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Current Affairs of 1st Nov to 7th Nov 2015


Current Affairs

1st Nov 2015

  1. National Unity Day observed:
    On the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Natioanl Unity Day observed to give solace Tribute. Indian PM, Narender Modi flag off and launched ‘Run for Unity campaign’
  2. Vikalp scheme introduced:
    Railway minister introduced Vikalp Scheme in NorthernNorthern Railway for six months on the Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu areas with the aim to enable waitlisted passengers to opt for another train going on the same route
  3. National women Boxing Championship:
    16th National women Boxing Championship held at Bongaigaon in Assam. State Sports Minister and Irrigation Minister inaugurated the event.
  4. New MD and CEO of Jabong:
    Online fashion platform Jabong appointed Sanjeev Mohanty as its new CEO and Managing Director.
  5. Punjab signed MoU:
    Punjab has signed a (MoU) with a consortium of Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. for installing a bio-ethanol plant in the state.
  6. Central Board of Excise and Customs appointed new member
    Bhushan Kumar Bansal appointed as the member of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). He has acquired the rank of Special Secretary after Najib Shah who selected as CBEC Chairman.

2nd Nov 2015

  1. Appointment in Reserve Bank of India
    Deepak Singhal appointed as Executive Director (ED) in Reserve Bank of India. He will keep eye on departments of Corporate Strategy, Central Security Cell, Budget Department, Human Resource Management Department, Department of Corporate Services, Right to Information Act Division and the last Rajbhasha Department .
  2. World’s healthiest countries:
    Singapore ranked first in the survey of World’s healthiest countries. Detailed Data released is
    • Life expectancy: 79.9 (5th highest)
    • Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births): 2.2 (5th lowest)
    • Health expenditure per capita: $2,426 (22nd highest)
    • Unemployment rate: 2.8% (13th lowest)
  3. BrahMos missile successfully tested:
    49th trial of a supersonic Missile Brahmos was successfully test fired in the Arabian Sea (Western Coast of India). The missile fired from INS Kochi(Indian Navy ship) weighs 7500 tonnes.
  4. Brijmohan Lall Munjal dies at 92:
    Brijmohan Lall Munjal also famed with ‘Doyen of Indian two wheeler industry’ died. World’s largest motorcycle manufacturer Hero was founded by him in 1956. In his lifetime, he awarded with Padma Bhushan in 2005.
  5. India got 7th position:
    Recent report says, India is World’s 7th most valued nation brand with an increase of 32 per cent in its brand value. USA again clich├ęd the same first position followed by China, Germany,UK ,Japan and France .

3rd Nov 2015

  1. ICGS Arinjay commissions in Kochi:
    The fast petrol in Indian Naval Guard, ICGS Arinjay commissioned in Kochi. This 50 metre in length and have speed app. of 33 knots. The commissioned done by Vice Admiral Sunil Lamba, Chief of Southern Naval Command.
  2. Lionel Messi, Brand ambassador of TATA motors:
    TATA motors choose Argentine professional footballer Lionel Messi as its brand ambassador to encourage football globally.
  3. India and Indonesia signed agreement:
    India and Indonesia signed agreement on energy and cultural exchange. Vice President Moh. Ansari and his Indonesian counterpart Jusuf Kala both were present in Jakarta and concluded their discussion with the agreement.
  4. Second Commanding Officer of INS Vikramaditya appointed:
    Captain Krishna Swaminatha take over the charge of Second Commanding Officer of INS Vikramaditya at Karwar.INS Vikramaditya is an Indian Navy's advanced and formidable aircraft carrier of Kiev class.
  5. Winner of Mexican Grand Prix of Formula 1
    In the Mexican Grand Prix of Formula 1, Nico Rosberg of Germany won the game by defeating Lewis Hamilton. In his career, this is the 12th time he got success and 4th time itself in 2015.

