Current Affairs For 19 July 2015 Updates

Current Affairs 19th July 2015 - Happy Eid Al-Fitr 2015

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Three-day Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Peoples are celebrating the eid al-fitr.  Eid al-Fitr is also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram, the Sweet Festival or Hari Raya Puasa and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated worldwide.

Our team wish you all “Happy Eid Al-Fitr”.

 

RBI signed an agreement with CBSL

On 17th July 2015, Reserve Bank of India signed an agreement with Central Bank of Sri Lank known as Special Currency Swap Agreement. The Headquarter of Central Bank of Sri Lanka is in Colombo.

 

Sunita Viswanath awarded with Champions of Change

Sunita Viswanath, an Indian-American, awarded with Champions of Change by US White House on 16th July 2015. She is a co-founder of Women’s Human Rights Organization.

 

2nd Sohra Marathon held in Meghalaya

2nd Sohra Marathon held in the State of Meghalaya on 17th July 2015. The marathon named after Cherrapunji’s historical name Sohra. The Chief Minister of Meghalaya is Mukul Sangma.

 

Kutchi New Year observed in Kutch, Gujarat

Kutchi New Year observed in Kutch, Gujarat on 18th July 2015. Musical competitions and many other cultural programmes played in the event.

 

The famous Telugu playback Singer V. Ramakrishna passed away

V. Ramakrishna, the famous Telugu playback Singer, died on 15th July 2015. He was famous for signing memorable songs for N.T. Rama Rao.

 

India and Myanmar to strengthen defence ties with each other

India and Myanmar have announced plans to strengthen their defence cooperation during a joint consultative commission (JCC) meeting held in New Delhi. This meeting was chaired by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin.

European Union (EU) has approved a short-term loan of 7.16 billion euros to Greece

European Union (EU) has approved a short-term loan of 7.16 billion euros to Greece after it was backed by the 28 member states. This loan will allow Greece to pay its huge debt to European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) till new bailout plan is ratified.

 

RBI signed a special currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBS)

Reserve Bank of India has signed a special currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBS). Under this agreement, Sri Lankan bank can draw up to 1.1 billion dollars for a maximum period of 6 months.  It was signed with an intention to mitigate the possible currency volatility in the spirit of strengthening bilateral relations and economic ties of India with Sri Lanka.

 

CCI has imposed a penalty of Rs 671 crore on four public sector insurance companies

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 671 crore on four public sector insurance companies-National Insurance Co, New India Insurance Co, Oriental Insurance Co and United India insurance company for indulging in anti-competitive practices.

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