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Daily Free Current Affairs 22 Oct. 2015 ( Daily News India )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 OCT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. ‘K CHOCKALINGAM’ WINS 2015 PAUL H APPLEBY AWARD
i. K Chockalingam Noted criminologist  has been honoured with Paul H Appleby Award.
ii. The award was given to him by Indian Institute of Public Administration for his distinguished services to public administration and to the institute.
iii. The Award has been started in honour of a noted author Paul H Appleby in recognition of his works in the field of public administration.

2. UNITED NATIONS RELEASED A REPORT TITLED ‘THE WORLD’S WOMEN 2015’
i. United Nations released a report named The World’s Women 2015.
ii. United nations said Mortality rate among Indian girls below the age of five higher than the boys.
iii. India is among the countries having largest surplus population of men and worrying under-five sex ratio.
iv. Number of girls in India dying before the age of five is relatively higher compared to the boys.
v. Child marriage is the most common practice in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. India accounts for one-third of the total global child brides.

3. ‘SEONG-JIN CHO’ WON 17TH INTERNATIONAL FREDERIC CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION
i. Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea won the 17th international Frederic Chopin Piano competition in Warsaw, Poland.
ii. The second prize was won by Charles Richard-Hamelin of Canada
iii. The Frederic Chopin Piano competition held after every five years and is one of the few in which pianists play pieces by a single composer.

4. ‘RELIANCE CAPITAL’ INKED AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ‘GOLDMAN SACHS MUTUAL FUNDS BUSINESS’
i. Reliance Capital Asset Management signed agreements to acquire Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s onshore business in India.
ii. RCAM will acquire it after paying some of 243 crore rupees to acqire all onshore mutual fund schemes of GSAM India.

5. ‘GLOBAL MATERNAL NEWBORN HEALTH CONFERENCE’ 2015 HELD IN MEXICO CITY
i. The Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015 was held from 18 October to 21 October 2015 in the Mexico City.
ii. It was a technical meeting focused on accelerating progress towards effective and sustainable coverage of maternal and newborn interventions at scale.

iii. It provided a forum to identify, understand and respond to the most urgent health needs of mothers and newborns.

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