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Volume 1 Date of release 1stDecember 2015 English

TNPSC Group 2a, 4, VAO

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Section A: Current Affairs




Science and Technology






Environment and health



Section B: Miscellaneous

Tamil Nadu a Short Review



List of Presidents of India



List of Prime Ministers of India



List of Chief Justices of India



Important Days



Important Books





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Current Affairs Polity

Non residential Indians can now cast their votes from abroad without being
physically present in their constituencies through e-postal ballot systems or proxy

The representation of people act 2010, Section 20(A) stating that the NRI
should be physically present in their respective constituencies to vote was

NITI Aayog

NITI - National Institution for Transforming India, formed on Jan 1, 2015

NITI is an institution that replaces the Planning commission of India

aiming to involve the states in policy making.

Mufti Muhammad Sayeed sworn in as the New CM of Jammu and Kashmir


The first meeting of the NITI Aayog was held on 9th February 2015.

Belongs to the PDP Party

Haryana Assembly passed the Haryaba Gauvanish Sanrakshan and

Gausamvardhan Bill which prohibits the slaughter of cow.

Garg Commission

The Garg commission under the head of Justice T P Garg submitted the
report on Sikhs massacre at Hondh Chillar Village in Rewari district of
Haryana in 1984.

It recommended an additional payment of 20 Lakh to the relatives of the


Rajasthan fixed minimum educational qualification for the panchayat elections


Rajasthan assembly recently passed the Rajasthan Panchayat Raj

Amendment Bill 2015 which provides the below minimum educational

A pass in 8th Std for contesting for the post of Sarpanch, with an
exception to the tribal areas for which it is a pass in 5th Std

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A pass in 10th std for Zilla parishad and panchayat samiti


Through the above bill, Rajasthan state became the first state in India to
fix a minimum educational qualification for contesting in local panchayat

Salvador do mundo, a village panchayat in Goa passed a resolution to ban

kissing in public.

Rajasthan Assembly passed the Rajasthan Camel Bill 2015, which prohibits
slaughter of camel.

Slaughter of camel becomes a punishable offence with a jail term of 5

years punishment

Important Appointments

Nasim Zaidi: appointed as the 20th Chief Election commissioner of India

after the end of the tenure of H.S Brahma.

Justice Cyriac Joseph - was appointed as the Chairman of National Human

Rights Commission succeeding Justice Balakrishnan

V. Shanmuganathan - was appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya


The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill 2014


The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha
on 24th April 2015.

It was a private members' bill moved by Tiruchi N Siva.

Tamil Nadu government has announced that the Birthday of APJ Abdul Kalam
that is October 15th will be observed as Youth Awakening day.

Important Appointments

Ram Nath Kovind - appointed as the new governor of Bihar

Acharya Dev Vrat - appointed as the new governor of Himachal Pradesh.

K Ramanujam - appointed as the State Chief Information Commissioner of

Tamil Nadu.

The Practice of Santhara, Banned by the Rajasthan high Court.


Santhara is a kind of practice followed by Jains, which involves a

voluntary fasting till death.

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Santhara ritual

Supreme Court of India lifted the stay order imposed by the Rajasthan
high court on the Santhara ritual of Jains.

Mufti Muhammad sayeed - Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sanjay Kishan Kaul - Chief Justice of Madras High court.
Justice P.S. Kailasam Commmemorative Stamp

A commemorative stamp on Justice P.S. Kailasam has been released by

Justice S. K. Kaul recently.

Pallavaram - a New Taluk to be created soon.


By bifurcating the Alandur and sriperumbalur taluk regions.

Chief Election commissioner of India - Nizam Saidi

Bihar Poll 2015


Bihar legistative assembly has 243 constituencies.

The Bihar poll is planned to be held in five phases.

Haryana sets Minimum norms to contest in panchayat elections


Haryana became the second state to set minimum norms for contesting
in the panchayat polls, first state being Rajasthan.

Conditions for contesting in the Panchayat polls

An Educational degree
Toilet in home.

no defaults in any bank loan,

no electricity bill dues.

Namakku Name

It is a 12 day compaigh launched by M K Stalin which mainlly involves

engaging with people on various issues.

Draft National Encryption Policy


It's main features:

Every citizen should keep a copy of all their communications via

online for 90 days.

When required by the law enforcement agencies all should provide

the same.

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The government has invited the feedback for the proposed draft policy till
october 16, 2015.

Expert Panel to review Civil services Exam


Expert panel headed by B.S Baswan was appointed to review the civil
services exam pattern.

Madras HC Live telecasts


Madras High court made history recently by telecasting live proceedings in

the court premises.

It is the first of its kind in the Indian judiciary.

Madras High Court was established in the year 1862 (June 26).

The madurai bench of high court started functioning from 2004 onwards.

Citizen Portal

It is an online portal launched by odisha government for the citizens to

file FIR directly via online.

Madras HC Live telecasts


Madras High court made history recently by telecasting live proceedings in

the court premises.


It is the first of its kind in the Indian judiciary.

Madras High Court was established in the year 1862 (June 26).

The madurai bench of high court started functioning from 2004 onwards.

Citizen Portal

It is an online portal launched by odisha government for the citizens to

file FIR directly via online.


The construction of the proposed capital city of Andhra Pradesh is set to

begin in 2017.

The foundation stone for the New capital city of Andhra Pradesh was
laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

Central government has planned declassify the files of Subash chandra Bose
from January 23, 2016 (Birthday of Nethaji).

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Sandeep Saxena

Appointed as the deputy Election commissioner.

Before his appointment as deputy election commissioner he served as the

chief electoral officer of Tamil Nadu.

Hashim Abdul Halim


He is the former speaker of West bengal legislative assembly who died


He holds the record of longest serving Assembly speaker by serving 29

years as speaker.

Current Affairs Economics

NITI Aayog

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The Planning commission was replaced by a new institution called NITI


The Abbreviation for NITI Aayog is National Institution for Transforming India.

Its main role will be formulation of policies.

D K Mittal Committee

D K Mittal Committee under the chairmanship of D K Mittal to suggest

ways to increase the revenue of railways submitted its report.

Kamarajar Port Limited Located at Ennore has planned to expand its cargo
handling capacity to 100 million tonnes.


HRIDAY - Heritage Development and Augmentation India Yojana.

HRIDAY was launched by the central government to preserve and

rejuvenate the cultural heritage of the 12 cities.


The Kanchipuram and Velankanni was also among the list of cities.
The government has allocated 500 crores for the project.

India Post honored Mumbai's Dabbawalas with a release of a commemorative

special cover on Dabbawalas.

Disinvestment in Coal India Limited


The central government sold 10% of its shares in Coal India Limited and
raised Rs.22,555 Crores.

The total disinvestment target for the current fiscal year 2014-2015 is Rs.
43,425 Crores.

India is the largest consumer of Gold in 2014 with 880 tonnes of gold.

China in the second position with 866 tonnes of gold.

Liberalised Remittance Scheme


RBI has now increased the forex remittance limit to 2.5 Lakh USD per
individual in a year

States to get 42% of Centre's net tax receipts


The union cabinet accepted the recommendation of the 14th finance

commission to increase the states' share from 32% to 42% in the
centre's net tax receipts.

The chairman of the 14th Finance commission is Y.V. Reddy.

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The AAP Government in Delhi reduced the electricity tariff by 50% for the
household consumers upto 400 units per month.

Railway Budget 2015-16 Highlights


The railway bugdet was separated from the general budget in the
year 1924 by the recommendation of the Acworth Committee.

Railway Minister Suresh prabhu presented the Railway budget 2015-16.

No increase in Passenger's fares.

Operation 5 Minute: Passenger travelling unreserved can get the tickets

within 5 minutes.

No new trains instead the amenities will be enhanced.

All India grievance readdress helpline 138 to be introduced.

More general coaches in selected trains.

JAM Number Trinity


JAM - Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar Card and a Mobile Number

The Economic Survey 2014-2015 states that the JAM Number Trinity Accounts seeded with Aadhaar number and a valid mobile number helps
the states' subsidies to reach the poor in well targeted and less distorted

Chief Economic Adviser: Arvind Subramaniam

Budget 2015-2016 Highlights

AIIMS institute to be set up in States: Jammu Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil

Nadu, Himachal pradesh, Bihar and Assam.


IIT to be set up in Karnataka.

IIM to be set up in Jammu Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh

MUDRA bank to micro financing First generation SC/ST Entrepreneurs.

Service Tax Increased to 14% from current 12.36%

Wealth Tax abolished.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde visited India.

Tamil Nadu has planned to host the Global investor meet in May 2015 in

The interest rate in Selvamagal Semippu Thittam Scheme was increased from
9.1% to 9.2% which came to effect from April 1st 2015.

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RBI's 80th Anniversary


The Reserve bank of India celebrated the 80th anniversary year which
was started on 1st April 1935.

Green Bond

Green bond is like the normal bond with a difference that in these

Green bond the capital amount is raised to fund the green projects like
renewable projects, etc..,

Recently the Yes Bank and Exim Bank issued these Green bond.

The first one to issue in India is the Yes Bank in rupee denomination.

