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27th July 2016 Current Affairs

  • The American soprano and playback singer, Marni Nixon passed away recently
  • Milkha Singh will be honoured with the Bharat Gaurav Award by the East Bengal Football Club
  • National Centre for Scientific Research, France was ranked World’s No. 1 Government Institute as per the Scimago Institutions Rankings
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ranked World’s 12th Best Government Institute by the Scimago Institutions Rankings
  • The World Health Organization has recently declared Brazil free from Measles
  • The Indian diplomat, Arundhati Ghose died recently
  • Brazil has recently been declared free from measles by the World Health Organization
  • Odisha has announced 60 lakh rupees cash special incentive for six sportswomen of the state who have qualified for the Rio Olympics
  • The Union Government approved nearly 1600 crore rupees for Jammu and Kashmir under skill development initiative ‘Himayat’
  • Parveen Rana was named as a replacement for dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics in the 74kg freestyle category
  • Lok Sabha on 26 July 2016 passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 1986
  • Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination for the US President elections scheduled to take place on 8 November 2016
  • The first death anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam was observed on July 27
  • Ravichandran Ashwin surged to the top of the ICC player rankings for Test bowlers after a superb outing in the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua
  • Government of Venezuela has asked electoral authorities to declare illegal the opposition coalition seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro via a recall vote, accusing them of committing massive fraud

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