2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Dec 8, 2015
  • 1 Bio-diesel for trains has been introduced by South Western Railways Zone [ None ]

    Bio-diesel for trains has been introduced by the South Western Railways (SWR) Zone with headquarters in Hubli and Karnataka which is working under its zone. From Hubli the first Bio-Diesel train of SWR was flagged off named Janshatabdi Express, it will run between Hubballi-Bengal

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  • Dec 7, 2015
  • 1 Mauritius is replaced by Singapore as top source of FDI into India [ None ]

    During the first half of the current fiscal year 2015 - 16 Mauritius has replaced by Singapore as the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India. According to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) data of April to September 2015 period it was clea

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  • 2 First double decker Goa-Mumbai train was flagged off by Indian Railways [ None ]

    The first inaugural service of the Goa to Mumbai double-decker air-conditioned Shatabdi train was flagged of by Indian Railways. Suresh Prabhu Union Railway Minister has flagged off the fully air-conditioned double-decker train was the first of its kind in the country from Panaji

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  • 3 Commemorative coins on Dr. B R Ambedkar released by Union Government [ None ]

    Two memorial coins on Dr. B R Ambedkar are launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the 125th birth anniversary year celebrations of the architecture of Indian Constitution. On the 60th Mahaparinirvan Divas of Baba saheb Ambedkar these coins are released it will be of

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  • 4 NSA level talks between India and Pakistan will held in Bangkok [ None ]

    India, Pakistan will holds National Security Advisor (NSA) level talks in Bangkok, Thailand which was attended by India’s NSA Ajit Doval and Pakistani counterpart Naseer Khan Jajuan. Foreign secretaries S. Jaishankar (India) and Aziz Ahmad Chaudhary (Pakistan) were also attend th

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  • 5 $500 million Transformative Carbon Asset Facility was launch by World Bank [ None ]

    $500 million dollars Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF) has launched by the World Bank to help developing countries pay for emission reductions and combat climate change as decided in COP 21. It is market-based scheme specially designed to help developing countries for

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  • 6 Paris Climate Summit - Developments and Highlights [ None ]

    United Nation Climate change conference 2015 (COP 21 on COP 11) was held in Le Bourget, Paris from November 30. It was 21st yearly session of conference of parties from 1992 and 11th session for the meeting of the Parties from 1997.

    Understanding Climate Change

    • The change cont

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  • Dec 4, 2015
  • 1 Mark Zuckerberg announced charity of 99% stocks of Facebook on birth of her baby girl [ None ]

    The most popular social networking site Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced to donate 99 % stocks of his in Facebook to charity it is estimated around $45 billion, to welcome his baby girl named MAX. Mark Zuckerberg had announced her wife Dr. Priscilla Chan’s pregnancy in

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  • 2 At IIT-Delhi First India International Science Festival has begins [ None ]

    At the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) -Delhi campus the first ever India International Science Festival (IISF) has begun which has been organized by Union Ministry of Science. The IISF is expected as platform to explore biggest Technology and Industrial Expo for Over Countr

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  • 3 Broad coalition of nations has announced Paris Pact on Water and Climate Change Adaptation [ None ]

    Broad coalition of nations has announced adaptation of Paris Pact on Water and Climate Change, river basin organizations, business and civil societies from across the globe. In 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Conference of Parties (COP-21) held at Le Bourget, Paris

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  • 4 The postage stamp has released by Union Government to mark centenary year of ZSI [ None ]

    To mark the Centenary year of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) postage stamp has been Union launched by Government. In New Delhi the postage stamp was launched by Union Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadek

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  • 5 The Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 has passed by Lok Sabha [ None ]

    To establish Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Lok Sabha has passed The Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 by a voice vote. The Bill substitutes the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 and by launching the BIS as a national standard body it will help in development of standard

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  • Dec 3, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet has permitted to establish 6 new IITs [ None ]

    The proposal of 6 new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country has been approved by The Union Cabinet. They will be set up in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and Karnataka.

    Key facts:

    • In the first year of each new IIT will have an i

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  • 2 National Food Security Act, 2013 was launched by Goa Government [ None ]

    For the benefit of more than one third part of the state’s population Goa Government has launched the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. To the food security programmers and schemes of Central Government which is existed, it will bring more than one third population of the

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  • 3 One of the top industrialist MAM Ramaswamy passes away [ None ]

    One of the top industrialist and former Member of Parliament MAM Ramaswamy passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu at the age of 84 years. He was previous chairman of the Rs. 10, 000 crore Chettinad Group of companies and the last King of Chettinad and co-founder.

