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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 10 JULY 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 JULY 2015
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1.  GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC 2015 REPORT:
i.   WHO released Global Tobacco Epidemic 2015 Report.
ii.  The focus of the report was on ‘R’ of MPOWER measure which stands for ‘Raise taxes on tobacco’
About WHO (World Health Organization):
           Headquarter- Geneva, Switzerland
           Head- Margaret Chan (Director General)

2.  STATE OF SAFETY NETS 2015 REPORT:
i.   World Bank has released state of safety Nets 2015 Report.
ii.   According to the report, only 1/3rd of the World’s poor are covered by safety nets program with largest gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
About World Bank :           
           Headquarter – Washington DC
           Members- 188 countries (IBRD)
                            - 172 countries (IDA)
           President – Jim Yong Kim

3.  SRIRAM KALYANARAMAN BECOMES MD AND CEO OF NATIONAL HOUSING BANK:
i.    Sriram Kalyanaraman is appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of National Housing Bank.
ii.  Sriram Kalyanaraman is the first person from the private sector to head a public sector financial Institution.
iii.  Sriram Kalyanaraman is appointed for a tenure of 5 years.

4.  INDERJIT SINGH WINS GOLD AT WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES:
i.  Inderjit Singh becomes first Indian to win a Gold medal at World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea).
ii.   In the last edition of World University Games in Russia, Inderjit Singh won Silver medal.

iii.  Inderjit Singh is associated with ‘Shot Put’.

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