2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Apr 9, 2015
  • 1 Gujarat cricket team won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy [ None ]

    Gujarat won “Syed Mushtaq Ali T20” Trophy 2014-15 and Gujarat defeated Punjab by two wickets in the final match at the KIIT Cricket Stadium, Bhubaneshwar. Smit Patel is wicketkeeper and opening batsman who unbeaten 50 helped Gujarat to win their second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

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  • Apr 8, 2015
  • 1 Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed Six Agreements [ None ]

    Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena and Pakistan Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif signed six agreements at the PM House in Islamabad. Both countries signed six agreements. These are disaster management, sports, shipping, socio-economic development, education and narcotics control

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  • 2 World Health Day 2015 observed on 7 April 2015 [ Important Days ]

    World Health Day 2015 was observed globally on 7 April 2015 and the theme for the year is from farm to plate, make food safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The World Health Organisation (WHO) conducted various programmes across the world in close cooperation with governm

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  • 3 Rajeev Shukla appointed as Chairman of IPL Governing Council [ None ]

    Rajeev Shukla was re-appointed as the chairman of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Governing Council by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and his appointment came just a day before the opening ceremony of the IPL-8 in Kolkata.

    In 2013, Former Union Minister and Co

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  • 4 Divorced Muslim women entitled for maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC [ None ]

    The Supreme Court of India said that divorced Muslim women are entitled to seek maintenance from their ex-husbands and they are entitled for maintenance under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) which provides the same relief to wives, children and parents.

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  • 5 CII and European Bank signed MoU to deepen partnership [ None ]

    CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee and EBRD Vice-President Phil Bennett singed to deepen partnership at a session on Inclusive

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  • 6 Union Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced National Geoscience Awards-2013 [ Awards ]

    Union Steel and Mines Minister of Narendra Singh Tomar announced National Geoscience Awards (NGA)-2013 in New Delhi and the annual awards are presented to honour individuals and team of scientists for their outstanding contributions in the field of fundamental or applied Geoscien

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  • 7 Pedro Cateriano Bellido appointed as 7th Prime Minister of Peru [ None ]

    Pedro Cateriano Bellido was appointed as the 7th Prime Minister of Peru on and he was appointed by the President Ollanta Humala in a ceremony held at the Government Palace in Lima, Peru. Pedro Cateriano Bellido succeeds Ana Jara, who was resigned on 30 March 2015 after losing the

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  • 8 DGCEI slapped 570 crore rupees excise duty fine against Cadbury India Limited [ None ]

    The Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI) slapped 570 crore rupees excise duty fine against confectionery giant Cadbury India Limited. The fine was slapped for allegedly evading excise duty by fraudulently taking exemption for one of its unopened production u

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  • 9 Miami Open Tennis 2015 winner list [ None ]

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Serena Williams of United State won the 2015 Miami Open Men’s and women’s singles titles of the respectively at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami, Florida. At present, both Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are placed at the top spots in men’s and

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  • Apr 8, 2015
  • 1  Delhi International Airport Limited bags Golden Peacock National Quality Award 2015 [ Awards ]

    Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) bags the prestigious Golden Peacock National Quality Award for the year 2015. Golden Peacock presented by the UAE Minister for Culture, Youth and Development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan at a ceremony to be held in Dubai on 20 Apr

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  • Apr 6, 2015
  • 1 3rd International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria announced 3.8 billion US dollar aid [ None ]

    The global community pledged financial support of 3.8 billion US dollars to crisis hit Syria at the third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria held in Kuwait city. The United Nations (UN) organizations and partners to meet urgent needs of victims of Syria’s ci

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  • 2 Union Sports Ministry signed MoU with IIFCL to support TOP Scheme for Badminton [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) to support Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) Scheme for Badminton sport.

    According to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), IIFCL sha

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  • 3 Gujarat leads in implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) during 2014-15 [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Urban Development’s assessment of Swachh Bharat Mission implementation released placed Gujarat as the top performing state/Union Territory (UT) for 2014-15 financial year.

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  • 4 Al-shabab attacked Garissa University College in Kenya [ None ]

    Al-Shabaab carried out a massacre killing 147 people in the Garissa University College situated in Garissa County in northeastern Kenya. Garissa University’s college campus is situated 145 km away from the porous Somalia-Kenya border. Al-Shabaab were killed total 151 people which

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  • 5 ISRO successfully launched IRNSS 1-D Navigational Satellite [ None ]

    The Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) 1-D satellite was launched successfully by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

    • IRNSS 1-D satellite will base on navigation, tracking and

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  • 6 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Give it Up campaign [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Give it Up campaign. It was launched at the annual energy-focussed summit Urja Sangam 2015. Give it Up campaign launched to purpose of society betterment to forego their liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) subsidy, which would be utilised in provid

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  • 7 Bharti AXA General Insurance company launched Smart Traveller [ None ]

    Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited launched Smart Traveller that offers global coverage for students, individuals, families and frequent travelers without any incontinence.

