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  • Oct 13, 2015
  • 1  World’s Highest Terrestrial Research Centre in Ladakh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The world’s Highest Terrestrial Research Centre is established near Pengong Lake at Changla in Ladakh by defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is recognized as extreme Altitude Research Centre is located at 17,600 feet above mean sea level and was inaugurated b

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  • 2  Apple Ties Up With Tata’s Croma Retail [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Apple Stores has made a partnership with the consumer durable retail outlet Croma Retail, which will host Apple at six locations. Chroma stores in which the Apple Stores will be hosted will be Juhu, Oberoi Mall, Malad, Ghatkopar, Phoenix Mall in Mumbai, Jayanagar in Bangalore.

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  • 3  India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise Mitra Shakti-2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the Mitra Shakti 2015: The third India - Sri Lanka joint training exercise “Mitra Shakti - 2015” culminated after a grand closing ceremony held at Aundh Military Camp, Pune. 14 - day joint training comprised of understanding of transnational terrorism, developing interoper

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  • 4  Tamil actress Manorama passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gopishantha better known by her stage name Manorama, also called as Aachi, was a Tamil actress born on 26 May 1937 passes away at the age of 78. For nearly six periods she had acted in above 1,500 films, 1,000 stage performances and numerous television series in five languages.

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  • 5  Winners of 2015 China Open (tennis) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Men’s Singles title: Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the 2015 Men’s Singles title of China Open. He defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6–2,6–2 score. Women’s Singles title: Garbie Muguruza of Spain won the 2015 Women’s Singles title of China Open. She defeated Tmea Bacsinszky of Sw

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  • Oct 12, 2015
  • 1 Transfer pricing tax clash case won by Vodafone [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the case: Vodafone, British telecom giant has the transfer pricing tax dispute case against Indian Income Tax authorities which came into their favour by Bombay high court. Vodafone India had challenged the order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT).

    • In 2014, the

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  • 2  Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala resigns [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Resignation: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has resigned from office by submitting his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav. He has resigned to give way to Parliament to elect new Prime Minister and government as per country’s new Constitution which was adopted on Septem

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  • 3  2015 China Open Women’s Doubles Title of tennis won by Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the Winning: The Indo - Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis has won the 2015 Women’s Doubles Title of China Open. In the final match played in Beijing the pair defeated the Chinese pair of Yung - Jan Chan and Hao - Ching Chan in three sets score of 6 - 7,6 - 1 and

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  • 4  Beighton Cup of Hockey won by PNB [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About PNB: Founded in 1894, it is an Indian financial services company based in New Delhi, India. It is the third largest bank in India in terms of asset. The bank is ranked 248th biggest bank in the world by the Bankers’ Almanac.

    • Its founders included several leaders of the Sw

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  • 5  2015 Russian Grand Prix of F1 won by Lewis Hamilton [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Lewis Hamilton of Britain, Mercedes driver won 2015 Russian Grand Prix title of Formula One. Rankings after 2015 Russian Grand Prix 1st position: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) of Mercedes. 2nd position: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Ferrari. 3rd position: Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Forc

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  • 6  K.P. Sharma Oli is Nepal’s New Prime Minister [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Appointment: After two disastrous earthquakes which killed around 9000 people and fierce protests which led to 40 deaths, Nepal’s lawmakers chose a new prime minister. KP SHARMA OLI who promises to work alongside everybody and to repair all the damage.

    • Oli is the leader

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  • 7  High Court Of J&K Demands Aritcle 370 As Permanent [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The feature is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation which is given to Jammu and Kashmir. High court has ruled that Article 370 gives special status to the state, has now gained permanent place in the Constitution. No other provision of the Constitution as provided under Article

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  • 8  Infosys CEO Rajiv Bansal resigns [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Rajiv Bansal, EVP and the CEO of Infosys, has resigned from the company. He is replaced by Ranganath Mavinakere, EVP and head of strategic operations and CEO’s office. Bansal will still continue as an advisor to the CEO and the Board through December 31 to provide a smooth transi

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  • Oct 12, 2015
  • 1  Former Andhra cricketer found dead in Vijayawada [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About death of former Andhra Cricketer: Maddineni Durga Bhavani, former cricketer and member of the Andhra Cricket Association, was found died under suspicious circumstances on Sunday. The 28 - year - old’s body was found hanging from the ceiling.

