2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Oct 18, 2016
  • 1 India Joins Nuclear Submarine Club with INS Arihant Commissioning [ Science/Technology ]

    India commissioned INS Arihant its first strategic nuclear submarine into service. It is a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine. This 6,000 ton submarine was built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Yard in Visakhapatnam. Although it wa

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  • 2 Famous Writer C Radhakrishnan Awarded by Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016 [ Awards ]

    Famous writer C Radhakrishnan was selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016 to appreciate his literary contribution.  A panel chaired by novelist M Mukundan selected this literary genius.

    Image of C Radhakrishnan

    Image of C Radhakrishnan

    Image of C Radhakrishnan

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  • 3 Ashok Leyland Launches First India-Made Electric Bus [ Policy/Governance ]

    Hinduja Group’s flagship company Ashok Leyland has launched first Made in India electric bus.  This bus is non-polluting and has zero-emissions. Bus launched in lines with National Electric Mobility Plan. The objective is 20 percent penetration of eco-friendly vehicles by 2020.

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  • Oct 17, 2016
  • 1 Amandeep Singh Gill Appointed as India’S Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Amandeep Singh Gill (Senior IFS officer) was appointed as the India’s Ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament. The conference was held in Geneva. 1992 batch Gill is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. He was the member of the Indian delegation to the Conference on Dis

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  • 2 National Summit on Fortification of Food Inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    “National Summit on Fortification of Food” was inaugurated in New Delhi to address micronutrient malnutrition in India. Summit brought together experts from food industry, development communities, technical supporters, state governments, academics, donors, and receivers.

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  • 3 Historic Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Agreement Signed in Kigali [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Historic global climate deal was reached in Kigali, Rwanda at the 28th Meeting of 197 Nations on the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP28).  It amends the 1987 Montreal Protocol.  CGCs not only cause global warming, they deplete ozone layer.

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  • 4 17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [ Important Days ]

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on 17th October. United Nations Sustainable Development aim is to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”. Poverty is composed of different interrelated factors that affect the lives of people. Poverty is typically se

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  • Oct 16, 2016
  • 1 Rosneft-Led Group Buys India’S Essar Oil for $13 Billion [ Economy ]

    Russian group led energy giant Rosneft Oil Company has agreed to acquire India’s private oil firm Essar Oil in an all-cash deal about US $13 billion. Essar Oil is the India’s Second largest firm.

    Logo of Rosneft and Essar

    Logo of Rosneft and Essar

    Logo of Rosneft and Essar

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  • 2 World Food Day: 16th October [ Important Days ]

    World Food Day is observed on 16th October universally to mark foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. This day is celebrated by many organisations working on food security including:

    • World Food Programme
    • International Fund for Agricultu

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  • 3 Brazil Wins Inaugural BRICS U-17 Football Tournament [ Sports ]

    Brazil has won the inaugural 2016 BRICS U-17 Football Tournament 2. It was held in the Indian state of Goa on the occasion of the 8th BRICS summit. Tournaments began on 5 October and concluded with final on 15 October.

    Brazil Wins Football Tournament

    Brazil Wins Football Tournament

    Brazil Wins Football Tournament

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  • 4 IISc Researchers Develops Self-Powered UV Photo Detector [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Institute of Science (IISc) developed a cost-effective, high-performance, self-powered UV photo detector that can be used for the harvesting optical energy for direct self-charging of energy storage devices like supercapacitor.

    Self-Powered UV Photo Detector

    Self-Powered UV Photo Detector

    Self-Powered UV Photo Detector

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  • Oct 15, 2016
  • 1 Women of India Festival 2016 of Organic Products Kicked Off in New Delhi [ None ]

    Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated ‘Women of India Festival 2016’ of organic products in New Delhi. The festival has been organized for 10 days. Women of India Festival 2016 celebrates and promotes women entrepreneurs in India

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  • 2 2nd Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav Kicked Off in New Delhi [ None ]

    The 2nd edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 was kicked off at New Delhi after inauguration by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. This 10-day event will highlight the rich cultural heritage of India in all its varied dimensi

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  • 3 Union Government to Distribute Pulses Through Post Offices [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Government will sell subsidized pulses through the vast network of post offices across the country. The decision was taken at the meeting of the inter-ministerial committee on prices of vital commodities headed by the Consumer Affairs Secretary.

