Current Affairs 4th June, 2015: State Government of Delhi Bans Maggi Noodles

Current Affairs 4th June, 2015: State Government of Delhi Bans Maggi Noodles

Syed Asif Ibrahim Appointed the Special Envoy on Countering Terrorism and Extremism

04.06.2015: Former director of Intelligence Bureau, Syed Asif Ibrahim is appointed as the prime minister’s special envoy on countering terrorism and extremism.  He retired from intelligence bureau in December last year. He belongs to 1977 batch of Indian police service officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

Inderjeet Singh Wind Gold in Asian Athletic Championship

04.06.2015: Inderjeeth Singh of India won gold in Men’s Shot Put at Asian Athletic Championship.  The games are being held at Wuhan.  This is the first medal for India in this championship.  Inderjeeth heaved the iron ball to 20.41 m which is a new record.  China athlete Chang Ming Huang won Silver by throwing the ball at 19.56 m.

Rafael Nadal out of French Open

04.06.2015: Rafael Nadal, the nine time champion of French Open was knocked out of the tournament in the quarter final match. He was defeated by Djokovic who is going to play the semifinal match with Andy Murray.  This is the only second loss for Nadal in French Open.  On the other hand, Serena Williams entered the women’s singles by defeating Sara Errani from Italy.

Suresh Kalmadi Conferred Asian Athletics Association President’s Award

04.06.2015: Suresh Kalmadi was conferred with the president’s award of Asian Athletic association for his contribution for development of athletics.  The award was handed over to the president of Athletics Federation of India at a function held in China.  Suresh Kalmadi introduced event like Asian Grand Prix series, Asian Indoor Championships and Asian All Star Meet.  He was the president of AAA for around 13 years.  He was defeated in the president election s of AAA in 2013. Later Dahlan Al-Hamad of Qatar became the president of AAA.

State Government of Delhi Bans Maggi Noodles

04.06.2015: Maggi instant noodles are now banned by state government of Delhi.  High levels of lead are said to be found in Maggi noodles in preliminary testing.  It is said that Maggi contains lead seven times more than the permissible limit.  On the other hand Nestle said Maggi is safe to eat as the lead levels are within the limits specified by food regulations.