2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 17, 2015
  • 1 Pioneer of Israeli cinema Lia van Leer passes away [ None ]

    Lia van Leer was a pioneer of Israeli cinema who passed away in the age of 90 in Jerusalem on 13 March 2015. Lia van Leer was the founder of Israel Film Archive, Jerusalem Cinematheque, Haifa Cinematheque and the Jerusalem Film Festival.

    1. She was born on August 8, 1924 in Romania b

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  • 2 World Consumer Rights Day 2015 observed on 15 March 2015 [ Important Days ]

    The World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) 2015 was observed on 15 March 2015 and the theme of this year is “Helping consumers choose healthy diets”. The theme of this year was taken up by the Consumers International (CI) because unhealthy diets are linked to four of the ten biggest ca

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  • 3 Services clinched 69th Santosh Trophy football title 2015 [ None ]

    Services on have won 69th Santosh Trophy football title 2014-15 at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab and in the final match Services defeated host Punjab by score of 5-4. Both teams in the hour of tie-breaker penalty shootout all the five players of Services including Captai

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  • 4 Veteran Gandhian Narayan Desai passes away [ None ]

    Gandhian Narayan Desai passed away age of 90 in Surat, Gujarat on 15 March 2015 and he is son of Mahatma Gandhi’s personal secretary and biographer Mahadev Desai. Gandhian Narayan was born on 24 Dec 1924 at Valsad in Gujarat and was brought up at Gandhiji’s Sabarmati Ashram in Ah

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  • 5 Kidambi Srikanth wins Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold 2015 [ None ]

    Kidambi Srikanth shutler of India won badminton’s prestigious award Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title in Men’s singles category. Men’s single title - Kidambi Srikanth won in the final match who defeated Denmark’s champion Viktor Axelsen by score of 21-15, 12-21 and 21-14. Ace shut

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  • 6 Japan & France inks defence pact [ Defense ]

    Japan & France has signed defence pact to boost cooperation and joint development for an arms transfer agreement for military equipment, services and technology. Japan & France seek to defence sector for joint development between both countries in order to strengthen security tie

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  • 7 Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13-year imprisonment [ None ]

    Mohamed Nasheed (Former Maldivian President) was arrested for 13-year imprisonment by country’s criminal court under the anti-terrorism laws. Mohamed Nasheed was charged under the island nation’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 1990 for his order to arrest a Criminal Court judge Abdulla Moha

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  • 8 Pakistan tests 1st indigenous armed drone Burraq and laser guided missile Barq [ None ]

    Indian neighbour Pakistan successfully tested its first built all-weather armed drone named Burraq and a under laser guided missile named Barq. By successfully testing of Burraq, Pakistan became the 9th country worldwide to develop an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) domesti

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  • 9 Times Higher Education released The World Reputation Rankings 2015 [ None ]

    The Times Higher Education released the World Reputation Rankings 2015. This year rankings show that the Harvard University ranks at the 1st position of the 100 Times higher education institutions in the world.

    While Cambridge University at second position followed by Oxford Univ

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  • Mar 15, 2015
  • 1 Indian-origin Ganasen Reddy awarded with KwaZulu-Natal 2015 National Teachers Awards [ Awards ]

    Indian-origin South African educator Ganasen Reddy was awarded with KwaZulu-Natal 2015 National Teachers Awards at the annual National Teaching Awards which held in Johannesburg. Ganasen Reddy was received the award by South African minister of basic education Angie Motshekga.

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  • 2 Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers launched - Pharma Jan Samadhan scheme [ None ]

    Ananth Kumar (Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers) launched the “Pharma Jan Samadhan scheme” which based on web enabled system for redressal of consumers’ grievances relating to pricing and availability of medicines. It scheme launched by the purpose of effective complaint

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  • 3 Karnataka clinched eighth Ranji title of cricket [ None ]

    Karnataka won eighth Ranji title of cricket. Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu by an innings and 217 runs in Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. Tamil Nadu was out for 134 in the first innings but Karnataka was scored 762 runs in the first inning after that chasing an imposing 628, Tamil Nad

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  • 4 World Kidney Day observed on 12 March 2015 [ Important Days ]

    World Kidney Day was observed globally on 12 March 2015 and the theme for the year 2015 is Kidney Health for All. World Kidney Day celebrates globally health awareness campaign that focuses on the importance of the kidneys and impact of kidney disease. Annually, the second Thursd

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  • Mar 13, 2015
  • 1 Union Government appointed Nine Executive Directors in Public Sector Banks [ None ]

    The Union Government appointed nine Executive Directors (EDs) in Public Sector Banks (PSBs). These appointment approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet and selection panel headed by the Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan.

    List of appointments nine Executiv

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  • 2 Google CFO Patrick Pichette announced his retirement [ None ]

    Eminent leader Patrick Pichette of Google’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) decided his retirement from the office citing personal reasons but he was not yet finalized date. Pichette will stay at Google till the company finds a replacement.

