2015: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Apr 16, 2015
  • World Bank released South Asia Economic Focus report for the economic growth of South Asia for the year 2016 and 2017. According to the report, economic growth of the region will increase from 7 percent in 2015 to 7.6 percent

  • Capital market regulator, SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) raised the transaction limit in exchange traded currency derivatives from 10 million to 15 million US dollars for both foreign and domestic investors without having any underlying exposure. The capital

  • India- Germany Joint Statement was released with an aim to upgrade and further strengthen the Strategic Partnership between the two countries after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hannover and Berlin.

    According to

  • North Korean foreign minister Ri Su-yong arrived in India on a rare visit where Delhi hosted the meet and Ri became the first North Korean foreign minister to visit India in at least 25 years. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma

  • Online restaurant guide Zomato announced the acquisition of MaplePOS which based on a cloud-based point of sale product for restaurants developed by a group of techies from Delhi. Gurgaon based Zomato has already renamed the MaplePOS product to ‘Zomato Base’

  • Fifth Normandy Group meeting of the foreign ministers of the group members was held on 13 April 2015 in Berlin, the capital of Germany for an immediate halt to fighting in eastern Ukraine. Normandy Group or Normandy Quartet is a

  • Apr 14, 2015
  • Lieutenant General Hanut Singh (retd) passed away in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 12 April 2015 in the age of 82 years. Hanut Singh was a 1971 Indo-Pak war hero and one of the most famous officers of the Indian Army. Lt

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    New Zealand has won the 24th edition of Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2015 and in the final match New Zealand defeated World Champions Australia by 3-1 goals in the penalty shoot-out. New Zealand won second time Sultan Azlan Shah

  • BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd) commissioned 600 MW unit of a thermal power project for the Dainik Bhaskar Power Limited (DBPL) at Dhabra in Janjgir Champa district of Chhattisgarh. Dainik Bhaskar Power Limited is the second unit of 2 600

  • Mercedes racing driver Lewis Hamilton (Britain) won Chinese Grand Prix of Formula 1 2015 title in the race held in Shanghai, China. Hamilton led from start to finish with Rosberg finishing second. Hamilton who has beaten Rosberg in the nine

  • India and France signed 20 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and Agreements to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation between the two nations. These agreements are Defence and Nuclear Energy, Space, Economic relations, Railways, Energy, Tourism, Science and Technology, Skill Development

  • Apr 13, 2015
  • Bharat Hari Singhania appoint as the presidency of JK Organization by the issued company formal statement in this regard. Bharat Hari Singhania is the famous industrialist who replaced Gaur Hari Singhania who died on 4 April 2015.

    The JK Group

  • First International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) of India opened to operate at Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat. First International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) became operational after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released the rules

  • Indian shooter or ace Apurvi Chandela won Bronze medal in the 10-metre air rifle event at the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. Apurvi Chandela won the bronze after she shot score

  • India is going to chair the 9th International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) council meeting to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The ninth IRENA council is started from 10 June 2015 and will be a two

  • Malala Yousafzai is selected for an asteroid 316201 after the youngest Nobel laureate and girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, United States under the International Astronomical Union rules.

    1. Mr. Mainzer had discovered the asteroid
  • Indian ace shooter Jitu Rai won a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. Jitu Rai scored 181.1 points in the final and he had missed

  • Indian President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated first Songs and Dances of the North East in New Delhi. It is a cultural festival and it was organized by Government of Meghalaya and sponsored by the North Eastern Council (NEC).

    • The motive of
  • Legendary cricket commentator former Australia captain and Richie Benaud passed away at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the age of 84 years. Richie Benaud was an Australian Test cricket all-rounder and a pioneering leg-spin bowler and he had played

  • Legendary Tamil writer Jayakanthan was the Tamil novelist, short story writer and literary critic passed way in Chennai on 8 April 2015 in the age of 81 years and he is survived now by wife, two daughters and a son.

  • Apr 13, 2015
  • India was elected to four important United Nations (UN) agencies and they include agencies are United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Program (WFP), Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and the Governing Council of UN-Habitat. India was

  • Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is retirement fund body but it suspended the 1000 rupees minimum monthly pension scheme from April 2015. The end of the minimum monthly pension provided under Employee Pension Scheme (EPS)-95 will suffer from 32 lakh

  • South Korea’s capital Seoul city won the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and winning the challenge among 16 countries and 163 cities at Seoul, South Korea.

    The city of Balikpapan of Indonesia was recognized as

  • India successfully test fired nuclear weapons-capable Dhanush missile from a ship, off the Odisha coast. Dhanush missile is the ship-based missile which was launched from an Offshore Patrolling Vessel (OPV), deep inside the Bay of Bengal to test its full

  • Indian President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Dr. Nasim Zaidi as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and he is the 20th CEC of India. Zaidi will assume the charge of office of the CEC with effect from 19 April 2015 and he

  • Apr 12, 2015
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    Greenpeace India Society (GIS) registration suspended by Union Ministry of Home Affairs for 180 days for acting against public and economic interests of the country. Greenpeace India Society (GIS) has seven bank accounts in IDBI Bank, ICICI Bank and Yes

  • Apr 9, 2015
  • Indian Ace Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won Bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling in the World Women’s chess championships held at Sochi, Russia. Harika lost to Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine n the semi-final and she received only 20000 US

  • Hypocolius ampelinus is a rare bird and Grey Hypocolius was sighted by two Mumbai-based professionals and keen amateur birders. The ampelinus bird was photographed by Kunal Munsiff and Nosherwan Sethna at the Narara Marine National Park near Jamnagar in Gujarat.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd.) Bank dedicated regulator and refinance for small entrepreneurs. MUDRA bank was launched under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). The bank stared with 20,000

  • Eminient Mayilsamy Annadurai was appointed as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bengaluru. He succeeded the Dr SK Shivakumar superannuated on 31 March 2015. Annadurai will oversee development of satellite technology and implementation of satellite systems for scientific, technological and