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  • 4 New DG of Directorate General of Foreign Trade: Ajay Kumar Bhalla [ None ]

    New Director General of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is Ajay Kumar Bhalla a Senior IAS officer. He will replace Anup Wadhawan, whose post was vacant after his appointment as Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Commerce.

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    Image of Ajay Kumar Bhalla

    Image of Ajay Kumar Bhalla

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  • 5 International Day of Rural Women on 15th October [ Important Days ]

    15th October is the International Day of Rural Women across the world every year to identify the critical role and contribution of rural women. The main aim is to highlight the contribution of rural women, including Indian women in enhancing rural and agricultural development, er

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  • Oct 14, 2016
  • 1 IISER Use Human Hair to Produce Cheaper Cathodes for Solar Cells [ None ]

    Researcher of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Kolkata produced cost-effective, metal-free cathodes using human hair for solar cells. This is the bio-waste-derived electrode used as cathode in a quantum dot sensitised solar cell device.

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  • 2 Cabinet Revises Ethanol Price for Public Sector OMCs- Prices to Be Market Driven [ None ]

    Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cut down ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to Rs. 39 per L from Rs 48.90-49.90. The ethanol is used for Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme.

    Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

    Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs

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  • 3 स्कॉर्पीन पनडुब्बी का खुफिया राज हुआ लीक (उजागर)(Scorpene Submarine Secret Intelligence Leaked ) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    प्रस्तावना:- भारतीय नौसेना को बड़ा झटका लगा है। मेक इन इंडिया के तहत नौसेना के ’सपने योजना’ ’स्कार्पीन पनडुब्बी’ की संवदेनशील जानकारी नौसेना में शामिल होने से पहले ही लीक हो गई हैं। सिडनी के एक अखबार ’द ऑस्ट्रेलियन’ ने जानकारी लीक(खुलासे/उजागर) होने की खबर छापी है। दुनिया की सबसे

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  • 4 उत्तर कोरिया का मिसाइल (प्रक्षेपास्त्र) परीक्षण (North Korea’S Missile Test) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    प्रस्तावना:-उत्तर कोरियाके बारे में समझा जाता है कि उसे चीन का संरक्षण प्राप्त है, लेकिन ऐसा नहीं है। चीन की अर्थव्यवस्था और अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंधों के कारण उत्तर कारिया उसे भी चुभने लगा है। उत्तर कोरिया ने हाल ही में पनडुब्बी से बैलिस्टिक मिसाइल का परीक्षण किया, जिसने चीन, जापान औ

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  • 5 उच्च दस समाचार भाग 2 (Top Ten News Part - 2) [ None ]

    अमेरिका:-राष्ट्रपति पद के चुनाव प्रचार में डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प ने खुद को हमेशा करोबारी बताया है। उन्होंने यह भी जोड़ा की उनकी नीतियों के कारण ही वे कामयाब हैं। द न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स नामक पत्रिका में उनकी वित्तीय गतिविधियों की खोजबीन में पता चला कि अमेरिका में उनका रियल एस्टेट (कानून अचल स

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  • 6 उच्च दस समाचार भाग-1 (Top Ten News Part - 1) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- पूर्व की भांति हम इस बार भी हम आपके लिए दस चुनिंदा खबर लाये जो देश-विदेश में होने वाली घटनाओं में आधारित हैं। भारत और पाकिस्तान, दोनों को कश्मीर में चल रही प्रचंड हिंसा को शांत करना होगा। भारतीय कश्मीर में राज्य सरकार ने इस दिशा में योजना बना ली है, जिसका दोनों देशों

