TISSNET GK Important Dates 2015CATKing
TISSNET GK Important Dates 2015
2015 – Important Dates – TISSNET guys focus on these for sure
- 1 Jan – NITI Aayog was established to replace Planning Commission of India
- 2 – 3 Jan – Gyan Sangam, a two-day retreat took place at Pune, it was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan and chiefs of various financial institutions.
- 8 – 9 Jan– Annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas conference took place in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
- 13 Jan – 32 died in Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh after drinking hooch.
- 26 Jan – Republic Day celebrations were held, US President Barack Obama was the chief guest.
27 Jan – M. N. Rai, a colonel in the Rashtriya Rifles and Sanjeev Kumar Singh, a head constable in the Special Operations Group, died in a gun battle in Tral in Pulwama district. Two militants were also killed. M. N. Rai had been awarded the Yudh Seva medal on 26 January.
31 Jan – The Agni-V was test launched from a canister in Wheeler Island, suitable for road or rail mobile launch vehicles.
8 February – Polling for the New Delhi state elections held.
10 February – Delhi Legislative Assembly election’s results announced with Aam Aadmi Party securing 67 of 70 seats.
13 February – A grenade attack by the United Liberation Front of Assam on a family in the town of Sepon in India’s Assam state killed two people.
14 February – A house under construction collapsed in the Indian city of Mughalsarai in the state of Uttar Pradesh killing twelve people and injuring two.
15 February – The number of reported deaths of swine flu in India reached 585, with Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra being the worst-affected with reported death tolls at 165, 144, 76 and 58 respectively.
16 February – Govind Pansare, a CPI politician and his wife were shot at in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Govind Pansare later died on 20 February.
18 February – The Cabinet Committee on Security approves the construction of seven stealth frigates and six nuclear submarines for the Indian Navy.
18 – 22 February – The 10th edition of Aero India took place at Yelahanka Air Force Station near Bangalore.
23 February – Budget session of the Parliament began with the President’s address to the joint session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
28 February – Union Budget presented to the Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
3 March – National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme launched by the Election Commission of India.
17 March – Supreme Court of India rejected the classification of Jat people as Other Backward Classes.
18 March – Beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra, was successfully test fired from a Su-30MKI in test range in Chandipur, Orissa.
23 March – Amaravathi was announced to be name of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, to be built near Thullur.
24 March – Supreme Court of India declared Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 unconstitutional.
26 March – National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) unveiled Polar Remotely Operated Vehicle (PROVe), which would be used to study the monsoon.
27 March – Bharat Ratna was awarded to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
28 March – ISRO placed Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) 1-D satellite in orbit by a PSLV C-27 launch vehicle.
29 March – India began to evacuate its citizens from Yemen.
30 March – Bharat Ratna awarded to freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously.
1 April – Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India (FAME India) scheme was launched by the government to boost electric and hybrid vehicle sales.
5 April – Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, launched the “Give it Up” campaign urging rich people to give up LPG subsidy.
7 April – Police killed 20 Red sanders, Pterocarpus santalinus smugglers in Chittoor district.
8 April –The Padma awards were given at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Among the 50 recipients were actor Amitabh Bachchan, actor Dilip Kumar, nuclear scientist M.R. Srinivasan, mathematician Manjul Bhargava, computer scientist Vijay P. Bhatkar, Hindu spiritual guru Swami Satyamitranand and Aga Khan IV.
The Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank (MUDRA Bank) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The financial institution aims to provide financing to small entrepreneurs.
10 April – India completed evacuating citizens from Yemen, and announced the closure of embassy.
In all, about 4,640 Indians and 960 nationals from 41 other countries were evacuated.
11 April – Maoists killed 7 of personnel of Chhattisgarh’s Special Task Force in south Bastar.
25 April – April 2015 Nepal earthquake, a 7.9 Richter scale earthquake occurred in Nepal. Parts of north India were affected.
1 May – One of India’s most wanted Maoist leaders Roopesh and his wife were arrested in Coimbatore.
3 May – Militants ambushed and killed 8 personnel of Assam Rifles in Mon district of Nagaland.
5 May – The Akash missile was inducted into the Indian Army.
6 May – India and Iran signed an agreement which would allow India to develop the Port of Chabahar. The deal was signed during Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s Iran visit.
7 May – The Parliament passed the Constitution (119th Amendment) Bill, 2013. It would allow India to solve its territorial disputes with Bangladesh.
9 May – Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 3 large-scale social security schemes, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, and Atal Pension Yojana, at Nazrul Mancha in Kolkata.
9 May – Maoists released about 250 hostages they had taken a day before in Sukma district. One hostage was killed.
11 May –
India nominated K. V. Kamath as the head of the New Development Bank.
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Jayalalithaa was acquitted in a disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court.
24 May – The reported death toll from 2015 India heat wave reached 335 people.
4 June – 20 army personnel were killed and 11 were injured in a militant attack in Manipur. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang.
