• Current Affairs – 6th June, 2016 -11th June, 2016

    Jun 14 • Arts and culture news, Business and financial news, International news, politics News, Science and technology news, Sports • 512 Views

    National News:-

    Swachh Bharat Pakhwara

    swachh

    1. The Delhi Government Authority celebrated Swachh Bharat Pakhwara on 7th June, 2016, which is a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
    2. It was a fortnight cleanliness drive to realize the Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of Swachh bharat which came in action from 16th May- 31st May, 2016.
    3. The Central Silk board instructed all R&D units and its sub units to submit report along with pictures on Swachh Bharat Pakhwara.
    4. As per the, Central report, R & D units submitted their report with
    5. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) also organised Swachh bharat pakhwara at rajiv Gandhi bhawan ,New Delhi
    6. AAI is responsible for maintaining and managing civil aviation department.
    7. In various departments of Delhi government, this drive came in action as a Swachh Bharat Pakhwara –  a part of Swachh bharat Abhiyan.
    8. Various other program took place in this ceremony such as pledge for employees, debate competition, article writing, awareness workshop, review of old files reports and disposal of old items of stores, new techniques were also discussed in order to clean India, etc.

    International News:-

    World Environment Day –  “Join the race to make the World a better place”

     

    WED

    1. 5th June, 2016, is observed as World Environment Day and this year theme is “Join the race to make the World a better place”.
    2. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June so as to raise global awareness for environment.
    3. It is run by United Nations Environment Programme   
    4. This event went for a week  for creating awareness in the world.

    Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG)

    NSG

    1. The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) consists of nuclear supplier countries. It was formed in the 1974 after a nuclear explosion from non- nuclear country.
    2. Therefore, NSG was created, which is aimed that nuclear technology will be transferred for peaceful purposes.
    3. As per NSG guidelines mentioned by International Atomic Energy Agency, uranium and plutonium would not be transferred for nuclear explosive activities.  
    4. Initially NSG-committee has seven members and they are Canada, France, West Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States Of America. While in later period the participation was expanded and now in 2016, NSG has  48-members.
    5. As per the NSG guidelines, NPT i.e. Non-Proliferation treaty has to be signed by all the member states.
    6. A two-day meeting of NSG was held on11th June, 2016 in Vienna for the approval of India’s application in NSG.
    7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made five country visit throughout the World for the purpose of NSG membership.
    8. And that is how, on 8th June, 2016 , Modi delivered a speech in a joint meeting of Congress at the Washington D.C, the U.S
    9. During his 45-minute speech, The House clapped 64-times out of which 11-times a standing ovation was received by him.   
    10. Next meeting regarding NSG and membership of India is going to be held on 20th June, 2016.

    “five point strategy” in a UN meeting, aiming to end HIV/AIDS threat by 2030.

    AIDS

    1. The Union  Health Minister J.P. Nadda addressed  a high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
    2. On 9th June, 2016,India made a commitment to fast track the progress on ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
    3. According to Health Minister J.P Nadda, an increase in investment in this field should be focussed.
    4. He proposed “a five point strategy” in the support of his commitment.
    5. The five-point strategy includes-
      • To adopt the  fast track target  that is to reach needy people as soon as possible with treatment and and to maintain  TRIPS flexibility.
      • Efforts to  restore the respect and dignity of individuals.
      • Global Unity
      • .Prevention and precautions.
      • The time limit to end the AIDS epidemic as public health threat was set to 2030.
      • The agendas of sustainable development goals was also taken into consideration.
      • Providing low cost generic medicines may also prove instrumental  as 90% of medicines are provided by Indian pharmaceutical companies.
      • f) The annual target of $26 billion in funding  including $13 billion for the next three years was  ensured  by the Secretary-General  to reinforce and expand  the “unique, multi-sector, multi-actor approach” of UNAIDS.
    • MTCR – Missile technology control regime

    MTCR

    1. India has been admitted to members of missile technology control regime (MTCR)
    2. This was cleared when there was no objection from 34 nations committee till the deadline of objection expired.
    3. By entering into MTCR group india can now buy ‘High end missile technology’.
    4. MTCR group was established in april 1987.
    5. Initially there were 34 countries and now with india’s entry the no. will become 35.
    6. Israel , romania, slovakia and macedonia are unilateral adherents.
    7. The objective of MTCR group  is to slow down the spread missiles and its technology which can be used for biological attacks and nuclear attacks.
    8. The technologies related to ‘export of ballistic missiles’,unmanned aerial vehicles ,space launch vehicles,drones,remotely piloted vehicles, cruise missiles , sounding rockets and their components are of major concern under this.
    9. The membership of india could prove indispensable step in curbing terrorism by getting missile technology on counter-terrorism.

    Business News:-

    India – The third largest oil consumer
    Indian oil gas

    1. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy released on 8th June, 2016, India became the third largest oil consumer in the world.
    2. India has transcended Japan to become the world’s 3rd -largest oil consumer.
    3. India’s  oil demand rushed to  8.1 % in 2015.
    4. India has oil demand of 4.1 million barrels a day as per  BP statistical review of world energy .
    5. The top position in world has been acquired by  U.S.
    6. US has Oil demand  of about 19.39 million barrel per day followed by china  which has oil demand of about 11.96 million barrel per day
    7. The contribution of  India  in world’s oil consumption  is about 4.5 % in the year of 2015.
    8. The ‘oil’ is the world’s leading fuel with contributing percentage of 32.9%  followed by coal with 29.2% share and natural gas with 23.8%.

