2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Sep 10, 2015
  • 1 GSAT-6 Satellite successfully placed in orbital slot of 83 Degree East [ None ]

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully positioned India’s latest communication satellite GSAT - 6 into its orbital slot. It was positioned in its orbital slot 83 Degree east after carrying out four point striking maneuvers.

    • It has been placed with other four

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  • 2 G-20 launches W-20 grouping for gender to complete economic growth [ None ]

    {G - 20} a group of twenty, one of the world’s largest frugalities including the {W - 20} Women - 20, launched by India is an arranged grouping of women leaders in order to complete gender inclusive global economic growth. G - 20 was launched during the conference between Financ

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  • Sep 8, 2015
  • 1 Qatar organizes gatherings in Yemen for first time [ None ]

    About Qatar: Qatar officially called as the State of Qatar. It is an independent country located in Southwest Asia; exist in the small Qatar Headland on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar is an entire empire and its head of state is Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hama

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  • 2 Union Government gives permission to One Rank One Pension scheme [ None ]

    About One Rank One Pension Scheme: OROP scheme will provide to the ex - servicemen of same rank and same length of service uniform pension irrespective of date of retirement. The benefit will be given with effect from 1st of July 2014 and it will benefit all three services - Arm

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  • 3 BSNL has decided to increase Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps [ None ]

    About BSNL: BSNL stands for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. It is an Indian state owned telecommunication company. It’s headquarter is in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 15th September 2000.

    • It provides fixed telephony, largest broadband services with more than 60 % Market sh

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  • 4 Reliance Defence Ltd and Abu Dhabi Ship Building signs MoU [ Defense ]

    About Reliance Defence: Reliance Industries is an Indian multinational company. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Reliance is involved in businesses across India like energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail and telecommunications.

    • It is the

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  • 5 Joint Military Training Exercise of 6th Indo-Maldives begins [ None ]

    About 6th Indo - Maldives joint training: 6th Indo - Maldives joint Training Exercise was started on 31st August 2015. It will complete on 13th September 2015 with the closing ceremony including cultural events by various military display teams.

    • In this ceremony aerial acrobati

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  • 6 Australian Cricketer Shane Watson announces retirement from Test cricket [ None ]

    About Shane Watson: Shane Robert Watson was born on 17th June 1981. He is an Australian cricketer by profession. He is a right - handed batsman and a right - handed fast bowler. He shows his first performance for the Australian cricket team by playing his first One Day Internatio

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  • 7 Andhra Pradesh signs MoU with TISS to increase employability of students [ None ]

    About TISS: TISS stands for Tata Institute of Social Sciences. TISS was established as the Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work in 1936. It was the first school of social work in India. Its main campus is based in Mumbai, India.

    • It has also out of campus in Hyderabad, Gu

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  • 8 Union Government decided to develop Bodhgaya as Spiritual Capital [ None ]

    About Bodhgaya: Bodh Gaya is a spiritual place of journey for people. It is related with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district of Bihar, India. It is the place where Gautama Buddha got explanation about what developed known as the Bodhi Tree.

    • Bodh Gaya is the most impor

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  • 9 Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix of Formula One of 2015 [ None ]

    About Lewis Hamilton: Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton was born on 7th January 1985. He is a British Formula One racing driver from England. He is currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team.

    Image of Lewis Hamilton

    Image of Lewis Hamilton

    Winner of Italian Grand Prix of Formula One

    • He is World Champion

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  • Sep 8, 2015
  • 1 China and Pakistan forces launch joint Air Drill ‘Shaheen (Eagle) – 4’ [ None ]

    About Shaheen (Eagle) -4: Air drill ‘Shaheen (Eagle) -4 is an air exercise which is a part of a series of military exchange programs between China and Pakistan. It is fourth edition of air exercise so it named as ‘Shaheen (Eagle) -4.

    About launching of Air Drill:

    • China and Pak

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  • Aug 31, 2015
  • 1 No. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF [ None ]

    About Novak Djokovic: Novak Djokovic was born on 22nd May 1987. He is a tennis player of Serbia by profession. He is currently ranked as world’s No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

    Image of Novak Djokovic

    Image of Novak Djokovic

    Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF

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  • 2 Rajiv Mangla appointed as CTO of Snapdeal [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    About Rajiv Mangla: Rajiv Mangla has completed his study in B. Tech of Computer Science field from IIT Bombay. He was Vice President of Intersolutions Pvt. Ltd. From 1999 to 2005. Then he had worked as Senior Director of Engineering at Adobe Systems from 2005 to February 2014.

    Image of Rajiv Mangla

    Image of Rajiv Mangla

    Appointed CTO of Snapdeal

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  • 3 ISRO’s GSAT-6 communication satellite successfully placed in GTO [ None ]

    Communication satellite GSAT - 6 has been placed successfully into its Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was launched by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) -D6 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta.


