Page-4 of Current Affairs - June, 2015

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar voted best Test player of 21st century

India’s legendary batsman and Bharat Ratna recipient Sachin Tendulkar has been voted the ‘Best Test player’ of the 21st century in an online poll. The online poll was conducted by Cricket Australia’s website for the list of the 100 best Test players since 2000. In this poll, Sachin got the highest number of votes to ..

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Union Government exempts educational institutions from prior green nod

Union Government has exempted builders from obtaining prior green nod for construction of Universities, School, College and Hostel facilities. In this regard Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued a circular to exempt green nod for educational institutions provided they should follow sustainable environment practises of construction. These educational institutions are ..

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India, US ink pacts to enhance cooperation in health sector

India and United States have signed a series of agreements on health in order to enhance cooperation in health sector. The multiple areas covered under such agreement include cancer research, medical infrastructure development and application of new diagnostic technologies. Signed Agreements are MoU on cancer research, control, prevention and management: To develop collaborative research projects ..

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RBI extends deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes till December 2015

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the date to exchange pre-2005 bank notes till December 31, 2015 for third time. Earlier in December 2014, RBI had set the last date for public to exchange these notes as June 30, 2015. RBI has urged people to deposit the old design notes in the bank ..

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India leads FDI in South Asia with 34 billion investment in 2014: UNCTAD Report

India has topped in the regional inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in South Asia region during year 2014, accounting for 34 billion US dollars investments. It was revealed in United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD’s) World Investment Report 2015. As per the report FDI inflow to India has surged by 22 per ..

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Sahitya Akademi confers Bhasha Samman on 4 Scholars

Sahitya Akademi has conferred prestigious ‘Bhasha Samman’ on four scholars for their contribution to classical and medieval literature in various languages. The award will bestowed upon them by the President of the Sahitya Akademi at a special function which will be held later. Recipients of Bhasha Samman K Meenakshi Sundaram: For his contributions to Classical ..

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