2015: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Jul 14, 2015
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    39th session of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has inscribed 24 new sites into the World Heritage List by World Heritage Committee (WHC) held in Bonn, Germany. Total 36 sites were examined and 24 sites were granted… (174 more words) …

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    Bashar Navaaz was Urdu poet, critic & orator who passed away in Aurangabad, Maharashtra at the age of 80 years old. Bashar Navaaz was known as an Indo Pak shayar as his gazals are popular in India as well as… (119 more words) …

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    Rahul Bhatnagar was named as new Managing Director (MD) and chief financial officer (CFO) of Bharti Enterprises. Rahul Bhatnagar replaces Manoj Kohli who was recently appointed as executive chairman of SBG Cleantech a Joint Venture (JV) between Bharti Enterprises, Japan’s… (125 more words) …

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    Uttarakhand became first Indian state to install a system to detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings. Italian firm, Space Dynamics is designed and manufactured the system which already has installed it in Japan, Italy and US.

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    Gennady Padalka who is Russian cosmonaut has set a Guinness World Record for spending longest time in space with a total of 804 days or around 2.5 years in space as on July 2015. Gennady Padalka broke the previous record… (146 more words) …

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    Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inducted the Akash missile at a function held at Maharajpur Airbase in Gwalior after Parrikar ji handed over the symbolic key of Akash defence system (ADS) to Air chief Marshal Arup Raha.

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    Egyptian actor Omar Sharif passed away due to a heart attack in Cairo at the age of 83. Omar Sharif was best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia in1962 and Doctor Zhivago role in 1965.

    Image of Omar Sharif

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    Prince Saud al-Faisal who was former foreign minister of Saudi Arabia passed away in United States at the age of 75. Saud al-Faisal had retired in April 2015. He was succeeded by Adel al-Jubeir. Saud al-Faisal was the foreign minister… (125 more words) …

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    ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-28 has successfully put five satellites of United Kingdom into designated orbits. They launched successfully after its lift off from first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Jul 14, 2015
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    India has been accorded the full membership of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) at its Ufa summit held in Russia which it will help India to work with the six members grouping to enhance connectivity, combat terror and create an… (216 more words) …

  • Jul 10, 2015
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    Kamal Bawa who is Eminent Ecologist has been elected as Fellow to the London based prestigious Royal Society. Kamal Bawa joins former and current eminent fellows of Royal Society such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking etc.… (148 more words) …

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan premier Karimov were signed agreement to boost cooperation between their foreign offices and in the field of culture and tourism.

    This visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was part of his first leg… (153 more words) …

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    Japan’s Meiji-era is called from 1868 to 1912. In this era, industrial revolution sites have received World Cultural Heritage status from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

    • In 1972, the list of these heritage sites is part of… (154 more words) …
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    World Boxing Organization (WBO) has stripped of the Welterweight World title 2015 won by Floyd Mayweather in May 2015. Decision in this regard was taken by WBO after Mayweather failed to pay the 200,000 dollar sanctioning fee to WBO prior… (138 more words) …

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    Supreme Court of India issued notices to the Union Government, Election Commission of India (ECI) on a plea to bring all political parties under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. Supreme Court of India was also issued… (139 more words) …

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    Telangana government and ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) inked MoU (memorandum of Understanding) to promote IT-based information for farmers. According to the MoU, ICRISAT seeks to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based knowledge sharing platforms and… (118 more words) …

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    Prestigious Fergusson College of Pune has been accorded the special heritage status by the University Grants Commission (UGC). UGC (University Grants Commission) will provide financial assistance for its upkeep. Now the college is among the 19 institutions in the country… (105 more words) …

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    Prakash Javadekar who is Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) held a meeting with 6 states in New Delhi to review the progress of demarcation of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) along the Western Ghats region.

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kazakhstan premier Karim Massimov launched the first exploratory drilling at Satpayev oil block owned by India’s ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) and Kazakhstan Company KazMunaiGaz in Astana, Kazakh capital.

    • Satpayev oil block is an offshore… (189 more words) …
  • Jul 10, 2015
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    World Bank has ranked the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) as the world’s largest public works programme. It was released data by World Bank Group’s report titled ‘The State of Social Safety Nets 2015‘.

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  • Jul 9, 2015
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    Abdullah Hussain who was Pakistani Urdu novelist passed away in Lahore due to blood cancer at the age of 84 on 6th July 2015. Abdullah Hussain had received worldwide fame after the publication of his masterpiece Urdu novel and greatest… (103 more words) …

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    Lewis Hamilton who is Mercedes driver of Britain won 2015 Birtish Grand Prix of Formula One (F1). Birtish Grand Prix of F1 held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire in England.

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    Renowned US actress and model Diana Douglas passed away in Los Angeles due to cancer at the age of 92.Diana Douglas was married to Kirk Douglas who was famous US actor in 1943 and is mother of Oscar winning actor… (108 more words) …

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    India has retained the South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) title. It was the 4th edition of the Championships. They defeated Sri Lanka by 93-44 score in the final match which played at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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    United States (US) won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup which US defeated Japan by 5-2 goals score in the World Cup final match played at Vancouver Canada. It is overall third world cup title of US.

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  • Jul 7, 2015
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    Major Software IT Company Microsoft agreed to develop Smart MIDC (industrial colony) and support Digital Village in Maharashtra. In this regard, the information was given by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (week-long visit to the US) after his meet with… (138 more words) …

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    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Chaudhary Birendra Singh who is Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation released the provisional data from the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India.… (287 more words) …

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    The NASA (Naional Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced that it successfully flight tested Prandtl-d aircraft. Prandtl was developed by NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Centre and it stands for the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars.

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    Chile won Copa America title 2015 (South America’s most prestigious football trophy) for the first time which played at Santiago de Chile. First ever international trophy of Chile in Football trophy.

    1. The hosts defeated 14 times champion Argentina by 4-1… (174 more words) …
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    BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) launches pre-paid card linked mobile wallet service ‘Speed Pay’ by Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. BSNL has launched the service in partnership with IT company Pyro which allows customers to transfer… (156 more words) …