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

  • Jul 4, 2015
  • 1 Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Integrated Security System in Mumbai [ None ]

    Suresh Prabhu who is Union Railway Minister inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) at 6 railway stations in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Integrated Security System (ISS) was inaugurated Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Dadar, Kurla and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Kaly

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  • 2 Literacy rate 71% in rural areas, 86% in urban areas NSSO survey [ None ]

    National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) survey has released literacy rate in the rural areas at 71 per cent and 86 per cent in the urban areas in year 2014.Literacy rate is 64 per cent in rural areas while urban areas literacy rate is 84 per cent. Education level of graduation and a

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  • 3 Madhya Pradesh government starts e-registration of property all districts [ None ]

    Madhya Pradesh government has initiated the facility of e-registration of property documents in all the districts of state. Through Sampada software will be done bythe e-registration of property documentation in all the districts of state.

    1. Earlier in December 2014, this initiative

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  • 4 Matti Makkonen Father of SMS technology passed away on 1 July 2015 [ None ]

    Matti Makkonen who was telecom engineer and father of messaging service (SMS) technology passed away on 1 July 2015 at the 63 years old. Matti Makkonen had initiated the idea of sending messages via mobile networks but failed to patent in 1984. It was merely idea and was not actu

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  • Jul 2, 2015
  • 1 Memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao constructed at Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi [ None ]

    Construction of a memorial for former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao was completed recently at the Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi. During 1921 to 2004, P V Narasimha Rao was the tenth Prime Minister of India.The completion of the work coincided with his birth anniversa

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  • 2 Rock Band Yes Guitarist Chris Squire died [ None ]

    Chris Squire who was the co-founder and longtime bassist of progressive Rock Band Yes, died on 27 June 2015 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona after battling Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL) at the 67. Chris Squire was born on 4 March 1948 in Kingsbury, North-West London. Squire was a

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  • 3 Lenovo appoints Rahul Agarwal as Managing Director, India [ None ]

    Lenovo has appointed Rahul Agarwal as the Managing Director (MD) of its India operations. Rahul Agarwal replaces Amar Babu who has been promoted to regional mandate as Chief operating Officer (COO), Asia Pacific and Chairman of Lenovo India.

    Image of Rahul Agarwal

    Image of Rahul Agarwal

    Managing Director Lenovo India

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  • 4 Indian Railways, Indian Army among world’s biggest employers: WEF Study [ None ]

    India Army and Indian Railways are among the world’s biggest employers which report was revealed in a research published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). India Army and Indian Railways employ around 2.7 million people together. Indian Railways was placed at 8th position with 1.

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  • 5 50 nations including India sign 60-article agreement on China-led AIIB [ None ]

    50 founding nations including India have signed 60-article agreement of China-led multilateral AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). Indian Ambassador Ashok Kantha signed the agreement on behalf of Indian country.

    There are 57 founder-member countries AIIB. Seven countries

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  • Jun 30, 2015
  • 1 Bajaj Allianz launched weather-based crop insurance scheme for three districts of Maharashtra [ None ]

    Bajaj Allianz (Private insurer) launched a weather-based crop insurance scheme for orange crops in Nagpur, Hingoli and Washim districts of Maharashtra which insurance policy will cover losses incurred by orange fruit-growing farmers due to deviation in weather conditions.

    1. Accordi

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  • 2 President conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar [ Awards ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar who is the Chairman of Sakal Media Group (SMG) at Balgandharva Auditorium in Pune. Scientist Raghunath Mashelkar head committee selected Punyabhushan award for Prataprao Pawar. He is the 27th recipient of

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  • 3 Nadia district won the UN Public Service Award 2015 for eliminating open defecation [ Awards ]

    The district administration of Nadia, West Bengal was conferred with the United Nations Public Service Award 2015 for eliminating open defecation in the district. Nadia district could achieve this feat due to its collaborative effort with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICE

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  • 4 Union Government launched India’s first Modernized Aanganwadi Centre at Hasanpur village in Sonepat [ None ]

    Maneka Gandhi who is the Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) was inaugurated the first modernized Aanganwadi centre of India at Hasanpur village of Sonepat in Haryana. The centre has been set up as part of Nand-Ghar Yojana of Union Government which aims at transf

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  • 5 Union Government asked Bihar, TN, Rajasthan to introduce milk in mid day meal scheme [ Important Days ]

    Union Government of India requested the Chief Ministers of Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan to encourage supply of free milk in the Mid Day Meal to school children under child welfare scheme. At present, two states Karnataka which was earlier star in 2012-13 under project Ksheerab

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  • 6 Russia’s former PM Yevgeny Primakov passed away [ None ]

