2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Oct 20, 2015
  • 1  2015 Vietnam Open Tennis Trophy won by Saketh Myneni [ None ]

    About Saketh Myneni: Saketh Myneni was born on 19th October 1987. He is an Indian tennis player by profession. He has completed his graduation from the University of Alabama in 2010. He has skillfully won 9 ITF singles, 12 ITF doubles, 1 ATP Challenger singles and 3 ATP Challeng

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  • 2  Respected Egyptian author Gamal al-Ghitani passes away [ None ]

    About Gamal al - Ghitani: Egyptian author Gamal al - Ghitani has passes away at age of 70 in Cairo of Egypt. Gamal el - Ghitani was born on 9th May 1945 at Gihena of Egypt and moved to Cairo when he was a child.

    Image of Gamal al-Ghitani

    Image of Gamal Al - Ghitani

    Respected Egyptian Author

    • He was a

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  • 3  2015’s Sultan of Johor Cup of Hockey wins by Great Britain [ None ]

    About Sultan of Johor Cup of Hockey: Sultan of Johor Cup is a yearly worldwide hockey tournament under - 21 held in Malaysia. It is the only invitational junior hockey competition which is played at international level.

    • It is named after the Sultan of Johor who was formal head o

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  • 4  TRAI make mandatory for Telecom operators to pay consumers by Rs 1 for call bead [ None ]

    About TRAI: TRAI stands for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. It is the self - governing controller of the telecommunications business in India. TRAI was established on 20th February, 1997 by an Act of Parliament to regulate telecom services and prices in India.

    • Earlier, Ce

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  • Oct 19, 2015
  • 1  Shreehari Aney appointed as Advocate General of Maharashtra [ None ]

    About Shreehari Aney: Shreehari Aney was born in 1950 in Pune. He completed his schooling in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He completed his B. com at Wadia college in Pune. Aney studied law at indian law society’s law school in Pune. Aney has appeared in several high - profile matters,

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  • 2  17th October celebrated as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [ Important Days ]

    About International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on 17th October in all over the world. This day’s celebration was made by Joseph Wresinski who was the founder of the International Movement ATD

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  • 3  Aditya Birla Group launches online fashion portal abof.com [ None ]

    About Aditya Birla Group: The group was founded by Ghanshyam Das Birla in 1857. Kumar Mangalam Birla is the chairman of Aditya birla group. Aditya Birla group is india’s third largest business group. It operates in 40 countries with more than 1.2 lakh employees across the globe.

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  • 4  Maharashtra declares drought-like condition in 14,708 villages [ None ]

    The Maharashtra Government has confirmed drought - like condition in 14, 708 villages. This means the drought has affected 34 % of the state and these villages have received insufficient rainfall in rainy season season 2015 which lead to a decrease in Kharif production.

    • The drou

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  • 5  Zaheer Khan, an Indian cricketer announces retirement from International cricket [ None ]

    One of the India’s greatest fast bowlers Zaheer Khan has declared his retirement from international cricket. He mentioned the reason that he could no longer handle the severities of the game. He is signing off his last season in domestic cricket after conclusion of the IPL season

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  • 6  Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) appoints Kundhavi Kadiresan as Assistant Director [ None ]

    Kundhavi Kadiresan was appointed as the Assistant Director (AD) of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific. She was appointed at the post by FAO Director.

    Image of Kundhavi Kadiresan

    Image of Kundhavi Kadiresan

    Assistant Director of FAO

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  • 7  Missile Complex in Hyderabad of DRDO named after Abdul Kalam [ None ]

    About Missile complex: Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) Missile Complex in Hyderabad has been renamed as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex. It was give new name after late President and Missile Man A P J Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his 84th birth annivers

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  • 8 Carmichael coal mine project of Adani Group approved by Australia [ None ]

    About the project: The Government of Australia has given its approval for Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project in harmony with environment laws of country. The approval has been fixed subject to 36 of the strictest conditions in Australian history.

    • In August 2015

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  • 9  Government flags off a “climate action special” Science Express train [ None ]

    Union Government has flagged off Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) with the theme of Climate Change. It was flagged off by Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan from Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi.

    • India’s innovative mobile science exhibit

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  • Oct 16, 2015
  • 1 Rashtra Ratna, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s Birth Anniversary [ None ]

    Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He specialized in aeronautical engineering from Madras Institute of Technology.

    His Milestones:

    • The major part of his life wa

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  • 2 Union Cabinet gives agrees to RCE for Kaladan Multi Modal Project in Myanmar [ None ]

    The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the revised cost estimate for a multi - modal transit transport project. It will pass through Myanmar and will provide an substitute access route to India’s northeastern states.

