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

  • Mar 30, 2015
  • 1 Union Government approves 10 FDI proposals worth Rs.2857.83 crore [ None ]

    Union Government has approved ten Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which estimation cost of project was 2857.83 crore rupees and approved by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approves the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) propos

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  • 2 First Polar Remotely Operated Vehicle of India operationalised in North Antarctica [ None ]

    First Polar Remotely Operated Vehicle (PROVe) of India was successfully operationalised for research in NIOT (North Antarctica by National Institute of Ocean Technology). Remotely Operated Vehicle (PROVe) has been deployed in Priyadarshini Lake located on the Schirmacher Oasis wh

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  • 3 Railway Minister flagged off first goods train from Lumding to Silchar in Assam [ None ]

    Suresh Prabhu of the Railway Minister flagged off the first goods train from Lumding to Silchar in Assam. Suresh Prabhu flagged off the train through video conferencing at a function in New Delhi. The Railway Minister also announced a cash award for those involved in the Lumding-

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  • 4 International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade [ Important Days ]

    International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 2015 was observed globally on 25 March 2015 and the theme of the year 2015 is Women and Slavery. Theme of the year 2015 declared to respects of the many women who suffered and died during

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  • 5 ISRO won Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 [ None ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) won Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 and selected by the jury under the chairmanship of the PM Narendra Modi. The Jury that selected the ISRO for the award were PM Modi, Justice H L Dattu (Chief Justice of India)Mallikarjun Kharge (leader of the s

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  • 6 Pranab Mukherjee presented Bharat Ratna award to Atal Bihari Vajpayee [ Awards ]

    Bharat Ratna award is India’s highest civilian honour. President of India (Pranab Mukherjee) presented Bharat Ratna award to Former PM of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his home. Former PM of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the seventh prime minister to receive the award after Jawah

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  • 7 Fortune released the list of 2015 roster of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders [ None ]

    Fortune Magazine has released the list of 2015 roster of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and PM Modi of India at 5th rank and Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi at the 28th rank. Apple CEO Tim Cook was a first position of the list and European Central Bank President Mario Dragh

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  • Mar 26, 2015
  • 1 Twitter Samvad launched for direct communication between Government and Citizens [ None ]

    Union Government launched new platform named Twitter Samwad which associated with social networking giant Twitter by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 24 March 2015 during his meeting with Twitter (Chief Executive Dick Costolo).

    1. Twitter Samwad launched to purpose of bo

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  • 2 Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs). These parks are aimed at creating state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities to reduce food wastage and create value addition.

    1. The 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) will be spread across 11 States. While K

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  • 3 Gujarat Philatelic Exhibition Gujpex-2015 inaugurated in Ahmedabad [ None ]

    Gujpex-2015 was inaugurated by the Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial in Ahmadabad and it is 13th state level philatelic exhibition of Gujarat postal circle on 24 March 2015.

    • This exhibition will run from 24 March to 27 March 2015 and th

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  • 4 Amitav Ghosh among the 10 finalists shortlisted for 2015 Man Booker International Prize [ None ]

    Indian author Amitav Ghosh was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2015. Author Amitav Ghos is the only Indian among the 10 finalists shortlisted for the prize and his age is 56 years old.

    At present, Amitav Ghosh was shortlisted for his contribution to the English

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  • Mar 25, 2015
  • 1 President award for Sanskrit, Pali or Prakrit, Arabic and Persian language conferred [ Awards ]

    The President of India Pranab Mukherjee awarded to three category Certificate of Honour to eminent scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. Mukherjee also conferred the Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman to young scholars

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  • 2 World Tuberculosis Day 2015 observed on 24 March globally [ Important Days ]

    World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2015 was observed on 24 March 2015 and the theme of this year 2015 is continuation of the 2014 theme Reach the 3 Million by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    This day is annually celebrated to commemorate the day on which Dr. Robert Koch discovere

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  • 3 62nd National Film Awards 2014 [ Awards ]

    The 62nd National Film Awards for year 2014 was announced on 24 March 2015 and these awards are presented by the President of India in the official ceremony. The National Film Awards was established in 1954 and these awards are selected by the nation panel of Juries appointed by

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  • 4 Madhav Gadgil and Jane Lubchenco won Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2015 [ None ]

    Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil and US Scientist Dr. Jane Lubchenco selected for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2015 and they will share the 200000 US Dollar cash prize.

    • In 1991, MS Swaminathan was the first Indian to receive the award and Ecologist Madhav Gadgil be

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  • Mar 24, 2015
  • 1 Novak Djokovic won Wells Open Tennis Titles [ None ]

    Men’s Singles Title- Novak Djokovic of Serbia has won the Indian Wells Open Tennis Men’s Singles Title who defeated in the final match he defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer by 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 score. Djokovic won his fourth Indian Wells Open title.

