Current Affairs 15 October 2015 Updates

Current Affairs 15 October 2015 Updates

Current Affairs 15 October 2015 Updates

Raptor MOU nations agreed to list 12 Vulture Species in Annex I to tackle African Vulture Crisis

At the 2nd meeting of the Signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey was held in Trondheim, Norway.

PS Jayakumar appointed as MD and CEO of Bank of Baroda

Ravi Venkatesan, ex-chairman of Microsoft India, was appointed as the non-executive Chairman of the bank.

Etihad Airways signed deal worth 700 million US dollars with IBM

The deal incorporates analytics of customer data and the development of technology that can forecast weather patterns to better manage the airline’s flights at its Abu Dhabi centre.

I.V. Sasi awarded with J.C. Daniel Award

I.V. Sasi, the famous film maker of Malayalam, awarded with J.C. Daniel Award on 12th October 2015. Earlier in 1982, his film ‘Aaroodam’ awarded with Nargis Dutt Award. The award is given by Kerala annually in the field of Department of Cultural Affairs.

China operationalized the Zam Hydropower Station on Bhrampatura River in Tibet

China operationalized the Zam Hydropower Station on Bhrampatura River in Tibet on 12th October 2015. The dam is considered as World’s highest altitude hydropower station. It will produce 2.5 bn kw hours of electricity.

Tamil Nadu banned Ketoprofen drug to save vultures

Tamil Nadu banned Ketoprofen drug to save vultures on 12th October 2015 in 3 districts Erode, Coimbatore and Nilgiris. It is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug.

National Mission for Green India for 4 states Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand approved

National Mission for Green India for 4 states Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand approved by Union Environment Ministry.

Telenor India appointed Sharad Mehrotra its CEO

Telenor India appointed Sharad Mehrotra as its CEO on 12th October 2015. The Headquarter of Telenor India is in Oslo, Norway.

Environment Compensation Charge on commercial vehicles imposed by Supreme Court of India

Environment Compensation Charge on commercial vehicles imposed by Supreme Court of India on 12th October 2015 while entering in Delhi during the period 01st November 32015t o 29th February 2016.

India granted $5 mn to Palestine as Budgetary Assistance

India granted $5 mn to Palestine as Budgetary Assistance on 12th October 2015 as President of India visited Palestine, Jordan and Israel. Prime Minister of Palestine is Rani Hamdallah and Capital is Ramallah.

African Development Bank decided to triple annual climate financing

African Development Bank decided to triple annual climate financing to about $5 bn by the year 2020 as announced by its President Akinwumi Adesina on 09th October 2015. It has 80 member countries.

Comments are closed.