Current affairs aPRIL- june 2015
Banking & Finance
Service tax to go up to 14%.The tax is levied on all services, except a small negative list
Life Insurance Corporation of India(LIC) got the approval from Bangladesh’s insurance sector regulator to operate in Bangladesh.
Kotak Mahindra Bank and ING Bank signed an agreement for exploring
opportunities arising from cross-border business,investments and trade flows.
RBI to issue first set of small and payment bank licences in next two monthspromoting financial inclusion.
RBI issued Draft Framework on Issuance of Rupee linked Bonds Overseas the Indian corporates and international financial institutions.
Reserve Bank of India announced Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme.RBI issues guidelines on Joint Lenders’ Forum( JLF) and Corrective Action Plan (CAP).
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) permitted NRIs to subscribe to the chit funds
without limit on a non-repatriation basis
RBI issued final guidelines for 6-year(4 and 8 years) and 13-year(11-15 years) Interest Rate Futures.face value Rs.100
Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) is expected to come up with a detailed guidelines on electronic Initial Public Offers (e-IPOs).
Wholesale price index(WPI) inflation remained in the negative for seventh
consecutive month in May at 2.36%.
Government has earmarked Rs.7,940 crore for capital infusion in PSBs in 2015-16.
National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) is going to roll out RuPay Credit cards from next year.
State Bank India launched SBI eforex,Internet- based platform that enables customers to book their foreign exchange transactions online.
Govt proposes tax benefits for credit and debit card payment-cashless
Reserve Bank of India written letter to the finance ministry opposing a plan to use gold deposits as bank Cash Reserve Ratio(CRR) .
India is planning to inject about $3 billion into state-owned banks and could double that amount next year.
SEBI relaxes the IPO norms for technological start-ups to raise funds from capital market.
Three firms-Matribhumi Projects, Jugantor Realty and Waris Finance and
Investment-and their directors were banned by SEBI for allegedly violating public issue norms.
India (122 projects) emerged as the 3rd largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for United Kingdom (UK) after United States (US) and France in terms of number of projects.
Reliance Capital Asset Management Company(RCAM) and ICICI Securities Primary Dealership selected to manage Rs 60,000crore provident fund corpus of coal industry workers.
RBI extends deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes-Dec31,2015.
United Bank of India(21.5%) is at the top in the list of public sector banks with maximum bad loans including restructured assets as a percentage of total advances.
Fifty nations,including India, sign agreement on China-led AIIB(Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank)-USD 100 billion.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
ISRO’s GAGAN(GPS-Aided Geo-Augmented Navigation) to provide navigational support to Railways-developed by ISRO and Airports Authority of India (AAI), broadcasted by two Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites:GSAT8 and GSAT10.
Chinese Defense Ministry confirmed the 4th test of a hypersonic nuclear delivery vehicle, which the US called an “extreme maneuver- ‘Wu-14’.
Comet probe Philae wakes up from hibernation-1st message in 7 months.
China launched world’s 1st electric plane- BX1E, used in pilot training, tourism, meteorology and rescue operations.
Immunogen eOD-GT8 60mer can stimulate immune system to block HIV/AIDS infection in mice.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) delivered ‘Orbiter Craft Module Structure’ of Chandrayaan-2, India’s 2nd lunar exploration mission, to ISRO Satellite Centre,launched by a Geo-Stationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-MKII).
European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite that will give its ambitious Copernicus Earth observation project “color vision” by delivering valuable images.
Indian space programme, the Mangalyaan spacecraft completed its 100th orbit around Mars.
Gmail new features,To give you time to undo,Gmail delays sending the message for afew seconds. So if you don’t select “Undo” within the time limit, your message will be sent.
Project Sidekick-collaborative project between Microsoft and NASA-plans to launch the first pair of HoloLens aboard the SpaceX CRS-7 launched to the International Space Station on June 28, 2015.
UK is set to do world’s 1st human trials of artificial blood grown in lab from
stem cells by 2017.
Scientists identified two promising drug candidates to prevent and treat the
deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) disease-two antibodies
Lalit Bhanot Elected Asian Athletics Association Vice-President-held
in Wuhan,China .
92-year-old cancer survivor Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina is placed in the record books as the oldest woman to finish a marathon- Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego.
India will be hosting the 2016 AFC Under-16 Championship as confirmed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)-All India Football Federation (AIFF).
FIFA president Sepp Blatter resigned from his post.
Ravi Shastri,former Indian captain will continue as Director of the Indian cricket team for the tour of Bangladesh starting confirmed by BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur.
