Current Affair For Year “2016”

150th Birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

Date: May 09, 2016

As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary, the government on Monday announced a grant of Rs. 150 crore to the Nobel Laureate's abode -- Visva Bharati University - for restoring it to its old glory.

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Exercise Chakravyuh-II

Date: May 07, 2016

In a follow up to ‘Exercise Shatrujeet’ by the Strike Corps (Strike One) in Apr 2016, the pivot formations are holding major military training exercise codenamed “Exercise CHAKRAVYUH-II” in the general area of Pallu – Sardarsahar (Suratgarh) in Rajasthan. The exercise conceptualized by the Pivot Corps involves rapid mobilization and execution of plans in sync with ...

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A Rare Celestial Crossing: Mercury Will Transit the Sun on May 9

Date: May 04, 2016

On 9 May there will be a rare transit of Mercury, when the smallest planet in our solar system will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun. The last time this happened was in 2006, and the next two occasions will be in 2019 and 2032.

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New Approach Towards TB Control

Date: May 04, 2016

Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), prevention and control of Tuberculosis is addressed in a comprehensive manner. RNTCP is being implemented in the country under the umbrella of the National Health Mission (NHM). Strengthening of primary and secondary healthcare systems is a part of NHM and benefits the prevention and control of Tuberculosis. RNTCP strategy is mu...

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Maiden Sea Trial of Kalvari - First Scorpene Class Submarine

Date: May 03, 2016

 ‘Kalvari’, the first of the Scorpene class submarines, being built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd Mumbai (MDL), went to sea for the first time on May 1st. The submarine sailed out at about 1000 hrs under her own propulsion for the first sea trial, off the Mumbai coast and during the sortie. A number of number of preliminary tests on the propulsion system, Auxiliary Equip...

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Date: May 03, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia.Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an NDA government scheme that aims to provide 5 crore free cooking (LPG) connections to below-poverty-line families over the next three years.

Providing LPG connections to BPL households will ensure universal coverage of cooking gas in the country,...

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India successfully launches IRNSS-1G

Date: April 28, 2016

Indian Space Research Organisation has accomplished the daunting task of developing the country's own navigation system with the successful launch of IRNSS-1G.This sattelite is the last in the series of seven navigation satellites to be put into orbit. PSLV C33 carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1G lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 12.50 pm. Aro...

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Department of Telecommunications notified Panic Button and Global Positioning System in Mobile phone handsets Rules

Date: April 27, 2016

Department of Telecommunications has issued the notification regarding “Panic Button and Global Positioning System in Mobile Phone Handsets Rules 2016”.In June 2014, the ministry had taken the steps to install the physical panic button on mobile phone in order to provide safety to women in unsafely situation.The DoT issued Notification Under Section 10 of the Indian Wireless Act, 19...

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World Intellectual Property Day 2016:Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined

Date: April 26, 2016

World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April.The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe". 26 April was chos...

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April 25:World Malaria Day

Date: April 26, 2016

World Malaria Day is being observed on April 25 every year with the objective to spread the awareness of Malaria and explains that is preventable and curable. The theme for the 2016 World Malaria Day is "End Malaria for Good" The World Health Organisation reported that 21 Nations could be Malaria free by 2020. 

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