Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2020 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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  • Jul 10, 2015
  • 1 MGNREGA world’s largest public works programme: World Bank Report [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    World Bank has ranked the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) as the world’s largest public works programme. It was released data by World Bank Group’s report titled ‘The State of Social Safety Nets 2015’.

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  • 2 India & Kazakhstan launch first drilling at Satpayev oil block of OVL [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kazakhstan premier Karim Massimov launched the first exploratory drilling at Satpayev oil block owned by India’s ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) and Kazakhstan Company KazMunaiGaz in Astana, Kazakh capital.

    • Satpayev oil block is an offshore fie

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  • 3 ONGC MoEFCC holds meeting with 6 states to review ESA demarcation progess in Western Ghats [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prakash Javadekar who is Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) held a meeting with 6 states in New Delhi to review the progress of demarcation of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) along the Western Ghats region.

    • The crucial MoEFCC meeting was chaired

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  • 4 Pune’s Fergusson College wins heritage status of UGC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prestigious Fergusson College of Pune has been accorded the special heritage status by the University Grants Commission (UGC). UGC (University Grants Commission) will provide financial assistance for its upkeep. Now the college is among the 19 institutions in the country to get t

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  • 5 Telangana government, ICRISAT ink MoU to promote IT-based information for farmers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Telangana government and ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) inked MoU (memorandum of Understanding) to promote IT-based information for farmers. According to the MoU, ICRISAT seeks to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) -

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  • 6 SC issue notices to Centre, ECI to bring political parties under RTI Act [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Supreme Court of India issued notices to the Union Government, Election Commission of India (ECI) on a plea to bring all political parties under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. Supreme Court of India was also issued notice to include six National Political Part

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  • Jul 9, 2015
  • 1 The US wins Women’s FIFA World Cup for 3rd time [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    United States (US) won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup which US defeated Japan by 5 - 2 goals score in the World Cup final match played at Vancouver Canada. It is overall third world cup title of US.

    US captain and skipper Carli Lloyd scored three goals. Lauren Holiday and Tobin

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  • 2 India retains South Asian Basketball Championship [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India has retained the South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) title. It was the 4th edition of the Championships. They defeated Sri Lanka by 93 - 44 score in the final match which played at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

    With this win, India qualified for the FI

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  • 3 US actress Diana Douglas passed away on 6th July 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Renowned US actress and model Diana Douglas passed away in Los Angeles due to cancer at the age of 92. Diana Douglas was married to Kirk Douglas who was famous US actor in 1943 and is mother of Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas and Joel Douglas.

    Diana Douglas was born as Diana

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  • 4 Lewis Hamilton wins 2015 British Grand Prix of F1 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Lewis Hamilton who is Mercedes driver of Britain won 2015 Birtish Grand Prix of Formula One (F1). Birtish Grand Prix of F1 held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire in England.

    With this victory Hamilton became second British F1 driver t

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  • 5 Pakistani Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Abdullah Hussain who was Pakistani Urdu novelist passed away in Lahore due to blood cancer at the age of 84 on 6th July 2015. Abdullah Hussain had received worldwide fame after the publication of his masterpiece Urdu novel and greatest contemporary works of Urdu fiction Udas Nasl

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  • Jul 7, 2015
  • 1 BSNL rolls out pre-paid card linked mobile wallet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) launches pre-paid card linked mobile wallet service ‘Speed Pay’ by Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. BSNL has launched the service in partnership with IT company Pyro which allows customers to transfer cash, pay for servi

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  • 2 Chile wins Copa America title 2015 of football for first time [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chile won Copa America title 2015 (South America’s most prestigious football trophy) for the first time which played at Santiago de Chile. First ever international trophy of Chile in Football trophy.

    1. The hosts defeated 14 times champion Argentina by 4 - 1 goals in the penalty s

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  • 3 NASA successfully flight tested Prandtl-d, prototype of first Mars airplane [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The NASA (Naional Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced that it successfully flight tested Prandtl-d aircraft. Prandtl was developed by NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Centre and it stands for the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars.

