2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 19, 2015
  • 1 TPP Nair, SP Misra, Romeo James selected for Dhyan Chand award 2015 [ Awards ]

    About TPP Nair: TPP Nair’s full name is TP Padmanabhan Nair and he is from Cherukunnu of Kannur. He is former volleyball captain of Indian team. He was the only Indian volleyball player who had won two Asian Games medals.

    • He cried foul after he was ignored for the Arjuna Award

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  • 2 President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife Suvra Mukherjee is no more [ None ]

    About Surva Mukherjee: Suvra Mukherjee, President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife passes away because of a cardiac arrest in New Delhi in Research and Referral Army Hospital at age of 74.

    Image of Suvra Mukherjee

    Image of Suvra Mukherjee

    Wife of President Pranab Mukherjee

    • Suvra Mukherjee was born on 17th S

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  • Aug 18, 2015
  • 1 Andy Murray wins Rogers Cup Masters Tournament of tennis 2015 [ Sports ]

    About Andy Murray: Andrew Barron Murray was born on 15th May 1987. He is professional tennis player from Scotland. He is currently ranked as world’s No. 2 champion. He started his professional carrier as tennis player when he won the junior US Open in 2004.

    Image of Andy Murray

    Image of Andy Murray

    Winner of Rogers Cup Masters Tournament of tennis

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  • 2 Tamil Nadu ranks 1st in donation of organ in India [ None ]

    About Organ Donation: Organ is a part of human or animal body. Organ donation is the donation of an organ of the human body from a living or dead person to a living recipient by transplantation.

    • 13th August is celebrated as organ donation day.

    About Tamil Nadu’s achievement o

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  • 3 Kerala signed MoU with Adani for development of Vizhinjam seaport [ None ]

    About Vizhinjam seaport project: Vizhinjam International Seaport is a planned port of Arabian Sea at Thiruvananthapuram of Kerala in India. This project will completed near about cost of Rs. 6595 crores over three phases.

    • It initiated 25 years ago in 1991 to build a deep - water

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  • 4 Sachin Tendulkar selected as Tiger ambassador of Maharashtra [ None ]

    About Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24th April 1973. He is a former cricketer as well as captain of Indian Cricket team. He started to play cricket at just age of eleven.

    Image of Sachin Tendulkar

    Image of Sachin Tendulkar

    Tiger ambassador of Maharashtra

    • He entered in cricket team at t

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  • 5 West Ham United signs goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan in Indian EPL [ None ]

    About Aditi Chauhan: Aditi Chauhan was born on 20th November 1992. She is an Indian footballer by profession. She plays as a goalkeeper for West Ham United Ladies football team and the Indian women’s national football team.

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    Image of Aditi Chauhan

    Indian goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan in EPL

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  • 6 Abhishek Verma wins gold medal in Archery World Cup [ None ]

    About Abhishek Verma: Abhishek Verma was born on 26th June 1989. He is an Indian archer. He won the gold medal in the men’s compound archery team event along with Rajat Chauhan and Sandeep Kumar at the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon.

    Image of Abhishek Verma

    Image of Abhishek Verma

    Winner of gold medal in Archery World Cup

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  • 7 Kerala Government declares Kerala state as ‘Digital State’ [ None ]

    About Kerala: Kerala is also known as Keralam historical. It is south - west state of India. It was created on 1st November 1956 following the States Recognisation Act. Kerala is the thirteenth largest state by population. It is divided by 14 districts and its capital is Thiruvan

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  • 8 Union Government decided to set up Bank Board Bureau [ None ]

    About set up Bank Board Bureau: Union Government has decided to set up a Bank Board Bureau (BBB) to monitor key performance pointers of public sector banks (PSBs). It was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as part of Indradhanush (rainbow) plan.

    • Indradhanush plan a

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  • 9 Taj Mahal becomes first memorial in world to have Twitter account [ None ]

    About Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum (a large stately tomb). It is located on the southern bank of Yamuna River in Agra of Uttar Pradesh. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who ruled from 1628 to 1658 was built it in 1632 in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal.

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  • Aug 18, 2015
  • 1 Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as Governor of Bihar [ None ]

    About Ram Nath Kovind: Ram Nath Kovind was born on 1st October 1945 at Paraunkh of Kanpur Dehat. Kovind is a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party - BJP. He was elected to Rajya Sabha from state of Uttar Pradesh during the two terms of 1994 - 2000 and 2000 - 2006.

    • He is als

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  • 2 NTPC signed two MoUs with NSDC and NSDF for Skill Development [ None ]

    About NTPC: NTPC stands for National Thermal Power Corporation. Its work is generation of electricity and similar activities. It is a government company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956.

    • It’s headquarter is in New Delhi.
    • Its business is generation and sale of electric

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  • 3 Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill 2015 passes by Assam [ None ]

    About Assam: Assam is a state in the north - eastern region of India. Located south of the eastern Himalayas. What is Witch Hunting? The witch hunting includes violence and beliefs that have led to the pain and murder of suspected witches.

    About Witch Hunting Bill:

    • Assam stat

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  • 4 The First Multi-Currency Contactless Card service has been launched by Axis Bank in India [ None ]

    About Axis Bank: Axis Bank is the third largest public sector bank in India. It provides financial services to customer segments covering Large and Mid - Sized Corporates, MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise) Agriculture and Retail Businesses.

