2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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Jul 28, 2016

Permanent Court of Arbitration Rules Against Antrix Coroporation in Devas Case 

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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Jul 27, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 Completes Famous Round-the-World Trip 

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, and two oceans since setting off fr…

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Jul 26, 2016

Lok Sabha Passes Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 

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 national significance.

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India’S First Green Rail Corridor Launched in Tamil Nadu 

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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Budha Rashmi Mani Appointed as Director General of National Museum 

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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G-20 Finance Ministers Pledge to Boost Global Economy 

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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Jul 25, 2016

CSIR-CMERI Develops Solar Power Tree for Generation of Electricity from Solar Energy 

‘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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Indian Shooters Manavaditya Rathore and Anant Naruka Win Bronze Medal in Junior World Cup 

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 bronze in skeet.

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China Unveils World’S Largest Amphibious Aircraft 

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 to Undertake Field Trials of Oil-Degrading Bacteria in Kochi 

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 …

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