2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jun 8, 2015
  • 1 Fortune released 61st edition of list of top 500 companies [ None ]

    Fortune released the 61st edition of list of top 500 companies for 12.5 trillion US dollar in revenues, 945 billion US dollar in profits and 17 trillion US dollar in market value and employs 26.8 million people worldwide. The revenue of the Fortune 500 companies in 2015 increased

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  • 2 Tom von Bonsdorff is Managing Director of Volvo Auto India [ None ]

    Volvo Auto India appointed Tom von Bonsdorff as Managing Director. Tom von replaced Tomas Ernberg. After that resign Tomas Ernberg is moving back to Sweden in a new role. Earlier this appointed, he had worked as a Market Area Director of Asia. Earlier, Bonsdorff has worked in the

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  • 3 IREDA awarded Miniratna Category-1 status by Department of Public Enterprises [ Awards ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) was awarded the Miniratna (Category -1) status by the Department of Public Enterprises under the Union Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises. Behalf of this proposal allow based on capital expenditure on new p

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  • 4 State Government of Maharashtra for first time invokes MCOCA against ration mafia [ None ]

    State Government of Maharashtra has launched stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against ration mafia. Launching aim at weeding out the widespread corruption by taking stringent action against those who tamper the public distribution sys

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  • 5 World Bank approves $250 million loan for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project in J&K [ None ]

    World Bank which headquarters in Washington Dc has approved 250 million US dollars loan for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). International Development Association (IDA) and World Bank was funded the loan credit from concessionary with a maturity of

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  • 6 India and US singed new 10-year Defence Framework Agreement [ Defense ]

    India and United States (US) have inked a new strategically important 10-year defence framework agreement. This agreement was signed between Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and visiting US Defence Secretary Dr. Ashton Carter in New Delhi. According to the agreement, Pursu

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  • 7 India and Belarus ink 6 agreements to boost co-operation [ None ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Belarus signed six agreements to enhance bilateral co-operation during his state visit to Belarus on 3 June. President Pranab Mukherjee is on two nation’s tour viz Sweden and Belarus. Both countries signed agreements are -

    • Roadmap for India-Be

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  • 8 Life insurance Corporation gets clearance to do business in Bangladesh [ None ]

    Bangladesh government has granted permission to LIC (Life insurance Corporation) which India’s state-owned insurance group to do business in the country. It was announced by M Shefaq Ahmed who is Chairman of Bangladesh Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA).

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  • 9 Union Government launches IAP HealthPhone programme [ None ]

    Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has launched IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics) HealthPhone programme in New Delhi. It is the world’s largest digital mass education programme to address malnutrition in women and children: Union Ministry of Women and Ch

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  • Jun 8, 2015
  • 1 Irwin Rose 2004 Nobel Chemistry winner passed away [ None ]

    Irwin Rose was awarded 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering molecule Ubiquitin passed away at the age 88. Irwin Rose had shared this noble prize with Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko for discovery of Ubiquitin which destroys or cleans up unwanted proteins.

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  • Jun 3, 2015
  • 1 Pawan Munjal appointed as the CMD of Hero MotoCorp Ltd [ None ]

    Pawan Munjal appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) & CEO of Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL). Pawan Munjal replaced his father Brijmohan Lall Munjal who resigned on 1 June 2015 but Brijmohan Lall will continue to be the guide and mentor of the company in the form of Chair

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  • 2 Footballer Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement [ None ]

    Rio Ferdinand from Landon announced his retirement from football. Ferdinand had an illustrious career of 18 years as a professional footballer. In March 2015, Ferdinand last played for Queens Park Rangers (QPR). Ferdinand joined QPR after getting released from the Manchester Unit

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  • 3 China develops world’s first ATM with Facial Recognition Technology [ None ]

    Republic of China has successfully developed the first automated teller machine (ATM) with facial recognition technology. Facial recognition technology based ATM was developed by researchers from Tsinghua University and technology firm Tzekwan.

    1. This ATM of machine has unique secur

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  • 4 Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, V V S Laxman inducted in BCCI advisory committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Former Indian ace cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman have selected the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI’s) which is newly-constituted Cricket Advisory committee. The Cricket advisory committee will guide BCCI in all matters related to the game

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  • 5 India, Sweden signed six agreements during President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit [ None ]

    India and Sweden signed six agreements, during the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Sweden. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee is the first Indian President to visit Sweden. Both countries signed MoU Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) of India and Swedish Medical Product

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  • 6 Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, appointed as first woman President of Mauritius [ None ]

    Government of Mauritius has appointed as Ameenah Gurib-Fakim who is first president of Mauritius by Mauritian Parliament approval. Ameenah was designated as Ocean island nation’s first woman and sixth President in this country. She is biodiversity scientist and biologist.

