2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Oct 7, 2015
  • 1 India signs 18 MoUs with Germany in different areas [ None ]

    About the signing of agreements: India has signed 18 agreements and memorandum of understanding with Germany in many sectors. Third edition of Indo - German Inter - governmental Consultations was held in New Delhi where at the end these agreements were signed.

    • This Indo - German

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  • 2 Henning Mankell, Swedish crime writer passes away [ None ]

    About Henning Mankell: Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell passed away in Gothenburg of Swedan at age of 67. Henning Georg Mankell was born on 3rd February 1948 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a dramatist, crime writer and children’s author.

    • He was best recognized for a series o

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  • 3 Twitter appoints Jack Dorsey as permanent CEO [ None ]

    About Jack Dorsey: Jack Dorsey was born on 19th November 1976 at St. Louis of Missouri, United States. He is co - founder and CEO of Twitter and also the founder and CEO of Square which is a mobile payments company.

    Image of Jack Dorsey

    Image of Jack Dorsey

    Permanent CEO of Twitter

    • Square is used

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  • 4 Germany will provide 125 million euro loans for green energy projects in India [ None ]

    About the agreement: Germany will provide loans worth 125 million euro which is near about 915 crore Indian Rupees for supporting two green energy projects in Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh of India.

    • “Government of India and KFW (Federal Republic of Germany) signed two loa

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  • Oct 6, 2015
  • 1 सैनिको की पेंशन (Essay in Hindi - One Rank One Pension - OROP) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - आज हर कोई सरकारी इसलिए चाहता है क्योंकि उसे सरकार के द्वारा दी सुविधाओं लाभ मिल सके पर सरकार हर क्षेत्र में इसका लाभ कर्मचारियों को नहीं दे रही है जैसे पेंशन रूपी सुविधा जो किसी किसी क्षेत्र में सही रूप से नहीं मिल पा रही है जैसे सैनिक कर्मचाारियों की पेंशन इसलिए

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  • 2 सनसनीखेज अपराध (Essay in Hindi - Indrani Mukherjee - Culprits and the Case) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - वेसे तो आए दिन हमारे देश में कोई न कोई अपराध होते है रहते है लेकिन कुछ अपराध ऐसे होते है जो बहुत ही अधिक खतरनाक होते हैं। उनमें से ही एक है शीना-बोरा-ईद्राणी मुखर्जी का केस है। जिसकी बहुत ही दर्द नाक कहानी हैं। शीना की बढ़े ही खतरनाक ढंग से हत्या हुई है। जिसका सच स

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  • 3  गरिमा (Essay in Hindi - Looking back to Indian Society - Need to Check Rape Cases) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने एक अहम फेसले में कहा है कि बलात्कार के मामलों में किसी तरह के समझौते की अनुभूति पीड़िता और बलात्कार के आरोपी में नहीं दी जा सकती। शादी के नाम पर भी नहीं। सर्वोच्च अदालत ने यह भी कहा कि इस तरह के सुझाव दिया जाना समझदारी की श्रेणी में नहीं आता है। पि

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  • 4  अहमद प्रकरण (Essay in Hindi - Ahmad Case - An Analysis) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - अमरीका एक विदेशी देश है यहां पर ओर देशों की तरह घटनाएं होती रहती है। ऐसी एक घटना अभी हाल ही में हुई वह है सूडानी मूल के अमरीकी मुस्लिम ‘अहमद’ के साथ जो ‘ज्यादती’ हुई भले ही उसके पीछे स्कूल और पुलिस की जागरूकता बड़ा कारण थी लेकिन अमरीकी राष्ट्रपति बराक ओबामा की सदाश

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  • 5 Visit of prime minister Narendra Modi to USA(Sept-26-30,2014) [ None ]

    “India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits America: Washington Should Recognize another Emerging Great Power”: On May 26 Narendra Modi became prime minister of India. With Modi at its helm the BJP recently handed the Congress Party the greatest defeat ever.

    Indian PM Narendra Modi at USA with Barack Obama

    Indian PM Narendra Modi at USA with Barack Obama

    Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to USA

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  • 6 E. Nageswara Rao famous Tollywood producer passed away [ None ]

    About Edida Nageswara Rao: He was born on April 24th 1934. He was born in Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He is a famous Indian film producer in Telugu cinema. He owns a film production house named as Poornodaya Movie Creations.

    About his career:

    • He started his career as

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  • 7 Shashank Manohar chosen as BCCI president [ None ]

    About Shashank Manohar: He was born on 29th September 1957. He hails from Nagpur. He is a famous Indian Lawyer. He was the former 29th President of the BCCI from 2008 to 2011. Currently he is serving as the President of BCCI. He belongs to Vidarbha Cricket Association. He is kno

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  • 8 World’s Highest Altitude Research Centre set in Ladakh by DRDO [ None ]

    About Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO): It was established in 1958. It is an agency of Republic of India. It is under the control of Ministry of Defense of Indian Government.

    • It is the India’s largest and most vast research organization.
    • It develops several

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  • 9 Luis Leao Pinto won Asia’s MTB Himalaya 2015 [ None ]

    About winning of Portugal’s Pinto: Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal won Asia’s highest mountain biking race and got the head of ‘King of the Himalaya’ for the second time on 4th October 2015. It was a 600 km long and 7 stages biking race and he took time of 27: 29: 22. This race was

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  • Oct 6, 2015
  • 1 Nobel Medicine Prize opens week of awards [ Awards ]

    About Nobel Medicine Prize: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine managed by the Nobel Foundation. It is given one time in a year for outstanding findings in the fields of life sciences and medicine. It is one of five Nobel Prizes established in 1895 by Swedish chemist Alfre

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  • 2 Kyrgyzstan Polls Won by Pro-Russian Parties [ None ]

    About winning of Pro - Russian parties: President Almazbek Atambayev’s pro - Russian Social Democratic Party has won parliamentary polls, with other insecurely connected parties composed to form a new union government.

