Khichdi Online - just about everything





Current Affairs: 20th April 2015

Category : All, Current Affairs · by Apr 21st, 2015

1- INS Visakhapatnam, stealth destroyer of Indian Navy launched

INS Visakhapatnam, stealth destroyer of Indian Navy launched

INS Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy’s new stealth destroyer named INS Visakhapatnam was launched on 20 April 2015 at the Mazgaon Docks Ltd (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Visakhapatnam is the Kolkata-class warship and the first of P15-B stealth destroyers which is designed indigenously and fitted with advanced features. It is the largest destroyer commissioned in India.

Features of INS Visakhapatnam

The ship is designed by the Directorate of Naval Design, Indian Navy’s in-house design organization and made of entirely of Indian steel. It is 163-metre-long vessel and weighs approximately 3,000 tons. Propelled by four gas turbines, and capable to achieve maximum speed of over 30 knots at a displacement of approximately 7,300 tons. Fitted with state-of-the-art weapons, advance Action Information System (AIS), Integrated Platform Management system (IPMS), sophisticated Power Distribution System (PDS) and a Combat Management System. Also equipped with the Israeli Multi-Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR). MF-STAR will provide it with targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missiles on board the warship. It will also be carrying 8 BrahMos missiles. It has four 30 mm rapid-fire guns which will provide the ship with close-in-defence capability and also has an MR gun that will enable ship to provide effective naval gunfire support.

2- Neeraj Kumar appointed chief adviser to BCCI’s ACSU

Neeraj Kumar appointed chief adviser to BCCI’s ACSU

Neeraj Kumar

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar was appointed as chief adviser of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Anti-Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU). Decision in this regard was taken at the Governing Council Meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) chaired by IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla in New Delhi,. He will succeed Ravi Sawant as his term ended and will have term of one year. In 2013, Delhi Police arrested former Test bowler S Sreesanth along with domestic spinners Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila for allegedly getting involved in spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the IPL under Kumar’s leadership. Neeraj Kumar is a 1976 batch IPS officer of the AGMU cadre. He police force career spanned nearly around 37 years. His tenure as the Delhi Police commissioner was of 13 months i.e. from June 2012 to July 2013.

3- Kerala government launches Subodham project to end liquor, drug abuse

Kerala government launches Subodham project to end liquor, drug abuseKerala government has launched Subodham, a major campaign in a bid to wean people away from addiction to liquor, drug and other substance abuse. It was launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Sri Ravishankar.

About Subodham project

Subodham project aims to free one lakh people in the state each year from alcohol addiction, through systematic, comprehensive awareness campaigns. It also aims to achieve the ambitious target of making the state totally alcohol free over the next 10 years. The project is supported by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Several non-governmental organisations (NGOs), religious leaders and other stake holders are also participating in the project. Under this project, state government also has decided to introduce anti-drug and alcohol awareness content in the curriculum from the academic year 2016. The Subodham project is envisaged by the state excise department and will be implemented by a high-level committee comprising experts from various fields. This project is also state government’s first step towards ‘Punarjani 2030 Project’, an initiative to completely eradicate the menace of substance abuse.

4- Centre Party wins Parliamentary Elections of Finland, ousts incumbent PM Alexander Stubb

Juha Sipilä, leader of the Finnish 'Centre Party', Centre Party wins Parliamentary Elections of Finland, ousts incumbent PM Alexander Stubb

Juha Sipilä, leader of the Finnish ‘Centre Party’

Finland’s opposition Centre Party has won the General Election 2015 by defeating the left-right coalition National Coalition party of incumbent Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. With this win, Centre Party’s leader Juha Sipila, an IT millionaire and newcomer to country’s politics, is set to become Finland’s next prime minister. In this election, Juha Sipila’s Centre Party has won 42 seats in the 200 seats of Parliament and Finns Party (formerly known as True Finns) was runner-up by winning 38 seats in parliament. While the ruling Coalition Party has won 37 seats and the Social Democratic Party got 34 seats.

Comment

In this election the Centre Party’s campaign was dominated by economic woes and had advocated wage freeze and spending cuts to regain Finland’s competitiveness. This may help to get an economic revamp that could rescue Finland which is facing economic slowdown in the past four-year.

Like this post? Comment here !! Or have something to share? Write to us: info@khichdionline.com

Read More

1st

2nd

 

3rd

 

4th

 

6th

 

7th

 

8th

 

9th

 

10th

 

11th

 

12th

 

13th

 

14th

 

15th

 

16th

 

17th

 

18th

 

19th

 

20th

 

21st

 

23rd

 

24th

 

25th

 

26th

 

27th

 

28th

 

29th

 

30th

 

 

 

#Current Affairs  JANUARY , FEBRUARY ,  MARCH – Date-wise  |  2015

 

#Current Affairs May 2015

 

Don't be Selfish :) Share
SHARE :

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *