Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2020 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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  • Apr 21, 2015
  • 1  RVNL Sings MoU with Dighi Port Limited for Rail Connectivity [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and private sector Dighi Port Limited signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) and the project cost is estimated around Rs. 723 crore. According to the MoU, both countries will facilitate construction of 34 km of railway link between Roha and Dighi

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  • 2 Energy International Paralympic Committee derecognizes Paralympic Committee of India [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for indefinite period and the reason behind this PCI had provided shoddy treatment to athletes during the National Para-Athletics Championships held in Ghaziabad from March 20 to 22

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  • Apr 20, 2015
  • 1 India and Canada issued Joint Statement title New Vigour, New Steps [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canadian PM Stephen Harper issued joint statement title “New Vigour, New Steps” to elevate their bilateral relations to a strategic partnership and Modi’s visit to Canada is the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years. India and Canada signe

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  • 2 TERI, FNI, INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE signed MOU to further Climate & Development Agenda [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) and INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group signed an agreement with two global research institutes. The MoU was signed for exchange of knowledge and cooperation on issues related to climate change.

    According to the MoU

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  • 3 Time Magazine released annual list of 100 most influential people in the world [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Time Magazine released annual list of 100 most influential people in the world. The list was topped by American rapper and singer Kanye Omari West. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi selected the oldest person on the list who at 88 finds himself the steward of the Arab world’s

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  • 4 Oscar of the Sports Awards for the year 2015 [ Awards ]

    Oscar of the Sports Awards for the year 2015 or the Laureus World Sports Awards for the year 2015 were given in seven categories at Shanghai in China. Ace tennis star Serbian Novak Djokovic who is the current World no. 1 player selected for the sportsman of the year and sprinter

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  • 5 United Nation Peace Envoy Jamal Benomar Resigns [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jamal Benomar who is UN (United Nation) peace envoy to Yemen, has resigned after losing support from Gulf countries for his mission in the conflict-riven nation. UN Security Council adopted his resignation and comes after a resolution calling for the swift resumption of peace tal

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  • 6 India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-III ballistic missile [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India successfully test-fires Nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-III ballistic missile at Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal. Agni-III ballistic missile was tested from Wheelar Island off the Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) with support

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  • 7 Susanta Lahiri awarded Hevesy Medal Award [ Awards ]

    Professor Susanta Lahiri was received prestigious the Hevesy Medal Award 2015. His named was selected for the outstanding contributions in heavy ion induced radioisotope production, converter targets, tracer packet technique and green chemistry. Professor Susanta Lahiri is a Prof

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  • 8 Youngest Former PM of Czech Republic Stanislav Gross passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Youngest Former PM of Czech Republic Stanislav Gross passes away on 16 April 2015 in the age of 45 years. Stanislav Gross was was elected in July 2004 at the age of 34. From 2004 to 2005, He had led the Social Democrat government as PM for one year. Earlier, he had served as inte

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  • Apr 20, 2015
  • 1 SC appoints CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi as head of team probing IPL scandal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Supreme Court of India has appointed Vivek Priyadarshi to head an investigating team to further probe the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 6 spot-fixing and betting scandals and this decision was taken by a SC bench comprising Justices T S Thakur and F M I Kalifulla. Former Chi

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  • 2 Oil India commissions 54 MW capacity wind energy projects in Two State [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Oil India Limited (OIL) is India’s second largest state-owned oil explorer company and it has commissioned 54 MW wind energy projects saddled between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The spilt capacity of project between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh is 38 MW plant located at Chandgarh i

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  • 3 Russia & Pakistan to hold first-ever joint military exercises [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Russia and Pakistan have agreement to hold first-ever joint military exercises as part of their enhanced defence cooperation. Russia and Pakistan was reached to agree during a meeting between Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif in Mos

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  • 4 US President Barack Obama to honour Satya Nadella with ‘Champion of Change’ award [ Awards ]

    US President Barack Obama is going to honour Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the ‘Champions of Change’ award. Satya Nadella will be received with this award for bringing change within his company to support working families and Microsoft recently had announced th

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  • Apr 16, 2015
  • 1 Fifth Normandy Group Foreign Ministers meet held in Berlin [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Fifth Normandy Group meeting of the foreign ministers of the group members was held on 13 April 2015 in Berlin, the capital of Germany for an immediate halt to fighting in eastern Ukraine. Normandy Group or Normandy Quartet is a four group of foreign minister’s countries includin

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  • 2 Zomato acquires cloud-based data firm MaplePOS [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Online restaurant guide Zomato announced the acquisition of MaplePOS which based on a cloud-based point of sale product for restaurants developed by a group of techies from Delhi. Gurgaon based Zomato has already renamed the MaplePOS product to ‘Zomato Base’ which will help the c

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  • 3 North Korean foreign minister to visit India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    North Korean foreign minister Ri Su-yong arrived in India on a rare visit where Delhi hosted the meet and Ri became the first North Korean foreign minister to visit India in at least 25 years. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and North Korea’s top diplomat Ri Su-yon

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  • 4 India-Germany released Joint Statement to strengthen Strategic Partnership [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India- Germany Joint Statement was released with an aim to upgrade and further strengthen the Strategic Partnership between the two countries after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hannover and Berlin.

    According to the agree

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  • 5 SEBI raised the limit for currency derivatives trades to 15 million US dollar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Capital market regulator, SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) raised the transaction limit in exchange traded currency derivatives from 10 million to 15 million US dollars for both foreign and domestic investors without having any underlying exposure. The capital market

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  • 6 World Bank released South Asia Economic Focus report [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    World Bank released South Asia Economic Focus report for the economic growth of South Asia for the year 2016 and 2017. According to the report, economic growth of the region will increase from 7 percent in 2015 to 7.6 percent by 2017. The region is among the greatest global benef

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  • 7 Allan Donald resigned as South Africa Bowling Coach [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Former South African cricketer ace Allan Donald resigned as the bowling coach of South Africa Cricket team. The resignation coincided with the end of his four year commitment. Anthony Donald was appointed to the position in 2011 as a member of the team’s chief coach Gary Kirsten’

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  • 8 China refuse bid of Taiwan to become full member of AIIB [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Chinese Government refuses the bid of Taiwan to become a full member of the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) for lack of appropriate name and it would welcome Taiwan in the future but under a different name said that the Chinese Government.

    1. On 31 March 2015, Taiw

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  • Apr 14, 2015
  • 1 India and France signed 20 MoUs and Agreements [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India and France signed 20 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and Agreements to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation between the two nations. These agreements are Defence and Nuclear Energy, Space, Economic relations, Railways, Energy, Tourism, Science and Technology, Skil

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  • 2 Lewis Hamilton won Chinese Grand Prix of Formula 1 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mercedes racing driver Lewis Hamilton (Britain) won Chinese Grand Prix of Formula 1 2015 title in the race held in Shanghai, China. Hamilton led from start to finish with Rosberg finishing second. Hamilton who has beaten Rosberg in the nine of their last 10 races, played down the

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  • 3 BHEL commissioned 600 MW thermal unit at Dhabra in Chhattisgarh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd) commissioned 600 MW unit of a thermal power project for the Dainik Bhaskar Power Limited (DBPL) at Dhabra in Janjgir Champa district of Chhattisgarh. Dainik Bhaskar Power Limited is the second unit of 2 600 MW power project by BHEL and The firs

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  • 4 New Zealand wins 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament [ Sports ]

    New Zealand has won the 24th edition of Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2015 and in the final match New Zealand defeated World Champions Australia by 3 - 1 goals in the penalty shoot-out. New Zealand won second time Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament. Earlier, New Zealand ha

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  • 5 Sportsman Retired Lieutenant General Hanut Singh, a 1971 Indo-Pak war hero passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Lieutenant General Hanut Singh (retd) passed away in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 12 April 2015 in the age of 82 years. Hanut Singh was a 1971 Indo-Pak war hero and one of the most famous officers of the Indian Army. Lt Gen Hanut Singh was also known as the Poona Horse because he was

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  • Apr 13, 2015
  • 1 Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela wins Bronze in ISSF [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian shooter or ace Apurvi Chandela won Bronze medal in the 10-metre air rifle event at the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. Apurvi Chandela won the bronze after she shot score of 185.6 in the qualifying fifth f

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  • 2 India’s first IFSC becomes operational at GIFT City in Gujarat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    First International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) of India opened to operate at Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat. First International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) became operational after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley r

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  • 3 Bharat Hari Singhania became the president of JK Organization [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharat Hari Singhania appoint as the presidency of JK Organization by the issued company formal statement in this regard. Bharat Hari Singhania is the famous industrialist who replaced Gaur Hari Singhania who died on 4 April 2015.

    The JK Group organisatoin is 125-year-old and ha

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