A state of emergency for 30 days was declared by the Government of Maldives, giving sweeping powers to the security forces, after arms and explosives were found in the capital and in a hotel on the island today.
- Capital: Male
- Official Language: Maldives (Dhivehi)
- Chairman: Abdulla Yameen
- Vice President Ahmed Adeeb
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigns after mass protests.
- Ponta is the Prime Minister of the country to sit facing a corruption trial, and he was already under pressure to exit the political opposition and President Klaus Iohannis, who defeated him in November last presidential election.Anchor
The Union government today announced road projects and development of bridges Rs 10,000 crore for Nagaland addition to committing a number of road projects for the entire Northeast in five years.
- Roads and Highways Minister: Nitin Gadkari
The Maharashtra government approved a revised scheme, named Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna for pregnant and lactating women in the tribal areas of the state.
- The scheme aims to provide at least a full hot cooked nutritious food for every pregnant woman and lactating mother.
Meghalaya High Court has asked the Centre to consider the imposition of the Armed Forces (Special Powers Act), 1958 (AFSPA) in the Garo Hills militancy-affected region in the state to help the administration to restore the rule law.
Awards and Recognition
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked as the ninth most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine in 2015 a list which is topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Top 10 persons in the list
- Russian President Vladimir Putin
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel
- US President Barack Obama
- Pope Francis
- Chinese President Xi Jinping
- Microsoft founder Bill Gates
- US Federal Reserve President Janet Yellen
- British Prime Minister David Cameron
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- Larry Page Google
Justice TS Thakur will be the next Chief Justice of India.
- He would succeed Justice HL Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India.
- He will take over as the CJI after the judge retires Dattu 2 December2015.
Academy Award-winning actor and screenwriter Colin Welland (81) died.
- Welland is best known for his screenwriting in “Chariots of Fire,” which won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1982.
Indian boxer Shiva Thapa reached second position in international rankings in the category 56 kg.
- Shiva was placed second with 1550 points in the category 56 kg, up five places from the previous list.
- The first place was occupied by Irishman Michael Conlan (2150), which won the gold medal at the World Championships.
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has announced his retirement from Test cricket.
- Now, will play only in the One-Day International (ODI).
- Note: It is the husband of the Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.
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