Current Affairs 6th December, 2015: Biodiesel for trains introduced by South Western Railways Zone

Current Affairs 6th December, 2015: Biodiesel for trains introduced by South Western Railways Zone

M Nair Rajeevan is the new Earth Science Secretary

6.12.2015: The appointment committee of cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi cleared the appointment of M Nair Rajeevan as the secretary of Union Ministry of Earth Sciences.  M Nair Rajeevan is a scientist and is serving as director of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.  He also served Indian Meteorological department and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Akhil Akkineni is the Brand Ambassador of South India Shopping Mall

6.12.2015: Tollywood actor Akhil Akkineni, is chosen as the brand ambassador of South India Shopping Mall.  Managing director of South India Shopping Mall said that South India shopping Mall is the favorite shopping mall for the customers and Akhil is the best choice to be the brand ambassador of it.  Director Spandana Potti said that South India Shopping Mall became number one shopping mall in five years.

NDTV Media Group Enters the Online Wedding Market

6.12.2015: NDTV media group entered the online wedding market space.  The new venture is setup online with the name Special Occasion.  The value of Special Occasion is said to be two crore Dollars.  Sachin Singhal is appointed as the CEO of this venture.  NDTV also is running Indianroots.com, gadget360.com and carnbike.com and other e-commerce ventures that are getting good response from investors.  Online wedding market is around four thousand crore Dollars, it is said.

India Won the First Medal at FIH Event

6.12.2015: This is celebration time for India as the team claimed the first medal at FIH after nearly 33 years.  They defeated Netherlands to win the third place playoff.  The match was tied at 5-5 and India defeated Netherlands by 3-2 in penalties to win the bronze medal.  Sreejesh, Indian goalkeeper played a key role by making three brilliant saves.  Australia won the title by defeating Belgium.

Biodiesel for trains introduced by South Western Railways Zone

6.12.215: South western railway zone with headquarters in Karnataka introduced biodiesel for trains.  The first train with high speed biodiesel blend, Hubballi-Bengaluru Janshatabdi express was flagged off from Hubli.  The diesel helps to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and carbon footprint.