DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. ‘KAILASH SATYARTHI’ SELECTED FOR HARVARD HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR 2015
i. Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has been selected for the Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award 2015.
ii. The award is given for his recognition for championing the cause of child reform and ending all forms of violence against children.
iii. Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award is given by US based Harvard University to recognise the works and deeds individuals who have improved the quality of lives and inspired people to greater heights.
2. ‘MALABAR NAVAL EXERCISE’ 2015 BETWEEN INDIA, US AND JAPAN STARTED
i. India, United States and Japan navies have started 2015 Malabar Naval Exercise in Bay of Bengal and India Ocean.
ii. The exercise is part of annual series of exercises conducted to advance multi-national maritime relationships and mutual security issues.
3. ‘TATA HOUSING TIED-UP WITH FACEBOOK’ TO SELL ITS HOMES ONLINE
i. Tata Housing tied-up with social networking firm Facebook to sell its homes online. For this purpose, Tata Housing launched the new campaign titled Social sell on Facebook.
ii. The company plans to sell around 250 units of its new five-acre residential project in Goa.
iii. Earlier Tata Housing started selling homes online in India in through its partnership with Google.
4. ‘PRANAB MUKHERJEE’ BECOMES 1ST INDIAN PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS ISRAELI PARLIAMENT
i. Pranab Mukherjee became 1st Indian President to address Israeli Parliament ‘Knesset’
ii. He addressed the Knesset during his official visit to 3 countries including Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
iii. Israel is going to support India’s bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.
5. ‘MARLON JAMES’ WINS 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
i. Jamaican author Marlon James has won 2015 Man Booker Prize.
ii. He is honoured with this award for his novel ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’.
iii.He became first Jamaican to win Man Booker Prize in the 1970s.
iv.Man Booker prize was started in 1969 to promote the literary work in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.
6. ‘OMID KORDESTANI’ APPOINTED AS EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF TWITTER
i. Omid Kordestani appointed as Executive Chairman of Twitter.
ii.He will replace Jack Dorsey, who is appointed on the post of Chief Executive Officer of Twitter.