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KNOWLEDGE ON HEADLINES 11 APRIL 2015



·  India elected to - four United Nations agencies

 Among the important International Current Affairs, On 8th April 2015, India was elected among the four important United Nations (UN) agencies. The four agencies include : The Governing Council of UN-Habitat, World Food Program (WFP), Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). At the UN headquarters in New York, USA, India was elected to these bodies at the Coordination and Management Meeting (CMM) of UNECOSOC (the United Nations Economic and Social Council).

·  Name the ballistic missile successfully tested by India - Dhanush 

Among the important National Current Affairs, 9th April 2015, from a naval ship off the Odisha coast, India successfully test-fired the Surface-to-Surface nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile. Dhanush is a naval variant of India’s indigenously-developed Prithvi missile.
The missile was fired from an Offshore Patrolling Vessel (OPV) of Indian Navy by the Strategic Force Command (SFC). SFC is a part of India's Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) which is responsible for the management and administration of the country's tactical and strategic nuclear weapons stockpile.

·  Who has rejected Odisha government proposal to grant mining license to Posco - Union  Government

·  Who has passed a bill that allow use of nitrogen gas for executions - State legislature of Oklahoma

·  Which country will chair Ninth Meeting of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Council - India

·  Who is appointed as CEO of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) - Arun Kumar Jha 

Among the important appointments, On 10th April 2015, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) of the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions appointed Arun Kumar Jha as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). Jha is a 1985-batch Indian Economics Service (IES) officer.

·  Supreme Court ordered free treatment for - acid attack victims



 
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