Daily Current Affairs Updates– 5th-October 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 5th-October
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 5th-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). 2015 MTB Himalaya title won by Pinto
    ·        The lawyer turned rider Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal has won11th edition of2015 MTB Himalaya title, Asia’s premier mountain biking race and clinched The Men’s solo title
    ·        In 7 stages biking race he took time of 27:29:22 to complete 500Km long which ended at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    ·        He was crowned asKing of the Himalayas
    ·        Andi Seewald of Germany and Pau Zamora of spain finished second and third respectively
    ·        Women’s solo title  won by Catherine Williamson UK followed by Ilda Periera , Portugal and Lakmi Magar from Nepal 

    2). The world’s highest terrestrial centre established by DRDO
    ·        Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) sets up world’shighest  terrestrial centre at Changla near Pengong lake in ladakh, at17,600feet above the sea level
    ·        The center was inaugurated by Director general DRDO, Dr. S . Christopher
    ·        This center will serve as a natural cold storage for preserving rare and endangered  medical plants

    3). Newly elected BCCI president – Shashank Manohar
    ·        Lawyer turned administrator Shashank Manohar elected as BCCI (Board of Control for cricket in India) President by Special general Meeting (SGM) of BCCI for second term due to sudden demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya , who had served president for  7 months
    ·        He had served as the 29thpresident of the BCCI from 2008-11 and belong to Vidarbha Cricket Association

    4). GAIL is willing to put 10% equity in TAPI project
    ·        TAPI Project – Turkmenistan –Afghanistan –Pakistan – India a joint venture company set up to build and operate the 1,735km line  for natural gas pipeline project
    ·        Turkmenistan’s state owned TurkmenGaz will be the leader of this association and will take a minimum of 51% stake.
    ·        India will represent GAIL which is willing to invest 10% (USD 300 million)
    ·        This pipeline will carry 33 billion cubic meter of natural gas , Afghanistan would purchase 16%(5.11Bcm) , India and Pakistan would purchase 42%(13.8Bcm)

    5). Iraq has declared Baghdad’s heavily secured green Zone open to the public for the first time in 12 years
    ·        The 10sqkm (4 sq miles) area, government buildings and foreign embassies, was closed after the US –led invasion in 2003
    ·        Prime Minister Haider al- Abadi said that the opening of the Green Zone is one of the promises that he made to the people

    6). Global poverty rate to fall below 10%, released by world bank
    ·        According to the report released by the World Bank, the number of people living in extreme poverty line is likely to fall below 10% of global population in 2015
    ·        World Bank projected that global poverty will fall from 902 million people or 12.8 %of the global population in 2012 to 702 million people or 9.6 % of the global population this year

    7). Sriram Venkatraman as chief Financial Officer for Flipkart
    ·        Flipkart, India’s largest online marketplace has appointed Sriram Venkatraman as chief Financial Officer  for its commerce platform
    ·        Pramod Jain as Vice president and Head of Taxation

    8). First ever India Indonesia Bilateral Maritime Exercise
    ·        The Bilateral Maritime exercise and 26th edition of the coordinated Patrol(CORPAT) between India and Indonesia is scheduled from 17 oct to 18 OCT in the Andaman Sea 
    ·        INS Saryu, an indigenously –built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) and Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft and Indonesia Naval will participate in 26th edition of the CORPAT

    9). Ruling Social Democratic Party won general election to the Portuguese Parliament Assembly
    ·        On 4-OCT- 2015 Social Democratic Party won Portuguese Parliament Assembly election andPedro Passos Coelho is set to hold existing Prime Minister Post for next 4 years

    10). FSSAI Chairman given additional charge of CEO
    ·        A retired IAS officer of 1978 batch of Rajasthan cadre and former Agriculture SecretaryAshish Bahuguna chairman of the food regulator FSSAI(Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) was given additional charge ofChief Executive Officer(CEO) of FSSAI
    ·        This was due to shift of Yudhvir Singh Malik to NITI Aayog last month

    11). Malaysia shuts schools as choking smog worsens
    ·        Malaysian authorities shut down schools for 2days because of thick haze from Indonesian forest fires

    12). Construction of Amaravati will begin in 2017
    ·        CRDA Commissioner N.Srikanath said that the construction Amaravati works will likely to begin in 2017 and deadline to complete by 2018
    ·        First Task was to create infrastructure such as roads, sewer lines and water facilities.

    13). Venus Williams won the crown at the Wuhan Open
    ·        title and her biggest win since 2010

    14). India and Lithuania agree to intensify agricultural cooperation
    ·        Minister of state for Agriculture Mr.Mohanbhai Kundariya and Lithuanian Vice Minister for Agriculture Mr.Vilius Martusevicius held an bilateral talks in Vilinus
    ·        Both countries agreed bilateral cooperation in agriculture , particularly in sectors like food and dairy processing and agreed to collaborate research and agriculture technology

    15). DR.Sanjeev Kumar Balyan launched KISAN project and Hailstorm App
    ·        Minister of state for Agriculture and farmer’s welfareDr.Sanjeev Kumar Balyan launchedKISANproject (C[K]rop Insurance using Space technology And geoiNformatics)
    ·        This project launched in one district each of Haryana, karanataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharastra during Kharif season of 2015 and 2 districts each of these states during Rabi season of 2015-16
    ·        Also LaunchedAndroid App designed by ISRO , will help government to get real data about the hailstorms which will be collected through the Agriculture Department officials of different states

    16).Sumit Issar  has appointed as Mahindra Intertrade MD
    ·        Mahindra Intertrade has appointedSumit Issar as its new managing director and also appointed as Managing Director of Mahindra Steel Service Center Limited

    17). David ferrer wins Malaysian Open
    ·        First SpaniardDavid Ferrer to win Malaysian Open defeated countryman Feliciano Lopez

    18). Sagara Sangamam producer Edida Nageswara Rao passes away
    ·        Renowned Telugu producerEdida Nageswara Rao passed away on 4-10-2015.He was 81. He produced breaking telugu films such as Sankarabharanam, Swati mutyam and Swayam Krushi
    ·        3 of his films have won National Award
    ·        He was also nominated for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award

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