2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Oct 12, 2015
  • 1  Iran’s Parliament Gives Permission to Nuclear Deal With World Powers [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Procedure of seeking permission: The Iranian parliament gave preliminary backing on a bill approving Tehran’s nuclear agreement with world powers. Parliament approved the first reading of a bill calling on the Tehran government.

    • By a vote of 139 to 100 for final approval and pas

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  • 2  Former Andhra cricketer found dead in Vijayawada [ None ]

    About death of former Andhra Cricketer: Maddineni Durga Bhavani, former cricketer and member of the Andhra Cricket Association, was found died under suspicious circumstances on Sunday. The 28 - year - old’s body was found hanging from the ceiling.

    • She was dead at her residence a

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  • 3  Infosys CEO Rajiv Bansal resigns [ None ]

    Rajiv Bansal, EVP and the CEO of Infosys, has resigned from the company. He is replaced by Ranganath Mavinakere, EVP and head of strategic operations and CEO’s office. Bansal will still continue as an advisor to the CEO and the Board through December 31 to provide a smooth transi

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  • 4  High Court Of J&K Demands Aritcle 370 As Permanent [ None ]

    The feature is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation which is given to Jammu and Kashmir. High court has ruled that Article 370 gives special status to the state, has now gained permanent place in the Constitution. No other provision of the Constitution as provided under Article

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  • 5  K.P. Sharma Oli is Nepal’s New Prime Minister [ None ]

    About Appointment: After two disastrous earthquakes which killed around 9000 people and fierce protests which led to 40 deaths, Nepal’s lawmakers chose a new prime minister. KP SHARMA OLI who promises to work alongside everybody and to repair all the damage.

    • Oli is the leader o

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  • 6  11 October: International Day of Girl Child [ Important Days ]

    Every year 11th October is being observed as International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC). It was fourth edition of this day after it was observed for first time in 2012. Significance of Day: To recognize - girls’ rights unique challenges girls face around the world. It increases a

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  • 7  2015 Russian Grand Prix of F1 won by Lewis Hamilton [ None ]

    Lewis Hamilton of Britain, Mercedes driver won 2015 Russian Grand Prix title of Formula One. Rankings after 2015 Russian Grand Prix 1st position: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) of Mercedes. 2nd position: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Ferrari. 3rd position: Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Forc

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  • 8  2015 Dutch Open Grand Prix Badminton tournament won by Indian shuttler, AJAY [ Sports ]

    Achievements: 50, 000 dollar 2015 Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament is won by Indian shuttler, Ajay Jayaram. Jayaram defeated Estonia’s Raul Must by 21 - 12, 21 - 18 score in the title. He deafened this title with this victory which he had won earlier in 2014.

    • Jayaram

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  • 9  Beighton Cup of Hockey won by PNB [ None ]

    About PNB: Founded in 1894, it is an Indian financial services company based in New Delhi, India. It is the third largest bank in India in terms of asset. The bank is ranked 248th biggest bank in the world by the Bankers’ Almanac.

    • Its founders included several leaders of the Swa

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  • Oct 12, 2015
  • 1  2015 China Open Women’s Doubles Title of tennis won by Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis [ None ]

    About the Winning: The Indo - Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis has won the 2015 Women’s Doubles Title of China Open. In the final match played in Beijing the pair defeated the Chinese pair of Yung - Jan Chan and Hao - Ching Chan in three sets score of 6 - 7, 6 - 1 and

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  • 2  Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala resigns [ None ]

    Resignation: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has resigned from office by submitting his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav. He has resigned to give way to Parliament to elect new Prime Minister and government as per country’s new Constitution which was adopted on Septem

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  • 3 Transfer pricing tax clash case won by Vodafone [ None ]

    About the case: Vodafone, British telecom giant has the transfer pricing tax dispute case against Indian Income Tax authorities which came into their favour by Bombay high court. Vodafone India had challenged the order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT).

    • In 2014, the I

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  • Oct 9, 2015
  • 1 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature conferred to Svetlana Alexievich [ None ]

    About Svetlana Alexievich: She was born on 31st May 1948. She hails from Ukraine. She has done her graduation in Journalism from the Belarusian State University. She has worked for several local newspapers as a reporter. In 1976 she became the columnist for the magazine Neman in

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  • 2 Shiva Thapa and Vikas Krishan knock their way into World Boxing Championships quarters [ None ]

    About Shiva Thapa: He was born on 8th December 1993. He hails from Guwahati in Assam. He is an Indian Boxer. He was a part of 2012 London Olympics and was the youngest to get selected. He was the 3rd Indian to win Gold at Asian Games and was placed 3rd in AIBA Men’s World Rankin

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  • 3 83rd Air Force Day rejoiced by India [ Important Days ]

    About Indian Air Force: It was established in 1932. It is also known as Bharatiya Vayu Sena. It is the important part of the Indian Security Forces and is World’s 4th Largest Airforce. Its primary role is to safeguard Indian Territory and to conduct warfare during a battle.


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  • 4 Nobel Peace Prize conferred to National Dialogue Quartet [ None ]

    About National Dialogue Quartet: It is group of 4 organizations namely 1. Tunisian General Labour Union 2. Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts 3. Tunisian Human Rights League 4. Tunisian Order of Lawyers.

