16 July 2015 Current Affairs

CCEA approves Intra State Transmission System

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 16 July approved the creation of an Intra-state Transmission System (ISTS) in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan at an estimated cost of 8548 crore rupees. Of this total amount National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) will contribute 3,419 crore rupees i.e. 40 per cent for this project.

India Ranked 33rd ‘Most Reputable Nation In The World’

India’s reputation globally has improved greatly while that of its neighbours – China and Pakistan has nosedived in the eyes of the world. India is ranked 33rd among 55 countries as far as its reputation perceived by people from across the world is concerned. Its reputation has increased by 7.4%. Pakistan and China on the other hand is among the bottom 10 countries. China is ranked 46th while Pakistan is ranked 53rd in the world reputation rankings – two ranks higher that the two worst countries – Iran (54) and Iraq (55). Canada has been named as the most reputable nation in the world, in a recent survey on how countries are perceived across the world.The north American country reclaimed the top spot in the Reputation Institute’s annual report, which looks at the government, environment and economy of 55 nations.

Remnants of India’s One of the Oldest Port Discovered In Goa

Scientists in the country have found remnants of a historically important port on Goa’s Zuari river which is expected to be amongst the oldest signs of human trade on the central west coast and may be contemporary to Dwarka in Gujarat. The Port is supposed to be existed between 1000 to 3500 AD which makes it India‚Äôs oldest ports. The researchers are also of the opinion that they may discover a dockyard similar in structure to Lothal dockyard in Gujarat which was discovered by Archeological Survey of India (ASI) in 1954.

Japan’s Lower House Approved Change To Self-defence Law

The lower house of Japan’s parliament has approved two controversial bills that change the country’s security laws, despite protests in Tokyo.The change paves the way for the Japanese military to potentially fight abroad for the first time since World War II.

Indian-American Woman Sunita Viswanath Honoured with Champion of Change

The White House honoured an Indian-American woman Sunita Viswanath as one of the 12 ‘Champions of Change’ for her effort in protecting environment and communities from the effect of climate change.Viswanath was the only Indian American to figure in the list, and was selected for her work in encouraging Hindus to take care of the environment.


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