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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 25 July to 30 July 2016

Jul 30, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the week like Pashudhan Bima Yojana, a separate cell for the Primitive Tribes Group (PTG) in the Welfare Department of a state and book titled Do You Know Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam among others.

  • Joint military exercise between India and Thailand that culminated at Krabi, Thailand was - MAITREE
  • The state that launched Pashudhan Bima Yojana is – Haryana
  • He will head the expert committee that was constituted to possible alternatives to pellet guns as non-lethal weapons - TVSN Prasad
  • He was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court by Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind at a function in Raj Bhawan in Patna - Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari
  • The state that has decided to form a separate cell for the Primitive Tribes Group (PTG) in the Welfare Department - Jharkhand
  • He was reappointed as the Chairman Railway Board - AK Mital
  • The former head of Guatemala's football federation who has pleaded guilty in a US court to racketeering and wire fraud is - Brayan Jimenez
  • He is the author of the book, Do You Know Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – Dr. Unnat Pandit
  • The country whose 8-member team was formally suspended from next month's Rio Olympics due to doping offences by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is - Russia
  • BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) first-ever meet was held in – Hyderabad, Telangana
  • 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
  • Agricultural scientist fondly referred to as the Father of Hybrid Sorghum who died in July 2016- Neelamraju Ganga Prasada Rao
  • Union Cabinet in July 2016 approved the establishment of a All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) at- Bhatinda
  • A Joint expedition by India and the United States have resulted in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate at- Indian Ocean
  • The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed by Lok Sabha seeks to amend the existing Lokpal and Lokayukta Act of the year - 2013
  • The long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft for which India signed a one-billion dollar deal with the US defence and aerospace major Boeing is - Poseidon-8I
  • Lok Sabha passed the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2016 that seeks to amend the Benami Transactions Act of the year - 1988
  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 27 July 2016 announced that it will launch the Olympic Channel on - 21 August 2016, at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016
  • The 14th US-India counter-terrorism Joint Working Group meet started in - Washington
  • The Union Cabinet has cleared changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill, dropping 1 percent manufacturing tax and providing guarantee to compensate - states for any revenue loss in the first five years of rollout of the proposed indirect tax regime
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed 27 crore rupees penalty on 13 public and private sector banks for - Foreign Exchange Management (FEMA) Act violations and Know your customer (KYC) lapses
  • The airlines that has decided to start an inter-State flight service from Bhubaneswar on 15 August 2016 is - Air Odisha
  • The state that has announced 60 lakh rupees cash special incentive for six sportswomen of the state who have qualified for the Rio Olympics is - Odisha
  • The Union Government approved nearly 1600 crore rupees for Jammu and Kashmir under skill development initiative - 'Himayat'
  • India wrestler who was named as a replacement for dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics in the 74kg freestyle category is - Parveen Rana
  • Lok Sabha on 26 July 2016 passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 to amend - the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 1986
  • She won the Democratic nomination for the US President elections scheduled to take place on 8 November 2016 - Hillary Clinton
  • The first death anniversary of former President was observed on July 27 who died at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong where he had gone to deliver a lecture - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
  • India off-spinner who surged to the top of the ICC player rankings for Test bowlers after a superb outing in the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua is - Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Government of the country has asked electoral authorities to declare illegal the opposition coalition seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro via a recall vote, accusing them of committing massive fraud is - Venezuela
  • The state that has notified the "Freight Assistance Scheme" for the exporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) located anywhere in the State - Haryana
  • The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Lok Sabha seeks to amend - the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961
  • As per reports, Union Government has decided to reduce the number of Maoist-affected districts from existing 106 districts by what number – 20