    • Its registered office at Ahme

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  • 5 Swatantra Raj Singh: The Boxing Coach recommended for Dronacharya award [ Awards ]

    About recommendation of Swatantra Raj Singh: Boxing Coach Swatantra Raj Singh has been recommended for the Dronacharya award of 2015. Two others are also selected for this award Nihar Amin for Swimming and Harbans Singh for Athletics.

    • This recommendation was made by the award s

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  • 6 A new campaign named ‘Start-up India; Stand up India’ announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi [ None ]

    About the Prime Minister: The Prime Minister is the chief of government. He is chief adviser to the President of India. He is also head of the Council of Ministers and the leader of the majority party in the parliament.

    Image of the current PM of India

    Image of the Current PM of India

    Mr. Narendra Modi Launches new campaign

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  • Aug 17, 2015
  • 1 Carolina Marin from Spain won World Badminton Championship 2015 [ None ]

    About Carolina Marin: Carolina Maria Marin Martin was born 15 June 1993. She is a badminton player from Spain. She is currently known as No. 1 Badminton player as she won in the world Badminton Championship 2015 in Women’s Singles.

    Image of Carolina Marin

    Image of Carolina Marin

    WinWorld Badminton Championship 2015

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  • 2 Energy Company Greenko will sell India’s assets to GIC of Singapore for Rs. 1,600 crore [ None ]

    About Greenko: Greenko Group is green energy company in Hyderabad of India. It includes projects on wind, hydropower, natural gas and biomass in India. Its strategy was to obtain low emission, low waste of Integrated Bio - Energy complexes to support India’s energy demand and sec

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  • 3 MHA will establish pan-India National Fingerprint Database [ None ]

    About MHA: MHA stands for Ministry of Home Affairs. It is also known as Home Ministry of the Government of India. Its responsibility is to maintain internal security and domestic policy.

    • The Home Ministry is headed by Union Minister of Home Affairs or Home Minister.
    • Shri Rajnat

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  • 4 India signs MoU with Bangladesh to fight with fake currency smuggling [ None ]

    About Bangladesh: Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. Bangladesh is the world’s eighth - most populous country with over 160 million people. About agreement with India: India and Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to find out the Fake Indian Currency N

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  • 5 ‘Super-smart mice’ may help cure Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia [ None ]

    About Alzheimer, schizophrenia: Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s are both diseases of the brain that can cause dramatic symptoms. They are different in many ways, but there are some similarities between both.

    • Both can be related with psychotic symptoms.
    • They can include Hallucina

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  • 6 PV Sindhu the badminton player of India beats Li Xuerui of China [ None ]

    About PV Sindhu: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born on 5th July 1995 to professional volleyball players parents P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya. She is an Indian badminton player. She trains at Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad She is supported by Olympic Gold Quest which is a no

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  • 7 Om Prakash Rawat appointed as Election Commissioner by President Pranav Mukherjee [ None ]

    About Om Prakash Rawat: Om Prakash Rawat was born on 2nd December 1953. He is an IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre of 1977 batch. He completed his MSc degree in Social Development Planning in the United Kingdom in 1989.

    Image of Om Prakash Rawat

    Image of Om Prakash Rawat

    Election Commissioner of India

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  • 8 India signs MoU with Slovak Republic for technical support in Railway Sector [ None ]

    About Slovak Republic: The Slovak Republic also known as the Slovak State which was a client state of Nazi Germany and was existed between 14th March 1939 and 4th April 1945. It controlled the majority of the area of existing Slovakia, but without its current southern and eastern

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  • 9 Guinness Book of world records enters the name of PAHAL scheme [ None ]

    About PAHAL scheme: PAHAL is stands for Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh. This scheme was launched on 1st June 2013 and now it used in 291 districts. In this scheme the customer have an Aadhaar number compulsory for using LPG Subsidy.

    • The government has carefully revised the scheme

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  • Aug 17, 2015
  • 1 Om Prakash Munjal, The founder of Hero Cycle passed away [ None ]

    About Om Prakash Munjal: Om Prakash Munjal who was the founder of Hero Cycles and Motors is died at DMC Hero Heart Centre in Ludhiana at age 87. Om Prakash Munjal was born on 26th August 1928 in Kamalia.

    Image of Om Prakash Munjal

    Image of Om Prakash Munjal

    Founder of Hero Cycles

    • Kamalia is a city in t

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  • Aug 14, 2015
  • 1 Pair of Saina, Srikanth win at World Badminton Championships [ None ]

    About Saina Nehwal: Saina Nehwal was born on 17th March 1990. She is an Indian badminton player who is currently ranked as 2nd number in Women’s Singles 2015 in the world by Badminton World Federation.

    Image of Saina Nehwal

    Image of Saina Nehwal

    Winner of World Badminton Championships

    • She is also t

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  • 2 13th August, 2015: The Organ donation day [ Important Days ]

    About Organs: Organ is a part of our body which has its own function. An Organ can be an inner or outer part of our body. The main tissue is that which is unique for the specific organ, such as the myocardium which is the main tissue of the heart.

    Theme - Tree of Life

    Theme - Tree of Life

    Organ Donors Live even after death

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  • 3 China, Pakistan sign deals to beef up CPEC project [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    About CPEC project: CPEC stands for China Pakistan Economic Corridor. It is a development mega - project which aims to connect Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan to China’s northwestern independent region of Xinjiang via a network of highways, railways and pipelines for transpo

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