Current Affairs 28th September 2015: B S Baswan Committee to Review Pattern and Syllabus for Civil Services Examinations

Current Affairs 28th September 2015: B S Baswan Committee to Review Pattern and Syllabus for Civil Services Examinations

Hoping Stone Lyngdoh Passed Away

28.9.2015: The oldest and longest serving legislator in Meghalaya, Hoping Stone Lyngdoh passed away in Shillong. He was 86.  He was representing Nongstoin constituency in state legislative assembly. He was elected to assembly in 1972, since the inception of the state.

Manipur Governor Passed Away

28.9.2015:Manipur governor Syed Ahmed passed away in Mumbai. He was suffering from cancer.  He was 70.Syed Ahmed sworn in as the 16th governor of the state in the month of May.  He is a member of Indian national congress.  Earlier, he served as the governor of Jharkhand.  He joined Indian national congress in 1977. Since then he was elected to Maharashtra assembly five times from Nagpad constituency.

Frank Tyson Passed Away

29.9.2015:Former England fast bowler Frank Tyson passed away in Australia at the age of 85.  He played 244 first class matches in a span of eight years and captured 767 wickets. He bid goodbye to cricket at the age of 30.

Kallen Pokkudan Passed Away

29.9.2015: noted environmentalist Kallen Pokkudan passed away due to age related ailments. He was 78 and was taking treatment at        a private hospital in Kannur.  Pokkudan played an important role in planting mangroves in Kerala.  Kallen Pokkudan was born in the year 1937.  He devoted his life for conservation of mangroves.  He encouraged to plant more than one lakh mangroves in the state. Mangroves offer protection from natural disaster like Tsunami.  His contribution for this cause earned his UNESCO special mention.  He also won Vanamithra and Haritha Vyakthi awards from Kerala government.

B S Baswan Committee to Review Pattern and Syllabus for Civil Services Examinations

29.9.2015: Government of India constituted expert committee to review the syllabus and eligibility criteria for civil services examinations and the committee is headed by BS Baswan.  The committee has technocrats, academicians and senior bureaucrats as members. Based on the report submitted by the committee changes will be made to the civil services exam pattern.  The present syllabus and pattern of civil services examination is alleged to benefit mathematics students.