2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 12, 2015
  • 1 President presented “Stree Shakti Puraskars” and “Nari Shakti Puruskars” for the year 2014 [ None ]

    President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented Stree Shakti puraskars (six women) and Nari Shakti Puruskars for the year 2014. These awards were given on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March) at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prize money of award is 3 lakh rupees

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  • 2 International Women’s Day 2015 observed on 8 March [ Important Days ]

    International Women’s Day was observed across the world on 8 March 2015 and this day celebrates the achievements of women in the field of economic, political and social. The theme for the year 2015 is ” Make it Happen and it encourages effective action for advancing and recognizi

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  • 3 ’Aapki Beti Humari Beti’ scheme launched in Haryana [ None ]

    ’Aapki Beti Humari Beti’ scheme launched in Haryana by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and aim to reduce the gap between boys and girl sex ration in the state for the both rural and urban areas.

    1. Manohar Lal Khattar launched the scheme by giving away a cheque of 21000 rupees ea

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  • 4 Pakistan conducts successful test launch of Shaheen-III missile [ None ]

    Pakistan conducted a successful test launch of the Shaheen-III Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile which range of Ballistic Missile is 2,750 km and launched by senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organization

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  • 5 Sri Lankan Government suspends China port city project in Colombo [ None ]

    Sri Lankan Government Ranil Wickremasinghe temporarily suspends China port city project in Colombo. Reason behind of this decision was taken Interim Report submitted by a cabinet sub-committee.

    1. Sri Lankan Government had agreed to invest through China for the single large project o

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  • 6 Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu bus service flagged off [ None ]

    The Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu bus service was flagged off jointly by India of Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae and by Nepal of Nepal Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Bimalendra Nidhi.

    1. The Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu bus service launched under the ambi

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  • 7 Jharkhand CM announces Rs 1 lakh for alcohol-free villages [ None ]

    The Chief Minister Raghubar Das will allocate Rs one lakh to villages which will become alcohol-free. Chief Minister Raghubar Das will be opened 57 more Kasturba Gandhi Girl Schools in the state who announced in the annual Budget of 2015-16.

    The Jharkhand government said those vil

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  • 8 Kerala Assembly speaker G Karthikeyan passes away [ None ]

    Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan died in Bangalore, Karnataka in the age of 66. He died in Bangalore after diagnosed with liver cancer. Senior Congress leader Karthikeyan was an eminent Congress leader in Kerala and started his political career through Kerala Students Union

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  • Mar 11, 2015
  • 1 Saina Nehwal & Prannoy win at All England Championship [ None ]

    Women’s single title - Olympic bronze medallist, Saina Nehwal of India won the All England badminton championships held in England. She defeatedBellaetrix Manuputty of Indonesia by score 21-8 21-12.

    Men’s single title - Prannoy eked won All England badminton championships held in

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  • 2 Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Raosaheb Danve resigns [ None ]

    Union Minister Danve, who Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution resigned from the office in March 2015. Raosaheb Dadarao Danve was made Maharasthra BJP president on January 2015 which seat vacant by Devendra Fadnavis when he made a CM of Maharastra.

    1. But in March 2015, Mr.

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  • 3 NRDC, CCRAS inks MoA to commercialise ayurvedic medicines [ None ]

    The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has linked between Ayurveda NRDC (National Research Development Corporation) and CCRAS (Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences) for the purpose of commercialise Ayurvedic medicines and technologies.

    1. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signe

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  • Mar 8, 2015
  • 1 Reliance Infrastructure Ltd announced acquisition of Pipavav Defense Company Ltd [ None ]

    Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (chairman Anil Ambani) announced acquisition of Pipavav Defense Company Ltd and (PDOE Offshore Engineering Company Ltd). According to the agreement, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd will drive into the emerging business of defence production with cost of 2

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  • 2 India and Spain sign agreement on Mutual Protection of Classified Information [ None ]

    India and Spain have signed an agreement on Mutual Protection of Classified Information. According to this agreement, it provides the framework for development in the area of the defense sector between both countries.

    1. Mutual Protection of Classified Information of agreement was si

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  • 3 Maharashtra government scraps 5% education quota for Muslims [ None ]

    Maharashtra government (Devendra Fadnavis) has scrapped 5 per cent job quota for Muslims in the state. Government Resolution of BJP-Shiv Sena government to make a legal agreement the previous notification issued by the previous NCP-Congress government granting 5 per cent reservat

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  • 4 BBC released a documentary film India’s Daughter [ None ]

    BBC (Chairman Mukesh Singh) released a documentary film India’s Daughter and directed by Leslee Udwin and the British media giant broadcasted the film in UK. “India’s Daughter “ title of documentary film is based on the Delhi gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old female named N

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  • Mar 7, 2015
  • 1 Union Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways launched a website Shipping Samvad [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways launched a website” Shipping Samvad” by the Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari. The purpose of developed the website is to invite innovative ideas and suggestions from general public and expert

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  • 2 RBI reduced Repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 percent [ None ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 percent with immediate effect on 4 March 2015 and RBI reduces 2nd time since January 2015 that earlier RBI reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points. At present scenario-

    1. Reverse repo rate under the LA

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  • 3 Airtel and China Mobile inks MoU for evolving technologies [ None ]

    Airtel and China Mobile inks MoU for evolving technologies on 4 March 2015 for the purpose of developing high technologies like 4G, 5G and procuring telecom devices and equipment.

