DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 JULY 2015
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1. MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS REPORT 2015:
i. The United Nations has released Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report 2015
ii. This report is an annual assessment of Global and Regional Progress towards the 8 MDGs.
iii. These 8 Millennium Development Goals are produced by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
2. INDIA INKED 3 AGREEMENTS WITH UZBEKISTAN:
i. India and Uzbekistan Inked 3 Agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation.
ii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a two day visit to Uzbekistan.
About Uzbekistan: Capital – Tashkent
President – Islam Karimov
3. INDIA KAZAKHSTAN SIGNED FIVE AGREEMENTS:
i. India and Kazakhstan signed 5 Agreements which also includes a contract for supply of Uranium
ii. The agreement were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayer.
About Kazakhstan : Capital – Astana
4. GENNADY DADALKA ENTERED GUINESS WORLD RECORDS:
i. Russian Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka entered Guinness World Records.
ii. Gennady Padalka entered Guinness World Records for spending 804 days on the ISS.
ISS- International Space Station
5. HDFC BANK LAUNCHED WATCH BANKING APLICATION:
i. Country’s second largest private Bank, HDFC Bank launched Watch Banking Application for Apple Watch.
ii. It is an upgraded version of HDFC Banks mobile banking app.
HDFC- Housing Development Finance Corporation
CEO- Aditya Puri
6. PRITIMAN SARKAR AWARD 2014-15:
i. Jodhpur film society honored with Pritiman Sarkar Award 2014-15.
ii. This is the consequent fourth time that Jodhpur film Society is awarded for the best film society in Northern Region in raising awareness and film appreciation.