News Updates and Current Affairs 30 June

Current Affairs

7 Key News Updates – Current Affairs 30 June 2015

1. Prataprao Pawar awarded with Punyabhushan Award
President Pranab Mukharjee on 26 June 2015 conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar, Chairman of Sakal Media Group (SMG) at Balgandharva Auditorium in Pune. Pawar is the 27th recipient of the Punyabhushan award and his name was selected for the award by a committee led by scientist Raghunath Mashelkar.



2. Lafarge India names Ujjwal Batria as CEO
Lafarge India, the Indian arm of French cement producer Lafarge SA, has elevated Ujjwal Batria as chief executive officer (CEO) of the company effective June 22, 2015, according to a press release. Batria will take over the responsibility from Martin Kriegner, who has been named as area manager for Central Europe of LafargeHolcim.



3. Private insurer Bajaj Allianz has launched a weather-based crop insurance scheme for orange crops in Nagpur, Hingoli and Washim districts of Maharashtra. READ MORE

4. Indian pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwni Ponappa won the women’s doubles title of the Canada Open Badminton tournament. In the finals match played at Calgary, Canada they defeated Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in straight games of 21-19, 21-16. It is their first title of this season. READ MORE

5. First phase of Chennai Metro service was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa when she flagged off the inaugural train. The first phase of Metro service covers the 10-km overhead (elevated) stretch. It connects Alandur in south Chennai to Koyabedu in the north. READ MORE

6. India and Thailand on Monday signed a number of important agreements, including the double taxation avoidance treaty, and exchanged instruments of ratification on the extradition treaty inked in 2013, which provides for the legal framework for seeking extradition of fugitive offenders. READ MORE

7. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday launched the book ‘Transcendence’ written by former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Ahmedabad. READ MORE

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