Current Affair For Year “2016”

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Date: December 31, 2016

Current Affairs

(Week Dec-16  to Dec.24)

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PM lays foundation stone of Char Dham Highway Dev. Programme

Date: December 28, 2016

To make Char Dham pilgrimage safe and convenient, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of 900 kilometre long Char Dham Highway Development Programme in Dehradun on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Modi dedicated the ambitious project to all those who lost their lives in the natural disaster that rocked Uttarakhand in 2013

After laying the foundation stone for the mega p...

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Incentivizing Digital Payments

Date: December 12, 2016

Government of India has initiated numerous steps to combat the scourge of Corruption and Black Money in the last two and a half years. Demonetization of 500 and 1000 Rs. notes is an important milestone in this endeavour. These large denomination currencies have resulted in a number of ill effects upon the economy. To increase overall transparency in the economy, it is important that we set into...

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Cabinet approves ratification of the Paris Agreement

Date: September 28, 2016

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti.

Paris Agreement was adopted by 185 nations last year on 12th December 2015 and India signed the Paris Agreement in New York early this year on 22nd April 2016. A total of 191 countries have signed to t...

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ISRO launches PSLV's longest flight SCATSAT-1

Date: September 26, 2016

In its first multi-orbital launch, India's workhorse PSLV on Monday injected eight different satellites, including the country's weather satellite SCATSAT-1 and five from other nations, into two different orbits.

India's workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C35, was launched from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota at 9.12 am, and carries the 3...

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Indra-2016:India-Russia Joint Military Exercise begins in Vladivostok

Date: September 23, 2016

The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘INDRA-2016’ has begun in the Ussiriysk District in Vladivostok, Russia. Main focus of this edition of the joint exercise is on ‘Counter-Terrorism Operations in semi mountainous and jungle terrain under United Nations Mandate’. To achieve interoperability in joint operations, troops from both sides would acquaint...

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Reserchers developed sugarcane waste yields carbon for use in batteries

Date: September 23, 2016

Scientists used a low power microwave system to convert sugarcane bagasse into anode-grade porous, conducting, activated carbon material for use in Li-ion batteries. 

They had carried out initial carbonisation overnight at room temperature by mixing bagasse with concentrated sulphuric acid. The acid treatment had dissolved most of the inorganic impurities present in bagasse except ...

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Sept. 15:Engineers' Day in India

Date: September 15, 2016

Every year India celebrate Engineer's day on Sep.15 to mark birth anniversary of Sir M. Visvesvaraya,who is considered as greatest engineer of India.This year will mark the 48th Engineers Day celebrations in India, held in commemoration of Visvesvaraya's 155th birth anniversary.

Visvesvaraya took up a job with the Public Works Department (PWD) of Bombay (now Mumbai) and was later invite...

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ONAM: Festival of the state of Kerala

Date: September 14, 2016

Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam.
Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chinga...

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September 8:International Literacy Day

Date: September 08, 2016

The world is celebrating 50th International Literacy Day on September 8 under the banner "Reading the Past, Writing the Future".

The International Literacy Day 2016 honored the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world.

It also aimed to address current challenges and look for innovative solut...

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