Current Affairs 8th April, 2015: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launched Swami Chinmayananda Centenary Coin

Current Affairs 8th April, 2015: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launched Swami Chinmayananda Centenary Coin

David Cameron Returns as British Prime Minister for Second Term

08.05.2015: British Prime Minister David Cameron became the first conservative to win the parliamentary elections and become prime minister for the second term after Margaret Thatcher.  Among  the 650 seats declared, Conservatives won 331.  Majority needed to form the government is 323.

Mhairi Black is the Youngest to Be Elected to UK Parliament 

08.09.2015: Twenty year old Mhairi Black has become the youngest person to be elected to British parliament since 17th century.  She is member of Scottish Nationalist Party and defeated Douglas Alexander who is foreign policy spokesman of Labour party.

Achal Kumar Jyoti is the New Election Commissioner of India

08.09.2015: Achal Kumar Jyoti is appointed as the new election commissioner of India. Achal Kumar Jyoti was the former Chief Secretary of Gujarat and will be in the post of election commissioner of India for about three years. Election Commissioners retire at the age of 65.  Presently there are two members in Election Commission with the appointment of Achal Kumar. VS Sampath and HS Brahma retired recently.

Navneet Rajan is Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development

08.05.2015: Navneet Rajan Was an Appointed as DG of Bureau of Police Research and Development.  He is presently serving as special Director General in National Investigation Agency. He is an IPS officer of 1980 batch, Andhra Pradesh cadre.

SBI Launched RuPay Platinum Debit Card

08.05.2015: State Bank of India launched RuPay Platinum debit card. The card was launched in association with National Payment Corporation of India.  All those SBI customers who maintain 50,000 rupees quarterly balance can get these cards for free.  A range of value added benefits are available with the card.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launched Swami Chinmayananda Centenary Coin

08.05.2015: PM Modi launched Swami Chinmayananda coin on his birth centenary.  Swami Chinmayananda was born on May 8, 1916.  He worked in the field of education and social reform.  Prime minister described Chinmayananda as a visionary. Chinmayanda is a Hindu spiritual leader who was the inspiration behind formation of Chinmaya mission.