2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 8, 2016
  • 1 Rio Olympics 2016 Opens with a Glittering Ceremony in Rio De Janerio [ Sports ]

    Summer Olympic Games opened in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. It’s a 31st Summer Olympic Games. This ceremony held in the Maracana Stadium. Rio Olympics 2016 starts at 5th August with a glittering ceremony in Rio De Janerio.

    Opening ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016

    Opening Ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016

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  • 2 Corporation Bank Launches Group Insurance Scheme for Borrowers [ Economy ]

    Chief executive officer and managing director Jai Kumar Garg of Corporation Bank launched a ‘Group Credit Life Insurance Scheme’ of Life Insurance Corporation of India. The scheme made available initially at all the branches of Mangaluru Zone.

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    Logo of Corporation of Bank

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  • 3 China Successfully Launches First Satellite for Mobile Telecommunication [ Science/Technology ]

    The first satellite for mobile telecommunication successfully launched by China. Satellite name is Tiantong-01 and this satellite was launched at southwestern China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center with the Long March-3B carrier rocket.

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    Image Shows the China Successfully Launches First Satellite

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  • 4 Union Government Launches MAA, Nation-Wide Breast Feeding Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government launched a nation-wide programme MAA – (Mothers’ Absolute Affection) for promoting breastfeeding. Union Health Minister J P Nadda launched this programme. Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit is brand ambassador of this campaign.

    Government launched a nation-wide programme MAA

    Government Launched a Nation-wide Programme MAA

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  • 5 Government Fixes an Inflation Target of 4 Percent for Five Years [ Economy ]

     Union government fixes an inflation target of 4% for the period of next five years. (Till March 31, 2021). This inflation target of 4 % can help moderate future price rises. It’s also support macroeconomic stability.

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    Image Shows the Inflation

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  • Aug 5, 2016
  • 1 ESignDesk: Aadhar-Linked eSignature Facility Launched [ Policy/Governance ]

    Aadhar-linked eSignature facility launched by LegalDesk. It’s a Bengaluru based start-up for the online legal documentation business. Government focus on creating digital infrastructure and that will allow more firms to innovate and provide services to people.

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  • 2 Gujarat HC Quashes 10% Quota for Economically Backward Classes [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Gujarat High Court quashes 10% quota for economically backward classes among the unreserved category. Such quota is not a classification, as claimed by the government but it is indeed reservation.

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  • 3 Shubha Mudgal Selected for Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award [ Awards ]

    Singer Shubha Mudgal has been selected for the 23rd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award. She has been awarded for her outstanding contribution in the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill.

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    Image of Singer Shubha Mudgal

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  • 4 Nita Ambani Becomes First Indian Woman Member of IOC [ Sports ]

    The chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambanihas been elected as an individual member of the International Olympiad committee (IOC). She becomes the first Indian women to join the world body, which governs Olympic sports in the world.

    Nita Ambani the Chairperson of Reliance foundation

    Nita Ambani the Chairperson of Reliance Foundation

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  • 5 RBI Launches Portal to Curb Illegal Money [ Policy/Governance ]

    Reserve bank of India launches the portal to curb illegal and unauthorised pooling of funds by unscrupulous firms. This portal will help people to obtain information about entities allowed to collect deposits.

    RBI governor Raghuram Rajan

    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

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  • Aug 4, 2016
  • 1 India and Lao‘S Signing of Air Services Agreement Approved by Union Cabinet [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union cabinet given approval for signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Lao. Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. This agreement is expected to greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchange between the two countries.

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  • 2 Cabinet Nod for 3% Spectrum Fee, Auction Gets Green Signal [ Economy ]

    The union cabinet approves minimum 3% spectrum usage charge to adjust the gross revenues. So, every mobile operator will require to pay the exchequer and the same charge will be applicable for the spectrum to be acquired in the upcoming round.

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    Image Shows the Mobile Technology

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  • 3 Japan Cabinet Approves Economic Stimulus Package Worth $275 Billion [ Economy ]

    Japanese cabinet approved $274 billion stimulus package for economy and increase the growth of world’s third largest economy. This decision taken by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. Japanese cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

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  • 4 7th Meeting of SAARC Immigration Authorities Held in Islamabad [ Science/Technology ]

    Seventh meeting of SAARC immigration authorities held in Islamabad, Pakistan. Its aim is to study various area to maximize the potential of visa exemption scheme launched between the member countries in 1992.

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    SAARC Visa Exemption Scheme

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  • 5 Anant Maheshwari Appointed as President of Microsoft India [ Science/Technology ]

    Anant Maheshwari appointed as a president of software giant Microsoft in India. As a President of Microsoft, he will be responsible for Microsoft’s product, service, and support offerings in India.

