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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 8 July 2016

Jul 8, 2016 19:18 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like agreement for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir tablets, 2016 Caine Prize and 'Smart Pulse Survey' among others.

•    The noted music director who co-composed in many films with his uncle including Mahua and died in Mumbai is - Om Prakash Sonik

•    The leading global healthcare firm that inked a pact with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) for manufacturing global pharma major Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir tablets used for the treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is - Zydus Cadila

•    Person re-elected as the Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council on 8 July 2016- Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar

•    Person who resigned as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Microsoft in July 2016- Kevin Turner
•    India on 7 July 2016 signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in areas of drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports with- Mozambique

•    Paris-based startup acquired by Google in July 2016- Moodstocks

•    National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) on 7 July 2016 unveiled India’s first Centre of Excellence focused on Internet of Things (CoE- IoT) at- Bengaluru

•    South African writer who won the 2016 Caine Prize- Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

•    The country that signed the controversial “anti-terrorist” legislation adopted by the lower and upper houses of parliament in June 2016 is - Russia

•    The state that launched the second phase of Haritha Haram programme of government in the state is - Telangana

•    The state government that has decided to conduct a 'Smart Pulse Survey' for collecting socio-economic data of 1.48 crore households in the state is - Andhra Pradesh

•    The two ladies of which one can be the first woman Prime Minister of Britain after more than 25 years since Margaret Thatcher are - Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom

•    India has handed over 30 SUVs to the nation during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is - Mozambique

•    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed the Mumbai Police Commissioner to probe preacher speeches of the person and submit a report. He is - Zakir Naik

•    India has set up an apparel training centre in which West African country to support textiles industry of the country - Nigeria


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