    India set to sell supersonic-missile Brahmos to Vietnam

    Brahmos

    1. Indian Defense unit is ready to export one of the World’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile – Brahmos to Vietnam.
    2. The technology of Brahmos is based on Russian P-800 Onyx which is developed in between India and Russia for the last ten years.
    3. Brahmos- anti ship missile cruise can be launched through submarines, ships, land and aircraft. It has a capability to hit the target with a range of 290 km.This missile is three times faster than the speed of the sound. The cost of the cruise missile is estimated to be about $3 million.
    4. Though, it is big achievement for the Indians arms Industry, Eric Wertheim.This supersonic Missile is named after two rivers – Brahmaputra and Moskva.
    5. After Vietnam, India is planning to sell its fastest missile to Indonesia, Chile, Brazil and South Africa.
    6. Although, eleven more countries are showing interest to buy this supersonic missile. These Countries includes – Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
    7. India accounted a 14% of total imports during 2011-14.
    8. While by selling supersonic missile – Brahmos to these countries, India is expected to fetch more revenue.

    Amazon to invest $3 billion in India

    amazon

    1. Amazon Chief executive Jeff Bezos said on 7th June, 2016 that the company would invest an additional $3 billion(Rs.20,000 crore) in India.
    2. Though during Modi’s U.S visit, he had a separate meeting with Jeff Bezos in Washington D.C right after the roundtable meeting with top CEO in which Bezos was present with 22 other chief executives.
    3. The Amazon CEO Bezos promised to invest that much amount just after the moment when online taxi services- leading company Uber announced to expand its investment in india to $3.5 billion.
    4. The Internet and mobile Association of India estimates that the e-commerce market will expand up to 68%  within one year, which is going to be worth of 2.1 lakh crore in December 2016.

    Sports News:-

    French open Title 2016 winner Novak Djokovic

    novak

    1. Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray at the final round of French Open 2016 lon 5th June, 2016.
    2. By winning French title and his first french open Novak djokovic became the first player  to win all four grand slams  titles since 1969.
    3. John McEnroe the former world no.1 professional tennis player remarked the djokovic’ win as  “his best shot ever”.
    4. This was djokovic’s 24th win against Murray in about 34 matches.
    5. The duration of match was about 3 hrs & 3 mins and the Match statistics are  3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
    6. The venue of the French open 2016 final match was Stade Roland Garros paris ,france.
    7. The tournament was played on outdoor clay courts.
    8. This was 115th edition of french open.  
    9. In women’s singles Garbina Muguruza clinched the title.
    10. 9 time champion Rafael Nadal Withdrew the tournament due to injury.

    Muhammad Ali veteran boxer  

    ali

    1. Muhammad Ali was a most famous African American Olympic Boxer of Twentieth century.
    2. In his early phase of career, Ali was known as inspiring fighter.
    3. At the age of 12, he started training for a boxing, and hence he won gold medal in 1960 summer olympics in Rome, when he was just 18 years old.
    4. Thereafter, he transformed his religion into Islam.
    5. At the age of 22, he won WBC and WBA championships in 1964.
    6. In his boxing career, he fought for total of 61 fights out of which he won 56, which is a great success in itself.
    7. Fighter Muhammad Ali was first diagnosed by Parkinson’s disease in 1984 and In 1996, at Atlanta he was honoured of lighting an olympic torch during its opening ceremony. The whole ambiance of the ceremony was created as most emotional event.
    8. And that is how, he was not just a boxer,  but known as a real fighter.
    9. On 3rd June, 2016, Boxing lead Mohammad Ali was died at the of 74 due to suffering from respiratory illness and suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
    10. His funeral was held on 10th June, 2016 in his hometown Louisville Kentucky.

    Science And Technology News:-

    Modified – Periodic Table

    period table

    Four new elements added to periodic table-

    1. The International union of pure and applied chemistry (IUPAC) has named 4 new elements Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and oganesson.
    2. The names of elements will be based on historical and chemical consistency of elements.
    3. The new names are added in place of  atomic no. 113, 115, 117 & 118.  
    4. The details of the symbols are –

     

    • Nihonium has the symbol- Nh for element 113
    • Moscovium has the symbol- Mc for element 115
    • Tennessine has the symbol -Ts for element 117
    • Oganesson has the  symbol -Og for element 118

    Arts, Culture And Awards News:-

    Chandigarh Yoga festival from 9th June-12th June, 2016

    yoga

    1. Chandigarh Yoga festival is to be held from 9th June-12th June, 2016.
    2. As the 2nd international yoga  day (21st june) is approaching the ‘chandigarh yoga festival’ from 9th june to 12th june 2016 will be serving as dawn for the day.
    3. It is the 4th time that chandigarh administration is organising yoga festival.
    4. The span of event  is of 4 days  which includes history of yoga practices, its importance and evolution.
    5. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji,will address the public at the inaugural ceremony of Yoga Festival  Named as “Yoga- The True Dimension”
    6. Bharatanatyam by Suchitra Mitra was  followed by the address on the same day.
    7. Various events such as ‘Yoga for good life’ and ‘Yoga on Wheels’ will be commenced during the festival.
    8. The closing ceremony of the festival will be concluded by Baba Ramdev with his public address “Prabodhan-Towards Enlightenment”

     

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  • Current Affairs – 30th May, 2016- 4th June, 2016

    Jun 8 • Arts and culture news, Business and financial news, International news, politics News, Science and technology news, Sports • 738 Views

    National News:-

    P.M Narendra Modi tour – five countries

    modi

    1. P.M Narendra Modi is expected to feature India’s application to NSG(nuclear supplier . group) while meeting NSG members during his visit to five countries i.e. Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, the U.S and Mexico
    2. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first destination was Afghanistan on 4th June,2016.
    3. Modi met Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and inaugurated Afghan-Indian friendship Dam, which was earlier known as Salma Dam in Herat province on 4th June, 2016.
    4. From Afghanistan, Modi was gone for an energy-rich country Qatar on 5th June, 2016.  
    5. From Qatar, P.M travelled to Switzerland and  met Switzerland’s President Johann Schneider on 5th June, 2016.
    6. Indian Government is expected to engage in the automatic exchange of information with Switzerland.
    7. Although, the prime objective of this trip is the membership of NSG.
    8. India is formally applied for the membership of the NSG on 12th May, 2016.
    9. On 6th June, 2016, he travelled for a two-day visit to the U.S.
    10. After attending the joint session of the US congress meeting, Modi will leave on 8th June, 2016.
    11. On 8th June, 2016, The Prime Minister will reach Mexico at the invitation of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
    12. India-Mexico will discuss various multilateral issues during the visit.
    13. The PM will come back to India on 9th June, 2016.

