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Tut2learn’s Current Affairs 2016 Section is a compilation of recent current events. This section is updated almost daily. Tut2learn publishes relevant fact based Current Affairs 2016 Quiz almost daily basis. This quiz helps you to keep a watch on current happenings and may be useful for General Awareness part of IBPS Banking, SSC-CGL, Bank Clerical and other similar examinations of 2016-17.



Maharastra BJP Government renames health scheme

A health scheme, which was aimed at providing cashless treatment to poor, ‘Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana’, named after the former Prime Minister of India, has been renamed by the BJP-led Maharastra government. The scheme has now been named after social reformer Mahatma Phule. This step by the state government received criticism from Congress, which

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Eminent journalist KK Katyal passes away

KK Katyal, aged 88 senior most journalist and former Delhi Bureau Chief of ‘The Hindu’ passed away in Delhi on Wednesday due to illness. The veteran scribe had also worked for leading dailies The statesman and the Hindustan Times. Katyal hailing from Pakistan’s Jhang province was a known figure among political and diplomatic circles. He

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Why Pregnant Women’s skin glows

Renowned US Gynaecologist Dr Felish Gersh stated that the reason behind pregnant women having a glowing skin was because of increased flow of blood. Gersh reasons that the blood flow naturally increases during pregnancy, and thereby causes blood vessels to open up and to placenta. This rush of blood in the whole body to the

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PM Modi address joint meeting of US Congress

Narendra Modi has become the 5th Prime Minister of India to address the Joint meeting of the US Congress at Capitol Hill in the US. Modi stated the constitution as his government’s holy book. The PM in his speech focused on India and United States partnership in fighting terror. Modi slammed India’s neighborhood for incubating

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Tennis Player Maria Sharapova banned for two years

The International Tennis Federation on Wednesday has banned Maria Sharapova from playing for the next two years. The Russian who was tested positive for a drug Meldonium during the Australian Open in January, had been temporarily banned in March. Sharapova, aged 29 stated that drug she took since 2006 due to health issues, had been

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UPSC releases notification for Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer post

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the recruitment of Enforcement Officer / Accounts Officer Posts. 257 posts are up for grap with a basic qualification of Bachelors Degree in any stream. Candidates can apply online through the boards official website. The last date for the application is June 23, 2016.

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RBI keeps interest rates unchanged at 6.50%

The Reserve Bank of India has kept it policy interest rate unchanged at 6.50% percent on Tuesday. Also, Rev Repo Rate (6%) and cash Reserve Ratio (4%) haven’t changed. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said inflationary pressure is a key concern. He added that April retail inflation was something that was not expected. The central bank

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All railway coaches to have bio-toilets by 2019

The Indian Railways has set a target to install bio-toilets in all rail coaches by 2019. The railways plans to make the entire rail network as zero discharge zone. It will install 1.40 lakh bio-toilets in nearly 55,000 coaches in the next three years. So far, the railways has installed about 37,000 bio-toilets in coaches

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4 Indians among world’s most powerful women

Four Indian women have made it to the prestigious Forbes list of 100 most powerful women in the world. Two top bankers of the country, Arundhati Bhattacharya, MD of State Bank of India (SBI), and Chanda Kochhar, CEO of ICICI Bank, bagged the 30th and 35th positions respectively. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, the founder and chair

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Railway employees to go on strike from July 11

Protesting against the centre’s unresponsiveness on the charter of demands tabled in December 2015, the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen has decided to go on an indefinite strike from July 11. Unions affiliated to NFIR represent over 13 lakh employees. General Secretary of NFIR, M Raghavaiah said ht unions will submit strike notice on June

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