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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 19 July 2016

Jul 19, 2016 19:18 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016, Lodha Committee on BCCI and African Union among others.

•    The Ayurvedic medicine manufacturer that recently inked MoU with DRDO’s Defense Institute of High Altitude Research to promote cultivation of rare medicinal plants is - Dabur India Ltd.

•    The multinational telecommunications company that recently agreed to acquire the U.K. based semiconductor firm ARM Holdings is - Softbank

•    The winner of the 2016 MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Rally Championship for two-wheelers is - Abdul Wahid Tanveer

•    The rider who won the 5th Red Bull Romaniacs title is - Graham Jarvis

•    Indian-origin former Singapore President who was conferred with the Outstanding Member of the South Asian Diaspora award 2016- S R Nathan

•    Person appointed as the Vice-President-Finance for India and South West Asia of Coca-Cola in July 2016- Sarvita Sethi

•    India’s first e-court was opened in July 2016 at- High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad

•    Person appointed as the Chief Economist of World Bank in July 2016- Paul Romer

•    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered immediate banning of diesel vehicles more than 10 years old to deal with pollution in - Delhi

•    The state government has planned to create 400 hectares of new water area in private land in 2016 – Odisha

•    World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has called for a ban on all Russian competitors and officials at the upcoming Rio Olympics and other international sports on the basis of the Investigation Report of - Richard McLaren, the Canadian law professor

•    UNICEF in its release of 19 July 2016 said that almost a quarter of a million children are suffering from severe malnutrition and risk death in parts of - Borno state, North-East Nigeria

•    The Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 that was passed by Parliament in July 2016 seeks to establish a Regional Centre for Biotechnology in - Faridabad, Haryana

•    The legendary singer of evergreen song "Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad ayegi" who died after a prolonged illness is - Mubarak Begum

•    The Supreme Court accepted major recommendations of the Lodha Committee on reforms in BCCI including a bar on ministers and civil servants and those above - 70 years

•    Uttar Pradesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a skill development centre to help farmers with - The Netherlands

•    Wrist spinner who scaled the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings becoming the first Pakistani bowler to do so since Mushtaq Ahmed in 1996 is - Yasir Shah

•    Turkish President who said that he is ready to reinstate the death penalty if the people demand it and Parliament approves the necessary legislation, following the recent coup attempt - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

•    This country formally announced its wish to rejoin the African Union (AU) 32 years after leaving the organisation - Morocco

•    In Andhra Pradesh, the famous hill shrine of Tirumala Tirupati Devasathanam has made it official that it is compulsorily to produce Aadhaar card as identity proof by the devotees who wish to perform - ‘Anga Pradakshinam’

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