2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government [ None ]

    Union Government has declared that 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have achieved or surpassed the literacy rate of 80 percent. These 14 States and UTs are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCR- Delhi, Chandigarh, Puduche

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  • 2 Supreme Court rejects Centre’s review against scrapping quota for Jats [ None ]

    Supreme Court (SC) has rejected the review appeals filed by the Union Government and Jat Organisations seeking OBC status to the Jat community. Jat Mahasabha or All India Jat Mahasabha is the premier organization of Jats in India which aim is to raise awareness about the social a

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  • 3 Puducherry get the nomination of the country’s first smart city [ None ]

    Puducherry city also known as Pondicherry has emerged as the first nomination to be received by the Urban Development Ministry for a Smart City Mission. Puducherry is a Union Territory of India, Former French India formed out of four exclaves and named after the largest Puducherr

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  • 4 Nationality of the Indo-Bangla joint survey concluded in LBA enclaves [ None ]

    The land boundary agreement (LBA) on the India-Bangladesh border recently swapped selection of 162 enclaves in the official national survey has ended. The survey was conducted by the Enclaves Exchange Co-ordination Committee (NECC) of both countries for determining the nationalit

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  • 5 Japan assures 26% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030 [ None ]

    Japan has assured to cut 26 percent of the world’s sixth largest greenhouse gas emissions. For this, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe submitted its target to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Japan announced at the Climate Change Conference in

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  • Jul 23, 2015
  • 1 Naomi Klein wins 2015 American Book Award [ Awards ]

    Naomi Klein born on May 8, 1970 is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker renowned for political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of corporate capitalism. She is known for “ No Logo” , a book that went on to become an international bestseller.

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  • 2 ‘Ragtime’ Author E.L. Doctorow Dies in New York at 84 [ None ]

    Edgar Lawrence Doctorow born on January 6, 1931 was an American author, editor and professor is renowned internationally for his works of historical fiction. Before becoming a novelist, he was editor-in-chief at Dial Press beginning in 1964, where he supervised writings by Ian Fl

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  • 3 India ‘Freedom Now’ refrains from voting on UN resolution on the American NGO [ None ]

    India has abstained from voting on a UN resolution that granted special consultative status to an American NGO that works to free political prisoners across the world. India was among the 11 countries that abstained from voting on the resolution in the UN Economic and Social Coun

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  • 4 NASA satellite returns ‘Epic’ view of Earth [ None ]

    The US space agency has announced, a high-resolution camera aboard a NASA satellite has beamed back its first photograph - a spectacular view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

    The colour image of Earth was taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging C

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  • 5 Sushma corners Congress over Bagrodia [ None ]

    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday supposed that a senior Congress leader approached her for a diplomatic passport for coal scam and accused Santosh Bagrodia who is a politician from Indian National Congress was a Member of the Parliament of India representing R

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  • 6  तीस्ता जल (Teesta River Water - Explanation by PM on trip to Bangladesh - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना:- प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की बांग्लादेश यात्रा में जा रहे है। जोकि नि:संदेह महत्वपूर्ण है। वे बहु प्रतीक्षित भूमि सीमा समझौते को अमल में लाने के लिए हस्ताक्षर करेंगे। पं. बंगाल की मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी इस बार प्रधानमंत्री के साथ जा रही हैं लेकिन तीस्ता नदी जल बंट

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  • 7  नरेन्द्र मोदी रिपोर्ट 2014 से 2015 (Achievements of Narendra Modi Government in One Year-in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना:- यह रिपोर्ट 2014 से 2015 की है जिसमें नरेन्द्र मोदी जी के कार्य को बताया गया है कि इन एक वर्ष में उन्होंने देश के विकास के लिए क्या-क्या किया है। ’अच्छे दिन आने वाले है’ के नारे को लेकर केंद्र की सत्ता में पूर्ण बहुमत के साथ आई नरेन्द्र मोदी की सरकार 26 मई 2015 को ए

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  • 8  नेट और नेट न्यूट्रिलिटी (Article in Hindi on Net and Net Neutrality) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना:- नेट में फेसबुक की एक ऐसी दुनिया है, जिसमें मेलजोल बढ़ाने और लोगों को सामाजिक बनाने के लिए रचा गया था। लेकिन अपने फेसबुक अकाउंट में एक बार झांककर देखें कि आज कितने लोगों ने सकारात्मक पोस्ट डाली हैं या खुद आपने कितनी सकारात्मक पोस्ट लाइफ या शेयर की हैं? यहां तो नकारात

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  • 9  मैगी (Nestle Maggi Noodles banned in India - Article in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना:- हाल ही में नेस्ले इंडिया के लोकप्रिय उत्पाद ’मैगी नूडल्स’ में तय मात्रा से अधिक सीसा (लैड)पाया गया। कुछ राज्यों ने इसकी ब्रिकी पर पाबंदी लगा दी तो कुछ ने जांच शुरू कर दी। ऐसा पहली बार नहीं हुआ है कि किसी एक खाद्य पदार्थ में तय मानकों के विपरीत पदार्थों का इस्तेमाल

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  • Jul 23, 2015
  • 1  भारत-चीन व मंगोलिया संबंध (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Visit to Mongolia - India’s relation) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना:- मोदी जी को प्रधानमंत्री बने लगभग एक वर्ष हो चुका है। इस वर्ष में उन्होंने देश के विकास के लिए कई सराहनीय कार्य किए है, इसके लिए उन्हें कई विदेशी यात्राएं भी करनी पड़ी है जिसमें कुछ विदेशी दौरे सफल भी रहे है। इसी विकास को आगे बढ़ाने के लिए वे अभी मई 2015 में चीन व मंग