    • The Social Democrats were winning nearly 27 % of the vote,

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  • 3 Google authoritatively becomes Alphabet Inc. [ None ]

    About Alphabet Inc. : Alphabet Inc. is a multinational company which is created in 2015. It is the parental corporation of Google and several other companies previously retained by Google. This company is based in California and is led by Google’s co - founders, Larry Page and Se

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  • 4 Nepal goes to UN and finished ‘obstruction’ of employment point with India [ None ]

    About finishing of ‘obstruction’ of employment point with India: Nepal has gone to the United Nations above suspected difficulty of a key limit employment point with India which has caused the serious shortage of necessary goods.

    • Nepal’s situation Rights is distress from shortag

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  • 5 Sheila Watt-Cloutier won Right Livelihood Award of 2015 [ Awards ]

    About Sheila Watt - Cloutier: Sheila Watt - Cloutier was born on 2nd December 1953 in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik of Northern Quebec, Canada. She is an Inuit activist of Canada. Inuit are a group of traditionally similar local peoples living in the Arctic regions of Greenland of Canada an

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  • 6 Citizen portal launched by Odisha Government [ None ]

    About Citizen Portal: Citizen portal named www.citizenportal-op.gov. in launched by Odisha Government to provide facilities to the citizens with different services. Portal was launched in Bhubaneshwar by Naveen Patnaik who is Chief Minister.

    Features of the portal:

    This citize

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  • 7 Adani Ports signs an agreement with L&T for Kattupalli Port Operations [ None ]

    About Kattupalli Port Operations: Kattupalli Port Operations includes Kattupalli Shipyard cum Caged Port Complex. It is large boatyard project at Kattupalli village near Ennore of Chennai. It is constructed by L&T Shipbuilding Limited. It is setting up by TIDCO and Larsen & Toub

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  • 8 Germany celebrates Silver Jubilee of reunion [ None ]

    About the celebration: Germany celebrated 25 years of reunion on 3rd October 2015. This day is celebrated to mark the day of 1990 when socialist East Germany and industrial West Germany bring together the country. Germany has organized a street party at the Brandenburg Gate to re

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  • 9 Government investigation displays 12.5% food items hold non-approved insecticides [ None ]

    About the investigation by Government: Union government has investigates and found remains of insecticides in vegetables, fruits, milk and also in other food items. This food items were collected from various selling and wholesale selling across the country. It was exposed in th

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  • Oct 5, 2015
  • 1 The first Indian PM of India to visit United Arab Emirates(UAE) [ None ]

    “Impact of PM’s UAE Visit”: On August 16 - 17, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on a two day visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE), the first Indian PM to do so in last 34 years. It was even his first visit to the Arab Countries. Whereas, UAE and India have close economic r

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  • Oct 2, 2015
  • 1 WEF placed India at 55th position in Global Competitiveness Index of 2015 [ None ]

    About World Economic Forum (WEF): It was established in 1971. It is non - profit foundation which was recognized by Swiss authorities. It’s also called as European Management Forum. It is an international institution for public and private support.

    • Its main function is to improv

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  • 2 Manoj Kumar Tiwary chosen as Captain of Bengal [ None ]

    About Manoj Tiwary: He was born on 14th November 1985. He was born in Howrah in West Bengal. He is an Indian Cricketer. He is a right handed batsman. He represents Bengal in local cricket and Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premier League.

    About Manoj Tiwary being chosen as Captain:

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  • 3 Mid-day meal scheme under National Food Security Act, 2013 reported by Union Government [ Important Days ]

    About Mid - day meal scheme: It is a school meal programme. It was initiated by Government of India. Its function is to improve the nutritional stand of school children nationwide. Rules in this scheme are:

    • There are temporary funds available with the school for Mid - day meal s

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  • 4 Argentina in lead in FIFA World Cup rankings [ None ]

    About Argentina football team: This is one of the most successful football team in the world which represents Argentina. This is under the control of Argentina Football Association. It is also known as La Albiceleste (White and Sky blue). The first match of Argentina was with Uru

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  • 5  By 2030 India initiates 33-35 % GHGs emission cut [ None ]

    About Greenhouse Gases (GHGs): It is a gas in the atmosphere that absorbs and releases energy within the thermal infrared region. This gas is the primary cause for greenhouse effect. This gas includes water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone present in atmos

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  • Oct 1, 2015
  • 1 Heena Sidhu bags gold at Asian Air Gun Championships [ None ]

    About Heena Sindhu: She was born on 29th August 1989. She was born in Ludhiana in Punjab. She has completed her graduation in BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery). She is a professional Indian Shooter. About her achievements: In 2014, she was ranked World No. 1 by ISSF.

    Image of Heena Sindhu

    Image of Heena Sindhu

    Gold Medalist at Asian Air Gun Championships

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  • 2 V Shanmuganathan took oath as 17th Governor of Manipur [ None ]

    About V Shanmuganathan: He was born on 21st November 1949. He was born in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. He has completed his M. Phil on Political Science from University of Madras. He is also a prolific writer and has written 3 books on culture and social facets in Tamil.

    Image of V Shanmuganathan

    Image of V Shanmuganathan

    Took oath as 17th Governor of Manipur

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