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30 July 2016 Current Affairs

  • Cochin Chamber launching Aadhaar-based e-certificate of origin

    The Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry is launching an Aadhaar based e-Certificate of Origin service.  A certificate of origin, a critical document in the course of export, is issued to exporters by the Chamber of Commerce to avail duty benefits under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) or pro

    LIC signs up Axis Bank as bancassurance partner

    India's largest insurer Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has signed an agreement with private sector lender Axis Bank as its bancassurance partner wherein the bank will distribute LIC's products to its customers. In the preliminary phase, the bank will distribute LIC’s life i

    Aruna Sundarajan made new Secretary of ministry of IT

    The newly formed ministry of electronics and IT (MEIT) has got a new Secretary. In a swap, Kerala cadre IAS officer Aruna Sundarajan has been appointed Secretary of the ministry while the current Secretary Aruna Sharma has been moved to the ministry of Steel. Sharma's deployment comes barely six

    Strategic Forces Command exempted from ambit of RTI

    The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) which forms part of the National Command Authority (NCA) has been added to the Second Schedule of the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005. In this regard, Union Government has issued a notification mentioning SFC has been brought under sub-section (2) of Section 2

    TVSN Prasad committee formed for exploring possible alternatives to Pellet Guns

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has constituted a seven-member expert committee for exploring possible alternatives to pellet guns as non-lethal weapons  on 26 July 2016. The committee will be chaired by Joint Secretary (Police Modernisation) TVSN Prasad. It has been asked to submit its repo

    AAAI confers Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 on Srinivasan Swamy

    Srinivasan K Swamy, popularly known as Sundar, was conferred with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) on 29 July 2016.The award was bestowed on him in Mumbai. Srinivasan K Swamy : He is a veteran of almost four decades in the advertising indus

    Four new writers get Jananpith 'Navlekhan' award

    Four writers, three of them from Rajasthan, were today given the Bharatiya Jnanpith's 11th Navlekhan award for the year 2015 in a ceremony. Amlendu Tiwari and Balram Kawant were awarded for their respective novels 'Parityakt', and 'Sara Morila,' while Om Naagar and Tasneem Khan

    India and Bangladesh agree on anti-terror cooperation

    India and Bangladesh have agreed to enhance cooperation on anti-terror efforts with Dhaka saying that New Delhi will be "side-by-side" with it in fighting terrorists. Both leaders concurred on the need to immediately operationalise the Agreement on Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime

    Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football

    Bastian Schweinsteiger has retired from the German national team, marking the end of a glittering international football career. The 31-year-old midfielder was an instrumental player for Germany when they won the World Cup in 2014, and earned 120 caps for his nation - scoring 24 goals. Bastian Schw

    Shambhu Singh Yadav appointed Deputy Lokayukta of UP

    Shambhu Singh Yadav, a retired IAS officer and secretary to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was appointed as the Deputy Lokayukta of the state. The governor today appointed Shambhu Singh Yadav as the new Deputy Lokayukta (Up-Lokayukta) of the state. The government had recommended Yadav,

    India approves $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways

    India has approved a $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and rolling stock in the Tamil-dominated north. This money will be used to improve the signal system from Maho to Anuradhapura in the north central province and from Anuradhapura to Omanthai in the nor

    Intex appoints Madhuri Dixit as brand ambassador for consumer durable products

    Intex Technologies has appointed cinestar Madhuri Dixit as brand ambassador for its consumer durable products, including washing machines and refrigerators. The actor has been signed for a period of two years . In addition to Madhuri, Intex already has many other stars as its brand ambassadors for

    International Day of Friendship 2016 observed globally

    The International Day of Friendship was on 30 July 2016 observed across the world.  The Day is aimed at supporting the goals and objectives of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of

    United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2016 observed

    The United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2016 was observed across the world on 30 July 2016. On this day, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the campaign #igivehopeto show victims of human trafficking. The day aims at raising awareness of the plight of

    Noted Tabla maestro Lachu Maharaj passes away

    Noted Tabla maestro Pandit Lachu Maharaj passed away in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh due to cardiac arrest. He was 73 years old. Lacchu Maharaj was renowned internationally and his table performance had drawn attention of the connoisseur of performing arts from across the country and world. Lachu Mahara

    Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away

    Eminent author and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal after a multi-organ failure. She was 91. Her writings had mainly focused on the marginalised communities in the country and served as the voice of the oppressed and downtrodden. Mahasweta Devi  : Mahasweta De

    Haryana Government launches Pashudhan Bima Yojana

    Haryana Government has launched Pashudhan Bima Yojana, an insurance cover scheme for cattle breeders in the state. It was launched by Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister, O. P. Dhankar in Jhajjar. Pashudhan Bima Yojana will provide insurance cover to cattle breeders in the state at diffe

