2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Jul 19, 2016
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    UNESCO and UN cultural agency added nine new sites on its In World Heritage List. This decision taken at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

    • World Heritage recorded sites is now 981.
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    Union Commerce Ministry has launched an e-marketplace portal for online purchase of goods and services by various central government ministries and departments. It was launched by the Union Minister of State (MoS) Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.… (156 more words) …

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    Pema Khandu sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and with this he became the youngest Chief Minister in the country. He was administered the oath to office and secrecy by Governor Tathagata Roy at the… (236 more words) …

  • Jul 18, 2016
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    The World Health Organization (WHO) has certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus. Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda from WHO presented certificates to Union in New Delhi.

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    Image shows the World Health Organization

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    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an inter-regulatory Working Group to study the entire regulatory issues relating to Fin Tech (Financial Technology) and Digital Banking in India.

    • Inter-regulatory Working Group will be headed by RBI’s Executive Director Sudarshan… (299 more words) …
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    Nalanda Mahavihara (also known as old Nalanda University) of Bihar has been included in the List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Nalanda Mahavihara c Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) comprises the archaeological remains of a monastic and scholastic institution dating from… (228 more words) …

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    Madhya Pradesh became the first state in country to have ‘Happiness Department’. They will work to ensure “happiness in the lives of common people” on the lines of Bhutan. In the state cabinet meeting presided by chief minister Shivraj Singh… (264 more words) …

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    Union Government has launched Transforming India Website www.transformingindia.mygov.in for sharing the impact of various governance initiatives with citizens in real-time. Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Law & Justice launched Transforming India Website in New… (160 more words) …

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    The world’s first hospital on a train Lifeline Express of Indian Railways has completed 25 years of service to the poor and needy people of rural India. Function was held in Mumbai to mark the occasion and celebrate the success… (228 more words) …

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    Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) and US-based Bell Helicopter signed an agreements for together develop the helicopter market in India. The agreement support of India’s flying and defence modernization enterprises with an emphasis on ‘Make in India’.

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    India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 100 million dollars loan agreement for irrigation, drainage system and water management project in Vennar sub-basin of Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu.

    • In Vennar system project is to improve water management and… (277 more words) …
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    Senior IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi has been appointed for a period of 5 years as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed the Rakesh Kumar… (184 more words) …

  • Jul 18, 2016
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    World Youth Skills Day is organised globally on 15 July every year to increase awareness of the significance of investing in youth skills development. United Nations is observing the day with a special event facilitated by the UN Envoy on… (237 more words) …

  • Jul 15, 2016
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    The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM11) or ASEM2016 began in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar is a capital of Mongolia. Summit theme is ‘Partnership for the Future through Connectivity’.

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    Image shows the 11th ASEM Summit

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    DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) successfully conducted firing tests of Armament system for 155 mm x52 caliber New Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS). The tests were conducted as part of technical trials at Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE)… (164 more words) …

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    India’s Chess Grand Master Harika Dronavalli won the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu, China. This was the first Grand Prix Chess title for the Grand Master from Guntur. It was her original career Grand Pix title. Harika defeated… (180 more words) …

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    Senior IPS officer Ashok Patnaik appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • Ashok Patnaik will… (276 more words) …
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    Union Cabinet allocates Twelve thousand crore rupees to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The funds will be used to impart skilling to one crore people over next 4 years (2016 - 2020).

    • The PMKVY impart skill training to 60… (248 more words) …
  • Jul 14, 2016
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    Theresa May became the Prime Minister of United Kingdom. David Cameron had resigned in the wake of Brexit referendum that ended his six-year-long period as the Prime Minister of Britain.

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    Image of Theresa May

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    The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Hague; Ruling was given by a five-member panel for economic rights across large swathes of South China Sea. The Netherlands has rejected China’s claims.

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    D Raj Kumar was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL). BPCL’s current chief S Varadarajan is retiring on September 2016. Rajkumar will take the charge after October 1, 2016.

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    INS India, the base depot ship of Indian Navy celebrated its 75th anniversary (Platinum Jubilee) on 13 July 2016 at New Delhi. To celebrate this grand occasion, a series of events were organised.

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    The Union Government has notified the UIDAI (Terms and Conditions of Service of Chairperson and Members) Rules, 2016 to give legal shape to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

    • As per provisions of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other… (247 more words) …
  • Jul 13, 2016
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    Indian Navy has commissioned Marine Commandos (MARCOS) base INS Karna at Bheemunipatanam Naval Base, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned INS Karna at the commissioning ceremony at Bheemunipatanam Naval Base.

    • The establishment of the first… (209 more words) …
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    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a nationwide Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF). IDFC launch for the check child diarrhoeal deaths. In New Delhi the drive of IDCF was launched by Union Minister of Health and… (277 more words) …

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    The State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) to promote innovation by start-ups in the financial sector.

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    European air travel major Airbus Helicopters has awarded a contract to Mahindra Aerostructures to supply airframe parts for its AS565 MBe Panther helicopter. Mahindra Aerostructures as the first Indian company to receive a direct manufacturing contract from Airbus as a… (199 more words) …

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    Bangladesh and India signed an agreement for the construction of a 1, 320 megawatt (MW) coal fired power plant near Sundarbans. Under bilateral cooperation the biggest project mark the transition from electricity export to generation level.

    • Agreement was signed between… (233 more words) …
  • Jul 12, 2016
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    The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) launched India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things (CoE– IoT) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Five startups have been chosen to be part of India’s first centre for excellence in Internet… (204 more words) …

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    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… (330 more words) …