    Anant Maheshwari president of Microsoft in India

    Anant Maheshwari President of Microsoft in India

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  • Aug 3, 2016
  • 1 Indian Medical Council (Amendment Bill), 2016 Passed by Parliament [ Policy/Governance ]

    Lok sabha passed the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Its aims to bring private colleges under the field of the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill. This bill related to conduct of uniform entrance examination for admission to all medical educational institution

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  • 2 Rio Olympics 2016 Starts from 5th August [ Sports ]

    Rio Olympiad 2016 is a major international multi sports events. This event organised by International Olympiad committee. This event held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil from 5 August to 21 august.

    • The games of the XXXI Olympiad are known as Rio Olympiad 2016.
    • The opening ceremony will

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  • 3 Typhoon Nida Hits Hong Kong and Southern China [ Economy ]

    In Philippines Typhoon Nida are known as Cariana. Typhoon Nida hit Hong Kong with high winds and heavy rain, forcing schools, businesses and transport services to shut. In Hong Kong, many financial hub shutting down and also disturbing the flights because of Typhoon Nida.

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  • 4 Novak Djokovic Wins 2016 ATP Toronto Masters [ Sports ]

    Novak Djokovic won the 2016 ATP Toronto Masters title by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He became the world no. 1 men’s singles tennis player and he gets 30 ATP World tour masters 1000 titles.

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  • 5 Jammu, Tirupati Among Six Places to Get IITs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Rajya sabha approves Jammu and Tirupati are among six cities across the countries which are set to get IITs. This was included in Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill 2016. IITs are the centre of excellence and they will continue to remain same.

    Indian Institutes of Technology

    Indian Institutes of Technology

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  • 6 Rani Singh Nair Appointed as Chairman of CBDT [ Policy/Governance ]

    Senior Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Rani Singh Nair is appointed as the new CBDT Chairperson with incumbent Atulesh Jindal retiring on Sunday. Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed Rani Singh appointment.

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  • 7 West Bengal Wins All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015 [ Awards ]

    West Bengal has been selected for the All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015. This will be the first time the state will be receiving this award. It was selected by the 51st committee from the Indira Gandhi Krishi Bikash Kendra, for its achievement in the four

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  • 8 Adman Srinivasan Swamy Conferred with AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award [ Awards ]

    Srinivasan K.Swamy was conferred the Lifetime Achievement award by Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI). Popularly known as Sundar, he is a veteran of almost four decades in the advertising industry.

    Srinivasan K.Swamy conferred the Lifetime Achievement award

    Srinivasan K.Swamy Conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award

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  • 9 PM Narendra Modi Flags Off Run for Rio Event [ Sports ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off ‘Run for Rio’ event at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium to cheer for the largest ever-Indian contingent who will be participating at the multi-sport event in Rio.

    • Modi wished luck to the Rio-bound Indian sportsman to boost

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  • Aug 3, 2016
  • 1 India to Host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup [ Sports ]

    The International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) is immensely proud that Kabaddi is growing in popularity very fast. Janardan Singh Gehlot, President-International Kabaddi Federation, has scheduled global stage with the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup in India.

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    Image Shows the Kabaddi World Cup in India

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  • Aug 2, 2016
  • 1 Lewis Hamilton Wins 2016 German Grand Prix of F1 [ Sports ]

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton from Great Britain has won the 2016 German Grand Prix title of Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton was his fourth consecutive win in the 2016 season and overall fifth title of the 2016 season.

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    Image Shows the Lewis Hamilton

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  • 2 Patna Pirates Wins 4th Season of Pro Kabaddi League [ Sports ]

    The Patna Pirates won the fourth edition of STAR Sports-ProKabaddi League by defeating Jaipur Pink Panthers. Jaipur Pink Panthers recorded a 34-24 win over Telugu Titans as they made their way into the final of Pro Kabaddi Season 4 in Hyderabad.

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    Image of ProKabaddi League

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  • 3 Railway Ministry Launches Agartala to Delhi Broad Gauge Train Service [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Railway Ministry has flagged off the broad gauge train service dubbed as ‘Tripura Sundari Express’ from Agartala (Tripura) to Delhi. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off it. With this, the landlocked north eastern state of Tripura entered the broad gauge rai

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  • 4 Union Government Constitutes DISHA for Implementation of Central Schemes [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Centre has announced the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) for effective development and coordination of Central Government’s programme. It will be known as DISHA and first meeting will be held on August 13, 2016.

    Programs/schemes of Ministry of rural developement DISHA

    Programs/schemes of Ministry of Rural Developement DISHA

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  • 5 Forces Command Exempted from Ambit of RTI [ Policy/Governance ]

     In 2005, the Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which is part of the National Command Authority (NCA), has been added to the Second Schedule of the Right to Information Act (RTI). A government notification said the Strategy Forces Command was being brought under sub-section (2) of

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