2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Musicians, film-maker chosen for Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships and Akademi Puraskar 2014 [ None ]

    Sangeet Natak Akademi which is also known as National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama has announced the names of recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships (Akademi Ratna) 2014 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) 2014.

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  • 2 Union Government sacks Dr Bimal K Roy Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) [ None ]

    The Indian Statistical Institute Union Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI) has dismissed Dr Bimal K Roy as the Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). Dr Bimal K Roy who is a renowned cryptologist was appointed Director of ISI in August 2010 and he w

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  • 3 Legendary West Indies fast bowler Sir Wesley Hall inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of fame [ None ]

    Former West Indies paceman Sir Wesley Winfield Hall has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Sir Hall is 80th cricketer to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and 18th from West Indies. In 2015, Sir Hall is the 4th cricketer to be selected into the ICC Cricket

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  • 4 US becomes world’s largest oil producer, surpasses Saudi Arabia: BP Report [ None ]

    The United States (US) became the world’s largest oil producer in 2014 surpassing Saudi Arabia which released by British Petroleum (BP) Energy Company. Ranking by Oil producer country-

    • US had produced 11.6 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) i.e. 15.9% more oil in 2014.
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  • 5 V K Singh inaugurates first India-China Yoga College at Yunnan Minzu University China [ None ]

    V K Singh who is Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs inaugurated first India-China Yoga College at Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming, China. This Yoga college is first Indian government institution which related to the Indian spiritual art form and this Yoga college ina

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  • 6 Renewable energy targets quadruple globally in 10 years - IRENA [ None ]

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has announced that in past one decade renewable energy targets have quadruple globally. This report was released by IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin on the side lines of IRENA’s 9th Council meeting in Dubai.

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  • 7 Google Launches Special Search Mode for Slower 2G Phone Network for India and Brazil [ None ]

    World’s largest search engine company Google Inc has launched a new lite mode of Google search engine for India and Brazil on 2G network. This lite mode of Google has been developed by keeping the 2G (2 Generation) network speed. Before launching this feature in India, Google had

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  • 8 Twitter Inc CEO Dick Costolo resigns June 13, 2015 [ None ]

    Dick Costolo has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter Inc after leading the company for five. He plain to step down on 1 July 2015. Twitter co-founder and Square Inc’s CEO will take over as the Interim CEO place of his replacement.

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  • 9  Legendary actor Sir Christopher Lee passed away [ None ]

    Sir Christopher Lee who was Legendary English actor, singer and writer passed away in London, United Kingdom at the age of 93. Lee was famously known as the master of horror for his famous villainy acting roles in numerous movies such as Dracula, The Wicker Man, James Bond, Lord

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  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Nek Chand Saini, creator of Chandigarh’s Rock Garden passed away June 12, 2015 [ None ]

    Nek Chand Saini who is creator of Chandigarh’s iconic Rock Garden passed away on 11 June 2015 in Chandigarh at the age 90. Saini was born in Berian Kalan village in Shakargarh region but now in Pakistan. Saini was as a self-taught Indian artist. He had settled in Chandigarh in 19

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  • Jun 17, 2015
  • 1 MS Dhoni Forbes list of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015 [ None ]

    Indian Cricketer captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only Indian to find place in the Forbes magazine’s list of 100 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015. Floyd Mayweather who is US boxer retain first place for third time. MS Dhoni was placed at 23rd on the Forbes list with total e

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  • 2 PM Narendra Modi gives nod to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement [ None ]

    PM Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement and this agreement will be signed on 15th June 2015 at the Transport Minister’s meeting in Thimpu, Bhutan. BBIN is similar to the SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) se

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  • 3 Senior scientist Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar appointed as Director of CSIR-IICT [ None ]

    Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar who is senior scientist was appointed Director of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) a premier research institute of Union Government based in Hyderabad, Telangana. Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar was appointed by PM Narendra Modi who is ex-of

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  • 4 Mahendra Kumar Sharma appointed as non-executive Chairman of ICICI Bank [ None ]

    Eminent Mahendra Kumar Sharma appointed as non-executive chairman of India’s largest private sector lender Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank. Mahendra Kumar Sharma will succeed K V Kamath who had resigned from top most in order to join as Presiden

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  • 5 Jind, Karnal and Muzaffarnagar districts added in National Capital Region [ None ]

    Districts of Haryana Jind, Karnal and Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district have been added into the conurbation National Capital Region (NCR). NCR is India’s largest and one of the world’s largest agglomerations in terms of population (around 54,000,000 as per 2011 Census).

