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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 10 July to 16 July 2016

Jul 16, 2016 17:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like autobiography of NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a state with Happiness Department and Nalanda Mahavihara listed in UNESCO World Heritage List among others.

•    The train also known as Magic Train of India celebrated 25 years of service to the underprivileged rural masses is - Lifeline Express

•    The two countries agreed on concrete steps to save the failing Syrian ceasefire is - the US and Russia

•    The country that faced a failed military coup wherein at least 90 people were killed and over 1500 soldiers were detained by a military faction - Turkey

•    The name of the autobiography of NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin – the second man to land on moon is - No Dream is Too High

•    The Ulaanbaatar Declaration issued recently relates to which international summit - 11th ASEM Summit

•    First state in India that gave its nod to set up Happiness Department that will work as knowledge resource centre on the subject of happiness is - Madhya Pradesh

•    The state that is observing the Ramayana month also known as Karkidakam is - Kerala

•    Tata Advanced System (TASL) signed an agreement to work together in support of India’s aviation and defense modernization initiatives with an emphasis on ‘Make in India’ with - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company

•    Author of the book Courage & Commitment: An Autobiography is - Margaret Alva

•    Site from India that entered World Heritage List of UNESCO is - Nalanda Mahavihara known as old Nalanda University

•    Site from China that entered World Heritage List of UNESCO is – Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

•    Site from Iran that entered World Heritage List of UNESCO is - Persian Qanat

•    Site from Micronesia that entered World Heritage List of UNESCO is - Nan Madol

•    K V R Murthy was recently appointed the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of - Jute Corporation of India Limited

•    The author of the book titled Who Moved My Interest Rate? - Duvvuri Subbarao

•    The cricketer who became the oldest captain to score a century in a Test match - Misbah-ul-Haq

•    India signed 100 Million US dollar Loan with this multilateral agency for Cauvery Delta project in Tamil Nadu with- Asian Development Bank

•    Nasdaq-listed Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corp (TRTL) in July 2016 acquired- Yatra Online

•    Person appointed as Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in July 2016- Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi

•    Theme of the World Youth Skills Day 2016- Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment

•    This country was declared as Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus free in July 2016 by the World Health Organization- India

•    He will head the RBI constituted inter regulatory Working Group that will study the entire gamut of regulatory issues relating to Fin Tech and Digital Banking in India - Sudarshan Sen, Executive Director of RBI

•    The Union Government revised the time schedule for making payments under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 by - 30 September 2017

•    The Rare Marbled Map butterfly (Cyrestis cocles) was sighted in PM Kota village of Maredumilli mandal in East Godavari district of - Andhra Pradesh

•    The SC-constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money that submitted its fifth report to the apex court has suggested capping cash holding up to - 15 lakh rupees

•    The SC-constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money that submitted its fifth report to the apex court has recommended ban on Cash transactions above - 3 lakh rupees

•    He headed the SC-constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money who submitted its fifth report to the apex court – Justice MB Shah

•    India's Grand Master who won the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu, China is - Harika Dronavalli

•    India's all women naval team completes 5000 nautical mile voyage on sail boat - Mhadai

•    Riding on their back-to-back wins over Laos in June 2016, India made a big leap of 11 places to occupy this place in the latest world football rankings issued by FIFA - 152

•    In France, at least 60 people were killed and many injured in the French Riviera city of Nice when a truck ploughed into crowds watching a fireworks display on - Bastille Day National holiday

•    India's Olympic Silver Medalist who passed away recently is - Joseph Antic

•    William H McNeill recently passed away at the age of 98. He was a - Historian

•    The author of the famous book The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community who died recently is - William H McNeill

•    The bank that has recently signed a share purchase agreement to acquire micro lender Grama Vidiyal is - IDFC Bank

•    Indian-American professor who was on 12 July 2016 appointed as the Dean of University of North Texas College of Information in the United States- Kinshuk

•    Scheme approved by Union Cabinet in July 2016 to impart fresh training to 60 lakh youths and certify skills of 40 lakh persons acquired non-formally- Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

•    Person appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) in July 2016- Ashok Patnaik

•    The operation that was started to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in South Sudan's capital Juba - Sankat Mochan

•    CCEA has given its approval for disinvestment of a percent of paid up equity of National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) - 15%

•    He will head the high-level committee that was constituted to review the minimum support price (MSP) and bonus for pulses - Arvind Subramanian

•    Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari left to the country to lead the Indian delegation at the 11th Asia -Europe Meeting - Mongolia

•    Backed by Supreme Court's order, former Arunachal Pradesh's Chief Minister who resumed his duty as the Chief Minister of the state is - Nabam Tuki

•    In an effort to recognise the contribution of veteran crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, Mumbai’s civic body renamed a city square near Hiranandani Garden in suburban Powai to - Jyotirmoy Dey Chowk

•    The country that declared Zika emergency in the northern half of the country – Peru

•    The Department of Posts and Telegraph in association Andhra Pradesh will deliver holy water, Pushkara jalam, of this river to the devotees for festival Pushkaralu – Krishna River

