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

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  • May 20, 2015
  • 1 Opah world’s first fully warm-blooded fish [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Opah, World’s first fully warm-blooded fish was discovered recently and it was discovered by scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Opah or moonfish fish has identified by rusty reddish color with white spots and bright red fins and this fish

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  • 2 SBI launches sbiINTOUCH, NFC-enabled Contactless Debit and Credit Cards [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s largest commercial lender bank, State Bank of India (SBI) has launched contact-less credit and debit cards sbiINTOUCH. sbiINTOUCH is usefull to transact the card by just tapping or waving it against the reader of the point-of-sale machine. This card associated with NFC (

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  • 3 Prasar Bharati CEO welcomes Doordarshan-CCTV pac for exchange of art, culture programmes [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian channel Doordarshan and China Central Television (CCTV) have signed an agreement for exchange of art, culture and development television programmes. The agreement was signed between India Doordarshan, CEO of Prasar Bharathi Jawahar Sircar and China television during the fi

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  • 4 India, China ink 24 key agreements to boost ties in trade, economy, education [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed 24 key agreements to strengthen their bilateral relationship in several fields including trade and commerce, skill development, railways, education, human resource and other areas in Beijing. According to the Mo

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  • 5 6th National Conference on Nuclear Energy held in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    6th National Conference on Nuclear Energy was held in New Delhi on 15 May 2015. The theme of this edition was Nuclear Energy: A Clean Energy option by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India).

    • The conference discussed the issue related to the status of N

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  • 6 RBI allowed Tap And Pay without PIN for transactions up to 2000 rupees [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Public & Private bank regulator RBI allowed “Tap And Pay” without PIN for transactions up to 2000 rupees. Customer need for additional factor authentication (AFA) for small value card present transactions only using contact-less cards. In case, higher amount than 2100 then used t

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  • 7 Askme acquired BestAtLowest.com for 10 million US dollar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gurgaon-based Internet Company Askme (Ask MetaFilter) acquired grocery marketplace BestAtLowest. com (Delhi-based Company) for about 10 million US dollar. According to the agreement, BestAtLowest. com will become part of Askme and the acquisition will further expand the company’s

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  • 8 HDFC Bank launches medical benefits prepaid card [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Second largest private bank HDFC Bank has launched ‘HDFC Bank Apollo Medical Benefits Card’ with partnership of Apollo Hospitals for this prepaid product. This prepaid card allows corporate to easily disburse medical allowance to their employees, saving time and cost.

    1. The card

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  • May 20, 2015
  • 1 India and Mongolia signed 13 agreements to further strengthen bilateral tie [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mongolian counterpart Saikhanbileg signed 13 agreements to further strengthen bilateral ties in different sectors and they will elevate their ties to the level of Strategic partnership. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is first Indian PM to

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  • 2 India and South Korea sign 7 agreements to enhance bilateral relations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian PM Narendra Modi and South Korea have signed 7 memorandums of mutual understanding (MoUs) to enhance bilateral relations, economic and trade cooperation. The agreements were signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last leg of three nation tour viz China, Mongolia and

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  • May 18, 2015
  • 1 Disinvestment: Cabinet nod for IOC (10%), NTPC (5%) stake sale [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its approval for 10 per cent stake in blue-chip Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and 5 per cent in power producer NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) to mop up about Rs. 13,600 crore in this fiscal’s first disinvestm

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  • 2 World Economic Forum released The Human Capital Report 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) released the Human Capital Report 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland by Mercer, an American global human resource and related financial services consulting firm. Human Capital Index provides key inputs for policy makers to augment capacities of human capit

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  • 3 Peter Gay Eminent American historian on European Thought passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Eminent American historians of European, Peter Gay passed away at Manhattan in New York City, USA at the age 91. Peter Gay known for his groundbreaking books on Enlightenment, the Victorian middle classes, Sigmund Freud, Weimar culture and the cultural situation of Jews in German

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  • 4 Punjab becomes first state to issue Soil Health Cards to farmers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    State government of Punjab declared that Punjab has become the first state in India to issue Soil Health Cards (SHCs), a Union Government initiative to all farmers in the state. At present, state government of Punjab has 66 such laboratories and has capability to test 3.5 lakh so

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  • 5 Canada plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 % by 2030 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Canadian Minister Stephen Harper’s has formally announced its plans to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit 2015. In Paris conference 2015, a new international framework replacing t

