2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Nov 23, 2015
  • 1  Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister of Bihar for 5th time [ None ]

    Nitish Kumar leader of senior Janta Dal United (JDU) has reconfirms their sit as the Chief Minister (CM) of Bihar for the record 5th time. Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind administered him as the oath of office and confidentiality at oath taking ceremony held at the Gandhi Maidan in

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  • 2  Production Subsidy of 4.50/quintal to Sugarcane farmers are approves by CCEA [ None ]

    To pay Production - linked subsidy of Rs. 4.50 per quintal directly to sugarcane farmers has decided by The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in the current crushing season. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken this decision at CCEA meeting in New Delhi.

    Key facts

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  • 3  The Report of 7th Central Pay Commission is Submitted, Recommend 23.55% salary hike [ None ]

    Justice AK Mathur headed 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) and he recommended 23.55 percent hike in pay and allowances of government employees. The commission has submitted their report to Union Finance Ministry regarding it in New Delhi and the recommended pay revision will come

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  • 4  2015 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development selected UNHCR [ None ]

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been selected by 2015 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development. The award will be rewarded to UNHCR at their office.

    • UNHCR is giving Immeasurable contributions in assisting millions of refugees in th

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  • 5  GE and Alstom global companies got the contracts for setting up of locomotive factories in Bihar [ None ]

    About GE: General Electric is an American multinational firm corporation of New York, U. S. It was founded in Schenectady of New York, U. S in 1892 by Thomas Edison, Charles Coffin, Elihu Thomson and Edwin Houston.

    • The company works through the following segments from 2015: App

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  • 6  SWAYAM launched by the human resource development ministry [ None ]

    About SWAYAM: SWAYAM stands for Study Webs of Active - Learning for Young Aspiring Minds. It is a MOOC (Massive Open On - line Courses) platform which will be used to learn from anywhere regardless of their situation as long as they have internet access.

    About courses provides

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  • 7  First Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was held at IGNCA in New Delhi [ None ]

    About First Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav: First Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Janpath in New Delhi.

    • Shri N. K. Sinha who is the secretary of Culture has presented

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  • 8  Kosovo’s proposal for membership was rejected by the UNESCO members [ None ]

    About UNESCO: UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its purpose is to donate peace and security by promoting international partnership through education, science, and culture to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law

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  • 9  Justice Ajit Prakash Shah appointed as the ethics officer by BCCI [ None ]

    About Ajit Prakash: Retired Justice Ajit Prakash Shah was born on 13th February 1948 at Solapur. Currently, he is the Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India. He was served as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from May 2008 till his retirement in February 2010.

    • He is kn

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  • Nov 23, 2015
  • 1  Ministry of Railways has issued Letter of Award to GE Global Sourcing India Pvt Limited [ Awards ]

    About the Letter of Award: In this Letter of Award, approximately 1000 Locomotives will be manufactured at a basic cost of about 14, 656 crore rupees in a period of ten years. These modern powerful locomotives will support the mega freight operations and useful for Growing Heavy

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  • 2  Army Cloud, Software Defined Data Centre and Digi-Locker facilities launched [ None ]

    About the launching: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has launched Army Cloud, Software Defined Data Centre and Digi - Locker facilities for the Indian Army. These facilities are great use for faster documentation, information and speedy delivery of services.

    • The Indian A

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  • 3  OUPI appointed V. Sivaramakrishnan as MD [ None ]

    About V. Sivaramakrishnan: V. Sivaramakrishnan had worked in Manipal Global Education Services. He had also worked with Ford Motor Company and Proctor and Gamble. He has worked as Chief Marketing Officer and then Executive President for Education Services; he has managed seven ye

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  • 4  SATYAM is launched by Ministry of Science and Technology [ None ]

    About SATYAM Program: SATYAM is stands for Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation. It is developed to strengthen research in the areas of yoga and meditation on physical and mental health and investigations on the effect of Yoga and meditation on the body, brain and mind i

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  • 5  Nigeria won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup [ None ]

    About FIFA U - 17 World Cup: FIFA is stands for Fdration Internationale de Football Association. The FIFA U - 17 World Cup founded as the FIFA U - 16 World Championship. Later, it has changed to the FIFA U - 17 World Championship in 2007.

    • It is the world championship of footbal

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  • 6  India successfully tests Agni-IV missile [ None ]

    About Agni - IV missile: Agni - IV is the fourth missile in the Agni series of missiles which was earlier known as Agni II prime. It has been developed by India’s DRDO. It has presented a number of new technologies and significant improvement in missile technology.


