25 June 2015 Current Affairs

Spiritual Leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Conferred With Colombia’s Highest Civilian Award

Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Colombia’s highest civilian award ‘Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero (Order of the Democracy Simon Bolivar)’. He was bestowed with this award for spreading the message of peace in society, reducing stress, inter-mediation in war and combating violence through yoga and breathing exercises. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded the Art of Living Foundation in 1981, which aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems, and violence. The Order of the Democracy Simon Bolivar was created in 1980 to honour the outstanding citizens for their service to the nation in any field. It is granted by the House of Representatives of Columbia.

Zaheer Abbas Appointed as new ICC president

Former Pakistan cricket team captain Zaheer Abbas was appointed as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC) for one year term. He succeeded Mustafa Kamal of Bangladesh as the 13th ICC President. Kamal resigned from the post of ICC President on 1 April 2015. From 1969 to 1985 he played for Pakistan in 78 Tests and 62 ODIs scoring 5062 and 2572 runs respectively. He also had represented Pakistan in three World Cups in 1975, 1979 and 1983.

PM Narendra Modi Launched Three Schemes For Urban Areas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 June launched the Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing for All. The main objective of the three ambitious schemes launched by the Prime Minister is to develop Indian cities and towns as new engines of growth. The Housing for all scheme or Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana that aims to provide at least 20 million homes to people belonging to the economically weaker sections and lower income categories over the next seven years is expected to cost around Rs.3 trillion. The Smart City and AMRUT projects are expected to cost Rs.48,000 crore and Rs.50,000 crore, respectively, over the next five years.

India Pledges 1 billion Dollar Aid For Nepal’s Reconstruction

India on 25 June pledged an assistance of one billion US dollars to the quake-ravaged Nepal for its massive re-construction programme.The announcement was made by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the International Donors’ Conference in Kathmandu,Nepal. One fourth of the assistance from India will be grant and it will be part of India’s existing bilateral developmental assistance of another one billion dollars over the 5 five years.


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