Here are the Important Current Affairs GK Updates for 1 July 2015 useful for competitive exams.
1) Narendra Modi Launched 'Digital India Week' to Empower Citizens via IT:
--> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 July 2015 launched the "Digital India Week" as part of the larger initiative to empower the people and extend services better with the use of information technology and its tools.
--> The Prime Minister also unveiled a logo for Digital India, an umbrella programme that seeks to transform India into a digitally-empowered, knowledge economy with a host of initiatives for a synchronised and coordinated engagement of the government and its agencies.
2) Greece became first developed nation to default on IMF debt:
--> Greece became the first advanced economy to default on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) repayment with its failure to repay the roughly $1.8bn to the IMF the largest, single missed repayment in the IMF’s history.
--> The last country to do so was Zimbabwe in 2001 others are Somalia and Sudan.
3) Afghan prez Ghani nominated first female judge to Supreme Court:
--> Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has nominated a leading lawyer to become the country's first ever female Supreme Court judge although this move has angered some Islamic conservatives.
4) 9th National Statistics Day observed:
--> India on 29 June 2015 observed its ninth National Statistics Day.
--> Theme for the 9th Statistics Day is Social Development.
--> The day organised by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) commemorates the birth anniversary of late Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.
5) IDFC appointed former CAG Vinod Rai as independent director:
--> Infrastructure financing firm IDFC on 30 June 2015 appointed Vinod Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), as independent director.
--> The appointment has been made with immediate effect, IDFC said.
--> Rai also worked as Financial Services Secretary.
--> He was director on several boards including the State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank and Life Insurance Corporation of India.
--> IDFC Full Form? - Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd.
6) Facebook Lite for Android launched in India:
--> Social network giant Facebook launched Facebook Lite, a new version of its application for Android phones in India.
--> Facebook Lite is a lighter version of its app which has been optimised for slower data connections and aims at catering the customers of emerging markets.
7) Rahul Agarwal appointed as Managing Director of Lenovo India:
--> Technology major Lenovo has appointed Rahul Agarwal as the Managing Director (MD) of its India operations.
--> He succeeds Amar Babu who has been promoted to regional mandate as Chief operating Officer (COO), Asia Pacific and Chairman of Lenovo India.
8) J Jayalalithaa launched first phase of Chennai Metro:
--> First phase of Chennai Metro service was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after she flagged off inaugural train.
--> The first phase of Metro service covers the 10-km overhead (elevated) stretch.
--> It connects Alandur in south Chennai to Koyabedu in the north.
9) Jwala Gutta, Ashwni Ponappa won women’s doubles title of Canada Open Badminton tournament:
--> Indian pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwni Ponappa won the women’s doubles title of the Canada Open Badminton tournament.
--> In the finals match played at Calgary, Canada they defeated Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in straight games of 21-19, 21-16.
--> It is their first title of this season.
10) Famous Writer Vishwanath Tripathi chosen for 28th Moorti Devi Award:
--> Veteran Writer Vishwanath Tripathi was on 27 June 2015 selected for the 28th Moorti Devi Award for the year 2014 for his book Vyomkesh Darvesh.
--> 'Vyomkesh Darvesh' is a fictional biography of noted Hindi critic Hazariprasad Dwivedi,who is considered doyen of Hindi language.--> His other works include Lokwadi Tulsidas, Meera Ka Kavya, Desh ke is Daur Main, Kuch Kahaniyan Kuch Vichar, Ped Ka Hath, Jaisa Kaha Saka and Nagatlai Ka Gaon.
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