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

  • Jun 29, 2015
  • 1 Veteran Journalist Praful Bidwai passed away [ None ]

    Praful Bidwai who was veteran journalist, columnist and peace activist passed away in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was 65 years old. Praful Bidwai was born in Nagpur. Praful Bidwai worked in the Times of India for many years as a Senior Assistant Editor before embarking on a freela

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  • 2 Tennis Icon Steffanie Graf appointed as brand ambassador of Kerala’s Ayurveda [ None ]

    Tennis Icon Steffanie Graf was appointed as Ayurveda brand ambassador by cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Thiruvananthapuram. Steffanie Graf will promote Ayurveda tourism of state in North America and Europe with theme Visit Kerala Destination as an Ayu

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  • 3 Rajasthan becomes No. 1 state in solar energy in India [ None ]

    Rajasthan has become first state in the country in terms of total installed capacity of solar energy. The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy were released data. Rajasthan with total 1,167 megawatt (MW) installed capacity has surpassed Gujarat (1000 MW) which was previous

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  • Jun 25, 2015
  • 1 Titanic composer James Horner is no more [ None ]

    James Horner who was the two-time Oscar-winning composer and concert hall composer died on 23 June 2015 in a plane crash in California, United States at the age 61. James Horner was performed first major movie score in Star Trek II i.e.”The Wrath of Khan” (1982) film. He had also

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  • 2 Lucknow zoo renamed after last Nawab Wajid Ali Shah [ None ]

    Uttar Pradesh Government Akhilesh Yadav renamed the Lucknow Prani Udyan which is popularly known as Lucknow zoo, as Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, Lucknow. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah was the last Nawab of Oudh under whom the province was annexed by the British government under the p

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  • 3 EPFO makes UAN mandatory for all employers under its purview [ None ]

    Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has notified an order to make Universal Account Number (UAN) mandatory for all its employers. Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is a statutory body of Union Government under the aegis of Ministry of Labour and Employment. Empl

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  • 4 Bhuvan Ganga Mobile Application launched to aid National Mission for Clean Ganga [ None ]

    The Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti launched Bhuvan Ganga mobile application and a web portal to aid National Mission for Clean Ganga. Bhuvan Ganga app and web portal was launched after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Mission for Clea

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  • 5 India to be the Partner Country for Russian Industrial Trade Fair Innoprom 2016 [ None ]

    India decided to be a partner country in the major Industrial Fair named INNOPROM-2016 to be held at Yekaterinburg, Russia in July 2016. Indian government accepted the invitation extended by the Russian Government in December 2014.

    Minister of Industry and Trade of Russian Federa

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  • 6 Russia won European Team Athletics Championships 2015 [ None ]

    Russia won the European Team Athletics Championships by winning 10 of the 40 events on the program which held in Cheboksary, Russia. Since 2009, Russia won the title since the inception of games. This is the fourth time won European Team Athletics Championships.

    Russia won the 368

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  • 7 Maharashtra topped the list of States and UTs in IPR filing in 2013-14 [ None ]

    India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) released a report on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) filing in India during 2013-14. Maharashtra topped the list of states and Union Territories (UTs) while Bengaluru was the top city in IPR filing.

    1. The top five states and UTs (Union Territ

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  • 8 Sister Nirmala Joshi successor of Mother Teresa passed away June 23, 2015 [ None ]

    Sister Nirmala Joshi who is former Superior General of Missionaries of Charity passed away in Kolkata after brief illness at the age 81. Since 1997, she had taken over as Superior General after the death of Mother Teresa. Sister Nirmala Joshi was born in 1934 in Ranchi (now the c

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  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 India sets two Guinness world records on International Yoga Day June 22, 2015 [ Important Days ]

    India has set two Guinness world records (GWR) in Rajpath yoga event held on 21 June, the eve of first International Yoga Day led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik was received award from representatives of Guinness World Records. This recor

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  • 2 Narendra Modi Vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam selected for ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ award 2015 [ Awards ]

    A South Indian classical vocalist, Sanjay Subrahmanyam has been selected for the ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ award 2015. It will be bestowed upon him when he will preside over the 89th annual conference of the Academy which will be held between December 15, 2015 and January 1, 2016.

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  • 3 Nico Rossberg of Mercedes wins Austrian Grand Prix of F1 [ None ]

    Nico Rosberg who is Mercedes driver from Germany has won the Austrian Grand Prix Formula One (F1) World Championship title 2015. His eleventh overall championship title and the third win in the 2015 season. First was the Spanish Formula 1 World Championship title won on May 10, 2

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  • 4 IEP (Institute for Economics and Peace) released Global Peace Index 2015 [ None ]

    Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) released the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2015. The GPI 2015 measured peace, its causes and its economic value during 2014. India was placed at the 143rd position among 162 countries, the same as 2014.Rankings of India’s neighbours: Bhutan (18)

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  • 5 Sangai deer found in Manipur to be translocated [ None ]

    Sangai Deer was found in Manipur. Manipur State Forest Department has decided to translocate a section of critically endangered species of Brow Antlered (Sangai) deer with an aim to save it from extinction. The deer is endemic to Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) will be translo

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  • 6 Maharashtra Government gives nod to IT & ITES policy 2015 [ None ]

    Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis has given nod to new Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) policy. IT & ITES policy 2015 was launching aims at making state an IT, animation and gaming industry hub by attracting worth 50,000

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  • 7 Union Ministry of Finance formed two committees for facilitating implementation of GST [ Bills ]

    Union Ministry of Finance formed two committees for facilitating implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 1 April 2016. Committee will be headed by Arvind Subramanian who is the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA), Ministry of Finance. These committees are intended to speed u

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  • 8 Andy Murray won the men’s singles of Aegon Tennis Championships at the Queen’s Club [ None ]

    Andy Murray from Britain won the men’s singles of the Aegon Championships at the Queen’s Club in West Kensington in England. In the final match, Andy Murray defeated Kevin Anderson from South Africa by 6-3, 6-4. With this win, Andy Murray was won total fourth Queen’s title and th

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  • 9 India, Tanzania ink agreements for cooperation in various fields June 20, 2015 [ None ]

    India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tanzania President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete have inked various agreements including for cooperation in the field of statistics, hydrography, agricultural science and tourism in New Delhi. Apart from signing these agreements, both nations also a

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  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 Historian-writer Ramachandra Guha selected for Japan’s Fukuoka Prize June 20, 2015 [ None ]

    Eminent Historian-writer Ramachandra Guha has been selected for Japan’s Fukuoka Prize 2015 in the Academic category. He has been selected for their outstanding contributions to academia, arts and culture across Asia. Apart from him, Thant Myint-U also selected for Grand Prize cat

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  • 2 Haryana Government launches Village Mentoring Project to uplift villagers [ None ]

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has launched a Village Mentoring Project (VMP) in a bid to improve healthcare and education of the villagers with a special emphasis on girl child. The VMP was launched in Rajjipur village of Panchkula district of Haryana state in collab

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  • 3 CNR Rao conferred Japan’s highest civilian award Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star [ Awards ]

    C.N.R. Rao who is an eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee was conferred with Japan’s highest civilian award the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star which awarded by Japanese Ambassador to India, Takeshi Yagi for his outstanding contributions to science and Indo-Ja

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  • 4 World’s First Electric Passenger aircraft BX1E manufactured in China [ None ]

    China was manufactured the world’s first electric passenger aircraft named BX1E. The aircraft was designed by Shenyang Aerospace University and Liaoning General Aviation Academy located in the northeastern Liaoning Province of China. BX1E Electric Passenger aircraft has a 14.5-me

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  • 5 Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz re-elected as chairman of UK Parliament committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    British Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz has been re-elected as Chairman of Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) in House of Commons of UK Parliament. MP Keith Vaz was re-elected as Chairman of HASC for third time by receiving 412 votes compared to 192 votes secured by his opponent Lab

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  • 6 ISRO’s GAGAN to provide navigational support to Indian Railways [ None ]

    ISRO has announced to provide navigational support to Indian Railways through GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) system. The GAGAN support along with space technology-based tools will be provided to Indian Railways for unmanned level crossings safety.

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  • 7 Kirk Kerkorian, billionaire Las Vegas mogul passed away [ None ]

    Kirk Kerkorian billionaire Las Vegas mogul and casino tycoon passed away after a brief illness at the age 98. Kirk Kerkorian was born on 6 June 1917 in California, US to Armenian immigrants. He was earlier known as Kerkor Kerkorian.

    • Casino tycoon was Hollywood tycoon and had diver

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  • 8 Union Cabinet approves Solar Power capacity target to 1 lakh MW under JNNSM by 2022 [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved increasing India’s solar power capacity which increase capacity of five times from current capacity under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to 1 Lakh Mega Watt (MW) by 2022 in new Delhi. 1 Lakh Mega Watt (MW) target principa

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  • 9 Asia Pacific region overtakes Europe as world’s second richest region: BSG Report [ None ]

    Asia Pacific region has overtaken Europe as the world’s second richest region for the first time in terms of global wealth management. This Report was released by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm. Asia Pacific region has held around 47 trillion d

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  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 Charles Correa, face of contemporary architecture in India passes away [ None ]

    Charles Correa who was India’s greatest contemporary architect passed away in Mumbai following a brief illness at the age 84. Charles Correa had played an important role in the creation of architecture for post-Independence India. He was born on 1 September 1930 in Secunderabad,

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