    • Women’s Singles Title - Roma

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  • 2 Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor named for Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014 [ Awards ]

    Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor has been named for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014 (India’s highest award in cinema). Film producer Shashi Kapoor is the 46th film personality to receive this honour. Dada Saheb Phalke Award has commemorated the birth centenary year of fat

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  • 3 Lata Mangeshkar won the Laadli Voice of the Century award [ Awards ]

    Singer Lata Mangeshkar was presented with the Laadli Voice of the Century award in 2015 by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as a chief guest. Legendary Lata Mangeshkar was awarded at the 6th edition of the National Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity h

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  • 4 World Water Day 2015 observed with the theme Water and Sustainable Development [ Important Days ]

    World Water Day 2015 observed on 22 March 2015 and the theme is Water and Sustainable Development declared by union govt. minister. Rajendra Singh selected for Stockholm Water Prize Laureate on 20 March 2015 and he is also called as the Waterman of India.

    1. Rajendra Singh was selec

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  • 5 World Meteorological Day observed on 23 March [ Important Days ]

    World Meteorological Day (WMD) is observed every year on 23 March and the theme for this year is Climate Knowledge for Climate Action. In this year theme was based on special significance to disseminate Climate Change related knowledge in order to take appropriate mitigation and

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  • 6 Lee Kuan Yew the founding father of Singapore died [ None ]

    Lee Kuan Yew was the statesman and founding father of Singapore died on 23 March 2015 at the Singapore General Hospital in the age of 91 years. In 1959, Kuan Yew became the first Prime Minister of Singapore and he transformed Singapore from a small port city and a malaria-infeste

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  • 7 Union Government of Environment reconstitutes SEAC-II in Maharashtra [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has reconstituted the 2nd SEAC (State Expert Appraisal Committee) in Maharashtra on 22 March 2015. Till October 2016, SEAC-II will have appointed seven members and will be headed by retired IAS officer Johny Joseph

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  • 8 Amitabh Bachchan Brand Ambassador for Campaign against Hepatitis B [ None ]

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was appointed as the brand ambassador for Union Government’s campaign against Hepatitis B, a critical public problem in India. In April 2015, the campaign against Hepatitis B will be launched and it is a part of the Union Government’s ambitious child imm

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  • 9 Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser died [ None ]

    Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser died due to a brief illness on the age of 84 year. Fraser was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party.

    1. Fraser won the largest majority in two subsequent Elections of 1977 and 1980 in Australian politi

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  • Mar 24, 2015
  • 1 Union Ministry of Environment to launch National Air Quality Index in April 2015 [ None ]

    National Air Quality Index launched by Union Ministry of Environment in April 2015. The main purpose of launched the National Air Quality Index will measure of air quality of the environment.

    1. National Air Quality Index will measure the eight major pollutants that impact health an

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  • 2 Union Cabinet approved 33 percent women reservation in police forces of all Union Territories [ None ]

    The Union Cabinet approved 33% reservation for women in police forces of all Union territories (UTs) including Delhi police announced by in the Union Cabinet meet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • Women will be selected by direct recruitment in non-gazetted posts like const

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  • 3 World Sparrow Day observed on 20 March 2015 [ Important Days ]

    The World Sparrow Day was observed globally on 20 March 2015.Theme of this day is I Love Sparrows and inspired by the hope that more and more of us will celebrate the relationship between People and Sparrows.

    1. World Sparrow Day organised by the Nature Forever Society of India in co

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  • Mar 23, 2015
  • 1 Meira Kumars book released Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy Speakers Perspective [ None ]

    Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar’s book released “Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy – Speaker’s Perspective” and its first copy of book was presented to the President Pranab Mukherjee at a function held in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. “Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy – Speake

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  • 2 Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became first Captain to register 100 ODI wins [ None ]

    Mahendra Singh (Captain of Indian ODI Cricket team) became the first Indian captain and third in the history of the game, to lead his country to 100 ODI wins. MS Dhoni joined the Australian pair of Ricky Ponting (165 wins) and Allan Border (107 wins) by achieving this record.

    Image of MS Dhoni - Indian Cricketer

    Image of MS Dhoni - Indian Cricketer

    First Captain to register 100 ODI wins

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  • 3 Union Ministry of Railways constitutes Kaya Kulp council [ None ]

    Kaya kulp’ Council was constituted by Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu in order to fulfill the promise made in the Railway Budget Speech. Kaya kulp’ Council is an innovation council for Indian Railways which seeks to re-engineer business and introduces a spirit of innovat

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