2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Apr 3, 2015
  • 1  Indian-origin nurse Subadhra Devi Rai named for 2015 International Achievement Award [ Awards ]

    Dr Subadhra Devi Rai Indian-origin Singaporean nurse selected for International Achievement Award by the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF) of the International Council of Nurses.

    1. Devi Rai was nominated for the award for her work in the healthcare sector of wome

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  • Mar 31, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Narendra Modi gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti: National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) 2.0. e-Kranti is an important part of the Digital India programme which launched by PM modi and the programme has been envisaged

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  • 2 Union Ministry of Home Affairs proposed initiatives for women security under Nirbhaya Fund [ None ]

    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the fourth week of March 2015 proposed 3 policy initiatives to enhance security women in the country under the Nirbhaya Fund. The minister will address three enhance security women center

    • Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF)
    • Investigat

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  • 3 Hockey India conferred inaugural Hockey India Annual Awards [ Awards ]

    Hockey India conferred the inaugural Hockey India (HI) Annual Awards by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Hockey India (HI) Annual Awards conferred to recognise the dedication and hard work of hockey players, coaches and administrators on the

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  • 4 Himachal Pradesh Government launched India’s first e-Vidhan Mobile apps [ None ]

    Himachal chief minister Virbhadra Singh launched part one of e-Vidhan Mobile apps and this app could be accessed by all the members 45 minutes before the question hours on android and tablets having information about the day business. Launching e-Vidhan Mobile apps, Himachal Prad

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  • 5 Madan Mohan Malviya conferred with Bharat Ratna posthumously [ None ]

    Indian freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malviya was recevied with Bharat Ratna (posthumously), highest civilian award of the country. Madan Mohan Malviya’s family recieved the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at the glittering function held at Durbar hall of the

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  • 6 Katsushi Inoue appointed as President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd [ None ]

    Eminent Katsushi Inoue was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL). Inoue replaced Hironori Kanayama who is due to retire and He will assume charge on 1 April 2015. Earlier, Katsushi Inoue was associated with Honda Motor Co for 29 yea

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  • 7 Aditi Arya wins Miss India 2015 title [ None ]

    Aditi Arya belongs to New Delhi; she has won the Femina Miss India 2015 crown at the 52nd edition of the beauty pageant. Miss India or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant in India. It is organised annually by Femina, a women’s magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & C

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  • 8 9 agricultural products from north-east India accorded GI registration tag [ None ]

    Geographical indication (GI) registration tag launched organic and exotic agricultural products from Northeast India and it will help to protect these exclusive special local crops and pave way for better branding and marketing of these products both in domestic and international

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  • 9 Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket [ None ]

    Australian cricketer Michael Clarke announced to retire from One Day Internationals (ODI) after final match of 2015 Cricket World Cup and he also said that he will remain to represent Australian cricket team in the Test matches.

    • Australian Captain Michael Clarke in his final ODI

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  • Mar 31, 2015
  • 1 Vice president released book title Faces and Places written by Prof. Deepak Nayyar [ None ]

    The Vice President of India M Hamid Ansari released a book titled Faces and Places written by Prof. Deepak Nayyar who is economist and former Vice Chancellor of Delhi University. The book based on author’s photographs that have been taken over the past four decades. Its title cap

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  • 2 TC Goyal to retire from the post of Managing Director of DLF Limited [ None ]

    TC Goyal will retire post of the Managing Director realty major DLF Limited on 31 March 2015 by the company in a filing to Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). TC Goyal will also resign as director of the company which his resignation has been accepted by the Board of Directors of DLF Li

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  • 3 Saina Nehwal first Indian women to set world badminton ranking [ None ]

    Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal first Indian women to set world badminton assured of the top spot in world rankings. The first Indian woman to achieve the title after her closest competitor Carolina Martin of Spain and lost in the Yonex Sunrise Indian Super Series semi-final.

    • Ace shuttl

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  • Mar 30, 2015
  • 1 Ruth Porat appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Google [ None ]

    Ruth Porat has been selected as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of world’s largest search engine giant Google and as CFO of Google she will directly report to Larry Page, CEO and Co-Founder of Google.