India has moved to 141st position from 147th in the latest rankings released by FIFA,India is at 22nd position among the Asian countries. Iran(41), Japan(52) and South Korea(58).
27-year-old left-handed shot-putter from Haryana,Inderjeet Singh bagged a gold medal Machettira Raju Poovamma defeated China’s Yang Huizhen and Liksy Joseph secured silver medals for India and Asian junior champion Purnima Hembram got the bronze in 21st Asian Athletics Championships, going on in Wuhan,China.
AB de Villiers won five awards,including the South African Cricketer of the Year for a second consecutive time at a gala function,hosted by Cricket South Africa(CSA) in Johannesburg.
Serena Williams defeated Czech Lucie Safarova ,won 3rd French Open and 20th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
Rahul Dravid,former Indian head appointed as the coach of the India A and Under-19 cricket teams at meeting of the newly formed BCCI's advisory committee.
India's discus thrower Vikas Gowda and woman steeplechaser Lalita Babar defeated Li Zhenzhu and Zhang Xinyan won gold medals,while India's G.Lakshmanan defeated Bahrain's Elhassan Elabbassi won the silver medal at the Asian Athletics Championships in Wuhan,China.
Barcelona won the champions league trophy for the fifth time after they outclassed Juventus at the Olympic Stadium.
Duo of Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of Brazil defeated Bryan Brothers in the 2015 French Open Doubles Finals,claiming their Maiden Grand Slam title.
According to Phaedra Almajid,FIFA whistleblower,Qatar may loose its chance to host the 2022 World Cup.
Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic become the winner of the 2015 French Open title.
Lucie Safarova paired with America’s Bethanie Mattek-Sand to win the women’s doubles title against Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova in 2015 French open.
The world champion,Lewis Hamilton,won his fourth Canadian Grand Prix on
in Montreal, Rosberg-2 and Vatlteri Bottas-3.
Indian sprinter Tintu Luka wins her first ever international gold medal ahead of China’s Zhao Jing and Sri Lanka’s Nimali Klarachchige in women’s 800m finals 21st Asian Athletics Championships.
Kento Momota of Japan emerged victorious defeated champion Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark at the men’s singles finals to win the men’s singles Indonesia Open title.
20 year old Thai Badminton star Ratchanok Intanon defeated Yui Hashimoto of Japan won the women’s singles event in the Indonesia Open SuperSeries Premier tournament in Jakarta
India finished with 3rd spot in the final medal’s tally of 21st Asian Athletics
Championship. Overall India bagged 13 medals including 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze. Asian Athletic Championship Winners:
Lalita Babar -3000m steeplechase.
Vikas Gowda-Discus Throw.
Inderjit Singh-Shot put.
Tintu Luka-800m sprint.
MR Poovamma-400m Sprint.
Jisna Mathew, Tintu Luka, Debashree Majumder, MR Poovamma-4x400m
Winners of 2015 French Open title of Tennis: 114th edition of the French
Open event took place at the Stade Roland Garros.It is the second Grand Slam event of the year.
Men’s Singles: Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland defeated Novak Djokovic of
Women’s Singles:Serena Williams of United States defeated Lucie
Safarova of Czechoslovakia.
Men’s Doubles Title:The pair of Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of
Brazil defeated Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of US Women’s Doubles Title.
Mixed Double’s Title:Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Mike Bryan pair from United
States defeated Lucie Hradecká Czech Republic and Marcin Matkowski of
Anantjeet Naruka became the star performer by winning 2 gold medals,1 individual and other team gold medal for India in the 7th International Junior Shotgun Cup in Orimattila,Finland.
Goa will be hosting 5th Youth Delphic Games from February 1 to 14 in 2016 under the motto “Celebrating Arts and Cultures”.
Shooter Anantjeet Naruka clinched the gold medal defeated by Finaland’s Lari Pesonen, in the junior men’s skeet match at 7th International junior shotgun cup in Orimattila,Finland,Indian,Angadvir Singh Bajwa,won the bronze medal,in the same category (skeet)against Matteo Chiti of Italy.
Indian Basketball Players Association launched at the Indian Medical Association hall in New Delhi. Sajjan Singh-president,Jayasankar Menon-general secretary and Ashok Sharma-treasurer,Abbas Moontaisar-chairman and Manmohan Singh and Suman Sharma-vice chairmen.
Shah Rukh Khan purchased franchise in Caribbean Premier League’s team Trinidad & Tobago.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is among Forbes magazine’s 100 highest-paid athletes in the world,American boxer Floyd Mayweather is 1st in the list.
