2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Jul 25, 2016
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    Madhav Chitale committee constituted to prepare guidelines for desiltation of Ganga River. This committee constituted by Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

    • Madhav Chitale (Expert Member of NGRBA) committee includes four member.
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  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has improved the Joint Parliamentry Committe (JPC) for Land Acquistion Bill. To examine provisions of the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill, 2015, BJP Lok Sabha member Ganesh Singh was appointed as Chairman of the Joint Committee… (260 more words) …

  • Famous modern Indian artist Syed Haider Raza passed away in New Delhi following a prolonged illness. He was 94 year. He was famous for popularising Indian concepts of art and iconography globally.

    • He was also building a towering legacy of… (170 more words) …
  • Facebook has completed the first full-scale test flight of its Aquila drone. Facebook’s Internet drones named ‘Aquila’ has passed first full-scale test. This was the first time using the full-scale drone.

    • Flight test was undertaken in Yuma, Arizona (US).
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  • In Sustainable Development index (SDI) India has been ranked a low 110th out of 149 countries. SDI evaluates countries where they stand with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also their progress and certifying accountability.

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  • Virat Kohli has become the first Indian captain to score a double century outside India. He is the Indian test team captain. He achieved scoring 200 runs against West Indies on second day of the first Test at the Sir… (157 more words) …

  • Government appointed Ajay Bhushan Pandey as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). His appointment was confirmed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • Jul 22, 2016
  • 2016 Fortune 500 list of the world’s biggest corporations in terms of revenue in seven Indian companies made it the list. Fortune 500 list is an annual ranking of the world’s richest companies. Its compiled by the American business magazine… (139 more words) …

  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) given approval for installation of Ghatampur Thermal Power Project (GTPS) in Ghatampur, Uttar Pradesh. GTPC project has of 1980 MW (3 X 660 MW) capacity.

    • Project would be installed through a Joint Venture (JV)… (195 more words) …
  • National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) 2016 has been launched by Election Commission of India (ECI) in the country. The 2016 slogan of the ECI is “No voter to be left behind”. NREP 2016 will confirm single electoral register entry for… (263 more words) …

  • Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC). It objective is to give a push to port-led economic development under aspiring Sagarmala project. This company will be included under the Companies… (337 more words) …

  • India and Japan have signed a Social Security Agreement (SSA). It will come into force on 1 October 2016. This agreement will helpful for professionals and skilled workers working in both country. It will also increase bilateral business linkages.

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  • Jul 21, 2016
  • Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved India and Mozambique signing Air Services Agreement. Currently there is no Air Services Agreement between India and Mozambique.

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    • To promote… (191 more words) …
  • Union Cabinet has given approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Switzerland for cooperation in skill development. Decision was taken in the Union Cabinet Meeting in New Delhi. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.… (115 more words) …

  • India has become the fastest-growing country even in the global economy because of India got benefitted from a confluence of factor such as reduced international price of energy and elasticity in domestic private consumption

    • So, India has to continue its… (218 more words) …
  • Famous Indian hockey player Mohammed Shahid passed away because of multiple organ failure in Gurugram, Haryana. He was 56 years old. He was a member of the V Baskaran-led Indian team. He made his debut in 1979 for the Indian… (139 more words) …

  • Canadian university are going to conduct the world’s first Zika vaccine test on humans. In this test researchers from Laval University and based in Quebec City from Canada. In the world they are first international researchers team to complete all… (196 more words) …

  • Jul 20, 2016
  • Rajya Sabha passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012. Bill seeks to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 to expand the scope of the law against child labour and strict punishments for infringement. The Bill… (273 more words) …

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    SC has accepted major recommendations of Lodha Committee on reforms in BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). BCCI is the world’s richest cricketing body. In January 2016, the committee had submitted its recommendations to Supreme Court.

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  • Rohit Khandelwal won the prestigious 2016 Mr. World title and he became first Indian and first Asian to win the Mr. World title. He is the Indian actor, model, television personality. The grand ceremony was held at Southport theatre, Promenade,… (195 more words) …

  • Malcolm Turnbull was sworn as Australian Prime Minister for second term after a narrow success in the federal election. Malcolm Turnbull sworn by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in government house in Australia.

    • Malcolm Turnbull became the 29… (225 more words) …
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has signed seven one-sided Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers to reduce tax lawsuit. Number of APAs entered into by CBDT. So, CBDT has reached 77 APAs.

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  • Jul 19, 2016
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    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) is a Government of India policy which was established by the Narendra Modi government to replace the Planning Commission with the aim of creating foster involvement and participation in the economic policy-making… (711 more words) …

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    Nelson Mandela International Day known as Madela Day is celebrated on 18 July every year in the world. This day is to mark birth anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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  • In Hyderabad India’s first e-court (paperless court) was opened at High Court of Judicature. This court is the common high court for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It was inaugurated by the e-court, Supreme Court judge Justice Madan… (145 more words) …

  • Lok sabha has passed the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016. The bill seeks to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, Haryana.

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  • Indian Ministry of Railways has launch the Terrain Imaging for Diesel Drivers- Infrared Enhanced Optical and Radar Assisted (Tri-NETRA) system to reduce train accidents. TRI-NETRA will be installed on locomotives for improving the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement situation.… (214 more words) …

  • Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal won the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in women’s and men’s single categories respectively. 73rd Senior National Squash Championship was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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  • Union Railway Ministry has launched a project to install Solar Panels in all Railway Buildings. This project aims to reduce expenditure on electricity. Suresh Prabhu is the Minister of Union Railway.

    • In Punjab Amritsar Railway station he arranged the foundation… (165 more words) …
  • Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) become the first Indian company to issue “masala bonds” on London Stock Exchange (LSE). Masala bonds are in the form of synthetic rupee notes. This bond will help to HDFC.

    • India’s biggest mortgage lender (home… (238 more words) …