Current Affairs 5th August, 2015: Two Trains Derailed in Madhya Pradesh

Current Affairs 5th August, 2015: Two Trains Derailed in Madhya Pradesh

Best Electoral Practices Award – 2014 to be conferred to Rajan Vishal

5.8.2015: Former Jalore Electoral Officer Rajan Vishal will be presented with Best Electoral Practices Award – 2014. He was the former Jalore Electoral Officer and present district collector of Nagpur. When he was the electoral officer during Lok Sabha elections in 2014, he took initiative to increase voter’s participation.  This resulted in increase of 22 percent voters. The award will be presented to Rajan Vishal in Delhi on August 1.

Amalendu Krishna won Ramanujan Prize 2015

5.8.2015: Mathematician Amalendu Krishna won the Ramanujan Prize for 2015.  Amalendu Krishna is presently working at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.  Ramanujan Prize is awarded by ICTP and International Mathematical union.  His contribution to algebraic K theory, theory of motives and algebraic cycles helped him won the award.

SAMANVAY Rural Development Portal Launched

5.8.2015: SAMANVAY rural development portal is launched by Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh. This will compile center and state government schemes at gram panchayat level. More than 1800 state schemes are documents in this portal.

Two Trains Derailed in Madhya Pradesh

5.8.2015: Kamayani Express and Janta Express trains derailed in Madhya Pradesh. The accidents left at least 31 passengers killed and more than 72 injured.  The accident took place on a bridge that was submerged in water. Both the trains derailed at the same spot in Harda district.

Mohammad Navek, a Pakistani Militant Captured in J & K

5.8.2015: A terrorist named Mohammad Navek was captured by security forces in Kashmir.  The terrorist is from Pakistan and is the second militant to be captured alive after Kasab.  Terrorists attacked BSF personnel and killed two of them.

MAST Telescope Inaugurated in Rajasthan

5.8.2015: Multi Application Solar Telescope MAST, biggest telescope in Asia was inaugurated in Udaipur Solar Observatory in Rajasthan.  It was inaugurated by U R Rao, chairman of Physical Research Laboratory.  The telescope will capture 3D images of sun’s surface.  The telescope will also be used to study seismic effects.  The telescope was designed in 2004 and was installed in the observatory in 2013.