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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

28th July 2015 Current Affairs Updates

Friends..Here is the Daily Current Affairs and GK Updates for 28 July 2015 useful for those preparing for upcoming exams. Also attempt our Daily Current Affairs Quiz to sharpen your preparation.

1) Missile man of India APJ Abdul Kalam passed away:
--> Former President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong on 27 July 2015 following a massive heart attack.
--> Kalam collapsed at Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Shillong at about 6.52 pm while he was delivering a lecture.
--> Government has decided to declare national mourning for seven days as a mark of respect for late former President Abdul Kalam.
--> Kalam, who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007, was born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu on 15 October 1931, and studied physics and aerospace engineering.
--> His role in development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology earned him the moniker - 'Missile Man'.
--> Kalam played a pivotal role in the nuclear tests that India conducted in 1998 in Rajasthan's Pokharan.
--> Kalam was conferred with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 1997 for his immense and valuable contribution to country's scientific research and modernisation of defence technology. 
Current Affairs 28 July 2015

2) IT Secretary R S Sharma appointed as TRAI chairman:
--> Information Technology Secretary Ram Sevak Sharma on 27 July 2015 was appointed chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).
--> Sharma was set to retire in September as secretary of department of electronics and information technology.
--> A 1978-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, he was a probable choice because of his familiarity with the telecom and IT sector.
--> He will take place of Rahul Khullar who had retired in May 2015.

3) Andhra Pradesh Government to rename Rajahmundry as Rajamahendravaram:
--> Rajahmundry shall henceforth be known as Rajamahendravaram, announced Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at the concluding meeting of the Godavari maha pushkaram.--> The new name is derived from a Chalukya dynasty ruler of the 11th century who ruled over the city.
--> The city, located on the banks of Godavari, is the headquarters of Rajahmundry urban and Rural mandals.

4) Chris Froome won the Tour de France 2015:
--> Chris Froome won the Tour de France 2015 on 26 July 2015 to become the first Briton to won this most prestigious cycling championship twice.
--> Chris Froome, who had won the championship in 2013 beat Colombia’s Nairo Quintana to create cycling history for Britain.
-->  He became the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice as he safely finished the arduous championship at its finishing line in Paris.

5) Mexico won record 7th CONCACAF Gold Cup:
--> Mexico spoiled Jamaica's first trip to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final with a dominant 3-1 triumph that gave them a record seventh Cup title.
--> Jamaica had become the first Caribbean team to reach the final, but Mexico stole the storyline at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field by winning their third Cup championship from the last four played.

6) Swati Maliwal took charge as Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women:
--> Swati Maliwal on 28 July 2015 took charge as the Chairperson of Delhi Commisson for Women (DCW), along with three other members.
--> Her appointment was approved by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.

7) Ashish Bahuguna appointed as the New Chief of Food Regulator FSSAI:
--> Ashish Bahuguna, former agriculture secretary, has been appointed as the chairman of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India or FSSAI.
--> The tenure of the chairman is for three years.
--> Until now, Health Secretary Bhanu Pratap Sharma was temporarily in-charge of the post.
--> Mr Bahuguna, a 1978-batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Rajasthan cadre, retired in February this year.
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