Former England wicketkeeper Prior retired from all forms of cricket on medical advice.
Former BCCI chief and current ICC Chairman N.Srinivasan re-elected President of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association in its 85th Annual General Meeting.
Legendary West Indies fast bowler Sir Wesley Hall is the latest cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Sowjanya Bavisetti,in partnership with Ai Wen Zhu of China,won the doubles title victory over Ao Gai and Yuqi Sheng of China in the final of the ITF women’s tennis tournament in Anning,China.
Harbhajan Singh reached another milestone by becoming 9th highest wickettaker in Test matches.
New Zealand defeated England in third ODI by 3 wickets.
Guam defeated India in 2018 World Cup Qualifier match-ranked 33 places below India in FIFA rankings.
Indian football star Sunil Chhetri became 1st Indian footballer to score 50
international goals during his team’s 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Guam.
Rafael Nadal won Stuttgart Open by beating Victor Troicki.
Brazil thrashed Senegal to reach finals of Under-20 World Cup.
2 Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur will play at the prestigious U.S. Open for 1st time at Chambers Bay course,Washington.
Sunil Chhetri became 1st Indian footballer to score 50 international goals during India’s 2nd match of the second round of qualifiers for 2018 football World Cup.
AIBA(International Boxing Association) constituted Ad-hoc committee chaired by Kishan Narsi for boxing in India.
Veteran leader of Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) Sharad Pawar was re-elected defeated Vijay Patil as the President of the Mumbai Cricket Association(MCA) and Former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar,Ashish Shelar was elected as Vice- President of the MCA.
ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) to pump £3m into Women’s Cricket Super League- chief executive Tom Harrison.
Indian shuttler HS Prannoy grabbed his career-best world number 12 spot after improving a place in the latest men’s singles ranking,announced by BWF.Indian shuttler HS Prannoy grabbed his career-best world number 12 spot after improving a place in the latest men’s singles ranking, announced by BWF.
India’s junior boys and cadet girls won the team championship titles at the South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. Silver and Bronze medals in the two categories
In Junior Boys category
• Sri Lanka’s Junior Boys won Silver
• Pakistan, who finished third and Maldives behind them,got the bronze
In Cadet Girl’s category won silver
• Sri Lanka’s Cadet Girl’s won Silver
• Nepal, who finished third and Pakistan behind them,got the bronze.
Nico Rosberg defeated his Mercedes team-mate and series leader Lewis Hamilton to win Austrian Grand Prix.
Roger Federer beats Andreas Seppi won an eighth title at the ATP Halle
Andy Murray won the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club by beating Kevin Anderson in a one-sided final.
Serbia defeated Brazil in extra time in the final of U20 World Cup final.
China’s Zhou Yuelong and Yan Bingtao won the 2015 Nongfu Spring World Cup of snooker by beating Scotland in the final in Wuxi,China.
India slipped to 4th spot in ICC Test rankings after a draw against Bangladesh.
Lucio,former Brazil skipper & 2002 World Cup winner signed up with FC Goa for 2nd season of Indian Super League.
Russia won the European Team Athletics Championships by winning 10 of the 40 events on the program held in Cheboksary,Russia.
Jordan Spieth won the US Open at Chambers Bay-historic title for second major.
Bangladesh for the first time won two consecutive ODIs vs India,it defeated
England in the World cup and won all the three ODI games in its home series with Pakistan.
India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar voted the ‘Best Test player’ of the 21st century in an online poll conducted by Cricket Australia’s website,Kumar
Sangakara of Sri Lanka(2nd),Australia’s Adam Gilchrist(3rd ).
Ravichandran Ashwin enters into the list of top 10 bowlers in ODI,took 6 wickets in three matches against Bangladesh.
Captain of Pakistan cricket team,Zaheer Abbas appointed as the ICC President.
Inderjit Singh and Jinson Johnson of India bagged gold at the first leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix in Bangkok,Thailand.
ICC Board decided to suspend the membership of the USA Cricket Association (USACA).
Satnam Singh Bhamara becam1st Indian player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara decided to call it a day and will retire during the home test series against India in August.
Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria won the Norway Chess 2015 title in
Stavanger,Norway and Anand comes second.
3rd seeded Indian Badminton duo Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won
the Canada Open 2015 women’s doubles title after beating the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in the finals.
