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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Daily Current Affairs Updates: 1 May 2015

1) Microsoft named its next Web Browser as Edge:
--> Microsoft on 29 April 2015 announced Edge as its next Web Browser’s name at the Build Developer Conference held at San Francisco in California, USA.
--> Earlier, Microsoft had called it as Project Spartan; a code name given by the company.
--> The browser is intended to replace the Internet Explorer (IE) in future.

2) CNR Rao conferred with Japan's highest civilian award:
--> Eminent scientist C N R Rao was conferred with Japan's highest civilian award for his outstanding contributions to science and Indo-Japanese science coperation.
--> The Emperor of Japan conferred the country's highest award, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, on the Bharat Ratna awardee, a release by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research said.
--> Rao is also the only Indian to be elected as a foreign member of the Japan Academy in Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research.

3) Surender Singh is the new DG of Central Industrial Security Force:
--> Senior IPS officer Surender Singh has been appointed as the new chief of central paramilitary force CISF.
--> Singh, a 1980-batch police officer of West Bengal cadre, is at present serving as a Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB).
--> Surender Singh will succeed Arvind Ranjan who had retired as the DG of the CISF and will have tenure of till August 2016.
--> An order in this regard was issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

4) DRDO scientist conferred prestigious RIN fellowship:
--> Senior DRDO scientist G Satheesh Reddy, who played a critical role in the Agni 5 programme, has been conferred the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Institute of Navigation, a first for an Indian.
--> Established in 1947, Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is one of the world's leading professional bodies dedicated to advancement of navigation around the world.

5) Rafael Nadal received Spanish award:
--> Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy awarded the Gold Medal for Merit to tennis star Rafael Nadal, who stated that "victory is accomplished through work".

6) Mobile number portability deadline extended by 2 months:
--> The Department of Telecom has extended the deadline to fully implement the mobile number portability across the country by another two months.
--> The earlier deadline to roll out ‘full MNP’ was May 3.

7) International Labour Day celebrated across the world:
--> International Labour Day also known as the International Worker's Day and May Day which was celebrated on international level to promote and encourage the international labour associations.

8) NASA's Messenger spacecraft crashed into Mercury, ends mission:
--> NASA's Messenger spacecraft has crashed into the surface of Mercury, ending its historic 11-year mission that provided valuable data and thousands of images of the planet.
--> MESSENGER was launched on August 3, 2004, and it began orbiting Mercury on March 18, 2011.

--> The spacecraft completed its primary science objectives by March 2012.
Daily Current Affairs Updates: 1 May 2015 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 3.5.15 Rating: 5 1) Microsoft named its next Web Browser as Edge: --> Microsoft on 29 April 2015 announced E...

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