Current Affairs may 2015
21st Asian Athletics Championship
Venue: Wuhan, China
# Country GOLD Silver Bronze Total
1. China 15 13 13 41
2. Qatar 7 2 1 10
3. India 4 5 4 13
4. Japan 4 3 11 18
Indian gold Medal Winners
o Vikas Gowda – Discus throw
o Lalita Babar – Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
o Tintu Luka – Women’s 800 m
o Inderjeet Singh – Shotp
French Open 2015
Event Winner Nationality Runner-up Nationality
Men’s Singles Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland Novak Djokovic Serbia
Women’s Singles Serena Williams USA Lucie Safarova Czech
- RC Tayal appointed as new Director General of National Security Guard:
Senior IPS officer R C Tayal has been appointed as the new chief of the elite counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG).
The 1980-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre officer is at present serving as the Special Director General in paramilitary CRPF and is heading its formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
- Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya passed away:
Dasaradhi Rangacharya,the Legendary Telugu writer passed away in Hyderabad.
He actively participated in fight against the Nizam’s autocratic rule.
He went underground and took part in the Telangana Armed Struggle till Hyderabad was liberated.
- India and Netherlands signed MoU for development of vaccines:
A Memorandum of Understanding was arrived at between India and Netherlands for development of vaccines.
The MoU signed under ‘Make in India’ initiative of Government of India will enable the Bharat Immunologicals and Biologicals Corporation Ltd (BIBCOL),a Central PSU under Department of Biotechnology, to develop Measles – Rubella vaccine at its plant at Chola, Bulandshahr, U.P.
- Vijai Sharma appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner:
President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Vijai Sharma as the new Chief Information Commissioner.
- .KV Chowdary appointed as new Central Vigilance Commissioner:
Former Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, K.V. Chowdary, was on 8 June 2015, appointed as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner.
T.M. Bhasin, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Bank, has been appointed Vigilance Commissioner.
Barcelona beat Juventus 3-1 to win UEFA Champions League
Barcelona defeated Juventus 3-1 and won the UEFA Champions League Title. It is their fourth Champions League title in the last decade after their 2006, 2009 and 2011 triumphs. Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez, and Neymar scored goals for Barcelona. From Juventus side, the only goal scorer was Alvaro Morata.