2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 A Tragic Die-Off of Most of the Coral in Japan’S Largest Coral Reef [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The coral bleaching continues to have its impact even in 2017 as a new study by the Japanese environment ministry revealed that almost three-quarters of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died. Report blames global warming and rising sea temperatures for the demise of coral reefs.

    Bleached corals at Japan’s largest coral reef, Sekiseishoko

    Bleached Corals at Japan’s Largest Coral Reef, Sekiseishoko

    Bleached corals at Japan’s largest coral reef, Sekiseishoko

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  • 2 NGT Orders Inspection of Bio-Medical Waste Plants in Delhi [ Env. ]

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered inspection of plants which treat waste in the hospitals of the National Capital Delhi. It has ensured proper segregation, collection and disposal of such waste. The tribunal had earlier asked hospitals and clinics to ensure proper collect

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  • 3 CBDT Inks Accord with Japanese Firm for Advance Pricing [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into a bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement (BAPA) with an Indian subsidiary of a Japanese trading firm. Total three BAPAs have been signed by CBDT with Indian subsidiaries of Japanese companies all including rollbacks.

    CBDT inks accord with Japanese firm

    CBDT Inks Accord with Japanese Firm

    CBDT inks accord with Japanese firm

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  • 4 Europe’S First Underwater Museum Opens [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Museo Atlantico is the first of its kind in Europe and has been painstakingly put together by British eco-artist Jason deCaires Taylor. It is Situated 14 metres underwater. It is featuring dozens of humanoid sculptures based on real people.

    Marine life swim, first underwater contemporary art museum

    Marine Life Swim, First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

    Marine life swim, first underwater contemporary art museum

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  • 5 India, US Ink MoU for Collaboration in Third World Countries [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The MoU was signed between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Union Ministry of External Affairs’ Development Partnership Administration (DPA). India and the United States have signed MoU for developmental activities and aid in third world countries.

    Image of India, US ink MoU

    Image of India, US Ink MoU

    Image of India, US ink MoU

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  • 6 TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran is New Chairman of Tata Sons [ Appointments ]

    Tata Sons appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran as its Executive Chairman. With this appointment, Chandrasekaran becomes the first non-Parsi person to head Tata group. He will take charge of the company on 21 February 2017. In absence of Cyrus Mistry, Ratan Tata was looking after th

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  • 7 Guided Pinaka Successfully Test-Fired [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Guided Pinaka is a modified version of the Pinaka rocket, equipped with a navigation, guidance and control kit. The test-firing has met all mission objectives. It is successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur in Odisha.

    Pinaka Rocket converted to a Guided Pinaka

    Pinaka Rocket Converted to a Guided Pinaka

    Pinaka Rocket converted to a Guided Pinaka

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  • 8 Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States Held at Chennai [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States was held in Chennai. The conference was attended by labour ministers and principal secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States

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  • 9 Barack Obama Awards Joe Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom [ Awards ]

    Joe Biden broke down in tears as Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a surprise farewell ceremony. It is the highest civilian honour, in a surprise tribute at the White House. Biden became the fourth person in US history to receive the award.

    Joe Biden, Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Joe Biden, Barack Obama Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Joe Biden, Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 India’S Second Scorpene Class Submarine Launched [ Defense ]

    Scorpene submarine Khanderi, known for its superior stealth, was launched by Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in Mumbai. It has the ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater or on surface.

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  • 2 Padmashree Awardee K.M. Philip is No More [ Awards ]

    Padmasree K. M. Philip, former executive director of MRF Ltd. and former director of Malayala Manorama, passed away. He dies at the age of 104. He has served to the Rubber Board of India for more than 15 years. His work has been recognised through a number of awards.

     Image of KM Philip

    Image of KM Philip

    Image of KM Philip

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  • 3 Delhi Airport First in World to Adopt Digital Platform Arc [ Eco. ]

    Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has become the first in the world to adopt a unique digital platform called Arc. It will be used to measure, manage and improve performance of the airport in resource consumption, carbon emissions and ensuring quality of passenger space.

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  • 4 Newly Formed Fracture in Indian Ocean May Trigger Quakes in Future [ Env. ]

    Researchers have found a new fault in the Indian Ocean. A new plate boundary may be forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean as a result of the largest earthquake that shook the Andaman-Sumatra region in 2012. Location of boundary is on the floor of the Indian Ocean in the Wharto

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  • Feb 24, 2017
  • 1 SC Introduces Middle Income Group Scheme [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    Supreme Court has introduced Middle Income Group Scheme (MIGS). It is a self-supporting scheme for providing legal services to middle and relatively lower income groups. Middle class people who cannot afford the expensive litigation in apex can avail services of society for a nom

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  • 2 NALCO Signs MoU with TERI for Sustainable Rehabilitation [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    MoU has been signed between Nalco and Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). It is for various scientific, technological and educational activities in area of mining rehabilitation. It will further strengthen Nalco’s initiatives being undertaken under Sustainable Development Fram

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  • 3 Science Express’ Train Flagged Off to Create Climate Change Awareness in India [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    India’s Science, Environment and Railway ministers flagged off Science Express train - world’s largest “science exhibition is on wheels. ” Train will cover a journey of over 19, 000 kms in 205 days visiting 68 locations across country.