Men’s singles-Lee Chong Wei(Malaysia) by defeating Ng Ka Long Angus
Women’s Singles-Michelle Li(Canada) by defeating Kaori Imabeppu
Men’s doubles-Li Junhui & Liu Yuchen(China).
Mixed doubles-Lee Chun Hei & Chau Hoi Wah(Hong Kong).
Harbhajan Singh is making his way back to the ODI team for the Zimbabwe’s tour and Indian team will be lead by Ajinkya Rahane.
Valentino Rossi won a close contest with reigning world champion(9th time) Marco Marquez to won Motul TT Assen.
Eduardo Vargas scored goals to take his team Chile one step closer of winning Copa America Cup.Chile defeated Peru in the semi-finals.
June 1- World Milk Day, Global Day of Parents.
June 2- International Sex Workers Day (International Whore's Day).
Kailash Saga Dawa Festival.
June 4- International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.
June 5- World Environment Day.
June 7- National Cancer Survivors Day.
June 8- World Oceans Day.
June 12- Anti-Child Labour Day.
June 13- International Albinism Awareness Day.
June 14- World Blood Donor Day
June 15- World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
June 17- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
June 20- World Refugee Day.
June 21-1st International Yoga Day-21st June,2015. Father's Day.
June 23- Public Service Day. International Widows Day.
June 25-World Vitiligo Day,Day of the Seafarer.
June 26-International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
June 29- Statistics Day.
June 30- International Mango Festival.
BOOKS & AUTHORS
“Education of Muslims:An Islamic Perspective of Knowledge and Education” by Indian Context edited by Professor JS Rajput.
“Flood of fire” by Amitav Ghosh.
“Sourav Ganguly:Cricket,Captaincy and Controversy” by Saptarshi Sarkar, a digital marketing professional.
”Charting a New path: Early Years of the NFIW’‘, co-authored by famous women’s rights activist Gargi Chakravarthy and Supriya Chottani.
“The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy” by Daniel A. Bell.
“Bikhare Khyalat” by Prof. Abdul Haq.
“K.G. Saiyidain -A Life in Education” edited by Ms. Zakia Saiyidain Zaheer and Dr. Syeda Saiyidain Hameed.
“Modi-Incredible emergence of a star” in Chinese language written by Shri Tarun Vijay, Member of Parliament(Rajya Sabha).
“Red Tape to Red Carpet… and then some” by Mrs.Gina Rinehart the chairperson of Australian mining company Hancock Prospecting Group.
“Transcendence:My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji” by
former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
Former Foreign Minister of Singapore George Yeo,will be the new chancellor of Nalanda university announced by Ministry of External Affairs .
BCCI nominated Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman as membersof the newly created Cricket Advisory Committee of the BCCI-Jagmohan Dalmiya
Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa,Kargil war veteran was the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force(IAF).
Sanjay Gupta is the new chairman of EIL(Engineers India Ltd).
Reserve Bank of India(RBI) appointed Meena Hemchandra as its executive
Mr.P.Kunhikrishnan appointed as Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR.
Famous scientist K.Sivan appointed as new Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre(VSSC).
Pawan Munjal appointed as new chairman of HERO MotoCorp.
Syed Asif Ibrahim,former Intelligence Bureau Chief appointed as the PM’s ‘Special Envoy on Countering Terrorism and Extremism’
Tom von Bonsdorff was the new Managing Director of Volvo Auto,India-Vice
President, Asia-Pacific:Jari Kohone.
Infosys,announced that the company’s board appointed of Mr.Seshasayee as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.
Senior IPS officer,Ramesh Chand Tayal appointed as the new chief of
the National Security Guard.
K C Chowdary appointed as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner.
IAS officer Vijai Sharma is the new Chief Information Commissioner.
ICICI bank appointed MK Sharma as new non-executive Chairman of the ICICI Bank Board.
Indian diplomat to the United Nations,Nikhil Seth appointed as the head of
UNITAR(United Nations Institute for Training and Research) by UN Secretary
General Ban Ki-moon(South Korea).
Naveen Srivastava appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Kingdom of combodia.
Sajeev Babu Kurup appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Guatemala.
Shri Chhabra appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Hungary.
India-born Padmasree Warrior stepped down from her post of Chief Technology Officer at global IT giant CISCO.
Dr.Srivari Chandrasekhar appointed as the Director of CSIR-Indian Institute of
Chemical Technology(IICT) by PM Narendra Modi,president of the CSIR(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research).
Steel secretary Rakesh Singh given additional charge as SAIL CMD.
Prof Sanghmitra Bandyopadhayay appointed as the Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme
Pawan Kumar Sain,IAS officer appointed as Private Secretary to Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.
