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Daily G.K. Buzz - 28th to 30th May 2015

Nation USIBC, FICCI host first Smart Cities Conclave for Ajmer i. The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and FICCI on Friday held a Smart Cities Conclave for Ajmer with senior representatives from the Rajasthan and the U.S. Government present during the conference. ii. This is the first major Smart Cities Conclave for Ajmer and included participation from major Indian and US companies such as United Technologies Corporation (UTC), IBM, Vermeer Corporation, Viacom 18, Corning, AECOM, CH2MHill, Oracle, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, Mahindra Group and Black and Veatch, among others, to create a roadmap and advance the goal of developing Ajmer into a Smart City as articulated in the joint statement between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama in September 2014. Microsoft announced to open India's first Digital Experience Centre in Gujarat i. Microsoft on 27 May 2015 announced to open the India’s first Digital Experience Centre in Vadodara, Guj

Daily .G.K Buzz - 27th May 2015

Nation GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) System fully operationalised i. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 25 May 2015 announced the complete operationalisation of the GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN). ii. The final operational phase of the system commenced on 19 May 2015 as it began broadcasting APV1 Certified signals.  iii. With this, India has become the fourth nation after the US, Europe and Japan to have inter-operable Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS). Also, GAGAN is the first SBAS system in the world to serve the equatorial region. Tripura lifts controversial AFSPA i. The Tripura government on Wednesday lifted the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, (AFSPA) from the state with immediate effect, chief minister Manik Sarkar announced.  ii. The Act has been in force in the one militancy-ravaged state since 1997, Sarkar told media the decision was taken in the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Appointments Tre

Daily G.K. Buzz - 26th May 2015

Nation PM Modi launches 'Kisan TV' for farmers i. Marking the first anniversary of NDA government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched ‘Kisan TV’ at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan. ii. In his address, PM stressed on the need for improving farmers’ condition in the country. He said if country wants to progress, the elevation of villages and farmers is the stepping stone. Appointments Sunil D’Souza appointed as MD of Whirlpool India i. Sunil D’Souza was on 25 May 2015 appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of Indian home appliances maker Whirlpool of India Ltd. D'Souza will join the office of MD on 22 June 2015. ii. Prior to this appointment, he was the Head of PepsiCo’s VIMAPS Business Unit located in Malaysia. He has been with PepsiCo for about 15 years, holding various senior management positions in Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and India.  Ranjit Singh Baxi elected as Head of Bureau of International Recycling i. Indian-o


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Daily G.K. Buzz - 24th & 25th May 2015

Nation India Set to Become Water-Scarce Country by 2025: Report i. Although India is set to become water-scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of $13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said. ii. Nearly 70 per cent of country's irrigation and 80 per cent of domestic water use comes from groundwater, which is rapidly getting depleted. India-Singapore bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX-15 commences in Singapore i. This edition of naval exercise will give traditional emphasis on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and more complex maritime exercises. It will involve various facets of naval operations such as air and surface practice firing, air defence, maritime security and search & rescue operations. ii. Bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX-15 between India and Singapore commenced on 23 May 2015 in Singapore and concluding on May 26, 2015. International Ireland becom

Daily G.K. Buzz - 22nd & 23rd May 2015

Nation J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time i. AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa was on 23 May 2015 sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time. Along with her, 28 others were sworn in as ministers in her Cabinet. ii. The oath was administered by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai. iii. She is the 18th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and succeeded O Panneerselvam who resigned on 21 May 2015 following her acquittal on 11 May 2015 in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court.  Union Cabinet gave its approval for setting up Ammonia-Urea Complex at Namrup in Assam i. The Union Cabinet on 21 May 2015 gave its approval for setting up of a new Ammonia-Urea Complex at Namrup in Assam. The complex will be set up on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode by a joint venture (JV). ii. In the proposed JV, PSU Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation L

UPSC CSAT 2015 notification out

Hello readers, Everyone of us have somewhere down the life has dreamt of getting driven in that white ambassador with beacon above it. UPSC has come out with it's notification for the year 2015.  Number of Seats  - 1129 Important dates – Filling of forms 23 rd May,2015 to 19 th June 2015 Last date for fee payment 19 th June 2015 Prelims date 23 rd August 2015 Click Here for official notification

Daily G.K. Buzz - 20th & 21st May 2015

Nation IAF lands jet on Yamuna Expressway i. In a first, a Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Thursday successfully landed on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura as part of trials to use national highways for emergency landing. ii. The aircraft landed at 6.40 a.m., senior IAF officers said, adding that the force has plans to activate more such stretches on highways in the future. The IAF has been considering the use of national highways for emergency landing by fighter aircraft. Infosys announced to become carbon neutral by 2018 i. Infosys on 18 May 2015 announced to become carbon neutral by 2018. For this it earmarked an amount of 400 crore rupees. The company announced to achieve carbon-neutrality on commuting and travel by its nearly 1.8 lakh employees and in doing so deepens its commitment to sustainability. ii. The company will offset 3.74 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide attributed to employees' travel, and it will spend 70 crore rupees