2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Nov 11, 2016
  • 1 China to Launch World’s First X-Ray Pulsar Navigation Spaceship by This Month [ Science/Technology ]

    China plans to launch an X-ray pulsar navigation satellite ‘XPNAV-1’ in November to test autonomous spacecraft navigation- world’s first X-ray pulsar navigation satellite.This will be a revolutionary step towards a more digitalized future of space research driving research in sel

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  • Nov 10, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Enhances AFSPA in Three Districts of Arunachal Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) enhanced the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh. These districts are Tirap, Changlang and Longding. They have been “disturbed area” under Section 3 of the AFSPA. One of the primary reasons cite

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  • 2 Video App ‘YouTube Kids’ Launched in India to Promote Child’S Personal Growth [ Science/Technology ]

    The standalone, kid-friendly and mobile-first app is available on Google Play and App Store from Wednesday. The arrival of YouTube Kids in India comes one-and-a-half years after it was first launched in the United States.

    Image of Kids You Tube

    Image of Kids You Tube

    Image of Kids You Tube

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  • 3 Donald Trump Becomes the 45th President of the United States [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Trump won the race with 56,897,955 popular votes and 276 electoral votes, compared with 55,877,015 popular votes and 218 electoral votes for Clinton.IN A STUNNING upset that proved the polls, the pundits and the data wrong, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the Unite

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  • 4 Tata Sons Assigns Ishaat Hussain as Interim Chairman of TCS [ Appointments ]

    Tata Consultancy Services told the Bombay Stock Exchange about a notice from its parent Tata Sons nominating Ishaat Hussain as Chairman of the company, immediately replacing Cyrus Mistry.

    Ishaat Hussain as new chairperson has put in TCS

    Ishaat Hussain as New Chairperson Has Put in TCS

    Ishaat Hussain as new chairperson has put in TCS

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  • 5 Rs 500, Rs 1,000 Ban: Deposits Above Rs 2.5 Lakh to Face Tax Penalty on Mismatch [ Policy/Governance ]

    The demonetization of 500 and 1000-rupee banknotes in November 2016 was a step by government to fight corruption and black money issues in the country.Starting from midnight of 8th November 2016, all 500 and 1000 rupee notes ceased to be legal tender in India.

    • The demonetization

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  • Nov 9, 2016
  • 1 India Fourth on Climate Risk According to German Report [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    After floods in February and March due to unseasonal rainfall, India suffered from one of the deadliest heat waves in world history killing more than 2,300 people in May, followed by a much weaker monsoon than normal.

    There were 4,317 fatalities in 2015 due to extreme weather even

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  • 2 Scientists Discover Water on Giant Metallic Asteroid Named Psyche [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists detected the presence of water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in our solar system. NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) in Hawaii detected these new observations. The source of water on Psyche however remains a mystery with few unproven theories.

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  • 3 Indian Government Puts NDTV’S Ban on Hold [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Information had previously imposed one-day ban (on November 9th) on Hindi news channel NDTV India over its live coverage of the Pathankot terror attack, violating programme and advertising Code. Opposition parties and media bodies criticized the extreme puni

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  • Nov 8, 2016
  • 1 128th Birth Anniversary of CV Raman Observed on November 7, 2016 [ None ]

    128th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate and Bharat Ratna Sir CV Raman was observed on November 7, 2016 with functions like debates organized in schools and colleges across India.

     Image of CV Raman

    Image of CV Raman

    Image of CV Raman

    About CV Raman

    • Ch

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  • 2 Germany Unveils First Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Train Coradia iLint [ Science/Technology ]

    World’s first hydrogen powered, emission-free train in Germany is named Coradia iLint. This breakthrough innovation in the field of clean transportation would signal the phasing out of heavily polluting, diesel-powered trains.

    Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Train Coradia iLint

    Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Train Coradia ILint

    Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Train Coradia iLint

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  • 3 NASA’S MMS Mission Breaks Guinness World Record [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission made the Guinness world record for highest altitude fix of a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal achieving closest flying separation of a multi-spacecraft formation with only 7.2 km between the four satellites.

    NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale

    NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale

    NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale

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  • 4 CII Launches Startup Mentorship Circle Platform [ Policy/Governance ]

    CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) launched ‘Startup Mentorship Circle’ platform for connecting start-ups to universal marketplace under the Union Government’s vision of entrepreneurship development - Startup India Initiative.

    Confederation of Indian Industry

    Confederation of Indian Industry

    Confederation of Indian Industry

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  • 5 बलुचिस्तान पर घिरता पाकिस्तान [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:-पाकिस्तान की ओर से फूंकी गई ’हवाओ’ से कश्मीर सुलग रहा है। लाख समझाया पर पाकिस्तान मानने को तैयार नहीं। हमने अब बलूचिस्तान में मानवाधिकारों के उल्लंघन का काउंटर कार्ड (विरोध करके अपनी योजना को प्रत्यक्ष करना) चलाया है। अंतरराष्ट्रीय मंचों पर हाशिए पर रहे बलूचों को नैति

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  • 6 पाक के खिलाफ भारत का सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक (शस्त्र-चिकित्सक हड़ताल) भाग-1 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    प्रस्तावना:- करगिल युद्ध में मुंह की खाने के बाद उम्मीद थी कि पाकिस्तान सीमा पार से आतंक को बढ़ावा देना बंद करेगा। पर ऐसा हुआ नहीं। नवंबर 1999 के आम चुनाव में देश की अवाम ने अटल बिहारी वाजपेयाी को खूब सराहा। हालात स्थिर थे, माहौल शांत था। इसलिए जुलाई 2001 में वाजपेयी ने भी नफरत भु

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  • 7 सिंधु समझौता (Indus Agreement) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- उरी हमले के बाद भारत और पाकिस्तान के बीच बढ़ते तनाव से भारत ने पाकिस्तान पर दबाव बनाना शुरू कर दिया है। भारत ने साल 1960 में हुए सिंधु समझौते को तोड़ने के संकेत दिए हैं लेकिन ऐसा करना मोदी सरकार के लिए इतना आसान नहीं होगा। जानकारों का कहना है कि सिंधु नदी का पानी रोका

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  • 8 उच्च ग्यारह समाचार (Top Eleven News) [ None ]

    भारत और चीन व्यापार:-आयात:- बीते दो सालों के दौरान चीन से भारत के आयात में 20 प्रतिशत की बढ़ोतरी दर्ज की गई है। पिछले पांच साल के दौरान चीन से भारत के आयात में 5 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी दर्ज की गई हैं। गौरतलब बात यह है कि वैश्विक स्तर पर कच्चे तेल की कीमतों में गिरावट दर्ज किए जाने की वजह

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  • 9 भारत की सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक के बाद पाक व अन्य देशों की प्रतिक्रिया भाग-2 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    बारामूला हमला:- सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक से बौखलाएं आतंकवादी और पाकिस्तानी सुरक्षाबल सेना के साथ अब गांवों में आम आबादी को भी निशाना बनाने लगे हैं। एलओसी से सटे जम्मू-कश्मीर के बारामूला में 2 अक्टूबर को रात 10.30 बजे 46 राष्ट्रीय रायफलस मुख्यालय पर दो तरफ से हमला हुआ। आतंकी हमला नाकाम हो

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  • Nov 8, 2016
  • 1 पाक अधिकृत कश्मीर (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    प्रस्तावना:- धरती पर यदि कहीं स्वर्ग हैं तो कश्मीर में यहीं है, सचमुच में कश्मीर की प्राकृतिक छटा दुनिया में अनूठी है इतिहास के पन्नों को पलटते हैं तो कश्मीर भारत का अटूट हिस्सा रहा है। विभाजन के बाद से ही पाकिस्तान इस पर नजरें जमाए बैठा है। पड़ोसी चीन ने भी कश्मीर का एक हिस्सा कब