Exim bank became the first to issue India's first green bond in dollar


MUDRA - Micro Units Development & Refinancing Agency Ltd

MUDRA bank a subsidiary of SIDBI, was lanched by PM Nadenra Modi
to finance the micro enterprises.

Social Progress Index


Social progress index is released by the Non profit organisation 'Social

Progress imperative'


Ranks 101th in Social progress Index

Ranks 93rd in GDP Per Capita
Ranks 128th in Tolerance and inclusion
Ranks 120th in health and wellness

Norway ranks 1st in SPI.

Flipkart has partnered with the Mumbai's Dabbawalas to deliver its goods.

Gujarat government launched the Industrial tourism and became the first state in
India to launch this.

IMF forecasts India's growth rate to reach 7.5% in 2015 and 2016 from the
present 7.2% in 2014.

K V Kamath - to be appointed as the Head of the BIRCS Bank

ICF - Integral coach Factory, sets a new record in production by producing

1704 coaches in the last fiscal year.

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ICF was established in 1952 in Chennai.

RBI extended the date for exchanging the Pre 2005 Rupee notes to December
31st 2015.

New Development Bank (BRICS Bank)


First President : K V Kamath

It is expected to start financing projects by April 2016.

China Devalues its Currency


China devalued its currency Yuan (renminbi) twice recently.

Assocham report

Tamil Nadu tops with 15.2% of India's manufacturing sector jobs in the
year 2012-13.

Next to Tamil nadu is Maharastra(13.8%) and Gujarat(10.5%).

U.K Sinha - Chairman of SEBI.

T. S Vijayan - Chairman of IRDAI

Hindustan Shipyard Limited - is in Visakhapatnam

Railway Minister: Suresh Prabhu

4000 MW Thermal Power Plant to be set up at Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu).


The Cost of the Project is approximately Rs. 24,000 Crore.

Muhammad Yunus

Founder of Grameen bank in Bangladesh.

IMF Chairman - Christine Lagarde

Arvind Subramanian - Chief Economic Adviser of India

World Bank Group MD - Mulyani Indrawati

Global Investors Meet 2015 (Tamil Nadu)

It was held in Chennai on 9th and 10th September 2015.

The Memorandum of Understandings of worth 2.42 Lakh Crore was

signed between TN Government and Various Investors.


The next Global Investors Meet in Tamil nadu is to be held in 2017.

It is planned to conduct the GIM once in every 2 years.

PMKSY Scheme

PMKSY - Prathan Manthri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana or Prime Minister's

Krishi Sinchayee Yojana.

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To achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field


To expand cultivable area under assured irrigation

To improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of


The districts Dindukal, Krishnagiri and Tirunelveli of Tamil nadu was

selected from the state for the implementation of the scheme first.

World Bank's Ease of doing Business Report India


World bank released its first ever ranking of States on ease of doing
business in India.


Gujarat Ranks first followed by Andhra pradesh and Jharkhand.

Tamil Nadu ranks 12th.

1 - Gujarat

2 - Andhra Pradesh
3 - Jharkhand
12 - Tamil Nadu.


An international textile and apparel fair which was held at Jaipur in

Rajasthan from 28th September 2015 to 30th September 2015.


Forward Market commission was merged with the SEBI on 28th

September 2015

Global Competitive Index 2015-16


India ranks 55th in the latest Global competitive index report 2015-16.
Last year, India was at the 71st position.

Switzerland tops the list with its consecutive first place for seven years.

The Global Competitive Index was released by WEF - World Economic


Ease of Doing Business 2016


India ranks 130th in the rank list of Ease of doing Business .

The report was published the World Bank.

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Sarva Shisksha Abiyan (SSA)


It aims for achiving universal elementary education.

Recently the centre-state sharing ration has been changed from 65:35 to

PM Narendra Modi introduced 3 Gold Schemes

1. Gold Monetisation Scheme

2. Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme

3. Gold coin and Bullion Scheme


Gold Monetisation Scheme

Under this scheme depositor can deposit their gold of 995

fineness and get interest.


The tenure of the Bond scheme is 8 years

Minimum bond value: 2 Grams
Maximum bond value: 500 grams per person per financial year.

Gold coin and Bullion Scheme

No maximum Limit

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme

Minimum Deposit amount: 30 grams of gold of 995 purity.

Government will issue gold coins with Ashok Chakra Symbol and
additional security features.

US based company agreed to buy 53 % stake in Polaris Consulting and


Chitra Ramkrishna - MD and CEO of NSE

Ashishkumar Chauhan - CEO of BSE

Current Affairs Science and Technology

India Based Neutrino Observatory - INO


It is a proposed underground laboratory to study atmospheric neutrinos.

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To be constructed at Pottipuram in Bodi West hills of Theni District of

Tamil Nadu

Pamban Bridge


It is a nuclear capable intercontonental ballistic missile.

Payload: 1100 kg

18th National conference on E-Governance was held in Gujarat.

Theme: Digital governance - new frontiers


GAGAN - GPS aided geo augmented navigation

It is a navigation system recently launched by India.

It provides more efficiency in air traffic.

National wide mobile Number Portability commences from May 3rd 2015.

Recently test fired from a canister at the Wheeler Island.

Range: 5000 km

28 corroded old girders of Pamban bridge was replaced with new girders.

It is the first cantilever bridge of India.

TRAI amended the regulations to make the National Wide MNP.

Solar Impulse 2

SI2 is the world's first solar powered airplane to undertake a journey

around the earth.

Solar impulse 2 is a Swiss made aircraft.

Began its journey from Abudhabi.

Recently it landed at Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport in

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) as it's second stopping and the first being at
Muskat in Oman.

The third stopping will also be in India at Varanasi.


The fourth series of the Indian regional Navigational sattelite system

IRNSS 1-D is scheduled to be launched on 28th March 2015 through
the PSLV C-27 launch Vechile

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Periscope App

It will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (Sriharikota).

Periscope is a video streaming app launched by Twitter.

TRAI recommended the use of '112' as a single common number for emergency
services across the country as the similar to the US's 911 emergency number.

India's Broadband position in the world


India Ranks 125th position in fixed broadband penetration.

India Ranks 113th in wireless broadband penetration.

SMILE: SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction


It is the latest LASER eye surgery technique becoming popular to treat

refractive errors.

SAMEER's 4th Research and Development Project in Vizagapatnam


SAMEER - Society for Applied Microwave Electronic Engineering and

Research is an autonomous body under the department of Electronics and
information technology.

SAMEER has planned to set up it's 4th Research and Development

Project, the centre for Electromagnetic Environment Effects in Vizagapatna.

Other three projects were in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkatta.

Messenger Spacecraft

NASA's Messenger Spacecraft was launched on August 3, 2004 to study

the Mercury planet.

The Message Spacecraft ended its 11 year long journey after crashing
into the surface of the Mercury

Asia's First Google campus was opened in South Korean.

Google has planned to set up its largest Asian Campus in Hyderabad at a cost
of about 1000 crore rupees.

Chandrayaan 2

India's second moon exploration mission.

It is expected to be launched in 2017.

India's first lunar exploration mission Chandrayaan 1 was launched in the

year 2008.

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INS Vikrant

It is India's First indigenously built Aircraft carrier.

MOTR - Multi Object Tracking Radar


Multi Object Tracking Radar was launched at the Satish Dhawan Space
centre at Sriharikota.

It can be used to track multiple objects (upto 10 different objects) moving

in space with a range of 1000 Kms.

With this technology India joins the list with USA, Japan, Israel and

Shubham Banerjee

A 13 year old boy of Indian Origin,who invented a low cost Portable

Braille Printer.

He is now working with Microsoft to integrate the Braille printer with the

The Atlas - Earth Platinum : The world's largest Book weighing 150 kg was put
on display at the library in Sydney (Australia).

The brightest galaxy which was discovered recently was named as CR7 after
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese Football Player).


A new app which helps the users to share their own books to anyone
using the app.


On 27th August 2015, GSAT 6 (Satellite) was launched by GSLV-D6

launch Vechicle from Sriharikota.

It has a 6 metre diameter antenna, which is the largest antenna that the
ISRO has ever made.

This GSAT 6 communication satellite is used for the country's Stategic


1 Billion Facebook Logins


Recently the facebook, social network website made a record with 1

billion users logged on to their site in a single day.

Google redesigned its Logo.

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Periyar University's Library


Ranks 64th in India for availing e-resources and ranks 2nd in Tamil

BSNL Now 2 Mbps


BSNL increased the minimum broadband speed from 512 kbps to 2 Mbps
without any extra cost.


It will come effect from 1st October 2015.

BSNL Chairman: Anupam Srivastava

ISRO Chairman: A.S Kiran Kumar

Tamil Nadu's Largest Solar Plant - Viruthunagar.


The largest Solar plant of Tamil nadu with 40 MW capacity was

commissioned near Sengottai in Viruthunagar.

MOM - Completes 1 year orbiting the Mars


On 24th Sept, 2015 the MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) sent by ISRO
completed one year of orbiting around the Mars Planet.


The MOM was launched on 5th Nov, 2013 by PSLV C25.

It reached the Mars orbit on 24th Sept, 2014.

