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

  • Jun 17, 2015
  • 1 Jind, Karnal and Muzaffarnagar districts added in National Capital Region [ None ]

    Districts of Haryana Jind, Karnal and Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district have been added into the conurbation National Capital Region (NCR). NCR is India’s largest and one of the world’s largest agglomerations in terms of population (around 54,000,000 as per 2011 Census).


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  • 2 Union Cabinet approves Rs 6,000 crore interest-free loan to sugar mills [ None ]

    Sugar mills Union Cabinet approved an interest-free loan i.e. soft loan to the tune of 6,000 crore rupees to enable sugar mills pay arrears to farmers by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Union cabinet also approved hike in prices of Etha

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  • 3 Padmasree Warrior India-born Chief Technology Officer of Cisco resigns [ None ]

    India born Padmasree Warrior has resigned from her post of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at global IT giant Cisco. Padmasree Warrior had resigned after a significant restructuring of top management of Cisco under incoming CEO Chuck Robbins.

    • Since 2008, she had joined Cisco and ha

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  • 4 PL Subramanian appointed as non-executive Director of India Cements Limited [ None ]

    P L Subramanian has been appointed as Non-Executive Director India Cements Limited (CIL) with an immediate effect. Subramanian had joined former BCCI President N Srinivasan-led India Cements in 1986 and had served in various responsibilities.

    • P L Subramanian had retired from serv

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  • Jun 10, 2015
  • 1 Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya passed away [ None ]

    Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya who popularly known as Daasarathi passed away in Hyderabad at the age 87. Dasaradhi Rangacharya was born on 24 August 1928 in Khammam District erstwhile Hyderabad State now in Telangna.

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    Image of Dasaradhi Rangacharya

    Telugu Writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya

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  • 2 Winners of 2015 French Open title of Tennis [ None ]

    Men’s Singles Title - Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland won his first French Open Men’s single title of Tennis. Wawrinka defeated Novak Djokovic of Serbia by 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 score in the final match.

    Stanislas Wawrinka won first time French Open title2015 and second grand sla

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  • 3 RC Tayal appointed as new DG of National Security Guard [ None ]

    Union Home Ministry Rajnath singh has appointed Senior IPS Officer RC Tayal as the new Director General (DG) of India’s elite counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG). RC Tayal replaced JN Choudhury who had retired on 31 May 2015. RC Tayal will have appointed till Augus

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  • 4 Malaysia KV Chowdary appointed as new Central Vigilance Commissioner [ None ]

    Malaysia KV Chowdary was appointed as new Central Vigilance Commissioner by President Pranab Mukharjee on the recommendation of Select committee headed by PM Modi and comprising of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as well as Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge.

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  • 5 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) held in Malaysia [ None ]

    IIFA 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) informally known as the “Bollywood Oscars,” was held in Putra Indoor Stadium Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 2015 IIFA Awards honoured the best films of 2014 and the ceremony took place from 5 June to 07 june 2015. Hai

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  • 6 Ashobaa Vijai Sharma appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner [ None ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Vijai Sharma as Chief Information Commissioner for 5 years or till they attain the age of 65. Earlier, Vijai Sharma was serving as information commissioner in Central Information Commission since 2012. Vijai Sharma is a 1974 batch IAS offi

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  • 7 India’s first green police station inaugurated at New Delhi’s Maurice Nagar [ None ]

    The occasion of World Environment Day was inaugurated India’s first green police station at Maurice Nagar in north Delhi. Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi was inaugurated and this police station has dedicated for preservation and safety of the environment.

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  • 8 Eminent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim sworn-in as first woman president of Mauritius [ None ]

    Eminent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was sworn in as President of Mauritius. Gurib-Fakim became first woman to become President of Indian Ocean island nation. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is student of the universities of Exeter and Surrey of United Kingdom. She had worked with the World

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  • 9 Barcelona FC wins 2015 UEFA Champions League trophy [ None ]

    Barcelona FC has won 2015 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League trophy for the fifth time which was held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany they defeated Juventus FC by 3-1 goals. Ivan Rakitic had first scored goal for Barcelona in the fourth minut

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  • Jun 10, 2015
  • 1 Adani and Reliance ink MoUs for power generation in Bangladesh June 7 [ None ]

    Adani Power Limited (APL) and Reliance Power Limited of India have signed separate memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) worth $5.5 billion. This agreement was signed on the first day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to B

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  • 2 Bangladesh sign ratification pact to operationalize the historic Land Boundary Agreement [ None ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina have signed pact to operationalise the historic Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) during his maiden visit to Bangladesh. According to the agreement, both countries singed swapped instruments of ratification r

