25 August 2016

World Current Affairs : July 2016

World Current Affairs : July  2016

Our section of World 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
• Ozone layer in Antarctic is healing: Study
• Logistic Performance Index 2016 released by World Bank
• NASA extends New Horizons mission to Kuiper Belt
2 July 2016
• Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard dies
• Linda Burney becomes first Indigenous woman elected to Australia's lower house
• Michael Cimino, director of film The Deer Hunter, died
• Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel dies
• ICC relaxes Decision Review System for LBWs
3 July 2016
• Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Austrian Grand Prix
• Noel Neill, first actor to play Lois Lane in Superman, dies
4 July 2016
• Acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami dies
• NASA's Juno Spacecraft successfully enters Jupiter’s orbit
5 July 2016
• New Tarantula species named after Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
• South African writer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi wins 2016 Caine Prize
6 July 2016
• US sanctions North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for human rights abuses
• Russian leader Putin signs ‘Big Brother’ law
• Google acquires Paris-based startup Moodstocks
7 July 2016
• India, Mozambique sign MoUs on drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports
• Kevin Turner resigns as Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft
8 July 2016
• Eminent Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi died
• 2nd Anti-Drug Working Group meeting of Heads of Drug Control Agencies of BRICS concluded
• India, South Africa signed four agreements
9 July 2016
• NATO Summit 2016 concluded in Warsaw
• IUCN declares Bornean Orangutan as critically endangered
10 July 2016
• 2016 Wimbledon concluded
• Portugal wins Euro 2016 football championship; defeated France 1-0
• Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 British Grand Prix
• Andy Murray won men’s singles title of 2016 Wimbledon
• Sushila Karki confirmed as Nepal's first woman Chief Justice
• India, Tanzania signed five agreements
11 July 2016
• World Population Day 2016 observed with theme Investing in teenage girls
• Shinzo Abe's party attains majority in Upper House of National Diet
• Six more Indians qualify for Rio Olympics
• Turkish musician Kudsi Erguner named UNESCO Artist for Peace
• India, Kenya signed seven agreements to deepen cooperation
• Forbes released the list of World's Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016
12 July 2016
• ICC releases Test, ODI, and T20I Rankings
• Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in favor of The Philippines on South China Sea
• India and Bangladesh sign deal for construction of coal fired power plant
• India-born Kinshuk appointed as Dean of University of North Texas College of Information
• India's Olympic Silver Medalist Joe Antic passed away
• IDFC Bank acquires micro lender Grama Vidiyal
13 July 2016
• Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states
• Theresa May appointed Prime Minister of United Kingdom
14 July 2016
• Misbah-ul-Haq becomes oldest captain to score Test hundred
• Harika Dronavalli wins Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in China
• WHO declares India as Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus free
15 July 2016
• World Youth Skills Day 2016 observed globally
16 July 2016
• 11th Asia–Europe Meeting Summit issues Ulaanbaatar Declaration
17 July 2016
• Netherlands-UP signs agreement for setting up skill development centre for farmers
18 July 2016
• Nelson Mandela International Day 2016 observed
• SpaceX launched unmanned Dragon cargo capsule to International space station
• WHO releases report of 2015 Non-communicable Diseases Global Survey
• World Bank Group appoints Paul Romer as Chief Economist
• Softbank to acquire ARM Holdings for $32 billion
• Genes of 6000-year-old barley grains sequenced for first time
• Morocco announces its wish to rejoin African Union
• MPs back renewal of UK's Trident nuclear weapons system
19 July 2016
• Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s PM for another term
• Quarter of a million children severely malnourished in Borno state, Nigeria: UNICEF
• Former French cyclist Dominique Arnaud passes away
• Pakistan's Yasir Shah scales number one spot in ICC Test rankings
• India, US discover major Natural Gas Reserve in Indian Ocean
20 July 2016
• Turkey declares three-month state of emergency after a failed military coup
• Sustainable Development Goal Index released; India ranked 110th
21 July 2016
• Fox News CEO Roger Ailes resigns
• Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina inaugurate Petrapole Integrated Check Post
• 2016 Fortune Global 500 list released: India's India Oil Corporation ranked at 161st Place
• 2016 set to be world's hottest year on record: WMO
• Brazilian scientists discover another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito
22 July 2016
• Facebook's Aquila Internet drone completes first test flight
• Annual electronic music festival Tomorrowland begins in Belgium
• India becomes first contributor to UN Trust Fund for sexual abuse victims
23 July 2016
• Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win gold in World athletics championships
24 July 2016
• Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli resigns ahead of a no-confidence vote
• California wildfire covers more than 22000 acres
25 July 2016
• Anita Gopalan wins 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants
26 July 2016
• World Health Organisation declares Brazil free of measles
27 July 2016
• Muralitharan, Lohmann, Morris and Rolton to be inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame
• India signs $1 billion deal with US for procuring four Poseidon-8I aircraft
• IOC to launch Olympic Channel on August 21
• European Commission appoints Michel Barnier as Chief Brexit Negotiator
• James Alan McPherson, first black writer to win Pulitzer Prize in fiction, dies
• Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter's atmosphere: Study
28 July 2016
• World Hepatitis Day 2016 observed with theme Elimination
29 July 2016
• International Tiger Day observed
• Joint Indo-Thailand Military Exercise ‘Maitree’ culminates
30 July 2016
• International Day of Friendship 2016 observed globally
• United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2016 observed
• Luke Aikins became first person to jump from 25000 feet without a parachute or wing suit
31 July 2016
• Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 German Grand Prix of F1
• Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first female governor
• 2016 Rogers Cup concluded