General: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017

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    सिलिकॉन चिप: -सेल्फ (स्वयं) ड्राइविंग (चालन योग्यता/महान शक्ति रखते हुए) कारों पर लगातार नए प्रयोग चल रहे हैं एप के जरिये टैक्सी (किराए की मोटर) सेवा चलाने वाली कंपनी (जनसमूह) उबर ने पिट्‌सबर्ग, अमेरिका में ट्रायल के बाद 14… (6825 more words) …

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    चीन: -चीन ने एक और चालाकी भरी चाल चली है। उसने ग्वादर बंदरगाह और चीन-पाक इकोनॉमिक कॉरिडोर (अर्थशास्त्रीय गलियारा) (सीपीईसी) के तहत आने वाले व्यापारिक मार्गो की सुरक्षा के लिए पाकिस्तान की नौसेना को दो पोत दिए हैं। एक पाकिस्तान… (6726 more words) …

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    प्रस्तावना:- कालजयी उपन्यास ’चंद्रकांता संतति’ की पटकथा के समान सियासी दांव-पेचों में रहस्य और रोमांच परत-दर-परत उलझता जाता है। नेताओं के रोग व मौत को छिपाने तथा उजागर करने के पीछे एक पूरी कवायद होती है। इतिहास गवाह है… (1737 more words) …

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    जापान:- पिछले साल जापान की होटलों में इंसानी कर्मचारीगण के स्थान पर जब रोबोटिक कर्मचारीगण के काम करने की खबरें आईं थीं, तभी से आशंका हो गई थी कि इनसे बड़ा खतरा हो सकता है। ऐसा इसलिए क्योंकि उस होटल… (4915 more words) …

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    Google dedicated a Doodle to mark the 186th birth anniversary of India’s 19th century social reformer Savitribai Jyotirao Phule. She was a social reformer and poet. She has been given recognition in the list of important figures in Maharashtra’s social… (177 more words) …

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    Bunkar Mitra helpline started functioning now. The helpline is meant to extend professional expertise to distressed handloom weavers. The helpline was launched by the Union Textiles Minister Zubin Irani on the occasion of Good Governance Day.

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    Printing ink and other harmful carcinogenic chemicals used in newspaper for food packaging is harmful or unhealthy.  The central food regulator restricted use of newspapers and cardboard boxes for packaging food items. Seek to update you about the recent initiatives… (258 more words) …

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    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha has been in the hospital from past few months due to a severe health condition. Recently she had a heart attack in the hospital. From then her health condition deteriorated seriously.

    Jayalalithaa’s death was confirmed by Apollo Hospitals

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    Pune-based theoretical astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan has won decade-long bet with a physicist from New Zealand, David Wiltshire, regarding the nature of dark energy.The terms and conditions of the wager were that if Wiltshire won, he would be given a clock… (249 more words) …

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    India hosted the golden jubilee 50th anniversary celebrations of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee gave the opening address at international conference of the golden jubilee celebrations of UNCITRAL.

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    The 51st Annual Conference of Directors-General of Police of States was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad, Telangana. It was attended by around 100 DGPs of states, Director Generals of Central paramilitary forces and… (161 more words) …

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    The Green GDP or Gross Domestic Product is an economic growth index that quantifies and calculates the environmental consequences of that growth.What is Green GDP? Green GDP is conventional gross domestic product figures adjusted for the environmental costs of… (472 more words) …

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    Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award Given to Sri Sri Ravishankar.Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar was honored with Dr. Nagendra Singh International Peace Award for his efforts in ensuring world peace. Home Minister Rajnath Singh conferred it to the spiritual… (195 more words) …

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    Haryana Government appointed international woman wrestler Geeta Phogat as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Haryana Police. Geeta Phogat is a freestyle wrestler who won India’s first ever-gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, in 2010.

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    128th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate and Bharat Ratna Sir CV Raman was observed on November 7, 2016 with functions like debates organized in schools and colleges across India.

