2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Sep 14, 2016
  • 1 14 September Observed as National Hindi Divas [ None ]

    14 September is being celebrated as the National Hindi Divas, an annual literary-day in Hindi speaking regions of India and other countries to spread Hindi language, its cultural heritage and values and also to promote the “Matra Bhasha” (mother tongue of India) and its importanc

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  • 2 🌟 India’S Javelin Thrower Devendra Jhajharia Wins Gold at Rio Paralympics [ Sports ]

    Devendra Jhajharia the javelin thrower of India has won gold medal at Rio Paralympics 2016 with his best throw 63.97 meters, and with this he becomes first Indian to bagged two gold medals in Paralympics, previously he won gold medal at 2004 Athens games.

    • He has improved then 2004

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  • Sep 13, 2016
  • 1 Rahul Bhatnagar: New Chief Secretary of UP [ None ]

    IAS officer Rahul Bhatnagar is appointed as new Chief Secretary of UP by the Chief Minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav. He has succeeded former Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal who has taken charge on 7th July 2016 by succeeding Alok Ranjan due to his retirement.

    Image of New Chief Secretary of UP Rahul Bhatnagar

    Image of New Chief Secretary of UP Rahul Bhatnagar

    Image of New Chief Secretary of UP Rahul Bhatnagar

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  • 2 Higher Education Financing Agency Establishment Approved [ Education ]

    The Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) establishment is approved by the Union Cabinet to promote creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and identified Promoter are jointly supporti

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  • 3 3rd Phase of TEQIP Approved by Union Government [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given green signal to the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), and the project will be implemented as a Central Sector Scheme with total project outlay of 3600

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  • 4 Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma Ranked in Fortune List [ None ]

    Arundhati Bhattacharya Chairperson of SBI and top women banker of India have ranked at second position in the list of 50 most powerful women outside US in Fortune List. Along with her two other influential women’s Chanda Kochhar (Chief of ICIC bank) and Shikha Sharma (CEO of AXIS

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  • 5 Enhancement of the Buffer Stock of Pulses Up to 20 Lakh Tonnes Approved [ None ]

    The enhancement of the buffer stock for pulses up to 20 lakh tonnes has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) which was proposed by the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

    Key Facts

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  • 6 2016 US Open Men’S Singles Title Won by Stan Wawrinka [ Sports ]

    The 2016 US Open (136th edition of the US Open) men’s singles title has been won by the Switzerland tennis player Stan Wawrinka (World number 3) by beating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (World number 1) with 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 and 6-3 score.

    Image of Stan Wawrinka

    Image of Stan Wawrinka

    Image of Stan Wawrinka

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  • 7 New Guidelines for Flexi-Fund Issued for CSS [ None ]

     The new flexi-fund guidelines have been issued by Union Finance Ministry for the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) which will enable states for spending more spending money under the CSS to meet local developmental requirements.

    • Flexi-fund guidelines are prepared according to th

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  • 8 Deepa Malik: India’S First Woman to Win Paralympics Medal [ Sports ]

    Deepa Malik becomes first Indian woman who earn medal in Paralympics, after winning silver medal in Women’s shotput at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. With this India earned 3rd medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

    Image of Deepa Malik

    Image of Deepa Malik

    Image of Deepa Malik

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  • 9 “E-Nivaran” Launched by CBDT to Resolve I-T Grievances [ None ]

    “e-nivaran” (electronic resolution) has been launched by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances related to refunds, Income Tax Returns (ITRs), Tax Deducted at Source (TDS), and Permanent Account Number (PAN).

    “e-nivaran” will be ava

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  • Sep 13, 2016
  • 1 2016 BRICS Wellness Workshop Kicked Off in Bengaluru [ None ]

    The first BRICS Wellness Workshop the four day event kicked off in Bengaluru, Karnataka from September 10, 2016 jointly by Union Ministry of AYUSH and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). Along with it National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine syst

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  • Sep 12, 2016
  • 1 Haryana Earned Best Horticulture State Award [ Awards ]

    Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA)’s ‘Best Horticulture State’ award has been won by Haryana state for its strong efforts for increasing income of the farmers in horticulture.

    Best Horticulture State Haryana

    Best Horticulture State Haryana

    Best Horticulture State Haryana

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  • 2 First Daily Driverless Bus Service Started Lyon, France [ Science/Technology ]

    The world’s first ever daily driverless bus service has started in Lyon, France in Confluence area of city; it includes two electric shuttles which will transport passengers on a ten-minute route on five stops.

    Worlds First driverless bus

    Worlds First Driverless Bus

    Worlds First driverless bus

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  • 3 Urja Mitra Helpline Launches for Power Outages [ None ]

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) of the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has launched Urja Mitra Helpline for customers which will provide information regarding power outages from distribution companies. And the helpline number is 14401.

