1. KULDIP NAYAR GOT RAMNATH GOENKA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
i. Kuldip Nayar, a veteran journalist and author was honoured with Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award in Delhi.
ii. He was awarded this award for his contribution to journalism.
iii. kuldip nayar has authored many famous books such as Distant Neighbours: A Tale of the Subcontinent , India after Nehru, India House , The Judgement: Inside story of the emergency in India , The Martyr: Bhagat Singh Experiments in Revolution etc.
2. THE HUMAN COST OF WEATHER RELATED DISASTERS REPORT RELEASED BY UNISDR
i. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction released the report titled The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters.
ii.The report stated that the 5 countries United States, China, India, Philippines and Indonesia are mostly hitted by Disasters.
iii. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction was established in December 1999.
iv.UNISDR was established to ensure the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
3. OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE: US MILITARY OPERATION FOR THE INTERVENTION AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND SYRIA
i. Operation Inherent Resolve was came into news after the Paris terror attack on 13 November in which about 130 people were killed.
ii. Operation Inherent Resolve is the US military operation name for the intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, including campaigning in Iraq and Syria.
iii.The anti-ISIS coalition is a coalition of 65-member nations.
iv. The mission aims to dismantle ISIS, Stabilise Syria and surroundings, to kick start a political process in Syria
4. ROGER VAN GENT APPOINTED AS STRATEGIC COACH OF INDIAN MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM
i. Dutchman Roger Van Gent was appointed as the strategic coach for the Indian men’s Hockey.
ii. He will be the strategic coach of the team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
CAPTAIN OF MEN HOCKEY TEAM: SARDARA SINGH
CAPTAIN OF WOMEN HOCKEY TEAM: RITU RANI
5. SEBI INKED MOU WITH BANGLADESH SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
i. Securities and Exchange Board of India signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on bilateral cooperation and technical assistance.
ii.It will provide training and technical assistance program between the two jurisdictions.
iii.The MoU will promote development of economic links and cooperation between the two Organisations.
iv. It aims to enhance investor protection and creating conditions for an effective development of securities markets in the two countries.
CHAIRMAN OF SEBI: UK SINHA
CHAIRMAN OF BANGLADESH SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: DR M KHAIRUL HOSSAIN