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  • 6 Union Cabinet approves Rs 6,000 crore interest-free loan to sugar mills [ None ]

    Sugar mills Union Cabinet approved an interest-free loan i.e. soft loan to the tune of 6,000 crore rupees to enable sugar mills pay arrears to farmers by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Union cabinet also approved hike in prices of Etha

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  • 7 Padmasree Warrior India-born Chief Technology Officer of Cisco resigns [ None ]

    India born Padmasree Warrior has resigned from her post of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at global IT giant Cisco. Padmasree Warrior had resigned after a significant restructuring of top management of Cisco under incoming CEO Chuck Robbins.

    • Since 2008, she had joined Cisco and ha

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  • 8 PL Subramanian appointed as non-executive Director of India Cements Limited [ None ]

    P L Subramanian has been appointed as Non-Executive Director India Cements Limited (CIL) with an immediate effect. Subramanian had joined former BCCI President N Srinivasan-led India Cements in 1986 and had served in various responsibilities.

    • P L Subramanian had retired from serv

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  • Jun 10, 2015
  • 1 Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya passed away [ None ]

    Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya who popularly known as Daasarathi passed away in Hyderabad at the age 87. Dasaradhi Rangacharya was born on 24 August 1928 in Khammam District erstwhile Hyderabad State now in Telangna.

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    Telugu Writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya

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  • 2 Winners of 2015 French Open title of Tennis [ None ]

    Men’s Singles Title - Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland won his first French Open Men’s single title of Tennis. Wawrinka defeated Novak Djokovic of Serbia by 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 score in the final match.

    Stanislas Wawrinka won first time French Open title2015 and second grand sla

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  • 3 RC Tayal appointed as new DG of National Security Guard [ None ]

    Union Home Ministry Rajnath singh has appointed Senior IPS Officer RC Tayal as the new Director General (DG) of India’s elite counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG). RC Tayal replaced JN Choudhury who had retired on 31 May 2015. RC Tayal will have appointed till Augus

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  • 4 Malaysia KV Chowdary appointed as new Central Vigilance Commissioner [ None ]

    Malaysia KV Chowdary was appointed as new Central Vigilance Commissioner by President Pranab Mukharjee on the recommendation of Select committee headed by PM Modi and comprising of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as well as Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge.

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  • 5 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) held in Malaysia [ None ]

    IIFA 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) informally known as the “Bollywood Oscars,” was held in Putra Indoor Stadium Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 2015 IIFA Awards honoured the best films of 2014 and the ceremony took place from 5 June to 07 june 2015. Hai

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  • 6 Ashobaa Vijai Sharma appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner [ None ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Vijai Sharma as Chief Information Commissioner for 5 years or till they attain the age of 65. Earlier, Vijai Sharma was serving as information commissioner in Central Information Commission since 2012. Vijai Sharma is a 1974 batch IAS offi

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  • 7 India’s first green police station inaugurated at New Delhi’s Maurice Nagar [ None ]

    The occasion of World Environment Day was inaugurated India’s first green police station at Maurice Nagar in north Delhi. Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi was inaugurated and this police station has dedicated for preservation and safety of the environment.

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  • 8 Eminent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim sworn-in as first woman president of Mauritius [ None ]

    Eminent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was sworn in as President of Mauritius. Gurib-Fakim became first woman to become President of Indian Ocean island nation. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is student of the universities of Exeter and Surrey of United Kingdom. She had worked with the World

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  • 9 Barcelona FC wins 2015 UEFA Champions League trophy [ None ]

    Barcelona FC has won 2015 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League trophy for the fifth time which was held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany they defeated Juventus FC by 3-1 goals. Ivan Rakitic had first scored goal for Barcelona in the fourth minut

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  • Jun 10, 2015
  • 1 Adani and Reliance ink MoUs for power generation in Bangladesh June 7 [ None ]

    Adani Power Limited (APL) and Reliance Power Limited of India have signed separate memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) worth $5.5 billion. This agreement was signed on the first day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to B

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  • 2 Bangladesh sign ratification pact to operationalize the historic Land Boundary Agreement [ None ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina have signed pact to operationalise the historic Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) during his maiden visit to Bangladesh. According to the agreement, both countries singed swapped instruments of ratification r

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  • 3 Dr. M N Buch who was Former Bureaucrat and Architect of modern Bhopal died June 7 [ None ]

    Former bureaucrat Dr. Mahesh N. Buch who was formally known as the architect of modern Bhopal, passed away following a brain stroke in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh at the age 80 years. Dr. Buch was born on October 5, 1934, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He completed from graduation in Econ

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