Daily Current Affairs Updates- 9th August 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates- 9th August 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates- 9th August 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).Canada-Europe-US-Asia (CANUES) proposed to name a global satellite after the Late Indian PresidentDr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam who passed away on27th July 2015.
    ·        GlobalSat for DRR– a satellite for observation of Earth and Disaster Risk Reduction will be renamed asUN Kalam GlobalSatin the memory of theMissile Man of India
    ·        This decision was taken byMilind Pimprikar, Chairman of CANEUS
    ·        This is to symbolize Dr. Abdul Kalam’sWorld Space Vision-2050
    ·        World Space Vision 2020 he wanted nations to join their hands in order to find solution to major problems of mankind like
    a.   natural disasters
    b.   energy
    c.   health-care
    d.   education
    e.   water
    f.     weather related problems
    ·        Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) – a systematic process of identifying, analyzing and reducing the risks associated with a disaster
    ·        CANEUS headquarter –Montreal, Canada

    2). Prime MinisterNarendra Modi visitedGaya in poll-boundBihar on where he will addressed a rally
    ·        Parivartan Rally – a rally for change in the holy city Gaya
    ·        Maoistsin theMagadh zone extended their72-hour bandh call on Saturday by another 24 hours to protest against the PM’s rally.

    3).Japanese Prime MinisterShinzo Abe on Sunday marked the70th anniversary of the atomic bombing ofNagasaki during the World War II
    ·        The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima inAugust 1945
    ·        This remains theonly use of nuclear weapon in wars so far
    ·        Japanis theonly nation to have suffered war time nuclear attack
    ·        HIROSHIMA:
    a.   A uranium gun-type atomic bomb –Little boy was dropped onAugust 6, 1945
    b.   Killing a total of146,000 civilians
    ·        NAGASAKI
    a.  A plutonium implosion-type bomb –Fat manwas dropped onAugust 9, 1945
    b.   Killing a total of 246,000 civilians
    ·        OnAugust 15th 1945, Japan announced surrender to the allies thus effectively ending the World War II
    ·        Japan’snon-nuclear principles which  are its   long-standing policy after the nuclear bombing are as follows
    a.   not possessing nuclear arms
    b.   not producing nuclear arms 
    c.   not letting others bring them into the country

    4).Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) added one more coal-based power plant to the grid by successfully commissioning the500 MW Unit-13 ofVindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station (STPS), Stage-V of NTPC
    ·        The project is located inVindhyanagar ofMadhya Pradesh
    ·        BHEL has commissioned 7 sets of 500 MW each aggregating to 3,500 MW, the highest by BHEL in a power project
    ·        The equipments of the project was manufactured at BHEL’s at
    a.   Tiruchi
    b.   Ranipet
    c.    Haridwar
    d.    Hyderabad
    e.    Bengaluru
    f.     Bhopal
    ·        The company’s Power Sector in the Western Region undertook erection and commissioning of the equipment

    5). Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign) rankings on476cities in the country was announced
    ·        Top 10 cities are as follows
    a.   Mysore
    b.   Thiruchirapalli 
    c.   Navi Mumbai
    d.    Kochi
    e.   Hassan
    f.     Mandya 
    g.   Bengalore
    h.   Thiruvananthapuram
    i.     Halisahar
    j.     Gangtok
    ·        Damoh (Madhya Pradesh) came at the bottom at 476thrank
    ·        These rankings are based on  the extent ofopen defecation andsolid waste managementpractices of the corporation of the individual city or district
    ·        Delhiobtained the15th rank in this campaign

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