Current Affairs Updates for 8 October 2015

Published on Thursday, October 08, 2015

Noble Prize in Chemistry announced

  • Tomas Lindahl of UK, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar of USA awarded with Nobel Prize in Chemistry for DNA studies on 06th October 2015.

Hoesung Lee of South Korea appointed as Chairman of Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)

  • Hoesung Lee of South Korea appointed as Chairman of Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) on 07th October 2015 as R.K. Pachauri of India resigned due to involved in sexual abuse scandal. The Headquarter of IPCC is in Geneva, Switzerland established in 1988 by UNEP and WMO. It has 195 member countries.

    National Green Tribunal ordered to levy environmental tax on trucks entering Delhi

    • National Green Tribunal ordered to levy environmental tax on trucks entering Delhi under Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

    3 new AIIMS will be established in India

    • 3 new AIIMS will be established in India as decided by govt. of India on 06th October 2015 i.e. Nagpur, Manglagiri (Andhra Pradesh) and Kalyani (West Bengal) costs about Rs.5000 Crore under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

    Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2016 will be held in New Delhi

    • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2016 will be held in New Delhi during the period 08th to 10th January 2016. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 organized in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat.

    ‘The Clintons War on Women’ written by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow released

    • The book titled as ‘The Clintons War on Women’ written by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow released on 07th October 2015.

    IMF released the report

    • According to the report released by International Monetary Fund (IMF), India’s growth forecast for the year 2015-16 is 7.3%. The Headquarter of IMF is in Washington D.C. and  Managing Director is Christine Lagarde.

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