2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Dec 14, 2015
  • 1 UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network has designated Varanasi and Jaipur as their members [ None ]

    As UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN) India’s two cities have been designated as members for first time. Two cities are Varanasi City: It is located at Uttar Pradesh has been added in the City of Music category of network.

    • Varanasi was advocated as a perfect example of Indi

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  • Dec 11, 2015
  • 1 India and South Korea has ink MoU on taxation treaty [ None ]

    New memorandums of understanding (MoU) on suspension of collection of taxes during pendency of mutual agreement procedure have been inked by India and South Korea. During the pendency of Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) proceedings burden of double assessment for taxpayers in bot

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  • 2 World’s 1st Dengue fever vaccine named Dengvaxia has been approved by Mexico Government [ None ]

    Key facts: Mexico Government has created history by approving world’s first-ever Dengue fever vaccine branded as Dengvaxia for the public use. French pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has manufactured Dengvaxia.

    • To protect people in age groups of 9 - 45 from all four su

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  • 3 Arrow ballistic missile interceptor has been successfully test fired by Israel [ None ]

    To measures the face of regional threats as its Defence upgradation Israel has successfully tested Arrow ballistic missile Weapon System. By collaboration of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the US aviation giant Boeing this has been developed.

    Arrow ballistic missile interceptor

    Arrow Ballistic Missile Interceptor

    Test fired recently by Israel

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  • 4 The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 has been win by Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet [ None ]

    Prestigious 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was picking up by Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet (NDQ) at a ceremony held in Oslo, Norway. Trade unionist Hassine Abassi; human rights activist Abdessatar Ben Moussa, Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh and Ouided Bouchamaoui has collected this award.

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  • 5 10-point Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue has be announced by India and Pakistan [ None ]

    For new 10-point Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue (CBD) India and Pakistan are agreed to resume structured dialogue between them. Earlier Resumed Dialogue was structured dialogue with 8-point Composite Dialogue Process (CDP) it is replaced by the 10-point CBD.

    India Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue

    India Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue

    Comprehensive 10 point agenda

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  • Dec 10, 2015
  • 1 Amendments to The National Waterways Bill, 2015 has been approved by cabinet [ None ]

    Amendments in The National Waterways Bill, 2015 have been officially approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairperson of Union Cabinet. Inland waterways as the national waterways based on the recommendations of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Cultur

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  • 2 For 2015 Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award to Indian-American Businessperson Frank Islam [ Awards ]

    For the prestigious 2015 Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award Indian-American businessperson and contributor Frank Islam (63) has been selected. Regarding to his achievements and outstanding contributions in a foreign country he has been chosen for this award for appreciation.

    Image of Frank Islam

    Image of Frank Islam

    Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award 2015

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  • 3 To fight agents malaria scientists naturally modify Anopheles Gambia mosquito species [ None ]

    To fight the deadly disease of malaria scientists have naturally modified malaria-causing mosquito Anopheles Gambia species to fight. The research was successfully conducted by team of researchers under the leading of London based Imperial College.

    It was published in the journa

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  • 4 Carolina Marin wins Female Player of the Year award [ Awards ]

    Carolina Marin World number one women shuttler of Spain has won the 2015 Female Badminton Player of the Year award. In Dubai president of Badminton World Federation (BWF) Poul-Erik Hoyer has awarded her with this award.

    Image of Carolina Marin

    Image of Carolina Marin

    Winner of Female Player of Year Award

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  • 5 10 December is observed as Human Rights Day [ Important Days ]

    Every year 10th December is observes as Human Rights Day (HRD annually in order to memorialize the day when United Nations (UN) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.

    • The theme for the year 2015 HRD is “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always”.
    • It symbols i

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  • Dec 9, 2015
  • 1 Chinese Researchers invented World’s first brain driven Car [ None ]

    About brain-driven Car Chinese researchers has invented world’s first brain driven car in history. After two years long research scientists of Tianjin, China has designed this care which can drive solely by the brain power.

    • As if now with the help of brain power the car can mov

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  • 2 India is now Alibaba Group’s second largest market [ None ]

    Alibaba. com world’s largest business-to-business e- retailer has earned second largest market in India. Alibaba. com has second largest in India globally; the first position is reserved by China. This website has 4.5 million registered users from India.

    • Alibaba. com has provide

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  • 3 Eight new Ecological Observatories has been setup by India [ None ]

    Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced that new eight Ecological Observatories will be set up in India at Himalayas and Western Ghats for mapping of climate change impact in long term.

