Current Affairs – July, 2015

Ajay Kumar Pandey appointed as MD and group CEO of GIFT City

Ajay Kumar Pandey was appointed as new Managing Director and Group CEO of Gandhinagar based Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). He will succeed Ramakant Jha as he was appointed as CEO of Mumbai based IL&FS’s Smart City initiative. Jha was associated with GIFT City project since November 2009. Ajay Kumar Pandey has more than Read More…

Noted artist Sayed Haider Raza conferred with France’s de la Lgion dHonneur

Noted artist Sayed Haider Raza was conferred with highest French Civilian Award Commandeur de la Lgion dHonneur (the Legion of Honour). Raza was bestowed with this award for his peerless achievements in transcending all boundaries, forging ties between France and India and for continuing artistic quest straddling nations, religions, cultures and philosophies. He was bestowed Read More…

Union Government launches GAGAN, aviation navigation system

Union Government has launched GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, for aviation navigation. It was launched by Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in New Delhi. Facts about GAGAN system Jointly developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Airports Authority of India (AAI). It will provide augmentation service for GPS over the India, Read More…

Nag anti-tank missile tested from helicopter platform

Indigenously developed Nag anti-tank guided missile was successfully tested from a helicopter platform. Test: During the test, three-round trial of helicopter-launched Nag (HeliNa) missile were conducted at a Chandhan firing range in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The two of the trials successfully had hit the target while one had reportedly missed the target. Facts about Nag Read More…

India, Tajikistan ink 2 pacts to strengthen bilateral relations

India and Tajikistan have inked 2 pacts to strengthen bilateral relations They were signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Tajikistan.  It was his last leg of strategic tour to 5 Central Asian countries (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) and Russia. Signed pacts are Programme of Cooperation (POC) in the field of Culture: Read More…