Twitter’s Dick Costolo to step down as CEO.
Sunil Lavani head of BlackBerry,India has quit the company.
Shri Ameising Luikham,IAS took over as Secretary,Department of Public
Enterprises in the M/o Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
Denmark’s Mogens Lykketoft elected as President of UN General Assembly.
Vinita Bali appointed as Chair of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s (GAIN) Board of Directors.
Vinayak Bahuguna appointed as Arcil’s new CEO and MD.
IPS officer Archana Ramasundaram appointed as Director,National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB).
IAS officer G Gurucharan got additional charge of Director General,Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for three months.
Aakar Patel was new head Executive Director of Amnesty International India.
Nagendra Kumar Saxena appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.
Nikesh Arora appointed the president of Japan’s telecommunications
giant SoftBank Corp.
Boeing Corp elected Dennis A.Muilenburg as new chief executive officer (CEO).
Paytm has roped in Ruchi Sanghvi,Facebook’s first woman engineer.
Tennis legend Steffi Graf as the Ayurveda brand ambassador of Kerala.
State Bank of India appointed Anshula Kant as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Managing Director.
Ericsson appointed Paolo Colella as India Head.
Ramesh V.Kattielected as president of District Central Co-operative Bank,Belagavi.
Former Reserve Bank governor of South Africa Tito Mboweni appointed as the nonexecutive director to the board the Brics New Development Bank (NDB).
Lenovo appointed Rahul Agarwal as managing director for Lenovo India.
Suzuki Motor Corp’s CEO Osamu Suzuki named his eldest son Toshihiro Suzuki as the new president of the company.
India origin,head of Germany’s biggest lender,Deutsche Bank,Anshu Jain
resigned as the co-CEO,along with Juergen Fitschen.
Managing director and CEO of Indian Bank, T M Bhasin quits to take up new
responsibility as Vigilance Commissioner in Central Vigilance Commission.
PM of India Mr.Atal Bihari Vajpaye honoured by Bangladesh-For his outstanding support of India’s independence from Pakistan in 1971.
4th North East Youth Festival at Majuli in Jorhat district of Assam- organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS) on behalf of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and
Indian Administrative Service(IAS) Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was sworn-in as the 19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan launched BIS App to register complaints against sub-standard quality of ISI marked products and Hallmark jewellery.
IAP Health Phone programme launched by the Union government-partnership with UNICEF,UN.
Gatimaan Express,India’s 1st semi-high speed train service with supersonic caliber between Delhi and Agra completed a 2nd trial run conducted by the maintenance department of Northern Railway-195 kilometers, at a speed of 160 kph in 115 minutes.
GOI and Tamil Nadu has inked a deal with the World Bank for $400 million loan for an sustainable urban development project in Tamil Nadu,by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development(IBRD).
World Bank approved a $250 million loan for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project for reconstruction of flood for 20 districts-affected public infrastructure in Jammu & Kashmir by International Development Association(IDA).
Northern Railway rolled out India’s 1st rail coach lit by solar panels-attached to a high speed Self Propelled-Accident Relief Unit(SPART) travelled from Delhi Cantonment to New Delhi railway station.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust(JNPT) and Maharashtra Maritime Board(MMB) signed an MoU for the construction of green field port at Vadhawan in Thane district by the union minister for ports and shipping Nitin Gadkari.
Solar power capacity touches 4,000MW,Rajasthan races ahead of Gujarat-Senior Manager-Consulting at Bridge to India:Jasmeet Khurana.
Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping,Nitin Gadkari
inaugurated the India’s first of its kind Tier-I Oil Spill Response Centre(OSRC) for
Mumbai & JNPT Harbour(Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust).
Indian Medical Association’s(IMA) 1st Aushadhi medical store inaugurated by Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir at IP Estate IMA’s headquarter in New Delhi.
India’s 1st green police station inaugurated at Maurice Nagar in north Delhi on the occasion of world environment day.
Hospital for Elephants,first of its kind in India built in Kerala-Dr.Jacob Cheeran- in the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,Mannuthy.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) ordered testing of various noodles, pasta and macaroni brands manufactured by seven companies to check compliance- GSK, ITC fast food brands.
Oil Corporation,India’s largest oil firm is planning to invest Rs.15000 crores to raise the capacity of its Panipat refinery to 34% from the current 20.2 million tonnes by 2020.
16th IIFA Awards,2015 took place in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
Best regional film-Lai Bhari(Marathi).
