News Updates and Current Affairs 21 July & 22 July

11 Key News Updates and Current Affairs 21 July & 22 July

1. Naomi Klein Noted Canadian author Naomi Klein has won the 36th edition of American Book Award 2015.

Noted Canadian author Naomi Klein has won the 36th edition of American Book Award 2015. She has won this award for her environmental work This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate published in 2014. Apart from her, 14 others also have won the award. Some of them are Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings), Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone) etc. Read More

2. BCCI constitutes IPL working group to study Justice Lodha committee verdict

Sourav Ganguly has been named in the BCCI Working group. File photo: AFPBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted IPL working group to study the verdict of the Justice RM Lodha Committee. Decision in this regard was taken in the IPL governing council meeting held in Mumbai after the Lodha committee ruled the suspension IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for two years on the verdict of 2013 IPL Betting Scandal. The working group will consist of four members including Rajiv Shukla– IPL chairman Anurag Thakur– BCCI secretary Anirudh Choudhury- BCCI treasurer and Sourav Ganguly- former India Cricket team captain. Read More

3. Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI

Union Government has appointed Bhanu Pratap Sharma as Chairperson Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Presently, he is Health and Family Welfare Secretary was given additional charge of FSSAI for three months. Sharma is an IAS officer of 1981 batch from Bihar cadre.

FSSAI is a nodal statutory agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through the regulation and supervision of food safety. FSSAI was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and operates under aegis of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

FSSAI has been established to lay down science based standards for various food products in order ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. It also regulates the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food products for human consumption. Read More

4. Amelie Mauresmo inducted into Hall of Fame

Amelie MauresmoAmelie Mauresmo, the former Tennis player inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 18th July 2015. She became 3rd Tennis player of France to be inducted into Hall of Fame. Read More

5. Nelson Mandela International Day observed on 18th July

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela International Day observed on 18th July 2015. Earlier, in the year 2010 the day was firstly celebrated. Nelson Mandela was the former President of South Africa. Read More

6. Aam Aadmi Clinic inaugurated in Delhi

Aam Aadmi Clinic‘Aam Aadmi Clinic’ inaugurated by Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on 19th July 2015 at Peeragarhi Relief Camp organized in Delhi. Read More

7. ‘National Career Service’ launched


The portal namely ‘National Career Service’ launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20th July 2015. The basic aim of the portal that to create a direct market for workers and employers. Read More

8. ‘Drishti’ installed at Indira Gandhi Airport, Delhi

IGIA DelhiThe Visibility Measuring System ‘Drishti’ installed at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, Now, the Airport became 1st Airport of India to have 10 indigenous systems operating in all its three runways. Read More

9. At 50, model-actor Milind Soman wins Ironman title in ‘‘toughest’ triathlon in Zurich

Model-actor Milind Soman, who turns 50 in November this year, has won the Ironman title at a triathlon held in Zurich in Switzerland on July 19 in which over 2,000 participants this year included seven Indians. Read More

10. United Nations Security Council adopts resolution endorsing Iran nuclear deal

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution for endorsing the historic deal on Iran’s nuclear program. It was supported by all 15 representatives of countries on the Security Council and opened path to lift nuclear-related economic sanctions on Iran. It also paved the way for establishing a monitoring system for Iran’s nuclear programme. Read More

11. ISRO successfully test-fires GSLV-Mark III rocket engine

ISRO has successfully test-fired Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III project’s high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine. It is India’s first indigenously designed and developed high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine capable of generating a nominal thrust of 19 tonnes. Read More

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