6th July 2016 Current Affairs

  • Interest Subvention Scheme approved by the Union Cabinet for providing short term crop loan to farmers
  • 1mg Technologies recently acquired diagnostic labs aggregator Medd
  • The Union Cabinet recently approved The High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016 to be introduced in the Parliament. The bill will facilitate the changing of Bombay High Court and Madras High Court
  • NASA’s spacecraft Juno recently entered Jupiter’s orbit to understand the origin and evolution of the planet
  • A three-day Woodpecker Environment and Wildlife Film Festival will begin at historic Gaiety Theatre in Shimla
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a four-nation tour to Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya
  • The Maldives’ foreign minister Dunya Maumoon quit the government over its hasty decision to implement the death penalty
  • Union Cabinet approved the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme to train 50 lakh apprentices by 2019-20
  • 6% tax to be levied on goods brought to local areas for consumption after purchase under e-commerce
  • Union Cabinet approved redevelopment of 7 General Pool Residential Accommodation colonies in Delhi
  • The Union Cabinet approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mauritius in the field of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation
  • World’s largest Charkha was unveiled at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi is made of the teak wood brought from Burma
  • Chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are pulled during the world famous Rath Yatra in Puri
  • Clothing brand Forever 21 was acquired by the Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail in July 2016
  • The Union Cabinet gave in-principle approval for setting up major gateway container port for Indian cargo in Tamil Nadu
  • Abbas Kiarostami died recently and whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry won the prestigious Palme d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival
  • Thiruppathi Venkatasamy appointed as the Accountant General of Tamil Nadu in July 2016

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