AbilityFest 2015

It is an international film festival for films which covers the disability

related issues.

The sixth edition of it 2015 will be held at Satyam cinemas in chennai

from Sept 28 to Oct 1, 2015.

'' - The website of Chennai customs has been hacked

recently by a pakistani.

PSLV C-30 [ASTROSAT Satellite]


ISRO's PSLV - C30 is scheduled to be launched on 28th September

2015 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

It will put the following satellite in space.

ASTROSAT - It is India's first dedicated multi-wavelength space


LAPAN-A2 - Indonesian satellite for maritime surveillance

NLS-14 - Canada's nano satellite

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LEMUR (4 number of satellites) - USA's satellites for Global

maritime intelligence.

The Indian National Centre for ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is located in

INS Kochi

INS Kochi is the second series of the Indian Navy Kolkata class guided
missile destroyer ship first one being INS Kolkata (Launched in 2014).

INS Kochi was commissioned on 30th September 2015.

It was built indegenously by the Mazagoan Dock in Mumbai.

The third series of this the INS Chennai which is expected to be

commissioned in 2016.

INS Astradharini

It is India's First indigenously designed and built Torpedo Launch and

Recovery Vessel (TLRV).

It was commissioned to Indian navy at Vishahapatnam Port.

IAMAI - Mobile10X

IAMAI - Internet And Mobile Association of India launched the 'Mobile10X'

initiative which aims to increase the number of mobile app developers to
5 lakhs from its current 50,000 in five years of time period.


UTS - Unreserved Ticketing Services App is a mobile app launched by

Indian Railway to book unreserved suburban train tickets in Chennai,
Mumbai and Delhi.

LED Light to Houses - Karnataka


Karnataka Government has planned to provide LED lights to all

households from January 2016.

The cost of the LED bulbs will be recovered through monthly electricity


It is the first mobile app for election launched in Myanmar.

Xingzhe No 1

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It is a chinese robot which made world record by walking 134 km in 54

hrs without stopping for recharging.


It is India's supersonic cruise missile.

Speed:2.8 mach.


Microsoft selected Varanasi for experimental internet pilot project.

Agni IV Test fired from Wheeler Island Successfully


Agni IV is a nuclear capable Ballistic missile.

Surface to surface missile

Recently test fired from warship, INS kochi.

It broke the previous record held by Ranger, an US Robot.

Range: 4000 Km


It is launched by the Ariane VA-227 launch vehicle from Kourou in

French Guiana in South America.

Ariane VA-227 is launched by Arianespace, a European launch space



It is an online portal to be launched by the UGC.

It is expected to be the world's largest internet language site in the

Current Affairs World


It means headscarf usually worn by muslim women

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Recently the Hijab law which implies compulsory wearing of Hijab is

made unconstitutional in Iran.

USA imposed new sanctions on North Korean Government officials and its
defense industries for a cyberattack on Sony.

Capital of North Korea - Pyongyang

Three Gorges Dam

It is the world's largest Hydroelectric Dam.

It recently set a new record of highest annual power production.

It is located on the Yangtze River (China).

Terrorist Attack in Paris


12 people were killed in a terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine

office in Paris.

Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic - was elected as the first women president of Croatia.
John F Kennady Airport (New york)

The world's first dedicated terminal for animals is to be opened at the

John F Kennady airport in New york.

Miss universe



Malaysia formally declared the MH370 disappearance an accident.

The passengers and the crew members were presumed to be dead.

K Sripavan - appointed as the new chief Justice of Srilanka.


Paulina Vega of Columbia was crowned Miss Universe 2014 at Florida

He was the second tamil to be appointed as the CJ of Srilanka.

Indian PM Modi's Srilanka Visit


Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi has planned to visit Srilanka in the
month of March 2015..

The previous Indian PM to visit Srilanka was Rajiv Ghandhi in 1987.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Visited China recently.


It is a new fund launched by David beckham for the UNICEF.

This new fund '7' is for helping children in warzones

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The number 7 was chosen as the name of the fund because it is the
jersey number of David Beckham(Manchester united).

Surya Kiran 8 (Feb 2015)


It is a military exercise between India and Nepal.

Surya kiran 8 was held at Saljhandi in Nepal


S.Jaishankar (Foreign Secretary) to begin SAARC Yatra from March 2nd


Bangladesh is the first country in the yatra list and next to Pakistan.

Death Toll crossed 200 in Afghanistan in a series of Avalanches caused by the

heavy snowfall.

The 7th BRICS Summit 2015 will be hosted by Russia in July 2015.

The 6th SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) summit 2015 will be hosted
by Russia in July 2015.

Former Maldives president Mohammad Nasheed was sentenced 13 years for

ordering an arrest to a judge during his term.

Largest Arms Exporter 2010-2014

1. USA
2. Russia
3. China

4. Germany
5. France

David Pearce - Winner of the UK's New 1 Pound () coin Design


David pearce was a 15 year old school boy who won the coin design
competition conducted by the Royal Mint of Britain.

German Airwings Airbus A320


German Airwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French alps region during it
journey for the Barcelona(In France) to Duesseldorf(In Germany).

All the 150 were found dead.

Lee Kuan Yew


Lee Kuan yew the first Prime Minister of Singapore died.

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Terror attack in Kenyan University


Shebab Islamist group of Somalia attacked the Kenyan University and

killed over 147 students

France President: Francois Hollande

Operation Raahat

It is the evacuation mission by India to evacuate the people from the

war affected regions of Yemen.

Earthquake in Nepal

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal.

Death toll expected to cross over 10000

Operation Maitri

It is the name of the rescue operation led by Indian Army in Earthquake

hit Nepal.

President Pranab Mukherjee's Russia Visit


He attends the victory day parade on 9th May 2015.

This Victory day (May 9th 1945) marks the defeat of the Hitler's army.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's China Visit


President Pranab Mukherjee visited Russia in May 2015.

Sister city agreement was signed between "Chennai and Chingqing"

UK Election 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron was reelected as PM after his

Conservative party has won 331 seats out of 650.

The Labour party won 232 seats.

Anthony Brutto, a 94 year old American graduated from West Virginia University
after a period of 75 years of enrolling.

Ananta Bijoy Das


Gun Attack in Karachi


43 people from Shia ismalis sect were killed in a gun attack in Karachi.

Kung Fu Yoga

He was a Bangladeshi blogger, who was killed recently.

Film to be starred by Aamir Khan and Jackie Chan

Amtrak Train 188

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The train which derailed recently in USA during its journey from
Washington to New York

Sterile Mosquitoes

In order to tackle the Dengue, more than half a million number of sterile
mosquitoes were released in the Guangzhou region of China.

BCIM economic corrider - Bangladesh China India and Myanmar


K-2-K corrider connects India's Kolkatta with Kunming of China through

Dhaka and Mandalay.

Yanis Varoifakis

PM Narendra Modi visited Kazakhstan


Greece's finance minister who resigned recently.

Karim Massimov - Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

National Emergency Declared in Myanmar


Myanmar's President declared national emergency after the devastating

floods affected over 1 lakh people.

FIPIC 2015

India to host the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation in August.

Indian Government removed Iran from the list of restricted visa nations.

Now the 3 categories like Employment, Conference and Students and

research visa policies are liberalised.

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Iran is no longer in the PRC prior referral category now.

Became the Prime Minister of Srilanka for the Fourth time.
He Belongs to the United National Party.

Two US Journalists Shot Dead


Reporter Alison Parker and Cameraman Adam Ward was shot dead
during a live Program.

The gunman was identified as Vester Lee Flanagan.

50 Migrants were found dead in a truck on a highway in Austria.

Homo nadeli

It is a new species of ancient Humans which was found recently in the

Rising star cave in South africa.

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The word 'nadeli' in Sesotho (a language in South Africa) means star.

Lenin statue Unearthed


The head of the Lenin statue was unearthed in a forest in East Berlin

It weighs 3.5 tonne.

AUSINDEX 2015 - AUStralia INDia EXercise


It is a joint biennial (Once in two years) bilateral maritime exercises

between Australia and India.

The first edition of the Exercise 2015 was held at Vishakapatnam port.

Mitra Shakti

It is a joint exercise of India and Srilanka.

It begins on September 29, 2015 in Pune

Srilankan Prime Minister's India visit


Srilankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived India for a Three day official


Betty Cantrell was crowned Miss America 2016.

Greece PM: Alexis Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras won the Greece Election thereby becoming the Prime
Minister for the second time.

G4 Summit 2015

It was held on 26th September, 2015 in New York.

G4 Nations: India, Brazil, Japan, Germany

India To Host G20 in 2018.


The annual summit of G20 - 2018 will be hosted by India in New Delhi.
G20 Upcoming Annual summits

2015 - Turkey

2016 - China

2017 - Germany

2018 - India

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visited India for a 3 Day official tour.

A 10th Century durga idol which was gone missing from a temple in
Kashmir was returned to India.

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Germany refused to sign the MLAT agreement with India quoting its
provision for death penalty


It is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Indonesia.

It was launched off the Andaman coast.

20th Busan International Film Festival 2015


It was held in South Korea.

