Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2018 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC etc

  • Feb 1, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Shortlists 20 Cities of India under Smart Cities Mission [ None ]

    About the shortlist of the cities by Union Ministry: In the list of first batch of Smart Cities Mission, the Union Ministry of Urban Development has nominated 20 cities from 11 States and Delhi Union Territory from India. These nominated cities were selected on the basis of Smart

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  • 2 Union Government Constitutes Expert Panel for Assessment of Specific Relief Act, 1963 [ None ]

    About constitution of expert panel: The Legislative Department of Union Law Ministry has established an expert committee to review the Specific Relief Act, 1963. This constitution includes chairman and 5 members.

    • It will submit its report within three months that means till Apri

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  • 3 Supreme Court appointed Justice Sanjay Mishra as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh [ None ]

    About appointment of Sanjay Mishra: Supreme Court approved the appointment of Justice Sanjay Mishra as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh. He succeeds Justice Virendra Singh, who was appointed as Lokayukta of UP in December, 2015.

    • For this appointment, court evoked its earlier order of

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  • Jan 28, 2016
  • 1 CERT-In has signed agreement for cyber security with 3 nations [ None ]

    With its complements With Malaysia, Singapore and Japan, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has signed cybersecurity agreement. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi at union cabinet has explained the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed between CERT-In and 3 nati

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  • 2 India has become World’s largest Rice exporter by overtaking Thailand [ None ]

    India has become world’s largest rice exporter in the year 2015 with exporting 10.23 million tonnes of rice and by overtaking Thailand. The Bangkok based Thai Rice Exporters Association Chairman Charoen Laodhammatas has made this announcement.

    Key facts

    Thailand:

    • In the list o

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  • 3 Australia’s Highest Civilian Award has be Honored to 3 PIOs [ Awards ]

    Australia’s highest Civilian awared is honored to 3 persons of Indian-origin (PIO) in 2016. For their contribution in the fields of physics, engineering and medicine. This is announced on 26th January 2016 (the Australia Day).

    Three PIOs are:

    Chennupati Jagadish:

    • He is selecte

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  • 4 In 2015 Corruption Perception Index, India Ranked at 76 Position [ None ]

    In the recently released 21st edition of 2015 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) published by the Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI), India is ranked at 76th position from 168 countries.

    Key facts:

    • India has scored 38 on a scale from 0 (most corrupt

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  • 5 28th January: 150th Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai [ None ]

    28th January 2016 is 150th birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai. He is also known as Punjab Kesri. So in order to celebrate this day Punjab is organizing a state level function and special event will be held at village Dhudike in Moga district at the birth p

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  • Jan 27, 2016
  • 1 2016 Yash Chopra Memorial Award has been honored to Actress Rekha [ Awards ]

    The third edition of Yash Chopra Memorial Award has been honored to popular Bollywood actress and Rajya Sabha MP Rekha for her talent and contribution to the film industry. The award was conferred upon her by Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao in recognition of.

    About Rekha:

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  • 2 American Actor Abe Vigoda is No More [ None ]

    American actor Abe Vigoda is passed away in New Jersey, US at the age of 94 years. He was become well known in 1970s for roles in The Godfather and Barney Miller, a sitcom. The most popular role of him was the grumpy and deadpan Detective Sergeant Phil Fish in the Barney Miller p

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  • 3 For Online Booking of LPG Cylinders Union Government has Launched Sahaj Scheme [ None ]

    For online booking of LPG cylinders Union Government has introduce Sahaj Scheme. Dharmendra Pradhan Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge) has launch this scheme as part of Government’s 2016-Year of the Consumers initiative.

    At the initial phase this fa

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  • 4 Gallantry Awards 2016 [ Awards ]

    The India’s highest peacetime gallantry award has been conferred by President Pranab Mukherjee on 67th Republic Day celebrations. And the Ashok Chakra awared is honored to Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami. President has approved 365 Gallantry awards and other Defence decorations to

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  • 5 India and France has Singed 14 Agreements in Various Fields [ None ]

    14 agreements have been signed by India and France after general talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande for enhancing the mutual cooperation in various fields such as defence, space, railways, education etc.

    Signed Agreements are:

    Defe

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  • Jan 26, 2016
  • 1 Coca Cola will Ready to Introduce Dairy Drinks Segment in India [ None ]

    Coca Cola a soft drink company has announced to introduce Dairy Drinks Segment in India and for that company has tied up with Reliance Retail. From the next month the products are available with brand name Vio.

