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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 29 SEPT. 2015 ( DAILY NEWS INDIA )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 29 SEPT 2015
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1. GOOGLE TO PROVIDE ‘WI-FI IN 400 INDIAN RAILWAY STATIONS’
 i. Google is going to provide high-speed public Wi-Fi in 400 Indian railway stations.
ii. Google is working with the Indian Railways and RailTel, a government-owned provider of telecommunications infrastructure to the railways.
iii. The internet service will be offered free initially with an aim to make the project self-sustainable in  order to provide Wi-Fi to more stations and other places.
Union Railway Minister: Suresh Prabhu

2. ‘MITRA SHAKTI’ JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE BETWEEN INDIA-SRI LANKA
i. MITRA SHAKTI 2015 India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise started  in Pune, Maharashtra.
ii. The joint training exercise between both countries is started to promote Military to Military co-operation and interoperability.
President of sri lanka: Maithripala Sirisena
Currency of sri lanka: Sri Lankan Rupee

3.’CSIR-CIMAP’ CONFERRED WITH CSIR AWARD FOR S&T INNOVATIONS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
i. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants located at Lucknow grabbed, CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development , 2014.
ii. The award is given for enhancing incomes of farm communities through Vetiver based Technological Interventions.
iii. CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development. The award is given to recognize and honour S&T innovations that have helped transform the lives of rural people.
iv. The Vetiver System is a system of soil and water conservation.

4.  ‘JACOB TSIMERMAN’ GRABBED 2015 SASTRA RAMANUJAN PRIZE
i. Mathematician Jacob Tsimerman of Canada  was chosen for the prestigious 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.
ii. He will be honoured with the prize during the International Conference on Number Theory at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.
iii. SASTRA Ramanujan Prizeis given  after the name of the genius mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize is awarded every year to a young mathematician.


DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 SEPT. 2015 ( DAILY NEWS INDIA )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 SEPT 2015
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1. ‘INDIA INKED LOAN AGREEMENT’ WITH ADB FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
i. Union Government inked a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank  for US 123.51 million dollars for Infrastructure Development Investment Program.
ii. The loan will be used for upgrading Tourism infrastructure and services in three states Punjab, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
 The fund will be used:
i) For development of places of tourist attractions.
ii) To improve basic tourism facilities and build the capacity of tourism sector agencies and local communities in above three States.
iii) Develop eco-parks and eco-tourism in order to help the states to attract more tourists.
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK ESTABLISHED IN: 1966
HEADQUARTERS: MANILA, PHILIPPINES,
 PRESIDENT OF ADB: TAKEHIKO NAKAO

2. GOVERNOR OF MEGHALAYA ‘V. SHANMUGANATHAN’ GETS ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF MANIPUR
i. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Governor of Meghalaya V. Shanmuganathan as additional governer of Meghalaya to discharge the functions of the Governor of Manipur.
ii. He got additional charge of Manipur after demise of  previous Governor Dr. Syed Ahmed.

3. UNION GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTE ‘EXPERT COMMITTEE’E TO REVIVE UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM PATTERN
i. Union Government has constituted an expert committee to examine various issues related to UPSC civil services examination.
ii. The committee will be headed by the former IAS officer  B.S. Baswan.
iii. The committee will look into all aspects of civil services examination including age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of examination.
Chairman of UPSC: Deepak Gupta

4.ASTROSAT’  INDIA’S 1ST SATELLITE FOR ASTRONOMY RESEARCH LAUNCHED
i. Indian Space Research Orgnaisation launched India’s first dedicated satellite for astronomy research, named ASTROSAT.
ii. The satellite was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
 ASTROSAT will provide information :
i) To understand high energy processes in binary star systems containing neutron stars and black holes.
ii) Study star birth regions and high energy processes in star systems lying beyond our galaxy.
iii) Perform a limited deep field survey of the Universe in the Ultraviolet region.
iv) It carries four X-ray payloads, one UV telescope and a charge particle monitor.
v) ASTROSAT’s life span is five years.




DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 SEPT. 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 SEPT 2015
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1.’WORLD TOURISM DAY’ OBSERVED ON 27TH SEPTEMBER
i.World Tourism Day  is observed on September 27 to raise awareness about the importance of tourism.
ii. The Theme for world tourism day: “One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities“.
iii.The Theme emphasizes the impact of the tourism sector on economic growth, job creation and development.

2.’GHANGZHOU OPEN’ WOMEN’S DOUBLES TITLE WON BY SANIA MIRZA-MARTINA HINGIS
i.Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the Guangzhou Open title of tennis at Guangzhou of China.
ii. Sania has won seventh title of the 2015 season.
iii.Sania and Hinghis have now won six  titles such as Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, the US Open and Guangzhou of lawn tennis.

3. ‘LEVERAGING URBANISATION IN SOUTH ASIA’ REPORT RELEASED BY WORLD BANK
i. World Bank released a report entitled Leveraging Urbanisation in South Asia: Managing Spatial Transformation for Prosperity and Livability.
ii. The report provided diagnostic analysis of urbanization and related economic trends in the South Asia region.
Report with respect to India:
i) 1 in 7 in urban areas live below the poverty line in the country .
ii) Delhi’s air pollution is almost three times higher than in Beijing giving it the dubious distinction of being the world’s most polluted city.
iii) Governments should conduct risk assessments form potential natural hazards especially in cities that lie along the Himalayan range that at risk of earthquakes and heavy inland flooding.

4. ‘IBSF WORLD BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP’ WON BY PANKAJ ADVANI
i. India’s Pankaj Advani has grabbed IBSF World Billiards Championship in Adelaide, Australia.
ii. Pankaj Advani  won  IBSF World title after  defeating Peter Gilchrist of Singapore.
iii. Pankaj Advani  is only player in the world to win world titles in all formats of both, Billiards and Snooker.


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