current affair 6 july 2015

South Asian Basketball 2015 Championship was won by - India

  • Among the Sports Current Affairs, On 5th July 2015, India won South Asian Basketball (SABA) Championship title by defeating Sri Lanka at the final held in Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karanataka. 
  • This win has given advantage to India as India has qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship in China which will be held in Sep 2015.

Which place of France was granted with World Heritage status by UNESCO - Champagne

 UNESCO declared Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars of France as World Heritage during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Bonn, Germany which was chaired by Maria Bohmer, Minister of State at Germany's Federal Foreign Office.

 Women's FIFA World Cup 2015

 United States of America won FIFA Women World Cup 2015 by defeating Japan by 5-2. Final match was held in Vancouver, Canada. 
It was the third title won by USA since 1999.
 player of match : Carli Lloyd of US.

Unwed mother can be child's guardian without father's consent was ruled by - Supreme Court

 Supreme Court of India ruled that an unwed mother can be the sole legal guardian of a child without the consent of the father and court also said that it was not required of the mother to disclose the identity of the father. This was ruled by the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Vikramjit Sen while hearing a plea by an unwed mother.

current affair 5 july 2015

Copa America 2015-

  • Chile beat Argentina to lift Copa America title clash 
  • In the penalty shootout, Chile beat Argentina with a score of 4-1

President of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi, declares state of emergency

  • Emergency gives more powers to security forces and limits the right of public assembly.

ISRO to launch 5 British satellites on July 10

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Sunday announced that it will be launching five British satellites on July 10 and it will be the biggest ever commercial mission by the Indian space reasearch centre. 

current affair 4 july 2015

4th July is Independence Day of United States.
  • This day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on 4th July 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.
1st Saturday of July  is International Day of Cooperatives.
  • This day celebrates the co-operative movement observed on the first Saturday in July since 1923 by the International Co-operative Alliance.
Theme for the year 2015 : Equality (Choose co-operative, choose equality)

BSNL launched its mobile wallet SpeedPay.

  • The service was launched by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
  • It comes with a cash withdrawal option so you can use it to send money to other people who can then use SpeedPay to withdraw cash from a bank even without an account.
  • Customers will be charged a 1% transaction fee for transferring money to a bank account of withdrawing it. 
  • There will be no charges for wallet to wallet transfers and while the daily limit for cash withdrawal is Rs 5,000 in the case of verified customers that can go up to Rs 1 lakh. 
  • Currently BSNL has tied up with Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank to roll out the service.
  • BSNL Chairman and Managing Director : Anupam Shrivastava

Four Indian Americans were honoured with the 2015 Great Immigrants

         The Pride of America award by Carnegie Corporation of New York. 
They are :
  1. Preet Bharara United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
  2. Rakesh Khurana Professor, Dean, Harvard College
  3. Madhulika Sikka  Vice President, Executive Editor, Mic
  4. Abraham Verghese Physician and Writer
UPSC declares results of Civil Services Examination, 2014.
  • Women bag top four positions.
  • Ira Singhal tops the examination, while Renu Raj has secured the second rank and Nidhi Gupta has got the third position.
  • A total of 1,236 candidates have been recommended for appointment into the prestigious IAS, IPS, IFS and other central services.