July 2015 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs July 2015: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of July 2015 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • An IIT-JEE topper Kruti Tiwari has been selected by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a brand ambassador of the ambitious “Digital India” project. Kruti will be part of the campaign for the coming one year period and is expected to be traveling extensively across India to spread message of the programme for popularizing it, make people know about it, and its advantages.
  • Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, has yet again kicked off a political storm by annulling appointment of Swati Maliwal as Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). L-G’s office has told media that Swati Maliwal’s appointment has been called “ultra vires” in a letter written by Jung to the Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal. 
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announced that two Indians will be conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay Award of 2015. While one of them is renowned whistleblower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, the other is head of NGO Goonj, Anshu Gupta. 
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Narendra Modi Government is all set to award 15,000 MW solar projects by ongoing financial year in an effort to give impetus to green energy and consequently achieve the target of installing 100,000 MW solar power capacity (at an estimated cost of $200 billion) by the year 2022. 
  • Union Government has decided to create a “strategic uranium reserve” for ensuring uninterrupted supply of crucial nuclear fuel to the atomic power reactors. Reports say that reserve pool can be anywhere between 5000 MT and 15,000 MT so that it can meet the increasing uranium demand in the nuclear reactors for 5 to 10 years. 
  • Infosys, second largest software company of India, has posted better than expected results in the first quarter of 2015-16. Available data shows that the company’s revenue during Q1 increased by 12.4 per cent on year-on-year basis to Rs. 14,354 crore and the net profit reached Rs.3030 crore. 
  • Changes in the foreign investment policy have been notified by the Union Government for simplifying FDI norms. Besides defence and banking, all other sectors will have composite cap on overseas investment (both FDI and FPI).
Top Economics Current Affairs
  • Government data shows that retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, has gone up to 5.4 per cent in the month of June 2015 from 5.01 per cent in May 2015. The actual data has even surpassed the forecast of 5.1 per cent CPI by Reuters poll of 30 economists. Reports say that 5.4 per cent CPI is the highest retail inflation witnessed in 8 months period, thereby dampening rate cut hopes. 


Top Education Current Affairs
  • With growing intensity of protest at Delhi University’s prestigious St. Stephen's college over a PhD student’s sexual harassment allegations, principal of the college Revd. Valson Thampu sought CBI investigation into the matter. The concerned student has alleged that St. Stephen College’s principal had asked her to drop the case against the professor because he was only bothered about the college’s reputation.
Top Incident Current Affairs
  • The sole convict of 1993 Mumbai Serial Blast (that killed 257 people), 53-year-old Yakub Memon (who was also the brother of main accused Tiger Memon) has been hanged at Nagpur Central Jail 6.43am IST and was declared dead at 7.01 am IST. Final mercy petition of Yakub was turned down by President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday night. 
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that India is going to increase at the rate of 7.5 per cent in 2016 and will therefore be one of the fastest growing economies of the world. IMF also noted that in the current financial year, the world economy will grow at the rate of 3.3 per cent. In the IMF’s World Economic Outlook Update, it has been mentioned that the growth rate of India for 2015 will be higher than that of China – 7.5 per cent in relation to 6.8 per cent of China. 
  • Jammu and Kashmir separatists have decided against calling the yearly strike this year Martyrs' Day, owing to the fasting month of Ramzan. It is the first time in last 25 years that the separatists are not calling bandh on this date, when 21 protestors were killed in 1931 by Dogra Army outside Srinagar Central Jail. Although it is an official holiday on 13 July, separatists have been calling general strike for commemorating sacrifices of demonstrators since 1990. 
  • With repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani Rangers at the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, India has lodged strong protest with Pakistani envoy (Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit) in New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a delegation of trade union leaders, belonging to 12 trade unions, a day before he inaugurates 46th Indian Labour Conference (ILC). Reports say that the invitation was forwarded to the trade union leaders by the PM for hearing their views over a cup of tea. 
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Ratan Tata, industry icon and Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, has yet again made undisclosed investment in Ola Cabs, which is one of the fastest growing taxi hiring companies in India. Just like the other investments made earlier in start-up companies, investment here is also made by Ratan Tata in his personal capacity. 
  • BJP lawmaker and actor, 66-year old ‘Dreamgirl’ Hema Malini, whose chauffeur-driven Mercedes rammed on a Maruti Suzuki Alto killing a 4-year old girl child, has been discharged from hospital after undergoing a surgery of wounds and treatment for minor nose fracture. Fortis Hospital’s spokesperson said that the actress was discharged at 9.30am IST today on the request of her family. 
