2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 12, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Approves Liberalization of FDI Norms for NBFCs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union cabinet approval to amend regulation for foreign direct investment in the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs). The government has annoused liberalisation in eight sectors including defense and civil aviation sectors.

    • Since November 2015, this is the third major relaxation

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  • 2 Pakistani Cricketer Hanif Mohammed is No More [ Sports ]

    Pakistani former captain and batsman Hanif Mohammed passed away at the age of 81, due to prolonged battle with lung cancer. He held the record for the longest innings in Test cricket. He was a cricketer of Pakistan.

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  • 3 Rio 2016: Michael Phelps Wins Men’S 200m Individual Medley for 22nd Gold [ Sports ]

    Michael Phelps grabbed a dominant victory in the 200m individual medley in Rio 2016 game at Rio de Janeiro. He became the third Olympian to win the same individual event at four straight in Rio 2016 game.

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  • 4 CCEA Gives Nod to Development of AUSC Technology for Thermal Power Plants [ Economy ]

    CCEA given approval for the development of AUSC technology for the thermal power plants. For the research and development project 900 crore rupees grant spread over three years for the development of AUSC technology for thermal power plants was approved by CCEA.

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  • 5 Government Constitutes Amitabh Kant Committee to Review E-Commerce Rules [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Government has constitutes Amitabh Kant committee to review e- commerce rules. Four states including Maharashtra and Karnataka will also be the members of the committee. The committee would suggest ways to further promote the growth of the sector.

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  • Aug 11, 2016
  • 1 Lok Sabha Passes Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Lok Sabha passes Taxation Law (Amendment) Bill 2016, to provide tax incentives in certain commercial sectors. This bill seeks to amend Income Tax act, 1961 and Customs Tariff Act, 1975.

    Image shows the Lok Sabha of the India

    Image Shows the Lok Sabha of the India

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  • 2 K M Hanumantharayappa Assumes Charge as Chairman of Central Silk Board [ Policy/Governance ]

    K M Hanumantharayappa assumed charged as a chairman of Central Silk Board by the Union Ministry of Textiles. K M Hanumantharayappa is the 25th Chairman of the central silk board. He succeeds N S Bissegowda. He is a sericulturist and weaver. He is a senior political leader of Bhar

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  • 3 Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and South Africa in the Field of Tourism [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet has given approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Africa for cooperation in the field of tourism. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    Image Shows the Relation between South Africa and India

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  • 4 China Launches Gaofen-3 High-Resolution Radar Imaging Satellite [ Science/Technology ]

    China has launched a Gaofen-3 new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite. This satellite launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province.

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  • 5 Monsoon’S Impact on Indian Economy [ Economy ]

    Monsoons play a very essential role in Indian economy. Indian economy is based on Industrial sector and agriculture. A good monsoon is favourable for farmers while poor and insufficient rain fall cause the crop failure. 70% of the people are directly related with farming.

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  • Aug 10, 2016
  • 1 105,630 Govt Schools in India Have Just One Teacher [ Education ]

    The number of government elementary and secondary schools in India which are run by a single teacher. According to the Parliament 105,630 government schools have a just one teacher in India.

    Key Details:

    • As per the RTE guidelines there has to be one teacher for every 30 to 35 stude

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  • 2 South China Sea Dispute [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    South China Sea disputes involve both Island and maritime claims. China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei all country has competing this claim over territory in the South China Sea.

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  • 3 Manipur’S Iron Lady Irom Sharmila Ends 16-Year-Long Hunger Strike [ None ]

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila broken her fast on 9 August 2016. Irom Sharmila has ended a 16 year hunger strike against a controversial law in the country. She said that she wants to become the chief minister of Manipur to take positive steps for the state.

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  • 4 India Seeks Help of US and European Countries to Crack Pakistan Terror Fund Trail [ Economy ]

    India approached to selects United States and European countries, which are the parts of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to crack terror fund trail details from Pakistan. Terror fund trail of Pakistan includes Al Rehmat Trust from Pakistan.

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  • 5 Government: NPA of Commercial Banks Increased by Around 4% [ Economy ]

    Government announced the Non-Performing Assets (NPA) of commercial banks have increased around by 4% in last year (March 2015 to March 2016). Union Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar has announced in Rajya sabha.

