2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 14, 2015
  • 1 Four MoUs has been signed by Indian Railway Ministry with Union Power Ministry [ None ]

    About Indian Railway Ministry and Union Power Ministry: The Ministry of Railways is part of the Government of India. It’s responsibility is to check about the country’s rail transportation.

    • Manoj Sinha is the current Minister of State for Railways.
    • The Ministry of Power is an

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  • 2 Indian app developers awarded by Facebook 21 million dollars under FbStart initiative [ Awards ]

    About Facebook: Facebook is an online social networking service used in all over the world. It’s headquarter is in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on 4th February, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and other fellow students Eduardo Saveri

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  • Aug 13, 2015
  • 1 Sania Mirza is conferred for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award [ Awards ]

    About Sania Mirza: Sania Mirza was born on 15th November 1986. She is an Indian professional tennis player and currently she ranked as world’s No. 1 in women’s doubles. She is the third Indian woman in the Open Era who selected and won a round at a Grand Slam tournament.

    Image of Sania Mirza

    Image of Sania Mirza

    Winner of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2015

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  • 2 Bengaluru Police to launch safety app for women and children [ None ]

    About the safety app: The Bengaluru safety app will be similar to Himmat which is an app for iPhone and Android was launched by the Delhi Police, with numbers for WhatsApp and Hike messengers.

    • Once an SOS (a distress signal) is triggered from the app, it will reach the two neare

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  • 3 India and World Bank signs Financing Agreement for NCRMP Projects [ None ]

    About NCRMP Projects: NCRMP stands for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project. This project aims to prevention of cyclones and hydro meteorological hazards. From India’s 7, 500 kilometer of seashore, almost 5, 700 kilometers are highly in danger to the effects of hot cyclones a

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  • 4 Nai Manzil the new Central Sector Scheme launched by Government [ None ]

    About the scheme Nai Manzil: Nai Manzil aims to increase of educational and livelihood needs of smaller societies in general and Muslims in particular, which are not much aware of educational realizations than the other minority communities.

    • It also targets to provide occupatio

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  • 5 L&T InfoTech appointed Sanjay Jalona as MD and CEO [ None ]

    About Sanjay Jalona: Sanjay Jalona has completed Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India. He Works as Global Head of High - Tech & Manufacturing & Engineering Services and Executive Vice President at Infosys Ltd.

    Image of Sanjay Jalona

    Image of Sanjay Jalona

    MD and CEO of L&T InfoTech

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  • Aug 11, 2015
  • 1 Parupalli Kashyap, Prannoy Kumar win World Badminton Championships [ None ]

    About Parupalli Kashyap: Parupalli Kashyap was born on 8th September 1986. He is a badminton player from India. He trains at Gopichand Badminton Academy which is in Hyderabad, India.

    Image of Parupalli Kashyap

    Image of Parupalli Kashyap

    Winner of World Badminton Championship

    • He is also supported by Ol

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  • 2 Panasonic launches Eluga Icon at Rs 10,999 in India [ None ]

    About Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation changed name of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. It was founded in 1918. It is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation. It’s headquarter is in Kadoma, Osaka of Japan.

    Image of Eluga Icon - New Phone

    Image of Eluga Icon - New Phone

    Panasonic launches Eluga Icon in India

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  • 3 ICICI Bank introduces ‘Saral-Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme for weaker divisions [ None ]

    About ICICI bank: ICICI stands for Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India. This Bank is an Indian multinational banking services and financial services organization. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra of India.

    • As per 2014 reports, it is the second largest

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  • 4 Kochi become first city to join World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Council [ None ]

    About WTCF: WTCF stands for World Tourism Cities Federation. It’s headquarter is in Beijing, China. It is a non - profit, non - governmental international organization which organized freely by tourist cities of all countries and regions, non - governmental organizations, associa

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  • 5 Raghavendra Gadagkar received the Cross of Order of the Merit Award of Germany [ Awards ]

    About Raghavendra Gadagkar: Raghavendra Gadagkar works as a professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. He studies evolution of social behaviour by using eusocial insects using Ropalidia marginata, a locally common wasp as a

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  • 6 Satellite UN Kalam GlobalSat is named in memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam [ None ]

    About Satellite: Satellite UN Kalam GlobalSat will be named in memory of late former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. This decision is taken to pay honor to the Missile Man of India, who died on July 27.

    • A global satellite called as GlobalSat used for DRR which is a satell

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  • 7 Vishnu Prasad and Akhil Rabindra get Honours in racing [ None ]

    About Vishnu Prasad: Vishnu Prasad is from Chennai and he gave his first choice ti kart track when he was six years old. He got 3rd place in Danny’s karting championship, the MAI MRF Cadet championship and MAI MRF Mondiale championship in year 2000.

    Image of Vishnu Prasad

    Image of Vishnu Prasad

    From Chennai - get Honours in racing

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  • 8 Mysore City gets first rank in Swachh Bharat Rankings as India’s cleanest city [ None ]

    About Mysore: Mysore formally renamed as Mysuru. It is part of Karnataka state in India. It is the third largest city of Karnataka. The population of Mysore is 887, 446. Mysore City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city.