    Automatic fan and Light system – New Delhi railway Station

    fans

    1. An automated light and fan control system has been launched at the New delhi Railway station on 31st May, 2016.
    2. The new system of fans and lights at all platforms can be controlled from one monitor using GPRS technology.
    3. It contains an electrical command centre.
    4. And the distribution boxes can be controlled with the help of GPRS(General Packet radio Service).
    5. Particular icons were created on computer screens for each box, which shows the status of the box if these are switch on/off and working/malfunctioning.
    6. This system is entirely wireless technology.
    7. It takes around 40 seconds to follow the operational command.
    8. These boxes at the station are monitored 24*7.
    9. The system follows general scheduling, pre set according to the time of the day but can be changed at any time.
    10. There is also a provision of using limited fans and lights.
    11. A parallel system has also been installed which helps to control power generation and online generation.

    International News:-

    Plain packaging of tobacco

    tobaco

    1. a) On World No tobacco day i.e. 31st May, 2016, World Health Organisation (WHO) is creating awareness to introduce plain packaging of tobacco which refers “strict prohibition”.
    2. b) According to WHO and (WHO FCTC)  (WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat), by implementing plain packaging the sales of tobacco products will be decreased in demand and thus saving lives.
    3. c) Under this restriction on  use of logos, colours,brand images and promotional features on packaging and standard colour and font style is laid attention.
    4. d) “Plain packaging reduces  the glamour and restricts tobacco advertising and promotion.
    5. e)  This was done on the occasion of ‘World No Tobacco Day’ that is observed on 31st may worldwide.
    6. f)  About 6 million people die  annually due to use of tobacco and tobacco-related diseases, that is approximately 1 person in every 6 seconds.
    7. g)  This year theme was- ‘Get ready for plain packaging’ .
    8. h) Australia became 1st country to fully implement plain packaging in december 2012

    Training contract –   Big data

    big

    1. India’s NIIT is going to train 50,000 chinese students over the five years on Big data. This training contract was signed in Guiyang, China.
    2. ‘Big Data’ Refers to massive gathering of information from multiple sources and domains.
    3. Guiyang in southwest china is referred as ‘big data’ hub.
    4. According to National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT)’ point person Santy they are all set to build the infrastructure to meet the challenging contract.
    5. A meeting of chinese prime minister Li Keqiang was held with top cyber entrepreneurs including michael dell (CEO of dell computers.)Terry Gou (Foxconn Technology Group) and NIIT’s Global head Rahul Patwardhan  regarding several factors including inculcation of data reservoirs.
    6. Guiyang City Has been chosen because several factors have gone in favour of city like ‘Mild Climate’ , ‘Plentiful Of power’, ‘Low cost of establishment of businesses’ and also ‘transportation’
    7. The economy has so far been dependent on production of coal, fertilisers, tyres and the famous Maotai liquor and this step will allow to switch to other modes to build economy.
    8. Also china is suffering from major shortage of trained programmers and on the other hand NIIT is leading on digital trainers, so this contract will be serving on both ends.

    Business News:-

    India’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) grew 7.9 % in the fourth quarter of 2015-16

    GDP

    1. According to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) 7.9 per cent growth in the fourth quarter has been recorded .
    2. In this, the farm sector grew by 2.3% as compared 1.0% in  contraction of December quarter .
    3. The %  growth of  Mining was 8.6% in the March quarter from 7.1% in the previous quarter.
    4. Electricity, water and gas production growth surged to 9.3 per cent from 5.6 % in the December quarter.
    5. According to  CSO  it has revised the GDP data for the first 3  quarters released earlier from 7.6 %, 7.7 % and 7.3% to 7.5%, 7.6 % and 7.2%, respectively.
    6. Also, the growth of in the “agriculture, forestry and fishing” sector was revised upwards to 1.2% in 2015-16 as compared to  1.1 % in the advance estimates for the same period
    7. The Economic Survey had projected a wide band of 7-7.75 % growth in 2016-17,
    8. Also  according to RBI in its April monetary policy review  number of factors could impinge upon the growth outlook for the current fiscal.

    Equalisation levy- a Tax on cross-border digital services

    tax

    1. The Government announced on 31st May, 2016 that it will be implementing an equalisation levy, a tax on cross-border digital services from 1st june, 2016.
    2. 6 per cent on services pertaining to cross border digital transactions will come into effect from 1st June, 2016.
    3. According to C A Gupta, Partner, Deloitte Haskins and Sells, equalisation levy is leviable only on payments relating to online advertisements,
    4. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified the rules for equalisation levy and said the tax will come into force from 1st June, 2016.

    Energy security and climate change – Agreement

    agreement

    1. India has signed the pact with U.S to promote cooperation in energy security and climate change.
    2. In order to boost relations to a new level and  to enhance cooperation in energy security and climate change, this pact has been signed.
    3. The objective of this project was to promote sustainable growth.
    4. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)was signed in New Delhi, India between the Government of India and the United States on 2nd June, 2016 to promote cooperation in energy security, clean energy and climate change.
    5. The agreement was signed in the presence of Power Secretary P K Pujari and US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma .
    6. The efforts of the Indian government were appreciated .
    7. The objective of the pact is to boost energy ties between the two countries through increased bilateral engagement and further joint initiatives.
    8. In this clean energy technologies in both countries will be shared.
    9. This will pave the way for the rise in greenhouse gas emissions.
    10. Promoting Energy Access through Clean Energy (PEACE) expansion will be the key feature  of the pact.

