Current Affairs 11 July 2015

 Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams won title to complete ‘Serena Slam’ 

Wimbledon 2015 Serena Williams won title to complete 'Serena Slam'Serena Williams beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza to win Wimbledon for the sixth time and complete the ‘Serena Slam’ as the holder of all four major titles. The 33-year-old American won 6-4 6-4 on Centre Court to claim her 21st Grand Slam title and third of 2015.

Williams, who turns 34 next month, replaces Martina Navratilova as the oldest Wimbledon champion in the open era, and the nine-time winner was among several former champions watching history made from the Royal Box.

 Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) launched by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam 

Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) launched by Dr. APJ Abdul KalamDr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, former President of India launched the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) today in New Delhi. Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) Seeks to Develop Scientific Temper Among School Children. It’s a unique concept developed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development that aims to inculcate a spirit of inquiry, creativity and love for Science and Mathematics in school children.

Under Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan, government schools will be mentored by Institutes like IITs/ IIMs/ IISERs and other Central Universities and reputed organisations through innovative programmes, student exchanges, demonstrations, student visits, etc to develop a natural sense of passion towards learning of Science and Maths.

 ISRO launched heaviest commercial mission with five British satellites into space 

ISRO launched heaviest commercial mission with five British satellites into spaceIndia on Friday, 10 July 2015 night launched its heaviest commercial space mission ever with its polar rocket successfully putting five British satellites into the intended orbit after a flawless takeoff.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) workhorse 44.4 metre tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C28 — a PSLV-XL version — hurtled towards the night skies with a rich orange flame at its tail and a plume of white fume and placed the five satellites in sun synchronous orbit about 20 minutes after lift off at 9.58 pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here.

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