6 June 2015 Current Affairs

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Sworn In As Mauritius’ First Woman President

Prominent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was sworn as president of Mauritius. With this she became first woman to become President of Indian Ocean island nation which is a ceremonial position. Ameenah, an internationally-renowned scientist and biologist, succeeded Kailash Purryag who stepped down from his post on 29 May 2015. Earlier, the Parliament on 4 June 2015 cleared her name for the ceremonial position of the Indian island nation after she was designated for the post by Government of Mauritius.

R Seshasayee Is New Non-executive Chairman Of Infosys

India’s second largest software services firm, Infosys has appointed R Seshasayee as non-executive chairman. Seshasayee replaces K V Kamath who stepped down to join BRICS Bank as its first president. Since 2011, Seshasayee had served as an independent director of Infosys and was the chairperson of the company’s audit committee.

IMA’s First Jan Aushadhi Medical Store Launched In Delhi

Indian Medical Association(IMA)’s first Aushadhi medical store was inaugurated by Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir at IP Estate IMA’s headquarter in New Delhi. The store will offer over 118 commonly used drugs at a 10 to 20 percent lesser price than market value.

Union Government Launches Jal Kranti Abhiyan

Union Government launched nationwide Jal Kranti Abhiyan. It was launched by Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejunivetion Uma Bharti in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Jal Kranti Abhiyan aims at turning one water scared village in each district of the country into water surplus village water through a holistic and integrated approach by adopting conservation and management techniques.


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