Page-2 of Current Affairs - October, 2015

China condemns US warship's passage near disputed islands in South China Sea

China has strongly condemned US warship’s passage near disputed artificial islands in the South China Sea spiraling tensions between both nations. On 22 October 2015, guided missile destroyer USS Lassen had entered the 12-nautical mile zone claimed by China around Zhubi reefs in the Spratly archipelago in South China Sea. China is claiming its full ..

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Raif Badawi wins EU’s Sakharov Prize 2015

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been selected for European Union’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for human rights for year 2015. European Parliament assembly in Strasbourg, France has honoured Mr. Bidawi with this award considering him as a symbol of the fight for freedom of speech. Raif Badawi, author of the website Free Saudi Liberals received an ..

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India-Africa Forum Summit adopts framework for strategic cooperation & Delhi Declaration

The Third India and Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) has adopted a Delhi Declaration 2015 and India-Africa Framework for Strategic Cooperation. These agreements were adopted at the conclusion of third Summit which was attended by India and all 54 African countries in New Delhi. Delhi Declaration-2015 Calls for continued collaboration in the fields of peace and ..

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John Magufuli elected as President of Tanzania

John Pombe Magufuli of ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has won the 2015 Tanzanian Presidential election. With this victory he became fifth President of Tanzania since its independence from United Kingdom in 1961. John Magufuli won this Presidential election by securing 58.46 per cent of the total votes and defeated Edward Lowassa of opposition ..

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China's first lunar rover Yutu sets record for longest stay on Moon

China’s first lunar rover, Yutu, has set the new record for the longest stay by a rover on the lunar surface. With working on the Moon for almost two years it has surpassed previous record of Soviet Union’s (USSR’s) 1970 launched rover Lunokhod 1, which had spent 11 months on the Moon. The lunar rover ..

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RBI allows Indian corporate to issue offshore rupee-denominated bonds outside India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted permission to the Indian corporate to issue offshore rupee-denominated bonds (Masala Bonds) outside India. In this regard, Union Government has considered the matter of taxation of income from such bonds under Income Tax (IT) Act, 1961. Such bonds will attract a withholding tax of 5 per cent ..

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