Current Affair For Year “2015”

Nuclear-capable Dhanush missile successfully test fired by the Strategic Forces Command

Date: November 27, 2015

India successfully test fired one of its nuclear-capable ballistic missiles from a naval ship off the coast of Odisha. The trial was conducted from an undisclosed location, nearly 45 km from Puri and Paradip coast, Balasore, Bhubaneswar. The test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Navy.

It is developed by the DRDO under its ambitious Integrated Guided Missile D...

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Former long jump champion Anju Bobby George appointed TOPS chairperson

Date: November 26, 2015

The sports ministry has cleared appointment of  Anju Bobby George for the post that fell vacant after the resignation of Anurag Thakur.

Anju, the only Indian to have won a medal at World Championships (Paris, 2003), will be assuming charge in December first week. She is presently a member of the TOPS' identification committee, which also includes national badminton coach Pullela Go...

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Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2015

Date: November 26, 2015

The 8th edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards was presented  to honour the finest in Indian journalism in print and TV media. Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley presented the awards to journalists selected by an eminent jury. The 5 member jury was comprised of – Supreme Court Judge B N Srikrishna , HDFC Ltd Chairman D...

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November 26: Constitution Day (India)

Date: November 26, 2015

To spread the importance of the Indian Constitution, India will observe November 26 as the Constitution Day of India. The day has also been declared as the Constitution Day to spread awareness about the its architect Dr B.R. Ambedkar. Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE) is the nodal Ministry for celebration of Constitution Day.

2015 Constitution Day is the first...

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"BHAVISHYA" Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System Launched on Pilot Basis

Date: November 25, 2015

The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has launched a web based Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System “ BHAVISHYA” which provides for on-line tracking of sanction and payment processes by the individual as well as the administrative authorities. The new proposed system will capture information relating to the pensioner’s pers...

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Second World Congress on Disaster Management,Visakhapatnam

Date: November 25, 2015

The 4-day IInd World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) was held  in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.  The conference was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

 The Congress is being jointly hosted by the Disaster Management, Infrastructure and Control Society (DMICS) and Andhra Pradesh government. It will address among a host of o...

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India’s Supersonic interceptor missile Advanced Air Defence (AAD) test-fired

Date: November 24, 2015

India test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

The interceptor, known as Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, was engaged against an electronically prepared target which simulated the trajectory of a hostile ballistic missile. AAD is a part of Indi...

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India Ranked 114 in Global Gender Gap Report

Date: November 21, 2015

India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival.

According to the World Economic Forum, women now earn what men did a decade ago, underlining the sluggish global progress made in...

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Union Government launches Technology Acquisition and Development Fund under the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP)

Date: November 20, 2015

Union Government has launched the Technology Acquisition and Development Fund (TADF) under the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP), 2011. It was launched by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.

TADF will facilitate Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) to acquire clean, green and energy efficient technologies. It will also cat...

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Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2015: UNHCR

Date: November 20, 2015

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2015 will be awarded to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The prestigious award is being given to the Office of UNHCR in recognition of its "immense contributions" in assisting millions of refugees who have fled their houses and for working under difficult circumstances to bring about c...

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