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  • 7 उच्च पाँच समाचार (Top Five News) [ None ]

    माओवादी:- भारत में आंतकी हमलों के लिए प्रतिबंधित संगठन सीपीआई (माओइस्ट) को दुनिया का चौथा सबसे बड़ा आतंकी संगठन करार दिया गया है। ये बात नेशनल (राष्ट्रीय) कॉनसोरर्टियम फॉर द स्टडी (खोज) ऑफ टेरिज्म (त्रास दव्ारा शासन) एंड (और) रिसपॉन्स (अनुभव) (अमरीका) के एक अध्ययन दल ने कही है। यू

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  • 8 पैरालंपिक खेल 2016 (Paralympic Games 2016) [ Sports ]

    प्रस्तावना:- रियो ओलंपिक में दुनिया भर के एथलीटों का जलवा देखने के बाद अब मौका है रियो पैरालंपिक में दुनिया भर के दिव्यांग एथलीटों के जज्बें को सलाम करने का। नजर डालते है 7 सितंबर से 18 सितंबर तक रियो में होने वाले पैरालंपिक के कुछ खास पहलुओं पर। रियो ओलंपिक के बाद अब शुरू होने व

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  • 9 14th October: World Standards Day [ Important Days ]

    World standards day is celebrated internationally each year on 14th October to mark the development of voluntary engineering and scientific standards.  World standards day also known as International Standards day.

    Image of World Standards Day

    Image of World Standards Day

    Image of World Standards Day

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  • Oct 14, 2016
  • 1 कश्मीर के उड़ी में सबसे हमला (Attack in Kashmir’S Uri) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- पाकिस्तान से आए जैश-ए मोहम्मद के आत्मघाती आतंकियों की नापाक करतूतों से एक बार फिर घाटी हमारे जवानों के खून से लाल हो गई। झेलम पार कर पीओके से घुसे भारी गोला-बारूद से लैस (कम) चार आतंकियों ने जम्मू-कश्मीर में बारामूला के उरी सेक्टर में एलओसी के पास सेना के एक हेडर्क्व

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  • 2 ज्ञान-विज्ञान और अंतरिक्ष (Science and Space) [ Science/Technology ]

    प्रस्तावना:- पूर्व की भांति इस बार हम आपके लिए कुछ ज्ञान-विज्ञान व अंतरिक्ष से जुड़ी खबरे लाए हैं जो आपका ज्ञान बढ़ाएगें। भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन (इसरो) एक ही अभियान में विभिन्न देशों के 68 उपग्रह एक साथ पृथ्वी की कक्षा में स्थापित कर नया विश्व प्रमाण कायम करेगा। इसरों अगले

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  • 3 भारत-अमेरिका रक्षा सौदा (India - USA Defense Deal) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    प्रस्तावना:- भारत-अमरीका में हुए रक्षा समझौते से चीन व पाक की नींद उड़ गई है। करार के अनुसार भारत व अमरीका साजो, समान, मरम्मत व आपूर्ति के लिए एक दूसरे की संपदाओं और सैन्य ठिकानों का इस्तेमाल कर सकेंगे। आतंक से निपटने में अमरीका ने भारत को सहयोग का भरोसा दिया है। साजो-सामान संबंधी

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  • Oct 13, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Hungary on Cooperation in Water Management [ None ]

    Union Cabinet has given approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hungary for cooperation in the field of water management. The MoU will enable sharing innovations in irrigation technology.

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    Image of Union Cabinet

    Image of Union Cabinet

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  • 2 Union Government Adopts 3-Pronged Approach to Spur Internal Trade [ None ]

    Union Government adopts a three- pronged approach to reinvigorate domestic retail and wholesale trade. This three-pronged policy approach will address the need of several small businesses.

    Three Pronged Approach

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    Image of Pronged Approach

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