2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Dec 17, 2015
  • 1 Registration of new diesel SUVs, luxury cars in Delhi has been banned by Supreme Court [ None ]

    Registration of all diesel SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and luxury cars in the entire National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi has been banned by Supreme Court. Till March 31, 2016 SUVs and luxury cars whose engine capacity is up to 2000 cc are banned for a team.

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  • 2 For Swachh Bharat Mission$1.5 billion loan has been offered by World Bank [ None ]

    In order to support the Union government’s flagship cleanliness drive Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) World Bank has approved a 1.5 billion dollars loan. For SBM Support Operation Project and support of SBM’s rural component known as SBM-Gramin (SBM-G) this fund will be used.

    The lo

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  • 3 6 Singapore Satellites onboard PSLV-C29 has been successfully Launched by ISRO [ None ]

    India’s first six commercial satellites have been successfully placed by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from Singapore in their dedicated orbits. At Satish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh the first satellites were launched using Polar Satellite Launch V

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  • Dec 16, 2015
  • 1 At INS Vikramaditya off Kochi coast Combined Commanders Conference will be held [ None ]

    An annual tri-services event chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Combined Commanders Conference was held on board INS Vikramaditya about 50 kms off Kochi coast, for the first time out of New Delhi.

    • Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, National Security Advisor (NSA)

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  • 2 Gold medal at National Shooting Championship has been won by Apurvi Chandela [ None ]

    At the 59th National Shooting Championship organized in Delhi Apurvi Candelas from Rajasthan has won a Gold medal. By shooting 207.8 score in the finals she has earn the gold medal in 10-metre Air Rifle event in women’s category.

    • Geetakshi Dixit from Rajasthan has secure second

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  • 3 Next Chairman of CBDT: Arun Kumar Jain [ None ]

    Next Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is senior revenue service officer Arun Kumar Jain. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved his appointment.

    • Mr. Jain is Indian Revenue Services (IRS) officer of a 1978 b

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  • 4 Investigation of 12 years on Iran Nuclear Weapon probe has been ended by IAEA [ None ]

    Investigation of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which is concerns that Iran might be developing nuclear weapons has been ended now after 12 years. Regarding this IAEA Board of Governors have ended its long-running inquiry against Ian but still it allowing inspectors to

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  • 5 34 nations aim to fight terrorism as declared by Saudi Arabia [ None ]

    Islamic Military Union has been launched by Saudi Arabia in order to fight terrorism for this new military alliance of 34 nation’s mainly Muslim nations is selected. It has been established to achieve the objectives and principles of the charter of the Organization of Islamic Coo

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  • 6 Pravin Gordhan becomes South Africa’s Finance Minister [ None ]

    New Finance Minister of South Africa is Pravin Gordhan who is Indian-origin politician, Regarding to this he is becomes country’s third Finance Minister in a week. And with this he had succeed David van Rooyen who was appointed on 10 November 2015.

    Image of Pravin Gordhan

    Image of Pravin Gordhan

    New Finance Minister of South Africa

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  • 7 At 59th National Shooting Championship Vijay Kumar wins gold medal [ None ]

    At the 59th National Shooting Championship Olympic medalist Vijay Kumar of Indian Army has won gold medal held in New Delhi. By shooting a combined score of 588 over the rapid and precision rounds he has won the gold medal in the men’s 25-metre center fire pistol category.


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  • 8 2016 Genesis Prize has been won by Violinist Itzhak Perlman [ None ]

    2016 Genesis Prize has been won by Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman which is also known as Jewish Nobel prize. He has been granted with prestigious prize because of his accomplishments as a musician, teacher and advocate for the disabled and also for his commitment to hi

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  • 9 Rajasthan has submitted India’s First smart city plan [ None ]

    By submitting smart city plan to Union Ministry of Urban Development Rajasthan has become the first state in the country, Rajasthan has selected 3 cities for smart city project which are Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer.

    According to this project state government has submitted investment

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  • Dec 16, 2015
  • 1 UNDP has ranked India at 130th position in 2015 Human Development Index [ None ]

    According to recently released United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report 2015 India has been ranked at 130th position in the 2015 Human Development Index (HDI) among the 188 countries.

    Important facts:

    • In the medium human development category with 0.6

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  • 2 जी-20 सम्मेलन (G-20 Meeting Dealing with Various Issues -Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -तुर्की के अंताल्या शहर में जी-20 देशो की महत्वपूर्ण बैठक हो रही है। इस बैठक के मुख्य विषय है, पर्यावरण और आर्थिक सहयोग। लेकिन पेरिस आतंकी हमले ने बैठक के एजेंडे में आतंकवाद को केंद्र में ला दिया है। अब तक इस मामले से कन्नी काटते रहे विकसित देशों को लगने लगा है कि आत

