GK Eduwrap – 27th Oct 2015

National:

1. Union Law Ministry notified Delhi High Court Amendment Act, 2015.

The Act provides for enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of the District Courts of Delhi from 20 lakh to 2 crore rupees.

2. Indian Immunologicals Ltd (IIL) announced that it operationalized a new multi-purpose facility to produce vaccines against infectious diseases of humans and animal health formulations.

The facility is India’s largest for producing animal health formulations.

International:

1. Conservative Right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party won the Polish parliamentary elections 2015 that were held in Poland.

Sports:

1. The International Cricket Council (ICC) launched the official ICC men’s Team Rankings from Test, One Day International (ODI) and T20I cricket.

2. India’s ace women archer Deepika Kumari has won the Silver medal in recurve event at the 2015 Archery World Cup Final held in Mexico City.

3. Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark won the Hero Women’s Indian Open 2015 at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Awards & Recognition:

1. Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman was conferred with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai. He won the award for his contribution to the Indian music.

2. Director Pan Nalin’s film, Angry Indian Goddesses was awarded with BNL People’s Choice Award at the 10th Rome Film Festival held in Rome, Italy.

Appointments:

1. The government has appointed the national co-convenor of Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) legal cell and the secretary of the BJP parliamentary party Balasubrahmanyam Kamarsu on the board of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) as an industry representative.

2. Jimmy Morales, a former TV comedian, swept to power in Guatemala’s presidential election.

Science & Technology:

1. A powerful earthquake of magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale has hit the Hindukush region of north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan.

2. China has successfully launched Tianhui-1C, a third mapping satellite of the Tianhui-1 series into its designated orbit.

3. A newly-installed Tsunami Early Warning System Siren was successfully tested near INS Angre, off Reserve Bank of India (RBI) head office in south Mumbai.

 

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