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Current Affairs - 28 October 2015

Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Launched E- Sahyog and PAN Camps

E - Shayog and PAN Camps
  • Both  E- Sahyog and PAN camps initiatives of the Income Tax Department to provide easy, simple and reliable services especially in tax returns.
  • The object of the income tax department is to make life as easy as possible for assessee and difficult only for those who consciously evade and avoid.

Ashok - Alexander Sridharan sworn in as the mayor of Bonn in Germany.

Ashok Alexender Sridharan
  • Ashok - Alexander Sridharan sworn in as the mayor of Bonn in Germany on 21 October, 2015 and he bacame the first person of Indian origin  to be elected as the mayor of a major city in the country. 
  • Bonn the 18th most populated city in Germany.

Samiran Chakraborty appointed as Chief Economist for India by Citibank

Samiran Chakraborty
  • On 27 October, 2015 Citibank announced that it has appointed Samiran Chakraborty as Chief Economist for India. 
  • Prior to joining Citibank, Samiran was Managing Director and Head of Macro Research for South Asia at Standard Chartered Bank. He also served ICICI Bank as Chief Economist and Delhi School of Economics as faculty for mathematical economics and open economy macroeconomics.


  • Indian Archer Abhishek Verma won a silver medal in the Archery World Cup Final in the compound section held in Mexico City. He became the first ever Indian to won medal in Archery World Cup Final.
  • Deepika Kumari bagged the silver medal in the Archery World Cup Final held in Mexico City. South Korea's Chou Misun won the Gold in finale. 
  • Lewis Hamilton ( Mercedes Driver) won the 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Title. His team mate Nico Rosberg of Germany stood at the second position and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel (Germany) was at the third
ICC Ranking

  • ICC launched the official ICC men's Team Ranking from Test, One Day International (ODI) and T20 Cricket on 26 October, 2015.
  • South Africa with 125 rating is at the top position in the Test ranking list, while Australia topped the ODI list with 127 ratings. Sri Lanka with 126 points topped the list of T20 rankings.

Third Mapping Satellite of Tianhui - 1 Series Launched by China 

Third Mapping Satellite of Tianhui - 1 Series
  • ON 26 October, 2015 China successfully launched the Tianhui - 1C mapping satellite into its designated orbit from Jiuquan satellite launch center in the north - western province of Gansu.

World Bank considered India as World's Largest Remittance Recipient 

World Bank
  • According to World Bank, India is the World's largest remittance recipient. 
  • As per the report, remittances to India are projected to increase by 2.5 percent in 2015, well above the 0.6 percent increase in 2014.

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