Current Affairs 21 July 2015

 

National:

  • The Kerala government and Adani Ports to sign the construction agreement for Rs. 7,500 crore Vizhinjam deep sea port project.
  • 12 lakh power employees and engineers to go on one day strike on the day Electricity (Amendment) Bill is presented in Parliament.
  • Maoist ultras attacked a bridge construction site in Banka district, Bihar: 9 labors injured.
  • 20 ex-servicemen detained for showing black flags to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 46th Indian Labour Conference.21-july-2015-current-affaitrs

International:

  • 27 people killed in an explosion in the southeastern Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border.
  • Two 4,000-year-old reliefs found by Polish archaeologists in the temple of Serapis.
  • Iran criticised the United States and Israel for not taking the threat of military action against Tehran.
  • A NATO airstrike killed seven Afgan troops by hitting two Afghan military checkpoints in a restive province east of Kabul.
  • The U.S. State Department officially transferred the complex text of Iran nuclear deal to American lawmakers.

Business:

  • SBI-index: Manufacturing sector growth declines in July
  • Gold prices dipped by Rs 300: Reached two-year low of Rs 25,700 per 10 grams.
  • Pankaj Munjal: New Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Hero Motors Group.
  • Rupees ends 19 paise lower at 63.66 against USD.
  • Report: China’s renminbi (RMB) may become the world’s fourth most-used international currency.

Defense:

  • India to continue using 6 Mi-17v5 helicopters for VVIP travels
  • China confirmed its participation in the Indian International Fleet Review (IFR) in Visakhapatnam in February 2016
  • The US launched its newest littoral combat ship, ideal for missions in shallow waters around the Pacific Rim.
  • Chinese Air Force stepping up its live combat drills by exercising for the first time with “adversary units”.
  • Seventeen new police battalions, will be raised in Jammu and Kashmir and the Naxal-hit states.

 Sports:

  • The IPL Governing Council to form a group of five members to plan Season 9 of the Twenty20 tournament in 2016
  • ITF women’s Tennis Tournament: Julia Valetova of Russia defeated Dhruthi Venugopal in the semifinal.
  • Laser sailing championships: Bikram Mohapatra won the Kelly S. Rao Trophy and Deelip Kumar won Secunderabad Club Radial rolling trophy.
  • Indian Davis Cup squad registered a 3-2 victory over New Zealand in the Asia/Oceania Group 1 second round.
  • Australia defeated England with 405-run in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, leveling the series at 1-1.
  • 10- year old Shubham Jaglan won the Junior World Golf Championships.

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