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

  • May 26, 2015
  • 1 Manoj Mishra appointed as CMD of National Fertilizers Limited [ None ]

    Manoj Mishra was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). In February 2014, the post of National Fertilizers Limited’s CMD fell vacant after the retirement of Neeru Abrol.

    Image of Manoj Mishra

    Image of Manoj Mishra

    Appointed CMD of National Fertilizer Limited

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  • 2 Mumbai Indians defeat Chennai Super Kings to win IPL 2015 for second time [ None ]

    Second time winner, Mumbai Indians won the 8th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 by defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In the final match, they defeated CSK (Chennai super king) by 41 runs. MS Dhoni who captain of Chennai super king had won th

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  • 3 Indian boxers won three Gold at World Junior Women’s boxing Championship [ None ]

    Indian boxers won three Gold medals and two silver medals at World Junior Women’s boxing Championship at Taipei in Taiwan. Gold medal winners are- Savita won gold medal in 50kg- She defeated her Ukrainian rival, Kateryna Rohova 2-1 to clinch gold for India. Mandeep Sandhu won (52

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  • 4 American mathematician and Nobel Laureate John Nash passed away [ None ]

    American mathematician and Nobel laureate John Nash passed away on 24 May 2015 at the age 86 who died in a car crash along with his wife Alicia Nash. John Forbes Nash was born on June 13, 1928 in West Virginia State of United States. John Forbes Nash was renowned for works in gam

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  • 5 Indian boxers clinch 4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze medals in Doha Boxing Tournament [ Sports ]

    Indian boxers Heroes have rounded off a brilliant performance at the Doha International Tournament by winning four gold, one silver and two bronze medals. In Doha International Tournament, Gold medal winners are -

    • L Devendro Singh won in 49 kg category by defeating Aldren Moreno

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  • 6 China sets up largest gold sector fund for nations along ancient Silk Road [ None ]

    Republic of China has set up a gold sector fund involving 65 countries along the ancient Silk Road. This Silk Road has been set up in China’s northwest Xi’an city during ongoing forum on investment and trade. Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) will be financed and is expected to raise

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  • 7 Indian film Masaan wins critics prize at 68th Cannes film festival [ None ]

    Indian film Masaan has won the prestigious critics prize in the Un Certain Regard category at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Director of this film is Neeraj Ghaywan and a joint production of Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Arte France Cinema, Sikhya Entertainment & Phantom F

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  • 8 Indo-Singapore bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX-15 commences in Singapore [ None ]

    India and Singapore commenced bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX-15 on 23 May 2015 in Singapore and concluding on May 26, 2015. SIMBEX-15 of naval exercise will give traditional emphasis on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and more complex maritime exercises.

    Image of SIMBEX -15 team

    Image of SIMBEX -15 Team

    Naval Exercise in Singapore

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  • May 25, 2015
  • 1 Parvinder Singh first Sikh mayor of Wokingham in England [ None ]

    Indian-origin Parvinder Singh Batth of Conservative party councillor who was chosen as the mayor of United Kingdom’s Wokingham Borough Council. Parvinder Singh Batth became the first Sikh to hold the Mayor’s position in UK. He replaced Councillor UllaKarin Clark for this post and

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  • 2 India ranks 24th in Environmental Democracy Index 2015 [ None ]

    Environmental Democracy Index India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) 2015 which released by Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI) and Access Initiative. In the first edition of Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) inde

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  • 3 Union Cabinet approves PSLV Continuation Programme [ None ]

    Union Cabinet of India has approved continuation of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) programme for another fifteen operational flights of PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50. The decision was taken at Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Total fifteen

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  • 4 SAIL, ArcelorMittal ink MoU to set up steel plant in India [ None ]

    World’s largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal and SAIL Steel Authority of India (SAIL) signed a MoU to set up an automotive steel manufacturing facility in India. According to the MoU, ArcelorMittal Chairman & Chief Executive Lakshmi Niwas Mittal and SAIL Chairman CS Verma were signe

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  • 5 Indian Shuttler Saina Nehwal ranked No.1 in single rankings released by BWF [ None ]

    Indian Shuttler Ace Saina Nehwal ranked No.1 in single rankings released by BWF (Badminton World Federation) and second place hold chinies shuttler Li Xuerui. Ace shuttler star Saina Nehwal regained the top position ahead of the Australian Open. Nehwal secured the number one posi

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  • 6 ACC appointed G Mohan Kumar as Defence Secretary [ Defense ]

    G Mohan Kumar appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This decision was taken by the committee in a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Image of G Mohan Kumar

    Image of G Mohan Kumar

    Defence Secretary of India

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  • 7 Huawei launched LiteOS, world’s most lightweight IoT Operating System (OS) [ None ]

    China-based Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd launched LiteOS operating sytem meant for Internet of Things (IoT) based devices. Huawei, a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company, launched the technology at the Huawei Network Congress (HNC) 2015 he

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  • 8 J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time [ None ]

    AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa was oath in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time (thrice after an election victory and twice following her acquittal in court case). Along with her, 28 others were sworn in as ministers in her Cabinet.

