Current Affairs 8th October, 2015: Air Force Day Observed in India on 8th October

Current Affairs 8th October, 2015: Air Force Day Observed in India on 8th October

Amit Gossain is the new MD of Kone India

8.10.2015: Kone India, the manufacturer of elevators and escalators in India announced the appointment of Amit Gossain as the managing director.  He took over the responsibility at the end of last month.  He succeeded Neeraj Sharma who joined the executive board of Kone as Executive vice president. Kone India is based in Chennai and has more than 40 branches all over the country. It has 3,600 employees in these branches.

Hoesung Lee Appointed the Head of Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change

8.10.2015: Hoesung Lee, Korean professor is appointed as the head of inter governmental panel for climate change, energy and sustainable development. Six candidates were nominated for the post.  He succeeded RK Pachauri of India. Pachauri had to step down with allegations of sexual harassment.

NCC National Games Inaugurated

8.10.2015: The National Cadet Corps National games are inaugurated by Lt General Aniruddha Chakravarty in New Delhi.  Nearly 2000 cadets from all over the state directorates in the country will participate in the games. The games promote indigenous games such as Kabbadi and Kho Kho.

European Volleyball Championship Retained by Russian Women

8.10.2015: The women team of Russia won the European Volleyball Championship title.  The team defeated Netherlands.  They retained the title that they won last year. This is the 19th title for Russia.  The gold medal is won by Russia, silver by Netherlands and bronze by Serbia.

Air Force Day Observed in India on 8th October

8.10.2015: 8th October is observed as The Air Force Day every year.  This is the 83rd celebration of the day after it was introduced in the year 1932.  The celebrations were held at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad.

Three Scientists win Nobel Prize for Chemistry

8.10.2015:  Nobel Prize in chemistry 2015 is won by three scientists from Sweden, United States and Turkey for their research on how cells repair damaged DNA.  The scientists are Azia Sancar, Paul Modrich and Thomas Lindhal.  The research will help find a new solution to treat cancer.