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

  • Jul 19, 2016
  • 1 India’S First E-Court Opened at Hyderabad High Court [ None ]

    In Hyderabad India’s first e-court (paperless court) was opened at High Court of Judicature. This court is the common high court for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It was inaugurated by the e-court, Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur who heads the e-Committee

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  • 2 Parliament Passes Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 [ None ]

    Lok sabha has passed the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016. The bill seeks to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, Haryana.

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  • 3 Indian Ministry of Railways to Install TRI-NETRA to Reduce Train Accidents [ None ]

    Indian Ministry of Railways has launch the Terrain Imaging for Diesel Drivers- Infrared Enhanced Optical and Radar Assisted (Tri-NETRA) system to reduce train accidents. TRI-NETRA will be installed on locomotives for improving the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement situatio

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  • 4 73rd Senior National Squash Championship Wins Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Saurav Ghosal [ None ]

    Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal won the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in women’s and men’s single categories respectively. 73rd Senior National Squash Championship was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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  • 5 Indian Railway Ministry Launches Project to Install Solar Panels in All Railway Buildings [ None ]

    Union Railway Ministry has launched a project to install Solar Panels in all Railway Buildings. This project aims to reduce expenditure on electricity. Suresh Prabhu is the Minister of Union Railway.

    • In Punjab Amritsar Railway station he arranged the foundation stone of one Mega

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  • 6 HDFC Becomes First Indian Company to Issue Masala Bonds [ None ]

    Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) become the first Indian company to issue “masala bonds” on London Stock Exchange (LSE). Masala bonds are in the form of synthetic rupee notes. This bond will help to HDFC.

    • India’s biggest mortgage lender (home finance company) to sp

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  • 7 UNESCO Announces 9 New World Heritage Sites [ None ]

    UNESCO and UN cultural agency added nine new sites on its In World Heritage List. This decision taken at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

    • World Heritage recorded sites is now 981.
    • It includes both cultural and natural wonders.
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  • 8 Union Commerce Ministry Launches E-Marketplace Portal for Goods Procurement [ None ]

    Union Commerce Ministry has launched an e-marketplace portal for online purchase of goods and services by various central government ministries and departments. It was launched by the Union Minister of State (MoS) Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.

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  • 9 Pema Khandu Sworn in as the 10th CM of Arunachal Pradesh [ None ]

    Pema Khandu sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and with this he became the youngest Chief Minister in the country. He was administered the oath to office and secrecy by Governor Tathagata Roy at the Rajbhavan in Itanagar.

    • Chowna Mein was sworn in as the Dep

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  • Jul 18, 2016
  • 1 WHO Felicitates India for Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination [ None ]

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus. Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda from WHO presented certificates to Union in New Delhi.

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  • 2 RBI Sets Up Sudarshan Sen-Headed Working Group on Fin Tech and Digital Banking [ None ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an inter-regulatory Working Group to study the entire regulatory issues relating to Fin Tech (Financial Technology) and Digital Banking in India.

    • Inter-regulatory Working Group will be headed by RBI’s Executive Director Sudarshan S

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  • 3 Nalanda Mahavihara Enters UNESCO’S World Heritage Site List [ None ]

    Nalanda Mahavihara (also known as old Nalanda University) of Bihar has been included in the List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Nalanda Mahavihara c Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) comprises the archaeological remains of a monastic and scholastic institution dating from

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  • 4 Madhya Pradesh Becomes First State to Have Happiness Department [ None ]

    Madhya Pradesh became the first state in country to have ‘Happiness Department’. They will work to ensure “happiness in the lives of common people” on the lines of Bhutan. In the state cabinet meeting presided by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan take decision to set up Happin

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  • 5 Union Government Launches Transforming India Website [ None ]

    Union Government has launched Transforming India Website www.transformingindia.mygov.in for sharing the impact of various governance initiatives with citizens in real-time. Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Law & Justice launched Tra

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  • 6 Hospital Train Lifeline Express: Completes 25 Years of Service [ None ]

    The world’s first hospital on a train Lifeline Express of Indian Railways has completed 25 years of service to the poor and needy people of rural India. Function was held in Mumbai to mark the occasion and celebrate the success of the train.

