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June 2nd week 2015 current affairs
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June 2nd week 2015 current affairs

2) Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar Arrested.

  • Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar of the Aam Aadmi Party, arrested by the Delhi Police, has been taken to a Saket court after being held at a police station for several hours. In court, the police has asked for five-day custody of Mr. Tomar.
  • A case of cheating, forgery and conspiracy has been filed against Mr Tomar, who has been accused of faking degrees.
2) India-born Padmasree Warrior Quits as Cisco`s Chief Technology Officer.
 
  • India-born Padmasree Warrior, one of Silicon Valley`s high-profile female executives, has stepped down from her post of Chief Technology Officer at global IT giant Cisco after a significant restructuring of top management under incoming CEO Chuck Robbins.
  • Ms. Warrior, 54, had joined Cisco in 2008 and had served as chief technology officer and senior vice-president of engineering during her seven years at the company.
About Padmasree Warrior:
 
  • Warrior is an alumnus of the IIT-Delhi and Cornell University.
  • She is one of Silicon Valley’s high-profile female executives and has been honored with numerous leadership awards.
  • In recently released Forbes Magazine’s 12th annual list of World’s 100 most powerful women she was placed at 84th position.
 

3) Dr. Bimal K Roy removed as Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).

  • Dr. Bimal K. Roy was removed as the Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI).
  • He was removed from the position one-and-a-half months before the end of his term.
  • He was replaced by director-designate Prof S Bandyopadhayay.
  • The ministry accused him of indiscipline and removed him on a reasonable apprehension that he may indulge in propagation of indiscipline and mischief, including acts of administrative and financial impropriety in the interregnum.
4) China`s security czar sent to jail.
 
  • China`s former security chief Zhou Yongkang was sentenced by a court to life imprisonment for accepting bribes worth $21.3 million and “deliberately disclosing state secrets".
  • Zhou, is the highest ranking politician to be sent to jail for life in China.
5) C.S. Verma steps down as CMD of SAIL.
 
  • C.S. Verma has relinquished the charge as chairman and managing director on completion of his tenure and steel secretary Rakesh Singh has assumed the charge till a regular incumbent is appointed.
  • Verma was appointed CMD of the country`s largest steel producer for a five-year term in June 2010 by the previous UPA government.
 

6) Dick Costolo Resigns as Twitter CEO.

  • Dick Costolo resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter Inc after serving the company for five years.
  • Under the technological leadership of Costolo, Twitter had evolved from a startup to a public company.
  • He was also had pioneered for introducing Twitter’s famous 140 character messaging service which had gained cultural prominence and had become a powerful tool for worldwide celebrities, activists and citizen journalists to propagate their views.
 
About Twitter:
 
  1. Headquarters: San Francisco, California, US.
  2. Twitter was founded in 2006.
  3. Presently has 302 million active users and has a market value around 25 billion US dollars.
7) James Harrison: The Australian blood donor who`s saved the lives of two million babies.
 
  • James Harrison, 78, has given blood more than 1000 times, after discovering as a teen he has a rare antibody that can save babies from Rhesus disease.
  • The 78-year-old Australian has saved the lives of more than two million babies by rolling up his sleeves.
  • The exceptional antibodies in Mr. Harrison`s blood plasma have thwarted a deadly disease that killed thousands of Australian babies every year until the 1960s.
 
About:
 
  1. Women were having multiple miscarriages; babies were stillborn or born with severe brain damage, fatal anaemia and jaundice. For decade’s scientists were baffled, until they discovered that the condition was caused when a pregnant woman`s blood attacked the blood cells of her unborn baby.
  2. Rhesus disease occurs when a mother has rhesus-negative blood (RhD-negative) and her fetus inherits the father`s RhD-positive blood type.
  3. Scientists discovered Mr Harrison`s blood contained the rare combination of RhD-negative blood and anti-D antibodies.
  4. Very few people have those antibodies and they are very strong in James. His body produces a lot of them and when he donates his body produces more. That`s what makes him a very special case.
8) International court calls for Bashir’s arrest.
 
  • The International Criminal Court has called for South Africa to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who is reported to have arrived in Johannesburg for a summit of the African Union.
  • Bashir is wanted, over alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Darfur conflict dating back to 2003.

 

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