    1. Airtel Logo Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel and world’s largest telecom operator China Mobile ha

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  • 4 Three South Asian women selected for International Women of Courage Award [ Awards ]

    The prestigious International Women of Courage Award has been selected three South Asian women in year 2015 by the United States, America. Captain Niloofar Rahmani , Nadia Sharmeen and Tabassum Adnan were selected for the award for their demonstrating exceptional courage and lea

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  • Mar 5, 2015
  • 1 ECI launched National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Program [ None ]

    The ECI (Election Commission of India) launched National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Program (NERPAP) throughout India on 3 March 2015. The aberration of NERPAP is National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme and it will focus on total erro

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  • 2 World’s largest and tallest Indian flag unfurled in Faridabad [ None ]

    Indian flag World’s largest and tallest Indian national flag was unfurled at Town Park in Faridabad, Haryana on 3 March 2015. World’s largest Indian flag has dimension of 96 feet by 64 feet and weighs 48 kilograms and height of 250 feet (75 meters).

    Indian flag was scatter by B

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  • 3 Forbes magazine released Global Billionaire’s 2015 annual list [ None ]

    Forbes magazine released Global Billionaire’s 2015 annual list on 3 March 2015 and Bill Gates who co-founder of Microsoft Company has retained topped list in Forbes magazine (Global Billionaire’s 2015) with worth of 79.2 billion US dollars for the 16th time.

    Ranking of Global Bill

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  • Mar 4, 2015
  • 1 Arun Singh named as new Indian Ambassador to US [ None ]

    Arun Singh was a Senior IFS officer (1979-batch) and he has been appointed as new Indian Ambassador to US and earlier, he was serving as India’s Ambassador of France in 2013. Arun Singh will succeed S. Jaishankar who was appointed as Foreign Secretary.

    1. The first assignment of Aru

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  • 2 Huawei launched first Android Wear Smartwatch Huawei Watch [ None ]

    Chinese technology, Huawei launched first Android Wear Smartwatch Huawei Watch on 2 March 2015 and it watch was launched in classic form, business and sporty versions which powered by Google’s Android Wear operating system.

    1. Feature of Huawei Watch is 1.4 inch AMOLED size, scratch

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  • 3 Jagmohan Dalmiya elected as President of BCCI [ None ]

    Jagmohan Dalmiya was amicably elected as President of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) which meeting held at Chennai in Tamil Nadu on 2 March. Dalmiya will succeed N. Srinivasan who was involved in corruption and IPL spot fixing.

    Jagmohan Dalmiya had elected as P

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  • Mar 3, 2015
  • 1 Dubai ATP Tennis Championship [ None ]

    Dubai ATP tennis championship was been held recently, the results of men’s single, women single, men’s doubles and women’s doubles are mentioned below along with their scores in respective championship

    1. Men’s single title - Roger Federer of Switzerland won the ATP Tennis Championsh

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  • 2 🌟 Kannan Ramesh appointed as Judicial Commissioner to Supreme Court of Singapore [ None ]

    Kannan Ramesh (Indian-origin lawyer) has been appointed as Judicial Commissioner to Singapore’s Supreme Court on 1 march. He appointed for 2 years and schedule will be stared on 22 May 2015.

    Image of Kannan Ramesh

    Image of Kannan Ramesh

    Judicial Commissioner to Singapore’s Supreme Court

    1. Before appoin

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  • 3 🌟 Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn in as Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir [ None ]

    Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir on 1 March 2015 and he has made coalition government of Peoples Democratic Party-Bhartiya Janta Party (PDP-BJP).

    Image of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Image of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti Mohammad Sayeed New CM of Jammu and Kashmir

    He became 9th

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  • 4 🌟 Oxford dictionary adds words ride-share, unboxing, bioprinting and vishing related to Technology [ None ]

    Oxford dictionary has added four words in the field of technology. These words are ride-share, unboxing, bioprinting and vishing which related to Technology in the new list. The meaning of these words are explained below:

    1. Meaning of Ride-share - an arrangement of in participation

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  • Mar 2, 2015
  • 1 Mary Kom to quit boxing after 2016 Rio Olympics [ None ]

    Indian Olympic medalist MC Mary Kom (Mangte Chungneijang) has announced to quit boxing after 2016 Rio Olympics. She was only 32-year-old when he won a bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics.

    1. She has born on 1 March 1983 in Manipur and her full name is Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom wh

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