Current Affairs Questions Answers for July 2015-One liners

One liners for the month of July 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams

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One liners for the month of July 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

• Darshan Jain, an Indian-American teacher from Illinois, US in July 2015 was named for prestigious Presidential Award for – Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

• The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development on 1 July 2015 adopted Jalgaon’s ‘Digital Guddi-Gudda Board’ as a Best Practice under - Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme

• Anisa Rasouli was on 30 June 2015 nominated as the first ever female Supreme Court judge of -Afghanistan

• The products in 2-minute Maggi noodles made in India found to be within safe limits by the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (UK FSA) on 1 July 2015 – Lead, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

• The Food Standards Agency (FSA) of United Kingdom (UK) on 1 July 2015 released test results of Nestle’s 2-minute Maggi noodles manufactured in India and said that levels of lead in the product are well within - European Union permissible levels

• World Bank on 1 July 2015 approved a loan amount of 650 million US dollars for development of a freight corridor – Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC)

• The country’s largest public sector lender State Bank of India (SBI) on 3 July 2015 launched Project Tatkal, that is an initiative to provide - doorstep services and expedite Home Loan Application (HLA) process.

• Indian American Professor Emeritus R. Paul Singh on 24 June 2015 was named for - the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2015.

• The National Award for Rag Pickers that includes a cash prize of 1.5 lakh rupees will be conferred on - three best rag-pickers and three associations for their contribution to keep India clean.

• To provide security to those devotees taking part in the 59-day-long annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army in first week of July 2015 launched - Operation Shiva.

• Software major Microsoft in first week of July 2015 agreed to develop Smart MIDC (industrial colony) and support Digital Village in - Maharashtra.

• India on 6 July 2015 won the South Asian Basketball (SABA) Championship title played at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karanataka after defeating - Sri Lanka

• Japan on 4 July 2015 said that it would extend around 6 billion dollars (750 billion yen) in development aid to - Mekong region countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam)

• People of Greece rejected the creditor’s demand for more austerity in exchange of extension of bailout package (15.5 billion Euros) in a historic referendum on - 5 July 2015.

• Chile on 4 July 2015 won its first Copa America Cup football tournament in the final played at the Estadio Nacional (national stadium) in Santiago, Chile by defeating - Argentina 4-1 through penalties shootout.

• United States of America (USA) on 6 July 2015 won the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the third time at Vancouver, Canada by defeating - Japan

• The Supreme Court of India on 6 July 2015 ruled that an unwed mother can be the sole legal guardian of a child without - the consent of the father.

• The layout of ‘Nakshatra Vatika’ has been developed in various geometrical combinations corresponding to - the Sree Chakra of Vedic astrology

• Nine-dash line was in news in July 2015 after the International Criminal Court (ICC) began hearing a case brought by the Philippines against - China on territorial claims in the South China Sea.

• Book 37 Bridges and Other Stories authored by a noted Pakistani author Aamer Hussein book is - a new collection of his stories.

• HDFC Bank, the country’s second largest private sector bank, in the first week of July 2015 became first bank to launch - Watch Banking application in India.

• India and Uzbekistan on 7 July 2015 signed three agreements to - deepen bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

• Floyd Mayweather Jr on 7 July 2015 was stripped of the Welterweight title which he won by defeating Manny Pacquiao on 3 May 2015 by - World Boxing Organization (WBO)

• Book titled India Central Asia Relations: The Economic Dimension authored by Amiya Chandra came in news during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to central Asian countries focuses on - the economic dimensions of the ties

• India and United States on 9 July 2015 signed Inter Governmental Agreement (IGA) to implement - the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

• To boost cooperation within the members of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 July 2015 proposed a 10 point initiative named as - ‘Dus Kadam: 10 Steps for the Future’

• Head of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations on 9 July 2015 released - the Ufa Declaration

• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 9 July 2015 released the final guidelines on - Prepaid Payment Instruments for Mass Transit System (PPI-MTS).

