Current Affairs Short Questions for CDS 2018–Part 6
20 March 2014
K.C. Chakra arty Resigned as RBI Deputy Governor
K.C. Chakra arty, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has resigned on 20 March His resignation came three months ahead of the completion of his term due to personal reasons. Chakra arty was appointed as RBI deputy governor for a three-year term in June 2009, and was subsequently given a two-year extension
Noted Author and Journalist Khushwant Singh Died
Khushwant Singh, the grand old man of Indian literature, has died on 20 March One of India’s best known raconteurs, Singh enthralled millions of readers with classics like’’ Train to Pakistan” , “l Shall Not Hear the Nightingale” and “Delhi-A Novel”. Singh was born on February 2, 1915, in Hadali, now in Pakistan’s Punjab He was the founder-editor of Yojana and went on to head The illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times His autobiography, “Truth, the Love and a Little Malice “was published by penguin Books in 2002. He was awarded the Padma Bhutan in 1974 but returned in 1984, in protest against “Operation Bluster”, or the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army umber then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
IJA elects its First Woman president
The Indian Journalists’ Association in London has unanimously elected its first woman president Aditi Khanna. Khanna is London correspondent for the press Trust of India, the country’s leading news agency.
21 March 2014
Shubranshu Chaudhary Won 2014 Digital Activism Award
A UK based organisation promoting free speech- Index on Censorship, awarded a journalist from India- Shubhranshu Choudhary the 2014 Digital Activism award Choudhary is the founder of CGnet Swara, a mobile news service He was awarded for developing a service that allows tribal in remote parts of India to receive and share news in the local language.
Scientists found presence Of Water Vapour around ‘Hot Jupiter ‘
Researchers have made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of a ‘hot Jupiter ‘planet orbiting the nearby star Tau Bootis. The planet, named tau Boo b, belongs to a class of exotic planets called ‘hot Jupiter’s’. A ‘hot Jupiter’ is a massive extra solar planet that orbits very close to its parent star Unlike our Jupiter, which is faily coly and has an orbital period of about 12 years, tau Boo b orbits its star every 3.3 days and is heated to extreme temperatures by its proximity to the star
22 March 2014
Physicist Rajesh Gopakumar Selected For G D Birla Award 2013
The 23rd G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2013 has been given to theoretical physicist Rajesh Gopakumar of the Department of Physics at the Harish-Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad in 1991 by the K.K. Birla Foundation with the objective of accord recognition to high caliber scientific research undertaken by Indian scientists living and working in India.
World Water Day Observed Across the World
World Water Day 2014 was observed on 22 March with the theme Water and Energy to raise awareness of the inter-linkages between water and energy. World Water Day is observed to preserve and ration consumption of water The Day was celebrated with the events like the UN-Water Decade programme on Advocacy and communications with journalist workshop in Tokyo, releasing of the World Water Development Report, giving away of Water for Life Awards, high-level policy panel, side events and key note speeches.
23 March 2014
Stuart Oliver Won first-ever Indian Truck-Racing Championship
Stuart Oliver of Castrol Vecton emerged winner of the inaugural Tata T1 prima Truck Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida on 23 March he represented Castrol Vecton team in the race and took 30:26. 848 minutes to complete 15 laps of the 2.5 km loop on the 5.1 km-long track. Stuart Oliver (50-year-old), a tan-time British Truck Racing Champion staved off the stiff challenge from Mathew Summerfield (30:1:522 minutes) of Team Cummins.
Book on Writing Kashmiri in Roman Script Released
The book ‘Rationalised Roman for Kashmiri ‘written by Dr R L Bhat was released on 23 March. Book gave the explanation on home to write the language on a computer using Microsoft word or type waiter without the need for any special fonts.