Tuesday, September 29, 2015

G.K. JUNE 2015

1.                   Lakhnaur Sahib village:- A national level museum of Sikh heritage will be setup in Lakhnaur Sahib village close to Ambala City, Punjab. Lakhnaur Sahib is a historical village as the mother of tenth Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh, Mata Gujari belonged to the place. Guru Gobind Singh had also spent a few years of his childhood in the village
2.                   Construction of a memorial for former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao was completed in the fourth week of June 2015 at the Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi.  Already, Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex hosts memorials of former Presidents Shankar Dayal Sharma, K R Narayanan, R Venkatraman, Giani Zail Singh and former Prime Ministers - Chandrasekhar and I K Gujral.
3.                   Vishwanath Tripathi:- Veteran Writer Vishwanath Tripathi was on 27 June 2015 selected for the 28th Moorti Devi Award for the year 2014 for his book Vyomkesh Darvesh. Vyomkesh Darvesh is a lifetime story of Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi.
4.                   Satnam Singh Bhamara : He became the first Indian national to join National Basketball Association (NBA) of USA. He is 19 years old. The Punjab-born player was the 52nd overall pick at the 2015 draft by the Dallas Mavericks. He will represent the team during the upcoming 2015-16 season. Earlier, in July 2014, Sim Bhullar became the first basketball player of Indian origin to join the NBA. He hails from Canada and his parents are from Punjab. He played for a brief period for the Sacramento Kings during the 2014-15 season.
5.                   Nadia:- The district administration of Nadia, West Bengal was on 26 June 2015 conferred with the United Nations Public Service Award 2015 for eliminating open defecation in the district . The award was presented by acting Secretary General of the UN Lenni Montiel along with Head UN Women Stefani Senese to District Magistrate of Nadia and Sabhapati of Nadia Zilla Parishad on conclusion of United Nations Day Celebrations 2015 held at Medellin, Columbia.
6.                   Zaheer Abbas was named as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC) on 24 June 2015 during the ICC Annual Conference in Barbados. He assumed the role of ICC President with immediate effect for one-year term.He succeeded Mustafa Kamal of Bangladesh as the 13th ICC President. Kamal resigned from the post of ICC President on 1 April 2015.
7.                   Winner of three Wimbledon titles in a day, who died on 29 May 2015 at the age of 89 - Doris Har
8.                   Person who was sworn-in as 19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on 1 June 2015 - Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
9.                   Former cricketers who were inducted into the BCCI’s newly-constituted cricket advisory committee on 1 June 2015 - Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman
10.               Person who was appointed as the new Chancellor of the Nalanda University, Bihar on 30 May 2015 - George Yeo, the former Foreign Minister of Singapore
11.                The women, who on 1 June 2015 was designated as the new President of the Indian Ocean island nation, Mauritius by its government - Ameenah Gurib-
12.               92 year 65 days old cancer survivor, who   became the oldest woman to finish a marathon at San Diego’s Rock 'n' Roll Marathon of 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) - Harriette Thompson
13.                President of FIFA who resigned on 2 June 2015 amid the corruption scandal that has engulfed the football’s governing body - Sepp Blatter
14.                Indian shot putter who on 3 June 2015 won gold medal in men's shot put event in the 21st Asian Athletics Championships - Inderjeet  
15.                 Person elected as the President of United Nations General Assembly’s 70th session - Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark
16.                China on 12 June 2015 unveiled 800-year-old Buddha statue (Qianshou Guanyin) famous for its 1000 hands in - Dazu County in Sichun province
17.                • IPS officer of 1980-batch of Tamil Nadu cadre who was appointed as the Director of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) - Archana Ramasundaram
18.               • Parliament of Japan (Diet) on 17 June 2015 passed a bill to lower the voting age from - 20 to 18.
19. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on 18 June 2015 launched a weather alert service named - NOWCAST.
20 •  Journalist and writer Aakar Patel appointed as Executive Director of Amnesty International (AI) India on 18 June 2015 and see its India operations and its efforts to end human rights abuses - India and worldwide. 


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