• Former Indian Amateur Boxing Federation Secretary General Brig. PK Muralidharan Raja on 8 July 2015 launched - the Indian Boxing Council (IBC).

• World Population Day was observed on 11 July 2015 with theme - Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies.

• A new species of tiny butterfly species called Banded Tit (Hypolycaena Narada) discovered in the green forests of - the Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh

• India and Pakistan on 10 July 2015 were accepted as the full members of - the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a six-member regional grouping

• Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on 9 July 2015 launched - the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) in New Delhi.

• The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 9 July 2015 selected four astronauts to provide crew transportation services to and from - the International Space Station.

• Union Government on 13 July 2015 launched GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, which would make airline operations - more efficient and reduce costs.

• Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ won the Best Original Screenplay award in the Foreign Language Category at - the Madrid International Film Festival, Spain.

• The Income Tax (IT) Department on 13 July 2015 launched - One Time Password (OTP) based e-filing verification system for taxpayers.

• Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 13 July 2015 suspended Mumbai Ranji cricketer Hiken Shah with immediate effect after he was found guilty of breaching - BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Code for participants.

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13 January 2015 returned to India after his six-nation tour of Russia and five Central Asian countries namely - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

• Union Government on 14 July 2015 decided to cap the subsidy payout on kerosene at 12 rupees per litre, as it has devised the formula for meeting - under-recovery or revenue loss.

• United States (US) Department of Defense (DoD) on 13 July 2015 decided to set up a working group to study the policy and readiness implications of allowing - transgender persons to serve in the military of the nation.

• To empower citizens to avail their rights in stipulated time with less efforts and cost, Maharashtra assembly on 14 July 2015 passed - the Maharashtra Rights to Public Services Bill.

• Union Ministry of Urban Development on 14 July 2015 approved the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy for Delhi as part of review of - Master Plan for Delhi – 2021.

• A team of scientists at the on 14 July 2015 announced discovery of a new class of exotic subatomic particles called - pentaquarks.

• RBI on 15 July 2015 constituted a committee under Deepak Mohanty to chart out a medium-term path for – Financial Inclusion.

• On demand of people of the state, Manipur Legislative Assembly on 15 July 2015 unanimously resolved to withdraw - the Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenants and Migrant Workers (MRVTMW) Bill, 2015

• Supreme Court of India (SC) on 15 July 2015 termed the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy, 2012 and the Drug Price Control order (DRCO) 2013 as - unreasonable and irrational.

• World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 6 July 2015 released new Guidelines with recommended practices for several aspects of - anti-doping programming.

• Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on 15 July 2015 launched 3 web portals namely - Soil Health Card portal, Fertiliser Quality Control System (FQCS) portal and Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) – India portal.

• The Union Cabinet on 16 July 2015 gave its approval for redevelopment of 400 railway stations (‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category), which will be redeveloped by adopting - the Swiss Challenge method.

• The Union Cabinet on 16 July 2015 gave its approval for signing and ratification of an Inter-Governmental agreement between India and Armenia, on - cooperation in the field of Agriculture.

• The Union Cabinet on 16 July 2015 gave its approval to set up an expert group chaired by Arvind Panagariya to classify the Caste names returned in - the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), 2011.

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 16 July 2015 approved the creation of an intra state transmission system in - seven states of the country

• The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 17 July 2015 imposed penalty of 671.05 crore rupees upon - four Public Sector Insurance Companies.

• Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 16 July 2015 directed banks to ensure that their overall direct lending to farmers should not fall below the average of - last three years.

• The Reserve Bank of India on 17 July 2015 signed a Special Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, under which Sri Lanka can draw up to - 1.1 billion US dollar for a maximum period of six months.

• Kutchi New Year in the Kutch region in Gujarat that was observed on 18 July 2015 is observed by - Kutchi community.

