DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 14, 15 APRIL 2015
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1. MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT BRIEF RELEASED BY WORLD BANK:
. World Bank bas released migration and Development brief for the year 2014.
. Top 5 remittance recipient countries are India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria.
. Top 5 migrant destination countries are United States, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia and UAE.
Note: India is the highest recipient of remittance.
2. SAUTH ASIA ECONOMIC FOCUS REPORT:
. World Bank has released South Asia Economic Focus Report.
. The report has projected the economic growth of South Asia for the year 2016 and 2017.
. According to the report, economic growth will increase from 7 % in the year 2015 to 7.6 % in the year 2017.
3. GERMAN NOVELIST GUNTER GRASS DIED:
. Nobel Laureate German Novelist Gunter Grass died at the age of 87.
. Gunter Grass was honoured with Nobel prize in Literature in the year 1999.
. Gunter Grass mainly focused on Nagi era, the horrors of the war and the destruction and guilt that remained after defeat of Germany in his writings.
4. OVER HUNDRED PEOPLE DIED IN THAILAND:
. Over hundred people were killed in Songkran festival in Thailand.
. It is reported that nearly 120 people were killed and 1281 injured.
. Songkran festival is a traditional new year eve celebration of Thailand which is also known as Thailand water festival.
5. UNION GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTED TASK FORCE:
. Union Government has constituted Task Force on Interlinking of rivers.
. Union Ministry of Water Resources, River development and Ganga Rejuvenation constituted the task force.
. Ex- UPSC member and advisor to the Gujarat Chief Minister, BN Navalawala will chair the task force.
6. ARUN JATLEY INAUGURATED VIVIDH BHARTI SERVICE:
. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated Vividh Bharti Service of Delhi on FM Mode.
. Arun Jaitley also holds the port folio of Information and Broadcasting minister.
. The service will be available on 100.1 mega hertz frequency.
7. BHEL COMMISSIONED THEMAL UNIT AT DHOBRA:
. BHEL commissioned 600 MW thermal unit at Dhobra in Chhattisgarh.
. This is the second unit of 2 x 600 MW power project commissioned by BHEL while the first one was commissioned in 2014.
. BHEL is state owned power equipment founded in 1964 and got Maharatna Status in the year 2013.
. BHEL – Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
. CEO of BHEL – B Prasada Rao
8. APURVI CHANDELA WON BRONZE MEDAL:
. Apurvi Chandela won bronze medal in 10 m Air Rifle women event at ISSF.
. Croatia’s Pejcic Snjezana won Gold and Maksimovic Ivana of Serbia won silver medal.
. ISSF – International Shooting Sport Federation
. ISSF held in Changwon, South Korea
9. NEW ZEALAND WON SULTAN AZLAN SHAH CUP:
. New Zealand has won Sultan Azlan Shah cup men’s hockey tournament.
. New Zealand defeated Australia in the final of the Azlan Shah cup.
. This is New Zealand’s second title. Their first title came in the year 2012 where they defeated Afghanistan in the final clash.