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Monday, July 27, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 26-27 JULY 2015

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.

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 24-25 JULY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24, 25 JULY 2015
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1.  NATIONAL BROADCASTING DAY:
i.   National Broadcasting Day was observed on 23rd July 2015 across the country.
ii.  On this day, the Indian Broadcasting Company stated radio broadcasting from Bombay station.
iii. To mark the day, All India Radio (AIR) organized a symposium on the subject Creation of New India and Broadcasting medium in New Delhi.

2.  WORLD BOOK CAPITAL 2017:
i.   CONAKRY is named as World Book Capital for 2017 by UNESCO.
ii.  CONARKY is the capital city of the Republic of Guinea.
iii.  This is the 17th World Book Capital.
Note: World Book Capital for 2015- Incheon
World Book Capital for 2016 – Wroclaw

3.  FORTUNE 500 LIST RELEASED:
i.  61st Edition of Fortune 500 list 2015 is released
ii.  Fortune 500 list 2015 includes 7 Indian Companies in the list:
iii.  Retail giant Walmart topped the list.
Note: Indian Companies included in the list are: Indian oil, Reliance Industries, Tata Motors, State Bank of India, Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum and ONGC.

4. INDIA RANKED 12TH IN TERMS OF POWER GENERATION FROM NUCLEAR SOURCE;
i. India is placed at 12th position in terms of power generation from nuclear source.
ii.  India’s total power generation from nuclear reactor is 5308 MW.

iii.  USA topped the list followed by France and Japan.

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