Page-34 of Current Affairs - October, 2015

Union Government notifies mid-day meal rules under National Food Security Act, 2013

Union Government has notified Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Rules, 2015 under the Food Security Act, 2013. The new rules have been finalised by Union Government after consultation with the States and other related Ministries of Union Government. New Rules are Temporary utilization of other funds available with the school for MDM in case school exhausts funds ..

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India ranks 55th on 2015 Global Competitiveness Index: WEF Report

India has been placed at 55th position on 2015 Global Competitiveness Index of the world’s most competitive economies. It was published in Global Competitiveness Report of World Economic Forum (WEF) which has assessed total 140 countries. Key facts Switzerland has retained its top position as the world’s most competitive economy for seventh year in a ..

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India to Chair G20 in 2018

India is going to chair Group of Twenty (G20) nations forum in year 2018 and New Delhi could be the host of the prestigious annual G20 summit. This decision was taken by G20 forum earlier in September 2015 which was chaired by Turkey. Turkey will hand over the Chair for the next year i.e. 2016 ..

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Kartik Chandran named as 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Indian-American associate professor Kartik Chandran has been named as a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship entitles him with a prestigious genius grant of US 625,000 dollars. He has won this prestigious fellowship for his work in transforming pollutant from wastewater into useful products such as energy sources, commodity chemicals and fertilisers. With this fellowship he ..

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China successfully launches 20th Satellite for BeiDou Navigation System

China has successfully launched 20th new generation satellite into space as part of its domestic BeiDou Navigation System (BDS). It was launched using Long March-3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the south-western province of Sichuan. The 20th new generation satellite has been incorporated with a Hydrogen Atomic Clock which provides most accurate ..

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US, Japan, India to coordinate China policies

United States, Japan and India have decided to coordinate policies in addressing China’s increasing maritime activities. This decision was taken in first Japan-US-India trilateral meeting held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting. It was attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Indian ..

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