Current Affairs India - 3 October 2015

1. New Delhi will host G20 summit in 2018 and India will chair the annual forum that year, as per the decision taken by G20 forum in September 2015 which was chaired by Turkey. Turkey will hand over the Chair to China for 2016 and Germany will chair the same summit in 2017. G20 is a forum where leaders of G20 nations meet and discuss about financial and economic cooperation.

2. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification and Maintenance) Policy-2015 to promote greening of National Highway corridors across India. The key aim of the policy is to reduce the impact of air pollution and dust by planting trees and shrubs along the National Highways. The entire progress and plantation status will be monitored by the monitoring agency by conducting site visit on regular intervals.

3. V Shanmuganthan has sworn in as the 17th Governor of Manipur at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Imphal. He succeeded Dr. Syed Ahmed who passed away last month. Currently He is Governor of Meghalaya and was given additional charge of Manipur by President Pranab Mukherjee after death of Dr. Syed Ahmed.

4. The city of Coventry honored leading Indian industrialist Ratan Tatawith its highest award Honorary Freeman Of city of Coventry at the University of Warwick, Coventry for his contributions to the West Midlands region of central England. Only 13 people have been conferred this award since 1914 including Indian -origin professor Kumar Bhattacharyya, founder of Warwick manufacturing group.

5. Famous Indian tennis player Sania Mirza along with Swiss partner Martina Hingis continued her superb run as they won their seventh title together by winning the Wuhan Open women-s doubles trophy this week. They defeated the Romanian team of Irina Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu by 6-2, 6-3 in the final match.