Current Affairs For 18 July 2015 Updates

Current Affairs Updates For 18 July 2015

India has inked a financing agreement with World Bank (WB) for APDRP

India has inked a financing agreement with World Bank (WB) to raise US 250 million dollars financial assistance for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project (APDRP).The motive of this project is Objective: To restore, enhance resilience and improve public services, livelihoods and environmental facilities in targeted communities of Andhra Pradesh.

 

Nod given by Union Cabinet to redevelop 400 major railway stations.

Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the redevelopment of 400 major railway stations.This approval will enable the Union Ministry of Railways to accelerate the redevelopment of ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category railway stations across the country. These stations generally are located in major cities, metros, pilgrimage centres and important tourist destinations.

 

India retain 2nd Position in ICC ODI Ranking

India have retained their 2nd position in the latest ICC ODI Rankings which were released today. its 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe, India has maintained its second place ranking and still remains 14 points adrift of Australia who leads the field on 129 points.

 

Neeraj Kumar appointed  ICC World T20 2016’s chief security advisor

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar was appointed as the Chief Advisor of Security and anti corruption unit (ACSU) of BCCI for next year’s T20 World Cup to be hosted by India.

 

Parineeti Chopra divides Haryana government 

A day after Haryana named Parineeti Chopra as its brand ambassador for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ campaign to promote the cause of girl child. Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ campaign, aimed at ensuring survival, protection and empowerment of the girl child, was launched by Prime Minister Modi from Haryana’s Panipat in January this year. The state has one of the worst sex ratios in the country.

 

India and Canada signed MoU in the field of Civil Aviation.

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi, has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) betweenIndia and Canada in the field of Civil Aviation.

Sayed Haider Raza awarded with Legion of Honour

Sayed Haider Raza, the famous Modern Artist of India awarded with civilian honour of France Legion of Honour on 14th July 2015. Earlier he was awarded with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan etc.

 

World Youth Skills Day observed on 15th July 2015

World Youth Skills Day observed in all over the World on 15th July 2015 under the theme of ‘Youth Skills for Work and Life in the Post-2015 Agenda’.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya won 18th National Youth Parliament Competition

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya won 18th National Youth Parliament Competition on 15th July 2015. The event was organized by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs for school children.

 

Huawei Technologies will make products in India

Huawei Technologies became 1st major Brand of China to supply locally made products in India. The CEO of Huawei Technologies is Ren Zhengfei.

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