Current Affairs 22 July 2015

 

National:

  • Rape victim’s father hands audio clip: Asaram tried to buy out witness killed later
  • Appoint HC judge-led panel to study the reasons for farmers’ suicides, urges Shanthakumar
  • The administration of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) sought police protection
  • Graft case: Ex-Union Minister P K Thungon, 3 others convicted
  • Delhi court summons SpiceJet, Kalanithi Maran as accused in tax evasion cases

International:

  • S. Energy Information Administration: China to be world’s third largest nuclear-generating country
  • Report: China builds world’s largest amphibious aircraft AG-600
  • China signs 1,401 project contracts under Silk Road initiative
  • Sri Lankan navy attacks Tamil Nadu fishermen
  • Toshiba’s chief executive resigned to take responsibility for doctored books
  • Lufthansa plane that was approaching Warsaw’s international airport nearly collided with a drone.

Politics:

  • says Opposition not ready for discussion on the Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi controversy
  • Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Tuesday re-adopted the Bill to split the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) into “two or more corporations”
  • Centre to challenge the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to “tinker” and order the release of convicts ok assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
  • BJP veteran drops letter bomb, demands Lokpal within party
  • BJP launches counter-attack, alleges scams in Congress-ruled states22-July-2015-current-affair

Business:

  • Navy aligns 15-year indigenization plan with ‘Make in India’ in all phases of warship construction
  • Mineral exploration firm Deccan Gold Mines received market regulator SEBI’s approval, to raise funds
  • Korean auto major Hyundai launched Creta SUV with price starting at Rs 8.59
  • BRICS bank formally started its operations at its headquarters in China
  • Software services company Evernote replaces Chris O’Neill as CEO

Defense:

  • India Starts Talks With France on Rafale Jets Purchase
  • Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon to be hanged as SC rejects his curative petition
  • Ground tests on the integration of MBDA’s Storm Shadow cruise missile on Typhoon fighters conducted at facilities in Italy and Britain.
  • Ninth Littoral Combat Ship launched for U.S. Navy
  • Russian Air Force received additional fighter and bomber aircraft from Sukho
  • Final operational clearance for Tejas again delayed till next year
  • No ‘One Rank One Pension Scheme’ for paramilitary forces: Government

 Sports:

  • American Rajeev Ram won his second ATP title
  • Duleep Trophy dropped for 2015-16 season
  • Jules Bianchi’s No. 17 car retired from future Formula One championships
  • Eden Gardens to host 2016 World T20 final
  • 11-member squad to represent India in the WSF World Junior Squash Championship
  • Patel, Vaz re-elected WIFA President, Secretary
  • 1978 World Cup final goal scorer Nanninga dies at the age of 66
  • India drawn against Czech Republic in Davis Cup
  • Bangladesh bowl out South Africa for 248 on day 1
  • Shiva, Devendro in India’s squad for Asian Boxing Championships

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