2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Anhad Jawanda Won Gold Medal at ISSF Junior World Cup [ Sports ]

    Anhad Jawanda won the gold medal in 25m games gun singular event at the junior shooting World Cup and he was also part of the triumphant group. With his achievement, India has won three gold medals in ISSF Junior World Cup.

    from left Gurmeet, Anhad Jawanda and Sergei Evglevski

    From Left Gurmeet, Anhad Jawanda and Sergei Evglevski

    from left Gurmeet, Anhad Jawanda and Sergei Evglevski

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  • 2 7th Pay Commission in India [ Economy ]

    The Government of India has introduced 7th Central Pay commission. Former Finance minister P Chidambaram had announced approval of 7th Pay Commission by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 25th September 2013, which was intended to come into effect from 1st January 2016. On 4

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  • 3 Gold Monetization Scheme and Bond Scheme [ Economy ]

    The effectiveness, the all-new Gold Monetization scheme of the central government is still somehow doubtful. Experts have critically analyzed all the aspects of these schemes and they have concluded that if not properly tackled then this scheme will create many types of difficult

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  • 4 Stand Up India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Stand up India scheme supports entrepreneurship among SCs, STs and women to empower them. It was launched on 5th April 2016 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Stand up India scheme offers up to ₹10 lakh and ₹1 crore bank loans for SCs STs and women for their new businesses.

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  • 5 Baluchistan Controversy [ Policy/Governance ]

    Baluchistan is the province of the Pakistan, its provincial capital and the largest city is Quetta. Baluchistan shares the border with Punjab (India). Baluchistan is known for its ancient culture and dry desert climate.

    Baluchistan History 

    • Pakistan Baluchistan had become part of

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  • 6 Startup India and Start-Up Hubs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Startup India aims to build strong ecosystem for development of startups in the country and for their economic growth. The aim is ultimately to create more job opportunities. Prime Minister of India launched this scheme on 16th January 2016. It main policy direction for this sche

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  • 7 The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 [ Bills ]

    The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 was passed by Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016. It will be significant and game changer economic reform for India. GST will simplify indirect tax structure, tax incidence, tax computation, tax payment, compliance, credit utilizatio

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  • 8 Pradhan Mantri Make in India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Narendra Modi, launched this scheme to bring development and investment to the country. According to the ruling government, to generate fresh employment, bring foreign direct investment, and to change the landscape of the country, few sectors need to be developed.

    The prospective

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  • 9 Smart City [ Policy/Governance ]

    A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology, in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. The city’s assets include schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Sagar Mala Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India lies in the Indian Ocean. The location of India is both decisive and fractural.  On one hand it is bound with a big coastal area and on the other, the threat to the coastal region is also real. Real problem lies with securing the coastline but not the borders and hence the

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  • 2 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan [ Policy/Governance ]

    For a country like India with huge population, cleanliness is one of the most important concerns. For this reason, our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2nd October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, on the 145 birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, officially launched the campaign known as Swachh

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  • 3 Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To doctor the lack of security in the lives of general and poor people, the Prime Minister of India has introduced the PMSBY scheme in Kolkata on 9th May 2015, simultaneously with two other insurance- and pension-related schemes. It is an accidental death and disability insurance

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  • 4 School Nursery “No Better Combination Than That of Students and Trees” [ Education ]

    Terrorism, inflation, defecation etc. are the problems that the world is facing. The biggest crisis that the world is facing is pollution and to check that, the only remedy is forestation. To tackle this problem, the union government has launched the School Nursery Yojana in orde

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  • 5 Pradhan Mantri Atal Pension Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Indian government is working hard to easy the life of the old people by providing them economic support. Initiation of the ATAL PENSION YOJANA is one such step towards the progress of the senior citizens. Atal Pension Yojana is a government-endorsed pension scheme in India fo

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  • 6 Beti Bachao Beti Padhao-An Initiative for a Better Tomorrow [ Education ]

    Beti Bachao Beti Padao is a scheme launched by the government of India. This scheme aims to spread awareness and improve the welfare efficiency services for women. This scheme was launched by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 22nd January 2015 at Panipat, Haryana. The scheme w

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  • 7 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act [ Economy ]

    MGNREGA stands for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural employment Guarantee Act, formally known as NGERA, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. This is an Indian job guarantee scheme, which was enacted by legislation on 25th August 2005. It provides legal guarantee of employment for

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  • 8 Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On 9th of May 2015, at Kolkata the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched a scheme known as Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana. It is government backed scheme related to life insurance. It was originally and officially announced in 2015 Budget speech by the then finance minister o

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  • 9 Digilocker – General Studies Mains [ Science/Technology ]

    Digital India is one of the most dramatic dreams of our Prime Minister till date. It actually resonates with our forward thinking nation. Digilocker is a digital locker service launched by the GOVERNMENT OF INDIA in February 2015.