Best story-Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar & Parvez Shaikh(Queen).
Best direction-Rajkumar Hirani(PK).
Finance Ministry exempts non-AC restaurants from service tax.
Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) signed between Indian Army and Punjab
National Bank (PNB) on the Defence Salary Package by Shri N K Arora,General
Manager and Shri Subodh Kaushik.
IIT Delhi ranked as the best engineering college in India while Kolkata’s Jadavpur University is ranked the best government engineering college in the country by EDU, niche online platform on higher education, with RAND Corporation,USA.
Cyclone ASHOBAA intensified into severe cyclonic storm-over Arabian Sea-cause rainfall over Karnataka,Konkan and Goa as well as south Gujarat.
Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha-witnessing an alarming
denudation in large tracts of mangrove vegetation.
Gov to bring Ordinance to amend Negotiable Instruments Act-provides for filing of cheque bounce cases in place where the cheque was issued.
Pakistan Holds Legislative Assembly Elections in Gilgit-Baltistan-India reacted against election.
National Capital Region(NCR) just got bigger-Jind,Karnal and Muzaffarnagar districts added- announced by Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu- National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB).
Delhi Jal Board vice chairman Kapil Mishra succeed Jitender Tomar as Delhi’s law minister.
Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) announced ‘Use and get
Paid’ scheme under which people using public toilets,will be paid Re 1.
Indian Army on 9 June carried out a bold cross-border operation into Myanmar,to avenge the killing of 18 soldiers in Manipur-70 commandos.
At the Cochin Shipyard Limited CSL,India’s first home made aircraft carrier INS Vikrant undocked successfully-40,000 tonne aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.
A high level ministerial delegation went to Kathmandu to attend Donors’
Conference in Nepal.
Tamil Nadu Gov and Adani Power Ltd signed a Power Purchase Agreement(PPA) to set up a 200 MW solar power plant in Ramanathapuram district-Rs.1400 Cr.
BHEL commissioned Shrinagar hydroelectric project in Uttarakhand.
National Small Industries Corporation Ltd (NSIC) is looking at areas of
mutual cooperation between Indian and Singaporean enterprises to expand India’s industrial presence in South East Asia- NSIC chairman and managing
Union Ministry of Indian Overseas Affairs MOIA in combination with Tamil Nadu Government launched Migrant Resources Centre in Chennai- Kochi, Kerala, Hyderabad and Gurgaon.
Gov set up an insurance pool of Rs.1,500 crore to offset financial burden of foreign nuclear suppliers,under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLND) by Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy,Jitendra Singh.
Second border haat(rural market) opened for common people at Kamalasagar in Sipahijala district of Tripura bordering Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh.
Union Government scrapped customs import duties for drugs and test kits used to treat Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)-by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).
Haryana village launches ‘Selfie with daughter’ contest to save girl child.
Chandrababu Naidu,Andhra Pradesh govt. has launched “Mee Bhoomi” portal- a digital repository of land records in the state
Coal India Limited-world’s 6th largest mining company in terms of market
capital according to recent PwC report,National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd is at 21st spot in the list.
Govt Plans ‘Good Samaritan’ Guidelines-protect from procedural and legal
harassment if they help such victims-make the disclosure of any personal
information voluntary and optional in hospitals on the filling of medico-legal forms.
Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Kalraj Mishra, digitally launched the Employment Exchange for Industries.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi,state government decided to introduce Right to Health Services to offer free health care to poor people.
Supreme Court has cancelled AIPMT 2015 and given an order to conduct the exam within four weeks.
Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu,“Under Smart Cities and AMRUT, power given to states to prioritise needs-set of 11 reforms undertaken by the states against 23 reforms.
Gov is planning to sell 3% stake in Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd-selling of stake of India’s 2nd largest state oil firm is expected to raise funds around 1800cr.
Central government approved an anti-chit fund bill passed by West Bengal
Assembly in 2013.
Indian Air Force’s Jaguar fighter aircraft crashed during a training run in Chaka area of Allahabad-2nd crash.
National Dairy Development Board(NDDB) and DD Kisan signed a MoU to create meaningful content for the dairy and farm sector.
Adani Group signed an agreement with Rajasthan government to set up a joint venture solar power park of 10,000 MW-India’s largest solar plant.
Union government launched an Augmented Reality(AR) application named ‘Sakaar’ to highlight the achievements of the Department of Space during 1 year.
