General: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Mar 10, 2016
  • 1  Nana Vasconcelos a Well-Known Brazil Musician Passed Away [ None ]

    Highly praised Brazil musician Nana Vasconcelos has passed away due to lung cancer in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife at the age of 71 years. He has won Grammy Award-winning Brazilian percussionist for 8 times. He is famously known for his wide instrumental range and ma

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  • 2  NCC Girls First Ever Everest Expedition Flagged Off [ None ]

    The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Rao Inderjeet Singh has flagged off the first ever all girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mount Everest expedition in New Delhi. The aim of climbing trips in NCC is to strengthen the character and implant qualities in the cadets like

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  • 3  India’S First Maritime Summit 2016 Will Be Attended by 57 Countries [ None ]

    In the first ever Maritime India Summit 2016 scheduled will be held in April 2016 in Mumbai, Maharashtra and 57 countries are participation in this summit. The Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced it on the sidelines of media launch of the Maritime India Summit 201

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  • 4  ICICI Bank Has Introduce iWork@Home for Women Employees [ None ]

    ICICI Bank largest private sector of India has introduced iWork@Home programme for its women employees for up to a year. It was launched on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8th March) by Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank.

    Key facts:

    • The main ail

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  • Mar 9, 2016
  • 1  BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave Will Be Hosted by India [ None ]

    BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave will be hosted by India in Mumbai (Maharashtra), financial capital of India from April 14 to 16, 2016. The top Urban Policy makers and Planners from BRICS Nations will attend it and they are:

    • Brazil
    • Russia
    • India
    • China
    • South Africa

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  • 2 Withdraw Tax Proposal on EPF Has Been Announced by Union Government [ None ]

    The Employee Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawals tax is removed as recently announced by Union Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha clarifying NDA government’s stand on the issue. But yet tax National Pension Scheme (NPS) withdrawals have not changed by government.

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  • 3  Mahindra Lifetime Achievement Award Honored to Former NDDB Chief Amrita Patel [ Awards ]

    Prestigious 2016 Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Award (the Krishi Shiromani Samman) has been honored to NDDB chief Dr. Amrita Patel. The Union Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh has honored her with the award for her contribution in the field of agricul

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  • 4  According to ILO Report Gender Gap in Jobs, Pay Scale Isn’T Change in 20 Years [ None ]

    Gender equality still remains intangible in the workplace according to the recently released report of International Labour Organization (ILO) titled-Women at Work: Trends 2016.178 countries are examine in the report trends in 2016 and according to that millions of women worldwid

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  • 5 Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project Will Be Executed by Indian Railways Formed SPV [ None ]

    To implement the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project Indian Railways has formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). And the entity has been named the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) Limited.

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    • The high speed bullet rain project is mean to pre

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  • Mar 8, 2016
  • 1 Capital Area Bank Becomes First Bank to Get Small Finance Bank License from Rbi [ None ]

    Capital Local Area Bank (CLAB) Limited of Jalandhar has becomes the first financial entity in India who get Small Financial Bank License by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). CLAB Ltd will be largest local bank in the country with total 44 branches in five districts of Punjab.

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  • 2 Four Colour Classification Scheme Launched by the Moefcc for Industries Based on Pollution Index [ None ]

    A new Four-colour Classification Scheme for industries based on their pollution potential has been launched by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The four-colour classification scheme of industrial sectors based on the Pollution Index (PI) and

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  • 3 Herbal Medicine for Dengue Has Been Developed by Indian Scientists [ None ]

    For the first time Indian scientists have developed herbal medicine against mosquito borne dengue fever using traditional Indian medicine system Ayurveda. This is made using alcoholic extract of Cissampelos pariera Linn (Cipa extract) derived from velvetleaf, a species of floweri

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  • 4 Online Marketing Platform Mahila E-Haat Has Been Launched Union Government [ None ]

    The New online marketing platform Mahila E-HAAT has been launched by Union Government which will be providing facilities to businesswomen to sell their products to buyers. Maneka Gandhi a Union Women and Child Development Minister has launched this in New Delhi.

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  • 5 8th March: International Women’s Day [ Important Days ]

    Every year 8th March is observe as International Women’s Day. This year in 2016 Women’s day theme is “Planet 50 - 50 by 2013, Step it up for Gender Equality”. The Ministry of women and child development has announced to set up new four one-stop crisis centers (currently eight is

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  • Mar 7, 2016
  • 1 Melanophidium Khairei a New Snake Species Discovered in Western Ghats [ None ]

    Melanophidium Khairei or Khaire’s Black Shieldtail an new species of burrowing snake has been discovered by the researchers in Northwestern Ghats. After 144 years gap it is identified correctly because earlier it was identified wrong as Melanophidium Punctatum or Pied-bellied Shi

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  • 2 Kalabhavan Mani a Popular Malayalam Actor is No More [ None ]

    Kalabhavan Mani a well-known Malayalam actor has passed away at Kochi, Kerala due to liver and kidney failure at the age of 45 years. He had acted in over 200 films in Malayalam and other South Indian languages including Tamil, and Telugu films.