    Image of Ruth Porat - New Appointment

    Image of Ruth Porat - New Appointment

    Chief Financial Officer of Google

    1. Ruth Por

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  • 2 Union Government approves 10 FDI proposals worth Rs.2857.83 crore [ None ]

    Union Government has approved ten Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which estimation cost of project was 2857.83 crore rupees and approved by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approves the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) propos

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  • 3 First Polar Remotely Operated Vehicle of India operationalised in North Antarctica [ None ]

    First Polar Remotely Operated Vehicle (PROVe) of India was successfully operationalised for research in NIOT (North Antarctica by National Institute of Ocean Technology). Remotely Operated Vehicle (PROVe) has been deployed in Priyadarshini Lake located on the Schirmacher Oasis wh

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  • 4 Railway Minister flagged off first goods train from Lumding to Silchar in Assam [ None ]

    Suresh Prabhu of the Railway Minister flagged off the first goods train from Lumding to Silchar in Assam. Suresh Prabhu flagged off the train through video conferencing at a function in New Delhi. The Railway Minister also announced a cash award for those involved in the Lumding-

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  • 5 International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade [ Important Days ]

    International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 2015 was observed globally on 25 March 2015 and the theme of the year 2015 is Women and Slavery. Theme of the year 2015 declared to respects of the many women who suffered and died during

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  • 6 ISRO won Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 [ None ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) won Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 and selected by the jury under the chairmanship of the PM Narendra Modi. The Jury that selected the ISRO for the award were PM Modi, Justice H L Dattu (Chief Justice of India)Mallikarjun Kharge (leader of the s

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  • 7 Pranab Mukherjee presented Bharat Ratna award to Atal Bihari Vajpayee [ Awards ]

    Bharat Ratna award is India’s highest civilian honour. President of India (Pranab Mukherjee) presented Bharat Ratna award to Former PM of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his home. Former PM of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the seventh prime minister to receive the award after Jawah

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  • 8 Fortune released the list of 2015 roster of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders [ None ]

    Fortune Magazine has released the list of 2015 roster of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and PM Modi of India at 5th rank and Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi at the 28th rank. Apple CEO Tim Cook was a first position of the list and European Central Bank President Mario Dragh

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  • Mar 26, 2015
  • 1 Twitter Samvad launched for direct communication between Government and Citizens [ None ]

    Union Government launched new platform named Twitter Samwad which associated with social networking giant Twitter by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 24 March 2015 during his meeting with Twitter (Chief Executive Dick Costolo).

    1. Twitter Samwad launched to purpose of bo

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  • 2 Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs). These parks are aimed at creating state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities to reduce food wastage and create value addition.

    1. The 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) will be spread across 11 States. While K

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  • 3 Gujarat Philatelic Exhibition Gujpex-2015 inaugurated in Ahmedabad [ None ]

    Gujpex-2015 was inaugurated by the Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial in Ahmadabad and it is 13th state level philatelic exhibition of Gujarat postal circle on 24 March 2015.

    • This exhibition will run from 24 March to 27 March 2015 and th

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  • 4 Amitav Ghosh among the 10 finalists shortlisted for 2015 Man Booker International Prize [ None ]

    Indian author Amitav Ghosh was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2015. Author Amitav Ghos is the only Indian among the 10 finalists shortlisted for the prize and his age is 56 years old.

    At present, Amitav Ghosh was shortlisted for his contribution to the English

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  • Mar 25, 2015
  • 1 President award for Sanskrit, Pali or Prakrit, Arabic and Persian language conferred [ Awards ]

    The President of India Pranab Mukherjee awarded to three category Certificate of Honour to eminent scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. Mukherjee also conferred the Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman to young scholars

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  • 2 World Tuberculosis Day 2015 observed on 24 March globally [ Important Days ]

    World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2015 was observed on 24 March 2015 and the theme of this year 2015 is continuation of the 2014 theme Reach the 3 Million by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    This day is annually celebrated to commemorate the day on which Dr. Robert Koch discovere

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  • 3 62nd National Film Awards 2014 [ Awards ]

    The 62nd National Film Awards for year 2014 was announced on 24 March 2015 and these awards are presented by the President of India in the official ceremony. The National Film Awards was established in 1954 and these awards are selected by the nation panel of Juries appointed by

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  • 4 Madhav Gadgil and Jane Lubchenco won Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2015 [ None ]

    Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil and US Scientist Dr. Jane Lubchenco selected for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2015 and they will share the 200000 US Dollar cash prize.

    • In 1991, MS Swaminathan was the first Indian to receive the award and Ecologist Madhav Gadgil be

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  • Mar 24, 2015
  • 1 Novak Djokovic won Wells Open Tennis Titles [ None ]

    Men’s Singles Title- Novak Djokovic of Serbia has won the Indian Wells Open Tennis Men’s Singles Title who defeated in the final match he defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer by 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 score. Djokovic won his fourth Indian Wells Open title.

    • Women’s Singles Title - Roma

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