Current Affairs Updates for 6 October 2015

Current Affairs Updates for today :-

Jack Dorsey appointed as CEO of Twitter


  • Jack Dorsey appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter for 2nd time. Earlier, he appointed in the year 2007.

India signed 18 agreements with Germany

  • India signed 18 agreements with Germany in various sectors at 3rd Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations. The MoU sare MoU on Solar Energy, MoU on Aviation Security etc.

ISIS blows up Palmyra’s Arc of Triumph

  • ISIS blows up Palmyra’s Arc of Triumph on 05th October 2015. It was UNESCO World Heritage site. Oasis town of Palmyra is also known as ‘Pearl of the Desert’.

Ashish Bahuguna gets additional charge of CEO of FSSAI

  • Ashish Bahuguna gets additional charge of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on 04th October 2015. Earlier, he was Chairman of FSSAI.

World Bank released the report

  • According to the report of World Bank released on 05th October 2015, 10% World’s population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015 for the first time. Headquarter of World Bank and President is Washington DC and Jim Yong Kim respectively. World Bank raised new International poverty line to $1.90 from $1.25.

Youyou Tu of China, Satoshi Omura of Japan and William Campbell of Ireland awarded with Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine

  • Youyou Tu of China, Satoshi Omura of Japan and William Campbell of Ireland awarded with Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine on 04th October 2015.

2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush launched by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • 2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush launched by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 04th October 2015 in 352 cities. The mission covered 7 deseases i.e. Diptheria, Whooping cough, Tetanus, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles and Hepatitis B.

World Habitat Day observed on 05th October 2015

  • World Habitat Day observed on 05th October 2015 under the theme ‘Public Spaces for All’. The day organized on first Monday of October. The day was firstly celebrated in the year 1986.

Pedro Passos Coelho became the Prime Minister of Portugal

  • Governing Centre Right Coalition Parties won the general elections of Portugal and Pedro Passos Coelho became the Prime Minister while President of Portugal is Anibal Cavaco Silva. Capital and Currency of Portugal is Lisbon and Euro respectively.

‘Amo Doli Programme’ in Odisha

  • The healthcare programme ‘Amo Doli Programme’ launched by the State Government of Odisha on 04th October 2015 in naxal-affected area Rayagada District.

50% subsidy on seeds provided by Telangana

  • 50% subsidy on seeds provided the State Government of Telangana as announced on 04th October 2015.

‘Ruled or Misruled: Story and Destiny of Bihar’ written by Santosh Singh

  • The book titled as ‘Ruled or Misruled: Story and Destiny of Bihar’ written by Santosh Singh released on 30th September 2015. The book depicts the matter on hope and construction under Nitish Kumar.

Shashi Kapoor awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award of Jagran Fest

  • Shashi Kapoor awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award of Jagran Fest on 05th October 2015 held in Mumbai. Shoojit Sircar awarded with Best Director for the film ‘Piku’.

National Anti-Drug Addiction Day observed on 02nd October 2015

  • National Anti-Drug Addiction Day observed on 02nd October 2015 on the eve of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

FIBA Asian Basketball Championship won by China

  • FIBA Asian Basketball Championship won by China on 03rd October 2015 after defeating Philippines held at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Malaysia ordered shut down of schools for two days

  • Due to choking smog Malaysia ordered shut down of schools in the country on 04th October 2015 for two days. Education Minister of Malaysia is Mahdzir Khalid. In Malaysia, smog was caused due to smoke on Sumatra Island. Prime Minister of Malaysia is Najib Razak. Capital and Currency of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur and Ringgit respectively.

Trichy Municipal Corporation awarded with Skoch Award

  • Trichy also known as Tiruchirapalli Municipal Corporation won Skoch Smart Governance Award on 21st September 2015 for effective solid waste management.

26th Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between India and Indonesia started

  • 26th Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between India and Indonesia started on 03rd October 2015 at Andaman Sea. It is important to noting that it is first ever bilateral exercise between the countries.

Heavy fortified ‘Green Zone’ of Baghdad opened for public for 1st time in 12 years

  • Heavy fortified ‘Green Zone’ of Baghdad opened for public for 1st time in 12 years on 04th October 2015. The Green Zone lies on West bank of Tigirs River, Karkh, Baghdad. The zone also known as ‘International Zone of Baghdad. Prime Minister of Iraq is Haider al-Abadi while President is Fuad Masum. Capital and Currency of Iraq is Baghdad and Dinar respectively.

GAIL has 10% stake in TAPI project

  • In Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project, Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) has 10% stake as announced on 04th October 2015. The project is 1735 km long lies between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Under the project natural gas of Caspian Sea will be transport in four nations. In India it lies through Fazilka, Punjab.
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