2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Dec 8, 2016
  • 1 December 7 International Civil Aviation Day [ Important Days ]

    Annually International Civil Aviation Day is observed on December 7. Aim is to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation and the role that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) plays in international air transport. United Nations (UN) is res

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  • Dec 7, 2016
  • 1 MoES Launched Winter Fog Experiment [ Eco. ]

    Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India has taken up a multi-institutional initiative during winter 2016-17 to conduct an intensive ground-based measurement campaign to understand different physical and chemical features of fog and factors responsible for its genes

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  • 2 ISRO’S Remote Sensing Satellite PSLV C36 Launched [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its PSLV C36 ResourceSat-2A from Sriharikota. The satellite is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users. It will carry similar payloads as carried by its predecessors Resourcesat-1 and Resourcesat

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  • 3 Tax Information Automatically to Eliminate Tax Evasion Shared Among BRICS Nations [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have agreed to share tax information automatically as per their commitment to ensure the fairness of the international tax system. This was decided by the meetings of the Heads of Revenue of BRICS Countries in Mu

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  • 4 Moon Express: a Unique Innovation [ Sci-Tech ]

    Moon Express is the first non-government entity that secured approval from the U.S. government to land on the moon. The company also plans to send a robotic rover to the lunar surface in 2017 to conduct a survey for the best spots to mine iron ore, metals, carbon, nitrogen, hydro

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  • 5 India Receives $300 Billion FDI During April 2000-September 2016 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India crossed the USD 300 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) milestone between April 2000 and September 2016. India was recognized as a safe investment destination in the world. According to the World Investment Report 2016 released by UNCTAD, global FDI flows increased by 3

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  • 6 📹 IAS Mains 2016: GS Paper 4 (Ethics) [ Edu. ]

    Examrace aspirants score again! Like essay, several questions were from geography test series (bulls eye) This time questions like air mass, regionalism were core geography graduate level questions. Again, aspirants with geography optional had significant edge. Now, we expect atl

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  • 7 📹 IAS Mains 2016: GS Paper 3 (UPSC Civil Services) [ Edu. ]

    Examrace aspirants score again! Like essay, several questions were from geography test series (bulls eye) This time questions like air mass, regionalism were core geography graduate level questions. Again, aspirants with geography optional had significant edge. Now, we expect atl

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  • Dec 6, 2016
  • 1 Indian Navy maritime exercise ‘Konkan 16’ starts with Royal Navy [ Sci-Tech ]

    An Indian Navy destroyer and a Royal Navy frigate (British Navy) began the ninth edition of annual Konkan-13 exercise off India’s western coast, with the focus on asymmetric operations, anti-air warfare and boarding, search and seizure of ships. Successive editions of KONKAN exer

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  • 2 Global Startup Program ‘Launchpad’ by Amazon [ Sci-Tech ]

    Amazon Launchpad will provide an exceptional opportunity for Indian Startups to get access to big consumer markets nationally and internationally. Through this program small entrepreneurs and innovators can leverage Amazon’s online platform to increase scale of their businesses a

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  • 3 Space Farming: NASA Tests New Harvest Technique [ Sci-Tech ]

    NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station reaped the first harvest of red romaine lettuce leaves grown on the orbiting space lab last month. These vegetables were grown using the “Veggie” plant growth system on the International Space Station (ISS), and were harves

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  • 4 App Launched to Promote Breastfeeding, Stanpan Suraksha [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram launched ‘Stanpan Suraksha’ mobile application to promote breastfeeding and keep a tab on “inappropriate” promotion of baby food items. Undermining of the breastfeeding practice are avoided in the country mainly due to cultural barriers

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  • 5 O Panneerselvam Sworn in as New Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu [ Policy-Governance ]

    For Panneerselvam, it is the third term as Chief Minister. Earlier, he held the office in 2001 and 2014. After he assumed the office, the rest of the Ministers took the oath together and the swearing in ceremony was over within 10 minutes.

    O Panneerselvam to be sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM

    O Panneerselvam to Be Sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM

    O Panneerselvam to be sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM

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  • 6 📹 IAS Mains 2016: GS Paper 1 (History and Geography) Detailed explanations at YouTube Lecture [ Edu. ]

    Examrace aspirants score again! Like essay,several questions were from geography test series  (bulls eye)This time questions like air mass, regionalism were core geography graduate level questions. Again, aspirants with geography optional had significant edge. Now, we expect atle

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  • 7 📹 IAS Mains 2016: GS Paper 2 (Political Science and International Relations) [ Edu. ]

    Examrace aspirants score again! Like essay, several questions were from geography test series (bulls eye)This time questions like air mass, regionalism were core geography graduate level questions. Again, aspirants with geography optional had significant edge. Now, we expect atle

