2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Dec 30, 2015
  • 1 Gujarat wins Maiden Vijay Hazare title [ None ]

    The 14th season of prestigious Vijay Hazare Cricket Trophy for season 2015–16 has been won by Gujrat for first time in its history of championship. At the finals Gujrat has beat Delhi by 139 runs played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Karnataka).

    About Vijay Hazare Trophy

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  • 2 Educational qualification for municipal polls has been set by the Haryana Government [ None ]

    The minimum educational qualification for aspirant of contesting urban local bodies (ULB) elections in the state on the lines of panchayat polls has been set by the Haryana Government. In the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh the de

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  • 3 Earth observation satellite Gaofen-4 has been successfully launched by China [ None ]

    As part of the country’s high-definition (HD) earth observation Gaofen project China has successfully launched its most sophisticated observation satellite Gaofen-4. From the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan it was launched onboard a Long Ma

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  • 4 12th Prime Minister of Georgia is Giorgi Kvirikashvili [ None ]

    The Parliament of the country has elected Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the 12th Prime Minister of Georgia. After Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili had resigned from the post on December 29, 2015 without any explanation Giorgi Kvirikashvili has been elected as Prime Minister by the Pa

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  • 5 Guinea has been declared Ebola-free by WHO [ None ]

    Guinea Ebola-free has been declared by World Health Organization (WHO), a UN health agency after no new cases were reported. And with this country has enters into 90-day period of heightened surveillance of WHO.

    The poisonous disease had killed more than 2, 500 people and had co

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  • 6 For 2015 Jnanpith Award Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary has been selected [ Awards ]

    For the 51st Jnanpith award Eminent Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary has been selected. After Uma Shankar Joshi (1967), Pannalal Patel (1985) and Rajendra Shah (2001) Mr. Chaudhary is the fourth Gujarati litterateur to carrier this prestigious award.

    About Raghuveer Chau

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  • 7 Four Greenfield Airports nod has been given by Union Civil Aviation Ministry [ None ]

    In two states four Greenfield airports has got clearance by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry. Three Greenfield airports will be in Andhra Pradesh and one at international airport at Dholera in Gujarat from the total four.

    Key facts

    • At under public-private partnership Greenfiel

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  • 8 Renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler passes away [ None ]

    On 27th December 2015 in California, US the renowned American cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away at the age of 93. He was become best known for his work in films like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “American Graffiti” and it was one of the film history’s most influ

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  • 9 LPG subsidy has been linked to income by Union Government [ None ]

    Connection LPG subsidy has been announced by Union Government for income of consumers in order to ensure that the subsidy benefits go to the targeted group. So that now the consumer who has taxable income likes more than ten lakh rupees will not get the LPG subsidy.

    • Under Income

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  • Dec 30, 2015
  • 1 4G telecom service has been launched by Reliance Jio [ None ]

    4G (4th Generation) telecom service using LTE (Long Term Evolution) Technology has launched by Reliance Jio. Mukesh Ambani Chairman of the company has launched this service on the 83rd birth anniversary of Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in Navy

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  • 2 At Asian Luge Championship Shiva Keshavan has won silver medal [ None ]

    At the 2015 Asian Luge Championship held in Nagano, Japan veteran Indian luger Shiva Keshavan has won a silver medal. The first place was claimed by Japan’s Hidenari Kanayama and the third by South Korea’s Dong Hyeon Kim in this edition of championship, the first place was.

    • The

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  • 3 E-office has been launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development [ None ]

    E-office has been introduced by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), it is an initiative which will help provide efficient services to the people by digitizing more than 12, 000 files. WCD Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has officially launched this e-office in New

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  • 4 India for advance procedures of Farzad-B gas field to Iran [ None ]

    For early completion India has highlighted Iran for all necessary procedures of its participation in the Farzad-B gas field at cost of 5 billion US dollars. In the Joint Commission Meeting, India’s request was forwarded by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Iranian Minist

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  • 5 Astra missile has proven Anti-jamming capability with successful testing [ None ]