    Key Details:

    • In March 2015 the NPA of bank was 5.43% which

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  • Aug 9, 2016
  • 1 Rajya Sabha Passes Mental Health Care Bill [ Policy/Governance ]

    Rajya sabha passes a Mental Health care bill to provide better health care facility for people which are suffering from mental illness. Health Minister is J P Nadda. The bill aims is to provide better support and facilities to the people suffering from various kinds of mental ill

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  • 2 PM Narendra Modi Releases Theme Song for Tiranga Yatra to Mark 70 Years of Independence [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a theme song ’70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani′ for Tiranga Yatra being organised to mark the 70th anniversary of Independence day of India. The song 70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani composed by Dr. Ghazal Srinivas.

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  • 3 August 9: International Day of the World’S Indigenous People [ Important Days ]

    United Nations (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9. International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was first marked by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

    • Right of indigenous peoples to education is also protected by a number

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  • 4 Endosulfan Causes DNA Damage in Animals: Study [ Science/Technology ]

    First time, researchers in India have found that mice and rats exposed to endosulphan suffer from DNA damage and genomic instability and reduced DNA damage response. The research has been made available by a team of researchers led by Prof. Sathees Raghavan from the Department of

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  • 5 Rio 2016: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar Becomes First Indian to Qualify for Vault Finals [ Sports ]

    Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar scripted history in Rio Olympics 2016. She became the India’s first woman Artistic gymnast. The total score of Dipa Karmakar is 52.698 points in Rio 2016.

    • Dipa Karmakar will be the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics in 52 years.
    • Go Sports

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  • 6 Abhijeet Gupta Wins Commonwealth Chess Championship in Colombo [ Sports ]

    Abhijeet Gupta retaining the 20th Commonwealth Chess championship crown 2016 held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is a Grandmaster and former world junior champion in Chess. All the medals in the senior category were won by the Indians players.

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  • 7 WII to House India’S First Tiger Repository [ Economy ]

    Under the Wildlife Institute of India’s new Tiger Cell WII will house the country’s first repository on tigers. They worked with the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on tiger conservation and population estimation and in the process we have created a vast database.


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  • 8 Odisha Government Launches Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Odisha government launched a Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana for a special assistance scheme for elderly weavers to mark the second National Handlooms Day. This scheme has been launched by Naveen Patnaik CM of Odisha.

    Odisha government launched a Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

    Odisha Government Launched a Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

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  • 9 Telangana Signs MoU with ISRO for Water Resources Info System [ Policy/Governance ]

    Telangana Irrigation Department signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation. This agreement sign for the setting up a Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS) on the ‘Bhuvan’ web portal.


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  • Aug 9, 2016
  • 1 2nd National Handloom Day Celebrated in Varansi [ Important Days ]

    Second National Handloom Day celebrated on August 7 in all over country. Union ministry of textiles marked the 2nd National Handloom Day with the number of event in Varansi. Smriti Zubin Irani was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

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    Image Shows the National Handloom Day

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  • Aug 8, 2016
  • 1 Niti Aayog Has Identified Eight PSUs for Closure [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Government think-tank National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has identified 8 PSUs for closure after finding them weak for renewal. For the proposal Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) gives in- principle approval.

    • Out of 74 loss-making public sector units Niti

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  • 2 Vijay Rupani Takes Oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat [ Policy/Governance ]

    Vijay Rupani sworn in as chief minister of Gujarat. Vijay Rupani is the leader of Gujarat BJP. He succeeds Anandiben Patel, was the senior most cabinet minister in Anandiben Government. They take an oath at the Mahatma Mandir conference hall in Gandhinagar.

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    Image Shows the Vijay Rupani and Others

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  • 3 PM Modi to Launch Mission Bhagiratha [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched ‘Mission Bhagiratha’. It has been inaugurate a massive 40,000-crore Telangana state water grid. Telangana state Chief Minister is K. Chandrashekar Rao.

    Telangana state Chief Minister and India's Prime Minister

    Telangana State Chief Minister and India's Prime Minister

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  • 4 IBJA Announces Awards for Indian Medal Winners in Rio 2016 Olympics [ Awards ]

    In Rio 2016 Olympics, India Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA) announced Sovereign Gold Bonds and silver to the Indian medal winners in Rio 2016 Olympics. Sovereign Gold Bonds of 500 gms will be awarded to the Gold Medal winners and 1 kg silver will be awarded to Silver Med

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  • 5 Assamese Litterateur Mahim Bora is No More [ None ]

    Assamese litterateur Padma Shri Mahim Bora has passed away because of old age problems. He was 92-year old. He had received the Sahitya Akademi award for his most popular work ‘Edhani Mahir Hanhi’ in 2001.

    Assamese litterateur Padma Shri Mahim Bora

    Assamese Litterateur Padma Shri Mahim Bora

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