Current Affairs 5 April 2015

K.N Tripathi has been sworned in as new governor of Mizoram.

  • K.N Tripathi is already Governor of West Bengal and Bihar. K.N Tripathi replaced Aziz Qureshi
  • He became 16th Governor of Mizoram. 
  • Indian constitution article 153 is associated with appointments of Governors.
  • A governor takes oath in the presence of the Chief Justice of the High Court exercising jurisdiction in relation to the State, or, in his absence,the senior most Judge of high court.

"Pedro Cateriano" has been appointed as new prime minister of "Peru "

Current Affairs 4 April 2015

Bharti AXA General Insurance launched a new service named Smart Traveller

  • The Bharti AXA GI Advantage gives individual and family plans for several travel exigencies like medical emergencies, loss of checked-in baggage, loss of travel documents (Passport, tickets etc.), 

Former Chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand honoured with the name of Minor planet as 4538 Vishyanand 

  •  A minor planet was named as 4538 Vishyanand, to honour India’s first chess grandmaster, Vishwanathan Anand by Michael Rudenko, a committee member of the Minor Planet Center.
  •  Other sports personalities on whom such honours have been honoured include Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Jesse Owens and Donald Bradman.

Gujarat leads in implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) during 2014-15

"Give it Up" campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  •  The objective of the campaign is to extort the better off sections of society to surrender their LPG subsidy, which would be employed in providing subsidised LPG connections to the poor.
  • The Prime Minister asked companies and banks to encourage their employees to give up their subsidy.

Malli Mastan Babu, One of the India’s top mountaineer passes away

88th Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan begins in Ghumaan, Punjab

  • It was inaugurated by Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari along with the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Current Affairs 3 April 2015

Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma taken over as CEO of Essar Shipping

  • Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma has taken over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and whole-time director of Essar Shipping Ltd (ESL). 
  • He succeeded A. R. Ramakrishnan  who had retired from service on 31st March 2015. Sharma has been a part of ESL since August 2008

Mariyam Asif Siddiqui, Muslim girl wins Bhagwad Gita contest

  • Mariyam Asif Siddiqui, a 12-year-old Muslim girl from Mumbai has secured first place Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Champion League.

India'rank 119th  according to 2015 FM Global Resilience Index 

PepsiCo India on 3 April 2015 commissioned first phase of its largest beverage plant in Andhra Pradesh in India.

F.A.M.E-India launched in India

  • FAME India - Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India - is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan. 
  • To promote eco-friendly vehicles, the government formally launched the FAME India scheme offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles of up to Rs 29,000 for bikes and Rs 1.38 lakh for cars.