    • She was dead at her residence

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  • Oct 9, 2015
  • 1 Nobel Peace Prize conferred to National Dialogue Quartet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About National Dialogue Quartet: It is group of 4 organizations namely 1. Tunisian General Labour Union 2. Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts 3. Tunisian Human Rights League 4. Tunisian Order of Lawyers.

    • It was established in 2013 after the Jasmine revol

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  • 2 Shiva Thapa and Vikas Krishan knock their way into World Boxing Championships quarters [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Shiva Thapa: He was born on 8th December 1993. He hails from Guwahati in Assam. He is an Indian Boxer. He was a part of 2012 London Olympics and was the youngest to get selected. He was the 3rd Indian to win Gold at Asian Games and was placed 3rd in AIBA Men’s World Rankin

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  • 3 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature conferred to Svetlana Alexievich [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Svetlana Alexievich: She was born on 31st May 1948. She hails from Ukraine. She has done her graduation in Journalism from the Belarusian State University. She has worked for several local newspapers as a reporter. In 1976 she became the columnist for the magazine Neman in

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  • Oct 8, 2015
  • 1 Supreme Court declines voluntary use of Aadhaar card for beneficial schemes [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Supreme Court: It was established in 1937. It is the main legal and final court of appeal under the constitution of India. It is located in New Delhi. About Voluntary use of Aadhar Card: Aadhar card cannot be used for other services like opening bank accounts, getting pho

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  • 2 IPCC chooses Hoesung Lee as the Chairman [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Hoesung Lee: He was born on 31st December 1945. He hails from South Korea. He has done his BA in economics from Seoul National University and his PhD from Rutgers University. He has formerly been one of the Vice Persons of IPCC.

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  • 3 Project Neeranchal approved by CCEA [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Project Neeranchal: It is a watershed management project. It is supported by World Bank. This project will help in accessing irrigation to every farmland (Har Khet Ko Pani) and help to reach the aim of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana for proper use of water (Per Drop

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  • 4 2015 Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the winners: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar have jointly won 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has chosen these three for their work on systematic studies of DNA repair. Their work has provided essential information of working of

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  • Oct 7, 2015
  • 1 Germany will provide 125 million euro loans for green energy projects in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 lo

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  • 2 Twitter appoints Jack Dorsey as permanent CEO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

    • Square is used

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  • 3 Henning Mankell, Swedish crime writer passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Henning Mankell: Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell passed away in Gothenburg of Swedan at age of 67. Henning Georg Mankell was born on 3rd February 1948 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a dramatist, crime writer and children’s author.

    • He was best recognized for a series o

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  • 4 India signs 18 MoUs with Germany in different areas [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the signing of agreements: India has signed 18 agreements and memorandum of understanding with Germany in many sectors. Third edition of Indo - German Inter - governmental Consultations was held in New Delhi where at the end these agreements were signed.

    • This Indo - German

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  • 5 Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald won Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Takaaki Kajita: Takaaki Kajita was born in 1959. He is a Japanese physicist and he is well - known for neutrino experiments at the Kamiokande and its inheritor Super - Kamiokande.

    • He exposed a shortage of muon neutrinos

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  • 6 2015 World Cup Chess Championship conferred to Sergey Karjakin [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Sergey Karjakin: He was born on 12th January 1990. He hails from Ukraine and later moved to Russia. He is also called as Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin. He is a Ukrainian - born Russian Chess grandmaster. He is a mastermind in chess from the age of 12 years 7 months and hol

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  • 7 Indian Navy introduces INS Astradharani Warship [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About INS Astradharani Warship: It is the Indian Navy’s first initially designed and built Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel. It is advanced replacement for INS Astravahini which was in use for Indian Navy till July 2015. The design built is a combined work of Naval Science and

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  • 8 Union Government introduces KISAN Project and Hailstorm app for farmers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About KISAN Project: This project will help in the use of satellites, drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) and other geospatial technology to collect crop yield data and to repair the damage caused by natural calamities. Drones will help in taking high resolution image of crop calc

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  • Oct 7, 2015
  • 1 Vijay Dahiya appointed as Delhi Cricket Coach [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Vijay Dahiya: He was born on 10th May 1973. He was born in Delhi. He is a former Indian Cricketer. He was a right handed batsman and wicket keeper. He played for Delhi in the year 1993 - 1994. He made his first international debut against Zimbabwe in 2000 - 2001.

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