2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Nov 6, 2015
  • 1  Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor accuses by Maldives Parliament [ None ]

    Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor was born on 11th April 1982. He was the 5th Vice President of Maldives. He served as the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture prior to his appointment on 22nd July 2015. He received his degree from Staffordshire University in 2007.

    Image of Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor

    Image of Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor

    Accused by Maldives Parliament

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  • 2  Union Government launches Three Gold Schemes [ None ]

    About the launching of three gold schemes: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three gold schemes named Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (SGBS) and Indian Gold Coins (IGC). These aspiring schemes were launched to reduce the physical demand for gold and

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  • 3  Shiv Thapa- Indian Boxer achieves no. 2 in World Rankings [ None ]

    About Shiv Thapa: Shiva Thapa was born on 8th December 1993. He is an Indian boxer by profession from Guwahati of Assam, India. He is supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company. This company supports young Indian players for their global competitive success.

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    Image of Shiv Thapa - Boxer

    Achieves Number 2 in World Rankings

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  • 4  Michelle Payne wins Melbourne Cup and becomes first female jockey [ None ]

    About Michelle Payne: Michelle Payne was born on 29th September 1985. She is an Australian jockey. She won her first race at Ballarat, aboard leading which was a horse trained by her father.

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    Image of Michelle Payne

    Winner of Melbourne Cup and becomes first female jockey

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  • 5  Surojit Chatterjee appointed as Senior Vice President of Flipkart [ None ]

    About Surojit Chatterjee: Surojit Chatterjee holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur and MS in Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo. Surojit Chatterjee was completed his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of technology, Sloan School of Management.

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    Image of Surojit Chatterjee

    Senior Vice President of Flipkart

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  • 6  China’s Parliament approves AIIB agreement [ None ]

    About approval of AIIB agreement: China’s Parliament has approved the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) agreement which creates the legal framework for the Bank. The approval by China is considered important step closer to the AIIB’s formal establishment.

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  • 7  Cube26 launches smart bulb to hit home automation market in India [ None ]

    About Cube26: Cube26 was founded by Saurav Kumar who is currently served as CEO of it. Cube26 works with multiple strategies for the mobile systems to help users to get the best out of their devices.

    • Cube26 has developed varied applications with usability for OEMs, helping them

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  • Nov 4, 2015
  • 1  Aprajita Rai, the first women IPS officer from Sikkim [ None ]

    Aprajita Rai made her state proud by becoming the first IPS officer from Sikkim. She cracked UPSE exam in 2012 and ranked 358th. She was owed the IPS cadre. She currently is posted in Hooghly in West Bengal.

    Image of Aprajita Rai

    Image of Aprajita Rai

    First women IPS officer from Sikkim

    About Apr

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  • 2  PUNJABI- The third most common language in the parliament of Canada [ None ]

    Punjabi became the third most common language after English and French, in the House of Commons of Canada. Inside the parliament: 20 Punjabi - speaking candidates were elected to the parliament in October 2015.

    • On 19 October 2015, 23 Members of Parliament of South Asian origin w

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  • 3  Shoaib Malik Pakistani cricketer announces retirement from test cricket [ None ]

    Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik declared his retirement from Test cricket. He will now play only in the One - Day International (ODI). He made this declaration after finishing Test match against England in Sharjah.

    • He had made a comeback in Test format after five years of g

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  • 4  Colin Welland , an Oscar winner writer passes away [ None ]

    Actor and Oscar - winning British writer Colin Welland passed away at the age of 81. He was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for numerous years. He had earned an Academy Award (Oscar) for best original screenplay in 1982.

    About Colin Welland:

    • He was born on 4 July 1934 in La

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  • 5  COO Sundar Raman of IPL resigns [ None ]

    Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sundar Raman of Indian Premier League (IPL) has resigned from his position. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally accepted his resignation.

    • Resignation was accepted in order to change of government under new President Shashank Ma

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  • Nov 3, 2015
  • 1  AKP wins 2015 general election of Turkey [ None ]

    Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has won a critical 2015 Parliamentary Election of Turkey. It was founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In the elections: AKP won 316 seats of aggregate 550 members of the Grand National Assembly of the Parliament.

    • It won by securin

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  • 2  2015 Swiss Indoors Basel Title of Tennis won by Roger Federer [ None ]

    Roger Federer of Switzerland has won 2015 Swiss Indoors Basel Title of Tennis in men’s single category played at Basel. In finals, he overcome his old foe Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6 - 3, 5 - 7, 6 - 3 score.

    • Federer terminated his three - and - a-half year drought against Nadal.

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  • 3  India Indonesia signed MOU [ None ]

    India has signed two bases Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with Indonesia to reinforce it ties with its nautical neighbour. These MoUs were signed in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari and his equivalent Jusuf Kala after their two - sided talks in Jakarta.

