2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Sep 28, 2016
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    Reliance Communications (RCom) and Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio) were virtually merged, to reduce the debt burden by upto 75 % in the next one year. Under the merger, RCom will share spectrum, network, and towers with Mukesh Ambani’s RJio.

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    The Bar Council of India set the age limit for legal education for three and five-year law programmes.The law collage seats will fill complying with clause 28 of the Legal Education Rules 2008.

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    The human resource development ministry (HRD) suggested introducing reservation in teaching appointments in Indian Institutes of Management (IIM),HRD department states that no authority is above the constitution of India.

    • Currently a few technical and research institutes are resisting reservation policy… (218 more words) …
  • Sep 27, 2016
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    The Belgium open title of the table tennis was won by the Sathiyan Gnanasekaran the Indian paddler. He won the men’s singles category at the finals in De Haan in Belgium.He won his first pro title.

    Image of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

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    India got a historical victory against New Zealand by 197 runs in 500th cricket Test played at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur on the fifth and final day of the match. India won with 434 runs.

    • New Zealand scored 236.… (161 more words) …
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    27th September is the World Tourism Day (WTD) to remind the importance and immense benefits of universal accessibility to tourism. Its purpose to foster international awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value.… (320 more words) …

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    In 5th Asian Beach Games, Pinky Balhara of India has won bronze medal in women’s 52kg Kurash category. The games were held at Da Nang, Vietnam. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy of Vietnam won the gold medal in same category.… (179 more words) …

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    Arun Goyal a Senior IAS officer is appointed as the first additional secretary in the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council Secretariat headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

    GST is the managing body having authority to decide tax rate,… (179 more words) …

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    Tianyan is the largest radio telescope in the world developed by China. Also known as “Heavenly Eye” or “The Eye of Heaven” or the “Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST)”.

    World’s Largest Radio Telescope

    World’s Largest Radio Telescope

    World’s Largest Radio Telescope

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    Indian origin American scientist Dr. Subhash Kot and Dr. Manu Prakash have won prestigious MacArthur ‘genius’ grant in their field of interest for their remarkable discoveries. They each receive $625,000 (approx. Rs. 4 crore) over a period of five years.… (171 more words) …

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    According to the latest study by Lancet, Iceland and Sweden are the greatest Countries on the earth. The study measured shortcomings of sustainable development efforts- sicknesses, road injuries, smoking, water quality, and war.

    Iceland Greatest Country on Earth

    Iceland Greatest Country on Earth

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    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched ‘Pratham’ a miniature satellite designed by IIT Bombay students. ISRO also launched seven other satellites into two different orbits in a single mission. This concluded the longest and most complex mission.

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  • Sep 27, 2016
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    Velavan Senthilkumar the Indian squash won the Under-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship by beating Mohammad Al-Sarraj of Jordan with 12-14, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, and 11-7 at finals played in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian capital).

    Image of Velavan Senthilkumar

    Image of Velavan Senthilkumar

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    India ranked 143rd in the health Index in a 188 countries list. The index was prepared based on mortality rates, malaria, and hygiene and air pollution. This first global analysis to assess countries on sustainable development goal (SDGs) health… (285 more words) …

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    At the first meeting, Goods & Services Tax (GST) of Council headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley decided to exempt businesses with annual turnover below Rs.20 lakh. The meeting was organized at New Delhi and the Finance ministers of… (157 more words) …

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    The High Level Group of Eminent Experts to strengthen the SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism Second Edition was held in New Delhi. The conference was attended by the all eight SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) delegations.

    Key Facts

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  • Sep 26, 2016
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    Mission Parivar Vikas is going to be launched soon by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The aim is to bring awareness about and improve the family planning services in 145 high focus districts selected from 7 states.… (184 more words) …

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    Reoti Saran Sharma a well-known Hindi and Urdu writer, playwright, and television personality took his last breath in New Delhi at the age of 92 years.He was the first person to write plays for All India Radio (AIR).

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    “Visaranai” the crime thriller Tamil film is nominated for the Oscars 2017 (89th Academy Awards) in the Foreign Language Film category. It becomes India’s official entry to Oscars for 2017.

    Image of novel “Lock Up” written by M.Chandrakumar

    Image of novel “Lock Up” written by M.Chandrakumar

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    The world’s largest solar power plant is not at Kamudhi in Ramanathapuram district 90 km from Madurai in Tamil Nadu. It has an installed capacity of 648MW. It was constructed in 5,000 acres by Adani Group with total expense of… (156 more words) …

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    Union Government’s think-tank NITI Aayog has made short-term and medium-to-long term action plan to achieve 50 medals in 2024 summer Olympics. This was a result of India’s extremely poor performance at 2016 Rio Olympics.

    India it was determined, has excellent… (275 more words) …

  • Sep 23, 2016
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    Two Indian forest officials assistant Conservator Ritesh Sarothiya of Madhya Pradesh State Forest Service and Range officer Sanjay Dutta of Belakoba Forest Range Jalpaiguri of West Bengal were selected for the 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards for… (193 more words) …

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    Three economists Pami Dua, Chetan Ghate, and Ravindra Dholakia are appointed as the external appointees on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for four year term.

    • Now with this, MPC has three Reserve Bank of… (310 more words) …
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    Union Finance Minster Arun Jaitely inaugurated the three day Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit (IITIS) 2016 in New Delhi jointly organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

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    Navtej Sarna (59) is appointed as the Ambassador to the United States by Union Government in place of Arun Kumar Singh. Mr. Singh retired from the service. In his new role, he will face the task of engaging with the… (194 more words) …

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    Justice G C Gupta has taken oath as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, his oath was administered by West Bengal governor Kesari Nath Tripathi according to Article 219 of Constitution.

    Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar was also sworn in as… (161 more words) …

  • Sep 22, 2016
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    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… (816 more words) …

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    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… (682 more words) …

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    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… (305 more words) …

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    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.… (678 more words) …