Daily Current Affairs Update of 15 February 2015 | General Knowledge
1. Asian Games silver medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competition at the 35th National Games, smashing an 18-year-old meet record to win the 800 metres gold. Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) completed a hat-trick of overall titles by finishing atop the medals table. The team finished with 158 medals (91 gold, 32 silver and 35 bronze), followed by hosts Kerala, who rode on a strong athletics performance to aggregate 161 (54 gold, 46 silver and 61 bronze) and Haryana 106 (39 gold, 40 silver and 27 bronze).
2. Union Home Ministry constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to re-investigate the 1984 Sikh riots of Delhi. This was done as proposed by the G.P. Mathur Committee recently. Pramod Asthana is heading this newly constituted 3-member SIT. Pramod Asthana is a 1986-batch senior IPS officer.
3. Tarun Kanti Mishra, the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Odisha has resigned. He is a 1975-batch IAS officer. He was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of Odisha by replacing D.N. Padhee.
|Daily Current Affairs Update of 15 February 2015 | General Knowledge
4. Veteran Telugu novelist Kesava Reddy passed away in Nizamabad district of Telangana at the age of 68.
5. Hockey India announces Khalsa Hockey Academy as the new Academy Member. It is its 10th Academy member. Part of the Khalsa English High School under the Board of Management of Gurudwara Bara Sikh Sangat, the Academy has produced more than 300 hockey players since its inception. Hockey India currently has 22 Permanent Members, 27 Associate Members, 10 Academy Members and 2 Hoc-Key Member.
6. For Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change Project a Grant Agreement for World Bank assistance of US$ 8 million for Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) Project has been signed between the Government of India and the World Bank. This Agreement was signed by Shri Tarun Bajaj, Joint Secretary (MI), Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank, India, on behalf of the World Bank. The grant project is funded through the Special Climate Change Fund of US$ 8 million.
7. After a gap of about two decades, the RBI will again put in circulation rupee one notes soon. Printing of one rupee note was discontinued about 20 years ago. According to RBI the new currency note will be predominantly pink green on obverse and reverse in combination with other colours. The notes will be printed by the Government of India. Unlike other currency notes which the bear signature of RBI Governor, the one rupee note will have signature of the Rajiv Mehrishi, Finance Secretary.
8. Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in as Chief Minister of Delhi. Lt. Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung administered him the oath of office and secrecy. The ceremony was held at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.
9. Indian men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri and striker Bala Devi were awarded with the All India Football Federations (AIFF) 2014 Player of the Year trophy in men and women category, respectively.
10. India successfully test fired the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from INS Kolkata, the navy`s most powerful and newest warship, in Arabian sea. The BrahMos has a range of 290 km and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg.