Current Affairs India - 5 November 2015

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three gold related schemes today which are Gold Monetization Scheme, Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme and Indian Gold Coins. The three schemes were announced by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his 2015-16 budget speech in February this year. The key aims of these schemes are to reduce dependency on imported gold, recycle the unutilized gold in the country and most importantly, streamline the gold business in the country.

2. Oxford University Press India (OUPI) has appointed V Sivaramakrishnan (Siva) as the managing director, to oversee key Asian markets including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. He will join OUPI from Manipal Global Education Services. Earlier he led a team that built and ran a successful online news, shopping, and gaming portal.

3. Famous Indian shooter Jitu Rai won India's first senior medal at the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait City after finishing second in the finals of the men's 50 metre pistol event. Korea's Park Daehun secured Gold medal after scoring Asian record score of 199.2 while Jitu finished with a final score of 189.5.