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  • 3 Dr. M N Buch who was Former Bureaucrat and Architect of modern Bhopal died June 7 [ None ]

    Former bureaucrat Dr. Mahesh N. Buch who was formally known as the architect of modern Bhopal, passed away following a brain stroke in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh at the age 80 years. Dr. Buch was born on October 5, 1934, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He completed from graduation in Econ

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  • Jun 8, 2015
  • 1 Fortune released 61st edition of list of top 500 companies [ None ]

    Fortune released the 61st edition of list of top 500 companies for 12.5 trillion US dollar in revenues, 945 billion US dollar in profits and 17 trillion US dollar in market value and employs 26.8 million people worldwide. The revenue of the Fortune 500 companies in 2015 increased

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  • 2 Tom von Bonsdorff is Managing Director of Volvo Auto India [ None ]

    Volvo Auto India appointed Tom von Bonsdorff as Managing Director. Tom von replaced Tomas Ernberg. After that resign Tomas Ernberg is moving back to Sweden in a new role. Earlier this appointed, he had worked as a Market Area Director of Asia. Earlier, Bonsdorff has worked in the

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  • 3 IREDA awarded Miniratna Category-1 status by Department of Public Enterprises [ Awards ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) was awarded the Miniratna (Category -1) status by the Department of Public Enterprises under the Union Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises. Behalf of this proposal allow based on capital expenditure on new p

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  • 4 State Government of Maharashtra for first time invokes MCOCA against ration mafia [ None ]

    State Government of Maharashtra has launched stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against ration mafia. Launching aim at weeding out the widespread corruption by taking stringent action against those who tamper the public distribution sys

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  • 5 World Bank approves $250 million loan for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project in J&K [ None ]

    World Bank which headquarters in Washington Dc has approved 250 million US dollars loan for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). International Development Association (IDA) and World Bank was funded the loan credit from concessionary with a maturity of

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  • 6 India and US singed new 10-year Defence Framework Agreement [ Defense ]

    India and United States (US) have inked a new strategically important 10-year defence framework agreement. This agreement was signed between Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and visiting US Defence Secretary Dr. Ashton Carter in New Delhi. According to the agreement, Pursu

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  • 7 India and Belarus ink 6 agreements to boost co-operation [ None ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Belarus signed six agreements to enhance bilateral co-operation during his state visit to Belarus on 3 June. President Pranab Mukherjee is on two nation’s tour viz Sweden and Belarus. Both countries signed agreements are -

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  • 8 Life insurance Corporation gets clearance to do business in Bangladesh [ None ]

    Bangladesh government has granted permission to LIC (Life insurance Corporation) which India’s state-owned insurance group to do business in the country. It was announced by M Shefaq Ahmed who is Chairman of Bangladesh Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA).

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  • 9 Union Government launches IAP HealthPhone programme [ None ]

    Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has launched IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics) HealthPhone programme in New Delhi. It is the world’s largest digital mass education programme to address malnutrition in women and children: Union Ministry of Women and Ch

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  • Jun 8, 2015
  • 1 Irwin Rose 2004 Nobel Chemistry winner passed away [ None ]

    Irwin Rose was awarded 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering molecule Ubiquitin passed away at the age 88. Irwin Rose had shared this noble prize with Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko for discovery of Ubiquitin which destroys or cleans up unwanted proteins.

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  • Jun 3, 2015
  • 1 Pawan Munjal appointed as the CMD of Hero MotoCorp Ltd [ None ]

    Pawan Munjal appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) & CEO of Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL). Pawan Munjal replaced his father Brijmohan Lall Munjal who resigned on 1 June 2015 but Brijmohan Lall will continue to be the guide and mentor of the company in the form of Chair

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  • 2 Footballer Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement [ None ]

    Rio Ferdinand from Landon announced his retirement from football. Ferdinand had an illustrious career of 18 years as a professional footballer. In March 2015, Ferdinand last played for Queens Park Rangers (QPR). Ferdinand joined QPR after getting released from the Manchester Unit

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  • 3 China develops world’s first ATM with Facial Recognition Technology [ None ]

    Republic of China has successfully developed the first automated teller machine (ATM) with facial recognition technology. Facial recognition technology based ATM was developed by researchers from Tsinghua University and technology firm Tzekwan.

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  • 4 Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, V V S Laxman inducted in BCCI advisory committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Former Indian ace cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman have selected the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI’s) which is newly-constituted Cricket Advisory committee. The Cricket advisory committee will guide BCCI in all matters related to the game

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