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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 27 July 2016

Jul 27, 2016 19:15 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Bharat Gaurav Award, World’s Best Government Institute, Parveen Rana, Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 among others.

•    The American soprano and playback singer, best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, who passed away recently is - Marni Nixon

•    The former Indian athlete who will be honoured with the Bharat Gaurav Award by the East Bengal Football Club is - Milkha Singh

•    The institute that was ranked World’s No. 1 Government Institute as per the Scimago Institutions Rankings is - National Centre for Scientific Research, France

•    The Indian government institute ranked World’s 12th Best Government Institute by the Scimago Institutions Rankings is - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

•    The World Health Organization has recently declared Brazil free from - Measles

•    The Indian diplomat, famous for heading the Indian delegation at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, who died recently is - Arundhati Ghose

•    The country that has recently been declared free from measles by the World Health Organization is - Brazil

•    The state that has announced 60 lakh rupees cash special incentive for six sportswomen of the state who have qualified for the Rio Olympics is - Odisha

•    The Union Government approved nearly 1600 crore rupees for Jammu and Kashmir under skill development initiative - 'Himayat'

•    India wrestler who was named as a replacement for dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics in the 74kg freestyle category is - Parveen Rana

•    Lok Sabha on 26 July 2016 passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 to amend - the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 1986

•    She won the Democratic nomination for the US President elections scheduled to take place on 8 November 2016 - Hillary Clinton

•    The first death anniversary of former President was observed on July 27 who died at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong where he had gone to deliver a lecture - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

•    India off-spinner who surged to the top of the ICC player rankings for Test bowlers after a superb outing in the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua is - Ravichandran Ashwin

•    Government of the country has asked electoral authorities to declare illegal the opposition coalition seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro via a recall vote, accusing them of committing massive fraud is - Venezuela

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