2015: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Apr 23, 2015
  • 1 Indian Navy’s new missile destroyer ship named Visakhapatnam launched [ None ]

    A Guided Missile Destroyer which project name is the Project-15B, Visakhapatnam was launched at Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai. It is the first largest missile destroyer commissioned in India. The ship was launched by Minu Dhowan, wife of the Chief of the Naval Staff which b

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  • 2 Maharashtra Government announced the target of 14400 MW power generations by 2019 [ None ]

    Maharashtra state Government announced the target of 14400 MW power generations by 2019 by way of non-conventional methods to cut down cost and reduce carbon footprint. MP State Government will target 14,400 MW power generations but out of 144oo MW, the state government has propo

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  • 3 Centre Party won the Parliamentary Elections of Finland [ None ]

    Juha Sipila won the General Election of Finland’s opposition Centre Party of the General Election. Juha Sipila defeated the centre-right National Coalition party of incumbent Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. In the General elections held for 200 seats Parliament while Centre Party

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  • 4 Archana, Anezka won cadet girls’ doubles title [ None ]

    The Indo-Czech Republic pair Archana Girish Kamath and Anezka Ilcikova won the cadet girls’ doubles table tennis title at the French junior and cadet open on 19 April 2015 in Metz, France. In the title final match Archana and Anezka defeated the French pair of Lucie Gauthier and

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  • 5 Former Odisha CM Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passes away [ None ]

    Eminent former CM of Odisha and senior Congress leader Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passed away on 21 April 2015 in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh in the age of 89 years. Patnaik had appointed as CM of Odisha for three times and was in office from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995

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  • 6 ICICI Bank launches Tap-n-Pay, the counter payments without using cash [ None ]

    India’s largest private sector lender ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) Bank has launched a payment service Tap-n-Pay. This service was launched to help by bank in collaboration with Tech Mahindra. Tap-n-Pay service based on the near-field communicatio

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  • 7 Indian Railways launches E-Samiksha to monitor rail projects online [ None ]

    Indian Railways launched “E-Samiksha” an online monitoring mechanism and it was launched by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi. The main purpose of launching “E-Samiksha” which based on monitoring implementation of various ongoing projects of Indian Railways on rea

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  • Apr 22, 2015
  • 1 Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn Malik honoured at the 5th Asian Awards [ Awards ]

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan who was awarded with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award and teen idol Zyan Malik were honoured at the 5th Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

    Shah Rukh Khan is 49-year-old actor received the award by India

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  • 2 Chhurim Sherpa, first woman to climb the Everest summit twice in a week [ None ]

    Chhurim Sherpa is the first woman to climb the 8850 metre (29035 feet) Mount Everest summit twice in a week. Third ascent to Mount Everest of Chhurim Sherpa who will take a cricket bat and two jerseys of tribute to the Australian cricketer Phil Hughes.

    • The belongings of Australian

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  • 3 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Doha [ None ]

    The 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was recently held from 12 April 2015 to 19 April 2015 at Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar by Doha Declaration. Doha Declaration aims at preventing crime to build Sustainable development into the wider U

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  • 4 Sitaram Yechury elected as General Secretary of CPI (M) [ None ]

    Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) unanimously elected Sitaram Yechury as the 5th general secretary of the party. Sitaram Yechury succeeded Prakash Karat, who was the General Secretary of the party from 2005 to April 2015.

    • Sitaram Yechury was appointed as the general secre

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  • 5 China and Pakistan launch economic corridor plan worth $46bn [ None ]

    Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain and PM Nawaz shariff signed a number of important agreement and MoU worth $46 billion at the presence of Chinese president Xi Jinping. Chinese president Xi Jinping is on two day state visit to Pakistan. Both countries agreed the centerpiece of w

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  • Apr 21, 2015
  • 1 Kerala government launched “Subodham” project to end liquor abuse [ None ]

    Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Ravishankar launched “Subodham” project which to help people in the state to overcome addiction to liquor in Kochi. The Subodham will be implemented by a high-level committee comprising experts from various fie

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  • 2 Global Rating Agency Moody’s forecasts that Indian economy will grow at 7.5 percent in 2015 [ None ]

    Global Rating Agency Moody’s forecasted that Indian economy to grow at 7.5 per cent in 2015 which is high from previous year 2014 (7.2). Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cut interest rates by 50 basis points easing pressure on the private sector for low inflation rate.

