General: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1 India Post Announces Honoring Stamp on HAL for 75-Year of Service [ None ]

    About HAL: HAL stands for Hindustan Aeronautical Limited. It is an aerospace and defence company located in Bangalore of Karnataka, India. It was established as Hindustan Aircraft Limited on 23rd December 1940 in Bangalore, India by Mr. Walchand Hirachand.

    • Then it was renamed as

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  • 2 Longitudinal Ageing Study Launched by Union Government in India [ None ]

    About the Longitudinal Ageing Study: Longitudinal Ageing Study (LAS) focuses on the health, fiscal and social well-being of India’s elderly population. LAS will be a national milestone in scientific research that will give better knowing of India’s adult health problems and popul

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  • Mar 23, 2016
  • 1  India Take Responsibility of BRICS Chairmanship from Russia for 2016 [ None ]

    For the year 2016 India has assumed BRICS Chairmanship from the Russian Federation. BRICS is an association of five countries viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj formally disclosed the BRICS Logo for the duration of In

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  • 2 Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve of India Now Part of World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO [ None ]

    Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve (ABR) of India was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) along with other 19 sited at the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (ICC

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  • 3  New Anti TB Drug Bedaquilin Has Been Launched by Health Ministry [ None ]

    New anti-TB (Tuberculosis) drug Bedaquilin has been launched by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. The Union Health Minister J P Nadda has launched it as part of the TB national programme.

    At the primarily level the drug will be made available in six public hospitals

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  • 4  2016 Australian Grand Prix of Formula One Has Been Won by Nico Rosberg [ None ]

    Nico Rosberg, Mercedes driver from Germany has won the 2016 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. It was the first race of the 2016 season of Formula One in which total 11 teams had participated.

    With this Rosberg has won fifteenth cha

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  • 5 Andrew Grove Former Intel CEO is No More [ None ]

    About Andrew Grove: He was born on 2nd September 1936 in Budapest, Hungary. He had left US in 1956 - 7 and then he had survived Nazi occupation and later Soviet repression. In 1968 he was present at the Intel’s founding.

    Image of Andrew Grove

    Image of Andrew Grove

    Former CEO of Intel Inc

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  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  New MD of Pfizer India: S Sridhar [ None ]

    About S Sridhar: S Sridhar has been appointed as new managing director (MD) of the Pfizer India. The company’s shareholders have announced his appointment at the annual general meeting.

    • S Sridhar is a chartered accountant by profession and he has 20 years of reach experience.
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  • 2  Across the World Earth Hour 2016 Was Observed on 19th March 2016 [ None ]

    On 19th March 2016 from 8: 30 pm to 9: 30 pm local time the 10th edition of World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) Earth Hour was observed across the World. People energized by Earth Hour 2016 to explore and adopt a cleaner and more supportable lifestyle by implementation renewable

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  • 3  Knight of the Legion of Honour Has Been Conferred to Tikka Shatrujit Singh [ None ]

    The royal scion of Kapurthala’s Ahluwalia dynasty Tikka Shatrujit Singh (54) has been conferred with the prestigious Knight of the Legion of Honour by the French Government. The French ambassador to India Francois Richier has presented him this honour in a ceremony held in New De

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  • 4  Kisan Suvidha Mobile App Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    Kisan Suvidha mobile application has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for farmers to provide agricultural related basic information quickly. Kisan Suvidha is a compilation mobile app that will provide basic information on subjects viz.

    • Market prices
    • Seeds
    • Fertil

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  • 5  Agreement of EU and Turkey is Tackle Migrant Crisis Comes into Effect [ None ]

    The European Union (EU) and Turkey agreement to tackle the migrant crisis has formally come into effect. Migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey if their asylum claim is rejected under the agreement.

    Key features of agreement

    • All unequal migrants into Greece cro

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  • 6  IRCTC Survey Has Released That Surat is Cleanest a-1 Railway Station in India [ None ]

    According to the recently published survey of Indian Railways Surat (Gujarat) was declared as the cleanest railway station in the country. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have jointly conducted the survey at 407 railway stations, which included 75 A-1 stat

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  • 7  Inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize Has Been Won by the Geetakshi Arora [ None ]

    The inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize is awarded to an Indian student Geetakshi Arora for her excellent dissertation on “Goddess Myths in Graphic Novels: Reimagining Indian Feminity”. Geetakshi is a post-graduate student of the South Asia at Institute at the School of Oriental and

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  • 8  Indian Railways and ISRO Signed MoU for Remote Sensing, GIS Technologies [ None ]

    For Effective use of Space Technology in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) Union Ministry of Railways and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has signed a MoU which is based on Governance Application for Indian Railways.