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  • 2  बोफोर्स (Boforce Guns Case - Published in Sweden Newspaper - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना:- एक बार फिर यह मुद्दा इसलिए गरमाया है। क्योंकि राष्ट्रपति प्रणब मुखर्जी ने स्वीडन के एक अखबार को दिए साक्षात्कार में बोफोर्स तोप सौदे को घोटाला मानने से इनकार कर दिया है। यह सौदा बहुत ही विवादास्पद रहा है। बोफोर्स तोपों के सौदे में दलाली की खबरों के बाद इसकी गुणवत्त

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  • 3  काला धन (Black Money Circulation in India - Measures to Curb - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना:- काला धन, जिसे अंग्रेजी में ’ब्लेक मनी’ कहा जाता है, ऐसा धन होता है, जो व्यावहरिक रूप से आयकर विभाग की नजर से छुपा हुआ होता है। इस धन का लेखा-जोखा सरकारी आँकड़ों में कहीं नहीं होता है। यह बड़े-बड़े व्यापारियों, राजनेताओं, अधिकारियों, माफियाओं एवं हवाला कारोबारियों का अ

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  • 4  आम आदमी पार्टी (Aam Aadmi Party) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना:- आम आदमी पार्टी अर्थात दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल जी शुरू से ही दावा करते थे कि इनकी पार्टी औरों से अलग है पर अब दिल्ली में सत्ता संभालने के कुछ समय बाद ही इस दावे में कोई दम नजर नहीं आ रहा है। स्वराज की तर्ज पर लोकतांत्रिक तरीके से पार्टी चलाने की वकालत

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI [ None ]

    Union Government of India has appointed Bhanu Pratap Sharma as Chairperson Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). At present, Bhanu Pratap Sharma is Health and Family Welfare Secretary was given additional charge of FSSAI for three months. Sharma is an IAS officer

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  • 2 RBI, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ink currency swap agreement [ None ]

    Indian RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and central bank of Sri Lanka has signed a special currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBS). According to the agreement, Sri Lankan bank can draw up to 1.1 billion dollars for a maximum period of 6 months.

    • This agreement

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  • 3 IIS officer Prashant Pathrabe appointed FTII Director [ None ]

    Information and Broadcasting Ministry Prashant Pathrabe who has given additional charge to Prashant Pathrabe as Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Prashant Pathrabe was appointed as Interim Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) by Union

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  • 4 Second Sohra Marathon held in Meghalaya [ None ]

    Second Sohra Marathon-2015 was held in Meghalaya Mawkdok in East Khashi. Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma who also joined the runners in the marathon. Second Sohra Marathon event was jointly organized by Department of Sports & Youth Affairs and Department of Art & Culture

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  • 5 MAIT- IMRB released ITOPS 2015 Study on IT hardware market performance [ None ]

    MAIT (Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology) and IMRB International (formerly known as Indian Market Research Bureau) jointly released the ITOPS 2015 Study. According to the study deals, the performance of the IT hardware market performance between April 2014 and

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  • 6 Veteran Telugu playback singer V Ramakrishna passed away [ None ]

    Veteran Telugu playback singer Vissamraju Ramakrishna who passed away due to cancer at his Venkatagiri Hills residence at the age of 68. Vissamraju Ramakrishna had sung many memorable songs for legendary south Indian actor turned politician N T Rama Rao and other top stars.

    • Vissa

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  • 7 Ottappalam in Kerala to have India’s first Defence Industrial Park [ Defense ]

    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of Union Government have approved India’s first defence industrial park. This park will be set up at Ottappalam in Palakkad district of Kerala and it has approved proposal for this defence park forwarded by the Kerala Industria

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  • 8 Uruguay’s soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia passes away July 18, 2015 [ None ]

    Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia who has passed away due to heart attack in Montevideo, Uruguay at the age of 88. In the final match of World Cup 1950, Alcides Ghiggia had scored the winning goal against Brazil which had helped Uruguay to win World Cup for the second time.

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  • 9 EU approves 7 Billion Euro Short-Term Loans to Greece [ None ]

    European Union (EU) has approved a short-term loan of 7.16 billion euros to Greece after it was backed by the 28 member states. The European Financial Stabilization Mechanism (EFSM) will be given loan to the Greece and EFSM is a rescue fund set up during the first time bailout

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 India and Myanmar to strengthen Defence ties [ Defense ]

    Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin have announced plans to strengthen their defence cooperation during a joint consultative commission (JCC) meeting held in New Delhi. JCC meeting had released joint statement on various a

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  • 2 Two new plant species discovered in Western Ghats July [ None ]

    Two new plant species were discovered in Edmalayalar, Pooyamkutty-Adamalayar and Neriamangalam forest regions of Western Ghats in Ernakulam district of Kerala by Professor C.N. Sunil during investigations conducted as part of a UGC-sponsored project on the flowering plants.

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  • 3 Union Cabinet gives nod to redevelop 400 major railway stations July 17, 2015 [ None ]

    Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the redevelopment of 400 major railway stations which accelerate the redevelopment of ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category railway stations across the country. These major railway stations will be redeveloped under a new a

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