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

  • Jul 11, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Launches KVK Portal for Monitoring of Farm Centres [ None ]

    The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh launched Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) portal in New Delhi. The various objective and feature are as given below.

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  • 2 India, South Africa Sign MoUs in Four Areas of Co-Operation [ None ]

    India and South Africa have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in four areas of bilateral co-operation. These MoUs were signed in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Jacob Juma in Pretoria, South Africa.

    • PM Narendra Modi had arrived in So

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  • Jul 8, 2016
  • 1 Omi the Noted Music Director is No More [ None ]

    Noted music director Om Prakash Sonik also known as Omi, Composer part of the Sonik-Omi duo, has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra after a brief illness. He was 77 years old. Omi was the nephew of the blind music director Master Sonik. Master Sonik and Omi they together formed t

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  • 2 HD 131399Ab: Astronomers Discover Strange Planet with Three Suns [ None ]

    An international team of astronomers first time have sighted a Jovian planet orbiting a triple star system. The planet has been named as HD 131399Ab. Astronomers have discovered a planet with three suns.

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  • 3 World Famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath Begins [ None ]

    The world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath has begun in Puri, Odisha as well as in different parts of the country. Rath Yatra marks is an annual celebration of the journey of Lord Jagannath, his brother Lord Balbhadra and sister Subhadra to the Gundicha temple.

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  • 4 Cabinet Approves the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He has approved a National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme. The Scheme has an outlay of Rs. 10, 000 crore with a target of 50 lakh trainees to be trained by 2019 - 20.

    Feature of Scheme:

    • The Scheme would be imp

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  • 5 India Ranks 91st in Networked Readiness Index 2016 [ None ]

    India was placed at 91st rank in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2016 released recently by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). The index was released as the part of the WEF’s Global Information Technology Report.

    • It measures countries success in creating the essenti

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  • Jul 7, 2016
  • 1 China Inducts Largest Homegrown Y-20 Military Transport Plane [ None ]

    China inducted its largest indigenously-built transport aircraft Y-20, A breakthrough in military aviation technology for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) which will allow the world’s largest force to transport cargo and troops over long distances in various weather situations.

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  • 2 IWAS World Games: Para Swimmer Niranjan Mukundan Wins Eight Medals in 2016 [ None ]

    Bengaluru para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan has won eight medals, including three golds, at the recently-concluded IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) U-23 World Games in Prague, Czech Republic.

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  • 3 Union Cabinet Approves Import of Pulses Through Long-Term Contract with Mozambique [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved a long-term contract with Mozambique for import of pulses by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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    • The aims of MoU promoting the pr

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  • 4 TRAI Launches Myspeed App to Measure Real Time Mobile Internet Speed [ None ]

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched ‘MySpeed’ mobile application for measuring real time mobile Internet speed that consumers get. It would start the process within a month to frame new service quality norms for wireless data.

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  • Jul 6, 2016
  • 1 World’S Largest Charkha Unveiled at T3 of IGI Airport in Delhi [ None ]

    BJP President Amit Shah inaugurated World’s largest ‘Charkha’ at the terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The world’s largest Charkha (spinningwheel) was unveiled by the Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Kalraj Mishra to remind India’s

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  • 2 Wimbledon 2016: Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis Cruise into Quarter-Finals [ None ]

    Indian tennis champion Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis storm enter into the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at Wimbledon. Rohan Bopanna lost a marathon third round with partner Florin Mergea to bow out of the Wimbledon Championships.

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  • 3 NASA’S Juno Spacecraft Successfully Begins Orbit of Jupiter [ None ]

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft has successfully entered into orbit of Jupiter on a mission to probe the origin of the solar system on 4th July 2016. The spacecraft was launched by NASA as part of its New Frontiers program in 2011 to study:

    • Jupiter’s composition
    • Gravity field
    • Magnetic fi

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  • 4 Cabinet Expansion: 19 Inducted, 5 Resign [ None ]

    Nineteen new Ministers of State (MoS) were inducted in the Union Council of Ministers in a major expansion. These new ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expanded his council

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  • 5 Govt. Approves Extension of 3% Interest Subvention on Crop Loans [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to extend a three percent interest subvention scheme to banks for the current fiscal to ensure farmers get short-term crop loans up to Rs. 3 lakh at seven percent.

