2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 7, 2015
  • 1 World War-II hero, Colonel Harwant Singh is no more [ None ]

    World War - II hero and Retired Colonel Harwant Singh passed away in Patiala, Punjab at age of 95. About Colonel Harwant Singh: He was appointed in 2nd Sikh Battalion of the British Army in September 1941.

    Image of Colonel Harwant Singh

    Image of Colonel Harwant Singh

    Pioneer in World War II - 2nd Sikh Battalion of the British Army

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  • 2 Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill passes by Lok Sabha, 2015 [ None ]

    About Negotiable Instrument Bill: A negotiable instrument is a type of document in which it guaranteeing the payment of a precise amount of money, either on demand, or at a fixed time to the payer whose name is on the document.

    • Negotiable instruments include promissory notes, bi

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  • 3 Mitchell Johnson rises his guide Dennis Lillee’s record [ None ]

    About Mitchell Johnson: Mitchell Guy Johnson is an Australian cricketer who born on 2nd November 1981. He is a left - armed fast bowler and left - handed batsman. He received the award for “the Cricketer of the Year” by International Cricket Council in 2009.

    Image of Mitchell Johnson

    Image of Mitchell Johnson

    Member of Australian Cricket Team

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  • 4 Cognizant rise in revenue by 6 percent in Q2 and beat Infosys, TCS [ None ]

    About Cognizant: Cognizant Technology Solutions is an American multinational corporation. It provides routine information technology, accessing, and business process subcontracting services.

    • It’s headquarter is in Teaneck, New Jersey and United States.
    • Cognizant started to prov

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  • 5 India gets $19.78 billion FDI from nations visited by Modi in Financial Year 2014-15 [ None ]

    About FDI: FDI stands for Foreign Direct Investment. It is a monitoring right of business enterprise in one country by a unit based in another country. Foreign direct investment is based on portfolio foreign investment which is an inactive investment in the securities of another

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  • 6  जनमत संग्रह Declaration of Delhi as Complete State - Initiative by Kejriwal - Article in Hindi [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: - दिल्ली को पूर्ण राज्य का दर्जा दिलाने के लिए मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल ने जनमत संग्रह की बात कही है। इसके लिए उन्होंने शहरी विकास विभाग से राय भी मांगी हैं। क्या उनके इस जनमत संगह की कोई वैधानिकता होगी? क्या जनमत संगह के आधार पर राज्य अपनी इच्छाएं पूरी कर सकते ह

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  • 7  फंड (निवेश) बैलून मॉर्टगेज Investment funds and Balloon Mortgage Article in Hindi [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: - आज कल हमारे देश में कई प्रकार के निवेश चलते है। वह इसलिए क्योंकि जो लोग अपना बचा हुआ पैसा निवेश करते है उन्हें उस पैसा का अच्छा रिटर्न मिल सके। आगे अपने व अपने परिवार का भविष्य सुरक्षित कर सके। इसलिए लोगों के लिए निम्न प्रकार के निवेश इस प्रकार है-

    बैलून मॉर्टगेज

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  • 8 चाइना- पाकिस्तान इकनॉमिक कॉरिडोर (China Pakistan Economic Corridor - Article in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना: - अमरीका केे साथ बढ़ती भारत की नजदीकियों से चिंतित चीन अपनी ताकत को बढ़ाने के लिए नई कारगुजारियों में जुट गया है। पाकिस्तान में निवेश के बहाने काश्गर (चीन) से ग्वादर (पाकिस्तान) तक आर्थिक कॉरिडोर बनाकर चीन दक्षिण एशिया में अपनी ताकत बढ़ाने के साथ भारत को भी साधने की को

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  • 9 Delhi High Court Amendment Bill, 2015 passed by Parliament [ None ]

    About Amendment Bill: Amendment Bill is a part of constitution of India. It is the process of make changes to the nation’s fundamental law or supreme law. The Bill tries to find equal participation of Judiciary and Executive and also ensures that the appointments to the higher ju

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  • Aug 7, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet approves direct release of Wages for MNREGA workers into their bank accounts [ None ]

    About MNREGA: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is a changed name of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005. It is a low for Indian labours and also provides social security that guarantee to give ‘right to work’.

