Daily Current Affairs Updates– 2nd November 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 2nd November 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 2nd November 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).Orissa Governmentimposed a7-month ban till May, 2016 on fishing along thePuri coast to protect the endangeredOlive Ridley sea turtles
    ·        Featuresof Olive Ridley Turtles
    a)   Scientific name –Lepidochelys olivacea
    b)   They are also known as thePacific ridley sea turtle
    c)  They are generally found in warm and tropical waters, primarily in thePacific andIndian Oceans
    d)   They are protected under theSchedule-I of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 of India
    e)   They are listed as endangered species inIUCN Red Data Book because of their few remaining nesting sites in the world
    ·        This ban comes before the arrival of Olive Ridley turtles for nesting in winters along the east coast of Orissa
    ·        Every year around5 lakh to10 lakh turtles arrive during winters for mass nesting in the following locations along the Orissa coast
    a)   Rushikulyariver mouth
    b)   Gahirmathamarine sanctuary
    ·        The coast is considered as the only place apart fromCosta Rica to witness mass nesting by Olive Ridleys turtles
    ·        The State Forest Department has set up turtle protection camps including the following structures in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary
    a)   3– off-shore camps
    b)   13– on-shore camps
    c)   4– Temporary incubation centers for safety of eggs
    ·        Under this banTrawlers andfishermen are banned to fish within20 kms from coastline in the turtle nesting sites
    2).BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired from the guided missile destroyerINS Kochi off the western coast proving BrahMos as the prime strike weapon that will ensure its invincibility in engaging long range targets in seas
    ·        It was overall49thtrial of the BrahMos missile
    ·        It successfully hit decommissioned target shipAlleppey which was stationed290km away after performing high-level and complex maneuvers
    ·        This successful test makes INS Kochi another lethal platform ofIndian Navy
    ·        Features ofBrahMos missile
    a)   It is a supersonic cruise missile designed and developed byBrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture ofIndiaandRussia
    b)   Its name is derived from the names of the following 2 rivers
    ·        India –Brahmaputra River
    ·        Russia –MoskvaRiver
    c)   It has top supersonic speed ofMach 2.8
    d)   It can strike a target at maximum range of290km
    e)   It is capable of carrying a warhead of300km and can be launched from the following locations
    ·        Ships
    ·        Land
    ·        Submarines
    ·        Sea
    ·        Sub-sea
    ·        Air
    f)    It is2-stage missile consisting of the following stages
    ·        1st– solid
    ·        2nd– ramjet liquid propellant
    ·        Features ofINS Kochi
    a)   It is a7,500tonne indigenously developed warship commissioned into Indian Navy on30th September, 2015
    b)   It can carry a total of16 BrahMos missiles in two8-cell vertical launch systems along with other modern weapons and sensors
    3).Indiahas been placed at the7thposition in world’sMost Valuable Nation Brands Reportcompiled byBrand Finance among the 100 assessed nations
    ·        The report is based on theroyalty relief mechanism employed to value the world’s largest companies
    ·        The valuation is based on5 year forecasts of sales of all brands in each nation 
    ·        It follows a complex process in whichGross domestic product (GDP) is used as a proxy for total revenues
    ·        As per the report, India is having its brand value to2.1 billion dollarswith an increase of32% from the previous year
    ·        It has moved by1 position compared to year 2014
    ·        The following are theTop 6 countries that featured in the report
    a)   United States –19.7 billion dollars
    b)   China
    c)   Germany
    d)   United Kingdom
    e)   Japan
    f)    France
    ·        The following is the ranking of the countries among theBRICSemerging economies
    a)   China
    b)   India
    c)   Brazil
    d)   Russia
    e)   South Africa
    4).RulingJustice and Development Party orAdalet ve Kalkınma Partisi(AKP) founded by PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan won the2015 Parliamentary Election ofTurkey
    ·        It is the25th General Election in the history of Turkish Republic
    ·        It elected the country’s26th Parliament
    ·        2015 Turkish general election – a snap election which was held throughout country Turkey to elect550 members to the Grand National Assembly
    ·        This election was called by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inAugust 2015 after coalition negotiations between the ruling AKP and the opposition broke down
    ·        AKP won316 seats by securing49.4%of the votes
    ·        Main opposition –Republican People’s Party (CHP) won134 by securing25.4% votes
    5).Nico Rosbergwon theMexican Grand Prix defeating the recent World ChampionLewis Hamilton
    It is his4th win in 2015
    It is also the12th win of the career
    The 3rd place was won by Finland’sValtteri Bottas
      
    6).Hero MotoCorppatriarch andDoyenof Indian two-wheeler industryBrijmohan Lall Munjal passed away in New Delhi
    ·        He was born on 26thAugust 1928 inKamalia (now in Pakistan) in Punjab region of British India
    ·        He was the founder and chairman ofHero MotoCorp andHero Honda
    ·        1956– Started India’s1stbicycle manufacturing unit under the brand nameHero Cycles
    ·        1975– It became the world’slargestcycle maker
    ·        1984– Set upjoint venture (JV) companyHero Honda after tying up with Japanese automakerHonda
    a)   Hero Honda – became world’s largest bike maker
    ·        2011– The JV split after27 years of endured partnership
    ·        Hero now has grown intoRs. 28,000 crore group and has sold over60 million two-wheeler
    ·        It still accounts for nearlyhalfthe motorcycles sold in India
    ·        The following are theawards received by Brijmohan Lall Munjal
    a)   Padma Bhushan – 2005 
    b) Udyog Rattan Award
    c)  Indira Gandhi National Unity award
    d)   Punjab Rattna award for his contribution to the economy of Punjab
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