2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 24, 2016
  • 1 Chevalier De L’Ordre Arts Et Lettres of France Honored to Kamal Haasan [ None ]

    The prestigious Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) of France will going to be honored to Prominent film actor Kamal Haasan for his high level creative excellence and distinguished career achievements.

    Image of Kamal Haasan

    Image of Kamal Haasan

    Image of Kamal Haasan

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  • Aug 23, 2016
  • 1 SR Nathan: Indian-Origin Former Longest-Serving Singapore President is No More [ None ]

    Indian-origin and former longest-serving Singapore President Sellapan Ramanathan (S. R. Nathan) passes away due to a stroke at the age of 92 years. He was the sixth President of Singapore from 1999 to 2011 and was closely associated with the founding leader Lee Kuan Yew of Singap

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  • 2 Manjula Chellur Takes Oath as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court [ None ]

    Justice Manjula Chellur takes oath as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court and become second women to hold this post after Sujata Manohar in 1994 by replacing CJ Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela due to his retirement.

    Image of Manjula Chellur

    Image of Manjula Chellur

    Image of Manjula Chellur

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  • 3 VP Singh Badnore Takes Oath as New Governor of Punjab [ None ]

    VP Singh Badnore (69) has taken oath as the new Governor Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh at the ceremony held in Punjab Raj Bhawan Chandigarh.SJ Vazifdar a Chief Justice of Haryana High Court has administered his oath to the office.He has replaced Kaptan Singh Solanki a Go

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  • 4 Vyas Samman Award 2015 Awarded to Hindi Author Sunita Jain [ Awards ]

    The prestigious 25th Vyas Samman 2015 has been honored to Hindi scholar, novelist, writer and Hindi and English literature poet Sunita Jain by West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi for her poetry collection Kshama (published in 2008).

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    Image of Sunita Jain

    Image of Sunita Jain

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  • 5 Maharashtra: India’S First State to Draft Own Law for Internal Security [ None ]

    By drafting own internal security legislation under the Act of “The Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act (MPISA), 2016” which is proposed to set up Special Security Zones, Maharashtra became the first state in the India.

    • The bill reserved for public responses for sugge

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  • 6 24th Governor of RBI: Urjit Patel [ None ]

    Dr. Urjit R Patel (52) appointed as 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) by Union Government for three year tenure, he will replace Dr. Raghuram Rajan a former International Monetary Fund chief economist.

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    Image of Dr. Urjit R Patel

    Image of Dr. Urjit R Patel

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  • 7 Usain Bolt: Created History to Win 9 Gold Medals in Sprinting Events of Olympics [ Sports ]

    Jamaica has created history by wining 3rd Gold medal in Rio Olympics 2016 after winning gold medal in 4x100m relay final at the Rio Olympics and with this he become first athlete to win 9 gold medals in sprinting events of Olympics and create triple treble record.

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  • 8 P V Sindhu First Indian Women to Win Silver Medal at Olympics [ Sports ]

    Ace Indian shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu makes India prouder by winning the silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at 2016 Rio Olympics, she lost finals with 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 score but her achievement is very inspiring and she becomes first Indian woman to win silve

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  • 9 19 August Observed as World Humanitarian Day Celebrated [ Important Days ]

    19 August is being celebrated as the World Humanitarian Day (WHD) every year to appreciate and honor all of those who work for humanitarian personnel and have lost their lives while working for humanitarian causes and to make people aware about humanitarian assistance activates i

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  • Aug 22, 2016
  • 1 2016 Belgian Grand Prix Won by Nico Rosberg [ None ]

    The 2016 Belgian Grand Prix of Formula One has been won by the Germany’s Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg and with this he had won tenth championship title of F1 of his career and the sixth win in the 2016 season after winning Australian Grand Prix, Bahrain Grand Prix, Chinese Grand

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  • 2 Maharashtra Announced Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway Project [ None ]

    Maharashtra Government has announced its ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project in Mumbai. The project will be completed at the estimated cost of 46,000-crore rupee.

    Image of Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway project

    Image of Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway Project

    Image of Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway project

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  • 3 Rare Deep-Earth Quake S Wave Microseism Detected by Japanese Scientists [ None ]

    Scientists of the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention in Japan have detected a rare deep-Earth tremor named S (secondary) wave microseism (very faint tremors) during earthquakes study for the first time ever in history.

    Rare deep-Earth quake S wave microseism detected

    Rare Deep-Earth Quake S Wave Microseism Detected

    Rare deep-Earth quake S wave microseism detected

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  • 4 US Going to Create World’S Major Protected Marine Area Off Hawaii [ None ]

    Barack Obama a President of United States is going to expanding Hawaii’s (his native place) national monument Papahanaumokuakea which will be world’s largest protected marine reserve area.

    Image of protected marine area off Hawaii

    Image of Protected Marine Area off Hawaii

    Image of protected marine area off Hawaii

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  • 5 SBI Board Agrees Merger of 5 Associate Banks [ None ]

    The board of directors of State Bank of India has approved proposed of share swap merger of its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself and become first Indian lender to get ranked in world’s top 50 financial powerhouses in the world.