Sushma Swaraj flagged off the 1st batch of pilgrims for Kailash Mansarovar
yatra through a new route via Nathu La pass-announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Centre gov come up with ‘Agriculture Income Insurance Scheme’ to ensure
minimum income to farmers in case of crop loss-Rs.50,000 per hectare,MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan suggested formation of a corpus known as “Kisan Kalyan Kosh’ (Farmers Welfare Fund).
Cabinet approved ‘Housing for All by 2022′ programme for slum rehabilitation in urban areas.
World Bank funded sanitation project worth Rs 2,200 crore is launched by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal-to improve the water and sanitation services.
Northern Command(“Dhruva Command”) of Indian Army celebrated its 44th Raising Day today in Udhampur.
V IT Park by Ascendas located within HITEC City,Hyderabad awarded platinum rating by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
Govt order seeks to reduce number of Antyodaya beneficiaries-adopt the National Food Security Act (NFSA), the Public Distribution System (PDS).
Cabinet approved the revised target of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to generate 1lak Mw by 2022-5 times the previous target.
Election Commission suspended recognition of P A Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP) recognised state party in Meghalaya.
India ranked 3rd in a World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) report for 2013.Russia and Turkey are ahead of India-information received from National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs).
Gujarat to introduce compulsory voting in local body polls-CM Anandiben Patel.
Union Cabinet approved for signing of an agreement on the abolition of visa requirement for diplomatic passports holders between India and Spain-Diplomatic passport.
Advertising Standard Council of India(ASCI) launched its consumer complaint mobile application-ASCIonline to provide consumer complaint service-ios platform.
Union Government launched NOWCAST weather alert system and Crop Insurance web portal (www.farmer.gov.in/insurance) for the benefit of farmers.create awareness and encourage farmers to insure their crops by 4 scheme.
Modified National Insurance Scheme (MNAIS).
National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS).
Weather based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS).
Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS).
Tighter Norms for NGOs to Track Foreign Funds-Civil rights advocacy’ for issues such as human rights,democratic rights,natural resources and religious discrimination.
India Shares SAARc Satellite Concept with Regional Nations-controlled from ISRO facilities at Hassan or Bhopal and managed by an inter-governmental space cooperation consortium .
India’s most expensive city,Mumbai(74th place) climbed 66 places in the ranking due to its rapid economic growth currency against the U.S.dollar,New Delhi(132) and Chennai(157), Bengaluru(183) and Kolkata (193).
India offers Tanzania expertise in natural gas sector expertise to Tanzania in development of its potentially rich natural gas sector and decided to extend etourist visa to people of the African nation-PM Modi with Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.
Gov of Haryana launched Village Mentoring Project(VMP) to improve healthcare and education of the villagers with emphasis on girl child.
Deputy Commissioner of Panchkula Vivek Atray launched from Rajjipur village of Panchkula district in association with Indian School of Business(ISB).
Union Ministry of Finance released draft outline of sovereign gold bond scheme to reducing demand for gold and control trade deficit.
India’s 1st Diesel Electric Multiple Unit(DEMU) train service with an air-conditioned coach is launched in Kochi by Railway minister Suresh Prabhu-Angamaly- Ernakulam-Tripunithura-Piravom train service.
State gov of AP decided to launch “State Soil Health Mission” to make it 100% organic state.
India slipped to 61st spot in terms of foreigner’s money in Swiss Banks while Pakistan-73rd.
Sacred ancient Indian Scripture Bhagavad Gita 1st time translated in Chinese language-by Shangai’s Zhejiang University Professors Wang Zhu Cheng and Ling Hai,during an international yoga conference released by the Indian Ambassador to China Ashok K Kantha.
CM of Jharkhand Raghuvar Das imposed a ban on the sale of thermocol plates with aimed at the promotion of leaf plates in the state.
Punjab celebrated 350th years of foundation of Sri Anandpur Sahib-founded by the Ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.
1st International Yoga Day celebrated in New Delhi broke two world records.
Rajpath,largest number of participants with 35,985 people and the largest number of nationalities 84 in a yoga event.
Central gove start 26 de-addiction cum rehabilitation centres across Punjab to curb the menace of drug abuse-Hoshiarpu.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) ordered recall of 4 protein supplements-Mulmin Pro,Mulmin Syrup,Mulmin Plus Capsule and Mulmin.
Rajasthan topped in the list of states commissioning grid connected solar power projects in the country released by the Union ministry of New and Renewable Energy,Gujarat-2 , Madhya Pradesh-3,Maharashtra-4,Andhra Pradesh-5.
Kerala gove declared June 22 as the ‘Snake Bird Day’-campaign to protect the endangered species.
