Daily Current Affairs July 2015 Bankersadda, Nirdeshak Power Capsule

Subject: Daily Current Affairs For the Month of July 2015, Complete July 2015 Power Capsule in PDF Download.

  • Windows 10 was the latest edition of Microsoft’s Windows operating system
  • India’s capital market regulator SEBI cancelled the registration of Sahara Mutual Fund saying it was no longer ‘fit and proper’ to carry out this business.
  • Former South Africa cricket captain Clive Rice passed away .
  • Dutee Chand the Indian woman sprinter cleared by the Lausanne (Switzerland)-based Court of
  • Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to compete in national and international events following a landmark gender case.
  • “Gadhimai Festival”, A temple trust in Nepal associated with the world’s biggest animal sacrifice event held every five years made a historic announcement on to ban the practice of animal sacrifice in this festival.
  • Saif al-Islam the name of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son who was sentenced to death with 8 other associates by a Libyan court.
  • APJ Abdul Kalam, buried at Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu.
  • Anuradha Roy’s 'Sleeping on Jupiter' shortlisted for Man Booker Prize.
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G) appoints David Taylor as its new CEO.
  • Kalyani Group partners with Israel’s Rafael to make Spike Missile.
  • Kotak bank launches ‘Kotak Bharat’ mobile banking app for ‘un-banked’ regions.
  • Gates Foundation world’s wealthiest private charitable organisation.
  • Flipkart launches ‘India Art House’ for handicraft lovers.
  • Paytm bags BCCI sponsorship rights  for all the 84 series India will play till 2019. 
  • Maharashtra’s first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) was inaugurated at Nagpur.
  • R. S. Sharma was appointed as the new Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) .
  • The name “Amorphophallus Titanum” one of the world’s largest flowers that bloomed for the first time in five years in Japan.
  • Bengaluru city is poised to become the first in India to start online police verification for passport.
  • Sanjeev Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta win Ramon Magsaysay Award.
  • Dr. Suniti Solomon, Pioneering Indian HIV/AIDS Researcher, Dies at 76.
  • Gujarat makes voting compulsory in local body polls.
  • World Hepatitis Day observed with theme ‘Prevent hepatitis. Act now'.
  • World Tiger Day infographic: India home to 70% of world's tigers.
  • Former South African cricketer Clive Rice passes away.
  • GM to invest $1 bn in India; to launch 10 Made-in-India vehicles over 5 years.
  • Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passes away, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India has  conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour in 1997
  • Dinanagar the town of Punjab’s Gurdaspur district with the incident of a huge terrorist attack taking place here resulting in the death of seven persons.
  • Medak, was the district of Telangana state recently came to news for discovery of numerous burial sites belonging to the Megalithic period.
  • Rajamahendravaram was the new name of Rajahmundry, the historic and cultural city of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Chris Froome, won the Tour de France 2015 to become the first Briton to won this most prestigious cycling championship twice.
  • Yamuna Expressway was the highway in India has emerged as the deadliest in the country in last few years.
  • Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister B.K. Handique, had represented Jorhat (Assam) Lok Sabha constituency for 6 consecutive times since 1991.
  • ADB to give $ 300 m loan to India.
  • Centre approves Rs 1,000 cr for India-Bangladesh rail link.
  • Physicist P. Hariharan passes away.
  • IT Secretary R S Sharma appointed as TRAI chairman.
  • Mexico Defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Gold Cup Final.
  • Renault India Ropes in Ranbir Kapoor as Brand Ambassador.
26/07/2015 & 27/07/2015: 
  • PM Narendra Modi launches new scheme for power reforms in rural areas was Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) in Patna on 25 July 2015. The objective of DDUGJY? – Facilitating 24×7 supply of power in rural areas of the country,  DDUFJY scheme has an outlay of Rs. 76,000 crore for implementation of the projects. under which Government of India shall provide a grant of Rs. 63,000 crore.
  • Justice AP Shah, headed committee on levy of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on foreign institutional investors (FIIs) was submitted to Union Finance Ministry. 
  • Global online retail company recently achieved landmark achievement in market capitalization? – It’s market capitalization whizzed past that of retail giant Walmart for the first time
  • Roelant Oltmans, was appointed as the Chief Coach of the Indian hockey team.
  • The 14th Special Olympics Games (Summer) were inaugurated at  Los Angeles (United States).
  • Sebastian Vettel (Germany) won the Hungarian Grand Prix This was Vettel’s 41st F1 title and with this win he equaled the record of former F1 champion – Ayrton Senna.