    Sports News:-

    IPL Season-9

    9

    1. Sunrisers Hyderabad won IPL 9 title for the first time on 29th May, 2016.
    2. In IPL tournament final match ‘Sunrisers Hyderabad’ defeated ‘Royal Challengers’ by 8 runs to become  champions of ‘VIVO IPL 2016’ on 29th may.
    3. Sunrisers hyderabad batting first after winning the toss put up 209 runs on the board for RCB to chase.
    4. Sunrisers hyderabad ( 208-7 in 20.0 Overs) beat Royal challengers bangalore (200-7 in 20.0 Overs) by 8runs.
    5. Man of the Match was awarded to  Ben cutting for his 39 not out in 15 ball & 35/2.
    6. Most Runs ( Orange cap holder) scored by Virat Kohli (973 runs in 16 innings) from RCB.
    7. Most number of Hundreds scored by Virat Kohli ( 4 hundreds in 16 innings)
    8. Highest score by AB De Villiers ( 129 off 52 balls)
    9. Most Wickets (Purple cap holder)took by Bhuvneshwar kumar(23 wickets in 17 innings) from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
    10. Best bowling figures- Adam Zampa(4 overs-6 wickets-19 runs).

    Alastair Cook – scored 10,000 in test match

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    1. On 30th May, 2016, England defeated Sri Lanka with the series score 2-0  in which Alastair Cook became the first England batsman who scored 10,000 in test match.
    2. In the second test against Sri Lanka England skipper Alastair Cook became the first ever English batsman to score 10,000 runs in test career.
    3. Alastair made his test debut with104 against India at Nagpur in the year 2006.  
    4. Alastair Scored 766 runs in seven innings during the 2010-2011 ashes tour and lead England to win their first series win in Australia for 24 years.
    5. He was named with International Cricket Council’s Test Cricketer of the Year in 2011.
    6. He Succeeded Andrew Strauss as ODI skipper in 2011 and became permanent test captain in 2012.
    7. Earlier he became the youngest player to pass the 7000 run mark .He was also named as one of Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year in 2012.
    8. Also he ended as the third-highest test run scorer in 2015 with 1,364 at an average of 54.56.
    9. He is also the youngest player to do so at 31 years and 157 days old, beating the previous record of India’s great Sachin Tendulkar (31 years and 326 days).

    Science And Technology News:-

    ‘facebook live’ video chat technology to talk International Space Station

    mark

    1. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new technology on 1st June, 2016 by which astronauts can do converse from the International Space Station through Facebook video broadcast.
    2. Mark Zuckerberg launched live Earth to space call with three astronauts who are on board of ISS ( International Space Station) through new technology called ‘facebook live’ as mentioned by NASA.
    3. Facebook Live enables users to do live video broadcasts in  groups and events.
    4.  Zuckerberg had a 20 minute call with  astronauts Tim peake(ESA), Tim kopra (nasa) and Jeff Williams (NASA).
    5. The Upcoming call of zuckerberg and astronauts can be viewed via NASA official Facebook page on 1st June, 2016.

    The Hague Code of Conduct

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    1. India joined the The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC)
    2. India became the 138th country to subscribe to the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC).
    3. This step taken by India is cordially welcomed by  U.S.
    4. The United States welcomes this step by India and calls on all countries who have not yet done so to subscribe to the HCOC.
    5. The HCOC is a voluntary mechanism that has built a broad international predisposition against ballistic missile proliferation and promotes transparency and confidence building, including through the Subscribing States’ commitment to submit pre-launch notifications and annual declarations of their relevant policies.
    6. India’s subscription reinforces its support for International missile nonproliferation and will help increase transparency and strengthen security.

    Arts, Awards And Technology News:-

    South Korea’s 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

    tiger

    1. On 2nd June, 2016, White tiger cub named ‘soohorang’ was presented as the official mascot for south korea’s 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
    2. The new mascot white tiger named “SOOHORANG” for the olympic winter games pyeongchang 2018 has been approved  by the IOC executive board.
    3. The white tiger is closely associated with korean mythology and culture.
    4. The white tiger  was considered  as a guardian of country that protected the country.
    5. In the name “Soohorang”  “Sooho” means “protection” and “rang” means ”tiger”
    6. The Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 is IOC Member Gunilla Lindberg.
    7. The first mascot created was ‘a dachshund’ for 1972 Munich Games.

     

                                                          

     

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  • Current Affairs – 23rd May, 2016 – 28th May, 2016.

    May 31 • Arts and culture news, Education, International news, politics News, Science and technology news, Sports • 610 Views

    National News:-

    India – China Border Dispute

    china-india

    1. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee visited China from 24th May-27th May,2016 to manage border dispute.
    2. Pranab Mukherjee arrived in in the highly industrialised Chinese city Guangzhou on May 24th, 2016.
    3. Besides meeting with Indian Community, Mr Mukherjee met Chinese President Xi Jinping on 26th May, 2016 in order to maintain peace and stability.
    4. India and China had a 19th round of Special Representatives meeting in may to resolve the disputes over 3488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC).  
    5. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as Southern Tibet while India proclaims that the only  conflicted Aksai Chin area was occupied by China during 1962 war.
    6. Both the parties were agreed to maintain strategic communications and the primary reason of this meeting was to expand the areas of agreement.
    7. Mr. Mukherjee raised the issue of China blocking India’s bid to get Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) , so as to get the membership of  the Nuclear Supply group (NSG)
    8. India rejected the insistence of China to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty  (NPT) in order to become a member of Nuclear Supply group(NSG) and said that the France had not signed the NPT when it became a member of the NSG.

    International News:-

    G7 Summit

    (From L-R) Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chad President Idriss Deby Itno, U.S. President Barack Obama, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande and President of Indonesia Joko Widodo attend a family picture along with other world leaders during the final day of the Group of Seven (G7) summit meetings in Ise Shima, Japan May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

     

    1. Japanese P.M Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande,British P.M  David Cameron, Canadian P.M Justin Trudeau, Italian P.M Matteo Renzi, German chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S President Barack Obama were present at the G7 Summit in Shima, Japan on 26th May- 27th May, 2016.
    2. The group of seven countries agreed on 27th May, 2016 to seek a global growth, agreement over currency issue and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime summit disputes involving China i.e. South China Sea.
    3. The 42nd G7 summit  was organised by Japan this year.
    4. The G7 committee made a 32-page declaration on market exchange rates to avoid competitive devaluation of their currencies.  
    5. G7 is expected to lead the area of energy policy by making the agreement for a global commitment of $100 billion.

