2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Nov 24, 2015
  • 1  T.S. Papola Noted labour economist passes away [ None ]

    Dr. T. S. Papola Noted labour economist has passed away in New Delhi, He was 74. From 1987 to 1995, Dr. T. S. Papola was an advisor with the erstwhile Planning Commission of Union Government. About Dr. T. S. Papola In labour and employment, industrial economics, development plann

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  • 2  N Gopalaswami Committee on Sanskrit Promotion has formed by Union HRD Ministry [ Committees & Bodies ]

    For revitalize interest in the ancient Indian classical language Sanskrit the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has constituted a 13 member expert committee exclusively on Sanskrit in its attempt to. Chief election commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami will head the expe

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  • 3  UP Government earned Place in Guinness Book for Clean UP, Green UP initiative [ None ]

    Uttar Pradesh government has earned the place in Guinness Book of World Records for ambitious Clean UP, Green UP initiative. 10 lakh seedlings (tree) were planted in one day within a period of eight hours on November 7, 2015 at 10 locations in the state under state government’s g

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  • 4  Supersonic interceptor AAD missile successfully test fired by India [ None ]

    Test Detail: India has successfully tested interceptor missile by indigenously developed supersonic Advanced Air Defence (AAD) from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The missile was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) under Ballistic M

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  • 5  2015 Men’s Junior Asia Hockey Cup has Won by Indian Junior Hockey team [ None ]

    The Eight edition of Men’s Junior Asia hockey cup has won by India’s junior men’s hockey team. India beat up Pakistan with 6 - 2 goals and wins the match in the finals played at Kuantan (Malaysia).

    • Harmanpreet Singh has got lead with highest score of four goals followed by Armaa

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  • 6  Swati Dandenkar (Indian-American) appointed as US Director of ADB [ None ]

    As the next United States director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) India - born Swati Dandenkar has been appointed. US President Barack Obama was nominated her for this position and was designated with rank of an ambassador.

    Image of Swati Dandekar

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    Appointed US Director of ADB

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  • 7  Sri Lankan President has inaugurated Mahatma Gandhi International Center in Matale [ None ]

    On 22 November 2015 the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Centre (MGIC) in Matale. At the inauguration ceremony The Indian High Commissioner YK Sinha was also present. As a tribute to the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi to hum

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  • 8  On 2016 Republic Day Celebration Francois Hollande will be Chief Guest [ Important Days ]

    Francois Hollande President of French will be the Chief Guest at the 67th Republic Day parade of January 26, 2016. During the conversation between French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his counterpart Sushma Swaraj and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi this announcement

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  • Nov 23, 2015
  • 1  IAAF Temporarily Suspends Russia’s Track and Field Federation [ None ]

    About IAAF: IAAF stands for International Association of Athletics Federations. It was founded to fulfil the need for a world governing authority for a competition programme and for identical technical equipment and for a list of official world records.

    About the suspension of

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  • 2  Ambedkar memorial is initiated by PM Narendra Modi in London [ None ]

    About initiation of Ambedkar memorial: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated the recently developed Ambedkar memorial by Maharashtra Government at King Henry’s Road in London, United Kingdom. On this occasion, Prime Minister revealed a sign to mark the dedication of the Mem

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  • 3  35th IITF initiated by President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi [ None ]

    About 35th IITF initiation: President Pranab Mukherjee initiated 35th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The 14 day fair has been organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), under guidance of Union Ministry of Commerce and

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  • 4  Naval chief R.K. Dhowan commissioned INS Vishwakarma [ None ]

    About commission of INS Vishwakarma: Shipwright School, a best technical institution and alma - mater for Naval Architect Officers, Shipwright Officers and Shipwright Sailors of the Indian Navy. It was commissioned as Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vishwakarma by Admiral R. K. Dhowan a

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  • 5  Satish Shah, Bhawana Somaaya, Brijendra Pal Singh are nominated as FTII members [ None ]

    About the appointment of Bhawana Somaaya, Satish Shah and Brijendra Pal Singh: Bhawana Somaaya, Satish Shah and Brijendra Pal Singh have been nominated as members of the Film and Television Institute of India.

    • Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has selected them und

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  • 6  Northeast India’s first elephant hospital established at Kaziranga National Park [ None ]

    About Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. It is a World Heritage Site. It was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1985 for its unique natural environment.

    • It includes the two - th

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  • 7 IMF has appointed Subir Gokaran as its Executive Director [ None ]

    About Subir Gokaran: Subir Vithal Gokarn was born on 3rd October 1959. He was one of the four Deputy Governors of the Reserve Bank of India along with Anand Sinha, K. C. Chakrabarty and H. R. Khan. He has been replaced by Urjit Patel as of January 2013.

