Current Affairs For 24 July 2015 Updates

Current Affairs For 24 July 2015 Updates

Arlene Biala won the American Book Award 2015

American Book Awards for the year 2015 announced on 20th July 2015. Arlene Biala won the award for book ‘Her Beckoning Hands’ while the Lifetime Achievement Award won by Anne Waldman.

 

Maruti Suzuki acquired Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki became 1st company of India to overtake its parents company in Market Valuation on 21st July 2015.

 

Puducherry city first to get Smart city nomination

Puducherry city has emerged as the first nomination to be received by the Urban Development Ministry for a Smart City Mission. In this regard, Government of Union Territory of Puducherry has nominated its capital city for inclusion in the Union Government’s flagship 100 Smart Cities Mission.It also has forwarded the nomination along with all the forms and documents as required in the Stage-1 of ‘City Challenge’ competition.

National Broadcasting (AKASHWANI ) Day observed

National Broadcasting Day was observed on 23 July 2015 across the country. It is on this day in 1927, the Indian Broadcasting Company started radio broadcasting from Bombay station.

Conakry named as World Book Capital for 2017

Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea, was on 21 July 2015 named as the World Book Capital for 2017 by United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO). The decision was made by an international committee of experts on 30 June 2015 during a meeting.

 

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs extends Crime and Criminals Tracking network and Systems deadline to March 2017

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has extended the deadline for implementation of Crime and Criminals Tracking network and Systems (CCTNS) project till March 2017.

 

AIU hands three-year ban to archers and coach, wants money back

Cracking the whip on the three archers who missed the bronze medal play-off during the recently-concluded World University Games, the Association of Indian Universities has banned them and their coach for three years, besides asking them to return the money spent on them.

 

Famous Archie Comics cartoonist Tom Moore dies at 86

Archie Comics cartoonist Tom Moore, the cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of Riverdale residents in Archie comics has passed away. He was 86.

 

The Prince of Music written by Khagesh Dev Burman

Book titled R.D. Burman: The Prince of Music authored by Khagesh Dev Burman was released on 27 June 2015, the day when the music world celebrated the 76th birth anniversary of Rahul Dev Burman.

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