    • It was established in 2013 after the Jasmine revolu

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  • Oct 8, 2015
  • 1 2015 Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry [ None ]

    About the winners: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar have jointly won 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has chosen these three for their work on systematic studies of DNA repair. Their work has provided essential information of working of

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  • 2 FIFA to suspend Sepp Blatter for 90 days [ Important Days ]

    About FIFA: It was established on 21st May in 1904. It is the international federation for football association. It is the chief body responsible for international football tournaments. It has control over the decision making involving the authorities in it.

    • It has a membership

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  • 3 Project Neeranchal approved by CCEA [ None ]

    About Project Neeranchal: It is a watershed management project. It is supported by World Bank. This project will help in accessing irrigation to every farmland (Har Khet Ko Pani) and help to reach the aim of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana for proper use of water (Per Drop M

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  • 4 IPCC chooses Hoesung Lee as the Chairman [ None ]

    About Hoesung Lee: He was born on 31st December 1945. He hails from South Korea. He has done his BA in economics from Seoul National University and his PhD from Rutgers University. He has formerly been one of the Vice Persons of IPCC.

    Image of Hoesung Lee

    Image of Hoesung Lee

    New Chairman of IPCC

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  • 5 Supreme Court declines voluntary use of Aadhaar card for beneficial schemes [ None ]

    About Supreme Court: It was established in 1937. It is the main legal and final court of appeal under the constitution of India. It is located in New Delhi. About Voluntary use of Aadhar Card: Aadhar card cannot be used for other services like opening bank accounts, getting phone

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  • 6 महाघूसकांड (About the Tragic Corruption Case in India - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना -ऐसे तो हमारे भारत में अनेक प्रकार के भ्रष्टाचार व घूसघोरी होती रहती है। पर अब जो 2015 में राजस्थान का यह घूसकांड सामने आया है वह अब तक का सबसे बड़ा महाघूसकांड है। यह महाघूसकांड कोई साधारण नहीं बल्कि खदानों का घूसकांड हैं। इसमें नीचे से ऊपर तक सब अफसर लोग मिले हुए हैं

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  • Oct 7, 2015
  • 1  सिलिकॉन वैली (PM Narendra Modi’s Visit to USA - Silicon Valley - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - वैसे तो प्रधानमंत्री जी की विदेश यात्रा का दौरा अब भी जारी है थमा नहीं क्योंकि वे चाहते हर प्रकार से हमारे देश में कुछ ऐसा हो जिससे हमारा देश विकास की राह में बढ़ सके इसलिए वे इसके लिए हर संभव प्रयास विदेश जाकर कर रहे है। अब तक वे 16 माह में 27 देशों में घूमे और इस

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  • 2 मक्का हादसा (The recent Mecca Tragedy 2015 - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मक्का में हुआ हादसा कोई पहली घटना नहीं है जिसमें भीड़ अनियंत्रित हुई हो और भगदड़ के कारण सैकड़ों की जानें गई हों। अन्य देशों और भारत में भी ऐसी दुर्घटनाएं होती रहती हैं। विशेषज्ञों का कहना है कि घटनाओं से सबक लेकर भविष्य में ऐसी घटनाएं न हो इसके लिए पुख्ता इंतजाम किए

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  • 3 आयात नीति (Essay in Hindi - Understanding the Import Policy) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - किसी भी देश के लिए यह एक आदर्श स्थिति जब होती है तब वह अधिकांश कमोडिटीज और दूसरी जरूरत की चीजों के लिए आयात पर निर्भर न हो। विशेषकर खाद्यान्न उत्पादन में। पर हकीकत में आत्मनिर्भरता का यह लक्ष्य हासिल करना बेहद चुनौतीपूर्ण होता है। बंपर पैदावार होने के बावजूद देश म

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  • 4 Vijay Dahiya appointed as Delhi Cricket Coach [ None ]

    About Vijay Dahiya: He was born on 10th May 1973. He was born in Delhi. He is a former Indian Cricketer. He was a right handed batsman and wicket keeper. He played for Delhi in the year 1993 - 1994. He made his first international debut against Zimbabwe in 2000 - 2001.

    Image of Vijay Dahiya

    Image of Vijay Dahiya

    Appointed as Coach by Delhi Cricket Team

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  • 5 Union Government introduces KISAN Project and Hailstorm app for farmers [ None ]

    About KISAN Project: This project will help in the use of satellites, drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) and other geospatial technology to collect crop yield data and to repair the damage caused by natural calamities. Drones will help in taking high resolution image of crop calcu

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  • 6 Indian Navy introduces INS Astradharani Warship [ None ]

    About INS Astradharani Warship: It is the Indian Navy’s first initially designed and built Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel. It is advanced replacement for INS Astravahini which was in use for Indian Navy till July 2015. The design built is a combined work of Naval Science and

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  • 7 2015 World Cup Chess Championship conferred to Sergey Karjakin [ None ]

    About Sergey Karjakin: He was born on 12th January 1990. He hails from Ukraine and later moved to Russia. He is also called as Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin. He is a Ukrainian - born Russian Chess grandmaster. He is a mastermind in chess from the age of 12 years 7 months and hol

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  • 8 Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald won Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 [ None ]

    About Takaaki Kajita: Takaaki Kajita was born in 1959. He is a Japanese physicist and he is well - known for neutrino experiments at the Kamiokande and its inheritor Super - Kamiokande.

    Image of Takaaki Kajita

    Image of Takaaki Kajita

    Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

    • He exposed a shortage of muon neutrin

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