Indian film 'The Apu Triology' directed by Satyajit ranked 4th in the list
of top 100 Asian Cinema.

World Bank's Report on Poverty Line


World bank revised the global poverty to 1.90 US Dollars from its
previous 1.25 US Dollars a day.

In 2015, globally 700 (9.6% of total population) million people are

expected to be in poverty.

Arch of Triumph - Palmyra (Syria)


The IS group destroyed the ancient monument 'Arch of Triumph' which is

situated at the entrance of Palmyra in Syria.

Exercise MALABAR

It was started (in 1992) as a Bilateral Military Exercise between India

and US. But, later editions also involved some other countries.

The 2015 edition of the Exercise MALABAR is a trilateral Military

Exercise among India, US and Japan.

The Exercise will be held in the Bay of Bengal.

Hand in Hand Exercise


It is a joint counter terrorism exercise between India and China.

The 2015 edition of Hand in hand exercise was held at the Kunming
Military Academy in Yunnan in China.

Hoesung Lee

Hoesung Lee (South Korea) was elected as the head of the Intergovernmental Panel for climate change.

World's Longest Non stop Flight Service

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Singapore airlines has planned to restart the world's longest (19 hour)
non stop flight service between US and singapore.

BRICS Migration Conference 2015


The First BRICS Migration Conference was held at Sochi in Russia.

Man Booker Prize 2015


Marlon James (Jamaica) won the Man Booker Prize for the Year 2015
for his novel - 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'.

Don Gutoski - won the Wild life Photographer of the year 2015 competition.

Kamal Thapa - Deputy Prime minister of Nepal who visited India recently.

Justin Trudeau - became the new prime minister of Canada.

Robert Mugabe

The President of Zimbabwe, won the China's Confucius Peace prize (also
called as China's Nobel Peace Prize)

K P Sharma Oli

Appointed as the New Prime Minister of Nepal by Nepal President Ram

Baran Yadav.

Bidhya Bhandari

Appointed as the New President of Nepal succeeding former President

Ram Baran Yadav.

She also became the first Women president of Nepal.

Cannibalism in South Sudan


The African Union investigators team reported that they found the
evidences for cannibalism in South Sudan.

A321 - Russian Aeroplane crashed


Russian Aeroplane A321 crashed during its journey from Egypt to Russia
over the Sinai Peninsula.

All 217 passengers were killed.

Leonardo Dicaprio

Hollywood actor, who was named the United Nations messenger of peace
on climate change.

Indian Vice President, Hamid Ansari visited Indonesia on an official tour.

APEC 2015

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Asia Pacific Economic cooperation forum meeting 2015 to be held in

Manila (Philippines).

India has an observer status in this forum since 2011.

Australia abolished the honorary titles 'knight' and 'dames'.

Li yuanchao - Chinese Vice President who visited India recently.

Ahmed Adeeb - Malives Vice President who was impeached recently.

Sheikh Kasina - Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

Vivekananda Statue

PM Narendra Modi unveiled 12 feet vivekananda statue in Kuala Lumpur


The Indian cultural centre in Kuala Lumpur to be named after freedom

fighter Subash Chandra bose.

Lee Hsien Loong - PM of Singapore

Sukhoi Su-24

Russian fighter fet which was shot down by the Turkisk fighter jet F-16
near the Turkey-Syria Border.

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015


The CHOGM 2015 summit was held in Malta (Europe).

The next GHOGM summit will be held in 2018 in United kingdom.

Current Affairs Sports

35th National Games 2015


The 35th edition of the national games began at the Greenfield statium
in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).

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Sachin Tendulkar was appointed as the Goodwill ambassador of the 35th

national games.

Dubai Open Tennis 2015


Rojer Federar won the Dubai Open Tennis Title beating Novak Djokovic
in the Final.

Swiss Grand Prix Gold Championship (Badminton)


K Srikanth (India) won the title by beating Victor Axelson in the final

Saina nehwal (Indian badminton player) moved to the world's number one spot
after reaching the final game in Indian open.

Indian Wells open / BNP Paripas Open 2015 Winners list


Men's singles - Novac Djokovik (Serbia)

Men's Doubles - Vasek Pospisil (Canada) & Jack Sock (US)

Women's Singles - Simona Halop (Romania)

Women's Doubles - Sania Mirza (India) & Martina Hingis (Switzerland)

Saina Nehwal - World's No 1


Indian Badminton player Saina Nehwah player reached the World' No 1

spot in the world women's list which was officially announced recently.

She is the first Indian women player to reach this and the Second indian
to do this.

Prakash padukone is the first Indian player to reach the World's No 1


Serena Williams' - 700th Win


By winning the recent match against Sabine Lisicki ( of German), Serena

williams (of USA) in the WTA Miami Open recorded her 700th Win.


And became the 8th player to win over 700 matches.

Martina Navratilova tops the most matches winning list with 1442

IPL Season 8 - 2015


The opening ceremony of the IPL Season was held at Salt Lake stadium
in Kolkata.

Leading cricketer in 2015

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Kumar Sangakkara (Srilanka) and Meg Lanning (Australian women

cricketer) were named as the Leading cricketers in the world in 2015 by

Wisden Cricketer's Almanack (also called as bible of cricket)

Sangakkara became the second player to be honoured, Sehwag being the

first one to be named Leading cricketers in the world.

FIFA Women's World Cup (Football)


Host City: Vancouver of Canada

United States won the final match against Japan.

Carli Lloyd became the first women to score a hat trick goal in the
world cup final.

World Badminton Champianship


Carolina Marin (Spain) defeated Saina Nehwal (India) in the final.

Micheal Clarke

World Badminton Champianship 2015 was held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Australian Cricket Player who retired from test matches recently.

Air Rifle World Cup Final 2015


It was held in Munich in Germany.

Apurvi Chandela (India) won the silver medal in the Women 10m air rifle
final match.

Shane Watson

Floyd Mayweather

Australian Cricket player who retired from the Test Matches.

American professional boxer who retired from boxing.
He won all the 49 matches that he participated.

S. Sriram

Former Indian Cricketer who became the consultant of Australian Cricket


US Open 2015

Mixed Doubles

Leander Paes (Ind) & Martina Hingis (Swiss) won the finals against
Bethanie Mattek Sands & Sam Querrey.

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Leander Paes also became the oldest man to win the mixed
doubles title.

Women's Doubles

Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis won the title against Casey
Dellacqua & Yaroslava Shevedova

Women's Singles

Men's singles

Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Roberta Vinci (Italy) in the final match
Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Roger Federer (Swiss) in the finals.

Jason Day - Australian golf player, who reached the World number one spot in
the international ranking recently.

Hawk Eye

It is a technology which is used to track the trajectory path of the ball.

It was first used in Cricket.

It is also used in other games like Tennis, football, badminton, etc..,

High Altitude Sports Training Centre in Tamil Nadu


CM J Jayalalitha announced that a High Altitude Sports Training Centre

would be set up at a cost of 5 crore in Ooty.

Weight lifting centre will be set up at Vellore and a Sports science

centre at madurai.

IBSP World Billiard Championship


Pankaj Adwani (India) won the Championship title which was held at
Adelaide in Australia

ISL 2015 - Indian Super League


The opening ceremony of the 2nd Edition of the ISL was held at

WTA Wuhan Open


Women's Doubles

World Bridge Championship


Sania mirza and Martina Hingis pair won the title.

The 42nd world Bridge Teams Championship was held in Chennai.

Chess World Cup 2015

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The Brazilian football legend visited India.

A B De Villiers

Sergey Karjakin of Russia won the Chess World Cup.

The South African Cricketer, became the new brand Ambassador of MRF.

BNP Paribas WTA Singapore 2015


Women's doubles

Martina Hingis (Swiss) and Sania Mirza pair won the title.

Cricket All Stars 2015


It is a Twenty 20 Cricket series between the former Cricket players from

all over the world.

The first match was held in New york, USA.

Younis Khan

Pakistan Cricketer announced his retirement from the One Day

international matches.

Macau open Grand Prix Gold Badminton 2015


P V Sindhu (India) won the title by defeating Minatsu Mitani (Japan) in

the final.

Current Affairs Environment and Health

National biodiversity Congress 2015


The second edition of national biodiversity congress is to be held in

Thiruvanthapuram (Kerala) in February 2015.

Theme: "Biodiversity: Access and Benefit Sharing"

66 Tiger Deaths reported in 2014

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Tamil Nadu tops the list with 15 tiger deaths followed by Madhya
Pradesh (14), Uttarkhand (8).

Kirloskar Vasundara International Film Festival KVIIF


The only film festival of India dedicated to environmental issues.

The 9th edition of this film festival is to be scheduled from 16th Jan
2014 in Pune.

Theme: Zero Waste: Begins with us


A drug used to treat hepatitis C virus which affects Liver manufacture by

Gileads Sciences.

Recently the Indian patent Office rejected its patent application.

Mild tremors were recorded in several places of Andhra Pradesh with magnitude
1.8 in Richter scale.

18th Indian Birding Fair


It was held at the Man sagar Lake in Jaipur(Rajasthan).

2014 - warmest year : WMO


World meteorological organisation recently published a report stating that

the year 2014 is the warmest year on record.

