India Current Affairs : July 2016

Our section of India Current Affairs is a section provided by TET Success Key to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the month July 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

1 July 2016
• Indigenously built LCA Tejas inducted in IAF
• National Doctors’ Day 2016 observed across India
• President Pranab Mukherjee presents B C Roy National Awards for 2008, 2009 and 2010
• Eminent Marathi literary scholar Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere dies
• Rapid Rural Police Response System launched in Punjab
• Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports grants recognition to Paralympic Committee of India
• Kerala government decided to ban 'electronic cigarettes'
• Jawaharlal Nehru Port becomes India’s first port to implement Logistics Data Tagging of Containers
• Madhav Dhekane took over as Director of ISRO Inertial Systems Unit
• Hero MotoCorp inked 3-year wage agreement with Gurgaon workers
2 July 2016
• Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in Europa League
• Haryana to develop new Industrial Township at an expense of $5 billion
• Javeline thrower Annu Rani sets national record at National Inter-state Athletics Championships
• India’s first Commercial Court & Disputes Resolution Centre inaugurated in Chattisgarh
3 July 2016
• The 2016 BRICS Youth Summit concluded in Guwahati, Assam 
• B Sai Praneeth wins 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title
• Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan wins eight medals in IWAS World Games
4 July 2016
• BRICS Working Group Meeting on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency begins in Visakhapatnam
• National Mineral Exploration Policy unveiled by Narendra singh Tomar
• 1mg Technologies acquires diagnostic labs aggregator Medd
5 July 2016
• Cabinet Reshuffle: 19 New Ministers included
• Union Cabinet approves Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers
• Union Cabinet approves National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme
• Union Cabinet approves setting up of Major port at Enayam in Tamil Nadu
• Union Cabinet approves The High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016
• MoU between India & Mauritius in the field of Rural Development & Poverty Alleviation approved
• World's largest charkha unveiled at IGI airport, Delhi
• SC-appointed Green Panel recommends high pollution cess of 20-22% on diesel vehicles
• MP Cabinet approved Madhya Pradesh Tax on Entry of Goods in Local Areas Amendment Bill, 2016
• Union Cabinet approves redevelopment of seven GPRA colonies in Delhi
• Aditya Birla Fashion acquires global clothing brand Forever 21
• TRAI launches Myspeed App to measure real time mobile internet speed
6 July 2016
• R Thiruppathi Venkatasamy appointed as Accountant General of Tamil Nadu
• Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Puri, Odisha
• Dipa Karmakar named World Class Gymnast by International Gymnastics Federation
• India ranks 91 in Networked Readiness Index 2016
• Deepak Singhal appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh
7 July 2016
• 231 Projects under Namami Gange launched all over country
• Rajasthan becomes first state to introduce minimum wages for part-time workers
• Noted music director Omi passes away
• Zydus, Medicines Patent Pool inks agreement for Bristol-Myers Squibb's daclatasvir tablets
• NASSCOM unveils India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things
• Radhika Menon becomes first woman to bag IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
8 July 2016
• Second phase of Haritha Haram programme launched in Telangana
• Kerala Government proposed 14.5 per cent fat tax on junk food
• Andhra Pradesh decided to conduct 'Smart Pulse Survey' of 1.48 crore households
• Sanjay Gupta appointed as CMD of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited
• Ringside with Vijender authored by Rudraneil Sengupta released
9 July 2016
• Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant attains criticality
• Utpal Bora appointed as Chairman of Oil India
• Kendrapara sheep gets registered breed status
10 July 2016
• Tathagata Roy sworn-in as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
• Legendary football coach Amal Dutta passes away
11 July 2016
• Union Ministry of Health launches Nationwide Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight
• Pre-historic Megaliths study indicate Khasis lived Meghalaya since 1200 BCE
• President confers 51st Jnanpith Award on Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari
• Dabur signs MoU with DRDO to promote cultivation of rare medicinal plants
12 July 2016
• PM Modi’s four nation tour to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique concluded
• Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba commissions Marine Commandos’ base INS Karna
• SBI inks MoU with IIT Bombay to promote fintech start-ups
• Union Government notifies Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016
• Arvind Subramanian panel constituted to tackle pulses shortage
• K V R Murthy appointed as CMD of Jute Corp of India
13 July 2016
• Supreme Court ordered restoration of Nabam Tuki government in Arunachal Pradesh
• Union Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
• Union Cabinet approves disinvestment of 15% in NBCC
• Union Cabinet approves revival of defunct Fertilizer Units in Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni
• Ashok Patnaik appointed as CEO of NATGRID
• Operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ launched to evacuate Indian citizens from South Sudan
14 July 2016
• RBI sets up Sudarshan Sen-headed Inter-regulatory Working Group on Fin Tech and Digital Banking
• Time schedule for making payments under Income Declaration Scheme 2016 revised
• Justice Shah headed SIT on black money recommends ban on cash transactions above 3 lakh rupees
• Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi appointed as Chairman of CBSE
• India, ADB sign 100 Million US dollar loan agreement for Cauvery Delta project in Tamil Nadu
• Tata Advanced Systems signs deal with Bell Helicopter
• Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation acquires Yatra Online for $218 mn
15 July 2016
• Courage & Commitment authored by Margaret Alva
• Madhya Pradesh becomes first state to approve setting up of Happiness Department
• Nalanda Mahavihara inscribed as 33rd World Heritage Site in India
• Union Government launches Transforming India Website
• Guruprasad Mohapatra appointed as Chairman of Airports Authority of India
16 July 2016
