1st July 2016 Current Affairs

  • The famous futurist and the author of the famous book Future Shock, Alvin Toffler died recently
  • The Supreme Court of India recently stated that its 2014 verdict did not include lesbians, gays and bisexual persons under the category of Transgender
  • Tamil Nadu recorded the highest number of domestic tourist visits in 2015 as per the data released by the Ministry of Tourism
  • S K Jain appointed as the Acting Director General of Police (DGP), Meghalaya in July 2016
  • The Interim Administrative Cell of the International Solar Alliance signed declaration to promote solar energy globally with World Bank
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes notified rules for calculating Fair Market Value of assets located in India under Income-tax Act, 1961
  • The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Zubin Irani launched Prashikshak Portal
  • NIVARAN portal launched by Railways Ministry for employees’ grievances redressal
  • The sprinter of India Sameer Mon emerged as the fastest male athlete after winning the gold in 100m dash in 10.60secs at the 56th National Inter-state Senior Championships
  • The United States has designated al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, as a foreign terrorist organization and called its leader Asim Umar as a specially designated global terrorist
  • The first squadron of home-grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was inducted into Indian Air Force at the Aircraft System Testing Establishment in Bengaluru
  • Science journal published the study of researchers that claims that that the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer over Antarctica is healing
  • Turkey negotiations for budget contributions began in Brussels for its membership in European Union
  • India agreed to resolve bottlenecks to enhance bilateral trade and boost investments between the countries with Nepal


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