Current Affairs of 9th July, 2015: Dr Abdul Kalam Launched Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan

Current Affairs of 9th July, 2015: Dr Abdul Kalam Launched Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan

Sriram Kalyanaraman Appointed MD and CEO of NHB

9.7.2015: Sriram Kalyanaraman became the first private sector executive to be appointed as MD and CEO of National Housing Bank.  Kalyanaraman is presently serving as Director-Business Development, Equifax Credit Information Service.  He will be the first person from private sector to head a public sector financial institution. 

General Elections in Myanmar on 8th November, 2015

9.7.2015: The first open general elections are going to be held in Myanmar in November this year. These elections are the first in 25 years and are a step to achieve full democracy. The military rule in the country was replaced by civilian government in the country in 2010. The government now is backed by military.

HDFC Launched Watch Banking Application

09.07.2015: The second largest private banking sector in India HDFC became the first bank to offer Watch Banking Service. This application will work for Apple Watch. It works via Bluetooth on iPhone 5 and above versions.  Using this application, users can make around 10 transactions. They can get the information on savings accounts, mobile recharge, they also can request account statement and also for cheque books via this application.

Nagaland Declared Disturbed Area

9.7.2015: Home ministry declared Nagaland as disturbed area for one year.  A month ago, Naga Rebel Outfit, NSCN killed 18 army personnel.  The state of Nagaland is now declared a disturbed area under section 3, which gives army forces powers to raid, arrest or search without any warranty.  It also allows the army personnel to use force event to the extent of death.

Dr Abdul Kalam Launched Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan

9.7.2015: Former president of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam launched Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan in New Delhi.  This program seeks to develop interest towards learning science and maths in school students. Government schools in India will be mentored by IISERs, IIMs and IITs and other universities to exchange students, give demonstration and student visits.  The second phase of Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan will be launched in 2016 under which science labs will be set up in districts of north eastern states.