Current affairs- July 2015

1. The Pune college founded in 1885 which has been accorded the special heritage status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) – Fergusson College

2. The state which has been chosen to host the XIIth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES), from July 13 to 17, organised by National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India – Goa

3. The welterweight world champion who has been stripped of the title, he won in May beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao, for failing to comply with rules by the World Boxing Organization (WBO)- Floyd Mayweather Jr.

4. The team which has won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Championship defeating Japan in the finals at Vancouver in Canada (this is the country’s 3rd title) – U.S.A.

5. The team which has won the 2015 Copa America football tournament defeating Argentina in the finals – Chile

6. The team which has won the South Asian Basketball (SABA) Championship defeating Sri Lanka in the finals at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru – India

7. The African nation which has declared a state of emergency following an Islamic militant gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed – Tunisia

8. The pre-paid card linked mobile wallet service launched by BSNL which allows its customers to transfer money, pay for services as well as withdraw cash of up to Rs. 1 lakh (even without having a bank account) is named – Speed Pay

9. The public sector bank which has launched the first MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) card under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY)- Corporation Bank

10. The largest city of Yemen which has been inducted into the list of World Heritage sites in danger by UNESCO alongwith the City of Shibam in Yemen and Hatra in Iraq – Sana’a

11. The founder and chairperson of BRAC (formerly known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) who has been named 2015 World Food Prize Laureate – Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

12. The private sector bank which has become the first bank in India to launch Watch Banking for Apple Watch – HDFC Bank

13. The Indian-American professor who has been named as the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate – R Paul Singh

14. The British humanitarian who rescued nearly 700 children, most of them Jewish, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the II World War in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport who passed away on 01 July 2015- Nicholas Winton

15. The NASA spacecraft launched in 2006 to study the dwarf planet Pluto, which has confirmed the presence of frozen methane on Pluto’s surface – New Horizons

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