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

  • Apr 14, 2016
  • 1  2016 Global Connectivity Index India Secure 44th Position [ None ]

    India secured 44th position with total score of 30 between 50 different countries in the 2016 Global Connectivity Index (GCI) report presented by Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The GCI analyzes the full range of measurements for connectivity and provides a detailed map of the glob

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  • 2  First State of India to Pass Law Against Social Boycott is Maharashtra [ None ]

    The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2016 to end the danger social boycott trained by extra-judicial institutions like caste and community panchayats, has been passed by the Maharashtra legislature has universally

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  • Apr 13, 2016
  • 1  According to WWF & GTF: for the First Time Global Tiger Population Increased in 100 Years by 22% [ None ]

    According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) recent report, the global tiger population has increased by 22 per cent after a century of constant decline. Across the globe number of wild tigers has gone up globally by 22 per cent to 3, 890, from the

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  • 2  Gurgaon Will Be Renamed as Gurugram Decided by Haryana Government [ None ]

    Haryana Government has decided that Gurgaon will be turn as Gurugram. State government also has renamed Mewat as Nuh. Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved the proposal to change the names of Gurgaon and Mewat in this regard.

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  • 3 Ex-Army Chief JJ Singh Conferred with Highest French Civilian Honour [ None ]

    JJ Singh a former Indian Army Chief General (retd) was conferred with the prestigious Officer of the Legion of Honour, the highest French civilian distinction for his stellar role in modernizing the Indian Army.

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    Image of Ex-Army Chief JJ Singh

    Ex-Army Chief JJ Singh conferred with the highest French civilian honour

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  • 4  3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation Has Been Inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    The third edition of Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation has been inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi to save wild tigers. India is host of this edition of conference in which more than 700 tiger experts, scientists, manager

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  • 5 2015 Saraswati Samman Will Be Honored to Dogri Poetess Padma Sachdev [ None ]

    The prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015 will be honored to Dogri Poetess and novelist Padma Sachdev (76) for her autobiography ‘Chitt-Chete’ written in Dogri language and published in 2007.

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    Image of Padma Sachdev

    Padma Sachdev Dogri Poetess and novelist

    • Ms. Sachdev

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  • Apr 12, 2016
  • 1  Bharti Airtel’S Payments Bank Unit Has Been Permitted by RBI [ None ]

    Bharti Airtel’s payments bank venture — Airtel M Commerce Services Ltd (AMCS) has approved by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). And with this approval AMCS has become the first entity to receive final approval from the RBI to start a payments bank.

    • Airtel M Commerce is a subsidia

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  • 2 2016 US Masters Golf Has Been Won by the Danny Willett [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 US Masters Golf tournament has been won by the Danny Willett (28) from England. with a score of 283 (−5) it was his first major championship and three strokes ahead of runners-up Lee Westwood (UK) and the defending champion Jordan Spieth (US).

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    Image of Danny Willett

    Danny Willett winner of 2016 US Masters Golf tournament

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  • 3 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Will Be Honored to Khadija Ismayilova [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize will be honored to the Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova of Azerbaijan. During the celebration of World Press Freedom Day i. e. on 3 May 2016 she will be conferred with this award for her outstanding c

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  • 4 ISRO Will Launch “CartoSat-2C” a New Military Satellite in May 2016 [ None ]

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a new earth observatory named CartoSat-2C in May. The satellite is constructed for military purposes will blast off using the renowned PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle).

    • India will join the ranks of China and USA who have

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  • Apr 11, 2016
  • 1  Sri Lanka Announces Recommencement of Chinese Colombo Port City Project [ None ]

    Sri Lankan Government has officially announced the recommencement of work on the delayed Chinese Colombo Port City project. In the Joint Statement by China and Sri Lanka at the conclusion of the official state visit of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Beijing the announceme

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  • 2 Graphene Based All-Weather Solar Cell Has Been Invented by Chinese Researchers [ None ]

    Graphene based all-weather solar cell which can generate electricity even during rains using ‘wonders material’ has been innovated by the team of researchers from the Ocean University of China and Yunnan Normal University.

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    • The new all-weather solar cell is prepared f

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  • 3 2016 Malaysian Open Title of Badminton Has Been Won by the Lee Chong Wei [ None ]

    2016 Malaysian Open title in the men’s single category has been won by the Lee Chong Wei Malaysia’s badminton, at Kuala Lumpur by beating Chen Long (world number 1) of China in straight games 21 - 13, 21 - 8 in a match that lasted 42 minutes.

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    Image of Lee Chong Wei

    Lee Chong Wei has won 2016 Malaysian Open title in the men’s single category

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  • 4  UN Going to Observe 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar [ None ]

    On April 13, 2016 for the first time, United Nations (UN) is going to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution (a day before his date of birth).

