DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. ZARIN DARUWALA APPOINTED AS CEO OF STANCHART BANK INDIA
i. Zarin Daruwala appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, India.
ii. She has replaced Sunil Kaushal, who is appointed as Regional CEO for Africa and West Asia.
iii. Standard Chartered Bank is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London.
2. CHINA’S TIANHE-II SUPERCOMPUTER NAMED AS THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL SUPERCOMPUTER SYSTEM
i. China’s Tianhe-II supercomputer is named as the world’s most powerful supercomputer system for the sixth consecutive time.
ii. It was stated in 46th edition of Top500 list of supercomputers.
iii. The Top500 list is published after every 2 years.
3. FOUNDATION OF MEGA FOOD PARK IN TELANGANA LAID
i. Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal has laid the foundation stone of the first Mega Food Park in Telangana.
ii. It is the first Mega Food Park in Telangana and will be set up with the project cost of Rs. 108.95 crore.
iii. Mega Food Park aims to provide modern infrastructure facilities to the market with strong backward and forward linkages.
4. PRITHVI RAJ SINGH ELECTED TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF WORLD WATER COUNCIL
i. Prithvi Raj Singh of Jal Bhagirathi Foundation was elected to Board of Governors of World Water Council for 2016-18.
ii. The elections took place during the seventh General Assembly of WWC Members in Marseille, France.
iii. World Water Council is an international platform to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, management, development, planning, and use of water in all its dimensions.
iv. It was established in 1996 and headquartered in Marseille, France.
5. DELHI TO HOST THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL QAWWALI FESTIVAL 2016
i. Delhi is going host the first International Qawwali Festival 2016
ii. The festival is named as ’ Taali Ho’ going to be held from 12 February 2015 to 14 February 2015.
6. IAMAI RELEASED INTERNET IN INDIA 2015 REPORT
i. Internet and Mobile Association of India released a report ‘Internet in India 2015 report’
ii. The report stated the usage of internet on different devices in different areas (village and urban) and among different demographic segments.
iii. The report has stated that India is the the second-largest in internet users in the world after China.
7. KIREN RIJIJU HONOURED WITH DISASTER RISK REDUCTION ASIA CHAMPION TITLE
i. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, declared as the Disaster Risk Reduction champion for the Asia Region by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
ii. Kiren Rijiju has became the first Indian to be conferred with this honour.
iii. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction was established in December 1999 and its main purpose is the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.