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

  • Aug 16, 2016
  • 1 Spiritual Head of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha Pramukhswami is No More [ None ]

    Spiritual head of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Pramukh Swami, passed away in 13th August 2016.at Sarangpur in Botad district, India. He was a 95 year old. Pramukh Swami was unwell for some time because of old age related problems and was under treatment at Sarangpur temple of the s

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  • Aug 10, 2016
  • 1 Manipur’S Iron Lady Irom Sharmila Ends 16-Year-Long Hunger Strike [ None ]

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila broken her fast on 9 August 2016. Irom Sharmila has ended a 16 year hunger strike against a controversial law in the country. She said that she wants to become the chief minister of Manipur to take positive steps for the state.

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  • Aug 8, 2016
  • 1 Assamese Litterateur Mahim Bora is No More [ None ]

    Assamese litterateur Padma Shri Mahim Bora has passed away because of old age problems. He was 92-year old. He had received the Sahitya Akademi award for his most popular work ‘Edhani Mahir Hanhi’ in 2001.

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  • Aug 1, 2016
  • 1 Michel Barnier Appointed as Chief Brexit Negotiator by European Union Commission [ None ]

    The European Union’s executive on Wednesday tapped former French financial services commissioner Michel Barnier as its chief negotiator for the U. K. ’s exit from the bloc. The European Commission is the EU’s executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a

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  • 2 Lohmann, Morris, Muralidaran and Rolton to Be Inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame [ None ]

    Today ICC announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris, and George Lohmann would be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. Muralitharan becomes the first Sri Lankan cricket player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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  • 3 Supercomputer’S at IMD to Forecast Monsoon Based on Dynamical Model [ None ]

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) will use supercomputers to forecast India’s annual summer monsoon as announced by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences. The model will be based on a dynamical monsoon system and will be operational from year 2017. IMD model will be used along

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  • Jul 28, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Increases Limit for Foreign Investment in Stock Exchanges from 5% to 15% [ None ]

    Union Cabinet has given its approval for raising foreign shareholding limit from current 5 % to 15 % in Indian Stock Exchanges. Decision carries the investment limit of foreign units at par with that of domestic organization.

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  • 2 India-US Joint Expedition Discovers Natural Gas in Indian Ocean [ None ]

    Joint expeditions by India and the United States have discovered large, highly developed accumulations of natural gas hydrate (an icy form of the fuel) in Indian Ocen. Discovery was made by the Union Oil Ministry and the US Geological Survey in the Bay of Bengal.

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  • 3 Union Cabinet Approves Setting Up of New AIIMS in Bhatinda [ None ]

    Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of a new AIIMS at Bhatinda, Punjab under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The medical institution will have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds, which will include Emergency Beds, Private Beds, ICU Feature & Super

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  • 4 Permanent Court of Arbitration Rules Against Antrix Coroporation in Devas Case [ None ]

    Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands has ruled against Antrix Corporation in the case with Devas Corporation over sharing of spectrum on satellites.

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  • Jul 27, 2016
  • 1 BRICS Policy Planning Discussion Concludes in Patna [ None ]

    The BRICS Strategy Planning Discussion was successfully concluded in Patna, Bihar. Delegates of BRICS countries. BRICS countries includes – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa had attended the meeting.

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  • 2 Solar Impulse 2 Completes Famous Round-the-World Trip [ None ]

    Solar Impulse 2 has become the first aircraft to circle the sphere using solar energy after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey. The long-range solar-powered aircraft has travelled 26744 miles across four continents, three seas, and two oceans since setting off fr

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  • 3 Flipkart Acquires Jabong Through Fashion Portal Myntra [ None ]

    Flipkart acquired online fashion portal Jabong through its fashion unit Myntra. Jabong was acquired by Flipkart in a cut-price deal that values the online fashion store at 70 million dollars.

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  • 4 Union Government Issues Notification for Implementation of 7th Pay Commission [ None ]

    For the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, Union Government has issued notification. It was issued as per the Cabinet approval in June 2016.4. 8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners will get the increased payout from their August 2016 salaries.

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  • Jul 26, 2016
  • 1 Lok Sabha Passes Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 [ None ]

    Lok Sabha has passed Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The bill seeks to set up six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The Bill amend the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 to add six new IITs as institutions of national significance.

