Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2019 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC etc

  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1  New CEO and President of Bank of the West is Indian-American Nandita Bakshi [ None ]

    The new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank of the West, a subsidiary unit of French banking giant BNP Paribas is Indian-American Nandita Bakshi (57). She will replace Michael Shepherd due to his appointment as chairman of the BNP Paribas USA, a new holding compan

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  • 2  to Promote Sustainable Agriculture Mizoram Government and JICA Inks MoU [ None ]

    For ‘Capacity Enhancement for Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development’ Mizoram government and Japanese International Cooperative Agency (JICA) have inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    • The State government officials of Agriculture, Minor Irrigation, Horticulture a

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  • 3  to Improve Cooperation on Security, Trade Iran and Pakistan Both Have Agreed [ None ]

    To enhance two-sided cooperation on regional security and trade Iran and Pakistan have mutually agreed. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have taken this decision during intensive talks in Islamabad.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is on

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  • 4  Fortune Magazine Named Arvind Kejriwal Among World’S 50 Greatest Leaders [ None ]

    Fortune magazine has named Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as greatest leaders among the world’s 50 leaders. He placed at 42nd position and only leader from India in the list. It was Fortune magazine’s third annual ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list.

    Image of Arvind Kejriwal

    Image of Arvind Kejriwal

    Current Chief Minister of Delhi

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  • 5  in 2015 India and China Directed Investments in Renewable Energy: UN Report [ None ]

    In 2015 India and China have led the developing countries in reserves made in renewable energy. The ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment’ was revealed in the report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

    Key facts:

    • The wealthy nations have surpassed capacity

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  • 6 India’S First Ever Lift Irrigation Project Has Been Inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Government [ None ]

    India’s first river linking project Pattiseema lift irrigation project connecting Godavari River with Krishna River from the ongoing Polavaram Multi-purpose Irrigation Project has been inaugurated by the Andhra Pradesh government.

    • The Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infras

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  • 7 Justice Permod Kohli Selected as Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal [ None ]

    Justice Permod Kohli served as chief Justice of Sikkim High court from 12th December 2011 to March 2013. Currently, Justice Sunil Kumar Sinha of Chhattisgarh High court is served as Chief Justice of Sikkim High court from 30th March 2015.

    Image of Justice Permod Kohli

    Image of Justice Permod Kohli

    Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal

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  • 8 Agriculture Appreciation Bill, 2016 Passed by Punjab Assembly [ None ]

    About Agriculture Appreciation Bill, 2016: The aim of passing the Agriculture Appreciation Bill is to provide release to agriculturists, laborers and others who are dependent on agriculture by providing them fair clearance of their debt related disputes.

    • It also deals with quick

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  • 9 March 24: World Tuberculosis Day [ Important Days ]

    About Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis is shortly and popularly known as TB which is a disease caused by bacterium named Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB also spreads from any infectious person via their coughs or sneezes.

    • It is the second biggest killer disease worldwide after HIV/AID

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  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1 India Post Announces Honoring Stamp on HAL for 75-Year of Service [ None ]

    About HAL: HAL stands for Hindustan Aeronautical Limited. It is an aerospace and defence company located in Bangalore of Karnataka, India. It was established as Hindustan Aircraft Limited on 23rd December 1940 in Bangalore, India by Mr. Walchand Hirachand.

    • Then it was renamed as

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  • 2 Longitudinal Ageing Study Launched by Union Government in India [ None ]

    About the Longitudinal Ageing Study: Longitudinal Ageing Study (LAS) focuses on the health, fiscal and social well-being of India’s elderly population. LAS will be a national milestone in scientific research that will give better knowing of India’s adult health problems and popul

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  • Mar 25, 2016
  • 1  शख्सियत (Celebrities - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -दुनिया के 25 सबसे बड़े ये वे जिद्दी लोग हैं जिनमें कुछ कर गुजरने का जूनन था। वह अपनी सोच को साबित करने के लिए जिद् पर अड़े थे। वह ज़िद उनके नफे-नुकसान के लिए नहीं बल्कि दुनिया में बदलाव के लिए थी। जिनकी कारण हमारे देश में बहुत कुछ बदलाव आया है और देश प्रगति की ओर अग्रस

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  • 2  टीपू सुल्तान (Tipu Sultan- Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - देश दुनियां के इतिहास के पन्ने नायकों और खलनायकों से भरे पड़े हैं। इतिहास में यूं तो बीती हुई बातें और तथ्य होते हैं लेकिन जब इतिहास में उल्लेखित तथ्यों पर सवाल खड़े होने लगें तो यह संदेह भी होता है कि कहीं किसी का महिमामंडन तो नहीं किया गया। इसलिए उस समय इतिहास के प

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  • 3  2016 की अर्थव्यवस्था (Indian Economy in 2016 - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - हमारी अर्थव्यवस्था चालू वित्तीय वर्ष की तीन तिमाही में जीडीपी लगभग सात फीसदी रही। यदि हम सिर्फ जीडीपी दर को आधार बनाकर बात करेे तो यह कहा जा रहा है कि यह दुनियां में सबसे अच्छा प्रदर्शन करेंगी। लेकिन सवाल यह है कि इसका फायदा किसको मिला हैं? क्या हमारे युवाओं के लिए

