DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26, 27 JULY 2015
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1. AJAY MATHUR BECOMES DIRECTOR GENERAL OF TERI:
i. Ajay Mathur is appointed a the Director General of TERI.
ii. Ajay Mathur has succeeded R K Pachauri who was removed from the top most position over sexual harassment charges.
TERI- The Energy and Resources Institute.
2. DEENDAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAM JYOTI YOJANA:
i. PM Narendra Modi launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna.
ii. The Scheme has an outlay of 76000 crore rupees out of which Union Government will provide 63000 crore rupees.
3. ASIA’S FABULOUS 50 LIST 2015:
i. Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50 list of the year 2015 is released.
ii. The list is dominated by 25 Chinese firms followed by India’s 10.
iii. The most valuable company on the list is Tencent Where as the biggest is Lenovo.
4. PETER HIGGS RECEIVED ROYAL SOCIETY’S GOPLEY MEDAL:
i. Nobel Prize Winner Professor Peter Higgs won the Royal Society’s Copley Medal.
ii. Royal Society’s Copley Medal is the World’s oldest Scientific Prize.
iii. With the Medal, Higgs joined the ranks of Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.