DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. TROPICAL CYCLONE CHAPALA HITS YEMEN
i. Tropical Cyclone Chapala has hitted Yemen triggering heavy flooding and causing damage in coastal region of the war racked country.
ii. Meteorological Department has categorized Cyclone Chapala as a Category 4 equivalent storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
iii. Cyclone Chapala is the most powerful storm that has hit Yemen in last five decades
PRESIDENT OF YEMEN: MOHAMMED ALI AL-HOUTHI
CURRENCY OF YEMEN: YEMENI RIAL
2. AIR PROGRAMME ON CHILD LABOUR BAGGED TOP PRIZE AT ABU PRIZES
i. All India Radio's Programme on child labour bagged the first prize under the Community Service Announcement category at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Prizes 2015 at Ankara, Turkey.
ii. The programme was aired in Malayalam language and was titled Nilkkam Ivarkkoppam, which means Stand beside Them.
iii. The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union is a non-profit, professional association of broadcasting organisations.
3. MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT APPROVES APJ ABDUL KALAM AMRUT YOJNA
i. Maharashtra Government has approved APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna scheme to provide one full hot cooked nutritious food to pregnant, lactating women in the tribal areas.
ii. APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna is launched to curb malnutrition among tribal children by providing nutrition to pregnant women for 6 months when the child’s growth is at its peak.
4.’INTERLINKING OF INDIAN RIVERS’ BOOK WRITTEN BY RADHA KANT BHARATI RELEASED
i. Interlinking of Indian Rivers book written by Radha Kant Bharati was released by AB Pandya Chairman of Central Water Commission
ii. The book explains the social, economic and commercial significance of linking of rivers in the country. It also discusses National Water Policy and disputes over the sub-continent of India.
5. PAKISTANI CRICKETER SHOAIB MALIK ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM TEST CRICKET
i. Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from Test cricket.
ii. Now he will play only in the One-Day International.
6. SURESH N PATEL APPOINTED AS MD & CEO OF ANDHRA BANK
i. Suresh N Patel was appointed as the managing director and chief executive officer of Andhra Bank.
ii. He had succeeded CVR Rajendran.
7. SHEKHAR KAPUR TO HEAD JURY AND ANIL KAPOOR TO BE CHIEF GUEST AT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2015
i. Anil Kapoor was selected to be the chief guest of the 46th International Film Festival of India that will began in Goa this month.
ii. Film director Shekhar Kapur was selected to be the head of the jury.