current events 15th October

  • Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was on 31 August 2015 given the additional charge of– the Law Ministry of the city

    • Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain on 31 August 2015 inaugurated state’s first One Stop Centre, known as Sakhi, at– Karnal

    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 31 August 2015 declared State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank as – Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs)

    •  CSIRO and Imperial College London warned that 99 percent of the world’s seabird species will be ingesting plastic by 2050 if – current marine pollution trends continue 

    •    Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on 30 August 2015 destroyed Palmyra’s ancient Temple of – Bel

    •    The Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy in the All India invitation cricket tournament was won by – Mumbai 

    •    India on 2 September 2015 won the three-match cricket test series against Sri Lanka, 2-1 and ended a 22-year long drought of a win over Sri Lanka on – Sri Lankan soil

    •    Book titled The Duels of the Himalayan Eagle: The first Indo-Pak Air War (1-22 September 1965) is authored by – Air Marshal (retd.) Bharat Kumar

    •    Allahabad High Court on 1 September 2015 asked Uttar Pradesh government to ensure flag hoisting ceremony of National Flag on Independence Day and Republic Day in – Madarsas and other schools all over the state

    •    The Bihar Government on 1 September 2015 decided to give two percent reservation in government jobs to – the grand children of freedom fighters

    •    Swachhata Sangraam Abhiyaan was launched in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh on 1 September 2015 aims at – making entire district open defecation-free by the end of the financial year 2015-16

    •    Four-colour logo of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games that was scrapped by Games Organising Committee on 1 September 2015 was prepared by – Kenjiro Sano

    •    The country whose economy entered into the first technical recession in six year in September 2015 – Canada

    •    Union Government on 28 August 2015 notified the merger of commodities market regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), which will be effective from – 28 September 2015 

    •    Country that on 2 September 2015 dismissed a proposal of France asking United Nations Security Council (UNSC) permanent members to limit the use of the veto power at least in cases involving mass atrocities that demands action – Russia

    •    Author of the book, Globalisation, Democratization and Distributive Justice is – Mool Chand Sharma

    •    The Maharashtra Government on 1 September 2015 gave a nod to an ordinance for amending the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) Act, 1981 to enable the government to put sand mafias behind the bars – without any bail for one year 

    •    11th session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting for Technical and Economical Cooperation was held on 2 September to 3 September 2015, in – New Delhi

    •    Union Government cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010 because – it violated FCRA by mixing its foreign and domestic contributions

    •    Haryana on 3 September 2015 bagged the Skoch Order-of-Merit national award for implementation of – six e-Governance and IT initiatives in the state

    •    To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Indo-Pak 1965 war, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 3 September 2015 decided to put into circulation – 5 rupees coins minted by Union Government

    •    High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 4 September 2015 ordered CBI probe into the multi-crore scam in the state’s cricket association that occurred during the tenure of – former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah as its President

    •    Marvan Atapattu on 3 September 2015 announced his resignation as head coach of – Sri Lanka cricket team

    •    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 September 2015 released two commemorative coins of 125 rupees and 10 rupees in the memory of – former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

    •    Thailand’s Junta-appointed reform council on 6 September 2015 shot down – a controversial new constitution drafted after 2014’s coup

    •    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 September 2015 inaugurated the extension of Delhi Metro connecting – Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad

    •    Indian boxer Vikas Krishan (75kg) on 5 September 2015 won the silver medal in the 2015 Asian Boxing Championships after he faced defeat by the hands of – Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan

    •    Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae on 5 September 2015 inaugurated the newly renovated Bala Tripura Sundari Devi Temple at Tripurakot situated – on the bank of glacial river Thuli Bheri in Dolpa district of Nepal

    •    Australian all-rounder who announced his retirement from Test cricket on 6 September 2015 – Shane Watson 

    •    Indian weightlifters who on 8 September 2015 won a gold medal in the 62 kg category of the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) being held in Apia, Samoa – Deepak Lather

    •    State that in September 2015 issued a complete ban on manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of gutka, pan masala, flavoured or scented tobacco, kharra and other similar products containing tobacco – Haryana

    •    Number of Indian philanthropists named in the 9th Forbes Asia’s list of philanthropists – Seven

    •    The renowned farm expert who was on 8 September 2015 appointed as a full-time member of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog is – Professor Ramesh Chand 

    •    President Pranab Mukherjee on 9 September 2015 conferred Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014 on – Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

    •    Supreme Court of Pakistan on 8 September 2015 ordered immediate adoption of a language as official language of the country – Urdu

    •    2015 World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was observed on 10 September with theme – Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives

    •    Union Cabinet on 9 September 2015 approved hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) pensioners by – 6 percent

    •    First Telangana Language Day (Telangana Bhasha Dinosthavam) was observed on 9 September 2015 to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of – noted poet Kaloji Narayana Rao, who was called people’s poet

