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

  • Jul 25, 2016
  • 1 Senior IAS Officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey Appointed as CEO of UIDAI [ None ]

    Government appointed Ajay Bhushan Pandey as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). His appointment was confirmed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • He is a 1984

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  • Jul 22, 2016
  • 1 7 Indian Companies Listed on 2016 Fortune 500 List [ None ]

    2016 Fortune 500 list of the world’s biggest corporations in terms of revenue in seven Indian companies made it the list. Fortune 500 list is an annual ranking of the world’s richest companies. Its compiled by the American business magazine Fortune and published globally by Time

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  • 2 Ghatampur Thermal Power Project in Uttar Pradesh Approved by CCEA [ None ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) given approval for installation of Ghatampur Thermal Power Project (GTPS) in Ghatampur, Uttar Pradesh. GTPC project has of 1980 MW (3 X 660 MW) capacity.

    • Project would be installed through a Joint Venture (JV) Company named Neyveli Ut

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  • 3 National Electoral Roll Purification 2016 Launched by ECI [ None ]

    National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) 2016 has been launched by Election Commission of India (ECI) in the country. The 2016 slogan of the ECI is “No voter to be left behind”. NREP 2016 will confirm single electoral register entry for every eligible elector with exclusive El

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  • 4 Union Cabinet Approves Incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company Under the Companies Act [ None ]

    Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC). It objective is to give a push to port-led economic development under aspiring Sagarmala project. This company will be included under the Companies Act, 201

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  • 5 India, Japan Ink Social Security Agreement [ None ]

    India and Japan have signed a Social Security Agreement (SSA). It will come into force on 1 October 2016. This agreement will helpful for professionals and skilled workers working in both country. It will also increase bilateral business linkages.

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  • Jul 21, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Approves Signing of Air Services Agreement Between India and Mozambique [ None ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved India and Mozambique signing Air Services Agreement. Currently there is no Air Services Agreement between India and Mozambique.

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Approves MoU Sign Between India and Switzerland for Cooperation in Skill Development [ None ]

    Union Cabinet has given approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Switzerland for cooperation in skill development. Decision was taken in the Union Cabinet Meeting in New Delhi. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • 3 India’s Role in a Changing Global Economy [ None ]

    India has become the fastest-growing country even in the global economy because of India got benefitted from a confluence of factor such as reduced international price of energy and elasticity in domestic private consumption

    • So, India has to continue its constant growth leadersh

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  • 4 Indian Hockey Player Mohammed Shahid is No More [ None ]

    Famous Indian hockey player Mohammed Shahid passed away because of multiple organ failure in Gurugram, Haryana. He was 56 years old. He was a member of the V Baskaran-led Indian team. He made his debut in 1979 for the Indian junior side.

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  • 5 Canada to Hold World’S First Zika Vaccine Test on Humans [ None ]

    Canadian university are going to conduct the world’s first Zika vaccine test on humans. In this test researchers from Laval University and based in Quebec City from Canada. In the world they are first international researchers team to complete all of the steps in the regulatory p

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  • Jul 20, 2016
  • 1 Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 Passed in Rajya Sabha [ None ]

    Rajya Sabha passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012. Bill seeks to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 to expand the scope of the law against child labour and strict punishments for infringement. The Bill is associated with

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  • 2 Rohit Khandelwal Becomes First Indian to Win Mr. World Title 2016 [ None ]

    Rohit Khandelwal won the prestigious 2016 Mr. World title and he became first Indian and first Asian to win the Mr. World title. He is the Indian actor, model, television personality. The grand ceremony was held at Southport theatre, Promenade, Southport in England.

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  • 3 Malcolm Turnbull Sworn in as Australian Prime Minister for Second Term [ None ]

    Malcolm Turnbull was sworn as Australian Prime Minister for second term after a narrow success in the federal election. Malcolm Turnbull sworn by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in government house in Australia.

    • Malcolm Turnbull became the 29

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  • 4 CBDT Inks 7 Advance Pricing Agreements to Cut Tax Lawsuit [ None ]

    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has signed seven one-sided Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers to reduce tax lawsuit. Number of APAs entered into by CBDT. So, CBDT has reached 77 APAs.

