DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 13, 14 MAY 2015
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1. PRITI PATEL GETS BRITISH CABINET RANK:
i. Indian origin Priti gets British Cabinet Rank.
ii. Tory MP Priti Patel is appointed as Minister of State for employment in British new Cabinet.
2. EARTHQUAKE HITS AGAIN IN NEPAL:
i. An Earthquake of Magnitude 7.3 hits again in Nepal near Everest.
ii. Earlier an Earthquake of 7.8 magnitude devastated Nepal on April 25, this year.
iii. Tremors were also felt in India and Bangladesh by the earthquake which was centered in east of Nepal’s Capital Kathmandu.
3. FIRST BRICS CUP TO BE HELD IN INDIA:
i. BRICS nations have decided that an under-17 football tournament will be played between the nations.
ii. The first season of the tournament will take place in India.
B – Brazil
I – India
S – South Africa
4. NEW GOVERNORS IN 6 STATES:
i. President of India has appointed new Governors in 6 different states.
ii. following are the new Governors appointed:
Dr. Syed Ahmed
J P Rajkhoda
Lt. General (retd.) Nirbhay Sharma
5. DEEPAK IYER JOINS BHARTI AXA GENERAL INSURANCE:
i. Deepak Iyer is appointed as MD and CEO of Bharti AXA General Insurance
ii. DeepakIyer will replace Milind Chalisgaonkar
iii. Prior to this Deepak Iyer was MD at Wrigley India
MD – Managing Director
CEO – Chief Executive Officer
6. ATAL PENSION YOJANA LAUNCHED:
i. Prime Minister launched Atal Pension Yojana (APY) in Kolkata, West Bengal.
ii. Atal Pension Yojana is launched for unorganized sector.
iii. The scheme is intended to enhance old age income security of the working poor and is focused on encouraging and enabling them to join the NPS (National Pension System)
7. K SATISH REDDY BECOMES CHAIRMAN OF NSC:
i. K Satish Reddy is appointed as the chairman of National Safety Council (NSC)
ii. appointment was done by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment
iii. K Satish Reddy is the chairman of Dr. Reddy’s laboratories ltd.
8. ANDY MURRAY WON MEN’S SINGLE TITLE OF MADRID TENNIS OPEN:
i. Andy Murray of Britain has won Men’s Single title of Madrid Tennis open
ii. Andy Murray defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final.
9. VIKAS GOWDA WON GOLD AT HAMAICAN INTERNATIONAL INVITAION MEET:
i. Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won Gold at Jamaican International Invitation Meet.
ii. Vikas Gowda threw at a distance of 65.14 m to win the event
iii. Chaid Wright of Jamaica came second with a throw of 61.84 m.
10. INDIAN ARMY SINGED MO WITH BANK OF INDIA:
i. Indian Army has signed an MoU with Bank of India on Defense salary Package
ii. First MoU between BOI and Indian Army was signed in 2011, for 3 years and it is revised now.
About Bank of India: Headquarter – Mumbai
CMD – Vijayalakshmi R Iyer
11. RBI RELEASED THE REPORT TITLED STATE FINANCES:
i. RBI has released the report titled State Finances.
ii. Report is the study of Budgets of 2014-15.
iii. Theme of this year’s report is Fiscal Consolidation: Assessment and Medium Term Prospects