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

  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 Japan’s Cookpad acquires India’s Cucumbertown [ None ]

    Tokyo based online recipe network Cookpad has acquired Cucumbertown which is a Bengaluru-based social network for cooks and chefs for an undisclosed amount. By acquiring Cucumbertown, Cookpad has entered into Indian market that represents a market and culture that is rich in culi

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  • 2 Book on 20th century Dogri literature by Dr. Vijay Seth released [ None ]

    ‘Beehmi Sadi Da Dogri Da Gadya Sahitya : Ik Jayzaa ’ titled is a comprehensive book in Dogri language on the Dogri literature of 20th century and this book was released in Jammu and Kashmir. The book has been written by a noted Dogri language scholar Dr. Vijay Seth. To describe i

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  • 3 Sunil Chhetri becomes first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals [ None ]

    Sunil Chhetri has become the first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals. He achieved this target in his 87th match who held between match between India and Guam for 2018 world cup qualifying. India lost this match to Guam by 1-2 goals. It was India’s second successiv

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  • 4 Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld death sentence of Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid [ None ]

    Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid who is war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader. Four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha was decided this decision.

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  • 5 Indian Railways names Haridwar Mail as Yoga Express [ None ]

    Indian Railways has named Haridwar Mail as Yoga Express with an immediate effect on the occasion of international Yoga day on 21 June 2015. The train No 19031/19032 Ahmedabad-Haridwar-Ahmedabad famously known as Haridwar Mail has been replace as Yoga Express.

    • This decision was tak

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  • 6 Union Government launches augmented reality application ‘Sakaar’ [ None ]

    Minister of State (MoS) in the Department of Atomic Energy Dr. Jitendra Singh has launched augmented Reality technology based mobile application named ‘Sakaar’ to highlight the achievements of the Department of Space in New Delhi. Educational Communication Unit (DECU) of ISRO is

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  • 7 Denmark’s Mogens Lykketoft elected as President of UN General Assembly [ None ]

    Mogens Lykketoft from Denmark was elected as President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Lykketoft was only the nominee put forward by the WEOG (Western Europe and other group).

    • Lykketoft replaces Sam Kutesa from Uganda who was President of 69th session of UNGA. Lykketof

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  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Snapdeal acquires mobility solutions company Letsgomo Labs [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Domestic e-commerce Snapdeal has acquired Letsgomo Labs which is Gurgaon based mobility solutions Company. According to the deal, Letsgomo team will become part of Snapdeal. It helps in conceptualization of applications and mobile sites to implementation and hosting.

    This deal wil

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  • 2 United Kingdom celebrates 800 years of Magna Carta [ None ]

    United Kingdom (UK) celebrated 800 years of signing of Magna Carta which is a Latin word which in English means Great Charter and also present UK Prime Minister David Cameron in the celebrations. The celebrations to observe signing of 8 century year old historic document which ha

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  • 3 Cairn India to merge with Vedanta Ltd [ None ]

    Cairn- Vedanta Metal and mining giant Vedanta Ltd and its subsidiary oil explorer Cairn India which is 60 per cent owned by Vedanta and are being merged. Decision was taken by Independent directors of both the companies owned by billionaire Anil Agarwal.

    1. This merger will create I

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  • 4 Rohan Bopanna- Florin Mergea pair win Stuttgart Men’s Double Open title 2015 [ None ]

    Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna along with his Romanian partner Florin Mergea has won the ATP’s Stuttgart Open final doubles trophy in Germany. The Indo-Romanian pair Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea defeated Austrian-Brazilian pair of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares by score o

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  • 5 Government launches Migrant Resource Centre in Chennai [ None ]

    The Union Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) along with Tamil Nadu state government was set up Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Chennai. The MRC (Migrant Resource Centre) will provide migrants service and information of overseas Indian workers other than advice, counselin

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  • 6 China launches freight train service connecting Europe by linking Harbin and Hamburg [ None ]

    China has launched 9,820-km-long distance rail route between its northeastern city of Harbin and Europe. Freight train service will open new trade options for Chinese goods in the European Market. Freight train service was launched by HAO Logistics Co. Ltd which is a joint ventur

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  • 7 Recommendations of Bibek Debroy committee on restructuring of Indian Railways [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Eminent economist and NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy’s Committee on the restructuring of Indian Railways has submitted its final report to the Union Ministry of Railways. In Bibek Debroy Committee had consisted seven-member panel headed by Bibek Debroy and the other 6 members are

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  • 8 Union Government announces Rs 1500 crore Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool [ None ]

    Jitendra Singh who Minister of State (MoS) in the Department of Atomic Energy has launched an Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) of 1,500 crore rupees as per the mandatory provision under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLND), 2010 in New Delhi.

