Latest Current Affairs 9th April 2015 for Banks and Current Affairs

International Affairs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving for France this afternoon on the first leg of his tour of three nations.

  • It is 9-day visit to France, Germany and Canada.
  • The main aspects of his visit to France: Strengthening economic cooperation and strengthening cooperation in the high-tech sector

US President Barack Obama is visiting Jamaica.

  • He became the first US president to sit set foot in Jamaica since 1982.Anchor

National Affairs

Government suspends the registration of the NGO Greenpeace India for six months due to his involvement in inciting anti-development campaigns.

Maharashtra government today relaxed norms according to which Marathi films can now be screened between 12 hours to 21 hours.

  • Earlier, the government had asked the private multiplexes in the State to show Marathi films 6-9 pm slot.
  • After today’s decision, Marathi films can be screened on a single screen in multiplexes anytime between 12:00 to 9:00 p.m., according to the request of the producer to the exhibitor.

In a big relief for wheat farmers affected by unusual rains and hail to the season, now relaxed quality standards Centre for wheat purchases in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and facilitate standards in other states after testing grain samples.

  • Rain and hail unusual for the season, witnessing February-end, damaged the rabi crop (sown in winter) in about 113 lakh hectares area in about 14 states.
  • The total cultivable area in rabi season is 600 lakh hectares and wheat is a major rabi crop.
  • Minister for Food Ram Vilas Paswan

Stating that the places of worship of any religion cannot violate the standards of the limits of noise pollution, the High Court ordered the Council Karnataka Pollution Control (KSPCB) to submit a consolidated data levels noise recorded at various monitoring stations in the city.

People News

Lahore High Court today suspended the detention order against the alleged 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, and ordered his immediate release.

  • Lakhvi (55) was accused of planning the deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai in November 2008, which claimed 166 lives in the heart of the economic capital of India.
  • Reacting sharply to the development, India said it was “extremely disappointing development” and asked Islamabad to immediately ensure that it does not just come out of prison.
  • The founder Ramalinga Raju Satyam and nine others were convicted in multi-crore accounting fraud case by a special CBI court in Hyderabad.
  • Every ten Ramalinga Raju which convicted sentenced to seven years in prison.

Business & Economy

The rating agency Moody’s raised the rating outlook of India from stable to positive, saying there is an increasing likelihood that the actions of policy makers to strengthen the country’s economy and, in turn, financial strength sovereign in the coming years.

The rating agency affirmed Baa3 rating of India.

Moody is the first rating agency that has given India a positive attitude.

In a move to strengthen the delivery of last mile of goods to consumers, the leading online retailer Flipkart in India has partnered with the dabbawalas of Mumbai.

TRAI slanted ceiling price bars for roaming.

With this move, mobile roaming calls will be cheaper up to 23 percent, while sending SMS will cost up to 40 percent less from 1 May

The government has allowed pharmaceutical companies to increase the rate of 509 essential drugs used for the treatment of various diseases such as diabetes, hepatitis and cancer by 3.84 per cent from 1 April.

The National Drug Authority Price (NPPA) has issued a notice of increase of prices of medicines online with the index of wholesale prices of 2014 under reference drug control Price (DPCO) 2013.

New appointments

The president appointed the Electoral High Commissioner addition, Dr. Nasim Zaidi as the Chief Election Commissioner.

  • Zaidi assume charge of the mandate of the Chief Electoral Officer with effect from April 19, after the holder Harishankar Brahma will retire on April 18.
  • A 1976 batch IAS officer, Dr. Zaidi worked at the Department of Civil Aviation for a long time.


Legendary Tamil writer D Jayakanthan (81), which has charted a new course in Tamil literature with his bold and progressive works is dead.

  • His popular novel, “Sila Sila Nerangalil Manithargal ‘, which was later made into a film, earned him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1972.
  • He was also a recipient of the Jnanpith Award in 2002.

Science & Technology

India successfully test-fired nuclear capable Dhanush missile from a ship off the Odisha coast.

The Dhanush surface to surface, an indigenous naval variant of Prithvi missile developed in India, can carry a nuclear payload of 500 kg.


In Indian Premier League, Champions Kolkata Knight Riders defending beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.

Singapore Open 2015: Parupalli Kashyap beat Korean Wan Ho Son to storm into the quarterfinals.