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  • Jun 1, 2015
  • 1 Veena Jain appointed as Director General of Doordarshan News [ None ]

    Veena Jain was appointed as Director General (news) in Doordarshan. She was appointment by the Union Ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B). Veena Jain replaced senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Akshay Rout. Earlier, Veena Jain has also served as director of

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  • 2 Sepp Blatter re-elected as five time FIFA President [ None ]

    FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter was re-elected as President for the fifth time in history. Sepp Blatter was chosen for the post by the 65th FIFA Congress held in Zurich. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan (39- year) defeated by Blatter who was able to secure 133 votes. Ali wa

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  • 3 Abhinav Bindra became 4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics [ None ]

    Abhinav Bindra who is India’s only individual Olympic gold medalist won a berth for 2016 Rio Olympic in men’s air rifle event. Abhinav Bindra became the 4th Indian shooter who won a quota place for the Rio Olympics and this will be his fifth consecutive appearance in the Olympics

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  • 4 Book titled Ahmedabad: A City in the World released by Amrita Shah [ None ]

    Book Ahmedabad: A City in the World: released by authore Amrita Shah. This book‘s story based on India’s seventh-largest city Ahmedabad and its all too frequent complicity in communal violence. The six-hundred year old former textile town in Kaka-style development and sketches Ma

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  • 5 Pradeep Kumar Sinha appointed as Cabinet Secretary to Union Government [ None ]

    Pradeep Kumar Sinha was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary to the Union Government with effect from 13 June 2015. Sinha replaced Ajit Seth. Sinha was appointed by the Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). The ACC also approved the appointment of Sinha as the Officer on Special Duty (OS

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  • 6 Renowned scientist Selvin Christopher appointed as DG of DRDO [ None ]

    Eminent scientist Dr. Selvin Christopher has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Dr. Selvin Christopher along with will also severe as Secretary at Department of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D) for a period

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  • 7 23-year-old US-educated Yaduveer crowned Maharaja of Mysuru [ None ]

    US-educated Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar who is a 23-year-old economics graduate from the University of Massachusetts and he adopted son of Pramoda Devi Wodeyar, is crowned as the titular head of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family. The ceremony took place at Kalyana Man

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  • 8 India tops in World Hunger List with 194 Million People: UN Report [ None ]

    United Nations annual hunger report released that India tops in World Hunger List with 194 Million People , surpassing China. The corresponding figure dropped to 795 million in 2014-15, from 1 billion in 1990-92 as per the global level. East Asia led by China accounting for most

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  • 9 Finance Minister inaugurated New Bank Note Paper Line unit in Hoshangabad, MP [ None ]

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the New Bank Note Paper Line unit of 6000 metric tonne capacity at Security Paper Mill in Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh. India will become self-reliant in producing Bank Note Paper for big denominations with opening of this unit. Ea

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  • Jun 1, 2015
  • 1 PM Modi & Shiekh Hasina to inaugurate Kamalasagar border ‘haat’ [ None ]

    PM Narendra Modi and Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina will jointly inaugurate a border ‘haat’ (market) at Kamalasagar district of Sipahijala in Tripura and borders Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh. The ‘haat’ would jointly inaugurate the second border ‘haat’ (market) in Tripur

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  • 2 Anand Kumar, Founder of Super 30, honoured in Canada [ None ]

    Anand Kumar is founder of Super 30 founder and mathematician. He was honoured by Legislature of British Columbia (Speaker Linda Reid) in Canada at Toronto University for his pioneering work in the field of education. Anand Kumar was invited by the British Columbia Government in r

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  • 3 Mega Food Park Inaugurated at Nalbari, Assam [ None ]

    Smt. Harsimrat Kaur badal Ministry of Food Processing Industries who had inaugurated Mega Food Park to M/s North East Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. at Nalbari, Assam. This park was inaugurated by Honble Chief Minister, Assam, Shri Tarun Gogoi and Union Minister for Food Processing Ind

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  • 4 ISRO announced to launch ASTROSAT in October 2015 [ None ]

    ISRO announced that ASTROSAT will be launched in October 2015 by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-34 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. ASTROSAT carries four X-ray payloads, one UV telescope and a charge particle monitor and it is the f

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  • 5 State Bank of India launched Online Customer Acquisition Solution [ None ]

    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 was launched by SBI Chairman Arun

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