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  • 4  विमान सौदा एफ-16 (AF-16 Fighter Planes Deal - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - अमरीका पाकिस्तान को एफ-16 लड़ाकू विमान देने जा रहा है। भारत के विदेश सचिव के ऐतराज जताने के बावजूद उसने यह फैसला लिया और उसे सही भी ठहराया है। उम्मीद थी कि उसका भारत के साथ बेहतर होते संबंधें का लिहाज करेगा। आतंकवाद से लड़ने के मामले में सहयोग देने का वादा करने के बा

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  • 5  सेना दिवस (Sena Diwas - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - 15 जनवरी 1949 यह दिन हमारे भारत देश के लिए एक महान दिवस है क्योंकि आज के दिन भारत देश 68 वांं सैन्य दिवस मनाने जा रहा है। आज ही के दिन भारतीय सेना की कमान ब्रिटिश जनरल फ्रांसिस बूचर से जनरल के. एम. करिअप्पा के हाथ में आ गई थी। इसके बाद से चाहे कोई भी परिस्थिति रही

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  • 6  स्मार्ट शहर (Udaipur - Smart City - Developments Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -उदयपुर शहर को बधाई हो क्योंकि उदयपुर गण जीत गया है। अपनी ललक और इच्छाशक्ति के बलबूते से उदयपुर के नागरिकों ने केंद्र सरकार को मजबूर कर दिया कि वह इस शहर को स्मार्ट सिटी परियोजना के पहले चरण के 20 प्रमुख शहरों में शामिल करे। समूचे देश से एक-एक शहर का नाम चुनती गई केन

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  • Mar 23, 2016
  • 1  India Take Responsibility of BRICS Chairmanship from Russia for 2016 [ None ]

    For the year 2016 India has assumed BRICS Chairmanship from the Russian Federation. BRICS is an association of five countries viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj formally disclosed the BRICS Logo for the duration of In

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  • 2 Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve of India Now Part of World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO [ None ]

    Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve (ABR) of India was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) along with other 19 sited at the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (ICC

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  • 3  New Anti TB Drug Bedaquilin Has Been Launched by Health Ministry [ None ]

    New anti-TB (Tuberculosis) drug Bedaquilin has been launched by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. The Union Health Minister J P Nadda has launched it as part of the TB national programme.

    At the primarily level the drug will be made available in six public hospitals

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  • 4  2016 Australian Grand Prix of Formula One Has Been Won by Nico Rosberg [ None ]

    Nico Rosberg, Mercedes driver from Germany has won the 2016 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. It was the first race of the 2016 season of Formula One in which total 11 teams had participated.

    With this Rosberg has won fifteenth cha

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  • 5 Andrew Grove Former Intel CEO is No More [ None ]

    About Andrew Grove: He was born on 2nd September 1936 in Budapest, Hungary. He had left US in 1956 - 7 and then he had survived Nazi occupation and later Soviet repression. In 1968 he was present at the Intel’s founding.

    Image of Andrew Grove

    Image of Andrew Grove

    Former CEO of Intel Inc

    • He became

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  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  New MD of Pfizer India: S Sridhar [ None ]

    About S Sridhar: S Sridhar has been appointed as new managing director (MD) of the Pfizer India. The company’s shareholders have announced his appointment at the annual general meeting.

    • S Sridhar is a chartered accountant by profession and he has 20 years of reach experience.
    • P

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  • 2  Across the World Earth Hour 2016 Was Observed on 19th March 2016 [ None ]

    On 19th March 2016 from 8: 30 pm to 9: 30 pm local time the 10th edition of World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) Earth Hour was observed across the World. People energized by Earth Hour 2016 to explore and adopt a cleaner and more supportable lifestyle by implementation renewable

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  • 3  Knight of the Legion of Honour Has Been Conferred to Tikka Shatrujit Singh [ None ]

    The royal scion of Kapurthala’s Ahluwalia dynasty Tikka Shatrujit Singh (54) has been conferred with the prestigious Knight of the Legion of Honour by the French Government. The French ambassador to India Francois Richier has presented him this honour in a ceremony held in New De

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  • 4  Kisan Suvidha Mobile App Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    Kisan Suvidha mobile application has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for farmers to provide agricultural related basic information quickly. Kisan Suvidha is a compilation mobile app that will provide basic information on subjects viz.

    • Market prices
    • Seeds
    • Fertil

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  • 5  World Water Day is Observed on 22nd of March Every Year [ Important Days ]

    Every year on of 22nd March World Water Day (WWD) is being observed globally to preserve and ration consumption of water. Significance of the Day: To make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues this day has been observed annuall

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  • 6  Agreement of EU and Turkey is Tackle Migrant Crisis Comes into Effect [ None ]

    The European Union (EU) and Turkey agreement to tackle the migrant crisis has formally come into effect. Migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey if their asylum claim is rejected under the agreement.

    Key features of agreement

    • All unequal migrants into Greece cro

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  • 7  IRCTC Survey Has Released That Surat is Cleanest a-1 Railway Station in India [ None ]

    According to the recently published survey of Indian Railways Surat (Gujarat) was declared as the cleanest railway station in the country. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have jointly conducted the survey at 407 railway stations, which included 75 A-1 stat

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  • 8  Inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize Has Been Won by the Geetakshi Arora [ None ]

    The inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize is awarded to an Indian student Geetakshi Arora for her excellent dissertation on “Goddess Myths in Graphic Novels: Reimagining Indian Feminity”. Geetakshi is a post-graduate student of the South Asia at Institute at the School of Oriental and

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