News Updates and Current Affairs 3 July
7 Key News Updates – Current Affairs 3 July 2015
1. Greece becomes first developed nation to default on IMF debt
Greece has become the first developed nation to default on International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt. It has defaulted on a 1.7 billion dollars payment to IMF.The deadline for debt payment was missed by Greece after Eurozone Finance Ministers refused to extend its bailout.
2. Jagmohan Yadav appointed as DGP of U.P.
The state government appointed 1983 batch Indian Police Service officer Jagmohan Yadav as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh.Mr Yadav was earlier posted as DG, Criminal Investigation Department (CBCID), and took charge from AK Jain, who retired as DGP on tuesday.
3. Anup K Pujari today took over as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), after Madhav Lal bid adieu to the department on Tuesday. Pujari had a long tenure in the Ministry of Commerce and held the important post of Director General Foreign Trade, from 2010 to 2014. READ MORE
4. Cuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. It was announced by the World Health Organisation (WHO). READ MORE
5. Prof. Sanjeev Galande has been selected for the prestigious G D Birla award for Scientific Research 2014. He has been selected for his significant contribution and his pioneering research in the field of Epigenetics and Molecular Cell Biology. READ MORE
6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the “Digital India Week” as part of the larger initiative to empower the people and extend services better with the use of information technology and its tools. READ MORE
7. Haryana government to launch a voluntary scheme ‘Mhara Gaon – Jagmag Gaon’, aimed at providing 24-hour uninterrupted power supply to rural domestic consumers and improving electricity bill collections in order to reduce “huge” accumulated losses of power utilities. READ MORE
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