2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jul 6, 2015
  • 1 Former CJI Y K Sabharwal passed away [ None ]

    Y K Sabharwal who was the Former Chief Justice of India passed away on 3 July 2015 in New Delhi, India. 73-year-old Justice Sabharwal is survived by two sons Chetan and Nitin. Justice Sabharwal was CJI (Chief Justice of India) from November 1, 2005 to January 13, 2007.

    Image of Y K Sabharwal

    Image of Y K Sabharwal

    Former Chief Justice of India

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  • 2 C D Balaji took charge as Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency [ None ]

    Retired Commodore C D Balaji took charge as the Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Programme Director of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). C D Balaji replaced P S Subramanyam, Distinguished Scientist, who superannuated on 30 June 2015. Balaji left the Navy a

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  • 3 President of India receives first copy of book ‘Uniki’ [ None ]

    Indian president Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book ‘Uniki’ from Shri K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana who formally released in Hyderabad. ‘Uniki’ has been written by Shri Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra. ‘Uniki’, which means Exis

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  • 4 Four Indian-Americans honoured with Great Immigrants award 2015 in United States [ Awards ]

    Four Indian-Americans have been honoured with prestigious Great Immigrants, The Pride of America award 2015 in United States. Four Indian-Americans selected among 38 distinguished personalities from more than 30 countries around the world who have been honoured with this year’s a

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  • 5 Mahindra-Airbus-tie-up-for-copters [ None ]

    Mahindra Defence Systems Limited which is a subsidiary of Mahindra Group and Airbus Helicopter have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture (JV) company to produce helicopters in India. According to the MoU, It will help to develop an indigenous industr

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  • 6 Indian-American professor R Paul Singh named for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate [ None ]

    Indian-American professor R Paul Singh who has been selected for 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture (GCHERA) and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate (WAPL). The award was announced at the annual GCHERA conference held at the Hol

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  • 7 Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO wins World Food Prize 2015 [ None ]

    Fazle Hasan Abed is founder and chairman of Bangladesh-based non-governmental organization (NGO) who has been nominated as the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize. Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO also known as BRAC (originally known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Commit

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  • 8 Haryana Government launches ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme [ None ]

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme from Dyalpur village of Kurukshetra district which to provide 24 hour uninterrupted power supply for rural domestic consumers in a phased manner with their active participation. With this launch,

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  • 9 Indian-American teacher Darshan Jain receives US Presidential Award [ Awards ]

    Darshan Jain who is an Indian-American teacher has been selected for prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award carries monetary prize of US 10000 dollars. American President Barack Obama selected Darshan Jain along with 107 Mathe

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  • Jul 6, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet gives nod to Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet meeting headed by P M Narendra Modi approved Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) or PM’s Agriculture Irrigation Scheme. PMKSY (Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana) is central scheme (each and every farmer) that aims at providing irrigation facilities t

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  • 2 Prof. Sanjeev Galande selected for G D Birla Award for Scientific Research [ Awards ]

    Eminent Prof. Sanjeev Galande has been selected for the prestigious G D Birla award for Scientific Research 2014. Prof. Sanjeev has been selected for his significant contribution and his pioneering research in the field of Epigenetics and Molecular Cell Biology. At present, Prof.

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  • 3 Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis: WHO [ None ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that Cuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. WHO and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) which are help and effort to achieve this milestone.

    1. Since 2010, WHO

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  • 4 World Bank approves $650 million loan for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor [ None ]

    World Bank (headquarter Washington DC) has approved an additional loan of 650 million dollars for India’s Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project. World Bank will fund to build 401 km Ludhiana-Khurja section worth 650 million dollar that falls in three North Western stat

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  • 5 Greece becomes first developed nation to default IMF debt [ None ]

    Greece has become the first developed nation to default on a 1.7 billion dollars payment to International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt. The Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of his country is ready for an economic siege. The deadline for debt p

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  • Jul 4, 2015
  • 1 Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Integrated Security System in Mumbai [ None ]

    Suresh Prabhu who is Union Railway Minister inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) at 6 railway stations in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Integrated Security System (ISS) was inaugurated Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Dadar, Kurla and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Kaly

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  • 2 Literacy rate 71% in rural areas, 86% in urban areas NSSO survey [ None ]

    National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) survey has released literacy rate in the rural areas at 71 per cent and 86 per cent in the urban areas in year 2014.Literacy rate is 64 per cent in rural areas while urban areas literacy rate is 84 per cent. Education level of graduation and a

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  • 3 Madhya Pradesh government starts e-registration of property all districts [ None ]

    Madhya Pradesh government has initiated the facility of e-registration of property documents in all the districts of state. Through Sampada software will be done bythe e-registration of property documentation in all the districts of state.