4th Nov 2015

  1. Andra Bank appointed new MD and CEO:
    Suresh Patel appointed as MD and CEO of Andra Bank. In his career, he gave 30 years to the banking sector and about his last post he was the Chief Executive officer in Association of Mutual Funds in India.
  2. 13th Asian Shooting Championship:
    Ace shooter Jitu Rani has won silver medal in the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait city. In the finals of the men’s fifty meter pistol event, Korea’s Park Daehun won the gold medal.
  3. Hashim Abdul Halim died in 80:
    Former Speaker of the West Bengal Assembly Hasim Abdul Halim died in Kolkata. In his lifetime, he served the position of longest-serving Speaker of the State Assembly for 29 years.
  4. Shoaib Malik, Pakistan cricketer declares his retirement:
    33 year old Cricketer Shoaib Malik declares his retirement from Test cricket. In his career, he played 35 Test matches, scoring 1,898 runs. He has taken 29 wickets till date.
  5. Emergency declared:
    Due to internal security issues, Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has declared a national emergency for 30 days.
  6. Forbes’s list on the most powerful person:
    Forbes magazine released a list in which Indian PM, Modi placed 9th as the most powerful person. The list crowned by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

5th Nov 2015

  1. Imprint India launched Indian PM:
    Indian PM, Modi launched the ‘Imprint India’ a platform to encourage scientific research within India. This will help to get rid of dependency on foreign countries in various spheres of scientific research. The Project worth Rs 1,000 crore.
  2. FlipKart new appointment:
    India’s leading online portal declared that Surojit Chatterjee as company’s new Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Experience and Growth. He will hold the duty of all consumer experience across desktop plus mobile.
  3. China's President visit to Vietnam:
    China's President Xijinping is on the visit to Vietnam to fix their conflicts and for discussing how to gain stability and maintaining peace between two countries. His Vietnam Counterpart Troung Tan Sang has actively participated in the meeting.
  4. France invest 2 Billion Euros in India:
    France has come in front to help India in its Smart city project. Ambassador of France in India, Francois Richie declared the France is going to invest €2 billion in order to make Nagpur, Chandigarh, and Puducherry smart cities.
  5. WHO declaration:
    According to latest survey by World Health Organisation (WHO), Sierra a country in west Africa declared as ebola-free. This declaration based on Zero ebola case found in last 42 days .

6th Nov 2015

  1. The New Tanzania President sworn:
    John Magufuli sworn as new President of Tanzania. His party won 58percent of votes in presidential elections.He appointed Samia Suluhu Hassan who is the first ever female vice president in Tanzania’s history.
  2. RBI's second schedule list:
    Reserve Bank takes Bandhan Bank in the second schedule list. With this Bank, become entitled to get loans from the central bank at running bank rate. Under ReserveBank of India Act, 1934, Bandhan Bank is scheduled.
  3. Vikram Gokhale awarded:
    Actor Vikram Gokhle honored with Vishnudas Bhave Award Sangli. On the occasion of Marathi Rangbhumi Din, he was rewarded by actress-singer Faiyaz Shaikh for his great participation in Marathi theatre.
  4. New Canada PM sworn in Canada:
    Justin Trudeau 43, sworn as new Prime Minister of Canada .He is 23rd Canada’s 23rd prime minister of Canada. After 10 years of conservative rule air of new era of Liberal politics surrounds Canada.
  5. FIFA World Ranking 2015:
    Belgium topped the FIFA world Ranking 2015 in which Indian champions, Mana Patel from Gujarat and Virdhawal Khade from Maharashtra clinched the title of the best swimmers in 69th senior National Aquatic Championship.
  6. MOU signed between India and Belgium:
    Indian PM, Narendra Modi gives his approval for signing MoU with Belgium on the issues of cooperation in development of new and renewable energy technologies.

7th Nov 2015

  1. National Cancer Awareness Day observed:
    Across India, National Cancer Awareness Day observed to outspread the awarness among the citizens. Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister announced Nov 7 as national Cancer Awareness Day.
  2. Brahmos successfully test fired:
    Indian Army successfully tests Fired Brahmos supersonic missile at Pokhran in Rajasthan. The missile builds of 290 km of range with 2.8 speeds.
  3. Harjit Sajjan new Defense Minister:
    Indo-Canadian Sikh Harjit Sajjan appointed as new Defence Minister of Canada.He is a 30th cabinet member of new Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau.
  4. ‘India in Shanghai’ inaugurated in Shanghai:
    Indian culture program ‘India in Shangai’ for a week has inaugurated. The festival started on 16 Oct and will continue till 16 Nov. The venue of Festive is at the Shanghai Grand Theatre.
  5. Green tax is compulsory to pay for truck driver:
    Any truck passing from Delhi has to pay Green tax. On the behalf of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) this tax will be collected, and deposited in the account of the Delhi government.
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