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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 14 July 2016

Jul 14, 2016 19:02 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Arvind Subramaian panel on pulses and CEO of NATGRID among others.

•    India's Olympic Silver Medalist who passed away recently is - Joseph Antic

•    William H McNeill recently passed away at the age of 98. He was a - Historian

•    The author of the famous book The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community who died recently is - William H McNeill

•    The bank that has recently signed a share purchase agreement to acquire micro lender Grama Vidiyal is - IDFC Bank

•    Indian-American professor who was on 12 July 2016 appointed as the Dean of University of North Texas College of Information in the United States- Kinshuk

•    Scheme approved by Union Cabinet in July 2016 to impart fresh training to 60 lakh youths and certify skills of 40 lakh persons acquired non-formally- Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

•    Person appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) in July 2016- Ashok Patnaik

•    The operation that was started to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in South Sudan's capital Juba - Sankat Mochan

•    CCEA has given its approval for disinvestment of a percent of paid up equity of National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) - 15%

•    He will head the high-level committee that was constituted to review the minimum support price (MSP) and bonus for pulses - Arvind Subramanian

•    Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari left to the country to lead the Indian delegation at the 11th Asia -Europe Meeting - Mongolia

•    Backed by Supreme Court's order, former Arunachal Pradesh's Chief Minister who resumed his duty as the Chief Minister of the state is - Nabam Tuki

•    In an effort to recognise the contribution of veteran crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, Mumbai’s civic body renamed a city square near Hiranandani Garden in suburban Powai to - Jyotirmoy Dey Chowk

•    The country that declared Zika emergency in the northern half of the country – Peru

•    The Department of Posts and Telegraph in association Andhra Pradesh will deliver holy water, Pushkara jalam, of this river to the devotees for festival Pushkaralu – Krishna River

•    This train clocked 180 km per hour to become the fastest train of India – Spanish-made Talgo train

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