28th July 2016 Current Affairs

  • Michel Barnier appointed as the European Union’s Chief Negotiator with the United Kingdom over leaving the European Union
  • Muttiah Muralitharan is first Sri Lankan player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
  • The World Hepatitis Summit will be held from 29 March to 31 March 2017 at Sao Paulo
  • Elimination is the theme of the World Hepatitis Day 2016
  • Agricultural scientist Neelamraju Ganga Prasada Rao died in July 2016
  • Union Cabinet in July 2016 approved the establishment of a AIIMS at Bhatinda
  • A Joint expedition by India and the United States have resulted in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate at Indian Ocean
  • The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed by Lok Sabha seeks to amend the existing Lokpal and Lokayukta Act of the year 2013
  • India signed a one-billion dollar deal with the US defence and aerospace major Boeing for Poseidon-8I
  • Lok Sabha passed the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2016 that seeks to amend the Benami Transactions Act of the year 1988
  • The International Olympic Committee announced that it will launch the Olympic Channel on 21 August 2016, at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016
  • The 14th US-India counter-terrorism Joint Working Group meet started in Washington
  • Reserve Bank of India has imposed 27 crore rupees penalty on 13 public and private sector banks for Foreign Exchange Management Act violations and Know your customer lapses
  • Air Odisha has decided to start an inter-State flight service from Bhubaneswar on 15 August 2016

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