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

  • Oct 22, 2015
  • 1  Indian radio cab company Meru becomes first to steer into international market [ None ]

    About Meru radio cab company: Meru Cabs is a taxicab aggregator company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It provides facilities of taxi booking over calls, website or through their mobile application. Meru cab was founded by Neeraj Gupta on April 2007 in Mumbai.

    • Customers can p

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  • Oct 20, 2015
  • 1  Justin Trudeau becomes the prime minister of Canada [ None ]

    Trudeau is the son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He was prime minister until 1984 with a short break and remains one of the few Canadian politicians known in America, his personality often draws comparisons to John F. Kennedy.

    Image of Justin Trudeau

    Image of Justin Trudeau

    New Prime Minister of Canada

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  • 2  VK Malhotra named head of All India Council of Sports [ None ]

    About his appointment: Vijay Kumar Malhotra is an Indian politician and a sport administrator. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was born in the Lahore city of Punjab in British India which is now in Pakistan.

    • Experienced sports administrator VK Malhotra was today n

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  • 3  Virender Sehwag announces retirement from International Cricket [ None ]

    About Virender Sehwag: Sehwag was born on 20 October 1978 in New Delhi. He had started his international cricket career in 1999 after playing his first One Day International against Pakistan. He joined the Indian test team in the year 2001.

    • In his outstanding career, he had scor

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  • 4  NATO launches biggest Trident Juncture Military Exercise in Italy [ None ]

    About NATO: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also known as the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military association based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. NATO’s headquarters are located in Haren, Brussels.

    • The organiz

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  • 5  Housing.com appointed Mani Rangarajan as CFO [ None ]

    About housing. com: Housing. com is a Mumbai - based real estate search gateway which permits customers to search for housing based on gephy, number of rooms, and various other filters. The company has 6, 000 brokers and functions in 40 cities in India including Mumbai, Bangalor

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  • 6  Bhaichung Bhutia appointed as advisor to the AIFF [ None ]

    About Bhaichung Bhutia: Padma Shri and Arjuna award winner Bhaichung Bhutia, was born in Sikkim and plays as a striker. He also has a stadium named after him. He is considered as the torchbearer of Indian football internationally.

    Image of Bhaichung Bhutia

    Image of Bhaichung Bhutia

    Advisor to the AIFF - Appointment

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  • 7  China’s Xuerui Li wins 2015 Denmark Open Title of Badminton [ None ]

    About Xuerui Li: Li Xuerui was born on 24th January 1991 in Chongqing. She is a badminton player from China. She is one of the most successful players. She is the World’s No. 4 women’s singles player and the governing Olympic Champion.

    Image of Xuerui Li - Badminton Player

    Image of Xuerui Li - Badminton Player

    2015 Denmark Open Title of Badminton Winner

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  • 8  NJAC would have exchanged right to justice in India [ None ]

    About NJAC: NJAC stands for National Judicial Appointments Commission. NJAC was a planned organization which is responsible for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary in India.

    • This Charge was recognized by modifying the Constitution of India through the

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  • 9  J & K government launched Afforestation program near Pahalgam [ None ]

    About launching of Afforestation Program: The Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a trial afforestation programme near the well - known tourist resort of Pahalgam. Its aim is to repair critically - ruined forests of the State.

    • Governor N. N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mufti

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  • Oct 20, 2015
  • 1  2015 Vietnam Open Tennis Trophy won by Saketh Myneni [ None ]

    About Saketh Myneni: Saketh Myneni was born on 19th October 1987. He is an Indian tennis player by profession. He has completed his graduation from the University of Alabama in 2010. He has skillfully won 9 ITF singles, 12 ITF doubles, 1 ATP Challenger singles and 3 ATP Challeng

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  • 2  Respected Egyptian author Gamal al-Ghitani passes away [ None ]

    About Gamal al - Ghitani: Egyptian author Gamal al - Ghitani has passes away at age of 70 in Cairo of Egypt. Gamal el - Ghitani was born on 9th May 1945 at Gihena of Egypt and moved to Cairo when he was a child.

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    Image of Gamal Al - Ghitani

    Respected Egyptian Author

    • He was a

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  • 3  2015’s Sultan of Johor Cup of Hockey wins by Great Britain [ None ]

    About Sultan of Johor Cup of Hockey: Sultan of Johor Cup is a yearly worldwide hockey tournament under - 21 held in Malaysia. It is the only invitational junior hockey competition which is played at international level.

    • It is named after the Sultan of Johor who was formal head o

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  • 4  TRAI make mandatory for Telecom operators to pay consumers by Rs 1 for call bead [ None ]

    About TRAI: TRAI stands for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. It is the self - governing controller of the telecommunications business in India. TRAI was established on 20th February, 1997 by an Act of Parliament to regulate telecom services and prices in India.

