Current Affairs – July, 2015

Jorge Sampaio, Helena Ndume awarded with inaugural Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize

Jorge Sampaio and Helena Ndume have been awarded with the inaugural Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. The award was bestowed upon them as part of the annual commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day (observed every year on 18 July). Jorge Sampaio: He was conferred with this award for his contribution and struggle for the restoration of Read More…

Delhi Lt Governor approves appointment of Swati Maliwal as Chairperson of DCW

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung approved appointment of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Swati Maliwal as Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). It was approved after he had rejected appointment of Maliwal earlier over the issue of proper clearance of file in this regard. Swati Maliwal was appointed to this post by Delhi Chief Read More…

Maharashtra govt to develop six solar cities targeting solar capacity of 7,500 MW

Maharashtra government has placed a comprehensive plan to develop six solar cities in order to add solar capacity of 7,500 MW in the state. To enhance solar capacity in country Centre has planned to develop 55 solar cities across the country among them six are from Maharashtra these are – Nagpur, Thane, Aurangabad, Kalyan-Dombivli, Shirdi and Nanded Read More…

CSC and HCL forms joint venture to provide technology services, solutions to banks

Computer Science Corporation (CSC) and Hindustan Computer Limited (HCL) to big IT companies have signed an agreement to form a new company to provide technology services and solutions to the banking industry. In the joint statement the partners said that their main focus will be on platform modernisation, product functionality enhancement and to capitalise their Read More…

IDFC gets banking licence from RBI

Infrastructure Development Financing Company (IDFC). Ltd became second lender to enter the banking sector since 2004, as the Reserve Bank of India granted Banking licence on 24 July 2015. It was Yes Bank that got banking licence in 2004. However, IDFC and Microfinance Company Bandhan Financial Services Pvt Ltd were granted preliminary bank permits by RBI in Read More…

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