Latest Affairs for Banks and Competitive Exams-15th April 2015

International Affairs

After visiting France and Germany, Canada Fashion arrived on the last leg of his tour of three countries.

India and Canada have signed a total of 13 deals in the area of ​​skills development.

  • Offers include signed the commercial contract for the supply of uranium for nuclear power plants in India
  • The agreement of $ 350 million of uranium, which was signed by Cameco and the Atomic Energy Commission of India, in the presence of the Prime Ministers of India and Canada, marked a new chapter in India’s relations with Canada, which had imposed sanctions on India after its nuclear tests.
  • Under the agreement, which runs until 2020, Cameco will provide £ 7.1 million concentrated uranium to India.
  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
  • Modi announced visa policy for Canadian nationals visiting India liberalized.

Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei is on a three-day visit to India.

  • India and Belarus today agreed to strengthen bilateral relations particularly in the field of trade and economy.

National Affairs

Six parties of former Janata Parivar now merged under the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav, a development that comes before the slates Bihar elections later this year and in 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

The six parties,

  • Samajwadi Party (SP)
  • Janata Dal-United (JD-U)
  • Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
  • Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)
  • Janata Dal-Secular JD-S)
  • Rashtriya Samajwadi Janata Party- (SJP-R).

According to sources, the group will approve Nitish Kumar as the chief ministerial candidate of the merged entity to Bihar.

The government has formed an inter-ministerial committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary to review the Official Secrets Act in the context of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files.

Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth

Karnataka Health Minister U.T. Khader inaugurated motorbike ambulances in Bengaluru.

  • He described this bicycle ambulance project as a “platinum ten minutes” trauma care initiative.
  • To reduce deaths due to road accidents, trauma care platinum initiative is useful for negotiating heavy traffic in urban areas where it will be difficult for four-wheeled ambulances to reach the place the loss, at the earliest.

New appointments

Ms. Meenakshi Rai Madan was sworn in as First Lady Judge of the High Court Sikkim today.


Assamese filmmaker and renowned actor Bidyut Chakraborty died.

  • He has directed several films including Assamese Raag-Biraag, Goon Goon Gaane Gaane, Dwaar. Chakraborty even won Indira Gandhi National Award for Raag Biraag.


India remains in second place in the latest rankings ICC ODI.

  • With 122 points, Australia leads the table.
  • With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind Australia.
  • India is followed by South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, and Pakistan.