2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Sep 28, 2016
  • 1 Saloni Wins Gold in 200m Breaststroke in 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships [ Sports ]

    Saloni Dalal from Karnataka has won gold medal in 2000m Breaststroke in 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships. She broke the national record with more than 2 seconds.

    Image of Saloni Dalal

    Image of Saloni Dalal

    Image of Saloni Dalal

    • She broke pr

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  • 2 RCom and RJio Have Virtually Merged [ None ]

    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.

    • Now Anil Ambani and Mukesh Ambani both wi

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  • 3 Bar Council Sets Age Limit for Law Courses [ None ]

    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.

    • According to this, for five-year integrated programme maximum age is 20 years (22 year

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  • 4 IIM - Reservation System in Faculty? [ None ]

    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 resis

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  • Sep 27, 2016
  • 1 Belgium Open Table Tennis Title Won by Sathiyan Gnanasekaran [ Sports ]

    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

    Image of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

    Image of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

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  • 2 India’S Remarkable Victory in 500th Test Against New Zealand [ Sports ]

    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.
    • Ravichandran Ashwin- senior off-spinner took 6 wickets in the innings.

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  • 3 World Tourism Day on 27th September [ Important Days ]

    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.

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  • 4 Pinky Balhara Earns Bronze Medal in 5th Asian Beach Games [ Sports ]

    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.

    Top three Medalists in Women’s 52kg Kurash Category

    1. Nguyen Thi Th

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  • 5 Arun Goyal: Additional Secretary of GST Council [ Bills ]

    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, exempted goods, and the threshold lim

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  • 6 China Developed World’S Largest Radio Telescope [ Science/Technology ]

    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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  • 7 Two Indian Origin Scientist Win Esteemed MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant [ None ]

    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.

    Along with them 21 other

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  • 8 Lancet Study: Iceland Greatest Country on Earth [ Economy ]

    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

    Iceland Greatest Country on Earth

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  • 9 ISRO Launched ‘Pratham’ IIT-Bombay Student’S Satellite Using PSLV [ Science/Technology ]

    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.

    • All t

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  • Sep 27, 2016
  • 1 U-19 Asian Title of Squash Won by Velavan Senthilkumar [ Sports ]

    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

    Image of Velavan Senthilkumar

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  • 2 India at 143rd Position on Health Index [ None ]

    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 performance was conducted by UN Ge

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  • 3 GST Council Sets Exemption Limit at Rs. 20 Lakh [ Bills ]

    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 all the states attended it.

    Key Outco

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  • 4 2nd SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism Kicked Off in New Delhi [ None ]

    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

    • This conference directly con

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  • Sep 26, 2016
  • 1 Mission Parivar Vikas to Be Launched Soon [ None ]

    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.

    The missing would fast-track access to high qual

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  • 2 Hindi and Urdu Writer Reoti Saran Sharma is No Longer Between Us [ None ]

    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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    Image of Reoti Saran Sharma

    Image of Reoti Saran Sharma

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  • 3 Tamil Film Visaranai: India’S Official Entry to Oscars 2017 [ None ]

    “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

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

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  • 4 World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Now at Kamudhi, Tamil Nadu [ Science/Technology ]

    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 Rs 4,550 crore.

    Location of Largest Solar Power Plant Kamudhi

    Location of Largest Solar Power Plant Kamudhi

    Location of Largest Solar Power Plant Kamudhi

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  • 5 NITI Aayog Plans for Securing 50 Medals in 2024 Olympics [ Sports ]

    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 talent in various di

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  • Sep 23, 2016
  • 1 2 Indians Bagged 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards [ Awards ]

    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 their commenda

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  • 2 Three Economists Appointed to Monetary Policy Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    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 India (RBI) representatives an

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  • 3 Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit-2016 at New Delhi [ None ]

    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).

    Key Facts

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  • 4 Navtej Sarna: New Ambassador to the US [ None ]

    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 new administration of United States following the November 2016

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  • 5 New Chief Justices of Calcutta and Kerala High Court [ None ]

    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 Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and oa

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 is Approved [ None ]

    The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2016 has been unanimously passed by the Union Cabinet, which was recommended by Union Ministry of Shipping to discard five archaic admiralty statutes associated with the powers of the High Courts for sea and navi

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  • 2 MSK Prasad Appointed as New Head of Selection Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    MSK Prasad the former wicketkeeper is appointed as the head of selection committee by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) he will succeed Sandeep Patil who had played 29 Tests and 45 ODIs for India, whereas new head MSK Prasad has played 6 Tests and 17 ODIs.

    • Other mem

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  • 3 Rail Budget and General Budget Merger [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved the proposals of Ministry of Finance to merge of railway budget and general budget. It will came in the effect from the Budget 2017-18.92-year-old tradition that was started in year 1924 will come to an end. Since then the tradition was followed as

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