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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 28 July 2016

Jul 28, 2016 19:17 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like European Union’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Sri Lankan cricketer in ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and  Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016 among others.

•    The former French Financial Services Commissioner appointed as the European Union’s Chief Negotiator with the United Kingdom over leaving the European Union is - Michel Barnier

•    The first Sri Lankan player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is - Muttiah Muralitharan

•    The World Hepatitis Summit will be held from 29 March to 31 March 2017 at - Sao Paulo

•    The theme of the World Hepatitis Day 2016 is – Elimination

•    Agricultural scientist fondly referred to as the Father of Hybrid Sorghum who died in July 2016- Neelamraju Ganga Prasada Rao

•    Union Cabinet in July 2016 approved the establishment of a All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) at- Bhatinda\

•    A Joint expedition by India and the United States have resulted in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate at- Indian Ocean

•    The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed by Lok Sabha seeks to amend the existing Lokpal and Lokayukta Act of the year - 2013

•    The long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft for which India signed a one-billion dollar deal with the US defence and aerospace major Boeing is - Poseidon-8I

•    Lok Sabha passed the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2016 that seeks to amend the Benami Transactions Act of the year - 1988

•    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 27 July 2016 announced that it will launch the Olympic Channel on - 21 August 2016, at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016

•    The 14th US-India counter-terrorism Joint Working Group meet started in - Washington

•    The Union Cabinet has cleared changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill, dropping 1 percent manufacturing tax and providing guarantee to compensate - states for any revenue loss in the first five years of rollout of the proposed indirect tax regime

•    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed 27 crore rupees penalty on 13 public and private sector banks for - Foreign Exchange Management (FEMA) Act violations and Know your customer (KYC) lapses

•    The airlines that has decided to start an inter-State flight service from Bhubaneswar on 15 August 2016 is - Air Odisha

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