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July 02, 2016

2nd July 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (1st Saturday of July) is International Co-operative Day / International Day of Co-operatives.
    • Aim : To increase awareness on co-operatives and promote the movement's successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace.
    • Theme of the year 2016 : Co-operatives: The power to act for a sustainable future
  • Today (2nd July) is World Sports Journalists Day.
    • This day was established by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) in 1994 to mark the 70th anniversary of its foundation.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on 4 African Nation visit (Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Kenya) from 7th to 11th July 2016. 
    • During this visit, Modi will meet the Presidents of the four countries and strengthen bilateral ties during the visit. 
    • Note : South Africa is one of the few countries that didn't favour India’s entry into the NSG.
National Affairs
  • The government has changed the tagline of Aadhaar from ‘Aam Aadmi ka Adhikar’ to ‘Mera Aadhaar, Meri Pehchaan’. 
  •  The 1st Women's University of India is celebrating 100 years.
    • The Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University, the 1st Women's University in India, started on July 2, 1916, with the enrollment of five students. 
    • It was established by Dr Dhondo Keshav Karve, with the objective of educating more women. 
    • Around 15,000 women graduated from the university this year, which has campuses in both Mumbai and Pune.
  • The Maharashtra government today planted two crore saplings across the state with the help of public participation. 
Places in News
  • India's first Commercial Court and Commercial Disputes Resolution Centre has been inaugurated today at Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh.
    • Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh along with Supreme Court judge Madan B. Lokur dedicated to the people the Commercial Court complex in Naya Raipur.
Awards & Honors
  • President Pranab Mukherjee today presented the Dr BC Roy national awards for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 
    • These awards were presented on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day observed on July 1 to pay honour and tribute to India’s most famous physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
    • Award Winners for the year 2010 : 
      • Nikhil C. Munshi, 
      • O.P. Kalra, 
      • Tejinder Singh, 
      • Subash Gupta, 
      • Amrinder Jit Kanwar, 
      • Rajendra Prasad 
      • Glory Alexander. 
    • Award Winners for the year 2009 :
      • H. Sancheti, 
      • Renu Saxena, 
      • Atul Kumar, 
      • A.K. Kriplani, 
      • Kanan A. 
      • Yelikar, 
      • H.S. Bhanushali, 
      • G.V. Rao, 
      • Moti Lal Singh, 
      • C.N. Purandare 
      • C.V. Hari Narayan. 
    • Award Winners for the year 2008  :
      • Rajeshwar Dayal, 
      • Mammen Chandy,
      • Neelam Mohan, 
      • Rohit V. Bhatt, 
      • Mohan Kameswaran, 
      • Harsha Jauhari, 
      • Gopal H. Badlani 
      • Yash Gulati

Business & Economy
  • India ranked 35th among 160 countries in the recently released bi-annual Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 of World Bank Group
    • The index was published in the World Bank bi-annual report ‘Connecting to Compete 2016: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy’. 
    • German has topped the list for the 3rd time.
    • Top 5 countries in the list are
      • Germany
      • Luxembourg
      • Sweden
      • Netherlands
      • Singapore
  • Today is 61st State Bank Day (formation day of SBI). 
    • SBI was founded on this day (2nd July) in the year 1806 [The initial name was Bank of Calcutta]
  • The government is set to sign a new Tax Treaty with Cyprus, a prominent low-tax jurisdiction, aimed at preventing investors from defaulting on paying taxes in India. 
    • The Double Taxation Avoidance agreement will allow the government to prevent treaty abuse, tax evasion, and round-tripping of funds. 
    • It will also remove Cyprus from the government's blacklist for not providing information.

New Appointments
  • Veteran economist Indrajit Coomara Swamy has been appointed as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).
    • He is going to replace ArjunaMahendran, whose tenure, marked by controversies on the issuance of bonds, came to an end.

Recent MOUs & Agreements
  • Telecom-to-energy conglomerate Reliance Industries (RIL) and India’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) have signed Subscription and Shareholders’ Agreement to set up payments bank. 
    • As per the agreement, RIL will be the promoter with a 70 per cent equity contribution in the payments bank and SBI as joint venture will have 30 per cent equity contribution. 
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has inked a MoU with Advertising Standard Council of India (ASCI) to check misleading advertisements in the food and beverages sector. 
    • This partnership between FSSAI and ASCI will put in place a mechanism to monitor misleading advertisements. 
    • It will also lead to streamlining advertisements effectively through structured guidelines and appropriate action.

  • Indian footballer  Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became the first Indian to start in a Europa League match, when he appeared for Stabæk against Wales’ Gap Connah’s Quay in the first qualifying round in Wales yesterday. 
  • Indian dairy cooperative, Amul is going to sponsor the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics, with the company paying ₹1 crore to the Indian Olympic Association as sponsorship fee. 
    • The dairy brand released an ad announcing the sponsorship, captioned "Breakfaster. Higher. Stronger." 
    • Important Note : Amul had sponsored the Indian contingents at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 Asian and Commonwealth Games.
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