2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Oct 26, 2015
  • 1  New crab species discovered in Kerala [ None ]

    Researchers have discovered four new crab species namely Paguristes luculentus, Diogenes canaliculatus, Pagurus spinossior and Afropinnotheres ratnakara in Kerala. These findings have been published in the international journal of taxonomy named Zootaxa.

    Paguristes luculentus:

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  • 2  Pijush Ganguly a Bengali actor passes away [ None ]

    Bengali film, television and stage actor Pijush Ganguly passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was of 50 years. He died of multiple organ failure after he was critically injured in a road accident at Santragachi in Howrah district.

    About Piyush Ganguly:

    • He was born on 2 Janua

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  • 3  Actress Maureen O’Hara passes away [ None ]

    Irish - American actress and singer Maureen O’Hara passed away in Boise, US. She was basically known for playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines roles. She was one of the last breathing stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood of the 1940s and 1950s.

    • She died at the age

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  • 4  Silver medal at Archery World Cup Final won by Abhishek Verma [ None ]

    Excellent Indian archer Abhishek Verma has won Silver medal in the 2015 Archery World Cup Final in the men’s individual multiple section. Verma had overcome Mario Cardoso of Mexico by 150 - 142 score to enter in the Archery World Cup Final.

    • He was beaten by Turkey’s Demir Elmaag

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  • 5  Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President bestowed with 2015 Confucius Peace Prize by China [ None ]

    Robert Mugabe: Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on 21st February 1924. Currently, he is the President of Zimbabwe and serving since 31st December 1987 to till date. As one of the leaders of the dissident groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister in 1980

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  • 6 Narendra Modi sets beginning pebble in Tirupati for mobile manufacturing facility [ None ]

    About setting of mobile manufacturing facility: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the beginning pebble of Shri Venkateswara Mobile and Electronics Manufacturing Hub in Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh.

    • It is India’s first devoted mobile manufacturing electronics band which i

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  • 7  IAS officer Alok Rawat appointed as first male member of National Commission for Women [ None ]

    About Alok Rawat: Alok Rawat was born on 15th July 1955 in Uttaranchal. He completed his B. Sc. and M. Sc. from Lucknow University. He was IAS officer from Sikkim Cadre in 1977. He started his career as Dist. Dev Officer Jr. Time Scale at Cadre Organization as Land Revenue Manage

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  • 8  Joanna Aizenberg awarded with George Ledlie Prize [ Awards ]

    Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber has announced that Professor Joanna Aizenberg receive the George Ledlie Prize. Her work across a number of chemical, engineering, and biological fields has had a positive impact on myriad areas of human endeavor, has been selected.

    • Aizenberg joins

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  • 9  RBI allows banks to fix interest rates on gold deposit scheme [ None ]

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed banks to fix their own interest rates on gold deposits under the Gold Monetisation Scheme. In this favor RBI has issued rules mentioning Banks are free to set interest rate such as principal and interest on the deposit denominated in gold.

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  • Oct 23, 2015
  • 1  Indian Golfer, Anirban Lahiri wins Asian Tour Golfer of the Month award [ Awards ]

    Anirban Lahiri was born 29th June 1987. He is an Indian golfer by profession. Currently, he plays on the European Tour. Lahiri joined the Asian Tour in 2008 and his first victory was in 2011 at the Panasonic Open and his second victory was in 2012 at the SAIL - SBI Open.

    • He ac

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  • 2  Western Digital (WD) purchase SanDisk in $19 billion [ None ]

    Western Digital is an America based computer data Storage Company and one of the largest manufacturers of computer hard disk drive in the world with Seagate Technology. Seagate Technology is an America based data storage company.

    • It was integrated as Shugart Technology in 1978.

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  • 3  No revised returns will be acceptable under GST [ Bills ]

    About GST: GST stands for Goods and Service Tax Bill. It is also officially known as The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty - Second Amendment) Bill, 2014. It offers a national Value added Tax to be implemented in India from April 2016.

    • Goods and Services Tax would be a comple

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  • 4  Singapore’s GIC forms Joint Venture with Tishman Speyer to invest in Indian office project [ None ]

    About GIC: GIC is stands for Government Investment Corporation. GIC Private Limited is formerly known as Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. It is an independent wealth fund recognized by the Government of Singapore in 1981 to manage Singapore’s foreign investments.

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  • 5  UN Reports that Mortality rate of Indian girls below five years is higher than the boys [ None ]

    What is Mortality Rate? Mortality rate is also called as death rate. It is measured by the number of deaths in a specific population which is scaled of size of that population, per unit of time.

    About the UN reports of Mortality rate:

    • United Nations reports that mortality rate

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  • Oct 22, 2015
  • 1  AB de Villiers selected as brand ambassador of MRF [ None ]

    About AB de Villiers: “AB” de Villiers means Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born on 17th February 1984. He is a cricketer of South Africa. He is captain of the South African One Day International (ODI) team. He succeeded Graeme Smith after the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

    • He hold

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  • 2  Jubilant Life Sciences gets permission for migraine treatment drug by USFDA [ None ]

    About Jubilant Life Science: Jubilant Life Science is an integrated global pharmaceutical and life science company. It manufactures and supplies APIs, Solid Prescription Inventions, Radiopharmaceuticals, Products of Allergy Therapy and Life Science Components.

