2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Dec 18, 2016
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    Air Marshal BS Dhanoa will take over as the new chief of air staff. Dhanoa’s appointment is on expected lines, as he will be the senior-most air marshal. While Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha retires on December 31. He is… (194 more words) …

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    Ace Indian player Pankaj Advani won the 11th World Billiards Championships title. Advani began on a strong note by pocketing the first two games, 150 points against 33 and 150 against 95. Advani won his 16th world title overall.

    IBSF World Billiards Championship held at the KSBA

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  • Dec 20, 2016
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    Malhotra Committee  Purpose: Insurance Sector Reforms Recommendation:Government stake in the insurance companies to brought down to 50%.Government should take over the holdings of GIC and its subsidiaries so that these subsidiaries can act Independent Corporation

    • All the insurance… (395 more words) …
  • Dec 18, 2016
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    Swasthya Rakshan Program has been initiated through Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) and Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) in selected… (177 more words) …

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation of the first-ever Indian Institute of Skills of the country at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The event is witness joint partnerships with various industries that will train and employ nearly four lakh youths over… (239 more words) …

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    International day is observed on 18 December as International Migrants Day appointed by the General Assembly of United Nations. Migration may contribute to sustainable economic growth. Due to poverty people search for better livelihood opportunity and one word that comes… (156 more words) …

  • Dec 17, 2016
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    With 25,000 people cheering the team on in a stadium that could accommodate just 15000, the boys did just that and were crowned world champions. Junior Indian men’s hockey team beat Belgium. This was India’s first title in 15 years… (206 more words) …

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    The South American country is scrapping its largest bank note. Around 35 per cent of the population does not have a bank account and the announcement made citizens rush to banks. Currency Bolivar is rapidly losing value amidst hyperinflation.

    100 Venezuelan bolivars bank note

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    State-run iron ore miner NMDC has invested Rs. 1,222.65 crore. It is to set up a 3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) integrated steel plant at Nagarnar in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. The plant is expected to start trial production… (253 more words) …

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    Either the long-enshrined seniority principle in appointing service chiefs, the government appointed Lt General Bipin Rawat as the next Army chief superseding two Lieutenant Generals. He will replace General Dalbir Singh Suhag on December 31.

    About army chief justified

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    Jharkhand cadre IPS officer Rajiv Jain was appointed as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB) while Anil Dhasmana will head external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Both the officers will have tenure of two years.

    rajiv jain & anil dhasmana to be new IB & RAW Chiefs

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  • Dec 19, 2016
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    MHRD has drafted a new and catalytic scheme calledIMPacting Research INnovation and Technology  or IMPRINT. IMPRINT is a first-of-its-kind Pan-IIT and IISc joint initiative to develop

    • New Education Policy
    • Roadmap for Research 

    to solve major engineering and technology challenges in selected… (446 more words) …

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    Besides the major committees that we have already covered in the various updates, here are few other major committees that would prove beneficial for aspirants in long run. The major committee and their main purpose has been highlighted in the… (223 more words) …

  • Dec 16, 2016
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    The bill aims to empower 12 major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision-making. The Union Cabinet has approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act,… (409 more words) …

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    The Union Cabinet has approved MoU between Ministry of Rural Development and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to improve effectiveness of rural development Programmes in India. These activities will aim to promote economic empowerment of rural women, access of rural… (266 more words) …

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    It isthe occasion of 45th Vijay Diwas; the entire nation is paying tributes to the martyrs of 1971 India-Pakistan. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a confrontation between India and Pakistan during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

    Image of Indian Vijay Diwas

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     The Union Government has launched Lucky Grahak Yojana to encourage consumers.  Also launch Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana to encourage merchants for transition to digital payments. Any payment made digitally for any purchase is eligible for the scheme.

    Growth in digital payment

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    The Supreme Court has ordered a ban on all liquor shops on national as well as state highways. It is to reduce drink driving and road accidents. Accidents claim thousands of lives every year across the country.  Authorities to stop… (176 more words) …

  • Dec 14, 2016
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    India has become the world’s fourth largest defence spender according to the recently released 2016 IHS Jane’s Defence Budgets report. In this edition of report published by US research firm IHS Inc., India has surpassed Russia, France, Japan and Saudi… (472 more words) …

  • Dec 15, 2016
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    NASA is on way to launch its Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission. CYGNSS spacecraft will ride into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK air-launched Pegasus XL rocket. The Pegasus XL and its CYGNSS payload from an altitude of approximately… (188 more words) …

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    Pakistan successfully test-fired a new indigenously developed cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to 350 km. it can bring many Indian cities under its range. The Ra’ad missile enables Pakistan to achieve “strategic standoff capability” on… (236 more words) …

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    NASA has awarded a $127 million contract to the California-based satellite company Space Systems for giving shape to its robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit.

    About Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM)… (134 more words) …

  • Dec 16, 2016
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes. In a list that has been topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a fourth straight year and had US President-elect Donald… (235 more words) …

  • Dec 14, 2016
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    Madhya Pradesh Government launched the Narmada Seva Yatra at Amarkantak. The five months long Yatra aims at turning the Narmada River pollution-free. It was launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Amarkantak.

    Launched Narmada Seva Yatra at Amarkantak

    Launched Narmada Seva Yatra at Amarkantak

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    Scientists have detected trace amounts of ammonia in the upper troposphere - the lowest of Earth’s atmospheric layers. It is detected by team of researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Scientists analyzed satellite data collected from various… (205 more words) …

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    Over 65,000 gram panchayats, Centre’s BharatNet project seems on track to achieve its 1 lakh target by March 2017. The success of Centre’s push for digital payments is expected. Key program of government is to improve broadband penetration in India.… (247 more words) …

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    India will contribute $500,000 to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This contribution for the year 2016-17 and New Delhi’s cumulative contribution since the fund was launched in 2006 stood at $6 million. India has always been forthcoming with… (238 more words) …

  • Dec 13, 2016
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    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and philanthropist couple Anupama and Vineet Nayar are among the Indians who have been named in the Global Thinkers of 2016 List compiled by the Foreign Policy magazine.

    FP's Global Thinkers Logo

    FP's Global Thinkers Logo

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    After running pilot for one year, Microsoft India launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC) in Delhi. This is the company’s seventh Cybersecurity Center in the world and will function as a satellite to the company’s Redmond Digital Crimes… (281 more words) …

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    A deep water port built in Myanmar’s Sittwe by India is ready to be commissioned. Open Kolkata-Mizoram trade route via Myanmar. The Sittwe port is starting point for the Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project in Myanmar. Once shipments arrive… (179 more words) …