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

  • Aug 2, 2016
  • 1 Lewis Hamilton Wins 2016 German Grand Prix of F1 [ Sports ]

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton from Great Britain has won the 2016 German Grand Prix title of Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton was his fourth consecutive win in the 2016 season and overall fifth title of the 2016 season.

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  • 2 Patna Pirates Wins 4th Season of Pro Kabaddi League [ Sports ]

    The Patna Pirates won the fourth edition of STAR Sports-ProKabaddi League by defeating Jaipur Pink Panthers. Jaipur Pink Panthers recorded a 34-24 win over Telugu Titans as they made their way into the final of Pro Kabaddi Season 4 in Hyderabad.

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  • 3 Railway Ministry Launches Agartala to Delhi Broad Gauge Train Service [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Railway Ministry has flagged off the broad gauge train service dubbed as ‘Tripura Sundari Express’ from Agartala (Tripura) to Delhi. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off it. With this, the landlocked north eastern state of Tripura entered the broad gauge rai

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  • 4 Union Government Constitutes DISHA for Implementation of Central Schemes [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Centre has announced the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) for effective development and coordination of Central Government’s programme. It will be known as DISHA and first meeting will be held on August 13, 2016.

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  • 5 Forces Command Exempted from Ambit of RTI [ Policy/Governance ]

     In 2005, the Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which is part of the National Command Authority (NCA), has been added to the Second Schedule of the Right to Information Act (RTI). A government notification said the Strategy Forces Command was being brought under sub-section (2) of

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  • 6 Mohun Bagan Ratna Awarded to Syed Nayeemuddin [ Awards ]

    The Mohun Bagan FC has conferred club’s highest award Mohun Bagan Ratna (jewel) on legendary Indian Footballer Syed Nayeemuddin. He became 16th recipient of the prestigious award that is bestowed upon person for making seminal contribution to the success of the club.

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  • 7 Parliament Passes Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016 [ Policy/Governance ]

    On 28 July, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016 was passed by the Parliament, along with the Rajya Sabha’s approval.The bill provides for establishment of funds at the Centre and state levels for compensatory afforestation.

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  • 8 Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale as Chief Justice of Allahabad HC [ Policy/Governance ]

    Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. He succeeded Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, who is now appointed judge of Supreme Court. He was member of the Legal Education Committee for 3 years (1998-2000) constituted under the Advocate

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  • Aug 1, 2016
  • 1 Michel Barnier Appointed as Chief Brexit Negotiator by European Union Commission [ None ]

    The European Union’s executive on Wednesday tapped former French financial services commissioner Michel Barnier as its chief negotiator for the U. K. ’s exit from the bloc. The European Commission is the EU’s executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a

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  • 2 India-US Ink $1 Billion Deal to Buy Four Poseidon-8I Aircraft [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India has signed a defence deal with United States worth over $1 billion to purchase four additional Poseidon-8I (P8I) long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

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  • 3 28 July: World Hepatitis Day [ Important Days ]

    The World Hepatitis Day is being observed every year on July 28 around the globe to spread awareness about viral hepatitis. WHO has accepted that viral hepatitis as a serious public health problem in India stated the report.

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  • 4 Lohmann, Morris, Muralidaran and Rolton to Be Inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame [ None ]

    Today ICC announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris, and George Lohmann would be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. Muralitharan becomes the first Sri Lankan cricket player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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  • 5 Supercomputer’S at IMD to Forecast Monsoon Based on Dynamical Model [ None ]

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) will use supercomputers to forecast India’s annual summer monsoon as announced by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences. The model will be based on a dynamical monsoon system and will be operational from year 2017. IMD model will be used along

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  • Jul 28, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Increases Limit for Foreign Investment in Stock Exchanges from 5% to 15% [ None ]

    Union Cabinet has given its approval for raising foreign shareholding limit from current 5 % to 15 % in Indian Stock Exchanges. Decision carries the investment limit of foreign units at par with that of domestic organization.

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  • 2 India-US Joint Expedition Discovers Natural Gas in Indian Ocean [ None ]

    Joint expeditions by India and the United States have discovered large, highly developed accumulations of natural gas hydrate (an icy form of the fuel) in Indian Ocen. Discovery was made by the Union Oil Ministry and the US Geological Survey in the Bay of Bengal.

