GK Eduwrap – 6th June 2015

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National:

1. India’s first of its kind Tier-I Oil Spill Response Centre (OSRC) for Mumbai Port Trust (MBT), Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and ONGC’s facilities at Nhava and Uran was inaugurated on 5 June 2015.

2. Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejunivetion Uma Bharti on 5 June 2015 launched nationwide Jal Kranti Abhiyan (campaign) from Jaipur, Rajasthan.

3. Fortune on 4th June 2015 released the 61st edition of list of top 500 companies.

These Fortune 500 companies account for 12.5 trillion US dollar in revenues, 945 billion US dollar in profits and 17 trillion US dollar in market value and employ 26.8 million people worldwide.

4. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 4th June 2015 inaugurated six mechanical road sweepers on Kalibari Marg, Delhi to effectively control air pollution and keep the city clean.

5. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) was on 2nd June 2015 awarded the Miniratna (Cateogry -1) status by the Department of Public Enterprises under the Union Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises.

6. India’s first green police station was inaugurated on the occasion of World Environment Day at Maurice Nagar in north Delhi.

7. Doctors from Texas State of United States have done the world’s first partial skull and scalp transplant from a human donor. This rare medical feat was achieved by team of Doctors from Houston Methodist Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center which opens new frontier in transplant surgery.

8. Union Government launched nationwide Jal Kranti Abhiyan. It was launched by Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejunivetion Uma Bharti in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

9. The Mumbai Metro One, a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, has tied up with Domino’s Pizza to introduce “pizza on-the-Go” to commuters, marking one year of operations.

Economics:

1. Anil Ambani-led Reliance PowerBSE -1.21 % today signed an agreement to invest $3 billion in setting up a mega power plant and a floating LNG import terminal in Bangladesh which faces acute power shortages.

2. Kotak Mahindra Bank and ING Bank have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for exploring opportunities arising from cross-border business, investment and trade flows across various regions, including Europe.

Appointment:

1. R Seshasayee was on 5th June 2015 appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys Limited.

He succeeded KV Kamath, who resigned to head the proposed BRICS New Development Bank in China.

2. Prominent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was on 5th June 2015 sworn in as President of Mauritius. With this, Gurib-Fakim became the first female president of Mauritius, which gained independence from Britain in 1968 and replaced Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in 1992.

3. Volvo Auto India on 1st June 2015 appointed Tom von Bonsdorff as Managing Director.

He will take over with immediate effect. He succeeded Tomas Ernberg. Tomas Ernberg is moving back to Sweden in a new role.

Death:

1. Hollywood Actor Hiroshi Koizumi passed away on 31st May 2015 following pneumonia.

He was 88. Making debut in 1951 on silver screen, Koizumi appeared in a string of monster films including Mothra vs Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Dogara, the Space Monster. In 1955, Koizumi appeared as a pilot in movie Godzilla Raids Again.

Koizumi also acted in numerous non-monster productions, including the 47 Samurai in 1962, alongside the legendary Toshiro Mifune. During 1970s, he became the presenter of Fuji TV’s popular Quiz Grand Prix.

Later, he appeared in The Return of Godzilla in 1984 and in 2003’s Godzilla.

2. Wrestler Prem Nath, a gold medallist at the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games, passed away on 1 June 2015. He was 64.

Prem Nath, a President’s Medal-winning retired Delhi Police official, was known for his efforts to popularize wrestling in Delhi.

3. Irwin Rose, a biochemist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died on 2nd June 2015 in his sleep in Deerfield, Massachusetts.

Rose won the Nobel Prize for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis.

 Science & Technology:

1. Property advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield has launched a new iPhone app which will enable users to access its research publications from across the globe.

 

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