Current Affairs India - 30 June 2015

1. Two Indian organizations, Indian Army and Indian Railways are listed among the world-s biggest employers, as per a research published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Indian Railways was placed at 8th position with 1.4 million employees while Indian Army was placed at 9th position with 1.3 million employees in the list of world-s biggest employers.

US department of Defense secured the position as the world-s biggest employer with over 3.2 million employees and People-s Liberation Army (PLA) secured the second position with 2.3 million employees.

2. Indian telecom company Bharti Airtel has become the world-s third largest mobile operator with 303 million subscriber across 20 countries where it has operations, as per the latest data published by World Cellular Information Service (WCIS). Bharti Airtel is present in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Africa.

China Mobile is ranked as the No 1 mobile operator in the world with 626.27 million subscribers followed by UK-s Vodafone Group with 403.08 million subscribers.

3. Nadia district in West Bengal has won the United Nations Public Service Award 2015 in the category of improving delivery of public services for being the first district without open defecation. The award was presented by the acting Secretary General of the UN Lenni Montiel to District Magistrate of Nadia and Sabhapati of Nadia Zilla Parishad in Medellin, Colombia.

4. Senior IPS officer Y C Modi has been appointed as Additional Director in the CBI. He was part of a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed 2002 Gujarat riots cases. He succeeded Archana Ramasundaram, who was recently appointed as Director, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

5. Leading Laptop Maker Lenovo has appointed Rahul Agarwal as the Managing Director of its India operations with immediate effect. He succeeds Amar Babu, who moved to play higher role as Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific and Chairman, Lenovo India.

6. India-s eight core sector grew by 4.4% in May this year compared to 3.8% growth in the same month last year. This is the highest core sector growth in last 6 months. Coal output jumped by 7.8%, refinery products output grew by 7.9%, and electricity generation jumped by 5.5% in the same month. This high core sector is expected to push IIP growth higher for the current month as well.