Friday, 8 January 2016

Nov 27th 2015-Current Affairs

>>According to the report released by World Meteorological Organization (WMO), year 2015 is likely to be the warmest year on record.
>> Ola Cabs has appointed Rajiv Bansal as its Chief Financial Officer. Rajiv brings close to 21 years of experience in finance sector. Rajiv will be part of Ola’s core leadership team and join the company in January 2016. 

Mitesh Shah, who is currently the CFO, will lead Strategic Finance Initiatives as part of Rajiv’s team, going forward.

Rajiv Bansal was assocaited with Infosys for over 16 years, where he was the CFO and recently transitioned to being an advisor to the CEO. 
>> Keeping one of his promises made before the Bihar Assembly elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced ban on sale of alcohol in the state.
The Bihar Chief Minister has announced the ban on sale of alcohol from April 1, 2016.

>> The Agni-I missile was successfully test fired today by India today from Dr Abdul Kalam Island test range off the Odisha coast as part of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) training exercise. The nuclear-capable missile is proficient in hitting a target at a distance of 700 kms.
The trial was "part of training exercise by Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army".
The DRDO had launched the Agni project in 1983 as Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme in India. The missile was first launched on January 25, 2002, and can be fired from road and rail mobile launchers.
Agni-I missile is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
The missile is only 15 meters and powered by solid and liquid propellants at a speed of 2.5 km per seconds. It weighs around 12 tonnes and can carry both conventional and nuclear payload of about 1000 kg.
>> The second Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette, 'Kadmatt', built indigenously by GRSE shipyard here, was today formally handed over to Indian Navy. 

The super-sophisticated frontline warship was handed over by Rear Admiral (Retd) AK Verma, Chairman and Managing Director of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), to the Commanding Officer of the ship, Cdr Mahesh C Moudgil, at a ceremony here. 

The basic design for these ships was developed by Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Design while the detailed design was made by the in-house design department of GRSE, Kolkata. 

GRSE is building four ASW Corvette class ships under the P-28 Project. INS Kamorta, the first in the class, was handed over to the navy last year.

About the Kadmatt 

At 109m long and with a displacement of 3,200 tonnes, the vessel can reach a maximum speed of 25 knots with an endurance of over 3,400 NM at 18 knots speed. The warship is designed to accommodate 17 officers and 106 sailors. 

The ship's main role is to protect the nation's maritime interests against possible submarine attacks and she is a potent platform for neutralising enemy submarines with an array of weapons like torpedoes, rocket launchers and helicopter. 

The ship has got excellent stealth features for both above and below the sea surface and is equipped with total atmospheric control ventilation system, making her fully capable to fight in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare environments. 

>> The Andhra Pradesh government has appointed P. Uday Bhaskar as Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission.

The post has been lying vacant for quite some time now. Dr. Uday Bhaskar, professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Foreign Universities and Alumni Relations of the JNTU Kakinada, is also director of evaluation at the JNTU-K.

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