Current Affairs, News & Facts of 07 Apr 2015

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  • India's first Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari undocked for Sea Trials in Mumbai
    • The first of class submarine named Kalveri,the Tiger Sark of Navy’s ambitious 'Project 75 India Submarine’ was undocked on monday.
    • It is the first of the six Scorpene submarines in which DCNS of France is a collaborator with MDL as the builder. In the Navy's ambitious 'Project 75 India Submarine'
    • These diesel-electric submarines are being built at the state-run Mazagon docks in Mumbai these submarines areare expected to be inducted into the Navy by 2018.
    • The project has also overshot the budget by nearly Rs 5,000 crore and is now expected to cost about Rs 23,000 crore.
    • Presently, the Navy has 14 conventional diesel-electric powered submarines, which include 10 Russian Kilo-class and four German HDW class vessels

    What are Features of Scorpene submarine?

    • Scorpian Submarine is capable of launching a crippling attack on the enemy using precision guided weapons. The attack can be launched with torpedoes, as well as tube launched anti-ship missiles, whilst underwater or on surface.
    • All high-tech means and communications are provided to ensure interoperability with other divisons of a Naval task Force
    • It can undertake multifarious warfare, Anti-submarine warfare, Intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance etc.
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  • BCCI re-appoints Rajeev Shukla as chairman of IPL
    • Rajeev Shukla was on Monday re-appointed as the chairman of the IPL governing council,Former Union minister and Congress leader Shukla was the IPL chairman till 2013 when he resigned from the post in the aftermath of the IPL 'spot-fixing' scandal
    • Sourav Ganguly was a new entrant to the IPL governing council while the senior national selection committee led by Sandeep Patil was retained for another season.
    • Team India director Ravi Shastri also remained in the IPL governing council.
    • Another former captain Anil Kumble has been retained as chairman of the technical committee while Congress leader and MPCA top boss Jyotiraditya Scindia will head the powerful finance committee.
    • Chetan Desai of Goa will head the marketing committee while Gokaraju Gangaraju of Andhra will be in-charge of the tours and programmes committee
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  • Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women's chess championship
    • Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won the bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling
    • she reached up to semi-finals Harika lost with Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the last four encounter of the semifinal
    • She had earlier defeated Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy in the quarter-finals
    • Muzychuk bagged gold medal defeating Russian Natalija Pogonina 2.5-1.5 in the four-game final
    • Russian Grandmaster Natalija Pogonina bagged silver medal

    About Dronavalli Harika

    • She is the second Indian woman after GM Koneru Humpy to attain the top-most honour of Grandmaster title
    • She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2007
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  • Arab poet Adonis honoured with Kumaran Asan World Prize for poetry
    • Paris- based Syrian-Lebanese Arab poet Adonis has been chosen for this year’s Kumaran Asan World Prize for poetry 2015, instituted by the Kumaran Asan Memorial Association which honour poets of international stature and introduce them to Indian readers.
    • He was born as Ali Ahmad Said Esber in 1930 , he was imprisoned for a while because of his secular and nationalistic positions
    • Adonis, author of more than twenty volumes of poetry in Arabic and widely translated into almost all languages
    • His Incredible poetic work has made him pertual contender for the Nobel Prize for many years

    Popular Works of Adonis:- If Only the Sea Could Sleep, Pages of Day and Night Songs of Mihyar the Damascene, Not A Star, A Voice, A King is Miyhar,The Adoring Rock,Take me to God

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  • RBI keeps repo rate and Cash Reserve Ratio unchanged
    • RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan kept the repo rate or the rate at which the central bank lends money to banks, unchanged at 7.5 per cent
    • The RBI also kept the cash reserve ratio (CRR)or the proportion of deposits banks have to keep aside with RBI unchanged at 4 per cent
    • RBI have CPI inflation targeted at 6 per cent by January 2016 and at 4 per cent by the end of 2017-18
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