    • Currently one Ecological Observatories is present at Mudumalai in 50 hectare fro

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  • 4 By replacing CSK and RR respectively Pune, Rajkot become interim IPL franchises [ None ]

    Through the inverse bidding process Pune and Rajkot have become the new interim franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL). And with this they have replaced the suspended teams of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for two years.

    • Kolkata-based company New Ris

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  • 5 Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 has been passed by Parliament [ None ]

    The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 has been passed by Parliament. Earlier in August 2015 it was passed by Lok Sabha and later in Rajya Sabha in December 2015. With the objective to make cheque-bounce filing of cases more convenient for check payees (person who rece

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  • Dec 8, 2015
  • 1 First red alert on pollution stated in Beijing by China [ None ]

    Due to hazardous air quality caused by severe air pollution the Chinese government has issued its first red alert on pollution (smog) in its Capital Beijing. The level of warning was improved from the earlier second highest orange alert.

    Image of Smog Laden Beijing

    Image of Smog Laden Beijing

    China Issues Red Alert for Beijing

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  • 2 2015 Parliamentary election of Venezuela won by Centre-right MUD coalition [ None ]

    Parliamentary elections of Venezuela 2015 have won by opposition Centre-right Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) coalition. The MUD coalition has won the Election by taking 99 seats from 167 seats. And with this it has bit the ruling party United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV

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  • 3 High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2015 [ None ]

    The High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2015 has been passed by Lok Sabha. The Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954 was

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  • 4 Maharashtra becomes first state to introduce online questions for MLAs [ None ]

    By launching online mechanism Maharashtra government has become the first in the country which allow its members to send questions and move different indications in the House. And regarding state government has launched a website www.mls.org.in for Digital MLAs initiative in the

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  • 5 Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced in Lok Sabha to fast track nuclear power projects [ None ]

    Union Government has introduced Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Lok Sabha to facilitate and fast track setting up of new nuclear projects in the country. Atomic Energy and Space Union Minister of State (MOS) Dr. Jitendra Singh has introduce it.

    The Bill pursues to modify

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  • 6 China has permitted production for manned electric aircraft gets license for the first time [ None ]

    China has approved a license for production for manned two seater electric aircraft RX1E known as RX1E by the Civil Aviation Administration of China for first time. Shenyang Aerospace University and Liaoning General Aviation Academy in northeastern Liaoning province has designed

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  • 7 According to ISFR 2015 India’s forest & tree cover increased by 5, 081 Sq. km. [ None ]

    According to India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2015 released India’s forest and tree cover has been increased by 5081 Sq. are kilometer. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has released this report in New Delhi.

    Key facts

    • The 24.16 % of the total geographical area ar

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  • 8 By beating Belgium Australia wins Hockey World League Final [ None ]

    By beating Belgium Australia has won the 2014 - 15 Men’s Hockey World League Final at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium, Raipur. Australia has beet Belgium by 2 - 1 goals. India has earned third place in this league after beating world two time champions Netherlands by 3 - 2 goal

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  • 9 First consignment of Uranium has been sent by Canada to India [ None ]

    As part of bilateral civil nuclear cooperation between both countries Canada has successfully sent the first consignment of 250 tonnes of uranium to India. According to the contract with Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) it was sent by Canada’s Cameco Inc. , and the contract was

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  • Dec 8, 2015
  • 1 Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan has been launched by Union Government [ None ]

    Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan (Accessible India Campaign) has been launched by Union Government which is a nationwide campaign in order to attempt to achieve universal accessibility to persons with disabilities. Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley and Union Minister of Social Justice

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  • 2 International festival on Birds has been launched by Uttar Pradesh Government [ None ]

    The International festival on Birds has been launched by Uttar Pradesh Government as attempt to promote state as an international bird-watching destination. This festival is named as first-of-its-kind of festival.

    • At the National Chambal Sanctuary (NCS) Chief Minister Akhilesh Y

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  • 3 Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill, 2015 has been passed by Delhi Assembly [ None ]

    For establishing of legal anti-corruption ombudsman the Delhi Assembly has solidly passed the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill, 2015. The Bill allows Lokpal to act against any government functionary as well as those of the Centre and in the national capital territory (NCT) of Delhi with its

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  • 4 To band citizenship Australia passes Anti-Terrorism law [ None ]

    Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Australia’s Federal Parliament to band citizenship of guilty persons on terrorism charges. According to the new law government has authority to band dual nationals of their citizenship if they

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  • 5 By Introducing Rotavirus vaccination project Himachal Pradesh become first state [ None ]

    As per the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) by introducing Rotavirus vaccination project Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country to start. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has launched this project from Dharamsala in district Kangra by managing the Rotaviru

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