    Image showing DigiLocker

    Image Showing DigiLocker

    Image showing DigiLocker

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 MUDRA Bank Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On 8th April 2015 with a corpus of Rs 20,000 crore and a credit guaranteed corpus of Rs 3,000 crore, The Prime Minister of India launched the promised Micro Units Development And Refinance Agency Ltd (Mudra). The launch was the fulfillment of the commitment given earlier given by

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  • 2 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The requirement for any occupation is skill. The better the person’s skill, the better they perform and earn. In India since the competition for a particular job is high, certified skills are more important. For this reason, the Government of INDIA took an initiative known as Pra

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  • 3 Insight Into Jan Dhan Yojana – General Studies [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The central government lead by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched various social welfare schemes throughout the country within a short span of time. Jan Dhan yojana was one of those schemes. This was a financial inclusion campaign launched on 28th August 2014.

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  • 4 Net Neutrality – What to Know? [ Science/Technology ]

    Net neutrality is the fight between the consumer and the network providers.Net neutrality requires that the entire internet be open for any and all types of traffic. What is Net Neutrality: Net Neutrality across the Globe. The principle, that internet, is open and the content sho

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  • 5 Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – General Studies [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A primary needs are food, shelter and clothes. Having a roof on head ensures a sense of security. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a social welfare program, started by Indian government on June 25, 2015. It was previously known as “Housing for all scheme”.

    Image of PMAY Scheme Logo

    Image of PMAY Scheme Logo

    Image of PMAY Scheme Logo

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  • Sep 21, 2016
  • 1 New Technique Introduced to Observe Marks of Life on Mars [ Science/Technology ]

    A novel spectroscopic technique has been introduced by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Scientists to observe marked of present or former extraterrestrial life on the Mars.

    Image of Mars rover

    Image of Mars Rover

    Image of Mars rover

    • The technique

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  • 2 HAL Become APAQG Member with Voting Rights [ None ]

    Indian State owned aerospace Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) achieved prestigious membership of Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) as a ‘Full Member with voting rights’ and with this membership India become seventh nation to join the APAQG.

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  • 3 India at 112th Place in 2016 World Economic Freedom Index [ None ]

    India grabbed 112th position in the 2016 World Economic Freedom Index (WEFI) out of 159 countries according to the report released by the Economic Freedom. The report is prepared on the base of economic freedom which has analyzed the policies and institutions of all 159 countries

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  • 4 International Day of Peace Being Observed on 21st September [ Important Days ]

    21st September is observed as the International Day of Peace across the world every year for firming up the ideals of peace, in peoples of all nations and within the nation.The International Day of Peace is celebrated to mark the efforts of those people who have struggled to end

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  • Sep 20, 2016
  • 1 ‘Indira Awaas Yojana’ Will Be Takeover by ‘Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana’ by 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) will going to be completed in March 2017 and in the last six month of the compilation it will run parallel with the Narendra Modi’s Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY).

    • The PMAY will be launched in October 2016 by the Union rural development ministry.
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  • 2 Anandi Ramalingam: First Woman Director of BEL [ None ]

    Anandi Ramalingam appointed as the Director Marketing of the Public sector Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and with this she becomes a first woman who is appointed as director of BHL.

    Image of Anandi Ramalingam

    Image of Anandi Ramalingam

    Image of Anandi Ramalingam


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  • 3 Super Computer PARAM-ISHAN Inaugurated at IIT Guwahati [ Science/Technology ]

     The super computer PARAM ISHAN the fastest and most powerful computer in North East, Eastern and Southern region of India has been inaugurated by Prakash Javadekar the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister at IIT Guwahati campus.

    Key features

    • IIT Guwahati and C -DAC (C

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