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  • 3 Energy International Paralympic Committee derecognizes Paralympic Committee of India [ Committees & Bodies ]

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for indefinite period and the reason behind this PCI had provided shoddy treatment to athletes during the National Para-Athletics Championships held in Ghaziabad from March 20 to 22

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  • 4  RVNL Sings MoU with Dighi Port Limited for Rail Connectivity [ None ]

    Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and private sector Dighi Port Limited signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) and the project cost is estimated around Rs. 723 crore. According to the MoU, both countries will facilitate construction of 34 km of railway link between Roha and Dighi

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  • Apr 20, 2015
  • 1 US President Barack Obama to honour Satya Nadella with ‘Champion of Change’ award [ Awards ]

    US President Barack Obama is going to honour Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the ‘Champions of Change’ award. Satya Nadella will be received with this award for bringing change within his company to support working families and Microsoft recently had announced th

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  • 2 Russia & Pakistan to hold first-ever joint military exercises [ None ]

    Russia and Pakistan have agreement to hold first-ever joint military exercises as part of their enhanced defence cooperation. Russia and Pakistan was reached to agree during a meeting between Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif in Mos

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  • 3 Oil India commissions 54 MW capacity wind energy projects in Two State [ None ]

    Oil India Limited (OIL) is India’s second largest state-owned oil explorer company and it has commissioned 54 MW wind energy projects saddled between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The spilt capacity of project between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh is 38 MW plant located at Chandgarh i

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  • 4 SC appoints CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi as head of team probing IPL scandal [ None ]

    Supreme Court of India has appointed Vivek Priyadarshi to head an investigating team to further probe the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 6 spot-fixing and betting scandals and this decision was taken by a SC bench comprising Justices T S Thakur and F M I Kalifulla. Former Chi

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  • 5 Youngest Former PM of Czech Republic Stanislav Gross passed away [ None ]

    Youngest Former PM of Czech Republic Stanislav Gross passes away on 16 April 2015 in the age of 45 years. Stanislav Gross was was elected in July 2004 at the age of 34. From 2004 to 2005, He had led the Social Democrat government as PM for one year. Earlier, he had served as inte

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  • 6 Susanta Lahiri awarded Hevesy Medal Award [ Awards ]

    Professor Susanta Lahiri was received prestigious the Hevesy Medal Award 2015. His named was selected for the outstanding contributions in heavy ion induced radioisotope production, converter targets, tracer packet technique and green chemistry. Professor Susanta Lahiri is a Prof

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  • 7 India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-III ballistic missile [ None ]

    India successfully test-fires Nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-III ballistic missile at Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal. Agni-III ballistic missile was tested from Wheelar Island off the Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) with support

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  • 8 United Nation Peace Envoy Jamal Benomar Resigns [ None ]

    Jamal Benomar who is UN (United Nation) peace envoy to Yemen, has resigned after losing support from Gulf countries for his mission in the conflict-riven nation. UN Security Council adopted his resignation and comes after a resolution calling for the swift resumption of peace tal

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  • 9 Oscar of the Sports Awards for the year 2015 [ Awards ]

    Oscar of the Sports Awards for the year 2015 or the Laureus World Sports Awards for the year 2015 were given in seven categories at Shanghai in China. Ace tennis star Serbian Novak Djokovic who is the current World no.1 player selected for the sportsman of the year and sprinter G

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  • Apr 20, 2015
  • 1 Time Magazine released annual list of 100 most influential people in the world [ None ]

    Time Magazine released annual list of 100 most influential people in the world. The list was topped by American rapper and singer Kanye Omari West. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi selected the oldest person on the list who at 88 finds himself the steward of the Arab world’s

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  • 2 TERI, FNI, INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE signed MOU to further Climate & Development Agenda [ None ]

    TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) and INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group signed an agreement with two global research institutes. The MoU was signed for exchange of knowledge and cooperation on issues related to climate change.

    According to the MoU,

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  • 3 India and Canada issued Joint Statement title New Vigour, New Steps [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canadian PM Stephen Harper issued joint statement title “New Vigour, New Steps” to elevate their bilateral relations to a strategic partnership and Modi’s visit to Canada is the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years. India and Canada signe

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  • Apr 16, 2015
  • 1 China refuse bid of Taiwan to become full member of AIIB [ None ]

    The Chinese Government refuses the bid of Taiwan to become a full member of the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) for lack of appropriate name and it would welcome Taiwan in the future but under a different name said that the Chinese Government.

    1. On 31 March 2015, Taiwan

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  • 2 Allan Donald resigned as South Africa Bowling Coach [ None ]

    Former South African cricketer ace Allan Donald resigned as the bowling coach of South Africa Cricket team. The resignation coincided with the end of his four year commitment. Anthony Donald was appointed to the position in 2011 as a member of the team’s chief coach Gary Kirsten’

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