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Current Affairs updates till 17 July 2015

General Awareness section plays an important role in scoring in all the recruitment tests.This section consists of questions on General Knowledge (G.K) and Current Affairs.One has to update regularly
to shine in General Awareness section.Current Affairs updates on 15 July,16 July,17 July are covered below.These updates are very useful in upcoming Railway Recruitment tests (RRB),


SSC (Staff selection Commission) Recruitment tests,IBPS Tests,Insurance ,Postal and other state level recruitment tests.

1.Reliance Industries Ltd started selling diesel to State Railways for the first time since 2005 / 2006.Indian Railways consumes up to 2.5 Million tonnes of the fuel each year.

2.Veteran Telugu Playback Singer V Rama Krishna (68) passed away. He gave his voice to over 5000 songs.

3.INS Astravahini , an indigenously built Torpedo Launch and recovery Vessel (TLRV) was decommissioned after almost 31 years in service at Ship Building Centre.


4.Postal Services started "Turanth" project.Under this project, customers can swipe cards to pay for services including registered post,speed post,parcel services etc.Turanth is a collaborative venture between India post and State Bank of India.

5.Award winning author Rita Chowdary was appointed as the director of NBT (National Book Trust). She became the first person from Assam to be appointed to the post.NBT is an autonomous body under  the Union HRD Ministry.

6.Indian American Sunitha Vishwanathan to be honored as "Champion of Change",by the white house officials for her efforts in protecting environment.

7.Government has issued Industrial licenses for naval armament business to large public and private sector companies including Larsen & Turbo (L & T),BHEL and Pipavav.Industrial licenses have also been  awarded to ABG shipyard and Alpha Design Technologies.

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