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National News Daily Current Affairs Update – 7 July 2016
The developments in the National sphere are listed in this section. Usually examiners ask GA or current GK questions in personal interviews and exams focussing on recent events to check how informed you are.
☀ Union Cabinet has approved a long-term contract by signing an MoU with Mozambique for import of pulses. This is aimed at promoting the production of pulses in the African country, hence doubling the trade between the two nations by 2020-21.
- It is expected that this will stabilise the price of pulses by meeting the current shortfall in supply.
☀ Rajasthan has become first state to introduce minimum wages for part time workers. Now part time workers will come under the Minimum Wages Act 1948.
- The new rule states that, it is now mandatory for employer to pay 50% of the prescribed a day minimum wage to a person who works for less than four hours in a day.
☀ The world’s largest ‘charkha‘ (spinning wheel) has been unveiled at Terminal-3 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport by BJP President Amit Shah. This charkha is 27 feet long and 15 feet tall.
- It commemorates the centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi’s return from South Africa.
☀ Home Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled a comic book ‘Ayodhya ke Shoorvir‘ on the exploits of the CRPF personnel who averted a terrorist attack in Ayodhya’s Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid complex in 2005.
- This is the 5th such book in the series ‘Shaurya Gathayen’ (stories of valour) being published by the paramilitary force to honour its personnel and martyrs.
☀ Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has set another world record by entering the Limca Book of Records by carving 100 sand chariots at the Puri beach in Odisha. The Padma Shri awardee already has 20 world records to his name.
International News Important Current Affairs PDF – 7 July 2016
Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which a person must be aware of.
☀Hungary, a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, has expressed its support for India’s bid to become a member of the 48-member group. A consensus among all the members will be required for India to become a member of the group.
☀ China has launched a military drill around Paracel Islands to defend its sovereignty claim in the South China Sea a week ahead of the ruling by the International Court of Justice.
☀ The Oxford English Dictionary has added the words ROFL (Rolling on Floor Laughing) and tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) in its June 2016 update. The update also includes the words glamping (glamourous camping), budgie smugglers (close-fitting men’s swimming trunks) and listicle (an online article in the form of list).
Economics News Today’s Current Affairs PDF – 7 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.
☀ The Union Cabinet approved the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme worth ₹10,000 crore to train over 50 Lakh apprentices by 2020. It aims to focus on apprenticeship as a key component for creating skilled manpower in India.
- Along with support in basic training of apprentices, employers will also be offered financial incentives for engaging apprentices.
☀ The Union Cabinet has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers for the year 2016-17, earmarking a sum of 18,276 Crore Rupees. Interest subvention for providing short term crop loan to farmers has been provided to Public Sector, Private Sector, Cooperative, Regional Rural banks and NABARD.
- The scheme will help farmers getting short term crop loan payable within one year up to 3 lakhs Rupees at only 4% per annum.
7 July 2016 – Sports News Today Current Affairs PDF
The following important current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view. Questions might also be asked in upcoming banking and SSC CGL 2016 exam about the following.
☀ As a part of PM Narendra Modi’s cabinet reshuffle, former Delhi BJP President Vijay Goel is the new Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports. He replaces Sarbananda Sonowal, who is now the new Chief Minister of Assam.
☀ Gymnast Dipa Karmakar has became the first Indian to be certified as ‘World Class Gymnast’ by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. The 22-year-old is also the first ever Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympic Games.
☀ South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 6 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
☀ Former England captain Nasser Hussain has set a Guinness World Record for the highest catch of a cricket ball. He caught the cricket ball dropped using a drone from a height of 150 feet in windy conditions at the Lord’s stadium.
☀ Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan has won 8 medals at the recently-concluded IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) U-23 World Games held in Prague, Czech Republic.
- Of the 8 medal’s Niranjan won three gold medals in 50m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 50m breaststroke events.
☀ The critically acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has passed away at 76 years of age. His 1997 film Taste of Cherry had won the prestigious Palme d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
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