    Indian Railways will use geospa

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  • 9  First US Female Combatant Chief : General Lori Robinson [ None ]

    Lori Robinson a United States (US) Air Force General has been selected as the next head of the US military’s Northern Command. She becomes the first woman to head a US combatant command as the position is one of the most senior in the US military for the first time.

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    Image of Lori Robinson

    First US Female Combatant Chief General

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  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  Meir Dagan a Former Mossad Director Passed Away [ None ]

    Mossad Meir Dagan a former Director of Israel’s intelligence agency has passed away due to liver cancer at the age of 71 years. Dagan had served as Director General of the Mossad from 2002 until his retirement in 2011. He was extensively accredited for covertly disrupting Iran’s

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  • 2  New Goodwill Ambassador of UN Population Fund Ashley Judd [ None ]

    Ashley Judd a highly praised humanitarian, actor, writer and political activist from US has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She will support the UNFPA’s efforts to empower women to choose when and how often to become pregnant a

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  • Mar 21, 2016
  • 1  Bangladesh Bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are Suspended by ICC for Illegal Bowling Action [ None ]

    The Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowling with an illegal action with an immediate effect. After independent valuations it is found that their bowling actions of is illegal and so that they are suspen

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  • 2  2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title Has Been Won by the HS Prannoy [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in the men’s single category has been won by the Ace Indian shutter HS Prannoy (World no 13) at the finals played at Basel, Switzerland, he defeated Marc Zwiebler (World no 7) of Germany 21 - 18, 21 - 15 score

    Image of HS Prannoy - Winner

    Image of HS Prannoy - Winner

    2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title winner

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  • Mar 18, 2016
  • 1  FCI’S Depot Online System Has Been Launched by the Union Government [ None ]

    Depot Online System of state run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has been launched by the Union Government to carry transparency and minimize storage losses of food grains. The Union Food and public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan have launched this system in New Delhi as

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  • 2  Swine Flu is Notified Under Epidemic Disease Act by Punjab Government [ None ]

    Under the Epidemic Disease Act Punjab Government has notified swine flu (H1N1) in order to prevent the spread of disease in the state. Based on recommendations of state advisory committee headed by Dr. D Behera Health and Family Welfare Department of state has issued notification

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  • 3 to Provide Real Time Visibility Information to Pilots IMD Has Develops Drishti [ None ]

    To provide real time visibility information to pilots India Meteorology Department (IMD) has indigenously developed an instrument named Drishti. With the use of this instrument pilots are able to take quick decision during critical landings and take-offs of aircraft particularly

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  • 4 on Internet List of Time Magazine, PM Narendra Modi Named Among 30 Most Influential People [ None ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named in list of 30 most influential people on the internet the among the 2016 edition by the Time Magazine. He was positioned at 15th position.

    The American hip hop artist and entrepreneur Kanye West has topped the list.

    It is the s

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  • 5  2016 Abel Prize Will Be Honored the British Mathematician Andrew Wiles [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 Abel Prize will be honored to the British mathematician Andrew Wiles (62). The Norwegian Academy of Sciences has selected him and Letters for solving a centuries old hypothesis (equation), Fermat’s Last Theorem. Academy has described his achievement as an epo

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  • Mar 17, 2016
  • 1  India Aviation Show 2016 Instigated in Hyderabad [ None ]

    An international exhibition and conference on civil aviation The India Aviation 2016 kicked off in Hyderabad, Telangana. The President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the fifth edition in the biennial series at the Begumpet Airport (also known as Hyderabad Old Airport).

    Key fac

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  • 2  Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan a Well-Known Shehnai Exponent is No More [ None ]

    Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan well-known Shehnai exponent has passed away due to prolonged illness at the age of 77 years in Kolkata, West Bengal. After the legendary Bismillah Khan he was one of the best-known players of the instrument.

    Image of Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan

    Image of Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan

    Well-known Shehnai exponent

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  • 3  New Governor of Central Bank of Bangladesh is Fazle Kabir [ None ]

    The new Governor of Bangladesh central bank of country is former Secretary of Finance Division Fazle Kabir. He was appointed by Bangladesh Government. He will replace Atiur Rahman due to his resigned after taking moral responsibility over the cyber theft from the central bank’s o

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  • 4  NFC-Based Contactless Mobile Payment Solution “Touch & Pay” Launched by ICIC Bank [ None ]

    New contactless mobile payment solution Touch & Pay based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has been launched by India’s largest private sector ICICI Bank. This solution will allow credit and debit of bank of customers to make in-store contactless payments by undulate

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  • 5 on UN’S World Happiness Index 2016 of UN India Ranks at 118th Position [ None ]

    World Happiness Index (WHI) 2016 of United Nations India ranked 118th out of 157 countries. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the UN has publicized the fourth World Happiness Report 2016.

    Key Highlights of Report

    Top 10 countries are:

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