Current Affairs For 17 July 2015 Updates

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India’s 1st railway line built under PPP model inaugurated.

India’s 1st railway line built under Public Private Partnerships (PPP) model inaugurated on 14th July 2015 in the State of Gujarat. The line lies between Gandhidham and Tuna-Tekra Port.

Comparex India Pvt. Ltd. awarded with Microsoft Country Partner of the year Award

Comparex India Pvt. Ltd. awarded with Microsoft Country Partner of the year Award 2015 on 14th July 2015.

‘Skill India Mission’ launched.

‘Skill India Mission’ launched on 15th July 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim to promote entrepreneurship that would enable the youth to find jobs.

Varanasi declared as ‘City of Music’ By UNESCO.

Varanasi, the famous city of Uttar Pradesh, declared as ‘City of Music’ by UNESCO under the creative cities network on 15th July 2015. The city also known as Spiritual Capital of India.

Bangladesh won cricket match ODI series against South Africa.

Bangladesh won the Cricket ODI series against South Africa on 15th July 2015. This is the first ever series win over South Africa by Bangladesh Cricket team. Mushrafe Mortaza is the Captain of Bangladesh Cricket team.

RBI constitutes Deepak Mohanty Committee to frame action plan on financial inclusion.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a committee to prepare a 5 year action plan to spread the reach of financial services across country to unbanked population. The committee will be headed by RBI executive director Deepak Mohanty and comprise total of 14 members. It will review the existing policy of financial inclusion, including customer protection framework and supportive payment system. In this regard it will take into account the recommendations made by various committees set up earlier.

Kumbh Mela Begins in Nashik, Thousands Take Holy Dip.

Simhastha Kumbh Mela, the largest congregation of faith in the world, began today with the traditional ceremony of hoisting of flags and thousands of people taking a holy dip in Kushawart and Ramkund in Godavari river in the two towns.The festival, known as the largest peaceful gathering, occurs once in 12 years as per Hindu calendar and is marked by participation of ‘sadhus’ from different denominations (akhadas), and lakhs of devotees. Kumbh is also known for the religious pomp and colourful processions.

FM Arun Jaitley tries to improve BJP-SAD ties, launches HRIDAY for 12 cities in Amritsar.

Jaitley choose Amritsar to launch the “National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana ” ( HRIDAY) for 12 cities in the country.Government of India has sanctioned ` . 69.31 crore as 100% grant for Amritsar city. The Union Finance Minister said that Punjab, being a cradle of Indian civilization, was all set to lead the country in the arena of agriculture and defense for which it was aptly known as the sword arm and granary of the nation.

Agri Ministry launches 3 portals.

The Centre launched three new websites for farmers here on Wednesday aimed at making organic farming certification, fertiliser quality checks and disbursal of soil health cards easier. The portals, developed by National Informatics Centre, are part of the existing schemes.

Net neutrality report: Fate of Airtel’s zero rating plan left to TRAI.

Airtel had launched Airtel Zero under which it offered a platform for content owners, e-commerce players, and start-ups to offer free data access to users. This was seen to be against the principles of net neutrality by some sections as it allowed free access to only those companies which had resources to partner with Airtel.

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