  • Christopher Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France.
  • Vettel wins classic Hungarian GP, Lewis Hamilton sixth.
  • Nation commemorates valour of Indian soldiers in Kargil War.
  • Axis Bank signs $200-mn loan agreement with ADB.
  • ONGC to invest $8.8 billion in KG oil and gas discoveries.
  • Maharashtra govt to develop six solar cities targeting solar capacity of 7,500 MW.
  • CSC and HCL forms joint venture to provide technology services, solutions to banks.
  • BEL bags Dun Bradstreet’s India’s Top PSUs Awards 2015.
  • Anand Krishnamurthy appointed CEO and MD of CSB bank.
  • Indian women wrestling team wins silver medal in the Kazakhstan Presidential Cup.
  • Rajesh Exports buys world's largest gold refining company Valcambi for Rs 2,560 cr.
  • WTO slashes tariffs on IT goods but implementation held up.
  • Ajay Mathur appointed as Director-General of TERI.
  • Peter Higgs receives Copley Medal, world’s oldest scientific prize.
  • PM launches new scheme for power reforms in rural areas.
  • President nominates 2 members of Anglo-Indian Community to Lok Sabha.
  • Lupin acquires US pharmaceutical firm Gavis.
  • Indian-American Amitoj Chhabra wins junior title at US Powerlifting Championships.
  • Proposal to strip the RBI Governor’s veto vote on country’s monetary policy in the revised draft of the Indian Financial Code (IFC)
  • IDFC Ltd. announced that the RBI had granted banking licence to it, making it the second lender to enter the banking sector after more than a decade. Before this, microfinance company Bandhan Financial Services had also announced to launch banking operations in August 2015. These two entities would be the latest banking entities in country’s banking sector.Yes Bank was the last commercial bank to be set in India.
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) members finalized a deal worth almost $1 trillion. This historic deal is associated with Information Technology products in the field of multi-lateral trade.
  • The drug regulators of the European Union (EU) gave their world’s first malaria vaccine (“Mosquirix”). The EU regulators also recommended that the vaccine should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease. GlaxoSmithKline drug major has been associated with this vaccine’s development.
  • Kepler-452b is the name given to the Earth-like planet discovered recently by NASA’s Kepler telescope.
  • Ajay Mathur was appointed as the new Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) after R.K. Pachauri.
  • Shubham Jaglan is the name of the 10-year old golf wonder-kid from India who created golfing sensation by winning two major titles within a week.
  • Earth 2.0: What we know about Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like planet ever discovered
  • Maharashtra cabinet approved Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Scheme for development of villages around Tiger reserves.
  • Reliance Group, Augur Overseas Operation signed MoU to manufacture Aerostats and Airships
  • CSC, HCL form joint venture to provide technology services, solutions to banks
  • T K Chand appointed as CMD of National Aluminium Company
  • Suresh Narayanan appointed new Nestle India MD after Maggi scare
  • Shubham Jaglan won IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event 2015
  • India’s plan for a ‘strategic uranium reserve’, significant quantity of uranium reserves were discovered recently in forest area of a southern state Andhra Pradesh.
  • “Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan” the name of the new countrywide awareness campaign with the objective of creating mass awareness and capacity building for safe and hygienic food in India.
  • Nikkei the Japanese media group is to acquire the “Financial Times” from Britain’s Pearson Group for $1.3 billion . 
  • Nischal Narayanam the youngest Chartered Accountant (CA) in India.
  • Seven Indian companies were listed among the world’s 500 largest companies in the Fortune Global 500 list for 2015, they were Indian Oil Corporation, Reliance Industries, Tata Motors, State Bank of India, Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum and ONGC.
  • Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) launched a new chain of retail outlets “Nexa” to sell its premium products. 
  • Puducherry city first to get Smart city nomination
  • 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government
  • National Broadcasting Day observed across the country on 23rd July.
  • Conakry named as World Book Capital for 2017 by UNESCO
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has extended the deadline for implementation of Crime and Criminals Tracking network and Systems (CCTNS) project till March 2017.
  • World University Games no-show: AIU hands three-year ban to archers and coach, wants money back.
  • KFC partners with IRCTC to start delivery system for passengers in Train.
  • Archie Comics cartoonist Tom Moore dies at 86.
  • R.D. Burman: The Prince of Music written by Khagesh Dev Burman
  • Maruti Suzuki, achieved the unique feat of overtaking its parent company in “Market Valuation” and thus becoming the first Indian company to achieve this feat.
