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29th July 2016 Current Affairs

  • Shambhu Singh Yadav has been appointed as the Deputy Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh
  • The veteran tabla maestro of the Banaras Gharana Pandit Lacchu Maharaj died recently
  • The first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, James Alan McPherson died recently
  • The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences recently announced the India Meteorological Department will soon use forecast monsoon with Dynamical Monsoon Model
  • Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi wrote Jhansi’r Rani (The Queen of Jhansi) and died in July 2016
  • Compensatory and Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016 passed by Rajya Sabha in July 2016 to establish the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund
  • International Day of Friendship is celebrated on 30 July
  • International Tiger Day that was observed on 29 July 2016 was founded in at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit of 2010, with the aim to double the big cat population by 2022
  • The District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee whose formation was announced by Union Government will be known as Disha
  • Astronomers have detected the Great Red Spot on Jupiter that is the region behind heating of the planet
  • The Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology that is celebrating its 40 years of opening its gate for the public is based in Madras
  • Jharkhand via an affidavit in the High Court during a course of hearing said that said that it is going to introduce chapter in school syllabus against witchcraft killings
  • In the wake of increasing number of road accidents due to drunken driving, the Union Government has requested all States and union territories to ensure no license is issued to liquor vendors along National Highways
  • Bangladesh’s Home Minister was assured for India’s full support in their fight against terrorism by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The oldest serving aircraft carrier of the world INS Viraat arrived at Kochi on its last sailing prior to decommissioning later in 2016

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