2019 - 20.

    Feature of Scheme:

    • The Scheme would be imp

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  • 5 India Ranks 91st in Networked Readiness Index 2016 [ None ]

    India was placed at 91st rank in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2016 released recently by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). The index was released as the part of the WEF’s Global Information Technology Report.

    • It measures countries success in creating the essenti

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  • Jul 7, 2016
  • 1 China Inducts Largest Homegrown Y-20 Military Transport Plane [ None ]

    China inducted its largest indigenously-built transport aircraft Y-20, A breakthrough in military aviation technology for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) which will allow the world’s largest force to transport cargo and troops over long distances in various weather situations.

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  • 2 Government Constitute Shankar Acharya Committee to Examine Desirability and Feasibility [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Government constituted a Committee to examine the desirability and feasibility of having ‘a new financial year’. The Union Finance Ministry has constituted four members committee.

    • The committee will examine the merits and demerits of various dates for the beginning of the

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  • 3 IWAS World Games: Para Swimmer Niranjan Mukundan Wins Eight Medals in 2016 [ None ]

    Bengaluru para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan has won eight medals, including three golds, at the recently-concluded IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) U-23 World Games in Prague, Czech Republic.

    Image of Niranjan Mukundan

    Image of Niranjan Mukundan

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    • He won

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  • 4 Union Cabinet Approves Import of Pulses Through Long-Term Contract with Mozambique [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved a long-term contract with Mozambique for import of pulses by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    Image shows the pulses

    Image Shows the Pulses

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    • The aims of MoU promoting the pr

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  • 5 TRAI Launches Myspeed App to Measure Real Time Mobile Internet Speed [ None ]

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched ‘MySpeed’ mobile application for measuring real time mobile Internet speed that consumers get. It would start the process within a month to frame new service quality norms for wireless data.

    Image shows the Myspeed App

    Image Shows the Myspeed App

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  • Jul 6, 2016
  • 1 सात उच्च समाचार (Top Seven News in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - पूर्व की भांति हम इस बार भी कुछ देश-विदेश से जुड़ी समाचार लाये है जो विश्वभर में घटित खबरों पर आधारित हैं। यह खबरें निम्नलिखित हैं। हमें अपनी विदेश नीति और विश्व भर में घटित घटनाओं को आकार देने की स्वतता की बेशकीमती विरासत की पूरी तरह रक्षा करनी चाहिए।

    1 मध्य एशिया

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