    • Under Vio Coca Cola will introduce two new flavors ‘Kesar Treat’ and

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  • 2 First Solar Power Operated Mini-Water Supply Plant of Maharashtra has get confirmation [ None ]

    The At Hingna village of Mouda Taluka in Nagpur district the first Solar Power operated Mini-Water Supply Plant of Maharashtra has got confirmation. And by the implementation of this plant villagers will get pure water supply at very low cost which can easily be accepted by the G

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  • 3 2016 Padma Awards [ Awards ]

    The names of recipients of year 2016 for 112 Padma awards have been announced by President Pranab Mukherjee. Padma Awards is the highest civilian awards of Country. This Awards are conferred in three Categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

    And this year list i

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  • 4 26th January: Republic Day of India [ Important Days ]

    Every year 26th January is observe as Republic day of India and this is 67th republic day of India. This day is observed for honors to the day on which the Constitution of India has come into force on 26th January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing

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  • Jan 25, 2016
  • 1 6th National Voters’ Day has been celebrated by EC across India [ Important Days ]

    The 6th National Voters’ Day has been celebrated by Election Commission of India (ECI) across the country. Theme of 2016 is “Inclusive and Qualitative Participation”. Observances: To make this day more memorize ECI has organized National level function in New Delhi in which Presi

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  • 2 Tabla Gnius Pandit Shankar Ghosh is No More [ None ]

    Pandit Shankar Ghosh a well-known Tabla player passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal due to a prolonged illness at the age of 80 years. He was the most famous tabla player in the country and belongs to the Farukhabad gharana of Hindustani classical music.

    About Pandit Shankar Ghos

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  • 3 For Krishna-Godavari Basin Project, ONGC gets Environmental Clearance [ None ]

    For Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin project in Andhra Pradesh state government has permitted Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC). And for this project ONGC will allowed to 45 development wells and other related structure will cost over 53, 000 crore rupees at offshore KG-D

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  • 4 2016 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title has been Won by PV Sindhu [ None ]

    The 2016 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton title has been won by the top Indian Shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (World No. 12) by betting Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour (World No. 20) by 21 - 15, 21 - 9 score in finals. And with this Sindhu has earn second title in Malaysia M

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  • 5 Arab-India Co-operation’s First Ministerial Meeting Forum Held in Manama [ None ]

    At Manama, capital city of Bahrain, the first Ministerial Meeting of Arab-India Cooperation is Forum. Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has inaugurated by the meeting. It was attended by representatives of 22 Arab League nations.

    • Union External Affairs Minis

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  • 6 President’s Rule has been Cleared by Union Cabinet in Arunachal Pradesh [ None ]

    As per Article 356 (1) of the Constitution, the Union cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested burden of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh. And now this proposal will be forwarded to President Pranab Mukherjee after Union Government felt that Congress ruled st

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  • 7 In Latin America Mosquito-borne Zinka virus has created panic over birth defects [ None ]

    In the Latin America countries thousands of birth defects due to Mosquito-borne Zika virus. New case of child born with the virus has been reported in these countries. Brazil is suffering from outbreak of Zika and it is most cases in the north-east region.

    • Due to this virus babi

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  • 8 Largest and Tallest Tricolor of India will Flagged in Ranchi [ None ]

    At Pahari Mandir, Ranchi Largest tricolor will be flagged of by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. This flag will flagged-up for 24 hours and will be illuminated by twenty sodium vapour lights at night. It is world’s largest and the highest hoisted Indian flag.

    Dimensions of fla

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  • 9 India’s First Social Mobile Wallet Udio has been Launched by TranServ [ None ]

    TranServ, India’s digital payment startup company has launched India’s first Social Mobile Wallet named Udio. With the aim to reduce the gap between real and virtual modes of payment as it has more social experience. Key features of Udio Wallet

    • It mixed social, community-driven f

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  • Jan 25, 2016
  • 1 UN Report: In 2016 India will be Fastest Growing Economy [ None ]

    According to United Nations (UN) World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016 Report in 2016 India will be the fastest growing big economy in the world. As per describe in report India’s growth rate is 7.3 % in the year 2016 and 7.5 % in 2017 gated up from 7.2 % rate in 2015.

    Rep

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  • 2 2015 HDI in South Asia Region has been Topped by Sri Lanka [ None ]

    In 2015 Sri Lanka has maintained its high ranking in human development index (HDI) in the South Asia Region. According to the 2015 Global Human Development Report (HDR) conducted by UN Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka was ranked 73rdwith an HDI value of 0.757.

    Key facts:

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  • 3 Former Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly Nirmala Gajwani is No More [ None ]

    About Nirmala Gajwani: Nirmala Gajwani former Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly and Social Activist is passed away in Rajkot, Gujarat at the age of 87 years. She was born 28, December 1928 in Rohri Sindh (now in Pakistan).

    Image of Nirmala Gajwani

    Image of Nirmala Gajwani

    Former Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly

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  • 4 To Implement Action Plan for Skill Development in Telecom Government has Signed MoU [ None ]

    For Skill Development in Telecom Sector, Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has signed MoU with Department of Telecommunication (DoT) in order to implement National Action Plan for Skill Development in Telecom Sector.

    Under this MoU:

    • With simplification of

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