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1. SURANTA LAHIRI AND KATTESH V KATTI RECEIVED HEVESY MEDAL AWARD 2015:
. Chemical Scientist susanta Lahiri and Kattesh V Katti are honoured with Heavesy Medal Award 2015.
. The Award were presented at the 10th International conference on Methods and Applications of Radio-Analytical Chemical held in USA.
. Susanta Lahiri won the award for his contributions to heavy ion induced radioisotope production, converter targets, Green Chemical and Tracer packet technique. He is a professor at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata.
. Katesh V. Katti is a professor in University of Missouri in Columbia, USA.
2. JAMAL BENOMAR RESIGNED:
. United Nations peace envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar Resigned.
. His regination came after Saudi –led coalition launched an air war to stop the advance by the Shiite Houthis.
3. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI VISIT TO CANADA:
. India and Canada signed Nuclear Agreement on Supply of Uranium.
. Indian PM Narendra Modi and Canadian PM Stephen Harper signed the agreement for supply of Uranium to India.
. Canadian PM also returned 900 years old ancient sculpture from Khajuraho temple known as ‘parrot lady’ to Narendra Modi.
4. DR MOHAN KUMAR APPOINTED AS AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE:
. Dr. Mohan Kumar is appointed as the next ambassador of India to France.
. Dr. Mohan Kumar has succeeded Arun Kumar.
. Dr. Mohan Kumar is a 1981-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer.
· Prior to this, Dr. Mohan Kumar was serving as Ambassador of India to Bahrain
· Arun Kumar is appointed as Ambassador to USA.
5. AGNI-III SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED:
. India has successfully test fired its Agni-III ballistic missile from wheeler Island off the Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal.
. Agni-III is a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of more than 3000 km.
. Test fire was conducted from a mobile launcher by the strategic force command (SFC).
6. BHEL SIGNED AN MOU WITH RUSSIAN FIRM INTMA:
. Bharat heavy electrical limited of India and Russian firm INTMA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
. MoU was signed to set up a gas –based power project in Kazakhstan.
7. SATYA PAL JAIN APPOINTED AS ADDITIONAL SOLICITOR GENERAL:
. Satya Pal Jain is appointed as the new additional Solicitor General of India.
. Satya Pal Jain is former Chandigarh MP and a Senior Advocate.
C. Satya Pal Jain is appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India in Punjab and Haryana High Court for three years.
8. 3-MEMBER PANEL TO PROBE CHARGES AGAINST HC JUDGE:
. Vice-President Hamid Ansari has set up a 3-member panel to probe charges against Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge.
. Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge SK Gangele is under scrutiny for sexual harassment charges.
. 3-member committee is to be headed by Supreme Court Judge Vikramjit Sen.
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