    • These five subsidiar

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  • 6 India’S First Ever Crime Criminal Tracking Network System Lunched by Maharashtra [ None ]

    India’s first ever comprehensive ‘Crime Criminal Tracking Network System’ (CCTNS) has been launched by Maharashtra Government through the operationalization of 42 cyber laboratories across the Maharashtra to fight agents increasing cybercrimes.

    • With this Maharashtra become first s

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  • 7 Court of Arbitration for Sport Banned Wrestler Narsingh Yadav for Four Years [ Sports ]

    Lausanne, Switzerland based the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has banned Narsingh Yadav an Indian wrestler for four year from all competitive sporting events based on appeal by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) because they didn’t find any evidence which prove his claim that

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  • 8 2016 Global Innovation Index: India Spot 66th Position [ None ]

    India has spotted 66th position from 81st (in 2015 GII) in the 2016 Global Innovation Index (GII) so came 15 spots up according to the annual index published by France-based international business school INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

    • This index judge

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  • 9 Gobind Tej a Well-Known Odia Actor and Director is No More [ None ]

    Gobind Tej a well-known Odia actor and director passed away during the undergoing treatment at Bhubaneswar, Odisha in a hospital at the age of 88 years.In his 50 years career he had served in many Odia feature films as an actor, director or producer.

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    Image of Gobind Tej

    Image of Gobind Tej

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  • Aug 22, 2016
  • 1 Five Villages Adopted by IIT-Kanpur Under Namami Gange Programme [ None ]

    Under the Namami Gange programme the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur has adopted five villages in Uttar Pradesh and its civil engineering department expertise will work to restrict the flow of sewage into the river.

    • These five villages are
    1. Ramel Nagar
    2. Khoyra Katree
    3. Prat

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  • 2 World’S Largest Aircraft Embarks Maiden Flight: Airlander 10 [ Science/Technology ]

    Airlander 10 the world’s largest (longest) a hybrid aircraft has taken off its maiden flight at an airfield in Cardington in central England. Hybrid Air Vehicles had made it in United Kingdom.

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    Image Of Airlander 10

    Image Of Airlander 10

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  • 3 Rio Olympics 2016: Wrestler Sakshi Malik wins first medal for India [ Sports ]

    India got its first medal in summer Rio Olympics 2016 by Freestyle wrestler Sakshi Malik (23) with the bronze in the 58kg category and with this she become the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal.

    Image of Sakshi Malik wins first medal for India

    Image of Sakshi Malik Wins First Medal for India

    Image of Sakshi Malik wins first medal for India

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  • 4 South China Sea Framework Finish by Mid of 2017 [ None ]

    According to recent agreement between China and ten member countries of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) a framework for a code of conduct to ease tension in disputed South China Sea will formed by mid of 2017.

    • At the meeting held in Inner Mongolia of northern China

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  • 5 BARC Introduced User Friendly and Portable Kit to Detect Chromium Contamination of Water [ None ]

    The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has introduced a portable kit to determination Chromium contamination in drinking water which will be very beneficial for leather steel, chrome plating, paint manufacturing and wood preservation kind of industries.

    • This kit is simple, easy

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  • 6 Tamil Ratna Award Honoured to AR Rahman [ Awards ]

    The New York based Tamil Sangam has honored Oscar winning music composer AR Rahman with the Tamil Ratna Award after his concert at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) chamber which was organized to honoured M.S. Subbulakshi, the doyen of Carnatic music.

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  • 7 First Edition of SAARC Youth Parliamentarians Conference Kicked Off in Islamabad [ None ]

    The first South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Youth Parliamentarians Conference kicked off in Islamabad, Pakistan and the key theme of the conference is “Peace and Harmony for Development” it is two-day conference starts from August 16 to 18, 2016.During the

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  • 8 New Manipur Governor: Najma Heptulla [ None ]

    Former Union Minister Dr Najma Heptulla appointed as 18th Governor of Manipur by President Pranab Mukherjee after she resigned as a Union Minority Affairs Minister in the Union Cabinet of NDA Government in July 2016.She has succeeded Shanmuganathan because he was serving as Gover

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  • 9 World’S First Quantum Communication Satellite Launched by China [ None ]

    The world’s first quantum satellite dubbed is successfully launched as Quantum Experiments at Space Scaler (QUESS) satellite by China to build a coveted “Hack-proof” communication system with potentially important military and commercial application from the Jiuquan Satellite Lau

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  • Aug 22, 2016
  • 1 Now Online Authentication Possible by Aadhaar for New Mobile Connections [ None ]

    The online authentication has been allowed by Union Government using Aadhar for new mobile connections for this Aadhaar Electronic-Know Your Customer (e-KYC) has been issued by Department of Telecom (DoT).

    Key Facts

    • The main aim behind the launch of e-KYC is to make the online pr

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  • 2 Gurdial Singhawell-Known Prominent Punjabi Writer is No More [ None ]

    Jnanpith awardee Gurdial Singh a one of the greatest Punjabi writer, novelist and short story writer passed away at Bathinda, Punjab at the age of 83 years.His novels and short stories are mainly focus on the economically and socially marginalized people in rural Punjab.

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