  • Rs. 2.67 lakh crore bad loans was accumulated with the public sector banks as on 31 March 2015 as disclosed by the Finance Ministry.
  • Microsoft Corporation reported a $3.2 billion quarterly net loss which is the biggest loss in company’s history. the main reason for this huge loss was writing down the Nokia phone business it acquired in 2014
  • Milind Soman - made the country proud by successfully completing the Ironman Triathlon held in Zurich, which is considered one of the world’s toughest races.
  • Swati Maliwal  was recently appointed as the Chairperson of Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, an appointment that came into controversy after this appointment was annulled by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.
  • India will take on Czech Republic in the World Group Play-off of Davis Cup tennis tie to be played during September 2015. 
  • New Development Bank (NDB) was the official name of the so-called “BRICS Bank” that was formally launched in Shanghai (China).
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved a huge milestone as it successfully tested India’s latest and most powerful cryogenic engine for 800 seconds at Mahendragiri (Tamil Nadu)
  • The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) scrapped which over five-decade old domestic trophy from its calendar due to packed schedule? – Duleep Trophy
  • Jinan  a destroyer ship of the Chinese Navy made anchorage at Mumbai harbor .
  • Paul van Ass (The Netherlands) Chief Coach of Indian hockey team who was removed from his post almost unceremoniously.
  • Stephen Hawking launched the biggest-ever search project “Breakthrough Listen” for alien life in the universe that is being funded by Russian Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner.
  • Zach Johnson, won the British Open Golf title for 2015. 
  • Union Government launched Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan
  • Non-resident Indians (NRIs) can invest in National Pension System (NPS): The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)
  • United Nations Security Council adopts resolution endorsing Iran nuclear deal
  • Canadian writer Naomi Klein wins 2015 American Book Award
  • Pipavav Defence inks pact with Russian firm Zvyozdochka to refit submarines
  • Ananth Narayanan appointed as Chief Executive Officer of
  • India and Singapore signed agreement to enhance maritime cooperation
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Career Service (NCS) Portal as part of an endeavour to modernise all government-run employment exchanges.
  • “Drishti” the name of the Indigenous Visibility Measuring System that has been installed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has become the first Airport in the country to have 10 indigenous systems operating in all its three runways.
  • India defeated New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group-I tie advanced to World Group Play-offs.
  • During July 2015 Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently imposed a total penalty of Rs. 671.05 crore on four public sector insurance companies for Charge of manipulating the bidding process initiated by Government of Kerala for selecting insurance service provider for Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna.
  • The Railway Ministry waived the need for providing photocopy of identity card or indicating its number at the time of booking Tatkal tickets. From 1 September 2015 this waiver would come into effect.
  • Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI
  • Indian Railways and Odisha Government signed MoU for Dasappla-Bolangir Railway Line
  • Vice President Releases book 'LOCALE, EVERYDAY ISLAM AND MODERNITY'
  • An exclusive mobile app for Vat, GST and Service Tax
  • Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project wins 2015 PATA Award
  • Indian-origin doctor Shiv Pande receives honorary fellowship in UK
  • India, Russia sign customs pact to boost trade
  • Indo-Bangla joint survey in LBA enclaves over nationality preference concludes
  • Nelson Mandela International Day was observed across the world on 18 July 2015 to honour the former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
  • Godfather actor Alex Rocco dies at 79
  • Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia died
  • Amelie Mauresmo inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
19/07/2015 & 18/07/2015:
  • India and Myanmar to strengthen defence ties
  • EU approves 7 Billion Euro Short-Term Loan to Greece
  • RBI, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ink currency swap agreement
  • India's first private air freight station all set to open in Chennai
  • Veteran Telugu playback singer V Ramakrishna passes away
  • CCI imposes Rs 671 crore penalty on four state-run insurance companies
  • SBI announced its proposal of sharing profits with its employees as part of an initiative for talent retention and motivation. The bank has offered up to 3% of its profits, which has been submitted to the Finance Ministry.
  • French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi, in Japanese Grand Prix. He was racing for Marussia F1 team at this Grand Prix.
  • Prashant Pathrabe was appointed as the new Director of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) by the Union Govt.
  • HIP 11915b - the name given to the newly discovered exo-planet that is at almost exactly the same distance as Jupiter and was discovered recently by ESO’s La Silla Observatory, Chile.
  • Leading mobile wallet service Paytm recently requested asked RBI to hike the limit on money that can be kept in a mobile wallet to Rs. 25,000. presently RBI limited for mobile wallet services was Rs. 10,000.
