Current Affairs 23rd July, 2015: 14 States and Union Territories Achieve 80% Literacy Rate

Current Affairs 23rd July, 2015:  14 States and Union Territories Achieve 80% Literacy Rate

Ajay Mathur is the New Director General of TERI

23.07.2015: Ajay Mathur is appointed as the director general of The Energy Resources Institute. He replaced R K Pachauri, who was removed as he is facing sexual harassment allegations.  The decision was taken at Governing Council Meet.  Mathur is presently the Director General of Bureau of Energy Efficiency. He studied Master of science and also done PhD from Illinois university.

Archie  Comic Character Creator Tom Moore Passed Away

23.07.2015:The creator of fictional comic character Archie passed away. The popular cartoonish Tom Moore also was the illustrator for Snuffy Smith, Mighty mouse and Underdog.  He was 86.He drew Archie from 1953 and he retired in 1980.

Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan Launched by union Government of India

23.07.2015: Central Government of India launched Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan, a nationwide campaign to create awareness about hygienic food. The campaign was launched by Ram Vilas Paswan, the union minister of consumer affairs. The campaign aims at implementing food safety practices and thereby to prevent food borne diseases.

National Broadcasting Day is on July 23

23.07.2015: Every year July 23 is observed as the National Broadcasting day.  Indian Broadcasting Company organized broadcasting from Bombay station on the same day in 1927.  All India Radio is one of the world’s largest broadcasting organizations and broadcasts programs in number of languages.  All India Radio organized symposium on occasion of National Broadcasting day.

Glenmark Launched New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

23.07.2015: Glenmark Pharma launched an inexpensive type 2 diabetic drug. The Drug is called Teneligliptin and will be available under two names ziten and Zita Plus.  There are around 62 million diabetic patients in India.

14 States and Union Territories Achieve 80% Literacy Rate

23.07.2015: government of India announced that 80% literacy rate is achieved in 14 states and union territories.  This was announced by Smriti Irani, the Union Human Resource Development Minister in Lok Sabha.  These are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Goa, Tripura, Mizoram, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar islands, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Sikkim Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.