14 October 2015 Current Affairs

Jamaica’s Marlon James wins Man Booker Prize

Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction on 14 October, 2015. His book ” A Brief History of Seven Killings” won the prestigious Man Booker Prize Award. The novel is based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi wins the Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award

Indian Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has been selected for the prestigious Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award for his contributions towards child reforms and his inspirational work against child abuse. The annual award by the prestigious Harvard University is given to an individual whose works and deeds have served to improve the quality of lives and have inspired us to greater heights. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on October 16, at the Harvard University.

Union Cabinet approved MoU with Mozambique for cooperation in renewable energy

The Union Government on 14 October 2015 approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India and Mozambique. The agreement aims at establishing a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation, investment promotion and partnership on new and renewable energy issues on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity. The focus will be on the development of new and renewable energy technologies in the field of conducting on-the-job and specialized training courses on renewable energy field, research & development and of technology transfer in renewable energy.

PS Jayakumar appointed as MD and CEO of Bank of Baroda

PS Jayakumar on 13 October 2015 took over the charge of Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of state-owned Bank of Baroda. He has taken the charge when the bank is under the scanner for an alleged black money transactions worth over 6000 crore rupees. In the first week of October 2015, allegedly 6172 crore rupees were remitted from Bank of Baroda to Hong Kong. The amount was allegedly deposited in 59 accounts in cash as advance for imports that never existed.

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