Current Affairs, News & Facts of 15 Oct 2014

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  • Richard Flanagan is the winner of 'Man Booker Prize' this year for his book 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North'.  - read more cat
  • Khaled Bahah becomes the new Prime Minister of Yemen.  
    • His appointment is part of the recent power-sharing deal between Houthis (Shia militia) and the government. 
    • He was one of the three candidates proposed by the Houthi after they rejected the earlier appointment of Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak as prime minister.
  • India gets the 55th rank in the 2014 Global Hunger Index.
    • The lower the ranking; the more food-deprived the country is.
    • We have moved 8 places up the ranking since last year (63rd rank).
    • Mauritius holds the top place alongwith Thailand.
    • Albania and Columbia are at 3rd place while China and Malaysia are together at 5th.
    • Burundi is the most hungry country followed by Eritrea and East Timor.
    • Around 805 million people still suffer from hunger globally.
    • The report, evaluating 120 developing countries worldwide, is published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    • Our Neighbours: Pakistan and Bangladesh (both at 57th), Nepal (44) and Sri Lanka (39).
  • MC Mary Kom is voted as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) among India’s Asian Games 2014 contingent by contingent sponsors 'Samsung India'. 
  • Gautham Roy is appointed as the new Managing Director of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL). 
    • He replaces AS Basu as such.
    • CPCL is a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation.
  • Germany to help India in urban sanitation programmes; pledges 4 million Euros  
    • It will also provide technical assistance with special focus on enabling effective measures against discharge of untreated waste water into surface and ground water. 
    • The financial aid will be utilized in capacity development. 
  • 3rd International Tourism Mart begins in Shillong, Meghalaya.  
    • Its organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism in association with the North Eastern States and West Bengal with the intent to promote the tourism potential of the region in the domestic and international markets. 
    • Over 50 buyer delegates from ASEAN and SAARC countries, Japan, Korea, Australia, France, Spain, Russia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, UK and US are participating in the Mart. 

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