  • India and Canada sign MoU in the field of Civil Aviation.
  • IBM, IIM-B, Catalyst complete women’s leadership development programme.
  • Haryana government named Parineeti Chopra as its Brand Ambassador for 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.'
  • India inks $250-million loan pact with World Bank for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery project.
  • Arvind Panagariya, Vice-Chairman of the NITI Aayog
  • The Union Cabinet gave its approval for redevelopment of 400 railway stations in the country. This approval has been given on ‘As is where is’ Model which is expected to provide a much simpler process for faster redevelopment of these stations.
  • “Net Neutrality” submitted its report to the govt. Among its important recommendations, the committee proposed to regulate domestic calls made using Internet-based calling applications and opposed projects like Facebook’s Who headed this committee? – A K Bhargava, Adviser, Technology, Department of Telecommunication
  • Huawei Technologies - The telecom giant from China recently won security clearance to manufacture telecoms equipment in India to thus become the first major Chinese brand to supply locally made products in the Indian market.
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the government has simplified rules for foreign investment in companies by clubbing together different categories. Now the Indian banks to raise capital up to a foreign ownership limit of 74%.
  • China recently started construction of a 314-metre (1,030-ft) high dam will be world’s tallest dam when completed. Shuangjiankou Dam is the name of this dam which is being constructed on a tributary of country’s mighty Yangtze River.
  • To converge and monitor all skill development schemes across the country, promoting entrepreneurship and equipping 500 million Indians with skills by 2022 .
  • “Pentaquark” was the name given to a new particle discovered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), as announced by the scientists at LHC during July 2015.
  •  IPL Scam -  – Justice R.M. Lodha, Former Chief Justice of India, headed this committee.
  • Varanasi, the Indian city was recently chosen as “City of Music” by UNESCO under the Creative Cities Network.
  • RBI constitutes Deepak Mohanty Committee to frame action plan on financial inclusion
  • FM Arun Jaitley tries to improve BJP-SAD ties, launches HRIDAY for 12 cities in Amritsar .
  • Bangladesh Creates History by gaining 3 Straight Series Victories on Pakisthan, India and Now it's South Africa by wining 3-0. 
  • Adani Groups Eye's on Karaikal Port.
  • TVS Logistics has appointed R.Srikanth as New CFO. 
  • Coca Cola Beverages tied up with Jain Irrigation Systems as an Ultra High Density  Plantation Project in Tamil Nadu.
  • PM Modi launches 'Skill India' campaign
  • Boeing, Tata Advanced Systems ink aerospace partnership deal.
  • India’s first railway-line built under PPP model inaugurated in Gujarat
  • Maharashtra assembly passed Guarantee of Public Services Bill, 2015
  • Skill Development Ministry inks pact for using Railway infra for training.
  • Andromeda acquires in stock and cash deal.
  • Krishnapatnam Port receives Golden Peacock award for environment management
  • Mexican musician Joan Sebastian passed away
  • NASA spacecraft ‘New Horizons’ made a flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto some 4.8 billion kilometers from Earth.  In January 2006 the nuclear-powered probe was sent from Earth.
  • The comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear programme held at Vienna (Austria) involving foreign ministers from Iran and six western countries, addressed as the “P5+1” group – The US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany.
  • The Sinhastha Kumbh Mela, held after every 12 years on Godavari River, started at which place in Maharashtra on 14 July 2015 on Trimbakeshwar (Nasik)
  • Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju launched the Satellite Based Augmentation System GAGAN, which will offer seamless navigation to the aviation industry. With this India has become the fourth country to offer space-based satellite navigation services to the aviation sector. The US, Europe and Japan are before India.
  • Eminent music composer M.S. Viswanathan, who passed away was famous for his film compositions in Tamil language.
  • RMSI a Delhi-based IT services company came to limelight recently after it was rated first in the “Best Companies to Work for Study 2015” conducted by Great Place to Work Institute, in which it pipped top-notch companies like Google India and Intel Technologies.
  • IPL scam: Apex court suspends Rajasthan Royals, CSK for two years.
  • Noted artist Sayed Haider Raza conferred with France’s de la Lgion dHonneur(the Legion of Honour) Award .
  • India and Georgia signed MoU for cooperation in field of Election Management
  • MoD and MSDE signed MoU to increase employability of ex-servicemen.
  • Lt General Man Mohan Singh Rai appointed as Vice-Chief of Indian Army
  • Former Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) President Pashupatinath Roy died
  • Operation Talaash for missing Dornier ends.