World meteorological organisation is located in Geneva (Switzerland).


It is a cashew nut variety which was recently recommended to be

cultivated in the coastal areas of maharashtra.

International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List


Critically endangered species

Indian white backed Vulture

Long billed Vulture

Slender Billed Vulture

Red Headed Vulture

Forest Owlet

Endangered species

Egyptian Vulture

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Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)


It helps to cure blood diseases and cancers like myeloma or leukaemia.

Earth Hour

The Earth hour initiative was started in the year 2007.

The main aim was to create awareness about global climate change.


Every year it is observed on March 28th.

On that day all the lights will be switched off from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM.
Sania Mirza was selected as the Brand ambassador for the World wide
Fund for the Earth hour Initiative.

Cyclone Pam

Attacked the island nation Vanuatu which is located in the south pacific

Bandipur Tiger reserve (Karnataka)


It is located in Karnataka

Recently the forest department started using the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
(UAV) in Bandipur tiger reserve to monitor the forest area.

UAV helps to monitor the unauthorized entry and detect the forest fires.

Mission Indradhanush

an immunization program launched by the union government.

Aims to immunize all children against 7 vaccine preventable diseases

which includes






Hepatitis B


Typhoon Maysak

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Typhoon Maysak attacked islands in Micronesia in pacific ocean region

and have the possibility of hitting Philippines.

Top Solid wastes Producers in India


Maharashtra state tops the list by producing 26,820 tonnes of solid

wastes per day

Uttarpradesh is in the second position.


It is an incurable respiratory disease which is caused by the inhaling of

the silica dust mostly in the mining regions.

The Rajasthan State Human Rights commission recently recommend the

state government to set up an independent agency to conduct research
occupational diseases.

Telangana Crab Spider


A new variety of spider was discovered in Telangana and was name

Telangana Crab Spider.

It looks like crab and can also walk sideways and hence it is named
Crab spider.

Earth Hour Capital 2015


Thane was declared the national Earth hour capital of India in 2015

In 2014, the coimbatore city was selected as the National earth

hour capital of India (2014).

Seoul was named the Global Earth hour capital 2015

National Green tribunal banned old Diesel Vehicles which are over 10 years old
in Delhi

Ecological Engineering

It is a new technology introduced by NIPHM - National Institute of Plant

Health Management Hyderabad

This new technology helps the farmers to control the pests and also in
maintaining the biodiversity.

WHO - Annual Health Statistics 2015


WHO released the status of Millennium development goals after the dead
line of 2015.

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India achieved 4 targets successfully, 2 in progress and the remaining 4

in limited progress.


The local name of the fish in Manipur, which was recently discovered by
the ZSI as the new species of catfish.

Coringa Wildlife Santuary


It's scientific name is Glyptothorax senapatiensis.

It is in Andhra Pradesh.

It is the second largest mangrove forest in India after Sundarban.

Swach Bharat Rankings


It was published by the Ministry of Urban Development.

Mysuru bagged the first rank followed by Trichy(Second Rank), Navi

Mumbai (Third).

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve:


It is in Nilgiri District of Tamil Nadu.

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve was announced as a wildlife in 1972.

In 2007, it was declared as a Tiger Reserve.

Kawal Tiger Reserve:


Damoh in Madhya Pradesh was last in the list.

It is in Telangana.
It was declared as a Tiger reserve in 2012.

Green Army Chief: Sachin Tendulkar


Green Army is an initiative of Maharashtra Government, involving school

children for promoting environment conservation.

Sachin Tendulkar was named the chief of the Green Army.

Mision Indradhanush

It was a immunization program launched on 25th December 2014.

It aims to immunize all children against the seven vaccine diseases by


Pertussis(Whoophing Cough)

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Hapatitis B

Himalaya Diwas

HESCO - Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organisation

was founded in 2010 by Anil Prakash Joshi for the conservation of the
HImalayan ecosystem.

Since 2010 they have also started observing September 9 as the

Himalaya Diwas.

Butterfly Park in Vandalur Zoo


CM J. Jayalalitha inaugurated the Butterfly park at the Vandalur Zoo


Nigeria No longer polio endemic


WHO published a report recently stating that the Nigeria is no longer

Polio endemic.

Afghanistan and Pakistan are the two countries where the polio is still

ICRISAT Mandate Crop - Finger Millet


ICRISAT - International Crop Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics
has announced the Finger millet as its 6th mandate crop.

List of mandate crops

Pearl Millet




Finger Millet

The Headquarters of ICRISAT is located in Hyderabad.

Typhoon Mujigae

The Typhoon Mujigae hits the Guangdong province of China

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26th Annual conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation ( Oct

2015) was held in Chennai.

National Geographical Research Institute's (NGRI) Report


The NGRI conducted the research and reported that there is no evidence
for the existence of submerged volcano off the Puducherry coast.

The Headquarters of the National Geographical Research Institute's (NGRI)

is located in Hyderabad.

Car Free Road


Chennai's Elliots beach road (in Besant Nagar) will host Chennai's first
car free Zone day on 11th October between 6 AM and 9 AM.

World Car Free Day: September 22, 2015.

Mission Indradhanush

The Second Phase of the Mission Indradhanush was launched by the

Central Government.

Harur Government Hospital has become the fourth hospital in Tamil Nadu to get
the accreditation from the Narional Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Health
care Providers.

Srivaikundam Dam

The National Green Tribunal banned the sale of sand mined in the
desilting of the Srvaikundam Dam.

Srivaikundam Dam is located on the banks of the River Thamirabarani in

Thoothukudi District.


It is a drug used as an alternative to the drug Diclofenac which was

banned earlier.

Tamil Nadu has discontinued the usage of the Ketoprofen in Erode,

coimbatore and the Nilgiris after reviewing the report that showed the
Ketoprofen has the same effect on Vultures as the Diclofenac did earlier.

It is to be now replaced with an alternative drug Meloxicam.

Bird Islands in Hussain Sagar


A group of bird Islands to be developed in the Hussain Sager which is

in Hyderabad.

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Some Important Alien Plant Species in Tamil Nadu and their Scientific Names
1. Seemai Karuvelam [Prosopis Juliflora]

2. Kadal Palai or Neyveli Kaatu Ammanakku [Ipomea Carnea]

3. Muttai Paasi [Salvinia Molesta]

4. Water Hyacinth [Eichahornia Crassipes]

5. Mookuthuthi Poo or Star weed or white top or white cap or carrot weed

New species of frogs found in Western ghats

1. Ghatixalus Magnus - A species of Tree frog

2. Raorchestes Flaviventris - a species of bush frog.

Bharat Stage Norms Implementation - advanced


The central government has advanced the date of implementation of the

BS norms.


BS-V to be implemented from April 2019 (as against April 2022)

BS-IV to be implemented from April 2021 (as against April 2024)

Sishu Aloy

It is a initiative launched by West Bengal Govt for early childhood care

and education.

Uttar Pradesh - Guiness Record


The Uttar Pradesh government made a Guinness record by planting 10

lakh trees in a single day within 8 hours.

Bihar govt planned to ban the sale of liquor from April 1, 2016.

Current Affairs Miscellaneous

Important Appointments

Shailesh Nayak was appointed as the interim chairman of ISRO after the
retirement of K Radhakrishnan

A S Kiran Kumar was appointed as the new chairman of ISRO.

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H S Brahma was appointed as the new Chief election commissioner of

India Succeeding V S Sampath.

S Jaishankar was appointed as the new Foreign secretary replacing

Sujatha singh.

Operation Smile

To find missing children and reunite them with their parents.

Recently launched by the Hyderabad Police Department.

Also launched in Trichy by the TN Police Department.

Camel Festival was celebrated every January in Bikaner (Rajasthan).


Leela Samson (Bharathanatiyam Artist) - was given the title Natya Kala

Padma Awards (Jan 2015)


104 persons were selected in total from various fields for Padma awards.
Among them,

Padma Vibhusan - 9 awardees

Padma Bhusan - 20 awardees

Padma Shri - 75 awardees


Also includes 17 women.

awardees from Tamil Nadu

Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan - Padma Vibhusan (Science and


Sudha Raghunatha - Padma Bhusan (Art)

Kanyakumari Avasarala - Padma shri (Art)

P V Rajaraman - Padma shri (civil service)

R Vasudevan - Padma shri (Civil service)

Ashok chakra

Gopalaswami - Padma Bhusan (Civil Service)

Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh

Mukund Varadharajan

Important Books in News


Mee Nathuram Godse Boltoy - a play written by Pradeep Dalvi.

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Madhorubhagan - authored by Perumal Murugan

Kailash Satyarthi

Handed over his Nobel Medal to the President of India Pranab


The medal will be kept at the museum in the Rashtrapathi bhavan.

Priya Pillai

A Greenpeace activist who addressed to British Parliamentarians from

India through Skype after being barred to leave India.

She explained about her work in the Mahan region in Madhya Pradesh.

Saudi Arabia's king Abdullah died and the kingship was passed to his brother

Metro train services at Mantri Square station (In Bangalore) was stopped for 5
mins to rescue a Black Kite (a bird).