• Rare Marbled Map butterfly sighted in Eastern Ghats
• ‘Ramayana month’ begins in Kerala
• Vijender Singh defeats Kerry Hope to clinch WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title
17 July 2016
• Who Moved My Interest Rate? authored by Duvvuri Subbarao
• TRI-NETRA System developed for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather
• Three Indian sites listed among UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites
• Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Saurav Ghosal clinches 73rd Senior National Squash Championship
• Pema Khandu sworn-in as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister
• India's first e-court opened at Hyderabad High Court
• Abdul Wahid Tanveer wins 2W MRF Rally of Coimbatore
18 July 2016
• Parliament passes Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016
• CBDT signs seven Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements with Indian taxpayers
• Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passes away in Mumbai
• SC accepts Lodha panel recommendations on structural reforms in BCCI
19 July 2016
• Odisha government planned to create 400 hectares of new water area in private land
• NGT asked Delhi Transport Authority to de-register 10 year old diesel vehicles
20 July 2016
• Union Cabinet approves Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016
• ECI launched National Electoral Roll Purification 2016
• Union Cabinet approves incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company
• Union Cabinet approves amendment in the Benami Transactions Prohibition amendment Bill, 2015
• CCEA approves Ghatampur Thermal Power Project in Uttar Pradesh
• Union Cabinet approves establishment of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences at Gorakhpur
• CCEA approves construction of new Dry Dock within Cochin Shipyard Limited
• Oldest and last Babri litigant Hashim Ansari passes away
• Kerala Government constitutes State Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
21 July 2016
• Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as CEO of UIDAI
• NDMC signs MoU with NEERI to develop sewage treatment plants
• Lok Sabha passes Bill to establish new NIT in Andhra Pradesh
• Kerala Tourism wins Gold at PATA Awards
22 July 2016
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils foundation stone for revival of fertilizer unit at Gorakhpur
• Ganesh Singh appointed Head of Joint Parliamentary Committee for Land Acquisition Bill
• Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to score double century outside India
• Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival 2016 begins in Guwahati
• Madhav Chitale committee constituted to prepare Guidelines for Desiltation of River Ganga
23 July 2016
• India's CSIR ranked World's 12th Best Government Institute
• Indian shooters Manavaditya Rathore and Anant Naruka clinch Bronze in Junior World Cup in Italy
24 July 2016
• Union Government plans to redraw Red Corridor
• India's first green rail corridor launched between Rameswaram and Manamadurai stretch
• Bappi Lahiri conferred Mahanayak Samman of West Bengal
• Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails Dope Test
25 July 2016
• Second phase of the Feed the Future-India Triangular Training Programme launched
• Lok Sabha passes Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Buddha Rashmi Mani appointed as Director General of National Museum
• Haryana notifies Freight Assistance Scheme for exporting MSMEs
• Tetsuya Takano resigns as Chairman of Ricoh India Ltd
• Sanjiv Puri appointed as Chief Operating Officer of ITC Ltd
• Salman Khan acquitted in Chinkara poaching cases
• Second phase of the Feed the Future-India Triangular Training Programme launched
26 July 2016
• Flipkart acquires online fashion portal Jabong
• Lok Sabha passes Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016
• India's first Humboldt Penguins reach Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo
• Bezwada Wilson, Thodur Madabusi Krishna wins Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016
• East Bengal to honour Milkha Singh with Bharat Gaurav Award
• Former diplomat Arundhati Ghose passes away
• Odisha announces Rs 60 lakh special incentive for Rio Olympic qualifiers
• Parveen Rana to replace Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics
• Union Government approves 1601 crore rupees for Himayat programme in J&K
• TVSN Prasad committee formed for exploring possible alternatives to Pellet Guns
27 July 2016
• Union Cabinet clears changes to GST Bill, drops 1% additional tax on inter-state sales
• Lok Sabha passes Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Union Cabinet approves setting up of AIIMS in Bhatinda
• Policy for awarding Waterfront and associated lands in major ports approved
• Lok Sabha passes Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015
• Agricultural scientist Neelamraju Ganga Prasada died
28 July 2016
• Rajya Sabha passes Compensatory and Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016
• Union Government forms 'Disha' for timely implementation of Central Schemes
• Eminent writer, social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away
• Veteran tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj dies
29 July 2016
• Madras Crocodile Bank Trust opens for public
• T Nanda Kumar resigns as Chairman of National Dairy Development Board
• AAAI confers Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 on Srinivasan Swamy
• Pashudhan Bima Yojana launched in Haryana
• Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari sworn-in as Chief Justice of Patna High Court
• Mohun Bagan Ratna conferred on Syed Nayeemuddin
30 July 2016
• IMD to use supercomputer to forecast monsoon with Dynamical Model
• Strategic Forces Command exempted from ambit of RTI Act, 2005
• India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears authored by Ravi Velloor
• Andhra Pradesh signs MoU with Japan to develop food value chain
• Justice DB Bhosale sworn-in as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court
31 July 2016
• Jharkhand government to form separate cell for Primitive Tribes Group
• Railway Minister flags off maiden broad-gauge train service between Agartala and Delhi
• India to host Kabaddi World Cup in October 2016
• R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs authored by Chaitanya Padukone released
• Narsingh Yadav gets NADA's clean chit; may participate in Rio Olympics
• Patna Pirates beats Jaipur Pink Panthers to win Pro Kabaddi League Season 4

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