General: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • May 20, 2015
  • 1 RBI allowed Tap And Pay without PIN for transactions up to 2000 rupees [ None ]

    Public & Private bank regulator RBI allowed “Tap And Pay” without PIN for transactions up to 2000 rupees. Customer need for additional factor authentication (AFA) for small value card present transactions only using contact-less cards. In case, higher amount than 2100 then used t

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  • 2 6th National Conference on Nuclear Energy held in New Delhi [ None ]

    6th National Conference on Nuclear Energy was held in New Delhi on 15 May 2015.The theme of this edition was Nuclear Energy: A Clean Energy option by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India).

    • The conference discussed the issue related to the status of Nucl

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  • 3 India, China ink 24 key agreements to boost ties in trade, economy, education [ None ]

    Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed 24 key agreements to strengthen their bilateral relationship in several fields including trade and commerce, skill development, railways, education, human resource and other areas in Beijing. According to the Mo

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  • 4 Prasar Bharati CEO welcomes Doordarshan-CCTV pac for exchange of art, culture programmes [ None ]

    Indian channel Doordarshan and China Central Television (CCTV) have signed an agreement for exchange of art, culture and development television programmes. The agreement was signed between India Doordarshan, CEO of Prasar Bharathi Jawahar Sircar and China television during the fi

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  • 5 SBI launches sbiINTOUCH, NFC-enabled Contactless Debit and Credit Cards [ None ]

    India’s largest commercial lender bank, State Bank of India (SBI) has launched contact-less credit and debit cards sbiINTOUCH. sbiINTOUCH is usefull to transact the card by just tapping or waving it against the reader of the point-of-sale machine. This card associated with NFC (n

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  • 6 Opah world’s first fully warm-blooded fish [ None ]

    Opah, World’s first fully warm-blooded fish was discovered recently and it was discovered by scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Opah or moonfish fish has identified by rusty reddish color with white spots and bright red fins and this fish

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  • May 18, 2015
  • 1 Gagan Narang wins bronze medal at ISSF World Cup in the 50m Rifle Prone Event [ None ]

    Indian shooter Gagan Narang won the bronze medal in the 50m Rifle Prone Event of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup at Fort Benning in US. Ace Gagan Narang qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by wining ISSF World Cup. Narang is third Indian shooter to ma

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  • 2 Union Government appoints M J Joseph as Controller General of Accounts [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Finance Arun Jetli has appointed M J Joseph as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA). M J Joseph will succeed Jawahar Thakur. M J Joseph was recently appointed as OSD (Accounting Reforms) in the office of CGA and he is a 1979 batch Indian Civil Accounts Servi

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  • 3 Canada plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 % by 2030 [ None ]

    Canadian Minister Stephen Harper’s has formally announced its plans to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit 2015. In Paris conference 2015, a new international framework replacing t

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  • 4 Punjab becomes first state to issue Soil Health Cards to farmers [ None ]

    State government of Punjab declared that Punjab has become the first state in India to issue Soil Health Cards (SHCs), a Union Government initiative to all farmers in the state. At present, state government of Punjab has 66 such laboratories and has capability to test 3.5 lakh so

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  • 5 Peter Gay Eminent American historian on European Thought passed away [ None ]

    Eminent American historians of European, Peter Gay passed away at Manhattan in New York City, USA at the age 91. Peter Gay known for his groundbreaking books on Enlightenment, the Victorian middle classes, Sigmund Freud, Weimar culture and the cultural situation of Jews in German

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  • 6 World Economic Forum released The Human Capital Report 2015 [ None ]

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) released the Human Capital Report 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland by Mercer, an American global human resource and related financial services consulting firm. Human Capital Index provides key inputs for policy makers to augment capacities of human capit

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  • 7 Disinvestment: Cabinet nod for IOC (10%), NTPC (5%) stake sale [ None ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its approval for 10 per cent stake in blue-chip Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and 5 per cent in power producer NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) to mop up about Rs 13,600 crore in this fiscal’s first disinvestme

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  • May 15, 2015
  • 1 Eminent Bengali Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away [ None ]

    Eminent Bengali literature Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away on 12 May 2015 following a cardiac arrest in Kolkata, West Bengal at the age 65 years and four months. Suchitra Bhattacharya always highlighted the pains and sufferings of women in contemporary society of her writing an

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  • 2 Deepak Iyer appointed as CEO and MD of Bharti AXA General Insurance [ None ]

    Deepak Iyer was selected for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Bharti AXA General Insurance company. Deepak Iyer succeeds the CEO and MD Milind Chalisgaonkar and he will join the board of company by end of June 2015.

