Current Affairs – July 2015

Russia’s Rosneft to acquire 49% stake in Essar Oil

The Russia’s state owned Oil Company Rosneft signed strategic agreement with Shashi Ruia’s Essar Oil to acquire its 49 per cent. The two companies have also agreed exploration and production of hydrocarbon in concurrence. As per the agreement Rosneft will get a stake in 1,600 retail chain stations of Essar Oil and has planned to Read More…


Tata Motors bags 914-cr order from Indian Army

Tata Motors has bagged the single-largest order of high mobility vehicle (LMV) worth Rs. 914 crore from the Indian Army. Tata Motor is going to supply over 1,239 high mobility vehicles in next two year. Along with Tata Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra have also been short listed to supply over 3,192 vehicles to the Army. Read More…


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…