Current Affair For Year “2015”

7th Central Pay Commission:Highlights of Recommendations

Date: November 20, 2015

 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) headed by Justice AK Mathur has submitted its report to Union government.

Key features are-

Recommended Date of implementation: 01.01.2016

Minimum Pay: Based on the Aykroyd formula, the minimum pay in government is recommended to be set at ₹18,000 per month.

Maximum Pay: ₹2,25,000 per month for Apex...

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G20 summit 2015:Antalya, Turkey

Date: November 20, 2015

The 2015 G-20 Antalya summit was the tenth meeting of the G-20 heads of government. It was held in Antalya, Turkey, a southwestern city, on 15-16 November 2015.
Turkey officially took over the presidency of the G-20 from Australia on 1 December 2014, and China will preside over the summit in 2016. French President Francois Hollande did not attend the event due to the November 2015 Pa...

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T. S. Thakur sworn in as the 43rd Chief Justice of India

Date: November 20, 2015

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice T S Thakur, to be the 43rd Chief Justice of India with effect from 3rd December, 2015 while exercising his powers conferred by clause (2) of article 124 of the Constitution of India.

Chief Justice Dattu has recommended the name of Justice Thakur, being the seniormost judge after him, as his successor.

It is in continuation of...

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Tianhe-2: World’s powerful Supercomputer

Date: November 18, 2015

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has maintained its position as the world's most powerful system for the sixth consecutive time, according to a biannual Top500 list of supercomputers. 

Tianhe-2 or Milky Way 2, with a performance of 33.86 petaflops per second (Pflop/s), was developed by China's National University of Defence Technology and deployed at the National Supercomputer Center...

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PM to Launch Gold Related Schemes on 5th November, 2015

Date: November 04, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the four mega Gold related Schemes i.e. Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), Gold Sovereign Bond Scheme, Gold Coin Scheme and the Gold Bullion Scheme on Thursday, 5th November, 2015 in the national capital.

The salient features of each of the aforesaid scheme are as follows:

Gold Monetisati...

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‘Vikalp’:Indian Railways launches for waitlisted passengers to get confirmed berth

Date: November 04, 2015

The Vilakp scheme, also known as alternative train accommodation scheme, will take off from November 1, on a pilot basis for trains running on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sectors.
Initially, the scheme will be available only for the tickets booked through internet for six months and option will be limited to mail and express trains. As per the scheme, waitlisted passengers of a...

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Sulabh International's owner Bindeshwar Pathak to get top US humanitarian award

Date: November 02, 2015

Noted sociologist and founder of ‘Sulabh International’, Bindeshwar Pathak, has been nominated for ‘New York Global Leaders Dialogue Humanitarian Award’ to be given at New York in first week of November. Pathak is the only Indian to be nominated for the award.

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Central government announces Draft Aviation Policy-2015

Date: November 01, 2015

New Aviation Policy Draft: Cheaper Air Tickets, No-frills Airports

The Central government released a revised draft of the civil aviation policy on Friday proposing a viability gap funding for regional routes, liberal bilateral traffic rights, opening up foreign direct investment (FDI) in aviation, self-h...

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WEF’s Most Admired Personality 2015: Gandhiji & NaMo named in Top 10

Date: October 30, 2015

 The World Economic Forum's (WEF) survey of more than 1,000 millennial, with the respondents spread across 285 cities in 125 countries, Mahatma Gandhi is ranked 4th most admired leader worldwide and Narendra Modi is ranked 10th in the list. All the survey respondents (youth) are members of the WEF’s Global Shapers Community aged between 20 and 30 years.

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Ease of Doing Business List 2016:World Bank

Date: October 29, 2015

Prime Minister's aspiration to turn the country into a top investment destination has got off to a positive start, with India now ranked by the World Bank at 130 of 189 countries on "Ease of Doing Business." That is up 12 places from its original ranking last year and four places from its rank on a revised list.

Major Points:-

1) India was ranked 142 by the Worl...

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