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  • Mar 2, 2015
  • 1 Kshatrapati Shivaji to be new CMD of SIDBI [ None ]

    Kshatrapati Shivaji was IAS officer in 1986 batch and he has recently appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). According to the Finance Ministry, he has been appointed on deputation basis for a period of three years.

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  • 2 Union Government accepted 14th Finance Commission recommendations [ None ]

    Union Government accepted 14th Finance Commission recommendations on 26 February in 2015. Dr. YV Reddy headed the 14th Finance Commission who is a former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor which provides more power to the states for their development.

    Recommendations of the 14t

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  • 3 Six Indian women among Forbes’ 50 ‘Power Businesswomen’ 2015 [ None ]

    According to the Forbes magazine, six Indian women entrepreneurs and businesswomen have been named among the 50 ‘Power Businesswomen’ from Asia. Given below is the list of the 6 most influential businesswomen from India.

    List of Indian women declared by Forbes magazine

    1. Arundhati

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  • 4 World’s first 3D-printed jet engine developed in Australia [ None ]

    World’s first 3D-printed jet engine developed in Australia. 3D-printed jet engine could develop the innovative additive manufacturing technique and with the help of this technique the device will be cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient aircraft. The world first of kind 3D pri

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  • 5 Uttar Pradesh Budget 2015-16 [ None ]

    Akhilesh Yadav ,who chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh presented the State Budget 2015-16 which cost of budgets are 302687 crore rupees and mainly focus on agriculture, education, power, health, roads and infrastructure development.

    Akhilesh Yadav Ready to present UP Budget 2015-16

    Akhilesh Yadav Ready to Present UP Budget 2015-16

    Chief Minister of UP ready for Budget Session

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  • 6 US announced to allow work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders from May 2015 [ None ]

    The United States announced to allow work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders from 26 May 2015. It will also benefit of thousands talented and professional Indian spouses who have settled in America but are not able to work.

    1. Before, spouses of H-1B visa-holders were not eligib

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  • 7 Ravi Chaudhary appointed as Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at FAA [ None ]

    Ravi Chaudhary is Indian-American scholar which appoint as Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and according to this key position, he will oversee aviation operations in nine different regions.

    Ravi Chaudhary Newly Appointed at FAA

    Ravi Chaudhary Newly Appointed at FAA

    Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at FAA

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  • 8 Ranchi Rays wins Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015 [ None ]

    Ranchi Rays won the 3rd edition of Champions of HHIL (Hero Hockey India League) in 2015. The final match held between Ranchi Rays and Jaypee Punjab Warriors but Ranchi Rays defeated by Jaypee Punjab Warriors which by score of 3-2 in the penalty shootout after 2-2 tie in regular t

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  • 9 Chris Gayle becomes first batsman to hit double century in World Cup history [ None ]

    In first time in history of World Cup, Chris Gayle hit double century on February 24, 2015. Chris Gayle is a West Indies opener batsman and made this record by scoring 215 runs off just 147 balls (which help of 10 fours and 16 sixes) in a Pool-B match against Zimbabwe held at Ma

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  • Mar 2, 2015
  • 1 Rana Bhagwandas first Hindu Chief Justice of Pakistan passed away [ None ]

    Rana Bhagwandas, 72 year old first Hindu Chief Justice of Pakistan passed away February 24, 2015 in Karachi, Pakistan. Rana Bhagwandas was the first Hindu and the second non-Muslim (Alvin Robert Cornelius) to head of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Alvin Robert Cornelius was C

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  • Feb 27, 2015
  • 1 PM Shri Narendra Modi flags off Hazaribagh-Koderma DMU train [ None ]

    PM inaugurated the station and flagged off Hazaribagh-Koderma DMU train after inaugurating Hazaribagh town railway station. This project was started 16 year ago and the first stage of the Hazaribagh-Koderma-Barkakana-Ranchi railway line of the East-Central Railway.

    First decision,

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  • 2 Surya Kiran Military Exercise Between India and Nepal [ None ]

    Surya Kiran 8th joint military exercise was held between India and Nepal on 23 February. It being conducted in the foothills of Salaj-handi in Nepal and is a part of ongoing defence cooperation between India and Nepal.

    This military exercise will make both sides familiar with eac

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  • 3  Himachal Pradesh to present India’s first paperless budget [ None ]

    Himachal Pradesh under Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will present the first paperless budget in India on March 11 in 2015 budget session in Parliament which used to already country’s first green assembly and all documents related to budget estimates would be made available onlin

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  • 4 Witness Protection Law Passed by SriLanka Parliament [ None ]

    Sri Lankan Parliament has passed the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill and this bill aims at protecting the rights of criminal victims and witnesses especially in human rights accountability.

    Important fact of enacted law

    According to the act, C

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  • Feb 25, 2015
  • 1 Anirban Lahiri won Indian Open title of Golf [ None ]

    Indian Star golfer Anirban Lahiri hailing from Bangalore on 22 February 2015 won the Indian Open title at the Delhi Golf Club and he won over SSP Chowrasia on the first playoff hole.

