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

  • Sep 6, 2016
  • 1 Solung an Adi Tribe Festival Started in Arunachal Pradesh [ None ]

    Solung festival celebration has been started in Arunachal Pradesh among the Adi tribe. It is annual socio-religious festival of and celebrated for 5 day in first week of September.

    Arunachal Pradesh location on India map

    Arunachal Pradesh Location on India Map

    Arunachal Pradesh location on India map

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  • 2 7.1 Magnitude Earthquakes in New Zealand Generates Tsunami, but No Damage, Say Officials [ None ]

    In the New Zealand on Friday at 4.37 pm a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake generated waves of about 21 cm for about 16 minutes. In nearby Tokomaru Bay, Marlene Kipa heard the civil defence warning sirens and her mind went to other disasters.

    What is earthquake?

    • The natural vibrat

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  • 3 India to Take Part in Indian Ocean-Wide Tsunami Mock Drill [ None ]

    India is participating in a major Indian Ocean-wide tsunami mock drill on 7-8 September and in this drill many different states peoples will be vacated, and this will be attended by approximately 23 Indian Ocean nations.

    What are Tsunamis?

    • These are gaint waves caused by earthquake

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  • Sep 5, 2016
  • 1 Union Government and Amar Chitra Katha Inked MoU [ None ]

    Amar Chitra Katha and the Union Ministry of Urban Development have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on publishing and distribution of comic book focusing on Swachh Bharat Mission to generate more awareness among children by a simple and attractive way.

    Key Facts

    • The book w

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  • 2 Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat Appointed as Deputy Chief of the Indian Army [ None ]

    New deputy chief of the Indian Army is Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat; he has replaced Lt General MMS Rai due to his completion of his tenure. Along with this Lt Gen P M Hariz has replaced Bipin Rawat as the Southern Command chief and a new signal officer-in-chief in Lt Gen A R P

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  • 3 Ashok Chawla: New Chancellor of TERI University [ None ]

    Ashok Chawla was a Former Finance Secretary appointed as the new Chancellor of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University as decided in the governing council meeting of TERI held on 19th August 2016.

    Image of Ashok Chawla

    Image of Ashok Chawla

    Image of Ashok Chawla

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  • 4 BRICS Convention 2016 on Tourism Kicked Off in Madhya Pradesh [ None ]

    Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Surendra Patwa has inaugurated the two day BRICS Convention 2016 on Tourism in Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh at UNESCO World heritage site Khajuraho for encouraging intra-regional tourism as a pioneer of the BRICS Summit going to be held

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  • Sep 2, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Gives Green Single to Creation of PDF to Catalyze Indian Economic Presence in CLMV countries [ None ]

    Union cabinet has given green signal to the A project Development fund (PDF)  so now Indian economy came in the row of the CLMV countries such as Cambodia, Laos Myanmar and Vietnam with 5000 crore and also kept in Department of Commerce

    • EXIM Bank will operate it.
    •  The Inter-Ministe

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  • 2 Gujarat: First State of India to Distribute 2 Crore LED Bulbs Under UJALA Scheme [ None ]

    Gujarat has created history by distributing 2 crore LED bulbs within just a 96 days of UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) Scheme launch with the average of 2 lack bulb per day.

    • 42 lack households of Gujarat got the benefits of this scheme.
    • This two crore LED bulls will

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  • Aug 31, 2016
  • 1 India and Myanmar Ink Four Agreements to Enhance Bilateral Cooperation [ None ]

    Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw have signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to infrastructure, renewable energy and traditional systems of medicine to increase cooperation and bilateral relations after delegation level tal

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  • 2 2015 Saraswati Samman bestowed to Padma Sachdev [ None ]

    Lt Governor Najeeb Jung of Delhi honored Eminent Padma Sachdev the Dogri languages Poetess and novelist by the prestigious Saraswati Samman 2015 in New Delhi for her autobiography ‘Chitt-Chete’ which was published in 2007 in Dogri language.

    Image of Padma Sachdev

    Image of Padma Sachdev

    Image of Padma Sachdev

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  • 3 Mahindra Reveals DiGiSENSE Platform for Tracking Vehicle Information [ None ]

    Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) has introduced a cloud based technology solution (mobile/tablet app) DiGiSENSE for tracking vehicle information system in India for its own vehicles.

    Logo of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited

    Logo of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited

    Logo of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited

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  • Aug 30, 2016
  • 1 2016 World Risk Index: India at 77th Position [ None ]

    India ranked at 77th from the list of 171 countries in the 2016 World Risk Index (WRI) which is recently released by the United Nations University Institute for Environment (UNUIE) and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft in cooperation with the collaboration of

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  • 2 19th SAARC Summit Hosting by Pakistan in Islamabad [ None ]

    19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit meeting of the head of states or head of government of the eight SAARC countries will be kicked off in Islamabad a capital city and Murree of Pakistan on 9th and 10th November 2016 and nine observers of SAARC al

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  • 3 22nd Edition of Delhi Book Fair Kicked Off [ None ]

    The 22nd edition of the Delhi Book Fair (DBF) kicked off at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, the fair will be nine days event and 4th September 2016 will be last day of the fair.The theme of the this edition of DBF is to highlight initiatives undertaken by Union Government for its Sa

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  • 4 POCSO E-Box an Online Facility for Protection of Children from Sexual Abuse Launched [ None ]

    Menaka Gandhi the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) e-box is next step in the area of offending children from sexually abusement at the event held in New Delhi.

