Current Affairs 25th July, 2015: Dhoni is the Most Marketable Sportsperson

Current Affairs 25th July, 2015: Dhoni is the Most Marketable Sportsperson

Helena Ndume, Jorge Sampaio won Rolihlahla Mande la Prize

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25.07.2015: First ever Nelson Mandela prize is awarded to Helene Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Sampaio of Portugal.  The prize was awarded at UN headquarters in New York.  Ndume is an ophthalmolost and she is chosen for this honor for treating eye problems and blindness in Namibia. Jeorge Sampaio is the former mayor of Lisbon and his struggle for restoration of democracy in Portugal won his the Mandela prize.

R S Gavai, former Governor of Kerala and Bihar Passed Away

25.07.2015: R S Gavai, the former governor of Kerala and Bihar states died at the age of 86. He is survived by wife and two sons. Gavai also served as the chairman of State Legislative Council and was elected a member of Lok Sabha from Amravati Constituency.

 Dhoni is the Most Marketable Sportsperson

25.07.2015: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is named the ninth most marketable sportsperson in the world.  The list is released by London School of Marketing.  The list was prepared depending on the brand value of the individuals and their income from sponsorships.  Roger Federer of Swiss tops the list followed by Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Sreesanth Discharged in IPL Spot Fixing Case

25.07.2015: S Sreesanth who was slapped with IPL spot fixing charges is discharged along with other two cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.  The cricketers are banned for life two years ago. The Delhi police found no evidence to frame charges.

Deendayal Upadhyay Gram jyoti Yojana Launched by Modi

25.07.2015: Prime minister of India Narendra Modi launched the Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna.  This is one of the many development programs launched by the prime minister.  This scheme is aimed to give electrification to villages which will help increase in agriculture yield.

President of India Pranab Mukherjee Nominated Two Anglo-Indians to Lok Sabha

25.07.2015: George Baker and Prof Richard Hay is the two-Anglo Indian nominated to Lok Sabha by president of India.  George Baker is an Assamese and Bengali actor and is aged 69. Baker is a BJP leader who contested from Howrah in last Lok Sabha elections but lost.  The strength of Lok Sabha members after these nominations is 545.