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

  • Jul 9, 2015
  • 1 India retains South Asian Basketball Championship [ None ]

    India has retained the South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) title. It was the 4th edition of the Championships. They defeated Sri Lanka by 93-44 score in the final match which played at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

    With this win, India qualified for the FIBA A

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  • 2 The US wins Women’s FIFA World Cup for 3rd time [ None ]

    United States (US) won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup which US defeated Japan by 5-2 goals score in the World Cup final match played at Vancouver Canada. It is overall third world cup title of US.

    US captain and skipper Carli Lloyd scored three goals. Lauren Holiday and Tobin He

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  • Jul 7, 2015
  • 1 Microsoft agreed to set up Digital Village in Maharashtra [ None ]

    Major Software IT Company Microsoft agreed to develop Smart MIDC (industrial colony) and support Digital Village in Maharashtra. In this regard, the information was given by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (week-long visit to the US) after his meet with India-born Mi

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  • 2 Union Government released the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India [ None ]

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Chaudhary Birendra Singh who is Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation released the provisional data from the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India.

    Socio Economic

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  • 3 NASA successfully flight tested Prandtl-d, prototype of first Mars airplane [ None ]

    The NASA (Naional Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced that it successfully flight tested Prandtl-d aircraft. Prandtl was developed by NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Centre and it stands for the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars.

    • It is a prototyp

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  • 4 Chile wins Copa America title 2015 of football for first time [ None ]

    Chile won Copa America title 2015 (South America’s most prestigious football trophy) for the first time which played at Santiago de Chile. First ever international trophy of Chile in Football trophy.

    1. The hosts defeated 14 times champion Argentina by 4-1 goals in the penalty shoot

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  • 5 BSNL rolls out pre-paid card linked mobile wallet [ None ]

    BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) launches pre-paid card linked mobile wallet service ‘Speed Pay’ by Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. BSNL has launched the service in partnership with IT company Pyro which allows customers to transfer cash, pay for servi

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  • Jul 6, 2015
  • 1 Former CJI Y K Sabharwal passed away [ None ]

    Y K Sabharwal who was the Former Chief Justice of India passed away on 3 July 2015 in New Delhi, India. 73-year-old Justice Sabharwal is survived by two sons Chetan and Nitin. Justice Sabharwal was CJI (Chief Justice of India) from November 1, 2005 to January 13, 2007.

    Image of Y K Sabharwal

    Image of Y K Sabharwal

    Former Chief Justice of India

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  • 2 C D Balaji took charge as Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency [ None ]

    Retired Commodore C D Balaji took charge as the Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Programme Director of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). C D Balaji replaced P S Subramanyam, Distinguished Scientist, who superannuated on 30 June 2015. Balaji left the Navy a

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  • 3 President of India receives first copy of book ‘Uniki’ [ None ]

    Indian president Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book ‘Uniki’ from Shri K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana who formally released in Hyderabad. ‘Uniki’ has been written by Shri Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra. ‘Uniki’, which means Exis

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  • 4 Mahindra-Airbus-tie-up-for-copters [ None ]

    Mahindra Defence Systems Limited which is a subsidiary of Mahindra Group and Airbus Helicopter have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture (JV) company to produce helicopters in India. According to the MoU, It will help to develop an indigenous industr

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  • 5 Indian-American professor R Paul Singh named for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate [ None ]

    Indian-American professor R Paul Singh who has been selected for 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture (GCHERA) and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate (WAPL). The award was announced at the annual GCHERA conference held at the Hol

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  • 6 Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO wins World Food Prize 2015 [ None ]

    Fazle Hasan Abed is founder and chairman of Bangladesh-based non-governmental organization (NGO) who has been nominated as the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize. Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO also known as BRAC (originally known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Commit

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  • 7 Haryana Government launches ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme [ None ]

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme from Dyalpur village of Kurukshetra district which to provide 24 hour uninterrupted power supply for rural domestic consumers in a phased manner with their active participation. With this launch,

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  • 8 Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis: WHO [ None ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that Cuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. WHO and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) which are help and effort to achieve this milestone.

