21st July 2016 Current Affairs

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved construction of a new dry dock within Cochin Shipyard Limited
  • The Union Cabinet approved Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015 proposal to introduce amendments to the bill in Parliament
  • Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in the country in response to the failed coup that happened on 15 July 2016
  • Hashim Ansari died due to heart-related complications in the temple city of Ayodhya
  • The recipient of the title of “The oldest active theatre actor” on the planet by Guinness World Records Radu Beligan died recently
  • The Hungarian biochemist, professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences (D.Sc.) and winner of a Széchenyi Prize Gyorgy Keri died recently
  • Assam has decided to distribute identity card along with Soil Health Cards to farmers
  • The Union Cabinet approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) under the Companies Act, 2013 that will be under the administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping
  • IMF in its revised global economic growth forecast for 2017 lowered world economy growth to 1 percent point from its previous report of April 2016
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently gave its approval for installation of Ghatampur Thermal Power Project through Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited
  • Scientists have recently succeeded in sequencing the genes of 6000-year-old barley seeds
  • No voter to be left behind is motto of the Election Commission of India for the year 2016
  • The Election Commission of India recently launched National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) 2016 programme across the country.
  • Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 passed by the Union Cabinet in July 2016 to evolve a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of the transgenders
  • India on 20 July 2016 signed the Air Services Agreement for the first time with Mozambique

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