DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 AUG 2015
(DAILY NEW INDIA)
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1. BEJING TO HOST 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS
i. International Olympic Committee announced that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
ii. Beijing became the first city to host both the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics and it hosted Summer Olympics in 2008.
iii. Beijing was awarded the Games because it fitted its new agenda for a stronger focus on sustainability, legacy, and transparency.
Beijing is the capital of China
President of International Olympic Committee: Thomas Bach
2. 30 JULY OBSERVED AS WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
i. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons was observed across the world on 30 July.
ii. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the global campaign GiveHope to raise awareness around the plight of survivors of trafficking in persons.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime head quarter: Vienna, Austria
3. CENTRE TO INDUCT RS 20,000 CRORES CAPITAL IN PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS
i. The government has decided to infuse capital of Rs 20,000 crore in public sector banks.
ii. Rs 10,000 crore of this money will be used to support "weak" banks.
iii. The finance ministry is setting up a rating system for public sector banks where their performance will be measured.
4. PRABHROOP SEKHON WON TWO GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD SUMMER GAMES
i. Fourteen year old Master Prabhroop Sekhon won two gold medals in 300 metre and 500 metre Roller Skating at the Special Olympics World Summer Games.
ii. The event is being held at Los Angeles, USA.
iii. Prabhroop Sekhon is the son of a serving Air Force Officer, Group Captain BS Sekhon.