Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December 29, 2015 current affairs

December 29th 2016 Current Affairs
Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away
Report of Vijay Kelkar Committee on Revisiting & Revitalizing PPP Model released
Civil Aviation Ministry gave clearance for four greenfield airports
RBI released report of Deepak Mohanty Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion
Karan Adani appointed as CEO of Adani Ports and SEZ

Oscar winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away

Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler died peacefully in his sleep on 27 December 2015 in California, US. He was 93. He was one of the America’s most influential cinematographers.

He was born on 6 February 1922 in Chicago, US. He was known for his work on films like Coming Home and In the Heat of the Night.
• He had worked as director of photography on films including The Best Man and Mulholland Falls. He also produced and directed 1969’s Medium Cool.
• He was also recognised for his documentary work on the Emmy-winning Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang and Interviews with My Lai Veterans for which he won Academy Award.
• He won Oscar Awards for his films including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976).
• He was first cinematographer to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996.

Monday, December 28, 2015

December 28th 2015 current affairs

The chairman of the Committee on Revisiting and Revitalising the PPP Model of Infrastructure Development whose report was released by Union Ministry of Finance on 28 December 2015 – Dr. Vijay Kelkar

•    The individuals above this taxable income limit in financial year 2014-15 will not be able to avail the benefits of LPG subsidy – 10 lakh rupees

•    The new crude distillation unit of this public sector undertaking in Mumbai was dedicated to the nation on 28 December 2015 – Bharat Petroleum

•    In keeping with the spirit of Good Governance initiative this Union Ministry launched the e-office in the Ministry on 28 December 2015 – Union Ministry of Women and Child Development

•    Three IT-based initiatives launched by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to provide citizen-centric health services on 25 December 2015 – Kilikari, M-Cessation, Mobile Academy

•    Popular science-fiction writer George Clayton Johnson who died on 25 December 2015 was most famous for writing the first episode of – Star Trek

•    The soccer player awarded with the Best Player of the Year at Globe Soccer Awards 2015 – Lionel Messi

•    The Indian sport athlete who won the silver medal in the 18th edition of the Asian Luge Championship is – Shiva Keshavan

•    This State Legislative Council of India achieved the rare feat of recording 99 percent voting in the recently held elections for Legislative Council – Karnataka

•    The first woman Chief Operating Officer of the Big Four accounting firm in India - Satyavati Berera

•    The veteran actress, known for her iconic hairstyle, who died on 25 December 2015 in Mumbai – Sadhana

•    The company that launched 4G telecom services under the brand name Jio - Reliance

•    The country that adopted its first counter-terrorism law on 27 December 2015 – China

•    The company with which the Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU on a range of technology initiatives – Microsoft India

•    The country which gave its final approval to amend the One Couple, One Child Policy – China

•    The test range at which the indigenously developed Air-to-Air missile Astra was successfully test-fired on 25 December 2015 - Integrated Test Range, Balasore

•    He was conferred with the 2015 Atal Samman Award - Achyutanand Mishra

•    He became the youngest ever goal-scorer for India in football on 27 December 2015 - Lallianzuala Chhangte

•    He on 26 December 2015 became the first Indian to officiate a wrestling competition in Olympics - Ashok Kumar

•    He headed the Committee on Criminal Justice System, was the Chief Justice of Karnataka and Kerala High Courts and he died on 22 December 2015 – VS Malimath

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February 3th Current Affairs

China overtakes US as top foreign investment destination: UNCTAD report

RBI Doubles the FOREX Remittance Limit under Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS)

Acclaimed sculptor and artist Mrinalini Mukherjee passes away

Dr.Nandita Chatterjee takes charge as Secretary in Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

Madhya Pradesh gets 10th national award for excellent work in MGNREGA

IRCTC launches cash on delivery system to book train tickets on pilot basis

RBI keeps key rates unchanged but changes statutory liquidity ratio

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cartoonist R.K. Laxman died at age 94

Cartoonist R.K. Laxman died at age 94.
Jan 26, 2015 - The famous cartonist, illustrator and humorist R.K. Laxman (Rasipuram Laxman ) was died at age of 94 in January 26th 2015. He was born on October 24th, 1921 in Mysore Karnataka. The Famous novelist R.K.Narayanan wa his older brother. R.K.Laxman is recipient of Padma Bhusan award in 1971, Padma Vibhushan award in 2005 and Ramon Magsaysay award for Journalism in 1984.

