Current Affairs 11th July, 2015: Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon Women’s Single Title 2015

Current Affairs 11th July, 2015: Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon Women’s Single Title 2015

Omar Shariff, Egyptian Actor is No More

11.07.2015: Legendary actor Omar Shariff from Egypt breathed his last at the age of 83.  His popular films include Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. He was also nominated for Oscar for his role in Lawrence of Arabia in 1962.  He won two golden globe awards. He won one of his golden globe awards for his role in Doctor Zhivago


Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon Women’s Single Title

11.07.2015: Serena Williams defeated Garbine Muguruza in the final of Wimbledon Women’s Single tournament to win the title.  This is her sixth Wimbledon title and also her 21st grand slam title.

Kagiso Rabada Claims Hat-trick in Debut ODI Match

11.07.2015: Kagiso Rabada of South Africa became the second cricketer to claim hat-trick in one day international debut match.  The first bowler to achieve this feat was Taijul Islam of Bangladesh.

World Population Day Observed on 11th July 

11.07.2015: World Population Day is celebrated every year on 11th July. This is to increase awareness of people about issues related to population in the world.  Theme of world population day in 2015 is ‘Vulnerable population in emergencies’.

India Launched British Satellites Successfully from Sriharikota

11.07.2015: ISRO launched five British satellites in PSLV-C28 at one go successfully from Sriharikota.  The rocket PSLV-C28 successfully put the satellites into orbit.  Two of the British satellites launched are technology demonstrators and the remaining three are observation satellites.  This was the heavies load launched by PSLV rocket till date.

Roorkee IIT Expels 73 Students

11.07.2015: Roorkee expelled 73 Students for their bad performance in BTech program in the first year second semester exams.  The students only got less than 5 in cumulative grade point average.  The student’s mercy plea was also rejected by apex academic body of the institute.  HRD Ministry officials are also silent over the episode as IITs are autonomous bodies.  Moreover, the parents signed a declaration that the students whose performance is not satisfactory could be expelled.