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India ranked 143 out of 162 countries on Global Peace Index 2015

As per recently released Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2015, India was placed at 143th rank out 162 countries.

The report was published by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

India’s rank has remained same compared to previous year global rankings.

Top 5 peaceful countries:

  1. Iceland
  2.  Denmark
  3. Austria
  4. New Zealand
  5. Switzerland

Top 5 least peaceful countries:

  1. North Korea (153rd)
  2. Pakistan (154th)
  3. , Congo (155),
  4. Sudan (156),
  5. Somalia (157),

 About Global Peace Index (GPI)

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  Steve Killelea founded the Institute for Economics and Peace 

In 2007, Steve Killelea founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a non-profit research institute based in Sydney.  IEP is the first of its kind. Whilst most peace institutes traditionally focus on studying conflict, IEP is focused on studying the factors that lead to and sustain lasting peace as well as on understanding the economic benefits that flow from reductions of violence. IEP is dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human wellbeing and progress. It produces the Global Peace Index, recognised around the world as the first and only measure on nations’ peacefulness.

Where is HQ Of  Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) Located ?

Sydney – Australia

 India Union Cabinet approves Solar Power capacity target to 1 lakh MW under JNNSM by 2022

 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)  gave its approval for stepping up of India’s solar power capacity target under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission by five times to reach a target of 1,00,000 megawatt by 2022.

The target will principally comprise 40,000 megawatt rooftop and 60,000 megawatt through large and medium scale grid-connected solar power projects.

With this ambitious target, India will become one of the largest green energy producers in the world, surpassing several developed countries.

CCEA approved setting up of over 2,000 megawatt of grid-connected solar power projects on ‘Build, Own and Operate’ basis by solar power developers with Viability GapFUNDING  under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

It is expected to generate an additional 2000 megawatt capacity of grid-connected solar power projects and create employment for about 12,000 people in rural and urban areas.

It will also reduce about 3.41 million tonnes of carbon emissions into the environment every year.

The totalINVESTMENT  expected under this scheme is about 12,000 crore rupees

Weather alert service NOWCAST   Launched by Union Government

NOWCAST will be used to send SMS alerts on extreme weather data like hailstorm, thunderstorm and squall originated by India Meteorological Department (IMD) to over one crore farmers whose mobile numbers are registered on government’s mKisan portal. Further, the mKisan portal will send warning SMSs to farmers located in affected district/blocks. These warnings will help the farmers to take precautionary measures as needed and feasible.

The SMS will be sent in English, Hindi and regional languages as per farmers’ request.


Archana Ramasundarama appointed Director of National Crime Records Bureau:

 Archana Ramasundaram was on 17 June 2015 appointed as the Director of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), New Delhi.

Ramasundram is an IPS officer of 1980-batch of Tamil Nadu cadre.

16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy

(IIFA) informally known as the “Bollywood Oscars,” was held in Malaysia. The 2015 IIFA Awards honoured the best films of 2014. Haider was awarded the most awards (09).

List of 2015 IIFA Awards

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o   Best Film:Queen.

o   Best Director: Rajkumar Hirani – PK.

o   Best Actor In A Leading Role: Shahid Kapoor –Haider as Haider Meer.

o   Best Actress In A Leading Role: Kangana Ranaut – Queen as Rani Mehra.

o   Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Riteish Deshmukh – Ek Villain as Rakesh Mahadkar.

o   Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Tabu – Haider as Ghazala Meer.

o   Male Debutant Star: Tiger Shroff – Heropanti as Bablu.

o   Female Debutant Star: Kriti Sanon – Heropanti as Dimpy.

o   Best Performance In A Comic Role: Varun Dhawan– Main Tera Hero as Seenu.

o   Best Performance In A Negative Role: Kay Kay Menon– Haider as Khurram Meer.

o   Best Story: Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar, Parveez Shaikh- Queen.

o   Best Male Playback Singer: Ankit Tiwari for Galliyan – Ek Villain.

o   Best Female Playback Singer: Kanika Kapoor for Baby Doll – Ragini MMS 2.