      India-Iran- Afghanistan Agreement

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    1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Iran on 22nd May, 2016.
    2. This is P.M Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Tehran, Iran to pave the way for the development of a strategically significant Iranian port and a trade route to Afghanistan.
    3. PM Narendra Modi met Iranian President ‘Hassan Rouhani’ and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani for ‘Chabahar port’ agreement at the ‘Saadabad Palace’ in Tehran on 23rd may, 2016.
    4. A bilateral agreement to develop Chabahar port and related infrastructure will strengthen the India’s role in the geopolitics region and improve the India-Iran relations.
    5. This deal was signed a tripartite agreement on 24th May, 2016 to turn the Iranian Chabahar port into transit hub.

         U.S.A – Vietnam relations

    US- vietnam

    1. US president Barack Obama landed in Hanoi, Vietnam early on 23rd May, 2016, becoming the third U.S. leader to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.  
    2. US president Barack Obama has met Vietnamese president ‘Tran Dai Quang’ in ‘Hanoi’  on 23rd May, 2016.
    3. President Barack Obama announced on 23rd May, 2016 that USA they removed the ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam.
    4. Obama is the third U.S President to Vietnam and made a strategic balance towards Asia-pacific foreign policy.

    Sports News:-

    Anurag thakur – New BCCI president

    Anurag thakur

    1. Anurag thakur has been appointed as a new BCCI president on 22nd May, 21016
    2. Anurag Thakur, the 41-year old MP(3 times), became the 2nd youngest president of BCCI on 22nd May,2016.
    3. Anurag thakur will be working with the experienced  BCCI secretary, Ajay Shirke.
    4. He replaced former Shashank Manohar who is the President of ICC at present.
    5. Earlier he was the Chief of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA)  at a the young age of 25.

      Asian 6- Red snooker Championship

     

    advani

    1. He defeated malaysian player ‘Keen Hoh Moh’ by 7-5 score .
    2. On 23rd may, 2016, Pankaj Advani won the the Asian 6- Red snooker and  became the first player in the world  to hold both world and continental titles in Abu Dhabi.

    Grand Slam “Tennis tournament”

    grandslam               

    1. On 25th May, 2016, Sania Mirza ,Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna have won second grand Slam “Tennis tournament” in doubles category.
    2. Leander Paes and with his partner Marcin Matkowski defeated England’s Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares  to enter the last eight stage.
    3. Bopanna with his Romanian partner Florin Mergea stunned the US’ Brian Baker and New Zealand’s Marcus Daniel in the third round to enter the last eight stage.
    4. Saina with Martina Hingis- her women’s doubles partner were defeated by  Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

      Anumol Thampi – gold medalist and made a national record

    anumol thampi

    1. Anumol Thampi won gold medal in the girls’ 3000m and made a national record by finishing a race in 10:00:22 time on 26th May, 2016.
    2. Anumol Thampi recorded  10:00.22 seconds on the clock break the national record of 10:08.29 time set by S Jadhav.
    3. Rima Patel of Bihar was runner up finishing the distance in 10:19.61 sec.

    Science And Technology News:-

    Reusable Launch Vehicle – Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD)

    missile

    1. India launched its first reusable launch vehicle (RLV) on 23rd May, 2016  from SDSC  Sriharikota
    2. Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) is technology demonstrator which is one of the most technologically challenging technique of ISRO
    3. It is a reusable launch vehicle to enable low cost access to space.
    4. Its configuration is similar to that of an aircraft and act as flying test to evaluate various technologies – hypersonic flight, autonomous landing and powered cruise flight.
    5. This vehicle is going to be the 1st stage of India’s reusable two stage orbital launch vehicle.
    6. It consists of fusible body, a nose cap, a double delta wings and twin vertical tails.
    7. The total flight duration was about 12.8 minutes.
    8. Objectives of RLV-TD:

    .       a. Hypersonic aero thermodynamic characterisation of wing body.

           b. Evaluation of autonomous Navigation, Guidance and Control (NGC) schemes

          c. Integrated flight management

          d.Thermal Protection System Evaluation

    Supersonic cruise missile – Brahmos

    supersonic

    1. Indian Air Force successfully test fired a land- attack version of the supersonic cruise missile – Brahmos in the western sector on 27th May, 2016.
    2. It consist of advanced guidance system and inherent with software algorithm from a defence base in the western sector.
    3. As per the statement of defense department advanced version of version of BrahMos land-attack system was launched from a mobile autonomous launcher from Pokharan range at about 12 pm.
    4. supersonic cruise missile – Brahmos established its position in the World of supersonic cruise missiles.
    5. Flight range – up to 290 km and operated on “Fire and Forget” principle  
    6. Its destructive power is large due to high kinetic energy.
    7. Cruising altitude – up to 15 km while lower altitude is -10m.
    8. This cruise model has appropriate configuration for land, sea and sub-sea platforms and uses a Transport Launch Canister (TLC) for transportation, storage and launch.
    9. Compared to the state art missile with the model of supersonic cruise missile
    • It has 3 times more velocity
    • 2.5 to 3 times more flight range
    • 3 to 4 times more seeker range
    • 9 times more kinetic range

      Arts, Culture And Awards News:-

    National Geographic Bee Competition

    bee

    1. National Geographic Bee finals  held on 25th May, 2016 in which seven Indian-American students were among the top ten contestants.
    2. Rishi Nair, a 12-year old Indian-American student has won the prize of $50,000 National Geographic Bee competition in which all the top three ranks were achieved by Indian origin students on 26th May 2016.
    3. The National Geographic Bee is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society.
    4. This Competition held every year since 1989 and is open to students for the fourth to eighth grades in participating schools from the United States Of America.
    5. The first and second runner up were also Indian-American students in which third place secured by Kapil Nathan who won $10,000 college scholarship  while the seven other finalists, who each won $500 as a consolation prize.

