General: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Oct 10, 2016
  • 1 RBI Panel for Easing Bank Branch Norms [ None ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Internal Working Group (IWG) chaired by Lily Vadera on Rationalization of Branch Authorization Policy has suggested changes in bank branch norms.The panel proposed relaxing bank branch such as building, number of employees etc. to promote financial

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  • 2 Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling for Sustainable Development Leadership Award [ Awards ]

    The prestigious Sustainable Development Leadership Award of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) was honored to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for his vision and leadership in environment and sustainable development.Sikkim becomes first fully organic state of Inida.

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  • Oct 6, 2016
  • 1 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Review- RBI Repo Rate Cut by 25 Basis Points [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cuts the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% in its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review for 2016-17. This was the first decision by newly constituted Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and under new RBI Governor Urjit Patel.

    • This decision was ta

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  • 2 From November for LPG Subsidy, Aadhaar Card Will Be Mandatory [ None ]

    Aadhaar card will be mandatory for availing cooking gas (LPG) subsidies from November 2016 by the Union Government. Union Petroleum Ministry has requested Oil marketing companies (OMCs) to quickly enroll all consumers with aadhar card for LPG subsidy.

    • Government is giving 12 LPG c

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  • 3 Indian Bridge Management System Launched [ None ]

    The Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) was launched by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari at New Delhi; it will be the most important step to ensure safety of bridges in the country.

    Key Facts

    • IBMS creates & maintains a record of all bridges in t

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  • 4 Kersti Kaljulaid: First Female President of Estonia [ None ]

    Kersti Kaljulaid was appointed the first Estonia’s female president of the Baltic Country by the parliament of Estonia with 81-0 vote. 20 members were absent in the parliamentary voting.

    Image of Kersti Kaljulaid

    Image of Kersti Kaljulaid

    Image of Kersti Kaljulaid

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  • 5 Delhi Polices’ Mobile App for Senior Citizens [ Sci-Tech ]

    “Delhi Police Senior Citizen” mobile application was launched by the Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to offer immediate assistance in distress. This was done at a function in New Delhi on International Day for Older Persons.

    This application will provide safety to senior cit

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  • 6 3 October is World Habitat Day [ Important Days ]

    The first Monday of October is World Habitat Day (WHD) that is 3rd October 2016. This day celebrates urbanization as the most transformative trend of 21st century. World Habitat day reflects on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter.

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  • 7 India and AARDO MoU on Capacity Building Program for Rural Development [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and African Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for capacity building Programmes in rural development. This was approved by the Union Cabinet for the triennium 2015 – 2017.

    Key Facts

    Under this MoU

    • Every year the capacity

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  • 8 India and European Union MoU on Water Cooperation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and European Union Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on water resources gets approval from the Union cabinet. It will strengthen technological, scientific and water management capabilities for mutual benefit of India and EU.

    Key Facts

    • MoU will enable identifying fundamenta

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  • 9 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Won by Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Bernard L Feringa, and J Fraser Stoddart [ Sci-Tech ]

    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences selected trio of Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa for the prestigious 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their individual outstanding efforts in developing molecular machines.

    Image of Chemistry Nobel Prize winner 2016

    Image of Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner 2016

    from left Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Bernard L Feringa and J Fraser Stoddart

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  • Oct 6, 2016
  • 1 OVL to Buy 11% Stake in JSC Vankorneft- Green Signal from CCEA [ None ]

    OVL’s (ONGC Videsh Limited) proposal to buy 11% stake in JSC Vankorneft got green signal from the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). OVL will buy this stake in JSC Vankorneft from Rosneft Oil Company (Rosneft) and National Oil Company of Russia operating the Vankor oil

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  • Oct 5, 2016
  • 1 19th SAARC Summit Officially Postponed by Pakistan [ None ]

    The 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit was officially “delayed” by the host country Pakistan after India and four other countries declined to attend the Summit on November 9th and 10th in 2016 at Islamabad, Pakistan.

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  • 2 Tamil Nadu Ranked Top in Endemic Flowering Plants- BSI [ None ]

    Botanical Survey of India (BSI) released list of state wise endemic flowering plants which was topped by Tamil Nadu. The publication titled Endemic Vascular Floras of India also revealed that almost one of each four species of flowering plants found in India are endemic to the co

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  • 3 2 October Observed as International Day of Non-Violence [ Important Days ]

    2nd October is celebrated as International Day of Non-violence across the world to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi known internationally as the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of philosophy of non-violence.

