India to Chair G20 in 2018.
India is going to chair Group of Twenty (G20) nations forum in year 2018 and New Delhi could
be the host of the prestigious annual G20 summit. This decision was taken by G20 forum
earlier in September 2015 which was chaired by Turkey.
Turkey will hand over the Chair for the next year i.e. 2016 to China and in 2017 Germany
is going to chair it. G20 is the premier forum for global economic
and financial cooperation. Being a forum it does not have any permanent secretariat or
management and administrative structure. Every year one nation holds the chair of G20
known as Presidency which rotates annually among its member groups. The presidency establishes
a temporary secretariat for the duration till it holds the Chair.
The forum brings together 20 nations that represent world’s major advanced and emerging
economies, representing around 85 per cent of global GDP. V Shanmuganathan sworn-in as 17th Governor
of Manipur V Shanmuganthan has sworn in as the 17th Governor
of Manipur after taking oath at ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Imphal. He succeeded Dr.
Syed Ahmed who had died in late in September 2015. Plestinian flag hoisted at UN headquarters
for the first time. Palestinian flag was raised for the first
time at United Nations headquarters in New York on 30 September 2015. The politically
sensitive flag raising ceremony took place at 1:16 pm at the UN’s Rose Garden.
The flag hosting raising ceremony was attended by the President of the Palestinian Authority
Mahmoud Abbas. Earlier on 10 September 2015, United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly
approved the Resolution on Raising of Flags by Non-Member Observer States.
The resolution said that the flags of non-member observer states like Palestine shall be raised
at UN Headquarters and United Nations Offices following the flags of the Member States of
the organization. Palestine was granted the status of a non-member observer State by the
UNGA in 2012. International Day of Older Persons observed
across the world. The International Day of Older Persons was
on 1 October 2015 observed across the world with the theme Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness
in the Urban Environment. The 2015 IDOP celebration demonstrated that an age inclusive agenda
is crucial to promote equity, welfare and prosperity for all. China launched 20th satellite for its BeiDou
Navigation System. China on 30 September 2015 launched a 20th
new generation satellite into orbit that will support its global navigation and positioning
network. The satellite was launched from Xichang Satellite
Launch Center in the south-western province of Sichuan. A Long March-3B carrier rocket
carried the satellite. The launch of the 20th satellite for the BeiDou
Navigation Satellite System has put China one step closer to providing an alternative
to the U.S. operated Global Positioning System .
Besides, it was the first time that the satellite featured a hydrogen atomic clock. Also, multiple
tests related to the clock will be done. Heena Sidhu wins gold medal at Asian Air Gun
Championships. India’s ace shooter Heena Sidhu has clinched
a Gold medal in the 10-metre air pistol event of the Asian Air Gun Championships in New
Delhi. In this event, Heena shot a total of 197.8
points to finish at the top of the podium to win the gold medal. Shweta Singh of India
by scoring total of 197 points won Silver medal. While South Korea’s Seon A Kim won
the Bronze medal. Yashaswini Singh Deshwal of India was placed at fourth position.
It should be noted that Heena Sidhu is former world number one and was India’s first pistol
shooter to be ranked number one in the world. Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc.
After US markets closed on 2nd October, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company
that will house Google’s search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its “moonshot”
ventures such as driverless cars. Google’s class A shares and class C shares
will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares
and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The ticker symbols will not change. India’s foreign reserves plunge by over $2
billion India’s foreign exchange (FOREX) reserves
declined by $2.04 billion to $349.97 billion in the week ended September 25, official data
showed on 2nd October. The reserves had risen by $631.5 million to
$352.02 billion in the previous week ended September 18. The reserves had augmented by
$2.35 billion to $351.38 billion in the week ended September 11. Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win Wuhan Open
title. Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza continued
her superb run with Swiss partner Martina Hingis as the duo clinched its seventh title
together by winning the Wuhan Open women’s doubles trophy on Saturday.
Ti.he top-seeded pair eased past the Romanian team of Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu
6-2, 6-3 in the title clash. Venus Williams wins Wuhan Open.
Venus Williams won her second title of the season at the Wuhan Open in central China
after Garbine Muguruza retired in the second set.
