Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2020 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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  • May 14, 2015
  • 1 E-commerce Myntra.com acquired startup mobile app development platform Native5 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Myntra. com is online fashion and lifestyle retailer. It acquired startup firm Native5 Software Solutions Pvt Ltd (Bengaluru-based Company) for the transformational change in the online shopping space. With this acquisition, founders of Native 5 will join Flipkart, parent company

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  • 2 Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014 [ Awards ]

    Veteran actor- film producer Shashi Kapoor who received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014 from Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley at a special function held in Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Shashi Kapoor is the 46th film personality to r

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  • 3 PM Narendra Modi launches three social security schemes [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM Narendra Modi launched three mega social security schemes in Kolkata, West Bengal. Three schemes intend to widen the process of financial inclusion in the country. These are: Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pens

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  • 4 PM Modi releases commemorative coin on Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin to mark the birth centenary of Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati in New Delhi. Chinmaya Mission founder of Swami Chinmayananda who was a renowned Hindu spiritual leader and teacher who had inspired the formation of a global n

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  • 5 Union Cabinet gave nod for revised DTAA with South Korea [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with South Korea. In 1985, DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) was signed for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on i

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  • 6 French magazine Charlie Hebdo presented with Freedom of Expression Courage Award 2015 [ Awards ]

    The French magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented with the 2015 Freedom of Expression Courage Award (for the advancement of human rights) of the PEN American Centre at the American Museum of Natural History. Freedom of Expression Courage Award was accepted by Charlie Hebdo’s Editor

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  • 7 Kumar Jyoti appointed as Election Commissioner [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Retired IAS officer Achal Kumar Jyoti as the Election Commissioner for a period of three years. Achal Kumar Jyoti is Former Gujarat chief secretary and he has been appointed as Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacant po

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  • 8 India & Iran signed inter-Governmental MoU for development of Chabahar Port [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India and Iran signed an inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the important Chabahar Port in Iran and this will be used to ship crude oil and urea, saving India transportation costs. Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and

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  • May 14, 2015
  • 1 WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    U. N. health agency, World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free from Ebola Virus and this virus has killed more than 4,800 people in the country alone. Guinea and Sierra Leone are the neighbors of Liberia and only these two countries fighting to stop Ebola outbreak

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  • 2 US President Obama nominates IIT alumni Sanjita Pradhan to his advisory commission on AAPIs [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    US President Barack Obama has nominated an IIT alumnus Sanjita Pradhan to his advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). At present, Pradhan is serving as an Executive Officer of the Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs at the Iowa Department of

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  • 3 SBI launches RuPay Platinum debit card [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s largest commercial bank State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a RuPay Platinum debit card with the help of National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). The RuPay Platinum debit card initially would be issued free to customers maintaining a quarterly balance of 50,000 ru

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  • 4 British PM David Cameron who swept back in power [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Conservative Party led by British Prime Minister David Cameron who swept back in power to govern the United Kingdom for another five years with a convincing majority. Conservative Party by winning 331 seats out of total 650 seats in House of Commons has emerged single largest par

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  • 5 Arvind Saxena, becomes first RAW officer to be appointed as member of UPSC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed as first RAW officer Mr. Arvind Saxena has as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in first time in history at the age of 65 years. The Chairman and members of UPSC has term of six years or until he attains the age of 65

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  • 6 Indian Army and BOI ink MoU on Defence Salary Package [ Defense ]

    Indian Army and commercial Bank of India (BOI) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Defence Salary Package. The signed MoU is a revised version of previous and first MoU which was signed in 2011 between both parties and was valid for a period of three years.

    • Accordin

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  • 7 BrahMos land-attack cruise missile successfully test-fired from Car Nicobar Islands [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from the Car Nicobar Islands which based on Land-to-land configuration. BrahMos Block–III version of full-range is 290-km test and it was launched from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL).

    • BrahMos supersonic cruise mi

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  • 8 KV Kamath elected as first President of New Development Bank of BRICS nations [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Eminent economist of banker Kundapur Vaman Kamath (KV Kamath) was appointed as first President New Development Bank (NDB) of BRICS nations. KV Kamath was born on 2 December 1947 in Mangalore, Karnataka.

