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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 21, 22 APRIL 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 21 APRIL 2015
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1.      UN RELEASED GLOBAL E-WASTE MONITOR 2014 REPORT:
. United Nations has released a report titled, “global E-waste Monitor 2014”.
. UN’s think tank, United Nations University (UNU) has compiled the report.
. According to the report, volume of e-waste is estimated around 41.8 million metric tonnes and is expected to rise by 21% to 50 million metric tonnes by 2018.

2.   CHHURIM SHERPA TO CLIMB EVEREST AGAIN:
. Chhurim Sherpa is the first woman to climb the Everest twice a week.
. She is a nepali Mountaineer who had climbed the Everest twice in the same season i.e. on 12th may 2012 and 19th may 2012.
. Chhurim Sherpa has decided to climb 8850 mtrs Mount Everest by taking a cricket bat and two Jerseys of deceased Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes along with her in order to mark a tribute to the player.
Note: Phip Hughes was an Australian Cricketer who recently died while playing a Match.

3. ICICI BANK LAUNCHES ‘TAP-N-PAY’:
. ICICI Bank has launched an NFC-enabled payment service called ‘Tap-n-Pay’.
. Tap-n-Pay’ payment service is based on near-field communication (NFC) technology which will allow customers to make over the counter payments without using cash.
. ICICI Bank has launched this service in collaboration with Tech Mahindra.
      EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.     Which Bank has launched Tap-n-Pay service?
a.       Axis Bank
b.      SBI
c.       ICICI Bank
d.      HDFC Bank

4. LEWIS HAMILTON WIN BAHRAIN CUP:
. British Formula One Racing Driver from England, Lewis Hamilton won Bahrain Grand Prix for Second time in a row.
. Lewis Hamilton’s win at Bahrain Grand Prix made him tasted 36th title of his career.
. German Racing Driver Nico Rosberg was the first runner up.
      EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
2.     Who won at Bahrain Grand Prix?
a.       Nico Rosberg
b.      Lewis Hamilton
c.       Kimi Raikkonen
d.      Sebstian Vettel

5. INDIAN NAVY LAUNCHED INS VISAKHAPATNAM:
. Indian Navy launches its first stealth destroyer of project 15 B class, INS Visakhapatnam.
. The Warship has a displacement of 7,300 tonnes and is 163 metres in length.
. INS Visakhapatnam was launched by R.K. Dhowan’s wife Minu Dhawan.
. Total project consists of a total of four follow up order of the Kolkata class warships and costs around 29,600 crores.
Note: R.K.Dhowan is Indian Navy Chief
      EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
3.     What is the length of INS Visakhapatnam?
a.       162 mts
b.      163 mts
c.       161 mts
d.      165 mts

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 APRIL 2015
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1. BCCI APPOINTS NEW CHIEF ADVISER OF ANTI-CORRUPTION AND SECURITY UNIT:
.    BCCI has appointed Neeraj Kumar as new Chief Adviser of Anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU).
.    Neeraj Kumar is a 1976 batch IPS officer and was former Delhi police Commissioner.
.    Neeraj Kumar replaced Ravi Sawant to be the Chief Adviser of Anti-corruption and Security unit.

2.   NASIM ZAIDI APPOINTED AS CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER OF INDIA:
.    Election Commission of India has appointed Nasim Zaidi to be the Chief Election Commissioner of India.
.    Nasim Zaidi succeeded Hari Shankar Brahma.
.    Nasim Zaidi is a 1976 batch IAS officer and had served as the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

3. INDIAN RAILWAYS LAUNCHED E-SAMIKSHA:
.    Indian Railways has launched E-Samiksha to monitor rail projects online.
.    E-Samiksha an online monitoring mechanism is designed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).
.    E-Samiksha aims as monitoring implementation of various ongoing projects of Railways on real time basis.

4. CIVIL SERVICES DAY OBSERVED ON 21ST APRIL:
.    Ninth Civil Services Day was observed on 21st April, 2015.
.    Civil Services Day is observed by all civil servants to re-dedicate and re-commit themselves to the cause of the people.
Note: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a book on this event titled “Best Practices –Tomorrow is there”

5. NOVAK DJOKOVIC WON MONTE CARLO MASTERS TITLE:
.    Novak Djokovic has won his second Monte Carlo Masters title of Tennis.
.    Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic.
.    This was Novak Djokovic’s 23rd World tennis Title which brings him equal to Roger Federar and just 4 titles behind Rafael Nadal.
Note: Novak Djokovic is ranked World No.1 in Tennis Ranking

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