Current Affairs – July, 2015

Sri Lanka inks MoU with Google to launch Project Google Loon

Government of Sri Lanka inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with search engine giant Google to launch the Google Loon project in the country. As per the MoU, Google will place 13 high-altitude balloons over the island nation to provide affordable high-speed 3G (3rd Generation) internet services to the entire country. It is also expected Read More…

South Korea declares end of MERS outbreak

South Korea has declared the deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in the country has over. It was announced by South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn. Severity of outbreak: It was the worst medical outbreak faced by South Korea originated from the alien virus from Saudi Arabia. It had killed 36 people Read More…

Ashish Bahuguna appointed as Chairman of FSSAI

Union Government has appointed former IAS officer Ashish Bahuguna as the chairman of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). He will have tenure of three years. He is an IAS officer 1978 batch of Rajasthan cadre and had retired in February 2015. Prior to retirement, he was Agriculture Secretary. The position of Read More…

Eminent Sri Lankan historian Santasilan Kadirgamar passes away

Veteran Sri Lankan historian Santasilan Kadirgamar passed away in Colombo after a brief illness. He was 81. He was born in April 1934 in Chavakachcheri of Sri Lanka’s Jaffna province. He had pursued higher studies in history at the University of Peradeniya and International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan. He was among the instrumental Read More…

Maharashtra govt to exempt small vehicles from toll tax

Maharashtra government to exempt small cars from paying toll tax for all build operate transfer (BOT) road projects that worth over 200 crore rupees. Similar relief also given for road projects developed by the state Public Works Department (PWD) that cost below 200 crore rupees. Specification: Road developers’ loss will be recovered by increasing toll tax on Read More…