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

  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Union Government clears defence proposals worth Rs 30,000 crore [ Defense ]

    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared worth over 30,000 crore rupees for buying four more P81 long-range maritime patrol aircraft for the navy and to replace army’s 60s vintage air defence guns.

    Image of P81 long-range maritime

    Image of P81 Long-range Maritime

    Image of P81 long-range maritime

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  • 2 Artist Sayed Haider Raza conferred with France’s de la Lgion dHonneur [ None ]

    Artist Sayed Haider Raza was conferred with highest French Civilian Award Commandeer de la Lgion dHonneur i.e. the Legion of Honour on the occasion of the French National Day (14 July) celebrations by Ambassador of France to India Franois Richier on behalf of the French President

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  • Jul 14, 2015
  • 1 India, Tajikistan ink 2 pacts to strengthen bilateral relations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    During Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Tajikistan (5 Central Asian countries i.e. Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) and Russia) both countries inked 2 pacts to strengthen bilateral relations.

    Signed pacts are –

    • Programme of Cooperation (POC

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  • 2 India, Georgia ink MoU on electoral cooperation [ None ]

    India and Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of election management and administration. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Dr. Nasim Zaidi Chairperson, Central Election Commission of Georgia and Ms. Tamar Zhvania were sign

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  • 3 India, Kyrgyzstan ink 4 pacts during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit [ None ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kyrgyzstan government have signed four pacts to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two nations as part of his official visit to 5 Central Asian countries and Russia.

    Signed agreements are –

    • According to the MoU, it was signed coope

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  • 4 Lt Gen Man Mohan Singh Rai appointed as new Vice-Chief of Army [ None ]

    Lieutenant General Man Mohan Singh Rai was appointed as the Vice-Chief of the Indian Army. At present, Rai is the Eastern Army Commander and will succeed Lt Gen Philip Campose who superannuates on 31 July 2015.

    1. Mohan Singh Rai is from the Indian Army’s Corps of Engineers. Army Ge

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  • 5 ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ wins best original screenplay award at the Madrid Film Festival [ Awards ]

    ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ film has won the best original screenplay in a Foreign Language award at the Madrid International Film Festival. This film based on a political satire which directed by filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri. It stars Arunoday Singh and Mahi Gill in a lead role along

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  • 6 Winners of 2015 Wimbledon Championship Titles of Tennis [ None ]

    Wimbledon Championship Tittles 2015 was a tennis tournament which held from 29 June to 12 July 2015 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. This tournament was the 129th edition of the championships and the 48th edition in the Open Er

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  • 7 India, Turkmenistan ink seven pacts to enhance regional cooperation & connectivity [ None ]

    India & Turkmenistan have signed seven agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two nations. These agreements were signed during the two-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Turkmenistan as part of his official visit to five Central Asian countries and Russ

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  • 8 NABARD to provide Rs 30,000 crore credit to farmers for irrigation [ None ]

    NABARD‘s Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala has set a target of providing 30,000 crore rupees as credit to farmers for irrigational purpose in Mumbai on the occasion of 34th Foundation Day of NABARD.

    1. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABAR

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  • 9 Sunita Williams among 4 astronauts chosen to fly NASA’s first commercial space vehicle [ None ]

    Indian-American Sunita Williams is among four veteran astronauts who has been chosen by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to fly the first commercial space vehicles. Robert Behnken , Eric Boe and Douglas Hurley are three other who will be trained and prepared f

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  • Jul 14, 2015
  • 1 Lord Kamlesh Patel becomes first British-Asian appointee to ECB Director [ None ]

    Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel has become the first British Asian to be appointed as Director of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Lord Kamlesh Patel replaces Lord Morris of Handsworth who had stepped down after 11 years as an ECB Director.

    • Lord Patel was born on 28 September

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  • 2 Union Government appoints Sriram Kalyanaraman as MD and CEO of NHB [ None ]

    Union government of India has appointed Sriram Kalyanaraman as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Housing Bank (NHB) for a period of five years. Sriram Kalyanaraman became the first person from private sector to be appointed as head of a publ

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  • 3 China nominates Jin Liqun for President of AIIB [ None ]

    Former finance Minister of China Jin Liqun was nominated as the Presidential candidate for $100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by China countries. At Present, Jin Liqun is Secretary General of AIIB’s interim secretariat. Jin Liqun also had held various positi

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  • 4 India, Kazakhstan sign five key pacts including deal on uranium supply [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kazakh President Nur Sultan Nazar have signed five agreements in various sectors focusing on strategic, economic and trade cooperation between both nations in Astana.