    1. Earlier in December 2014, this initiative

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  • 4 Matti Makkonen Father of SMS technology passed away on 1 July 2015 [ None ]

    Matti Makkonen who was telecom engineer and father of messaging service (SMS) technology passed away on 1 July 2015 at the 63 years old. Matti Makkonen had initiated the idea of sending messages via mobile networks but failed to patent in 1984. It was merely idea and was not actu

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  • Jul 2, 2015
  • 1 Memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao constructed at Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi [ None ]

    Construction of a memorial for former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao was completed recently at the Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi. During 1921 to 2004, P V Narasimha Rao was the tenth Prime Minister of India.The completion of the work coincided with his birth anniversa

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  • 2 Rock Band Yes Guitarist Chris Squire died [ None ]

    Chris Squire who was the co-founder and longtime bassist of progressive Rock Band Yes, died on 27 June 2015 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona after battling Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL) at the 67. Chris Squire was born on 4 March 1948 in Kingsbury, North-West London. Squire was a

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  • 3 Lenovo appoints Rahul Agarwal as Managing Director, India [ None ]

    Lenovo has appointed Rahul Agarwal as the Managing Director (MD) of its India operations. Rahul Agarwal replaces Amar Babu who has been promoted to regional mandate as Chief operating Officer (COO), Asia Pacific and Chairman of Lenovo India.

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    Image of Rahul Agarwal

    Managing Director Lenovo India

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  • 4 Indian Railways, Indian Army among world’s biggest employers: WEF Study [ None ]

    India Army and Indian Railways are among the world’s biggest employers which report was revealed in a research published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). India Army and Indian Railways employ around 2.7 million people together. Indian Railways was placed at 8th position with 1.

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  • 5 50 nations including India sign 60-article agreement on China-led AIIB [ None ]

    50 founding nations including India have signed 60-article agreement of China-led multilateral AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). Indian Ambassador Ashok Kantha signed the agreement on behalf of Indian country.

    There are 57 founder-member countries AIIB. Seven countries

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  • Jun 30, 2015
  • 1 Bajaj Allianz launched weather-based crop insurance scheme for three districts of Maharashtra [ None ]

    Bajaj Allianz (Private insurer) launched a weather-based crop insurance scheme for orange crops in Nagpur, Hingoli and Washim districts of Maharashtra which insurance policy will cover losses incurred by orange fruit-growing farmers due to deviation in weather conditions.

    1. Accordi

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  • 2 President conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar [ Awards ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar who is the Chairman of Sakal Media Group (SMG) at Balgandharva Auditorium in Pune. Scientist Raghunath Mashelkar head committee selected Punyabhushan award for Prataprao Pawar. He is the 27th recipient of

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  • 3 Nadia district won the UN Public Service Award 2015 for eliminating open defecation [ Awards ]

    The district administration of Nadia, West Bengal was conferred with the United Nations Public Service Award 2015 for eliminating open defecation in the district. Nadia district could achieve this feat due to its collaborative effort with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICE

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  • 4 Union Government launched India’s first Modernized Aanganwadi Centre at Hasanpur village in Sonepat [ None ]

    Maneka Gandhi who is the Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) was inaugurated the first modernized Aanganwadi centre of India at Hasanpur village of Sonepat in Haryana. The centre has been set up as part of Nand-Ghar Yojana of Union Government which aims at transf

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  • 5 Union Government asked Bihar, TN, Rajasthan to introduce milk in mid day meal scheme [ Important Days ]

    Union Government of India requested the Chief Ministers of Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan to encourage supply of free milk in the Mid Day Meal to school children under child welfare scheme. At present, two states Karnataka which was earlier star in 2012-13 under project Ksheerab

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  • 6 Russia’s former PM Yevgeny Primakov passed away [ None ]

    Former Russian Prime minister Yevgeny Primakov passed away in Moscow after a prolonged illness. Yevgeny Primakov has died 85. During 1996 to 1998, Yevgeny Primakov had served as Foreign, Speaker of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (in 1989) and chief of the intelligence ser

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  • 7 Jwala Gutta, Ashwni Ponappa win women’s doubles title of Canada Open Badminton tournament [ Sports ]

    Women’s doubles title- Badminton Indian pair of ace Jwala Gutta and Ashwni Ponappa won the women’s doubles title of the Canada Open Badminton tournament. Canada they defeated Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in straight games of 21-19, 21-16 in the finals match played

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