Current Affairs – July, 2015

Government revises scheme for Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has revised Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) with an effect from 1 April, 2015. The scheme aims for the comprehensive socio-economic development of PVTGs. The development will be based on Conservation-cum-Development (CCD) Plan prepared on the basis of assessment of their requirements by the concerned State Governments. Under Read More…

August 7 to be observed as National Handloom Day

Every year 7th August will be celebrated as National Handloom Day. It was announced by Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar in both the Houses of Parliament. Observance of this day aims at development of handloom weavers in the country. It also seeks to promote genuine, global quality handloom in international market. August 7 was Read More…

Delhi government notifies Witness Protection Scheme 2015

Delhi Government has notified Witness Protection Scheme 2015, a policy regarding protection of witnesses with provisions for a protection fund. With this, Delhi becomes the first state/union territory in India to notify such policy to ensure protection of witnesses in crucial cases. It deals categorisation of witnesses, types of protection, creation of witness protection fund, Read More…

RBI to issue Rs 10 coins to mark International Yoga Day

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue 10 rupee denomination coins to commemorate International Yoga Day which is being observed every year on 21 June. Features of the coin Coin’s obverse side: It will bear Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the centre. The legend ‘Satyameva Jayate’ will be inscribed below. The left periphery Read More…

Cyclone Komen makes landfall in Bangladesh

Cyclone Komen made landfall in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The cyclone has caused heavy rains that inundated vast areas of the coastal towns of Bangladesh, West Bengal and Odisha. Land affected areas due Cyclone Komen include eastern countries north in Bay of Bengal. They are Bangladesh, Myanmar, East India and Northeast India. Under the influence of Read More…