    Signed agreements between these countries are –

    1. Both nations will form j

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  • 5 eMudhra launches eSign Services under Digital India Vision [ None ]

    eMudhra Limited is a leading certifying firm in the country for digital signatures launched first of its kind eSign services (online electronic signature) in the country as part of the Digital India Vision. This eSign service is an online electronic signature service legally vali

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  • 6 UNESCO names 24 new world heritage sites [ None ]

    39th session of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has inscribed 24 new sites into the World Heritage List by World Heritage Committee (WHC) held in Bonn, Germany. Total 36 sites were examined and 24 sites were granted world heritage status

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  • 7 Urdu poet Bashar Navaaz passed away July 9, 2015 [ None ]

    Bashar Navaaz was Urdu poet, critic & orator who passed away in Aurangabad, Maharashtra at the age of 80 years old. Bashar Navaaz was known as an Indo Pak shayar as his gazals are popular in India as well as Pakistan.

    Image of Bashar Navaaz

    Image of Bashar Navaaz

    Urdu poet Bashar Navaaz

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  • 8 Rahul Bhatnagar named as new MD and CFO of Bharti Enterprises [ None ]

    Rahul Bhatnagar was named as new Managing Director (MD) and chief financial officer (CFO) of Bharti Enterprises. Rahul Bhatnagar replaces Manoj Kohli who was recently appointed as executive chairman of SBG Cleantech a Joint Venture (JV) between Bharti Enterprises, Japan’s telecom

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  • 9 Uttarakhand gets India’s first earthquake early warning system [ None ]

    Uttarakhand became first Indian state to install a system to detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings. Italian firm, Space Dynamics is designed and manufactured the system which already has installed it in Japan, Italy and US.

    • The first system has been installed first in its

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  • Jul 14, 2015
  • 1 Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka sets record for spending longest time in space [ None ]

    Gennady Padalka who is Russian cosmonaut has set a Guinness World Record for spending longest time in space with a total of 804 days or around 2.5 years in space as on July 2015. Gennady Padalka broke the previous record of 803 days, nine hours and 41 minutes set by Russian cosmo

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  • 2 Indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash Missile inducted in IAF [ None ]

    Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inducted the Akash missile at a function held at Maharajpur Airbase in Gwalior after Parrikar ji handed over the symbolic key of Akash defence system (ADS) to Air chief Marshal Arup Raha.

    Image of Akash Missile

    Image of Akash Missile

    Indigenously developed surface-to-air missile

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  • 3 Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif passed away on 10 July 2015 [ None ]

    Egyptian actor Omar Sharif passed away due to a heart attack in Cairo at the age of 83. Omar Sharif was best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia in1962 and Doctor Zhivago role in 1965.

    Image of Omar Sharif

    Image of Omar Sharif

    Legendary Egyptian actor

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  • 4 Prince Saud al-Faisal, World’s longest serving Foreign Minister passed away [ None ]

    Prince Saud al-Faisal who was former foreign minister of Saudi Arabia passed away in United States at the age of 75. Saud al-Faisal had retired in April 2015. He was succeeded by Adel al-Jubeir. Saud al-Faisal was the foreign minister of Saudi kingdom for 4 decades from 1975 to 2

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  • 5 ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C28 carrying 5 UK satellites [ None ]

    ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-28 has successfully put five satellites of United Kingdom into designated orbits. They launched successfully after its lift off from first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh.

    ISRO had used high

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  • 6 India accorded full membership of SCO at Ufa summit 2015 [ None ]

    India has been accorded the full membership of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) at its Ufa summit held in Russia which it will help India to work with the six members grouping to enhance connectivity, combat terror and create an environment for boosting trade by easing

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  • Jul 10, 2015
  • 1 Kamal Bawa elected as Fellow to Royal Society [ None ]

    Kamal Bawa who is Eminent Ecologist has been elected as Fellow to the London based prestigious Royal Society. Kamal Bawa joins former and current eminent fellows of Royal Society such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking etc. He was chosen in recognit

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  • 2 India, Uzbekistan ink pacts to boost cooperation [ None ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan premier Karimov were signed agreement to boost cooperation between their foreign offices and in the field of culture and tourism.

    This visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was part of his first leg of strategic tour among five C

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  • 3 Meiji Period Sites of Japan gets UNESCO World Heritage Site Status [ None ]

    Japan’s Meiji-era is called from 1868 to 1912. In this era, industrial revolution sites have received World Cultural Heritage status from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

    • In 1972, the list of these heritage sites is part of the Convention

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  • 4 Floyd Mayweather stripped of Welterweight World title 2015 [ None ]

    World Boxing Organization (WBO) has stripped of the Welterweight World title 2015 won by Floyd Mayweather in May 2015. Decision in this regard was taken by WBO after Mayweather failed to pay the 200,000 dollar sanctioning fee to WBO prior to the deadline of 3 July 2015.

    • As per WBO

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