    • The civic administration of

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  • 9 Poet and freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai is no more [ None ]

    About Kayyara Kinhanna: Eminent Kannada poet and freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passed away at Badiyadkka of Kerala at age 101. Kayyara Kinhanna Rai born on 8 June 1915. He was an Indian independence activist, author, poet and journalist.

    Image of Kayyara Kinhanna

    Image of Kayyara Kinhanna

    Eminent poet and freedom fighter

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  • Aug 11, 2015
  • 1 Goa Tourism Minister Mr. Dilip Parulekar awarded with PATWA 2015 award [ Awards ]

    About Mr. Dilip Parulekar: Dilip Parulekar is from Porvorim of Goa. He is Goa’s tourism minister and Secretary and Director for Tourism, Mathew Samuel (IAS). He is also member of Bharatiya Janta Party.

    • He is also part of fifth legislative assembly 2007 where he is member of com

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  • 2 Weekly Workout Can Lower Risk Of Death for People Over 60 [ None ]

    About Study: A new study research that even a little weekly physical activity controls the risk of death among those above 60 years of age. The researchers searched databases for studies which measured risk of death according to weekly physical activity for those aged 60 and abo

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  • 3 Scientists calculate speed of ice formation [ None ]

    About ice formation: Ice’s natural formation collectively describes all of the parts of the Earth’s surface where water is in frozen form is the cryosphere. Ice is an important element of the global climate, particularly in regard to the water cycle.

    • Glaciers and snow packs are

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  • 4 Rekha Menon appointed as Chairperson of Accenture [ None ]

    About Rekha Menon: Ms. Rekha M. Menon is the Executive Director and Chief Operation Officer at Accenture India Pvt. Ltd. prior to joining the company. She headed at Talisma Corp. in India.

    Image of Rekha Menon

    Image of Rekha Menon

    Appointed as Chairperson of Accenture

    • Talisma Corp. is the leadin

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  • 5 BHEL contracts 500 MW thermal unit at Vindhyachal STPS [ None ]

    About BHEL: BHEL stands for Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. It is maintained by Government of India and it was established in 1964. It is Manufacturer Company in New Delhi which works for manufacture power plant equipment.

    • It is work as the designing, engineering, manufacturin

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  • 6 Ram Nath Kovind, Acharya Dev Vrat appointed as Governors of Bihar, HP [ None ]

    About Ram Nath Kovind: Ram Nath Kovind born on 1st October 1945 at Paraunkh of District Kanpur Dehat. He is a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is also an advocate by profession and practices his law in Delhi.

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    Image of Ram Nath Kovind

    Appointed Governor of Bihar

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  • 7 Atul Keshap appointed as US Ambassador to Maldives and Sri Lanka [ None ]

    About Atul Keshap: Atul Keshap is an Officer of career United States Foreign Service from Virginia. Keshap was born in Nigeria in June, 1971. Keshap had joined the US Foreign Service in 1994. From 2005 to 2008, he had served as the deputy political counsellor at the U. S. Embass

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  • 8 DRDO developed Lukoskin medicine to treat Leucoderma [ None ]

    About DRDO: DRDO stands for Defence Research and Development Organisation. It’s headquarter is in New Delhi, India. It was established in 1958 by the union of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production with the Defence Scie

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  • 9 Thane creek area declared as ‘Flamingo Sanctuary’ by Maharashtra government [ None ]

    About Thane creek area: Thane Creek is an inlet in the beach of the Arabian Sea that separates the city of Mumbai from the Indian mainland. It covers the area between Mumbra Retibunder and the Mankhurd - Vashi Bridge.

    • The creek is divided into two parts. The first part lies bet

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  • Aug 11, 2015
  • 1 Union Government allow Aadhaar enrolments of NRIs, PIOs, OICs [ None ]

    About Aadhaar enrolment: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a central government agency of India. It is committed to the former Planning Commission of India, now NITI Aayog.

    • Its work is to collect the biometric and demographic data of residents, store them i

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  • 2 Maharashtra Government signed MoU with Foxconn [ None ]

    About Foxconn: Foxconn Technology is exchanged name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company. It was founded by Terry Gou on 20 th February 1947.

    • It’s headquarter is in Tucheng district, New Taipei, Taiwan.
    • I

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  • Aug 7, 2015
  • 1 CSIR research exhibits that CNG-run vehicles release dangerous nano-carbon - a cause of cancer [ None ]

    About CSIR research Centre: CSIR stand for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. It was established in 1942 and is an independent body and India’s largest research and development (R&D) Organisation with 37 laboratories and 39 field stations with staff of over 17, 000 i

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  • 2 Airtel launch 4G services in 296 cities of India [ None ]

    About Airtel Company: Bharti Airtel Limited means Airtel is the third largest global mobile services provider in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. In India, the company’s offers include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broa

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  • 3 Zhanna Nemtsova achieved Solidarity award in Poland [ Awards ]

    About Zhanna Nemtsova: Zhanna Nemtsova born 26th March 1984 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She is a Russian journalist and social activist. His father is Russian statesman Boris Nemtsov who was killed by Russian propaganda in 2014 and her mother is investor Raisa Ahmetovna.

    Image of Zhanna Nemtsova

    Image of Zhanna Nemtsova

    Winner of Solidarity award in Poland

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