Current Affairs - July, 2014

Ghana’s proposal of land to Punjab farmers accepted by Punjab Government

The Punjab Government has agreed to the Ghana Government’s proposal offering land to Punjab farmers. As per the proposal, the government of Ghana would provide fertile farmland on a long-term lease to Punjab farmers for farm activities. Ghana has made this proposal to promote agriculture as a tool of progress in Ghana and if possible then ..

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Excessive healthcare is a problem on the rise in India: World Bank

The World Bank has warned that excessive healthcare is emerging as a serious problem in India. As per the bank, people with private health insurance are two to three times more likely to be hospitalized than the national average. The bank is of the view that many of these medical protection policies result in only marginal benefits ..

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S S Mundra assumes office as RBI deputy governor

S S Mundra (60) has taken charge as deputy governor Reserve Bank of India. As a deputy governor of the central bank, he will be responsible for banking supervision, currency management, financial stability and rural credit. The government has notified his appointment for a period of 3 years. The veteran banker had begun his career ..

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Bees choose best flowers even before landing just from the color of petals

As per a scientific study, Bumblebees select most nutritious flowers for providing best food for their young simply by looking at the colour of the petals even before landing on the flower. As bees do not ingest pollen unlike nectar while foraging on flowers, it has been unclear whether they are able to form associative relationships ..

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Japanese women are world's longest-lived females; Hong Kong men longest-lived males

The average life expectancy of Japanese women increased to 86.61 years in 2013, up from 86.41 the previous year, making them the world’s longest-lived females for the second consecutive year.  Japanese men’s lifespan rose above 80 for the first time in 2013. A Japanese infant born in 2013 can be expected to live 80.21 years, ..

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