Maharashtra gov declared Blue Mormon as state butterfly-2nd largest butterfly in India.
Employee Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO) notified an order to make
the Universal Account Number(UAN) mandatory for all employers-under
the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952.
Maharashtra tops in Patent filing(2892) in India by CGPDTM( Controller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks) Report-Karnataka(2),Tamil Nadu(3),Delhi(4) and Andhra Pradesh(5).
Lucknow zoo renamed after last Nawab Wajid Ali Shah by UP gov.
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti launched Bhuvan Ganga mobile application and portal- for National Mission for Clean Ganga-Mou between the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the National Remote Sensing Centre(ISRO).
Union Cabinet approved JayPrakash Narayan or JP National Memorial at his birth place Lala Ka Tola,Sitab Diara,district Chhapra in Bihar.
Rishikesh(unofficial yoga capital of the world)-Uttarakhand decided to hosting the 1st Yoga Maha Kumbh in Rishikesh next year-CM Harish Rawat.
BHEL Commissions 250 MW Unit of NTPC’s Bongaigaon Power Plant in Kokrajhar district in Assam.
India ranked 9th in 2014 with FDI inflows of $34 billion- according to UNCTAD in its World Investment Report 2015.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) approved the revised cost estimate of Rs.81,459Cr-Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor(DFC) Project implemented through Public Private Partnership(PPP).
PM Narendra Modi launched Smart Cities(Rs.48000Cr),AMRUT(Rs.50000Cr) and Housing for All By 2022 (Rs.14000Cr) in Vigyan Bhavan,New Delhi.
Union Cabinet approved setting up of 6 new Indian Institutes of Management(IIMs) chaired by PM Narendra Modi-(Punjab),Bodh Gaya(Bihar),Nagpur(Maharashtra), Sambalpur(Odisha),Sirmaur(Himachal Pradesh) and Vishakhapatnam(Andhra Pradesh).
India pledges $1 billion to quake-hit Nepal by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Donors’ Conference in Kathmandu.
India ranked 1 in embracing automation a survey by Grant Thornton.
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan-Petroleum Ministry invest over Rs.1,300 crore in Telangana on new projects and on expansion of the existing ones this year.
Sunil Hitech commissioned 5MW solar project at Solapur in Maharashtra.
Solar Energy Corporation of India(SECI) renamed as Renewable Energy Corporation of India after Union Cabinet gave its nod.
Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi inaugurated the 1st modernised Anganwadi Centre in Hasanpur village,Sonepat,Haryana.
Haryana gov will launch “Mhara Gaon-Jagmag Gaon” scheme to supply
uninterrupted power to rural consumers besides strengthening distribution
network and realising outstanding payments.
Doordarshan partners with IB to produce 13 part serial on police martyrs.
Chief Ministers’ Sub-Group of NITI Aayog reached a broad consensus on reducing the number of centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) to 30 from 72.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived at Bangkok for the 16th World Sanskrit Conference- signed MoU on establishment of Nalanda University.
India ranked 6th-best country for attractiveness to foreign investors among 110 countries-China(65th) and U.S(50th), Hong Kong-(1st ).
Mumbai ranked 5th most budget-friendly city among 40 key tourists countries of the world, Cancun, Mexico is the most expensive destination in the world.
Bank of Maharashtra and MUDRA(Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency)Bank sealed a pact to finance new entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Indian envoy Ravi Thapar quits New Zealand after wife accused of assault.
Indian Railways(1.4m) and Indian Army(1.3m) at 8th and 9th largest employers in the world-published by the World Economic Forum.
JSW Jaigarh Port Ltd signed agreement with Konkan Railway Corporation
Ltd(KRCL) for developing the 33.7-km railway corridor,connecting Jaigarh
Port to the Digni station of Konkan Railway-the project named as Jaigarh Digni
NITI Aayog given a policy push to build the country’s cyber defence system for enhancing national security by Former chief of DRDO,Saraswat.
Infosys launched a mobile-based financial and business management solution ‘Finacle SME Enable‘ to help banks enhance support and service for Small and Medium business Enterprise(SME) customers.
CM Jayalalithaa flagged off 1st phase of the Chennai Metro-distance of 10.15km, consisting of Alandur,Ekkathuthangal,Ashok Nagar,Vadapalani,Arumbakkam and Koyambedu Railway stations.
Bharti Airtel become the world’s 3rd largest mobile operator with 303 million
subscriber in 20 countries,China mobile operator(1st ),Vodafone Group of UK(2nd).