2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Nov 10, 2016
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    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… (241 more words) …

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    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

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    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… (144 more words) …

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    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… (142 more words) …

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    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… (429 more words) …

  • Nov 9, 2016
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    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… (188 more words) …

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    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… (154 more words) …

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    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… (297 more words) …

  • Nov 8, 2016
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    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… (214 more words) …

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Key Aspects

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    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।… (2224 more words) …

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    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… (10583 more words) …

  • Oct 31, 2016
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    National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) was observed across India on 31st October 2015. This honors the 140th  birthday of Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Run for… (134 more words) …

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    The United Nations (UN) has designated every 31st October as World Cities Day. The Day promotes international interest in global urbanization, cooperation in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.… (172 more words) …

  • Nov 7, 2016
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    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

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    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… (118 more words) …
  • Nov 8, 2016
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    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… (1762 more words) …

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    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… (3583 more words) …

  • Nov 7, 2016
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    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 &… (153 more words) …

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    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.

    First International Agro-biodiversity Congress

    First… (173 more words) …

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    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… (238 more words) …

  • Nov 8, 2016
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    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… (1406 more words) …

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    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… (2857 more words) …

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    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… (2727 more words) …

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    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… (2637 more words) …

  • Nov 4, 2016
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    Maharashtra will become the first state in India to have a cyber-police station in each district and Maharashtra government is also converting 42 state-of-the-art cyber-crime labs into cyber police stations.

    Key Aspects

    • Cyber police stations will set up at police… (175 more words) …
  • Oct 30, 2016
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    At a meeting in Hobart, Australia, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed to a joint USA New Zealand proposal to establish Ross Sea as the MPA.

    • The protections will not decrease the total amount… (220 more words) …