  • Second phase of the Feed the Future- India Triangular Training Programme was launched on 25 July 2016 in New Delhi by - the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Second phase of the Feed the Future- India Triangular Training Programme was launched will provide specialized agriculture training to - 1500 agricultural professional across Africa and Asia
  • The 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on 26 July every year in honour of - the Kargil War Heroes
  • North-west railway has further extended its facilities for newborn and their mothers at - Jaipur railway station in Rajasthan
  • Former Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief who will be honored with 2016 Tilak Sanman Puraskar for his contribution to Green Revolution is - Sharad Pawar
  • BRICS policy planning dialogue meeting began on 26 July 2016 in this Indian city - Patna
  • Person appointed as the Director General of National Museum in July 2016- Buddha Rashmi Mani
  • Person appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of ITC Ltd in July 2016- Sanjiv Puri
  • Chairman of Ricoh India Ltd who resigned on 25 July 2016- Tetsuya Takano
  • Portal acquired by Flipkart Ltd on 26 July 2016- Jabong
  • This place in Andhra Pradesh saw the laying of foundation of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises technology centre  - Pudi in Visakhapatnam district
  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel has announced ten lakh rupee cash award to javelin thrower for creating world record at IAAF world Under-20 athletics Championship - Neeraj Chopra
  • Bar Council of India (BCI) suspended 126 lawyers of this state and prohibited them from practising in any court or tribunal in the country - Tamil Nadu
  • The nation's first Green Rail Corridor which ensures zero toilet discharge on rail tracks was inaugurated on -  114-km long Rameswaram-Manamadurai stretch
  • The Indian skeet who won the bronze medal in the Champion of Champions match at the Junior World Cup in Porpetto, Italy is - Anant Naruka
  • The Indian shooter who won the trap bronze medal in the Champion of Champions match at the Junior World Cup in Porpetto, Italy is - Manavaditya Rathore
  • This Indian wrestler who qualified for Rio Olympics failed a dope test after being tested positive for a banned substance steroid - Narsingh Yadav
  • Nepal's Prime Minister who resigned from his office ahead of a no-confidence vote is - Khadga Prasad Oli
  • He was conferred with the 2016 Mahanayak Samman award on 24 July 2016 by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee - Bappi Lahiri
  • 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
  • The former French Financial Services Commissioner appointed as the European Union’s Chief Negotiator with the United Kingdom over leaving the European Union is - Michel Barnier
  • The first Sri Lankan player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is - Muttiah Muralitharan
  • The World Hepatitis Summit will be held from 29 March to 31 March 2017 at - Sao Paulo
  • The theme of the World Hepatitis Day 2016 is – Elimination
  • The American soprano and playback singer, best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, who passed away recently is - Marni Nixon
  • The former Indian athlete who will be honoured with the Bharat Gaurav Award by the East Bengal Football Club is - Milkha Singh
  • The institute that was ranked World’s No. 1 Government Institute as per the Scimago Institutions Rankings is - National Centre for Scientific Research, France
  • The Indian government institute ranked World’s 12th Best Government Institute by the Scimago Institutions Rankings is - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • The World Health Organization has recently declared Brazil free from - Measles
  • The Indian diplomat, famous for heading the Indian delegation at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, who died recently is - Arundhati Ghose
  • The country that has recently been declared free from measles by the World Health Organization is - Brazil
  • The country that has recently launched world's largest amphibious aircraft is - China
  • The aircraft that recently completed the first round-the-world solar powered flight is - Solar Impulse 2
  • The country that became the first in the world to contribute US$100000 for the UN Trust Fund in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse is – India
  • The Brazilian researchers recently found a species of mosquito that is able to transmit – Zika virus to humans
  • T.P. Dasan recently assumed the charge as President of - Kerala State Sports Council
  • The institute that recently developed the Solar Power Tree for generation of electricity from solar energy is - Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
  • The famous Modern Indian artist who passed away recently is - Syed Haider Raza
  • The tennis player who won the 2016 Swiss Open Gstaad is - Feliciano López
  • The female violinist who will be conferred with the coveted Sangita Kalanidhi Award for the year 2016 is - A. Kanyakumari
  • The Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute of Plant Sciences recently joined hands with BPCL to - launch field trials oil-degrading bacteria
  • India’s first Water Metro project was recently launched in - Kochi

 

 

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