    • At present, KV Kamath is the Chairman of the India’s largest private sector

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  • May 14, 2015
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi inaugurates IISCO’s plant at Burnpur [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the expanded part of the IISCO Steel Plant in Burnpur near Asansol district of West Bengal. Steel Authority of India (SAIL) provides fully-owned subsidiary of IISCO Steel Plant and newly expanded plant is built by Union Government at a cost of 16000 c

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  • May 7, 2015
  • 1 India home to 48 species of bumblebees [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Bumblebees book has released that India is home to 48 of the 250 known species of bumblebees. Indian Bumblebees book is written by entomologist M. S. Saini and co-authors Rifat H. Raina and Harpeet Singh Ghator.

    • These are 48 species of bumblebees native to India and are

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  • 2 Microsoft named its next Web Browser as Edge [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    American multinational Microsoft Company announced Edge as its next Web Browser’s name at the Build Developer Conference held at San Francisco in California, USA. Earlier, Microsoft had called it as Project Spartan that is a code name given by the company. Internet Explorer (i.e.

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  • 3 NTPC signed MoA with Jharkhand Government for maintaining Patratu Thermal Power Station [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Jharkhand Government for forming a Joint Venture Company for managing Patratu Thermal Power Station (PTPS). According to the MoA, Company will be promoted by NTPC and Jharkhand Bidyut Vitara

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  • 4 Rajasthan Government inks MoU with NHM, UNICEF and GAIN to counter malnourishment [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Rajasthan Government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NHM (National Health Mission), UNICEF (United nation international child fund) and GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) to tackle the severe problem malnourishment in the state.

    • According to the Mo

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  • 5 BHEL commissions Bijlee Utpadan’s 195-MW thermal unit in Bihar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned a 195-MW thermal unit in Muzzafarpur district in Bihar. BHEL is State-owned electrical equipment maker PSU (public sector undertaking) company. KBUNL (Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam) is a joint venture (JV) of NTPC and Bihar State Powe

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  • 6 Michael Blake, Oscar-winning ‘Dances With Wolves’ writer passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Michael Blake was the Oscar-winning writer of ‘Dances with Wolves’ novel passed away in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer in the age of 69. In 1990, the novel” Dances with Wolves” after adapted into movie and it was a major hit and had earned Blake an Academy Award

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  • 7 India’s top shooters win 3 gold, 2 bronze medals at International Shooting Competition [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s top rifle shooters have won three gold and two bronze medals at the International Shooting Competition of Hannover in Germany. In this shooting event, Abhinav Bindra is Beijing Olympics Games gold medalist who won both the individual and team gold in his pet 10 metre air

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  • 8 Microsoft launches Edu-Cloud with aim to Make Learning Fun [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Microsoft has launched a cloud computing-based offering Edu-Cloud with an aim to Make Learning Fun. Edu-Cloud is launching aim to enhance digital learning and teaching in schools and higher education institutions in India through virtual learning platforms.

    1. Through cloud comput

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  • May 7, 2015
  • 1 NASAs develop Ten-Engine Electric Plane GL-10 Prototype [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    American Space Centre NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) successfully developed and flight tested the prototype of a ten-engine electric plane Greased Lightning (GL) -10. Greased Lightning (GL) -10 was developed by the NASA in order to enhance its capabilities i

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  • 2 Lok Sabha passed the Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2014 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2014 was passed in Lok Sabha on 6 May 2015 and this bill also called Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill seeks to introduce GST regime in India. GST Bill, 2014 will allow India into a common market, harmonizing myriads of state and central l

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  • 3 Save the Children released 16th annual State of the World’s Mothers (SOWM) report [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla released the report on Save the Children’s 16th annual State of the World’s Mothers (SOWM) report titled in NEW DELHI and the report’s special focus is on the struggle of poorest mothers and children in rapidly urbanizing world a

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  • May 6, 2015
  • 1 Chinese diplomat Lu Ping who oversaw Hong Kong handover passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chinese diplomat Lu Ping who oversaw Hong Kong’s transition from British to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 passed away in Beijing in the age of 87 years old. Lu Ping was known for his hard-line stance for this transition and he was the China’s Chief negotiator in the years before ha

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  • May 5, 2015
  • 1 China’s NDRC released new action plan One Belt, One Road initiative [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to the, China’s top economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a new action plan One Belt, One Road initiative. The initiative will establish new routes linking Asia, Europe and Africa.

    Two Parts of One Belt, One Road initi

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