2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Oct 26, 2016
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    Maanasa Mendu won the America’s Top Young Scientist Award at only 13 years. She won the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and became America’s Top Young Scientist. She has received $25,000 (Rs.16 Lacs) to work on her future projects.… (172 more words) …

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    Space lab of China, Tiangong-2 has successfully launched a micro-satellite Banxing-2. Two astronauts were launched into space onboard of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft on 11th October 2016. It docked with Tiangong-2 on 13th October 2016. Satellite will start orbiting… (163 more words) …

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    India’s PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi. This carnival promotes a sense of completeness among the tribal population. It is celebrated for four-days displaying and promoting tribal culture on a large scale.

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  • Oct 25, 2016
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    World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) reported record levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions the atmosphere. In 2016 globally averaged concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere reached to 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time.

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    ISRO (Indian Space Research Organsiation) has started a series of ground and aerial tests linked to the dangerous Moon landing of Chandrayaan-2. These tests were started from ISRO’s new site at Challakere in Chitradurga district from Bengaluru.

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    India’s school education system was found to be under-performing in terms of quality in female literacy compared to its neighboring countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. This study was released by International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (or Education… (329 more words) …

  • Oct 24, 2016
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    World Bank and other development lenders like Asian Development Bank (ABD) will help countries including India to shift away from coal for energy. Even if coal is uses its will be used in more efficient technologies. This was proposed by… (391 more words) …

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    Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated its 55th  raising day on 24th October. It was on this day of 1962 the force was raised. ITBP is arranged along the border from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La… (225 more words) …

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    United Nations Day is observed on October 24th universally. United Nations Day is a part of United Nations week. This day came into force on 24th October 1945 through Resolution 2782 of United Nations General Assembly.

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  • Oct 22, 2016
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    Supreme Court has frozen all financial transactions between the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and state cricket associations until they abide by Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations.

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    The Union Government and World Bank have signed $650 million loan agreement for the development of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC)-III project.  International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IRBD), part of World Bank Group will lend $650 million, for… (257 more words) …

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    Pakistan has notified India of consequences for breaching Indus Water Treaty (IWT). Earlier India suspended all talks with Pakistan on IWT because of the Uri attack.Indus is main support for Pakistan in water supply, irrigation, and hydropower. It provides drinking… (204 more words) …

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    CYSVAX is world’s first ever vaccine to fight against Taenia solium Tapeworms found in pigs. It was developed by Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). It has significant potential to reduce the incidence of… (209 more words) …

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    2016 Kabaddi World Cup was won by India by beating Iran with 38-29 score in the finals at the Arena By Trans Stadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. With this India becomes one and only winner of all the Kabaddi World Cup… (321 more words) …

  • Oct 23, 2016
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    Telecom Regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended a penalty of 3,050 crore rupees on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular for not providing sufficient interconnects points to Reliance Jio. Penalty should be imposed on these telecom companies for… (242 more words) …

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    Three days long, global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India was held in New Delhi. This Conference was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on 21st October 2016.

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    NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) sanctioned loan of Rs. 19,702 crore to the National Water Development Agency (NWDA). Loan will be provided through NABARD’s Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) as part of Central share of assistance to… (238 more words) …

  • Oct 21, 2016
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    Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) in Chhattisgarh developed a protein-enriched rice variety. Researchers worked for 7 years to develop the variety of rice that is rich in protein along with high zinc content; it has over 10% protein content 3%… (205 more words) …

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    IUNC (International Union for Conservation of Nature) declared the Kashmiri Red Stag as a critically endangered species. Kashmiri Red Stag is also known as Hangul.  These calls for further protection of Kashmiri Red Stag to check its quickly declining population.… (255 more words) …

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    State Bank of India (SBI) has declared Silchar as its 5th North East Zone. This would facilitate banking for the people of Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur along with the Barak Valley of North East India.

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  • Oct 20, 2016
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    Famous British statistician Sir David Cox became the first recipient of the International Prize in Statistics recognizing his work in Survival Analysis Model (or Cox Model). This model found applications in many fields such as science and engineering (testing, disease… (261 more words) …

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    Indian Navy has commissioned its high tech water jet fast attack craft (WJFAC) INS Tihayu. This Car Nicobar Class water-jet fast-attack craft was commissioned by the Flag-Officer-Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral H.C.S. Bisht in Visakhapatnam, Andhra… (285 more words) …

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    India has signed agreement with Russia for second Akula-II class nuclear attack submarine (SSN) with the lease worth of about $2 billion. Other major defence deals also were inked during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President… (298 more words) …

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    India and China conducted a joint military exercise “Sino India Cooperation 2016” in Ladakh along with the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian army says that the day-long exercise was focused on humanitarian aid and disaster… (284 more words) …

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    India and Myanmar agreed to coordinate on border security. Both countries signed three deals in key economic sector. PM Narendra Modi confirmed New Delhi’s commitment to help develop Myanmar.

    Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and PM Narendra Modi

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  • Oct 19, 2016
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    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to provide a detail of emission and noise pollution for every vehicle they produced after October 2017.

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    Scientists of NPL have developed a new way producing electricity from water hydroelectric cell at room temperature. This was innovated by team of scientists of NPL led by Dr. RK Kotnala from Delhi’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

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    Star shuttler Saina Nehwal was appointed a member of the IOC (International Olympic Committee’s) Athletes Commission-  rare honour for an Indian sportsperson. She is a seasoned sportswoman, experienced with the twists and turns of professional sport. It is incumbent upon… (238 more words) …

  • Oct 18, 2016
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    Indian wrestlers have individually won four medals at the sixth edition of the TAFISA World Games including a gold medal. This tournament was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. This is the 6th TAFISA World Games Sports.

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    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… (367 more words) …