    Anti-jamming capability of the Astra missile has been recently successfully tested by Scientist from Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Within the first trials missiles ECCM (electronic counter-counter measure) features to overcome any blocking was successfully

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  • 6 By passing law China has officially abandons its One Child Policy [ None ]

    By passing law China has officially unrestricted its One Child Policy which is deepening on demographic crisis of shrinking workforce and aging population in the world’s second largest economy. Law has been passed on Population and Family Planning by 159-member National People’s

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  • Dec 29, 2015
  • 1 First Counter-Terrorism law has been passed by China [ None ]

    The top organ of China’s parliament has adopted the country’s first counter-terrorism law by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee. After a week-long bimonthly session China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee the legislation was approved with large ma

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  • 2 New CEO of NITI Aayog is Amitabh Kant [ None ]

    New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog is Senior IAS officer Amitabh Kant. Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi has taken this decision.

    • Mr. Kant has replace Sindhushree

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  • 3 Against domestic voilence China’s Parliament adopts country’s first law [ None ]

    The country’s first law against domestic violence that prohibits any form of domestic violence, including psychological abuse has been adopted by China’s Parliament. After a week-long bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, the top organ of C

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  • 4 George Clayton Johnson a Famous American Science-fiction writer has passes away [ None ]

    George Clayton Johnson a Famous American science-fiction writer has passed away in Los Angeles, US at the age of 86. For dystopian novel Logan’s Run, which adapted into a 1976 film starring Michael York and was nominated for two Oscars he become well known.

    About George Clayton

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  • 5 New building of Afghanistan Parliament in Kabul has been inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    The new building of Afghanistan Parliament in the capital city Kabul has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is built by India. During Narendra Modi’s first official visit to Afghanistan after becoming Prime Minister it was inaugurated.

    • The Parliament is named

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  • 6 According to India list Indian Oil Corp tops in 2015 Fortune 500 companies [ None ]

    In terms of annual revenue as per an annual list of 2015 Fortune 500 companies in India State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has emerged as the country’s biggest company. With annual revenue of Rs. 4, 51, 911 crore IOC has topped the list for consecutive sixth year.

    Mukesh Amb

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  • 7 Contactless wallet MoboMoney has been launched by Tech Mahindra [ None ]

    For the Indian masses IT major Tech Mahindra has launched first of its kind ‘Tap N Pay’ contactless digital payment wallet MoboMoney. MoboMoney is first it kind of wallet in India which has been billed as India’s first commercial NFC ecosystem rollouts that would allow consumers

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  • 8 Under the NLEM Union Government brings 376 drugs [ None ]

    Under the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) the Union Government has added 106 drugs including that of HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Hepatitis C. NLEM has been revised by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s core committee regarding to this.

    • Former secretary of Dep

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  • 9 Bollywood actress Sadhna passes away [ None ]

    Sadhna Shivdasani a Bollywood actress has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 74. In the 1960s and 70s she was renowned for his style statement and acting prowess in Bollywood. About Sadhna: Sadhna Shivdasani was born on September 2, 1941 in Karachi in then British I

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  • Dec 29, 2015
  • 1 16 pacts are inked by India, Russia to expand cooperation in various sectors [ None ]

    To expand cooperation in various sectors Russia has inked 16 cooperation agreements to give a major push to their strategic ties. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two days official visit to Russia these agreements were signed.

    • This agreement includes nuclear energy, hydroca

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  • 2 To build Naval Base on Assumption Island of Seychelles, Seychelles government allows India [ None ]

    To build its first Naval Base on the Assumption Island in the Indian Ocean region (IOR) Seychelles government allowed India as a joint project between both countries. And regarding to this Seychelles government has allocated a plot of land on in its Assumption Island which will h

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  • 3 Atal Setu North India’s first cable bridge has been inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir [ None ]

    Atal Setu North India’s first cable-stayed bridge was inaugurated on Dunera-Basohli-Bhadharwah road in Basohali town in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag ha

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  • 4 For 2015 Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award Syed Kirmani has been nominated [ Awards ]

