Friday, October 30, 2015

Tanzania got its new President

John Pombe Magufuli became President of Tanzania on 28th October 2015. It is important to noting that Tanzania got its independence from United Kingdom in 1961.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nepal gets first woman President


Nepal’s Parliament on Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country’s first woman President after the adoption of a landmark Constitution last month.A Communist leader who has long campaigned for women’s rights.Ms. Bhandari, who served as Defence Minister from 2009 to 2011, was hailed by campaigners for her strong stance in favour of increasing female representation in Parliament to 33 per cent.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

E- Sahyog and PAN Camps

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Launched E- Sahyog and PAN Camps.Both  E- Sahyog and PAN camps initiatives of the Income Tax Department to provide easy, simple and reliable services especially in tax returns.The object of the income tax department is to make life as easy as possible for assessee and difficult only for those who consciously evade and avoid.

World's Largest Remittance Recipient

According to World Bank, India is the World's largest remittance recipient.As per the report, remittances to India are projected to increase by 2.5 percent in 2015, well above the 0.6 percent increase in 2014.It was revealed in the migration and development brief that conveyed recent trends in remittance flows and migration across the world.

Atomic Energy Commission got new chairman

Sekhar Basu appointed as Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai on 23rd October 2015. He was awarded with Padma Shri in 2014 in Science and Technology.

Archery World Cup Final

Indian Archer Abhishek Verma won a silver medal in the Archery World Cup Final in the compound section held in Mexico City. He became the first ever Indian to won medal in Archery World Cup Final.

US Grand Prix 2015

Lewis Hamilton won US Grand Prix of Formula 1 on 25th October 2015. It is his 3rd World title.He also won World Drivers Championship.His team mate Nico Rosberg of Germany stood at the second position and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel (Germany) was at the third 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

3rd India-Africa forum summit

India-Africa Forum Summit Begins in Delhi

The third India-Africa Forum Summit began on Mondaywith a meeting among the senior officials of the host nation and 54 countries from the African continent.The two previous India-Africa summits were held in 2008 and 2011, in New Delhi and Addis Ababa but with only representative participation from African countries. The actual summit this time among the leaders is scheduled on October 29.

National Indian Arts Awards 2015

Dr MN Nandakumara and Sivasakthi Sivanesan-Lifetime Achievement Award and Sangeet Acharya Ratna Award 
 Mrs Pushkala Gopal-Nritya Acharya Award  
Jasdeep Singh Degun-Tarang Musician of the year 
Sanjuran Keerthikumar-Samyo Musician of the Year 
Yarline Thanabalasingham-Young Musician of the Year
Parbati Chaudhury-Young Dancer of the Year

Hero Women’s Indian Open 2015

Rookie Emily Kristine Pedersen’s first trip to India turned out be a memorable one as she fended off a strong challenge from Cheyenne Woods, Becky Morgan and Malene Jorgensen, carding one over 73 to win her maiden European title after the final round of the Hero Women’s Indian Open 2015 held at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon.

2015 Archery World Cup

India’s ace women archer Deepika Kumari has won the Silver medal in recurve event at the 2015 Archery World Cup Final held in Mexico City. In the final match, South Korea’s Choi Misun defeated Deepika Kumari and won the gold medal by 6-2 score. This was Deepika’s fourth World Cup Final silver medal Earlier, Abhishek Verma won Silver Medal in the event and became 1st Indian..

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hoogeveen International Open Chess Tournament

Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta justified his top billing as he won the Hoogeveen International Open Chess Tournament after defeating compatriot Neelotpal Das in the ninth and final round.Gupta scored seven points out of a possible nine and ended half a point ahead of nearest rivals Deep Sengupta and the Dutch duo of Benjamin Bok and Jan Werle, who all scored 6.5 points each. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Indian Government cleared the 1st batch of projects under AMRUT

Government clears first batch of AMRUT projects for 89 citiesworth Rs 2,786cr.The Ministry of Urban Development has approved the first batch of state level Action Plans under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).These plans were aimed at enabling water supply as per the norm and providing water supply and sewerage connections to all urban households.

