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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 26 July 2016

Jul 26, 2016 19:16 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like world's largest amphibious aircraft, first round-the-world solar powered flight and UN Trust Fund in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse among others.

•    The country that has recently launched world's largest amphibious aircraft is - China

•    The aircraft that recently completed the first round-the-world solar powered flight is - Solar Impulse 2

•    The country that became the first in the world to contribute US$100000 for the UN Trust Fund in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse is – India

•    The Brazilian researchers recently found a species of mosquito that is able to transmit – Zika virus to humans

•    The state that has notified the "Freight Assistance Scheme" for the exporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) located anywhere in the State - Haryana

•    The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Lok Sabha seeks to amend - the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961

•    As per reports, Union Government has decided to reduce the number of Maoist-affected districts from existing 106 districts by what number – 20

•    Second phase of the Feed the Future- India Triangular Training Programme was launched on 25 July 2016 in New Delhi by - the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)

•    Second phase of the Feed the Future- India Triangular Training Programme was launched will provide specialized agriculture training to - 1500 agricultural professional across Africa and Asia

•    The 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on 26 July every year in honour of - the Kargil War Heroes

•    North-west railway has further extended its facilities for newborn and their mothers at - Jaipur railway station in Rajasthan

•    Former Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief who will be honored with 2016 Tilak Sanman Puraskar for his contribution to Green Revolution is - Sharad Pawar

•    BRICS policy planning dialogue meeting began on 26 July 2016 in this Indian city - Patna

•    Person appointed as the Director General of National Museum in July 2016- Buddha Rashmi Mani

•    Person appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of ITC Ltd in July 2016- Sanjiv Puri

•    Chairman of Ricoh India Ltd who resigned on 25 July 2016- Tetsuya Takano

•    Portal acquired by Flipkart Ltd on 26 July 2016- Jabong

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