    • Bharti AXA GI offers comprehensive and affordable international travel insurance solutions for di

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  • 8 FM Global released Global Resilience Index 2015 Report [ None ]

    FM Global released Global Resilience Index 2015, according to this report the Index offers powerful insights to help business executives target their investments towards more reliable returns and to protect their customers from future prospective.

    Norway topped the list in terms

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  • 9 Iran and P5+1 gave nod for nuclear agreement Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) [ None ]

    Iran, the P5+1 and the European Union (EU) conceded on a framework agreement called as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for the purpose to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

    • The agreement was signed at Lausanne’s Beau-Rivage Palace hotel in Switzerland and it wi

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  • Apr 6, 2015
  • 1 Snapdeal acquired RupeePower to launch financial service [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Snapdeal is the largest online marketplace in the India which announced to acquire RupeePower and a leading digital financial products distribution platform for exploration of financial service. Snapdeal (e-commerce) will now offer consumers a financial services marketplace, a fi

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  • 2 Muslim girl Mariyam Asif Siddiqui won Bhagwad Gita contest [ None ]

    Muslim girl Mariyam Asif Siddiqui won the first position at the Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Champion League. Asif Siddiqui is a 12-year-old Muslim girl who studies in Class 6 of Cosmopolitan High School at Mira Road near Mumbai won the contest from among 4500 students of 195 schools.

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  • Apr 4, 2015
  • 1 Abhijeet Gupta wins 19th Commonwealth Chess Championship [ None ]

    Former world junior champion and Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta who won the 19th Commonwealth Chess Championship at Mumbai, Maharashtra. Abhijeet Gupta won the gold medal after settling for a quick draw with his opponent Arghyadip Das in the ninth and final round played at Mumbai, Ma

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  • Apr 3, 2015
  • 1 Mustafa Kamal resigned from the post of President of International Cricket Council [ None ]

    Vetren cricketer Mustafa Kamal resigned as the President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and he gave the resignation letter to the ICC. Mustafa Kamal is the Bangladeshi cricketer who administrator had succeeded Alan Isaac as the 11th President of the ICC in June 2014 f

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  • 2 Rajasthan Government opened women milk bank Jeevan Dhara in Jaipur [ None ]

    Rajasthan Government opened women milk bank Jeevan Dhara in Jaipur by Health Minister Rajendra Rathore and the bank would store milk from donating lactating mothers that can be used for feeding infants who are deprived of it. The state Government of Rajasthan launched the bank in

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  • 3 RBI approved the amalgamation of ING Vysya Bank with Kotak Mahindra Bank [ None ]

    Governor of RBI sanctioned the scheme of amalgamation of ING Vysya Bank Ltd. with Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd and the Scheme will come into force with effect from 1 April 2015. According to the sanction, all branches of ING Vysya Bank will function as branches of Kotak Mahindra Bank

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  • 4 India launched Operation Raahat to evacuate 4000 Indian nationals from Yemen [ None ]

    India launched Operation Raahat to evacuate 4000 Indian nationals from Yemen and India govt. launched Operation Raahat which is massive air and sea operation to protect Indian people. The operation will involve total of five ships and four aircraft and this Operation Raahat was s

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  • 5 General Muhammadu Buhari won Presidential Election of Nigeria [ None ]

    General Muhammadu Buhari won the Presidential Election of Nigeria and he defeated Goodluck Jonathan. General Muhammadu Buhari belongs to All Progressives Congress (APC) and secured 15424921 votes while Goodluck Jonathan’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) secured 12853162 votes.

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  • 6 Veteran Hindi poet Kailash Vajpeyi died [ None ]

    Veteran Hindi poet Kailash Vajpeyi died on 1 April 2015 due to a cardiac arrest in a private hospital of Saket in New Delhi and he was 79 years old. Kailash Vajpeyi is survived by his wife and daughter Ananya Vajpeyi. In 1936, Kailash Vajpeyi was born at Hamirpur of Uttar Pradesh

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  • 7 Alibaba signed digital distribution deal with German music rights group BMG [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Alibaba is the world’s largest e-commerce firm which signed digital distribution deal with Germany’s music rights group BMG in a bid to become a digital media industry. The deal between these companies will bring more than 2.5 million copyrights to Alibaba, whose music platforms

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