Current Affairs 8 October 2015 Updates

Current Affairs 8 October 2015

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current affairs 8 october 2015

Ashok Vemuri resigned as CEO of iGate Corporation

The Infosys veteran Ashok Vemuri on 6 October 2015 resigned from his position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of iGATE Corporation.
Vemuri joined the US-based iGate as CEO in September 2013. When Capgemini announced the acquisition, he held 400000 shares of iGate. The shares were valued at over 19 million US dollar in April 2015.

 

Union Cabinet approved setting up of three AllMS under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7 October 2015 approved the setting up of three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AllMS) under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY).

2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar were on 7 October 2015 jointly awarded with the 2015 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for having mapped how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information at a molecular level.

WWF Report Hidden Himalayas

World Wide Fund (WWF) on the day of World Habitat Day, that is, 5 October 2015 released Hidden Himalayas: Asia’s Wonderland report. The Eastern Himalayas spans Bhutan, the north-eastern Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim, North Bengal, the trans-boundary landscape of Terai Arc, far north of Myanmar, Nepal and southern Tibet.

 

INS Astradharani commissioned into Indian Navy

INS Astradharani commissioned into Indian Navy on 06th October 2015. It is 1st totally indigenously designed and built Torpedo launch and recovery vessel.

 

Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine born Russian won World Cup Chess Championship

Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine born Russia won World Cup Chess Championship held at Baku, Azerbaijan on 06th October 2015. He has the record for being World’s youngest Chess Grandmaster at just 12 years 7 months. Earlier, in 2014 he won Norway Chess Tournament.

 

Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Canada jointly won Nobel Prize in Physics

Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Canada jointly won Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 as selected by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. They awarded in the field of ‘Neutrinos’.

 

KISAN Project and Hailstorm App launched by the Government of India

KISAN Project and Hailstorm App launched by the Government of India on 05th October 2015 called as Crop Insurance by using Space Technology and Geoinformatics.

 

12 Pacific Rim countries sign Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement

12 Pacific Rim countries sign Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on 05th October 2015. The countries are Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Darussaleam, Japan, Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. The agreement will cover 36% of the global economic output.

 

Nayantara Sahgal will return her Sahitya Akademi Award

On 06th October 2015 Nayantara Sahgal, Sahitaya Akademi Awardee in 1986, announced to returning her award to protest against the failure to safeguard the Indian cultural diversity. In 1986, she was awarded for English Novel ‘Rich Like Us (1985). She is the Niece of former PM Jawahar Lal Nehru. Earlier, Uday Prakash also announced to returning the Award.

 

UCO Bank registered as highest increase in gross Non-performing Assets

UCO Bank registered as highest increase in gross Non-performing Assets in the fiscal year 2014-15 as announced on 04th October 2015 and became the worst performer in the list of public sector banks.

 

Annual meeting of Boards of Governors of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund held at Lima, Peru

The annual meeting of Boards of Governors of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund started on 06th October 2015 at Lima, Peru. World Bank has 188 member countries.

 

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