    Former Russian Prime minister Yevgeny Primakov passed away in Moscow after a prolonged illness. Yevgeny Primakov has died 85. During 1996 to 1998, Yevgeny Primakov had served as Foreign, Speaker of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (in 1989) and chief of the intelligence ser

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  • 7 Jwala Gutta, Ashwni Ponappa win women’s doubles title of Canada Open Badminton tournament [ Sports ]

    Women’s doubles title- Badminton Indian pair of ace Jwala Gutta and Ashwni Ponappa won the women’s doubles title of the Canada Open Badminton tournament. Canada they defeated Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in straight games of 21-19, 21-16 in the finals match played

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  • 8 Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji written by Abdul Kalam [ None ]

    Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji: authored by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam & Arun Tiwari this was released on 15 June 2015. In Transcendence, the authors Dr Kalam and Arun Tiwari have mapped a journey of self-realization reflected in the eyes of Pramukh Swamiji

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  • 9 GFH Financial Group signed pact with Adani Group for developing Mumbai Economic Zone [ None ]

    Bahrain-based GFH Financial Group signed an agreement with Indian conglomerate Adani Group for developing a MEDZ (Mumbai Economic Development Zone). According to the agreement, the GFH’s unit Energy City Navi Mumbai (ECNM) and Adani Group will work together in creating the master

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  • Jun 30, 2015
  • 1 J Jayalalithaa launches first phase of Chennai Metro [ None ]

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was inaugurated first phase of Chennai Metro service after she flagged off inaugural train. The first phase of Metro service covers the 10-km overhead (elevated) stretch which connects Alandur in south Chennai to Koyabedu in the north.

    Image of J Jayalalithaa

    Image of J Jayalalithaa

    Launching first phase of Chennai Metro

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  • 2 Veselin Topalov won the Norway Chess Tournament 2015 [ Sports ]

    Veselin Topalov won the Norway Chess tournament 2015 and he secured 6 points. Indian chess player Anand ended the tournament in second place with 6 points. Winner of Norway Chess tournament 2015- Hikaru Nakamura showed excellent technique and won by 6 points and stood at third pl

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  • 3 Australia to join China led AIIB [ None ]

    Australia has decided to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member. With this investment it will become sixth largest shareholder in AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank).

    • Australia will contribute paid-in capital of 718.5 million U

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  • 4 Satnam Singh Bhamara becomes first Indian to be drafted by a NBA team [ None ]

    Satnam Singh Bhamara became the first Indian born basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) among 60 young men who will play in the next season of NBA. Satnam Singh Bhamara was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks team as the 52nd pick in the NBA Draf

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  • 5 India Fourth Largest Carbon Emitter WRI Analysis [ None ]

    India is 4th largest carbon emitter in the world in terms of per capita emission accounting for 6.6 % of global emissions for the year 2012. Top 10 emitters are which released by WRI- China (25.26%), US (14.4%), European Union (10.16%), India (6.69%), Russia (5.36%), Japan (3.11%

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  • 6 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Receive Colombia’s Highest Civilian Award [ Awards ]

    Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Colombia’s highest civilian award, Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero for spreading the message of peace in society, reducing stress, inter-mediation in war and combating violence

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  • 7 India leads FDI in South Asia with 34 billion investments in 2014: UNCTAD [ None ]

    According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD’s) World Investment Report 2015, India has topped in the regional inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in South Asia region during year 2014 for 34 billion US dollars investments.

    • According to the repo

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  • 8 RBI extends deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes till December 2015 [ None ]

    RBI (Reserve Bank of India) has extended the date to exchange pre-2005 bank notes till December 31, 2015 for third time. RBI has allowed people to deposit the old design notes in the bank accounts or exchange them at a bank branch.

    The apex bank also has stated that the notes can

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  • 9 India, US ink pacts to enhance cooperation in health sector June 26, 2015 [ None ]

    India & the US have signed a series of agreements on health in order to enhance cooperation in health sector include cancer research, medical infrastructure development and application of new diagnostic technologies.

    According to Agreements are:

    • To develop collaborative research p

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  • Jun 30, 2015
  • 1 Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar voted best Test player of 21st century [ None ]

    Sachin Tendulkar who is India’s legendary batsman and Bharat Ratna recipient has been voted the ‘Best Test player’ of the 21st century in an online poll. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara received the second highest votes. The online poll was conducted by Cricket Australia’s website f

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  • Jun 29, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet approved setting up of six Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet meet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union cabinet announced setting up of six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country. These new IIMs will be located at Amritsar (Punjab), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha

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  • 2 Sahitya Akademi announced Bal Sahitya Puraskar for the year 2015 [ None ]

    Sahitya Akademi awards announced Bal Sahitya Puraskar for the year 2015. The awards were recommended by Jury members representing 24 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of Sahitya Akademi that met under the chairmanship of President of Sahitya Akademi Dr. Vishwan

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