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  • Oct 29, 2015
  • 1  Four new crab species discovered in Kerala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short extending ” tail “. Usually totally hidden under the thorax. They live in all the world’s oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and have a si

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  • 2  Union Government agrees to introduction of women fighter pilots in Indian Air Force [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Indian Air Force: The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. It’s the World’s 4th largest Airforce. Its primary responsibility is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict

    About the introduction of women fighter pilots:

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  • 3  US President assigns Brett McGurk as Special ambassador to US-led alliance for fighting IS [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Brett McGurk: McGurk was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 20 April 1973. He graduated from Conard High School in 1991. McGurk is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law.

    • After his graduation, McGurk work for three successive clerkships, at increasingly higher

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  • 4  Nasser Khan Janjua is appointed as the National Security Advisor of Pakistan [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Naseer Khan Janjua: Mr. Aziz will only focus on foreign affairs. Janjua’s instant duty will be to focus on security bonds with Afghanistan in the west and India in the east. Nasser Khan Janjua’s appointment as NSA indicates Pakistan army’s growing control over Prime Minist

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  • 5  India-Africa Forum Summit 2015 will be held - From 26th October to 29th October in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The India–Africa Forum Summit is the official platform for the African - Indian relations. The two previous India - Africa summits were held in 2008 and 2011. In the largest - ever gathering of African leaders in India, at least 41 leaders - including South African president Jaco

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  • 6  Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in London [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Babasaheb Ambedkar: Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer. He was Independent India’s first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India

    • In 1990, the Bharat Ratna, Ind

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  • 7  Punjab Government has chosen Suresh Arora as DGP and replaced Sumedh Singh Saini [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Suresh Arora: Arora, a 1982 - batch IPS officer, was serving as the Director - General of Police - cum - Chief Director, Vigilance Bureau. The new DGP, Suresh Arora, has served as SSP in almost all districts, besides serving as the DIG, CM Security, after the assassination

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  • 8  Deepika Kumari won silver medal in 2015 Archery World Cup Final [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s excellent women archer Deepika Kumari has earned the Silver medal in recurve event at the 2015 Archery World Cup Final held in Mexico City. In the final match, South Korea’s Choi Misun overcome Deepika Kumari.

    • She won the gold medal by 6 - 2 score.
    • She had won it after

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  • Oct 29, 2015
  • 1  Tianhui-1C mapping satellite launched by China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    China has effectively launched Tianhui - 1C which is a third mapping satellite of the Tianhui - 1 series into its chosen orbit. It was overall Long March rockets series 215th successful launch. The mapping satellite was launched by Long March 2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan.

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  • 2  Third India-Africa forum summit initiates in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The four day summit started in New Delhi from 26 October to 30 October 2015. It is one of the largest assemblies of African countries outside Africa as all 54 nations of the continent have contributed. It will discourse the key challenges faced by African nations which include fo

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  • 3  Sylvie Lucas chosen as Chair of IGN of UNSC Reforms [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    United Nations (UN) Sylvie Lucas is appointed as the next chair of the Inter - Governmental Negotiations (IGN) of UN Security Council Reforms. She was appointed by 70th UN General Assembly session.

    • She replaced Jamaican Ambassador to UN Courtenay Rattray.

    About Sylvie Lucas:

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  • 4  Curry King Lord Gulam Noon passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Lord Gulam Kaderbhoy is one of the Britain’s most prominent Indian - origin peers and Curry King who passed away in London. He was 79 and was innovator in introducing slightly spiced Indian curry cuisine. Through his entrepreneurial ventures, he sold the curry in high streets of

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  • Oct 26, 2015
  • 1  RBI allows banks to fix interest rates on gold deposit scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed banks to fix their own interest rates on gold deposits under the Gold Monetisation Scheme. In this favor RBI has issued rules mentioning Banks are free to set interest rate such as principal and interest on the deposit denominated in gold.

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  • 2  IAS officer Alok Rawat appointed as first male member of National Commission for Women [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Alok Rawat: Alok Rawat was born on 15th July 1955 in Uttaranchal. He completed his B. Sc. and M. Sc. from Lucknow University. He was IAS officer from Sikkim Cadre in 1977. He started his career as Dist. Dev Officer Jr. Time Scale at Cadre Organization as Land Revenue Manag

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  • 3 Narendra Modi sets beginning pebble in Tirupati for mobile manufacturing facility [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About setting of mobile manufacturing facility: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the beginning pebble of Shri Venkateswara Mobile and Electronics Manufacturing Hub in Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh.