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    प्रस्तावना:-पाकिस्तान की ओर से फूंकी गई ’हवाओ’ से कश्मीर सुलग रहा है। लाख समझाया पर पाकिस्तान मानने को तैयार नहीं। हमने अब बलूचिस्तान में मानवाधिकारों के उल्लंघन का काउंटर कार्ड (विरोध करके अपनी योजना को प्रत्यक्ष करना) चलाया है।… (2224 more words) …

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    प्रस्तावना:- उरी हमले के बाद भारत और पाकिस्तान के बीच बढ़ते तनाव से भारत ने पाकिस्तान पर दबाव बनाना शुरू कर दिया है। भारत ने साल 1960 में हुए सिंधु समझौते को तोड़ने के संकेत दिए हैं लेकिन ऐसा करना… (1762 more words) …

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    भारत और चीन व्यापार:-आयात:- बीते दो सालों के दौरान चीन से भारत के आयात में 20 प्रतिशत की बढ़ोतरी दर्ज की गई है। पिछले पांच साल के दौरान चीन से भारत के आयात में 5 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी दर्ज की… (3583 more words) …

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    Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated ‘Women of India Festival 2016’ of organic products in New Delhi. The festival has been organized for 10 days. Women of India Festival 2016 celebrates and promotes women… (219 more words) …

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    The 2nd edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 was kicked off at New Delhi after inauguration by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. This 10-day event will highlight the rich cultural heritage of… (130 more words) …

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    New Director General of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is Ajay Kumar Bhalla a Senior IAS officer. He will replace Anup Wadhawan, whose post was vacant after his appointment as Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Commerce.

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    Researcher of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Kolkata produced cost-effective, metal-free cathodes using human hair for solar cells. This is the bio-waste-derived electrode used as cathode in a quantum dot sensitised solar cell device.

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    Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cut down ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to Rs. 39 per L from Rs 48.90-49.90. The ethanol is used for Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme.

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    अमेरिका:-राष्ट्रपति पद के चुनाव प्रचार में डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प ने खुद को हमेशा करोबारी बताया है। उन्होंने यह भी जोड़ा की उनकी नीतियों के कारण ही वे कामयाब हैं। द न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स नामक पत्रिका में उनकी वित्तीय गतिविधियों की खोजबीन… (6260 more words) …

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    प्रस्तावना:- पूर्व की भांति हम इस बार भी हम आपके लिए दस चुनिंदा खबर लाये जो देश-विदेश में होने वाली घटनाओं में आधारित हैं। भारत और पाकिस्तान, दोनों को कश्मीर में चल रही प्रचंड हिंसा को शांत करना होगा।… (3175 more words) …

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    माओवादी:- भारत में आंतकी हमलों के लिए प्रतिबंधित संगठन सीपीआई (माओइस्ट) को दुनिया का चौथा सबसे बड़ा आतंकी संगठन करार दिया गया है। ये बात नेशनल (राष्ट्रीय) कॉनसोरर्टियम फॉर द स्टडी (खोज) ऑफ टेरिज्म (त्रास दव्ारा शासन) एंड (और)… (1983 more words) …

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    प्रस्तावना:- पाकिस्तान से आए जैश-ए मोहम्मद के आत्मघाती आतंकियों की नापाक करतूतों से एक बार फिर घाटी हमारे जवानों के खून से लाल हो गई। झेलम पार कर पीओके से घुसे भारी गोला-बारूद से लैस (कम) चार आतंकियों ने… (5013 more words) …

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    Union Cabinet has given approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hungary for cooperation in the field of water management. The MoU will enable sharing innovations in irrigation technology.

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    Union Government adopts a three- pronged approach to reinvigorate domestic retail and wholesale trade. This three-pronged policy approach will address the need of several small businesses.

    Three Pronged Approach

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    Schneider Electric (SE), a French company, will open training centres in 500 districts in India. It plans to set up a Centre of Excellence focused on power, solar and automation sectors.

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    In 2016, India ranked 97th out of 118 countries on the Global Hunger Index. This annual report of GHI was made by International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI). 15 % of India’s population was found undernourished.

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    Terrorist activity targeted Shopian Paramilitary Convoy in Kashmir on 10th October 2016. Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers and five civilians were injured in this attack at a CRPF convoy in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.… (283 more words) …

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    According to the report released by Index of Industrial Production (IIP) the first five months of the current fiscal year, recorded lowest Industrial growth in least 10 years from 2007-08. It is believed that Indian industries are suffering due to… (405 more words) …

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    The Union Government decided to celebrate 100th birth anniversary of social activist and former RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh from October 11, 2016 to October 11, 2017.  Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma announced during inaugural programme.

