Current Affairs India - 4 November 2015

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked as the world-s ninth most powerful person by Forbes magazine for the year 2015, as per list published today compared to 14th rank last year. The list is topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel secured the second spot followed by US President Barack Obama (third) and Pope Francis (fourth) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (fifth).


Others ranked in the top ten are Microsoft Founder Bill Gates (sixth), US Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen (seventh), UK Prime Minister David Cameron (eighth) and Google-s Larry Page (tenth)


2. Maharashtra government approved a revised scheme named as -APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna- to provide nutrition to pregnant and lactating women in the state's tribal areas. The scheme will be implemented by aanganwadis that come under the Women and Child Welfare Department in 16 districts having tribal population.


The food will be provided for six months, beginning from third trimester of pregnancy to the three months period after delivery. The meal will include pulses, rice, fruits, vegetables and boiled eggs with occasional supply of milk.


3. Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu has recommended the name of Justice Tirath Singh Thakur as his successor who is now the senior most judge after the Chief Justice of India. Justice Thakur will take over after Chief Justice retires on 2nd December 2015. It is a convention that the present CJI recommends to the government the name of his successor.


4. Suresh N Patel has been appointed as the MD and CEO of Andhra Bank this week. He is having more than 30 years of experience in banking industry. Before that, he has worked as the CEO of Association of Mutual Funds in India.


5. Indian boxer Shiva Thapa became the highest ranked Indian boxer when he moved up to the second spot in the latest international boxing rankings after winning a bronze medal at the World Championships in Doha last month. He has moved up five places to secure second spot with 1550 points in the 56kg category. The top spot was secured by Irishman Michael Conlan with 2150 points, who won the gold medal at the World Championships.