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October 2015 Current Affairs

European Parliament gave status of whistle-blower to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden

Oct 31, 2015
A resolution in this regard was approved by the parliament by 285 votes to 281.

Paul Ryan elected as 54th Speaker of US House of Representatives

Oct 31, 2015
With this, Ryan, the nine-term congressman from Wisconsin, becomes the third Catholic in a row in the position, after John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi.

Sanjeev Mohanty appointed as CEO and MD of Jabong

Oct 31, 2015
Mohanty served United Colors of Benetton Indian unit for 11 years, during which he made the Italian giant the largest international fashion brand in the country.

Shaktikanta Das nominated on RBI Central Board of Directors

Oct 31, 2015
The nomination of Das is effective from 30 October 2015 and until further orders.

National Unity Day observed across India

Oct 31, 2015
On this occasion of 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, PM Narendra Modi flagged off Run for Unity at Rajpath in New Delhi.

BRICS nations signed Moscow Declaration for supporting Multilateral Science Projects

Oct 31, 2015
The Moscow Declaration was signed during the third meeting of the BRICS Ministers for Science, Technology and Innovation that was held in Moscow, Russia.

Ministry of Civil Aviation released Revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy

Oct 30, 2015
The policy aims to bring India to third position from the current 10th position in the global aviation sector and create an eco-system to enable 30 crore domestic ticketing by 2022 and 50 crore by 2027.

China abandoned its decades old 'One Child Policy'

Oct 30, 2015
The restriction was introduced in 1980 as a way to curb the population and limit demands for water and other resources.

Activist Bindeshwar Pathak selected for New York Global Leaders Dialogue Humanitarian Award

Oct 30, 2015
He founded the Sulabh International Social Service Organization in 1970, combining technical innovation with humanitarian principles.

Bombay HC asked NEERI to study River Godavari’s pollution during Kumbh Mela

Oct 30, 2015
The division bench asked the NEERI to form a committee for this purpose and submit a report before 11 December 2015.

RBI allowed NRIs to subscribe to National Pension System

Oct 30, 2015
RBI took the decision in consultation with the Union Government to enable National Pension System (NPS) as an investment option for NRIs under FEMA, 1999.

Global Tuberculosis Report 2015 released by WHO

Oct 30, 2015
The 2015 edition focuses on whether 2015 global TB targets set in the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were achieved worldwide and at regional and country levels.

HCL Technologies acquired CRM services firm PowerObjects for 299 crore rupees

Oct 30, 2015
The acquisition will bolster HCL’s global applications business, which offers transformational programs and complex application management for a multitude of clients’ technology landscapes.

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi awarded 2015 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Oct 30, 2015
Sakharov Prize is awarded by the European Parliament to individuals or organisations for their contribution to the fight for human rights and democracy.

WCD Ministry launched initiative to spread awareness about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

Oct 30, 2015
The initiative was launched in partnership with Celltick Mobile Media India Pvt. Ltd. to generate awareness about BBBP Scheme to an estimated 100 million mobile users in India.

Defence Acquisition Council cleared military projects worth over 12000 crore rupees

Oct 30, 2015
In addition, two more Pinaka MLRS regiments for the Army at a cost of 3306 crore rupees were cleared by the DAC. The Pinaka MLRS, which comes with a strike range of 40-km.

John Pombe Magufuli won the Presidential Elections of Tanzania

Oct 30, 2015
This win cements Chama Cha Mapinduzis (Party of the Revolution) firm grip on power, after ruling Tanzania since 1977.

Amit Kumar won silver in men's club throw F51 event of IPC Athletics World Championships

Oct 30, 2015
Amit clinched silver with an effort of 25.44m, behind Serbia's Zeljko Dimitrijevic who won gold in a championship record of 26.29m. Milos Mitic of Serbia bagged the bronze in 25.40m.

India-Africa Forum Summit 2015 held in New Delhi

Oct 29, 2015
It was the third IAFS since its inception. The previous summits were held in 2008 and 2011 in New Delhi and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) respectively.

Narendra Nayak appointed as Managing Director of BlackBerry India

Oct 29, 2015
Prior to this appointment, Nayak was working in venture-funded software company Linguanext Technologies.

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