    Image of Science Express Train

    Image of Science Express Train

    Image of Science Express Train

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  • 4 First Indian Genomics Beacon Launched in UK [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    Global Gene Corpand Global Gene Corp and Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has launched first ever beacon for Indian genomics data. It is expected to help scientists develop more effective drug delivery systems. First Indian beacon, ggcINDIA, is a milestone for GA4

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  • 5 Lata Mangeshkar Honoured with ‘Legendary Award ’ 2017 [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar was honoured with ‘Legendary Award’ 2017 by Brand Laureate. She was bestowed with this award for her immense contribution to Hindi film music. Awards recognize world-class achievement in branding amongst individuals and companies.

    Lata Mangeshkar has been honoured with 'Legendary Award'

    Lata Mangeshkar Has Been Honoured with ‘Legendary Award’

    Lata Mangeshkar has been honoured with ‘Legendary Award’

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  • Jan 18, 2017
  • 1 ICAI CA 2016: Lucknow’S Eti Agarwal All India Topper [ CA Upd. ]

    Eti Agarwal topped Chartered Account (CA) final examination-November 2016 and she comes from Lucknow. CA final examination results declared by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which is second largest professional Accounting & Finance body in the world in terms

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  • Jan 12, 2017
  • 1 Union Government Inaugurates International Conference & Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics [ Policy-Governance ]

    ICERP 2017 is the 8th in the series being organized by FRP Institute since 2002. FRP Institute organizes International Conference and Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics (ICERP) event once in every two years. It is the second largest event in Asia.

     Image of ICERP 2017

    Image of ICERP 2017

    Image of ICERP 2017

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  • 2 PR Sreejesh Becomes Member of FIH Athletes’ Committee [ Sports ]

    The Indian hockey team captain PR Sreejesh has become a member of International Hockey Federation Athletes’ Committee. The committee comprises a total of eight current and former hockey players. Sreejesh’s role will be to seek and provide feedback to the FIH on behalf of all athl

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  • Jan 11, 2017
  • 1 Pakistan Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Submarine Missile Babur-3 [ Sci-Tech ]

    With the successful launch of a submarine cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead Pakistan reached a new milestone. The missile was fired from an underwater mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy. It is having a range of 280 miles.

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  • 2 21st National Youth Festival Will Be Held in Rohtak [ Policy-Governance ]

    The 21st National Youth Festival (NYF) will be organized from January 12 to 16 at Rohtak, Haryana. It is collaboration of the Centre and Haryana government on the theme ‘Youth for Digital India’. It is organized on every year on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

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  • 3 Indian Railways Launches IRCTC Rail Connect App [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched new passenger mobile application named ‘IRCTC Rail Connect app’. IRCTC Rail ticketing now made simpler just by swipe, shuffle, select and book.

     IRCTC connect app

    IRCTC Connect App

    IRCTC connect app

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  • 4 US Researchers Discover the Function of Human Appendix [ Sci-Tech ]

    The human appendix may actually serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria found by US researchers. US-based researchers have identified functions of human appendix. Study suggests that the appendix likely serves an adaptive purpose.

    Appendix in human body

    Appendix in Human Body

    Appendix in human body

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  • 5 Union Health Ministry Introduces Rubella Vaccine in Its Universal Immunization Programme [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Union Health Ministry announced that it is introducing Rubella vaccine as Measles-Rubella vaccine in its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). The Measles-Rubella Campaign aims at rapidly building up immunity for both measles and rubella.

     Image of Rubella

    Image of Rubella

    Image of Rubella

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  • Jan 10, 2017
  • 1 उच्च चौदह समाचार (Top Fourteen News Part - 2 in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    चीन व अमरीका (हथियार):- चीन ने अमेरिका के ताइवान की तरफ रुझान को देखते हुए दक्षिण चीन सागर के विवादित कृत्रिम दव्ीपो में हथियार जमा करने शुरू कर दिए हैं। सेटेलाइट (उपग्रह) तस्वीरों से पता चलता है कि अपने बनाए सातों कृत्रिम दव्ीपों में चीन ने हथियार प्रणाली तैनात कर दी है। इससे पड़

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  • 2 उच्च चौदह समाचार (Top Fourteen News in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    उत्तराखंड:- के काशीपुर में बायोइथेनॉल उत्पादन संयंत्र शुरू हो गया है। यह भारत का पहला ऐसा संयत्र है, जिसकी गिनती दूसरी पीढ़ी के संयत्रों में होती है। सबसे बड़ी बात तो यह है कि यह स्वदेश में विकसित तकनीकी से बना है जिसे डीबीटी-आईसीटी सेंटर फॉर (व्यक्ति या वस्तु या समय के लिए) बायोसा

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  • 3 ज्ञान-विज्ञान व खोज (Science and Discovery in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    प्रस्तावना:-विश्व के कोई भी वैज्ञानिक किसी भी विषय पर तकनीकी कार्य करते रहते है जिससे लोगो का आने वाला जीवन आनंदमय बन जाये। आज उन्हीं से हम आपके के लिए कुछ नई ज्ञान -विज्ञान व खोज से संबंधित तकनीकी लेकर आये जो निम्न हैं-

    कैब्रिज विश्वविद्यालय:- के वैज्ञानिकों ने मानव का कृत्रिम दि

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  • 4 अंतरिक्ष (Space Missions in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    प्रस्तावना:- बढ़ती जनसंख्या और घटते संसाधनों ने मनुष्य को अंतरिक्ष में नए विकल्प तलाशने के लिए विवश किया है। ऐसे में वैज्ञानिक सौरमंडल के भीतर व बाहर तैर रहे खगोलीय पिंडो, ग्रहों की तरफ उम्मीद की नजर से देख रहे हैं। जिससे इन ग्रहो का गहराई से अध्ययन किया जा सके।

    मंगल ग्रह:-वह दिन द

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