2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Sep 12, 2015
  • 1 India to unveil Indonesian satellite LAPAN A2/Orari [ None ]

    About Indonesian satellites: Palapa is a series of communication satellites owned by Indosat (Indonesian Telecommunication Company). First launched on July 1976, this satellite has made Indonesia as the first developing country to operate their own national satellite system in t

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  • 2 India and UAE agree to raise mutual trade by 60% in next 5 years [ None ]

    About United Arab Emirates (UAE): This country was established in 1971. It is an association of seven territories, includes Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al - Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al - Quwain. Each territory is ruled by a monarch (Ruler) who jointly forms the Federa

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  • Sep 11, 2015
  • 1 Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli becomes co-owner of UAE Royals [ None ]

    Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988. He is an Indian international cricketer by profession. Currently, he is captain of the Indian team in Test cricket and vice - captain in limited overs formats. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he captains the Royal Challengers Bangalo

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  • 2 NATMO to Make Digital library for Indian Maps within a Year [ None ]

    About NATMO: NATMO stands for National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation. The plan of buildup a National Atlas of India was conveyed for the first time in India by Prof. S. P. Chatterjee who was Professor of Geography in Calcutta University. Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was e

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  • 3 New type of human relative discovered in South Africa [ None ]

    About new type of human relative: The new type of human relative has been classified in the genus Homo to whom modern humans belongs. The new types of human relatives have hardened bones which are the largest remains hominine found on the African island.

    • They have also a tiny br

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  • 4 Constitution of 21st Law Commission of India gets permission by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    About Law Commission of India: The Law Commission of India (LCI) is executive branch of Indian Government. Its authority and responsibility is daily administration of state. The first Law Commission was established in 1834 during the British command by the Charter Act of 1833.

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  • 5 Govind Ballabh Pant get honor on his 128th birth anniversary [ None ]

    About Govind Ballabh Pant: Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant was born on 10th September 1887 and died on 7th March 1961. He was an Indian freedom fighter and politician. He gave his participate in the movement for India’s independence with Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.

    Image of Govind Ballabh Pant

    Image of Govind Ballabh Pant

    128th birth anniversary celebrated

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  • 6 Mumbai wins Buchi Babu Memorial Title of Cricket [ None ]

    About Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy: The memorial trophy has been named after Mothavarapu Buchi Babu Naidu. He was born in 1868 and was an Indian cricket pioneer and also a socialite till 1908.

    • He found the Madras Presidency Matches in Tamil nadu.
    • He is considered as father of Sou

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  • 7 Anil Kumar Jha appointed as temporary CMD of NTPC Limited [ None ]

    About Anil Kumar Jha: He joined National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited in 1977 as an executive trainee and was associated with Singrauli Project. He has rich and varied corporate experience of 38 years in areas of projects such as engineering and design, monitoring an

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  • 8 India wins UNESCO Award for preserving Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala [ Awards ]

    About Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala: It is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thrissur district of Kerala. It has monumental towers on all four sides and also has a Kuttambalam (a kind of design) displaying monographs carved in wood.

    Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala

    Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala

    Winner of UNESCO Award

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  • 9 Canada’s economy falls into a downturn [ None ]

    About Canada’s Economy: Canada is the world’s 11th biggest economy. The gross domestic product (GDP) of Canada is about 1432, 140 Billion US dollars, so the state in GDP rank is 14th worldwide.

    • In purchasing power capacity, Canada is up to 1265.838 billion dollars in 13th place

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  • Sep 11, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet agrees MFP for Progress of Hydrocarbon discoveries [ None ]

    About Marginal Fields Policy (MFP): It is the major policy initiative to develop the domestic, economic and production sector. This includes the auctioning of 69 oil & gas fields that hold reserves of 89 mn tonnes with the potential revenue of INR 70, 000 CR, as claimed by the go

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  • 2 Jhumpa Lahiri nominated for National Humanities award of White House [ Awards ]

    About Jhumpa Lahiri: She was born on July 11th 1967. She is known as Bengali - American author. Her one of the debut short story is Interpreter of Maladies in 1999. Her first novel is The Namesake in 2003, later was adapted into a film.

    Image of Jhumpa Lahiri

    Image of Jhumpa Lahiri

    Nominated for National Humanities award of White House

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  • Sep 10, 2015
  • 1 DRDO selects J Manjula as its Director General [ None ]

    J Manjula completed her graduation from Osmania University. She is a practicing electronics and communications engineer. She has served in the area of Integrated Electronic Warfare for more than 26 years in Defence Electronics Research Laboratory of Hyderabad.

    Image of J Manjula - DRDO

    Image of J Manjula - DRDO

    Director General of DRDO

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  • 2 Union Cabinet agrees National Offshore Wind Energy Policy [ None ]

    About National Offshore Wind Energy: Offshore wind power is the construction of wind farms in water forms to generate electricity from wind. On offshore, there is stronger wind speeds are available rather than on land.

    • So electricity supplied is higher by offshore wind power.

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  • 3 Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 is advised by President to ISRO [ None ]

    About ISRO: ISRO stands for Indian Space Research Organisation. It is a well - known space agency of the Indian government. Its main focus is to bind space technology for national development for space science research and global survey.

