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Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 July 2017

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Former BJP MP and Governor of Bihar, Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as the 14th President of India on 25 July 2017.

BillionAbles App to help disabled find accessible public places

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The Delhi-based start-up, BillionAbles has launched a new app with the same name with the aim of assisting people with disabilities to find accessible restaurants, tourist locations and other public places across India.

FSSAI bans stapler pins in tea bags from January 2018

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has also directed all food safety commissioners to take action to prevent the use of unsafe packaging materials by companies.

World’s oldest emoji discovered on 3700-year-old pot in Turkey

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The site depicts the era of the Hittites, an ancient civilisation and empire that is believed to have existed in the north-central Anatolian region.

Fact Box: Project-75 (India) of Indian Navy

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India initiated the "mother of all underwater defence deals" with France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Spain and Japan to build six advanced stealth submarines.

Ramnath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India

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He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar at a special function in the Parliament.

India finishes 7th in Youth Commonwealth Games with 11 medals

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The Indian contingent finished an impressive seventh in the recently-concluded 6th Youth Commonwealth Games with a total tally of 11 medals across three disciplines.

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

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The manufacturer of the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm is Statoil, which says that output from the turbines is expected to equal or surpass generation from current ones.

Rajya Sabha passes Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2017

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The Bill provides for prioritization of maritime claims and maritime liens while providing protection to owners, charterers, operators, crew members and seafarers at the same time.

Renowned Indian scientist Yash Pal passes away

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Globally known scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Professor Yash Pal passed away at his residence in Noida at the age of 90.

Mithali Raj named Captain of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team

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She was at her best in the quarter-final against New Zealand in Derby when she scored 109 to enter into the semifinals with a 186-run victory.

Union Government launches mobile app Aarambh for road maintenance

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Aarambh is a mobile phone based app for performance based maintenance contracting and community contracting for maintenance of rural roads.

NASA to let public become Citizen Scientist during Total Solar Eclipse

1 day ago
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NASA has extended invitation to eclipse viewers from around America to participate in a nationwide science experiment during US total solar eclipse.

Philippine Congress agrees to extend Mindanao martial law to end of year

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The battle to liberate Marawi continues two months after, with more than 420 militants, 100 soldiers and 45 civilians killed.

Spanish scientists discover compound that can combat effects of Zika virus

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Researchers from a southeastern Spanish University have announced the discovery of a molecule that could be used to combat the effects of Zika virus.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 July 2017

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President Pranab Mukherjee in his farewell address said, ordinance route should only be adopted in compelling circumstances and there should be no recourse to ordinances on monetary matters.

Union Government launches SHe-box portal for sexual harassment complaints

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The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development in October 2016 announced to launch an online portal for sexual harassment cases after the ministry received complaints from women employees in various ministries.

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 introduced in Lok Sabha

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It empowers RBI to issue other directions for resolution, appoint or approve authorities or committees to advise the banking companies for stressed asset resolution.

Gopal Baglay appointed as Joint Secretary in PMO

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Baglay's appointment as the Joint Secretary came less than five months after he took charge as Head of the ministry's external publicity division.

HS Prannoy beats Parupalli Kashyap to lift 2017 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title

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In the women’s singles category of the tournament, Aya Ohori of Japan won the final by defeating Michelle Li of Canada.

Madhya Pradesh Government constitutes Food Commission

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The Madhya Pradesh Food Commission will be headed by IAS (retd.) Rajkishore Swain. Other members of the commission are Durga Dawar, Kishore Kahndelwal and Rajeev Chandra Dubey.

US commissions world’s largest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford

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The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is fixed with modern technology with a capacity for more aircraft and weaponry than ever before.

IRCTC to install 1100 water vending machines at 450 stations

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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to install around 1100 water vending machines (WVMs) at 450 stations across the country between 2017 and 2018.

UAE and Jordan stress importance of immediate re-opening of Al Aqsa Mosque for worshippers

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Israel and Palestinians are close to a showdown over Tel Aviv’s decision to install metal detectors at the entrance of the Mosque.

Parliament bids farewell to outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee

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Members of the Parliament bid farewell to outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee at a gala ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament. Mukherjee was also presented with a coffee table book signed by all the MPs by LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

India to host Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017

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It is the first time ever that the Global Conference on Cyber Space is taking place outside Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations.

Senior Congress Leader and Freedom Fighter Shivajirao Giridhar Patil passes away

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Senior Congress leader, social activist and father of late veteran actress Smita Patil passed away in Mumbai at the age of 92. He is survived by two daughters and actor grandson, Prateik Babbar.

UP Government announces to launch all-women 'Pink' AC buses with CCTV cameras

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Union Ministry sanctioned funds for the 50 buses from its 'Nirbhaya Fund' for the 'Pink' buses in UP.

UR Rao, former ISRO chairman and man behind India's first satellite Aryabhatta, is no more

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Prof Rao was the first Indian space scientist to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of International Astronautical Federation (IAF).

England beats India by 9 runs to lift ICC Women's World Cup 2017

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The 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup was the eleventh edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup, and the third to be held in England after the 1973 and 1993 tournaments.

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