DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 7 APRIL 2015
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1. GOOGLE SIGNED STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH PRICEWATER HOUSE COOPERS:
A. Online Search giant Google signed a strategic partnership with pricewater house coopers to target digital India projects and large enterprise deals.
B. With this deal, Google aims to push itself into large e-governance projects and improve the sales for its cloud services in India.
C. Microsoft had also announced a similar partnership with KPMG.
2. DGCEI IMPOSED EXCISE DUTY FINE ON CADBURY INDIA LIMITED:
A. DGCEI has imposed 570 crore rupees excise duty fine on Cadbury India Limited.
B. Confectionery giant Cadbury India limited was accused of evading excise duty by fraudulently taking exemption for one of its unopened production unit in Himachal Pradesh.
C. DGCEI- Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence.
3. NARENDRA MODI LAUNCHED NATIONAL AIR QUALITY INDEX:
A. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched National Air Quality Index to monitor pollution level in 10 cities.
B. The national Air Quality Index will provide information on the quality of air in 10 major cities in the country on a real-time basis.
C. To tackle the menace of Air pollution, the ten cities where the quality of air will be monitored are:
Delhi Agra Kanpur Lucknow
Varanasi Faridabad Ahmadabad Chennai
4. DELHI AIRPORT WON GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARD:
A. Delhi International Airport bagged Golden Peacock National Quality Award 2015.
B. The Award will be presented by the UAE minister for Culture, youth and development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan in Dubai.
C. Golden Peacock awards were founded by the Institute of Directors, India in 1991.
5. RAJEEV SHUKLA IS APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF IPL GOVERNING COUNCIL:
A. Rajeev Shukla is re-appointed as the chairman of IPL governing council by BCCI.
B. Rajeev Shukla is appointed as chairman as IPL-8 is set to flag off in Kolkata.
C. Sourav Ganguly is the new entrant in the IPL Governing Council.
D. Senior National Selection Committee is led by Sandeep Patil.
6. NATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AWARDS 2013:
A. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented National Geosciences Awards (NGA) -2013.
B. The Awards were presented at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi to honour Individuals and team of Scientists for their contribution in the field of fundamental or applied Geosciences, mining and applied areas.
C. Dr. Indra Bir Singh, a professor of Lucknow University is honored with National Geosciences Award for 2013.
D. Dr. Indra was conferred with the highest honor National Geosciences Award for Excellence for his outstanding contributions in the field of Sedimentary technologies.