Current Affairs – May, 2015

31 May: World No-Tobacco Day

World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year across the world on 31 May. This day highlights the health risks associated with consumption all forms of tobacco and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. WNTD 2015, calls on countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products which is a Read More…

Case lodged against Nestle India in UP on its product Maggi

A case was lodged in Barabanki court in Uttar Pradesh against Nestle India over inadequate safety standards of its product Maggi. Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration (UP FDA) had asked Nestle India to withdraw a batch of Maggi noodles from the market after they had found that it contained high level of Read More…

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurates New Bank Note Paper Line unit in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the New Bank Note Paper Line unit of 6000 metric ton capacity at Security Paper Mill in Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh. He also flagged off the first consignment of one thousand rupee bank notes made indigenously from this paper mill to the Currency Note Press Nasik. Key Facts about Read More…

Maharashtra government launches Swachhata Saptapadi scheme

Maharashtra Government has launched Swachhata Saptapadi scheme on the lines of Union Government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with actor Aamir Khan who is brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Mumbai. Key facts The term saptapadi means vows taken during marriage by bride and groom Read More…

Sepp Blatter re-elected as FIFA President for a fifth term

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President for a fifth term. He was declared victorious after rival candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat before final voting went into a second round. In the first round, out of the 206 valid votes of member nations, Read More…