Saturday, 15 July 2017

Current Affairs & Daily GK Update: 15th July 2017

  • The World Youth Skills Day is observed globally on 15th July every year to raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development.
  • The theme of 2017 is "Skills for the Future of Work".
  • The first World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) was celebrated on 15 July 2015.
2. Raipur Airport ranked first in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey:
  • Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport was ranked first in Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Survey among 49 airports in the country. 
  • It has achieved 4.84 score on a five point scale index. It was followed by Udaipur (2nd), Amritsar (3rd) and Dehradun (4th) airports which have scored 4.75, 4.74 and 4.73 respectively. 
  • This is third consecutive time in the past two years, Raipur airport has received this recognition.
3. Railways launches mobile app ‘Rail SAARTHI’:
  • The Indian Railways has launched an integrated mobile application ‘SAARTHI’ to cater various passenger requirements, including ticket booking, inquiry, onboard cleaning and ordering meal on a single platform.
  • The Rail SAARTHI (synergised advanced application rail travel help and information) such as safety for women, compliant facility and suggestion for improvement.
4. Gujarat govt forms Saputara Area Development Authority:
  • The Gujarat govt. has formed the Saputara Area Development Authority (SADA) for “comprehensive development” of its only hill station in tribal populated district of Dang.
  • The authority will carry out planned development in 419-hectare area of ‘Saputara’ for tourism purpose.
  • The SADA will prepare maps and development plans considering the future requirements of next twenty-years.
  • The plan will define land use, eco-conservation needs, and other infrastructure.
5. Mukesh Kumar Jain appointed MD & CEO of Oriental Bank of Commerce:
  • Mukesh Kumar Jain has been appointed as the managing director (MD)and chief executive officer (CEO) of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) for a period of three years.
  • He replaced ‘Animesh Chauhan’.
  • Prior, Jain was an Executive Director at Punjab & Sind Bank.
  • The bank was nationalized on 15 April 1980 and headquarter is located at Gurugram, Haryana.
6. Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to win maiden Wimbledon title:
  • Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza defeated Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday to clinch her maiden Wimbledon and second Grand Slam title.
7. India’s Sundar Singh Gurjar wins gold medal at World Para Athletics:
  • India’s Sundar Singh Gurjar (21) won gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event at World Para Athletics Championships held in London, United Kingdom. 
  • In the F46 category, Sundar recorded his personal best effort of 60.36m ahead of Dinesh Priyantha Herath (Sri Lanka) who emerged second with 57.93m, followed by defending champion Guo Chunliang (China) with 56.14m.

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