Current Affairs – July, 2015

Floyd Mayweather stripped of Welterweight World title 2015

World Boxing Organization (WBO) has stripped of the Welterweight World title 2015 won by Floyd Mayweather in May 2015. Decision in this regard was taken by WBO after Mayweather failed to pay the 200,000 dollar sanctioning fee to WBO prior to the deadline of 3 July 2015. As per WBO rules, boxers are required to Read More…

Meiji Period Sites of Japan gets UNESCO World Heritage Site Status

Japan’s Meiji-era (1868-1912) industrial revolution sites have received World Cultural Heritage status from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Decision in this regard was taken during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee chaired by Maria Bohmer in Bonn, Germany. With this inclusion, the total Cultural sites with UNESCO World Heritage Status Read More…

India, Uzbekistan ink pacts to boost cooperation

India and Uzbekistan have inked pacts to boost cooperation between their foreign offices and in the field of culture and tourism. The agreements were signed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan President had talks on key bilateral and regional issues. This visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi  was part of Read More…

Kamal Bawa elected as Fellow to Royal Society

Eminent Ecologist Kamal Bawa has been elected as Fellow to the London based prestigious Royal Society. He was chosen in recognition of his pioneering contributions in the field of conservation science. With this, he joins former and current eminent fellows of Royal Society such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking etc. About Read More…

Microsoft to develop digital villages, cyber-security centre in Maharashtra

Software giant Microsoft has agreed to develop ‘digital villages’ and a ‘smart MIDC’ (industrial colony) in Maharashtra under state’s flagship ‘Make In Maharashtra’ initiative. It was announced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after he met Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during his visit to company’s office in Seattle, US. The location of the smart MIDC is Read More…