2016: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Feb 22, 2016
  • 1 “Ottal” a Malayalam Film Won the Best Children’s Film Award in Berlin International Film Festival [ Awards ]

    At the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival Ottal (The Trap) a Malayalam film has won best feature-length and best short films in the children’s category. And with the prestigious Crystal Bear award in the ‘Generation K-Plus’ section the film was awarded.

    • Jayaraj Rajasekharan

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  • 2 2016 Hockey India League Has Been Won by Punjab Warriors [ None ]

    The fourth edition of Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title 2016 has been won by the Jaypee Punjab Warriors. With this they have maiden title at the finals played at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Ranchi by beating Kalinga Lancers with 6 - 1 goals. In 2014 and 2015 Punjab

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  • Feb 19, 2016
  • 1 Envis Portal and Mobile Application Has Been Launched by the Union Government [ None ]

    The Environment Information System (ENVIS) portal and mobile application has been launched by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. The national interaction-cum-evaluation workshop for Environment Information System is sidelines behind th

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  • 2 On Small Post Office Schemes 0.25%interest Rate Has Been Cut by Union Government [ None ]

    On short-term small saving schemes below five years of maturity 0.25 per cent interest rates including post office deposits and Kisan Vikas Patras has been cut by the Union Government. To align interest rates on small savings with market rates and help the economy move to a lower

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  • 3 Utkarsh Bangla Scheme Has Been Launched by the West Bengal Government [ None ]

    The Utkarsh Bangla Scheme has been launched by the West Bengal Government. Main aim behind this launch is to provide vocational training to school dropouts. The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched this scheme in Kolkata and book on Utkarsh Bangla.

    Key features of scheme:

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  • 4 Israel Prize Awards Has Been Honored to Renowned Indologist David Shulman [ Awards ]

    The prestigious Israel Prize has been honored to renowned Indologist Professor David Shulman for his breakthrough studies in fields like philosophy and religion. For his studies on the religion, literature and culture of southern India and has command over Indian languages like S

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  • 5 Union Cabinet Approved Ligo-India Mega Science Proposal [ None ]

    The LIGO-India project (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India) proposal has been approved by Union Government for research on gravitational waves. The historic detection of gravitational waves had opened up of a new window on the universe to unravel some of

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  • Feb 18, 2016
  • 1 First Mega Food Park of Jharkhand Has Been Inaugurated at Ranchi [ None ]

    First mega food park of Jharkhand has been inaugurated at village Getalsud in Ranchi district of state by Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Main aim behind the formation of this park is to motivate the growth of the food processing sector in the state. This par

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  • 2 First Pakistan Province to Adopt Hindu Marriage Bill is Sindh [ None ]

    The first Pakistan province to adopt landmark Hindu Marriage Bill, 2015 is Sindh which allow the minority community to register their marriages. ins formation of Pakistan in 1947 this is for the first such a law is being passed to safeguard rights of Hindus, a second largest reli

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  • 3 Boutros Ghali a Former United Nations Secretary General is No More [ None ]

    Boutros Boutros-Ghali a Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General has passed away in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 93 years. Boutros-Ghali was Egyptian politician and sixth UN Secretary-General from 1992 to 1996.

    About Boutros Boutros-Ghali:

    • He was born on 14 November 1922 in C

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  • 4 France National Order of the Legion of Honour Has Been Awarded to the Fashion Designer Manish Arora [ Awards ]

    The highest civilian honour Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) of France has been won by Indian fashion designer Manish Arora. French Ambassador to India Francois Richier has honored him with the awared for his contribution to the fashion world.


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  • 5 New President of Icai is M Devaraja Reddy [ None ]

    New President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is Reddy Devaraja. He will serve as precedent for one year as declared by an apex body of Indian Chartered Accountant. For the Council Year 2015 - 16 He was serving as Vice President of ICAI. He is chartered

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  • 6 रोहित की आत्महत्या (Rohit Vemula- Dalit Suicide - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - हैदराबाद विश्वविद्यालय के दलित छात्र रोहित वेमुला ने ’व्यवस्थाओं’ से खिन्न होकर खुदकुशी कर ली। ये कहीं ना कहीं सामाजिक ताने-बाने में गुथीं हुई समस्याएं थी जो इस दुखद घटना के रूप में सामने आई। अब राजनीतिक आरोप-प्रत्यारोंपों का दौर शुरू हो गया है। सत्ता पक्ष अपने बेग

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  • 7 जीवन बीमा (Life Insurance - New Changes - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -भारतीय बीमा नियामक एवं विकास प्राधिकरण (इरडा) यह प्रावधान करने जा रही है जिसमें मुसीबत के समय जीवन बीमा उपभोक्ता पॉलिसी समाप्त किए बिना 85 फीसदी तक जमा राशि निकाल सकेगा और इसके लिए बीमा कंपनियां कोई कटौती भी नहीं कर पाएंगी। इरडा का यह प्रावधान आम जीवन बीमा उपभोक्ता

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  • 8 भीषण युद्ध (Fight Against Ltte in Sri Lanka - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - यदि हम आपसे देश के ऐसे युद्ध का नाम बताने को कहें जिसे बहुत कम याद किया जाता है या सबसे अलोकप्रिय युद्ध है तो आप क्या कहेंगे? कि, यह युद्ध चीन के खिलाफ 1962 में लड़ा गया युद्ध नहीं है। क्योंकि यह युद्ध श्रीलंका में लिट्‌टे के खिलाफ भारतीय शांति रक्षक सेना का युद्ध थ

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  • Feb 17, 2016
  • 1 Behavioural Change Communication Award Has Been Won by Tiruchirapalli City [ Awards ]

    Behavioral change Communication Award has been won by Tiruchirapalli city in Tamil Nadu for best city performer. At the Swach Survekshan function Trichy city commissioner Vijayalakshmi has received this award from Union Minister of urban Development Venkaiah Naiadu.