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  • 2 India’S First Green Rail Corridor Launched in Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    India’s first Green Rail Corridor was inaugurated by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu. It is the 114-km long Rameswaram-Manamadurai track in Tamil Nadu. It was inaugurated through video-conferencing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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  • 3 G-20 Finance Ministers Pledge to Boost Global Economy [ None ]

    Finance Ministers from the Group of 20 (G-20) major economies have promised to improvement the global economy, they say is a showing a weak recovery. At the end of the two-day meeting of G-20 this announcement was made.

    • Finance ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting held

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  • 4 Budha Rashmi Mani Appointed as Director General of National Museum [ None ]

    Archaeologist Dr. Budha Rashmi Mani was appointed as Director General (DG) of National Museum for the period of 3 years or till attainment of age 70. The appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • 5 Scientists Working on Storing Digital Information in DNA [ None ]

    Scientists are working on storing digital data in the base sequence of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid). They are looking for to make the genetic material capable to store data for long time in durable format as a store data for the future.

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  • Jul 25, 2016
  • 1 CSIR-CMERI Develops Solar Power Tree for Generation of Electricity from Solar Energy [ None ]

    ‘Solar Power Tree’ launched by Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences in New Delhi. An innovative way to generate electricity by harnessing maximum solar energy in a limited space.

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  • 2 Indian Shooters Manavaditya Rathore and Anant Naruka Win Bronze Medal in Junior World Cup [ None ]

    Indian shooter Manavaditya Rathore has won the trap bronze medal in the Champion of the Junior World Cup. Junior World Cup held in Porpetto, Italy. In trap event Manavaditya won the bronze medal and Anant Naruka has also won a bronze in skeet.

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  • 3 China Unveils World’S Largest Amphibious Aircraft [ None ]

    The world’s largest amphibious aircraft called as the AG600. China has completed the production of it. This aircraft was exposed by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) in the southern port city of Zhuhai.

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  • 4 Scientists to Undertake Field Trials of Oil-Degrading Bacteria in Kochi [ None ]

    Scientists have planned to undertake field trials of three new strains of oil-degrading bacteria in Kochi, Kerala. These new strains conducted Laboratory tests were successful. The Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute of Plant Sciences (MBGIPS), Kozhikode and Bharat Petroleum C

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  • 5 First Water Metro Project in the India Launched by Kerala Government [ None ]

    Water Metro project launched by Kerala Government in Kochi. This is the first ever Water Metro project in the India. This project was launched by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Kochi.

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  • 6 Neeraj Chopra Becomes 1st Indian to Set World Record in Jr Athletics Championship [ None ]

    Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has becoming first Indian Junior athlete to create a World Record in junior athletics Championship. In the IAAF Under-20 World Athletics Championship, he achieved this feat, by throwing javelin at a record distance of 86.48 m in his second attempt.

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  • 7 Ganesh Singh Appointed as Chairman of JPC for Land Acquisition Bill [ None ]

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has improved the Joint Parliamentry Committe (JPC) for Land Acquistion Bill. To examine provisions of the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill, 2015, BJP Lok Sabha member Ganesh Singh was appointed as Chairman of the Joint Committee of Parliament (JCP

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  • 8 Legendary Modern Artist S H Raza is No More [ None ]

    Famous modern Indian artist Syed Haider Raza passed away in New Delhi following a prolonged illness. He was 94 year. He was famous for popularising Indian concepts of art and iconography globally.

    • He was also building a towering legacy of modern art.
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  • 9 Facebook Passes First Full-Scale Test on Aquila Internet Drone [ None ]

    Facebook has completed the first full-scale test flight of its Aquila drone. Facebook’s Internet drones named ‘Aquila’ has passed first full-scale test. This was the first time using the full-scale drone.

    • Flight test was undertaken in Yuma, Arizona (US).
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  • Jul 25, 2016
  • 1 India Ranks 110th on Sustainable Development Index [ None ]

    In Sustainable Development index (SDI) India has been ranked a low 110th out of 149 countries. SDI evaluates countries where they stand with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also their progress and certifying accountability.

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  • 2 Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian Captain to Score Double Century Outside India [ None ]

    Virat Kohli has become the first Indian captain to score a double century outside India. He is the Indian test team captain. He achieved scoring 200 runs against West Indies on second day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua, North Sound. West Indies.

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