2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Oct 1, 2015
  • 1 G20 in 2018 is to be led by India [ None ]

    About G20: It was established in 1999 by Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on fellow countries in a meeting held. It is an international forum for global economic and financial stability. This forum brings all together 20 countries that are majorly advanced and emergin

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  • 2 2015 MacArthur Fellowship conferred to Kartik Chandran [ None ]

    About Kartik Chandran: He is an Indian - American junior Professor. He has earned BS in 1995 from IIT Roorke and PhD in 1999 from the University of Connecticut. His research on the engineered wastewater treatment and global nitrogen cycle is widely recognized around the world.

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  • 3 20th satellite launch from China for BeiDou Navigation system [ None ]

    About BeiDou Navigation System: It is a Chinese satellite navigation system competing to US’s Global Positioning System (GPS). It is operated by China National Space Administration. It became operational in China in December 2011 with 10 constellations.

    • In December 2012, the sys

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  • 4 Tharindu Kaushal, Sri Lankan spinner disqualified from bowling doosra by ICC [ None ]

    About Tharindu Kaushal: Paskuwal Handi Tharindu Kaushal was born on 5th March 1993. He is a Sri Lankan cricketer by profession. He plays for ODIs and Tests at international level and for Nondescripts Cricket Club in national stadium.

    Image of Tharindu Kaushal

    Image of Tharindu Kaushal

    Sri Lankan spinner disqualified from bowling doosra by ICC

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  • 5 Dhanush selected as brand ambassador by ISL of Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    About Dhanush: Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja also known as Dhanush was born on 28th July 1982. He is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the Tamil film Aadukalam in 2011.

    Image of Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

    Image of Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

    Known as Dhanush - Brand Ambassador of Tamil Nadu

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  • 6 RBI drops repo rate by 50 basis points to 6.75 percent from 7.25 percent [ None ]

    About Repo rate: Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank of a country gives money to commercial banks in the incident of any shortage of funds. Reserve bank of India is the Central bank of India.

    • Repo rate is used by financial authorities to control price rises (inflatio

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  • 7 M.R. Poovamma and Babita Kumari honoured with Arjuna Award 2015 [ Awards ]

    About M. R. Poovamma: Machettira Raju Poovamma was born on 5th June 1990. She completed bachelor’s degree in business management from SDM College of Business Management in Mangalore. She is an Indian sprinter and races in the 400 meters event.

    Image of Machettira Raju Poovamma

    Image of Machettira Raju Poovamma

    Winner of Arjuna Award

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  • 8 Gurpreet Singh won silver medal in Asian Air Gun Championship of 2015 [ None ]

    About Gurpreet Singh and his achievements: Gurpreet Singh is an Indian shooter by profession. He won two gold medals in shooting at Commonwealth Games of 2010 held in India. He also won gold medal with Vijay Kumar in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol in 2010.

    Image of Gurpreet Singh

    Image of Gurpreet Singh

    Silver medal in Asian Air Gun Championship of 2015

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  • Sep 29, 2015
  • 1 A famous Hindi Poet - Viren Dangwal expired [ None ]

    About Viren Dangwal: He was born on 5th August 1947. He was born in Kritinagar in Uttarakhand. He is one of the leading Hindi poets for new generation. He published 3 of his collections which are Isi Dushchakra Mein Srashta, Duniya Mein and Siyahi Taal.

    Image of Viren Dangwal

    Image of Viren Dangwal

    Famous Hindi Poet is no more

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  • 2 Former England bowler-Frank Tyson passed away [ None ]

    About Frank Tyson: He was born on 6th June in 1930. He was born in Farnworth in England. He is known as the one of the quickest bowler in the game of cricket. He is also called as Typhoon Tyson for his fast bowling. About his abrupt death: He was 85 years old. He passed away in

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  • 3 Football Club of Goa Selects Sukhvinder Singh as CEO [ None ]

    About FC Goa: It was started on 26th August in 2014. It is an Indian Professional football franchise in Goa which takes part in Indian Premier League. FC Goa represents Goa, only state which declared football as its official sport. This team is owned by Goan Football Club Pvt. Lt

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  • 4 2015 MITRA SHAKTI Exercise begins in Pune [ None ]

    About MITRA SHAKTHI exercise: It is a joint India - Sri Lanka Military exercise. It has begun at Anudh Military station at Pune. It is the 3rd joint training exercise for the country who seeks to build cooperation among militaries. It is conducted for 14 days.

    About the Importa

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  • 5 INS Kochi –Indian Navy’s largest warship [ None ]

    About INS Kochi: It is the 2nd ship of the Kolkata - class Missile destroyer (guided missile destroyer under navy). Its name is driven from the port city Kochi in Kerala which shows the marine character and culture in support to Indian Navy. It’s built at Mazagaon Docks in Mumbai

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  • 6 Dr. Syed Ahmad, the Governor of Manipur is no more [ None ]

    About Dr. Syed Ahmad: Dr. Syed Ahmad died on 27th September, 2015 because of suffering from cancer at Lilavati hospital, Mumbai, India. Syed Ahmed was born on 6th March, 1945. He was an Indian politician and author and also a member of the Congress Party.