    1. Since 2010, WHO

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  • 9 World Bank approves $650 million loan for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor [ None ]

    World Bank (headquarter Washington DC) has approved an additional loan of 650 million dollars for India’s Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project. World Bank will fund to build 401 km Ludhiana-Khurja section worth 650 million dollar that falls in three North Western stat

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  • Jul 6, 2015
  • 1 Greece becomes first developed nation to default IMF debt [ None ]

    Greece has become the first developed nation to default on a 1.7 billion dollars payment to International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt. The Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of his country is ready for an economic siege. The deadline for debt p

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  • Jul 4, 2015
  • 1 Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Integrated Security System in Mumbai [ None ]

    Suresh Prabhu who is Union Railway Minister inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) at 6 railway stations in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Integrated Security System (ISS) was inaugurated Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Dadar, Kurla and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Kaly

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  • 2 Literacy rate 71% in rural areas, 86% in urban areas NSSO survey [ None ]

    National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) survey has released literacy rate in the rural areas at 71 per cent and 86 per cent in the urban areas in year 2014.Literacy rate is 64 per cent in rural areas while urban areas literacy rate is 84 per cent. Education level of graduation and a

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  • 3 Madhya Pradesh government starts e-registration of property all districts [ None ]

    Madhya Pradesh government has initiated the facility of e-registration of property documents in all the districts of state. Through Sampada software will be done bythe e-registration of property documentation in all the districts of state.

    1. Earlier in December 2014, this initiative

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  • 4 Matti Makkonen Father of SMS technology passed away on 1 July 2015 [ None ]

    Matti Makkonen who was telecom engineer and father of messaging service (SMS) technology passed away on 1 July 2015 at the 63 years old. Matti Makkonen had initiated the idea of sending messages via mobile networks but failed to patent in 1984. It was merely idea and was not actu

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  • Jul 2, 2015
  • 1 Memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao constructed at Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi [ None ]

    Construction of a memorial for former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao was completed recently at the Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi. During 1921 to 2004, P V Narasimha Rao was the tenth Prime Minister of India.The completion of the work coincided with his birth anniversa

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  • 2 Rock Band Yes Guitarist Chris Squire died [ None ]

    Chris Squire who was the co-founder and longtime bassist of progressive Rock Band Yes, died on 27 June 2015 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona after battling Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL) at the 67. Chris Squire was born on 4 March 1948 in Kingsbury, North-West London. Squire was a

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  • 3 Lenovo appoints Rahul Agarwal as Managing Director, India [ None ]

    Lenovo has appointed Rahul Agarwal as the Managing Director (MD) of its India operations. Rahul Agarwal replaces Amar Babu who has been promoted to regional mandate as Chief operating Officer (COO), Asia Pacific and Chairman of Lenovo India.

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    Image of Rahul Agarwal

    Managing Director Lenovo India

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  • 4 Indian Railways, Indian Army among world’s biggest employers: WEF Study [ None ]

    India Army and Indian Railways are among the world’s biggest employers which report was revealed in a research published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). India Army and Indian Railways employ around 2.7 million people together. Indian Railways was placed at 8th position with 1.

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  • 5 50 nations including India sign 60-article agreement on China-led AIIB [ None ]

    50 founding nations including India have signed 60-article agreement of China-led multilateral AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). Indian Ambassador Ashok Kantha signed the agreement on behalf of Indian country.

    There are 57 founder-member countries AIIB. Seven countries

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  • Jun 30, 2015
  • 1 Bajaj Allianz launched weather-based crop insurance scheme for three districts of Maharashtra [ None ]

    Bajaj Allianz (Private insurer) launched a weather-based crop insurance scheme for orange crops in Nagpur, Hingoli and Washim districts of Maharashtra which insurance policy will cover losses incurred by orange fruit-growing farmers due to deviation in weather conditions.

    1. Accordi

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  • 2 Union Government launched India’s first Modernized Aanganwadi Centre at Hasanpur village in Sonepat [ None ]

    Maneka Gandhi who is the Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) was inaugurated the first modernized Aanganwadi centre of India at Hasanpur village of Sonepat in Haryana. The centre has been set up as part of Nand-Ghar Yojana of Union Government which aims at transf

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  • 3 Russia’s former PM Yevgeny Primakov passed away [ None ]

    Former Russian Prime minister Yevgeny Primakov passed away in Moscow after a prolonged illness. Yevgeny Primakov has died 85. During 1996 to 1998, Yevgeny Primakov had served as Foreign, Speaker of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (in 1989) and chief of the intelligence ser

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  • 4 Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji written by Abdul Kalam [ None ]

    Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji: authored by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam & Arun Tiwari this was released on 15 June 2015. In Transcendence, the authors Dr Kalam and Arun Tiwari have mapped a journey of self-realization reflected in the eyes of Pramukh Swamiji

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