Pooja Thakur

became the first women to lead the guard of honour for US president
Barrack Obama.

R K Laxman - eminent Cartoonist passed away.

Vaibhav Shenoy

Young artist from mangaluru was announced the winner of the national
level Stamp design competition organised by Indiapost to mark the
republic day with Clean India as the theme.

Fr Alexis Premkumar

A christian priest from Tamil nadu was released by the Taliban who was
abducted eight month ago in Afghanistan.

Important Days

4th Feb - World Cancer Day

28th Feb - National Science Day

INS Sindhukosh

It is an Indian Submarine which recently collided with a small fishing

trawler off the Goan coast during an exercise.

International Jazz Day


It is a musical event.

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Paris in France will be the host city for the International Jazz Day April

Amber Fort

it is Jaipur (Rajasthan).

Recently opened for viewing at night to promote night toourism.

Important Appoinments

Jagmohan Dalmia - elected as the new BCCI (Board of control for

Cricket in India) President.

Important Days

Vikas Swarup - appointed as the new MEA Spokesperson.

March 8th - International Women's Day
March 12th - World Kidney Day
March 21st - World Forest Day


Avvaiyar Award 2015

Santhi Ranganathan was given the Avvaiyar award for the year

Bharat Ratna

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was given the Bharat ratna


Madhan Mohab Malviya - posthumously awarded the Bharat ratna.

Ghandhi Peace prize 2014

ISRO (Indian Space research Organisation) was selected for the

Gandhi peace prize 2014 award.

Kutram Kadidhal

Tamil film which won the national award for the best regional film
of 2014.

India's Daughter

It is a documentary film directed by Leslee Udwin.

It is based on the 2012 Delhi Gang rape and some more incidents.

The broadcast of this documentary was banned in India by the Indian


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Syeda Salya Fatima


She is the only Muslim women in India to hold a commercial Pilot's


She is from Hyderabad city.

Mahatma Gandhi's Statue in London


Mahatma Gandhi's Statue was unveiled at Parliament square in London

by Finance minister Arun Jaitley.

The Statue was made of bronze and 9 feet in height.

Hindustan Shipyard Limited is located in Visakhapatnam.

The finial of the Humayun's tomb (in New Delhi) which was struck by the storm
(May 2014) was replaced by a new one.

Jeevan Dhara

The Rajasthan Government opened the first state run Mother's milk bank
in India.

Sokra Misawa Festival


The Tiwa tribes of Assam celebrates the Sokra Misawa festival marking
the welcoming of the Spring.

Pesalam Vaanga

Pesalam Vaanga is a campaign launched by Kolathur MLA M K Stalin to

address the grievances of the people.

Important Persons in News


Malli Mastan Babu

He was an Indian Mountaineer, found dead in the Andes mountain

ranges in South America during his climbing mission.


Nagore Hanifa: Singer died recently (97 year old)


Tamil Novelist died recently (81 year old)

Alan Turing

British code breaker who cracked the almost unbreakable codes

used by the Germans in the second world war.

His notebook was auctioned recently.

Vankadarath Saritha

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Became the first women bus driver of the Delhi transport


Rajendra Singh

She is from the state of Telangana.

Known as the water man of India.

Chuhrim Sherpa

First woman to climb the Mt.Everest twice in a week.

Recently started climbing the Everest taking along with her the bat
and jerseys used by the Australian cricketer Philip Hughes.

Raja Rajeshwari

Became the first Indian born woman to be appointed as a Judge

in New york.

Ponniyin Selvan

It is a historical fiction written by Kalki Krishnamurthy.

32 hr animated movie was made based on this fiction.

Kerala - KSRTC

KSRTC -Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has planned to launch

the accident insurance scheme for its passengers.

Important Days

April 18 - World Heritage Day.

April 22 - Earth Day
April 25 - World Malaria Day

Nawab Wajid Ali Shah's calender - Object of the month


Victoria memorial Hall, a museum in Kolkatta selected the Calender

prepared by the Nawab wajid ali shah, the last king of Awadh as the
object of the month.


Susanta Lahiri - was awarded the Hevesy Medal 2015

S Lahiri was a co creator of the super heavy element 117

Super heavy elements are those elements having atomic number

greater than 114.

75-Foot Buddha Statue in Srilanka

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A 75 Foot height Buddha Statue was inaugurated at Rambadagalla

Vidhyasagara Temple in Srilanka.

Important Days

It was made by M Muthiah Sthapathi (From Chennai).

May 1 - International Labour Day
May 5 - World Asthma Day


Yangli festival, a kind of harvest festival celebrated in Karbi Anglong

district of Assam.

Buenos Aires - World's Bookstore capital


Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina is regarded as the World's bookstore

capital as it have 25 bookstores for every 1,00,000 people.

Hong kong is in the second position with 22 bookstores for every

1,00,000 people.


Pramod Patil, ornithologist form pune was awarded Whitley Award for his
efforts on the conservation of the Great Indian busturd.

This Whitley Award is also called by the people as Green Oscar.

Magazine Charlie Hebdo - was given the Freedom of Expression was by

the PEN American Centre


Charlie Hebdo is a French based Magazine.

Shashi Kapoor - was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Yaadhum - a documentary film on Tamil Muslims won the Bronze Remi
Award at the 48th World Film Festival Houston.

India's first Private Green Field Airport


Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport is India's First private Green field Airport.

It is located in West Bengal.

PM Narendra Modi will be its first Passenger.

Reang Tribe: Tripura

Important Books In News


100 years of Solitude - by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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A signed first edition book which was stolen during the

International Book fair of Bogota 2015 was found.

Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha Kings with a Brief History of Cholas

and Nayaks - by Pratap Sinha Rajebhosle

George Cross

It is the highest British Military award for Gallantry.

The George Cross which was awarded Posthumously to Naik Kirpa Ram

(Indian Soldier) in 1946 was stolen. It was traced and it will handed over
to his wife Brahmi Devi.

Ninad Bedekar

B B King

Famous electric guitarist who died recently.


Historian who popularized the history of Maharashtra died recently.

Mural artist who passed away recently

Sunil Nesarikar

Chief fire officer in Mumbai fire department, died after sustaining injuries
while fighting with fire in a building.

Rajabai Clock Tower


It is built in 1878 in the Mumbai University campus.

It was reopened recently after a restoration work.

Important Days

June 21st - International Yoga Day (Declared by United nations in

December 2014)

Unofficial Yoga Capital of the World - Rishikesh

India's First Gender neutral Certificate - Nalsar University of Law
(Hyderabad) issued the certificate with title Mx instead of Mr/Ms for a student.

International Yoga Day


The vice chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda, Swami

Atmapriyananda was invited as chief guest for the International Yoga Day
demonstration at Rajpath in Delhi.

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35,985 people participated in the yoga demonstration at Rajpath creating

a new Guinness World record.

The yoga demonstration at Rajpath also created another world record with
largest number of foreign nationals participating from 84 countries.

Important Persons in News


Ira Singhal - became the first physically challenged woman to top the
UPSC Civil services exam.

Muhammad Yunus - Founder of Grameen Bank.

TK 0065

A Turkish flight made an emergency landing at the India Gandhi

International Airport (Delhi) after a bomb alert.

Important Days

August 1 to 7 - World Breastfeeding Week

August 5 - Putlibai Day [Putlibai was the mother of Mahatma Gandhi]

August 7 - National Handloom Day[PM Modi Declared 7th August as the
National Handloom day ]

August 10 - World Bio fuel Day

August 29 - National Sports Day [Birth Day of Dyan Chand, former Indian
hockey Player]

Important Persons in News


K. Bhavaneeswari - First Chief Security officer of Chennai Metro Rail.

Sundar Pichai - appointed as the new CEO of Google.

Amitabh Bachan - became the Tiger Ambassador of Maharashtra.

Ashwani Lohani - appointed as the new chairman of Air India

Parveen Sultana - Bangladeshi actress who had undergone a surgery for

removing tumor in a hospital in chennai.


Sachin Tendulkar - Green Army Chief [Maharashtra]

Sofia Asraf - Indian Rapper famous for her 'Kodaikanal Won't ' Video.
H N Girisha - Paralympian who challenged the selection of Sania Mirza
for the Rajiv Ghandhi Khel ratna award (2015) in Karnataka High Court.

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Hardik Patel - who led the agitation demanding reservation for patels in


Cho Ramasamy - editor of 'Thuglaq', a tamil Magazine.

Gangadhara Tilak Katnam - also called as 'Road doctor' was a former

Indian Government employee who has got the world wide attention for his
social work in filling the pot holes in the roads.


Sasi Perumal - Social activist who died during the anti-liquor protest.

Kayyara Kinhanna Rai - Kannada poet and freedom fighter who died

Khaled al Asaad - an archaeologist who was beheaded by the IS


Gandhi Nagar 4th avenue to B Ramachanra Adityanar Salai


The Gandhi Nagar 4th Avenue Road in Adyar was renamed as B

Ramachanra Adityanar Salai.

He was the former editor ot Malai Murasu.


Poet Sella Ganapathy won the Bal Sahitya Puraskar Award for this year
from Sahitya Academy.