Williams took the first set and was then handed the title by the Spaniard after 53 minutes,
three points into the second set. Jordan Spieth voted PGA Tour Player of the
Year. American world number one Jordan Spieth was
named as the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year after a stellar 2014-15 campaign highlighted
by two major victories among his five wins. The 22-year-old landed the coveted honour
after clinching the first two majors of the season -the Masters and US Open -before finishing
one shot out of a British Open play-off in July and being runner-up at the PGA Championship
in August. E-FIR system launched in Odisha.
Nearly fifteen months after dry run, the Odisha police launched its ambitious ‘e-FIR’ system
under the Centre-sponsored Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the system, which enables tech-savvy people
to send their complaints to police in all districts through online.
All the 531 police stations in the state have been computerized to receive complaints through
online. INS Sahyadri entered Da Nang port in Vietnam.
INS Sahyadri entered Da Nang port in Vietnam as part of its operational deployment in the
South China Sea. Around the time Navy Chief Admiral R.K Dhowan
began his official tour of Australia, an Indian naval ship entered Vietnam waters on its way
to Japan. In the backdrop of both the developments,
hangs the shadow of China’s growing naval assertiveness in the region, and India’s
new-found aggression to build partnerships both as a response to China as well as part
of its role as a major maritime force of the Indian Ocean. Dr Anup K Pujari has been given additional
charge of CMD of SAIL. Dr Anup K Pujari assumed additional charge
as the Chairman and Managing Director of Steel Authority of India Limited.
At present, he is the Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprise . Besides as the CMD of SAIL, he was also given additional charge of the post
of Secretary in Ministry of Steel October 2: International Day of Non-Violence.
The International Day of Non-Violence was observed on 2 October 2015 across the world.
It was celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a pioneer of the philosophy
and strategy of non-violence. The International Day of Non-Violence was
created by the United Nations by a resolution of the General Assembly on 15 June 2007 PM Narendra Modi inaugurated county’s first
solar powered district court. Narendra Modi inaugurated county’s first solar
powered district court in Khunti, Jharkhand. Making an appeal to stop wastage of electricity,
the Prime Minister said that like solar energy, we also need to focus on energy conservation.
He added that India will be successful in achieving the target of 175 Gigawatt of clean
energy by 2022. At 17,600 Feet, DRDO sets up world’s highest
terrestrial research centre. Defence Research and Development Organisation
established the world’s highest terrestrial centre at 17,600 feet above sea level at Changla
near Pengong lake in Ladakh. The centre will serve as a natural cold storage
for preserving rare and endangered medical plants for generations to come. The centre
was inaugurated by Director General, DRDO Dr S Christopher. India and Germany sign 18 MoUs.
India and Germany on Monday signed a deal to fast-track business approvals, an arrangement
to make it easier for German companies to operate in Asia’s third largest economy that
was announced as Chancellor Angela Merkel visited New Delhi.
The fast-track approvals process will ensure that German firms will have a single point
of contact in the Indian administration, helping them to navigate a web of red tape that often
thwarts business initiative. The agreement is the first of its kind and
comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to attract foreign investment in support of
his “Make in India” drive to boost industrial investment and create skilled jobs.
India and Germany also agreed to enhance ties in key areas of defence manufacturing, trade,
intelligence and clean energy during wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi
and German Chancellor Angela Merkel here after which 18 MoUs were inked. Three scientists share Nobel Prize for medicine
for work on parasitic diseases. The Nobel Prize for medicine has been jointly
awarded this year to three scientists for their work on parasitic diseases. Half of
the award goes to Ireland’s William Campbell and Japan’s Satoshi Omura, who discovered
a new drug to treat infections caused by roundworm parasites.
The other half goes to China’s Youyou Tu, who used traditional herbal medicine to find
a new kind of antimalarial agent. 26th edition of CORPAT between India and Indonesia
began in Andaman Sea. 26th edition of the Coordinated Patrol between
India and Indonesia began on 3 October 2015 in the Andaman Sea. The expanded version of
the 18-day long CORPAT that will conclude on 21 October 2015 will also see the first
ever bilateral exercise between the two nations. The two-day inaugural India-Indonesia Bilateral
Maritime Exercise is scheduled from 17 October to 18 October 2015 in the Andaman Sea.
