2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 24, 2015
  • 1 Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor named for Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014 [ Awards ]

    Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor has been named for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014 (India’s highest award in cinema). Film producer Shashi Kapoor is the 46th film personality to receive this honour. Dada Saheb Phalke Award has commemorated the birth centenary year of fat

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  • 2 Lata Mangeshkar won the Laadli Voice of the Century award [ Awards ]

    Singer Lata Mangeshkar was presented with the Laadli Voice of the Century award in 2015 by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as a chief guest. Legendary Lata Mangeshkar was awarded at the 6th edition of the National Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity h

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  • 3 World Water Day 2015 observed with the theme Water and Sustainable Development [ Important Days ]

    World Water Day 2015 observed on 22 March 2015 and the theme is Water and Sustainable Development declared by union govt. minister. Rajendra Singh selected for Stockholm Water Prize Laureate on 20 March 2015 and he is also called as the Waterman of India.

    1. Rajendra Singh was selec

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  • 4 World Meteorological Day observed on 23 March [ Important Days ]

    World Meteorological Day (WMD) is observed every year on 23 March and the theme for this year is Climate Knowledge for Climate Action. In this year theme was based on special significance to disseminate Climate Change related knowledge in order to take appropriate mitigation and

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  • 5 Lee Kuan Yew the founding father of Singapore died [ None ]

    Lee Kuan Yew was the statesman and founding father of Singapore died on 23 March 2015 at the Singapore General Hospital in the age of 91 years. In 1959, Kuan Yew became the first Prime Minister of Singapore and he transformed Singapore from a small port city and a malaria-infeste

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  • 6 Union Government of Environment reconstitutes SEAC-II in Maharashtra [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has reconstituted the 2nd SEAC (State Expert Appraisal Committee) in Maharashtra on 22 March 2015. Till October 2016, SEAC-II will have appointed seven members and will be headed by retired IAS officer Johny Joseph

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  • 7 Amitabh Bachchan Brand Ambassador for Campaign against Hepatitis B [ None ]

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was appointed as the brand ambassador for Union Government’s campaign against Hepatitis B, a critical public problem in India. In April 2015, the campaign against Hepatitis B will be launched and it is a part of the Union Government’s ambitious child imm

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  • 8 Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser died [ None ]

    Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser died due to a brief illness on the age of 84 year. Fraser was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party.

    1. Fraser won the largest majority in two subsequent Elections of 1977 and 1980 in Australian politi

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  • 9 Union Ministry of Environment to launch National Air Quality Index in April 2015 [ None ]

    National Air Quality Index launched by Union Ministry of Environment in April 2015. The main purpose of launched the National Air Quality Index will measure of air quality of the environment.

    1. National Air Quality Index will measure the eight major pollutants that impact health an

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  • Mar 24, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet approved 33 percent women reservation in police forces of all Union Territories [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet approved 33% reservation for women in police forces of all Union territories (UTs) including Delhi police announced by in the Union Cabinet meet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • Women will be selected by direct recruitment in non-gazetted posts like const

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  • 2 World Sparrow Day observed on 20 March 2015 [ Important Days ]

    The World Sparrow Day was observed globally on 20 March 2015.Theme of this day is I Love Sparrows and inspired by the hope that more and more of us will celebrate the relationship between People and Sparrows.

    1. World Sparrow Day organised by the Nature Forever Society of India in co

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  • Mar 23, 2015
  • 1 Meira Kumars book released Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy Speakers Perspective [ None ]

    Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar’s book released “Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy – Speaker’s Perspective” and its first copy of book was presented to the President Pranab Mukherjee at a function held in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. “Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy – Speake

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  • 2 Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became first Captain to register 100 ODI wins [ None ]

    Mahendra Singh (Captain of Indian ODI Cricket team) became the first Indian captain and third in the history of the game, to lead his country to 100 ODI wins. MS Dhoni joined the Australian pair of Ricky Ponting (165 wins) and Allan Border (107 wins) by achieving this record.

    Image of MS Dhoni - Indian Cricketer

    Image of MS Dhoni - Indian Cricketer

    First Captain to register 100 ODI wins

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  • 3 Union Ministry of Railways constitutes Kaya Kulp council [ None ]

    Kaya kulp’ Council was constituted by Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu in order to fulfill the promise made in the Railway Budget Speech. Kaya kulp’ Council is an innovation council for Indian Railways which seeks to re-engineer business and introduces a spirit of innovat

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  • 4 Nobel winner sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan named as President of Britain’s Royal Society [ None ]

    Nobel winner Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan was named as the President of Britain’s prestigious Royal Society and he will replace geneticist Sir Paul Nurse (Nobel Laureate). Nickname of Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is Venky who is scientist based at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular

