2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jul 29, 2015
  • 1 IDFC gets banking license from RBI and become 2nd financier [ None ]

    About IDFC: IDFC stands for Infrastructure Development Financing Company which is a leading finance company in India. It provides end to end finance services and project implementation services. Vinod Rai is an independent director of IDFC.

    About RBI: RBI stands for Reserve Bank

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  • 2 BEL bags Dun Bradstreet’s India’s Top PSUs Awards 2015 [ Awards ]

    About BEL: Bharat Electronics Limited is shortly called as BEL is an Indian government aerospace and defense company. It has nine factories, and few local offices in India. It is maintained by the Government of India and it’s mainly production of advanced electronic products for

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  • 3 Etienne Benet Nestle India’s MD replaced [ None ]

    About Nestle: Nestle is a Swiss multinational food and liquid refreshment company. It’s headquarter is located in Vevey of Switzerland. Nestle produces the products like baby food, bottled water, breakfast puffed rice, coffee and tea, sweetmeat, dairy products, ice cream, ice-cov

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  • 4 Sebastian Vettel wins 2015 Classic Hungarian Grand Prix of F1 [ None ]

    About Sebastian Vettel: Sebastian Vettel is a German Plan One racing driver who is currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari. He signed a contract to remain in that role until at least the end of 2017.

    Image of Sebastian Vettel

    Image of Sebastian Vettel

    German Plan One racing driver who is currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari

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  • 5 CSC and HCL forms a joint project to provide technology services and solutions to banks [ None ]

    About CSC: Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC ) is an American multinational corporation that provides information technology (IT) services and professional services. It’s headquarter is located in Falls Church, Virginia.

    About HCL: HCL ( Hindustan Computers Limited ) Technologi

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  • 6 Indian women wrestling team won silver medal in the Kazakhstan Presidential Cup [ None ]

    Indian women’s wrestling team has won the silver medal after finishing second in the fifth Senior International Wrestling Tournament which is also known as Cup of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan.The eight-member team bagged a silver medal at the July 23-26 event held in K

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  • 7 Anand Krishnamurthy selected CEO and also MD of CSB bank [ None ]

    Mr. Anand Krishnamurthy appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at the Catholic Syrian Bank Limited in July 2015. He replaced Rakesh Bhatia who had resign due to personal reason. The board of directors of CSB chooses Mr. Anand as CEO and MD of CSB bank amon

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  • 8 Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana launched by Union Government [ Important Days ]

    Union Government: The Union Government is also known as the Central Government and it officially called as Government of India. It was established by the Constitution of India. It manages the authority of the union of 29 states and seven union regions, which collectively called t

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  • 9 Former Bihar, Kerala Governor R.S. Gavai is no more [ None ]

    R. S. Gavai passed away after a long illness in the private hospital in Nagpur, Maharashtra at age 86. About R. S. Gavai: Ramakrishna Suryabhan Gavai was born on 30 October 1929 in Darapur of Amravati. He was an Indian politician and Governor of Bihar from 2006 to 2008. He was al

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  • Jul 29, 2015
  • 1 China successfully tests 5th generation Long March carrier rocket [ None ]

    About China’s rocket launch: China launched its first satellite, which was known as Dong Fang Hong 1 into Earth orbit on its Long March space rocket on April 24, 1970 by this china became the fifth nation to achieve independent launch capability.

    5th generation Long March carrier rocket

    5th Generation Long March Carrier Rocket

    Recently developed by China

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  • 2 Tunisia’s Parliament approves New Anti-terror Law [ None ]

    About Tunisia’s Parliament: Tunisia’s Parliament has approved a new anti-terror law, which finds to counter the threat posed by Islamic militants. The law was approved awesomely by 174 members of parliament with ten nonparticipations and no votes against the bill. Under the new a

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  • 3 All India Council of Sports establishes as an advisory body by Union Government [ None ]

    Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced the formation of All India Council of Sports. About Union Government: Union Government and also known as the Central Government . It was established by the Constitution of India. It is the central authority of the union of 29 states an

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  • 4 M Damodaran former Chairman of SEBI sets up trust for non-executive directors [ None ]

    About M. Damodaran: Meleveetil Damodaran is a business executive and former government officer. Presently he is an Advisor and Chief Representative in India for the ING Group of Netherlands.

