Current Affairs Today - Current Affairs 2015

Haryana passes bill to abolish Police Recruitment Board

Haryana legislative Assembly has passed Haryana Police (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to abolish the Police Recruitment Board in order to end the nepotism in the police recruitments in the state.

Provisions of the bill

  • Gazetted posts in the police service would be filled through Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC).
  • Direct recruitment to various non-gazetted ranks in the police service would be filled through the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC).

The Bill was mooted by State government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to follow up its commitment of transparent and merit-based selections in the government jobs.

Implications: This bill paves the way for abolishing the need of multiple recruitment agencies in the state for recruitment of group C posts. It will also end the nepotism in the police recruitments in state.


Indian boxer Vikas Krishan wins silver medal in 75 kg category in Asia Championships

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan has won the silver medal in the Asian Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand.

In the final match of 75kg weight category, he was defeated by Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev by 0-2 score.

In this edition of Asian Championships, Vikas only has won silver medal for India. Shiva Thapa (56kg), Devendro Singh (49kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) won bronze medal each in their respective category.

Besides, six Indians also qualified for World Championships which is to be held in October 2015 and will be the first qualifying event for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.


Eminent Music composer Adesh Shrivastava passes away

Eminent Bollywood Music composer Aadesh Shrivastava passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was 49 and died due to cancer.

Over the course of his career, he had scored music for over 100 Hindi films as composer, playback singer and music director.

He had composed songs of movies like Chalte Chalte, Baghban, Baabul, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Rajneeti and others.

He had delivered chart busters like Haathon Mein Aa Gaya Jo Kal, Kya Ada Kya Jalwe Tere Paro, Sona Sona, Gustakhiyaan, Shava Shava, Gur Nalon Ishq Mitha, Mora Piya etc

Shrivastava was born on 4 September 1966 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and is survived by wife Vijeta Pandit and their two sons Anivesh and Avitesh.