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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 21 July 2016

Jul 21, 2016 19:02 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like construction of a new dry dock, three-month state of emergency in Turkey and oldest litigant in the Babri Masjid case among others.

•    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved construction of a new dry dock within - Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL)

•    The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to introduce amendments to the bill in Parliament - Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015

•    Turkey’s President who declared a three-month state of emergency in the country in response to the failed coup that happened on 15 July 2016 is - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

•    The oldest and last litigant of the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri title suit, who died due to heart-related complications in the temple city of Ayodhya is - Hashim Ansari

•    The prolific Romanian actor, director and essayist and recipient of the title of "The oldest active theatre actor" on the planet by Guinness World Records who died recently is - Radu Beligan

•    The Hungarian biochemist, professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences (D.Sc.) and winner of a Széchenyi Prize who died recently is - Gyorgy Keri

•    The state has decided to distribute identity card along with Soil Health Cards to farmers is - Assam

•    The Union Cabinet approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) under the Companies Act, 2013 that will be under the administrative control of - the Ministry of Shipping

•    IMF in its revised global economic growth forecast for 2017 lowered world economy growth to what percent point from its previous report of April 2016 – 0.1 percent point

•    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently gave its approval for installation of Ghatampur Thermal Power Project through a Joint Venture Company named - Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited

•    Scientists have recently succeeded in sequencing the genes of - 6000-year-old barley seeds

•    The motto of the Election Commission of India for the year 2016 is - No voter to be left behind

•    The Election Commission of India recently launched NERP 2016 programme across the country. What is the full form of NERP is - National Electoral Roll Purification

•    Bill passed by the Union Cabinet in July 2016 to evolve a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of the transgenders - Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

•    India on 20 July 2016 signed the Air Services Agreement for the first time with - Mozambique

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