    Key Facts

    • Urja M

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  • 4 ICG Commissions “Sarathi” the Offshore Patrolling Vessel [ None ]

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have commissioned “Sarathi” the well-equipped offshore patrolling (OPV) vessel at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) shipyard at Vasco, south Goa.

    Image of ICG commissions Sarathi

    Image of ICG Commissions Sarathi

    Image of ICG commissions Sarathi

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  • 5 Mariyappan Thangavelu Begged First Gold Medal for India at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games [ Sports ]

    Mariyappan Thangavelu has bagged first gold medal for India in the category of high-jumper at the 2016 Rio Paralympics with jump of 1.89 metres.With this India’s gets third gold medal at the Paralympics after 12 years.

    Image of Mariyappan Thangavelu

    Image of Mariyappan Thangavelu

    Image of Mariyappan Thangavelu

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  • 6 Gramin Swachh Surveksha: Mandi, Sindhudurg Cleanest Districts of India [ None ]

    According Gramin Swachh Survekshan report of Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mandi district (in ‘Hills’ category) of Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg district (in the ‘Plains’) of Maharashtra category have arisen as the cleane

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  • 7 2016 ASEAN Summit [ None ]

    The 28th and 29th edition of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was held in Vientiane, Laos from 6th to 8th September 2016 and the summit was chaired by Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR H.E.

    Location of Vientiane and Laos

    Location of Vientiane and Laos

    Location of Vientiane and Laos

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  • 8 LIGO Laboratory Going to Be Set Up at Hingoli, Maharashtra [ None ]

    LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) first of this kind of laboratory in India is going to be set up soon in Aundh in Hingoli district of Maharashtra after research on existence of gravitational waves by scientists from Department of Science and Technology (

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  • 9 Majuli: First Island District of India [ Economy ]

    The first island district of India Majuli is inaugurated by Sarbananda Sonowal Chief Minister of Assam at the occasion of 90th birth anniversary of Assamese music maestro and Dadasaheb Phakle awardee Bhupen Hazarika.

    With this Manjuli becomes 35th district of Assam.

    Previously ann

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  • Sep 9, 2016
  • 1 INSAT-3DR the Advanced Weather Satellite Successfully Launched by ISRO [ Science/Technology ]

    INSAT-3DR the advanced weather satellite has been successfully launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F05), in the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

    With this ISRO has successfully launched seventh mission

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  • 2 Novel on Arunachal Pradesh’S Tribe “Apatani” Wins MM Bennetts Award [ Awards ]

    “Into the Hidden Valley” the Arunachal Pradesh’s Apatani tribe based Novel has won the 2016 MM Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction in the United Kingdom which was authored by Stuart Blackburn.

    • In this regard Stuart Blackburn was honored with this award at the HNS Conference in

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  • 3 ICICI Bank Launched Software Robotics for Power Banking Operations [ Science/Technology ]

    ICICI Bank largest private sector bank of India has created history by introducing ‘Software Robotics’ for power banking operations and become India’s first bank to deploy ‘Software Robotics’.

    ICICI Bank launched Software Robotics

    ICICI Bank Launched Software Robotics

    ICICI Bank launched Software Robotics

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  • 4 Pankaj Advani Recommended for Padma Bhushan Again [ Sports ]

    The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) has again recommended Pankaj Advani for India’s third-highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution in the Snooker. Earlier he was also nominated for Padma Bhushan last year by BSFI.

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  • 5 Sikkim Tops in of Swachh Bharat [ None ]

    Sikkim arises at first sport in the coverage of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan after two year of launch in October 2014 and Bihar reserve the last position in this Index. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, on the occasion of the 145th birthday of The Fa

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  • 6 SASTRA and TCS Jointly Introduce Teacher’S Training Centre [ Education ]

    SASTRA Deemed University and IT major Tata Consultancy Services will going to jointly open training caters at the varsity campus for teachers around 2,000 teachers from Tamil Nadu will gets training on digital teaching methods.

    Key facts:

    • This program is initiated for those teach

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  • 7 DigiLocker: the Mobile App for Driving Licenses & Vehicle Registration Certificates [ Science/Technology ]

    Nitin Gadkari the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping and Ravi Shankar Prasad the Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice have jointly launched “DigiLocker” a mobile app integrated with the Driving Licenses (DL) & Vehicle Regi

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  • 8 The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 Gets President’S Approval [ Bills ]

    Finally the Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 gets approval of President Pranab Mukherjee under the Article 111 of the Constitution and now bill becomes law officially and opens road to roll out a new indirect tax rule with this India will become one tax nation.


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  • 9 India and Greece Inks Open Skies Pact [ None ]

    India and Greece signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will enable both the countries for unlimited number of flights into each and introduced the air service agreement for open skies.

    Image of India and Greece

    Image of India and Greece

    Image of India and Greece

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