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  • 4  Leader and former Speaker Hashim Abdul Halim passes away [ None ]

    Veteran CPI (M) leader and former Speaker of the West Bengal Assembly Hasim Abdul Halin passed away in Kolkata. He took his last breathe when was 80. He was the Speaker of the State Assembly for a the time of 29 years from 1982 to 2011.

    Image of Hashim Abdul Halim

    Image of Hashim Abdul Halim

    Leader and former Speaker now no more

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  • 5  2015 Mexican Gand Prix of Formula 1 won by Nico Rosberg [ None ]

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg from Germany won the 2015 Mexican Gand Prix title of Formula One (F1). It was held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodrguez in Mexico City. It is his in all twelfth championship title of F1 in his career.

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    Image of Nico Rosberg

    Winner of 2015 Mexican Gand Prix of Formula 1

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  • 6  T.S.R. Subramanian to head panel on new education policy [ None ]

    TSR Subramanian is a previous cabinet secretary of the Republic of India. He is a 1961 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from Uttar Pradesh Cadre. He was born into a middle class Tamil family.

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    Image of T. S. R. Subramanian

    Head of panel on new education policy

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  • 7  American actor Al Molinaro passes away [ None ]

    Molinaro, an American actor best known for its television shows died in California at the age of 96. He is survived by his wife Betty and son. About Molinaro: Albert Francis “Al” Molinaro was born on June 24, 1919.

    • Molinaro was born and upturned in the Kenosha, Wisconsin, neighb

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  • 8  Founder of ‘Hero’ Brijmohan Lal Munjal died [ None ]

    About Brijmohan Lal Munjal: Brijmohan Lal Munjal, the founder of Hero Group of companies and chairman emeritus of India’s largest two - wheeler maker, died of a “massive heart attack” in Delhi.

    • Brijmohan Lal was an Indian businessman founder and the chairman of Hero Motocorp (

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  • 9  Tayyip Erdogan became the President of Turkey [ None ]

    Reigning Justice and Development Party won general elections and Tayyip Erdogan continued to be the President of Turkey. About Tayyip Erdogan: Recep Tayyip Erdogan was born on 26 February 1954.

    • He is the 12th and current President of Turkey, in office since 2014.
    • He previously

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  • Nov 3, 2015
  • 1  Punjab to set up bio-ethanol refinery to stop threat of straw burning [ None ]

    Punjab Government has announced to set up bio - ethanol factory in the state to attack the danger of wheat and paddy straw burning. State government has inked MoU with association of Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

    • The project estimated worth Rs

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  • 2  Vikalp scheme launched by Indian railways [ None ]

    Indian Railways has launched Vikalp scheme to simplify waitlisted passengers to get substitute train housing. The scheme has been launched on pilot basis in trains running on Delhi - Lucknow and Delhi - Jammu sectors for 6 months.

    • These options will be limited to Mail and Expres

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  • 3  2015 rugby world cup won by New Zealand [ None ]

    New Zealand has won the 2015 Rugby World Cup for record third time. It defeated Australia. The final match was played in Twickenham, England. The winning team defeated Australian team by 34 - 17 score.

    • It became the first nation to retain the Webb Ellis Cup and it was their firs

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  • 4  Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis duo wins Singapore BNP Paribas WTA Finals [ None ]

    Sania Mirza (India) and Martina Hingis (Switerzerland) has won the 2015 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Women’s double category. In the final match played in Singapore, the Indo - Swiss duo overcome Spanish pair of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro by 6 - 0, 6 - 3 score.

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  • 5  Renowned Archaeologist VN Misra passed away [ None ]

    The prominent archaeologists of post - Independent India, Virendra Nath Misra passed away in Pune, Maharashtra. He passes away at age 81. He was known as the leader of Indian prehistoric archaeology and for his widespread field studies and diggings in Central India and Rajasthan.

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  • 6  31st October celebrated as “Rashtriya ekta divas” [ None ]

    National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) was observed across India on 31 October 2015. To honor the 140th birthday of Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Run for Unity at Raj path in New Delhi on

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  • 7  BRICS nations signed Moscow Declaration for - Multilateral Science Projects [ None ]

    BRICS nations contracted Moscow Declaration for co - investment of resources for supporting multilateral Research and Development (R&D) Projects. The declaration was signed during the third meeting of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Ministers for Science

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  • 8  Sanjeev Mohanty appointed as CEO and MD of Jabong [ None ]

    Fashion attentive e - commerce Jabong has employed earlier Benetton India MD Sanjeev Mohanty as its chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD). Indian e - commerce for the first time would eyewitness a chief executive from a traditional retailer heading an online ve

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  • 9  Paul Ryan elected as 54 speaker of US house of representatives [ None ]

    Paul Davis Ryan was born on January 29, 1970. He is the 54th and existing Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives. Ryan is a member of the Republican Party who has served as the U. S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district since 1999.

    • He is the first per

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