    About Gandhi Peace Prize:

    • Union Govern

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  • 4 Union Cabinet permits 100 percent FDI for white label ATMs [ None ]

    About White label ATMs: Generally, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) have individual bank’s logo like SBI’s ATM, ICICI’s ATM etc. But White label ATMs have not this type of Bank logo and so it called White label ATMs.

    • This white label ATMs got permission by RBI.
    • Any non - bank

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  • 5 Cabinet gives permission to gold bond and monetization schemes [ None ]

    About gold monetization scheme: In gold monetization scheme, people can deposit idle gold with authorized agencies. People can take advantage of the price growth of gold and can also earn interest on their deposit. About gold bond scheme: The Gold Bond scheme will have an annual

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  • 6 Deepak Lather wins India’s second weightlifting gold in 62 kg at CYG [ None ]

    Indian weightlifter Deepak Lather wins gold medal in 62 kg category played at Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG). This was fifth Commonwealth Youth Games and played at Samoa of Polynesia. This gold medal was India’s second gold medal of fifth CYG.

    Image of Deepak Lather

    Image of Deepak Lather

    Winner of India’s second weightlifting gold in 62 kg at CYG

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  • 7 Shinzo Abe from Japan has been Re-elected as Leader of Ruling Party [ None ]

    About Shinzo Abe: Shinzo Abe was born on 21st September 1954. He is the Prime Minister of Japan and re - elected in this post in December 2012. He is also the President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and chairman of the Oyagaku propulsion parliamentary group.

    • He was serv

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  • 8 Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri qualify for President’s Cup [ None ]

    Anirban Lahiri was born on 29th June 1987. He is an Indian golfer by profession. He is currently plays on the European Tour. Lahiri learned to play golf at the age of eight from his father. His father Dr. Tushar Lahiri is a physician with the armed forces who was also a spare tim

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  • 9 Agriculture expert Ramesh Chand appointed as full time member of NITI Aayog [ None ]

    About NITI Aayog: NITI Aayog is a Government of India policy established by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his having dissolved the Planning Commission. The Union Government of India announced formation of NITI Aayog on 1st January 2015.

    • NITI stands for National Institution

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  • Sep 10, 2015
  • 1 Union HM Rajnath Singh declared 33% reservation for women in paramilitary forces [ None ]

    About Rajnath Singh: Rajnath Singh was born on 10th July 1951. He is an Indian politician belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is currently serves as the Home Minister of India. He previously served as the Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Ministe

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  • 2 Vikas Krishan Indian boxer wins silver medal in 75 kg category in Asia Championships [ None ]

    Vikas Krishan Yadav was born on 10th February 1992 in Singhwa Khas village in Hisar district. He is an Indian male boxer from Bhiwani district in Haryana. He joined the Bhiwani Boxing Club in 2003. Later, he received training in the Army Sports Institute at Pune.

    Image of Vikas Krishan

    Image of Vikas Krishan

    Winner of silver medal in 75 kg category in Asia Championships

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  • 3 Haryana passes bill to eliminate Police Recruitment Board [ None ]

    About the aim of passing Amendment Bill: Haryana legislative Assembly has passed Haryana Police Amendment Bill, 2015. It is aim is to stop the Police Recruitment Board in order to end the partiality in the police recruitments in the state.

    • Amendment is the process of making chan

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  • 4 Delhi High Court allows permanent contract for women in Indian Navy [ None ]

    About Indian Navy: The Indian Navy is the marine branch of the armed forces of India. The Indian Navy origin in 1947. Commander - in - Chief of the Navy is the President of India. A four - star officer in the rank of Admiral can be the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) and commands the

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  • 5 Eminent Music composer Adesh Shrivastava passes away [ None ]

    Eminent Music composer Adesh Shrivastava has passes away on 5th September 2015 due to cancer in Kokilaben Hospital. Aadesh Shrivastava was born on 4th September 1964 in Jabalpur to a Hindu Kayastha family. He was a music composer and singer of Indian music.

    Image of Adesh Shrivastava

    Image of Adesh Shrivastava

    Famous Music composer of India

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  • 6 5th September celebrated as National Teachers Day [ Important Days ]

    About National Teachers Day: 5th September is celebrated as National teachers Day in India every year since 1962. Teachers day is celebrated in the memory of India’s first Vice President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday on 5th September.

    • At this day teachers and students

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  • 7 Injured Joshna Chinappa knocks Habiba to win Squash Circuit title [ None ]

    About Joshna Chinappa: Joshna Chinappa was born on September 15th 1986. She is a National Squash Champion. A trainee from Indian Squash Academy, Chennai. She ranked 19th in the world in March 2014.

    • Currently she is ranked 28th in the world.

    About her Achievements:

    • She was the

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  • 8 PM Narendra Modi initiates Badarpur-Faridabad Metro [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated Badarpur - Faridabad Metro in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). The metro corridor will connect the national capital with the satellite town and increases economic growth by successive transporation to the people.

    • It is the first environ

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