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Specially, Current affairs is the most important topic which an aspirants must prepare before going for the exam. It includes the complete information regarding sports, politics, nature, international, national, business deals etc.
You guys, must keep one thing in mind that all the subjects comes in exams are equally important. Most of the students are good in other subjects but do not focus much on general awareness and this weakness becomes the main reason of their downfall. Today, lets have a look on the Current Affairs 21st July 2015.
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1. UNSC endorses the Iran deal
(i) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on July 20, unanimously adopted a resolution promoting the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, namely China, France, Russia, UK, USA and Germany.
(ii) This agreement effects a progressive and conditional lifting of sanctions crippling Iran’s economy. In return, Iran will curtail its nuclear activities.
(iii) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed this step and said it will ensure the enforcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme.
2. BRICS Bank opens doors in China
(i) The News Development Bank (NDB), conceptualised by the BRICS countries including India, formally began operations in its headquarters in Shanghai on July 21.
(ii) NDB has been set up to finance infrastructure projects in emerging economies. It will have initial capital of USD 50 billion, which will be expanded to USD 100 billion within the next couple of years.
(iii) NDB is set to act as a counterbalance to western-led financial institutions like the World Bank and the IMF by providing funds for development projects in BRICS countries.
3. BCCI’s four-member panel to work on recommendations of Justice Lodha Committee
(i) The BCCI’s working group headed by IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla to have four panel members, namely former Indian cricket team captain Saurav Ganguly, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur, BCCI’s Treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary and BCCI’s legal adviser U N Banerjee.
(ii) The panel will not only study implications of Justice Lodha Committee report but also draw up a roadmap for IPL 9.
(ii) It will give its recommendations in 6 weeks’ time after talking to stakeholders and consulting legal experts.
4. Parmarthy Shankar wins Grand Prix World Press Cartoon Awards 2014
(i) Parmarthy Shankar, a prominent cartoonist in a Telugu daily – ‘Sakshi’ has bagged the Grand Prix World Press cartoon 2014 Award for his sketch of Nelson Mandela.
(ii) Shankar received the award at Cascais, Portugal on July 11, 2015, by World Press Cartoon Director Antonio Antunes.
(iii) The award-winning sketch was drawn by him post the death of the iconic South African anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela, in December 2013. Shankar’s caricature has been displayed at a World Press Cartoon exhibition at Cascais along with top 50 works by other cartoonists in 2014.
5. NASA’s ‘New Horizons’ probe reveals mountains on Pluto
(i) Scientists presented new images from NASA’s ‘New Horizons’ probe during its historic fly by the planet. The images revealed that Pluto has ice mountains, which are as high as those in the Rockies in western North America.
(ii) The team has also named the prominent heart-shaped region on Pluto after the world’s discoverer Clyde Tombaugh.
(iii) The images showed signs of geological activity on Pluto. First close-up image of Pluto’s surface showed a terrain that had been resurfaced by some geological process – such as volcanism – within the last 100 million years.
6. New appointments – Public and Private Sector
(a) Hero Motors group, which includes flagship company Hero Cycles, elevated Pankaj Munjal as CMD. He succeds O P Munjal who will now serve in the position of Chairman Emeritus.
(b) Bhanu Pratap Sharma has been appointed as the Chairperson of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Sharma is an IAS officer of 1981 batch from Bihar cadre. FSSAI is a statutory body created for establishing scientific standards of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
Current Affairs 21st July 2015
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