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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 6 July 2016

Jul 6, 2016 19:03 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Scheme for short term crop loan to farmers, High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016 and Woodpecker Environment and Wildlife Film Festival among others.

•    The scheme approved by the Union Cabinet for providing short term crop loan to farmers is - Interest Subvention Scheme

•    The online healthcare start-up that recently acquired diagnostic labs aggregator Medd is - 1mg Technologies

•    The Union Cabinet recently approved The High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016 to be introduced in the Parliament. The bill will facilitate the changing of the names of these two courts - Bombay High Court and Madras High Court

•    NASA’s spacecraft that recently entered Jupiter’s orbit to understand the origin and evolution of the planet IS – Juno

•    A three-day Woodpecker Environment and Wildlife Film Festival will begin on 7 July 2016 at historic Gaiety Theatre in - Shimla

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a four-nation tour to - Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya

•    The Maldives' foreign minister who quit the government over its hasty decision to implement the death penalty - Dunya Maumoon

•    Union Cabinet approved the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme to train 50 lakh apprentices by - 2019-20

•    The percent tax to be levied on goods brought to local areas for consumption after purchase under e-commerce – 6%

•    Union Cabinet approved redevelopment of seven General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) colonies in - Delhi

•    The Union Cabinet approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation with this country - Mauritius

•    World’s largest Charkha (spinning wheels) that was unveiled at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), New Delhi is made of the teak wood brought from – Burma

•    Chariots of these are pulled during the world famous Rath Yatra in Puri - Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra

•    Clothing brand that was acquired by the Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail in July 2016- Forever 21

•    The Union Cabinet gave in-principle approval for setting up major gateway container port for Indian cargo in- Tamil Nadu

•    Critically acclaimed Iranian director who died recently and whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry won the prestigious Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival- Abbas Kiarostami

•    Person appointed as the Accountant General of Tamil Nadu in July 2016- Thiruppathi Venkatasamy

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