Here Is The 8th May 2015 Latest Current Affairs Of Bank Jobs

National Affairs

Punjab government has a plan to provide water supply services, sanitation, treatment plants wastewater (STP), streetlights, roads and parks in all 165 cities by the end of 2016 at a cost of 5000 crore rupees.

  • The Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal
  • Governor: Kaptan Singh Solanki

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch three ambitious social security schemes relating to insurance and pensions tomorrow (May 9, 2015) in Kolkata.

These plans are,

  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)
  • Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and
  • Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

International Affairs

Today is World Red Cross and Red Crescent.

This day is an annual celebration of the International Red Cross Movement and the principles of the Red Crescent.

  • This year marks the 67th celebration, which was celebrated officially in 1948.
  • The theme this year: “power of humanity: The basic principles of action.”
  • Important Note: The day is also the birthday of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) founder Henry Dunant.
  • He won the Nobel Peace’s first in 1901.

Conservative Party retains power in United Kingdom (UK).

British Prime Minister David Cameron has swept to a surprise victory with a strong majority in the elections of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

  • Note: The Conservatives have claimed a comfortable majority, taking 331 seats in the parliament of 650 members, which means that Cameron will not have to seek coalition partners as he gathers his new cabinet.


Helicopter crash in Pakistan (Naltar Valley) Kills 7 foreign diplomats.

  • Philippine Ambassador Domingo Lucenario D Jr, Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen and wives of Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors were among the seven people killed.

Eminent historian, economist and sociologist Dr Amalendu Guha dead today.

  • An author who wrote in English, Assamese and Bengali, Guha has several books to his credit, including his most acclaimed book Planter ‘Raj to Swaraj “.
  • Note: Guha, a will registered in the year 2005, had donated his body to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital and research and promised his eyes Shankardev Nethralaya, Guwahati.

New appointments

Achal Kumar Jyoti, a former chief secretary for the duration of Gujarat Narendra Modi as Chief Minister, was appointed today that the Commissioner of Elections, by completing one of the two vacancies in the body of three members.

Awards and Recognition

The Nadia district in West Bengal, which was declared as the first “open defecation free” district in the country, won the United Nations Public Service Award for 2015 in the category of improving the delivery of public services.

  • Hooghly and Burdwan districts have bagged the second and third positions.
  • Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan also featured in the top 10 open defecation free district.

President Pranab Mukherjee was conferred an honorary doctorate in Moscow today by the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Note: The President is in Moscow to attend the parade on Victory Day on Saturday, marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II.

Business & Economy

A criticism of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) today announced the Telecom Ministry to give Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm undue benefit of Rs 3,367 crore over allowing it to provide voice calling for broadband spectrum.


Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Sharapova after seven years to reach the final of the Madrid Open.

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