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

  • May 27, 2016
  • 1  Frances Arnold the US Bioengineer: First Woman to Win Millennium Technology Prize [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 Millennium Technology Prize has been won by Bioengineer Frances Arnold from United States (US) and with this she becomes first female to win this prestigious biennial award in its 12-year history.

    • Frances Arnold is selected for this award for her discoveries

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  • 2  First Branch of Islamic Development Bank Will Open at Ahmedabad [ None ]

    Islamic Development Bank (IDB) of Saudi Arabia will open its first branch in India at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. IDB and its private sector arm, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) have met with top officials of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), EXIM Bank

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  • 3  Sea Ice Cover is Rising Around Antarctica: NASA-Led Study [ None ]

    According to the new study of NASA-led, sea ice cover around Antarctica has slightly increased. Sharp contrast to the drastic loss of sea ice arising in the Arctic Ocean to global temperature rise, based on the study.

    • Based on satellite radar collected data ocean depth, temperat

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  • 4  Assocham-KPMG Study: India is Fifth Largest Producer of E-Waste [ None ]

    India has developed as the world’s fifth largest electronic waste (e-waste) producer according to the recent study conducted by Assocham-KPMG. Each year India discards approximately 18.5 lakh tonnes of e-waste and telecom equipment alone accounts for 12 % of it.

    Key facts:

    • Acco

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  • 5  Bharatavani Portal Launched by Union HRD Ministry [ None ]

    The multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatavani.in has been launched by Smriti Zubin Irani the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh as part of Union Government’s Digital India Mission.

    • This is first it kind of knowledge portal of India wh

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  • May 26, 2016
  • 1  Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility Launched by World Bank [ None ]

    Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility (FEP) has been launched by the World Bank at the G-7 Finance Ministers Summit held in Ise-Shima, Japan to help countries and health agencies fight terminal disease occurrences.

    • FEP is financing mechanisms introduce for fast mobilize funds to c

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  • 2  Amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 Approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    Two Bills in the Parliament for certain amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 has been approved by the Union Cabinet which are aims to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in deference of five States are:

    1. Assam
    2. Chhattisgarh
    3. Tamil Nadu
    4. Jharkhand
    5. Tripura
    • Th

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  • 3  Air-Breathing Propulsion System Will be Tested by ISRO [ None ]

    An Air-breathing Propulsion System will be tested by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) after successful test of Reusable launch Vehicle- Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD).

    • The main object behind testing of air-breathing propulsion system is to capitalize on the oxygen in

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  • 4  According to CSE Study Chemical Additive in Bread Potassium Bromate is Carcinogenic [ None ]

    Chemical additive Potassium bromate (KbrO3) usually prevalent in bread and refined flour is carcinogenic according to the recent study of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) which was tested by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory.

    • Ans during the study they found 84 % of c

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  • 5  Pinarayi Vijayan Takes Oath as Chief Minister of Kerala [ None ]

    Pinarayi Vijayan veteran CPI (M) leader has taken oath as 12th Chief Minister of Kerala after the left Democratic Front (LDF) had won 2016 state assembly election. His oath of office and secrecy has been administered by the State Governor P Sathasivam along with other 18 minister

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  • May 25, 2016
  • 1  Light and Heavy 10 Years Old Diesel Vehicles Banned by NDT in Six Major Cities of Kerala [ None ]

    Light and heavy diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old has been banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the six major cities of Kerala. And these six major cities are:

    1. Thiruvananthapuram (state capital)
    2. Kochi (commercial capital)
    3. Kollam
    4. Thrissur
    5. Kozhikode
    6. Kan

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  • 2  ASMITA a Student Tracking System To Be Launched Soon [ None ]

    ASMITA, a student tracking system programme will soon be launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), it is acronym for All School Monitoring Individual Tracing Analysis.

    • ASMITA will be launched under Shala Asmita Yojana (SAY).

    Key facts:

    • SAY will track

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  • 3  Asian 6-Red Snooker Title Won by Pankaj Advani [ None ]

    Pankaj Advani ace cueist of India has won the Asian 6-Red Snooker title held in Abu Dhabi and created history and became the first cueist in the world to hold both world and continental titles in 6-red snooker at the same time.

    Image of Pankaj Advani

    Image of Pankaj Advani

    Pankaj Advani winner of 6-Red Snooker title

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  • 4  Union Government Shortlist 13 Cities in 2nd Phase of Smart Cities Mission [ None ]

    13 cities have been shortlisted by the Union Ministry of Urban Development for the list of second batch of Smart Cities based on scores obtained in Fast Track competition lead for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories.