    • It is India’s first devoted mobile manufacturing electronics band which i

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  • 4  Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President bestowed with 2015 Confucius Peace Prize by China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Robert Mugabe: Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on 21st February 1924. Currently, he is the President of Zimbabwe and serving since 31st December 1987 to till date. As one of the leaders of the dissident groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister in 1980

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  • 5  Silver medal at Archery World Cup Final won by Abhishek Verma [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Excellent Indian archer Abhishek Verma has won Silver medal in the 2015 Archery World Cup Final in the men’s individual multiple section. Verma had overcome Mario Cardoso of Mexico by 150 - 142 score to enter in the Archery World Cup Final.

    • He was beaten by Turkey’s Demir Elmaag

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  • 6  Actress Maureen O’Hara passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Irish - American actress and singer Maureen O’Hara passed away in Boise, US. She was basically known for playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines roles. She was one of the last breathing stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood of the 1940s and 1950s.

    • She died at the age

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  • 7  Pijush Ganguly a Bengali actor passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bengali film, television and stage actor Pijush Ganguly passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was of 50 years. He died of multiple organ failure after he was critically injured in a road accident at Santragachi in Howrah district.

    About Piyush Ganguly:

    • He was born on 2 Janua

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  • 8  New crab species discovered in Kerala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Researchers have discovered four new crab species namely Paguristes luculentus, Diogenes canaliculatus, Pagurus spinossior and Afropinnotheres ratnakara in Kerala. These findings have been published in the international journal of taxonomy named Zootaxa.

    Paguristes luculentus:

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  • Oct 26, 2015
  • 1  Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain wins 2015 US Grand Prix of F1 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    2015 United States Grand Prix title of Formula One won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain for the fourth time. He had won Australia, China, Bahrain, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Japanese and Russian 2015 Grand Prix titles.

    • He also won 2015 World Drivers’ Ch

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  • Oct 23, 2015
  • 1  UN Reports that Mortality rate of Indian girls below five years is higher than the boys [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    What is Mortality Rate? Mortality rate is also called as death rate. It is measured by the number of deaths in a specific population which is scaled of size of that population, per unit of time.

    About the UN reports of Mortality rate:

    • United Nations reports that mortality rate

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  • 2  Singapore’s GIC forms Joint Venture with Tishman Speyer to invest in Indian office project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About GIC: GIC is stands for Government Investment Corporation. GIC Private Limited is formerly known as Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. It is an independent wealth fund recognized by the Government of Singapore in 1981 to manage Singapore’s foreign investments.

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  • 3  Western Digital (WD) purchase SanDisk in $19 billion [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Western Digital is an America based computer data Storage Company and one of the largest manufacturers of computer hard disk drive in the world with Seagate Technology. Seagate Technology is an America based data storage company.

    • It was integrated as Shugart Technology in 1978.

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  • Oct 22, 2015
  • 1  Indian radio cab company Meru becomes first to steer into international market [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 2  GJPEC elected Praveen Shankar Pandya as its chairman [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Praveen Shankar Pandya: Mr. Praveen Shankar Pandya is a Director of the Shankar Group of Industries. Shankar Group of Industries includes Revashankar Gems Ltd, Shankar Jewels Ltd, Shan Gold Ltd, Naqsh, Shankar Packaging Ltd and Shankar Realty Pvt. Ltd.

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  • 3  Fresh desk elected LinkedIn’s India MD Nishant Rao as its COO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Nishant Rao: Nishant Rao is works in LinkedIn which is Association of Indian Industry, Internet and Mobile Association of India. Before joined to LinkedIn, he was worked in TechCrunch, McKinsey & Company. He has completed his education from Massachusetts Institute of Techn

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  • 4  Jubilant Life Sciences gets permission for migraine treatment drug by USFDA [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Jubilant Life Science: Jubilant Life Science is an integrated global pharmaceutical and life science company. It manufactures and supplies APIs, Solid Prescription Inventions, Radiopharmaceuticals, Products of Allergy Therapy and Life Science Components.

    • It also provides

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  • 5  AB de Villiers selected as brand ambassador of MRF [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About AB de Villiers: “AB” de Villiers means Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born on 17th February 1984. He is a cricketer of South Africa. He is captain of the South African One Day International (ODI) team. He succeeded Graeme Smith after the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

    • He hold

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  • Oct 20, 2015
  • 1  Justin Trudeau becomes the prime minister of Canada [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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