2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 31, 2016
  • 1 29 August Observed as National Sports Day of India [ Important Days ]

    29 August observed as the National Sports Day in India every year to pay tribute to legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary and to celebrate this day President Pranab Mukherjee conferred National Sports Awards to the sports person at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, N

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  • Aug 30, 2016
  • 1 2016 World Risk Index: India at 77th Position [ None ]

    India ranked at 77th from the list of 171 countries in the 2016 World Risk Index (WRI) which is recently released by the United Nations University Institute for Environment (UNUIE) and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft in cooperation with the collaboration of

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  • 2 POCSO E-Box [ Policy/Governance ]

    The POCSO e-box provide easy and direct reporting for any sexual crimes with children and it also provide fast action against offenders under POCSO Act, 2012 online as initiative of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

    Basically, it is online complaint m

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  • 3 19th SAARC Summit Hosting by Pakistan in Islamabad [ None ]

    19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit meeting of the head of states or head of government of the eight SAARC countries will be kicked off in Islamabad a capital city and Murree of Pakistan on 9th and 10th November 2016 and nine observers of SAARC al

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  • 4 22nd Edition of Delhi Book Fair Kicked Off [ None ]

    The 22nd edition of the Delhi Book Fair (DBF) kicked off at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, the fair will be nine days event and 4th September 2016 will be last day of the fair.The theme of the this edition of DBF is to highlight initiatives undertaken by Union Government for its Sa

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  • 5 POCSO E-Box an Online Facility for Protection of Children from Sexual Abuse Launched [ None ]

    Menaka Gandhi the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) e-box is next step in the area of offending children from sexually abusement at the event held in New Delhi.

    Key Facts

    • The POCSO (Protection of Childr

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  • 6 Nine New Breeds of Livestock and Poultry Registers by NBAGR [ None ]

    New nine breeds of indigenous farm animals has been recently identified and registered based on scientifically produced indication by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) after approval of the Breed registration Committee.

    Key Facts

    • The New Breeds Registered An

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  • 7 Singapore Launched First Self-Driving Taxis of the World [ None ]

    Singapore becomes world’s first country to launch first ever self-driving taxi service and this is significant step in latest technology demonstration which shows modernize future transport industry.Singapore based an autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy has launched this

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  • 8 First Children’S Court of South India Region Inaugurated in Hyderabad [ None ]

    South India regions first Children Court was launched at the Nampally Criminal Courts Complex in Hyderabad, Telangana for quick disposal of causes related to children.After Goa and Delhi, Telangana becomes third state to have a child friendly court and over all 6th child-friendly

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  • 9 Women SHGs Should Be Provided Loans at 7% Rate as Per RBI Recommendations [ None ]

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recommended banks to provide loans to Women Self-Help Group (SHG) up to Rs 3 lakh at 7 per cent interest rate under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)-Aajeevika scheme during 2015-16

    Key Facts

    • After getting approval from the Union Minist

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  • Aug 30, 2016
  • 1 G Satheesh Reddy: First IEI-IEEE Award Winner [ Awards ]

    Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy the senior DRDO scientist has won the first IEI-IEEE Award for Engineering Excellence for his important national contributions in missiles and aerospace technologies.

    Image of G Satheesh Reddy

    Image of G Satheesh Reddy

    Image of G Satheesh Reddy

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  • 2 Abhinav Bindra Appointed as a Head of NRAI Review Committee on Rio Debacle [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Abhinav Bindra India’s first and only individual Olympic gold-medalist is going to head the five-member review committee constituted by National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) to probe the Indian shooters’ Rio Games debacle.

    Image of Abhinav Bindra

    Image of Abhinav Bindra

    Image of Abhinav Bindra

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  • 3 Cristiano Ronaldo Won UEFA Best Player in Europe Award [ Awards ]

    The UEFA Best Player has been won by Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo (31) at Europe award for 2015-16 year by beating Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale and with this he had won this award for the second time after 2013–14.

    Image of Cristiano Ronaldo

    Image of Cristiano Ronaldo

    Image of Cristiano Ronaldo

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  • Aug 29, 2016
  • 1 Sakshi Malik: Brand Ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao Campaign in Haryana [ None ]

    Wrestler Sakshi Malik become Haryana’s brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao (save daughter, educate daughter) campaign which aims to empower the girl child and decrease the rates of female foeticide in all the districts where child sex ratio is low. Haryana has a low gend

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  • 2 India and Fiji, Air Services Agreement Approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    New Air Services Agreement (ASA) of India and Fiji has got green signal by the Union Cabinet. The Agreement was firstly signed in January, 1974 and this is updation of the existing ASA.

