2015: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Jun 1, 2015
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    India’s largest lender bank The State Bank of India (SBI) was launched an Online Customer Acquisition Solution (OCAS). It was based on an online platform to apply for Home Loans, Car Loans, Education Loans and Personal Loans etc. This application

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    Arun Jaitley who is Finance minister of India had announced the setting up of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) in the Union Budget 2015-16. The note is likely to be taken up by the Cabinet within a month’s

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    Retired Lt General; Nirbhay Sharma was appointed as the governor of Mizoram at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan. Justice T Vaiphei, judge of the Gauhati high court, administered the oath of office to general Sharma. Earlier, Lt. Gen Nirbhay

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    ANZ Bank will open two more branches in India by early 2016 and it would be opened at Gurgaon and Bangalore city. Subhash DeGamia who is executive Director of ANZ (International banking) and the bank opened its first branch in

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    PM Narendra Modi was launched India’s first television channel DD Kisan dedicated to farmers in New Delhi. It is a 24X7 hours channel. DD Kisan channel is dedicated to agriculture and allied sectors and owned by public service broadcaster Doordarshan

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    State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 was released by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) by UN hunger report titled annually.

    • According
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    Four Indians women have been named in Forbes magazine’s 12th annual list of World’s 100 most powerful women. They are- Arundhati Bhattacharya – she is Chairperson of State Bank of India (SBI) was placed at 30th position. She is First

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    Union government of India appointed Vijay Kelkar who headed a 10-member committee to review and revitalise public private partnership (PPP) mode of infrastructure development which appointed by the Union government. C.S. Rajan, Dr. Shekhar Shah, S.B. Nayar, Pradeep Kumar, Vikram

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    Cyber Security Task Force launched by National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Data Security Council of India (DSCI). B.V.R. Mohan Reddy is the chairman of Nasscom. Rajendra Pawar is the Chairman of NIIT who will chair this

  • Jun 1, 2015
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    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed that the Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) or the Registered Foreign Portfolios Investors (RFPIs) can now invest up to 49 % of the paid up capital in the Gammon Infrastructure Projects Limited under the

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    Manabi Bandopadhyay has been appointed the first transgender principal of Krishnagar Women’s College at a college in West Bengal for first time in Indian history. At present, she is an associate professor in Bengali at Vivekananda Satobarshiki Mahavidyalaya and this

  • May 28, 2015
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    Aruna Shanbaug was the nurse of Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital who died after 42 years in coma. Shanbaug was brutally raped on the night of November 27, 1973 by a ward boy-cum-sweeper of the hospital and after throttling

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    Indian-origin entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Baxi was appointed as the Head of the Bureau of International Recycling, a global organisation that facilitates free and fair trade of recyclables in a sustainable and competitive world economy. Ranjit Singh Baxi replaced Bjorn Grufman.

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    After being sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time, J Jayalalithaa signed in five files for development and welfare schemes worth over Rs 1,800 crore. Jayalalithaa announced several schemes, including those for improvement of roads,

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    Largest private sector bank, ICICI Bank launched voice recognition service which authenticates customers based on their speech patterns and allows them to execute banking transactions through the bank’s call centre in a quick, secure and convenient manner. This is the-first

  • May 26, 2015
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    Manoj Mishra was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). In February 2014, the post of National Fertilizers Limited’s CMD fell vacant after the retirement of Neeru Abrol.

    Image of Manoj Mishra

    Image of Manoj Mishra

    Appointed

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    Second time winner, Mumbai Indians won the 8th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 by defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In the final match, they defeated CSK (Chennai super king) by 41 runs. MS

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    Indian boxers won three Gold medals and two silver medals at World Junior Women’s boxing Championship at Taipei in Taiwan. Gold medal winners are- Savita won gold medal in 50kg- She defeated her Ukrainian rival, Kateryna Rohova 2-1 to clinch

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    American mathematician and Nobel laureate John Nash passed away on 24 May 2015 at the age 86 who died in a car crash along with his wife Alicia Nash. John Forbes Nash was born on June 13, 1928 in West

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    Indian boxers Heroes have rounded off a brilliant performance at the Doha International Tournament by winning four gold, one silver and two bronze medals. In Doha International Tournament, Gold medal winners are -

    • L Devendro Singh won in 49 kg
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    Republic of China has set up a gold sector fund involving 65 countries along the ancient Silk Road. This Silk Road has been set up in China’s northwest Xi’an city during ongoing forum on investment and trade. Shanghai Gold Exchange

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    Indian film Masaan has won the prestigious critics prize in the Un Certain Regard category at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Director of this film is Neeraj Ghaywan and a joint production of Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Arte France Cinema,

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    India and Singapore commenced bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX-15 on 23 May 2015 in Singapore and concluding on May 26, 2015. SIMBEX-15 of naval exercise will give traditional emphasis on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and more complex maritime exercises.

    Image of SIMBEX -15 team

    Image of SIMBEX

  • May 25, 2015
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    Indian-origin Parvinder Singh Batth of Conservative party councillor who was chosen as the mayor of United Kingdom’s Wokingham Borough Council. Parvinder Singh Batth became the first Sikh to hold the Mayor’s position in UK. He replaced Councillor UllaKarin Clark for

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    Environmental Democracy Index India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) 2015 which released by Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI) and Access Initiative. In the first edition of Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) index,

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    Union Cabinet of India has approved continuation of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) programme for another fifteen operational flights of PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50. The decision was taken at Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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    World’s largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal and SAIL Steel Authority of India (SAIL) signed a MoU to set up an automotive steel manufacturing facility in India. According to the MoU, ArcelorMittal Chairman & Chief Executive Lakshmi Niwas Mittal and SAIL Chairman CS

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    Indian Shuttler Ace Saina Nehwal ranked No.1 in single rankings released by BWF (Badminton World Federation) and second place hold chinies shuttler Li Xuerui. Ace shuttler star Saina Nehwal regained the top position ahead of the Australian Open. Nehwal secured

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    G Mohan Kumar appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This decision was taken by the committee in a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    China-based Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd launched LiteOS operating sytem meant for Internet of Things (IoT) based devices. Huawei, a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company, launched the technology at the Huawei Network Congress (HNC) 2015 held in Beijing,