Goa: Point-Wise State Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Jun 21, 2016
  • 1  URJA Mobile App Launched by Union Ministry of Power [ None ]

    ‘URJA’- Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan Mobile application has been launched by the Union Ministry of Power for Urban Power Distribution Sector, in this regard Piyush Goyal the Union Power minister has launched this app on the side-lines of two day conference of Power Ministers at Cansaulim

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  • Jun 20, 2016
  • 1  17th June Observed as World Day to Combat Desertification [ Important Days ]

    Every year 17th June is being observed as the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) across the world to encourage public awareness associated to international cooperation to combat desertification and the properties of drought.

    • The theme of 2016 is “Inclusive cooperation fo

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  • 2  10 Coastal Police Stations Notified by Union Home Ministry [ None ]

    For creating 10 coastal police stations across India’s coastline in 9 States and 4 UTs the Union Home Ministry has notified official gazette notification. With this polis station it will empower the register and investigate crimes committed within the country’s exclusive economic

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  • Jun 2, 2016
  • 1  BS Bassi a Former Delhi Police Commissioner Appointed as UPSC Member [ None ]

    Former IPS officer Bhim Sain Bassi appointed as a member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by President Pranab Mukherjee according to the provisions of Article 316 of Constitution he will be serving on this post till February 2021.

    Image of Bhim Sain Bassi

    Image of Bhim Sain Bassi

    Bhim Sain Bassi member of UPSC

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  • May 25, 2016
  • 1  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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  • May 23, 2016
  • 1  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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  • 2  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”.

    Objective:

    1. To step-up unde

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  • 3  First World Conference on Tourism for Development Kicked Off at Beijing [ None ]

    At Beijing, China the first World Conference on Tourism for Development (WCTD) was kicked off from 18 to 21 May 2016. The theme of conference was ‘Tourism for Peace and Development’ to advance the contribution of tourism to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

    Key facts:

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  • May 11, 2016
  • 1  New Additional Solicitor General is Senior Advocate Atma Ram Nadkarni [ None ]

    Atma Ram Nadkarni a senior advocate of Bombay High Court is appointed as Additional Solicitor General by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has completed order of his occupancy of three years.

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    Image of Atma Ram Nadkarni

    Atma Ram Nadkarni New Additional Solicitor General

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  • May 9, 2016
  • 1  LNG-Based Plant of Reliance Power Has Been Approved by Bangladesh Government [ None ]

    Bangladesh Government has given its in-principle agreement to Anil Ambani-led first phase of the 3, 000 MW LNG-based power plants of Reliance Power at Meghnaghat in Narayanganj district.

    • A potential investment of over 8, 700 crore rupees (1.3 billion dollars) this approval has e

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  • May 4, 2016
  • 1  World Press Freedom Day is Being Observed on 3rd May Every Year [ Important Days ]

    3rd May is observed as World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) every year across the world to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press. The theme of 2016 is “Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms – This Is Your Right! ”

    • This day also aims to prompt governments th

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  • Apr 25, 2016
  • 1  25 April: World Malaria Day [ Important Days ]

    Every Year, World Malaria Day is being observed on 25th April across the world to acknowledge the global efforts to control disease malaria and to make aware the people with disease malaria which is caused by mosquitoes.

    About World Malaria Day:

    • This day is marked by World heal

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  • Apr 20, 2016
  • 1  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Protracted to More 61 Districts with Low Child Sex Ratio [ None ]

    The Union Government has protracted the Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme in supplementary 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories with low Child Sex Ratio, the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced it at New Delhi.

    About Beti Bachao, Beti Padh

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  • 2  Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 [ Awards ]

    The 2016 Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award is won by World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic from Serbia, for the second time after winning it in 2012. The 2016 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award is won by the US tennis star Serene Williams for the fourth time after winning

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  • Apr 19, 2016
  • 1  New ADG of CRPF is Deepak Mishra [ None ]

    Deepak Mishra a senior IPS officer has been appointed as Additional Director General in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) after his appointment cleared by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

    • He will serve as AGD up to November 2018 with effect from the date of assump

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  • Apr 11, 2016
  • 1  UN Going to Observe 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar [ None ]

    On April 13, 2016 for the first time, United Nations (UN) is going to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution (a day before his date of birth).