    • In August 2008, Pichette joined Google as

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  • 3 India and Mauritius inked five MoUs to give impetus to bilateral relations [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Indian PM Narendra Modi and Mauritius PM Port Luis singed 5 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation between the two nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone five day official tour of three ocean nations. These county names were Seych

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  • 4 Indian Railways signed MoU with LIC for implementing Railway projects [ None ]

    Indian Railways signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) for implementing Railway projects. The MoU was signed by Rajalakshmi Ravikumar, Financial Commissionerof Railways and SK Roy of Chairman of LIC.

    • According to MoU, LIC will make

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  • 5 1998 Asian Games gold-medalist Dingko Singh included in National Boxing Selection panel [ None ]

    1998 Asian Games gold-medallist Dingko Singh was placed in National Boxing Selection panel. At present, Dingko Singh is working as a coach at the Imphal centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Arjuna awardee Gopal N Devang will be headed of the 10-member selection panel an

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  • 6 United Arab Emirates won the bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2019 [ None ]

    United Arab Emirates (UAE) won the bid to host Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in 2019 and this game will be the 17th edition of the games. The decision was made by the AFC Executive Committee in a meeting at Manama, Bahrain.

    1. The UAE defeated Iran Football Federation

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  • 7 US President Barack Obama nominated David Hale as Ambassador to Pakistan [ None ]

    The US President Barack Obama nominated veteran diplomat David Hale as next Ambassador to Pakistan. David Hale appointment was selected by the US Senate. David Hale will replace Cameron Munter.

    1. David Hale has been the US Ambassador to Lebanon since 2013 and David Hale earlier serv

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  • 8 Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs released the data of top ten Corporate of 2014 [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs released data of top ten Corporate of 2014. Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs has compared of eight public sector undertakings and two private sector undertakings. Ranking of top Ten Corporate of 2014-

    1. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) – it is the

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  • 9 Attorney General to be public authority and will be under RTI [ None ]

    Delhi High Court has decided Attorney General of India comes under the ambit of section 2(h) Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. It is because functions performed by the AG under Article 76 (2) of the Constitution of India are in the nature of public functions.

    1. The decision was

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  • Mar 12, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra launched “Bhagyashree scheme” for girl child [ None ]

    Maharashtra Government (Devendra Fadnavis) launched “Bhagyashree scheme” for a girl child and it replaced by Sukanya scheme. This scheme was launched by the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the presence of Bollywood actress Bhagyashree and she is also the brand ambassador of t

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  • 2  Moily selected for “Saraswati Samman 2014” [ None ]

    Senior Congress leader Mr. M. Veerappa Moily (Former Union Minister) will select for the Saraswati Samman 2014 for his Kannada poem ‘Ramayana Mahanveshanam’. Mr. M. Veerappa Moily is the second Kannada author who, receive Saraswati Samman afterS. L. Bhyrappa in 2010.

    1. Kannada poem

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  • 3 Indian-American Kumar P Barve decided to run for US Congress in 2016 elections [ None ]

    Indian-American Kumar P Barve decided to run for US Congress in 2016 elections from Democratic Party. Kumar P Barve will stand on for the seat vacated by Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Republican Party.

    1. Barve became the first Indian-American to be elected to a state legislature o

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  • 4 First Kisan Call Centre of North-East opened in Agartala, Tripura [ None ]

    Tripura Chief Minister (Manik Sarkar) was launched first Kisan Call Centre (KCC) of North-East state in Agartala, Tripura. KCC was financed by the Tripura government in the field of rural private enterprise with experts of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and animal husbandry

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  • 5 Ashwin Mittal appointed as CFO of Walmart India Private Limited [ None ]

    Walmart India Private Limited appointed Ashwin Mittal as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ashwin Mittal replaced by Jill Anderson who will be dislodged back to Walmart in United States. Javier Rojo appointed as head of its Real Estate and Business Development in Walmart India a

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  • 6 UST Global launched Women’s Safety App “iSafe” for Thiruvananthapuram City Police [ None ]

    UST Global has launched women safety App iSafe in Thiruvananthapuram which it is mobile-based app for used women’s safety on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The women safety App iSafe was launched by Thiruvananthapuram City Police in the presence of high ranking police

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  • 7 Kumar Sangakkara announces retirement from Test cricket [ None ]

    Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara announced retirement from Test cricket after playing three-match series against India in August 2015. Ace Kumar Sangakkara had already retried from One-Day International (ODI) after the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 and T-20 cricket

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  • 8 Prime Minister launched India’s first indigenously developed rotavirus vaccine “Rotavac” [ None ]

    PM Narendra Modi launched the first indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine named Rotavac. Rotavac is the third such vaccine after launched GSK Rotarix and Merck’s RotaTeq which globally available for treatment of Rotavirus.

    1. This vaccine wills helpful India which to brawl young

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