  • Sunil Nagal, the sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title after winning the boys doubles trophy at the Wimbledon championships.
  • Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in the men’s singles final of Wimbledon 2015 with this win Djokovic has won 3 how many singles titles at Wimbledon.
  • Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes won the mixed doubles event of the Wimbledon Championship with legendary Martina Hingis . This was Paes Grand Slam title – 16th.
  • Haryana became the first state in the country to initiate state-wide birth defect surveillance in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
  • The foundation stone for an international Internet gateway was laid by Union Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at Tripura’s capital Agartala . This Internet gateway is being established in an effort to create a hassle-free and potent Internet link for the northeastern states through Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The Agartala Internet Gateway would become 3rd  international Internet gateway in India.
  • The passenger bookings for the Indian Railway declined by 8% during the month of June 2015 as compared to the corresponding month of last year.
  • Chan-hom, The super typhoon that struck Eastern China July 2015 resulting in evacuation of 1.1 million people from affected areas and flooding in a few provinces.
  • India, Kyrgyzstan ink 4 pacts during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit
  • India, Turkmenistan ink 7 pacts to enhance regional cooperation & connectivity
  • Tata Steel’s West Bokaro Division conferred with Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2015
  • SBI partners with
  • Miss USA 2015: Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan Wins the Crown!
  • Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India written by Jairam Ramesh
  • Indigenously developed Nag anti-tank missile tested from helicopter platform
  • Isro's Gagan Satellite-Based Navigation System Launched
  • Mumbai Ranji cricketer Hiken Shah suspended by BCCI
  • Sania Mirza of India created history on 11 July 2015 when she won the Wimbledon women’s doubles title with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis. What history was made by Sania in this title win? – She became the first female player from the country to win a women’s doubles Grand Slam trophy.
  • Serena Williams (US) won her sixth Wimbledon women’s singles title on 11 July 2015. This was her fourth Grand Slam championship in a row and 21st Grand Slam title overall. Whom she defeated in this final, who had made into her first Grand Slam final appearance? – Garbine Muguruza (Spain).
  • The debris of the Indian Coast Guard’s Dornier aircraft that went missing off the Tamil Nadu coast on 8 June 2015 were located on 10 July 2015, some 1,000 metres under the sea. The search of the aircraft became possible after first-of-its-kind of search operation carried out in India at such depths. What was the name given to this search operation? – “Operation Talash”.
  • What is the name of the indigeniously-developed supersonic surface-to-air missile that was formally inducted in the Indian Air Force (IAF) by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 10 July 2015? – “Akash”.
  •  India and Pakistan were given membership of which international organisation on 10 July 2015, which is often seen by Russia as a counterweight to Western alliances? – Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
  • The first-ever star-studded auction of Indian football players was done on 10 July 2015 as part of the Indian Super League (ISL) Players Auction. Indian captain Sunil Chhetri bagged the highest bid, at Rs. 1.20 crore at the auctions. He was bought by which ISL franchisee team? – Mumbai City FC.
  • World Population Day Observed Across The World On 11 July, Indians number 1,274,234,538.
  • New Butterfly Species Discovered In Arunachal Pradesh.
  • NASA Selects Astronauts For First U.S. Commercial Spaceflights
  • Indian space agency ISRO launched its heaviest commercial mission that carried five satellites on board PSLV-C28 from the spaceport of Sriharikota (AP). With the overall mass of five satellites is about 1,440kg. The 5 satellites launched through this mission belonged to - Britain.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed mass transit system (MTS) operators like Mumbai Metro, Delhi Metro, Indian Railways, etc. to issue pre-paid cards to their customer. This is expected to provide a huge relief to the commuters who face problems while purchasing tickets. According to the related RBI guidelines, what is the maximum limit of these proposed prepaid instruments? – Rs. 2,000
  • India and the United States signed an agreement to implement Foreign Account Tax
  • Compliance Act (FATCA) to enable and facilitate smoother exchange of tax-related information between the two countries and fight tax evasion. This agreement will become effective from which date? – 1 October 2015
  • eSign is the online electronic signature service launched during July 2015 by eMudhra
  • Limited which facilitates holder of an Aadhaar card to digitally sign a document within seconds? –
  • MPEDA launched mobile-based applications to help farmers capture data through mobile
  • Prince Saud al-Faisal, World’s longest serving Foreign Minister passes away
  • Famous Hollywood actor Umer Sharif passed away
  • Record-breaking Rabada helps Proteas crush Bangladesh
  • India Accorded Full Membership of SCO at Ufa Summit 2015
  • The 2-day 7th BRICS Summit, which concluded on 9 July 2015 and featured five of the largest
  • developing economies of the world, was held at Ufa city of Russia.
