20th July 2016 Current Affairs

Current Affairs
  • Purab Kohli was appointed as the Digital Ambassador of Axis Bank’s new product named Multi-Currency Forex Card
  • Steve Elworthy was appointed the Managing Director of 2019 World Cup
  • Rohit Khandelwal, the first Indian, to win the Mr World title
  • Nigerian journalist Didi Akinyelure won BBC World Service News Komla Dumor Award for 2016
  • The former Indian hockey player, Mohammed Shahid, won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, who died recently
  • Odisha’s three cadre IAS officers, for the first time have been empanelled in the rank of Union Secretary at a time
  • Devotees of Mumbai’s famous Siddhivinayak temple can now offer donations to Lord Ganesha in the form of shares or stocks of listed entities in addition to traditional offerings in cash and gold
  • The Shimla, Himachal Pradesh jail’s Directorate of Prisons and Correctional services provided a maiden platform to as many as ten jail inmates to fine-tune their musical skills
  • Imran Ansari, the state sports minister was elected as President of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA)
  • Donald Trump officially clinched the Republican nomination for the US President after a state-by-state vote at the Party Convention
  • MPs of United Kingdom have backed in Parliament the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system
  • A university of Canada has announced that it will conduct the world’s first Zika vaccine test on humans in the near future
  • Deputy Sports Minister of Russia Yury Nagornykh was suspended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after his name occurred in WADA report on the doping of Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics
  • Odisha has decided to celebrate the bicentenary (200 years) of the 1817 Paika revolt against the British Empire in 2017
  • The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 that was passed by Rajya Sabha seeks to amend Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 1986
  • Kerala assembly passed the Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Amendment Bill 2016 to amend the Section 2 of the 1951 Act.