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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JULY 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UNITED NATIONS WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2016 OBSERVED ON 30TH JULY
i. The United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2016 was observed across the world on 30 July .
ii. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime launched the campaign ‘igivehope to show victims of human trafficking’
iii. The day aims at raising awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims, and promoting and protecting their rights.

2. FIRST BRICS EMPLOYMENT WORKING GROUP MEETING HELD IN HYDERABAD
i. The first-ever meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group was held in Hyderabad, Telangana from July 27 to 28, 2016.
ii. The main of the meeting was to shape the agenda for labour and employment track in BRICS countries.
iii. The meeting set the agenda to promote decent work and promote job creation between BRICS countries.

3. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP 2016 OBSERVED ON 30TH  GLOBALLY
i. The International Day of Friendship was on 30 July 2016 observed across the world.
ii. The main aim of the day  is to encourages governments, international organizations and civil society groups  to promote the efforts of the international community towards promoting a dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.
iii. The International Day of Friendship was started with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

4. UNION GOVERNMENT FORMS 'DISHA' FOR TIMELY IMPLEMENTATION OF CENTRAL SCHEMES
i. Union Government  announced the formation of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee that will be known as ‘Disha’.
ii. Disha was created for effective development and coordination of Central Government's programme.
iii. It will monitor the implementation of 28 schemes and programmes of Ministry of Rural Development and other Ministries to promote synergy and convergence for greater impact.

5. JAMES ALAN MCPHERSON, FIRST BLACK WRITER TO WIN PULITZER PRIZE IN FICTION, DIES
i. American author James Alan McPherson passed away in Iowa City, U.S.
ii. McPherson was the first black author to receive the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1978.
iii. He won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his short story collection Elbow Room, becoming the first African-American to win the Pulitzer for fiction.

6. HARYANA GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES PASHUDHAN BIMA YOJANA
i. Haryana Government has launched Pashudhan Bima Yojana, an insurance cover scheme for cattle breeders in the state.
ii. It was launched by Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister, O. P. Dhankar in Jhajjar.
iii. Pashudhan Bima Yojana will provide insurance cover to cattle breeders in the state at different premium rates for different animals.
iv. Insurance cover will be provided at a premium of Rs 100 for cows, buffaloes, bulls, camels and at Rs 25 for sheep, goat and pig for a period of three years

7. INDIA'S FIRST GREEN RAIL CORRIDOR LAUNCHED BETWEEN RAMESWARAM AND MANAMADURAI STRETCH
i. The 114-km long Rameswaram-Manamadurai stretch of Southern Railway in Tamil Nadu became India’s first Green Rail Corridor.
ii. This green corridor has following Features of Green Rail Corridor:
a.       This corridor ensure zero toilet discharge on rail tracks.
b.      Trains in the section are equipped with bio-toilets to ensure zero discharge of human waste on the rail tracks.

CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
1.  NAME THE AUTHOR OF THE SHORT STORY COLLECTION “ELBOW ROOM”?
a. Harper lee
b. Annie Besant
c. James Alan McPherson
d. None of these
2. WHICH COMMITTEE IS FORMED FOR MONITORING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CENTRAL SCHEME?
a. DISHA
b. PRWAH
c. DHARA
d. DRISHAYM
3. “INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP” IS OBSERVED ON?
a. 31st July
b. 30th July
c. 28th July
d. 29th July
4.1ST BRICS EMPLOYMENT WORKING GROUP MEETING HELD AT WHICH CITY OF INDIA?
a. New Delhi
b. Bangalore
c. Hyderabad
d. Gandhi Nagar
5. “UN WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2016” IS OBSERVED ON WHICH DAY OF JULY?
a. 30th
b. 31st
c. 25th
d. 27th
ANSWERS:
1) C                 2) A                3) B                4) C                 5) A

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JULY 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JULY 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. WORLD HEPATITIS DAY OBSERVED ON 28TH JULY
i. World Hepatitis Day is observed on 28th july to raise global awareness  about hepatitis and to encourage prevention of disease.
ii. Theme of the day is global campaign is ‘Elimination’.
iii. The main aim of the day is to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

2.  UNION CABINET INCREASES LIMIT FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN STOCK EXCHANGES FROM 5% TO 15%
i. The Union Cabinet has given its approval for raising foreign shareholding limit from current 5% to 15% in Indian Stock Exchanges.
ii. The increased limit is for a stock exchange, insurance company depository, banking company and commodity derivative exchange.
iii. The Union Cabinet also gave its approval for foreign portfolio investors to acquire shares through initial allotment in the stock exchanges.

3.  UNION CABINET APPROVES SETTING UP OF NEW AIIMS IN BHATINDA
i. The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of a new AIIMS at Bhatinda in Punjab under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana .
ii. The new AIIMS at Bhatinda will provide super specialty health care to the population while creating a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region.

4.   EAST BENGAL TO HONOUR MILKHA SINGH WITH BHARAT GAURAV AWARD
i. Kolkata's football giants club East Bengal has announced that this year’s Bharat Gaurav award  known as Pride of India will be conferred to athlete Milkha Singh.
ii. He will be honoured with the prestigious award on the East Bengal Foundation Day on 1st of August.

5. THE EUROPEAN UNION APPOINTS CHIEF BREXIT NEGOTIATOR
i. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has appointed Michel Barnier for internal markets  to lead negotiations with Britain to leave the European Union.
ii. Michel Barnier is a French Union for a Popular Movement  politician and Vice President of the European People's Party.

6. INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY OBSERVED ON 29 TH JULY
i. International Tiger Day was observed on 29 July to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers.
ii. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.

CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1.  WHAT IS THE THEME OF “WORLD HEPATITIS DAY” 2016?
a. Elimination
b. Hepatitis Free
c. Recovery
d. Revival
2. WHAT IS THE NEW LIMIT OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN STOCK EXCHANGE SET BY UNION CABINET?
a. 10%
b. 8%
c. 15%
d. 20%
3. “INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER ARTS FESTIVAL” IS GOING TO BE ORGANIZED IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWINGS CITIES OF INDIA?
a. Kolkata
b. Bengaluru
c. Chennai
d. Jaipur
4. BHARAT GAURAV AWARD WILL BE GIVEN TO WHICH OF THE LEGENDARY SPORTS PERSONS?
a. Milkha Singh
b. Saurav Ganguly
c. Sunil Gavaskar
d. PT Usha
5. WHEN “WORLD HEPATITIS DAY” IS BEING OBSERVED?
a. 29th July
b. 28th July
c. 26th July
d. 27th July


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



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