23 April 2015 Current Affairs

Indian-American Vivek Murthy Takes Over As U.S. Surgeon-General

Thirty-seven-year-old Indian-American Vivek Murthy was sworn-in as the U.S. Surgeon-General by Vice-President Joe Biden on 23 April. Vivek Muthy became the youngest-ever in-charge of the country’s public health. As the US Surgeon General, Murthy carries the rank of Vice Admiral. Dr. Murthy is the country’s 19th Surgeon General.

Dr Sunitha Krishnan To Get 24th Yudhvir Foundation Memorial Award

The 24th Yudhvir Foundation Memorial Award will be given to Prajwala founder Dr. Sunitha Krishnan for her extraordinary achievement in the rescue, restoration and rehabilitation of victims in trafficking and her exemplary care and support to HIV patients. Dr. Sunitha Krishnan co-founded the anti-trafficking organization named Prajwala (1996) as a transition centre for second-generation prevention with 12 children in Mehboob Ki Mehndi in Hyderabad. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including the Stree Shakti Award by Govt. of India (2003), Perdita Houston International Human Rights Award by United Nation (2006), Outstanding Woman Award by National Commission for Women India (2013), in recognition of her exemplary crusade for social change. She also finds a name in the Limca Book of Records for Women’s Empowerment (2014).

Google India Tops Randstad Survey For ‘Most Attractive Employer’

Google India has bagged the Randstad Award 2015 for Most Attractive Employer in India, while Sony India has been adjudged the runner-up. The sector-specific special recognition awards this year were awarded to Tata Steel (manufacturing), P&G (FMCG), and Honda India (Automobile). In line with the Randstad Award philosophy, Microsoft India has been inducted into the Hall of Fame category this year for winning the coveted Randstad Award title for four consecutive years. The Randstad Award is hosted each year to encourage best practices for talent attraction and to identify the best ‘Employer Brand’ in the country based on the perceived attractiveness of a company.

World Book and Copyright Day was Celebrated On 24 April

United Nations (UN) observed World Book and Copyright Day across the world on 23 April 2015. The day is an opportunity to recognise the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce them. World Book and Copyright Day or World Book Day is marked annually on 23 April, a symbolic date for World Literature. In 1995, UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April. On this day in 1611, Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes, who died on that day. For the year 2015, UNESCO designated Incheon, South Korea as the World Book Capital 2015 in recognition of its programme to promote reading among people and underprivileged sections of the population.


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