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    Image of Dr B. R. Ambedkar

    Dr. B. R. Ambedkar father of the Indian Constitution

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  • 5 Former Union MoS Dr C Silvera is No More [ None ]

    Dr C Silvera a former Union Minister of state (MoS) had passed away due stroke in Aizawl District, Mizoram at the age of 80 years. From 17 February 1994 to 15 September 1999, he had served as Union MoS for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

    • He was the first only person for l

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  • 6  Saudi Arabia and Egypt Has Decided to Build Bridge Over the Red Sea [ None ]

    Saudi Arabia and Egypt have decided to build bridge which will connect both them over the Red Sea to boost trade and commerce. Saudi Arabia has publicized that an agreement has been reached with Egypt regarding to this.

    During official visit of Saudi Arabia’s king Salman to the

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  • 7  Union Government Has Recently Launched ISBN Portal [ None ]

    The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) portal has been launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) in New Delhi. The Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has launched it as part of Union Government’s ambitious Digital India campaign.

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    • The ISBN

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  • 8 Ambitious Climate Change Action Plan Has Been Launched by the World Bank [ None ]

    The World Bank has revealed an ambitious Climate Change Action Plan (CCP) to fast-track hard work to tackle climate change over the next five years, up to 2020. It will help developing countries to bring their targets set in the national climate plans which were submitted for the

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  • 9  Experienced Journalist and Writer Yogendra Bali is No More [ None ]

    Veteran journalist and author Yogendra Bali passed away in New Delhi at the age of 86 years after a brief illness. Bali had served The Times of India as its roving correspondent till retirement in his long journalistic career.

    • He was also connected with a number of newspapers an

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  • Apr 11, 2016
  • 1  Union Government Gives Permission to First Metrino Pod Taxi Project of India [ None ]

    India’s first Metrino Pod project named personal rapid transit (PRT) network has been approved by the Union Government for Gurgaon, Haryana. Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister; Rao Narbir Singh has announced these project.

    These will be completely private project

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  • 2 Rajasthan: the First State of India to Pass Land Title Bill [ None ]

    Rajasthan state assembly passes Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bills, 2016 to provide constitutional support to land records. And with this Rajasthan has become the first state in India to pass land title bill for successfully assuring land and property ownership.

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  • Apr 8, 2016
  • 1 North East-ASEAN Business Summit Started at Imphal [ None ]

    The first-ever north East-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Business Summit has begun in Imphal, Manipur. Its main focus area is on road connectivity, trade and tourism. Manipur Commerce and Industries Department (MCID) have organized this two day summit in collabora

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  • 2  Iceland Government Has Named Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson as New PM [ None ]

    Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson (53) has been named as new PM by the Iceland ruling coalition Government after igmundur Gunnlaugsson had stepped down. He was serving as Agriculture and Fisheries Minister (since 2013) and deputy leader of the Progressive Party of the Ireland prior to thi

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  • 3 ECoR Turn into Largest Freight Loading Railway Zone of India [ None ]

    The East Coast Railway (ECoR) Zone has emerged as largest Freight Loading Railway Zone the country in year 2015 - 16 in terms of revenue loading performance. It is headquartered at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

    • The ECoR loaded 173.49 million tonnes of freight as compared to 161.91 during

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  • 4 New Chairman of NASSCOM is CP Gurnani [ None ]

    CP Gurnani is appointed as chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2016 - 17 terms. Presently Gurnani is serving as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tech Mahindra.

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    Show Image of CP Gurnani

    CP Gurnani cahirman of NASSCOM

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  • 5 Worlds Smallest Nanoscale Diode Has Been Developed by Georgia and BGU University Researchers [ None ]

    Researchers of Georgia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed the world’s smallest nanoscale diode or molecular rectifier which will affect the development of molecular electronic devices in future.

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    Worlds Smallest Nanoscale

    worlds smallest nanoscale developed by researchers

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  • Apr 7, 2016
  • 1 Adarsh Vidyalaya Project Has Been Launched by the Odisha Government [ None ]

    Adarsh Vidyalaya (AV) project has been launched by the Odisha Government to offer modern schools facilities on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the undersized rural areas of the state.

    • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched this project at Sasan Ambagaon village in

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  • 2 New Planet with Triple-Star System Named KELT-4Ab Has Been Discover by the Scientists [ None ]

    A rare triple-star system named KELT-4Ab with a gas giant planet similar in size to Jupiter has been discovered by the researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the United States. And the research was published in The Astronomical Journal.

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  • Apr 6, 2016
  • 1 Repo Rate Will Be Cut by 25 Basis Points to 6.5% by RBI [ None ]

    Repo rate has been cut down by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent from 6.75 per cent, with immediate effect by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). In the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the RBI for the 2016 - 17 fiscal the announcement in this regard was declared.

    First bi-

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