India Current Affairs - 2020

India economic growth to surpass China’s in 2015-16: UN report

Recently released UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) Report for Mid update -2015 has projected that India’s economic growth will surpass China’s growth in 2016. The report has projected India’s economy to grow by 7.6 per cent in year 2015 and 7.7 per cent in 2016. While, it has projected China’s economic growth will be 7 Read More…

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India assumes presidency of 68th World Health Assembly

India assumed the presidency of the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) held in Geneva after a gap of 19 years. The 68th WHA session began on 18 May 2015 and it will conclude on 27 May 2015. The WHA session is presided by Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda who is also leading the high-level Read More…

KV Kamath named as first President of New Development Bank of BRICS nations

Eminent banker Kundapur Vaman Kamath was appointed as first President New Development Bank (NDB) of BRICS nations. He will have of five year term after the bank becomes operational within one year. About Kundapur Vaman Kamath Born on 2 December 1947 in Mangalore, Karnataka. Kamath is the Chairman of the India’s largest private sector bank, Read More…

CNR Rao conferred with Japan’s highest civilian award

Eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao was conferred with Japan’s highest civilian award the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star. He was bestowed with this award for his outstanding contributions to science and Indo-Japanese science cooperation. Rao is a National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor. He is Read More…

7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal

A high-intensity earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale had struck central Nepal between its capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara on 25 April 2015. Earthquake’s epicenter was 80 kilometers east of Pokhra near Kathmandu. It had a depth of only 11 kilometers (7 miles) i.e. in geological terms it was a shallow Read More…