Current Affairs 21st June, 2015: Arvind Kejriwal Led Delhi Government Announces Jobs to Acid Attack Survivors

Current Affairs 21st June, 2015: Arvind Kejriwal Led Delhi Government Announces Jobs to Acid Attack Survivors   

Nikesh Arora Appointed Softbank Corp President

21.06.2015: SoftBank Corp, Japan’s telecommunication company appointed Indian born Nikesh Arora as the new President.  He will succeed Masayoshi Son.  Nikesh Arora earlier worked as executive in Google.

Ramachandra Guha Selected for Fukuoka Prize

21.06.2015: Indian author Ramachandra Guha is selected for the prestigious Jukuroka Prize of Japan.  This is given to those who made outstanding contributions to arts, culture, and academia across the Asia.  Guha was selected for the prize in academic category.  Other prize winners are Thant Myint-U, Minh Hanh in arts and culture category.

First International Yoga Day Observed

21.06.2015: The first international yoga day is observed on June 21.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in Yoga demonstration along with 35,000 people at Rajpath.  The day was proposed by Narendra Modi and co-sponsored by 177 nations.  Modi also thanked United Nations for adopting this day as the International Yoga Day.  The proposal was mooted by prime minister of India during his first address at UN General Assembly in 2014.  Yoga Day celebrations at United Nations headquarters in New York was led by Sushma Swaraj.  The day is also celebrated at various cities including Tokyo, Sydney and London.

India Lost ODI Series to Bangladesh

21.06.2015: India was beaten by Bangladesh in the second ODI played as part of three ODI bilateral series in Bangladesh by six wickets.  India scored only 199 runs losing all the wickets and Bangladesh easily chased this target and won the second one day match.  With this Bangladesh won the series. India was all out in just 45 overs.  Highest scorers for India were Dhawan – 53 and Dhoni – 47.  Bangladesh debutant Shakib Al Hasan who claimed 5 wickets in the first match took 6 wickets in the second match.  He also remained not out on 51 runs.

Arvind Kejriwal Led Delhi Government Announces Jobs to Acid Attack Survivors   

21.06.2015: Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal took a decision to offer jobs to acid attack survivors.  Delhi government will form a committee to look into the issues.  Official figures indicate that there are around 35 acid attack survivors in Delhi.