      Jharkhand Expo-tourism 2016

    Jharkhand

    1. Seven day Jharkhand Expo-tourism 2016 exhibited at the Janakpuri Dilli haat on 27th May, 2016.
    2. The exhibition was organized by Department of Industry, Govt. of Jharkhand from May 21 to May 27, 2016
    3. Rural Development Minister, Neelkanth Singh Munda had inaugurated the expo-tourism exhibition on 21st May, 2016
    4. It was decorated as per the theme of Jharkhand Expo-tourism, tradition, art & culture and ambience of Jharkhand.
    5. Some around  40 stalls of various categories of jharcraft, Khadi, handicraft attracted the visitors at Jharkhand Expo exhibition.
    6. The Expo was decorated by event manager Girish Gujral while the summit was  also organised on May 24th 2016.

     

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  • Current Affairs – 15th May, 2016 – 21st May, 2016

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    National News:

    Election results

    Election

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    • Election results of five states :- In Assam- BJP, West Bengal- Trinamool government, Puducherry – Congress, Kerala – CPI Party, Tamil Nadu- AIADMK has won the election on 19th may, 2016.
    • Assam is the only state where BJP had a win.
    • BJP won in Assam for the very first time.
    • Congress has suffered huge loss in these Assembly elections by losing out  two major states that were ruled.
    • Congress was ousted by the  people from Assam and Kerala.
    • LDF is making a comeback in Kerala,
    • In Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa  with 134 seats while DMK was left with only 89 seats.
    • Mamata Banerjee was voted back to power in West Bengal.

    Aadhaar Bill 

                                                                       

    Adhaar

    • The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 was introduced by Minister of Finance, Mr. Arun Jaitley, in Lok Sabha on March 3, 2016.
    • Rajya Sabha can only make recommendations for amendments but those have to be agreed to by Lok Sabha as well.
    • And since it was money bill, Lok Sabha can decide not to agree to any of the recommendations — and this is precisely what happened 11th May, 2016.
    • So now, The Rajya Sabha has to return a money Bill within 14 days after receiving it from Lok Sabha.
    • Aadhaar Bill is used to consider as a proof of identity not of address.
    • Aadhaar bill is a 12 digit biometric auto- generated unique identity created after taking one’s fingerprints and iris scan.

    International News:-

    Egypt Air Flight Crash

    egypt

    • Egypt Air Flight MS804 from Paris to  Cairo was crashed over the Mediterranean Sea on 18th May, 2016.
    • Greek and Egyptian armed forces are involved in the effort, and France has offered to send boats and planes for the search.
    • A major search is under way in seas south of the Greek island of Karpathos.

    Sports News:-

    Uber Cup badminton tournament

    uber

    • On 16th May, 2016, Indian women Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu  made a  start to their campaign at the Uber Cup badminton tournament by defeating Australia  by 5-0 at Kunshan, China.
    • Saina Nehwal won after a long struggle against Australian player Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen (world rank 74), by 5-0 in Uber Cup badminton tournament at Kunshan, China.
    • P V Sindhu defeated Joy Lai in 25 minutes.

    AIBA World women’s boxing Championship

    AIBA

    • Mary Kom has defeated Sweden’s Juliana Soderstrom in the AIBA World women’s boxing Championship on 19th May, 2016.
    • M C Mary Kom-(5 time world champion – 51kg) and former Asian gold-medallist L Sarita Devi (60kg) won in opening bouts of the AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championships in Astana on 19th May, 2016..
    • Mary Kom defeated Sweden’s Juliana Soderstrom by 3-0,.
    • Sarita defeated Belarus’ Alla Yaroshevich by a  thoroughly dominating performance.  

    Business News:-

    Apple CEO Tim Cook Visit to India

    Tim cook

    • Apple CEO Tim Cook has landed on 17th May, 2016 in Delhi,India
    • On 19th May, 2016 Tim Cook interacts with Anant Ambani- son of Mukesh Ambani outside Sidhivinayak temple in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    • He has launched development centre  in Hyderabad ,Andhra pradesh. on 19th May, 2016
    • He met Prime minister Narendra Modi on 21st May, 2016 at his official residence and launched an updated version of the ‘Narendra modi app’.

    Science And Technology News:-

    Supersonic interceptor missile

    missile

     

    • India on 15th May, 2016  have successfully test-fired Supersonic interceptor missile.
    • On 22nd May, 2016, India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming hostile ballistic missile, from a test range off Odisha coast.
    • In its effort to have a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system,
    • The interceptor was engaged against a target which was a naval version of Prithvi missile launched from a ship anchored inside Bay of Bengal, taking up the trajectory of a hostile ballistic missile.

    world’s single largest rooftop solar system

    solar

    • India has inaugurated the world’s largest rooftop solar power system on 18th May, 2016.
    • India has inaugurated 11.5 MW, the largest single rooftop solar PV installation in the world.
    • It is installed at the top of the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh campus – a spiritual and learning organization.
    • The Punjab government came forward in backing the installation as part of its own solar rooftop scheme, which forms part of its 1 GW installation goal by the end of fiscal year 2016-17.
    • Currently, Punjab has around 470 MW of completed solar PV capacity, with a further 500 MW in the pipeline.

     

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  • Current Affairs – 9th May, 2016 – 14th May, 2016

    May 17 • Arts and culture news, Business and financial news, International news, politics News, Science and technology news • 361 Views

    National News:-

    Finance bill and Bankruptcy bill  approved:-       

          bankruptcy          

    1. Rajya sabha approved the finance bill on 11th may, 2016 which was passed in lok sabha in the previous week.
    2. The bankruptcy bill was passed too on the same day.
    3. The creation of the law will also improve India’s position in the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking.
    4. Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person or other entity that cannot repay the debts it owes to creditors.
    5. Bankruptcy typically involve concealment of assets, concealment or destruction of documents,conflicts of interest, fraudulent claims, false statements or declarations, and fee fixing or redistribution arrangements.
    6. For banks or lenders, the money recovered can be lent again,promoting efficient allocation of resources, besides development of financial markets such as a bond market with clarity on repayment for debtors.
    7. A committee headed by former law secretary T K Viswanathan has suggested a timeline of 180 days —extendable by 90 days — to deal with applications for resolving cases of bankruptcy.
    8. The proposal is to promote the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) as resolution corporation.