    About Kalabhavan Mani:

    • Mani was

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  • 3 E-Mail Inventor Ray Tomlinson Passed Away [ None ]

    Internet and e-mail inventor Raymond Tomlinson passed away in Washington, United States at the age of 74 years. Tomlinson designed direct electronic messages service between users on different machines on a certain network in 1971.

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  • 4 2016 Asia Cup T20 Trophy Has Been Won by India [ None ]

    The 2016 Asia Cup T20 trophy has been won by India for a record sixth time. India has beaten Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the final match played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. Due to spell of thundershowers the match was reduced to 15-over-per side.

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  • 5 3rd Season of Pro Kabaddi League Has Been Won by the Patna Pirates [ None ]

    The 3rd season of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has been won by Patna Pirates. Patna Pirates has beaten U Mumbai by 31 - 28 score in the thrilling 40 minute play at the final match played at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

    • Captain of Patna Pirates: Manpreet Sin

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  • 6 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman Award Has Been Honored to Dogri Poetess Padma Sachdev [ Awards ]

    Prominent Dogri poetess and writer Padma Sachdev has been awarded with the prestigious Krutitava Smagra Samman 2015 for her fabulous contribution in literature and great service to Dogri Language. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has presented this award to her.

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  • 7 For Us Temporary Work Visa Issue India Moves to Wto [ None ]

    The United States has decided to impose high fees L-1 and H-1B categories of temporary working visas so India has filed complaint against US in the World Trade Organization (WTO). US had forced fees on L-1 and H-1B categories of non-immigrant temporary working visas category appl

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  • 8 In New York World’s Most Expensive Train Station Opened at 9/11 Site [ None ]

    In New York, United States most expensive train station across the world has been opened at the 9/11 site. It has been named World Trade Center Transportation Hub. It is built next to the site of the Twin Towers in New York which were destroyed in the terror attacks in 2001.

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  • 9 Indian-American Sunil Sabharwal is Appointed as Alternate Executive Director at Imf [ None ]

    An independent Indian-American investor Sunil Sabharwal has taken charge as Alternate Executive Director at International Monetary Fund (IMF). The US Senate has confirmed his appointment had then he has taken charge and he was re-nominated to this key post at IMF by US President

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  • Mar 7, 2016
  • 1 Pa Sangma Former Lok Sabha Speaker Passed Away [ None ]

    Purno Agitok Sangma a Former Lok Sabha Speaker has passed away after suffering a heart attack in New Delhi at the age of 68 years. Sangma was a 9 time member of Lok Sabha. He has served as the Speaker in the 11th Lok Sabha from 1996 to 1998.

    He was the important person in the de

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  • 2 Setu Bharatam Project Has Been Launched by Pm Narendra Modi [ None ]

    Setu Bharatam Project has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to make all national highways free of railway crossings up to 2019. The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will be implementation body of this project.

    Project Highlights:

    • 208 places hav

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  • 3 P K Nair a Film Scholar is No More [ None ]

    Paramesh Krishnan Nair the India’s groundbreaking film archivist and film scholar has passed away in Pune, Maharashtra at the age of 82 years. He was famously known as ‘celluloid man’ for his lifelong dedication towards the acquisition and preservation of cinematic heritage of th

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  • 4 Manoj Kumar Will Be Honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award [ Awards ]

    The prestigious 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015 will be honored to the Expert Film Actor and Director Manoj Kumar. His selection was done by five member jury consisted of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Salim Khan, Nitin Mukesh and Anup Jalota

    About Manoj Kumar:

    • Mano

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  • 5 Raisina Dialogue 2016 Started at New Delhi [ None ]

    A flagship conference first edition Raisina-Dialogue 2016 on Geopolitics and Geo-economics has started at New Delhi. The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF), an independent think tank based in India have jointly organized it.

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  • Mar 4, 2016
  • 1 New Md & Ceo of Mcx is Mrugank Paranjape [ None ]

    New managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) a country’s largest commodity exchange is Mrugank Paranjape. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved his appointment which is valid for three years.

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  • 2 11th Meta Lifetime Achievement Award Will Be Honored to Theatre Guru Ratan Thiyam [ Awards ]

    The Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 will be honored to Expert playwright and director Ratan Thiyam at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META). He is selected for his work in creating a new language in theatre and enriching the art form in various roles as

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