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Current Affairs Updates for 5 October 2015

Current Affairs Updates for today :-

Shashank Manohar appointed as unopposed as President of BCCI

  • Shashank Manohar appointed as unopposed as President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 04th October 2015. BCCI established in the year 1928 earlier known as Calcutta Cricket Club.

World’s highest Terrestrial Research Centre built by DRDO

  • World’s highest Terrestrial Research Centre built by Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) in Changla, Ladakh on 04th October 2015 located at 17,600 feet.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Wuhan Open Women’s Doubles title

  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Wuhan Open Women’s Doubles title on 04th October 2015. This is 7th World Tennis doubles title won by Indo-Swiss couple in the year 2015. The other six are Indian Wells Open, Miami Open, Charleston Open, Wimbledon, US Open and Guangzhou Open. While Venus Williams of USA won Women’s singles title of the event.

Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal won MTB Himalaya Title

  • Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal won MTB Himalaya Title 2015 on 04th October 2015 in Solo men’s category for the 2nd time as received the crown titled as ‘King of the Himalaya’ while Catherine Williamson of UK won Open Women’s Solo category. The event also known as Asia’s Premier Mountain Biking Race as sponsored by Hero Cycles India held in Himachal Pradesh.

Edida Nageswara Rao died

  • Edida Nageswara Rao, the famous Cinema Producer of Andhra Pradesh, died on 04th October 2015. It is important to noting that Telugu Cinema also known as ‘Tollywood’.

Union Agriculture Ministry launched the report


  • According to the report of Union Agriculture Ministry, there is 12.5% food items contain unapproved pesticides as the report released on 02nd October 2015. The survey held under the scheme ‘Monitoring of Pesticide Residues’.

25 years of reunification of Germany conducted on 03rd October 2015

  • 25 years of reunification of Germany conducted on 03rd October 2015. Earlier in the year 1990, East Germany and West Germany reunited. Chancellor of Germany is Angela Mekel and President of Joachim Gauck. Capital and Currency of Germany is Berlin and Euro respectively.

‘Citizen Portal’ launched by the State Government of Odisha

  • ‘Citizen Portal’ launched by the State Government of Odisha on 02nd October 2015 namely ‘www.citizenportal-op.gov.in’. The portal will provide services under issuance of FIR copies, character certificates etc.

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone signed an agreement with L&T

  • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) signed an agreement with L&T for Kattupalli Port Operations on 02nd October 2015. Kattupalli Port situated in Tamil Nadu.

‘Khadi Utsav’ organized by the State Government of Gujarat in Ahmedabad

  • ‘Khadi Utsav’ organized by the State Government of Gujarat in Ahmedabad on 02nd October 2015 on the eve of 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The State also announced 25% discount on Khadi products produced in the Gujarat and 15% on produced in any other State.

Forbes India Leadership Awards 2015 presented in Mumbai


  • Forbes India Leadership Awards 2015 presented on 30th September 2015 in Mumbai. It is important to noting that Forbes is business magazine of USA. CEO of Forbes is Michael Perlis, founder is B.C. Forbes and founded in the year 1917. The list is:
  1. Best CEO of Multinational Company – Uday Shankar, Star India Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Best CEO of Public Sector – Arundhati Bhattacharya, State Bank of India
  3. Best CEO of Private Sector – C.P. Gurnani, Tech Mahindra Ltd.
  4. Lifetime Achievement Award – R.C. Bhargava, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
  5. Entrepreneur for the Year – Uday Kotak, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

Dr.Anup K. Pujai gets additional charge of Steel Authority of India Limited

  • Dr.Anup K. Pujai gets additional charge of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on 01st October 2015. He is Secretary of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise.

Ratan Tata awarded with UK City of Coventry

  • Ratan Tata awarded with UK City of Coventry on 01st October 2015. Moreover, Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, an Indian-American Prof. was also awarded with the award. Earlier in the year 2000 Ratan Tata awarded with Padma Bhushan and in 2008 awarded with Padma Vibhushan.

Zenia Bhumgara became 2nd Indian awarded with Merlin Award by International Magicians Association

  • Zenia Bhumgara became 2nd Indian who awarded with Merlin Award by International Magicians Association on 30th September 2015. 1st Indian who received the award is Prodip Chandra Sorcar, Jr.

World Vegetarian Day observed on 01st October 2015

  • World Vegetarian Day observed on 01st October 2015 in all over the World to promote the health benefits of vegetarian life. ‘October’ also considered as Vegetarian Awareness Month.
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