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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 18 July 2016

Jul 18, 2016 19:20 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Virender Singh lifts the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title, Nelson Mandela International Day and 73rd Senior National Squash Championship among others.

•    He was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and is also became the youngest Chief Minister in India - Pema Khandu

•    India’s boxing star Vijender Singh defeated him to lift the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title at Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi - Kerry Hope of Australia

•    The Turkish musician who was appointed as the UNESCO Artist for Peace by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova is - Kudsi Erguner

•    She clinched the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in women’s segment - Dipika Pallikal Karthik

•    He clinched the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in men’s segment - Saurav Ghosal

•    India’s site that was listed in UNESCO’s world Heritage sites in mixed category in July 2016 is - Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim

•    India’s site that was listed in UNESCO’s world Heritage sites in transnational category in July 2016 is - Complexe du Capitole, Chandigarh

•    The state that won the champion trophy in All India Electricity Board Kabaddi tournament is - Himachal Pradesh

•    System developed by Indian Railways for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather in July 2016- TRI-NETRA system

•    Person appointed as the Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI) in July 2016- Guruprasad Mohapatra

•    Nelson Mandela International Day is observed every year on- 18 July

•    Website launched by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in July 2016 to facilitate two-way communication between the government and citizens- Transforming India

•    The country that called for a free trade deal with Britain following its exit from the European Union - Australia

•    Three veteran baul (sufi) singers were hacked in Chaudanga district of - Bangladesh

•    Russia plans to deploy one of its best air defense systems to Crimea in August 2016 that is - the S-400 Triumf

•    Britain's Foreign Office has relaxed its travel advice for Britons visiting Turkey following - a failed coup

•    The country that opened its border with Colombia for the second time in July 2016 to allow people to cross over to shop for basic foods and medicines is - Venezuela

•    A court of the country that ordered the Sunni Muslim-ruled country's leading Shia opposition group dissolved and its assets should be seized is - Bahrain

•    The state launched the facility of virtual and digital classrooms across 32 ITIs in the state on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day is - Maharashtra

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