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Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 July

Jul 13, 2017
Chinese Ships carrying personnel for its first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have set sail to begin setting up the facility.

India to host 8th edition of Theatre Olympics

Jul 13, 2017
The announcement was made by Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism, on 12 July 2017.

NGT declares 100m area from edge of Ganga as No-development Zone

Jul 13, 2017
It declared ‘No-Development Zone’ along an area of 100 metres from the edge of the river and directed that this zone must be turned into green belts.

Railways Ministry launches RailCloud Project, NIVARAN-Grievance Portal and CTSE Scheme

Jul 13, 2017
RailCloud is another step towards the Digitization of Railways with an aim of single digital platform for Indian Railways.

Saudi Arabia approves physical education for girls in state schools

Jul 13, 2017
The decision comes after three months of intensive studies by a specialized team commissioned by the minister to review all directives and recommendations in this regard.

One of the biggest icebergs break away from Antarctica

Jul 13, 2017
One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica has calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf of Antarctica.

Google acquires Bengaluru-based startup Halli Labs

Jul 13, 2017
Halli Labs becomes the latest AI start up to be acquired by a technology giant after a mass of similar acquisitions by firms such as Microsoft, Facebook, Apple.

In a first, India grants Rupees 3.2 crore aid to Philippines to fight ISIS

Jul 13, 2017
The Philippines is the only Southeast Asian nation where ISIS has established its presence.

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma launches LIFE programme at Songsak

Jul 13, 2017
Reports suggest, LIFE will focus on capacity building and under the programme, every 10 SHGs will be motivated to act like a bank and help each other.

Justice Vikramajit Sen appointed as Chairperson of BCCC

Jul 13, 2017
BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body constituted by IBF in June 2011 to examine content-related complaints related.

China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

Jul 13, 2017
On the other hand, Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean instilled worry in India as China builds on its military alliances with countries that encircle India, notably Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.

Fact Box: Growing threat of Malaria in India

Jul 13, 2017
Malaria has been a problem in India for centuries. It's reference can be found in ancient Indian medical literature like the Atharva Veda and Charaka Samhita.

Government empowers Army to procure weapons systems, military platforms for short intense wars

Jul 13, 2017
The decision will allow the Army to procure critical ammunition and spares without a nod from the Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley or the Cabinet Committee on Security.

Mithali Raj shatters record; becomes first player to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricket

Jul 13, 2017
Mithali overtook Charlotte Edwards (5992) after scoring her 34th run against Australia in Bristol. The 34-year-old reached the landmark in her 183rd ODI, taking 164 innings - 16 less than Edwards.

PM Modi’s visit to Israel: Significance and Benefits to India

Jul 12, 2017
The article analyses various dimensions of Indo-Israel bilateral cooperation and the benefits India will reap from the growing friendship with the Jewish Nation.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 July 2017

Jul 12, 2017
The opposition party has placed Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as opposition candidate for the Vide Presidential Election 2017.

Forensic expert Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan passes away

Jul 12, 2017
An acknowledged expert as well as a pioneer in some forensic techniques, he deconstructed the suicide bomb attack on Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991.

NGT imposes complete ban on nylon and synthetic manja

Jul 12, 2017
The green panel went on to state that “Although kite flying with 'manja' has been a sport and recreational activity in the country since time immemorial, but the strings endanger the lives of birds, animals and human beings and damage the environment”.

Living conditions in Gaza more wretched over past decade: United Nations

Jul 12, 2017
The report, compiled by the UN country team in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, took stock of some key indicators identified in an earlier 2012 UN report that predicted Gaza would become “unlivable” by 2020 unless underlying trends were reversed.

Fact Box: Issue of Cattle Slaughter in India

Jul 12, 2017
The dispute of Cattle Slaughter has a history, which dates back to the founding of the Republic of India.

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