2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Oct 30, 2016
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    Himachal Pradesh became the country’s second open defecation-free (ODF) state under the Swachh Bharat Mission, indicating that the northern state has toilet access for every household. The status qualifies Himachal Pradesh to receive funds under the World Bank’s Rs. 9,000-crore… (76 more words) …

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    Bharti Enterprises Founder and Chairman Sunil Mittal was elected as GSMA (Global System Mobile Association)Chairman for a two-year period from January 2017 through December 2018. Current GSMA Chairman Jon Fredrik Baksaaswill step down from the Board at the end of 2016.… (227 more words) …

  • Nov 4, 2016
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    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration- US) successfully completed the largest space telescope- 100 times powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope. It may find the first galaxies that were formed in the early creation.

    NASA Completes Construction of James Webb Space Telescope

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  • Nov 3, 2016
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    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Common Services Centre (CSC) a SPV of Ministry of Information Technology have signed MoU for supporting online submission of applications under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban).

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    The Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament was won by Pratul Joshi- Indian shuttler in the men’s singles category. He won the finals played at Segayya in Bahrain by beating his brother Aditya Joshi with 21-17, 12-21 and 21-15 score.

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    Sarabjit Singh Marwah becomes first India born Sikh to be appointed in the Canadian Senate (upper house). He was the one from six Ontarians appointed to Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah

    • He became… (166 more words) …
  • Nov 5, 2016
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    World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed on 5th November. Its first edition was held this year- in 2016. Day is celebrated to spread awareness about Tsunami. 2016 Theme is “Effective Education and Evacuation Drills”.

    World Tsunami Awareness Day

    World Tsunami Awareness Day

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    Google has tied up with ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) to develop 360 degree virtual tours of 280 monuments in India out of which 30 are in West Bengal.Google has already launched a selection of its mapping and navigation products… (166 more words) …

  • Nov 6, 2016
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    Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) became the India’s first company to get Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) approval for debt recast under Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A). This scheme was passed by ICICI Bank- led joint lender forum… (318 more words) …

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    Indian Women’s hockey team won the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 in Singapore. This was the maiden win of Indian Women’s hockey team in this tournament. India was playing in the final for the second time in the tournament.

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  • Oct 29, 2016
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    Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, are the two young Iraqis who escaped sexual slavery by the Islamic State and became advocates for women’s rights. They were bestowed on Thursday with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European… (172 more words) …

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    The Union Cabinet approved establishment and operationalization of a National Academic Depository (NAD) for bringing another enhancement to the vision of Digital India. It is a Digital Depository for school learning certificates, degrees and other academic awards of Higher Education… (200 more words) …

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    According to the Ayush Ministry National Ayurveda Day will observed on October 28th across the country. Mission Madhumeha would be launched - National Seminar on Prevention and Control of Diabetes through Ayurveda.

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    Image of National Ayurveda Day

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    According to a report by ZSL (Zoological Society of London), global wildlife population has fallen by 58% since 1970 and if the trend continues then two-thirds of wild animals may disappear by 2020.

     Objectives of Report

    • The Living Planet Report… (124 more words) …
  • Nov 1, 2016
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    India secured 133rd rank from 183 countries including 49 Commonwealth countries in the 2016 Global Youth Development Index (YDI) prepared by Commonwealth Secretariat. Global Youth Development Index measures following in youngsters:

    • Employment
    • Education
    • Health
    • Civic
    • Political participation

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    The Ease of Doing Business Reforms Ranking 2015-16 was topped by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Ranking is developed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the World Bank.

    • The Index is based on how states implemented DIPP-proposed… (264 more words) …
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    Maharashtra has topped 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index- the first-ever index comparing states on implementation of farm sector reforms developed by NITI Aayog.

    What is Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index?

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    According to the recently released data of Census about two-thirds of the disabled population of 5-19 age-groups was attending schools in 2011 which is 40.2 lakh (61.2%) from 65.7 lakh total disabled population.

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    Image of School Attendance Ratio

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  • Oct 28, 2016
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    Around 32 lakh debit cards of various banks were affected by malware (biggest security crack ever) silently moved into a bank’s server with the possibility of the virus exploiting vulnerabilities in systems. This kind of attack is known as advanced… (568 more words) …

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    RBI (Reserve Bank of India) increased the external commercial borrowings (ECBs) of startups by $3 million in a financial year for 3-year period. This is to improve innovation and promoting job creation in India.

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    India and New Zealand inked three agreements in the areas of double taxation avoidance (DTA), sports, and food security in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his New Zealand counterpart John Key after the delegation-level talks in New… (242 more words) …

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    Union Agricultural Ministry constituted a High-Level Munialappa Committee to monitor the situation of bird flu and help state governments take steps to curb the disease. Committee is headed by Joint Commissioner in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries… (291 more words) …

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    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh was appointed as the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED). The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh

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  • Oct 27, 2016
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    Government announced the launch of two new programmes - Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics to empower the farmers. This will network farmers directly with the scientists and experts.Programme focuses on the least educated, marginalized, small, and women farmers.

    Government Launches Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics Scheme

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    On the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016, India was ranked 87th out of 144 countries. In 2015, India has ranked 108th. Report measures gender gap as progress towards parity between men and women… (324 more words) …

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    Jammu and Kashmir has exceeded Kerala with the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, except life expectancy at birth. This data was released by Registrar General of India (RGI). They published data of state level life expectancy- defined… (340 more words) …

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    High Court of Uttarakhand has ordered a complete ban on the sale of whitener in the state and this decision came due to the death of a teenager in Bhowali town of Nainital district after he sniffed an excess for… (197 more words) …

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    Paul Beatty wins the Man Booker Prize 2016 to become the first American writer to win this honor. He is a 54 year old and bestowed with this award for his racial satirical novel ‘The Sellout’. Paul’s Wins for… (276 more words) …

  • Oct 26, 2016
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    India ranked at 130th position in World Bank’s ease of doing business index for the year 2017 from the 190 countries. The ranking is part of the World Bank’s annual report “Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All”… (380 more words) …

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    Cyrus Pallonji Mistry was abruptly removed by the board of India’s largest conglomerate Tata Sons Ltd. However, he will continue as a director of the individual companies.Ratan Tata will succeed him as chairman who was replaced by Cyrus Pallonji Mistry… (210 more words) …