Daily Current Affairs Updates– 1st October 2015:
Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.
1). World Vegetarian Day – 1-OCT -2015
· World Vegetarian Day observed on 1 –OCT-2015 globally to encourage new way of living and raise awareness to vegetarian lifestyle.
2). Indian-American professor awarded a MacArthur Fellowship
· Indian-American Karthik Chandran, Associate professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia Engineering has won prestigious 2015MacArthur Fellow with a “Genius Grant” of$625,000(Rs.4.09 crore) for his work in transforming wastewater from pollutant into useful resources such as energy sources , fertilizers and commodity chemicals.
3). Heena Sindhu, Indian Pistol shooter won Gold Medal in woman’s 10 m air pistol event
· Heena Sindhu , Indian Pistol Shooter wonGold Medal in woman’s10m Airpistol event at 8thAir Asian Gun Championships held in New Delhi
· She shot a total of197.8 points and positionednumber 1 in the world
· India’s Shweta Singh won Silver medal with 197 points
· Korean Shooter Seon A Kim won Bronze with total points of 175.8
4). Magician Zenia Bhumgara was awarded the prestigious Merlin award
· Indian magician Zenia Bhumgara won Merlin award by the International Magicians Association held in Mumbai.
5). India –US-Japan – first trilateral engagement
· Meeting of External affairs Minister Sushma swaraj, Japanese foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S.Secretary of state John Kerry held on 29-SEP-2015
· The aims of trilateral meeting are as follows
o Maintain peace and security in the Asia – pacific region
o Enhancement in Woman’s skill
o Maintaing maritime security
o Joint rescue and relief efforts in the event of major disasters
6). NDTV Convergence has signed the Strategic deal of Rs.100 crores with Taboola
· NDTV group’sNDTV Convergence signed the strategic deal of Rs.100 crore with content recommendation engineTABOOLAto enhance its entire network of desktop and mobile site
· NDTV was founded byPrannoy Roy and Radhika Roy in 1988
7). Rapid DNA test can detect Ebola
· Researchers at the University of California – San Francisco developed a new blood test based onDNA sequencing that can be used to diagnoseEbola and other pathogens.
· The analysis used for Ebola detection is called as ‘Metagenomic’ analysis
8). Union Human Resource Development, Smriti Zubin Irani launches National Institutional Ranking Framework Document and Web portal
· Foreducationalinstitutions,SmritiZubinIrani Union Human Resource Development launchesNational Ranking Framework Document and web portal
· It is a transparent process and anyone can rank institutions on the basis of set of objective parameters
· The following are the parameters to rank institutions are
o Teaching, learning and resources
o Research, consulting and collaborative performance
o Graduation outcomes
o Outreach and inclusivity
· This framework is for Engineering and management institutes and further extends to other disciplines like Architecture, pharmacy and Humanities within next 4 weeks
9). Spotzlive- Indian Badminton league official marketing partner
· Spotzlivewas appointed as official marketing partner forIndian Badminton league on 30-SEP-2015 approved by the Badminton Association of India (BAI)
· Indian Badminton League will be held from 2 Jan to 17 Jan -2016
10). TamilNadu government hikes MSP for paddy
· Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa enhanced the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the fine quality paddyat Rs.1450 and common variety quality atRs.1410 per quintal on 30 –SEP- 2015.
· In her statement , Rs.70 will be added to fine quality paddy and Rs 50 will be added to common variety paddy for welfare of farmers
· Revised MSP will come into effect from 1st oct -2015
· Minimum Support Price – Government of India insures agriculture producers against any fall in farm prices
11). Pravin Dixit appointed as Maharashtra’s Director General of Police (DGP)
· Pravin Dixit will take charge asDirector General of Police in the state of Maharashtra on 30-SEP-2015 approved by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
12). India has exceed China and US in attracting FDI – report by Financial Times
· A report published in ‘Financial Times ‘, London said that India exceeds China and US in attracting largest Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) in the first half of 2015 withUSD 31 billion of foreign capital whereas China with USD 28 billion and US with USD 27 billion
13). 20th satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System was successfully launched by China
· China’s20th satellite for BeiDou Navigation Satellite Systemlaunched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center
· This satellite was boosted by Long March -3B carrier rocket , which hashydrogen atomic clock
14). Commemorative stamp on Dr. Ambedkar released
· Minister Social Justice& Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Union Minister for Communication& Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad jointly released Dr .B.R.Ambedkar stamp as a part of 125th Birth Anniversary celebrations
15). 11 scientist won Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar(SSB) prize for science and technology
· BhatnagarAward are awarded annually for outstanding Indian work inScience and technology and value Rs.5 lakh
· The following are the list of 11 scientist awardees in different fields
· Dr. Balasubramanian Gopal and Dr, Rajjev Kumar Varshney in Biological science
· Dr jyotiranjan Srichandan Ray – Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
· Dr Vidita Ashok Vaidya- Medical Science
· Dr Mandar Madhukar Deshmukh- Physical science
· Dr K Sandeep, Dr Ritabrata Munish – Mathematical Science
· Dr.Yogesh Morehwar Joshi – Engineering sciences
· Dr D Srinivasa Reddy , Dr Pradyut Ghosh – Chemical Sciences
16). All India Whips Conference at Visakhapatnam held on 29/30 – SEP -2015
· This conference will discuss the issues related to the salaries and other allowances for the Members of parliament.
· Conference was chaired by the Minister of Parliamentary AffairsM.Venkaiah Naidu.