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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 JULY 2015 (DAILY NEWS IN INDIA)

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JULY 2015
(DAILY NEWS IN INDIA)
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1.  WORLD HEPATITIS DAY OBSERVED ON 28TH JULY
i.   World Hepatitis Day observed on 28th July with the theme ‘Prevent Hepatitis , act now’.
ii.  It is observed for raising awareness about Hepatitis B and C.
iii.  According to a survey 1.4 million people die every year because of Hepatitis B and C.
Hepatitis is caused through contaminated water and food as well as contact with blood or bodily fluids, through unsafe infections or transfusions. Infections are also occur from a matter to a child or through sexual contact.

2. EMINENT VOCALIST VASUNDHARA KOMKALI DIED:
i.   Eminent musician Vasundhara Komkali died. She is the wife of musician late Pandit Kumar Gandhran.

3.  INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY OBSERVED ON 29TH JULY:
i.  International Tiger Day is observed on 29th July .
ii.  The day is observed to promote the protection and expansion of the wild Tiger habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger Conservation.
The tiger count has fallen from 100,000 to 3200 in 2014. Tigers lost their natural habitat due to expansion of cities and agriculture by humans.

4.  DR. SUNITI SOLOMON, PIONEERING INDIAN HIV/AIDS RESEARCHER, PASSED AWAY
i.  The first person in India who documented the nation’s first HIV/AIDS case in 1986. Dr. Suniti Soloman Passed Away.
HIV: Human Immune Deficiency Virus
AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
HIV is transmitted through unprotected sexual inter course, contaminated blood transfusions, hypodermic needles and from mother to child during pregnancy etc.

5.  KOTAK BANK LAUNCHES ‘KOTAK BHARAT’ APP:
i.  Kotak Mahindra Bank launched a mobile banking app. Kotak bharat aiming to provide mobile banking services to customers in the remote region of India.

6.  SANJIV CHATURVEDI, ANSHU GUPTA WON RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARD 2015
i.  Two Indian Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta have been awarded prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award.

·         Ramon Magsaysay award is Asia’s highest honor and regarded as equivalent to Nobel Prize.
·         It is started in 1947 in the memory of Philippines 3rd President Ramon Magsaysay.
·         It is awarded annually to individuals or organization from Asia region for their altruistic and Philanthropic service.

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