Current affairs in July
- World Bank to provide over one billion dollars (6,750 crores) for India’s solar-energy program
- The World Bank Group today signed an agreement with the International Solar Alliance, consisting of 121 countries led by India, with the goal of mobilizing one trillion dollar in investments by 2030.
- The World Bank-supported projects under preparation include solar rooftop technology, infrastructure for solar parks, bringing innovative solar and hybrid technologies to market and transmission lines for solar-rich states.
- In Afghanistan, a suicide bomber has attacked a police convoy outside the capital Kabul today, killing at least 40 officers.
- Supreme Court today delivered a judgment settling that reservation contained in Persons with Disabilities Act entitles the disabled persons the benefit of reservation in promotion in Group A and B posts as well.
- Supreme Court today refused to recognise lesbians, gays and bisexuals, as third gender
- Justice Dhingra Commission set up by Haryana Government to probe land licences to companies.
- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called for a united global fight against terrorism saying that countries sponsoring and harbouring terrorists should be made to pay the price. In her address to BRICS Youth Summit(Guwahati )
- Indian Naval ship Satpura arrived at Hawaii in Pacific ocean today to participate in the 25th edition of Exercise RIMPAC
04 July 2016 current affairs:
1. Centre to commemorate 350th Birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh across the world next year, announces the Prime Minister;
2, In Iraq, at least 125 people of a predominantly Shia neighbourhood people killed in bomb attack.
3. Chief Justice of India has rejected the government’s move to put in place a committee of retired judges to evaluate the applications of candidates before forwarding them to the collegium.
4. The recommendations included in revised draft memorandum of procedure heading by Sushma swaraj.
5. Manekshaw sports Centre in New Delhi
6. So far, around 100 athletes from 13 sports disciplines have qualified for Rio Olympics.
05 July 2016 Current affairs:
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that today’s expansion will reflect the focus of the Budget and priorities of the NDA government.
2. Mr. Modi emphasized, the four-point agenda of his government; (i) Minimum government for maximum governance, (ii) Expeditious clearance of office files, improving ease of doing business (iii) Reduced time for Cabinet note finalisation (iv) Government no longer working in silos.
3. He said 70 percent of 1. 25 lakh beneficiaries of loans under Jan Dhan Yojana are women and people belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward castes.
4. President will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the new Ministers at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan at 11 in the morning. At present, there are 66 ministers in the Council including the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and as per the Constitution, the numbers can go upto 82.
5. Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley today reiterated that government will allot different national resources only through auction mode instead of other practices, including first come first serve basis, followed earlier.
6. National Mineral Exploration Policy was unveiled during the conclave by Union minister for mines and steel Narendra Singh Tomar and Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh.
7. BRICS Working Group Meeting on “Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency” in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh began this morning
8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met over 60 athletes who will be part of India’s contingent at the Rio Olympic Games
06 July 2016 current affairs:
1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi expands his council of ministers inducting Nineteen new faces; Five Ministers dropped; MoS Prakash Javdekar elevated to Cabinet rank.
2. Of the nineteen new ministers, 17 are from the BJP & one each from Apna Dal and RPI (Republican Party of India) and 2 women two women Anupriya Singh Patel and Krishna Raj )
3. Union cabinet approves National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme to train 50 lakh apprentices by 2019.
4. India signed a long-term contract (Five financial years) by signing an MoU with Mozambique for import of pulses.
5. The Union Cabinet has approved the interest subsidy of five per cent for farmers for the year 2016-17.
6. Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) which met in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,
7. The first meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving concluded in Visakhapatnam this evening.
8. Under the Paris Agreement, India is committed to reduce emissions by 30 to 35 per cent by the year 2030.
9. The Supreme Court today pulled up online search engines like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft; for failing to check sex determination advertisements, saying they were violating Indian law.