2015: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Nov 1, 2015
  • Delhi Half Marathon 2015 has won by Birhanu Legese from Ethiopia in men’s category and Cynthia Limo from Kenya has in women’s category. This was the eighth edition of marathon approximately 34, 000 athletes and amateur runners has participated from… (234 more words) …

  • Nov 2, 2015
  • Indian para - athlete Amit Kumar Saroha captured a silver in men’s club throw F51 event in the IPC Athletics World Championships. The silver - winning effort also gave Amit a quay for next year’s Rio Paralympic Games.

    • With Amit’s… (91 more words) …
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    Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of sulabh international award was selected for prestigious new York global leaders dialogue humanitarian award for his contribution to sanitation and improving quality of life for millions of manual scavangers. He will be presented with this… (165 more words) …

  • Union Government has appointed senior IRS officer Najib Shah as the chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customers (CBEC). His appointment was confirmed by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • He will have tenure… (136 more words) …
  • Union Government has nominated Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das to the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Das is an IAS officer of 1980 batch from of Tamil Nadu cadre.

    His nomination is operative from… (144 more words) …

  • Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is selected for European Union’s conspicuous Sakharov Prize for human rights for year 2015. European Parliament assembly in Strasbourg, France has honoured Mr. Bidawi with this award seeing him as a sign of the fight for… (169 more words) …

  • John Pombe Magufuli of ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has won the 2015 Tanzanian Presidential election. He became fifth President of Tanzania since its independence from United Kingdom in 1961.

    Image of John Magufuli

    Image of John Magufuli

    Newly Elected President of Tanzania… (141 more words) …

  • The Asia Pacific region is the most disaster prone part of the world as it had suffered around 1, 625 disasters in the period through 2014. It was exposed in recently released 2015 United Nations Asia - Pacific Disaster Report.… (126 more words) …

  • Nepal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China in order to import all kinds of fuel to ease fuel crunch in the country. It was signed by Nepal Oil Corp (NOC) and China National United Oil Corporation (PetroChina).… (131 more words) …

  • Union Finance Ministry has launched an e - Sahyog pilot project of Income - Tax Department to simplify taxpayers to reduce their need to tangibly appear before tax authorities. It was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

    Key features… (158 more words) …

  • Nov 2, 2015
  • Bidhya Devi Bhandari from the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) -CPN - UML is elected as first female President of Nepal. She became first President under newly promulgated Constitution of Nepal.

    Image of Bidhya Devi Bhandari

    Image of Bidhya Devi Bhandari

    First… (114 more words) …

  • Oct 29, 2015
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    Union Government has established a committee to streamline the provisions of the Income Tax Act (IT), 1961. Under the Chairmanship of former Delhi High Court Judge, Justice R. V. Easwar this committee came into action.

    • The other nine memebers are:… (95 more words) …
  • US Senate has approved Cyber Security Legislation to simplifying distribution of cyber - attack fears. It was passed by 74 votes in favour of it and 21 votes against it. The passage of legislation is deliberated a critical step to… (132 more words) …

  • Samiran Chakraborty is appointed as Chief Economist of global banking major Citibank for India. Before this he was Managing Director (MD) and head at Standard Chartered Bank for macro research in South Asia.

    • He has a rich knowledge in conducting… (112 more words) …
  • India has been sited at 130th position among the 189 countries in the World Bank’s 2016 rankings of Ease of Doing Business Report. Key features: India is one of the countries that have made the most development, catching the… (196 more words) …

  • Lord Gulam Kaderbhoy is one of the Britain’s most prominent Indian - origin peers and Curry King who passed away in London. He was 79 and was innovator in introducing slightly spiced Indian curry cuisine. Through his entrepreneurial ventures, he… (125 more words) …

  • United Nations (UN) Sylvie Lucas is appointed as the next chair of the Inter - Governmental Negotiations (IGN) of UN Security Council Reforms. She was appointed by 70th UN General Assembly session.

    • She replaced Jamaican Ambassador to UN Courtenay… (223 more words) …
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    Oscar - winning musician AR Rahman has been convened with prestigious 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai. He was given the fifth edition of award by Expert filmmaker Subhash Ghai. On the occasion of 78th birthday of Pandit Hridaynath… (126 more words) …

  • The four day summit started in New Delhi from 26 October to 30 October 2015. It is one of the largest assemblies of African countries outside Africa as all 54 nations of the continent have contributed. It will discourse the… (216 more words) …

  • China has effectively launched Tianhui - 1C which is a third mapping satellite of the Tianhui - 1 series into its chosen orbit. It was overall Long March rockets series 215th successful launch. The mapping satellite was launched by… (91 more words) …

  • Oct 29, 2015
  • India’s excellent women archer Deepika Kumari has earned the Silver medal in recurve event at the 2015 Archery World Cup Final held in Mexico City. In the final match, South Korea’s Choi Misun overcome Deepika Kumari.

    • She won the gold… (144 more words) …
  • About Suresh Arora: Arora, a 1982 - batch IPS officer, was serving as the Director - General of Police - cum - Chief Director, Vigilance Bureau. The new DGP, Suresh Arora, has served as SSP in almost all districts, besides… (155 more words) …

  • About Babasaheb Ambedkar: Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer. He was Independent India’s first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India

    • In 1990, the Bharat Ratna,… (138 more words) …
  • The India–Africa Forum Summit is the official platform for the African - Indian relations. The two previous India - Africa summits were held in 2008 and 2011. In the largest - ever gathering of African leaders in India, at least… (232 more words) …

  • About Naseer Khan Janjua: Mr. Aziz will only focus on foreign affairs. Janjua’s instant duty will be to focus on security bonds with Afghanistan in the west and India in the east. Nasser Khan Janjua’s appointment as NSA indicates Pakistan… (132 more words) …

  • About Brett McGurk: McGurk was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 20 April 1973. He graduated from Conard High School in 1991. McGurk is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law.

    • After his graduation, McGurk work for three successive clerkships,… (136 more words) …
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    About polio: Poliovirus Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly communicable viral disease, which mainly affects young children below age of 5. The virus is transferred from person - to - person.

    • It chiefly spreads through the faecal - oral route i.… (247 more words) …
  • About Indian Air Force: The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. It’s the World’s 4th largest Airforce. Its primary responsibility is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict… (162 more words) …

  • Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short extending ” tail “. Usually totally hidden under the thorax. They live in all the world’s oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered… (259 more words) …

  • Oct 26, 2015
  • 2015 United States Grand Prix title of Formula One won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain for the fourth time. He had won Australia, China, Bahrain, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Japanese and Russian 2015 Grand Prix titles.

    • He… (133 more words) …