Indian mountaineers climbed an untouched mountain peak

Indian Mountaineers Arjun Vajpai and Bhupesh Kumar climbed an untouched mountain peak in third week of october 2015 created history by becoming first people to climb 6180meter high unnamed peak in spiti valley,near bara shigri glacier,himachal pradesh.Bara-shigri glacier is the second longest glacier in Himalaya after Gangotri both are around 30km.The duo named as ‘Mount Kalam’.in honour of former President of india,Dr.Abdul kalam.Earlier in 2010, Arjun Vajpai became youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest (16 years). He scaled 17 peaks in India. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

China’s Confucius peace prize 2015

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean President gets China’s Confucius peace prize dubbed China’s Nobel peace prize, for supposedly “injecting fresh energy” into the global quest for harmony. 
Mr. Mugabe, who has been accused of using systematic violence and torture to maintain his 35-year grip on power, recently became the latest recipient of China’s Confucius peace prize.
The Beijing-run Global Times newspaper said 91-year-old Mugabe had beaten off competition from candidates including the Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, and the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sehwag retires

Sehwag's retirement also brought curtain down on a glorious chapter in Indian cricket.The 'Fab 5' had almost everything that a true cricket fan could ask for.Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly, Laxman and Sehwag had different styles of expressing themselves with the willow.


Justin Trudeau, the young leader of Canada's Liberals and the son of a popular former prime minister, has surged to a stunning election victory, bringing a dramatic end to Stephen Harper's nine-year government.

Policy rates and reserve ratios

Policy Rates

Policy Repo Rate : 6.75%
Reverse Repo Rate : 5.75%
Marginal Standing Facility Rate : 7.75%
Bank Rate : 7.75%

Reserve Ratios

CRR : 4%
SLR   : 21.5%

Nobel prize in literature 2015

Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian writer whose oral histories have recorded thousands of individual voices to map the implosion of the Soviet Union, has won the Nobel prize for literature.

Nobel prize in economics 2015

A British-born Princeton professor, Angus Deaton, has won the Nobel prize in economics for his work charting global developments in health, wellbeing and inequality.The economist’s work had a major influence, particularly in public policy where it has helped governments determine how different social groups react to specific tax changes.

Nobel prize in chemistry 2015

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, Aziz Sancar Win Chemistry Nobel Prize 2015 For Mapping How Cells Repair DNA Damage.Tomas Lindahl, 77, is an emeritus group leader at the Francis Crick Institute and Emeritus director of Cancer Research UK at Clare Hall Laboratory in Britain. Both from North Carolina, Paul  Modrich, 69, is an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor at Duke University School of Medicine whie Aziz Sancar, 69, is a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.

Nobel Peace Prize in 2015

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for helping the country's transition to democracy.The Nobel committee said the group of civil society organisations had made a "decisive contribution" to democracy after the 2011 revolution.The surprise winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize has played a key role in mediating between the different parties in the country's post-Arab Spring government.Tunisia's revolution - also known as the Jasmine Revolution - began in late 2010 and led to the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011, followed by the country's first free democratic elections last year.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 was awarded jointly to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.” Prior to this discovery, scientists knew that neutrinos (really tiny subatomic particles with spin, but no charge) came in three different flavors, but they didn’t know that an individual neutrino could change from one flavor to another.

Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prize In 2015

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half jointly toWilliam C.  Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites” and the other half to Youyou Tu “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.” Campbell and Ōmura developed a new drug called Avermectin, the derivatives of which have radically lowered the incidence of River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis — as well as a number of other parasitic diseases. Tu discovered Artemisinin, a drug that has significantly reduced the mortality rates for people suffering from Malaria.

Rameswaram, birthplace of Dr. Abdul Kalam, included as 498th town under AMRUT

Union Minister of Urban Development 
M Venkaiah Naidu on 15 October 2015 declared that former President Dr. Abdul Kalam’s birth place Rameswaram has been included in Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for providing basic urban infrastructure.
 The announcement was made on the occasion of 84th birth anniversary of Dr. Kalam at a programme organised at DRDO. Rameswaram is the 498th to be included in the Mission. With the addition of Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu would have 32 cities and towns under Atal Mission.Besides, a committee comprising of Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Manohar Parrikar, Pon Radhakrishnan and former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy will work out the details of a Memorial for Dr. Kalam at Rameswaram. This Committee will consult all concerned before giving a final shape to the Memorial.Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was approved by the Union Cabinet on 29 April 2015. The mission aims at providing basic infrastructure facilities in 500 cities with an outlay of 50000 crore rupees over the next five years (2015-16 to 2019-20).

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