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

  • May 20, 2016
  • 1  SmartUp for Startups Launched by HDFC Bank [ None ]

    SmartUp has been launched by India’s second-largest private sector lender HDFC Bank, a dedicated solution for startups to satisfy all their banking requirements with the association with a Mumbai-based start-up accelerator Zone Startups India (ZSI).

    Key facts:

    • SmartUp is personal

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  • 2  Diwaliben Bhil Veteran Gujarati Folk Singer is No More [ None ]

    Veteran Gujarati folk singer Diwaliben Bhil passed away in Junagadh, Gujarat at the age of 80. Diwaliben Bhil had given her voice for various Gujarati folk songs, film songs and Garba (Gujarati folk dance).

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    Image of Diwaliben Bhil

    Diwaliben Bhil folk singer of Gujrat

    About Diw

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  • 3  2016 Assembly Election Results of Kerala [ None ]

    The 2016 Kerala Assembly Election has been won by the coalition of Left Democratic Front (LDF) with the absolute majority by winning 91 seats with 44.94 % votes of the total 140 seats.

    • 58 seats has emerged single largest party which is Communist Party of India (Marxist) from the

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  • 4  2016 Assembly Election Results of Assam [ None ]

    With 87 seats (16.46 % votes) in the 126 member House Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and its association partners have won an absolute majority in 2016 Assam state assembly election. Only BJP has won 60 seats (29.5 % votes) on its own and create history by winning an Assam assembly

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  • May 19, 2016
  • 1  SBI Aims to Merge 5 Associate PSBs, Bhartiya Mahila Bank [ None ]

    The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to join its five associate public sector banks (PSBs) and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself. So SBI has conversant with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that they are looking for in-principle approval fo

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  • 2  Biggest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant of the World Inaugurated in Amritsar [ None ]

    Biggest single rooftop solar power plant of world with 11.5 Megawatt (MW) capacities was inaugurated at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in Beas near Amritsar in Punjab. It is spread over 82 acres of rooftop in single campus on multiple roofs with installed capacity of 19.5 MW

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    Image of Largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant

    largest single Rooftop Solar Power Plant of the World Inaugurated in Amritsar

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  • 3  Super Pressure Balloon Launched by NASA from New Zealand [ None ]

    A super pressure balloon has been launched by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully to conduct near-space scientific investigations from South Island Wanaka Airport, New Zealand in the fifth attempt.

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    Image of Super Pressure Balloon

    Super pressure balloon launched by NASA

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  • 4  First Robot Lawyer of World ‘ROSS’ Appointed by US Law [ None ]

    US law firm Baker Hostetler has appointed world’s first robot lawyer named ‘ROSS’. This is first of its kind artificial intelligence (AI) lawyer will assist the law firm and its various teams in legal research.

    • The robot was manufactured by the company ROSS Intelligence and its

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  • May 18, 2016
  • 1  NTPC and Coal India Limited Made Partnership to Foray into Fertilizer Sector [ None ]

    State-run power producer National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and state-run miner Coal India Limited (CIL) has inked a joint venture agreement (JVA) to resuscitate plants of the Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL).

    • The agreement will cover the way for NTPC to for

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  • 2  For Road Transport Sector Union Government Launched ePACE, INFRACON and Up-Scaled INAM PRO [ None ]

    For best practices in road transport sector the Union Government has launched three IT and ITES initiatives and they are INFRACON, ePACE and up-Scaled INAM PRO. Nitin Gadkari Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping have launched it as part of the Digital India Pr

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  • 3  India’S First Driverless Train Trial Conducted by Delhi Metro [ None ]

    The trial run of the country’s first ever Metro train equipped to run in the driverless mode has been conducted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). M. Venkaiah Naidu Union Minister for Urban Development and Arvind Kejriwal Chief Minister of Delhi has ritualistically flagg

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  • May 17, 2016
  • 1  First Maritime Security Dialogue Initiated between India and US [ None ]

    The first Maritime Security Dialogue of India and United States has been kicked off in New Delhi for deepening the evolving partnership in the maritime domain between both countries.

    • The first round of conferences below the recently-constituted dialogue was held between official

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  • 2  2016 Man Booker International Prize Won by South Korean Author Han Kang [ None ]

    Han Kang a South Korean author has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘The Vegetarian’ and becomes the first South Korean to win this prestigious literary prize. So Han Kang and her British translator Deborah Smith will share the 72, 000 dollars prize money

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  • 3  UN’S Dag Hammarskjold Medal Honoured to 5 Indians Posthumously [ None ]

    Four Indian peacekeepers and a civilian have been chosen posthumously for United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Medal for their courage and sacrifice. They are from the 124 police, military and civilian personnel who have been posthumously awarded a prestigious UN medal. They will be

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  • 4  Justice Deepak Gupta Takes Oath as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh HC [ None ]

    Justice Deepak Gupta has taken oath as the new Chief Justice (CJ) of the Chhattisgarh High Court and as per the provisions of the Article 219 of Constitution he was administered the oath of office as per by Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Das Tandon at Raj Bhawan in Raipur.

