Current Affairs July 19 to 23

 Indian American Amitoj Chhabra wins powerlifting championship 2015

 Amitoj-Chhabra.00_jpg_srz  Current Affairs July 19 to 23 Amitoj Chhabra a) 20-year-old Indian American Amitoj Chhabra has bagged the US Junior Powerlifting Championship 2015 title.   b) Chhabra squatted 485 pounds, bench pressed 325 pounds and deadlifted 573 pounds at the competition that was held at Las Vegas. He competed in 198-pound-weight class.   c) The championship was organised by United States Powerlifting Association. Central Government launched Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan 11111  Current Affairs July 19 to 23 11111 a) Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan has launched a nationwide campaign, ‘Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan’ with the aim of creating mass awareness and capacity-building for safe and hygienic food.   b) The campaign’s focus is on preventing food borne diseases by implementing food safety practices.   c) It is planned by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and its partners including Consumer Organisation VOICE and National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI). Seven Indian Companies Among World’s 500 Largest Companies   Seven Indian companies, including Reliance Industries and Tata Motors, are among the world’s 500 largest companies, according to a list compiled by Fortune. The Indian companies on the 2015 Fortune Global 500 list are Indian Oil ranked 119 on the list, with revenues of about USD 74 billion, Reliance Industries (158) with revenues of USD 62 billion, Tata Motors with revenues of USD 42 billion (254), State Bank of India with revenues of USD 42 billion (260), Bharat Petroleum with revenues of USD 40 billion (280), Hindustan Petroleum with revenues of USD 35 billion (327) and Oil and Natural Gas with revenues of USD 26 billion (449). The list has been topped by retail giant Walmart and is followed by petroleum refining giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron at 2nd and 3rd place. Hockey Legend Dhyan Chand To Be Honoured In British Parliament 358148-dhyan-chand-wiki-ed  Current Affairs July 19 to 23 358148 dhyan chand wiki ed   Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand will be conferred with the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Lifetime Achivement Award by NRI orgainsation Sanskriti Yuva Sangstha at the House of Commons inside the British Parliament of July 25. On behalf of Dhyan Chand, his son and former Indian hockey player Ashok Kumar will receive the award. Dhyan Chand had helped India win three successive GOLDCurrent Affairs July 19 to 23 arrow medals in Olympics. To his credit, he had scored over 400 goals in his international career. BRICS New Development Bank Starts Operations In Shanghai BRICS-bank-starts-its-operations-from-Shanghai-China  Current Affairs July 19 to 23 BRICS bank starts its operations from Shanghai China   The New Development Bank (NDB) of BRICS has started its operations on 21 July in Shanghai, China.The BRICS countries consist of world’s major developing economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Chinese FINANCECurrent Affairs July 19 to 23 arrow Minister Lou Jiwei, Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong and the bank’s first President K V Kamath from India attended the opening ceremony.   Maurice Obstfeld Appointed as Chief Economist of IMF Maurice Obstfeld Appointed as Chief Economist of IMF  Current Affairs July 19 to 23 Maurice Obstfeld Appointed as Chief Economist of IMF   White House economic adviser Maurice Obstfeld was appointed as Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Obstfeld succeeds Olivier Blanchard whose retirement was announced previously. He is expected to begin his work at the Fund on September 8, 2015.   Bhanu Pratap Sharma Appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI   Health and Family Welfare Secretary Bhanu Pratap Sharma was on 20 July given additional charge of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ( FSSAI), Chairperson, for three months. Sharma is an IAS officer of 1981 batch from Bihar cadre. FSSAI is a nodal statutory agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through the regulation and supervision of food safety. FSSAI was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and operates under aegis of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.   Swati Maliwal Takes Charge as DCW chief swati_647_072015061314_072215105638  Current Affairs July 19 to 23 swati 647 072015061314 072215105638 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Swati Maliwal on 20 July took over as the new Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). She succeeds Barkha Shukla, who held the post since 2007 February. Varanasi Chosen as ‘City of Music’ by UNESCO banaras  Current Affairs July 19 to 23 banaras Indian Town Varanasi was chosen as the global bandwagon of UNESCO “Cities of Music” under the Creative Cities Network by UNESCO. It was chosen in the music category under UNESCO’s “field of excellence” plan. The fields of excellence are classified into categories of literature, film, music, craft and folk art, design, media arts and gastronomy. Nine cities – Glasgow in the UK, Hanover and Mannheim in Germany, Ghent in Belgium, Hamamatsu in Japan, Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo, Bogota in Columbia, Seville in Spain and Bologna in Italy – are already part of UNESCO “Cities of Music”.   Neeraj Kumar Appointed Chief Security Advisor For ICC World T20 2016 24-neeraj-kumar-600  Current Affairs July 19 to 23 24 neeraj kumar 600 Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar was appointed as the Chief Advisor of Security and anti corruption unit (ACSU) of BCCI for next year’s T20 World Cup to be hosted by India