Current Affairs 8th July, 2015: Indian Women Cricket Captain Mithali Raj Creates Record
Ashok Haldia is the New MD and CEO of PTC India Financial Services
08.07.2015: PTC India Financial announced the appointment of Ashok Haldia as the new CEO and managing director of the company. Ashok jointed the company seven years ago and is the whole time director of the company. He also served as secretary of IICA of India.
Indian Women Cricket Captain Mithali Creates Record
08.07.2015: Captain of Indian women cricket team Mithali Raj created history by becoming the first woman to score 5000 runs in one day international matches. She scored 81 runs against New Zealand in a match played at Bangalore today. Her record 5000 runs comprise of five centuries and 37 half centuries in 157 matches. Her batting average is 48.82.
Fergusson College of Pune Given Heritage Status
08.07.2015: University Grants Commission has been given special heritage status to Fergusson College, Pune. The college was established in 1885 and is given the status along with other 19 institutes that include St Xavier’s College in Mumbai. Fergusson College will get Rs. 20 lakh special grants for its upkeep. Other colleges which were given the honor were Hislop College – Nagpur, Midnapore College –West Bengal, Khalsa Collge – Amritsar, CMS College, Kottayam, Old Agra Collge – Agra and so on.
Paperless Mobile Ticket System Launched by Railway Minister
08.07.2015: Railway minster Suresh Prabhu launched the first paperless mobile ticket system in Mumbai. Passengers can now buy railway tickets using UTS app which is available on Android and Windows platforms. A PDF format image will be received on the phone by the passengers. It is also revealed that soon this app will be made available on other mobile platforms also.
Jodhpur Film Society Won Pritiman Sarkar Award 2014 – 15
08.07.2015: Jodhpur Film Society is honored with Pritiman Sarkar award 2014-15. This is the fourth consecutive time that the society won the award in northern region for raising awareness and film appreciation. Pritiman Sarkar Award is presented by Federation of Film Societies of India. The first Pritiman Sarkar Award was also won by Film Society of Jodhpur in 1997-98.