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  • 6 Vice President Hamid Ansari confers Pt. Haridutt Sharma Award to Anurradha Prasad [ Awards ]

    Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari announced the Pt. Haridutt Sharma Award to senior journalist Anurradha Prasad in New Delhi. Haridutt Sharma was selected for her contribution in the field of Journalism, Writing and Social Services. She is wife of former Minister of State (MoS

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  • 7 Union Government appoints M J Joseph as Controller General of Accounts [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Finance Arun Jetli has appointed M J Joseph as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA). M J Joseph will succeed Jawahar Thakur. M J Joseph was recently appointed as OSD (Accounting Reforms) in the office of CGA and he is a 1979 batch Indian Civil Accounts Servi

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  • 8 Gagan Narang wins bronze medal at ISSF World Cup in the 50m Rifle Prone Event [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian shooter Gagan Narang won the bronze medal in the 50m Rifle Prone Event of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup at Fort Benning in US. Ace Gagan Narang qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by wining ISSF World Cup. Narang is third Indian shooter to ma

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  • May 15, 2015
  • 1 Telangana Government inks MoU with Google to build biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Telangana Government K. Chandrasekhar Rao has inked a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with tech giant Google Inc to build biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad. Telangana Secretary of IT Jayesh Ranjan and Google’s global head David Redcliffe signed between MoU in Google headqu

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  • 2 Indian President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new Governors in six states [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Governors for six states, bringing down the number of governors who had been holding the additional charge of more than two sates for the past few months. According to the constitutional provisions of Governor Article 153, it says that

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  • 3 Writer Neel Mukherjee wins 10,000 Encore Award for year 2015 [ Awards ]

    Eminent writer Neel Mukherjee’s novel “The Lives of Others” has won the United Kingdom’s Encore Award 2015 for the best second novel. The novel The Lives of Others based upon story of one family living in Calcutta in 1960s and this novel reflect the political and social convulsio

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  • 4 Deepak Iyer appointed as CEO and MD of Bharti AXA General Insurance [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Deepak Iyer was selected for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Bharti AXA General Insurance company. Deepak Iyer succeeds the CEO and MD Milind Chalisgaonkar and he will join the board of company by end of June 2015.

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  • 5 Eminent Bengali Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Eminent Bengali literature Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away on 12 May 2015 following a cardiac arrest in Kolkata, West Bengal at the age 65 years and four months. Suchitra Bhattacharya always highlighted the pains and sufferings of women in contemporary society of her writing an

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  • May 14, 2015
  • 1 Winners of 2015 Mutua Madrid Open [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Men’s singles Title- Ace tennis player Andy Murray of Britain (Andy Murray’s first) has won the Mutua Madrid Open 2015 Men’s Singles Title. In the final match Murray defeated defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6 - 3,6 - 2 score.

    Women’s singles Title-

    • Petra Kvitova of

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  • 2 KV Thomas renominated as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas (KV Thomas) renominated as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for a second term of one year. KV Thomas was first nominated as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in August 2014 and he is the senior Congress P

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  • 3 President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Namaste Russia festival in Moscow [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Namaste Russia which based on Indian culture in Moscow during the last leg of his tour in Russia. Namaste Russia will be started from May and ended from November 2015 i. e. six month long festival. The purpose of festival, it seeks to

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  • 4 K Satish Reddy appointed as Chairman of National Safety Council [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Ministry of Labour & Employment has appointed K Satish Reddy as the chairman of the National Safety Council (NSC). K Satish Reddy will replace Venu Srinivasan, who was appointed in July 2011. At present, Mr. Reddy is Chairman of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories L

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  • 5 MIDC inks MoU with SIDBI to raise Rs 200-crore fund for MSMEs [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) was signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state-run SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) to provide easy finance to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for their growth. MD and CEO of SIDBI Ananta

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  • 6 Justice Cyriac Joseph appointed as acting Chairman of NHRC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice Cyriac Joseph as acting Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Justice Cyriac Joseph succeeds Justice K. G. Balakrishnan who completed his tenure and He will remain in office till new Chairman is appointed.

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  • 7 Indian-American professor Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny, wins UNC’s 2015 Award for Teaching Excellence [ Awards ]

    An Indian-American Professor Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny won UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching and the award carries commemorative bronze and US $12,500 cash prize. DR. Sivanadane Mandjiny is native of Tamil Nadu. At present, Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny is a Ch

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