    First BRICS Employment Working Group meeting held in Hyderabad

    The first-ever meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) was held in Hyderabad, Telangana from July 27 to 28, 2016. The agenda of the two day meeting was to shape the agenda for labour and employment track in BRICS countries. Highlights of meeting  : BRICS member countries were able to

29 July 2016 Current Affairs

  • Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter's atmosphere : Study

    Astronomers in a new study claimed that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a storm three times bigger than Earth, is hundreds of degrees hotter than anywhere else on the planet. The study was published in Nature on 27 July 2016.GRS, the largest storm in the solar system, was detected using an infrared

    Madras Crocodile Bank Trust opens for public

    Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology came in news in fourth week of July 2016. It came in news because it is celebrating its 40 years of opening its gate for the public. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology (or Croc Bank) : It is a non government environmental or

    T Nanda Kumar resigns as Chairman of National Dairy Development Board

    T Nanda Kumar resigned from the post of Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Kumar had submitted his resignation on 29 June 2016. Kumar’s resignation was accepted by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet on 27 July 2016. Kumar, who had a five-year term ending in 2019, wil

    Rajya Sabha passes Compensatory and Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016

    The Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed the Compensatory and Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill, 2016 that allows States to access nearly 42000 crore rupees and channel into afforestation projects on 28 July 2016.The Bill was already passed by Lok Sabha on 3 May 2016. Provisions of the Bill : The Bill es

    Union Government forms 'Disha' for timely implementation of Central Schemes

    Union Government has announced the formation of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) that will be known as ‘Disha’ on 28 July 2016. First meeting of Disha will be held on 13 August 2016. Disha was created for effective development and coordination of Centra

    James Alan McPherson, first black writer to win Pulitzer Prize in fiction, dies

    American author James Alan McPherson passed away on 27 July 2016 in Iowa City, U.S. He was 72. McPherson was the first black author to receive the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1978. James Alan McPherson : Born on 16 September 1943, James Alan McPherson was an American short story writer and essay

    29 July : International Tiger Day observed

    International Tiger Day was observed on 29 July 2016. The day is held annually on 29th July to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger c

    India signs $1 billion deal with US for procuring four Poseidon-8I aircraft

    India has signed a one-billion dollar deal with the US defence and aerospace major Boeing for procuring four long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft , Poseidon-8I on 27 July 2016. First of the four new P-8I aircraft will be delivered in 50 months. Incidentally, India is

    BCCI chief Anurag Thakur to join Territorial Army

    Anurag Thakur, BJP MP and BCCI President, is set for a new innings as an officer of the Territorial Army. 41-year-old Thakur will be commissioned into the Territorial Army (TA) as a regular officer on 29 July to become the first serving BJP Member of Parliament to join the military force. Thakur ma

    RBI imposes Rs. 27 crore penalty on 13 banks

    The Reserve Bank of India has come down hard on 13 banks and fined them for Rs 27 crore for violation of FEMA and lapses in know your client (KYC) rules.  The matter relates to irregularities in import remittances by several banks which came to light in October 2015. On the basis of inputs rec

    SBI launches debit card-less instant money transfer facility

    State Bank has launched a payment system at its ATMs which will allow the account holders transfer money using mobile phone number as identifier.  The system works on instant money transfer (IMT) platform. The facility will enable a payment of up to Rs 10,000 from any SBI bank account and the

    Chinese tech giant LeEco to acquire Vizio for $2 billion

    Chinese electronics firm LeEco to buying American TV manufacturer Vizio for $2 billion. Under the deal, Vizio will be operated as an independent subsidiary, with the company's current executive team staying in place and working out of its offices in Southern California  sans Vizio founder a

    Sunil Munjal steps down as Hero MotoCorp Joint MD

    The Hero Group  said that Sunil Kant Munjal, joint managing director of Hero MotoCorp and Chairman Hero Corporate Services will step down from the Board of Directors of the two-wheeler maker to focus on his independent core business and to pursue new business interests.  Hero Group as est

    Gujarat govt selects Infibeam for e-com training programme

    The Gujarat government’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) has selected the Ahmedabad-based e-commerce company Infibeam as knowledge partner for its e-commerce training and development programme, aimed at grooming budding entrepreneurs and individuals to set up their businesses. T

    Union Cabinet approves Bilateral Investment Treaty between India and Cambodia

    The Union Cabinet has approved Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between India and Cambodia to boost trade and business. Decision in this regard was taken during the Union Cabinet Meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The Treaty seeks to promote and protect investments in ei