  • Lalit Modi, former chief of IPL, has been asked by the Enforcement Directorate to appear within three weeks for questioning on the allegations leveled against him in connection to money laundering.
  • India’s Rajesh Exports (a Bengaluru-based jewellery company) has bought Valcambi SA, largest gold refining company of the world based in Switzerland, from Newmont Mining Corporation (a US based mining company) at US$ 400 million (equivalent to Rs. 2,560 crore). Reports say that 65 per cent of Rajesh Exports’ acquisition cost will be financed through internal accruals. 
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, has ruled out Congress’s demand of resigning from CM’s chair, owing responsibility of the multi-crore Vyapam scam as well as the long list of persons who have died during the SIT investigation. Chouhan earlier requested High Court in written for ordering CBI investigation into the scam. 
  • Prospects of introducing Goods and Services Tax (GST) through passage of GST bill during ongoing Monsoon session brightened after most of the proposals in the Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill have been endorsed by most of the political parties. Some of the opposition parties that pledged support to the bill include Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Janata Dal United (JDU), and Trinamool Congress (TMC). 
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta, who is also a former world junior champion, has clinched Commonwealth Chess Championship after he settled for a draw in the 9th and final round of the match against Arghyadip Das. Abhijeet regained the crown after securing wins in first seven games and draw in two games afterwards.
  • India wrestling fraternity received a huge blow when two times Olympic medallist and ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar opted out of the World Championship, to be played from September 7 to September 12 in Las Vegas, after he sustained shoulder injury. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Shanghai Cooperation Organisation for making India its full fledged member, upgrading from erstwhile observer status. PM Modi assured the group that India will work closely to combat extremism and terrorism and will strive to integrate as well as reconnect different regions of Eurasia. He also said during SCO’s 15th plenary meet that accepting India as a full member of SCO (that consists of China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan) reflects natural historical links.
  • Ace tennis player Sania Mirza along with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis won Wimbledon Women’s Doubles Final by defeating Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova-Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5. Sania created history as she became the first women's Wimbledon championship winner from India. In fact, this win is the first ever Wimbledon title win for Martina Hingis since 1998. 
  • Ajinkya Rahane-led Team India whitewashed ODI series against Zimbabwe 3-0. While batting first in the 3rd ODI, India piled up 276 runs in 50 overs at the loss of 5 wickets. Indian bowlers packed up the Zimbabwe batting lineup at just 193 runs in 42.4 overs. The 144 runs partnership between Kedar Jadhav (scoring 105) and Manish Pandey (scoring 71 runs) helped India reach 276 runs, which enabled India beat Zimbabwe by 83 runs.
  • Sources say that sports ministry is mulling the idea of conferring Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to Sania Mirza, after she won Wimbledon doubles tournament of 2015 with Swiss partner Martina Hingis. Though the usual norm for getting the award is to apply for it, sources say Sania has not yet applied for the award. 
  • Indian golf prodigy Shubham Jaglan won his second world golf tournament within a week’s time after he won IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event in Las Vegas yesterday. Last Sunday he won Junior World Golf Championships. In the Boys 9-10 years category title, 10-year-old Shubham accumulated a score of 106 at the end of 3 rounds, thereby defeating Justin Dang, Sihan Sandhu, and Pongsapak Laopakdee (of Thailand). 
  • Union Government constituted a sports advisory body – All India Council of Sports (AICS) – for deliberating on sports development and promotion in India. In a release, sports ministry has said that the advices rendered by AICS will be considered seriously by the ministry but the advices are no way obligatory or binding on the union government.
  • Delhi Police faced a major setback when a trial court discharged 36 accused including cricketers S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, and Ajit Chandila in 2013 IPL spot-fixing case. Former skipper Sourav Ganguly expressed happiness on clearing of the three players’ name.
  • Just before the World Championship, Indian women's wrestling team got a shot in the arm after securing second position in 5th Senior International Wrestling Tournament, thereby winning US$10,000. In the 8-member Indian team, Anita won her bout in 63kg category, Lalita Sehrawat in 55kg category, and Vinesh in 48kg category. 
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • Suresh Prabhu, Union Railway Minister, launched a new mobile ticketing application that will help around 35 lakh daily commuters of suburban Western Railway. The application was launched by the minister from Delhi through video conferencing. As per a senior railway official, this paperless ticketing facility will be available at suburban system of Western Railway from Churchgate to Dahanu Road. 
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