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  • 2 भारत व पाकिस्तान हथियार (India and Pakistan Arms) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    प्रस्तावना:- पाकिस्तान ने चीन, अमरीका व उत्तर कोरिया का पिछलग्गू बन चोरी-छिपे तकनीक का जुगाड़ कर परमाणु बम बनाया। उरी हमले के बाद परमाणु शक्ति संपन्न भारत-पाकिस्तान के बीच तनाव चरम पर है। हम जहां ’नो फर्स्ट यूज’ यानी पहले प्रयोग नहीं करेंगे, की नीति पर कायम हैं वहीं दूसरी ओर पाकिस

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  • 3 Ford Commits Rs 1,300 Cr in New Technology & Business Hub in Chennai [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    United States car company Ford Motor plans to invest ($ 195 million) Rs 1,300crore in a new global technology and business hub in Chennai for developing a mobility solutions, hub and product development and business services center for India and world. New Global Technology and B

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  • 4 एलियंस(पराग्रह्यी)का अस्तित्व और मानव सभ्यता (Aliens & the Existence of Human Civilization) [ Science/Technology ]

    प्रस्तावना:- अंतरिक्ष के असीम विस्तार में पृथ्वी के आगे भी जीवन की संभावनांए हैं। विज्ञान कथाओं और फिल्मों ने इन एलियंस (पराग्रह्यी) को हमारी स्मृति में रोप (गाढ़) दिया है। इनके अस्तित्व पर शोध जारी है। हाल ही में मशहूर वैज्ञानिक ’स्टीफन हॉकिंग’ एलियंस से संपर्क नहीं करने और मानव

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  • Nov 7, 2016
  • 1 India Ascends to 2nd Rank in Global Business Optimism Index [ Policy/Governance ]

    India ranked second in the global business optimism index during the third quarter (July-September 2016) according to Grant Thornton International Business Report. India has improved its ranking by one spot in the index.

    Image of Global Business Optimism Index

    Image of Global Business Optimism Index

    Image of Global Business Optimism Index

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  • 2 RBI Appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as New Executive Director [ Policy/Governance ]

    RBI (Reserve Bank of India) appointed M Rajeshwar Rao as Executive Director subsequent to voluntary retirement of G Mahalingam.Worked with RBI in various capacities for nearly 30 years.Mr. Rao will took charge of Department of:

    • Statistics and Information Management
    • Financial market

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  • 3 DRDO MoU with IIT Delhi to Establish JATC [ Policy/Governance ]

    DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to establish a Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC). This MoU was signed at function held in IIT, Delhi.

    Defence Research & Development Organisation

    Defence Research & Development Organisation

    Defence Research & Development Organisation

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  • 4 Narendra Modi Inaugurates First International Agro-Biodiversity Congress [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated first International Agro biodiversity Congress in the national capital attended by 900 delegates from 60 countries brainstorming on conservation of genetic resources. The conference will be held from 6th to 9th November.

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  • 5 Indian Lawyer Aniruddha Rajput Elected to UN’S International Law Commission [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Aniruddha Rajput was elected to United Nation General Assembly’s top body of legal experts, International Law Commission at the age of 33 year old. This Indian lawyer is among 34 individuals elected by UN General Assembly through voting by way of a secret ballot.

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  • Nov 6, 2016
  • 1 HCC is First Company Getting Debt Recast Under RBI’S S4A Scheme [ Economy ]

    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 and approved by RBI’

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  • 2 Indian Women’S Hockey Team Wins Asian Champions Trophy 2016 [ Sports ]

    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.

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

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  • Nov 5, 2016
  • 1 5th November: World Tsunami Awareness Day [ Important Days ]

    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

    World Tsunami Awareness Day

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