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    Revenue department has extended the anti-dumping duty on import of certain Chinese products, used in manufacturing shoes, toys, garment, and footwear and other industrial segments for another five years until 2021. This decision was taken by Central Board of Excise… (245 more words) …

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    Telangana government has announced 21 new districts in states on Dasara after two and half years of formation. With this Telangana will now have total 31 (10 existing + 21 new) districts. Telangana Rashtra Samithi made announcement on 11th… (206 more words) …

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    Telangana government and Ashok Leyland Commercial vehicle manufacturer signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a vehicle body building unit in Telangana at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore.

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    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that India-Pakistan border will be completely sealed by December 2018. It is an extensive plan to monitor India’s frontier security. Union Home Minister held meeting with representatives of 4 states sharing border with Pakistan… (273 more words) …

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    Union cabinet approved setting up Medipark at Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu through a special purpose vehicle. It will be the India’s first medical devices manufacturing park. Union Cabinet permitted HLL Life care, a Mini Ratna PSU to sub-lease over… (194 more words) …

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    The first edition of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. It was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with the theme “Beyond 2015 is People, Planet and… (171 more words) …

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    The 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be hosted by India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) at New Delhi from November 3 to 5, 2016. India is hosting this… (210 more words) …

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    All the entities granted a payments bank (PB) license should first take specific approval for the products which they intent to provide to customers. RBI also recently issued separate operating guidelines for payments banks based on financial inclusion.

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    Heisnam Kanhailal the well-known Manipuri theatre personality passed away at the age of 75 years due to illness. He served in theater for last 40 years; he was a playwright, director, and actor.

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    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Internal Working Group (IWG) chaired by Lily Vadera on Rationalization of Branch Authorization Policy has suggested changes in bank branch norms.The panel proposed relaxing bank branch such as building, number of employees etc. to… (198 more words) …

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    MS Sahoo a Financial markets expert was appointed as the Chairman of Union Finance Ministry constituted four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). Serve as chairperson of IBBI for five years till 2021.

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    Aadhaar card will be mandatory for availing cooking gas (LPG) subsidies from November 2016 by the Union Government. Union Petroleum Ministry has requested Oil marketing companies (OMCs) to quickly enroll all consumers with aadhar card for LPG subsidy.

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    The Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) was launched by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari at New Delhi; it will be the most important step to ensure safety of bridges in the country.

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    Kersti Kaljulaid was appointed the first Estonia’s female president of the Baltic Country by the parliament of Estonia with 81-0 vote. 20 members were absent in the parliamentary voting.

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    Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF).Directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra.Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu honored Katyayan with award, certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees.… (217 more words) …

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    Udupi Ramachandra Rao a former ISRO Chairman and space scientist was inducted in the Hall of Fame of International Astronautical Federation (IAF) at the closing ceremony of the 67th IAF Congress 2016 held at Guadalajara, Mexico. He is renowned for… (224 more words) …

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    OVL’s (ONGC Videsh Limited) proposal to buy 11% stake in JSC Vankorneft got green signal from the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). OVL will buy this stake in JSC Vankorneft from Rosneft Oil Company (Rosneft) and National Oil Company… (260 more words) …

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    The 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit was officially “delayed” by the host country Pakistan after India and four other countries declined to attend the Summit on November 9th and 10th in 2016 at… (226 more words) …

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    Botanical Survey of India (BSI) released list of state wise endemic flowering plants which was topped by Tamil Nadu. The publication titled Endemic Vascular Floras of India also revealed that almost one of each four species of flowering plants found… (270 more words) …

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    Reliance Group and French aerospace giant Dassault Aviation inked contract to set up a joint venture “Dassault Reliance Aerospace”. This is for indigenously manufacturing parts of recently resolved India-France deal for 36 Rafael fighter jets.

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    Jharkhand is India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme for Kerosene Public Distribution System. Four districts are selected under the scheme given below it:

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    2. Hazaribagh
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    Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’s urban areas are declared open defecation free (ODF) by the Union Urban Development Ministry on second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission and 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2016. These two… (220 more words) …

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    Yoshinori Ohsumi becomes 23rd Japanese to win Nobel Prize and the sixth Japanese medicine Nobel laureate. He won the 2016 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for his innovative work on autophagy.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the INDOSAN (Indian sanitation Conference) in New Delhi- second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission. PM Modi addressed that cleanliness is a habit and takes some effort.

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