    International News:-

                                   EU-INDIA SUMMIT ,Brussels, 30 March,2016

     

     EU-India

    1. Held at Brussels, Belgium on 30.3.2016.
    2. Represented by-Mr. Donald Tusk (President- European Council),  Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker (President- European Commission).India was represented by PM Shri Narendra modi.
    3. In 2004, India became the EU’s “Strategic Partner”.
    4. Since 2005, the Joint Action Plan has been running which was revised in 2008.
    5. A Memorandum of Understanding on the Multi-Annual Indicative Programme (MIP) 2011-2013 was signed between the EU and India in February 2011.
    6. The EU’s Agenda for Jobs, Growth, Fairness and Democratic Change and India’s “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” – (“Collective Efforts, Inclusive Growth”) initiatives create new opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation between people and businesses on both sides.
    7. The EU is India’s largest trading partner, accounting for 13% of India’s overall trade and also first foreign investor.
    8. Agreement on research and innovation:- This agreement is particularly addressing current global challenges including Health and highlights the extension of the India-EU Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement until 2020

     

    Key Concerned Reforms/Agendas
    Terrorist attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016.
    EU demanded ‘low duties’ on automobiles (presently 60-120%).
    India asked for ‘data security’ and ‘easier visas’ for professionals with skills.
    To come together on ‘GVK issue’(EU banned around 700 pharma products tested by GVK biosciences.)
    The pending status of murder case against Italian marines in  ‘International  court of Arbitrage’, Hague( Netherlands).
    Promote Sustainable Water Management, Clean Energy and Smart Cities.
    European Investment Bank’s largest ever financing in India-  Rs.33 billion for 1st  metro line in Lucknow, capital of UP.

     

     Elections on 2nd July, 2016

        Australian prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that fresh elections is going to be held on 2nd July, 2016.

                                             

    Australia

    1. A ‘double-dissolution election’  is likely to be  called by Turnbull Government for 2nd  July after the Senate defied it and defeated legislation establishing a construction ‘industry watchdog’ , the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).
    2. A separate bill to abolish the tribunal which set minimum pay rates for truck owner-drivers had been strongly backed by the govt.
    3. Also the defeat of the ABCC legislation marks the start of an ‘unofficial election’ campaign.
    4. The  News Polls are putting Labor ahead in two-party preferred terms (49% to 51%).

     

    69th Edition of annual Cannes festival

    The 69th Edition of annual Cannes festival is currently being held from 11th  to 22nd may 2016 in France.

     

                    Cannes                    

     

    1. The President of the Jury for the main competition is George Miller (australian director) as announced.
    2. The host for the opening/Closing ceremonies is  Laurent Lafitte( French actor).
    3. The Japanese director Naomi Kawase would serve as the ‘Cinéfondation’ and ‘Short Film’ Jury president.
    4. Woody Allen’s (american director) film ‘Café Society’ has been selected to open the festival.

    Business News:-

    Solar Power Project 

    skypower

    1. Skypower( canadian renewable energy company)  partnered with BYD Co. Ltd.(Chinese manufacturer) on a bid in the upcoming tenders for 750 megawatts of solar power generation and energy storage capacity in India.
    1. The company also won 200 megawatts of solar projects in the southern state of Telangana.
    2. The ‘SkyPower’  made its debut  in India’s solar auctions in July 2015, winning half of the 300 MW of capacity on offer in the state of MP  at a tariff of Rs.5.05 a kwh, joining slew of foreign firms which have derived down solar prices.

    Arts, Culture and Awards News:-

    Habitat Film Festival

    habitat festival

    • The Habitat Film Festival, being organised in Delhi till 15th May, 2016 and will end with screening of the well- received film “Angry Indian Goddesses”.`

                          

    Science And Technology News:-

    NASA Kepler mission

    kepler

    1. NASA kepler mission has announced that they had discovered the largest collection of  1,284 new planets outside the solar system.
    2. NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, which is carrying out a new mission has made its first exoplanet discovery — a ‘super-Earth’ located 180 light-years from Earth.
    3. This led to the discovery of a planet, HIP 116454b, which is 2.5 times the diameter of Earth and follows a close, nine-day orbit around a star that is smaller and cooler than our Sun, making the planet too hot for life as we know it.

     

    1.  The discrete signals of distant planets are captured by kepler by the phenomenon – that when a planet passes in front of , the brightness decreases.
    2. This is based on a statistical analysis method that can be applied to many planet candidates simultaneously.

     

                          

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  • Current Affairs – 2nd May , 2016 – 7th May, 2016

    May 12 • Arts and culture news, Education, Health news, IBPS, International news, politics News, Science and technology news, Sports • 458 Views

    • National News:-

    Pradhan Mantri Yojna:-

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1st  May, 2016 has launched Rs. 8,000 crore scheme to provide 5 crore free LPG connections to below Poverty Line (BPL) families using the money saved from 1.13 crore cooking gas users voluntarily giving up their subsidies.

    The scheme is called Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Mr. Modi has launched it on 1st May, 2016 at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh and is going to be launch in Dahod in Gujarat on 15th May, 2016.

    The ‘Give-it-Up’ campaign seeking the well-heeled to voluntarily surrender cooking gas subsidies for one year was launched in January,2015. Since the launch, 1.13 crore people have given-up LPG subsidies and are buying cooking gas at market price. The Importance of PMUJ scheme is that poor have limited access to Clean fuel (LPG) , LPG spread predominantly in urban and semi urban areas, use of fossil fuels and conventional fuel like cowdung has a serious health

    implications for women and Children. According to the experts, open fires in kitchen are equal to burning about 400 cigarettes in an hour. According to WHO, 5 Lakhs die every year due to heart disease, pulmonary diseases etc.Indoor air pollution is also responsible for significant number of acute respiratory diseases in young children. It will create awareness about its cost and

    health benefits . It will also introduce small cylinders of 2-5kg. It will create 1 lacks jobs in rural areas.innovation of distribution.It will introduce mobile money for bill payments. High cost-biomass is cheaper than LPG.Limited LPG distribution in remote and rural areas. Lack of awareness 40% of LPG deprived houses has no information about LPG connection process. Administrative issues-if no residential proofs. There is problem in getting connections.