The two navies have been carrying out Coordinated Patrolling along the International Maritime
Boundary Line twice a year since 2002 with the aim of keeping this vital part of the
Indian Ocean Neutrino scientists win Nobel Prize for Physics.
Japan’s Takaaki Kajita and Canada’s Arthur B. McDonald won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics
for their discovery that neutrinos have mass, the award-giving body said.
“The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can
prove crucial to our view of the universe,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said
in a statement awarding the 8 million Swedish crown ($962,000) prize. Jack Dorsey appointed as permanent CEO of
Twitter. Micro blogging site Twitter has appointed
its co-founder and interim chief executive officer (CEO) Jack Dorsey as permanent CEO
for second time. He will succeed Dick Costolo who had resigned in June, 2015 after serving
to this top post for five years. With this new appointment he will cease to
be chairman of the board of Twitter but will continue to serve as a member of the board.
Earlier from May 2007 to October 2008, he had served as Twitter’s president and CEO.
He was also the Chairman of the board of members of Twitter since October 2008 and has been
a member since May 2007. China won 2015 FIBA Asian Basketball Championship.
China on 3 October 2015 won the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Championship
by defeating the Philippines by 78-67 in the final. The victory has won the nation a direct
qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The game was organised in front of a 7000 strong capacity crowd in Changsha, Hunan province
of China. In the final game, Yi Jianlian scored maximum
runs and earned 15 rebounds. He was also selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Sergey Karjakin wins 2015 World Cup Chess
Championship. Sergey Karjakin of Russia has won 2015 World
Cup Chess Championship held at Baku, Azerbaijan. In the final match he defeated Peter Svidler
by 6-4 score. The title of this championship was decided in the tie-breakers after both
competitors had won two classical games each. He is Ukrainian-born Russian chess grandmaster
and chess prodigy. He holds the record for being world’s youngest
Chess Grandmaster at the age young of 12 years and 7 months.
Karjakin has won the World Rapid Chess Championship (2012), twice Norway Chess Tournament (2013,
2014) and Corus Chess Tournament . Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize in Literature.
Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and prose writer, won the Nobel Prize in Literature
on Thursday “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our
time,” the Swedish Academy announced. Ms. Alexievich, 67, is the 14th woman to win
the literature prize. Born to a Belarussian father and a Ukrainian mother, in what is
now Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, Ms. Alexievich is best known for giving voice to survivors
of the Second World War, the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan that lasted from 1979 to 1989,
and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986. Union Cabinet approved construction of National
War Memorial in Delhi. The Union Cabinet on 7 October 2015 approved
the construction of National War Memorial and a National War Museum at Princess Park
near India Gate, Delhi in memory of all Indian soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice
for the country post-independence. Cyclist Deborah Herold became first-ever Indian
to win five medals at Taiwan Cup. Indian cyclist Deborah Herold in the first
week of October 2015 bagged one gold, three silver and one bronze medal at the 2015 Taiwan
Cup held at the Hsin Chu Velodrome, Hsin-Chu city in Taiwan. With this, she became the
first ever Indian cyclist to win in women’s elite section.
Deborah fetched the gold medal in Taiwan Cup Track International Classic I by defeating
the Malaysian top rider. On the other hand, she ended on second place in the keirin event
and 500m time trial. China launched the first phase of China International
Payment System. China on 8 October 2015 launched the first
phase of China International Payment System , a milestone in bolstering Yuan’s global
usage and furthering cross-border clearing of its currency from the Chinese mainland
instead of offshore centres abroad. The launch of the CIPS was expected to boost
the Shanghai Free Trade Zone launched in 2013 as a test bed for new reforms.
Developed and administered by the People’s Bank of China, CIPS enables market participants
outside China to clear Yuan transactions with their Chinese counterparts directly from 9
am to 8 pm. World Egg Day observed on 9 October 2015.
World Egg Day was observed on 9 October 2015 as it is being celebrated every year on second
Friday of October as per the directives of International Egg Commission.