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  • 3 अनोखा समझौता (Marriage Agreement - Unique Solution to Social Problems of Women - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - महिलाओं की हकों की दशा में केंद्र सरकार ने विवाह से पूर्व लिखित करार का प्रस्ताव तैयार किया है। बदलते सामाजिक परिदृश्य के मद्देनजर सरकार की ओर से कवायद की जा रही है। यानी तलाक की स्थिति में महिला को कोर्ट-कचहरी के चक्कर नहीं काटने पड़े इसके लिए इस प्रस्ताव के स्तर प

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  • 4 ग्लोबल वार्मिंग (Global Warming Causes and Consequences - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - फ्रांस की राजधानी पेरिस में आज से शुरू हो रहा जलवायु परिवर्तन सम्मेलन होने जा रहा है जिसका लक्ष्य ग्रीन हाउस गैसों के उत्सर्जन को सीमित कर धरती के तापमान को बढ़ने से रोकने के लिए एक वैश्विक समझौते पर पहुंचना है। इस मौके पर प्रधानमंत्री मोदी सहित अमेरिका बराक ओबामा,

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  • Dec 14, 2015
  • 1 In Ladakh region of J&K Losar Festival has begun [ None ]

    In Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir the Losar Festival has begun to mark the beginning of New Year in this Himalayan region. It is 15 day long festival began with illumination of religious and residential places and by visiting monasteries for prayer.

    • Losar is came from Tibeta

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  • 2 TAPI gas pipeline project construction work has begun [ None ]

    At Mary, Turkmenistan ground breaking ceremony of 1800-kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project has been started. Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif

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  • 3 2015 South East Asia Write Award has been given to J M Sali [ Awards ]

    Jamaludeen Mohamed Sali Indian-Singapore writer has been awarded with prestigious 2015 south East Asia Write Award. At the annual ASEAN regional award for literary excellence in Bangkok, Thailand this award has been given to him.

    Image of JM Sali - 2015 Award

    Image of JM Sali - 2015 Award

    Awarded South East Asia Write Award 2015

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  • 4 Padma Vibhushan has been awarded to legendary actor Dilip Kumar [ Awards ]

    Legendary actor Dilip Kumar at the age of 93 has been awarded with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest civilian award. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis have awarded him with Padma Vibhushan at his residence i

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  • 5 14 agreements ink by India and Japan [ None ]

    14 agreements have been inked by India and Japan in various fields with the aim to enhance bilateral co-operation between both countries. During ninth annual Indo-Japan summit talks organized in New Delhi this agreements were signed.

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese

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  • 6 As Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Javed has been appointed [ None ]

    Senior IPS officer Ahmad Javed has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). With this appointment the vacancy of the post of Ambassador in Indian Embassy in Riyadh since April 2015 will be filled after retirement of Hamid A

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  • 7 High Speed Rail on Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector - MoC signed by India & Japan [ None ]

    In order to introduce High Speed Rail (HRS) on Mumbai Ahmedabad sector India and Japan have signed historic Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) to revolutionize Indian Railways. The MoC was signed in New Delhi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Japanese Prime M

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  • 8 Myanmar’s First UNESCO biosphere reserve Inle Lake of Myanmar has been launched [ None ]

    The country’s first United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve Inle Lake in Shan state has been lunched by Myanmar. For bio-diversity and eco-system conservation commitment Myanmar opens a new section by lunching this.

    • In June 2015

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  • 9 Registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi has been banned by NGT [ None ]

    Registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi has been banned by National Green Tribunal (NGT) to curb the growing menace of air pollution in the capital city. Justice Swatanter Kumar Chairperson of NGT has given this ruling and he also questioned Delhi government’s odd-even f

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  • Dec 14, 2015
  • 1 For establishment of IIITs at Ranchi, Nagpur & Pune Union Government inks MoU [ None ]

    For establishment of three Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) in the country the Union Government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). And regarding to this the agreement which effect was signed between Department of Higher Education (DoHE) and private a

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  • 2 2015 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement has been awarded to Salman Rushdie [ Awards ]

    The prestigious 2015 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement has been awarded to India-born author Salman Rushdie. He has been awarded 2015 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement award to give owner to fully exercising his freedom of creativity and thrived on dialogue and debate.

    Image of Salman Rushdie

    Image of Salman Rushdie

    2015 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement

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  • 3 Lifetime achievement award has been honored to Naseeruddin Shah [ Awards ]

    At the 12th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), legendry Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has been honored with the lifetime achievement award. As well as French actress Catherine Deneuve, French-Tunisian actor Sami Bouajila and Egyptian actor Ezzat Al Alayli als

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  • 4 Double taxation avoidance pact protocol has been signed by India and Japan [ None ]

    With the aim of modifying the existing convention for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to income taxes India and Japan have signed a Protocol. In 1989, the existing Agreement for avoidance of double taxation and tax evasion was signed bet

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  • 5 Sharad Joshi the Renowned agro-economist passes away [ None ]

    Sharad Anantrao Joshi, renowned agro-economist and veteran leader of farmers passed away in Pune, Maharashtra at age of 81. He was founder of Shetakari Sanghtana (farmers’ Organization) an NGO dedicated to the cause of farmers in Maharashtra.

    About Sharad Joshi

    • Born: 1935 in Sa

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