    • It gives support of source in rural a

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  • Aug 6, 2015
  • 1  खाद्य प्रदार्थ पैकेज्ड फूड (Harms of using Packaged Food - Article in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- पहले हमने खाद्य प्रदार्थ के रूप में मैगी की बात कही थी। इसके अलावा भी बहुत जी ऐसी खाने की चीजें है जो हमारे शरीर के लिए हानिकारक है। ऐसे समय, जब देश ही नहीं दुनिया भर में डिब्बाबंद खाद्य प्रदार्थ और पेय प्रदार्थ सहित तंबाकू और सिगरेट के उपयोग को हतोत्साहित कर रहा है

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  • 2  एआईपीएमटी पर्चे लीक (Paper Leak Case in AIPMT Exam conducted by CBSE in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- प्रतियोगी परिक्षाओं के पर्चे लीक करने से लेकर केंद्रों पर नकल होना और फिर गड़बड़ियां सामने आने पर परीक्षा रद्द हो जाना एवं अंत में परीक्षा आयोजित कराने वाली संस्थाओं दव्ारा बेबसी जाहिर कर देना, अब यह एक सिलसिला ही चल पड़ा है। देश के बड़े-बड़े इम्तिहान भी इससे अछूते नहीं

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  • 3  रवि शास्त्री (Contribution of Ravi Shashtri to Indian Cricket Team - In Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम के हरफनमौला क्रिकेटर रहे रवि शास्त्री ने पिछले साल जब टीम के निदेशक का पद संभाला तो बुरी तरह हार रही टीम ने विदेशी धरती पर संघर्ष का जज्बा दिखाना शुरू किया। इसके बाद विश्वकप तक आते-आते तो टीम ने अविश्वसनीय प्रदर्शन से सभी को चकित कर दिया। अब उन्हे

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  • 4  व्यापमं घोटाला (Vyapam Scam explained in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- व्यापंम अर्थात व्यायवसायिक परीक्षा मंडल घोटाला है जो देश की आंतरिक सुरक्षा से जुड़ा अत्यंत गंभीर मसला है, इसकी सीबीआई जांच करानी ही चाहिए। इस घोटाला में ऐसे मंत्रियों, राजनेताओं व बड़ी हस्तियों के नाम है जो एसटीएफ, सीआईडी, जैसी जांच एजेंसियों को किसी भी हद तक प्रभावित

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  • 5  ए.पी.जे. अब्दुल कलाम (Life History of Missile Man of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in Hindi) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- आम आदमी के राष्ट्रपति। कलाम जी जिसका पूरा नाम डॉ. अवुल पकीर जैनुलआबद्दीन अब्दुल कलाम था। इनका जन्म तमिलनाडू के मध्यवर्गीय परिवार में रामेश्वरम् के धनुषकोडी नामक स्थान में 15 अक्टुबर, 1931 में हुआ था। इनके पिता जी का नाम जैनुलआबद्दीन मरकयार था व माता जी का नाम अशिमा

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  • Aug 5, 2015
  • 1 Mercedes-Benz appoints Roland Folger as MD and CEO [ None ]

    About Roland Folger: Roland Folger is currently CEO and president at Mercedes-Benz Malaysia. He completed his education from Gottlieb-Daimler Gymnasium , Abitur in 1979. Before his joining at MB Malaysia he worked at Daimler AG as Head of Product Management and Communication/ Hea

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  • 2 NDDB wins special achievement in GIS Award [ Awards ]

    About NDDB: NDDB stands for National Dairy Development Board. It was set up by an Act of Parliament of India. It was founded by Dr. Verghese Kurien and created in 1965. Its head office is placed at Anand in Gujarat.

    • Its offices are in most of regions in all over India.
    • NDDB’s divi

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  • 3 Rajan Vishal chosen for Election Commission’s Zonal award [ Awards ]

    About Rajan Vishal: Rajan Vishal is an IAS officer from Himachal Pradesh of batch 2008. He achieved 60th position in IAS exam. He did M.A. Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh and Master Business Economics (MBE) from University of Delhi, South Campus New Delhi.

