Current Affair For Year “2015”

Bidya Devi Bhandari elected first female President of Nepal

Date: October 28, 2015

CPN-UML Vice-Chair Bidya Devi Bhandari has been elected the first female and second President of Federal Democratic Republic Nepal, defeating Nepali Congress veteran leader Kul Bahadur Gurung.

The election result was announced in parliament by Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar.A former defence minister, Bhandari is a cancer survivor and widow of late communist leader Madan Bhandari, ...

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7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits North India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

Date: October 26, 2015

A powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude centred in Afghanistan, has killed at least 70 people. The earthquake shook north India with tremors that lasted almost a minute.

Shockwaves were felt in northern India and in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, where hundreds of people ran out of buildings as the ground rolled beneath them.

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India-Africa Forum Summit 2015

Date: October 26, 2015

India-Africa forum summit aimed at expanding cooperation between the both sides 

The third edition of the four day IAFS summit which is scheduled from 26th-29th October 2015 enables consultations at the highest political level between the heads of government of 54 nations across Africa and the India...

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Confucius Peace Prize 2015

Date: October 24, 2015

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been awarded 2015 Confucius Peace Prize by China

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been chosen for 2015 Confucius Peace Prize for his inspirational leadership and service to pan-Africanism and African independence. The prize also has recognised his efforts to o...

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Alok Rawat appointed as member of NCW

Date: October 24, 2015

Former Water Resources Secretary, a 1977 batch Sikkim cadre IAS officer Alok Rawat has been appointed as its first male member in National Commission for Women (NCW) .

About National Commission for Women
The National Commission for Women (NCW) is a statutory body of the GOI established in January 1992 under the provisions of National Commission for Women Act 1990.

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Dr Sekhar Basu takes charge as Chairman, AEC and Secretary, DAE

Date: October 24, 2015

Padma Shri awardee, nuclear scientist Dr. Sekhar Basu appointed as the Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy in Mumbai. He will succeed Dr. Ratan Kumar Sinha.

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Report on the Global Green Bonds Market:Moody’s

Date: October 21, 2015

India to lead green bond market in Asia: Moody's

Moody’s Investors Service on 19 October 2015 released a report on the global green bonds market titled Third Quarter Issuance Lags, but COP21-Linked Increase Is Likely.The report says that in the third quarter (Q3) of 2015, the global green bond issuance reached 7.5 billion dollar, compared to bond issuance of 27.2 billion dollar in...

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PM formally launches new commercial bank IDFC

Date: October 19, 2015

IDFC Bank to start operations from Oct 1

Infrastructure financier IDFC, which received a universal banking licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last year, will start banking operations from October 1. It received in-principle approval for operation in April 2014 and obtained the final approval on Frid...

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Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana

Date: October 19, 2015

Background

After agriculture, mining is the second largest employer in India. Most of India’s minerals are located in forest areas inhabited by tribal, backward and deprived population. It can be argued, that the nation’s unemployment problem could have been solved to a great extent, and inclusive development achieved with exemplary standards, had this secto...

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Man Booker Prize 2015: Marlon James wins for A Brief History of Seven Killings

Date: October 15, 2015

Marlon James has become the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker prize, taking the award for an epic, uncompromising novel not for the faint of heart. It brims with shocking gang violence, swearing, graphic sex, drug crime but also, said the judges, a lot of laughs.

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