    Anirban Lahiri - Winner Indian Open Title at Golf

    Anirban Lahiri - Winner Indian Open Title at Golf

    Anirban Lahiri achieved the top position as Indian Open Title at Golf

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  • Feb 24, 2015
  • 1 4th Time in Power in Bihar - Nitish Kumar [ None ]

    Nitish Kumar has sworn in as the Chief Minister (CM) of Bihar for the 4th time. He succeeded by Jitan Ram Manjhi, who had resigned as CM ending a month long political turmoil in Bihar on 20 February 2015.

    Governor of Bihar Keshri Nath Tripathi administered the oath of office an

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  • 2 Things to Know - H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic [ None ]

    H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Background: H1N1 influenza commonly known as swine flu is a respiratory disease which first was common among pigs but now in the recent years has been observed in humans too. It spreads only through air, water and mucous. It was first observed in the early

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  • 3 Peshawar Massacre - Attacks, Casualties and Aftermath [ None ]

    Background: This heinous attack was carried out on 16th December 2014 by a terrorist militant group, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan in North Waziristan. It is believed to be carried out by this terrorist organization basically for 2 reasons:

    It is a reply to the offensive strategies c

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  • Feb 23, 2015
  • 1 🌟  At a first, women join Sarang team [ None ]

    Sarang display team is a team of Indian AirForce that performs helicopter display. Sarang implies peacock in Sanskrit and peacock is the national bird of India. The team flies four modified HAL Dhruv helicopters or ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter).

    1. The team was formed in October 2

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  • 2 🌟 Tapan Misra appointed as Chief of ISRO’s Space Application Centre [ None ]

    Eminent and respected scientist Tapan Misra was appointed as the Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC) at Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 21 January. He replaced by AS Kiran Kumar, who was appointed as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently.

    1. Prior appoi

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  • Feb 19, 2015
  • 1  Charlie Hebdo Attacks - Background, Attacks and Aftermath [ None ]

    Background: Charlie Hebdo is a satirical newspaper published in France on weekly basis which has been under immense scrutiny since its publication. It was first published under the name ‘Hara Kiri’ in the year 1961 and was briefly banned but be continued to publish. In 1969 the H

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  • Jun 15, 2014
  • 1 SPOT7 to be launched by ISRO [ None ]

    French satellite SPOT 7 is an earth monitoring satellite that will be launched by ISRO this year. ISRO is all set to launch its next rocket PSLV C23 that will carry 5 satellites including two from Canada, one each from Germany and Singapore along with a French remote sensing sat

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  • Jun 10, 2014
  • 1 Visit the complete portal of Current Affairs at DoorStepTutor [ None ]

    The month wise current affairs is now available at DoorStepTutor which provides the complete package for current affairs. You will find lots and lots of multiple choice questions for current affairs that are helpful for competitive exams. For more information email at contactus@d

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  • Apr 5, 2014
  • 1 🌟 Graphene the wonder material [ None ]

    Graphene is a form of carbon also known as the wonder material. It is the strongest and the thinnest material that exists on earth. The power to conduct electricity and heat is great for graphene. It is also pliable. It has been discovered nearly a decade ago, but is now gaining

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  • Jan 20, 2014
  • 1 Biocon's new venture: CANMAb [ None ]

    Biocon along with Malyan pharmaceuticals (US-based company) have released a new drug to treat breast cancer named as CANMAb. "CANMAb", will be available in 440 grams and 150 grams and at a 25% lesser price than that of the already available breast cancer drug "Roche Herceptin".

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  • Nov 26, 2013
  • 1 Who is Silvio Berlusconi? [ None ]

    Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, media tycoon, frequent criminal defendant and convicted tax evader who served three times as Prime Minister of Italy, from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2011. He is expected to be influential in Italian politics b

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  • 2 What is E-Cigarette? [ None ]

    E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that look like cigarettes and deliver an aerosol of nicotine and other chemicals. It is promoted as safer alternatives to cigarettes and smoking cessation aids. These are rapidly gaining popularity among adults and youth in the USA and wor

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  • 3 Raheel Sharif - New Pakistan army commander [ None ]

    Lt Gen Sharif replaces Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, who retires on Thursday. The government has also named Lt Gen Rashid Mahmood as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. His appointment is vital to fight Taliban and to determine army's role in politics. 

    Gen Sharif

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  • 4 More Birds get endangered [ None ]

    The birds have been divided into four categories, of which the "critically endangered" species is the most worrisome. The white-backed vulture is one of the 15 birds in this category, which also includes the pink-headed duck and the Himalayan quail which are considered extinct fo

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  • 5 What is Yutu? [ None ]

    Yutu or Jade Rabbit is the first moon rover project of China. Yutu is a symbol of kindness, purity and agility, and is identical to the moon rover in both outlook and connotation. Yutu also reflects China's peaceful use of space. 

    In Chinese folklore, Yutu is the white pet rabbit

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