Famous greek singer Demis roussours died at age 68

Jan 27, 2015 - The famous greek singer Demis roussours passes away in  his 68 years old. He was the best high-pitched and melodies singer in the years 1970's and 1980's. He was born in Alexandira , Egypt in 1946. He had started his music career at age 17. He was also a member of progressive rock group aphrodite's child.

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January 28th Events - Current affairs

Famous Greek singer Demis passes away

Barack Obama becomes first US President to be Chief Guest at Republic day

RBI signs an information sharing agreement with Brazil Central Bank

D.P.Sinha appointed as secretary in the cabinet secretariat

K.Durga Prasad appointed as Special D.I.G of CRPF

Libby Lane - first female bishop of England 

Friday, January 16, 2015

January 16th 2015 Current affairs

Indian daily news current affairs hints, January 16th 2015 current affairs 

  1. Jammu and Kashmir wins National e-Governance award 2014- 2015 for best district level initiative
  2. Hariyana government announces Yoga Guru Ramdev as brand ambassador
  3. SEBI notifies stringent insider trading norms
  4. Leela Samson resigns as Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 15th 2015 current Affairs

Top Stories of January 15, 2015

1. Former top cop and social activist Kiran Bedi joins the BJP.

2.RBI cutes the intrests rates from 8 % to 7.75 %.

3. HS Brahma appointed as Chief Election Commissioner of India.

4. US designates Taliban Chief Mullah Fazlullah as Global Terrorist.

5. India’s Open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma sets world record in Antarctic Ocean

Saturday, January 10, 2015

January 9, 2015 current affairs events

January 9, 2015 current affairs events

1. 15 NRIs awarded Pravasi Bharatiya Samman 2015

2. Maithripala Sirisena sworn-in as 7th President of Sri Lanka

3. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Dandi Kutir museum in Gujarat

4. Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

5. 19th National Youth Festival begins in Guwahati, Assam

6. M. Karunanidhi re-elected as DMK Chief for 11th time

7. NASA’s Kepler Telescope achieves big milestone with 1,000th exoplanet discovery

8. Japanese automaker Honda pays $ 70 million fine to US after failing to report safety issues

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

January 8 - Current affairs 2015

January 8 - Current affairs 2015

1. ICICI Bank launches India’s first contactless credit and debit cards

2. 19th National Youth Festival begins in Guwahati, Assam

3. President signs ordinance to pave way for e-rickshaws on Delhi roads

4. Kotak Mahindra-ING Vysya merger gets shareholders nod

5. Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s Prize for Display at Rashtrapati Bhavan museum

6. Indian diplomat Atul Khare named as UN Under Secretary-General for Field Support

7. Dinesh Oraon elected as Speaker of Jharkhand Assembly

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January 7 - Current affairs 2015

January 7 - Current affairs 2015

1. PM launches National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting for energy conservation

2. Government launches subsidised 5 kg LPG Cylinder scheme for BPL families

3. Punjab bans of loose cigarettes and tobacco.

4. BCCI announces India’s squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

5. Tulsi Gabbard and Ami Bera take oath for their second term

6. Government gives nod to Neutrino project in Tamil Nadu

7. President signs ordinance amending Citizenship Act, 1955

8. PM releases commemorative coins to honour late industrialist Jamsetji Tata

9. Amitabh Bachchan appointed as Brand Ambassador of Andhra Pradesh health sector

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