• 2nd Sohra Marathon-2015 was held on 17 July 2015 in - Meghalaya.

• The High Court that on 17 July 2015 ruled that a woman, who is in government service and has a child through surrogacy, is also entitled to maternity leave is - Delhi High Court.

• Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 19 July 2015 inaugurated the first 'Aam Aadmi Clinic' at - Peeragarhi Relief Camp in West Delhi.

• A team of researchers led by CN Sunil reported discovery of two new plant species christened as - Vellithumpa (silver flower) and Eriocaulon manoharanii.

• Former number one tennis player of France, Amelie Mauresmo who on 18 July 2015 was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame is the first woman to coach a top male tennis player and coaches - Andy Murray.

• Amelie Mauresmo, the two-time Grand Slam winner and former number one tennis player of France, was on 18 July 2015 inducted into - the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

• Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project (MHP) on 18 July 2015 bagged the 2015 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) award in - the ‘Heritage & Culture’ category.

• American actor best known for his role as Moe Greene in crime drama The Godfather, Alex Rocco died on 18 July 2015 received the Emmy award (1990) as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in sitcom - The Famous Teddy Z.

• Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 16 July 2015 successfully tested India’s first indigenously designed and developed High Thrust cryogenic rocket engine generating a nominal thrust of 19 tonnes at - ISRO Propulsion Complex, Mahendragiri.

• Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 20 July 2015 constituted a working group to study the verdict of the Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha Committee relating to - the IPL 2013 scandal.

• United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 20 July 2015 unanimously adopted a resolution 2231 (2015) that establishes - a monitoring system for Iran’s nuclear programme.

• Film-maker Benoy Behl in fourth week of July 2015 won the Best Documentary Producer award at Madrid International Film Festival for producing and directing a documentary film titled - Indian Roots of Tibetan Buddhism.

• The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 21 July 2015 announced venues for the Men and Women ICC World Twenty20 that will be hosted by India from - 11 March to 3 April 2016.

• A new species of cyprinid fish christened as Puntius Dolichopterus was discovered from a small water stream in - Alappuzha district’s Kayamkulam city of Kerala.

• Union Cabinet approved a Central Agricultural University at - Samastipur in Bihar

• State Government of Manipur on 22 July 2015 constituted a five-member committee to draft a bill for the protection of indigenous people of the state. The committee will be headed by - State Law Minister Thoudam Debendra Singh.

• Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 July 2015 approved a Home Ministry proposal to extend the deadline for implementation of - Crime and Criminals Tracking network and Systems (CCTNS) project till March 2017.

• Soyuz TMA 17M rocket with three astronauts aboard was successfully launched towards the International Space Station (ISS) on 23 July 2015 from - Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in the barren Kazakh steppe.

• Super 30 initiative of mathematician Anand Kumar was in news in July 2015 as it will now feature in a 90-minute film The Big Day made by - French director Pascal Plisson.

• Book titled Ghosts of Calcutta that was released on 23 July 2015 is authored by - Sebastian Ortiz.

• With the total power generation from nuclear reactors at 5308 MWe, India is ranked 12th in the world in terms of - power generation from nuclear sources.

• Three women who are the part of first All Women Trans Continental Road Expedition from Delhi to London that was flagged off on 23 July 2015 are - Nidhi Tiwari, Rashmi Koppar and Soumaya Goel.

• Maharashtra Cabinet on 23 July 2015 approved Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Scheme that aims at creation of comprehensive development of villages in - the buffer zones of tiger reserves and around them.

• Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 23 July 2015 announced a Haryanvi film to be free from tax is - ‘Pagdi: The Honour’.

• The world’s first malaria vaccine called RTS,S or Mosquirix on 24 July 2015 got approval from European Medicines Agency (EMA) for being used on - babies aged between 6 weeks and 17 months in Africa.

• Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Higgs on 20 July 2015 won the world’s oldest scientific prize, the Royal Society’s Copley Medal and joined the ranks of - Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

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