    • Its approval for the revised cost estimate of Rs. 2, 904.04 c

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  • 3 Pranab Mukherjee is the 1st Indian President to address Israeli Parliament Knesset [ None ]

    Pranab Mukherjeebecame first Indian President to address Israeli Parliament Knesset. Pranab Mukherjee addressed the Knesset as last leg of his authorized visit to 3 countries of west Asia viz. Jordan, Palestine and Israel. He is also the first Indian President to make a state vis

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  • 4 Sommera cusocoana, a coffee producing tree now endangered [ None ]

    About the tree: It is new coffee tree species with cherry - like fruit that was discovered in north - western Honduras in 2013. It is now critically endangered. It is about 10 metres high and covered with cream - colored flowers.

    • Its name is derived from its locality, the Cusuco

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  • 5 Harvard Humanitarian Award 2015 goes to Kailash Satyarthi [ Awards ]

    About Kailash Satyarthi: Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi is nominated for the respected 2015 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award. He has been awarded this award in recognition for defending the cause of child reform.

    • It focuses on culmination all forms of violence aga

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  • Oct 14, 2015
  • 1 Ketoprofen drug banned to save vultures in Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    A non - steroid anti - inflammatory drug (NSAID), Ketoprofen banned to save critically endangered vulture population in the state. This drug has been banned in the three western districts of state: Erode, Coimbatore and Nilgiris

    • Ketoprofen is widely used for veterinary purposes

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  • 2 China operationalizes Zam Hydropower Station on Brahmaputra [ None ]

    Features: China has operationalized the Zam Hydropower Station built on Brahmaputra River which has raised anxieties in India. The dam is considered to be the world’s highest - altitude hydropower station.

    • It produces 2.5 billion kilowatt - hours of electricity annually.
    • The p

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  • 3 A sweet banana species is discovered in Andaman [ None ]

    Musa indandamanensis, a banana species has been discovered in Andaman. Discovered by: team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). Place: A remote Krishna Nalah tropical rain forest on Andaman Islands.

    About Musa indandamanensis:

    • It is three times the size of a

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  • 4 Man Booker Prize Won by Jamaica’s Marlon James [ None ]

    An illusory history of the attempted killing of Bob Marley in 1976 has given Jamaica its first ever Man Booker winner. Marlon James has become the first Jamaican author to win the prize.

    Image of Marlon James

    Image of Marlon James

    Man Booker Prize Winner 2015

    About the book:

    • The book has 686 - ep

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  • 5 4 states approved Green Indian Mission plans [ None ]

    Union Environment Ministry has permitted yearly plans of National Mission for Green India (GIM). Four states includes: Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand. National Executive Council (NEC) has permitted the Perspective Plans (PP) and Annual Plan of Operations (APOs) of GIM giv

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  • Oct 13, 2015
  • 1  Deaton wins 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences [ None ]

    About his winning: The prestigious 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is won by micro economist Angus Deaton. He was selected for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

    Image of Deaton - NBPZ in Economics

    Image of Deaton - NBPZ in Economics

    2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

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  • 2  Winners of 2015 China Open (tennis) [ None ]

    Men’s Singles title: Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the 2015 Men’s Singles title of China Open. He defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6–2, 6–2 score. Women’s Singles title: Garbie Muguruza of Spain won the 2015 Women’s Singles title of China Open. She defeated Tmea Bacsinszky of Swi

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  • 3  Tamil actress Manorama passes away [ None ]

    Gopishantha better known by her stage name Manorama, also called as Aachi, was a Tamil actress born on 26 May 1937 passes away at the age of 78. For nearly six periods she had acted in above 1, 500 films, 1, 000 stage performances and numerous television series in five languages.

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  • 4  India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise Mitra Shakti-2015 [ None ]

    About the Mitra Shakti 2015: The third India - Sri Lanka joint training exercise “Mitra Shakti - 2015” culminated after a grand closing ceremony held at Aundh Military Camp, Pune. 14 - day joint training comprised of understanding of transnational terrorism, developing interopera

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  • 5  Apple Ties Up With Tata’s Croma Retail [ None ]

    Apple Stores has made a partnership with the consumer durable retail outlet Croma Retail, which will host Apple at six locations. Chroma stores in which the Apple Stores will be hosted will be Juhu, Oberoi Mall, Malad, Ghatkopar, Phoenix Mall in Mumbai, Jayanagar in Bangalore.

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  • 6  World’s Highest Terrestrial Research Centre in Ladakh [ None ]

    The world’s Highest Terrestrial Research Centre is established near Pengong Lake at Changla in Ladakh by defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is recognized as extreme Altitude Research Centre is located at 17, 600 feet above mean sea level and was inaugurated

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  • Oct 12, 2015
  • 1  Mangalesh Dabral, Rajesh Joshi returns ‘Sahitya Akademi award’ [ Awards ]

    About returning of the award: Mangalesh Dabral has returned his Sahitya Akademi award. Dabral joins the writers who have returned their awards to the Akademi. Previously seven more authors on Sunday joined the ranks of literateurs who have returned their honors or quit Sahitiya A

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