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

  • Aug 24, 2015
  • 1 Bandhan, the micro finance company is going to start operation as a commercial bank [ None ]

    About Bandhan: Bandhan Bank is banking and financial services company in India. It’s headquarter is in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was founded by Chandra Sekhar Ghosh who is act as a managing director.

    • Ashok Lahiri is chairman of the new bank.
    • It is world’s largest Non - Deposit -

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  • 2 Gujarat is going to launch ‘Agro-Solar Policy’ [ None ]

    About Agro - Solar Policy: Gujarat has become the first state in India by going to launch ‘Agro - Solar Policy’ for farmers. This policy will encourage the farmers to rap free solar energy from sun.

    • Power generation companies will give 30 to 40 percent share from the profit of

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  • 3 Tennis star Roger Federer wins Cincinnati Masters title [ None ]

    About Roger Federer: Roger Federer was born on born 8th August 1981. He is 2nd ranked tennis player by profession from Switzerland. He is ranked as 2nd by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He started to play tennis as profession in 1998.

    Image of Roger Federer

    Image of Roger Federer

    Winner of Cincinnati Masters title

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  • Aug 21, 2015
  • 1 HP Government launches RISHTA project [ None ]

    About launching of the project: Himachal Pradesh Government has launched RISHTA project, which is an efficient smart LED based street lighting project. It was launched by Virbhadra Singh who is State Chief Minister of Shimla.

    About RISHTA project:

    • RISHTA project is stands for

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  • 2 Cochin Airport ranked no. 1 to operate completely on Solar Power [ None ]

    About Solar Power: Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. It is done by either directly using photovoltaic or indirectly using concentrated solar power. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunl

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  • 3  US Scientists find a method to take CO2 from Air and make Carbon nanofibres [ None ]

    About CO 2 in Air: CO2 is known as Carbon dioxide. It is a type of gas in Earth’s atmosphere. It is currently founding about 0.04 % of the atmosphere. Plants and photoautotrophs use solar energy to produce carbohydrate from atmospheric carbon dioxide.

    • Global warming is caus

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  • 4 Government launched education loan portal for students required loans [ None ]

    About student loans in India: Student loans are known as education loans. This is required to the students who wants to study further but can’t afford because cost of educational degrees are going higher.

    • Self - financing Institutes are increasing speedily in India which are pr

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  • 5 Air India Ltd selects Ashwani Lohani as CMD [ None ]

    About Ashwani Lohani: Ashwani Lohani is an Indian Railway Service officer and Mechanical Engineers of batch 1989. Currently, He is working as Managing Director and Commissioner Tourism in Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh.

    Image of Aswani Lohani

    Image of Aswani Lohani

    CMD of Air India Ltd

    • He is the founder

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  • Aug 20, 2015
  • 1 Uttar Pradesh Minister Chitranjan Swaroop is no more [ None ]

    About Mr. Chitranjan Swaroop: Chitranjan Swarup, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs of Uttar Pradesh passes away in Delhi at age 70 because of a lengthy illness. Chitranjan Swaroop was born in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

    Image of Chitranjan Swarup

    Image of Chitranjan Swarup

    Uttar Pradesh Minister is no more

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  • 2 Sebastian Coe the gold medalist in Olympics elected as president of IAAF [ None ]

    About Sebastian Newbold Coe: Sebastian Newbold Coe was born on 29th September 1956. He is also known as Seb Coe or Lord Coe. He is a British politician and former track and field athlete.

    Image of Sebastian Newbold Coe

    Image of Sebastian Newbold Coe

    Gold medalist in Olympics elected as president of IAAF

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  • 3 Tata Private Equity fund invests in US based company Uber [ None ]

    About Tata Private Equity Fund: Private Equity and Venture Capital funds managed by Tata Capital with collective resources with approximately 1 billion dollars. The funds invest in many businesses for more growth and profitability of the company.

    There are five funds run by Tat

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  • 4 Bangladesh wins maiden SAFF U-16 title of Football by defeating Indian football team [ None ]

    About Bangladesh football team: The Bangladesh national football team is organized by the Bangladesh Football Federation. It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation. It was became a member of FIFA in 1974.

    • It has won the SAFF Championship once and gold medals in South As

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  • 5 Arun Jaitley announces about launching of Bankruptcy code, litigation policy in India [ None ]

    About Arun Jaitley: Arun Jaitley was born on 28th December 1952. He is the Finance Minister of India. He is also managing Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting in India.

    • He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
    • He has also work as the Minister for Commerce and

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  • Aug 19, 2015
  • 1 Kishor Piraji Kharat appointed as its MD and CEO of IDBI Bank [ None ]

    About Kishor Piraji: Kishor Piraji Kharat was born on 4th September 1958. He completed his graduation in Commerce, CAIIB and Law. He also done an Executive Diploma in Management. Currently, he is General Manager in Bank of Baroda as Executive Director of Union Bank of India.

    Image of Kishore Piraji

    Image of Kishore Piraji

    MD and CEO of IDBI Bank

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  • 2 ICICI Bank launches ‘Smart Vault’ digital locker facility [ None ]

    About ICICI Bank: ICICI is stands for Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India. It provides multinational banking and financial services. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra of India.

