2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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Jul 21, 2015

IIS officer Prashant Pathrabe appointed FTII Director 

Information and Broadcasting Ministry Prashant Pathrabe who has given additional charge to Prashant Pathrabe as Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) . Prashant Pathrabe was appointed as Interim Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) by Unio…

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India inks $250-million loan pact with World Bank for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery project 

Union Government, Andhra Pradesh government from India has inked a financing agreement with World Bank (WB) to raise US 250 million dollars financial assistance for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project (APDRP) in New Delhi.

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Union Government clears defence proposals worth Rs 30,000 crore 

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared worth over 30,000 crore rupees for buying four more P81 long-range maritime patrol aircraft for the navy and to replace army՚s 60s vintage air defence guns.

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Artist Sayed Haider Raza conferred with France’s de la Lgion dHonneur 

Artist Sayed Haider Raza was conferred with highest French Civilian Award Commandeer de la Lgion dHonneur i.e.. the Legion of Honour on the occasion of the French National Day (14 July) celebrations by Ambassador of France to India Franois Richier on behalf of the French Presiden…

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Ajay Kumar Pandey appointed as MD and group CEO of GIFT City 

Ajay Kumar Pandey was appointed as new Managing Director and Group CEO of Gandhinagar based Global financial services hub Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) . Ajay Kumar Pandey will replace Ramakant Jha who was appointed as CEO of Mumbai based IL&FS՚s Smart City i…

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INS Astravahini decommissioned after 31 years of service 

Indigenously built torpedos INS Astravahini launch and recovery vessel was decommissioned after its service for almost 31 years to the nation. INS Astravahini was decommissioned in a ceremony held at the Ship Building Centre (V) at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

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INSTC, India’s strategic gateway to Central Asia and Eurasia 

The INSTC (International North-South Transport Corridor) is considered as gateway for India to expand trade and investment links with Central Asia and Eurasia. International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multi-modal trade transport network that includes strategic ra…

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RBI, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ink currency swap agreement 

Indian RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and central bank of Sri Lanka has signed a special currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBS) . According to the agreement, Sri Lankan bank can draw up to 1.1 billion dollars for a maximum period of 6 months.

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Jul 14, 2015

‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ wins best original screenplay award at the Madrid Film Festival 

‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ film has won the best original screenplay in a Foreign Language award at the Madrid International Film Festival. This film based on a political satire which directed by filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri. It stars Arunoday Singh and Mahi Gill in a lead role along…

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ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C28 carrying 5 UK satellites 

ISRO՚s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-28 has successfully put five satellites of United Kingdom into designated orbits. They launched successfully after its lift off from first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh.

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