Current Affairs – July, 2015

Teva to buy Allergan generic drug business for USD 40.5 billion

Israel’s largest drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical agreed to buy generic drugs business of Allergan Plc for USD 40.5 billion. According to the agreement Teva will make cash payment of USD 33.75 billion and USD 6.75 billion of its stock for Allergan. This is the largest acquisition done by any company in Israel’s history. The acquisition will consolidate Teva’s Read More…

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, ‘People’s President’ and ‘Missile Man’ passes away

Former President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed away due to massive cardiac arrest in Shillong, Meghalaya. He was 83. He was widely acclaimed as the ‘People’s President’ and the ‘Missile man’ of India. He was was one of India’s most eminent scientists. About A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (A.P.J) Abdul Kalam was born Read More…

Chris Froome of Britain wins 102nd Tour de France

Cyclist Chris Froome from Britain of Team Sky has won the 102nd edition Tour de France, an annual three-week multiple stage bicycle race at Champs Elysees in Paris. This is second time Froome has won Tour de France title and for the first time he had won it 2013.With this victory, he became the first cyclist from Read More…

28 July: World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is being observed every year on July 28 around the globe. Focus of the day: To spread awareness about viral hepatitis, that causes acute and chronic disease and kills around 1.4 million people every year. It also seeks to encourage diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Hepatitis. 2015 Theme- Prevent Hepatitis: It’s up Read More…

Eminent Physicist P. Hariharan passes away

Eminent Indian physicist Dr Parameswaran Hariharan passed away in California, United States. He was 89. Physicist career Hariharan had contributed in various researches including in the design of a new 3-beam interferometer, first practical radial-shear interferometer and double passed Fabry-Perot interferometer. He was also the first physicist to apply digital phase-shifting techniques to holographic interferometry Read More…