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

  • Sep 13, 2016
  • 1 “E-Nivaran” Launched by CBDT to Resolve I-T Grievances [ None ]

    “e-nivaran” (electronic resolution) has been launched by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances related to refunds, Income Tax Returns (ITRs), Tax Deducted at Source (TDS), and Permanent Account Number (PAN).

    “e-nivaran” will be ava

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  • 2 2016 BRICS Wellness Workshop Kicked Off in Bengaluru [ None ]

    The first BRICS Wellness Workshop the four day event kicked off in Bengaluru, Karnataka from September 10, 2016 jointly by Union Ministry of AYUSH and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). Along with it National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine syst

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  • Sep 12, 2016
  • 1 Urja Mitra Helpline Launches for Power Outages [ None ]

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) of the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has launched Urja Mitra Helpline for customers which will provide information regarding power outages from distribution companies. And the helpline number is 14401.

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    • Urja M

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  • 2 ICG Commissions “Sarathi” the Offshore Patrolling Vessel [ None ]

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have commissioned “Sarathi” the well-equipped offshore patrolling (OPV) vessel at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) shipyard at Vasco, south Goa.

    Image of ICG commissions Sarathi

    Image of ICG Commissions Sarathi

    Image of ICG commissions Sarathi

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  • 3 Gramin Swachh Surveksha: Mandi, Sindhudurg Cleanest Districts of India [ None ]

    According Gramin Swachh Survekshan report of Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mandi district (in ‘Hills’ category) of Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg district (in the ‘Plains’) of Maharashtra category have arisen as the cleane

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  • 4 2016 ASEAN Summit [ None ]

    The 28th and 29th edition of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was held in Vientiane, Laos from 6th to 8th September 2016 and the summit was chaired by Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR H.E.

    Location of Vientiane and Laos

    Location of Vientiane and Laos

    Location of Vientiane and Laos

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  • 5 LIGO Laboratory Going to Be Set Up at Hingoli, Maharashtra [ None ]

    LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) first of this kind of laboratory in India is going to be set up soon in Aundh in Hingoli district of Maharashtra after research on existence of gravitational waves by scientists from Department of Science and Technology (

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  • Sep 9, 2016
  • 1 Sikkim Tops in of Swachh Bharat [ None ]

    Sikkim arises at first sport in the coverage of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan after two year of launch in October 2014 and Bihar reserve the last position in this Index. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, on the occasion of the 145th birthday of The Fa

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  • 2 India and Greece Inks Open Skies Pact [ None ]

    India and Greece signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will enable both the countries for unlimited number of flights into each and introduced the air service agreement for open skies.

    Image of India and Greece

    Image of India and Greece

    Image of India and Greece

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  • 3 First Edition of IoT India Congress Hosted by Bengaluru [ None ]

    The first edition of the three-day event Internet of Things (IoT) India Congress, 2016 is inaugurated by Union Information Technology (IT) and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and JS Deepak, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunications at Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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  • Sep 8, 2016
  • 1 ESICS Pilot Project’S First Phase of Telemedicine Services Started [ None ]

    Telemedicine Services ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) Pilot Project’s first phase recently launched by the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya recently to offer specialist medical services at a distance to assured workers in New

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  • 2 Rs 450 Crore Approved for Five States Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme [ None ]

    The Union Tourism Ministry has recently approved Rs. 450 crore for the development of Heritage circuit of Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh, North East Circuit in Sikkim and Coastal Circuit of Tamil Nadu under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.

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  • 3 #Gas4India: a Campaign to Promote Use Natural Gas in the Country [ None ]

    Dharmendra Pradhan the Union Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas has recently launched #Gas4India campaign to encourage and spread awareness about the use of natural gas in the country.

    • In this regard Dharmendra Pradhan has launched website, Twitter handle, Face

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  • 4 2016 G-20 Summit Kicked Off at Hangzhou, China [ None ]

    The two day and eleventh edition of Group of Twenty (G20) Summit 2016 kicked off at Hangzhou, China for the improvement of global economic governance and for the first time China is hoisting the first ever G20 summit and second of Asian (previously it was hosted by South Korea in

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  • 5 ‘Tihayu’: the Fast Attack Craft Given to Indian Navy [ None ]

    The Indian Navy gets “Tihayu” a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) from the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE).  In this regard CMD of GRSE AK Verma handed over the ship CDR Ajay Kashov the Commanding Officer of Indian Navy after the Chief Staff Officer (Tech

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  • 6 Indian Scientists Solve the Mystery of Preterm Birth [ None ]

    Indian scientists have achieved great millstone by solving the mystery of preterm births of child between 28 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. This discovery was must needed for India because India has 35% of highest ratio of preterm births in the world.