    • Lucknow in Uttar Prades has topped this compet

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  • 5  Sarbananda Sonowal Take Oath as Chief Minister of Assam [ None ]

    Sarbananda Sonowal (54) BJP leader and former Union Minister have taken oath as the 14th Chief Minister of Assam after winning with majority in 2016 state assembly election. At the oath taking ceremony of Sarbananda Sonowal State Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya administer

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  • May 24, 2016
  • 1  Pawan Chamling CM of Sikkim Honored with Nepal’S Literary Award [ Awards ]

    Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was honored with the Yug Kavi Siddhicharan Award which is one of the Nepal’s prestigious literary award. Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has honored him with this award for his commendable contributions in encouraging Nepali literature in

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  • 2  12 Bilateral Agreements Signed by India and Iran in Various Areas [ None ]

    12 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and Agreements in various areas has been signed by India and Iran including building and operating the Chabahar port by India. The other agreements consist of cooperation in science and technology, culture, library sciences, and cooperation

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  • 3  Smart Village Program Launched by Gujarat Government [ None ]

    Smart Village program has been launched by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on the occasion of completion of two years of her Government to improve public facilities in the villages. It was launched by.

    Key facts

    • 300 villages will be selected under the Smart Village progr

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  • 4  Historic Land Transit Trade Agreement Inked by India, Iran and Afghanistan [ None ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in Teheran, Iran have inked a historic three-way land transit agreement on Iran’s strategic southern port of Chabahar.

    • India will invest up to 500 million dollars in a de

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  • 5  RLV-TD India’S First Reusable Space Shuttle Launched [ None ]

    India’s first Reusable space shuttle Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) has been successfully launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

    • This space shuttl

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  • May 23, 2016
  • 1  Anurag Thakur Elected as BCCI President [ None ]

    New President of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is Anurag Thakur (41), he was universally elected by the board’s special general meeting (SGM) held in Mumbai. With this he becomes 34th BCCI President and now he will served as president up to tenure till September 20

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  • 2  Kiran Bedi Appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry [ None ]

    BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Puducherry as per Article 239 of the Constitution by President Pranab Mukherjee. The post LG was empty for the past two years after the Union Government had discharged Virendra Kataria from the post i

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  • 3  Union Government Has Constructed 11 Member Panel to Relook Defence Spend [ Defense ]

    11 members committee has been constituted by Union Government to recommend measures to develop the combat capabilities of the equipped forces and re-balance the general defence expenditure. Lt Gen D B Shekatkar (retd) will head the 11-member committee.

    • It also comprises numerous

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  • 4  With the Red Line Campaign on Antibiotics India Has Extoled for Medicines [ None ]

    India’s Medicines appreciated with the Red Line campaign on antibiotics by the Global Evaluation on Antimicrobial Resistance in its final report. In 2014 the global review was specially made by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron and was chaired by economist Jim O’Neil.

    Key high

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  • 5  J Jayalalithaa Take Oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for Sixth Time [ None ]

    Ms. J Jayalalithaa has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for record sixth successive time after winning 2016 state assembly election with absolute majority. State Governor Dr. K. Rosaiah administered the oath of office and concealment to her at oath taking ceremony h

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  • 6  Ratan P Watal: New Principal Advisor for Social Sector in NITI Aayog [ None ]

    New Principle Adviser for social sector in NITI Aayog is Former Finance Secretary Ratan P Watal for three years. He was appointed after his two-month extended tenure as Finance Secretary ended in April 2016.

    Image of Ratan P Watal

    Image of Ratan P Watal

    Ratan P Watal formare IAS officer

    • He was to re

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  • 7  Mary Robinson and Macharia Kamau Appointed as Special Envoys for El Nino, Climate by UN [ None ]

    Mary Robinson and Macharia Kamau have been appointed as UN’s Special Envoys for El Nino and Climate by United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon because of great urgency as the drought and flooding associated with El Nino have created substantial requirements across the w

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  • 8  Artificial Propagation Programme of Mahseer Fish Launched by Himachal Pradesh for Conservation [ None ]

    An artificial propagation programme launched by Himachal Pradesh fisheries department for rehabilitation and conservation of Golden Mahseer fish, a hatchery has been set up in the state with an outlay of Rs. 6 crore to rear mahseer fish and announcement its fingerlings into the w

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  • 9  ‘Qora’ the Indigenously Developed Fecal Incontinence Management System Launched [ None ]

    ‘Qora’ an indigenously developed affordable Faecal Incontinence Management System (FIMS) has been launched by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Science & Technology Y. S. Chowdary in New Delhi. Under the Union Ministry of Science & Technology’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) B

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  • May 23, 2016
  • 1  International Day for Biological Diversity Observed on May 22 [ Important Days ]

    International Biodiversity Day (IDB) is being observed every year on 22nd May across the world to encourage conservation and maintainable use of biodiversity. The theme of 2016 is “Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods”.


    1. To step-up unde

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