Current Affairs – June, 2015

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Receive Colombia’s Highest Civilian Award

Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Colombia’s highest civilian award, Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero. He was bestowed with this award for spreading the message of peace in society, reducing stress, inter-mediation in war and combating violence through yoga and breathing exercises. About Read More…

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2015

Sahitya Akademi has announced the Bal Sahitya Puraskar for year 2015. In this edition of Bal Sahitya Puraskar, 5 novelists, 4 writers of short stories, and 3 authors of poetries, 11 writers for their contribution to children’s literature and 1 book of one-act play respectively. Recipients of Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2015 are Novelist: Sowmya Rajendran Read More…

Zaheer Abbas appointed as ICC President

Former Pakistan cricket team captain Zaheer Abbas has been selected the new President of International Cricket Council (ICC) for one year term. He will be 13th President of ICC and succeeds Mustafa Kamal of Bangladesh who had resigned from the post of ICC President in April 2015. Decision in this regard was taken during the Read More…

Union Cabinet gives nod to 6 new IIMs

Union Cabinet has approved setting up 6 new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country. Decision in this regard was taken Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Now the total strength of IIMs increases to 19 from 13. These new IIMs will be located at Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Read More…

India pledges 1 billion dollar aid for Nepal’s reconstruction

India has pledged an assistance of one billion US dollars to the quake-ravaged Nepal for its massive re-construction programme. The announcement was made by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the International Donors’ Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal. One fourth of the assistance from India will be grant and it will be part of Read More…