    Key facts:

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  • 2 On Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector India and Sweden Has Signed Mou [ None ]

    On Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector, Union Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation of Sweden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). To develop cooperation activities in the Railway sector in order to promote efficiency and sustainability and t

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  • 3 Infosys Prize 2015 Has Been Conferred by President Pranab Mukherjee [ None ]

    The Infosys Prizes 2016 has been conferred by President Pranab Mukherjee to six winners for their outstanding contribution in the research fields in New Delhi. These six winners in six different categories are: Jonardon Ganeri: For work in interpreting and scrutinizing analytical

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  • 4 From China First Silk Road Train Arrives in Tehran [ None ]

    At the Iranian capital city Tehran, the first long distance cargo train connecting Iran and China has arrived after starting its journey from China. From China’s eastern Zhejiang province the train has started its journey and reached after 14 days to final destination.

    • It has pa

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  • 5 Ringing Bells Has Launched World’s Cheapest Smart Phone at Cost Less Then Rs. 500 in India [ None ]

    Noida-based Ringing Bells has launched India’s cheapest mobile Freedom 251 at the cost of Rs, 251. Union defense minister Manohar Parrikar will launched this phone today along with Murli Manohar Joshi Member of Parliament and former? Minister of Science and Technology.

    The phone

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  • Feb 16, 2016
  • 1 Rajamani a Noted Music Director is No More [ None ]

    Rajamani a Popular music director and composer have passed away due to cardiac arrest at Chennai, Tamil Nadu at the age of 60 years. He had mainly served in Malayalam film industry. He has composed music for around 70 films.

    About Rajamani:

    • Rajamani was born into a family of Ca

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  • 2 Nidar - First Lightest Gun of India Launched [ None ]

    First indigenously developed lightest revolver (gun) Nidar of India has been launched successfully. It’s worthily weighted 250 grams. The state-run Rifle Factory Ishapore has designed and manufactured this gun which located in West Bengal giving improvement to the ‘Make in India’

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  • 3 In Swachh Sarvekshan 2016 Mysuru Declared as Cleanest City [ None ]

    In terms of cleanliness Mysuru city from Karnataka has been ranked first for second time among the 73 surveyed cities in Swachh Sarvekshan 2016. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has announced this during the Swachh Survekshan 2016 award function at New Delhi.

    Key facts:

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  • 4 Lamitye 2016, 7th India and Seychelles Joint Military Exercise Has Begun [ None ]

    LAMITYE 2016, 7th edition of India, Seychelles joint military exercise has begun in Victoria, Seychelles. It is fourteen day exercise which is conducted at Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA), Victoria up to February 28, 2016.

    Key facts:

    • This joint military exercise will be ultima

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  • 5 K Prithika Yashini Has Become India’s First Trangender Police Officer [ None ]

    K Prithika Yashini First Indian Trangender who will take Charge as Police Officer. Due to her gender previously she was rejected by the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) so she had started her fights legally in the Madras High Court and appointed as a Sub-I

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  • 6 पुलिस विश्वविद्यालय (Police Universities - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - भारत में केंद्रीय, राज्य, डीम्ड एवं निजी विश्वविद्यालयों को मिलाकर कुल 700 से अधिक विश्वविद्यालय है। कृषि, कानून, विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी, चिकित्सा सहित अनके विषयों के लिए अलग से विश्वविद्यालय चलाए जा रहे हैं। पर देशभर के पुलिसबल में करीब 35 लाख कर्मी आंतरिक सुरक्

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  • 7 वीजा विवाद (Visa Dispute - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -कराची के साहित्य उत्सव में भाग लेने के लिए 18 सदस्यीय प्रतिनिधि मंडल पाकिस्तान जाना चाहते थे। लेकिन पाकिस्तान के उच्चायुक्त ने भारत के प्रसिद्ध अभिनेता अनुपम खेर को छोड़कर अन्य सभी को वीजा जारी कर दिया। इस मामले पर विवाद होता देखकर हालांकि उन्होंने खेर को वीजा देने क

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  • Feb 15, 2016
  • 1 3 Mous About Rs 21000 Crore Has Been Signed at Make in India Week [ None ]

    On the first day of the Make in India Week three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) envisaging total investment of 21, 000 crore rupees were signed at Mumbai, Maharashtra in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Signed MoUs ar

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  • 2 New Director of Iimr is Vilas Tonapi [ None ]

    New Director of Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) is Dr. Vilas A. Tonapi. He was serving as the Principal Scientist at Seed Science and Technology of the IIMR before he is appointed as director of IIMR. About Vilas Tonapi:

    • At New Delhi based Indian Agricultural Researc

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  • 3 Biraja Prasad Indian Ambassador to Tajikistan is No More [ None ]

    Recently posted India’s Ambassador to Tajikistan Biraja Prasad has passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. He was the youngest Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer among India’s Ambassador to any country appointed ever.

    About Biraja Prasad:

    • Biraja Prasad was 1998 batch IFS

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