Current Affairs Today - 23.07.2015

Current Affairs Today - 23.07.2015

1. The first railway authorized private ticket reservation counter titled Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) in Southern Railway became operational in Erode (Tamil Nadu) on Wednesday (22.07.2015).

2. Puducherry is First Union Territory under Smart City mission, observed the Ministry. (The Prime Minister launched Atal Mission For Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, Housing for All (Urban) and Smart Cities missions on June 25, 2015)

3. NCRB and BPRD Reporr for Women suicides for Paramilitary Forces : Women constitute less than 2% of all paramilitary personnel but account for over 40% of suicides in these forces, data collated from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPRD) shows.The data shows that 29 of them or about 40% were reported in MP alone. Telangana, Bihar and J&K, in descending order were the other three states.Three of these states -excluding Bihar -also account for the bulk of suicides by all central paramilitary personnel.

4. Tamilnadu State to house India's first insect museum. Coimbatore will soon have the country's first exclusive insect museum has built on its campus of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

5. Tamil Nadu tops in deaths due to drug overdose of Self-medication trap, With 205 (170 Male, 35 Female) deaths in 2014, the state recorded the highest number of deaths related to drug overdose, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

6. Briton gets First bionic eye implant: After bionic hand and bionic pancreas, British surgeons have successfully performed the world's first bionic eye implant on an 80-year-old (Ray Flynn) suffering rom dry age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world. In this should bring a cheer to India which is home to the world's largest number of blind people. Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India.

7. World's oldest Quran fragments found in University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) and Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old of this Quran.

8. From 2016, Booker to open doors to regional language writers too said by Prize administrator Fiammetta Rocco.

(Source and Data Collection Reference: Thanks to The New Indian Express News Paper and Times of India News Paper)

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