    • It also provides

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  • 3  Fresh desk elected LinkedIn’s India MD Nishant Rao as its COO [ None ]

    About Nishant Rao: Nishant Rao is works in LinkedIn which is Association of Indian Industry, Internet and Mobile Association of India. Before joined to LinkedIn, he was worked in TechCrunch, McKinsey & Company. He has completed his education from Massachusetts Institute of Tech

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  • 4  GJPEC elected Praveen Shankar Pandya as its chairman [ None ]

    About Praveen Shankar Pandya: Mr. Praveen Shankar Pandya is a Director of the Shankar Group of Industries. Shankar Group of Industries includes Revashankar Gems Ltd, Shankar Jewels Ltd, Shan Gold Ltd, Naqsh, Shankar Packaging Ltd and Shankar Realty Pvt. Ltd.

    Image of Praveen Shankar Pandya

    Image of Praveen Shankar Pandya

    Newly appointed chairman of GJPEC

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  • 5  Indian radio cab company Meru becomes first to steer into international market [ None ]

    About Meru radio cab company: Meru Cabs is a taxicab aggregator company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It provides facilities of taxi booking over calls, website or through their mobile application. Meru cab was founded by Neeraj Gupta on April 2007 in Mumbai.

    • Customers can p

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  • Oct 20, 2015
  • 1  Justin Trudeau becomes the prime minister of Canada [ None ]

    Trudeau is the son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He was prime minister until 1984 with a short break and remains one of the few Canadian politicians known in America, his personality often draws comparisons to John F. Kennedy.

    Image of Justin Trudeau

    Image of Justin Trudeau

    New Prime Minister of Canada

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  • 2  VK Malhotra named head of All India Council of Sports [ None ]

    About his appointment: Vijay Kumar Malhotra is an Indian politician and a sport administrator. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was born in the Lahore city of Punjab in British India which is now in Pakistan.

    • Experienced sports administrator VK Malhotra was today n

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  • 3 World Osteoporosis Day: Good health for bones with diet and exercise [ Important Days ]

    About osteoporosis ; Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the possibility of a broken bone. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among people who are old. Osteoporosis may be due to lower than normal peak bone mass and greater than normal b

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  • 4  Virender Sehwag announces retirement from International Cricket [ None ]

    About Virender Sehwag: Sehwag was born on 20 October 1978 in New Delhi. He had started his international cricket career in 1999 after playing his first One Day International against Pakistan. He joined the Indian test team in the year 2001.

    • In his outstanding career, he had scor

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  • 5  NATO launches biggest Trident Juncture Military Exercise in Italy [ None ]

    About NATO: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also known as the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military association based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. NATO’s headquarters are located in Haren, Brussels.

    • The organiz

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  • 6  Housing.com appointed Mani Rangarajan as CFO [ None ]

    About housing. com: Housing. com is a Mumbai - based real estate search gateway which permits customers to search for housing based on gephy, number of rooms, and various other filters. The company has 6, 000 brokers and functions in 40 cities in India including Mumbai, Bangalor

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  • 7  Bhaichung Bhutia appointed as advisor to the AIFF [ None ]

    About Bhaichung Bhutia: Padma Shri and Arjuna award winner Bhaichung Bhutia, was born in Sikkim and plays as a striker. He also has a stadium named after him. He is considered as the torchbearer of Indian football internationally.

    Image of Bhaichung Bhutia

    Image of Bhaichung Bhutia

    Advisor to the AIFF - Appointment

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  • 8  China’s Xuerui Li wins 2015 Denmark Open Title of Badminton [ None ]

    About Xuerui Li: Li Xuerui was born on 24th January 1991 in Chongqing. She is a badminton player from China. She is one of the most successful players. She is the World’s No. 4 women’s singles player and the governing Olympic Champion.

    Image of Xuerui Li - Badminton Player

    Image of Xuerui Li - Badminton Player

    2015 Denmark Open Title of Badminton Winner

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  • 9  NJAC would have exchanged right to justice in India [ None ]

    About NJAC: NJAC stands for National Judicial Appointments Commission. NJAC was a planned organization which is responsible for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary in India.

    • This Charge was recognized by modifying the Constitution of India through the

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  • Oct 20, 2015
  • 1  An Old Dog’s Diary Indian short film wins award at 2015 London Film Festival [ Awards ]

    About the film An Old Dog’s Diary: An Old Dog’s Diary was the 11 - minute film. It has been directed by Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel. Story of film tells the cultural conditions of Indian innovative painter Francis Newton Souza’s work and its institutionalization by collecting

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  • 2  J & K government launched Afforestation program near Pahalgam [ None ]

    About launching of Afforestation Program: The Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a trial afforestation programme near the well - known tourist resort of Pahalgam. Its aim is to repair critically - ruined forests of the State.

    • Governor N. N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mufti

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