2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra Government gives nod to IT & ITES policy 2015 [ None ]

    Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis has given nod to new Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) policy. IT & ITES policy 2015 was launching aims at making state an IT, animation and gaming industry hub by attracting worth 50,000

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  • 2 Union Ministry of Finance formed two committees for facilitating implementation of GST [ Bills ]

    Union Ministry of Finance formed two committees for facilitating implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 1 April 2016. Committee will be headed by Arvind Subramanian who is the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA), Ministry of Finance. These committees are intended to speed u

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  • 3 Andy Murray won the men’s singles of Aegon Tennis Championships at the Queen’s Club [ None ]

    Andy Murray from Britain won the men’s singles of the Aegon Championships at the Queen’s Club in West Kensington in England. In the final match, Andy Murray defeated Kevin Anderson from South Africa by 6-3, 6-4. With this win, Andy Murray was won total fourth Queen’s title and th

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  • 4 India, Tanzania ink agreements for cooperation in various fields June 20, 2015 [ None ]

    India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tanzania President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete have inked various agreements including for cooperation in the field of statistics, hydrography, agricultural science and tourism in New Delhi. Apart from signing these agreements, both nations also a

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  • 5 Historian-writer Ramachandra Guha selected for Japan’s Fukuoka Prize June 20, 2015 [ None ]

    Eminent Historian-writer Ramachandra Guha has been selected for Japan’s Fukuoka Prize 2015 in the Academic category. He has been selected for their outstanding contributions to academia, arts and culture across Asia. Apart from him, Thant Myint-U also selected for Grand Prize cat

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  • 6 Haryana Government launches Village Mentoring Project to uplift villagers [ None ]

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has launched a Village Mentoring Project (VMP) in a bid to improve healthcare and education of the villagers with a special emphasis on girl child. The VMP was launched in Rajjipur village of Panchkula district of Haryana state in collab

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  • 7 CNR Rao conferred Japan’s highest civilian award Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star [ Awards ]

    C.N.R. Rao who is an eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee was conferred with Japan’s highest civilian award the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star which awarded by Japanese Ambassador to India, Takeshi Yagi for his outstanding contributions to science and Indo-Ja

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  • 8 World’s First Electric Passenger aircraft BX1E manufactured in China [ None ]

    China was manufactured the world’s first electric passenger aircraft named BX1E. The aircraft was designed by Shenyang Aerospace University and Liaoning General Aviation Academy located in the northeastern Liaoning Province of China. BX1E Electric Passenger aircraft has a 14.5-me

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  • 9 Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz re-elected as chairman of UK Parliament committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    British Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz has been re-elected as Chairman of Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) in House of Commons of UK Parliament. MP Keith Vaz was re-elected as Chairman of HASC for third time by receiving 412 votes compared to 192 votes secured by his opponent Lab

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  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 ISRO’s GAGAN to provide navigational support to Indian Railways [ None ]

    ISRO has announced to provide navigational support to Indian Railways through GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) system. The GAGAN support along with space technology-based tools will be provided to Indian Railways for unmanned level crossings safety.

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  • 2 Kirk Kerkorian, billionaire Las Vegas mogul passed away [ None ]

    Kirk Kerkorian billionaire Las Vegas mogul and casino tycoon passed away after a brief illness at the age 98. Kirk Kerkorian was born on 6 June 1917 in California, US to Armenian immigrants. He was earlier known as Kerkor Kerkorian.

    • Casino tycoon was Hollywood tycoon and had diver

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  • 3 Union Cabinet approves Solar Power capacity target to 1 lakh MW under JNNSM by 2022 [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved increasing India’s solar power capacity which increase capacity of five times from current capacity under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to 1 Lakh Mega Watt (MW) by 2022 in new Delhi. 1 Lakh Mega Watt (MW) target principa

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  • 4 Asia Pacific region overtakes Europe as world’s second richest region: BSG Report [ None ]

    Asia Pacific region has overtaken Europe as the world’s second richest region for the first time in terms of global wealth management. This Report was released by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm. Asia Pacific region has held around 47 trillion d

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  • 5 Charles Correa, face of contemporary architecture in India passes away [ None ]

    Charles Correa who was India’s greatest contemporary architect passed away in Mumbai following a brief illness at the age 84. Charles Correa had played an important role in the creation of architecture for post-Independence India. He was born on 1 September 1930 in Secunderabad,

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  • 6 Japan’s Cookpad acquires India’s Cucumbertown [ None ]

