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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 29 July 2016

Jul 29, 2016 19:34 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like death of the tabla maestro of the Banaras Gharana, Dynamical Monsoon Model and Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology among others.

•    Shambhu Singh Yadav has been appointed as the Deputy Lokayukta of - Uttar Pradesh

•    The veteran tabla maestro of the Banaras Gharana who died recently is - Pandit Lacchu Maharaj

•    The first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, who died recently is - James Alan McPherson

•    The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences recently announced the India Meteorological Department will soon use forecast monsoon with - Dynamical Monsoon Model

•    Bengali writer who wrote Jhansi'r Rani (The Queen of Jhansi) and died in July 2016- Mahasweta Devi

•    Bill passed by Rajya Sabha in July 2016 to establish the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund- Compensatory and Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016

•    International Day of Friendship is celebrated on- 30 July

•    International Tiger Day that was observed on 29 July 2016 was founded in at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit of which year, with the aim to double the big cat population by 2022 - 2010

•    The District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) whose formation was announced by Union Government will be known as - Disha

•    Astronomers have detected the Great Red Spot on which planet that is the region behind heating of the planet - Jupiter

•    The Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology that is celebrating its 40 years of opening its gate for the public is based in the city - Madras

•    The state that via an affidavit in the High Court during a course of hearing said that said that it is going to introduce chapter in school syllabus against witchcraft killings - Jharkhand

•    In the wake of increasing number of road accidents due to drunken driving, the Union Government has requested all States and union territories to ensure no license is issued to liquor vendors along - National Highways

•    The country to who’s visiting Home Minister was assured for India’s full support in their fight against terrorism by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is - Bangladesh

•    The oldest serving aircraft carrier of the world that arrived at Kochi on its last sailing prior to decommissioning later in 2016 is - INS Viraat

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