  • Ashok K. Lahiri the first Chairman of the Bandhan Bank.
  • “Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan” - The unique initiative developed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD Ministry) with the objective to inculcate a spirit of inquiry, creativity and love for Science and Mathematics in school children, which was launched by the former President Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam .
  • Union Government raised the minimum daily wage for workers by Rs. 23. This increase was done after a gap of 2 years. Rs. 160 per day wass the new minimum wage for workers.
  • The first officially acknowledged peace talks between the Government of Afghanistan and the Afghani Taliban. The Govt. of Pakistan hosted this initiative in a step towards ending more than 13 years of bloody civil war in Afghanistan. These peace talks were held at which place in Pakistan? – Murree (near Islamabad)
  • The Prime Minister of the world’s fourth smallest nation, which is under direct threat by rising sea
  • levels due to climate change, during July 2015 appealed for help from European leaders to stop his
  • country disappearing from the face of the Earth. Which country is this? – Tuvalu
  • Union Government allowed seven state-owned entities to raise Rs. 40,000 crore in the current fiscal through tax-free bonds. Which are the seven PSUs that have been given the permission? – National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Indian Railways Finance Corporation (IRFC), Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), NTPC, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC)
  • India gets full membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
  • Bharat Electronics-made Akash inducted into Indian Air Force
  • Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka sets record for spending longest time in space
  • Uttarakhand gets India’s first earthquake early warning system
  • State Bank of Travancore (SBT) has launched the ‘SBT NRI Family Card'
  • Exim Bank, BRICS member development banks ink MoU with New Development Bank
  • PM Modi proposes ‘Das Kadam: Ten Steps for the Future’ for BRICS nations
  • The 10 steps (10 kadam) suggested by PM Modi are:
  1. Trade fair
  2. Railway Research Centre
  3. Cooperation among supreme audit institutions
  4. Digital Initiative
  5. Agricultural Research Centre
  6. State/Local Government's Forum
  7. Cooperation amongst cities in field of Urbanisation
  8. BRICS Sports Council
  9. Annual Sports Meet
  10. BRICS film festival
India will be hosting the 8th BRICS summit in 2016
  • India and US signed Inter-governmental Agreement To Implement FATCA
  • Notable Urdu Poet Bashar Navaaz Died
  • India signed a historic uranium deal with Kazakhstan during Prime Minister Narendra
  • Modi’s state visit of Kazakhstan. Under the deal, India will receive 5,000 metric tonnes uranium from Kazakhstan.
  • Global economy and financial markets, including India saw new reasons for worry as the market meltdown in China reached worrying levels. The main reason for declining markets in China? – Reduction in demand which has threatened a huge slowdown in Chinese economy
  • Union Govt. appointed an executive from the private sector to head a public sector financial institution, for the post of MD and CEO of National Housing Bank (NHB) – Sriram Kalyanaraman
  • The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) launched a new loan scheme for a segment of solar projects under which loans at the interest rate of 9.9 to 10.75% will be provided to the developers. This scheme was launched for Rooftop Solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects.
  • Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways became the newest aviation company to receive flying licence from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India’s aviation regulator. Turbo Megha Airways will soon operate a regional airline under which brand name? – Trujet
  • Rahul Bhatnagar was appointed as the new MD and CFO of Sunil Bharti led-Bharti Enterprises.
  • eMudhra launches eSign Services
  • Satish Pillai, new MD & CEO of CIBIL
  • Lord Kamlesh Patel becomes first British-Asian appointee to ECB Director
  • Indian Railway’s launches Mobile ticketing app for suburban commuters in Mumbai
  • Sanjeev Nandan Sahai appointed as Delhi's new Home Secretary
  • Essar Oil signs pact to sell 49% stake to Russia's Rosneft
  • Indian athletes win more than 150 medals at World Police & Fire Games
  • India and Kazakhstan Signed Five Agreements
  • Union Government Declares Whole of Nagaland as ‘Disturbed Area’
  • SN Sahai Appointed as Home Secretary of Delhi
  • Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai manufactured 50 thousand railway coaches,
  • Western Ghats and ways to provide adequate livelihood security to the local residents. Environment and forest ministers of which 6 states were invited for this meeting, which are being affected by this
  • demarcation? – Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu
  • UNESCO granted world heritage site status to Japan’s 23 Meiji period (1868-1912),  Korea opposes Japan as it had forced thousands of Korean labourers to work in these sites before and during the Second World War.
