Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2019 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC etc

  • May 5, 2015
  • 1 Tennis player Rafael Nadal received Golden Medal for Merit in Work of Spain [ None ]

    Ace tennis player Rafael Nadal received the Golden Medal for Merit in Work by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey at the PM’s official residence Moncloa Palace in Madrid. Golden Medal is one of the top civilian honours of Spain which aims to highlight an exemplary performan

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  • 2 Nitin Gadkari dedicated two Major Highway Projects in the North East to the Nation [ None ]

    Nitin Gadkari is a union Road Transport and Highways minister who dedicated Shillong Bypass Highway Project and four lanes Jorabat-Barapani Section of NH-40 to the nation in Shillong, Meghalaya. These two projects are intended to improve connectivity between Guwahati and Shillong

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  • 3 Crime writer Ruth Rendell is no more [ None ]

    Eminent crime writer Ruth Rendell passed away on 2 May 2015 in London, United Kingdom in the age of 85. Ruth Rendell was best-known for creation of fictional character Inspector Wexford, which was turned into a highly successful TV series in Britain.

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  • 4 World’s largest solar photovoltaic plant of 750 MW to be built in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh [ None ]

    Madhya Pradesh Cabinet gave its approval to build 750 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (SPV) plant at Gurh tehsil in Rewa district. Solar photovoltaic plant to be developed in three phases of 250 MW, once completed will become the largest solar power plant in the world. Presently

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  • 5 Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport adjudged best in the world [ None ]

    Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged the world’s best airport in 25-40 million passengers per annum category of handling for the year 2014. Airports Council International (ACI) presented the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award to IGIA at a ceremony

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  • 6 Floyd Mayweather Jr defeats Manny Pacquiao to win World Welterweight title of Boxing [ None ]

    American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has won the unified World Welterweight title of World Boxing Council, World Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Association. Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao from Philippines on a unanimous decision with Judges Scores of 118-110, 116-112 and

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  • 7 Nepal earthquake damages world’s oldest Buddhist shrine Swayambhunath Stupa [ None ]

    A Nepal earthquake damage (7.9-magnitude) has partially damaged Swayambhunath Stupa located in Kathmandu which is believed to be the world’s oldest Buddhist shrine. Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the main Buddhist shrine and most visited tourist sites in Nepal. It is also known as

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  • 8 Rajasthan Government allocates 12 crore rupees for Project Great Indian Bustard [ None ]

    Government of Rajasthan has allotted more than twelve crore rupees for a bird conservation programme in Forest department. This program name is Great Indian Bustard (GIB). Japan Bank is going to provide financial support of 3 crore rupees under the project. The Great Indian Busta

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  • 9  Ex-Union minister Baleshwar Ram is no more [ None ]

    Eminent Congress leader and Former Union minister Baleshwar Ram passed away due to kidney-related ailments in Patna, Bihar in the age of 87. Baleshwar Ram is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. A five-term MLA from various assembly constituencies.

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  • May 5, 2015
  • 1 Mazen Darwish honoured with UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015 [ None ]

    Mazen Darwish is a Syrian journalist and rights activist. He was honoured with UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015. Darwish received this award by the UN’s Cultural body for recognition of his work carried out in Syria for more than 10 years at great personal sac

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  • May 1, 2015
  • 1 RBI imposed a fine of 1.5 crore rupees each on three Public Sector Banks for violating KYC norms [ None ]

    Reserve Bank of India imposed a fine of 1.5 crore rupees each on three Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for violating Know Your Customer (KYC)/Anti Money Laundering (AML) norms. These bank names are Bank of Maharashtra, Dena Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce.

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  • 2 Seychelles became 161st Member of WTO [ None ]

    Seychelles became the 161st member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which headquarters in Geneva. Seychelles archipelago of 90000 inhabitants became one of its smallest members. WTO (World Trade Organization) was established on 1 January 1995.Besides, Seychelles is also the

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  • 3 Ananda Kumar, Pramod Patil won Whitley Awards for wildlife conservation [ Awards ]

    Dr. Ananda Kumar and Dr. Pramod Patil of India won the prestigious Whitley Awards (also known as Green Oscar) for their contribution to wildlife conservation in Royal Geographical Society, London and it award given by the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN).

    Dr. Ananda Kumar was honour

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  • 4 India ranks 13th in generating electricity from nuclear source [ None ]

    India ranks at 13th position among the thirty one countries in the world which are generating electricity from nuclear source. India’s current installed nuclear power capacity is 5780 MW. It is expected to increase to 10080 MW by 2019 on progressive completion of projects.

