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July 21, 2014

21st July 2014 - Current Affairs Daily Updates


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  • Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's today. Ishant Sharma takes 7 wickets (74).

National Affairs
  • The Indian Government today promised to extend broadband facility to every village in the country with the active cooperation of State governments.
  • Ministry of Shipping decides to grant life time licences to Ships charted by Indian citizen or Indian company instead of yearly renewal.
  • Over 20 per cent of food items (9,265  samples out of 46,283 food samples) served in restaurants and fast food outlets across the country have been found to be substandard or adulterated, according to government data.
  • The longest-ever search operation to recover bodies of 24 B Tech students, who drowned in River Beas in Mandi district on June 8, came to a close with recovery of bodies of two girl students.

International Affairs
  • Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency has said today.
  • The UN Security Council today called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, even as UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Qatar in the first leg of his Middle East tour which aims to end the escalating conflict that has killed 501 Palestinians and 20 Israelis.

Science & Technology
  • World celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. On July 20, 1969, man (astronaut Neil Armstrong) set foot on the moon for the first time. 
People in News
  • The Industries Minister of Maharashtra, Narayan Rane, submitted his resignation today afternoon to the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.
  • Leader of dissident Congress MLAs in Assam and state Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today resigned opposing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's leadership.

Business & Economy
  • Telecom sector regulator TRAI has recommended allowing sharing of all categories of spectrum. The move is likely to benefit major operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices, helping them reduce costs and at the same time improve service quality.
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