  • The first Chief of the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is being established as an alternative financial entity to the U.S. and Europe-dominated banking institutions? –
  • Jin Liqun
  • Which Indian woman cricketer made history on 6 July 2015 by becoming the first Indian and second in women’s ODI history to complete 5000 runs? – Mithali Raj
  • American Floyd Mayweather Jr. was stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating
  • Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in May 2015. Why? – For failing to comply with a WBO rule
  • According to World Bank Report "MGNREGA" world’s largest public works programme
  • UGC grants heritage status to 19 colleges
  • Infosys signs multi-year agreement with Deutsche Bank.
  • BRICS Central Banks Sign Forex Reserves Pool Pact.
  • Ashok Haldia appointed MD and CEO of PTC India Financial Services
  • K7 Computing signs pact with ICT Academy
  • India, Kazakhstan launch first drilling at Satpayev oil block of OVL.
  • Pune’s Fergusson College Won Heritage Status of UGC
  • Jodhpur Film Society Received Pritiman Sarkar Award
  • Latest UNICEF data showed that both child stunting and the number of underweight children in India had fallen to a historic low for 2013-14. According to the Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC) conducted by the UNICEF, which 4 states have successfully reduced the proportion of underweight adolescent girls? – Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Tripura
  • Yanis Varoufakis Greek Finance Minister who resigned from his post hours after Greeks voted resoundingly to reject the austerity terms of a bailout.
  • Australia defeated Belgium in Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final tournament. hosted at the KHC Dragons Stadium in Antwerp (Belgium). The tournament’s final will be played in Mohali (India) during December 2015. The tournament also served as the qualifier tournament for the 2016 Summer Olympics. India lost to Britain and retains fourth spot in HWL Semi-final
  • Fiji broke the record for the biggest win in international football with a 38-0 victory on 5 July 2015. This record breaking win came over which team? – Micronesia, ustralia’s long standing record of
  • 31-0 against American Samoa.
  • Aseel Shaheen (Kuwait) the first-ever Arab woman Arab woman to officiate at Wimbledon? –
  • ICRISAT unveils $300 phablet for farmers
  • Rajasthan might emulate Maharashtra's 'Jal Yukt Shivar Abhiyan'
  • Inshore patrol vessel Rani Durgavati joins Indian Coast Guard
  • President Pranab Mukherjee Inaugurates 'Nakshatra Vatika'
  • India skipper Mithali Raj completes 5000 runs in women's ODIs
  • IDBI signs refinance agreement with Mudra Bank
  • China nominated Jin Liqun, former Chinese Finance Minster 
06/07/2015, 05/07/2015:
  • Pakistan’s Renowned Urdu Novelist Abdullah Hussain Died
  • India and Uzbekistan Signed Three Agreements
  • President Inaugurated ‘Nakshatra Vatika’ at Rashtrapati Nilayam
  • BSNL launches Wi-Fi service at Hampi
  • World’s Oldest Man Sakari Momoi Died
  • Corporation Bank became the first in the country to launch the MUDRA Card, under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) scheme.
  • C-DOT launches solar powered,  long distance WiFi hotspots
  • Uttar Pradesh first to have vehicle tracking system
  • Tata Teleservices appoints Anuraag Srivastava as CFO
  • Lewis Hamilton wins 2015 Birtish Grand Prix of F1
  • US defeated Japan and wins Women’s FIFA World Cup for 3rd time, held in canada .
  • Third place was won by England, who defeated Germany.
  • A U.S. women from Washington State, became the first in last 12 years to die from a disease that was
  • not prevalent in the country for a long time. Which disease is this? – Measles
  • Kruti Tiwari, an IIT-JEE topper from Indore, came to news recently. Why? – She was nominated as the brand ambassador of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project “Digital India”
  • Former Chief Justice YK Sabharwal Died
  • Four Indian-Americans Honoured with Great Immigrants Award 2015 In US
  • C D Balaji is new ADA Chief
  • Microsoft Agreed To Set Up Digital Village In Maharashtra
  • Chile defeted argenteina and wins Copa America title 2015 of football for first time, which has already reached final for four year.
  • Peru finished third, and paraguay stands fourth in Copa America 2015.
