13 & 14 November 2015 Daily GK Update Hindi & English
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Who has sworned in as Circuit Judge in the UK – Indian-origin barrister Kalyani Kaul
Indian-origin barrister in UK, Kalyani Kaul sworned in as a Circuit Judge in the UK.
She is known for her rich experience of 32 years defending serious and high profile cases and heavy-weight criminal defence work.
India inked MoUs with six countries in – International Civil Aviation Negotiations
India signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six countries which are : Oman and Ethiopia, Norway and Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan, Kenya and Sweden.
The agreements were signed during International Civil Aviation Negotiations (ICAN) 2015, which was held in Antalya, Turkey.
Who is appointed as Iran’s first woman ambassador – Marzieh Af-kham
Marzieh Af-kham was appointed as the first woman ambassador of Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
“Choosing Afkham as ambassador took a few minutes but choosing her successor [as spokeswoman] took four months,”
India’s GSAT-15 communication satellite launched successfully
India’s GSAT-15 was launched successfully by the European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch vehicle.
GSAT-15 has a weight of 3164 kilogram which carries communication transponders in Ku-band along with the GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) payload.
After Arabsat-6B (BADR-7) (its co-passenger) was injected into space, the GSAT-15 was launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
Who is the new UN refugee chief – Italian diplomat Filippo Grandi
Italian diplomat Filippo Grandi was appointed as the new UN refugee chief as announced by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
He has replaced Antonio Guterres, of Portugal, who was UN High Commissioner for Refugees since 2005.
Abraham M Keita from Liberia won the 2015 International Children’s Peace Prize
Liberian teenager Abraham M Keita was on 10 November 2015 awarded with the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2015.
He was awarded for his extraordinary and peaceful fight for justice for child victims of physical or sexual violence, and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law.
Who has been appointed CMD of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd – I S Jha
I S Jha has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of State-run transmission utility Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL).
He is also a member of Power Engineering Society of IEEE in USA and CIGRE, France and Institute of Engineers (India).
Letter of Award to GE Global Sourcing India Pvt Limited issued by – Ministry of Railways
Letter of Award (LoA) to USA-based GE Global Sourcing India Pvt Limited was issued by Ministry of Railways for setting up of Diesel Locomotive Factory (DLF) and for acquisition and maintenance of mainline Diesel Electric Locomotives.
Who has been appointed as executive director at IMF – Subir Gokarn
Former RBI Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn was appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He will present India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan on the Washington-based IMF’s Executive Board.
Who has been elected as Vice-Chairman on BIS Board – Dr Raghuram Rajan
Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Dr Raghuram Rajan was elected as the Vice-Chairman on the Board of Directors of BIS.
He is the first Indian to be elected to this position in the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
BIS is the world’s oldest international financial organisation established on 17th May 1930.
Sameer Panda-led Indian team won NASA award for Burst Prevention & Puncture Curative technology
A team of Indian scientist led by Sameer Panda from Odisha on 6 November 2015 won the NASA award for an innovative technology named Burst Prevention & Puncture Curative (BPPC) technology.
Udit Bondia, KN Panda and Smitiparna Satpathy are the other members of the team.
IIT में एडमिशन के लिए एप्टिट्यूड टेस्ट जरूरी
यूपीए सरकार ने तीन साल पहले आईआईटी समेत सेंट्रल टेक्निकल एजुकेशन वाली इंस्टीट्यूट्स में एडमिशन की प्रॉसेस बदली थी। सोच था कोचिंग संस्थानों पर निर्भरता खत्म करना। लेकिन ऐसा हुआ नहीं। अब मोदी सरकार नई व्यवस्था लागू करने की तैयारी में है।
प्रपोज्ड सिस्टम में एप्टिट्यूड टेस्ट से सिलेक्ट होने वाले स्टूडेंट ही ज्वाइंट एंट्रेंस टेस्ट (जेईई) दे सकेंगे। तर्क यह है कि कोई भी स्टूडेंट अपना एप्टिट्यूड किसी कोचिंग क्लास में डेवलप नहीं कर सकता।