2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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    • Mar 16, 2017
    •  DMRC Enters Limca Book of Records [ Economics ]

      DMRC has listed by entering the prestigious Limca Book of World Records. For constructing 200 Girders in just one month on the Noida - Greater Noida corridor. This project has been executed by DMRC on behalf of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) Ltd. Maximum number of U-girders …

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    •  अमेरिका में नये राष्ट्रपति का शपथ ग्रहण समारोह का भव्य आयोजन एवं उनके प्रमु&#x [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

      प्रस्तावना:-अमेरिका में 20 जनवरी 2017 को 58वीं बार राष्ट्रपति पद की शपथ दिलाई गई और 45 वें नये राष्ट्रपति के रूप में डोनाल्ड ट्रंप शपथ लेंगे। जश्न पूरे देश में होंगे। राजधानी वाशिंगटन में ही करीब नौ लाख लोग जमा हो रहे हैं। पूरी चुनाव प्रक्रिया में ट्रंप के विरोध को देखते हुए यह प…

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    •  रूस (Russia - Article in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

      प्रस्तावना:- सोवियत संघ के विघटन के लगभग ढाई दशक बाद उसका उत्तराधिकारी रूस अपने राष्ट्रपति व्लादीमीर पुतिन के नेतृत्व में विश्व राजनीति में अपना कद बढ़ा रहा है। ‘रूस पहेली’ कूटनीतिज्ञों के लिए पहले के समान अबूझ बनी हुई है। वर्तमान बहुध्रुवीय विश्व व्यवस्था में रूस एक बार फिर अग्रण…

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    •  India’S Largest Startup Incubator to Be Built at Hubballi [ Economics ]

      Indian-American entrepreneur, philanthropist and venture capitalist Gururaj Deshpande is setting up India՚s biggest startup incubator in Hubballi. It is about 400km from Bengaluru. The 82,000-sqft facility is expected to open in September.

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    •  Scientists Creates World’S First Stable Semi-Synthetic Organism [ Science & Technology ]

      Researchers from Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) , US have created world՚s first stable semi-synthetic organism. It is a single-celled bacterium with an expanded genetic code. The semi-synthetic organism is the modified E. coli bacteria created by introducing DNA molecules.

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    •  Gujarat Assembly Clears Bill Banning Hookah Bars [ Policies & Governance ]

      Gujarat assembly approved a bill banning hookah bars. Operating a hookah bar will be a criminal offence warranting a maximum of three-year imprisonment and ₹ 50,000 fine. Running hookah bar in Gujarat will be considered as punishable.

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    •  Tamil Nadu Assembly Passes Jallikattu Bill [ Policies & Governance ]

      The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday unanimously passed an amendment bill. Bill allows Jallikattu to be conducted across the state. Bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 was unanimously adopted by the House after members of all parties spoke welcoming legislat…

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    •  India Innovation Index to Measure Performance of Indian States [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      The World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog, World Intellectual Property Organization and Cornell University will work together to develop an India Innovation Index. Index will provide impetus to Indian states to drive innovative spirit. It will encourage states to compete with each oth…

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    •  Bihar Govt Launches “Nasha Mukt Campaign” [ Health ]

      With an aim to make state addiction-free, state government of Bihar launched a Nasha Mukt campaign in state. Participation of about two crore people shown in campaign. Teachers and students of schools and colleges formed human chains across state including CM Nitish Kumar.

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    •  Donald Trump Sworn-in as 45th US President [ International Relations & Organizations ]

      Donald Trump has sworn in as 45th president of United States of America. He was administered oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts. Oath-taking ceremony was held in front of 8 lakh people who visited National Mall in centre of capital to celebrate occasion.

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