2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Feb 15, 2016
  • 1 Icc U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 Has Been Won by West Indies [ None ]

    The ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup has been won by West Indies for the first time in history. They have defended three time champions India by five wickets in finals played at Mirpur (Bangladesh). West Indies team achieved the target of 146 runs set by India in in 49.3 overs.

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  • 2 To Cooperate on Climate Change Canada, Us, Mexico Has Signed Mou [ None ]

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Climate Change and Energy Collaboration to tap into energy cooperation has been signed among three countries Canada, United States (US) and Mexico at the North American Energy Ministers Meeting held in Winnipeg, Canada which was hosted by Ji

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  • 3 At World Government Summit, Karnataka Mobile One M-Governance Model Wins Gold [ None ]

    At the fourth World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE in the m-governance awards category Karnataka’s flagship mobile-one governance application has won gold medal. E-governance of Karnataka secretary Srivastava Krishna received the award on behalf of state government.

    About Karna

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  • 4 For Malaria Elimination 2016-2030, National Framework Has Been Released [ None ]

    Jagat Prakash Nadda a Union Health and Family Welfare Minister has released the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016 - 2030 at New Delhi with the aim to reduce mosquito borne malaria disease from the country up to 2030. For the first time health policy of govern

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  • 5 Anatoli Ilyin a Soviet Football Legend is No More [ None ]

    Anatoly Ilyin a Soviet football legend has passed away in Moscow, Russia at the age of 84 years. He was become well-known for scoring winning goal which had helped Russia to win gold medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics by biting Yugoslavia with 1 - 0 score.

    About Anatoly Ilyin:

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  • 6 New Director of United Nations Information Centre is Tamar Hahn [ None ]

    New Director of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) is Tamar Hahn from Israel. She was appointed as Director in Buenos Aires, Argentina by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. She had taken the charge of the office after her appointment.

    • She was serving as the Regional Adviser

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  • 7 Banaras Hindu University Has Completed 100 Years [ None ]

    Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has turned 100 years which was founded by Freedom fighter Pt Madan Mohan Malviya on 13th February 2016. In 1916 BHU was founded as important seat of higher education. It was first university in India that was the result of a private individual’s eff

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  • 8 मानव विकास (Human Development - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम लगभग दो दशक से ज्यादा समय से मानव विकास सूचकांक तैयार करने लगा है। इस सूचकांक से हमारे बीच यह तथ्य प्रकट होकर आने लगे हैं कि भारत में अमीर और गरीब की खाई दिन-ब-दिन बढ़ती ही जा रही है। जहां एक ओर 2000 में उपरी वर्ग के एक प्रतिशत की कुल

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  • 9 स्टार्टअप नीति (Startup Policy - New Initiate for India - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मेक इन इंडिया कार्यक्रम के बाद उद्यमिता को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए स्टार्टअप इंडिया को नई पीढ़ी के सपनों को साकार देने वाला कार्यक्रम माना जा रहा है। खुद प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी की मंशा भी यही है कि स्टार्टअप के माध्यम से दक्ष युवक रोजगार की तलाश में भटकने के बजा

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  • Feb 15, 2016
  • 1 आर्थिक चुनौती (Economic Upheavals - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - बातों ही बातों में निकल गए पौने दो साल लेकिन अब केंद्र सरकार के लिए कुछ करके दिखाने का समय है। नए वित्त वर्ष के लिए अगले महीने के अंत में जब नया बजट पेश किया जाएगा तो उस पर सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों की छाया होगी। बढ़ते हुए खर्च के मद्देनजर जरूरी है कि सरकार की आ

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  • 2 Asad Rauf Pakistan Cricket Umpire Banned for 5 Year [ None ]

    Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has been banned for five years by The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after its disciplinary committee found him guilty of corrupt practices. BCCI president Shashank Manohar who had headed the disciplinary committee has announced it.

    • Rauf

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  • 3 Make in India Centre Has Been Inaugurated by Pm Narendra Modi in Mumbai [ None ]

    The Make in India Centre has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Finland Prime Minister Juha Petri Sipila and Sweden Prime Minister Kjell Lofven and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were participated in this inaugu

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  • 4 New Chairman of Teri is Ashok Chawla [ None ]

    New Chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is Ashok Chawla a former IAS officer. The Governing Council of TERI and noted scientist B V Sreekantan has selected him. In addition he also has been appointed as Chairman of TERI’s Governing Council Ashok Chawla is former

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  • 5 Noted Malayalam Poet O N V Kurup is No More [ None ]

    Noted O N V Kurup a noted Malayalam poet and lyricist have passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala at the age of 84 years. He well-known as “ONV”, Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup. He had made major contributions to the Malayalam film music and also part of the progressive

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  • 6 13th February is Observed as World Radio Day [ Important Days ]

