2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Aug 27, 2015
  • 1 UNFCCC and MSSRF will work together for protection of seaside resources in Andhra Pradesh [ None ]

    About UNFCCC: UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is an international environmental agreement exchanged at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).

    • It is informally known as the Earth Summit held in Rio de Jane

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  • 2 The mega rally of Patel for reservation begins with 17,000 cops in Ahmedabad, Gujarat [ None ]

    About Patel Community: The ‘Patel’ is a name of a caste. They can take the lead in resolving problems and implementing ideas. They also used as a surname like Patidar, Bhakta or replaced by an ancestral name. It is ranked to be the 174 most common names.

    • The term Patel derives f

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  • Aug 25, 2015
  • 1 Replica of human brain grown by US scientists [ None ]

    About grow of replica of human brain: Replica of a human brain has been grown by scientists from United States in a laboratory. This research was done by team of researchers from Ohio State University which is led by Professor Rene Anand.

    About replica of brain:

    • Brain which i

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  • 2 Golfer Aditi Ashok first Indian to win Ladies British amateur stroke-play Championship [ None ]

    About Aditi Ashok: Aditi Ashok was born on 29 - March - 1998 in Bangalore. She is an Indian Golfer. She is studying in the Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore since 2002. She started learning golf at 5 years and played first round at the age of 6 years 2 months.

    Image of Aditi Ashok

    Image of Aditi Ashok

    First Indian to win Ladies British amateur stroke - play Championship

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  • 3 Punjabi University won Maulana Abul Kalam Azad trophy 2014 [ None ]

    About Punjabi University: Punjabi University provides higher education. It is located in Patiala of Punjab in India. It was established on the 30th April 1962. Its name is given after the language of Punjab; by this it becomes second university in the world which has given name

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  • 4 A P Shah Committee recommends MAT relief to FIIs [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    About A P Shah: Ajit Prakash Shah is a retired Justice. He was born on 13th February 1948 at Solapur. He is the Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India. He had worked as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from May 2008 to February 2010 till his retirement.

    • He has comple

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  • 5 RBI committee recommends for conversion of UCBs into regular banks [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    About RBI: RBI stands for Reserve Bank of India. It is central banking organization in India. It controls the financial policy of the Indian rupee. It was started on 1st April 1935 during the British Rule.

    • It was nationalized on 1st January 1949.
    • Its four local headquarters are

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  • 6 YouTube has announced partnership with Whistling Woods to set up “YouTube Space” in Mumbai [ None ]

    About Whistling Woods: Whistling Woods International is a film, communication and media arts institute in Mumbai. It is a subordinate of Bollywood director Subhash Ghai - promoted Mukta Arts. Recently the institute has make partnership with Taiwan’s electronic contract manufactur

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  • 7 Alexis Tsipras the Greek PM resigns from his post [ None ]

    About Alexis Tsipras: Alexis Tsipras was born on 28th July 1974. He is a Greek politician who served as Prime Minister of Greece from 26th January 2015. He was also leader of the left - wing Syriza party since 2009.

    Image of Alexis Tsipras

    Image of Alexis Tsipras

    Greek PM resigns from his post

    • He was

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  • 8 Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as PM of Sri Lanka [ None ]

    About Ranil Wickremesinghe: Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe was born on 24th March 1949. He is a Sri Lankan politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka since 9th January 2015, as Leader of the United National Party since 1994 and the Member of Parliament for Colomb

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  • 9 Changalikodan Banana of Kerala has given GI status [ None ]

    About Changalikodan Banana: Changalikodan Nendran Banana is also famously known as Changalikodan. It is a banana variety invented and refined in Chengazhikodu village of Thrissur District in Kerala of India.

    • Changalikodan are refined on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River.
    • It

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  • Aug 25, 2015
  • 1 Gujarat High Court stops execution of compulsory voting Act in local elections [ None ]

    About High Court: High Court also refers to the superior court or Supreme Court of a country or state. In some countries, it is the highest court like in Australia. While in some countries it is also lower court like in England and Wales.

    About execution of compulsory voting Act

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  • Aug 24, 2015
  • 1 Duke Kahanamoku ‘father of surfing’ is honored by Google Doodle [ None ]

    About Duke Kahanamoku: Duke Kahanamoku was born on 24th August 1890 in Haleakala, Honolulu of Hawaii in USA and he died on 22nd January 1968. He was a swimmer by profession of ethnic Hawaiian background in America.

    Image of Duke Kahanamoku

    Image of Duke Kahanamoku

    Honored by Google Doodle

    • He was also

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  • 2 Arthur Morris the former Australian Cricketer is no more [ None ]

    About Arthur Morris: Arthur Morris who was the former Australian Cricketer passed away at age of 93. Arthur Robert Morris was born on 19th January 1922 in Bondi of Australia. He was a former Australian cricketer.

    Image of Arthur Morris

    Image of Arthur Morris

    Former Australian Cricketer

    • He had playe

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  • 3 Bandhan, the micro finance company is going to start operation as a commercial bank [ None ]

    About Bandhan: Bandhan Bank is banking and financial services company in India. It’s headquarter is in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was founded by Chandra Sekhar Ghosh who is act as a managing director.

