2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 3, 2015
  • 1 India women’s team of World Archery wins silver medal at World Archery Championship [ None ]

    Archery: Archery is a type of game in which player has to shoot with a bow and arrows at a target given to him or her as a sport. About World Archery Federation: The World Archery Federation also known as FITA stands for the French Federation International de Tir al Arc is the l

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  • 2 Spices Board launches Subsidy Scheme to boost production and export [ None ]

    About Spices Board of India: The Spices Board is the Indian government monitoring and advertising agency for Indian spices. It’s headquarter is in Kochi. Chairman of Spices Board is Dr. Jayathilak, who is an IAS officer .

    • At its headquarters in Kochi the board has a state-of-the-

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  • 3 US country singer Lynn Anderson passed away [ None ]

    United States country singer Lynn Anderson passed away at age of 67 after suffered with a heart attack in Nashville, US. About Lynn Anderson: Lynn Rene Anderson born on September 26 in 1947 in North Dakota and was raised in Sacramento, California.

    Image of Lynn Anderson

    Image of Lynn Anderson

    Famous Country Singer from USA

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  • 4 CERN legally consults its Associate Membership to Pakistan [ None ]

    About CERN: The European Organization for Nuclear Research known as CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) is a European research organization. Its work is to operate the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.

    • It was established in 1954, the organization is in a

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  • 5 India will host 2nd Forum for Indian-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) [ None ]

    About FIPIC: The Pacific Islands Forum is an inter-governmental organization. It aims to increase cooperation between the self-governing countries of the Pacific Ocean. It was founded in 1971 as the South Pacific Forum .

    • The name was changed in 1999 as Pacific Island forum.
    • Pacifi

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  • 6 Ranveer Singh Saini wins Gold medal at Special Olympics World Games [ None ]

    India’s Ranveer Singh Saini has won a Gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games held in Los Angeles. About Ranveer Singh Saini: Ranveer Singh Saini is belongs to Gurgaon, Haryana.

    Image of Ranveer Singh Saini

    Image of Ranveer Singh Saini

    Winner of Gold medal at Special Olympics World Games

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  • 7 Sania Mirza recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2015 [ Awards ]

    About Sania Mirza: Sania Mirza born on 15 November 1986, Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is an Indian professional tennis player, currently she is ranked world No. 1 in women’s doubles. She was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles

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  • 8 Russia’s Rosneft acquire 49% stake in Essar Oil [ None ]

    About Rosneft: Rosneft is an united oil company majority owned by the Government of Russia. Rosneft’s headquarter is in Moscow’s Balchug district near the Kremlin, across the Moskva River.

    • After purchasing assets of former oil giant Yukos at state-run auctions, Rosneft became Rus

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  • 9 Tata Motors takes order of 914-crore from Indian Army [ None ]

    About Tata Motors: Tata Motors is an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Its products include passenger cars, trucks, vans, coaches, buses, construction equipment and military vehicles.

    • It is the world’s 17th-largest

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  • Aug 3, 2015
  • 1 India’s first Harbour Defense System commissioned in Kochi [ None ]

    IUHDSS (Integrated Underwater Harbour Defense and Surveillance System) was commissioned in Kochi, Kerala. First of its kind system in the country is part of initiatives to strengthen and beef up coastal security in the western coastline.

    About (IUHDSS):

    • IUHDSS is designed by Is

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  • 2 David Taylor appointed as new CEO of Procter & Gamble (P&G) [ None ]

    About Procter and Gamble: Procter & Gamble also known as P&G . It is an American multinational consumer goods company. It’s headquarter is in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

    Image of David Taylor

    Image of David Taylor

    Newly appointed CEO of Procter & Gamble

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  • 3 Kotak bank launches mobile banking app named as ‘Kotak Bharat’ for ‘un-banked’ regions [ None ]

    About Kotak Mahindra bank: Kotak Mahindra Bank is the fourth largest private sector bank of India. The bank’s headquarter is located at 27BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex), Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

    • Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd was the group’s flagship company.
    • Reserve Bank

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  • 4 Paytm belongings BCCI title sponsorship rights for all international series [ None ]

    About Paytm: Paytm is an Indian e-commerce shopping website. It was launched by One97 Communications which primarily focused on Mobile and DTH Recharging in 2010. Vijay Shekhar Sharma is founder and CEO of this company.

    • It’s headquarter is in Noida, India.
    • Paytm entered in India’s

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  • 5 Fire chat, the messaging service without network connection [ None ]

    About Fire Chat: Fire Chat is a registered mobile app for chat without network connection. It is developed by Open Garden. It enabled smartphones to connect via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or Apple’s Multipeer Connectivity Framework without an internet connection by connecting peer-to-peer

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  • 6 Uber plans $1 billion to invest into India, tastes 1 million daily rides [ None ]

    About Uber: Uber Technologies is an American international transportation network company. It’s headquarter is in San Francisco, California of United States. The company’s main focus is to provide transportation to people over a city by using its online service.

