Current Affairs : August 2, 2011

Ace Shooter Ronjan Sodhi ranked No.1 by ISSF

  • Ronjan Sodhi : Champion double-trap shooter and Asian Games gold medalist
  • Sodhi ranked No.1 in the world by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)
  • Sodhi won gold in the World Cup Finals in Turkey in 2010
  • He recently won the silver medal in the Beijing World Cup to reserve a seat in the Olympics

India-Japan CEPA comes into Force

  • India- Japan CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) entered into force
  • India’s 3rd CEPA (after Singapore and South Korea)
  • India’s 1st CEPA with a developed country
  • India Japan CEPA was signed on 16th Feb, 2011 in Tokyo

2010TK7 : The 1st Trojan Asteriod of Earth Discovered

  • Astronomers discover 2010TK7 using WISE Telescope
  • 2010TK7 – First known Trojan Asteroid in Earth’s Orbit
  • Trojan asteroids were anticipated but never discovered yet

New Director (Finance) of Power Grid Corporation of India: R.T.Agarwal

  • New Director (Finance) PGCIL (Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd): R.T. Agarwal

FM asked Industrialists to recommend ways to revitalize Indian Economy

  • The Finance Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee asked the Indian industry to give explicit recommendations to the government for revitalizing the Indian economy
  • As per Mr. Mukherjee the journey on the road of reforms will continue and the weakening of business sentiment is somewhat due to an uncertain global environment and partly due to rising cost of domestic credit, but the fundamentals of the economy remain strong. The pessimism regarding deficiency of movement on policies and institutional process is based more on perception than facts

Rajiv Awas Yojana anticipated to envelop about 250 cities across country by the end of 2017

  • The Rajiv Awas Yojana is anticipated to cover about 250 cities nationwide by the end of 2017
  • The scheme was launched in pursuance of the Government’s vision of creating a slum-free India in June 2011
  • The States to select the cities in consultation with the Centre
  • States to include all cities with over 3 Lakh population as per the 2001 Census
  • Scheme meant to benefit slum-dwellers and the urban poor

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