    Image of J Jayalalithaa

    Image of J Jayalalithaa

    CM of Tamil Nadu State India

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  • 9 Tathagata Roy sworn-in as 16th Governor of Tripura [ None ]

    Tathagata Roy was sworn in as the 16th Governor of Tripura in Agartala. According to the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution of India, Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court Mr. Jc. Deepak Gupta administered the oath of office to him.

    Image of Tathagata Roy

    Image of Tathagata Roy

    16th Governor of Tripura

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  • May 25, 2015
  • 1 Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize 2015 [ None ]

    Laszlo Krasznahorkai from Hungarian who has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015. Krasznahorkai (61) won the prestigious 60,000 pound ($90,000) prize for works that include “The Melancholy of Resistance (1989),” Seiobo There Below (1999)” and “Satantango”

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  • 2 Yamuna Expressway becomes India’s first road runway after IAF Mirage 2000 jet successfully lands [ None ]

    The IAF (Indian Air Force) displayed its ability to use national highways for emergency landing of fighter jets, when a Mirage-2000 landed on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura with active support from Uttar Pradesh government, Yamuna Expressway Authority. Yamuna Expressway in Ut

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  • 3 SBI inks MoU with Amazon for payment, commerce solutions [ None ]

    State Bank of India (SBI) is the India’s largest public sector lender which has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with e-commerce giant Amazon. According to the MoU, both signatory parties seek to identify and tap the potential areas of collaboration for payments and comme

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  • 4 Akhil Amar appointed to key administration post by US President Barack Obama [ None ]

    Indian-American professor Akhil Amar who has been appointed as a member of the prestigious National Council on Humanities of US by President Barack Obama from Yale University. At present, Akhil Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at the Yale University and he

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  • 5 Apple acquires GPS firm Coherent Navigations [ None ]

    Apple Tech giant Apple has acquired Global Position System (GPS) firm Coherent Navigation to improve its mapping capabilities. GPS firm Coherent Navigation’s technology will be used by Apple to significantly enhance its Apple Maps product which is struggling to provide accurate l

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  • 6 Harvard University Names Two Indians for Prestigious Radcliffe Fellowship by Harvard University [ None ]

    Indian eminent Shivani Agarwal & Maharaja Pandit are two Indians who have been selected for the prestigious Radcliffe Fellowship by Harvard University among the 50 scholars, scientists and artists. Maharaja Pandit from University of Delhi has been selected as Hardy Fellow for his

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  • 7 INS Kavaratti, anti-submarine warfare ship launched in Kolkata [ None ]

    Indian Navy’s latest anti-submarine; INS Kavaratti warfare class stealth corvette was launched in Kolkata at presence of defence ministry Manohar Parrikar. Kavaratti is the last of the four anti-submarine warfare class stealth corvettes being built for India under Project 28. The

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  • 8 PMJDY logo Meghalaya has achieved 100 percent [ None ]

    Tripura is the capital of Meghalaya state and this state achieves 100% financial inclusion under PMJDY success in implementing Union Government’s flagship scheme for financial inclusion PMJDY (Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna). All eleven districts of Meghalaya state have been able

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  • May 21, 2015
  • 1 Centre Government allocates Rs 5,000 crore for development of AYUSH [ None ]

    The central government has allocated Rs 5,000 crore for the growth of Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy). It was announced by Union Minister of State (MoS) for AYUSH Sripad Naik at a function in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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  • May 20, 2015
  • 1 Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won a bronze medal in Shanghai IAAF Diamond League [ None ]

    Indian ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda won a bronze medal in the second leg of the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League series in Shanghai, China. Robert Urbanek of Poland won the Gold with a throw of 64.47 metres. Piotr Malachowski

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  • 2 Reliance Jio signs pact with Chinese telecom giant Huawei for 4G devices [ None ]

    Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio) is the part of Reliance Industries (RIL) and it has signed a pact with Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer firm Huawei for sourcing various 4th Generation (4G) devices. According to the agreement, Huawei will supply RJio with 4G devices which inclu

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  • 3 BJP MP S.S. Ahluwalia to head joint panel on Land Acquisition Amendment bill [ None ]

    Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia is the MP of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) who has been appointed chairman of a Joint Committee of Parliament that will look into the provisions of the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill, 2015. This committee consists of 30-members- 20 members from Lok Sabh

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  • 4 Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand [ None ]

    Ms. Draupadi Murmu was the first woman and tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed as a Governor in an Indian State. Ms. Murmu was sworn in as the first woman and 9th Governor of Jharkhand since the state was granted statehood status after bifurcating from Bihar on 15 November

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