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

  • Oct 16, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet gives agrees to RCE for Kaladan Multi Modal Project in Myanmar [ None ]

    The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the revised cost estimate for a multi - modal transit transport project. It will pass through Myanmar and will provide an substitute access route to India’s northeastern states.

    • Its approval for the revised cost estimate of Rs. 2, 904.04 c

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  • 2 Pranab Mukherjee is the 1st Indian President to address Israeli Parliament Knesset [ None ]

    Pranab Mukherjeebecame first Indian President to address Israeli Parliament Knesset. Pranab Mukherjee addressed the Knesset as last leg of his authorized visit to 3 countries of west Asia viz. Jordan, Palestine and Israel. He is also the first Indian President to make a state vis

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  • 3 Sommera cusocoana, a coffee producing tree now endangered [ None ]

    About the tree: It is new coffee tree species with cherry - like fruit that was discovered in north - western Honduras in 2013. It is now critically endangered. It is about 10 metres high and covered with cream - colored flowers.

    • Its name is derived from its locality, the Cusuco

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  • 4 Harvard Humanitarian Award 2015 goes to Kailash Satyarthi [ Awards ]

    About Kailash Satyarthi: Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi is nominated for the respected 2015 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award. He has been awarded this award in recognition for defending the cause of child reform.

    • It focuses on culmination all forms of violence aga

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  • Oct 14, 2015
  • 1 Ketoprofen drug banned to save vultures in Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    A non - steroid anti - inflammatory drug (NSAID), Ketoprofen banned to save critically endangered vulture population in the state. This drug has been banned in the three western districts of state: Erode, Coimbatore and Nilgiris

    • Ketoprofen is widely used for veterinary purposes

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  • 2 China operationalizes Zam Hydropower Station on Brahmaputra [ None ]

    Features: China has operationalized the Zam Hydropower Station built on Brahmaputra River which has raised anxieties in India. The dam is considered to be the world’s highest - altitude hydropower station.

    • It produces 2.5 billion kilowatt - hours of electricity annually.
    • The p

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  • 3 A sweet banana species is discovered in Andaman [ None ]

    Musa indandamanensis, a banana species has been discovered in Andaman. Discovered by: team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). Place: A remote Krishna Nalah tropical rain forest on Andaman Islands.

    About Musa indandamanensis:

    • It is three times the size of a

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  • 4 Man Booker Prize Won by Jamaica’s Marlon James [ None ]

    An illusory history of the attempted killing of Bob Marley in 1976 has given Jamaica its first ever Man Booker winner. Marlon James has become the first Jamaican author to win the prize.

    Image of Marlon James

    Image of Marlon James

    Man Booker Prize Winner 2015

    About the book:

    • The book has 686 - ep

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  • 5 4 states approved Green Indian Mission plans [ None ]

    Union Environment Ministry has permitted yearly plans of National Mission for Green India (GIM). Four states includes: Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand. National Executive Council (NEC) has permitted the Perspective Plans (PP) and Annual Plan of Operations (APOs) of GIM giv

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  • Oct 13, 2015
  • 1  Deaton wins 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences [ None ]

    About his winning: The prestigious 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is won by micro economist Angus Deaton. He was selected for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

    Image of Deaton - NBPZ in Economics

    Image of Deaton - NBPZ in Economics

    2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

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  • 2  Winners of 2015 China Open (tennis) [ None ]

    Men’s Singles title: Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the 2015 Men’s Singles title of China Open. He defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6–2, 6–2 score. Women’s Singles title: Garbie Muguruza of Spain won the 2015 Women’s Singles title of China Open. She defeated Tmea Bacsinszky of Swi

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  • 3  Tamil actress Manorama passes away [ None ]

    Gopishantha better known by her stage name Manorama, also called as Aachi, was a Tamil actress born on 26 May 1937 passes away at the age of 78. For nearly six periods she had acted in above 1, 500 films, 1, 000 stage performances and numerous television series in five languages.

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  • 4  India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise Mitra Shakti-2015 [ None ]

    About the Mitra Shakti 2015: The third India - Sri Lanka joint training exercise “Mitra Shakti - 2015” culminated after a grand closing ceremony held at Aundh Military Camp, Pune. 14 - day joint training comprised of understanding of transnational terrorism, developing interopera

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  • 5  Apple Ties Up With Tata’s Croma Retail [ None ]

    Apple Stores has made a partnership with the consumer durable retail outlet Croma Retail, which will host Apple at six locations. Chroma stores in which the Apple Stores will be hosted will be Juhu, Oberoi Mall, Malad, Ghatkopar, Phoenix Mall in Mumbai, Jayanagar in Bangalore.