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  • 5 India, Japan ink action agenda to boost trade, investment [ None ]

    India and Japan have signed a Five-point action agenda to increase bilateral trade and investment between the two nations. It was signed between Japan’s Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Yoichi Miyazawa and Minister of State (independent charge) for Commerce and Industry N

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  • 6 Raja Rajeswari, first Indian-American woman judge of New York [ None ]

    Ms. Raja Rajeswari became the first Indian-born woman to be appointed a judge in New York City. Rajeswari was sworn-in as a criminal court judge in New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio along with 27 other judges. Earlier, Rajeswari had worked for her entire career with the Richmond C

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  • 7 ISRO successfully tested indigenous cryogenic engine CE-20 with four-ton capacity [ None ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested an indigenous cryogenic engine CE-20 at Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu. Cryogenic engine CE-20 will carry up to the capacity of four tonnes in geostationary orbit. The engine will also give boost to India’s interplanetar

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  • 8 Mukesh Khanna appointed as Chairperson of Children’s Film Society of India [ None ]

    Eminent the Actor and Producer Mukesh Khanna was appointed as the Chairperson of the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) by Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Mukesh Khanna appointed as place of actor-director Amole Gupte who took the post in 2012, had resigned f

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  • 9 China won the World Team Chess Championship in Tsaghkadzor [ None ]

    Republic of China won the World Team Chess Championship at Tsaghkadzor, Armenia from 18 April 2015 to 29 April 2015 with 15 points. Ukraine country finished runner-up with 12 points, while host Armenia was third position with 11 points. India ranked the championship at ninth posi

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  • May 1, 2015
  • 1 Mohammed bin Nayef appointed as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia [ None ]

    Mohammed bin Nayef was appointed as Crown Prince and as Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia by King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. Earlier to this appointment, Mohammed bin Nayef was Interior Minister of the kingdom. While Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud’s Prince Mohammed bins was

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  • Apr 30, 2015
  • 1 Union Government allowed EPFO to invest 5 percent of its corpus in stock market [ None ]

    Union Government of India allowed Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to invest 5 % of its corpus in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Union Finance Minister of Arun Jaitley announced in the Union Budget 2015-16. He proposed a new investment pattern under which the EPFO wou

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  • 2 Magnus Carlsen of Norway won Shamkir Chess Tournament [ Sports ]

    World Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the Shamkir chess tournament held in Shamkir city of Azerbaijan. Carlsen defeated Azerbaijani Rauf Mamedov in the last and final round to finish the tournament with 7 points. Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked

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  • 3 INS Tarangini departed for Lokayan-2015 [ None ]

    INS Tarangini, the Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy left Kochi for Lokayan 2015. The theme for Lokayan -15 is “Taking for a Broader Reach”. The Ship was flagged off by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, the flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern naval Command in a departu

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  • 4 French IT firm CapGemini announced to buy US rival IGATE for 4 billion US dollar [ None ]

    French IT firm CapGemini announced to buy U.S. rival IGATE for four billion US dollar. With this deal, North America becomes the largest region of the Group. Bank of America Corp advised IGATE while Lazard Ltd advised Cap Gemini on the transaction. CapGemini of France IT Company

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  • 5 Parliament passes Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014 [ None ]

    Parliament has passed RRBs (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was first passed in Lok Sabha on 22 December 2014 and later in Rajya Sabha on 28 April 2015. This bill amends RRbs Act, 1976 and aims to strengthen the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and deepen their financial inclusion. According to

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  • 6 Loretta Lynch (first black female) sworn-in as 83rd Attorney General of country [ None ]

    Loretta Lynch has sworn-in as United States’ first African-American woman Attorney (83rd) General. She is 83rd newest Attorney General of the United States. Loretta Lynch succeeded Eric Holder who left the position on April 24, 2015 after serving Attorney General for six years. E

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  • 7 Novelist Siddhartha Gigoo wins 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize in Asia region [ None ]

    Novelist Siddhartha Gigoo has won 2500 pounds 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize in Asia region for his novel Umbrella Man. Other four regional winners for the 5000 pounds grand prize which will be announced in London on 8 September 2015. Commonwealth Short Story Prize in Asia O

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  • 8 Japan and the US revised defence deal after 18 years to deal with growing global security concern [ Defense ]

    Japan and the US signed a new set of defence agreements that allow for greater co-operation between their militaries after 18 years to deal with growing global security concern. This agreements was signed by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and Defense Secretary, Ashton Car

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  • 9 Rajya Sabha passes “The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill” 2014 [ None ]

    Indian Parliament of Rajya Sabha unanimously passed The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 by DMK MP Tiruchi Shiva to protect the rights of transgender persons. Bill is the first private members bill to be passed in 46 years. In the past, 14 Private Members’ Bills have been

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  • Apr 30, 2015
  • 1 NASA develops first 3-D printed copper rocket engine part [ None ]

    NASA engineers of America have developed the first full-scale three dimensional (3-D) printed copper rocket engine parts. The rocket engine parts was developed a combustion chamber liner that operates at extreme temperatures and pressures using additive manufacturing technique. C

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