    Objectives Of Pradhan Mantri Yojna are:-

    Empowering women and protecting their health.

    1. Assisting in cutting short the issue of the air pollution due to use of fossil fuel.
    2. Reducing the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuels.
    3. Reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuels, which is about 5 lakh every year in India.
    4. Preventing young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuels.

     

    • International News:-

     Cuban- American Relations:-  

    cuba

    Cuba is a sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba and it is located in in the northern caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf Of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Havana is the largest city and capital of the country.Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, with an area of 109,884 square kilometres. Cuba is considered part of Latin America. It is a multi-ethnic country whose people, culture and customs derive from diverse origins.Cuba is a developing country with a planned economy that is dominated by the exports of sugar, tobacco, coffee and skilled labour. It ranks highly in some metrics of national performance, including health care and education.

    For decades, these two countries have framed their relationship as a conflict of opposites. It is a war of Communism vs Capitalism. On 25th March, 2016 U.S President Barack Obama visited Cuba and the two leaders met to talk about trade and held a joint news conference.The first formal meeting of Presidents Obama and Castro at a regional summit in Panama and the opening of embassies in Havana and Washington DC. There have been a series of other agreements between the two countries have been signed,including commercial deals on telecoms and a scheduled airline service, increased co-operation on law enforcement and environmental protection.

    •     Business News:-

     The Maritime India Summit 2016 :-

    maritime

    The maritime India Summit 2016 was held in Mumbai  from  14 to 16th April, 2016. It  was an achievement in terms of maritime investments  attracted and business agreement signed.The Indian Maritime University premier Central University for Maritime education had signed four Memoranda Of Understanding i.e. MOUs on this occasion with premier universities in the presence of Nitin Gadkari on labour Union Ministry of shipping road transport and highways. Maritime India Summit 2016 (MIS 2016) is a maiden flagship initiative of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India that provides a unique level for participants to explore business opportunities in Indian Maritime Sector. MIS 2016 was organised from April 14-16th, 2016 in Mumbai, India and had conference, exhibition and demo sessions.

    This Summit will attract more than 2000 participants, including senior government officials and policy makers, CEOs of Indian and global Maritime industry, industry experts, thought leaders and distinguished speakers from across the world.

    The Summit exhibits amazing investment opportunities :-  

    1. Shipbuilding, Ship Repair and Ship Recycling
    2. Port Modernization and New Port Development
    3. Port-based Industrial Development, Port-based Smart Cities and Maritime Cluster Development
    4. Hinterland Connectivity Projects and Multi-Modal Logistics Hubs
    5. Inland Waterways and Coastal Shipping for Cargo and Passenger movement
    6. Dredging
    7. Lighthouse Tourism and Cruise Shipping
    8. Renewable Energy Projects in Ports
    9. Other Maritime Sector related services (Financing, Legal, Design etc.)
    • Science and Technology :-

       Fellows of The Royal Society:-

    The Royal Society :-The Royal Society is a self-governing fellowship society of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all departments of science, medicine and engineering. It is the world’s oldest scientific academy and still in existence . It was established in 1660 and its  mission is to recognise, support and promote excellence in terms of science and to promote the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Royal Society elects new fellows and foreign members every year who have made substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including engineering science, mathematics and medical science. Since it is a foundation and about 8,000 fellows have been elected with persons of Indian origin numbering about 60. First Indian fellow to get elected was Ardaseer Cursetjee, an engineer, in 1841 and the second one was Srinivasa Ramanujan, autodidact mathematician in 1918.

    Physicist Sriram Ramaswamy, Director of TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad; biochemist Ramanujan Hegde, MRC Laboratory of Microbiology, U.K. and applied mathematician Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard University have earned the top honour.

    maths

    1. Commonwealth Physicist Sriram Ramaswamy :- He is a  professor in Bengaluru based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and director of TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad. He mainly works on two broad areas:

              a.) non-living imitations of self-propulsion

              b.)and collective movement of self-propelled (“active”) matter through fluids

    Bio

    1.   Biochemist Ramanujan Hegde:- At present Mr. Ramanujan Hegde works at MRC Laboratory of Microbiology, UK. He is in scientific research and mainly deals with humans’ understanding of how newly made proteins are localised correctly inside cells.

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    1.   Applied mathematician Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan:-  He had studied from IIT-Madras. He is in scientific department and deals with understanding geometrical and dynamical patterns of shape and flow in biological and physical matter.
    • Arts, Culture And Awards News:-

    47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award:-

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    Veteran actor and director Manoj Kumar will be conferred the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015. The award was given by the centre for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema and consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl. The award is given on the basis of recommendations of a committee of renowned personalities set up by the centre. This year, a five-member jury comprising Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Salim Khan, Nitin Mukesh and Anup Jalota have recommended Kumar’s name for the award.

    Manoj Kumar was born in July 1937 in Abbottabad, then part of pre-Independent India. When he was at the age of 10, his family shifted to Delhi. After having graduation from Hindu College, University of Delhi,he decided to enter the film industry. After making a début with Fashion in 1957, Manoj Kumar got his first lead role in Kaanch Ki Gudia in 1960. In the following years, he played most memorable and challenging roles in films like Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi?, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Do Badan, Upkar, Patthar Ke Sanam, Neel Kamal, Purab Aur Paschim, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan and Kranti. Do Badan was remembered for Raj Khosla’s direction and Manoj Kumar’s performance was outstanding in the film by Ravi and songs composed by lyricist Shakeel Badayuni.

     

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