Current Affairs 24 July 2015

 

National

  • Sindhanur observes bandh demanding IIT in Raichur
  • Ajay Mathur replaces RK Pachauri as director-general of TERI
  • Major uranium reserves found in Srisailam forests
  • PM Modi to launch Gram Jyoti Yojna from Patna
  • Govt to form expert panel to examine age relaxation for civil services exam
  • Govt to soon roll out six tourist circuits to boost tourism

International

  • Pakistan Navy not invited for International Fleet Review in Vizag hosted by Eastern Naval Command
  • Greece faces recession warning as bailout talks set to open
  • FBI chief described IS as bigger threat then Al-Qaida
  • Taliban splinter group claims Mullah Omar was killed 2 years ago
  • President Barack Obama invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a visit to the United States

Politics

  • Deadlock persists in Parliament for 3rd day as Govt, Oppn lock horns over Lalit Modi row, Vyapam
  • Rahul Gandhi promises change in liquor policy if voted to power in Tamil Nadu
  • No discussion until Sushma steps down: Rahul Gandhi
  • Yakub Memon moves SC against hanging
  • Jitender Singh Tomar got bail in fake degree case
  • Modi using Najeeb Jung to shutdown Delhi Commission for Women(DCW) like Anti-Corruption bureau: Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi CM)

Business

  • Adani paused the work on Australian coal project due to delay in approval
  • Assembling of AW choppers by Indian Rotorcraft Ltd (IRL) likely to be delayed
  • Seven Indian firms including Reliance and TATA, among world’s 500 largest companies: Fortune
  • British publisher Pearson decided to sell the Financial Times to a “global, digital news company”
  • SEBI-FMC (Forward Markets Commission) merger process to be complete by September: U.K. Sinha24-July-2015-Current-Affairs

Defense

  • Defense Minister, Army General to pay homage to Kargil martyrs
  • Reliance Defense team visits Mihan, to setup defense aircraft spare unit
  • Government plans crackdown on weapons smuggling across North-Eastern border
  • India, Thai defense ties set to get boost with Dhowan’s visit
  • India, China, Iraq Largest Importers of Russian Military Equipment : Report

Sports

  • Bopanna, Myneni lose Davis Cup doubles; India trail New Zealand 1-2
  • Lifetime achievement award for Dhyan Chand in British parliament
  • Coach van Ass may return if Hockey India stops ‘interference’
  • ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) will investigate the World T20 qualifying game between Afghanistan and Hong Kong
  • Indian-American win junior title at US Powerlifting Championships

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