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Ranjit Singh Baxi elected as Head of Bureau of International Recycling

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Baxi succeeded Bjorn Grufman. He will serve a two-year term as President of this global firm.

Manoj Mishra appointed as CMD of National Fertilizers Limited

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Mishra is currently serving as the Director (Finance) at State Trading Corporation (STC).

Indian Film Masaan won FIPRESCI Award at 68th Cannes film festival

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The movie is jointly produced by Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Arte France Cinema, Sikhya Entertainment & Phantom Films.

Cannes Films Festival 2015: French director Jacques Audiard bagged Palme d’Or

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Indian Film Masaan won critics prize at 68th Cannes film festival, while Palme d'Or award went to Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard.

Nobel Awardee mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. died

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, and for winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994.

J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time

Published on: 23-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The oath was administered by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai.

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed G Mohan Kumar as Defence Secretary

Published on: 23-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

He will be in the office for a period of two years and succeeds Radha Krishna Mathur who completes his tenure on 28 May 2015.

Veteran jazz musician Bob Belden passed away

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Belden was a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and producer who was among the first American musicians to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution in 2015 when he toured there.

India reached 6th position in terms of scientific publications

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

India elevated from tenth to sixth position in terms of publishing scientific research papers in different journals.

Nelong Valley in Uttarakhand opened first time for tourists after closure in 1962

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The valley was closed for civilians after the 1962 war between India and China.

UN observed International Day for Biological Diversity

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The theme for the year 2015 is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development and it highlights the importance of efforts made to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda (2015-2030).

IGBC reported India registered 3 billion sq ft green building footprint

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The achievement has put India at the second position in the world green building footprint.

O Panneerselvam resigned as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He resigned minutes after Jayalalithaa was elected as the legislature party leader at a meeting in Chennai. With this, his eight months long tenure as Chief Minister of the state came to an end.

Palmyra, an ancient Syrian city, captured by ISIS militants

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

With this seizure of Palmyra, the militant group ISIS controls half of Syria’s landmass. Earlier in third week of May 2015, the group seized Ramadi city of Iraq.

Akhil Reed Amar appointed as member of the National Council on Humanities of US

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Presently, Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at the Yale University.

Union Cabinet approved PSLV Continuation Programme for launching 15 flights PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The operational flights will be launched during the period 2017-20 at an estimated cost of 3090 crore rupees.

Mirage 2000 fighter jet landed on Yamuna Expressway as part of developing road runways

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

IAF conducted the successful trial run of landing on Yamuna Expressway near Mathura under the plan of use of national highways in emergency situations.

US President Barack Obama entered Guinness Book of World Record

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Barack Obama debuted on Social Media Platform Twitter with @POTUS account.

Indigenously developed Astra Missile successfully test fired from ITR Chandipur in Odisha

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The present test was a part of the series of tests planned to test the missile’s subsystems like propulsion, navigation and guidance and the smooth separation of the missile from the aircraft, etc.

Shanmuganathan sworn in as Meghalaya Governor

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Shanmuganathan’s oath of office and secrecy was administered by Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court Uma Nath Singh. He was appointed as the new Governor on 12 May 2015.

Anti Terrorism Day observed across India

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The day is annually observed on the death anniversary of seventh Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated by a suicide bomber from the LTTE on 21 May 1991.

Eminent Economist Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri passed away

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He was Director at the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) and policy advisor to the Union Government.

Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai won the 2015 Man Booker International Prize

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Laszlo Krasznahorkai became the sixth winner of the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015. His was awarded at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

International Day of Families observed with theme Men in Charge? Gender Equality

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

2015 Theme is Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families. It also highlights prevention of family violence through fair family law frameworks and a variety of programme interventions.

President inaugurated 50th anniversary of India’s first historic climb of Mt. Everest in 1965

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Nawang Gombu, the Sherpa who was the member of the team, became the first person to reach the summit twice, firstly with an American expedition in 1963.

UN released World Economic Situation and Prospects Mid-2015 Update

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

WESP report identifies key challenges in the areas of monetary, fiscal, labour market and trade policies, and underlines the need for strengthened international policy coordination.

Actress Sudha Shivpuri died

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Shivpuri gained popularity for her role as Baa in television show Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, the longest running TV show of Ekta Kapoor.

Tamils in Sri Lanka commemorated war dead for the first time at Mullivaikkal village

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Mullivaikkal is the northern village of Sri Lanka where LTTE fought their last fight against security forces war in 2009, was in news as Tamil community for the first time were allowed to publicly commemorate those who lost lives in the war.

Peter M Christian elected as eighth President of Micronesia

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Before the present appointment, he was a senator representing Pohnpei at-large for two terms between 2007 and 2015.

PM Narendra Modi concluded his three-nation tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The three nation visit between 14 May and 19 May 2015 was part of Act East Policy and it aimed at achieving several major objectives to elevate special strategic partnership to a new level.

Fourth Corvette of Project-28 christened Kavaratti launched

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The four ships of Project-28 built by GRSE, Kolkata have been designed indigenously by the Directorate of Naval Design, New Delhi and bear the testimony to the acclaimed legacy of Naval Designers.

SS Ahluwalia appointed as Chairman of JPC on Land Acquisition Amendment Bill, 2015

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The committee has 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 members from the Rajya sabha and will submit its report by the first week of 2015 monsoon session.

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