2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Aug 2, 2016
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    On 28 July, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016 was passed by the Parliament, along with the Rajya Sabha’s approval.The bill provides for establishment of funds at the Centre and state levels for compensatory afforestation.

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    Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. He succeeded Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, who is now appointed judge of Supreme Court. He was member of the Legal Education Committee for 3 years… (219 more words) …

  • Aug 1, 2016
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    The European Union’s executive on Wednesday tapped former French financial services commissioner Michel Barnier as its chief negotiator for the U. K. ’s exit from the bloc. The European Commission is the EU’s executive body. It represents the interests of… (345 more words) …

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    India has signed a defence deal with United States worth over $1 billion to purchase four additional Poseidon-8I (P8I) long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

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    The World Hepatitis Day is being observed every year on July 28 around the globe to spread awareness about viral hepatitis. WHO has accepted that viral hepatitis as a serious public health problem in India stated the report.

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    Today ICC announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris, and George Lohmann would be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. Muralitharan becomes the first Sri Lankan cricket player to be inducted into the ICC… (506 more words) …

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    India Meteorological Department (IMD) will use supercomputers to forecast India’s annual summer monsoon as announced by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences. The model will be based on a dynamical monsoon system and will be operational from year 2017. IMD… (404 more words) …

  • Jul 28, 2016
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    Union Cabinet has given its approval for raising foreign shareholding limit from current 5 % to 15 % in Indian Stock Exchanges. Decision carries the investment limit of foreign units at par with that of domestic organization.

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    Joint expeditions by India and the United States have discovered large, highly developed accumulations of natural gas hydrate (an icy form of the fuel) in Indian Ocen. Discovery was made by the Union Oil Ministry and the US Geological Survey… (334 more words) …

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    Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of a new AIIMS at Bhatinda, Punjab under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The medical institution will have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds, which will include Emergency Beds, Private Beds,… (208 more words) …

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    Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands has ruled against Antrix Corporation in the case with Devas Corporation over sharing of spectrum on satellites.

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    Social activist Bezwada Wilson and musician TM Krishna have won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016. Bezwada Wilson and TM Krishna are among the total six awardees selected for the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award, often regarded as Asia’s Nobel Prize.… (349 more words) …

  • Jul 27, 2016
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    The BRICS Strategy Planning Discussion was successfully concluded in Patna, Bihar. Delegates of BRICS countries. BRICS countries includes – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa had attended the meeting.

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    Solar Impulse 2 has become the first aircraft to circle the sphere using solar energy after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey. The long-range solar-powered aircraft has travelled 26744 miles across four continents, three seas,… (294 more words) …

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    Flipkart acquired online fashion portal Jabong through its fashion unit Myntra. Jabong was acquired by Flipkart in a cut-price deal that values the online fashion store at 70 million dollars.

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    For the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, Union Government has issued notification. It was issued as per the Cabinet approval in June 2016.4. 8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners will get the increased payout from their… (269 more words) …

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    Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has setup a seven-member committee for discovering the other possible alternatives to pellet guns as non-lethal guns. Committee will be headed by Joint Secretary of MHA TVSN Prasad. It will submit its report within… (139 more words) …

  • Jul 26, 2016
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    Lok Sabha has passed Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The bill seeks to set up six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The Bill amend the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 to add six new IITs as institutions of… (179 more words) …

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    India’s first Green Rail Corridor was inaugurated by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu. It is the 114-km long Rameswaram-Manamadurai track in Tamil Nadu. It was inaugurated through video-conferencing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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    Finance Ministers from the Group of 20 (G-20) major economies have promised to improvement the global economy, they say is a showing a weak recovery. At the end of the two-day meeting of G-20 this announcement was made.

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    Archaeologist Dr. Budha Rashmi Mani was appointed as Director General (DG) of National Museum for the period of 3 years or till attainment of age 70. The appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) presided by… (236 more words) …

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    Scientists are working on storing digital data in the base sequence of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid). They are looking for to make the genetic material capable to store data for long time in durable format as a store data for the… (279 more words) …

  • Jul 25, 2016
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    ‘Solar Power Tree’ launched by Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences in New Delhi. An innovative way to generate electricity by harnessing maximum solar energy in a limited space.

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    Well-known violinist Avasarala Kanyakumari was selected for the prestigious 2016 Sangita Kalanidhi Award. She becomes first female violinist chosen in the history of this important award.

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    Indian shooter Manavaditya Rathore has won the trap bronze medal in the Champion of the Junior World Cup. Junior World Cup held in Porpetto, Italy. In trap event Manavaditya won the bronze medal and Anant Naruka has also won a… (102 more words) …

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    The world’s largest amphibious aircraft called as the AG600. China has completed the production of it. This aircraft was exposed by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) in the southern port city of Zhuhai.

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    Scientists have planned to undertake field trials of three new strains of oil-degrading bacteria in Kochi, Kerala. These new strains conducted Laboratory tests were successful. The Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute of Plant Sciences (MBGIPS), Kozhikode and Bharat Petroleum Corporation… (193 more words) …

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    Water Metro project launched by Kerala Government in Kochi. This is the first ever Water Metro project in the India. This project was launched by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Kochi.

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    Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has becoming first Indian Junior athlete to create a World Record in junior athletics Championship. In the IAAF Under-20 World Athletics Championship, he achieved this feat, by throwing javelin at a record distance of 86.48 m… (128 more words) …

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    Well-known Music Director and singer Bapi Lahiri was honoured with Mahanayak award by the West Bengal Government. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee deliberated the Mahanayak award to Bapi Lahiri on the occasion of 36th death anniversary of Uttam Kumar.

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