    13th February is observed as World Radio Day (WRD) globally to remember the unique power of radio that touches lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe. Importance of Day: This day is observed annually to marks global celebration of radio as a medium for i

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  • Feb 12, 2016
  • 1 New Australian High Commissioner to India is Harinder Sidhu [ None ]

    New Australian High Commissioner to India is Indian-origin Harinder Sidhu. She has succeeded High Commissioner Patrick Suckling after his retirement. From Australia she is second envoy with Indian roots after Peter Varghese that had ancestral roots to southern Indian state of Ker

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  • 2 3 It Enabled Aplications Has Been Launched by the Railway Ministry [ None ]

    3 IT (Information Technology) enabled apps has been launched by the Union Ministry of Railways to bring transparency in Indian Railways on the sidelines of Digital India initiative. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has launched this app project at through Video-Conf

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  • 3 Davinder Singh Indian-Origin Lawyer Has Appointed as Vice-Chairman of Icc Commission [ None ]

    Davinder Singh (58) Indian-origin lawyer has become Vice-Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce Commission (ICC) on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption. Mr. Singh is one of the best Indian-origin lawyers in Singapore.

    • Prior to this appointment he was serving as

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  • 4 Uae’s Adnoc Has Agreed to Store Crude Oil in India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves [ None ]

    Now in India’s maiden Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPRs) storage UAE’s national oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil (ADNOC) Company will store crude oil. India has partner with other country for the first time ever for storing crude oil in the SPR storage for emergency purpose.

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  • 5 Morocco Reveals World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Plant [ None ]

    At the Souss-Massa-Draa area in Morocco the first phase of the world’s largest focused solar power (CSP) plant has been launched. With this project more than Moroccan households will get enough energy after completion of this project up to 2018. This project is implemented as par

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  • Feb 11, 2016
  • 1 Aurobindo Mukherjee a Veteran Director is No More [ None ]

    Veteran film director Aurobindo Mukherjee a topmost film director has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal due to geriatric problems at the age of 97 years. He has made many beautiful moves mostly cult Bengali classics with starred matinee idol Uttam Kumar in the early 1970s:

    • Mou

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  • 2 Cyber Defence Cooperation Agreement Has Been Signed by Nato and Eu [ Defense ]

    To improve Cooperation in Cyber Defence to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and European Union (EU) have signed an agreement at headquarter of NATO in Brussels, Belgium

    • 22 member countries from both the organization have attende

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  • 3 Maharashtra Ranked First in Internet Readiness Index According to Iiris Report [ None ]

    Maharashtra ranked first in terms of the overall Internet readiness index according to recently released Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States (IIRIS) report. Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Indicus Analytics has jointly issued this report.

    Key highli

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  • 4 In 2016 Intellectual Property Index of Uscc India Ranks at 37th Position [ None ]

    India is ranked at 37th position among the survey 38 countries in Intellectual Property Index (IPI) which is recently released by United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC). For about 85 % of the global GDP these 38 countries benchmarked in the 2016 index accounts. And Venezuela ra

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  • 5 Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East Has Been Announced by Union Government [ None ]

    The Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for north-east India has been announced by Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas (MoPNG). The Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 is about to control the hydrocarbon sector for social and economic development of the north-east region listed as follow.

    • Assam

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  • Feb 10, 2016
  • 1 24×7 Multi-Lingual Helpline Has Been Launched by Union Government [ None ]

    24×7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Info Line has been launched by Union Ministry of Tourism for international tourists in 12 international languages including 10 International languages along with English and Hindi, they are:

    • French,
    • Arabic,
    • Italian,
    • German,
    • Korean,
    • Japan

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  • 2 Kailash Yadav a Up Panchayati Raj Minister is No More [ None ]

    Kailash Yadav an Uttar Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister passed away in Gurgaon after reportedly suffering a brain stroke at the age of 65 years. In the present Akhilesh Yadav government he was a senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and a cabinet Minister and was considered close to

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  • 3 Sushil Koirala Former Prime Minister of Nepal is No More [ None ]

    Sushil Koirala a former Prime Minister of Nepal and Nepali Congress (NC) President has passed away due to Pneumonia in Kathmandu at the age of 79 years. Mr. Koirala has served as 37th Prime Minister of Nepal from February 10, 2014 till September 2015. After new republic constitut

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  • 4 Trai Has Banned Differential Pricing of Tdp [ None ]

    Telecom service providers (TSPs) which are offering or charging discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content accessed by a consumer have been banned by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). TRAI has given Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for D

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  • 5 February 10 is Observed as National Deworming Day [ Important Days ]

    10 February is observed as National Deworming Day every year to combat parasitic worm infections among preschool and school-age children across India. This day was launched in 2015 by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) so this year is a second edition of the

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