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  • 4 Union Government released the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Chaudhary Birendra Singh who is Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation released the provisional data from the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India.

    Socio Economic

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  • 5 Microsoft agreed to set up Digital Village in Maharashtra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Major Software IT Company Microsoft agreed to develop Smart MIDC (industrial colony) and support Digital Village in Maharashtra. In this regard, the information was given by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (week-long visit to the US) after his meet with India-born Mi

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  • Jul 6, 2015
  • 1 Greece becomes first developed nation to default IMF debt [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Greece has become the first developed nation to default on a 1.7 billion dollars payment to International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt. The Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of his country is ready for an economic siege. The deadline for debt p

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  • 2 World Bank approves $650 million loan for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    World Bank (headquarter Washington DC) has approved an additional loan of 650 million dollars for India’s Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project. World Bank will fund to build 401 km Ludhiana-Khurja section worth 650 million dollar that falls in three North Western stat

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  • 3 Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis: WHO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that Cuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. WHO and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) which are help and effort to achieve this milestone.

    1. Since 2010,

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  • 4 Prof. Sanjeev Galande selected for G D Birla Award for Scientific Research [ Awards ]

    Eminent Prof. Sanjeev Galande has been selected for the prestigious G D Birla award for Scientific Research 2014. Prof. Sanjeev has been selected for his significant contribution and his pioneering research in the field of Epigenetics and Molecular Cell Biology. At present, Prof.

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  • 5 Union Cabinet gives nod to Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet meeting headed by P M Narendra Modi approved Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) or PM’s Agriculture Irrigation Scheme. PMKSY (Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana) is central scheme (each and every farmer) that aims at providing irrigation facilities t

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  • 6 Indian-American teacher Darshan Jain receives US Presidential Award [ Awards ]

    Darshan Jain who is an Indian-American teacher has been selected for prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award carries monetary prize of US 10000 dollars. American President Barack Obama selected Darshan Jain along with 107 Mathe

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  • 7 Haryana Government launches ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched ‘Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon’ scheme from Dyalpur village of Kurukshetra district which to provide 24 hour uninterrupted power supply for rural domestic consumers in a phased manner with their active participation. With this launch,

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  • 8 Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO wins World Food Prize 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Fazle Hasan Abed is founder and chairman of Bangladesh-based non-governmental organization (NGO) who has been nominated as the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize. Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO also known as BRAC (originally known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Commit

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  • Jul 6, 2015
  • 1 Indian-American professor R Paul Singh named for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian-American professor R Paul Singh who has been selected for 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture (GCHERA) and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate (WAPL). The award was announced at the annual GCHERA conference held at the Hol

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  • 2 Mahindra-Airbus-tie-up-for-copters [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mahindra Defence Systems Limited which is a subsidiary of Mahindra Group and Airbus Helicopter have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture (JV) company to produce helicopters in India. According to the MoU, It will help to develop an indigenous industr

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  • 3 Four Indian-Americans honoured with Great Immigrants award 2015 in United States [ Awards ]

    Four Indian-Americans have been honoured with prestigious Great Immigrants, The Pride of America award 2015 in United States. Four Indian-Americans selected among 38 distinguished personalities from more than 30 countries around the world who have been honoured with this year’s a

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  • 4 President of India receives first copy of book ‘Uniki’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian president Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book ‘Uniki’ from Shri K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana who formally released in Hyderabad. ‘Uniki’ has been written by Shri Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra. ‘Uniki’, which means Exis

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  • 5 C D Balaji took charge as Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Retired Commodore C D Balaji took charge as the Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Programme Director of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). C D Balaji replaced P S Subramanyam, Distinguished Scientist, who superannuated on 30 June 2015. Balaji left the Navy a

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  • 6 Former CJI Y K Sabharwal passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Y K Sabharwal who was the Former Chief Justice of India passed away on 3 July 2015 in New Delhi, India. 73-year-old Justice Sabharwal is survived by two sons Chetan and Nitin. Justice Sabharwal was CJI (Chief Justice of India) from November 1,2005 to January 13,2007.

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