    Union Cabinet increases limit for foreign investment in Stock Exchanges from 5% to 15%

    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for raising foreign shareholding limit from current 5% to 15% in Indian Stock Exchanges. The decision brings the investment limit of foreign entities at par with that of domestic institutions.  This enhanced limit is for a stock exchange, depository, ba

    Lok Sabha passes Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015

    The Lok Sabha has passed comprehensive Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015 to curb domestic black money. The comprehensive amendment bill seeks to amend and strengthen Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Act, 1988 in terms of legal and administrative procedure. Features of Bill &nbs

    IMD to use supercomputer to forecast monsoon based on dynamical model

    The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has announced that India Meteorological Department (IMD) will use supercomputer to forecast India’s annual summer monsoon. The forecast made by a supercomputer will be based on a dynamical monsoon model and will be operational from year 2017. This mo

28 July 2016 Current Affairs

  • Union Cabinet clears changes to GST Bill, drops 1% additional tax on inter-state sales

    The Union Cabinet has cleared changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill on 27 July 2016.The changes include dropping 1 percent manufacturing tax and providing guarantee to compensate states for any revenue loss in the first five years of rollout of the proposed indire

    Union Cabinet approves setting up of AIIMS in Bhatinda

    The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of a All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) at Bhatinda in Punjab under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) on 27 July 2016. It will provide super specialty health care to the population while creating a large pool of doctors

    World Hepatitis Day 2016 observed with theme Elimination

    World Hepatitis Day 2016 was observed across the world on 28 July 2016 with the theme Elimination. The day acts as a significant global platform for raising awareness about hepatitis and influence real change in disease prevention, testing and treatment. The theme for the 2016 focuses on eliminati

    Policy for awarding Waterfront and associated lands in major ports approved

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Policy for awarding waterfront and associated land to port dependent industries in major ports along with its operationalization on 27 July 2016.The Policy will result in uniformity and transparency in the procedure for awarding captive facilities. It will enable o

    Muralitharan, Lohmann, Morris and Rolton to be inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that Muttiah Muralitharan, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on 27 July 2016. With the announcement, off-spinner Muralitharan becomes the first Sri Lankan player to be inducted into

    Father of Hybrid Sorghum Neelamraju Ganga Prasada Rao passes away

    Distinguished agricultural scientist Neelamraju Ganga Prasada (NGP) Rao, fondly referred to as the Father of Hybrid Sorghum, passed away on 27 July 2016 in Hyderabad following a brief illness. He was 89. NGP Rao is well-known for basic and applied research in breeding and agronomy of several drylan

    European Commission appoints Michel Barnier as Chief Brexit Negotiator

    The European Union’s executive has appointed Michel Barnier, former French Financial Services Commissioner  on 27 July 2016, as its Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom’s exit from the bloc. Barnier will be a prominent figure in the negotiations over Britain’s exit from th

    IOC to launch Olympic Channel on August 21

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it will launch the Olympic Channel on 27 July 2016. The channel will be launched on 21 August 2016, at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The channels original programming will include short-form and long-form content, fo

    Abdul Kalam’s statue unveiled in Rameswaram

    To mark the first death anniversary of former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the foundation stone for National memorial of Dr. Kalam was laid at Peikarumbu in Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu). Also, a life-size statue and a 3-D model of the memorial of the ‘Missile man of India’ were unveiled

    Odisha approves 3 investment projects worth Rs 874 cr

    The Odisha government has approved three projects involving investment of Rs 874 crore and employment potential of 630 persons.  The government's nod to the three projects came at the State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) . The SLSWCA approved a proposal of Coca-Cola Beve

    Manipur becomes fourteenth State to join ‘UDAY’

    Manipur is the 14th state to join the UDAY. It is also the first North Eastern state to opt for the UDAY for improving the efficiency of the DISCOM. Manipur has joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme meant for revival of debt-stressed power distribution utilit

    Lok Sabha passes Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016

    The Lok Sabha passed the Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016 without discussion. The bill seeks to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013 which provides Lokpal (at Centre) and Lokayukta (at States) statutory backing to inquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functiona

27 July 2016 Current Affairs


  • ICICI, Axis bank join Swift's global payments initiative

    Global payments leader SWIFT  said ICICI Bank and Axis Bank have become the first domestic lenders to sign up for its global payments innovation initiative, which already has over 70 other leading banks globally.  The initiative aims to enhance cross-border payments by leveraging Swift

    Vodafone M-Pesa ties up with Punjab power utility

    Vodafone M-Pesa, a mobile phone-based money transfer service, has tied up with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to enable consumers pay their electricity bills instantly.  Vodafone M-Pesa offers customers a cashless, secure platform for electricity bill payments with the largest

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