Current Affairs Updates 16 July 2015

Current Affairs 16 July 2015

PM Modi launches ‘Skill India’ campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the ‘Skill India Mission’ in the national capital. The Prime Minister will formally launch the National Skill Development Mission, unveil the new National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 and roll out on all-India flagship scheme.

 

Maharashtra assembly passed Guarantee of Public Services Bill, 2015

Maharashtra legislative assembly on 14 July 2015 passed the Maharashtra Guarantee of Public Services Bill, 2015. The bill was unanimously passed by the assembly in the absence of Congress and NCP members.

 

Skill Development Ministry inks pact for using Railway infra for training

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s launch of the Skill India Mission on Wednesday, the Railways has tied up with the Ministry of Skill Development to offer ‘sparable’ space for training in its infrastructure, such as wayside stations, railway training centres, railway schools and institutes.

 

Andromeda acquires apnapaisa.com in stock and cash deal

Andromeda, one of the country’s largest loan distributors, has acquired the apnapaisa.com, an online loan solutions space in a stock and cash deal, the company said. Apnapaisa.com, promoted by Harsh Roongta, a personal finance professional, has worked with several financial lending institutions.

 

Krishnapatnam Port receives Golden Peacock award for environment management

Krishnapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh has been awarded Golden Peacock environment management award for its achievements and initiatives in the field of environment. The award was presented during the 17th World Congress on Environment Management to C Sasidhar, Managing Director of Krishnapatnam Port by Union Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi.

 

Iconic musician Joan Sebastian Died

Iconic Mexican musician Joan Sebastian passed away on 13 July 2015 after battling bone cancer for more than 15 years in Juliantla, Mexico. He was 64. He was also known as El Rey del Jaripeo (the King of Mexican Rodeo).Born as Jose Manuel Figueroa, he was best known for his sentimental love songs such as Secreto de Amor and Tatuajes On Billbord’s Regional Mexican Albums chart, he placed 10 hit albums at No 1 position, second only to Vicente Fernandez with 15 hit albums.

 

India signed an agreement with Georgia

India signed an agreement with Georgia on 13th July 2015 for co-operation in the field of Election Management. The Chief Election Commissioner of India is Nasim Zaidi.

Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha Kumbh began.

Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha Kumbh Mela began in the State of Maharashtra on 14th July 2015. The festival will end on 11th August 2016. It is held after every 12 years.

Hiken Shah, Ranji Cricketer of Mumbai suspended by BCCI

Hiken Shah, Ranji Cricketer of Mumbai suspended by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 13th July 2015.

Iran and USA, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany countries signed an agreement

Iran and P5+1 countries ‘USA, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany signed an agreement on 14th July 2015 called as nuclear programme/deal. The meeting was held at Vienna, Austria between the countries.

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