2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles
Ford Commits Rs 1,300 Cr in New Technology & Business Hub in Chennai [ Current News (Concise) - International Relations & Organizations ](on )
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) …
Real Estate Act: Govt Notifies Rules for 5 Union Territories (UTs)- Important [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
The Union Ministry of Housing has notified the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (General) Rules, 2016, to be applicable to the five Union Territories. The Act regulates the housing sector to bring transparency and ensuring timely completion of projects in… (134 more words) …
31st October Celebrated as “Rashtriya Ekta Divas” [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
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) …
India Ascends to 2nd Rank in Global Business Optimism Index [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
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.
RBI Appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as New Executive Director [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
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
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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.
Narendra Modi Inaugurates First International Agro-Biodiversity Congress [ Current News (Concise) - International Relations & Organizations ](on )
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.
Indian Lawyer Aniruddha Rajput Elected to UN’S International Law Commission [ Current News (Concise) - International Relations & Organizations ](on )
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) …
भारत व पाकिस्तान हथियार (India and Pakistan Arms) [ Current News (Concise) - International Relations & Organizations ](on )
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) …
एलियंस(पराग्रह्यी)का अस्तित्व और मानव सभ्यता (Aliens & the Existence of Human Civilization) [ Current News (Concise) - Science & Technology ](on )
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) …
Maharashtra: First State to Launch Cyber Police Stations [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
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.
- Cyber police stations will set up at police… (175 more words) …
NASA Completes Construction of James Webb Space Telescope [ Current News (Concise) - Science & Technology ](on )
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.
Now Applications Can Be Submitted Online for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana [ Current News (Concise) - Agriculture ](on )
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).
MoU was signed in… (147 more words) …
Bindheswar Pathak Appointed as Brand Ambassador of Swachh Rail Mission- Important [ Current News (Concise) - International Relations & Organizations ](on )
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railway by the Union Ministry of Railways. He is the founder of Sulabh International.Indian Railways engaged with Sulabh International to clean important railway stations as… (205 more words) …
Pratul Joshi Wins Bahrain International Challenge Badminton Tournament [ Current News (Concise) - Sports ](on )
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.
Sarabjit Singh Marwah: First Sikh Senator of Canada [ Current News (Concise) - International Relations & Organizations ](on )
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.
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Latvia is First Baltic Sea Nation to Join with China’S OBOR- Important [ Current News (Concise) - International Relations & Organizations ](on )
Latvia became the first country in the Baltic Sea to sign a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to link up with China’s OBOR (One Belt and One Road) Initiative. MoU was signed after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s met his Latvian counterpart… (214 more words) …
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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”.
Google Ties with ASI for Virtual Tour of Monuments [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
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) …
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The Saur Sujala Yojana was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chhattisgarh on the occasion of the 16th foundation day celebration, under which solar powered irrigation pumps will be provided to farmers at a subsidized price.
NHPC Commissions 50 MW Wind Project in Rajasthan- Important [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) the largest hydropower Generation Company of India selected Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) for 50 MW wind power project (WPP).The project synchronized with the national grid in October 2016.
Kerala: 3rd Open Defecation Free State - Important [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
After Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh, Kerala becomes 3rd Open Defecation Free state of India under theSwachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), it was announced by the Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer in New Delhi on 1st November-… (221 more words) …
HCC is First Company Getting Debt Recast Under RBI’S S4A Scheme [ Current News (Concise) - Economics ](on )
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) …
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan- Important [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) has been launched to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals. This scheme was launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New… (218 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.
India Secures 133rd Rank in 2016 Global Youth Development Index [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
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:
- Political participation
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Ease of Doing Business List Topped by- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
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) …
2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index of NITI Aayog Topped by Maharashtra [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
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?
- Based on seven farm sector… (233 more words) …
Census 2011: Differently-Abled School Attendance Ratio Increases to 61.20% by 11% [ Current News (Concise) - Policies & Governance ](on )
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.