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

  • Apr 20, 2016
  • 1  RBL: First Private Sector Bank of India to Open Dedicated Branch for Startups [ None ]

    The RBL Bank became India’s first private sector bank to open dedicated branch for startups. It was inaugurated at Koramangala, Bengaluru by noted entrepreneur and former chairman of UIDAI Nandan Nilekani.

    Key facts:

    • The first exclusive bank branch of start-ups will compromise

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  • 2  RIC Forum Fields to Expand Collaboration in Fight Agents Terrorism [ None ]

    The 14th edition of meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russia, India and China (RIC) Forum has declared to extend collaboration in fighting terrorism. The conference was held in Moscow, Russia and was acted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Union Minister of Foreign Af

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  • 3  Durga Thakur from India Has Promoted as International Hockey Umpire [ None ]

    Durga Thakur from India has been supported as international outdoor umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for her good performance at the recently-held Hawke’s Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand.

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    Image of Durga Thakur

    Durga thakur Promoted as International Hockey Umpire

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  • 4  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Protracted to More 61 Districts with Low Child Sex Ratio [ None ]

    The Union Government has protracted the Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme in supplementary 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories with low Child Sex Ratio, the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced it at New Delhi.

    About Beti Bachao, Beti Padh

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  • 5  Well-Known Hollywood Actress Doris Roberts is No More [ None ]

    Renowned Hollywood actress Doris Roberts passed away at the age of 90 years at Los Angeles in her sleep. She was become famous for playing meddlesome mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005).

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    Image of Doris Roberts

    Doris Roberts renowne Hollywood actress

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  • Apr 19, 2016
  • 1  EU Parliament Has Accepts Joint System for Share Air Passenger Data to Fight Terror [ None ]

    To fight against terrorism, the European Parliament has approved formation of a European passenger name records (PNR) system. This proposal is passed by 461 votes to 179 against. Now the EU member countries will true it as national law in two years.

    • PNR is a joint system for sec

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  • 2  2016 Monte Carlo Masters Title of Tennis Has Been Won by Rafael Nadal [ None ]

    The 2016 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters title of Tennis has been won by the top tennis player Rafael Nadal from Spain at finals by beating Gael Monfils of France with 7 - 5, 5 - 7, 6 - 0 score. It was his 9th Monte Carlo Masters title and his 68th win from 100 finals on the Associatio

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  • 3  New ADG of CRPF is Deepak Mishra [ None ]

    Deepak Mishra a senior IPS officer has been appointed as Additional Director General in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) after his appointment cleared by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

    • He will serve as AGD up to November 2018 with effect from the date of assump

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  • 4  Hologram Technique Will be Used by Maharashtra Government to Check Spurious Liquor [ None ]

    Maharashtra Government has made compulsory hologram technique on every alcohol bottle manufactured and sold in the state in order to check sale of spurious liquor. So from now, without the hologram no liquor bottle will be allowed to be sold in the state.

    • The decision was taken

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  • Apr 18, 2016
  • 1  Odd-Even Scheme Phase 2 Has Been Launched by the Delhi Government [ None ]

    The second phase of odd-even car rationing scheme has been launched by the Delhi Government in order to check pollution in the national capital. The second phase will be start from 15th April 2016 till 30th April 2016.

    • The scheme aims to restrict vehicular pollution and dropping

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  • 2  2016 Chinese Grand Prix Has Been Won by Nico Rosberg [ None ]

    The 2016 Chinese Grand Prix has been won by the Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg from Germany which was held at the Shanghai International Circuit. The 2016 season is the third race of the Chinese Grand Prix title race of Formula One in which total 11 teams had participated.

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    Image of Nico Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg Mercedes driver from Germany

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  • 3  Rangana Herath a Sri Lanka’s Veteran Spinner Announces Retirement from T20, ODI [ None ]

    Trouper Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath (38) has declared his retirement from T20 and One Day International Cricket (ODI). But he will carry on playing in Test matches which always have been his personal passion.

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    Image of Rangana Herath

    Rangana Herath Sri Lankan left-arm spinner

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  • 4  First Loans for Renewable Energy Projects Has Been Approved by the BRICS New Development Bank [ None ]

    First package of loans worth 811 million dollars for four renewable energy projects in Brazil, China, South Africa and India has been approved by the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB). The NDB board of governors has accepted the decision to approve the first loans on the sidelines

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  • 5  Shatrujeet Battle Exercise Has Been Conducted by the Indian Army in Rajasthan [ None ]

    A major battle exercise ‘Shatrujeet’ is conducted by the Indian Army in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan near to the border with Pakistan. The only aim of the exercise was to assess the ability of the Indian Army and fine tune its active war plan to answer swiftly to any threat to na

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  • 6  Supercomputer Param Kanchenjunga Revealed at NIT Sikkim [ None ]

    Supercomputer Param Kanchenjunga was uncovered at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim. It is named after Kangchenjunga Mountain (8, 586 m), the third highest mountain in the world which lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim.

