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

  • Nov 4, 2015
  • 1  COO Sundar Raman of IPL resigns [ None ]

    Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sundar Raman of Indian Premier League (IPL) has resigned from his position. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally accepted his resignation.

    • Resignation was accepted in order to change of government under new President Shashank Ma

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  • Nov 3, 2015
  • 1  AKP wins 2015 general election of Turkey [ None ]

    Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has won a critical 2015 Parliamentary Election of Turkey. It was founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In the elections: AKP won 316 seats of aggregate 550 members of the Grand National Assembly of the Parliament.

    • It won by securin

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  • 2  2015 Swiss Indoors Basel Title of Tennis won by Roger Federer [ None ]

    Roger Federer of Switzerland has won 2015 Swiss Indoors Basel Title of Tennis in men’s single category played at Basel. In finals, he overcome his old foe Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6 - 3, 5 - 7, 6 - 3 score.

    • Federer terminated his three - and - a-half year drought against Nadal.

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  • 3  India Indonesia signed MOU [ None ]

    India has signed two bases Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with Indonesia to reinforce it ties with its nautical neighbour. These MoUs were signed in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari and his equivalent Jusuf Kala after their two - sided talks in Jakarta.

    Key featu

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  • 4  Leader and former Speaker Hashim Abdul Halim passes away [ None ]

    Veteran CPI (M) leader and former Speaker of the West Bengal Assembly Hasim Abdul Halin passed away in Kolkata. He took his last breathe when was 80. He was the Speaker of the State Assembly for a the time of 29 years from 1982 to 2011.

    Image of Hashim Abdul Halim

    Image of Hashim Abdul Halim

    Leader and former Speaker now no more

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  • 5  2015 Mexican Gand Prix of Formula 1 won by Nico Rosberg [ None ]

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg from Germany won the 2015 Mexican Gand Prix title of Formula One (F1). It was held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodrguez in Mexico City. It is his in all twelfth championship title of F1 in his career.

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    Image of Nico Rosberg

    Winner of 2015 Mexican Gand Prix of Formula 1

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  • 6  T.S.R. Subramanian to head panel on new education policy [ None ]

    TSR Subramanian is a previous cabinet secretary of the Republic of India. He is a 1961 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from Uttar Pradesh Cadre. He was born into a middle class Tamil family.

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    Image of T. S. R. Subramanian

    Head of panel on new education policy

    • Subr

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  • 7  American actor Al Molinaro passes away [ None ]

    Molinaro, an American actor best known for its television shows died in California at the age of 96. He is survived by his wife Betty and son. About Molinaro: Albert Francis “Al” Molinaro was born on June 24, 1919.

    • Molinaro was born and upturned in the Kenosha, Wisconsin, neighb

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  • 8  Founder of ‘Hero’ Brijmohan Lal Munjal died [ None ]

    About Brijmohan Lal Munjal: Brijmohan Lal Munjal, the founder of Hero Group of companies and chairman emeritus of India’s largest two - wheeler maker, died of a “massive heart attack” in Delhi.

    • Brijmohan Lal was an Indian businessman founder and the chairman of Hero Motocorp (

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  • 9  Tayyip Erdogan became the President of Turkey [ None ]

    Reigning Justice and Development Party won general elections and Tayyip Erdogan continued to be the President of Turkey. About Tayyip Erdogan: Recep Tayyip Erdogan was born on 26 February 1954.

    • He is the 12th and current President of Turkey, in office since 2014.
    • He previously

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  • Nov 3, 2015
  • 1  Punjab to set up bio-ethanol refinery to stop threat of straw burning [ None ]

    Punjab Government has announced to set up bio - ethanol factory in the state to attack the danger of wheat and paddy straw burning. State government has inked MoU with association of Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

    • The project estimated worth Rs

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  • 2  Vikalp scheme launched by Indian railways [ None ]

    Indian Railways has launched Vikalp scheme to simplify waitlisted passengers to get substitute train housing. The scheme has been launched on pilot basis in trains running on Delhi - Lucknow and Delhi - Jammu sectors for 6 months.

    • These options will be limited to Mail and Expres

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  • 3  2015 rugby world cup won by New Zealand [ None ]

    New Zealand has won the 2015 Rugby World Cup for record third time. It defeated Australia. The final match was played in Twickenham, England. The winning team defeated Australian team by 34 - 17 score.

    • It became the first nation to retain the Webb Ellis Cup and it was their firs

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  • 4  Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis duo wins Singapore BNP Paribas WTA Finals [ None ]

    Sania Mirza (India) and Martina Hingis (Switerzerland) has won the 2015 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Women’s double category. In the final match played in Singapore, the Indo - Swiss duo overcome Spanish pair of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro by 6 - 0, 6 - 3 score.