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  • 4 Maharashtra government purchases Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s London House [ None ]

    About Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s full name is Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. He was born on 14th April 1891 and died on 6th December 1956. He is popularly known as Babasaheb.

    Image of BR Ambedkar

    Image of BR Ambedkar

    Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s London House Purchased

    • He was an Indian jurist, econo

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  • 5 Union Government gives permission to 6 new SEZ proposals [ None ]

    About 6 new SEZ proposals: In Lucknow - Uttar Pradesh, HCL IT City will set up IT / ITeS zones. In Mumbai - Maharashtra, Loma IT Park Developer will set up IT / ITeS zones. North Mumbai International Commodity Township planned free trade warehousing zone in Thane, Maharashtra.

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  • 6 Government releases list of smart cities [ None ]

    About smart cities: Smart city uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies to improve quality and performance of urban services. It is also used to reduce costs and resource ingesting and to improve more effectively with its citizens.

    About the rele

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  • 7 Cabinet gives permission to include Sipai, Patni, Jamat Kahar and Tanwar Singhariya in the OBC list [ None ]

    About permission from Cabinet: Union Cabinet gives permission to modify the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for Gujarat and Uttarakhand for adding of Sipai and Patni Jamat or Turk Jamat from Gujarat and Kahar, Tanwar Singhariya from Uttarakhand in the list.

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  • 8 Union Cabinet provides permission to modify Arbitration and Conciliation Bill, 2015 [ None ]

    About Arbitration and Conciliation Bill: The Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904 was a law passed by the Parliament of Australia in 1904. The Act was relating to Conciliation and Arbitration for the Prevention and Settlement of Industrial Disagreements extending outside the Lim

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  • 9 India signs agreement with Seychelles for restriction on black money [ None ]

    About Seychelles: Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Archipelago is a chain or collection of island. It is the 115 - island country. Its capital is Victoria which lies in 1, 500 kilometers east of mainland Southeast Africa.

    About the agreement:

    • India has signed

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  • Aug 31, 2015
  • 1 CCEA gives permission to Differential Royalty Payment to states on crude oil production [ None ]

    About CCEA: CCEA stands for Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. It is one of the vertical committee of the cabinet constituted by the Government of India. CCEA directs and coordinates all policies and activities in the economic field including foreign investment that require

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  • 2 India’s Oscar jury appointed Amol Palekar as Chairman [ None ]

    About Amol Palekar: Amol Palekar was born on 24th November 1944 in Mumbai of India. He is an Indian actor and a director and producer of Hindi and Marathi cinema. He studied Fine Arts at the Sir JJ School of Arts at Mumbai and began his artistic career as a painter.

    Image of Amol Palekar

    Image of Amol Palekar

    Chairman of India’s Oscar Jury

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  • 3 India signs MoU with Australia to help in the Fields of Education, Training and Research [ None ]

    About the agreement: India and Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support in the fields of education, research and training. The MoU was signed by Smriti Irani who is Union Minister of Human Resource Development and Christopher Pyne MP who is Minister for Educ

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  • 4 Union Government has launched telemedicine ‘Sehat’ to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas [ None ]

    About launching of ‘Sehat’: Union Government has launched a telemedicine enterprise called as ‘Sehat’ to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas in partnership with Apollo Hospitals.

    • Sehat was launched by Union Announcement and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at a functio

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  • 5 PM initiates birthday celebrations of Rani Gaidinliu [ Important Days ]

    About Rani Gaidinliu: Gaidinliu was born on 26th January 1915 and died on 17th February 1993 at age of 78 at Longkao of Manipur in India. She was a Naga political leader who led a revolution against British rule in India.

    Image of Rani Gaidinliu

    Image of Rani Gaidinliu

    Major Freedom Fighter

    • She joine

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  • 6 India signs two MoUs with Egypt for Support in Tourism, Scientific and Technical [ None ]

    About the agreement of MoUs: India and Egypt have signed two Memorandum of Understandings to support in the field of Tourism, Scientific and Technical. These MoUs were signed by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the visit of to Egypt.

    About the MoUs:

    To sup

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  • Aug 27, 2015
  • 1 PM Modi arrange a meeting for POSCO to stay in India [ None ]

    About POSCO: POSCO stands for Pohang Iron and Steel Company. It is a multinational steel - making company. It’s headquarter is in Pohang of South Korea. It had productivity of 39.1 million tonnes of unpolished steel in 2011which made it the world’s fourth - largest steelmaker co

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  • 2 South and North Korea signs an agreement to resolve crisis [ None ]

    About Crisis in Korea: North Korea attacked to the South Korea in a challenge to join the country under the North’s government. That attempt failed and Korea is still divided in two. Both sides maintained by armies along the border.

    • These armies sometimes make missiles fire and

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  • 3 Google Maps launch feature which will allows users to tag restaurant food pics [ None ]

    About Google: Google was founded on 4th September 1998 at Menlo Park, California. The founders of Google are Larry Page and Sergey Brin. It is an American multinational technology company. It is specializing in Internet - related services and products. These include online adver

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