Daily Current Affairs: 9 June 2015

current affairs 9 june 2015

1) Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar arrested:

--> Delhi Police on 9 June 2015 arrested Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar on charges of fabricating documents and submitting fake degree while filing nomination for the Delhi assembly polls held in February this year.
--> Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur University filed an affidavit stating Tomar's provisional certificate is "fabricated and doesn't exist in their record."

2) ICICI Bank appointed MK Sharma as new non-executive chairman:

--> ICICI Bank on 9 June 2015 announced the appointment of M K Sharma, a former vice chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited, as the non-executive chairman for a period of five years, in place of K V Kamath.
--> Kamath would shortly step down from the bank's board, consequent to his nomination as the first president of the New Development Bank, established by BRICS nations.

3) Amitav Ghosh’s book “Flood of Fire” released:

--> Noted Indian author Amitav Ghosh’s third and final book under the “Ibis trilogy” was published recently.
--> “Flood of Fire” is the final part of the famous “Ibis trilogy” by Amitav Ghosh, which comprises of historical fictional writings by him.
--> The other two previous books under “Ibis trilogies” are – “Sea of Poppies” (2008) and “River of Smoke”.

4) Jind, Karnal and Muzaffarnagar districts added in National Capital Region:

--> Haryana’s Jind, Karnal districts and Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district have been added into the conurbation National Capital Region (NCR).
--> Decision in this regard was taken at 35th meeting of National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) held New Delhi.
--> The meeting was presided by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu who is Chairman of the NCRPB.

5) No more pulling chain to stop trains says Indian Railways:

--> "To stop train pull chain" notice inside railway coaches is soon set to become history.
--> The railway ministry has decided to do away with these chains.
-->  An official said railways had incurred a loss of Rs 3,000 crore because trains ran late with the indiscriminate chain-pulling for no good reason.
--> As a replacement, mobile phone numbers of the driver and assistant driver will be displayed in coaches and also one employee carrying a walkie-talkie would be present for every three coaches in each train.

6) Space pioneer award presented to ISRO for Mars mission:

--> The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was presented the Space Pioneer award for the year 2015 in the Science and Engineering category during the 34th Annual International Space Development Conference held at Toronto in Canada.
--> The National Space Society (NSS) of USA presented the award in recognition of ISRO’s efforts in accomplishing the Mars Mission in its very first attempt, a statement from ISRO said.

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