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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 7 July 2016

Jul 7, 2016 20:01 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Guinness Book of World Record for taking the highest catch of cricket ball, Indian artistic gymnast named a ‘Gymnaste de Classe Mondaile’ and many more.

•    The first state in India to introduce minimum wages for part time workers is - Rajasthan

•    Debshankar Mukhopadhyay was recently been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of - Zee Learn

•    The 139th Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced on 6 July 2016 in Puri, Odisha. The festival is celebrated for – 9 days

•    The former English cricketer who registered his name in Guinness Book of World Record for taking the highest catch of cricket ball is - Nasser Hussain

•    This Indian artistic gymnast was named a ‘Gymnaste de Classe Mondaile’ (World class gymnast) by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) – Dipa Karmakar

•    This bank launched India’s first full-fledged digital banking service for small-and medium enterprises – HDFC Bank

•    This Argentina and Barcelona footballer was sentenced to 21-months in prison for tax fraud by a Spanish court - Lionel Messi

•    Name of the operation that seeks to build border modelled after Israeli security mechanisms along Pakistan - Operation Chakravyuh

•    App launched by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 5 July 2016 for measuring real time mobile Internet speed of consumers - MySpeed

•    Platform launched by the State Bank of India (SBI) for Facebook and Twitter users - SBI Mingle

•    India was placed at what position in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2016 - 91st position

•    Person appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh in July 2016 - Deepak Singhal

•    Number of projects inaugurated by Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti under the Namami Gange Programme is - 231

•    The newly discovered species of tarantula (a big hairy spider) was named as Kankuamo Marquezi after – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate in Literature

•    US placed Sanctions on Kim Jong-un and Other Top North Koreans for - Human Rights Abuses

•    The committee that was constituted to examine the desirability and feasibility of having ‘a new financial year’ will be headed by this former Chief Economic Adviser - Shankar Acharya

•    India renewed its existing Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit with which country that was signed on 29th July 2006 for a period of ten years with - Bhutan

•    The South African Paralympic gold medallist who was sentenced for six years for the murder of his girl friend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 is - Oscar Pistorius

•    The Iraqi Interior Minister who offered to resign after a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad earlier this week killed more than 200 people is - Mohammed al-Ghabban

•    The country inducted its largest indigenously-built transport aircraft Y-20 is - China

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