Current Affairs 6th May 2015: Actor Salman Khan Sentenced for Five Years Imprisonment

Current Affairs 6th May 2015: Actor Salman Khan Sentenced for Five Years Imprisonment

Actor Salman Khan Sentenced for Five Years Imprisonment

06.05.2015: Bollywood Actor Salman Khan was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Mumbai Sessions Court on 6th May in hit and run case.  One person was killed in the accident and four were injured.  He was charged under various sections and found guilty.  Mumbai high court granted him two days interim bail.

M L Balakrishna, former UPASI President is No More

06.05.2015: Former president of United Planters Association of Southern India passed away at the age of 79 years.  He was the president of UPASI between 1976 – 77.

India Beat Japan by 2-0 in Second Match of Hockey Test Series

06.05.2015: Indian Hockey Team defeated the guest japan team by 2-0 in the second match of four test hockey series that was played in Bhubaneswar.  S.K Uthappa and Dharamvir Singh landed the ball into the nets in 27th minutes and 48th minute respectively.

Lok Sabha Passed GST Bill 2014

06.05.2015: The Goods and Services tax Bill 2014 was passed by Lok Sabha on 6th May.  The bill is also called the 122 amendment Constitution Bill.  The bill proposes additional tax on supply of goods, not exceeding one percent.  The bill covers all goods except alcoholic liquor.

Akash Weapon System Inducted into Indian Army

06.05.2015: The indigenously developed Surface-to-Air missile Akash Weapon System was inducted into the Indian Army.  Each regiment of Akash Weapon system has six launchers with three missiles each.  Each missile of it weighs 720 kilograms.  The weapon is fully automated and can be used in all weather conditions.

Maharashtra Government May Introduce Separate Marriage Law for Buddhists

06.05.2015: Maharashtra state government is proposing to formulate separate law for Buddhist marriages.  The law is going to be drafted by the end of May. In India, the marriages of Muslims, Catholics and Parsis are covered under Hindu Marriage act but not Buddhist marriages.  Buddhist community is demanding separate marriage law for them since long.  The first proposal for separate law was put forth in 2007 by then cabinet minister Nitin Raut.