2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 2, 2015
  • 1 US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away [ None ]

    Leonard Nimoy Acclaimed US actor passed away in Los Angeles. He was 83 years old and died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Leonard Nimoy was best known for his half-human, half-Vulcan character of Mr. Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek.

    Image of Leonard Nimoy

    Image of Leonard Nimoy

    Leonard Nimoy - US actor passed away in Los Angeles

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  • 2 Annual exercise TROPEX 2015 of Indian Navy [ None ]

    TROPEX stands for “Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise”. TROPEX-2015 Exercise was held between the Indian Navy’s Concept of Operations. The area of operations spanned the Arabian Sea and Northern Indian Ocean and it is a month long exercise. During the month long exe

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  • 3 28 February celebrated as National Science Day [ Important Days ]

    February 28 is observed as the “National Science Day” and also called “Rashtriya Vigyan Diwas” which celebrated in every year. Theme for the National Science Day 2015 is “Science for Nation Building” and it has been chosen for the purpose of raising public appreciation on scienti

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  • 4 AB De Villiers hits fastest ODI 150 in South Africa World Cup win [ None ]

    AB de Villiers is a South African player who hit the fastest ever 150 in one-day internationals against West Indies in Sydney and defeated by 257. De Villiers achieved 64 deliveries to reach 150 and he beat the previous record which set by Australia’s Shane Watson by 19 balls. De

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  • 5  Zoological Society of London and Gujarat Forest Department signs MoU for Asiatic lion Conservation [ None ]

    Zoological Society of London and Gujarat Forest Department inks MoU for Asiatic lion Conservation on 27 February 2015. According to the agreement, forest department of Technical assistance to manage rescue and treatments centres which help for increased a numbers of lions.

    Accompl

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  • 6 Kshatrapati Shivaji to be new CMD of SIDBI [ None ]

    Kshatrapati Shivaji was IAS officer in 1986 batch and he has recently appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). According to the Finance Ministry, he has been appointed on deputation basis for a period of three years.

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  • 7 Union Government accepted 14th Finance Commission recommendations [ None ]

    Union Government accepted 14th Finance Commission recommendations on 26 February in 2015. Dr. YV Reddy headed the 14th Finance Commission who is a former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor which provides more power to the states for their development.

    Recommendations of the 14t

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  • 8 Six Indian women among Forbes’ 50 ‘Power Businesswomen’ 2015 [ None ]

    According to the Forbes magazine, six Indian women entrepreneurs and businesswomen have been named among the 50 ‘Power Businesswomen’ from Asia. Given below is the list of the 6 most influential businesswomen from India.

    List of Indian women declared by Forbes magazine

    1. Arundhati

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  • 9 World’s first 3D-printed jet engine developed in Australia [ None ]

    World’s first 3D-printed jet engine developed in Australia. 3D-printed jet engine could develop the innovative additive manufacturing technique and with the help of this technique the device will be cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient aircraft. The world first of kind 3D pri

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  • Mar 2, 2015
  • 1 Uttar Pradesh Budget 2015-16 [ None ]

    Akhilesh Yadav ,who chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh presented the State Budget 2015-16 which cost of budgets are 302687 crore rupees and mainly focus on agriculture, education, power, health, roads and infrastructure development.

    Akhilesh Yadav Ready to present UP Budget 2015-16

    Akhilesh Yadav Ready to Present UP Budget 2015-16

    Chief Minister of UP ready for Budget Session

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  • 2 US announced to allow work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders from May 2015 [ None ]

    The United States announced to allow work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders from 26 May 2015. It will also benefit of thousands talented and professional Indian spouses who have settled in America but are not able to work.

    1. Before, spouses of H-1B visa-holders were not eligib

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  • 3 Ravi Chaudhary appointed as Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at FAA [ None ]

    Ravi Chaudhary is Indian-American scholar which appoint as Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and according to this key position, he will oversee aviation operations in nine different regions.

    Ravi Chaudhary Newly Appointed at FAA

    Ravi Chaudhary Newly Appointed at FAA

    Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at FAA

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  • 4 Ranchi Rays wins Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015 [ None ]

    Ranchi Rays won the 3rd edition of Champions of HHIL (Hero Hockey India League) in 2015. The final match held between Ranchi Rays and Jaypee Punjab Warriors but Ranchi Rays defeated by Jaypee Punjab Warriors which by score of 3-2 in the penalty shootout after 2-2 tie in regular t

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  • 5 State Bank of India and Indian Army signs MoU on Defence Salary Package [ Defense ]

    State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Army on the Defence Salary Package (DSP). In 2011, signed MoU between SBI and Defence Salary Package which was valid for a period of three years. According to revised MoU, meets the requirements

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  • 6 Chris Gayle becomes first batsman to hit double century in World Cup history [ None ]

    In first time in history of World Cup, Chris Gayle hit double century on February 24, 2015. Chris Gayle is a West Indies opener batsman and made this record by scoring 215 runs off just 147 balls (which help of 10 fours and 16 sixes) in a Pool-B match against Zimbabwe held at Ma

