03rd NOVEMBER 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS

03rd NOVEMBER 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS

Former West Bengal Assembly Speaker Hashim Abdul Halim is no more

    03rd NOVEMBER 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS

  • Former speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assemble, Hashim Abdul Halim, has died at the age of 80 in Kolkata
  • He was the longest serving speaker of the state from 1982 to 2011 when the Left Front was dethroned from power after 34 long years

ICGS Arinjay Commissioned

  • The fast patrol vessel ICGS Arinjay has been commissioned in Kochi, Kerala by the Indian Coast Guard in order to strengthen the monitoring mechanism of the force
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  • The vessel is the 15th of the 20 vessels to be developed by Cochin Shipyard under the Adesh class of vessels
  • The vessel will be used for various purposes like patrolling, monitoring, anti-piracy activities, fishermen protection etc

Suresh N Patel appointed as MD-CEO of Andhra Bank

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  • Suresh N Patel has been appointed as the new MD and CEO of Andhra Bank after the previous head of the bank CVR Rajendran retired on April 30, 2015
  • The new head of the bank has experience in banking for more than three decades though most of that is in Gujarat as he started his career with Dena Bank in Gujarat
  • Patel also served as the executive director of Oriental Bank of Commerce

AIR Programme on Child Labour bags top Prize at ABU Forum

  • In a boost for the All India Radio, the programme launched by the broadcaster has bagged the top prize under community service category in the Annual Prize distribution at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union 2015
  • The function was held in Ankara, Turkey where the prizes have been given away at the sidelines of the 52nd general meeting of the organization
  • The programme was originally launched in Malayalam language by the broadcaster and named as Nikkam Ivarrkoppam or Stand Beside Them

Hot Spyline Inaugurated in China to report on Foreign Spies

  • The north-eastern province of China, Jilian, has launched a public hotline so that all the espionage activities can be recorder and reported at the right time to the authorities
  • The authority has decided to launch the hotline after 4 Japanese men were arrested on charges of spying in the province
  • The hotline will take care of all the espionage activities as well as the sponsorship of such activities in the province where a number of military installations are there

Meghalaya HC Asks to Enforce AFSPA in Garo Hills

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  • The full bench of the Meghalaya High Court has decided to go ahead with implementation of the draconian AFSPA Act 1958 in the Garo Hills region so that the law and order can be restored in the region
  • The region has been unstable politically as the separatists have often called strikes in the region along with incidents of killings and kidnappings in the region increasing day by day

Balance Nail 1601 commences in Nepal

  • A special joint military exercise has commenced in the hilly regions of Nepal with the armies of USA and Nepal
  • The exercise is aimed at increasing coordination between the armies of the two countries along with the skills of the armies to be improved in warfare in the hilly regions
  • The exercise will continue for one month whereas the countries have already conducted 30 such sessions in the past

Deepak Singhal Appointed as Executive Director of RBI

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  • Deepak Singhal has been appointed as the new executive director of the apex bank of India, Reserve Bank of India as the previous ED of the bank, K K Vohra has been given the responsibility of the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (DICGC)
  • The appointment has been made effective from November 2, 2015 as the new ED took charge after his stint as the regional head at RBI Delhi

Google and Union Government tie up for providing Internet Connectivity

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  • The global internet giant Google Inc has decided to tie up with India in order to provide internet connectivity in the country through the use of large balloons
  • The project has been termed as Project Loon and under this project, the company has decided to go ahead with providing internet connection through large balloons
  • It has already been tested in countries like New Zealand, Brazil and California in USA

First International Film Festival for Persons with Disabilities to be held in New Delhi

  • In order to raise the spirit of the physically challenged people, the department of social justice and empowerment has decided to conduct a film festival for the physically challenged people for the first time in New Delhi
  • The festival will start on December 1 and will conclude on December 3, 2015 and will see a screening of around 40 films in the festival

Lionel Messi appointed as the Global Brand Ambassador of Tata Motors

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  • In an achievement for the Indian carmaker, Tata Motors has roped in the football great Lionel Messi as the brand ambassador of the group in an effort to showcase the brand in a positive light
  • The collaboration has been signed only for passenger vehicles with the company having decided to start with #madeofgreat campaign with the footballer soon