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Latest GK and Current Affairs July (11 – 17) 2016

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The weekend has just begun and it is time for the latest happening and current affairs in July 2016 second week. The Current Affairs and GK Video by SuccessCDs Education provides up-to-date info on  the latest in India and internationally. You will get updates on Awards and Honours, Sports GK updates, Important Days in the week, Business , law and International News.
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Awards and honours
• President confers 51st Jnanpith Award on Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari
• Radhika Menon becomes first woman to bag IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
• South African writer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi wins 2016 Caine Prize
Important days 
• World Population Day 2016 observed with theme Investing in teenage girls
Sports 
• Six more Indians qualify for Rio Olympics
• 2016 Wimbledon concluded.
• Portugal wins Euro 2016 football championship; defeated France 1-0
• Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 British Grand Prix
• Andy Murray won men’s singles title of 2016 Wimbledon
• Legendary football coach Amal Dutta passes away
Government 
• Kerala Government proposed 14.5 per cent fat tax on junk food
• PM Modi’s four nation tour to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique concluded
• Union Ministry of Health launches Nationwide Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight
• Tathagata Roy sworn-in as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
International Affairs
• India, South Africa announced MoUs/Programme in four areas of cooperation
• Kevin Turner resigns as Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft.
Miscellaneous 
• India, Mozambique sign MoUs on drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports
• Russian leader Putin signs ‘Big Brother’ law
• NATO Summit 2016 concluded in Warsaw
• 2nd Anti-Drug Working Group meeting of Heads of Drug Control Agencies of BRICS concludedZydus, Medicines Patent Pool inks agreement for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir tablets
• Second phase of Haritha Haram programme launched in Telangana
• Google acquires Paris-based startup Moodstocks
• NASSCOM unveils India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things
• SBI inks MoU with IIT Bombay to promote fintech start-ups
• India and Bangladesh sign deal for construction of coal fired power plant
• Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba commissions Marine Commandos’ base INS Karna
• Pre-historic Megaliths study indicate Khasis lived Meghalaya since 1200 BCE
• Utpal Bora appointed as Chairman of Oil India
• India, Kenya signed seven agreements to deepen cooperation
• Sanjay Gupta appointed as CMD of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited
• IUCN declares Bornean Orangutan as critically endangered
• Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant attains criticality
• Sushila Karki confirmed as Nepal’s first woman Chief Justice
• Shinzo Abe’s party attains majority in Upper House of National Diet
• India, Tanzania signed five agreements.
• India, South Africa signed four agreements

 

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