    • Earlier, Ce

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  • Oct 19, 2015
  • 1  Shreehari Aney appointed as Advocate General of Maharashtra [ None ]

    About Shreehari Aney: Shreehari Aney was born in 1950 in Pune. He completed his schooling in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He completed his B. com at Wadia college in Pune. Aney studied law at indian law society’s law school in Pune. Aney has appeared in several high - profile matters,

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  • 2  Aditya Birla Group launches online fashion portal abof.com [ None ]

    About Aditya Birla Group: The group was founded by Ghanshyam Das Birla in 1857. Kumar Mangalam Birla is the chairman of Aditya birla group. Aditya Birla group is india’s third largest business group. It operates in 40 countries with more than 1.2 lakh employees across the globe.

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  • 3  Maharashtra declares drought-like condition in 14,708 villages [ None ]

    The Maharashtra Government has confirmed drought - like condition in 14, 708 villages. This means the drought has affected 34 % of the state and these villages have received insufficient rainfall in rainy season season 2015 which lead to a decrease in Kharif production.

    • The drou

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  • 4  Zaheer Khan, an Indian cricketer announces retirement from International cricket [ None ]

    One of the India’s greatest fast bowlers Zaheer Khan has declared his retirement from international cricket. He mentioned the reason that he could no longer handle the severities of the game. He is signing off his last season in domestic cricket after conclusion of the IPL season

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  • 5  Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) appoints Kundhavi Kadiresan as Assistant Director [ None ]

    Kundhavi Kadiresan was appointed as the Assistant Director (AD) of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific. She was appointed at the post by FAO Director.

    Image of Kundhavi Kadiresan

    Image of Kundhavi Kadiresan

    Assistant Director of FAO

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  • 6  Missile Complex in Hyderabad of DRDO named after Abdul Kalam [ None ]

    About Missile complex: Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) Missile Complex in Hyderabad has been renamed as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex. It was give new name after late President and Missile Man A P J Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his 84th birth annivers

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  • 7 Carmichael coal mine project of Adani Group approved by Australia [ None ]

    About the project: The Government of Australia has given its approval for Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project in harmony with environment laws of country. The approval has been fixed subject to 36 of the strictest conditions in Australian history.

    • In August 2015

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  • 8  Government flags off a “climate action special” Science Express train [ None ]

    Union Government has flagged off Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) with the theme of Climate Change. It was flagged off by Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan from Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi.

    • India’s innovative mobile science exhibit

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  • Oct 16, 2015
  • 1 Rashtra Ratna, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s Birth Anniversary [ None ]

    Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He specialized in aeronautical engineering from Madras Institute of Technology.

    His Milestones:

    • The major part of his life wa

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  • 2 Union Cabinet gives agrees to RCE for Kaladan Multi Modal Project in Myanmar [ None ]

    The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the revised cost estimate for a multi - modal transit transport project. It will pass through Myanmar and will provide an substitute access route to India’s northeastern states.

    • Its approval for the revised cost estimate of Rs. 2, 904.04 c

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  • 3 Pranab Mukherjee is the 1st Indian President to address Israeli Parliament Knesset [ None ]

    Pranab Mukherjeebecame first Indian President to address Israeli Parliament Knesset. Pranab Mukherjee addressed the Knesset as last leg of his authorized visit to 3 countries of west Asia viz. Jordan, Palestine and Israel. He is also the first Indian President to make a state vis

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  • 4 Sommera cusocoana, a coffee producing tree now endangered [ None ]

    About the tree: It is new coffee tree species with cherry - like fruit that was discovered in north - western Honduras in 2013. It is now critically endangered. It is about 10 metres high and covered with cream - colored flowers.

    • Its name is derived from its locality, the Cusuco

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  • Oct 14, 2015
  • 1 Ketoprofen drug banned to save vultures in Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    A non - steroid anti - inflammatory drug (NSAID), Ketoprofen banned to save critically endangered vulture population in the state. This drug has been banned in the three western districts of state: Erode, Coimbatore and Nilgiris

    • Ketoprofen is widely used for veterinary purposes

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  • 2 China operationalizes Zam Hydropower Station on Brahmaputra [ None ]

    Features: China has operationalized the Zam Hydropower Station built on Brahmaputra River which has raised anxieties in India. The dam is considered to be the world’s highest - altitude hydropower station.

    • It produces 2.5 billion kilowatt - hours of electricity annually.
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  • 3 A sweet banana species is discovered in Andaman [ None ]

    Musa indandamanensis, a banana species has been discovered in Andaman. Discovered by: team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). Place: A remote Krishna Nalah tropical rain forest on Andaman Islands.

    About Musa indandamanensis:

    • It is three times the size of a

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  • 4 Man Booker Prize Won by Jamaica’s Marlon James [ None ]

    An illusory history of the attempted killing of Bob Marley in 1976 has given Jamaica its first ever Man Booker winner. Marlon James has become the first Jamaican author to win the prize.

    Image of Marlon James

    Image of Marlon James

    Man Booker Prize Winner 2015

    About the book:

    • The book has 686 - ep

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