    • Shrinvas Patil a Sikkim Governor has

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  • 7  G20 Countries Aims to Restriction on Tax Havens, Terror Financing [ None ]

    The G20 countries together with India have required a crackdown on tax heavens, shell companies and terror financing in the come round the ‘Panama Papers’ scandal. G20 countries has issue a communique after meeting of its Finance Ministers and Governors of Central Banks on the by

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  • 8 In the List of World’S 50 Future-Ready Cities, Delhi is Ranked at 44th Position [ None ]

    In the List embracing technology for growth of the world’s 50 ‘future-ready economies cities’ National Capital of India, Delhi has been ranked 44th position according to the recently released report ‘Future-Ready Economies Model’ by the Information Technology major Dell.

    Key fac

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  • 9  Sale of All Forms of Chewable Tobacco Has Been Banned by the Delhi Government for 1 Year [ None ]

    The manufacture, distribution, storage and sale of all forms of chewable tobacco have been banned by the Delhi government for one year in the attention of public health, including:

    1. Scented
    2. Flavored or mixed
    3. Gutkha
    4. Pan masala
    5. Khaini
    6. Zarda
    • Delhi Department of Food Safety has i

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  • Apr 18, 2016
  • 1  Google Launches Free Internet Service Through Wi-Fi for 10 New Railway Stations [ None ]

    Free internet service through Wi-Fi for 10 railway stations across the country to provide internet to over 1.5 million people has been extended by the search engine giant Google, as part of Google’s tie up with Railtel, the internet provider arm of Indian Railways.

    These 10 Rail

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  • 2  New AIBA Ambassador for Women’S World Boxing Championship is Mary Kom [ None ]

    New International Boxing Association (AIBA) ambassador for Women’s World Championship is Iconic Indian woman boxer Mary Kom, one of the eight ambassadors for the coming World Championship of AIBA scheduled from May 19 to 27, 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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    Image of MC Mary Kom

    MC Mary Kom become new AIBA ambassador for Women’s World Boxing Championship

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  • 3  Susmita Pande is Appointed as Chairperson of National Monument Authority by Union Government [ None ]

    Susmita Pande is appointed as new chairperson of the National Monument Authority (NMA) by the Union Government. She will replace Himanshu Prabha Ray and shall fill the post which was misleading vacant for five months after demission of Ray from office.

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    Image of Susmita Pande

    Susmita Pande new chairperson of the National Monument Authority

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  • 4  Panagarh Airbase is Renamed After Former IAF Chief Arjan Singh [ None ]

    Panagarh Air Force Base of Indian Air Force in West Bengal has renamed as ‘Air Force Station Arjan Singh’ in honour of the Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh by the Union Government on the occasion of 97th birthday of Arjan Singh.

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    Image of Arjan Singh

    Arjan Singh a former IAF Chief

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  • 5  Satyanand Munjal a Co-Founder of Hero Group is No More [ None ]

    Satyanand Munjal the co-founder of Hero Cycles group passed away in Ludhiana, Punjab at the age of 99 years. He was widely known as ‘mahatma’ Satyanand Munjal for being enthusiastic to numerous social grounds connected to the Arya Samaj.

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    Image of Satyanand Munjal

    Satyanand Munjal co-founder of Hero groups is no more

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  • Apr 15, 2016
  • 1  Union Government Carries Out Anti-Dumping Duty on N-Butyl Alcohol [ None ]

    The has made compulsory An anti-dumping duty of up to US 149 dollars on imports of N-Butyl Alcohol has been made compulsory by the Union Government from five countries like European Union (EU), Malaysia, Singapore and US.

    • Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has given out

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  • 2  National Agriculture Market Portal eNAM Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    National Agriculture Market portal named “eNAM” has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to connect e-mandis in several States. eNAM is an online inter-connectivity of e-mandis, which meant to usher in much required agriculture marketing alterations to enable farmers

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  • 3  Ajay Banga CEO of MasterCard is Appointed as Member of US Cybersecurity Body [ None ]

    Indian-American Ajay Banga CEO of MasterCard has been appointed as a member of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity by US President Barack Obama. Mr. Banga is among 10 members of the Commission including General Keith Alexander former Director of the top US spying b

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  • 4  World Bank: India Becomes World’S Largest Remittance Recipient in 2015 [ None ]

    According to the recent report Migration and Development Brief of World Bank, India continued the world’s largest remittance recipient in 2015. India intricate about 69 billion US dollars in remittances, down from 70 billion in 2014

    Key Highlights of Report:

    • Other large remitta

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  • Apr 14, 2016
  • 1  James Taylor the England Cricketer Has Announced Retirement from International Cricket [ None ]

    James Taylor the England batsman has announced his retirement from all forms of International cricket at the age of 26 due to ill health. He has been analyzed with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) so operation his Heart is needed.

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    Image of James Taylor

    James Taylor England cricketer

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  • 2  First Female Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Nepal is Sushila Karki [ None ]

    Justice Sushila Karki (63) has been selected for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the country by the Constitutional Council of Nepal. She will become 26th chief justice of the apex court and the first female in Nepal’s history with this appointment.

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    Image of Sushila Karki

    Sushila Karki new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nepal

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  • 3  Nauru Comes to Be 189th Member of IMF and World Bank [ None ]

    A tiny South Pacific island nation in Pacific Ocean Republic of Nauru has joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank as the 189th member of i. e. Bretton-Woods institutions.

    • In April 2014 Nauru had applied for membership in the Washington-based IMF and World Ban

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