Celebration of this day gives a unique opportunity to help propagate the nutritive value of eggs
in human nutrition. It also helps in increasing egg consumption, which is the main source
of protein. On this day to promote awareness about the
nutritional value of the egg, National Egg Co-ordination Committee is conducting several
programmes and campaign. Veteran music director Ravindra Jain passed
away. Renowned music director and lyricist Ravindra
Jain passed away on 9 October 2015 following a multiple-organ failure in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
He was 71. He is survived by his wife and son.
He started his singing career at a very tender age by reciting bhajans and poetry at temples.
He began his musical journey in Bollywood in the 1970s. Since then, he has composed
music for almost 150 movies apart from working with Sagar Films for their television series. The 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded
to Angus Deaton. Angus Deaton, a British economist, has won
the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.”
“To design economic policy that promotes welfare and reduces poverty, we must first
understand individual consumption choices. More than anyone else, Angus Deaton has enhanced
this understanding. By linking detailed individual choices and aggregate outcomes, his research
has helped transform the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and development economics,”
the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix, closes in
on F1 world title. Lewis Hamilton has won the Russian Formula
One Grand Prix in Sochi, taking a massive step toward winning the drivers’ championship
in the process. Russia’s Daniil Kvyat managed to finish in the points as he claimed sixth
place. Starting second on the grid, Hamilton took
advantage of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s early crash to move into the lead. The 30
year-old Briton never looked back as he cruised to victory ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
Hamilton, wearing a traditional Russian ushanka (fur hat), picked up the Russian Grand Prix
trophy from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who watched the race from the stands. The
British driver now needs just nine more points to retain his drivers’ championship title.
In winning for the second successive year in Sochi, Hamilton passed the legendary Ayrton
Senna’s record of 41 wins. The Briton was delighted and honored to have surpassed his
hero’s achievement. Veteran Tamil actress Manorama died.
Legendary Tamil actress Gopishantha, popularly known by her stage name Manorama, died on
10 October 2015 due to multiple organ failure in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She was 78.
Manorama acted in over 1500 movies in her career spanning almost six decades. She was
also a brilliant comedian, singer and a stage artiste. Her first film was Malayitta Mangai,
which released in 1958. She sang her first song in Ratha Thilagam in 1963. She also sang
a song composed by A R Rahman for the film May Madham in 1994. Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal to win
2015 China Open Men’s Singles title. Novak Djokovic on 11 October 2015 won the
China Open Men’s Singles title by defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain.
In the summit clash held at the National Tennis Centre in Beijing the top seeded Serbian overpowered
Nadal by 6-2 6-2. For Djokovic, it was the fourth consequent win in Beijing and the fourth
consequent title since 2012. Overall, he is the only player to have won
the title six times. His other two titles were in 2009 and 2010. In 2015, Djokovic joined
Roger Federer and Rod Laver as the only men in the Open era to reach all four major finals.
His only defeat came in the final of the French Open against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland. Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram won 2015 Dutch
Open Men’s Singles title. Ajay Jayaram of India on 11 October 2015 defended
the 2015 Dutch Open Men’s Singles badminton title. In the summit clash held at Almere
in Netheralnds, the World Number 26 ranker defeated Estonia’s Raul Must by 21-12 21-18.
While Jayaram won his maiden title in 2014, it was the fourth overall title for India.
The other two titles were won by Prakash Padukone and Chetan Anand in 1982 and 2009 respectively.
Dutch Open is a Grand Prix category tournament that is held annually since 1932 in Netherlands.
It is currently organized by Nederlandse Badminton Bond and is a part of the European Badminton
Circuit. Jayakumar takes over as MD and CEO of Bank
of Baroda. P S Jayakumar, the former chief executive
of VBHC Value Homes, on Tuesday took charge as the new MD and CEO of the state-owned Bank
of Baroda for three years. P S Jayakumar, 53, has taken over as the chief
of BoB at a time when the bank is under the investigation glare for an alleged fraud and
black money transactions worth over Rs 6,000 crore. Veteran filmmaker I.V. Sasi honoured with
J.C. Daniel Award. Renowned Malayalam filmmaker I.V. Sasi on
12 October 2015 was awarded with the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for the year 2014 for his
contributions towards the Malayalam entertainment industry.