    Image of Dr Syed Ahmad

    Image of Dr Syed Ahmad

    Governor of Manipur - Recently Passed Away

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  • 7 Lewis Hamilton has win Japanese Grand Prix title of Formula One of 2015 [ None ]

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

    Image of Lewis Hamilton

    Image of Lewis Hamilton

    Japanese Grand Prix title of Formula One of 2015 Winner

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  • 8 27 September celebrated as World Tourism Day [ Important Days ]

    About World Tourism day: World Tourism Day was celebrated on 27 September since 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This date was chosen because on 27th September 1970 the laws of the UNWTO were approved.

    • The approval of these laws gives an innovation

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  • 9 Pankaj Advani has won IBSF World Billiards Championship of 2015 [ None ]

    About Pankaj Advani: Pankaj Arjan Advani was born on 24th July 1985 in Pune, Maharashtra, India. He is a player of English billiards by profession and he is also former professional snooker player. He became a snooker professional in 2012.

    Image of Pankaj Advani

    Image of Pankaj Advani

    IBSF World Billiards Championship of 2015 Winner

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  • Sep 29, 2015
  • 1 G-4 countries have issued a Joint Statement on UNSC Reforms [ None ]

    About G - 4 countries: The G4 nations including countries Brazil, Germany, India and Japan. These four countries support each other’s proposals for permanent spaces on the United Nations Security Council.

    • These G4 nations are regularly elected to two - year terms on the Security

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  • 2 Matthias Mueller appointed as CEO of Volkswagen AG [ None ]

    About Matthias Mueller: Matthias Mueller was born on 9th June 1953 in Karl - Marx - Stadt in earlier East Germany. He is a businessman from Germany. He has studied computer engineering science at the Munich University of Applied Sciences.

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    Image of Matthias Mueller

    Appointed as Volkswagen’s CEO

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  • 3 EPFO awarded with SKOCH Awards for Smart Governance Creativities [ Awards ]

    About EPFO: EPFO stands for Employee Provident Fund Organisation. It was come into existence with the promulgation of the Employees’ Provident Fund Ordinance on the 15th November 1951. It was replaced by Employees’ Provident Fund Act 1952.

    • Now this act is referred as Employees’

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  • 4 Mangalyaan has completed its one year of mission life around Mars [ None ]

    About Mangalyaan: Mangalyaan is also known as Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). It is a space analysis orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5th November 2013.

    • It is India’s first space mission and by this ISRO has

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  • 5 EU executes anti-dumping duty on Indian steel pipes [ None ]

    About execution of anti - dumping duty on Indian Steel Pipes: European Union has enforced a short - term anti - dumping duty of up to 31.2 percent on imports of fertilize and water steel pipes from India for six months to protect its domestic industry.

    • This decision was taken

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  • Sep 28, 2015
  • 1 Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis win 2015 Guangzhou Open title [ None ]

    About Sania Mirza: She was born on 15th November 1986. She was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is a successful and famous Indian tennis player. She started her professional career in 2003. She is the highest ranked female Indian player. Currently she is ranked no. 1 in the wome

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  • 2 Abhinav Bindra bags Gold in Asian Air Gun Championships [ None ]

    About Abhinav Bindra: He was born on September 28, 1982. He hails from Dehradun in Uttarakhand. He is an Indian Shooter. He is a World and Olympic champion for 10 m Air rifle. His current coach is Gabriele Buhlmann from Basel, Switzerland.

    Image of Abhinav Bindra

    Image of Abhinav Bindra

    Gold in Asian Air Gun Championships

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  • 3 Astrosat: India’s 1st satellite for only astronomy research launched successfully [ None ]

    About Astrosat Satellite: It’s the Inidia’s first satellite having multi - wavelength space station. Its function is to observe the cosmic bodies like X - ray sources and distant stars. It will observe the universe by UV, optical, low and high energy X - rays of electromagnetic s

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  • 4 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize conferred to Dr.Jacob Tsimerman [ None ]

    About Dr. Jacob Tsimerman: He is a known mathematician. Currently he is the assistant professor at the University of Tornoto in Canada. His mathematics works are the prominent in the field of Number theory and similar topics.

    About the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize:

    • It is the annual

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  • 5 Expert committee set up by government to change UPSC civil services exam pattern [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    About UPSC civil services exam: It is a competitive exam in India conducted by Union Public Service Commission for hiring various civil services of government. It includes Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Reven

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  • Sep 27, 2015
  • 1 Suresh Raina to charge MS Dhoni’s role as finisher in India’s ODIs and T20Is [ None ]

    About Suresh Raina - Indian Cricket Player: He was born on 27th November 1986. He is from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. He is an Indian Cricket Player. He is a left - handed batsman and also an off - spin bowler. He is the 2nd youngest player to captain Indian team.

    Image of Suresh Raina

    Image of Suresh Raina

    Left - handed Indian batsman and also an off - spin bowler

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  • 2 Anti-dumping duty on Indian steel pipes by EU [ None ]

    About anti - dumping duty: Anti - dumping is a measure to correct the situation arising out of the dumping of goods and for carrying out fair trade practices. It is imposed on the foreign imports that are believed to be priced lower than the market value.

    • The main role of this d

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  • 3 Skoch Awards given to EPFO for excellent Governance Initiatives [ Awards ]

    About Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO): It was initiated on 4th March 1952. It is also known as Karmchaari Bhavishya Nidhi Sanghatan. It is a legal body of the Government of India.

    • It runs under the Ministry of Labor and Employment.
    • Its main role is to provide Fund,

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