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Friday, November 13, 2015

Daily Current Affairs 13 Nov. 2015 ( Daily News India)

 DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1.’INDIAN TEAM WON NASA AWARD’
i.Indian scientist team led by Sameer Panda won the NASA award for an innovative technology named Burst Prevention & Puncture Curative technology.
ii.They won the award in the Create the Future Design Contest- 2015 conducted by NASA in New York.
iii.Indian Team won the award for Mild Run Flat Tyre based on BPPC technology.
iv.The technology decreases the possibilities of bursts, takes care of punctures and dynamic wheel balancing.

2. INDIA’S COAST GUARD OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL ‘SAMARTH’ COMMISSIONED INTO INDIAN NAVY
i. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned the India Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Samarth’ at Vasco in Goa.
ii.Samarth patrolling vessel is equipped with  most advance technology, navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery.

3. ‘ABRAHAM M KEITA’ WON THE 2015 ‘INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S PEACE PRIZE’
i. Abraham M Keita was honoured  with the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2015.
ii.The  award is given for his extraordinary work for justice for child victims of physical or sexual violence, and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law.
iii.International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to child from across the world for his or her dedication to children’s rights.
4. ‘12TH ASEM FOREIGN MINISTERS' MEET HELD IN LUXEMBURG
i. 12th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting held in Luxembourg.
ii.The meeting  was chaired by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
iii.The Theme of the summit was ‘Working Together for a Sustainable and Secure Future’

5. ‘SUBIR GOKARN’ APPOINTED AS IMF'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
i. Former Deputy Governor of RBI Subir Vithal Gokarn was appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund.
ii.He will replace Rakesh Mohan at the International monetary fund.
President of IMF: Christine Lagarde
Members in IMF: 188
Headquarters of IMF: Washington D.C, USA

6. PRESIDENT APPROVED ‘HARYANA GAUVANSH SANRAKSHAN AND GAUSAMVARDHAN BILL’
i. President Pranab Mukherjee gave approval for  Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill.
ii.Now, Cow slaughter in Haryana will invite rigorous imprisonment ranging from 3 to 10 years and a fine of up to 1 lakh rupees.
iii.Any person who attempts to export cows for slaughter will be imprisoned for not less than 3 years and up to 7 years. In addition, fine between 30000 rupees and 70000 rupees will be imposed.


Free Current Affairs 12 Nov 2015 ( Daily News India)

1. PM NARENDRA MODI ON A THREE DAY VISIT TO UK
i. PM Narendra Modi is a three-day visit to UK to boost investment opportunities and hold talks on various bilateral issues mainly relating  to security concern.
ii. It is PM Narendra modi’s first visit to Britain as Prime Minister.
PM of United Kingdom: David Cameron

2. INDIA CAN BE A CHINA-LIKE GLOBAL GROWTH POWERHOUSE OF THE 2020: THE ECONOMIST
i. The international Magazine ‘THE ECONOMIST’ has stated India can be a China-like global growth powerhouse of the 2020s, provided it addresses several challenges.
ii.The magazine has stated India is the only country that has the potential to change the world in the 2020s, in the way that China changed it in the 2000s.
3.’BIS’ ELECTS ‘RAGHURAM RAJAN AS ITS VICE-CHAIRMAN’
i. Raghuram Rajan, Governor of Reserve Bank of India, has been elected as vice-chairman of the Bank of International Settlement.
ii.He will have a three-year term as vice-chairman of the BIS.
iii.Raghuram Rajan is the first Indian central bank Governor to become the vice-chairman of BIS.
 iv.The Bank for International Settlements is the world’s oldest international financial organizationestablished in May 1930.
4. INDIA’S GSAT-15 COMMUNICATION SATELLITE LAUNCHED SUCCESSFULLY
I.GSAT-15 is India’s latest communications satellite which was recently successfully launched
ii.GSAT-15 was launched from Kourou in French Guiana in South America.
iii.GSAT 15 will replace two older spacecraft-INSAT 3A and 4B- that will likely expire in the coming months.
iv.GSAT-15 will deliver telecommunications services that will provide more bandwidth for Direct-to-Home television services.

                                                        

Daily Current Affairs 10 Nov 2015 ( Daily News India)

1. UNION GOVERNMENT SIGNED LOAN AGREEMENT WITH ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
i. The Union Government signed 273 million US dollar loan agreement with Asian Development Bank.
ii. The fund is provided for the improvement of  rural roads in the States of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.
iii.The loan amount will be used to make further investments as well as supporting improved road design, road safety and asset management measures .

2. NUCLEAR CAPABLE AGNI-IV MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED
i. Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test-fired surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile.
ii.Agni-IV nuclear capable missile was test-fired from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
Iii.Agni-IV is a surface-to-surface missile with Range 4000 km.
iv. Strategic Forces Command is entrusted with the task of handling strategic weapons of the country.

3. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED E-PATHSHALA, SARANSH, SHAALA SIDDHI PORTALS
i. The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani launched the e-Pathshala, Saaransh and National Programme on School Standards and Evaluation Framework for web portals and mobile apps.
ii.E-Pathshala is a web portal which will provide educational resources for Students, Teachers, Parents, researchers and it contains textbooks and other e-books.
iii.Shaala Siddhi web portal is a instrument for schools to evaluate their performance in more focused and strategic manner.
iv.Saransh is a tool which allows the schools to identify areas of improvement in students and teachers.

4. PAKISTAN INVITES INDIA FOR ‘KEY AFGHAN MEET’
i. Pakistan has invited India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for a regional conference on Afghanistan, called “Heart of Asia”.
ii.It will provide an opportunity for both India and Pakistan to promote their relations.
iii.The ‘Heart of Asia’ conference will be held in December to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan with particular focus on helping the war-torn country’s economy
iv.The conference will be attended by China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the UAE etc.

    

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