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  • Dec 5, 2016
  • 1 6th Heart of Asia Conference Held in Amritsar, Punjab [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The sixth edition of ‘Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process of Afghanistan‘ conference, an annual regional gathering of Asian and other countries was held in Amritsar, Punjab (India). It was inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. It concl

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  • 2 Falling Energy Levels in Galaxies Mean the Universe is Slowly Dying [ Sci-Tech ]

    Researchers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia used seven of the world’s most powerful telescopes to observe galaxies at 21 different wavelengths of light, from the far ultraviolet to the far infrared - the most comprehensive a

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  • 3 The Future Ambulance: Meet the Air Mule [ Sci-Tech ]

    Israeli company Tactical Robotics, a subsidiary of UrbanAero, has developed a vehicle that can take off, fly and land without a pilot to save lives. While the AirMule was first designed for military purposes, the creators soon realized it would have many civilian applications.

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  • 4 Jayalalithaa Passes Away at Age of 68 [ None ]

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha has been in the hospital from past few months due to a severe health condition. Recently she had a heart attack in the hospital. From then her health condition deteriorated seriously.

    Jayalalithaa’s death was confirmed by Apollo Hospitals

    Jayalalithaa’s Death Was Confirmed by Apollo Hospitals

    Jayalalithaa’s death was confirmed by Apollo Hospitals

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  • 5 Indian Navy Day : 4th December [ Important Days ]

    Navy day in India is celebrated on 4 December every year to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force to the country. The Indian Navy is the marine branch of the Indian Armed Forces and is led by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief. The Maratha Emperor, Chha

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  • Dec 4, 2016
  • 1 Big Shares in Mars One Invested by Swiss Finance Company [ Sci-Tech ]

    The shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed to a takeover bid of the Mars One space organization. Hopefully, the move will forward the company’s big plans to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.

    Going to the Red Planet is an expensive business, an

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  • 2 Issue of New Notes Announced by RBI, Old Notes to Be Valid [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Sunday announced that it would issue new Rs 100, Rs 50 and Rs 20 bank notes, but the old versions of these notes will continue to be valid. The new Rs 50 notes won’t have inset letters in the number panels. The new Rs 20 notes will have the inse

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  • 3 IUPAC Announces Names of the Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) approved the name and symbols for four elements: nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og), respectively for element 113, 115, 117, and 118.

    5-month period of public review, the names earlier propos

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  • 4 Thanu Padmanabhan Wins 10-Year-Old Bet on Dark Matter [ None ]

    Pune-based theoretical astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan has won decade-long bet with a physicist from New Zealand, David Wiltshire, regarding the nature of dark energy.The terms and conditions of the wager were that if Wiltshire won, he would be given a clock of his choice to hel

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  • 5 Additional charge as Director of CBI taken by Rakesh Asthana [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Government has given senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana additional charge of the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He took charge following retirement of Anil Sinha. He was given this charge after government failed to find any full-time Director fo

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • 1 Hoist Tricolor on Moon by ISRO and Team Indus: Unmanned Spacecraft to Moon by 2018 [ Sci-Tech ]

    The fledgling Team Indus will tie up with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with the aim of hoisting India’s flag through an unmanned spacecraft on the lunar surface on January 26, 2018, the 69th Republic Day.

    Indian Flag on the moon by 2018

    Indian Flag on the Moon by 2018

    Indian Flag on the moon by 2018

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  • 2 Chitra Ramkrishna Resigns as NSE CEO; J Ravichandran to Hold Charge of Office of CEO [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Board of Directors of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) met and accepted the resignation of Chitra Ramkrishna, MD & CEO. She had tendered her resignation due to personal reasons and expressed her desire to step down with immediate effect. She was part of the team that set up

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  • 3 India Inks Rs 5,000 Crore Deal with US for 145 M777 Howitzers [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and the US inked an Rs 5,000 crore deals for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers, which will mostly deployed near the borders with China. Deal for 145 American ultra-light howitzers, costing about Rs 5,000 crore was recently cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). Th

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  • 4 Team India Wins Silver at the 13th World Robot Olympiad [ Sci-Tech ]

    Outshining over 450 teams, team “High Voltage” from India (Gurugram) won silver in the Regular Junior High category in the 13th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) that concluded at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. International championship, jointly organized by National Council of Scie

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  • 5 Yoga on UNESCO Cultural Heritage List [ Edu. ]

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have formally included Yoga in its representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.The declaration describes Yoga, an ancient Indian practice as a Human Treasure. It was unanimously supp

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