2015: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Jun 23, 2015
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    Sheila Kaul who was former Himachal Pradesh governor and ex-union minister passed away in New Delhi at the age 101. Sheila Kaul was a sister-in-law of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi’s maternal aunt.

    • In 1971, Sheila
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    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.

    Akademi Fellowships which

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    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

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    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,

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    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.
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    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

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    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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    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.

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    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

  • Jun 23, 2015
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    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

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    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

  • Jun 17, 2015
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    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

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    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

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    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-officio

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
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    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
  • Jun 10, 2015
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    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.

    Image of Dasaradhi Rangacharya

    Image of Dasaradhi Rangacharya

    Telugu

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

  • Jun 10, 2015
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    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

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    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 regarding the