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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 20 July 2016

Jul 20, 2016 19:20 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like 1817 Paika revolt against the British Empire, Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Amendment Bill 2016, and Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 among others.

•    The actor who was appointed as the Digital Ambassador of Axis Bank’s new product named Multi-Currency Forex Card is - Purab Kohli

•    The former South Africa fast bowler who was appointed the Managing Director of 2019 World Cup is - Steve Elworthy

•    The first Indian to win the Mr World title is - Rohit Khandelwal

•    Nigerian journalist who won BBC World Service News Komla Dumor Award for 2016 is - Didi Akinyelure

•    The former Indian hockey player and part of the team that won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, who died recently, is - Mohammed Shahid

•    The states three cadre IAS officers, for the first time have been empanelled in the rank of Union Secretary at a time - Odisha

•    Devotees of the temple can now offer donations to Lord Ganesha in the form of shares or stocks of listed entities in addition to traditional offerings in cash and gold - Mumbai's famous Siddhivinayak temple

•    The jail’s Directorate of Prisons and Correctional services provided a maiden platform to as many as ten jail inmates to fine-tune their musical skills is - Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

•    He was elected as President of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) - Imran Ansari, the state sports minister

•    He officially clinched the Republican nomination for the US President after a state-by-state vote at the Party Convention - Donald Trump

•    MPs of which country have backed in Parliament the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system - United Kingdom

•    A university of a country has announced that it will conduct the world's first Zika vaccine test on humans in the near future - Canada

•    Deputy Sports Minister of Russia who was suspended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after his name occurred in WADA report on the doping of Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics is - Yury Nagornykh

•    The state that has decided to celebrate the bicentenary (200 years) of the 1817 Paika revolt against the British Empire in 2017 - Odisha

•    The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 that was passed by Rajya Sabha seeks to amend - Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 1986

•    The state assembly that passed the Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Amendment Bill 2016 to amend the Section 2 of the 1951 Act is - Kerala

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