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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 JULY 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. 7 INDIAN COMPANIES ON 2016 FORTUNE 500 LIST
i. The 2016 Fortune 500 list of the world's biggest firms was released and the list is topped by retail giant Walmart.
ii. Seven Indian companies were featured in the list with Indian Oil Corporation  ranked highest at 161st rank with revenues of 54.7 billion US dollars.
iii. The list was topped by Walmart followed by State Grid at Second place and China National Petroleum at the third place.
iv. India in 2016 Fortune 500 list:
a.       Indian Oil Corp ranked highest in India but in world at 161st  place followed by Reliance Industries at 215,Tata Motors Ltd at 226th
b.      State Bank of India   came fourth after Tata Motors to occupy the 232nd rank.
c.       Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd ranked at 358th rank and Hindustan Petroleum Corp at 367th rank

2. ECI LAUNCHED NATIONAL ELECTORAL ROLL PURIFICATION 2016
i. The Election Commission of India has announced the launch of National Electoral Roll Purification 2016 programme across the country.
ii. The programme was launched to improve health of Electoral Rolls and to optimize the Polling Station location and area across the country.
iii. The motto of ECI for the year 2016 is No voter to be left behind.

3. BCCI CONDUCTS ‘ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS’
i. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has organised a course for umpires on English language and communication skills.
ii. The course has been designed by the British Council along with the International Cricket Council.
iii. It is aimed at equipping the match officials with communication skills.

4. UNION CABINET APPROVES INCORPORATION OF SAGARMALA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
i. The Union Cabinet has approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company  to give a start to port-led economic development under  Sagarmala project.
ii. SDC will be incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013, with an initial authorized share capital of 1,000 crore rupees.
iii. Sagarmala  Project  launched with a view to achieve the broad objective of promoting port-led economic development in India.
iv. The Project seeks to harness vast potential of India’s 7,500 km long coastline, 14,500 km of potentially navigable waterways, and strategic location on key international maritime trade routes.

5. ROHIT KHANDELWAL BECOMES FIRST INDIAN TO WIN MR. WORLD TITLE
i. Rohit Khandelwal has become the first Indian to win the title of Mr. in England.
ii. He defeated 47 other contestants from across the globe to bag the title.

6. NITI AAYOG & INTEL INDIA SIGN SOI TO KICK-OFF ATAL TINKERING LAB INITIATIVE FOR YOUNG INNOVATORS
i. NITI Aayog and Intel India sign Statement of Intent to start Atal Tinkering Laboratories  Initiative for Young Innovators as a part of its flagship programme the Atal Innovation Mission .
ii. The aim of setting up Atal Tinkering Laboratories is to build relevant skill sets among youngsters and to provide access to technology that will enable solutions.
iii. The Atal Tinkering Labs that will be established in schools all across the country with the technical support of Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd.



CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. “STATE GRID” COMPANY BELONGS TO WHICH COUNTRY?
a. USA
b. Japan
c. China
d. South Korea
2. WHO IS THE 20TH CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER OF INDIA?
a. Nasim Zaidi
b. Om Prakash Rawat
c. Vivek Sen
d. Nome of these
3. NAME THE FIRST INDIAN WHO BAGS THE TITLE OF MR. WORLD?
a. Suraj Khandelwal
b. Sujal Singh
c. Rohit Khandelwal
d. Rohit Singh
4. THE UNION CABINET APPROVED WHICH COMPANY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA?
a. Sagarmala Development Company
b. Surat Development Company
c. Bulls Eye Development Company
d. None of these
5. WHO IS THE SECRETARY OF BCCI?
a. Ajay Kumar
b. Ajay Singh
c. Anurag Thakur
d. Ajay Shirke

ANSWERS:
1. B                 2. A                 3. C                 4. A                 5. D


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