Current Affairs, July 2015
• Four Indian teachers in Libya were kidnap by militant group. Two of
them were released later.
• According to the India-Bangladesh land boundary agreement, India and Bangladesh officially swap land tonight.
• World Health Organization (WHO) inform that the hailing the results from the first efficacy test of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine provides 100-per cent protection from Ebola virus.
• Former President APJ Abdul Kalam laid to rest in Rameswaram, Tamil
• 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon hanged in the Nagpur Central Jail.
• Warning of heavy rains given in West Bengal and Odisha as Cyclone Komen moves towards the Bay of Bengal.
• India launches e-Visa for Chinese nationals at nine Indian airports after applying for tourist visas online.
• Indian forest officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi and founder of NGO Goonj, Anshu
Gupta has been selected for the 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Award. Three others
including Kommaly Chanthavong from Laos, Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa from
Philippines and Kyaw Thu from Myanmar are also awarded with the Ramon
• 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's mercy plea rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.
• Former President and missile man of India APJ Abdul Kalam died at the
age of 84 at a hospital in Meghalaya. He was in Meghalaya to deliver a
lecture at the IIM in Shillong.
• At least five people were killed and 10 injured in a terrorist attack in Gurdaspur district, Punjab. Security personnel have captured one terrorist while three others have been killed in the gunbattle.
• Vijay Diwas is celebrated across the nation in the memory of Kargil
• World's largest flower Titan Arum, a 6.5 feet long flower bloomed in Tokyo's Jindai Botanical Garden for the first time in five years.
• A sessions court in Delhi has dropped all charges against IPL
cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan from spot fixing.
• The Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi launched Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) in Patna.
• NASA spacecraft Kepler has found a planet at a distance of 1,400 light-years from Earth which has some similarities like Earth. It is named as Kepler-452b.
• Climate scientist RK Pachauri removed from the post of Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) chief. He has been replaced by Ajay Mathur.
• Union Government launched National Career Counseling Portal (
www.ncs.gov.in ) where candidates can counseling free of cost from
government certified counselors and psychologists.
• As announced by BCCI, the 2016 World Twenty20 cricket tournament final will be held at Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata.
• The Supreme Court rejected the death mercy plea of 1993 Mumbai serial
blasts convict Yakub Memon.
• The Monsoon Session of Parliament starts from today.
• India's first indigenously designed and developed cryogenic rocket
engine has been successfully endurance hot-tested for 800 seconds.
• Swati Maliwal appointed as the chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).
• Indian hockey chief coach Paul van Ass has been sacked from his post.
• At least five people were killed and seven injured after a four-storey
building collapsed in the Vishnu Garden area of West Delhi.
• India and Zimbabwe draw the two match T20 series by 1-1.
• The Puri Rath Yatra begins from today.
• Eid is celebrated across the nation.
• IIS officer Prashant Pathrabe appointed as the Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Skill India mission.
• Indian artist Sayed Haider Raza conferred with Legion of Honour, the highest French civilian honour.
• The Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee ban two IPL teams,
Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years. The Committee also
bans Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra from all cricketing activities for
their involvement in spot-fixing.
• 27 people died and 25 others injured in stampede at Godavari Maha Pushkaram in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.
• US spacecraft New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto, about 7,750 miles above the surface after 10 years of journey.
• Iran and a group of six nations including United States reached a historic accord in Vienna to limit nuclear ability of Iran in return for lifting sanctions.
• India wins the ODI series against Zimbabwe by 3-0.
• Leander Paes and Martina Hingis wins the Wimbledon mix doubles title
after defeating Austrian-Hungarian pair of Alexander Peya and Timea Babos by
6-1, 6-1 in the final.
• Sumit Nagal becomes the sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title after winning the boys doubles trophy with Vietnamese Nam Hoang Ly. They defeated Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7 -6(4) 6-4 in the final.
• Sania Mirza becomes the first Indian Women player to win a women's
doubles Grand Slam trophy as she along with Martina Hingis defeated Russian
team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7 7-6 (4) 7-5 in the final.
• Novak Djokovic wins his third Wimbledon title after defeating Roger Federer by 7-6 (7/1), 6-7 (10/12), 6-4, 6-3.
• Today is observed as World Population Day.
• Chief of the social networking site Reddit Ellen Pao resign from her post.
• Serena Williams wins her sixth Wimbledon final after defeating Garbine Muguruza by 6-4, 6-4.
• Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif
meeting each other at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in
Ufa, Russia.The Indian PM has agreed to make a visit to the Pakistan next
• The remains of Indian Coast Guard's Dornier aircraft which was missing from June 8, located at a depth of 950 meters in the sea in Tamil Nadu Coastline.
• The ingeniously-developed supersonic surface-to-air missile "Akash" was formally inducted in the Indian Air Force (IAF).
• Indian scientists launched five British satellites into orbit from the Sriharikota space center.
• Hollywood actor Omar Sharif who became an international star in 'Lawrence of Arabia,' has died at the age of 83.
• BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit started
from today at Ufa city in Russia.
• Supreme Court orders CBI probe into Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh.
• The Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute in Mohali (MBAFPI), which will be country's first ever school to prepare women for the armed forces will be formally inaugurated on July 25.
• Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Delhi Manoj Kumar has been arrested in connection with a forgery case.
• Inderjeet Singhof India created history by winning the first ever gold medal for India at the shot-putter event in World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.
• PM Narendra Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Putin ahead of the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summits in Russia.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Kazakhstan on the second leg of
his Central Asian tour.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Uzbekistan today on a official
• In Greek referendum, voters have rejected the terms of an international bailout by 61.3%.
• According to Indian Telecom Ministry, the telephone connections in India have crossed one-billion marks with mobile phones while India has around 300 million internet connections.
• Indian Women Cricket Team skipper Mithali Raj becomes the first Indian women to cross the 5000-run milestone in one-day internationals.
• United States of America (USA) wins the FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating japan by 5-2 in the final played at Vancouver, Canada.
• People of Greece votes in a referendum with future in euro on whether
to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid.
• Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris annouce retirements from International cricket.
• Chile defeated Argentina by 4-1 on penalties to wins their first Copa America Cup.
• The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the main results of
• Tamil Nadu chief Minister J Jayalalithaa takes oath as legislator of Assembly after winning the RK Nagar by-election.
• The Union Govt. has released the Socio-economic census today, according to which out of the 17.91 crore households who lives in villages, 10.69 crore are considered as deprived.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Digital India
project which aims in broadband connectivity in all panchayats,
Wi-fi in all the schools and universities and public Wi-fi
hotspots in all important cities by 2019. Prime Modi also
unveiled various government schemes under the Digital India
programmes like the Digital Locker, e-education and e-health at
• Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa win the Canada Open women's doubles title.
• The death toll in the Indonesian military transport plane accident increase to 141.
• National Doctors’ Day observed across India to honour legendary physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.