Current Affairs 13 April 2015

New Zealand won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament.

  • At the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia, they defeated World Champions Australia in the finals.

Current Affairs 12 April 2015

Jitu Rai an Indian shooter won bronze at ISSF World Cup

  •  Jin Jongoh of South Korea won gold medal. 
  • Naung Ye Tun of Myanmar won silver medal. 

Malala Yousafzai honoured by the name after Asteroid 316201.

  • This asteroid is located in the Main Belt between Mars and Jupiter and it orbits around the Sun every 5.5 years and is more-than 2 mile wide.
  • This asteroid was named as '316201 Malala' by Amy Mainzer, astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, United States under the International Astronomical Union rules.

President Pranab Mukherjee. inaugurated "Songs and Dances of the North East" festival. 

  • "First Songs and Dances of the North East" was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee in the New Delhi. 
  • This festival was organized by Government of Meghalaya and sponsored by the North Eastern Council.

Current Affairs 11 April 2015

Bharat Hari Singhania became the President of JK Group

  • He succeeded Gaur Hari Singhania who died on 04th April 2015.

Lewis Hamilton won Chinese F1 Grand Prix 2015

  • Lewis Hamilton of Britain won Chinese Formula One Grand Prix - 2015 held at Shanghai, China.

9th IRENA meeting will organize in India

  • 9th meeting of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) council to be held in India during the period from 10-11 June 2015.
  • The Director-General of IRENA is Adnan Z. Amin.

Arun Kumar Jha is appointed as CEO of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

 Dhanush the ballistic missile successfully tested by India

Current Affairs 10 April 2015

Visit Kerala 2015 has been initiated to promote Kerala tourism

India has signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on transportation with - USA

  • India will be to make use of world’s latest technology available with the USA.
  • It covers areas like fuel efficiency, intermodal transportation, vehicle and behavioral safety, highway transportation, urban transportation, rail transportation, maritime shipping and safety and environmental protections.

Snapdeal acquired mobile recharge service FreeCharge

  • mobile recharge service FreeCharge has been acquired in a cash and stock deal by Snapdeal.
  • Snapdeal became the largest mobile commerce company in India after the acquisition of FreeCharge.

Former Air Chief Marshal of IAF Hrushikesh Moolgavkar passed away

EPFO has suspended 1000 rupees minimum monthly pension scheme

Seoul is elected as Global Earth Hour Capital 2015

Thane is elected as National Earth Hour Capital 2015 by WWF

Actions that helped Thane to be the National Earth Hour Capital 2015 includes

  • Obligatory use of solar water-heating systems for municipal buildings.
  • Solar energy is used for lighting and air-conditioning
  • Cities plan for solar rooftop net metering-based power generation and regular energy audits
    Energy Service Company (ESCO) project like:-
  • Energy-efficient street lighting
  • Commissioning of a bio-methanation plant to treat municipal solid waste and generate electricity
  • Three cyclic switching units for optimal use of streetlights

IFCI Limited became India’s new PSU

  • IFCI Limited became India’s new Public Sector Undertaking on 09th April 2015 immediately after increased the stake to over 51% by the Government of India.
  • IFCI Limited was the 1st development finance institution in the country.

Sumit Mazumdar appointed as President of CII