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Current Affairs Today – May 22 2015

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Indian Affairs 

Union cabinet decides to restart Sindri unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd. ( FCIL )

  • Union cabinet in its meeting, headed by the Prime Minister, has decided to revive the closed urea unit of FCIL at SindriJharkhand, which is worth an investment of Rs. 6000 cr.
  • It has been decided to do so in order to meet the growing demands of urea in eastern states. The unit was shut down in 2002.
  • In addition to this, Union cabinet has also approved to set up a newammoniaurea complex at Namrup in Assam on PPP model.

India sixth in terms of publication of scientific papers

  • India is now 6th in terms of publishing scientific papers, up by 4 spots, as announced by Secretary of Department of S&T, Ashutosh Sharma in a function organized by Research Council of UK in the UK.
  • The event also highlighted India-UK partnership in scientific matters. India has a ratio of 160 scientists for one million people.  

International Affairs 

Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra under ISIS control

  • The ancient Semite city in Homs, Syria – Palmyra– also known as the Pearl of desert, was seized by the militant group ISIS. It is a world heritage city. The architecture dates back to the 1st – 2nd century AD, built in Greco – Roman style.
  • With the capture of AlTanf crossing in Homs, the Syrian govt. has lost control of the country’s all border posts with Iraq.
  • It also potentially opens the way for ISIS to the capital city of Damascus


Veteran jazz musician Bob Belden has passed away

  • He passed away from a heart attack while he was admitted in Lenon Hill Hospital, Manhattan, NY. He was only 58.
  • He had won three Grammies and other nominations during his great career. He also served as an A&R executive for jazz label- Blue Note Records.