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

  • Oct 7, 2015
  • 1 Twitter appoints Jack Dorsey as permanent CEO [ None ]

    About Jack Dorsey: Jack Dorsey was born on 19th November 1976 at St. Louis of Missouri, United States. He is co - founder and CEO of Twitter and also the founder and CEO of Square which is a mobile payments company.

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    Image of Jack Dorsey

    Permanent CEO of Twitter

    • Square is used

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  • 2 Germany will provide 125 million euro loans for green energy projects in India [ None ]

    About the agreement: Germany will provide loans worth 125 million euro which is near about 915 crore Indian Rupees for supporting two green energy projects in Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh of India.

    • “Government of India and KFW (Federal Republic of Germany) signed two loa

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  • Oct 6, 2015
  • 1 Visit of prime minister Narendra Modi to USA(Sept-26-30,2014) [ None ]

    “India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits America: Washington Should Recognize another Emerging Great Power”: On May 26 Narendra Modi became prime minister of India. With Modi at its helm the BJP recently handed the Congress Party the greatest defeat ever.

    Indian PM Narendra Modi at USA with Barack Obama

    Indian PM Narendra Modi at USA with Barack Obama

    Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to USA

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  • 2 E. Nageswara Rao famous Tollywood producer passed away [ None ]

    About Edida Nageswara Rao: He was born on April 24th 1934. He was born in Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He is a famous Indian film producer in Telugu cinema. He owns a film production house named as Poornodaya Movie Creations.

    About his career:

    • He started his career as

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  • 3 Shashank Manohar chosen as BCCI president [ None ]

    About Shashank Manohar: He was born on 29th September 1957. He hails from Nagpur. He is a famous Indian Lawyer. He was the former 29th President of the BCCI from 2008 to 2011. Currently he is serving as the President of BCCI. He belongs to Vidarbha Cricket Association. He is kno

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  • 4 World’s Highest Altitude Research Centre set in Ladakh by DRDO [ None ]

    About Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO): It was established in 1958. It is an agency of Republic of India. It is under the control of Ministry of Defense of Indian Government.

    • It is the India’s largest and most vast research organization.
    • It develops several

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  • 5 Luis Leao Pinto won Asia’s MTB Himalaya 2015 [ None ]

    About winning of Portugal’s Pinto: Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal won Asia’s highest mountain biking race and got the head of ‘King of the Himalaya’ for the second time on 4th October 2015. It was a 600 km long and 7 stages biking race and he took time of 27: 29: 22. This race was

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  • 6 Kyrgyzstan Polls Won by Pro-Russian Parties [ None ]

    About winning of Pro - Russian parties: President Almazbek Atambayev’s pro - Russian Social Democratic Party has won parliamentary polls, with other insecurely connected parties composed to form a new union government.

    • The Social Democrats were winning nearly 27 % of the vote,

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  • 7 Google authoritatively becomes Alphabet Inc. [ None ]

    About Alphabet Inc. : Alphabet Inc. is a multinational company which is created in 2015. It is the parental corporation of Google and several other companies previously retained by Google. This company is based in California and is led by Google’s co - founders, Larry Page and Se

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  • 8 Nepal goes to UN and finished ‘obstruction’ of employment point with India [ None ]

    About finishing of ‘obstruction’ of employment point with India: Nepal has gone to the United Nations above suspected difficulty of a key limit employment point with India which has caused the serious shortage of necessary goods.

    • Nepal’s situation Rights is distress from shortag

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  • 9 Citizen portal launched by Odisha Government [ None ]

    About Citizen Portal: Citizen portal named www.citizenportal-op.gov. in launched by Odisha Government to provide facilities to the citizens with different services. Portal was launched in Bhubaneshwar by Naveen Patnaik who is Chief Minister.

    Features of the portal:

    This citize

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  • Oct 6, 2015
  • 1 Adani Ports signs an agreement with L&T for Kattupalli Port Operations [ None ]

    About Kattupalli Port Operations: Kattupalli Port Operations includes Kattupalli Shipyard cum Caged Port Complex. It is large boatyard project at Kattupalli village near Ennore of Chennai. It is constructed by L&T Shipbuilding Limited. It is setting up by TIDCO and Larsen & Toub

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  • 2 Germany celebrates Silver Jubilee of reunion [ None ]

    About the celebration: Germany celebrated 25 years of reunion on 3rd October 2015. This day is celebrated to mark the day of 1990 when socialist East Germany and industrial West Germany bring together the country. Germany has organized a street party at the Brandenburg Gate to re

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  • 3 Government investigation displays 12.5% food items hold non-approved insecticides [ None ]

    About the investigation by Government: Union government has investigates and found remains of insecticides in vegetables, fruits, milk and also in other food items. This food items were collected from various selling and wholesale selling across the country. It was exposed in th

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  • Oct 5, 2015
  • 1 The first Indian PM of India to visit United Arab Emirates(UAE) [ None ]

    “Impact of PM’s UAE Visit”: On August 16 - 17, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on a two day visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE), the first Indian PM to do so in last 34 years. It was even his first visit to the Arab Countries. Whereas, UAE and India have close economic r

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  • Oct 2, 2015
  • 1 WEF placed India at 55th position in Global Competitiveness Index of 2015 [ None ]

    About World Economic Forum (WEF): It was established in 1971. It is non - profit foundation which was recognized by Swiss authorities. It’s also called as European Management Forum. It is an international institution for public and private support.