    About MAM Ramaswamy

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  • 4 DTAC agreement with Japan has approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    For improving the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) Union Cabinet has approved signing and confirmation of a protocol between India and Japan. The main goal of DTAC agreement with japan is to avoid double taxation and the prevention of financial evasion with respect to

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  • 5 Next Bihar assembly Speaker :Vijay Kumar Chaudhary [ None ]

    Vijay Kumar Chaudhary Senior Janta Dal United (JDU) leader has been elected as next Bihar legislative assembly Speaker. Mr. Chaudhary was declared as the new Speaker of Bihar assembly by Sadanand Singh the pro-tem Speaker and Congress MLA. He was elected with the support of all p

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  • Dec 2, 2015
  • 1 Brickwork Report: Maharashtra is biggest state economy [ None ]

    Maharashtra is the biggest economy among the states in India, according to the most recent report published by credit rating agency Brickwork Ratings. On the basis of gross state domestic product (GSDP) Maharashtra accounts 16.87 lakh crore rupees in survey and with this it becom

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  • 2 On global ICT Development Index India ranks 131 [ None ]

    On ICT Development Index (IDI) India has been ranked 131 out of 167 nations which is procedures the level of information and communication technology access. According to flagship annual Measuring the Information Society (MISR) Report which was discovered in UN International Tele

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  • 3 GIAN Scheme has launched by Union Government to boost higher education [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched new program titled Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Scheme to increase the quality of higher education in India. Smriti Irani Union HRD Minister has launched GIAN at the Indian Institute of Technology (I

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  • 4 The Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2015 has approved by President [ None ]

    The Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2015 has been approved by Pranab Mukherjee President of India. To improve 10 Acts related with labour laws the state assembly passed the Amendment Bill, the acts related to labour laws include The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 and The Min

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  • 5 RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75% in 5th bi-monthly monetary policy review [ None ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.75 % in its 5th bi-monthly monetary policy review in key policy interest rate. On the basis of valuation of the current and growing economic situation in the country the key policy interest rates were kept unch

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  • Dec 1, 2015
  • 1  IMF Lifts Chinese Yuan to Lending-Reserve Currency Status [ None ]

    Last week, China achieved an economic milestone. International Monetary Fund (IMF) has added the Yuan to its exclusive basket of reserve currencies; this move is designed to spur greater liberalization in the world’s No. 2 economy of China.

    • This will be come in effect from next

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  • 2  Anil Kumble resigns as chief mentor of Mumbai Indians [ None ]

    Previous Indian Test Captain and excellent spinner Anil Kumble has resigned as the Chief Mentor of Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with Mumbai due to some immediate effect. Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) has follows his decision that crackdown on conflict of intere

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  • 3  Maharashtra Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2015 approved by President [ None ]

    Maharashtra Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was approved by President Pranab Mukherjee of Maharashtra government to allow women to work in factories in night shifts. The working of women in night shifts in the state was banned as per the amendment bill amends Section 66 (1) (c)

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  • 4  As part of global polio endgame strategy Union Government launches IPV injection [ None ]

    Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) injection has launched by The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New Delhi as a part of the global polio endgame strategy in New Delhi. The launching of this injection is a part of India’s next step in Universal Immunization P

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  • 5  World AIDS Day – December 1 [ Important Days ]

    World [Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) ] Day is being celebrated on every 1st December in order to raise awareness of the pandemic caused by the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It is also celebrated to remember those who have died of the disease

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  • 6  2015 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament has won by PV Sindhu [ Sports ]

    Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has won the $120, 000 in 2015 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament in the women’s single category. By beating Minatsu Mitani (World No. 6) of Japan Sindhu (World No. 12) has claimed this title though 21 - 9, 21 - 23, 21 - 14 score for the third s

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  • 7  Indian Coast Guard has commissioned Interceptor boat ICGS C-422 [ None ]

    Indian Coast Guard interceptor boat ‘ICGS C - 422’ has been commissioned at karaikal further enhance its vigil along Pondicherry and South Tamil Nadu coast in the Bay of Bengal. ‘ICGS C - 422’ was commissioned by Puducherry Assembly Speaker V Sabapathy in a traditional ceremony h

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  • 8  In local elections of Saudi Arabia women’s are allowed to vote for the first time [ None ]

    Saudi Arabia male dominated country has created history by allowing women to vote and become candidates in local elections for the first time. Regarding to these Saudi authorities has allowed 979 women among the 6, 917 registered candidates to be candidates for 284 municipal coun

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