List of Important Places in NEWS- July 2015 | GK Updates:
The List of Important Places in NEWS in the month of July 2015 was given below. Candidates those who are preparing for Bank PO and Clerk Exams can use this GK Materials.
Nashik/Tryambakeshwar:With a prayer on their lips and a desire to attain freedom from the cycle of life, a sea of humanity congregated at these two towns in Maharashtra for theSimhastha Kumbh Mela2015, dubbed as one of the largest religious events on the Earth. The mega events, held once every 12 years when the Sun and Jupiter come together inLeo zodiac sign in the month of Magha as per the Hindu calendar, began on 14 Jul morning with raising of flag at Ramkund in Nashik in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and at Kushvarta Teerth in Tryambakeshwar by the union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Ottappalam (Kerala): In a major fillip to industrial infrastructure in the Palakkad region, the union govt’sDepartment of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has approved a proposal from the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation(Kinfra) to set up the country’s first defence industrial park at this town. The proposed park, which will be established as part of the Make in India, Make in Kerala project, will have modern common infrastructure facilities aimed at attracting component manufacturers in the defence industry. The Union govt has agreed to bring it under theModified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme(MIIUS). The total expenditure for the defence park is estimated at Rs. 231.25 cr.
Rajahmundry (AP): The Godavari Pushkaram- observed once in twelve years- began on 14 Jul on a somber note as at least 27 pilgrims lost their lives in a stampede at Pushkar Ghat in this Andhra Pradesh city. Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrabahu Naidu took a holy dip at the Pushkar Ghat and performed the rituals. Soon after, grim tragedy overtook the Ghat as pilgrims and devotes tried to get into it by climbing an adjoining wall.
Sana’s:The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inducted the old city to the list ofWorldHeritage Sites in danger due to the “serious damage” done amidst clashes between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-govt forces in yemen. The Old Walled City ofShibamin yemen and the ancient Iraqi city ofHatrahave also been added to the same list. Sana’a, located in a mountainous valley, dates back more than 2,500 years and was an important centre of Islam thought in the 7th and 8th centuries.
Chennai:The much- awaited Chennai Metro Rail was launched on 29 Jun by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from her office via video conference. The first train steered by two lady drivers, started from Alandur and headed to Koyambedu, a 10.1-km stretch which takes an hour by road. The train covers the distance in 19 minutes, with a 30- second halt at each station. The service would be from 6 am to midnight.
Nadia:The west Bengal district, which was declared as thefirst “open defecation free” district incountry, has won the United Nations Public Service Award 2015 in the category of improving delivery of public services. Nadia has earned praise for making available toilets for all under the programme “Sabar Shouchagar”. Work in regard to making the district free from open defecation was initiated in Oct 2013.