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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 12 July 2016

Jul 12, 2016 19:05 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like G-Shock Wacken Metal Battle 2016, Kharchi Puja at Chaturdas Devta Temple and 51st Jnanpith Award among others.

•    The death metal band that won the G-Shock Wacken Metal Battle 2016 at the recently held Bangalore Open Air is - Elemental

•    The writer recently hosted by the Rashtrapati Bhavan under the Writer in-Residence programme is - Amitav Ghosh

•    The advertising doyen chosen for the Advertising Agencies Association of India Lifetime Achievement Award is - Srinivasan K. Swamy

•    Sanjay Gupta has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of - Konkan Railway Corporation Limited

•    ONGC’s Executive Director who has been appointed as the full-time Chairman of Oil India Ltd. is - Utpal Bora

•    The nationwide fortnightly programme that was recently launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is - Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight

•    The African nation from which Union Government has decided to evacuate its nationals amid Africa’s oldest civil war that ignited in July – South Sudan

•    The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response within 8 weeks on a plea of an ex-servicemen's body seeking implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) as recommended by - the Koshyari Committee

•    The Gujarati writer who was conferred with the 51st Jnanpith Award by President Pranab Mukherjee on 11 July 2016 is - Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari

•    The tribe residing in Meghalaya’s since around 1200 BCE as per a new study of Pre-historic megaliths and tools is - Khasi tribe

•    Six Indians who on 11 July 2016 qualified for the Rio Olympics are - Renjith Maheswary, Anirban Lahiri, Dharambir Singh, Jinson Johnson, Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia and Aditi Ashok

•    Four African nations that was visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi between 7 July to 11 July 2016 are – Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique

•    The state that in July 2016 tried to set a world record by planting more than five crore saplings in just ten hours is - Uttar Pradesh

•    He was the Delhi High Court-appointed observer that submitted its report on Delhi and Districts Cricket Association's functioning during this year's IPL with its observation - Justice Mukul Mudgal

•    The apex banking body of micro-financing and funding to the causes of rural development that celebrated its 35th foundation day on 12 July 2016 is - NABARD

•    The state that celebrated the century old traditional festival of Kharchi Puja at Chaturdas Devta Temple with pomp and gaiety is - Tripura

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