Zaina Erhaim of Syria won the Peter Mackler Award 2015 for courageous

Sports Awards

Rajiv Ghandhi Khel Ratna Award 2015

Sania Mirza

Arjuna Awards 2015 (For Members)

Rohit Sharma (Cricket)

Bajrang (Wrestling)

P R Sreejish (Hockey)

Naib Subedar Sandeep Kumar (Archery)

M R Poovamma (Athletics)

Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar (Badminton)

Mandeep Jangra (Boxing)

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Dipa Karmakar (Gymnastic)

Sreejesh P R ( Hockey)

Manjeet Chhillar ( Kabaddi)

Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre (Kabaddi)

Sawarn Singh (Rowing)

Anup Kumar Yama (Roller Skating)

Jitu Rai (Shooting)

S Sathish Kumar (Weightlifting)

Babita Kumari (Wrestling)

Yumnam Sanathoi Devi (Wushu)

Sharath M Gayakwad (Para-Swimming)

Doordarshan Chennai celebrated its 40th anniversary of inauguration (started in

15th August 1975).


It is a sport in which human pyramids are formed and they try to break
the pot hanging above.

Recently Maharashtra government announced Dahihandi as an adventure


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


It is the world's third largest mosques which is located in Abu


The grand old baobab Tree


The grand old baobab tree which is the heritage tree of

Vijayapura(Karnataka) fell down after getting damaged of infections.

Important books in News:


It is more than 600 years old.


Mrs Funnybones - written by Twinkle Khanna (Bollywood actress)

The toll free number service started by Indian Railway for Security related

Yakshagana - Folk dance of Karnataka

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Tree of Life

An Artificial tree in Apollo hospital, which bears the name of the organ

WIFI at the Mamallapuram Shore Temple


BSNL recently installed its wifi hotspot service at the Mamallapuram

Shore Temple.


It means severe deficient supply of required oxygen to the body for

normal breathing.

India - Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement


India transferred 111 Indian enclaves to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh transferred 51 Bangladeshi enclaves to India.

GI Status for Chengalikodan, a variety of nendran banana


The Geographical indication status was given to the 'Chengalikodan', a

variety of banana.

It is mostly found in the Thrissur and Thalappilly region of Kerala.

Highest number of UAPA Cases


The highest number of cases under the UAPA act has been filed in the
state of Manipur in 2014.

Mann Ki Baat

Indian radio program hosted by the PM Narendra Modi to address the


It was started on 3rd October, 2014.

The Cheraman Juma Masjid


It is the first Mosque built in India in 629 AD.

It is in Kodungallur in the Trissur District of Kerala.

Important Days

September 5 - Teachers' Day

September - First Saturday of the Month - International Vulture Awareness


September 9 - Himalaya Diwas

September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day

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September 21 - World Alzeimer's Day

September - Third Saturday of the month - International Coastal Cleanup



September 22 - World Car Free Day

September 27 - World Tourism Day, International Day of Deaf

September 28 - World Heart Day

Important Persons in News


Satya Murthy - appointed as the new Director of IGCAR (Indira Gandhi

Centre For Atomic Research) Kalpakkam.

Makanlal Agarwal - centenarian (100 Year old) who recently participated

in the Salem Marathon and successfully completed the 5 Km walkathon

Chandrashekhar Patil - kannada writer who announced that he would

return the Pampa award in protest against the murder of M.M Kalburgi.


Hardik Patel - was in news for the launch of reverse dandi march.
N Gokula Krishnan - was elected as the member of Rajya Sabha

(Puducherry) unopposed. He also became the first person to become the

Rajya Sabha candidate within 30 mins of getting the membership of the

S. Jaishankar - Foreign Secretary of India


Syed Ahmad - Manipur Governor passed away.

Jagmohan Dalmia - Former BCCI president who died recently. His eyes
were donated.

M M Kalburgi - Kannadian Scholar who was shot dead at his residence.

Aadesh Shrivastava - Bolywood music director died recently .

Kalamandalam Sathyabama - famous mohiniyattam artist of kerala died


Kallen Pokudan - also known as 'Mangrove man' an environmentalist died.


A sweet variety made in Atreyapuram region of Andhra Pradesh.

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UNESCO's Award of Excellence 2015

Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple in Kerala won the UNESCO's Award

of Excellence 2015 for the conservation efforts taken at the

Gandhi Peace Prize 2014


ISRO won the Gandhi Peace Prize 2014.

Rajyabhasha Kirti Puraskar - was awarded to Afzal Amanullah

K S Bhagawan - selected for the Sahitya Academy Lifetime Achievement

Award 2013.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award - It is an award given by CSIR for

science research.

Goutam narayan - won the Harry Messal award for his role in the pigmy
hog conservation in north eastern states.

Gauthamadas Udipi - wons the lifetime achievement award of Indian

Medical Association.

A New Government Medical college was opened at the Omandur estate in


New numbers for National Highways


NH 47 was renamed as NH 544 (Salem to Kanyakumari).

NH 67 was renamed as NH 181
NH 209 was renamed as NH 83
NH 7 was renamed as NH 44
NH 68 was renamed as NH 79.

Bodh Gaya - Spiritual Capital


PM Modi announced recently announced that the 'Bodh Gaya' would be

developed as Spiritual capital.

The Ministry of oil and petroleum made the usage of Suraksha hose mandatory
now for use of LPG Cylinders.

Third International Kamba Ramayanam conference


The Third International Kamba Ramayanam Conference to be held at Port

blair (Andaman) on April 10th 2016.

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About 200 megaliths graves were found on Nagarjunasagar reservoir bed by the
Archaelogy department.

Tower of Silence

In Parsi religion, the body of the deceased person was kept exposed for

the scavenging birds to eat in a highly elevated place which is known as

'Tower of Silence'.

The Zoroastrians worship fire as god and hence they do not burn the

body of the deceased in fire which is considered as contaminating fire.

Paryushan - Jains' fasting period.

Road King

It is a new kannada film directed by Hollywood based Randy Kent

through Skype.

Kallikkatu Ithikasam

It is a novel written by Vairamuthu.

This novel was translated into 22 languages.

It is about the suffering of 14 villages displaced due to the construction
of vaigai dam.

Indian Roller


It is an Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi.

Music Director: A R Rehman.
India The Crucial Years - by former IB Chief T V Rajeswar.

Jhulelal Chaliha

It is called as Palapitta in telugu and Neelkanth in Hindi.

Film: 'Muhammad: Messenger of God'


It is the state bird of Telangana.

It is a 40 day long fasting festival of the Sindhi Community.

ITBP - Indo Tibetian Border Police Force


Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the headquarters of the 47th

Battalion of it in Samba in Jammu.


ITBP was formed on 24th October, 1962.

Head Quarters of ITBP is in New Delhi.

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SMS Emden

It is the name of the warship which bombarded Madras on September

22, 1914.

The 101st anniversary of the event was marked this september.

Heli Tourism

Heli Tourism was inaugurated by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism department

in Tirupati.

Important Days

October 1 - International Day of Older Persons

October 4 - World Animal Day

October 8 - Indian Air force Day

October 11 - International Day of the Girl Child.
October 15 - Global hand washing Day
October 16 - World Food Day

October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day

October 21 - Global Iodine Deficiency Prevention Day

October 29 - World Stroke Day

October 31 - National Unity Day (Ekta Diwas) {Sardar Vallabhai Patel

Birth Anniversary}

October 26 - October 31, 2015 - Vigilance awareness week for this year

Theme: Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance.

Important Persons in News


Shashank Manohar - elected as the New BCCI president succeeding

Jagmohan Dalmia.


Arup Raha - Indian Air Force Chief

Mirwaiz umar Farooq - ranks 9th position in the list of world's 10 muslim
politicians by a study done by Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (in

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G. R Radhika - from Telangana became the first Indian women to climb

the Kun Mountain in the Zankar range of the Himalayas.

Y. S. Rao - Chairperson of ICHR - Indian Council of Historical Research

Nayantara Sahgal - writer, who returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to

show her protest against Dadri lynching.

Ashok Vajpeyi - poet, who returned the Sahitya Akademi Award.

Sushanta Ranjan Upadhyay - State Election commissioner of West Bengal


T K Rajendran - was appointed as the new Police Commissioner of


K Arulmozhi - was appointed as the new TNPSC Chairman.

Puttaiah - farmer who was invited to inaugurate the Dasara (Nadahabba)

the state festival of Karnataka.

Easwari Shellaiah - selected as the Model Care-Giving Domestic Helper

of the Year by Asian Women's Welfare association.

Suresh Aroro - appointed as the new DGP of Punjab succeeding Sumedh

Singh Saini.

Important Books

Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove - by Former Pakistan Foreign Minister

Khurshid Madmud Kasuri.


Dreaming Big - My Journey to connect India - by Sam Pitroda

Guru Granth Sahib - the holy book of Sikh religion.

Puttamrajuvari Kanriga

Puttamrajuvari Kanriga is a village in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh

which was adopted by Sachin Tendulkar under the Saansad Adarsh Gram

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana was launched on October 11, 2014

(Birthday of Jayaprakash Narayan).