    •    First recipient of Kaloji Award is – Dr Ammangi Venugopal 

    •    Bollywood actor who was on 7 September 2015 conferred with the Honoured Guest of Texas award for his contribution to the cinema and the world of art – Anupam Kher

    •    Houston Mayor Annise Parker in August 2015 declared 7 August as – Anupam Kher Day in Houston

    •    President Pranab Mukherjee on 9 September 2015 conferred Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014 on – Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

    •    The Mumbai Dialogue: Towards a TB-Free India was launched on 10 September 2015 by the US Ambassador to India Richard Verma aims at engaging the corporate sector to further strengthen – the Union Government’s Call to Action for a TB-Free India

    •    Indian-American women who on 3 September 2015 became the first woman postmaster of Sacramento city in California after a span of 166 years is – Jagdeep Grewal

    •    United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 10 September 2015 overwhelmingly approved the Resolution on Raising of Flags by Non-Member Observer States, which was introduced by – Iraq as the President of the Arab Group for the month of September 2015

    •    Virat Kohli, the test cricket captain of India, on 10 September 2015 became the co-owner of the UAE Royals, which will be led by – Tennis ace Roger Federer

    •    The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), a team tennis league was founded in 2013 by – Mahesh Bhupathi

    •    Rajasthan on 11 September 2015 became the first Indian state to submit State Annual Action Plan under – Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)

    •    We Care Solar on 14 September 2015 won 1 million US dollar ‘Powering the Future We Want’ grant given by – the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

    •    The Union Government on 14 September 2015 decided to increase the number of workdays under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) from 100 days to 150 days in — Drought-hit areas of the country

    •    United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 14 September 2015 unanimously adopted a document for reform of – the UN Security Council (UNSC)

    •    The Constituent Assembly of Nepal on 14 September 2015 rejected the proposal to declare Nepal as – a Hindu state and reaffirmed to remain secular

    •    United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 September 2015 adopted the resolutions that proclaims 9 December as International Day of Commemoration & Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, which was initiated by – Armenia

    •    Madhya Pradesh government on 15 September 2015 constituted a one-member commission to probe the Petlawad explosion incident in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh that will be chaired by – Retired High Court judge Justice Aryendra Kumar Saxena 

    •    IRRC that was established in January 2015 by Pentagon to exclusively focus on advancing Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), stands for – India Rapid Reaction Cell

    •    Indian-origin British Members of Parliament (MPs), who were appointed as to the shadow cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn, the newly-elected leader of Labour Party in the United Kingdom (UK) are – Seema Malhotra and Lisa Nandy

    •    Country that on 13 September 2015 declared a state of emergency in two southern counties that shares its border with Serbia to stop migrants entering illegally – Hungary

    •    Exhibition named Shauryanjali was inaugurated in New Delhi by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 15 September 2015 to celebrates the victory of India over Pakistan in – 1965 Indo-Pak War

    •    Railways shot putter who on 16 September 2015 shattered an 18-year-old national record en route to a sixth title at the 55th National Open Athletics Championship at Kolkata – Manpreet Kaur

    •    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 16 September 2015 granted in principle approval to 10 entities to set up small finance banks that will provide – basic banking services to small farmers and micro industries

    •    Nepal’s Constituent Assembly on 16 September 2015 approved the new Constitution and endorsed the Preamble of the draft Constitution that splits the country into – seven federal provinces

    •    Article 301 of the Constitution of Nepal defines title and date of – commencement of the Constitution

    •    International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 16 September 2015 announced name of five cities as candidates to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and they are – Los Angeles, Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest 

    •    India and Cambodia on 16 September 2015 signed two MoUs on – Tourism and Mekong-Ganga Cooperation Initiative. 

    •    To manage Godavari’s flood waters which goes waste into the sea every year, two Rivers namely Godavari and Krishna were formally linked by releasing waters from Godavari to Krishan at – Ibrahimpatnam Ferry village near Vijayawada

    •    To provide aid to farmers to overcome drought conditions, Actor Nana Patekar in third week of September 2015 established an organization named – Naam Foundation

    •    To provide various services and teaching-related work to teacher in a simple and easy way, Madhya Pradesh Government in September 2015 launched – M-Shiksha-Mitra mobile app

    •    Veteran Test cricketer of West Indies who was on 12 September 2015 honoured with the Icon Award by the Indo-Caribbean Alliance – Shivnarine Chanderpaul

    •    Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) that was launched on 17 September 2015 will transform the lives of – People living in the areas which are affected directly or indirectly by mining 

    •    The Supreme Court (SC) of India on 17 September 2015 stayed the implementation of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015 that prescribes for – minimum educational qualifications for contesting in local bodies’ elections

    •    The Indian monk, who in September 2015 helped restore and renovate a 2000-year-old, lost Nangchen Stupa with Lord Buddha relics sent by Emperor Ashoka – Gyalwang Drukpa

