Current Affairs 21st July, 2015: Yakub Menon to be Hanged on July 30

Current Affairs 21st July, 2015: Yakub Menon to be Hanged on July 30

Bhanu Pratap Sharma is the New Chairperson of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

20.07.2015: Bhanu Pratap Sharma is appointed as the new chairperson of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.  He belongs to Bihar cadre IAS officers 1981 batch. Sharma is currently the Secretary of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Benoy Behl won the Best Documentary Producer Award at Madrid International Film Festival

20.07.2015: Benoy Behl is the winner of best documentary producer award at Madrid International Film Festival.  The film is titles Indian roots of Tibetan Buddhism and was released of Ministry of external affairs in 2014.

Yakub Menon to be Hanged on July 30

20.07.2015: Supreme Court of India refused to entertain the pale of Yakub Menon, the convict in Mumbai serial blasts case. He was given death penalty and with the supreme court rejecting his appeal he is going to be hanged on July 30.

Sakshi Daily Cartoonist Parmarthy Shankar Wins Grand Prix World Press Cartoon Award 2014

21.07.2015: Parmarthy Shankar is a cartoonist in Telugu daily Sakshi and he won the Grand Prix world Press Cartoon 2014 award 2014, the award was given to Shankar at Cassias, Portugal by World Press Cartoon Director Antonio Antunes.  He drew a caricature of Nelson Mandela in December, 2013 and for which he won the award and the caricature was displayed at World Press Cartoon Exhibition.

Board of Control for Cricket in India Scrapped Duleep Trophy

20.7.2015: The 50 year old Duleep Trophy is scrapped by BCCI due to packed schedule.  Duleep trophy was started by BCCI in 1961-62 season.  The first tournament was won by West Zone by defeating South Zone.  Five teams participle in Duleep trophy regularly- The north zone, south zone, east zone, west zone and the central zone.

Career Counselling Portal Launched by Union Government of India

20.07.2015: Union government launched National Career Counselling Portal and said all government run employment exchanges will be modernized.  The portal was launched by Skill development and Entrepreneurships’ project national career service.