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  • Mar 20, 2015
  • 1 Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana presented Budget 2015-16 [ None ]

    Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana presented its state Budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 and the state budget was presented in the state assembly by Finance Minister of Haryana Abhimanyu. Total amount of Haryana state budget is 68985.87 crore rupees that includes 5231

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  • 2 Maharashtra Government announced to rename Girgaum Chowpatty as Swaraj Bhoomi [ None ]

    Maharashtra Government announced to rename Girgaum Chowpatty as Swaraj Bhoomi to honour veteran freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Girgaum Chowpatty is the oldest and most famous beach of Mumbai and it is also called “Chau-pati” because of four channels of water that existed th

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  • 3 Astra missile successfully test fired from ITR Chandipur in Odisha [ None ]

    Astra (air-to-air missile) was successfully test fired at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha and it was test-fired aboard a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft. Astra (air-to-air missile) is a beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) that is capable of engaging it

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  • 4 Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of Bihar presented Budget 2015-16 [ None ]

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of Bihar presented the state budget for the financial year 2015-16 by prepared sate finance minister. The total amount of state budget is 120685.32 crore rupees that includes plan expenditure of 57437 crore rupees and non-plan expenditure of 63259 cror

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  • Mar 19, 2015
  • 1 Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai Japan [ None ]

    The 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) was held in Sendai City from 14 March to 18 March 2015 in Japan. The 3rd UN World Conference was hosted by the Government of Japan in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Th

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  • 2 India to host seventh Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2016 [ None ]

    Developing country India will host the 7th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in 2016 and this announced by Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan(recently held in 2015).

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  • 3 Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Seychelles [ None ]

    PM of India Narendra Modi visited Seychelles from 10 March and 11 March 2015 and PM Modi became the first Prime Minister of India to visit Seychelles in 34 long years. President of Seychelles James Michel received PM of India Modi at the Seychelles International Airport. During t

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  • 4 HDFC Bank launched mobile app “Chillr” [ None ]

    HDFC Bank launched a mobile app (application) “Chillr“for instantly transfer money to any person in India. Chillr app is a first-of-its kind application that is linked directly to customers’ bank accounts and is exclusively for customers of HDFC Bank. The bank launched the Chillr

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  • Mar 18, 2015
  • 1 Indian researcher Minoti Apate named as woman of the year 2015 in New South Wales [ None ]

    Indian eminent researcher Minoti Apate has been selected for Woman of the year 2015 in New South Wales (NSW). Minoti Apate contributed in the field of medical research, Indian community and the tertiary education.

    1. At present, Minoti Apate is Professor of Medicine at the South West

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  • 2 India and Kyrgyzstan signed MoU to strengthen bilateral cooperation on textile and clothing [ None ]

    India and Kyrgyzstan signed MoU to bilateral cooperation on textile and clothing by Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar and his counterpart Minister of Energy and Industry of Kyrgyzstan Kubanychbek Turdubaev in New Delhi. The MoU was signed into three filed which

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  • 3 Ashu Suyash appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CRISIL [ None ]

    Recently, Ashu Suyash appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CRISIL by the Board of Directors of the Company. Ashu Suyash will replace Roopa Kudva and will take charge from June 2015.

    1. Rupa Kudva had joined CRISIL in 1992 who appointed as MD and CEO of CRISIL

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  • 4 Union Ministry DoNER announced to appoint Mary Kom as the brand ambassador of the NE region [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) was appointed as Olympic Bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom as the brand ambassador of the North-East region. She was selected by DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh who region which offers 2.4 trillion rupees business oppor

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  • Mar 17, 2015
  • 1 Endophytic alga species found in Indian Ocean [ None ]

    According to the Researchers, Endophytic alga has found in the Indian Ocean which belonging to Ulvella leptochaete species thriving. Endophytic alga species of alga is originally inhabitant to the seas around the British Isles and the East China Sea.

    • Endophytic means microscopic i

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  • 2 Wipro appoints Abid Neemuchwala as COO [ None ]

    Mr. Abid Ali Neemuchwala appointed as chief Operating Officer of the company by India’s third largest IT services exporter Wipro Ltd. Mr. Abid Ali Neemuchwala was the as former TCS top executive of the Group President.

    1. Mr Neemuchwala had stated career in the age of 23 year and hea

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  • 3 Development officers working in LIC are not workmen under Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 states SC [ None ]

    The Supreme Court of India has ordered that the development officers working in Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) are not workmen under the Section 2(s) of the Industrial Disputes Act (IDA), 1947.

    • Section 2(s) of the Industrial Disputes Act (IDA), 1947 provides for defini

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