Current Affairs 13th November, 2015: Raghuram Rajan Elected Vice Chairman of BIS

Current Affairs 13th November, 2015:    Raghuram Rajan Elected Vice Chairman of BIS

Kalyani Kaul Sworn in as Circuit Judge in UK

13.11.2015: Indian origin barrister kalyani Kaul is sworn in as circuit judge in UK.  She has more than 32 years of experience in defending high profile cases and criminal defense work. She was appointed as recorder in 2009. Her appointment as recorder was approved by Queen Elizabeth II.  Kalyani Kaul is 54 and was the highest paid barrister in 2005.

Abrahim M Keita won the Children’s Peace Prize 2015

12.11.2015: Abrahim M Keita, a Liberian won the Children’s peace prize 2015.  The award was presented to the seventeen year old by Leymah Gbowee, a Nobel peace laureate.  It was handed over to her in The Hague. Gbowee was the first Liberian to receive the Nobel Prize in 2011. Keita campaigned for adoption of Children’s Law by Liberian parliament.  He also fought for the justice of children who are victims of sexual violence and child victims. This award is given to the children who work for children’s rights dedicatedly.

Raghuram Rajan Elected Vice Chairman of BIS

13.11.2015:  Reserve bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan is elected the vice president of Bank of International Settlement.  His tenure will be for three years.  Rajan is the first central bank governor to be elected for this post.

Yitzhak Navon, Former Israeli President is Dead

13.11.2015: Former Israeli president Yitzhak Navon is no more. He breathed his lost in Jerusalem. He was 94. He was the fifth president of the country from 1978 to 1983.  He was the member of center left alignment party.  Navon was born in 1921.

Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill Approved by President

13.11.2015: Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian president approved the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill.  This was passed by Haryana assembly in March this year.  As per the bill cow slaughter will invite imprisonment for a minimum of three years and maximum of ten years and also a fine of up to 70000 rupees.  However killing of a cow in an accident is not considered a slaughter.