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

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  • Apr 30, 2015
  • 1 Bank of Baroda ties up with UAE Exchange for instant money transfer [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Leading Indian public sector bank Bank of Baroda has partnered with UAE Exchange to offer Non-resident Indian (NRI) customers an instant cash transfer facility. According to the agreement, it was signed between both parties and it will facilitate customers can send money within m

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  • Apr 27, 2015
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India’s Healthcare Tourism Portal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s Healthcare Tourism Portal “www.indiahealthcaretourism.com” at the ‘SAAARC Trade Mart’ in the Global Exhibition on Services (GES). Healthcare Tourism Portal was inaugurated on the occasion of three-day Global Exhibition on Services (GES) in Pra

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  • 2  Bangladesh join hands to protect spectacled Langur [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government of India and Bangladesh govt has decided to take concerted conservation efforts to protect the rare spectacled Langur. The aim at efforts will be taken to protect this species of Langur found in Patharia Hills Reserve Forest on other side of the fenced border along bot

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  • 3 Anil Kapoor conferred with Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award [ Awards ]

    Bollywood eminent actor Anil Kapoor received with prestigious Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2015 by noted historian and writer Babasaheb Purandare. Apart from Anil Kapoor, veteran Marathi actor Dilip Prabhavalkar was also bestowed with the prestigious Master Deenanath Mangesh

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  • 4 Gopinath Pillai awarded ‘Outstanding Service Award’ for his services in Singapore [ Awards ]

    Indian-origin Gopinath Pillai was awarded ‘Outstanding Service Award’ for his services by the National University of Singapore (NUS). At present, Gopinath Pillai is serving as Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore and special envoy to Andhra Pradesh.

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  • 5 Indian-American Dr. Vivek Murthy takes oath as US Surgeon General [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian-American Dr. Vivek Murthy was sworn-in as the US Surgeon General and he was administered oath by US Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony held at Fort Myer in Virginia. He is nominated by US President and confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate and has term of four-yea

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  • 6 National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology inks MoU with Snapdeal [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with e-commerce giant Snapdeal to roll out digital marketing courses. According to the agreement, it will help small and medium enterprises/businesses and artisans who

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  • 7 Indo-French Naval exercise VARUNA commenced at Goa [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 14th edition of Indo-French Naval Exercise named VARUNA-15 commenced off the coast of Goa for the ten-day long joint naval exercise will end on 2 May 2015. VARUNA-15 exercise will include the entire gamut of various maritime operations from aircraft carrier operations, mariti

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  • 8 World Happiness Report 2015 released [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The World Happiness Report 2015 was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) an initiative under the United Nations among 158 countries and is aimed at influencing government policy. Top five countries recently released World Happiness Report 2015 among th

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  • Apr 27, 2015
  • 1 50th Jnanpith Award conferred on Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade [ Awards ]

    50th Jnanpith Award was selected eminent Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade (4th Marathi writer) and he received of cheque11 lakh rupees and a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Saraswati by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Parliament House Complex in New De

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  • Apr 24, 2015
  • 1 Shah Rukh Khan honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015 [ Awards ]

    Bollywood eminent actor Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015 for his performance in the movie Happy New Year. This year Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015 was held in Mumbai. Actor Rajkummar Rao- he won the prestigious award fo

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  • 2 Cabinet approved agreement between India and Jordan on maritime transport [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a shipping agreement between India and Jordan and it chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi after recognizing the significant mutual benefit. Main benefits of India-Jordan shipping pact which aims at strengthening c

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  • 3 Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting received ISO 9001:2008 certification [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) received the ISO 9001: 2008 certification from the British Standards Institute (BSI). ISO certification is generic and is intended to be applicable to all organization which includes such the type, size and product provided

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  • 4 President Mukherjee released Postage Stamp commemorating 200 years of Old Seminary in Kottayam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee released a Postage Stamp commemorating the 200 years of the Orthodox Theological Seminary or Old Seminary, Kottayam in Kerala. The Orthodox Theological Seminary is also known as Old Seminary or Cottayam Syrian College is run by the Malankara Orth

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  • Apr 23, 2015
  • 1 Indian Railways launches E-Samiksha to monitor rail projects online [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Railways launched “E-Samiksha” an online monitoring mechanism and it was launched by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi. The main purpose of launching “E-Samiksha” which based on monitoring implementation of various ongoing projects of Indian Railways on rea

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  • 2 ICICI Bank launches Tap-n-Pay, the counter payments without using cash [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s largest private sector lender ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) Bank has launched a payment service Tap-n-Pay. This service was launched to help by bank in collaboration with Tech Mahindra. Tap-n-Pay service based on the near-field communicatio

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  • 3 Former Odisha CM Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Eminent former CM of Odisha and senior Congress leader Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passed away on 21 April 2015 in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh in the age of 89 years. Patnaik had appointed as CM of Odisha for three times and was in office from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995

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  • 4 Archana, Anezka won cadet girls’ doubles title [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Indo-Czech Republic pair Archana Girish Kamath and Anezka Ilcikova won the cadet girls’ doubles table tennis title at the French junior and cadet open on 19 April 2015 in Metz, France. In the title final match Archana and Anezka defeated the French pair of Lucie Gauthier and

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  • 5 Centre Party won the Parliamentary Elections of Finland [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Juha Sipila won the General Election of Finland’s opposition Centre Party of the General Election. Juha Sipila defeated the centre-right National Coalition party of incumbent Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. In the General elections held for 200 seats Parliament while Centre Party

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  • 6 Maharashtra Government announced the target of 14400 MW power generations by 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Maharashtra state Government announced the target of 14400 MW power generations by 2019 by way of non-conventional methods to cut down cost and reduce carbon footprint. MP State Government will target 14,400 MW power generations but out of 144oo MW, the state government has propo

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  • 7 Indian Navy’s new missile destroyer ship named Visakhapatnam launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A Guided Missile Destroyer which project name is the Project-15B, Visakhapatnam was launched at Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai. It is the first largest missile destroyer commissioned in India. The ship was launched by Minu Dhowan, wife of the Chief of the Naval Staff which b

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  • 8 Eminent Historian Christopher Alan Bayly died [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Eminent Professor Christopher Alan Bayly’s historian died in the age of 70 in Chicago due to heart attack. His death was announced by the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge. Alan Bayly was a historian who specialized in British Imperial, Indian and glob

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  • Apr 23, 2015
  • 1 Lupin launched hepatic encephalopathy drug Zaxine in Canada [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Drug Maker Lupin Limited launched hepatic encephalopathy drug Zaxine in Canada under a licensing agreement of US-based Salix Pharmaceuticals Company. In September 2014, the agreement to launch Zaxine drug was signed the agreement and Lupin Pharma Canada Ltd has exclusive rights t

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  • Apr 22, 2015
  • 1 China and Pakistan launch economic corridor plan worth $46bn [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain and PM Nawaz shariff signed a number of important agreement and MoU worth $46 billion at the presence of Chinese president Xi Jinping. Chinese president Xi Jinping is on two day state visit to Pakistan. Both countries agreed the centerpiece of w

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  • 2 Sitaram Yechury elected as General Secretary of CPI (M) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) unanimously elected Sitaram Yechury as the 5th general secretary of the party. Sitaram Yechury succeeded Prakash Karat, who was the General Secretary of the party from 2005 to April 2015.

    • Sitaram Yechury was appointed as the general se

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  • 3 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Doha [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was recently held from 12 April 2015 to 19 April 2015 at Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar by Doha Declaration. Doha Declaration aims at preventing crime to build Sustainable development into the wider Un

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  • 4 Chhurim Sherpa, first woman to climb the Everest summit twice in a week [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chhurim Sherpa is the first woman to climb the 8850 metre (29035 feet) Mount Everest summit twice in a week. Third ascent to Mount Everest of Chhurim Sherpa who will take a cricket bat and two jerseys of tribute to the Australian cricketer Phil Hughes.

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  • 5 Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn Malik honoured at the 5th Asian Awards [ Awards ]

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan who was awarded with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award and teen idol Zyan Malik were honoured at the 5th Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

    Shah Rukh Khan is 49-year-old actor received the award by Indi

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  • Apr 21, 2015
  • 1 Global Rating Agency Moody’s forecasts that Indian economy will grow at 7.5 percent in 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Global Rating Agency Moody’s forecasted that Indian economy to grow at 7.5 per cent in 2015 which is high from previous year 2014 (7.2). Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cut interest rates by 50 basis points easing pressure on the private sector for low inflation rate.

    • The growth

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  • 2 Kerala government launched “Subodham” project to end liquor abuse [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Ravishankar launched “Subodham” project which to help people in the state to overcome addiction to liquor in Kochi. The Subodham will be implemented by a high-level committee comprising experts from various fie

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