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

  • May 11, 2016
  • 1  New Additional Solicitor General is Senior Advocate Atma Ram Nadkarni [ None ]

    Atma Ram Nadkarni a senior advocate of Bombay High Court is appointed as Additional Solicitor General by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has completed order of his occupancy of three years.

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    Image of Atma Ram Nadkarni

    Atma Ram Nadkarni New Additional Solicitor General

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  • 2  4th SAIEVAC Ministerial Meeting Kicked Off at New Delhi [ None ]

    The fourth edition of the 3 day landmark South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) Ministerial Meeting (from 9 to 11 May 2016) has kicked off at New Delhi and it is being hosted by the Union Ministry of Child and Women Development.

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  • May 10, 2016
  • 1  In 2015 Crony-Capitalism Index India Ranks at Ninth Position [ None ]

    In 2015 Crony-Capitalism Index India is ranked at ninth position with companion sector prosperity accounting for 3.4 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). The Economist has studied this index which had recycled data from a list of the world’s billionaires and their worth

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  • 2  Commemorative Coin on Maharana Pratap Has Been Released by Union Government [ None ]

    A commemorative coin of Rs. 100 and a circulation coin of Rs. 10 has been released by the Union Government on Maharana Pratap as a part of his 475th Birth Anniversary celebrations.

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    Image of Coin of Maharana Pratap

    coin relesed on Maharana Pratap on 475th Birth Anniversary

    • The Un

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  • 3  Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Zika Virus Response Has Been Released by UN [ None ]

    UN Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) has been released by United Nations to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak it was launched by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States.

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  • 4  New Singapore Member of Parliament is Indian-Origin Murali Pillai [ None ]

    An Indian-origin lawyer Murali Pillai from Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has been chosen member of the parliament. He got elected by collecting 61.21 % of the votes in the by-election seized at suburban Bukit Batok electorate.

    • His challenger Chee Soon Juan from

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  • 5  2016 Mutua Madrid Open Title Has Been Won by Novak Djokovic [ None ]

    The 2016 Mutua Madrid Open title in the men’s single category has been won by Serbian Tennis player Novac Djokovic (World no. 1) at the final match played in Madrid, Spain he defeated Andy Murray of Great Britain by 6 - 2, 3 - 6, 6 - 3 score.

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    Image of Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic winner of 2016 Mutua Madrid Open Title

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  • May 9, 2016
  • 1  ICICI Bank Inked MoU with New Development Bank of BRICS [ None ]

    ICICI Bank largest private sector creditor of India has signed a MoU with the BRICS Grouping-promoted New Development Bank (NDB) for a corporation in bond issuance, co-financing, reserves management and human resources.

    • After signing this ICICI Bank has becomes first financial or

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  • 2 With Special Statue Switzerland Government Honors Yash Chopra [ None ]

    Late veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra has been honored by Switzerland Government with unveiling of bronze statue at Interlaken which weighing about 250 kilos. It was inaugurated by his wife Pamela Chopra and daughter-in-law Rani Mukherjee.

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    Image of Yash Chopra Statue

    Yash Chopra honored by Switzerland Government

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  • 3  2016 Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup Has Been Won by Pakistan [ None ]

    The third edition of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2016 (Circle Style) has been won by Pakistan by beating India at the finals held at Pakistan Ordinance Factory Sports Complex in Wah Cantonment, Pakistan with 50 - 31 points.

    • With this Pakistan has won the Asian Kabaddi title s

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  • 4 New Head Coach of Pakistan Cricket Team is Mickey Arthur [ None ]

    Mickey Arthur a former South African cricketer has been selected as cricket team’s head coach as announced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He fills the role emptied by Waqar Younis’ resignation in April 2016 following Pakistan’s early exit from the T20 World Cup With this appoin

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  • 5  Infosys Proposal to Set Up IT SEZ in Bengaluru Has Been Approved by Union Government [ None ]

    The proposal of Infosys to set up an IT/ITeS special economic zone (SEZ) in Bengaluru, Karnataka in an area spread over 4 hectares has been approved by the Union Government. An inter-ministerial Board of Approval (BoA) has takem this decision which was headed by Commerce Secretar

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  • 6  First Muslim Mayor of London: Sadikh Khan [ None ]

    New Mayor of London is Sadiq Khan of the British Labour party with comfortably outrunning of his nearest rival. With this appointment Mr. Khan became first Muslim mayor of London. His victory also marks the reoccurrence of Labour Party rule in the British capital after eight year

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  • 7  Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba New Chief of the Naval Staff [ None ]

    Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba (58) is appointed as next Chief of the Naval Staff and with this he becomes 23rd chief of Indian Navy and 21st as an Indian. He will take the charge on 31st May 2016 and will be served for full three-year-term in office till 31 May 2019.