    •    Eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka was conferred with 24th Vyaas Samman for the year 2014 on 22 September 2015 for his work – Premchand ki Kahaniyon ka Kaal Kramanusaar Adhyayan

    •    The Executive Chairman of Cisco who on 21 September 2015 was elected as the next Chairman of US-India Business Council’s (USIBC) by the Council’s Board of Directors – John T Chambers

    •    Telangana and Chhattisgarh Governments on 22 September 2015 entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for purchasing – 1000 mw of power for the next 12 years

    •    Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 22 September 2015 lowered India’s gross domestic (GDP) growth projections for the fiscal year (FY) 2016 to 7.4 percent from – 7.8 percent projected in its March 2015 Outlook

    •    The World Rhino Day observed on 22 September 2015 celebrates all five species, namely – Black, White, Greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos

    •    The 9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (RPBD) will be held from 14 September to 15 November 2015 at – Los Angeles, California, USA

    •    The Baseball legend and Hall of Fame catcher, who was known for his humorous quotes and died on 22 September 2015 was – Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra (Yogi Berra)

    •    National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) on 22 September 2015 released the data of – 68th Round on Status of Education and Vocational Training in India

    •    Former Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) chairman T Haque will head the expert group formed by NITI Aayog on – Land Leasing

    •    Telenor Group on 23 September 2015 announced that it had changed its brand identity along with legal company name from Uninor, its subsidiary in India, as – Telenor India Communications Pvt. Ltd. 

    •    Prime Minister Narendra Modi who on 23 September 2015 visited Ireland is the first Prime Minister of India to visit Ireland in – 59 years. 

    •    First and the only Prime Minister to visit Ireland before Narendra Modi was – Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1956

    •    Filmmaker who on 23 September 2015 resigned from the Oscar Selection Jury citing differences with chairperson of the Jury Amol Palekar – Rahul Rawail

    •    Senior leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) who was on 23 September 2015 elected as President of Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) is – Abdul Bari Siddiqui

    •    Haryana Government on 23 September 2015 constituted a committee to suggest prospects of permanent settlement for shelter-less nomadic people of the state under the chairmanship of – Haryana BJP Vice President Rajiv Jain

    •    Mobile application that was launched by Assam government on 24 September 2015 to disseminate information about disaster management to the people in need is named as – Disaster Ready Assam

    •    The Commission which was constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots submitted its report to Governor Ram Naik on 23 September 2015 was headed by – Justice (retd.) Vishnu Sahai

    •    ISL franchise FC Pune City on 24 September 2015 unveiled its home and away kits and announced a three-year partnership with sportswear giant – adidas

    •    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 26 September 2015 won the Guangzhou Open title of tennis by defeating – the Chinese pair of Xu Shilin and You Xiaodi 6-3, 6-1 

    •    World Tourism Day was observed across the world on 27 September 2015 with the theme – One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities

    •    Indian Space Research Orgnaisation (ISRO) on 28 September 2015 launched India’s first dedicated satellite for astronomy research, named– ASTROSAT

    •    Indonesian micro-satellite that was launched along with India’s first dedicated satellite for astronomy research, ASTROSAT was – LAPAN-A2

    •    Maritime monitoring Canadian nano satellite that was launched along with India’s first dedicated satellite for astronomy research, ASTROSAT was – NLS-14 (Ev9)

    •    Rocket that was used by Indian Space Research Orgnaisation (ISRO) on 28 September 2015 to launch India’s first dedicated satellite for astronomy research, ASTROSAT was – PSLV-C30, which was the tenth flight of PSLV in its ‘XL’ Configuration

    •    Supreme Court (SC) of India on 17 September 2015 directed the Union and Arunachal Pradesh Governments to grant citizenship to two refugee groups within three months, and they are – Chakmas and Hajongs refugee

    •    Governor of Meghalaya who was on 28 September 2015 as given the additional duties of Manipur after the demise of incumbent Dr. Syed Ahmed Khan is – V. Shanmuganathan

    •    River of Assam’s Kamrup district in which a mechanised boat capsized on 28 September 2015 – River Koholi

    •    Rank of India in Global Competitiveness Report 2015-16 released on 30 September 2015 – 55th

    •    China on 30 September 2015 launched a 20th new generation satellite into orbit to support its global navigation and positioning network called – BeiDou Navigation system

    •    A Parliamentary panel in September 2015 called to link Union Government’s Swachch Bharat campaign with a programme – MGNREGA

    •    India’s indigenously developed stealth modern warship unveiled in Mumbai on 30 September 2015 – INS Kochi

    •    This Indian state announced to developed its own Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) – Tamil Nadu

    •    European nation that on 30 September 2015 pledged to give 100 miliion euros for refugees – Germany


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