Current Affairs 29th July, 2015: Windows 10 Released into the Market

Current Affairs 29th July, 2015: Windows 10 Released into the Market   

Sanjeev Chaturvedi among Two Indians Who Won Ramon Magsaysay Award

29.07.2015: Ramon Magsaysay awards for the year 2015 are announced for five persons and two among these are Indians.  Sanjeev chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta are the two who won the award.  Sanjeev Chaturvedi is an IFO and Anshu Gupta founded NGO Goonj.  Ramon Magsaysay award is Asia’s highest honor and was named after the third president of Philippines. Other who won the award is Kommaly Chantavong of Laos, Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa of Philippines and Kyaw Thu of Myanmar. The awardees will be presented with a medallion, certificate and a cash prize. The First award was presented in 1958 and.

Dr Suniti Solomon Passed Away

29.07.2015: Pioneer of JIV/AIDS research and treatment Dr Suniti Solomon passed way.  She launched a voluntary AIDS testing and counseling center, the first of its kind in India and it was named Y R Gaitonde.  She was also the president of AIDS Society of India.  She was honored with National Women Bio-scientist award in 2009.

Windows 10 Released into the Market                                                                 

29.07.2015:  Windows 10 is finally released into the market. Microsoft held an event to launch Windows 10 in 13 international cities including Delhi, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and Beijing.  Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft personally attended the event held in Kenya.  Windows 10 will be available free for those who are using Windows 7 and 8.1 genuine versions.

International Tiger Day Celebrated on 29th July

29.07.2015: The world celebrated International Tiger Day on 29th July every year.  This day is being observed since 2010 to encourage expansion and protection of tiger habitats.  The tiger count is falling rapidly since the last 100 years.  Expansion of cities and agriculture are the main reasons for this.  Climate change and human wildlife conflict are the other reasons for fall in the population of tigers. India tops the list of tiger range countries with 2226 tigers followed by Malaysia with 500 tigers and Bangladesh with 440 tigers.  International Tiger Day was founded in 2010 Russia during the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.