Current Affairs – June, 2015

EPFO makes UAN mandatory for all employers under its purview

Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has notified an order to make Universal Account Number (UAN) mandatory for all its employers. It will be mandatory for all employers covered under the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. The UAN facility was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2014. It is portable throughout Read More…

Union Government cancels licences of over 2,000 NGOs

Union Government recently has cancelled the licences of over 2000 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) across the country. The decision to cancel the registration of these NGOs was taken by the Union Home Ministry. The registration was cancelled after these entities failed to submit their annual returns and in view of other anomalies under the provisions of Read More…

India emerges as third largest FDI source for United Kingdom

India has emerged as the third largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) source for United Kingdom (UK) in 2014-15. It was revealed in recently released report Inward Investment Report 2014-15 of UK Trade and Industry (UKTI). This FDI source was based in terms of number of projects i.e. source of inward investment. US has remained the Read More…

Maharashtra declares Blue Mormon as ‘State butterfly’

Maharashtra has officially declared Blue Mormon species as State butterfly as part of state symbols. Decision in this regard was taken in State Wildlife Board meeting presided by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai. With this, Maharashtra became the first State in the country to have a State butterfly. About Blue Mormon Blue Mormon (Papilio Read More…

Sister Nirmala Joshi, successor of Mother Teresa passes away

Sister Nirmala Joshi, former Superior General of Missionaries of Charity passed away in Kolkata after brief illness. She was 81. She had taken over as Superior General in March 1997 after the death of Mother Teresa. About Sister Nirmala Joshi Sister Nirmala Joshi was born in 1934 in Ranchi, erstwhile Bihar and Orissa province of Read More…