    Image of Dr B.R. Ambedkar

    Image of Dr B. R. Ambedkar

    Dr. B. R. Ambedkar father of the Indian Constitution

    • The

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  • Apr 7, 2016
  • 1 7th April is Being Observed as World Health Day [ Important Days ]

    7th April is being observed as World Health Day (WHD) every year to broadcast knowledge and awareness about human health. The main aim behind this observation is to increasing life expectation by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits acro

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  • Mar 29, 2016
  • 1  Biggest Defence Expo 2016 of India is Kicked Off in Goa [ Defense ]

    The biggest ever land, naval and homeland security exhibition Defence Expo 2016 of India has been started at Goa. The Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated this four-day biennial event. For the first time in the history the Expo is held outside the national capi

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  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1  2016 Hockey India Annual Awards [ Awards ]

    The 2016 Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award has been honored to Late Capt. Shankar Laxman. The award carries Rs. 30 lakh which was accepted by his son Manohar Singh Shekhawat at the 2016 Hockey India Annual Awards held in Bengaluru.

    Late Capt. Shankar Laxman was one of

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  • 2 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 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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  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  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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  • 2  New Goodwill Ambassador of UN Population Fund Ashley Judd [ None ]

    Ashley Judd a highly praised humanitarian, actor, writer and political activist from US has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She will support the UNFPA’s efforts to empower women to choose when and how often to become pregnant a

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  • Mar 14, 2016
  • 1  Women Transforming India Initiative Has Been Launched by the NITI Aayog [ None ]

    The ‘Women Transforming India’ initiative has been launched by the Union Government’s premier think-tank NITI Aayog on the International Women’s Day (8th March) in partnership with the United Nations and MyGov.

    Key facts:

    • NITI Aayog’s aim behind implementation of this initiativ

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  • Mar 7, 2016
  • 1 Melanophidium Khairei a New Snake Species Discovered in Western Ghats [ None ]

    Melanophidium Khairei or Khaire’s Black Shieldtail an new species of burrowing snake has been discovered by the researchers in Northwestern Ghats. After 144 years gap it is identified correctly because earlier it was identified wrong as Melanophidium Punctatum or Pied-bellied Shi

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  • Mar 1, 2016
  • 1 Alok Kumar Verma Appointed as Delhi Police Commissioner [ None ]

    Senior IPS Officer Alok Kumar Verma has appointed as new Police Commissioner of Delhi. He has succeeded B. S. Bassi. Union Home Ministry has cleared his position on February 17 and then Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has issue the appointment order.

    About Alok Kumar Verma:

    • Ver

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  • Feb 29, 2016
  • 1 New Chairperson of Ifad is Dinesh Sharma [ None ]

    Dinesh Sharma has been universally elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) for period of two years in its 39th Session which was held in Rome, Italy. He was working as Additional Secretary of Department of Econo

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  • Feb 25, 2016
  • 1 India, South Africa and Brazil Joint Naval Exercise Ibsamar 2016 Started in Goa [ None ]

    Brazil, India and South Africa fifth edition joint IBSAMAR 2016 trilateral naval exercise has been started in Goa. IBSAMAR is come from as India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime. For the first time this exercise is hold in India since it begins in 2006.

    Key facts:

    • The main aim of t

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  • Feb 22, 2016
  • 1 2016 Hockey India League Has Been Won by Punjab Warriors [ None ]

    The fourth edition of Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title 2016 has been won by the Jaypee Punjab Warriors. With this they have maiden title at the finals played at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Ranchi by beating Kalinga Lancers with 6 - 1 goals. In 2014 and 2015 Punjab

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  • Feb 11, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra Ranked First in Internet Readiness Index According to Iiris Report [ None ]

    Maharashtra ranked first in terms of the overall Internet readiness index according to recently released Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States (IIRIS) report. Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Indicus Analytics has jointly issued this report.

    Key highli

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