Current Affairs 23 July 2015

 

National

  • No Indian passports to Khobragade’s kids: Ministry of Home Affairs
  • El-nino’s adverse effect affecting monsoon with reduction in 7% of rainfall.
  • Curfew imposed in Jamshedpur after clashes
  • K. Chand to take over as NALCO Chairman
  • Coal scam: CBI gets govt. nod to prosecute two public servants
  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani gets passport

International

  • Eruption of five volcanos in Indonesia lead to the closure of 3 airports and evacuation of about 10,000 people.
  • Syrian al-queda leader Muhsin al-Fadhliwas, who was alleged for plotting attacks in America and other countries, killed in air strike led by US.
  • Suicide bomber killed 15 people and 38 were injured in Almar district in northern Afghanistan
  • China’s Beijing decided to cap its population to 21.8 million by the end of this year to overcome ‘big city disease’.
  • Three freelancing reporters of Spain went missing in Aleppo, Syria.23-July-2015-Current-Affairs

Defence

  • Submarine Launches Undersea Drone In A 1st For US Navy
  • China Report: Drone shot down by Pak at LoC not sold to any Govt
  • RAF fighter jet fleet will shrink to around 127 by end of this decade
  • Parrikar to inaugurate Armed Forces institute at Mohali
  • Navy, DRDO, SAIL in tie-up for producing steel for submarines
  • Government: India to get Rafale planes on IAF-approved configuration
  • Report: Chinese Submarines Docked Twice in Last 3 Months in Pakistani

Politics

  • Land law panel unlikely to submit report during monsoon session.
  • Lok Sabha sees repeated disruptions over Lalit Modi issue
  • Govt rejects Opposition demand for probe against Union minister Sushma Swaraj and two BJP C.M.
  • Karnataka to abide by UPA’s 2013 Land Acquisition Act
  • Congress leader sought diplomatic passport for coal scam accused
  • Rajya Sabha panel endorses majority provisions of GST Bill

Sports

  • F1 pays last respects to Jules Bianchi.
  • Barcelona beats LA Galaxy before record Rose Bowl crowd
  • Rio Olympic village: 85 percent work completed
  • Goa to host Indian Super League final
  • Pune Monsoon racing season will be held from July 23 to October 25
  • BCCI ties up with British Council to train Indian umpires
  • Sangram won the Commonwealth wrestling championship

Business

  • Pipavav Defense signed agreement with JSC Ship Repairing Centre Zvyozdochka, Russia, for Medium Refits and Life Certification of 877 EKM Submarines
  • FSSAI should form rules for nutraceuticals, diet supplements
  • Times Group to buy 4 FM radio stations of India Today Group
  • Isuzu launches automatic variant of SUV MU-7 at Rs 23.9 lakh
  • SEBI busts billion-dollar ‘tax evasion shops’
  • Adani suspends 2 key contractors on biggest Australia coal project

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