DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 12 May 2015
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1. PRANAB MUKHERJEE INAUGURATED NAMASTE RUSSIA FESTIVAL:
i. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee Inaugurated Namaste Russia Festival in Moscow.
ii. It is celebrated to showcase Indian Culture in Russia.
2. ADVANCED VERSION OF BRAHMOS MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED:
i. India has successfully test fired advanced version of Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile.
ii. Test-fired was conducted at Nicobar Islands in Andaman and Nicobar.
iii. Brahmos-III has a range of 290 km and can carry weight upto 300 kg.
3. NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY OBSERVED ACROSS THE COUNTRY:
i. National Technology day was observed across the country on 11th May.
ii. National Technology Day is celebrated to memorize the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran Nuclear Test held on 11th May 1998.
4. K V KAMATH APPOINTED AS BRICS BANK PRESIDENT:
i. Eminent Banker K V Kamath is appointed as the president of the New Development Bank set up by the BRICS
ii. K V Kamath is appointed on a 5 year term.
Note: B – Brazil
R – Russia
I – India
C – China
S - South Africa
Headquarter of New Development Bank – Shanghai, China
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q1. WHERE IS THE HEADQUARTER OF NEW DEVELOPMENT BANK?
a. New Delhi
Q2. WHO IS APPOINTED AS PRESIDENT OF NEW DEVELOPMENT BANK?
a. Arundhati Bhattacharya
b. Christina Logarde
c. K V Kamath
d. Ban Ki Moon