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    Image of Deepak Gupta

    Deepak Gupta Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh HC

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  • May 16, 2016
  • 1  Youngest Formula 1 Winner: Max Verstappen [ None ]

    Red Bull F1 driver Max Verstappen from Netherlands has become Formula One’s youngest race winner at the age of 18 years and created history. After winning the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, which was his debut race for Red Bull at the age of 18 he accomplished this feat.

    • By maintainin

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  • 2  2016 Italian Open Title Won by Andy Murray [ None ]

    The 2016 Italian Open title of Tennis in the men’s singles category has been won by World’s number 3 tennis player Andy Murray from Britain at the finals played in Rome by beating Novak Djokovic (World No. 1) for the first time on the clay court with 6 - 3, 6 - 3 score It was Mur

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  • 3  Yaogan-30 Remote Sensing Satellite Has Been Launched by China [ None ]

    Yaogan-30 remote-sensing satellite has been successfully launched by China into sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) by the Long March-2D rocket. The rocket was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in Gobi reward in northwest China’s Gansu Province.

    • It was the 227th flig

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  • 4  5-Year Plans Replaced by NITI Aayog with 15-Year Vision Document [ None ]

    Union Government’s top think tank National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has decided to come up with a 15-year vision document in pushbike with global trends and economic growth.

    • In 2015 NITI Aayog which had substituted former Planning Commission (PC), with its

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  • 5 Justice Naveen Sinha Takes Oath as Chief Justice of Rajasthan HC [ None ]

    Naveen Sinha has taken oath as the 31st Chief Justice of Rajasthan. Governor Kalyan Singh has directed him for the oath as per the requirements of the Article 219 of Structure. President Pranab Mukherjee has elected him as per provisions of the Article 222 of Structure after foll

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  • 6 2016 Red Flag Aerial Combat Tests Kicked Off at US [ None ]

    The joint Red Flag Aerial combat tests between US, NATO and allied forces and India Air Force (IAF) decided in Alaska, US. The four-week long aerial combat exercises were held at the Nellis Air Force Base, Alaska. After 2008 this was the second time India had participated in such

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  • 7  The First Female Secretary General of FIFA Council: Fatma Samoura [ None ]

    Fatma Samba DioufSamoura a Senegalese UN representative becomes first female Secretary General of FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) Council as FIFA President Gianni announced at the 66th FIFA Assembly held in Mexico City.

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    Image of Fatma Samba

    Fatma Samba First Female Secretary General of FIFA Council

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  • 8  PM Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Launched Simhastha Declaration [ None ]

    The Prime Minister of India along with President Maithripala of Sri Lankan Sirisena has released ‘Simhastha Declaration’ at Ninora village in Ujjain. Both leaders spoken the concluding conference of the three day International Vichar Mahakumbh held on side-lines of the month-long

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  • 9  India Signed Project Collaboration Agreement with WHO to Encourage Traditional Medicine [ None ]

    For cooperation on encouraging the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine, India has signed a historic Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) with World Health Organization (WHO).

    • The PCA goals at supporting WHO in the dev

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  • May 13, 2016
  • 1  JioMoney Wallet Service Has Been Launched by Reliance Jio [ None ]

    Digital wallet service, named JioMoney Wallet, has been launched by Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm for Indian consumers. JioMoney is a semi-closed prepaid wallet that seeks to permit mobile-based communications.

    • Using it customers can collection money and usage it for

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  • 2  Shashank Manohar Selected as First Self-Governing Chairman of ICC [ None ]

    The first self-governing Chairman of ICC (International Cricket Council) is experienced cricket administrator Shashank Manohar (58), he was the only candidate for the position and the ICC Board has now universally supported his appointment, he will work for two years.

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    Image of Shashank Manohar

    Shashank Manohar first self-governing Chairman of ICC

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  • 3 NPPA Sets Ceiling Price for 54 Drug Formulations [ None ]

    The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has set ceiling price of 54 drug preparations rummage-sale for action of cancer, bacteriological infections, diabetes and hypertension. Based on the Schedule-I NPPA has revised/fixed the ceiling prices under Drugs (Price Contro

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  • 4  Electronic Maintenance Management System of Indian Air Force Has Been Launched [ None ]

    Electronic Maintenance Management System (e-MMS) Project, an automated military maintenance system of Indian Air Force has been launched by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at the Air Force Station in Pune, Maharashtra.

    Key facts:

    • The e-MMS project is one of

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  • May 12, 2016
  • 1  2016 Philippines Presidential Election Has Been Won by Rodrigo Duterte [ None ]

    The 2016 presidential election of the Philippines has been won by Anti-crime applicant and mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte with a landslide victory and with this victory he becomes 16th President-elect of Philippines.

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    Image of Rodrigo Duterte

    Rodrigo Duterte won 2016 Philippines Presidential Election

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  • May 11, 2016
  • 1  Shashank Manohar Taken Charge as BCCI President [ None ]

    With immediate effect Shashank Manohar has stridden down as President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) He also has submissive as the characteristic of BCCI on the International Cricket Council (ICC) and also from the Asian Cricket Council He has submissive hardly s

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