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10 July 2016- National News Daily Current Affairs Updates

Todays current affairs are being published by ExamPariksha.com covering relevant fact based daily important news. To include all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section.

☀ Maharashtra Tourism has announced that the state’s Aurangabad town will host India’s first SAARC Tourism Summit during the second week of October. Maharashtra Tourism is also planning to set up a Buddhist Centre at Ellora during the summit.

  • The two-day summit aims to tap FDI under the Make in Maharashtra and Make in India schemes.

☀ The Kerala government announced a Pension scheme for transgenders aged above 60 years. It has also announced special education aid for transgender students.

  • Note that : Kerala became the first state in India to announce a Transgender Welfare Board that aims to end the stigma towards this sexual minority group.

☀ The Centre has decided to launch a new airline based in Guwahati which will connect all state capitals of the northeast regionThe airline, a subsidiary of Pawan Hans Helicopters, is expected to operate a fleet of six fixed-wing planes and five helicopters. Pawan Hans Helicopters will own 51% of the subsidiary with an equity base of ₹150 crore.

☀ Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Bihar are the worst states for women, according to an IndiaSpend survey that analysed the demographic data and eight social indicators of Indian states. Females in these states are most likely to be

  • aborted,
  • have the lowest literacy and
  • highest maternal mortality rates, and
  • also face the highest number of crimes, and
  • are least likely to be employed.

☀ The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) signed an agreement with IIT Bombay and IIT Madras to establish a bi-nodal ‘Centre of Propulsion Technology’. These centres will conduct research and develop products related to critical aerospace technologies under the Make In India initiative.

☀ A three-day Woodpecker Environment and Wildlife Film Festival has begun at historic Gaiety Theatre in Shimla. The focus of this festival is the critical environment and wildlife conservation issues like climate change, forest conservation, biodiversity and man-animal conflict and success stories will also be showcased in it.

International News Important Current Affairs Updates – 10 July 2016

The following exampariksha listing of international news has important todays current affairs which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC, SSC CGL 2016 and State PSCs.

  Executive Secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCC), Christiana Figueres, who is reportedly responsible for the success of the Paris talks on climate change last year, has been nominated for the post of the United Nations Secretary-General. The other candidates nominated for the UN top post include former New Zealand PM Helen Clark among others.

☀ The Bornean-orangutan, an orangutan species native to the island of Borneo, has been declared as a “Critically Endangered” species. Its count has reportedly shrunk by over 50% since 1973 due to growing human pressures, and is expected to further drop to 47,000 by 2025.

  • The Whale shark, world’s largest fish, has also been enlisted as an “Endangered” species.

☀ Captain Radhika Menon will become the first ever woman in the world to receive the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea from the International Maritime Organisation. Menon, is also the first woman captain of the Indian Merchant Navy. She will be given the award for saving the lives of seven fishermen.

☀ A leap second will be added to the leap year 2016, which means clocks on December 31, 2016 at 23:59:59 will read 23:59:60 before ticking over to midnight 00:00:00.

  • Note that: Leap seconds are added to ensure that the Coordinated Universal Time, the global measure of time, is adjusted to follow variations in the Earth’s rotation.

☀ The oldest living male twins in the world, Pieter and Paulus Langerock from Belgium have turned 103.

☀ South Korea and the USA announced that they will deploy an advanced missile defence system ‘THAAD‘ (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) in the Korean peninsula to counter threats from North Korea.

Economics News Today’s Current Affairs Updates – 10 July 2016

The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of Economy. We hope this collection on exampariksha.com helps you in increasing your financial awareness.

☀ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) removed the seven-year-old restriction on fresh purchase of state-owned Punjab National Bank’s shares by foreign investors. This comes after RBI report that aggregate foreign shareholdings in PNB have fallen below the prescribed threshold caution limit.

☀ Luxury goods maker Christian Dior has named Maria GraziaChiuri as its new Creative Director, making her the first woman to take up the role at the French fashion label.

☀ IDFC Mutual Fund has named Vishal Kapoor as its Chief Executive Officer(CEO).

☀ Goldman Sachs announced the appointment of José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission, EU’s executive arm, as an Advisor and Non-Executive Chairman of its international business.

10 July 2016 – Todays Current Affairs Updates Sports News

The following important todays current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view.

☀ Defending champion Serena Williams has won her 22nd Grand Slam after beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in straight sets. With this, she equals Steffi Graf’s record for most Grand Slam title wins in the Open Era.

Obituaries

☀ Eminent Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, ascetic and humanitarian Abdul SattarEdhi has passed away at age of 88 years. He was known as Angel of Mercy, Pakistan’s ‘Father Teresa’ and was considered country’s most respected figure. He was the founder and head of the Edhi Foundation in Pakistan and ran the organization successfully for over six decades.

 

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