Current Affairs : 4th November 2015 daily current affair digest


Current Affairs : 4th November 2015 daily current affair digest – Maharashtra Govt approved APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna, for pregnant and lactating women in the tribal areas of the state.

  • The scheme aims at providing at least one full hot cooked nutritious food to every pregnant lady and lactating mother.
  • The scheme will be rolled out on 15 November 2015.
  • The anganwadis workers, the tribal women and the local meal committees will implement the scheme.
  • The Women and Child Welfare Department will spend 10 crore rupees in stipend to anganwadi workers.
  • The scheme will be executed in 16 districts having tribal population.

Next Chief Justice of India : T S Thakur

  • His name has been recommended by current  CJI Justice Dattu. Current CJI Justice Dattu will retire on December 2, 2015.
  • Presently, Justice Thakur is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court.
  • He would be the 43rd CJI.

UNGA Disarmament Committee adopted draft resolution backing aboloition of nuclear arms.

  • The resolution was adopted by 156 member countries, while 17 abstaining and 3 voting against it including China and Russia.
  • The resolution Stresses the inhumanity of nuclear weapons and urges nuclear powers to be more transparent in their disarmament efforts.
  • The resolution asks world leaders to visit the two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which were devastated by the nuclear attacks.

Meghalaya High Court asked centre to impose AFSPA , 1958 in Garo Hills.

  • Meghalaya High Court has asked the Centre to consider enforcing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in militancy-hit Garo Hills region in the state to help the administration restore the rule of law.

Mysuru Railway Station becomes first blind friendly Railway Station in India.

  • The visually impaired – friendly facilities at Mysuru Railway Station  has been inaugurated by Mysuru’s Member of Parliament Pratap Simha.
  • Tactile maps of the railway station and train schedules in Braille were unveiled on the occasion of inauguration.
  • The authorities have also put up 400 metal signages in Braille along the railings of the staircases leading to various platforms.

Tropical Cyclone Chapala hits Yemen triggering heavy floods.

  • Cyclone caused landfall in the south eastern provinces of Hadramawt and Shabwa along the Gulf of Aden coast of Yemen in Arabian Sea bringing winds of speed more than 100 kms per hour.
  • Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has categorized Cyclone Chapala as a Category 4 equivalent storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
  • It is believed that Cyclone Chapala is the most powerful storm that has hit Yemen in last five decades.

Priyanka Chopra bagged People’s Choice Awards nomination.

  • 33-year-old “Mary Kom” actress, who has made it to the top five, will be competing with big names like Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Marcia Gay Harden and Lia Michele. In her debut American TV thriller “Quantico” the “Gunday’ star plays the lead role of a young FBI recruit Alex Parish.
  • The news of her being one of 15 actresses vying for a final nomination in the category came last month.
  • Apart from the actress, the show has also bagged the final nomination in the Favourite New TV Drama category.

Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Malik announced retirement from Test Cricket.

  • The 33-year-old said that he wanted to vacate the place for youngsters who are ready to fill in his shoes.
  • Malik added that he wanted to focus more on ODIs and is willing to play the 2019 World Cup.
  • Test Carrier : Malik has played 35 Tests for Pakistan where he has scored 1898 runs at an average of 35.14.

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Inzamam ul Haq, the former Pakistan captain roped in as the Afghanistan coach for a two-year period.

  • Inzamam agreed to be the batting consultant for the Asian side during the recent tour of Zimbabwe.
  • Inzamam was also offered a similar position with the Pakistan team two years ago but he declined after financial matters between him and Pakistan Cricket Board didn’t work out.
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