Current Affairs 10th July, 2015: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis Pair Enter Women’s Doubles Final

Current Affairs 10th July, 2015: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis Pair Enter Women’s Doubles Final

Gennady Padalka Set Guinness World Record for Spending Longest Time on ISS

10.7.2015: Russian Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka became the first man to spend ‘longest time on International Space Station.  His landmark is also recognized by the Guinness World Record.  He spent 804 days in International Space Station.

Ashok Kumar Lahiri Appointed the chairman of Bandhan Bank

10.7.2015: Bandhan Bank, based at Kolkata is going to begin its operation in India in August this year. The bank appointed chairman and other board of directors.  Ashok Kumar Lahiri, the former Chief Economic Adviser is appointed as the chairman.  Chandra Shekhar Ghosh is appointed the MD and CEO.  He is the founder the Bandhan Financial Services Ltd.  These two will also be in the board of directors.  Bandhan Bank is the first bank to be established in Easter India after independence.

Indo-Pak shayar Bashar Navaaz Passed Away

10.7.2015: Bashar Navaaz, note poet passed away at the age of 80. He breathed his last in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.  He is popularly known as Indo Pak Shayar as his poetry is popular in Pakistan also.  Ghazals written by him are used in many Hindi films such as Tere Shahar me, Bazaar and so on.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis Pair Enter Women’s Doubles Final

10.7.2015: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis entered the finals of women’s doubles 2015. They defeated Raquel Kops Abigail Spears to enter the finals.

First Earthquake Warning System Installed in Uttarakhand

10.7.2015: First Earthquake Warning System in India is installed in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand became the first state to have a system that can detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings.  The system is designed by Space Dynamics, an Italian firm.  Other countries that already have the system are Japan, Italy and US. This system can detect earthquakes and issue warnings 1-40 seconds before earthquakes of magnitude 5 occur.

Surface-to-Air Missile Akash Inducted in Indian Air Force

10.7.2015: Surface to air missile Akash is inducted in Indian Air Force. The indigenously developed missile can target aircraft up to 30 km away.  It can neutralise fighter jets, cruise missiles and air to surface missiles.  Akash system is developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation.