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Daily Current Affairs Capsule of 11 April 2015

Daily Current Affairs Capsule of 11 April 2015

Daily Current Affairs Capsule of 11 April 2015 


New Appointments
  • Arun Kumar Jha was today appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Mumbai.
    • Jha, a 1985-batch officer of Indian Economics Service, is presently working as Director General, National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
  • Rajalakshmi Devaraj was appointed as Director in Expenditure Management Commission (EMC) under Department of Expenditure.
    • Devaraj, a 1998-batch Indian Defence Accounts Service officer, is presently working as Director, NATGRID (National Intelligence Grid).
Science & Techhnology
  • A new species of crab spiders, has been named as Telangana crab spider (Thomisus telanganensis), after the Telangana state in India.
    • These spiders were discovered by two taxonomy and wildlife scientists from the Zoology Division of Osmania University at Nagnur (Karimnagar dist)
National Affairs
  • Election Commission‬ is going to organise special camps in all Assembly Constituencies across the country on Sunday to update electoral rolls and linking of Aaadhar number with Elector's Photo Identity Card.
    • The objective of setting up such camps is to make electoral rolls completely authentic and error free. 
      Daily Current Affairs Capsule of 11 April 2015
      Daily Current Affairs Capsule of 11 April 2015 
    • The move will also help do away the multiple duplication in Photo Identity Card.
  • Nobel Peace prize Awardee, Kailash Satyarthi has volunteered to help the newly bifurcated states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in tackling exploitation of children.
    • Referring to both the states as a destination of child trafficking, he said that he was ready to work with the new state governments to formulate guidelines that will help prioritize child rights.
International Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Paris, in the first leg of his three nation visit.
    • He was received by the Minister of State for Sports, France, Mr. Thierry Braillard.
    • Modi meets French President Francois Hollande and discusses defence, nuclear, economy, cultural and educational ties
    • India and France inked 17 agreements, including in the field of railways, space and civil nuclear energy.
  • Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi released from Pakistan jail.
    • India lodged a strong protest over this release, saying the "negative development" reinforced the perception that Pakistan has a dual policy on dealing with terrorists.
  • India today completed air evacuation from Sana'a as situation worsened in Yemen with a bomb blast rocking the Aden port.
    • India evacuated over 5600 persons,  which includes over 4640 Indian nationals and about 960 foreign nationals from 41 countries. 
Deaths
  • Former Air Chief Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgaonkar, who had the honour of leading the fly-past on Independence day in 1947, passed away.
  • Former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud (84) passed away.
Source:- Gr8ambitionz
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