Page-5 of Current Affairs - October, 2015

Sylvie Lucas appointed as Chair of IGN of UNSC Reforms

Luxembourg envoy to the United Nations (UN) Sylvie Lucas has been appointed as the next chair of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) of UN Security Council Reforms. She was appointed by 70th UN General Assembly session President Morgens Lykketoft and replaced Jamaican Ambassador to UN Courtenay Rattray. Her appointment comes ahead of the next round of ..

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8th Edition of National Seed Congress begins in Hyderabad

The Eighth edition of National Seed Congress (NSC) has begun in Hyderabad to deliberate on advanced seed development technologies and regulatory measures. The event was formally inaugurated by the Telangana state Agriculture Minister Shrinivasa Reddy and has been organized by Union Agriculture Ministry. The three day congress aims to provide common platform to all stakeholders ..

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4th edition India, Sri Lanka bilateral naval exercise SLINEX 15 begins in Sri Lanka

The fourth edition of Sri Lanka-India bilateral naval exercise SLINEX 2015 began off Trincomalee coast, Sri Lanka. The six days exercise seeks to reinforce the strong neighbourly ties underscored by extensive maritime interaction and improved understanding between neighbouring both countries. Key facts SLINEX 15 seeks to enhance the capability of both navies to work together ..

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AR Rahman conferred with 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award

Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has been conferred with prestigious 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai. He was presented with fifth edition of award by Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai for his contribution to the Indian music on the occasion of 78th birthday of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar. About AR Rahman R. Rahman (full name Allah-Rakha Rahman) is ..

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7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake of magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale has hit the Hindukush region of north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The focus of earthquake was centred 196 km deep beneath the Hindu Kush Mountains. It was centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad district in Afghanistan’s sparsely populated Badakhshan province bordering with Pakistan, Tajikistan and ..

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Union Law Ministry notifies Delhi HC Amendment Act, 2015

Union Law Ministry has notified Delhi High Court Amendment Act, 2015 which was passed by Parliament in August, 2015. The Amendment Acts amends the Delhi High Court Act, 1966 in order to reduce the workload of the Delhi High Court. Key provisions Provides for enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of the District Courts of Delhi from ..

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