Current Affairs June 7 & 8, 2010
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is a global non-profit research organization headquartered in Sydney, Australia with a branch in Washington, D.C.India ranks 128. Read Here
Mad Cow Disease : India is among safest countries
The Mad cow disease known technically as Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease in cattle. This disease causes a spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord. Q+A Read Here
Smriti Manjusha – The Time Capsule of Gujrat
On June 7, 2010, the Chief Minister of Gujrat Narendra Modi seals a 90-kg Time Capsule called “Kaal Sanduk” or Smriti Manjusha”. Read Here
Technical Advisory Group for Unique Projects (TAGUP)
On June 7, 2010, the Ministry of Finance, Government of India has announced the constitution of a Technical Advisory Group for Unique Projects (TAGUP). Read Here
UGC’s Notice to stop Distance learning in Physiotherapy
Recently the Delhi High Court order had banned the distance learning courses in physiotherapy running without approval or prior consent of the approved statutory bodies. . Following this, the University Grants Commission (UGC) starts sending notices to universities asking them to stop such courses. Read Here
‘Garuda-IV’ is the name of an Air Forces Exercise scheduled from June 14-25 at Istres Air Base, France. Read Here
Update: Bhopal Gas Tragedy Verdict
The justice got buried on June 7, 2010. A city court in Bhopal held seven officials of Union Carbide plant and the company itself guilty of criminal negligence for the 1984 gas disaster and the guilty were bailed out within minutes. Read here
New Chief of National Human Rights Commission:
On June 7, 2010, Former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan formally took charge as the chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Justice Balakrishnan will hold the post for a period of five years. He retired from the post of the Chief Justice of India on May 12 and was succeeded by Sarosh Homi Kapadia.
Tura: Winter Capital of Meghalaya:
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul M Sangma announces that state would have Raj Bhavan Annexe at Tura, while hinting that Tura, the headquarter of West Garo Hills district, would also be declared as the winter capital of Meghalaya.
Infosys GIT MOU
Infosys Technologies signs a MOU with Georgia Institute of Technology for potential research and educational opportunities.
‘AMIR’ is the name of India’s first art market review quarterly. It has been launched by non profit organisation IACEI Council for Indian Arts, Culture, Education and its Infrastructure (IACEI) and Osian’s.
Zain Deal Closed
On June 7, 2010 Bharti Airtel has announced the completion of acquisition of Kuwait-based Zain Group’s mobile operations in 15 countries across Africa for 10.7 billion dollars, making it the world’s fifth largest telecom firm.
Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor has been appointed the brand ambassador of Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL).
IATA – Most Improved Airport
Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has been rated the 2010 IATA Eagle Award for Most Improved Airport. It is Canada’s busiest airport, the Pearson International Airport handles more than 30 million passengers annually, with 74 international airlines operating from here.
Radhika Plakkot, an Indian American science teacher has been named among one of the 103 mathematics and science teachers for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by the United States President Barak Obama.
Bangladesh Observer Closes Down
One of the oldest newspaper of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Observer has closed down after a prolonged dispute between the owners and employees. Founded in 1949 as Pakistan Observer, it was renamed Bangladesh Observer in 1972.