Current Affairs 21st May, 2015: Saina Nehwal Regains No. 1 Spot in World Rankings

Current Affairs 21st May, 2015: Saina Nehwal Regains No. 1 Spot in World Rankings

TP Senkumar is the New DGP of Kerala

21.05.2015: TP Senkumar   is appointed as the new   Director General of Police of Kerala.  State Cabinet meeting chaired by CM Oommen Chandy cleared the appointment of Senkumar.  He will succeed KS Balasubramaniannn who is going to retire on 31st May.  TP Senkumar won president police medal in 2009 for his services.

SBI Joins Hands with snapdeal and PayPal

21.05.2015: State Bank of India joined hands with e-commerce site Snapdeal and PayPal for providing seller finance and to enable cross border transactions.  The agreement with PayPal is first of its kind for payments and remittance for SBI.  The service of cross border transactions will be extended to PayPal and SBI users both in India and abroad.  SBI has more than 900,000 SME customers. The seller finance scheme for which SBI tied up to Snapdeal will provide loans at easier interest rates for small and medium enterprises.

Saina Nehwal Regains No. 1 Rank in World Badminton

21.05.2015: Indian Ace Shuttler Saina Nehwal regained world number one rank.  BWF announced latest rankings and Saina Nehwal is in top position with 82,342 points. Though she failed recently to win a title, she performed well and as a result could regain the number one rank ahead of Australian Open.  Another Indian shuttler PV Sindhu is in 12th rank.  In men’s world rankings, India’s K Srikanth is in the fourth rank, P Kashyap is ranked 13th and Pranay is continuing in 15th rank.  In women’s doubles ranking, Gutta Jwala and Ashwini Ponnappa improved one rank and are now in 21st Rank.

Maharashtra Government Allows Women Employees to Work in Night Shifts

21.05.2015: Maharashtra government is going to make amendments to Factories Act 1948. With these amendments, the women employees will be allowed to work in night shifts also.  the 1948 act restrict women from working in factories in night shifts.  The workers will also become eligible for aid leave after 90 working days, with the amendments.  The new amendments to the 67 years old act are likely to benefit workers of more than 14,000 factories in the state.