    Key Facts

    • The POCSO (Protection of Childr

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  • 5 Nine New Breeds of Livestock and Poultry Registers by NBAGR [ None ]

    New nine breeds of indigenous farm animals has been recently identified and registered based on scientifically produced indication by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) after approval of the Breed registration Committee.

    Key Facts

    • The New Breeds Registered An

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  • 6 Singapore Launched First Self-Driving Taxis of the World [ None ]

    Singapore becomes world’s first country to launch first ever self-driving taxi service and this is significant step in latest technology demonstration which shows modernize future transport industry.Singapore based an autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy has launched this

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  • 7 First Children’S Court of South India Region Inaugurated in Hyderabad [ None ]

    South India regions first Children Court was launched at the Nampally Criminal Courts Complex in Hyderabad, Telangana for quick disposal of causes related to children.After Goa and Delhi, Telangana becomes third state to have a child friendly court and over all 6th child-friendly

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  • 8 Women SHGs Should Be Provided Loans at 7% Rate as Per RBI Recommendations [ None ]

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recommended banks to provide loans to Women Self-Help Group (SHG) up to Rs 3 lakh at 7 per cent interest rate under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)-Aajeevika scheme during 2015-16

    Key Facts

    • After getting approval from the Union Minist

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  • Aug 29, 2016
  • 1 Sakshi Malik: Brand Ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao Campaign in Haryana [ None ]

    Wrestler Sakshi Malik become Haryana’s brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao (save daughter, educate daughter) campaign which aims to empower the girl child and decrease the rates of female foeticide in all the districts where child sex ratio is low. Haryana has a low gend

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  • 2 India and Fiji, Air Services Agreement Approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    New Air Services Agreement (ASA) of India and Fiji has got green signal by the Union Cabinet. The Agreement was firstly signed in January, 1974 and this is updation of the existing ASA.

    Key Facts

    • The main aim behind this updation of ASA is to improve the air connectivity between t

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  • 3 Akashvani Maitree Channel Launched by President Pranab Mukherjee in Bangladesh [ None ]

    Akashvani Maitree (Moitree) Channel along with multimedia website has been launched by President Pranab Mukherjee in Bengali language for listeners in West Bengal, Bangladesh and the adjoining areas with blending content for both India and Bangladesh and preserving Bengali Cultur

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  • 4 Union Government launches “Sugamya Pustakalaya” E-Library for visually disabled [ None ]

    Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Thawar Chand Gehlot has launched Accessible E-Library ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ for visually disable person under Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan of Prime Minister with more than 2 lakhs books in different languages at a function held

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  • 5 Scientists Introduced New Laser Developed from Fluorescent Jellyfish Proteins [ None ]

    Scientists has created history by introducing new LASER (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) from fluorescent jellyfish proteins for the first time ever, it were grown in bacteria.

    • It is a major advance innovation in polariton lasers operating at room tempera

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  • 6 Women Parliamentarians Forum (BRICS) Adopted Jaipur Declaration [ None ]

    Women Parliamentarians forum BRICS has been universally passed the Jaipur Declaration in the closing ceremony of the Forum’s meeting in Jaipur related to the climate change on ecological systems, biodiversity and food production.

    Image of Brazil,Russia,India,China and South Africa(BRICS)

    Image of Brazil,Russia,India,China and South Africa(BRICS)

    Image of Brazil,Russia,India,China and South Africa(BRICS)

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  • 7 BSNL and Microsoft Signed MoU for Enterprise Business [ None ]

    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) a State-run telecom giant and Microsoft India has signed a strategic business Memorandum of Understanding for providing  telecom and IT solutions for big businesses to fulfill the demand for IT and cloud services along with audio and video need

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  • Aug 24, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra: First State of India to Sign MoU with Centre, AAI to Develop 10 Airports Under RCS [ None ]

    Maharashtra becomes first state of India to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop 10 airports under the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme by providing the concessions required from the State

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  • 2 India Sign Agreement on Vocational Training with Germany [ None ]

    India signed an agreement on vocational training with Germany to bring up conditions to create and improve workplace-based vocational training in industrial clusters of India by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and German International Cooperati

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  • 3 Andhra Pradesh: First State of India to Launch DNA Profiling of Criminals [ None ]

    By launching DNA Index System (DIS) for DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) profiling of criminals which use the latest DNA technology tool (also known as Rapid HIT DNA System) uses Andhra Pradesh became the first state of India to launch it.

    • The system is developed by IntegenX of United

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