    • Its main function is to improv

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  • 2 Manoj Kumar Tiwary chosen as Captain of Bengal [ None ]

    About Manoj Tiwary: He was born on 14th November 1985. He was born in Howrah in West Bengal. He is an Indian Cricketer. He is a right handed batsman. He represents Bengal in local cricket and Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premier League.

    About Manoj Tiwary being chosen as Captain:

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  • 3 Argentina in lead in FIFA World Cup rankings [ None ]

    About Argentina football team: This is one of the most successful football team in the world which represents Argentina. This is under the control of Argentina Football Association. It is also known as La Albiceleste (White and Sky blue). The first match of Argentina was with Uru

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  • 4  By 2030 India initiates 33-35 % GHGs emission cut [ None ]

    About Greenhouse Gases (GHGs): It is a gas in the atmosphere that absorbs and releases energy within the thermal infrared region. This gas is the primary cause for greenhouse effect. This gas includes water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone present in atmos

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  • Oct 1, 2015
  • 1 Heena Sidhu bags gold at Asian Air Gun Championships [ None ]

    About Heena Sindhu: She was born on 29th August 1989. She was born in Ludhiana in Punjab. She has completed her graduation in BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery). She is a professional Indian Shooter. About her achievements: In 2014, she was ranked World No. 1 by ISSF.

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    Image of Heena Sindhu

    Gold Medalist at Asian Air Gun Championships

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  • 2 V Shanmuganathan took oath as 17th Governor of Manipur [ None ]

    About V Shanmuganathan: He was born on 21st November 1949. He was born in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. He has completed his M. Phil on Political Science from University of Madras. He is also a prolific writer and has written 3 books on culture and social facets in Tamil.

    Image of V Shanmuganathan

    Image of V Shanmuganathan

    Took oath as 17th Governor of Manipur

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  • 3 G20 in 2018 is to be led by India [ None ]

    About G20: It was established in 1999 by Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on fellow countries in a meeting held. It is an international forum for global economic and financial stability. This forum brings all together 20 countries that are majorly advanced and emergin

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  • 4 2015 MacArthur Fellowship conferred to Kartik Chandran [ None ]

    About Kartik Chandran: He is an Indian - American junior Professor. He has earned BS in 1995 from IIT Roorke and PhD in 1999 from the University of Connecticut. His research on the engineered wastewater treatment and global nitrogen cycle is widely recognized around the world.

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  • 5 20th satellite launch from China for BeiDou Navigation system [ None ]

    About BeiDou Navigation System: It is a Chinese satellite navigation system competing to US’s Global Positioning System (GPS). It is operated by China National Space Administration. It became operational in China in December 2011 with 10 constellations.

    • In December 2012, the sys

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  • 6 Tharindu Kaushal, Sri Lankan spinner disqualified from bowling doosra by ICC [ None ]

    About Tharindu Kaushal: Paskuwal Handi Tharindu Kaushal was born on 5th March 1993. He is a Sri Lankan cricketer by profession. He plays for ODIs and Tests at international level and for Nondescripts Cricket Club in national stadium.

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    Image of Tharindu Kaushal

    Sri Lankan spinner disqualified from bowling doosra by ICC

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  • 7 Dhanush selected as brand ambassador by ISL of Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    About Dhanush: Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja also known as Dhanush was born on 28th July 1982. He is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the Tamil film Aadukalam in 2011.

    Image of Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

    Image of Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

    Known as Dhanush - Brand Ambassador of Tamil Nadu

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  • 8 RBI drops repo rate by 50 basis points to 6.75 percent from 7.25 percent [ None ]

    About Repo rate: Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank of a country gives money to commercial banks in the incident of any shortage of funds. Reserve bank of India is the Central bank of India.

    • Repo rate is used by financial authorities to control price rises (inflatio

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  • 9 Gurpreet Singh won silver medal in Asian Air Gun Championship of 2015 [ None ]

    About Gurpreet Singh and his achievements: Gurpreet Singh is an Indian shooter by profession. He won two gold medals in shooting at Commonwealth Games of 2010 held in India. He also won gold medal with Vijay Kumar in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol in 2010.

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    Image of Gurpreet Singh

    Silver medal in Asian Air Gun Championship of 2015

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  • Sep 29, 2015
  • 1 A famous Hindi Poet - Viren Dangwal expired [ None ]

    About Viren Dangwal: He was born on 5th August 1947. He was born in Kritinagar in Uttarakhand. He is one of the leading Hindi poets for new generation. He published 3 of his collections which are Isi Dushchakra Mein Srashta, Duniya Mein and Siyahi Taal.

    Image of Viren Dangwal

    Image of Viren Dangwal

    Famous Hindi Poet is no more

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  • 2 Former England bowler-Frank Tyson passed away [ None ]

    About Frank Tyson: He was born on 6th June in 1930. He was born in Farnworth in England. He is known as the one of the quickest bowler in the game of cricket. He is also called as Typhoon Tyson for his fast bowling. About his abrupt death: He was 85 years old. He passed away in

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