DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY WAS OBSERVED ON 12th NOVEMBER
i. World Pneumonia Day was observed on 12th November across the world.
ii. Theme of the day is Every Breath Counts: Stop Pneumonia Now.
iii. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of pneumonia, promote prevention and treatment and generate action to fight the illness.
iv. Pneumonia is an infection affecting lungs and it leads to symptoms like cough and phlegm, fever, chills, vomiting and breathing difficulty.
2. CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITER KAMALA LAXMAN PASSED AWAY
i. Famous writer of children’s books Kamala Laxman passed away in Pune.
ii. She was widow of legendary cartoonist R K Laxman.
iii. Some famous books written by kamala laxman are: The Thama Stories, Raman of Tenali & Other Stories, Thama and His Missing Mother etc
3. BRITAIN ANNOUNCED ‘2017 AS THE UK-INDIA YEAR OF CULTURE’
i.2017is announced as the UK-India Year of Culture by Britain.
ii. Britain announced it to mark the 70th Anniversary of Indian Independence.
iii. To mark this day Britain government will send Shakespeare’s First Folio and the 800 year old Magna Carta to tour India.
4. ‘NAVAL SHIP VISHWAKARMA’ COMMISSIONED INTO INDIAN NAVY
i. INS Vishwakarma, the Shipwright School is commissioned into Indian Navy.
ii. INS Vishwakarma was commissioned in keeping with the Navy’s thrust towards indigenisation and ‘Make in India’ initiative
iii. Shipwright School was established in 1941 at INS Shivaji for training shipwright artificers of Indian Navy.
CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF: ADMIRAL RK DHOWAN
5. PM NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATES AMBEDKAR MEMORIAL IN LONDON
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the recently acquired Ambedkar memorial in London
ii. Maharashtra Government recently acquired ambedkar’s house at King Henry’s Road in London, United Kingdom.
iii. Maharashtra government had bought this house in London where social reformer and architect of the Indian Constitution Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar had stayed as a student in the 1920s.
iv. Now it is converted into an international memorial consisting of a public museum and a library owing to its cultural and national importance and pride of millions of people of India.