8 June – A Shahjahanpur-based journalist Jagendra Singh died from burn injuries in a hospital in Lucknow. He had allegedly been set on fire by the local police on 1 June for making Facebook posts against the Uttar Pradesh Minister for Dairy Development Ram Murti Verma.
9 June – Indian army attacked two militant groups across the Myanmar border in retaliation for the 4 June attack.
15 June – The Supreme Court of India directed the Central Board of Secondary Education to conduct the All India Pre Medical Test again due to allegations of cheating.
17 June – 94 people died in Malad area of Mumbai after drinking hooch.
19 June – Sandeep Kothari, a journalist, was kidnapped from Katangi area of Balaghat district in Madhya Pradesh and killed for refusing to withdraw an illegal mining case from the court. His body was recovered in Wardha district of Maharashtra on 20 June.
21 June – The first International Yoga Day was held.
29 June – India signed the legal framework of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and pledged US$8.3 billion towards it.
1 July – The Digital India programme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
9 July – The Ministry of Home Affairs declared Nagaland a “disturbed” region under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 for one year, starting from 30 June 2015.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) decided to induct India as a full member.
ISRO launched 5 UK satellites with a total payload of 1,440 kg using the PSLV-C28 launch vehicle.
15 July – 29 people died in a stampede at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh during the Godavari Maha Pushkaram.
21 July – Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan was launched by Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan. The campaign aims to promote food safety in India.
23 July – Two Anglo-Indian members were nominated by President Pranab Mukherjee to the Lok Sabha. The two nominated members were George Baker, a BJP leader and actor from West Bengal, and Richard Hay, an economics professor from Kerala.
Terrorists attacked a police station in Gurdaspur in Punjab. Nine were killed which included three terrorists.
Ram Sevak Sharma was appointed the Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
1 August – Landslide killed at least 20 people in a village in Chandel district, Manipur.
6 August – Indian forces captured a terrorist, Mohammed Naved, allegedly from Faisalabad, Pakistan, following an attack on a convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
8 August – Godman Sarathi Baba was arrested following a TV channel exposé and subsequent protests in Odisha.
At least 10 people died and over 50 were injured in a stampede at a Shiva temple in Deoghar district of Jharkhand.
Rajasthan High Court declared the Jain ritual called Santhara to be illegal
26 August – Demonstrations demanding reservations for the Patel community began in Gujarat. The following clashes killed at least 8. The army was deployed in select areas.
ISRO successfully launched GSAT-6 using the GSLV D-6 launch vehicle.
Indian forces captured a terrorist in Baramulla district, Jammu and Kashmir, following a gunfight. The terrorist, Sajjad alias Abu Ubadullah, allegedly hailed from Muzaffargarh district of Balochistan, Pakistan.
12 September – A gas cylinder explosion killed at least 80 in Petlawad, Madhya Pradesh.
14 September – Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) released a report ranking the states on ease of doing business and regulatory reforms.
16 September – The central government banned the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) for five years.
25 September – Anti-India protests erupted in Nepal over the blockade of trade routes. Madhesi and Tharu ethnic groups had blocked the routes, by doing a dharna on the no man’s land, after Nepal’s new constitution was deemed unfavorable to the ethnic groups living in the Terai plains. Nepali politicians said that such a blockade is not possible without the approval of the Indian government.
28 September – India’s first space observatory Astrosat launched.
2 October – Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It set a target of reducing its emission intensity by 33-35%, by 2030 from 2005 levels.
Madhya Pradesh declared 19,951 villages in 114 tehsils to be drought affected.
Bombay High Court judged in favour of Vodafone in the alleged tax avoidance case.
12 — 22 October – India and China conducted joint anti-terror drills in Kunming, China.
15 — 19 October – India, US and Japan conducted the 19th Exercise Malabar in the Bay of Bengal.
The Supreme Court of India declared National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) to be unconstitutional.
Maharashtra declared that 14,708 of its 40,053 villages were facing drought-like conditions.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) mandated that the telecom operator will have to pay ₹1 for each dropped call to the subscriber, from 1 January 2016 onward.
19 October – The retail price of toor dal reached ₹200 (US$3.00) per kg. Other pulses also reached high prices. Several state governments were selling imported pulses at subsidised prices in order to curb the inflated prices.
20 October – The Government of Maharashtra invoked the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Slumlords, Bootleggers, Drug Offenders and Dangerous Persons Act, 1981, and Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 against hoarders of pulses and edible oil.
21 October – Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Indian Police Foundation (IPF) and the Indian Police Institute (IPI) in New Delhi.
22 October – Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Ministry of Defence approved the induction of women as combat pilots in the Indian Air Force.
The Government of Odisha began raiding pulses godowns to check hoarders.
26 October – The third India–Africa Forum Summit began in New Delhi.
27 October – Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the e-Sahayog of the Income Tax Department. The facility will allow the tax office to remotely notify the payer in case of mismatch in filings.
31 October – The birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day).
26 November – Samvidhan Divas (Constitution Day) to be observed.
22 December – The Beechcraft King Air plane chartered by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has crashed on take-off near the Delhi airport killing 10 people.
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