Daily Current Affairs Updates– 26th October 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 26th October 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 26th 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).A team of scientists fromNASAdiscovered2complex organic molecules namely,Ethyl alcohol and a simple sugar known asglycolaldehydefrom gas emitted by theComet Lovejoy
    ·        These 2 complex organic molecules are considered asbuilding blocks of life
    ·        This discovery on a comet may shed light on the cosmic origins of earth i.e. provide important clues to the hypothesis that a falling comet collided with earth, leading to the origins of life
    ·        The scientists found that Comet Lovejoy was releasing as much alcohol as in500 bottles of wine every second during its peak activity
    ·        They also had detected21 different organic molecules in gas released from the comet along with the ethyl alcohol and simple sugar
    ·        The research was done using a30m long telescope at theInstitut de Radioastronomie Millimetriquelocated in Sierra Nevada in Spain in January 2015
    ·        Comet Lovejoy wasclosest to the Sun and was brightest and most productive in January 2015
    2).National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) partnered with about30 Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to jointly tackle and mitigate man-made or natural disasters or emergencies
    ·        A coordination meeting was held between NDRF and prominent PSUs likeONGC, Air India, GAIL and others involved in the mining and shipping and heavy industries sector
    ·        Objectiveof partnership:
    a)   To ensure efforts for building a good synergy between the government organizations
    b)   To ensure that two sides can act as one strong unit in case of any king emergency or disasters in case of small or mid-level exigencies
    ·        The maiden meeting was attended by over40 senior officials from these PSUs for enhancing each other others capabilities for disasters or emergencies
    ·        NDRF has proposed to train personnel of these PSUs by extending itsskill modules like on tackling nuclear, biological and chemical disasters

    3).Railway MinisterSuresh Prabhu announced that the Railways would soon start country’s 1st ever double deckerShatabdi Express train service betweenMumbai andGoa
    ·        The 1st double-decker air conditioned train betweenHowrahandDhanbad was flagged off in October 2011, and is operational between the following 
    a)   Ahmadabad-Mumbai
    b)   Chennai-Bangalore
    c)   Delhi-Jaipur
    d)   Delhi-Lucknow

    4).Mercedes driverLewis Hamilton of Britain won the2015 United States Grand Prixtitle of Formula One for the4thtime
    ·        Previously, he had won the same2007,2012 and2014
    ·        This is his overall10th victory of the season after he had won Australia, China, Bahrain, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Japanese and Russian 2015 Grand Prix titles
    ·        With this victory, he won2015 World Drivers’ Championship (WDC) for3rdtime with total327 points
    ·        Earlier he won it in2008 and2014 season of F1
    ·        He also equaled the record ofJackie Stewart as theonly British driver to win 3 WDC titles and the1st to win2 championships in succession
    ·        He has wonhighest number of titles as compared to any other British driver in the history of F1
    ·        He is currently5th on the all-time list of F1 with42 wins
    ·        The following are therankings of F1 drivers after 2015 US Grand Prix
    a)   Lewis Hamilton (Britain) of Mercedes
    b)   Nico Roseberg (Germany) of Mercedes
    c)   Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Ferrari
    d)   Max Verstappen (Netherlands) of Toro Rosso
    e)   Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Force India
    5).Ace Indian archerAbhishek Verma wonSilver medal in the2015 Archery World Cup Final in the men’s individual compound section
    ·        Gold medal – Turkey’sDemir Elmaagcli
    ·        It is India’s1st ever Archery World Cup Final medal in the compound section in this edition of World Cup
    ·        Verma had defeatedMario Cardoso of Mexico in the semi-finals to enter in the Archery World Cup Final
    ·        The following are the previous achievements of Abhishek Verma
    a)   Silvermedal inAsian Games (2014)men’s individual compound event
    b)   Goldmedal in the Asian Games (2014) in the men’s compound archery team event along withRajat Chauhan andSandeep Kumar
    6).Renowned Irish-American actress and singerMaureen O’Hara passed away in Boise, US
    ·        She was one of the last living stars from theGolden Age of Hollywoodof the 1940s and 1950s
    ·        She was famously known as theQueen of Technicolor in the film industry due to her red hair and green eyes
    ·        She is only the2nd actress to receive anAcademy Award for acting without having been nominated previously afterMyrna Loy
    ·        She was born in 1920 in Dublin in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (present Ireland)
    ·        She started her career in 1939 after she was brought to Hollywood by legendary actorCharles Laughton
    ·        First film –The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
    ·        Her film,How Green Was My Valley (1941) had won5 Oscars including best picture and best director forJohn Ford
    ·        Autobiography –Tis Herself (2004)
    ·        Awards– she was never nominated for a competitive Academy Award, but in 2014 she was presented with anHonorary Academy (an honorary Oscar)
    ·        After retiring from acting career in 1970s, she successfully ran an airline business with her aviator husbandCharles Blair
    ·        After her husband’s death she became1st woman in US history to head a scheduled commercial airline
    7).Bengali film, television and stage actorPijush Ganguly passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal due to multiple organ failure after he was critically injured in a road accident on 20th October 2015 at Santragachi in Howrah district
    ·        He was born on 2 January 1965 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    ·        He had started his career as an employee ofNABARD and later shifted to acting career
    ·        His acting career began as a stage actor and later worked in television and films
    ·        His 1st TV series –Abar Jakher Dhan
    ·        He had acted in the following acclaimedfilms
    a)   Goynar Baksha
    b)   Byomkesh Phire Elo
    c)   Laptop
    d)   Iti Srikanta
    e)   Mahulbanir Sereng
    ·        He had received the followingawards for his acting skills
    a)   Pramathesh Barua Award – 1991
    b)   Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awardfor Best Actor – 2005
    c)   Government of West Bengal (Information and Cultural Affairs) Tele Academy Award– 2014

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