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  • 5  Renowned Archaeologist VN Misra passed away [ None ]

    The prominent archaeologists of post - Independent India, Virendra Nath Misra passed away in Pune, Maharashtra. He passes away at age 81. He was known as the leader of Indian prehistoric archaeology and for his widespread field studies and diggings in Central India and Rajasthan.

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  • 6  31st October celebrated as “Rashtriya ekta divas” [ None ]

    National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) was observed across India on 31 October 2015. To honor the 140th birthday of Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Run for Unity at Raj path in New Delhi on

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  • 7  BRICS nations signed Moscow Declaration for - Multilateral Science Projects [ None ]

    BRICS nations contracted Moscow Declaration for co - investment of resources for supporting multilateral Research and Development (R&D) Projects. The declaration was signed during the third meeting of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Ministers for Science

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  • 8  Sanjeev Mohanty appointed as CEO and MD of Jabong [ None ]

    Fashion attentive e - commerce Jabong has employed earlier Benetton India MD Sanjeev Mohanty as its chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD). Indian e - commerce for the first time would eyewitness a chief executive from a traditional retailer heading an online ve

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  • 9  Paul Ryan elected as 54 speaker of US house of representatives [ None ]

    Paul Davis Ryan was born on January 29, 1970. He is the 54th and existing Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives. Ryan is a member of the Republican Party who has served as the U. S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district since 1999.

    • He is the first per

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  • Nov 2, 2015
  • 1  Amit Kumar wins silver in IPC Athletics [ None ]

    Indian para - athlete Amit Kumar Saroha captured a silver in men’s club throw F51 event in the IPC Athletics World Championships. The silver - winning effort also gave Amit a quay for next year’s Rio Paralympic Games.

    • With Amit’s medal today, the 15 - member Indian team ended th

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  • 2  Najib Shah appointed as the Chairman of CBEC [ None ]

    Union Government has appointed senior IRS officer Najib Shah as the chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customers (CBEC). His appointment was confirmed by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • He will have tenure of 2 years i. e. til

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  • 3  Economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das chosen on RBI Central Board [ None ]

    Union Government has nominated Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das to the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Das is an IAS officer of 1980 batch from of Tamil Nadu cadre.

    His nomination is operative from October 30, 2015 and until further orde

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  • 4  EU’s Sakharov Prize 2015 won by Raif Badaw [ None ]

    Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is selected for European Union’s conspicuous Sakharov Prize for human rights for year 2015. European Parliament assembly in Strasbourg, France has honoured Mr. Bidawi with this award seeing him as a sign of the fight for freedom of speech.

    • Raif Badawi,

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  • 5  John Magufuli elected as President of Tanzania [ None ]

    John Pombe Magufuli of ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has won the 2015 Tanzanian Presidential election. He became fifth President of Tanzania since its independence from United Kingdom in 1961.

    Image of John Magufuli

    Image of John Magufuli

    Newly Elected President of Tanzania

    • John Magufuli w

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  • 6  Asia Pacific region declared to be the most disastrous prone region of the world [ None ]

    The Asia Pacific region is the most disaster prone part of the world as it had suffered around 1, 625 disasters in the period through 2014. It was exposed in recently released 2015 United Nations Asia - Pacific Disaster Report.

    Key Highlights:

    • Disasters in Asia Pacific region

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  • 7  Nepal signs MOU with China to comfort fuel crisis [ None ]

    Nepal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China in order to import all kinds of fuel to ease fuel crunch in the country. It was signed by Nepal Oil Corp (NOC) and China National United Oil Corporation (PetroChina).

    • To supply all kind of the petroleum products for

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  • 8  e-Sahyog Pilot Project lauinched to facilitate taxpayers [ None ]

    Union Finance Ministry has launched an e - Sahyog pilot project of Income - Tax Department to simplify taxpayers to reduce their need to tangibly appear before tax authorities. It was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

    Key features about e - Sahyog project:

    • It ai

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  • 9  The first female President of Nepal - Bidhya Devi Bhandari [ None ]

    Bidhya Devi Bhandari from the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) -CPN - UML is elected as first female President of Nepal. She became first President under newly promulgated Constitution of Nepal.

    Image of Bidhya Devi Bhandari

    Image of Bidhya Devi Bhandari

    First female President of Nepal

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  • Nov 1, 2015
  • 1  Delhi Half Marathon 2015 was won by Ethiopian Birhanu Legese, Kenyan Cynthia Limo [ None ]

    Delhi Half Marathon 2015 has won by Birhanu Legese from Ethiopia in men’s category and Cynthia Limo from Kenya has in women’s category. This was the eighth edition of marathon approximately 34, 000 athletes and amateur runners has participated from the different parts of the worl

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  • Oct 29, 2015
  • 1  US Senate permits Cyber Security Legislation [ None ]

    US Senate has approved Cyber Security Legislation to simplifying distribution of cyber - attack fears. It was passed by 74 votes in favour of it and 21 votes against it. The passage of legislation is deliberated a critical step to report cyber threats.

    • It ensures policies are in

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