Shanthi Ranganathan - was awarded the Avvaiyar Award.

R. Sahadevan - was awarded the Indian National Science Academy
Teachers Award 2015.

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Nobel Prize 2015



1. Tu Youyou - China
2. William C Campbell - Irish
3. Satoshi Omura - Japan

Tu Youyou

William C Campbell and Satoshi Omura

He discovered the drug Artemisinin for combating malaria


Developed a new drug 'Avermectin'.

0. Arthur B Mcdonald - Canada

1. Takaaki Kajita - Japan

For the discovery of neutrino oscillation.


0. Tomas Lindahl - Sweden

1. Paul Modruch - America
2. Aziz Sancar - Turkey

for mapping the mechanism of cells repairing damaged DNA.


0. Angus Deaton - Scotland

Abdul Kalam Seva Ratna Awards


It was instituted by the Abdul Kalam Vision India movement.

The first edition of this award is expected to be presented by Dalai

National War Memorial


The Central Government has given the approval for a National War
Memorial and a National War Museum near the India Gate in New Delhi.

Park Cicus - Parama Island Flyover


It is the longest flyover in West Bengal, which was inaugurated recently.

The 46th International Film festival of India is scheduled to be held in Goa.

Important Days

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November 14th - Children's Day (Jawaharlal Nehru's Birth anniversary)

November 19th - National Integration Day (Indira Gandhi's Birth



November 25th - International Meatless Day

November 26th - National Constitution day, National Milk Day, International

Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women .

Important Persons in News


Kolipaka Gattaiah - India's tallest man (from Telangana) died recently.

A. S Ponnammal - Seven time MLA of TN assembly passed away



Chithiraputhiran Kannan - deputy chief engineer (Chennai Metro Rail),

selected for the Green Apple Award for Environmental Best practises
2015 which will be presented at the House of parliament, UK.


Kuldip Nair - Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award 2013-2014.

Prashant Damle - Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2016.

Important Books

Lust for Lalbaug (Marathi) - by Vishwas Patil

All the World is a Stage - by T T Srinath

The 19th International Children Film festival 2015 to be held in Hyderabad.

Binge-watch : 2015 Word of the year

The word 'Binge-watch', meaning watching a large number of Television

programs continuosly is selected by the Collins dictionary as the 2015
World of the year.

Ambedkar house in London


The house in which Ambedkar stayed was bought by Maharashtra

Government for 31 Crore Rupee.


Indian govt has planned to set up a library in its ground floor.

The first floor will be rented to Indian Students who are going there for
higher studies.

My Stamp

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It is launched by Indian postal department recently in which customers

can make their own selfie into a stamp of Rs.5 denominations.

The application cost is Rs.300.

My Brick My Amaravati

It is a compaign launched in Andhra Pradesh which broke the guiness

record by raising donations from 1,43,740 individuals within 24 hours.

Samvat - Hindu New Year

Jan 22, 2016 - Delhi government has planned to celebrate the Car free day.

Section B Miscellaneous
Tamil Nadu A Short Review

Area: 1.3 Lakh (11th Largest State)

Districts: 32

Demography (as per 2011 Census)

Total Population : 7.21 Crore (7th Populous State)

Growth rate in last decade: 15.61%
Sex Ratio: 996
Top 3 districts with High Sex ratio




Last 3 districts with low sex ratio


Dharmapuri (946)

Salem (954)

Krishnagiri (958)

Literacy Rate Overall: 80.09%

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Male Literacy Rate: 86.77%

Female Literacy Rate: 73.14%

Top 3 districts Literacy rate





The Governor: Thiru. Rosaiah

The Chief Minister: Selvi J Jayalalitha

The Chief Justice of Madras High Court: Thiru. Sanjay Kishan Kaul
Total number of members in State legislative Assembly: 235
Total Number of members in Lok Sabha: 39
Total Number of seats in Rajya Sabha: 18

List of Presidents of India

Indian Presidents List in Chronological Order till date
1. Rajendra Prasad
2. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
3. Zakir Hussain
4. Varahagiri Venkata Giri

[ 1st President ]
[ 2nd President ]
[ 3rd President ]

5. Mohammad Hidayatullah
6. Varahagiri Venkata Giri
7. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
8. Basappa Danappa Jatti
President of India]

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[ Acting President of
[ Acting President of
[ 4th President ]
[ 5th President ]
[ Acting

9. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

[ 6th President ]

10. Giani Zail Singh

11. Ramaswamy Venkataraman

12. Shankar Dayal Sharma

[ 7th President ]

[ 8th President ]

[ 9th President ]

13. K. R. Narayanan

[ 10th President ]

14. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

[ 11th President ]

15. Pratibha Patil

[ 12th President ]

16. Pranab Mukherjee

[ 13th President ]

List of Prime Ministers of India

Indian Prime Ministers List in Chronological Order till date

1. Jawaharlal Nehru

[ 1st Prime Minister ]

2. Gulzarilal Nanda
3. Lal Bahadur Shastri
4. Gulzarilal Nanda

[ 2nd Prime Minister ]

[ 3rd Prime Minister ]

5. Indira Gandhi

[ 4th Prime Minister ]

6. Morarji Desai

[ 5th Prime Minister ]

7. Charan Singh

[ 6th Prime Minister ]

8. Indira Gandhi
9. Rajiv Gandhi

[ 7th Prime Minister ]

10. V. P. Singh

[ 8th Prime Minister ]

11. Chandra Shekhar

12. P. V. Narasimha Rao
13. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
14. H. D. Deve Gowda

[ 9th Prime Minister ]

[ 10th Prime Minister ]
[ 11th Prime Minister ]

15. I. K. Gujral

16. Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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[ 12th Prime Minister ]

[ 13th Prime Minister ]

17. Manmohan Singh

18. Narendra Modi

[ 14th Prime Minister ]

[ 15th Prime Minister ]

List of Chief Justices of India

List of Chief Justices of India Till Date - for competitive Exams

1. H.J.Kania
2. M Patanjali Sastri

3. Mehr Chand Mahajan

25. Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah
26. Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi
27. Jagdish Sharan Verma

28. Madan Mohan Punchhi

29. Adarsh Sein Anand
30. Sam Piroj Bharucha
31. Bhupinder Nath Kirpal

32. Gopal Ballav Pattanaik

33. V. N. Khare

34. S. Rajendra Babu

35. Ramesh Chandra Lahoti
36. Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal
37. K. G. Balakrishnan
38. S. H. Kapadia
39. Altamas Kabir
40. P. Sathasivam (Tamil Nadu)
41. Rajendra Mal Lodha

42. H. L. Dattu (Present CJI)

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Try to remember the last 10 CJI in their respective order.

Important Days

February 4 - World Cancer Day

February 28 - National Science Day


March 8 - International Women's Day

March 12 - World Kidney Day

March 21 - World Forest Day


April 3 - World Autism Day

April 7 - World Health Day

April 18 - World Heritage Day.

April 22 - Earth Day

April 25 - World Malaria Day

April 26 - World Veterinary Day


May 1 - International Labour Day

May 5 - World Asthma Day


June 21 - International Day of Yoga

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August 1 to 7 - World Breastfeeding Week

August 5 - Putlibai Day [Putlibai was the mother of Mahatma Gandhi]

August 7 - National Handloom Day[PM Modi Declared 7th August as the

National Handloom day ]

August 10 - World Bio fuel Day

August 29 - National Sports Day [Birth Day of Dyan Chand, former Indian
hockey Player]


September 5 - Teachers' Day

September 8 - International Literacy Day

September - First Saturday of the Month - International Vulture Awareness Day.

September 9 - Himalaya Diwas

September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day

September 16 - International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer

September 21 - World Alzeimer's Day

September - Third Saturday of the month - International Coastal Cleanup Day.

September 22 - World Car Free Day
September 27 - World Tourism Day, International Day of Deaf
September 28 - World Heart Day


October 1 - International Day of Older Persons

October 4 - World Animal Day

October 8 - Indian Air force Day

October 11 - International Day of the Girl Child.

October 15 - Global hand washing Day

October 16 - World Food Day

October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day

October 21 - Global Iodine Deficiency Prevention Day

October 29 - World Stroke Day

October 31 - National Unity Day (Ekta Diwas) {Sardar Vallabhai Patel Birth

October 26 - October 31, 2015 - Vigilance awareness week for this year 2015.

Theme: Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance.


November 14th - Children's Day (Jawaharlal Nehru's Birth anniversary)

November 19th - National Integration Day (Indira Gandhi's Birth Anniversary)


December 25th - Good Governance Day (Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Birthday)

Important Books

Malgudi Days R K Narayan

Satyarth Prakash Swami Dayanand

The Glimpses of World history Jawaharlal Nehru

Wings of Fire Abdul Kalam

My Experiments with Truth Mahatma Gandhi

The Book of Indian Birds Dr. Salim Ali


2014 Nay Pyi Taw capital of Myanmar

Upcoming in Nepal

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2014 Kathmandu (Nepal)


2014 Fortaleza (Brazil)

2015 Ufa (Russia)


2013 New Delhi

2015 New Delhi


2014 Australia

2015 Turkey

Remaining topics will be covered in the Volume 2.

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