Here is the 2nd July 2015 Latest Current Affairs of Bank Jobs

International Affairs

Greece becomes the first developed nation to default debt to the IMF

  • Greece became the first developed country to default on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt. He missed a payment of $ 1.7 billion to the IMF.
  • The deadline for payment of the debt was missed by Greece of the euro area after the finance ministers refused to extend his rescue plan. They had refused the bailout after Greece rejected the proposal given the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB) and European Commission (EC). Apart from that, the ECB has also frozen its lifeline of liquidity to Greek banks.
  • It should be noted that Greece is now officially late and there are fears that this could put Greece at risk of shifting its old drachma currency leaving the euro. This may increase the cost of imports from Greece leading to increase inflation further worsening of its economic crisis.
  • The crisis in Greece can depreciate the value that can Euro led investors to invest in gold and the dollar to be on the safe side. In this case, he can appreciate the value of the dollar and make it stronger compared to the Indian rupee.

Prof. Sanjeev Galande selected for the GD Birla Award for Scientific Research in 2014

  • Sanjeev Galande was selected for the prestigious GD Birla Scientific Research 2014. He was selected for his significant contribution and pioneering research in the field of epigenetics and molecular and cell biology.
  • Currently he is a professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune and also the head of a team of researchers studying various aspects gene
  • Galande had obtained a doctorate in biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in 1996. He is also a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US. It is a pioneer in establishing the Centre of Excellence in epigenetic IISER.

Cuba became the first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis: WHO

  • Cuba became the first country to eliminate transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. It was announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Cuba has managed to achieve this milestone with the help and efforts of WHO and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
  • Since 2010, PAHO / WHO is working with partners in Cuba and other Latin American countries to implement a regional initiative to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child.
  • The services under this initiative were provided as part of a health system fair, accessible and universal. It included services such as maternal and child health programs and integrated programs for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

 National Affairs

Union government raised the minimum wage to 160 rupees national soil per day

  • The Government of the Union in June 2015 increased the minimum wage at the national soil (NFLMW) to 160 rupees a day from 137 rupees a day. The new rate will be effective from 1 July 2015.
  • If states are reviewing their minimum wages under the new NFLMW, the decision is expected to benefit millions of workers into regular employment in the respective territories of the state.
  • It was implemented for the first time in 1996 on the basis of the recommendations of the National Commission on Rural Labour (NCRL) under the minimum wage law of 1948.
  • It is a non-regulatory measure and after each revision, state governments are persuaded to fix the minimum wage so that in no regular employment, the minimum wage is less than NFLMW.

Regime ‘Mhara Gaon Gaon Jagmag “launched in Haryana

  • Haryana government today announced to launch a voluntary program ‘Mhara Gaon – Jagmag Gaon’, to provide 24-hour uninterrupted power supply to rural domestic consumers and improving electricity bills collections to reduce “huge “the cumulative electric utility losses.
  • Announcing the scheme here, the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Haryana Khattar said the state became the first in the country to launch such “innovative” scheme.
  • Explaining the scheme, the Chief Minister said at present rural consumers were supplied electricity for only 12 hours a day.
  • Consumers in these 310 villages within these 83 departures would now be invited to install their meters outside their homes and get their old electrical son replaced by single son, the Chief Minister said.


Dr Anup Pujari K joined as Secretary, MSME

  • Dr K Anup Pujari was appointed Secretary of the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) here Wednesday.
  • He succeeds Shri Madhav Lal who superannuated on June 30, 2015. Before joining the Ministry of MSME, Pujari held the office of Secretary, Mines.
  • Born in 1956, Pujari is a post-graduate of Boston University, and a doctorate in economics. He served the central government and Karnataka in various capacities.
  • Shri Kumar Balvender took over the charge of Mr. Anup Pujari K IAS (KN: 1980), which is now the Department of the Secretary small medium and micro enterprises.


NASA unveils prototype aircraft to fly on Mars

  • NASA unveiled a boomerang-shaped aircraft that could be the first to take flight to Mars in search of potential landing sites for future manned mission to the red planet.
  • The Prandtl-m will be released at an altitude of about 100,000 feet, which will simulate flight conditions of the Martian atmosphere, said Al Bowers, the chief NASA scientist Armstrong and Prandtl-m program manager.
  • The tests could confirm how the device works, which leads to changes that will fold and deploy from a 3U CubeSat in aeroshell a future Mars rover.

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