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  • 4 India’s biggest telescope inaugurated in Udaipur [ None ]

    India’s biggest multi-application solar telescope (MAST) was invested at the Udaipur Solar Observatory by Prof UR Rao, who is the chairman of the governing council of the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad.

    India's Biggest telescope

    India's Biggest Telescope

    Established in Udaipur, Rajasthan

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  • 5 Adani Enterprises Shares form a JV with Foxconn [ None ]

    About Adani Enterprises Shares: Adani Group is an Indian multinational company. It’s headquarter is in Ahmedabad of Gujarat, India. Its expanded businesses include resources, logistics, agri-business and energy sectors.

    • Mundra being the country’s largest commercial port with its

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  • Aug 4, 2015
  • 1 Gymnastic champion Dipa Karmakar wins bronze medal at 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships [ None ]

    About Dipa Karmakar: Dipa Karmakar born on 9 August 1993, Agartala, Tripura. She is an Indian artistic gymnast. She is one of the few women that have successfully reached the very difficult Produnova vault in competition.

    Image of Dipa Karmakar

    Image of Dipa Karmakar

    Winner of bronze medal at 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships

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  • 2 NTPC signed agreement with JBVNL to form Joint Venture for Patratu Power Plant [ None ]

    About NTPC: NTPC Limited stands for National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is an Indian Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.

    • Its work is to generate electricity and allied activities.
    • It’s headquarter is in New Delhi.
    • NTPC’

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  • 3 ‘Frisbee’ gets Olympic Sport recognition by IOC [ None ]

    About Frisbee: The term Frisbee used to commonly describe all flying discs . A flying disc with the Wham-O registered trademark “Frisbee”. A flying disc is a disc-shaped sliding toy that is generally made of plastic and roughly 20 to 25 centimeters with an edge.

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  • 4 Union Government extends term of ED Director Rajan S Katoch for three months [ None ]

    About Rajan Katoch: Dr. Rajan S. Katoch is an IAS officer. He is also serves as an Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor of National Textile Corporation Limited. Dr. Katoch serves also as an Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser of Department of Commerce, Ministry of Comm

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  • 5 Indian Tourism government gives Incredible India ad campaign to McCann [ None ]

    About McCann: McCann is an advertising agency which operates globally. Its offices are in 120 countries. McCann is a junior of the Interpublic Group of Companies. It is one of the four large land companies in the advertising industry.

    • McCann Erickson is part of McCann World group

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  • 6 Cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin honoured with Arjuna Award [ Awards ]

    About Ravichandran Ashwin: Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian international cricketer born on 17 September 1986 and he is from Tamil Nadu. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler.

    Image of Ravichandran Ashwin

    Image of Ravichandran Ashwin

    Winner of Arjuna Award

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  • 7 New frog species named ‘Indirana Salelkari’ discovered in Goa [ None ]

    About New species of Frog: Wildlife researchers have discovered new frog species in Netravali forest sanctuary of Goa. The discovered species has been named as ‘Indirana Salelkari’ after Netravali Range Forest Officer Prakash Salelkar for his contribution to conservation of wildl

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  • 8 Union Cabinet gives nod to Consumer protection Bill of 2015 [ None ]

    About Customer protection Bill: In India the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 is the law governing consumer protection. About approval from union government: Union Cabinet approved Consumer Protection Bill, 2015 to deal with the growing concern over the safety of consumer products

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  • 9 BNP Paribas buy brokerage firm Sharekhan [ None ]

    About BNP Paribas: BNP stands for Banque Nationale de Paris Paribas which is a French bank and financial services company. Its global headquarters are in Paris. BNP Paribas is one of the largest banks in the world.

    Image of BNP Paribas

    Image of BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas buy brokerage firm Sharekhan

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  • Aug 4, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra Government announces for construction of 800 kms Nagpur-Mumbai expressway [ None ]

    About announcement: Maharashtra Government has announced construction of 800 kms long Nagpur-Mumbai expressway. Name of this expressway will be Communication Super-expressway or Nagpur-Amravati-Aurangabad-Ghoti-Mumbai expressway.

    • By this expressway transportation will be easy bet

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