Current Affairs 7th August, 2015: Satellite to be Named After A P J Abdul Kalam
Amitava Ghosh is the New Vice President Engineering of Snapdeal
7.8.2015: Amitava Ghosh, is appointed as the vice president, engineering of e-commerce portal Snapdeal. Amitava was serving as CTO of TaxiForSure prior to this appointment. He also headed Tribune Digital Ventures. Amitava has more than seventeen years of experience in web based product development.
Highest German Civilian Award for Raghavendra Gadagkar
7.8.2015: Indian socio biologist professor Raghavendra Gadagkar won the Germany’s highest civilian award ‘The Cross of Order of the Merit. Raghavendra Gadagkar is an IISc professor and is also the head of Indian National Science Academy. He published more than 270 research papers. He wrote a book named ‘Survival Strategies’ which was translated into Korea and Chinese languages. The award was presented to him at Germany Consulate in Bangalore.
Health Innovator Fellowship for Two Indian-Americans
7.8.2015: Two Indian-Americans are selected for Asus Institute Health Innovator Fellowship. The wonderful Company, Los Angeles chief medical officer Rishi Manchanda, US department of Homeland Security, senior medical adviser Nisha Money are the two selected for this fellowship. The 20 persons who are selected for this fellowship will participate in various seminars for two years and share their experience in medical field.
Satellite to be Named After A P J Abdul Kalam
7.8.2015: GlobalSat for DRR, a global satellite for earth observation is going to be named after former president of India A P J Abdul Kalam. The satellite is proposed under UN framework. It is going to be named UN Kalam GlobalSat.
National Handloom Day Inaugurated By Narendra Modi
7.8.2015: The first national handloom day is inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The day was inaugurated at Centenary Hall of Madras University. This is to make handlooms as fashionable choice for consumers and also to encourage the consumers to use handloom in daily lives. Modi also presented national awards and sant Kabir award for 2012, 2013 and 2014 to prominent handloom personalities. Sant Kabir award consists of Tamrapatra, one shawl, financial assistance up to 6 lakh rupees and one mounted gold coin.