    • The person can us

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  • 7 Debjani Ghosh selected as new MAIT President [ None ]

    About Debjani Ghosh: Debjani Ghosh is vice president at Intel Corporation in the Sales and Marketing Group and managing director for South Asia. In India, her responsibility is to establish new growth areas for Intel in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and

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  • 8 US provide CSF tranche of $336 million dollars to Pakistan [ None ]

    About CSF: CSF stands for Currency Stabilization Fund and also Coalition Support Funds. It is considered only in cases of high inflation. It is planned to increase a member’s resources temporarily in support of a wide-ranging exchange-rate-based balance strategy aimed for reducin

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  • 9 Google Translate add 20 more ordinary languages [ None ]

    About Google Translator: Google Translate is a multi-language service provided by Google. It is used to translate text, speech, images, or real-time video from one language into another. It provides web interface and mobile interfaces for Android and iOS.

    • It also provides an API

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  • Aug 3, 2015
  • 1 Microsoft launches new operating system Windows 10 [ None ]

    About Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology. It is also known as Microsoft. It’s headquarter is in Redmond, Washington. Its work is to develop, manufacture, license, support and sell of computer software, customer electronics and personal comput

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  • 2 Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta win Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015 [ Awards ]

    About Sanjiv Chaturvedi: Sanjiv Chaturvedi is an IFS ( Indian Forest Service) officer from the Haryana cadre of 2002 batch. Currently he is the deputy secretary at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

    Image of Sanjiv Chaturvedi

    Image of Sanjiv Chaturvedi

    Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015 Winner

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  • Jul 30, 2015
  • 1 Dr Suniti Solomon, pioneer of HIV AIDS research and treatment in India is no more [ None ]

    About Dr. Suniti Solomon: Suniti Solomon was an Indian Physician. She did Revolutionary work in India of AIDS and she detected the first AIDS case in India in Chennai in 1985. She started the Y R Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education in Chennai.

    • She was Professor of Mic

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  • 2 Ancient mystery of why pendulum clocks sync over time [ None ]

    About Pendulum Clocks: This is first pendulum clock invented by Huygens. A pendulum clock is a clock that uses a pendulum which is a swinging weight. It is a timekeeping element. The advantage of a pendulum for timekeeping is that it is a harmonic oscillator.

    • It swings back and o

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  • 3 Launch of smartphones, tablets and LED TVs in India [ None ]

    InFocus has launched a series of new devices today in India. InFocus launched four new smartphones – M812, M808, M550-3D & M370. It’s price start from Rs 19,999 to Rs 5,999. Seven UHD & FHD/HD LED TVs ranging in size from 70” to 24”, a 2-in-1 tablet and three feature phone models

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  • 4 SEBI cancels Sahara Mutual Fund license [ None ]

    About Sahara Mutual fund: Sahara mutual fund manages the investments of costumers, diversity of their portfolio, reduce their investment risks. About SEBI: SEBI stands for Security and Exchange Board of India.

    • It is the controller of the security market of India. It was establish

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  • 5 Union Government announced E-tourist visa to Chinese nationals [ None ]

    About e-tourist visa: The Electronic Travel Authorization facility became operational on 27 November 2014 for citizens of over 40 eligible countries, including those who are eligible for visa on arrival.

    • It is mainly issued for tourism, visiting friends and family, short duration

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  • Jul 29, 2015
  • 1 Ram Sewak Sharma, IT Secretary appointed as TRAI chairman [ None ]

    About Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI): It was established in February, 1997 by an Act of Parliament to regulate telecom services in India, which aims is to create private sector in telecom industries. TRAI is an independent regulator that regulates telecommunication

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  • 2 Maharashtra government released small vehicles to pay toll tax [ None ]

    About Toll Tax: Toll tax is collected generally on multi-lane highways. These are used by buses/trucks and long distance travels. The toll is calculated by the distance travelled on the toll road.

    Requirement of toll tax:

    • Toll tax is required for recover the amount which road d

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  • 3 Jorge Sampaio, Helena Ndume received award of inaugural Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize [ Awards ]

    About Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid innovative, politician and promoter. He was President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. UN General Assembly (UNGA) Establish Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize in June 2014.

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  • 4 28 July observed as World Hepatitis Day [ Important Days ]

    About World Hepatitis Day: World Hepatitis Day observed on July 28 every year. Hepatitis name has derived from Greek word ‘Hepar’ means liver and ‘itis’ means infection. It is a type of infectious diseases. It is known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E.

    • It aims to increase worldwide

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  • 5 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, ‘People’s President’ and ‘Missile Man’ lost life while delivering lecture [ None ]

    Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the missile man who became popular as ‘People’s President’ died on Monday evening after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong. HRD minister Smriti Irani says Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan will

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