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

  • Oct 29, 2015
  • 1  World Bank’s 2016 rankings of Ease of Doing Business, India ranked 130 [ None ]

    India has been sited at 130th position among the 189 countries in the World Bank’s 2016 rankings of Ease of Doing Business Report. Key features: India is one of the countries that have made the most development, catching the advantage of the government in a separate section.

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  • 2  Curry King Lord Gulam Noon passes away [ None ]

    Lord Gulam Kaderbhoy is one of the Britain’s most prominent Indian - origin peers and Curry King who passed away in London. He was 79 and was innovator in introducing slightly spiced Indian curry cuisine. Through his entrepreneurial ventures, he sold the curry in high streets of

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  • 3  Sylvie Lucas chosen as Chair of IGN of UNSC Reforms [ None ]

    United Nations (UN) Sylvie Lucas is appointed as the next chair of the Inter - Governmental Negotiations (IGN) of UN Security Council Reforms. She was appointed by 70th UN General Assembly session.

    • She replaced Jamaican Ambassador to UN Courtenay Rattray.

    About Sylvie Lucas:

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  • 4  AR Rahman awarded with 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award [ Important Days ]

    Oscar - winning musician AR Rahman has been convened with prestigious 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai. He was given the fifth edition of award by Expert filmmaker Subhash Ghai. On the occasion of 78th birthday of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, he was given the award.

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  • 5  Third India-Africa forum summit initiates in New Delhi [ None ]

    The four day summit started in New Delhi from 26 October to 30 October 2015. It is one of the largest assemblies of African countries outside Africa as all 54 nations of the continent have contributed. It will discourse the key challenges faced by African nations which include fo

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  • 6  Tianhui-1C mapping satellite launched by China [ None ]

    China has effectively launched Tianhui - 1C which is a third mapping satellite of the Tianhui - 1 series into its chosen orbit. It was overall Long March rockets series 215th successful launch. The mapping satellite was launched by Long March 2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan.

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  • 7  Deepika Kumari won silver medal in 2015 Archery World Cup Final [ None ]

    India’s excellent women archer Deepika Kumari has earned the Silver medal in recurve event at the 2015 Archery World Cup Final held in Mexico City. In the final match, South Korea’s Choi Misun overcome Deepika Kumari.

    • She won the gold medal by 6 - 2 score.
    • She had won it after

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  • 8  Punjab Government has chosen Suresh Arora as DGP and replaced Sumedh Singh Saini [ None ]

    About Suresh Arora: Arora, a 1982 - batch IPS officer, was serving as the Director - General of Police - cum - Chief Director, Vigilance Bureau. The new DGP, Suresh Arora, has served as SSP in almost all districts, besides serving as the DIG, CM Security, after the assassination

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  • 9  Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in London [ None ]

    About Babasaheb Ambedkar: Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer. He was Independent India’s first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India

    • In 1990, the Bharat Ratna, Indi

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  • Oct 29, 2015
  • 1  India-Africa Forum Summit 2015 will be held - From 26th October to 29th October in New Delhi [ None ]

    The India–Africa Forum Summit is the official platform for the African - Indian relations. The two previous India - Africa summits were held in 2008 and 2011. In the largest - ever gathering of African leaders in India, at least 41 leaders - including South African president Jaco

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  • 2  Nasser Khan Janjua is appointed as the National Security Advisor of Pakistan [ None ]

    About Naseer Khan Janjua: Mr. Aziz will only focus on foreign affairs. Janjua’s instant duty will be to focus on security bonds with Afghanistan in the west and India in the east. Nasser Khan Janjua’s appointment as NSA indicates Pakistan army’s growing control over Prime Ministe

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  • 3  US President assigns Brett McGurk as Special ambassador to US-led alliance for fighting IS [ None ]

    About Brett McGurk: McGurk was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 20 April 1973. He graduated from Conard High School in 1991. McGurk is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law.

    • After his graduation, McGurk work for three successive clerkships, at increasingly higher r

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  • 4  24 October is celebrated as World Polio Day [ Important Days ]

    About polio: Poliovirus Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly communicable viral disease, which mainly affects young children below age of 5. The virus is transferred from person - to - person.

    • It chiefly spreads through the faecal - oral route i. e. by contaminated water or food.

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  • 5  Union Government agrees to introduction of women fighter pilots in Indian Air Force [ None ]

    About Indian Air Force: The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. It’s the World’s 4th largest Airforce. Its primary responsibility is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict

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  • 6  Four new crab species discovered in Kerala [ None ]

    Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short extending ” tail “. Usually totally hidden under the thorax. They live in all the world’s oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and have a si

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  • Oct 26, 2015
  • 1  Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain wins 2015 US Grand Prix of F1 [ None ]

    2015 United States Grand Prix title of Formula One won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain for the fourth time. He had won Australia, China, Bahrain, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Japanese and Russian 2015 Grand Prix titles.

    • He also won 2015 World Drivers’ Cha

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  • 2  New crab species discovered in Kerala [ None ]

    Researchers have discovered four new crab species namely Paguristes luculentus, Diogenes canaliculatus, Pagurus spinossior and Afropinnotheres ratnakara in Kerala. These findings have been published in the international journal of taxonomy named Zootaxa.

    Paguristes luculentus:

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  • 3  Pijush Ganguly a Bengali actor passes away [ None ]

    Bengali film, television and stage actor Pijush Ganguly passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was of 50 years. He died of multiple organ failure after he was critically injured in a road accident at Santragachi in Howrah district.

    About Piyush Ganguly:

    • He was born on 2 Janua

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  • 4  Actress Maureen O’Hara passes away [ None ]

    Irish - American actress and singer Maureen O’Hara passed away in Boise, US. She was basically known for playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines roles. She was one of the last breathing stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood of the 1940s and 1950s.

    • She died at the age

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  • 5  Silver medal at Archery World Cup Final won by Abhishek Verma [ None ]

    Excellent Indian archer Abhishek Verma has won Silver medal in the 2015 Archery World Cup Final in the men’s individual multiple section. Verma had overcome Mario Cardoso of Mexico by 150 - 142 score to enter in the Archery World Cup Final.

    • He was beaten by Turkey’s Demir Elmaag

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  • 6  Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President bestowed with 2015 Confucius Peace Prize by China [ None ]

    Robert Mugabe: Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on 21st February 1924. Currently, he is the President of Zimbabwe and serving since 31st December 1987 to till date. As one of the leaders of the dissident groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister in 1980

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  • 7 Narendra Modi sets beginning pebble in Tirupati for mobile manufacturing facility [ None ]

    About setting of mobile manufacturing facility: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the beginning pebble of Shri Venkateswara Mobile and Electronics Manufacturing Hub in Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh.

    • It is India’s first devoted mobile manufacturing electronics band which i

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  • 8  IAS officer Alok Rawat appointed as first male member of National Commission for Women [ None ]

    About Alok Rawat: Alok Rawat was born on 15th July 1955 in Uttaranchal. He completed his B. Sc. and M. Sc. from Lucknow University. He was IAS officer from Sikkim Cadre in 1977. He started his career as Dist. Dev Officer Jr. Time Scale at Cadre Organization as Land Revenue Manage

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  • 9  Joanna Aizenberg awarded with George Ledlie Prize [ Awards ]

    Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber has announced that Professor Joanna Aizenberg receive the George Ledlie Prize. Her work across a number of chemical, engineering, and biological fields has had a positive impact on myriad areas of human endeavor, has been selected.

    • Aizenberg joins

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  • Oct 26, 2015
  • 1  RBI allows banks to fix interest rates on gold deposit scheme [ None ]

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed banks to fix their own interest rates on gold deposits under the Gold Monetisation Scheme. In this favor RBI has issued rules mentioning Banks are free to set interest rate such as principal and interest on the deposit denominated in gold.

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  • Oct 23, 2015
  • 1  Indian Golfer, Anirban Lahiri wins Asian Tour Golfer of the Month award [ Awards ]

    Anirban Lahiri was born 29th June 1987. He is an Indian golfer by profession. Currently, he plays on the European Tour. Lahiri joined the Asian Tour in 2008 and his first victory was in 2011 at the Panasonic Open and his second victory was in 2012 at the SAIL - SBI Open.

    • He ac

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  • 2  Western Digital (WD) purchase SanDisk in $19 billion [ None ]

    Western Digital is an America based computer data Storage Company and one of the largest manufacturers of computer hard disk drive in the world with Seagate Technology. Seagate Technology is an America based data storage company.

    • It was integrated as Shugart Technology in 1978.

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  • 3  No revised returns will be acceptable under GST [ Bills ]

    About GST: GST stands for Goods and Service Tax Bill. It is also officially known as The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty - Second Amendment) Bill, 2014. It offers a national Value added Tax to be implemented in India from April 2016.

    • Goods and Services Tax would be a comple

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  • 4  Singapore’s GIC forms Joint Venture with Tishman Speyer to invest in Indian office project [ None ]

    About GIC: GIC is stands for Government Investment Corporation. GIC Private Limited is formerly known as Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. It is an independent wealth fund recognized by the Government of Singapore in 1981 to manage Singapore’s foreign investments.

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  • 5  UN Reports that Mortality rate of Indian girls below five years is higher than the boys [ None ]

    What is Mortality Rate? Mortality rate is also called as death rate. It is measured by the number of deaths in a specific population which is scaled of size of that population, per unit of time.

    About the UN reports of Mortality rate:

    • United Nations reports that mortality rate

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