    • He served as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
    • India’s f

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  • 5 MCX signed with CME group for international exchange at GIFT City [ None ]

    About Multi Commodity Exchange: Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd called as MCX is an independent product exchange company founded in India. The turnover of the exchange for the economic year 2009 was US 1.24 trillion dollars. In terms of contracts operated, it was the world’

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  • 6 IRDAI sets up 3 committees to analysis regulations in insurance [ Committees & Bodies ]

    About IRDA: IRDAI stands for Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India. It is an agency of Government of India for insurance sector supervision and development. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is an independent top legislative organiz

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  • Jul 27, 2015
  • 1 Axis Bank Q1 (first quarter) profit increases 19% to Rs 1,978 crore [ None ]

    About Axis Bank: Axis Bank Limited is the third largest private sector bank in India. It offers to customer the financial services segments covering Large and Mid-Sized Corporates, MSME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses. Axis Bank has its registered office at Ahmedabad. Axis Ban

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  • 2 Activist Teesta Setalvad’s bail appeal rejected in foreign funds case [ None ]

    Teesta and Javed are directors of Sabrang Communications and Publishing. The Gujarat government believed that the Ford Foundation was interfering in India’s internal affairs and encouraging Teesta’s Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace to promote “public disagreement”

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  • 3 7 Indian companies placed in World’s 500 global companies list: Fortune Magazine [ None ]

    Seven Indian companies placed in 2015 Fortune 500 Global Companies list gathered by Fortune Magazine. About Global 500: The Fortune Global 500 is also known as Global 500 , it covers an annual ranking list of the top 500 companies from worldwide and these ranks are measured by th

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  • 4 UNESCO names Conakry as World Book Capital for 2017 [ None ]

    What is UNESCO? The abbreviation for UNESCO is The United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and it is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educati

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  • 5 India earns $100 million by launching 45 foreign satellites: Government [ None ]

    About Satellite: A satellite is defined as “a non-natural object which has been purposefully placed into orbit of the Earth”. According to ISRO, India had launch four foreign satellites in 2014-15 in the Earth’s lower orbit using its workhorse polar rocket, which are:

    • Commercial

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  • 6 India ranks 12th in terms of power generation from nuclear source [ None ]

    About nuclear power: Nuclear power is used to release nuclear energy and for that it uses nuclear reactors and then it can generate electricity. The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) announce a report in 2013 that there are 437 operational nuclear power reactors in 31 cou

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 Union Government launches National Career Counselling portal [ None ]

    India launches National Career Counselling Portal, here are the highlights. About Union Government: The Union Government of India is also known as Central Government. It was established by the constitution of India. It has authority of 29 states and seven union territories.

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  • 2 ISRO successfully test-fires GSLV-Mark III rocket engine [ None ]

    About ISRO: The Indian Space Research Organisation also called in short as ISRO is the famous space agency of the Indian government. Its primary objective is improvement of space technologies and it uses its applications for national benefit.

    GSLV-Mark III rocket engine

    GSLV-Mark III Rocket Engine

    ISRO successfully launches GSLV-III

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  • 3 BRICS bank starts its operations from Shanghai China [ None ]

    The New Development Bank (NDB) created by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) nations formally started its operations from its headquarters in Shanghai, China. This bank was formerly known as BRICS Development Bank.

    BRICS Bank - Operations in China

    BRICS Bank - Operations in China

    New Development Bank (NDB) Agreement for establishing NDB was signed during the 6th BRICS Summit being held in Fortaleza, Brazil

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  • 4 French tennis legend Amelie Mauresmo inducted in International Tennis Hall of Fame [ None ]

    Legend France’s Amelie Mauresmo Tennis Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Here are some of the major and noteworthy Accomplishments of Amelie Mauresmo:

    Image of Amelie Mauresmo

    Image of Amelie Mauresmo

    Included in International Tennis Hall of Fame

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  • 5 Indian-origin doctor Shiv Pande receives honorary fellowship in UK [ None ]

    About Shiv Pande: He is an Indian origin doctor. University of Central Lancashire of United Kingdom awarded him with honorary fellowship because of his contribution to the community as a general practitioner and medical educator.

    Image of Shiv Pande - Indian Origin Doctor

    Image of Shiv Pande - Indian Origin Doctor

    Receives honorary fellowship in UK

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  • 6 India, Russia sign trade agreement to enhance customs [ None ]

    India and Russia have signed a customs and easiness business visas agreement to enhance trade between both countries to overcome these interferences and to increase business. It focuses on land and sea ports related issues and allows faster import of goods and non-tariff barriers

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  • 7 Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project wins 2015 PATA Award [ Awards ]

    Kerala Tourism has won 2015 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) award for its Muziris Heritage Project. This award was in the ‘Heritage & Culture’ category. The dedications in the project to get this award are maintenance and protection of the ancient town of historical and cu

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  • 8 Ananth Narayanan appointed as CEO of Myntra [ None ]

    About Myntra: Myntra is an Indian e-commerce company of fashion and casual lifestyle products. It’s headquarter is in Bangalore, Karnataka. Myntra has appointed Ananth Narayanan as its chief executive officer (CEO).

    • The founder of Myntra are graduates of Indian Institutes of Tec

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  • 9 Pipavav Defence inks pact with Russian firm Zvyozdochka to refit submarines [ Defense ]

    Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group’s Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company (PDOC) signed an agreement with JSC Ship Repairing Centre Zvyozdochka, Russia, for Medium Refits and Life Certification of 877 EKM Submarines in India.

    The Type 877EKM has six 533mm torpedo tubes

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