    • Ashok Lahiri is chairman of the new bank.
    • It is world’s largest Non - Deposit -

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  • 4 Gujarat is going to launch ‘Agro-Solar Policy’ [ None ]

    About Agro - Solar Policy: Gujarat has become the first state in India by going to launch ‘Agro - Solar Policy’ for farmers. This policy will encourage the farmers to rap free solar energy from sun.

    • Power generation companies will give 30 to 40 percent share from the profit of

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  • 5 Tennis star Roger Federer wins Cincinnati Masters title [ None ]

    About Roger Federer: Roger Federer was born on born 8th August 1981. He is 2nd ranked tennis player by profession from Switzerland. He is ranked as 2nd by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He started to play tennis as profession in 1998.

    Image of Roger Federer

    Image of Roger Federer

    Winner of Cincinnati Masters title

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  • Aug 21, 2015
  • 1 HP Government launches RISHTA project [ None ]

    About launching of the project: Himachal Pradesh Government has launched RISHTA project, which is an efficient smart LED based street lighting project. It was launched by Virbhadra Singh who is State Chief Minister of Shimla.

    About RISHTA project:

    • RISHTA project is stands for

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  • 2 Cochin Airport ranked no. 1 to operate completely on Solar Power [ None ]

    About Solar Power: Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. It is done by either directly using photovoltaic or indirectly using concentrated solar power. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunl

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  • 3  US Scientists find a method to take CO2 from Air and make Carbon nanofibres [ None ]

    About CO 2 in Air: CO2 is known as Carbon dioxide. It is a type of gas in Earth’s atmosphere. It is currently founding about 0.04 % of the atmosphere. Plants and photoautotrophs use solar energy to produce carbohydrate from atmospheric carbon dioxide.

    • Global warming is caus

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  • 4 Government launched education loan portal for students required loans [ None ]

    About student loans in India: Student loans are known as education loans. This is required to the students who wants to study further but can’t afford because cost of educational degrees are going higher.

    • Self - financing Institutes are increasing speedily in India which are pr

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  • 5 Air India Ltd selects Ashwani Lohani as CMD [ None ]

    About Ashwani Lohani: Ashwani Lohani is an Indian Railway Service officer and Mechanical Engineers of batch 1989. Currently, He is working as Managing Director and Commissioner Tourism in Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh.

    Image of Aswani Lohani

    Image of Aswani Lohani

    CMD of Air India Ltd

    • He is the founder

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  • Aug 20, 2015
  • 1 Uttar Pradesh Minister Chitranjan Swaroop is no more [ None ]

    About Mr. Chitranjan Swaroop: Chitranjan Swarup, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs of Uttar Pradesh passes away in Delhi at age 70 because of a lengthy illness. Chitranjan Swaroop was born in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

    Image of Chitranjan Swarup

    Image of Chitranjan Swarup

    Uttar Pradesh Minister is no more

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  • 2 Sebastian Coe the gold medalist in Olympics elected as president of IAAF [ None ]

    About Sebastian Newbold Coe: Sebastian Newbold Coe was born on 29th September 1956. He is also known as Seb Coe or Lord Coe. He is a British politician and former track and field athlete.

    Image of Sebastian Newbold Coe

    Image of Sebastian Newbold Coe

    Gold medalist in Olympics elected as president of IAAF

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  • 3 Tata Private Equity fund invests in US based company Uber [ None ]

    About Tata Private Equity Fund: Private Equity and Venture Capital funds managed by Tata Capital with collective resources with approximately 1 billion dollars. The funds invest in many businesses for more growth and profitability of the company.

    There are five funds run by Tat

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  • 4 Bangladesh wins maiden SAFF U-16 title of Football by defeating Indian football team [ None ]

    About Bangladesh football team: The Bangladesh national football team is organized by the Bangladesh Football Federation. It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation. It was became a member of FIFA in 1974.

    • It has won the SAFF Championship once and gold medals in South As

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  • 5 Arun Jaitley announces about launching of Bankruptcy code, litigation policy in India [ None ]

    About Arun Jaitley: Arun Jaitley was born on 28th December 1952. He is the Finance Minister of India. He is also managing Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting in India.

    • He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
    • He has also work as the Minister for Commerce and

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  • Aug 19, 2015
  • 1 Kishor Piraji Kharat appointed as its MD and CEO of IDBI Bank [ None ]

    About Kishor Piraji: Kishor Piraji Kharat was born on 4th September 1958. He completed his graduation in Commerce, CAIIB and Law. He also done an Executive Diploma in Management. Currently, he is General Manager in Bank of Baroda as Executive Director of Union Bank of India.

    Image of Kishore Piraji

    Image of Kishore Piraji

    MD and CEO of IDBI Bank

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  • 2 ICICI Bank launches ‘Smart Vault’ digital locker facility [ None ]

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

    • It is the second largest bank in India as of assets and market capitalizati

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  • 3 Tata Trusts decides to develop 264 villages under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) enterprise [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Tata Trust: Sir Ratan Tata Trust was started in 1919 with capital of Rs. 8 million. This Trust is one of the oldest grant giving foundations in India. Jamsetji Tata who was founder of Tata group led the first Trust JN Tata Endowment in 1892.

    About development of 264 villa

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