Current Affairs News:
1. Fashion designer and AIDS activist Kenneth Cole has been named as the International goodwill ambassador by the head of the UN’s AIDS-fighting organisation.
2. President Pranab Mukherjee will be presented the ‘National Order of the Republic of Ivory Coast’. This is the highest Civilian award of Ivory Coast.
3. Eminent Indian-origin professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya has been awarded the prestigious Regius Professorship in Manufacturing by Queen Elizabeth II for his outstanding contribution in manufacturing.
4. The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $120 million loan agreement to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in Odisha.
5. Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy launched “Surya Mitra” mobile App at National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power. This App is a high end technology platform which can handle thousands of calls simultaneously and can efficiently monitor all visits of Suryamitra’s.
6. Arundhati Bhattacharya, the first woman chairperson of the nation’s largest bank SBI, has been ranked fifth most powerful women in finance by the Forbes magazine. She is also ranked 25th in Forbes’ list of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ which includes four Indian Women. Others are Chanda Kochhar of ICICI Bank (40th), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon (77th), and Shobhana Bhartia of HT Media (93rd).
7. Hillary Clinton created history by becoming first woman presidential nominee of America.
8. Brazil will host 2019 Copa America Tournament. Brazil last hosted the Copa America in 1989.
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