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    Image of Sunil Lanba

    Sunil Lanba New Chief of the Naval Staff

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  • 8  Kumar Rajesh Chandra: Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security [ None ]

    Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) the aviation security wing of the Government is Senior IPS officer Kumar Rajesh Chandra as cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • He will succeed IPS officer G S Malhi

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  • 9  Seven Shutters of Indian are Qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics [ None ]

    Seven Badminton players (shutters) of India have been officially qualified for the upcoming Rio Olympics scheduled which will be held in August 2016 in Brazil. And the qualified players are:

    1. Saina Nehwal
    2. PV Sindhu
    3. K. Srikanth
    4. Jwala Gutta
    5. Ashwini Ponnappa
    6. Manu Attri
    7. B Sumeeth Re

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  • May 9, 2016
  • 1  LNG-Based Plant of Reliance Power Has Been Approved by Bangladesh Government [ None ]

    Bangladesh Government has given its in-principle agreement to Anil Ambani-led first phase of the 3, 000 MW LNG-based power plants of Reliance Power at Meghnaghat in Narayanganj district.

    • A potential investment of over 8, 700 crore rupees (1.3 billion dollars) this approval has e

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  • 2  NASSCOM and Facebook Sign MoU to Engage with Entrepreneurs of India [ None ]

    To build a product design initiative for Indian entrepreneurs the trade body of Indian IT firms NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) has signed a MoU with Social network giant Facebook.

    • The NASSCOM-Facebook enterprise aims to catalyse the innovation

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  • 3  Adoption of UN Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics Has Been Approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    For adoption of United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics the Union Cabinet has given its approval and the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi the decision in this regard was taken.

    The 10 UN Fundamental Principles of Off

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  • 4  Minority Status Has Been Granted by Gujarat Government to Jain Community [ None ]

    The Gujarat Government has discussed underground status to the Jain community in the state. State government has issued a government resolution (GR) giving minority status to the Jain community in this respect.

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    • The conclusion has naught to do with misgivings and the n

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  • 5  In Mar’S Atmosphere Atomic Oxygen is Detected by Scientists [ None ]

    Atomic oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars has been identified by Scientists for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago. It was spotted using a tool aboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

    • To carry a 100-inch diameter telescope SOFIA is

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  • 6  Asia’S First Rice Technology Park Will Be Set Up in Gangavati as Karnataka Government [ None ]

    Karnataka Government has decided to establish first Rice Technology Park of Asia at Gangavati in Koppal district. Apart from this state government has also absolute to set up a Maize Technology Park at Ranebennur in Haveri district.

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    • On the public-private participation

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  • 7  Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik India Women Wrestlers Qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics [ None ]

    Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik two Indian women wrestlers have eligible for 2016 Rio Olympics scheduled which was held in August 2016. After defeating Avin Demirhan of Turkey 12 - 2 in the 48 kg category in the semi-final match of the Olympic world qualifying tournament held at I

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  • 8  Biography of Shashi Kapoor ‘Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star’ Released [ None ]

    Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star’ biography of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was released which was authored by film journalist Aseem Chhabra and with forward by Karan Johar this discovers personal and professional life of actor.

    About Shashi Kapoor

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    Image of Shashi Kapoor

    Biography of Shashi Kapoor ‘Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star’

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  • May 5, 2016
  • 1 World’s Smallest Light Powered Engine Has Been Developed by Scientists [ None ]

    Cambridge University Scientists have developed the world’s smallest (nanoscale) working engine. And the research team was directed by Professor Jeremy Baumberg from the Cavendish Laboratory.

    The microscopic engine has been named as ANTs (Actuating Nano-Transducers).

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  • 2  Google Acquires Startup Synergyse [ None ]

    An Indian-origin entrepreneur Varun Malhotra institutes the search engine Google has developed business technology startup Synergyse. The economic detail of the achievement bond was exposed by the Google.

    • In 2013 Synergyse was launched with a determination to teach operators how

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  • 3  Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015 Has Been Passes by Lok Sabha [ None ]

    The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015 has been passes by Lok Sabha for the creation of funds under the public accounts of Centre and respectively State in the direction of compensatory afforestation.

    • It also offers additional afforestation and penal compensatory affores

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  • May 4, 2016
  • 1  2016 World Championship Title of Snooker Has Been Won by Mark Selby [ None ]

    The 2016 World Championship title of Snooker has been won by the World’s no. one snooker player Mark Selby by beating China’s Ding Junhui with 18 - 14 score at finals played in Sheffield. With this Selby has won second title of the year 2016 after winning minor Gdynia Open event

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  • 2 New Executive Secretary of UNFCCC is Patricia Espinosa a Mexican Diplomat [ None ]

    New executive secretary of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has selected Mexican diplomat Patricia Espinosa. She will succeed the mandatory Christiana Figueres in July 2016 after her term ends.

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    Image of Patricia Espinosa

    Patricia Espinosa new executive secretary of the UNFCCC

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  • 3  Australian Tycoon Craig Wright Rights to Be Bitcoin Creator [ None ]

    Australian tycoon and computer scientist Craig Wright has publicly recognized himself as creator of virtual currency Bitcoin. He requested that he is the actual person behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin which was launched in 2009.

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    Image of Craig Wright

    Craig Wright Australian tycoon and computer scientist

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