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  • Jul 19, 2016
  • 1 India’S First E-Court Opened at Hyderabad High Court [ None ]

    In Hyderabad India’s first e-court (paperless court) was opened at High Court of Judicature. This court is the common high court for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It was inaugurated by the e-court, Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur who heads the e-Committee

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  • 2 Parliament Passes Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 [ None ]

    Lok sabha has passed the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016. The bill seeks to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, Haryana.

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  • 3 Indian Ministry of Railways to Install TRI-NETRA to Reduce Train Accidents [ None ]

    Indian Ministry of Railways has launch the Terrain Imaging for Diesel Drivers- Infrared Enhanced Optical and Radar Assisted (Tri-NETRA) system to reduce train accidents. TRI-NETRA will be installed on locomotives for improving the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement situatio

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  • 4 73rd Senior National Squash Championship Wins Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Saurav Ghosal [ None ]

    Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal won the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in women’s and men’s single categories respectively. 73rd Senior National Squash Championship was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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  • 5 Indian Railway Ministry Launches Project to Install Solar Panels in All Railway Buildings [ None ]

    Union Railway Ministry has launched a project to install Solar Panels in all Railway Buildings. This project aims to reduce expenditure on electricity. Suresh Prabhu is the Minister of Union Railway.

    • In Punjab Amritsar Railway station he arranged the foundation stone of one Mega

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  • 6 HDFC Becomes First Indian Company to Issue Masala Bonds [ None ]

    Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) become the first Indian company to issue “masala bonds” on London Stock Exchange (LSE). Masala bonds are in the form of synthetic rupee notes. This bond will help to HDFC.

    • India’s biggest mortgage lender (home finance company) to sp

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  • 7 UNESCO Announces 9 New World Heritage Sites [ None ]

    UNESCO and UN cultural agency added nine new sites on its In World Heritage List. This decision taken at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

    • World Heritage recorded sites is now 981.
    • It includes both cultural and natural wonders.
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  • 8 Union Commerce Ministry Launches E-Marketplace Portal for Goods Procurement [ None ]

    Union Commerce Ministry has launched an e-marketplace portal for online purchase of goods and services by various central government ministries and departments. It was launched by the Union Minister of State (MoS) Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.

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  • 9 Pema Khandu Sworn in as the 10th CM of Arunachal Pradesh [ None ]

    Pema Khandu sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and with this he became the youngest Chief Minister in the country. He was administered the oath to office and secrecy by Governor Tathagata Roy at the Rajbhavan in Itanagar.

    • Chowna Mein was sworn in as the Dep

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  • Jul 18, 2016
  • 1 WHO Felicitates India for Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination [ None ]

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus. Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda from WHO presented certificates to Union in New Delhi.

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  • 2 RBI Sets Up Sudarshan Sen-Headed Working Group on Fin Tech and Digital Banking [ None ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an inter-regulatory Working Group to study the entire regulatory issues relating to Fin Tech (Financial Technology) and Digital Banking in India.

    • Inter-regulatory Working Group will be headed by RBI’s Executive Director Sudarshan S

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  • 3 Nalanda Mahavihara Enters UNESCO’S World Heritage Site List [ None ]

    Nalanda Mahavihara (also known as old Nalanda University) of Bihar has been included in the List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Nalanda Mahavihara c Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) comprises the archaeological remains of a monastic and scholastic institution dating from

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  • 4 Madhya Pradesh Becomes First State to Have Happiness Department [ None ]

    Madhya Pradesh became the first state in country to have ‘Happiness Department’. They will work to ensure “happiness in the lives of common people” on the lines of Bhutan. In the state cabinet meeting presided by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan take decision to set up Happin

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  • 5 Union Government Launches Transforming India Website [ None ]

    Union Government has launched Transforming India Website for sharing the impact of various governance initiatives with citizens in real-time. Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Law & Justice launched Tra

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  • 6 Hospital Train Lifeline Express: Completes 25 Years of Service [ None ]

    The world’s first hospital on a train Lifeline Express of Indian Railways has completed 25 years of service to the poor and needy people of rural India. Function was held in Mumbai to mark the occasion and celebrate the success of the train.

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