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  • 6  World’s Highest Terrestrial Research Centre in Ladakh [ None ]

    The world’s Highest Terrestrial Research Centre is established near Pengong Lake at Changla in Ladakh by defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is recognized as extreme Altitude Research Centre is located at 17, 600 feet above mean sea level and was inaugurated

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  • Oct 12, 2015
  • 1  Mangalesh Dabral, Rajesh Joshi returns ‘Sahitya Akademi award’ [ Awards ]

    About returning of the award: Mangalesh Dabral has returned his Sahitya Akademi award. Dabral joins the writers who have returned their awards to the Akademi. Previously seven more authors on Sunday joined the ranks of literateurs who have returned their honors or quit Sahitiya A

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  • 2  Iran’s Parliament Gives Permission to Nuclear Deal With World Powers [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Procedure of seeking permission: The Iranian parliament gave preliminary backing on a bill approving Tehran’s nuclear agreement with world powers. Parliament approved the first reading of a bill calling on the Tehran government.

    • By a vote of 139 to 100 for final approval and pas

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  • 3  Former Andhra cricketer found dead in Vijayawada [ None ]

    About death of former Andhra Cricketer: Maddineni Durga Bhavani, former cricketer and member of the Andhra Cricket Association, was found died under suspicious circumstances on Sunday. The 28 - year - old’s body was found hanging from the ceiling.

    • She was dead at her residence a

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  • 4  Infosys CEO Rajiv Bansal resigns [ None ]

    Rajiv Bansal, EVP and the CEO of Infosys, has resigned from the company. He is replaced by Ranganath Mavinakere, EVP and head of strategic operations and CEO’s office. Bansal will still continue as an advisor to the CEO and the Board through December 31 to provide a smooth transi

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  • 5  High Court Of J&K Demands Aritcle 370 As Permanent [ None ]

    The feature is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation which is given to Jammu and Kashmir. High court has ruled that Article 370 gives special status to the state, has now gained permanent place in the Constitution. No other provision of the Constitution as provided under Article

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  • 6  K.P. Sharma Oli is Nepal’s New Prime Minister [ None ]

    About Appointment: After two disastrous earthquakes which killed around 9000 people and fierce protests which led to 40 deaths, Nepal’s lawmakers chose a new prime minister. KP SHARMA OLI who promises to work alongside everybody and to repair all the damage.

    • Oli is the leader o

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  • 7  11 October: International Day of Girl Child [ Important Days ]

    Every year 11th October is being observed as International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC). It was fourth edition of this day after it was observed for first time in 2012. Significance of Day: To recognize - girls’ rights unique challenges girls face around the world. It increases a

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  • 8  2015 Russian Grand Prix of F1 won by Lewis Hamilton [ None ]

    Lewis Hamilton of Britain, Mercedes driver won 2015 Russian Grand Prix title of Formula One. Rankings after 2015 Russian Grand Prix 1st position: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) of Mercedes. 2nd position: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Ferrari. 3rd position: Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Forc

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  • 9  2015 Dutch Open Grand Prix Badminton tournament won by Indian shuttler, AJAY [ Sports ]

    Achievements: 50, 000 dollar 2015 Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament is won by Indian shuttler, Ajay Jayaram. Jayaram defeated Estonia’s Raul Must by 21 - 12, 21 - 18 score in the title. He deafened this title with this victory which he had won earlier in 2014.

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  • Oct 12, 2015
  • 1  Beighton Cup of Hockey won by PNB [ None ]

    About PNB: Founded in 1894, it is an Indian financial services company based in New Delhi, India. It is the third largest bank in India in terms of asset. The bank is ranked 248th biggest bank in the world by the Bankers’ Almanac.

    • Its founders included several leaders of the Swa

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  • 2  2015 China Open Women’s Doubles Title of tennis won by Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis [ None ]

    About the Winning: The Indo - Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis has won the 2015 Women’s Doubles Title of China Open. In the final match played in Beijing the pair defeated the Chinese pair of Yung - Jan Chan and Hao - Ching Chan in three sets score of 6 - 7, 6 - 1 and

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  • 3  Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala resigns [ None ]

    Resignation: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has resigned from office by submitting his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav. He has resigned to give way to Parliament to elect new Prime Minister and government as per country’s new Constitution which was adopted on Septem

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  • 4 Transfer pricing tax clash case won by Vodafone [ None ]

    About the case: Vodafone, British telecom giant has the transfer pricing tax dispute case against Indian Income Tax authorities which came into their favour by Bombay high court. Vodafone India had challenged the order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT).

    • In 2014, the I

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  • Oct 9, 2015
  • 1 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature conferred to Svetlana Alexievich [ None ]

    About Svetlana Alexievich: She was born on 31st May 1948. She hails from Ukraine. She has done her graduation in Journalism from the Belarusian State University. She has worked for several local newspapers as a reporter. In 1976 she became the columnist for the magazine Neman in

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  • 2 Shiva Thapa and Vikas Krishan knock their way into World Boxing Championships quarters [ None ]

    About Shiva Thapa: He was born on 8th December 1993. He hails from Guwahati in Assam. He is an Indian Boxer. He was a part of 2012 London Olympics and was the youngest to get selected. He was the 3rd Indian to win Gold at Asian Games and was placed 3rd in AIBA Men’s World Rankin

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