    • Usually, a child birth after arou

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  • 7 Sri Lanka: Malaria-Free Country According to WHO [ None ]

    Sri Lanka declared as malaria-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO), after the life-threatening sickness malaria completely removed in the island.After Maldives, Sri Lanka is the second malaria free country declared by the WHO.

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    • During the 69th Session of

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  • 8 “Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC)” Launched to Eliminate Leprosy [ None ]

    The Union Health Minister J P Nadda recently launched the 2 week “Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC)” for eliminating leprosy with special attention to the 149 prevalent leprosy districts in India.

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    • In this regard, 1,600 blocks from the 149 districts of 20 states will

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  • 9 India the Second Most ‘Unequal’ Country in the World: Gini Index [ None ]

    After Russia India becomes the second most “unequal” country in the world, with more than half of total Indian wealth controlled by millionaires according to the report of Johannesburg-based wealth research firm New World Wealth.

    • 54% of India’s wealth is controlled by millionaires

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  • Sep 7, 2016
  • 1 UK Appoints Ambassador to Iran After 5 Years [ None ]

    After long term of 5 years UK has appointed ambassador to Iran for more productive co-operation between two countries. A former British ambassador to Qatar and Yemen is appointed as ambassador to Iran.

    • Hamid Baeidinejed will be appointed as Ambassador to London from Iran.
    • In Novemb

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  • 2 आयरन लेडी(लौह महिला) इरोम शर्मिला की ’अगस्त क्रांति’(August Revolution of Iron Lady Irom Sarmila) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- मणिपुर की आयरन लेडी (लौह महिला) अपना 16 साल पुराना अनशन समाप्त कर रही है। भारत में उनके इस फेसले पर दो तरह के मत है। कुछ उनके इस फेसले से उत्साहित नजर आ रहे हैं तो दूसरा विचार रखने वाला पक्ष उनके इस फेसले से खुद को ठगा महसूस कर रहा है। लेकिन आंदोलनो का इतिहास अगर देख

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  • Sep 6, 2016
  • 1 Now Chilli-Based PAVA Shells Can Be Used as Alternative to Pellet Guns [ None ]

    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given green signal to the use newly developed Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide (PAVA or Nonivamide) shells as alternative of pellet guns for mass controlling in Jammu and Kashmir.

    • They contain less poisonous compared to pellet guns and s

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  • 2 Winner of 2016 Italian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg [ None ]

    The 2016 Italian Grand Prix of Formula one won by the Nico Rosberg a Germany Mercedes driver at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy. This was eleventh championship F1 title of in Nico Romberg’s career.

    Image of Nico Rosberg

    Image of Nico Rosberg

    Image of Nico Rosberg

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  • 3 Mother Teresa: Idolized as Saint [ None ]

    A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary Mother Teresa was announced as a Saint during the ceremony held in Vatican by Pope Francis. Previously announcement in this regard was mad during March 2016.

    Image of Mother Teresa

    Image of Mother Teresa

    Image of Mother Teresa

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  • 4 Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya a Well-Known Assamese Poet is No More [ None ]

    Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya a well-known Assamese poet, author and literary critic has taken his last breath in Guwahati, Assam after suffering from age-old ailments at the age of 95 years.

    Image of Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya

    Image of Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya

    Image of Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya

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  • 5 Kiran M Shaw Honored with the Franc’S “Knight of Legion of Honor” [ None ]

    Kiran Mazumdar Shaw a Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited honored with the “Knight of the National Order” a Legion of Honour of France for her great contribution to biosciences and research.

    Image of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

    Image of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

    Image of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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  • 6 C Vidyasagar Rao Has Taken Oath as Acting Governor of Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao the Governor of Maharashtra had taken oath as the acting Governor of Tamil Nadu under the admonition of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Madras High Court according to the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution at the Raj Bhavan, Chennai.

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  • 7 Narendra Modi announced Rs 200cr package to engage J&K youth in sporting activities [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a special package for Jammu and Kashmir of 200 crore rupees with the aim to engage youth of the state and encourage constructive sporting activities.

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    • Using this package J & K government will construct indoor sporting halls in al

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  • 8 Majuli: World’S Largest River Island [ None ]

    Assam’s Majuli a beautiful river line island declared as the world’s largest river island by the Guinness World Records which is located in the Brahmaputra River with 880 km2 (340 miles2) area.

    • From the last 30-40 years the island has lost one-third of its area because of frequent

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  • 9 Gujarat and Centre Government Signs MoU on Construction of 11 Small Airports [ None ]

    After Maharashtra and Jharkhand, Gujrat become third state to sign a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for new 11 small airports and airstrips.

    Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) will

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