    Tokyo based online recipe network Cookpad has acquired Cucumbertown which is a Bengaluru-based social network for cooks and chefs for an undisclosed amount. By acquiring Cucumbertown, Cookpad has entered into Indian market that represents a market and culture that is rich in culi

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  • 7 Book on 20th century Dogri literature by Dr. Vijay Seth released [ None ]

    ‘Beehmi Sadi Da Dogri Da Gadya Sahitya : Ik Jayzaa ’ titled is a comprehensive book in Dogri language on the Dogri literature of 20th century and this book was released in Jammu and Kashmir. The book has been written by a noted Dogri language scholar Dr. Vijay Seth. To describe i

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  • 8 Sunil Chhetri becomes first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals [ None ]

    Sunil Chhetri has become the first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals. He achieved this target in his 87th match who held between match between India and Guam for 2018 world cup qualifying. India lost this match to Guam by 1-2 goals. It was India’s second successiv

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  • 9 Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld death sentence of Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid [ None ]

    Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid who is war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader. Four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha was decided this decision.

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  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 Indian Railways names Haridwar Mail as Yoga Express [ None ]

    Indian Railways has named Haridwar Mail as Yoga Express with an immediate effect on the occasion of international Yoga day on 21 June 2015. The train No 19031/19032 Ahmedabad-Haridwar-Ahmedabad famously known as Haridwar Mail has been replace as Yoga Express.

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  • 2 Union Government launches augmented reality application ‘Sakaar’ [ None ]

    Minister of State (MoS) in the Department of Atomic Energy Dr. Jitendra Singh has launched augmented Reality technology based mobile application named ‘Sakaar’ to highlight the achievements of the Department of Space in New Delhi. Educational Communication Unit (DECU) of ISRO is

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  • 3 Denmark’s Mogens Lykketoft elected as President of UN General Assembly [ None ]

    Mogens Lykketoft from Denmark was elected as President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Lykketoft was only the nominee put forward by the WEOG (Western Europe and other group).

    • Lykketoft replaces Sam Kutesa from Uganda who was President of 69th session of UNGA. Lykketof

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  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Snapdeal acquires mobility solutions company Letsgomo Labs [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Domestic e-commerce Snapdeal has acquired Letsgomo Labs which is Gurgaon based mobility solutions Company. According to the deal, Letsgomo team will become part of Snapdeal. It helps in conceptualization of applications and mobile sites to implementation and hosting.

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  • 2 United Kingdom celebrates 800 years of Magna Carta [ None ]

    United Kingdom (UK) celebrated 800 years of signing of Magna Carta which is a Latin word which in English means Great Charter and also present UK Prime Minister David Cameron in the celebrations. The celebrations to observe signing of 8 century year old historic document which ha

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  • 3 Cairn India to merge with Vedanta Ltd [ None ]

    Cairn- Vedanta Metal and mining giant Vedanta Ltd and its subsidiary oil explorer Cairn India which is 60 per cent owned by Vedanta and are being merged. Decision was taken by Independent directors of both the companies owned by billionaire Anil Agarwal.

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  • 4 Rohan Bopanna- Florin Mergea pair win Stuttgart Men’s Double Open title 2015 [ None ]

    Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna along with his Romanian partner Florin Mergea has won the ATP’s Stuttgart Open final doubles trophy in Germany. The Indo-Romanian pair Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea defeated Austrian-Brazilian pair of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares by score o

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  • 5 Government launches Migrant Resource Centre in Chennai [ None ]

    The Union Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) along with Tamil Nadu state government was set up Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Chennai. The MRC (Migrant Resource Centre) will provide migrants service and information of overseas Indian workers other than advice, counselin

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  • 6 China launches freight train service connecting Europe by linking Harbin and Hamburg [ None ]

    China has launched 9,820-km-long distance rail route between its northeastern city of Harbin and Europe. Freight train service will open new trade options for Chinese goods in the European Market. Freight train service was launched by HAO Logistics Co. Ltd which is a joint ventur

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  • 7 Recommendations of Bibek Debroy committee on restructuring of Indian Railways [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Eminent economist and NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy’s Committee on the restructuring of Indian Railways has submitted its final report to the Union Ministry of Railways. In Bibek Debroy Committee had consisted seven-member panel headed by Bibek Debroy and the other 6 members are

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  • 8 Union Government announces Rs 1500 crore Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool [ None ]

    Jitendra Singh who Minister of State (MoS) in the Department of Atomic Energy has launched an Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) of 1,500 crore rupees as per the mandatory provision under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLND), 2010 in New Delhi.

    1. At now, INIP became

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  • 9 Former Union Minister Sheila Kaul passed away [ None ]

    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 Kaul was elected as Member of Par

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