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4 July 2016- National News Daily Current Affairs Updates
Here are todays current affairs 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.
☀ The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has isssued an Orange alert for the next 24 hours in Uttarakhand. An orange alert implies that people in the affected areas should prepare themselves for the upcoming weather conditions. This comes after heavy rains and cloudbursts in the state killed at least 38 people, flooded rivers, and also blocked the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway (NH-58).
☀ The Haryana government will set up Satkar Bhojan canteens, to provide subsidised food to people, across the state by 1 November 2016. As a pilot project, the first such canteen was opened last year in the Kurukshetra city with a full meal costing ₹25.
☀ The Ministries of External Affairs and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship have signed an MoU to implement the Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY). This scheme is aimed at providing skill training and certification to Indians seeking jobs overseas.
☀ President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Smart Model Village pilot project at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. This aims to replicate the techniques used for transforming the President’s Estate into a model township, in five selected villages in Mewat and Gurgaon districts of Haryana.
☀ Union Minister Ananth Kumar announced the government will reduce the prices of key fertilizers, claiming that this is the first such decrease in fertilizer prices in 15 years. The prices have effectively been reduced by about ₹4,000 per tonne.
- These fertilisers include : Diammonium Phosphate, Muriate of Potash and Nitrogen Phosphate, and Potash composition.
International News Important Current Affairs Updates – 4 July 2016
The following exampariksha listing of international news has important todays current affairs updates which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC, SSC CGL 2016 and State PSCs.
☀ 4th July is celebrated as the Independence Day of United States. This day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on 4th July 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.
☀ China has built the world’s largest radio telescope, named FAST, to hunt for extraterrestrial life and explore space. Five Hundred Metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is radio telescope equivalent to the size of 30 football fields.
Economics News Today’s Current Affairs Updates – 4 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.
☀ India‘s six amusement parks have been listed among Asia’s top 25 by Tripadvisor. These parks include,
- Wonderla (Bengaluru),
- Ramoji Film City (Hyderabad),
- Imagica Theme Park (Mumbai),
- Wonderla (Kochi),
- EsselWorld (Mumbai),
- Nicco Park (Kolkata).
☀ Belarus has wiped four zeroes from its Ruble, redenominating its currency for the third time since year 1992. The country has issued new banknotes, wherein one ‘new Belarusian ruble’ would equal 10,000 ‘old Belarusian rubles’. This decision was announced last year, when Belarus was hit by an economic recession which forced it to devalue its currency.
☀ The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched “TRAI MySpeed“, which is a mobile app to help consumers check the internet speed on their smartphones. The “MySpeed” app will work on any smartphone that runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and above.
4 July 2016 – Todays Current Affairs Updates Sports News
The following important todays current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view.
☀ Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has won the Austrian Grand Prix.
☀ The ICC has amended the existing ‘Umpire’s Call’ rule in LBWs under its Direct Review System. The ruling will add half a stump’s width in either direction of the leg and off stumps, for the ball to lie in for a successful LBW dismissal appeal.
- This amendment will come into effect from October 1, and will apply on all DRS-employing cricket teams.
☀ Current national squash champion Joshna Chinappa has became the 2nd Indian in history to enter into the top 10 in PSA World Squash Rankings. The 29-year-old has achieved this ranking after finishing as the runner-up in the HKFC International tournament in Hong Kong.
- Note that: Dipika Pallikal, was the first Indian to crack the top 10 back in 2012.
☀ Rufus the hawk, is the official bird scarer at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club’s Wimbledon tennis championships each year. This hawk ensures that no birds litter in or around the Wimbledon tennis courts.
- Rufus has been the official bird scarer for the past 15 years.
☀ Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has passed away at age of 87 years. He is credited with giving a voice to millions of holocaust victims. Wiesel authored over 50 books including ‘Night‘, a memoir of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps.
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