Sasi has made over 150 Indian films in various languages and genres. However, he is mostly
known for his South Indian films. He started his directorial career officially
with his first film Ulsavam. He has directed more than 170 films over a span of 34 years.
Most of his movies came out as super hits and some of them are even classified as classics
or good cinema. Jamaican writer Marlon James won the 2015
Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Jamaican writer Marlon James on 13 October
2015 won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings.
With this, James became the first Jamaican author to win the prize in its 47-years of
history. James was honoured with the prize money of
50000 Euros, a trophy and a designer bound edition of his book. He was also awarded with
additional 2500 Euros for being shortlisted for the prize. Portugal became the first European country
to sign the MoU on establishment of Nalanda University.
Portugal on 9 October 2015 became the first European country to sign the Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of Nalanda University.
The MoU was signed in New Delhi by Portuguese Ambassador to India Ana Martinho and Dr Jitendra
Nath Misra, the Ambassador of India to Portugal. With this, Portugal became the 17th country
overall and the fourth outside the East Asia Summit to do so. Nepal Elects First Woman as Parliament Speaker.
Nepalese lawmakers today elected the country’s first woman speaker of Parliament following
formation of a new government after promulgation of the Constitution. Parliament unanimously
elected UCPN-Maoist lawmaker Onsari Gharti Magar as the Speaker of the House.
Nepal’s Constituent Assembly was converted into the legislative Parliament after the
promulgation of the Constitution on September 20 following which K P Sharma Oli was elected
as the new prime minister defeating incumbent Sushil Koirala in a contest which became necessary
after parties failed to forge a consensus amid violent protests over the country’s new
Constitution. Saketh Myneni wins 2015 Vietnam Open Tennis
Trophy. India’s ace tennis player Saketh Myneni
has won the 2015 Vietnam Open trophy. In the summit clash which lasted for one hour and
27 minutes he defeated Australia’s Jordan Thompson by 7-5, 6-3 score.
It was Saketh’s first singles ATP Challenger title of the 2015 season. It was also overall
his second singles title at the Challenger level. Earlier he had won the Indore Open. Novak Djokovic won 2015 Shanghai Rolex Masters
tennis title. World Number 1 ranking Novak Djokovic on 18
October 2015 won the 2015 Shanghai Rolex Masters tennis title in the men’s singles category.
To clinch the title, the top seeded Serbian player defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 6-4
in the final match held in Shanghai, China. It was the third Shanghai title for Djokovic
in four years, having defeated Andy Murray (the UK) and Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina)
in the 2012 and 2013 finals respectively. NATO launched military exercise Trident Juncture
in Italy. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
allies and partner nations on 19 October 2015 launched the Alliance’s Trident Juncture
military exercise at the Trapani air force base in Italy. Trident Juncture will end on
6 November 2015. The three week long intensive training involves
36000 troops from more than 30 nations across Italy, Spain and Portugal. VK Malhotra appointed as head of the All India
Council of Sports. The Union Government on 19 October 2015 named
veteran sports administrator Vijay Kumar Malhotra as the President of the All India Council
of Sports. His position will be in the rank of Minister of State. The council also includes
former sportspersons, including PT Usha, Limba Ram, N Kunjarani Devi, IM Vijayan, Baichung
Bhutia and P Gopichand. Malhotra acted as the Senior Vice President
of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the acting President of the IOA after the
arrest of Suresh Kalmadi in connection with the alleged irregularities in awarding contracts
for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Bank of Baroda first PSU bank to join Chillr
platform. Bank of Baroda has become the second bank
after HDFC Bank to join the Chillr payment platform which enables peer-to-peer payment
through a mobile application. Only those whose banks are integrated with
Chillr can use the application for remitting funds. However, customers of any bank can
receive funds using Chillr. This app is presently made available on Android
platform for fund transfer and will be made available for IOS and Windows platform shortly.” AB de Villiers named brand ambassador of MRF.
Tyre manufacturing giant MRF Limited on 20 October 2015 named South African batsman AB
de Villiers as its brand ambassador. As per company norms, the association is for a period
of three years. AB de Villiers, the ODI captain of South Africa
team, in his new role will endorse the company’s products and services through advertising
campaigns and other such promotional programmes during the term of the agreement.
