2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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    • May 14, 2015
    •  Union Cabinet gave nod for revised DTAA with South Korea [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with South Korea. In 1985, DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) was signed for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on i…

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    •  Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014 [ Awards ]

      Veteran actor- film producer Shashi Kapoor who received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014 from Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley at a special function held in Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Shashi Kapoor is the 46th film personality to r…

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    •  Indian Army and BOI ink MoU on Defence Salary Package [ Defense ]

      Indian Army and commercial Bank of India (BOI) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Defence Salary Package. The signed MoU is a revised version of previous and first MoU which was signed in 2011 between both parties and was valid for a period of three years.

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    •  French magazine Charlie Hebdo presented with Freedom of Expression Courage Award 2015 [ Awards ]

      The French magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented with the 2015 Freedom of Expression Courage Award (for the advancement of human rights) of the PEN American Centre at the American Museum of Natural History. Freedom of Expression Courage Award was accepted by Charlie Hebdo՚s Editor…

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    •  Kumar Jyoti appointed as Election Commissioner [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Retired IAS officer Achal Kumar Jyoti as the Election Commissioner for a period of three years. Achal Kumar Jyoti is Former Gujarat chief secretary and he has been appointed as Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacant po…

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    •  India & Iran signed inter-Governmental MoU for development of Chabahar Port [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      India and Iran signed an inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the important Chabahar Port in Iran and this will be used to ship crude oil and urea, saving India transportation costs. Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and…

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    •  WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      U. N. health agency, World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free from Ebola Virus and this virus has killed more than 4,800 people in the country alone. Guinea and Sierra Leone are the neighbors of Liberia and only these two countries fighting to stop Ebola outbreak…

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    •  SBI launches RuPay Platinum debit card [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      India՚s largest commercial bank State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a RuPay Platinum debit card with the help of National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) . The RuPay Platinum debit card initially would be issued free to customers maintaining a quarterly balance of 50,000 r…

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    •  British PM David Cameron who swept back in power [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      Conservative Party led by British Prime Minister David Cameron who swept back in power to govern the United Kingdom for another five years with a convincing majority. Conservative Party by winning 331 seats out of total 650 seats in House of Commons has emerged single largest par…

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    •  Arvind Saxena, becomes first RAW officer to be appointed as member of UPSC [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed as first RAW officer Mr. Arvind Saxena has as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in first time in history at the age of 65 years. The Chairman and members of UPSC has term of six years or until he attains the age of 65…

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