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  • 7 Rana Bhagwandas first Hindu Chief Justice of Pakistan passed away [ None ]

    Rana Bhagwandas, 72 year old first Hindu Chief Justice of Pakistan passed away February 24, 2015 in Karachi, Pakistan. Rana Bhagwandas was the first Hindu and the second non-Muslim (Alvin Robert Cornelius) to head of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Alvin Robert Cornelius was C

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  • Feb 27, 2015
  • 1 PM Shri Narendra Modi flags off Hazaribagh-Koderma DMU train [ None ]

    PM inaugurated the station and flagged off Hazaribagh-Koderma DMU train after inaugurating Hazaribagh town railway station. This project was started 16 year ago and the first stage of the Hazaribagh-Koderma-Barkakana-Ranchi railway line of the East-Central Railway.

    First decision,

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  • 2 Surya Kiran Military Exercise Between India and Nepal [ None ]

    Surya Kiran 8th joint military exercise was held between India and Nepal on 23 February. It being conducted in the foothills of Salaj-handi in Nepal and is a part of ongoing defence cooperation between India and Nepal.

    This military exercise will make both sides familiar with eac

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  • 3  Himachal Pradesh to present India’s first paperless budget [ None ]

    Himachal Pradesh under Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will present the first paperless budget in India on March 11 in 2015 budget session in Parliament which used to already country’s first green assembly and all documents related to budget estimates would be made available onlin

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  • 4 Witness Protection Law Passed by SriLanka Parliament [ None ]

    Sri Lankan Parliament has passed the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill and this bill aims at protecting the rights of criminal victims and witnesses especially in human rights accountability.

    Important fact of enacted law

    According to the act, C

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  • Feb 25, 2015
  • 1 Anirban Lahiri won Indian Open title of Golf [ None ]

    Indian Star golfer Anirban Lahiri hailing from Bangalore on 22 February 2015 won the Indian Open title at the Delhi Golf Club and he won over SSP Chowrasia on the first playoff hole.

    Anirban Lahiri - Winner Indian Open Title at Golf

    Anirban Lahiri - Winner Indian Open Title at Golf

    Anirban Lahiri achieved the top position as Indian Open Title at Golf

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  • 2 Oscar Awards 2015 [ Awards ]

    87th Academy Award was held at Los Angeles, the US which is called Oscar Awards and were conferred on 22 February 2015. It was presented by the AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) in 24 categories.

    Oscar Awards were produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan and direc

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  • Feb 24, 2015
  • 1 4th Time in Power in Bihar - Nitish Kumar [ None ]

    Nitish Kumar has sworn in as the Chief Minister (CM) of Bihar for the 4th time. He succeeded by Jitan Ram Manjhi, who had resigned as CM ending a month long political turmoil in Bihar on 20 February 2015.

    Governor of Bihar Keshri Nath Tripathi administered the oath of office an

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  • 2 Things to Know - H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic [ None ]

    H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Background: H1N1 influenza commonly known as swine flu is a respiratory disease which first was common among pigs but now in the recent years has been observed in humans too. It spreads only through air, water and mucous. It was first observed in the early

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  • 3 Peshawar Massacre - Attacks, Casualties and Aftermath [ None ]

    Background: This heinous attack was carried out on 16th December 2014 by a terrorist militant group, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan in North Waziristan. It is believed to be carried out by this terrorist organization basically for 2 reasons:

    It is a reply to the offensive strategies c

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  • Feb 23, 2015
  • 1 🌟  At a first, women join Sarang team [ None ]

    Sarang display team is a team of Indian AirForce that performs helicopter display. Sarang implies peacock in Sanskrit and peacock is the national bird of India. The team flies four modified HAL Dhruv helicopters or ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter).

    1. The team was formed in October 2

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  • 2 🌟 International Mother Language Day observed on 21 February 2015 [ Important Days ]

    International Mother Language Day (15th anniversary in 2015) observed on 21 February 2015. This day was celebrated as a first time in 21 February 2000 which to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism and organized by the General Conference of the United Nat

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  • 3 🌟 Tapan Misra appointed as Chief of ISRO’s Space Application Centre [ None ]

    Eminent and respected scientist Tapan Misra was appointed as the Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC) at Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 21 January. He replaced by AS Kiran Kumar, who was appointed as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently.

    1. Prior appoi

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  • Feb 19, 2015
  • 1  Charlie Hebdo Attacks - Background, Attacks and Aftermath [ None ]

    Background: Charlie Hebdo is a satirical newspaper published in France on weekly basis which has been under immense scrutiny since its publication. It was first published under the name ‘Hara Kiri’ in the year 1961 and was briefly banned but be continued to publish. In 1969 the H

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  • 2  10 Things You Must Know about Obama’s Visit to India as Guest of Honour on Republic Day-2015 [ Important Days ]

    Background of India-US Relationship: International relations that exist between India and US have seen lots of ups and downs in the past. Post-independence, India’s relations with US were cold mainly due to US’s closeness with Pakistan. This relationship in the upcoming years saw

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