Current Affairs, July 2016
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31st July, Current Affairs:
• Skydiver Luke Aikins has made history by becoming the first person to jump 25,000 feet without a parachute. He completed the stunt landing almost in the middle of the 100ft by 100ft net.
28th July, Current Affairs:
• Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi died at the age of 90 in
Kolkata after multiple organ failure. She won the Sahitya Akademi and
Jnanpith awards for literary excellence. She was also the recipient of Ramon
Magsaysay award and Padma Vibhushan award.
• World Hepatitis Day 2016 observed today.
27th July, Current Affairs:
• Karnataka-born Bezwada Wilson, a prolific campaigner for eradication of
manual scavenging and Carnatic singer T M Krishna from Chennai chosen for
the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016.
• Flipkart Ltd acquired online fashion portal Jabong.
26th July, Current Affairs:
• Kargil Vijay Diwas observed in India to honour the sacrifices of Indian soldiers during Kargil war.
25th July, Current Affairs:
• Verizon Communications, an American telecoms company buys Yahoo's core
business for $4.83 billion in an all-cash deal. Yahoo will be a part of AOL.
• Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra becoming the first Indian athlete to become a world champion at any level. He won a gold medal at the U-20 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland by throwing the javelin a distance of 86.48m.
24th July, Current Affairs:
• Nepal's Prime Minister K P Oli resigned today ahead of a no-confidence
• Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav failed a dope test ahead of the Rio Olympics.
23rd July, Current Affairs:
• Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated India's first Water Metro project in Kochi.
22nd July, Current Affairs:
• An Indian Air Force AN-32 transport plane carrying 29 people missing
after it took off from Chennai to Port Blair.
• Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian captain to score a double hundred. He achieved the milestone after scoring double century against West Indies at Antigua.
20th July, Current Affairs:
• Former Indian hockey star Mohammed Shahid died at the age of 56 in
• Rohit Khandelwal becomes the first Indian, Asian to wins the Mister World 2016 title.
19th July, Current Affairs:
• Ten CRPF commandos belonging to Commando Battalion for Resolute Action
(CoBRA) battalion were killed in an IED blast by Naxalites in the forests of
Bihar’s Aurangabad district.
• Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as the Prime Minister of Australia for another term.
18th July, Current Affairs:
• Monsoon session of the Parliament begins from today.
• In a verdict, Supreme Court accepted a large number of the recommendations made by the Justice Lodha panel including age-cap of 70 years on BCCI office-bearers. The Board has been given six months' time to implement the recommendations.
17th July, Current Affairs:
• Pema Khandu took oath as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
• Vijender Singh wins the WBO Asia Pacific title by defeating former WBC European champion Kerry Hope in a 10-round contest.
• UNESCO has declared Bihar's ancient Nalanda University as a World Heritage Site.
16th July, Current Affairs:
• Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has resigned after stepping
down as the leader of the Congress in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly. Pema
Khandu has been elected leader of the Congress Legislature and will be the
new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
• 250 including 104 coup plotters have been killed in Turkey in a failed coup attempt to remove the Government.
14th July, Current Affairs:
• 84 people killed and more than 100 others are injured in Nice city in
French when a truck rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.
• Aziz Ansari becomes the first Indian-American actor to nominate for Emmy awards for his series "Master of None".
• Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for a five-year term.
• Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq becomes the oldest cricketer to score a Test hundred at the age of 42 years. He scored 110 against England at Lord's.
• India becomes the first country to be declared free of Yaws, an infection of the skin and bones.
13th July, Current Affairs:
• Supreme Court ordered restoration of the Congress party's government in
• Theresa May becomes the second woman Prime Minister of Britain after Margaret Thatcher.
12th July, Current Affairs:
• In a ruling by the five-member panel at The Hague rejected China's
claim over the waters of South China Sea.
• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award on renowned Gujarati writer Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari.
11th July, Current Affairs:
• World Population Day observed today.
• Portugal wins the UEFA Euro 2016 after defeating host nation France by 1-0 in the final.
10th July, Current Affairs:
• 20 people killed in violence during curfew in Jammu and Kashmir.
• Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was sworn in as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
• Andy Murray wins the 2016 Wimbledon men's single title after defeating Milos Raonic by 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 in the final.
9th July, Current Affairs:
• Serena Williams defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the women's
singles final to win her 22nd Grand Slam singles title. She equals the
records of Steffi Graf for winning highest numbers of Grand Slams.
• Captain Radhika Menon becomes the first woman in the world to receive the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea from the International Maritime Organisation for saving the lives of seven fishermen.
7th July, Current Affairs:
• Eid Ul Fitr is celebrated across the World.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Mozambique in a four-nation tour of African countries. He will also visit South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.
6th July, Current Affairs:
• The 139th Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced in Puri, Odisha.
5th July, Current Affairs:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his council of ministers by inducting 19 new Ministers of State.
4th July, Current Affairs:
• Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth wins the Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title after defeating Lee Hyun II of Korea 21-12, 21-10.
3rd July, Current Affairs:
• BRICS Youth Summit 2016 concluded in Guwahati, Assam after three days of programs.
2nd July, Current Affairs:
• 20 hostages and 6 terrorist had been killed during a hostage rescue
operation in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
• 29 people have died and 15 others are missing after cloudbursts and landslides during heavy rain in Uttarakhand.
1st July, Current Affairs:
• Doctor’s Day is celebrated in India in the memory of Dr. B. C. Roy.
• India's indigenously build multi-role light combat aircraft Tejas was inducted into the Indian Air Force today.
• India-born entrepreneur and philanthropist Rajesh Agrawal appointed as the deputy mayor of London for business.