    • It is the second largest bank in India as of assets and market capitalizati

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  • 3 Tata Trusts decides to develop 264 villages under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) enterprise [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Tata Trust: Sir Ratan Tata Trust was started in 1919 with capital of Rs. 8 million. This Trust is one of the oldest grant giving foundations in India. Jamsetji Tata who was founder of Tata group led the first Trust JN Tata Endowment in 1892.

    About development of 264 villa

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  • 4 TPP Nair, SP Misra, Romeo James selected for Dhyan Chand award 2015 [ Awards ]

    About TPP Nair: TPP Nair’s full name is TP Padmanabhan Nair and he is from Cherukunnu of Kannur. He is former volleyball captain of Indian team. He was the only Indian volleyball player who had won two Asian Games medals.

    • He cried foul after he was ignored for the Arjuna Award

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  • 5 President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife Suvra Mukherjee is no more [ None ]

    About Surva Mukherjee: Suvra Mukherjee, President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife passes away because of a cardiac arrest in New Delhi in Research and Referral Army Hospital at age of 74.

    Image of Suvra Mukherjee

    Image of Suvra Mukherjee

    Wife of President Pranab Mukherjee

    • Suvra Mukherjee was born on 17th S

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  • Aug 18, 2015
  • 1 Andy Murray wins Rogers Cup Masters Tournament of tennis 2015 [ Sports ]

    About Andy Murray: Andrew Barron Murray was born on 15th May 1987. He is professional tennis player from Scotland. He is currently ranked as world’s No. 2 champion. He started his professional carrier as tennis player when he won the junior US Open in 2004.

    Image of Andy Murray

    Image of Andy Murray

    Winner of Rogers Cup Masters Tournament of tennis

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  • 2 Tamil Nadu ranks 1st in donation of organ in India [ None ]

    About Organ Donation: Organ is a part of human or animal body. Organ donation is the donation of an organ of the human body from a living or dead person to a living recipient by transplantation.

    • 13th August is celebrated as organ donation day.

    About Tamil Nadu’s achievement o

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  • 3 Kerala signed MoU with Adani for development of Vizhinjam seaport [ None ]

    About Vizhinjam seaport project: Vizhinjam International Seaport is a planned port of Arabian Sea at Thiruvananthapuram of Kerala in India. This project will completed near about cost of Rs. 6595 crores over three phases.

    • It initiated 25 years ago in 1991 to build a deep - water

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  • 4 Sachin Tendulkar selected as Tiger ambassador of Maharashtra [ None ]

    About Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24th April 1973. He is a former cricketer as well as captain of Indian Cricket team. He started to play cricket at just age of eleven.

    Image of Sachin Tendulkar

    Image of Sachin Tendulkar

    Tiger ambassador of Maharashtra

    • He entered in cricket team at t

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  • 5 West Ham United signs goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan in Indian EPL [ None ]

    About Aditi Chauhan: Aditi Chauhan was born on 20th November 1992. She is an Indian footballer by profession. She plays as a goalkeeper for West Ham United Ladies football team and the Indian women’s national football team.

    Image of Aditi Chauhan

    Image of Aditi Chauhan

    Indian goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan in EPL

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  • 6 Abhishek Verma wins gold medal in Archery World Cup [ None ]

    About Abhishek Verma: Abhishek Verma was born on 26th June 1989. He is an Indian archer. He won the gold medal in the men’s compound archery team event along with Rajat Chauhan and Sandeep Kumar at the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon.

    Image of Abhishek Verma

    Image of Abhishek Verma

    Winner of gold medal in Archery World Cup

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  • 7 Kerala Government declares Kerala state as ‘Digital State’ [ None ]

    About Kerala: Kerala is also known as Keralam historical. It is south - west state of India. It was created on 1st November 1956 following the States Recognisation Act. Kerala is the thirteenth largest state by population. It is divided by 14 districts and its capital is Thiruvan

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  • 8 Union Government decided to set up Bank Board Bureau [ None ]

    About set up Bank Board Bureau: Union Government has decided to set up a Bank Board Bureau (BBB) to monitor key performance pointers of public sector banks (PSBs). It was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as part of Indradhanush (rainbow) plan.

    • Indradhanush plan a

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  • 9 Taj Mahal becomes first memorial in world to have Twitter account [ None ]

    About Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum (a large stately tomb). It is located on the southern bank of Yamuna River in Agra of Uttar Pradesh. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who ruled from 1628 to 1658 was built it in 1632 in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal.

    • Th

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  • Aug 18, 2015
  • 1 Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as Governor of Bihar [ None ]

    About Ram Nath Kovind: Ram Nath Kovind was born on 1st October 1945 at Paraunkh of Kanpur Dehat. Kovind is a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party - BJP. He was elected to Rajya Sabha from state of Uttar Pradesh during the two terms of 1994 - 2000 and 2000 - 2006.

    • He is als

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  • 2 NTPC signed two MoUs with NSDC and NSDF for Skill Development [ None ]

    About NTPC: NTPC stands for National Thermal Power Corporation. Its work is generation of electricity and similar activities. It is a government company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956.

    • It’s headquarter is in New Delhi.
    • Its business is generation and sale of electric

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  • 3 Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill 2015 passes by Assam [ None ]

    About Assam: Assam is a state in the north - eastern region of India. Located south of the eastern Himalayas. What is Witch Hunting? The witch hunting includes violence and beliefs that have led to the pain and murder of suspected witches.

    About Witch Hunting Bill:

    • Assam stat

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