    1. At now, INIP became

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  • 9 Former Union Minister Sheila Kaul passed away [ None ]

    Sheila Kaul who was former Himachal Pradesh governor and ex-union minister passed away in New Delhi at the age 101. Sheila Kaul was a sister-in-law of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi’s maternal aunt.

    • In 1971, Sheila Kaul was elected as Member of Par

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  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Musicians, film-maker chosen for Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships and Akademi Puraskar 2014 [ None ]

    Sangeet Natak Akademi which is also known as National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama has announced the names of recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships (Akademi Ratna) 2014 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) 2014.

    Akademi Fellowships which carries cas

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  • 2 Union Government sacks Dr Bimal K Roy Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) [ None ]

    The Indian Statistical Institute Union Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI) has dismissed Dr Bimal K Roy as the Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). Dr Bimal K Roy who is a renowned cryptologist was appointed Director of ISI in August 2010 and he w

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  • 3 Legendary West Indies fast bowler Sir Wesley Hall inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of fame [ None ]

    Former West Indies paceman Sir Wesley Winfield Hall has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Sir Hall is 80th cricketer to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and 18th from West Indies. In 2015, Sir Hall is the 4th cricketer to be selected into the ICC Cricket

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  • 4 US becomes world’s largest oil producer, surpasses Saudi Arabia: BP Report [ None ]

    The United States (US) became the world’s largest oil producer in 2014 surpassing Saudi Arabia which released by British Petroleum (BP) Energy Company. Ranking by Oil producer country-

    • US had produced 11.6 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) i.e. 15.9% more oil in 2014.
    • Saudi Ara

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  • 5 V K Singh inaugurates first India-China Yoga College at Yunnan Minzu University China [ None ]

    V K Singh who is Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs inaugurated first India-China Yoga College at Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming, China. This Yoga college is first Indian government institution which related to the Indian spiritual art form and this Yoga college ina

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  • 6 Renewable energy targets quadruple globally in 10 years - IRENA [ None ]

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has announced that in past one decade renewable energy targets have quadruple globally. This report was released by IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin on the side lines of IRENA’s 9th Council meeting in Dubai.

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  • 7 Google Launches Special Search Mode for Slower 2G Phone Network for India and Brazil [ None ]

    World’s largest search engine company Google Inc has launched a new lite mode of Google search engine for India and Brazil on 2G network. This lite mode of Google has been developed by keeping the 2G (2 Generation) network speed. Before launching this feature in India, Google had

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  • 8 Twitter Inc CEO Dick Costolo resigns June 13, 2015 [ None ]

    Dick Costolo has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter Inc after leading the company for five. He plain to step down on 1 July 2015. Twitter co-founder and Square Inc’s CEO will take over as the Interim CEO place of his replacement.

    • He was also had pioneered for

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  • 9  Legendary actor Sir Christopher Lee passed away [ None ]

    Sir Christopher Lee who was Legendary English actor, singer and writer passed away in London, United Kingdom at the age of 93. Lee was famously known as the master of horror for his famous villainy acting roles in numerous movies such as Dracula, The Wicker Man, James Bond, Lord

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  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Nek Chand Saini, creator of Chandigarh’s Rock Garden passed away June 12, 2015 [ None ]

    Nek Chand Saini who is creator of Chandigarh’s iconic Rock Garden passed away on 11 June 2015 in Chandigarh at the age 90. Saini was born in Berian Kalan village in Shakargarh region but now in Pakistan. Saini was as a self-taught Indian artist. He had settled in Chandigarh in 19

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  • Jun 17, 2015
  • 1 MS Dhoni Forbes list of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015 [ None ]

    Indian Cricketer captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only Indian to find place in the Forbes magazine’s list of 100 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015. Floyd Mayweather who is US boxer retain first place for third time. MS Dhoni was placed at 23rd on the Forbes list with total e

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  • 2 PM Narendra Modi gives nod to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement [ None ]

    PM Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement and this agreement will be signed on 15th June 2015 at the Transport Minister’s meeting in Thimpu, Bhutan. BBIN is similar to the SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) se

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  • 3 Senior scientist Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar appointed as Director of CSIR-IICT [ None ]

    Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar who is senior scientist was appointed Director of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) a premier research institute of Union Government based in Hyderabad, Telangana. Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar was appointed by PM Narendra Modi who is ex-of

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  • 4 Mahendra Kumar Sharma appointed as non-executive Chairman of ICICI Bank [ None ]

    Eminent Mahendra Kumar Sharma appointed as non-executive chairman of India’s largest private sector lender Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank. Mahendra Kumar Sharma will succeed K V Kamath who had resigned from top most in order to join as Presiden

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