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  • 7  Saaransh, e-Pathshala and National Programme launched by Smriti Irani [ None ]

    About launching of different programs: Saaransh, e - Pathshala and National Programme on School Standards and Evaluation Framework web portals/mobile apps were launched by the Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

    • The Minister also expanded upon the standard sh

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  • 8  Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma honoured with Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award [ Awards ]

    About Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma: Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was born on 13th January 1938. He is an Indian Santoor player. The Santoor is a traditional instrument from Jammu and Kashmir.

    Image of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

    Image of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

    Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award Winner

    • He composed t

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  • Nov 20, 2015
  • 1  BCCI announces financial benefits for prior players [ None ]

    About the announcement by BCCI: BCCI announces financial benefits for former cricketers, both domestic and international. It includes monthly and one - time payments and the match fees for the umpires presiding in both domestic and international games.

    About the benefits for di

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  • 2  Indian boxer Vijender Singh wins 2nd profession bout [ None ]

    Vijender Singh Beniwal was born on 29th October 1985. He is an Indian Boxer by Profession and earlier Unprofessional boxer from Kaluwas, Bhiwani district in Haryana. He was trained by the Indian Boxing Coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu.

    • He won the bronze medal after losing the semifin

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  • 3  Wasim Jaffer scores 10000 runs in Ranji Trophy [ None ]

    Wasim Jaffer was born on 16th February 1978. He is an Indian cricketer. He is a right - handed batsman and a rare right arm off - break bowler. He is currently the highest run - scorer in Ranji Trophy cricket by beating Amol Muzumdar.

    Image of Wasim Jaffer

    Image of Wasim Jaffer

    Scores 10000 runs in Ranji Trophy

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  • 4  Arundhati Bhattacharya ranked as most powerful woman by Fortune [ None ]

    About Arundhati Bhattacharya: Arundhati Bhattacharya was born on 18th March 1956 in Kolkata. She is an Indian banker. She becomes the first woman who selected as the Chairperson of State Bank of India. In 2014, she was listed as the 36th most powerful woman in the world by Forbe

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  • 5  One Rank One Pension scheme for ex-servicemen comes into force [ None ]

    About One Rank One Pension scheme: One Rank One Pension is also called as “same pension, for same rank, for same length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement. Itwas decided as the basis for determining the pension and benefits of Indian Armed Forces in 1973, when it

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  • 6  Suresh N Patel appointed as New MD & CEO of Andhra Bank [ None ]

    About Suresh N Patel: Suresh N Patel had started his career in banking as an agricultural officer in Dena Bank in 1981. He had also served as executive director of Oriental Bank of Commerce. He has completed his graduate in science and law.

    • He is also a certified member of India

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  • 7  WHO authoritatively announces Sierra Leone as Ebola free [ None ]

    About WHO: WHO stands for World Health Organization. The World Health Organization is a dedicated agency of the United Nations that is related with international public health. It was established on 7th April 1948 and it’s headquarter is in Geneva of Switzerland.

    • It is a member

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  • 8  Fires BrahMos supersonic land attack missile successfully test by Indian Army [ None ]

    About BrahMos missile: The BrahMos is a short range ramjet supersonic voyage missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. BrahMos missile is a joint project of the Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia and India’s Defence Research and Development Or

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  • 9  Indian Railways wins 32nd Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament [ Sports ]

    About Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament: Surjit Memorial Hockey Tournament is planned by Surjit Hockey Society every year in Jalandhar, Punjab which is played in memory of Surjit Singh. Sardar Surjit Singh Randhawa was born on 10th October 1951 and died due to a car accident o

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  • Nov 20, 2015
  • 1  Indian shooter, Heena Sidhu wins Gold medal at 13th Asian Shooting Championships [ None ]

    Heena Sidhu was born on 29th August 1989, in Ludhiana. She is a champion Indian shooter. She is the first Indian Pistol shooter to be Ranked World No. 1 by ISSF. She is also the first Indian Pistol shooter who has won a Gold medal in the 2013 ISSF World Cup Finals in 10 meter Air

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  • 2  10% Disinvestment in Coal India Ltd approves by CCEA [ None ]

    10 % of dispossession on Coal India Ltd (CIL) has approves by Cabinet of Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). This decision was taken at CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. In current time 79.65 % stake are holds by Union Government in CIL.

    • In CIL

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  • 3  NARF settings up of Genome Valley is approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Presided of the Union Cabinet has approved setting up of National Resource Facility for Bio - medical Research (NARF) AT Genome Valley in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) set up NARF and the Proposal of NARF was fo

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  • 4  India’s next ambassador to China- Vijay Keshav Gokhale [ None ]

    Vijay Keshav Gokhle is currently playing duty as country’s Ambassador to Germany, and now he has appointed as ambassador to china on the place of Ashok kantha who was appointed as envoy to china in January and his term will be end in this January.

    Image of Vijay Keshav Gokhle

    Image of Vijay Keshav Gokhle

    India’s next ambassador to China

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