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

  • Jul 18, 2016
  • 1 India and ADB Sign $100 Million Loan Pact on Cauvery Basin Development [ None ]

    India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 100 million dollars loan agreement for irrigation, drainage system and water management project in Vennar sub-basin of Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu.

    • In Vennar system project is to improve water management and strengthen embankments

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  • 2 Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi Appointed as CBSE Chairman [ None ]

    Senior IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi has been appointed for a period of 5 years as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed the Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi.

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  • Jul 15, 2016
  • 1 11th ASEM Summit Begins in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia [ None ]

    The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM11) or ASEM2016 began in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar is a capital of Mongolia. Summit theme is ‘Partnership for the Future through Connectivity’.

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  • 2 DRDO Successfully Tests New Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System [ None ]

    DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) successfully conducted firing tests of Armament system for 155 mm x52 caliber New Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS). The tests were conducted as part of technical trials at Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE) in

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  • 3 Fide Women’S Grand Prix Trophy of Chess Wins Harika Dronavalli [ None ]

    India’s Chess Grand Master Harika Dronavalli won the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu, China. This was the first Grand Prix Chess title for the Grand Master from Guntur. It was her original career Grand Pix title. Harika defeated Russia’s Olga Girya to win the title.

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  • 4 A K Patnaik: Senior IPS Officer Appointed as CEO of NATGRID [ None ]

    Senior IPS officer Ashok Patnaik appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • Ashok Patnaik will co

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  • Jul 14, 2016
  • 1 Theresa May Became Second Woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom [ None ]

    Theresa May became the Prime Minister of United Kingdom. David Cameron had resigned in the wake of Brexit referendum that ended his six-year-long period as the Prime Minister of Britain.

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    • She became UK’s second-ever female Pri

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  • 2 Hague Tribunal: China Has No Historic Rights Over South China Sea [ None ]

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Hague; Ruling was given by a five-member panel for economic rights across large swathes of South China Sea. The Netherlands has rejected China’s claims.

    • Five-member panel appointed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague in a ca

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  • 3 D Rajkumar Appointed as CMD of BPCL [ None ]

    D Raj Kumar was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL). BPCL’s current chief S Varadarajan is retiring on September 2016. Rajkumar will take the charge after October 1, 2016.

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  • 4 INS India - Base Depot Ship of Indian Navy Celebrates Platinum Jubilee at New Delhi [ None ]

    INS India, the base depot ship of Indian Navy celebrated its 75th anniversary (Platinum Jubilee) on 13 July 2016 at New Delhi. To celebrate this grand occasion, a series of events were organised.

    • A Health Run and a Dream Walk was organised for naval personnel and their families.

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  • 5 Government Notifies AADHAR Act Giving Legal Shape to UIDAI [ None ]

    The Union Government has notified the Aadhar (Terms and Conditions of Service of Chairperson and Members) Rules, 2016 to give legal shape to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

    • As per provisions of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefit

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  • Jul 13, 2016
  • 1 Indian Navy’S Marine Commandos’ Unit INS Karna Commissioned [ None ]

    Indian Navy has commissioned Marine Commandos (MARCOS) base INS Karna at Bheemunipatanam Naval Base, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned INS Karna at the commissioning ceremony at Bheemunipatanam Naval Base.

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  • 2 Union Ministry of Health Launches Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDFC) [ None ]

    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a nationwide Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF). IDFC launch for the check child diarrhoeal deaths. In New Delhi the drive of IDCF was launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda.

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  • 3 SBI Sign MoU with IIT Bombay to Promote Financial Startups [ None ]

    The State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) to promote innovation by start-ups in the financial sector.

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  • 4 Mahindra Aero Structures Bags Supply Contract from Airbus [ None ]

    European air travel major Airbus Helicopters has awarded a contract to Mahindra Aerostructures to supply airframe parts for its AS565 MBe Panther helicopter. Mahindra Aerostructures as the first Indian company to receive a direct manufacturing contract from Airbus as a Tier 1 sup

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  • 5 Bangladesh and India Sign Agreement for Joint Coal Fired Power Plant [ None ]

    Bangladesh and India signed an agreement for the construction of a 1, 320 megawatt (MW) coal fired power plant near Sundarbans. Under bilateral cooperation the biggest project mark the transition from electricity export to generation level.