  • India abstained from a vote against Israel at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, thus giving the signal of a major shift in India’s policy on Israel. This resolution was associated with which issue? – The alleged war crimes committed by both Israel and Hamas during the Gaza conflict in 2014.
  • Which Indian private aerospace company recently signed an in-principle agreement to set up a joint
  • venture with Europe’s Airbus Helicopters to manufacture helicopters in India? – Mahindra Defence
  • Systems Ltd
  • Who topped the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination to select IAS and IPS officers, the results for which were declared on 4 July 2015? – Ira Singhal
  • Guinness Book Recognises Madhya Pradesh’s World Record in Washing Hands
  • President of India receives first copy of book 'Uniki'
  • C D Balaji took charge as Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency
  • BSNL rolls out pre-paid card linked mobile wallet
  • 4 Indian-Americans honoured with Great Immigrants award 2015 in United States Solar Impulse completes epic flight to Hawaii
  • Indian-American Paul Singh Named For 2015 World Agriculture Prize Laureate
  • Union Government Launches App To Know Gram Panchayats Assets
  • Punjab Chief Minister Launched ePMS portal
  • Industrial Policy 2015 For Chandigarh City Launched
  • Indian economy crossed which landmark figure during 2014 as disclosed in the data released by the
  • World Bank in Washington on 2 July 2015? – $2-trillion mark
  • 30 September 2015, The last day for announcement of undisclosed assets abroad for Indians (Black
  • Money).
  • Saudi Arabian’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, He pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro)
  • fortune to charitable projects over the coming years
  • The World Bank during July 2015 announced its clearance of a $650 million loan for a major project of Indian Railways. – Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor
  • The United Nations (UN) issued first-of-its-kind guidance for countries on 1 July 2015 – Health risks
  • associated with heat-waves
  • Manipur Chief Minister on 1 July 2015 tabled a proposal in the Assembly to lift the ban on the
  • manufacture and sale of liquor, nearly 24 years after prohibition was imposed in the state.
  • Govt releases socio-economic and caste census for better policy-making
  • Nationwide Mobile Number Portability goes live
  • Airbus to build military choppers in India with Mahindra
  • SBI launches initiative to speed up home loan applications
  • Indian-American professor R Paul Singh named for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate
  • Indian-American teacher Darshan Jain receives US Presidential Award
  • Union Government launches web portal for issuing green clearance Category B projects
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved scheme for Promotion of National Agricultural Market through Agri-Tech Infrastructure
  • Union Cabinet Approved Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
  • Union Cabinet Approves National Policy For Skill Development & Entrepreneurship 2015
  • Indian-American Teacher Darshan Jain Named For US Presidential Award
  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Won World Food Prize 2015
  • RBI has its annual closing of accounts on July 01 every year, but not this year because of to
  • facilitate settlement of public and market transactions. .
  • Bharti Airtel became the third-largest mobile operator in the world, China Mobile and Vodafone Group are one and two spots.
  • Union Government hiked national floor-level minimum wage to 160 rupees per day
  • Greece becomes first developed nation to default IMF debt
  • Prof. Sanjeev Galande selected for G D Birla Award for Scientific Research 2014
  • Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis: WHO
  • 'Mhara Gaon - Jagmag Gaon' scheme launched in Haryana
  • Dr Anup K Pujari joins as Secretary, MSME
  • NASA unveils prototype of plane to fly on Mars.
  • Sanjeev Galande Selected For G D Birla Award 2014
  • National Doctor’s Day Observed Across India on 1 July
  • China on 29 June 2015 officially started work on the 3,968-km-long gas pipeline that will pump 38
  • billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia’s far-east to Shanghai. “Russia- China East Route
  • natural gas pipeline Project” is one of the world’s largest energy projects. The said project is slated
  • to be completed by which year? – 2018
  • “leap second” on June 30th, 2015 extra second, last came on June 2012.
  • Jayalalithaa won the R.K Nagar by-election
  • “Ekta Sthal Memorial Complex” constructed by union govt for P.V. Narasimha Rao India’s 10th Prime Minister.
  • Digital India huge opportunity for health, education: Anil Agarwal
  • World Bank approves $650 mn loan for Eastern Freight Corridor
  • BHEL commissions Sudan's largest power project
  • SBI partners with MakeMyTrip for travel biz
  • Shimla Rs 643 Cr water scheme cleared for World Bank funding
  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Integrated Security System in Mumbai
  • Matti Makkonen, Father of SMS technology passes away
  • Abhijeet Gupta wins 19th Commonwealth Chess Championship.

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