    • It is believed that world

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  • 4 2016 Google Science Fair Prize Won by Kiara Nirghin [ Sci-Tech ]

    Kiara Nirghin an Indian-origin South African won a $50,000 scholarship at the annual Google Science Fair held in United States. She developed ‘No More Thirsty Crops’ a cheap super-absorbent material using orange peel that helps soil retain water.

    Google Science Fair

    Google Scien

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  • 5 Reliance & Dassault Aviation Joint Venture- Dassault Reliance Aerospace [ None ]

    Reliance Group and French aerospace giant Dassault Aviation inked contract to set up a joint venture “Dassault Reliance Aerospace”. This is for indigenously manufacturing parts of recently resolved India-France deal for 36 Rafael fighter jets.

    • This is the largest offset contract

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  • 6 Yoshinori Ohsumi: 23rd Japanese to Win Nobel Prize in Medicine [ None ]

    Yoshinori Ohsumi becomes 23rd Japanese to win Nobel Prize and the sixth Japanese medicine Nobel laureate. He won the 2016 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for his innovative work on autophagy.

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    Image of Yoshinori Ohsumi

    Image of Yoshinori Ohsumi

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  • Oct 4, 2016
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates INDOSAN in New Delhi [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the INDOSAN (Indian sanitation Conference) in New Delhi- second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission. PM Modi addressed that cleanliness is a habit and takes some effort.

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    Image of PM Narendra Modi

    Image of PM Narendra Modi

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  • 2 Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana ~ Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana is poverty alleviation program mainly by educating the poor about the various governmental schemes. This scheme was officially launched in April 2015.

    Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

    Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

    Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

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  • Oct 3, 2016
  • 1 S Sivakumar Appointed as New Law Commission Member [ None ]

    S. Sivakumar, professor at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi is appointed as full-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI). He specializes in Media and Administrative Law. In 2008 he received National Law Day award.

    S. Sivakumar is expert in:

    • Constitutional Law
    • IPR
    • H

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  • 2 OPEC for Modest Oil Production Curbs [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) agreed on modest oil production curb for the first time since 2008 after an informal meeting in Algiers, Algeria. This is the first OPEC deal in eight years.

    Flag of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

    Flag of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

    Flag of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

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  • 3 India-Egypt Relations [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Egypt, are the part of world’s oldest civilizations, and have enjoyed very close relations form ancient times. Even I modern times, Mahatma Gandhi and Saad Zaghloul shared common goals on the independence of their countries  a relationship that was to blossom into an ex

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  • 4 30 September: the International Translation Day [ Important Days ]

    International Translation Day is observed on 30th September every year since 1953. It is promoted by the Federation of Translators. As our world is becoming smaller, translators are becoming increasingly important.

    • Promote the translation profession in different countries.
    • Series o

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  • Sep 30, 2016
  • 1 Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith Honored to Telugu Writer Kalakaluri Enoch [ Awards ]

    Bharatiya Jnanpith’s prestigious Moortidevi Award for the year 2015 went to Prof. Kalakaluri Enoch a Noted Dalit voice, poet and Telugu writer for his novel Anantajivanam. Veteren art historian Dr Kapila Vatsyayana conferred him with the honor at the function in New Delhi.

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  • 2 Indian Women’S Kabaddi Team Won Gold at Asian Beach Games [ Sports ]

    Indian women’s beach kabaddi team earned gold medal at the 5th Asian Beach Games by beating Thailand with 41-31 in Danang, Vietnam. Indian women’s kabaddi team has retained this title for fifth time whereas Thailand has also lost finals match against India for the fifth time.

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  • 3 43rd BSF-BGB DG Level Border Coordination Conference at Delhi [ None ]

    6-day 43rd Director General-level border co-ordination conference is at New Delhi. It is held between the Border security Force (BSF) and the Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB). This Conference will be completed on 5th October.

    Key Facts

    • Will be attended by the 22-member BGB delegati

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  • 4 Alva’S Nudisiri Starts from November 18 [ Edu. ]

    The 13th annual “Alvas Nudisiri” a literary and cultural meet starts from 18th November. It is organized by Alva’s Education Foundation at Vidyagiri campus in Moodbidri. Announced by Alva’s Education Foundation chairman Mohan Alva and famous writer and researcher B.S. Sumitra Bai

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  • 5 Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [ None ]

    CEPI, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations aims to stop future epidemics and it is a Public- private coalition. The concept is to develop early vaccines without knowing the form in which the infection will appear.

    • India would be the leader of the project.

    Founding partn

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  • Sep 29, 2016
  • 1 World Maritime Day to Be Observed on 29th September [ Important Days ]

    29th September is being observed as the World Maritime Day across the world from 1978. This symbolizes the importance of shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine environment. To mark this day International Maritime Organization (IMO), member Governments, and maritime in

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