Current Affairs- 2015 helpful for the competitive exams

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1. The telecom service provider with which Archaeological Survey of India has tied up to provide free wi-fi service for 30 minutes at the historic Taj Mahal- BSNL

2. The three Indian cricketers who have been inducted into the BCCI’s newly-constituted cricket advisory panel to guide the Board in all matters related to the game- Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman

3. The former Indian Prime Minister whom Bangladesh has decided to honour with Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award for his outstanding support for the country’s independence from Pakistan in 1971- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

4. The city in which China has prohibited smoking in all indoor public places, including offices, shopping malls and airports and increased the fines drastically for violations- Beijing

5. The river in which a Chinese cruise ship named Dongfangzhixing or Eastern Star with over 450 people aboard capsized during a storm- Yangtze river

6. The telecom service provider which has decided to provide free national roaming from June 15, 2015 for a period of one year- BSNL

7. The city of Rajasthan where one of the fastest built metro systems in the country, became operational when the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje flagged off the inaugural train- Jaipur

8. The country from which Indian Oil Corporation is to import crude oil to fill up first of India’s strategic reserves at Visakhapatnam with a capacity of 1.33 million tonnes of crude oil- Iraq

9. The division of Northern Railways which has rolled out a broad gauge non-AC coach which uses a solar photovoltaic system for power requirements of light and fan for the first time across railways- Delhi

10. The Indian umpire who has become the first Indian after S. Venkataraghavan to be inducted in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Elite Panel of Umpires- Sundaram Ravi

11. The 2004 Chemistry Nobel Prize winning biochemist for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins (the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis) who passed away on 02 June- Irwin Rose

12. The theme of World Environment Day observed on 05 June 2015- Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care

13. The venue of 41st G-7 Summit held from June 7 to Jun 8, 2015- Schloss Elmau, Bavaria (Germany)

14. The former Indian cricketer who has been appointed the coach of the India A and under-19 cricket teams by the BCCI- Rahul Dravid

15. The football club which has won the UEFA Champions League football tournament defeating Juventus in the finals- FC Barcelona

16. The Indian monument which has been ranked third in the list of top landmarks by TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards (The top two places were taken by Machu Picchu in Peru and Angkor Wat in Cambodia respectively)- Taj Mahal

17. The cities in which the Central govt has decided to hold the 12th South Asian Games in November-December 2015- Guwahati and Shillong

18. The Indian organisation which has been awarded the 2015 Space Pioneer Award by the U.S. National Space Society during the 34th Annual International Space Development Conference held at Toronto in Canada from May 20 to 24, 2015- Indian Space Research Organisation

19. The Indian cricketer who is the only Indian sportsperson to figure in the Forbes magazines&prim; 100 highest-paid athletes in the world which is led by American boxer Floyd Mayweather- M.S. Dhoni (Rank 23)

20. The creator of iconic Rock Garden in Chandigarh and Padma Shri awardee who passed away on 12 June 2015- Nek Chand

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