•    This train clocked 180 km per hour to become the fastest train of India – Spanish-made Talgo train

•    Raj Babbar was recently appointed the Chief of Congress party in the state of - Uttar Pradesh

•    Navy Chief recently commissioned INS Karna, which is a dedicated base for - Marine Commandos

•    India and Bangladesh recently signed a deal for the construction of coal fired power plant named - Rampal Power Station

•    The State Bank of India signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to - promote fintech start-ups

•    The author of the book titled Ringside With Vijender that was released recently is - Rudraneil Sengupta

•    The Indian celebrities who are included the list of World's Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016 released by Forbes are – Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar

•    The celebrity who topped the list of World's Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016 released by Forbes is - Taylor Swift

•    The nations party to the dispute in South China Sea are – China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei

•    The rank of Indian cricket team in the recently released ICC test rankings – Second

•    This Indian cricketer topped the list of all-rounder in the recently released ICC rankings – Ravichanndran Ashwin

•    He was given the charge of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs following the resignation of Najma Hepatullah – Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

•    She will become the second woman to become the Prime Minister of Britain following the resignation of incumbent David Cameron – Theresa May

•    Targeting 25 per cent rail share in automobile traffic, railways on launched time-tabled Auto Express to ensure faster delivery of cargo from - Gurgaon to Nidvanda

•    The country's industrial production grew at this percentage rate in May 2016 - 1.2%

•    The death metal band that won the G-Shock Wacken Metal Battle 2016 at the recently held Bangalore Open Air is - Elemental

•    The writer recently hosted by the Rashtrapati Bhavan under the Writer in-Residence programme is - Amitav Ghosh

•    The advertising doyen chosen for the Advertising Agencies Association of India Lifetime Achievement Award is - Srinivasan K. Swamy

•    Sanjay Gupta has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of - Konkan Railway Corporation Limited

•    ONGC’s Executive Director who has been appointed as the full-time Chairman of Oil India Ltd. is - Utpal Bora

•    The nationwide fortnightly programme that was recently launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is - Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight

•    The African nation from which Union Government has decided to evacuate its nationals amid Africa’s oldest civil war that ignited in July – South Sudan

•    The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response within 8 weeks on a plea of an ex-servicemen's body seeking implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) as recommended by - the Koshyari Committee

•    The Gujarati writer who was conferred with the 51st Jnanpith Award by President Pranab Mukherjee on 11 July 2016 is - Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari

•    The tribe residing in Meghalaya’s since around 1200 BCE as per a new study of Pre-historic megaliths and tools is - Khasi tribe

•    Six Indians who on 11 July 2016 qualified for the Rio Olympics are - Renjith Maheswary, Anirban Lahiri, Dharambir Singh, Jinson Johnson, Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia and Aditi Ashok

•    Four African nations that was visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi between 7 July to 11 July 2016 are – Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique

•    The state that in July 2016 tried to set a world record by planting more than five crore saplings in just ten hours is - Uttar Pradesh

•    He was the Delhi High Court-appointed observer that submitted its report on Delhi and Districts Cricket Association's functioning during this year's IPL with its observation - Justice Mukul Mudgal

•    The apex banking body of micro-financing and funding to the causes of rural development that celebrated its 35th foundation day on 12 July 2016 is - NABARD

•    The state that celebrated the century old traditional festival of Kharchi Puja at Chaturdas Devta Temple with pomp and gaiety is - Tripura

•    The animal that was recently declared as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature is - Bornean orangutan

•    The Hungarian city that will host the 2020 European Aquatics Championships is - Budapest

•    The theme of the 2016 World Population Day is - Investing in teenage girls

•    The first professional full-time football coach of India who died recently is - Amal Dutta

•    The Mercedes driver who won the 2016 British Grand Prix title of Formula One is - Lewis Hamilton

•    The Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya who was selected for the 2016 International Maritime Organization Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea is - Radhika Menon

•    Sushila Karki recently was endorsed by Nepal’s Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee as the first woman  - Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

•    The anti-missile system that will be deployed in the Korean Peninsula by United States and South Korea - THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense)

•    He won the 2016 Wimbledon title by defeating Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) - Andy Murray

•    This nation lifted the Euro 2016 football championship at Saint-Denis in Paris after defeating France 1-0 is- Portugal

•    She won the women’s singles title of 2016 Wimbledon - Serena Williams

•    They won the women’s doubles title of 2016 Wimbledon - Serena Williams and Venus Williams

•    She won the women’s singles title of 2016 Wimbledon - Serena Williams

•    They won the women’s doubles title of 2016 Wimbledon - Serena Williams and Venus Williams

•    They won the mixed doubles title of 2016 Wimbledon - Heather Watson (Britain) and Henri Kontinen (Finland)

•    They won the men's Doubles title of 2016 Wimbledon - Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut (France)

•    He was sworn-in as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh - Tathagata Roy

•    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party that on 11 July 2016 claimed victory in an election for the upper house of parliament National Diet is - Liberal Democratic Party

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