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Current Affairs - July 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams -

TNPSC Current Affairs July 2016

  • Important Days
    • July 1 - National doctor's day
    • July 11 - World Population Day
    • July 18 - Nelson Mandela Day
  • World's Largest Spinning Wheel 
    • The World's largest Spinning wheel (Chakra in Hindi) was unveiled at Indira International Airport in New Delhi.
  • Important Awards
    • Lidudumalingani  - South African writer who won the Caine Prize 2016 for his book 'Memories We Lost'
    • Raghuveer Chaudhari - Gujarathi writer who was awarded the 51st Jnanpith Award.[Very Important] 
    • Rohit Khandelwal - became the first Indian to win the Mr. World title (2016).
    • TM Krishna (Musician) and Bezwada Wilson (Social activist) - won the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016.
  • Captain Radhika Menon
    • She became the first women in the world to receive the award for exceptional bravery Bravery at sea from the International Maritime Organisation (HQ: London, UK)
    • She is also the first women captain of India's Merchant Navy.
  • Lifeline Express
    • It is the world's first hospital on a train launched by Indian Railways in 1991 and it completed 25 years of its services to the nation.

  • Minimum Wage for Part time Workers
    • Rajasthan Became the first state in India to implement the minimum wage for the part time workers.
  • Happiness Department
    • Madhya Pradesh state became the first state in India to create a new department called as Happiness department that evaluates and formalates the measure to raise the state's happiness index.
  • Important Appointments
    • Pema Khandu
      • He was appointed as the new Chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
      • He also set a new record by becoming the youngest Person to be appointed as the chief minister of any Indian state.
  • India's First e-Court
    • India's first e-court was opened in the High court of Hyderabad.
  • Important Committies
    • Shankar Acharya Committee
      • The Union Govt has formed a new committee to examine the feasibility of new financial year for India under the Chairmanship of Shankar Acharya
    • Arvind Subramaniam Committee
      • Central Govt has appointed a committee to suggests measures to tackle the supply shortage and high prices of pulses under the chairmanship of Arvind Subramaniam.
  • Sustainable Development Index
    • India ranks 110th in the recently published sustainable development index for 149 countries.
    • Top 3 Countries
      1. Sweden
      2. Denmark
      3. Norway
  • Pashudhan Bhima yojana
    • It was an insurance sheme for cattles launched by the Haryana Government.

Environment and Health
  • E-cigarette Banned
    • Kerala became the fourth state in India (first - Rajasthan) which banned the usage of electronic cigarette citing ill effects of its usage.
  • Fat Tax
    • Recently the Kerala State Government announced 14.5 % fat tax 
  • India's First Green Rail Corridor.
    • The railway department has launched India's first green rail corridor between rameshwaram and mana madurai.
    • Trains running through this corridor will have bio toilets and also does not discharge toilet wastes in the tracks as like the other trains.
Science and Tech
  • Nivaran Portal
    • This portal was launched by the Railway Ministry for online registration of complaints by the railway employees including their former employees. 
  • JUNO Spacecraft
    • It is a spacecraft sent by NASA in 2011 to Jupiter.
    • It reached the orbit of the Jupiter Planet on 4th July 2016.
  • RFID Tagging of Containers
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra became the first port in India to tag the container with RFID tags.
    • Through this the container's movement can be tracked at several places.
  • Myspeed App
    • It is a mobile application launched by TRAI for the consumers to check their Internet speed.
  • Aquila
    • It is a Internet drone developed by facebook.
    • Aquila was tested successfully recently.
    • It is very similar to the google's loon project, instead of balloon aquila project uses drones.

  • 2nd BRICS Youth Summit 2016
    • It was held at Guwahati in Assam.
  • Y-20
    • It is the largest transport Military plane constructed by china which was inducted to its army recently.
    • It has the capability to lift 200 tonnes of weigth.
  • Big Brother Law
    • It was a nick name given to the controversial anti terror amendments passed by the Russian Parliament.
    • The nick name became popular after the condemnation of the law by Edward Snowden.
    • This law gives more surveillance powers to the security agencies.
  • Sushila Karki [Very Important for Upcoming Exams]
    • She was appointed as the first Women Chief Justice of Supreme court of Nepal.
  • Theresa May
    • She was appointed as the New Prime Minister of Britain UK.
    • She is also the second women to become the Prime Minister of Britain.
  • Sankat Mochan
    • It is the name of the operation taken by Indian govt to rescue the stranded Indian Citizens from South Sudan

  • Gurpeet Singh Sandhu
    • He is an Indian Football player named to play in the UEFA Europa League thus becoming the first Indian player to play in this europa league.
  • Neeraj Chopra
    • He was an Indian Athlete who set a new world record in Javelin in the Under 20 category by throwing the javelin to 86.48 m distance and winning the gold medal in Under 20 world athlete chaimpionship held in Poland.


  1. Thank you sir..
    please update the august current affairs soon sir..

  2. tq for updating july update for aug as soon as possible

  3. Sir When Group 2 Exam (Interview) Preliminary 2016 ? and
    How Many Marks to Secure for Preliminary Exam ?
    Please Do the Needful

  4. Very simple and also neat arrangement of current affairs.. Easy to understood brother.. Thanks a lot..

  5. nice work..... your endeavour will give lot of good results...


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