AB de Villiers who captains the South African One Day International (ODI) team is regarded
as the current best batsman in the world and one of the greatest of all time. He holds
the record for most Test innings without registering a duck (78), before being dismissed for nought
against Bangladesh in November 2008. He also holds the second-highest individual
score by a South African batsman in an innings, with 278 not out. RBI issued direction on implementation of
Gold Monetisation Scheme 2015. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 22 October
2015 issued a Direction to all Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding Regional Rural Banks) on
implementation of the Gold Monetisation Scheme, 2015 notified by the Union Government.
The RBI issued the direction to banks in exercise of powers conferred on it under Section 35A
of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. The GMS 2015 will replace the existing Gold Deposit
Scheme, 1999. Himachal Pradesh to host India’s first Paragliding
World Cup. India’s first Paragliding World Cup has
begun at Bir Billing near Baijnath town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Snow
leopard is the official mascot of this World Cup. It is for the first time that Paragliding
World Cup is being organised in a South Asian country. Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok
Gajapathi Raju flagged off the event. First World Indigenous Games begins in Palmas,
Brazil. First World Indigenous Games has kicked off
in the northern Brazilian city of Palmas. The lavish opening ceremony of the multi-sport
event was attended by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
The first of its kind international multi-sport event will involve around 2000 indigenous
athletes belonging to different indigenous ethnic groups from 30 countries. Participants
from countries like Ethiopia, Brazil, Mongolia, Australia, Philippines, Russia, Ethiopia and
New Zealand are participating. Indian-origin Ashok-Alexander Sridharan sworn
in as mayor of Bonn in Germany. Indian-origin Ashok-Alexander Sridharan on
21 October 2015 sworn in as the mayor of Bonn in Germany. Bonn is the 18th most populated
city in Germany and the provisional capital of erstwhile West Germany. Sridharan was elected
to the office as a candidate of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel-led Christian Democratic
Union of Germany (CDU) party in an election held in September 2015. Western Digital to buy SanDisk for 19 billion
US dollar. Western Digital Corporation on 21 October
2015 announced that it entered into a definitive agreement with SanDisk Corporation to buy
it for 19 billion US dollar. Both the Multi National Corporations (MNCs) are based in
the USA. The acquisition is expected to pave the way
for utilization of complementary product lines of both the companies and will provide the
foundation for a broader set of products and technologies from consumer to datacenter. World Polio Day observed globally.
World Polio Day was observed on 24 October 2015. The day was observed to create awareness
about the hazards of the crippling disease. The Day was established by Rotary International
over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop
a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Abhishek Verma became first Indian to win
Silver Medal in Archery World Cup Final. Indian archer Abhishek Verma 24 October 2015
created history by winning a silver medal in the Archery World Cup Final medal in the
compound section held in Mexico City. With this, he became the first ever Indian to bag
Archery World Cup Final medal. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won 2015 Formula
1 United States Grand Prix title. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on 25 October
2015 won the 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix title. It was the third title for
Hamilton at the Circuit of the Americas in Elroy, Texas of the USA where championship
is being held annually. China launched third mapping satellite of
Tianhui-1 series. China successfully launched the Tianhui-1C
mapping satellite into its designated orbit from Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the
north-western province of Gansu. A Long March-2D carrier rocket carried the Tianhui-1C mapping
satellite blasts off from the launch pad. Deepika Kumari won silver medal in Archery
World Cup Final. Indian archer Deepika Kumari on bagged the
silver medal in the Archery World Cup Final held in Mexico City. Kumari went down 2-6
in finale to South Korea’s Chou Misun. Currently ranked World No. 5, Kumari clinched
a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women’s individual recurve event. She
also won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women’s team recurve event along
with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi. India ranked 130 in ease of doing business:
World Bank. World Bank on 27 October 2015 announced that
India ranked 130 out of the 189 countries surveyed in terms of ease of doing business
for domestic firms. It was revealed in the report entitled Doing Business 2016: Measuring
Regulatory Quality and Efficiency. As per the report, India could improve its
ranking by 12 places from the 142nd position of the 2015 report by undertaking significant
improvements in the regulatory framework for starting new businesses. The findings of the
report were based on collection of data in Mumbai and Delhi between June 2014 and May