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  • Jul 5, 2016
  • 1 First Commercial Court and Commercial Disputes Resolution Centre Inaugurated in Raipur in India [ None ]

    India’s first Commercial Court and Commercial Disputes Resolution Centre was inaugurated at Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh. It was inaugurated by State Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh with Supreme Court judge Madan B. Lokur.

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  • 2 JNPT Becomes First Indian Port in Logistics Data Tagging of Containers [ None ]

    Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) has become the first port in the country to implement logistics data tagging of containers. This port at Nhava Sheva in Raigad District of Maharashtra.

    • The port implemented the logistics data bank tagging of containers,
    • Its kind facility, which will

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  • 3 MV Dhekane Takes Over as Director of IISU [ None ]

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Scientist M V Dhekane has assumed the office of Director of ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU) Department of Space, Dhekane becomes the seventh director of IISU which functions under the aegis of the Department of Space at Vattiyoorkavu.

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  • 4 NASA Extends New Horizons Mission [ None ]

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has given the green light to the New Horizons mission to push on to investigate a mysterious object deep in the Kuiper Belt, known as 2014 MU69.

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    2014 MU69:

    • New Horiz

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  • 5 Sudarshan Sen Appointed Executive Director of RBI [ None ]

    Sudarshan Sen has been appointed as Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He will replace NS Vishwanathan who was elevated as Deputy Governor of RBI. Sudarshan Sen will look after Department of Banking Regulation, Department of Co-operative Bank Regulation and De

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  • 6 Lewis Hamilton Wins Austrian Grand Prix 2016 [ None ]

    Lewis Hamilton has won the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix title of Formula One. Lewis Hamilton is the Mercedes driver. Austrian Grand Prix was the ninth race of the 2016 season and was held at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria.

    It was his third title of the 2016 season:

    • Monaco G

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  • 7 SBI Secures USD 625 Million from World Bank for Solar Program [ None ]

    State Bank of India (SBI) and the World Bank have inked agreements for a $625 million (around Rs. 4, 200 crore) facility to support grid-connected rooftop solar programme (GRPV) in the country.

    State Bank of India (SBI) is the india’s largest lender bank.

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  • 8 IMF Warns of Repercussions for Global Economy: Brexit [ None ]

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Britain decision to leave the European Union (EU) has created significant uncertainty. Its effects not only UK and Europe, but also for the global economy.

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  • 9 B Sai Praneeth Win 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’S Singles Title [ None ]

    On 3rd July 2016 Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth has won the Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title category. The 23-year-old Praneeth, seeded fourth, dished out a dominating game to defeat Korea’s Lee Hyun II 21 - 12 21 - 10 in the men’s singles final.

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  • Jul 5, 2016
  • 1 BRICS Working Group 1st Meeting on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Begins in Visakhapatnam [ None ]

    First meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency will be held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh during 4th July 2016. BRICS includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa countries.

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  • Jul 4, 2016
  • 1 World Bank Logistics Performance Index: India Ranks 35th in 2016 [ None ]

    Recently released bi-annual Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 of World Bank Group. India improved its ranking in the World Bank group’s (WBG) bi-annual Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016. India ranked 35th among 160 countries.

    The index was published in the World Bank bi

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  • 2 RIL,SBI Sigh Shareholder Agreement for Payment Bank JV [ None ]

    Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and India’s largest bank State Bank of India (SBI) have signed Subscription and Shareholders’ Agreement to set up payments bank. According to the agreement, Reliance Industries will be the promoter with a 70 % equity contribution in the payments

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  • 3 High-Speed OPV INS Tarasa Launched by Indian Navy [ None ]

    Indian Navy has launched INS Tarasa, The last ship in the series of four Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC). It is being built by Kolkata (West Bengal) based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), for the Indian Navy. The WJFACs are ideally suited and used for setback

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  • 4 In Food and Beverages Sector FSSAI Inks MoU with ASCI to Check Misleading Advertisements [ None ]

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has inked a MoU with Advertising Standard Council of India (ASCI) to check misleading advertisements in the food and beverages sector.

    The MoU was signed by FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal and ASCI chairman Benoy Roychoudhry.

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