    For prestigious BCCI-instituted Col. C. K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 Syed Kirmani India’s former wicket-keeper has been nominated. He was honored for his contribution to Indian cricket. When in 1983 for the first time Indian team has won the World Cup he was a member

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  • 5 5th November is term as World Tsunami Awareness Day by UN [ Important Days ]

    5th November has been designated as World Tsunami Awareness Day every year by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). With the aim to spread awareness in people across the world for matters related to the dangers of tsunami and shall stress on the importance of early warning

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  • Dec 24, 2015
  • 1 Two mobile apps for farmers has been launched by Union Government [ None ]

    Two mobile applications have been launched by Union Government which is named as Crop Insuranceand AgriMarket Mobile in order to benefit farmers. Radha Mohan Singh the Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister has lunched these applications in New Delhi at the occasion of cele

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  • 2 2015 National Medal of Science has been honored to Dr. Rakesh K. Jain [ None ]

    For 2015 National Medal of Science of the United States Indian American professor Dr. Rakesh K. Jain has been selected. President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony in January 2016 will present him with this award and other top 16 winners were also going to award they all are

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  • 3 Lucknow Metro project has been approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    Lucknow Metro Rail Project Phase – 1 A has been approved by Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. This Metro Rail will cover a length of 22.878 (approx. 23) km with 22 stations.

    It will run between Chowdhury Charon Singh Airport and Munshi Pulia.

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  • 4 By Approving sale of dengue vaccine Dengvaxia Philippines becomes first Asian Country to sale it [ None ]

    By approving the sale of the world’s first ever dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in the country Philippines became the first Asian country to do this. French pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has manufactured this Dengvaxia vaccine.

    • It has been aimed to protect people in the 9

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  • 5 24th December observed as National Consumer Day across India [ Important Days ]

    24th December is being observed as National Consumer Day across the India. It is celebrated to remember that the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the approval of the President on this day. In the country representation of this Act was considered as a historic milestone

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  • Dec 23, 2015
  • 1 For fisheries sector CCEA approves Rs 3,000 crore schemes [ None ]

    For implementation of an umbrella scheme for integrated development and management of fisheries Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval. On Blue Revolution it is central sector scheme which will be implemented at an outlay of 3, 000 crore rupees for a

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  • 2 Steve Smith has won ICC Cricketer of the year [ None ]

    ICC Cricketer of the Year award has been won by Australian captain Steve Smith at ICC Awards ceremony held at Dubai. Smith has done leading run-scorer in Tests with 1, 734 runs in 25 innings of 13 matches at an average of 82.57. This included seven centuries and six half-centurie

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  • 3 Brendon McCullum captain of New Zealand announces retirement [ None ]

    Brendon McCullum New Zealand cricket team captain has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket like tests, ODIs and twenty20 after playing two home test series against Australia in February 2016. Currently, in all three forms of the international cricket h

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  • 4 For Coal Based Thermal Power Plants Union Government notifies more strict standards [ None ]

    With the aim of minimizing pollution the Union Government has notified the revised standards for coal-based Thermal Power Plants in the country. According to this notices, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued notification and proposed theses

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  • 5 Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill has been passed by Parliament [ None ]

    Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 has been passed by Parliament with the aim to trying children as grownups. The bill was first passed in Lok Sabha In May 2015, this Bill has passed first and in December 2015 it has passed in Rajya Sabha.

    • Now it will

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  • Dec 22, 2015
  • 1 The first prototype electric bus for MPs has been flagged off by PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    The first prototype pollution free electric bus for Members of Parliament has been flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under Make in India campaign of Union Government this bus is introduce it is bus powered by battery.

    Key facts:

    • It is 15-seater eco-friendly bus which

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  • 2 Website for interface with industry and transparency has been lunched by the Union Defence Ministry [ Defense ]

    A new Make in India website www.makeinindiadefence.com has been lunched by Union Ministry of Defence. With the aim to make Defence acquisition process simpler and to provide an interface with industry.

    • At New Delhi, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has launch this website

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