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  • 7 Tata Advanced Systems Signs Deal with Bell Helicopter [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) and US-based Bell Helicopter signed an agreements for together develop the helicopter market in India. The agreement support of India’s flying and defence modernization enterprises with an emphasis on ‘Make in India’.

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  • 8 India and ADB Sign $100 Million Loan Pact on Cauvery Basin Development [ None ]

    India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 100 million dollars loan agreement for irrigation, drainage system and water management project in Vennar sub-basin of Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu.

    • In Vennar system project is to improve water management and strengthen embankments

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  • 9 Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi Appointed as CBSE Chairman [ None ]

    Senior IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi has been appointed for a period of 5 years as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed the Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi.

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  • Jul 18, 2016
  • 1 World Youth Skills Day: 15 July [ Important Days ]

    World Youth Skills Day is organised globally on 15 July every year to increase awareness of the significance of investing in youth skills development. United Nations is observing the day with a special event facilitated by the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi.

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  • Jul 15, 2016
  • 1 11th ASEM Summit Begins in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia [ None ]

    The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM11) or ASEM2016 began in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar is a capital of Mongolia. Summit theme is ‘Partnership for the Future through Connectivity’.

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  • 2 DRDO Successfully Tests New Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System [ None ]

    DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) successfully conducted firing tests of Armament system for 155 mm x52 caliber New Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS). The tests were conducted as part of technical trials at Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE) in

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  • 3 Fide Women’S Grand Prix Trophy of Chess Wins Harika Dronavalli [ None ]

    India’s Chess Grand Master Harika Dronavalli won the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu, China. This was the first Grand Prix Chess title for the Grand Master from Guntur. It was her original career Grand Pix title. Harika defeated Russia’s Olga Girya to win the title.

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  • 4 A K Patnaik: Senior IPS Officer Appointed as CEO of NATGRID [ None ]

    Senior IPS officer Ashok Patnaik appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • Ashok Patnaik will co

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  • 5 Union Cabinet Allocates Rs 12,000 Crore to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet allocates Twelve thousand crore rupees to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The funds will be used to impart skilling to one crore people over next 4 years (2016 - 2020).

    • The PMKVY impart skill training to 60 lakh youths and certify skills of 40 lakh per

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  • Jul 14, 2016
  • 1 Theresa May Became Second Woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom [ None ]

    Theresa May became the Prime Minister of United Kingdom. David Cameron had resigned in the wake of Brexit referendum that ended his six-year-long period as the Prime Minister of Britain.

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    • She became UK’s second-ever female Pri

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  • 2 Hague Tribunal: China Has No Historic Rights Over South China Sea [ None ]

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Hague; Ruling was given by a five-member panel for economic rights across large swathes of South China Sea. The Netherlands has rejected China’s claims.

    • Five-member panel appointed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague in a ca

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  • 3 D Rajkumar Appointed as CMD of BPCL [ None ]

    D Raj Kumar was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL). BPCL’s current chief S Varadarajan is retiring on September 2016. Rajkumar will take the charge after October 1, 2016.

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  • 4 INS India - Base Depot Ship of Indian Navy Celebrates Platinum Jubilee at New Delhi [ None ]

    INS India, the base depot ship of Indian Navy celebrated its 75th anniversary (Platinum Jubilee) on 13 July 2016 at New Delhi. To celebrate this grand occasion, a series of events were organised.

    • A Health Run and a Dream Walk was organised for naval personnel and their families.

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  • 5 Government Notifies AADHAR Act Giving Legal Shape to UIDAI [ None ]

    The Union Government has notified the Aadhar (Terms and Conditions of Service of Chairperson and Members) Rules, 2016 to give legal shape to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

    • As per provisions of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefit

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  • Jul 13, 2016
  • 1 Indian Navy’S Marine Commandos’ Unit INS Karna Commissioned [ None ]

    Indian Navy has commissioned Marine Commandos (MARCOS) base INS Karna at Bheemunipatanam Naval Base, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned INS Karna at the commissioning ceremony at Bheemunipatanam Naval Base.

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