    • Agreement was signed between Banglades

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  • Jul 12, 2016
  • 1 India’S First IoT Centre Launched in Bengaluru [ None ]

    The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) launched India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things (CoE– IoT) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Five startups have been chosen to be part of India’s first centre for excellence in Internet of Things (IoT)

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  • 2 India, Kenya Ink Seven Agreements [ None ]

    India and Kenya have signed seven agreements to develop and expand cooperation in a wide range of areas. In the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta these agreements were signed in Nairobi.

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  • 3 Sushila Karki: First Woman Chief Justice of Nepal Takes Oath [ None ]

    Newly appointed Chief Justice Sushila Karki took oath of office and secrecy to become the first woman Chief Justice of Nepal at a special programme organised at the Presidential Residence, Sheetal Niwas.

    • Till June 6, 2017 she will head the judiciary.
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  • Jul 11, 2016
  • 1 NBAGR Confers Rare and Singular Species Genetic Recognition Tag to Kendrapara Sheep [ None ]

    In Odisha The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) has conferred rare and singular species genetic recognition tag to the threatened breed of Kendrapara sheep founded.

    • To receive such tag it became the 42nd sheep breed in India.
    • It received registration number
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  • 2 Tathagata Roy Sworn-in as Arunachal Governor [ None ]

    Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has sworn in as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. He becomes 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of Tripura. As per the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution of India. Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh had administered

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  • 3 Portugal Wins 2016 UEFA European Football Championship [ None ]

    Portugal has won first UEFA European Championship title. Portugal has won the 2016 UEFA European football championship (Euro Cup 2016) by defeating host France. In the final match, played at Stade de France (Paris, France).

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  • 4 India, Tanzania Ink Five Agreements to Strengthen Ties [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli witnessed the signing of agreements at the State House in Dar-es-Salaam. India and Tanzania have signed five agreements to accelerate bilateral ties between both nations.

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  • 5 Second Unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Gets Operational [ None ]

    KNPP is the India’s largest nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. The second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu gets operational. After the second unit became operational, the 1, 000 Megawatt (MW) capacity plant attained criticality.

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  • 6 DRDO Inks MoA with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology [ None ]

    Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed among The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and IIT-Bombay and Madras to establish a bi-nodal ‘Centre of Propulsion Technology’ (CoPT) at the two institutions.

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  • 7 Supreme Court: Army Cannot Use Excessive Force in AFSPA Areas [ None ]

    During counter-insurgency operations in disturbed areas declared disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958. The Supreme Court of India has ruled that army and paramilitary forces cannot use excessive and retaliatory force.

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  • 8 Winners of 2016 Wimbledon Championships of Tennis [ None ]

    2016 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament held from 27 June to 10 July 2016. It was the 130th edition of the championships and the 49th edition in the Open Era. The tournament had taken place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United

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  • 9 Union Government Constitutes Cyber Cell to Check Online Abuse and Harassment of Women [ None ]

    To check the online abuse and harassment of women and children on social media platforms for that the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has constituted a cyber-cell.

    • Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi announce in New Delhi.
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  • Jul 11, 2016
  • 1 Kerala Government Imposes 14.5 Per Cent Fat Tax on Junk Food [ None ]

    Kerala Government has introduced a “fat tax” of 14.5 % on foods like burgers, pizzas and doughnuts along with other junk foods in branded restaurants. The newly-elected LDF government in the state has imposed 14.5 percent tax on branded resturrants and restaurant chains selling f

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  • 2 India Helps to Sets Up Apparel Training Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria [ None ]

    An apparel training centre has been established in Kaduna, Nigeria to support textiles industry of the West African country. This training centre is a first centre in Nigeria which has been set up by India in partnership with their government.

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