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  7. June 2015 Current Affairs

Anshula Kant appointed as CFO and Deputy Managing Director of SBI

Jun 26, 2015
She succeeded P K Gupta, who was promoted as Chief Executive Officer of SBI Capital.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conferred with Columbia’s highest civilian award

Jun 25, 2015
The Order of the Democracy Simon Bolivar was created in 1980 to honour the outstanding citizens for their service to the nation in any field. It is granted by the House of Representatives of Columbia

International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction concluded

Jun 25, 2015
The Conference was attended by at least 35 countries, including China, Britain, Norway, Japan, Sri Lanka, the European Union besides the UN, World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

Sachin Tendulkar named as greatest Test player of 21st century

Jun 25, 2015
Sachin received highest number of votes (23 percent votes) to emerge on the top of the list of the 100 best Test players since 2000. The survey was participated by more than 16000 fans.

BHEL commissioned first 250-MW unit of NTPC’s Bongaigaon Thermal Power Project

Jun 25, 2015
The project located at Kumguri village of Salakati near Bongaigaon in Kokrajhar district in an area over 964 acres will be executed by PSU firm BHEL.

Union Cabinet approved to set up a National Memorial at birth place of Lok Nayak JP Narayan in Bihar

Jun 25, 2015
Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan was born at Lala Ka Tola, Sitab, Diara in Chhapra (Saran) district of Bihar on 11 October 1902.

Sahitya Akademi announced Bhasha Samman

Jun 25, 2015
The Bhasha Samman is given to 3-4 persons every year in different languages on the basis of recommendation of experts' committees constituted for the purpose.

Australia decided to join China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Jun 25, 2015
Treasurer Joe Hockey will attend the Articles of Agreement signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on 29 June 2015.

UNCTAD released World Investment Report 2015

Jun 25, 2015
The report delineated the investment trends at the global, regional and country level during 2014 and offered a comparative perspective across the space and time.

Sahitya Akademi announced Bal Sahitya Puraskar for the year 2015

Jun 25, 2015
The awards were conferred on five novelists, four writers of short stories and three authors of poetries, one book of one-act play and eleven writers for their contribution to children’s literature.

Zaheer Abbas, former Captain of Pakistan’s Cricket team, named as President of ICC

Jun 25, 2015
The ICC Council also approved the admission of the Serbia Cricket Federation (SCF) as the 58th Affiliate Member during the weeklong annual conference held in Barbados.

Union Cabinet approved setting up of six Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)

Jun 25, 2015
These new IIMs will be located at Amritsar (Punjab), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh) and Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

Taygan Lions Park, Skazka Zoo, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo inked animal exchange agreement

Jun 25, 2015
In exchange for three elephants from India, the Thiruvananthapuram zoo will receive two white lions, 15 coatis, two Siberian tigers, two llamas, and five squirrel monkeys.

Veteran Journalist Praful Bidwai passed away

Jun 25, 2015
He was also an anti-nuclear activist and a founding member of Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace that was set up after the 1998 pokhran nuclear tests.

Union Cabinet approved renaming of SECI as Renewable Energy Corporation of India

Jun 25, 2015
SECI was established in September 2011 for the promotion and commercialization of solar energy technologies.

Union Government launched India’s first Modernised Anganwadi Centre at Hasanpur village in Sonepat

Jun 25, 2015
The centre has been set up as part of Nand-Ghar Yojana of Union Government and is based on concept of Building as a Learning Aid piloted by UNICEF

PM launched AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing for All (Urban)

Jun 25, 2015
During the occasion, the Prime Minister released logos and taglines for AMRUT and Smart Cities Mission; and guidelines for AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing for All (Urban).

Union Cabinet approved signing of MoC between India and Japan on Industrial Property

Jun 25, 2015
The MoC will focus on capacity building, human resource development and awareness generation.

Bangladesh won 3-match ODI series against India 2-1

Jun 25, 2015
Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh claimed the Man of the Series Award for his outstanding bowling performance. He picked up 13 wickets in the three matches.

Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee appointed as acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court

Jun 25, 2015
He was appointed by the President as per the powers vested in him under the Article 223 of the Constitution.

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