    Key Facts

    • The main aim behind this updation of ASA is to improve the air connectivity between t

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  • 3 Akashvani Maitree Channel Launched by President Pranab Mukherjee in Bangladesh [ None ]

    Akashvani Maitree (Moitree) Channel along with multimedia website has been launched by President Pranab Mukherjee in Bengali language for listeners in West Bengal, Bangladesh and the adjoining areas with blending content for both India and Bangladesh and preserving Bengali Cultur

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  • 4 Union Government launches “Sugamya Pustakalaya” E-Library for visually disabled [ None ]

    Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Thawar Chand Gehlot has launched Accessible E-Library ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ for visually disable person under Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan of Prime Minister with more than 2 lakhs books in different languages at a function held

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  • 5 Scientists Introduced New Laser Developed from Fluorescent Jellyfish Proteins [ None ]

    Scientists has created history by introducing new LASER (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) from fluorescent jellyfish proteins for the first time ever, it were grown in bacteria.

    • It is a major advance innovation in polariton lasers operating at room tempera

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  • 6 Women Parliamentarians Forum (BRICS) Adopted Jaipur Declaration [ None ]

    Women Parliamentarians forum BRICS has been universally passed the Jaipur Declaration in the closing ceremony of the Forum’s meeting in Jaipur related to the climate change on ecological systems, biodiversity and food production.

    Image of Brazil,Russia,India,China and South Africa(BRICS)

    Image of Brazil,Russia,India,China and South Africa(BRICS)

    Image of Brazil,Russia,India,China and South Africa(BRICS)

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  • 7 BSNL and Microsoft Signed MoU for Enterprise Business [ None ]

    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) a State-run telecom giant and Microsoft India has signed a strategic business Memorandum of Understanding for providing  telecom and IT solutions for big businesses to fulfill the demand for IT and cloud services along with audio and video need

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  • 8 World Mosquito Day Observed on 20th August [ Important Days ]

    Every year 20th August is being observed as the World Mosquito Day to raise awareness about the main reason is Mosquito behind causes of malaria and also to prevent and fundraise for research into the treatment of malaria.


    • The World Mosquito Day is also celebrated in

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  • 9 Union Government Announced National Sports Awards 2016 [ Awards ]

    Every year Union Government confers National Sports Awards to honor excellence in the field of sports in India by the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.

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  • Aug 24, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra: First State of India to Sign MoU with Centre, AAI to Develop 10 Airports Under RCS [ None ]

    Maharashtra becomes first state of India to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop 10 airports under the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme by providing the concessions required from the State

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  • 2 India Sign Agreement on Vocational Training with Germany [ None ]

    India signed an agreement on vocational training with Germany to bring up conditions to create and improve workplace-based vocational training in industrial clusters of India by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and German International Cooperati

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  • 3 Closing Ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympics took Place on 22nd August [ Sports ]

    After 16 days of sporting spectacle the 31st session of Summer Olympics which was hosted by Brazilian City, Rio de Janeiro ended with a colorful ceremony.Around 11,000 sports person has participated in 2016 Rio Olympics from 205 countries with first-ever refugee team including in

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  • 4 Andhra Pradesh: First State of India to Launch DNA Profiling of Criminals [ None ]

    By launching DNA Index System (DIS) for DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) profiling of criminals which use the latest DNA technology tool (also known as Rapid HIT DNA System) uses Andhra Pradesh became the first state of India to launch it.

    • The system is developed by IntegenX of United

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  • 5 2016 Kabaddi World Cup Will Be Hosted by Gujarat [ Sports ]

    Ahmedabad is going to host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup between October 7 and 22, 2016 as announced by the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) and 12 Kabaddi teams across the world are participating in this world to represent all the five geographies of the Olympic Games and these 1

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  • 6 According to UNESCAP Report India Bagged 39th Position in Asia Pacific on Fixed Broadband [ None ]

    India sweep down its ranks at 39th with 1.35 citizens subscription in fixed broadband adoption list among the 53 Asia Pacific countries according to the recent report “State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific 2016: Uncovering the Widening Broadband Divide” published by UNESCAP.

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  • 7 China Opens Longest and Highest Glass Bridge of World [ None ]

    China creates history by opening the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge to visitors in central China between two mountain cliffs known as the Avatar Mountains in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province.

    Imafe of China glass bridge

    Imafe of China Glass Bridge

    Imafe of China glass bridge

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  • 8 Olympic Order Award Honored to IOA President N Ramachandran [ Awards ]

    Olympic Order the highest Oylmpic Movement award honored to N. Ramachandran a president Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement by the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.

    Image of Narayana Ramachandran

    Image of Narayana Ramachandran

    Image of Narayana Ramachandran

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