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15th July 2019 Current Affairs for SBI | IBPS RRB | SSC | Railways | Others
Meghalaya becomes the 1st state in India to ensure water conservation

 

Meghalaya became the first state in India to ensure water conservation and have own water policy,

The draft state water policy was approved by the Meghalaya State Cabinet chaired by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma.

The objective of the policy is to recognize water resources as common pool resource, to provide safe and hygienic water for drinking, domestic, sanitation & livelihood development to all residents of the state, ensure the protection and conservation of catchment areas of all water sources to prevent degradation of the quantity and quality of water sources.

About Meghalaya

Capital - Shilog

Chief Minister - Conrad Sangma 

Governor - Tathagata Roy

National Park

  • Balphakram National Park
  • Nokrek National Park

 

Samsung joins hands with Paisabazaar.com to offer financial products

 

Samsung partners with Paisabazaar.com, an online marketplace for financial products in India.

Paisabazaar.com will now support Samsung Pay to provide users with a one-stop solution to their financial requirements.

Users can apply for credit cards and personal loans from the platform.

About Samsung

Founded - 1 March 1938

Headquarters - Seoul, South Korea

Founder - Lee Byung-Chul

About Paisabazaar.com

Founded - 15 December 2011

Headquarters - Gurugram

Founders - Naveen Kukreja, Yashish Dahiya

 

316 tourist sports to be developed by Assam Govt

 

Assam Tourism Development Corporation will spend 150 crore rupees to develop the 316 locations under Axom Darshan.

About Assam

Capital - Dispur

Chief Minister - Sarbananda Sonowal

Governor - Jagdish Mukhi

National Park

  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
  • Manas National Park
  • Nameri National Park
  • Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park

 

Devika Sethi pens 'War over Words: Censorship in India, 1930-1960'

 

The book named "War over Words: Censorship in India, 1930-1960" has been authored by Devika Sethi.

It is published by Cambridge University Press.

This book recovers, narrates and interrogates the history of censorship of publications in India over three crucial decades-encompassing the Gandhian anti-colonial movement, the Second World War, Partition, and the early years of Independent India.

 

Indian Naval Ship Tarkash arrives in Morocco

 

Indian Naval Ship Tarkash arrived at Tangier, Morocco.

The ship is a part of the Indian Navy's Western Fleet and is under the operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

On its departure, INS Tarkash will carry out a Passage Exercise at sea with ships of the Royal Moroccan Navy.

About Indian Navy

Chief of Naval Staff - Admiral Karambir Singh

 

Toran Yadav, para-athlete wins 3 medals at 4th World Wealth Yoga Championship 2019

 

Toran Yadav (19), a para-athlete from Khatti village in Chhattisgarh clinch 3 medals for India at 4th World Yoga Festival and Championship 2019, held at Bulgaria, Sofiya.

He stricks twi silver medals in the rhythmic pair and artistic pair and a bronze medal in athletic yoga.

He started yoga from the age of 9 and was selected to represent India.

About Bulgaria

Capital - Sofia

Currency - Lev

Prime Minister - Boyko Borisov

President - Rumen Radev

 

Accenture appoints Julie Sweet as new CEO; David Rowland as Executive Chairman

 

Accenture, a multinational company has appointed Julie Sweet as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

She will succeed David Rowland.

She is currently the CEO of Accenture's business in North America.

David Rowland has been appointed as Executive Chairman of Accenture.

He is the current CEO of the company.

Marge Magner, currently non-executive chairman of the board, will resume her role as a lead independent director. 

About Accenture 

Headquarters - Dublin, Ireland

 

AIIB provides $100 million to L&T Finance arm

 

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multilateral development bank has provided $100-million loan to L&T (Larsen & Toubro) Infrastructure Finance Company (LTIF) for wind and solar infrastructure projects.

This is the first time AIIB is extending loan to a non-banking finance company (NBFC).

It is collaborated with AIIB to explore the international market for green finance.

The project mainly helps to increase the supply of renewable energy in India.

About AIIB

Headquarters - Beijing, China

Formation - 16 January 2016

President - Jin Linqun

Membership - 97 members

About L&T

Headquarters - Mumbai

MD & CEO - S.N. Subramanian

 

India successfully tests a new version of Brahmos missile

 

Indian has successfully tested the vertical steep dive version of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile.

Mase in Inda 'Brahmos Aerospace' is also ready with a longer 500 km range version of the Brahmos missile 

India is now the only country in the world to integrate long-range missiles onto fighter jets after the BrahMos missile was test-fired from a Sukhoi 30 aircraft of the Indian Air force.

BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture company owned by governments of India and Russia and its missiles are produced in India.

 

Brazil won the Copa America 2019 title

 

At the 46th Edition of Copa America, the host country, Brazil defeated Peru with 3-1 scores to clinch the Copa America Title 2019 in the finals held at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It was the ninth title for Brazil and first since 2007.

About Brazil

Capital - Brasilia

Currency - Brazilian real 

President - Jair Bolsonaro

 

Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championships

 

Following the list of winners:

Former world champion Mira Chanu won gold in the senior women's 49 kg event

Jhilli Dalabehra also won gold in the senior women's 45 kg event.

In the senior women's 55 kg event, Soroikhaibam Bindyarani Devi and Matsa Santoshi won gold and silvers medals respectively.

Rishikanta Singh won gold in the senior men's 55 kg event.

                                  

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