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    CEO and MD of Bharti AXA General Insurance

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  • 3 Indian President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new Governors in six states [ None ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Governors for six states, bringing down the number of governors who had been holding the additional charge of more than two sates for the past few months. According to the constitutional provisions of Governor Article 153, it says that

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  • 4 Telangana Government inks MoU with Google to build biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad [ None ]

    Telangana Government K. Chandrasekhar Rao has inked a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with tech giant Google Inc to build biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad. Telangana Secretary of IT Jayesh Ranjan and Google’s global head David Redcliffe signed between MoU in Google headqu

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  • May 14, 2015
  • 1 Justice Cyriac Joseph appointed as acting Chairman of NHRC [ None ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice Cyriac Joseph as acting Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Justice Cyriac Joseph succeeds Justice K.G. Balakrishnan who completed his tenure and He will remain in office till new Chairman is appointed.

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  • 2 MIDC inks MoU with SIDBI to raise Rs 200-crore fund for MSMEs [ None ]

    MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) was signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state-run SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) to provide easy finance to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for their growth. MD and CEO of SIDBI Ananta

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  • 3 K Satish Reddy appointed as Chairman of National Safety Council [ None ]

    Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Ministry of Labour & Employment has appointed K Satish Reddy as the chairman of the National Safety Council (NSC). K Satish Reddy will replace Venu Srinivasan, who was appointed in July 2011. At present, Mr. Reddy is Chairman of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories L

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  • 4 President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Namaste Russia festival in Moscow [ None ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Namaste Russia which based on Indian culture in Moscow during the last leg of his tour in Russia. Namaste Russia will be started from May and ended from November 2015 i.e. six month long festival. The purpose of festival, it seeks to

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  • 5 Winners of 2015 Mutua Madrid Open [ None ]

    Men’s singles Title- Ace tennis player Andy Murray of Britain (Andy Murray’s first) has won the Mutua Madrid Open 2015 Men’s Singles Title. In the final match Murray defeated defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6-3, 6-2 score.

    Women’s singles Title-

    • Petra Kvitova of Czech

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  • 6 PM Narendra Modi inaugurates IISCO’s plant at Burnpur [ None ]

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the expanded part of the IISCO Steel Plant in Burnpur near Asansol district of West Bengal. Steel Authority of India (SAIL) provides fully-owned subsidiary of IISCO Steel Plant and newly expanded plant is built by Union Government at a cost of 16000 c

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  • 7 KV Kamath elected as first President of New Development Bank of BRICS nations [ None ]

    Eminent economist of banker Kundapur Vaman Kamath (KV Kamath) was appointed as first President New Development Bank (NDB) of BRICS nations. KV Kamath was born on 2 December 1947 in Mangalore, Karnataka.

    • At present, KV Kamath is the Chairman of the India’s largest private sector ba

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  • 8 BrahMos land-attack cruise missile successfully test-fired from Car Nicobar Islands [ None ]

    BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from the Car Nicobar Islands which based on Land-to-land configuration. BrahMos Block–III version of full-range is 290-km test and it was launched from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL).

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  • 9 Arvind Saxena, becomes first RAW officer to be appointed as member of UPSC [ None ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed as first RAW officer Mr. Arvind Saxena has as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in first time in history at the age of 65 years. The Chairman and members of UPSC has term of six years or until he attains the age of 65

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  • May 14, 2015
  • 1 British PM David Cameron who swept back in power [ None ]

    Conservative Party led by British Prime Minister David Cameron who swept back in power to govern the United Kingdom for another five years with a convincing majority. Conservative Party by winning 331 seats out of total 650 seats in House of Commons has emerged single largest par

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  • 2 SBI launches RuPay Platinum debit card [ None ]

    India’s largest commercial bank State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a RuPay Platinum debit card with the help of National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). The RuPay Platinum debit card initially would be issued free to customers maintaining a quarterly balance of 50,000 ru

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  • 3 US President Obama nominates IIT alumni Sanjita Pradhan to his advisory commission on AAPIs [ None ]

    US President Barack Obama has nominated an IIT alumnus Sanjita Pradhan to his advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). At present, Pradhan is serving as an Executive Officer of the Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs at the Iowa Department of

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  • 4 WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free [ None ]

    U.N. health agency, World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free from Ebola Virus and this virus has killed more than 4,800 people in the country alone. Guinea and Sierra Leone are the neighbors of Liberia and only these two countries fighting to stop Ebola outbreak

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