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  • 3 Union Cabinet Approves Setting Up of New AIIMS in Bhatinda [ None ]

    Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of a new AIIMS at Bhatinda, Punjab under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The medical institution will have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds, which will include Emergency Beds, Private Beds, ICU Feature & Super

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  • 4 Permanent Court of Arbitration Rules Against Antrix Coroporation in Devas Case [ None ]

    Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands has ruled against Antrix Corporation in the case with Devas Corporation over sharing of spectrum on satellites.

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  • 5 Bezwada Wilson, TM Krishna Win Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016 [ Awards ]

    Social activist Bezwada Wilson and musician TM Krishna have won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016. Bezwada Wilson and TM Krishna are among the total six awardees selected for the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award, often regarded as Asia’s Nobel Prize.

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  • Jul 27, 2016
  • 1 BRICS Policy Planning Discussion Concludes in Patna [ None ]

    The BRICS Strategy Planning Discussion was successfully concluded in Patna, Bihar. Delegates of BRICS countries. BRICS countries includes – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa had attended the meeting.

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  • 2 Solar Impulse 2 Completes Famous Round-the-World Trip [ None ]

    Solar Impulse 2 has become the first aircraft to circle the sphere using solar energy after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey. The long-range solar-powered aircraft has travelled 26744 miles across four continents, three seas, and two oceans since setting off fr

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  • 3 Flipkart Acquires Jabong Through Fashion Portal Myntra [ None ]

    Flipkart acquired online fashion portal Jabong through its fashion unit Myntra. Jabong was acquired by Flipkart in a cut-price deal that values the online fashion store at 70 million dollars.

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  • 4 Union Government Issues Notification for Implementation of 7th Pay Commission [ None ]

    For the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, Union Government has issued notification. It was issued as per the Cabinet approval in June 2016.4. 8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners will get the increased payout from their August 2016 salaries.

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  • 5 MHA Sets Up TVSN Prasad Committee to Explore Possible Alternatives to Pellet Guns in Kashmir [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has setup a seven-member committee for discovering the other possible alternatives to pellet guns as non-lethal guns. Committee will be headed by Joint Secretary of MHA TVSN Prasad. It will submit its report within two months.

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  • Jul 26, 2016
  • 1 Lok Sabha Passes Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 [ None ]

    Lok Sabha has passed Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The bill seeks to set up six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The Bill amend the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 to add six new IITs as institutions of national significance.

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  • 2 India’S First Green Rail Corridor Launched in Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    India’s first Green Rail Corridor was inaugurated by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu. It is the 114-km long Rameswaram-Manamadurai track in Tamil Nadu. It was inaugurated through video-conferencing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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  • 3 G-20 Finance Ministers Pledge to Boost Global Economy [ None ]

    Finance Ministers from the Group of 20 (G-20) major economies have promised to improvement the global economy, they say is a showing a weak recovery. At the end of the two-day meeting of G-20 this announcement was made.

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  • 4 Budha Rashmi Mani Appointed as Director General of National Museum [ None ]

    Archaeologist Dr. Budha Rashmi Mani was appointed as Director General (DG) of National Museum for the period of 3 years or till attainment of age 70. The appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • 5 Scientists Working on Storing Digital Information in DNA [ None ]

    Scientists are working on storing digital data in the base sequence of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid). They are looking for to make the genetic material capable to store data for long time in durable format as a store data for the future.

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  • Jul 25, 2016
  • 1 CSIR-CMERI Develops Solar Power Tree for Generation of Electricity from Solar Energy [ None ]

    ‘Solar Power Tree’ launched by Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences in New Delhi. An innovative way to generate electricity by harnessing maximum solar energy in a limited space.

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  • 2 A Kanyakumari, First Female Violinist to Get Sangita Kalanidhi Award [ Awards ]

    Well-known violinist Avasarala Kanyakumari was selected for the prestigious 2016 Sangita Kalanidhi Award. She becomes first female violinist chosen in the history of this important award.

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