1. William C. Campbell (US), Satoshi Omura (Japan) and Youyou Tu (China) are the three scientists jointly chosen for the Nobel Prize 2015 for Medicine (or Physiology) as announced by the Nobel Prize Committee. Campbell and Omura were chosen for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites. Youyou Tu was chosen for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy for malaria.
2. India and Germany inked 18 pacts to boost bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas like defence, security, intelligence, railways, trade and investment, clean energy, etc. during the three-day visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to India.
3. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced to assist India with Euro 2 billion ($2.25 billion) for developing a clean energy corridor and solar projects during Indo-German Summit 2015 organised by NASSCOM in Bengaluru.
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4. The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics has been jointly awarded to Takaai Kajita (Japan) and Arthur B. McDonald (Canada), for discoveries that proved that neutrinos have mass.
5. World’s highest terrestrial Research and Development centre was established by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Changla (Ladakh), Jammu & Kashmir. Its name is 'Extreme Altitude Research Centre'.
6. Sanjay Kaushik, general manager of Crowne Plaza, Kochi, received the ‘Best General Manager, South India’ award at the 11th Hospitality India Annual Travel Awards held in New Delhi.
7. J.P. Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare launched the second phase of Mission Indradhanush in 352 districts. The aim of mission to achieve more than 90% full immunization in the country by 2020.
8. A framework MoU was signed between the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI), GoI and Fraunhofer, Germany, which will act as the 'technology resource partner'. The objective of this MoU is to support and augment the 'Make in India' programme through increasing the innovation and technology prowess of Indian industry.
9. According the provisional data of the RBI, UCO Bank was listed as the worst performer among the public sector banks (PSU banks) for registering the highest increase in gross non-performing assets (NPAs) in percentage terms against total loans for last fiscal year (2014-15).
10. Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Shipping and Road Transport & Highways chaired the first meeting of the National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) held in New Delhi. The meeting was part of the ambitious Sagar Mala Project of the Union Government. The main objective of this project is to develop 12 major ports and also over 1,200 islands spread across the country so that they can contribute significantly to India’s growth.
11. Ashish Bahuguna, the Chairman of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), was given an additional charge of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FSSAI. The decision was taken following the shift of Yudhvir Singh Malik to NITI Aayog as an Additional Secretary.
12. The Tiruchirapalli City Municipal Corporation was awarded with Skoch Smart Governance Award for achieving Operational Excellence in Waste Transportation using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based solutions.
13. China won the FIBA Asian Basketball Championship 2015 by defeating Philippines by 78-67 in the final. Philippines and Iran have secured the second and third place respectively in the tournament. India ended on eighth place in the tournament.
14.Spanish tennis player David Ferrer won the men's singles title of Malaysian Open 2015 held at Kuala Lumpur by defeating Spain's Feliciano Lopez.