    • He was appointed by the G

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  • 8  President gives agreement to Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill, 2015 [ None ]

    About agreement to the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill: President Pranab Mukherjee has given agreement to the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill, 2015 or Haryana Cow Protection Bill, 2015.

    • This agreement will completely bans cow killing, sale o

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  • 9  Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor appointed as Vice Chairman of BIS [ None ]

    Raghuram Govind Rajan was born on 3rd February 1963. He is the current and the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He also served in India’s central banking institution on 5th September 2013. He was chief economic adviser to India’s Ministry of Finance during year 2014 an

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  • Nov 23, 2015
  • 1  I. S. Jha appointed as CMD of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd [ None ]

    Shri I. S. Jha is an Electrical Engineer from NIT, Jamshedpur. He is a well - known Electrical Power System Professional. He has also served as Director of Projects, Executive Director of Engineering in the company. He has also worked as Executive Director of Corporate Monitoring

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  • 2  Italian diplomat Filippo Grandi appointed as new UN refugee chief [ None ]

    About Filippo Grandi: Filippo Grandi was born in Milan in 1957. He is an Italian representative mainly active with the United Nations’ humanitarian operations. He served as Commissioner - General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near Ea

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  • 3  Marzieh Af-kham is appointed as Iran’s first woman ambassador [ None ]

    Marzieh Afkham is an Iranian representative. She was born on 13th January 1963 at Tehran of Iran. She is the former spokeswoman and head of the Center for Public and Media Diplomacy in Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    • She was served as spoke person for the Ministry of affairs

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  • 4  12th November is observed as the Public Service Broadcasting Day [ Important Days ]

    About Public Service Broadcasting Day: Public Service Broadcasting Day is celebrated in the memory of the first and only address by Mahatma Gandhi on All India Radio (AIR) on 12th November in 1947. The Father of the Nation had walked to the studios of Broadcasting House on 12th N

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  • 5  Axis Bank opens rep office in Dhaka, Bangladesh [ None ]

    To Extending its overseas footprint, Axis Bank opened a representative office in Dhaka, capital city for the Bangladesh. Axis Bank has Capet leveraging the opportunity for both bank and Dhaka by growing & opening office.

    • Axis Bank group executive P Mukherjee said that “The bank

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  • 6  Drills has conducted in South China Sea by Chinese Navy [ None ]

    The Drills has conducted in South China Sea (SCS) by Chinese Navy, for employing its major destroyers and frigates, carrier - based helicopters and new submarines. Key facts The Chinese Navy who is base of the Sanya training and the naval activity which mainly focused on anti - s

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  • 7  The journalist who won 2015 Reporters without Borders Prize - Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim [ None ]

    A UK - based Syrian woman journalist, for her defense of press freedom Zaina Erhaim has won the prestigious 2015 Reporters without Borders Prize. She got the prestigious award for her determination and determination for covering news in civil war and clash ravaged Syria which is

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  • 8  UNSC unanimously resolution adopts to prevent further IS other terrorist groups attacks [ None ]

    A Resolution 2249 (2015) has collectively adopted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), call to all nation to be co - ordinate their action from get prevent further attacks by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other extremist groups.

    • To give a green signal to

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  • 9  Build the first nuclear plant of Egypt at Dabaa Russia approves deal [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    To finance and build first nuclear power plant at Dabaa on the Mediterranean coast in the northwest of the country Russia has signed two agreements with Egypt. According to one of the agreement, to cover the cost to complete the construction of nuclear plant which could be comple

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  • Nov 23, 2015
  • 1  Under SASEC Program ADB assure $120 m loan to finance India and Bangladesh electricity link [ None ]

    Under SASEC Programme 120 million dollar loan provided by The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in order to finance cross - border electricity link between Bangladesh and India. Regarding this the loan agreement was signed by ADB Country Director Kazuhiko Higuchi and Senior Secretary

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  • 2  Harshavardhan Neotia Next President of FICCI [ None ]

    Harshavardhan Neotia has been elected as the next President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). As per the terms he will serve as President for the year 2016 and presently is serving as Vice President (VP) of FICCI.

    • During the chamber’s AGM in Dece

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  • 3  The landmark Silchar-Lumding broad gauge rail line has inaugurated by Railway Ministry in Assam [ None ]

    The landmark Silchar - Lumding broad gauge rail line in Assam has inaugurated by union Railways Ministry. Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurate the train by flagging off a passenger train from New Delhi via video - conference.

    About Silchar - Lumding :

    • Assam’s unde

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  • 4  The Second WCDM started in Visakhapatnam [ None ]

    The second World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) has started in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu was inaugurated the 4 - day conference and Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister of State (M

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