NATIONAL AFFAIRS


Monthly Current Affairs July 2016 “NATIONAL AFFAIRS” key points to Remember.
Kerala Government To Ban E-Cigarettes
Teacher Education Portal ‘Prashikshak’ Launched
Nhai Gets Green Nod For Rs1,246-Cr Up Road Upgradation Project
Union Cabinet Approves Recommendations Of 7th Pay Commission
PM Sets 10-Day Deadline For Officials On Grievance Redressal
GST To Be Present In Monsoon Sessions: Venkaiah Naidu
Railway Ministry to install CCTV cameras at 1000 stations
Rapid Rural Police Response System launched

Modi to undertake 4-nation Africa tour on July 7
Rajasthan now wants more daughters as child sex ration comes down
President inaugurates smart model village pilot project
Religious Texts to be included in Haryana School Curriculum
Assam to introduce file tracking system for transparency
Rs.5,000 cr. Central aid sought for Mission Kakatiya
Govt cancels Rs.200cr green fine on Adani: Reports
Haryana to develop new Industrial Township at an expense of $5 billion
Kerala government decided to ban ‘electronic cigarettes’
BRICS Working Group Meeting on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency begins in Visakhapatnam
Metrological Department issues orange alert in Uttarakhand
India’s first Integrated Defence Communication Network launched
Tripura to get food grains, fuel via Bangladesh
INS Tarasa, Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft, launched by Indian Navy
Public canteens to be set up in Haryana by Nov 1
19 new Ministers of State inducted in Union council of Ministers; PrakashJavdekar elevated to Cabinet rank
National Mineral Exploration Policy unveiled by NarendrasinghTomar
India’s first Commercial Court & Disputes Resolution Centre inaugurated in Chattisgarh
2016 BRICS Youth Summit held with theme Youth as bridge for Intra-BRICS
Exchanges
Haryana to develop new Industrial Township at an expense of $5 billion
IIT-KGP to set up Centre for Science of Happiness
Government to give ₹400 crore for building airports in UP
Assam launches 100-day plan for agri growth
Haryana sets up helpline to report cow smuggling
Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves proposal to impose entry tax on online shopping
World’s largest charkha unveiled at Delhi airport
PM to embark on four African nations’ visit tonight
Mumbai Metro’s 1st underground line contracts awarded
MoU with Mozambique for import of pulses inked

Rajasthan villagers convert barren land into lake
Union Cabinet approves Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers
SC-appointed Green Panel recommends high pollution cess of 20-22% on diesel vehicles
Union Cabinet approves setting up of Major port at Enayam in Tamil Nadu
Film festival on wildlife to begin in Shimla
National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) to be launched tomorrow in
Uttarakhand
Bombay, Calcutta, Madras High Courts renamed
Rajasthan becomes first state to introduce minimum wages for part time workers
Union Cabinet approves National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme
Union Government constitutes Shankar Acharya Committee to examine desirability and feasibility of new financial year
Goa government to distribute 15 lakh free LED bulbs
Union Government launched National Green Highways Mission
231 Projects under NamamiGange launched all over country
India to get world’s largest camera museum
PM Modi holds talks with South African President in Pretoria to boost bilateral ties
India, Mozambique sign MoUs on drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports
NirmalaSitharaman to lead business delegation to Russia
India sets up apparel training centre in Nigeria
Uttar Pradesh government to plant 5 crore saplings in a single day
Second phase of Haritha Haram programme launched in Telangana
NASSCOM unveils India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things
Andhra Pradesh to conduct ‘Smart Pulse Survey’ of 1.48 crore households
Uttarakhand a surprise leader in ease of doing business rankings
Rajnath Singh to inaugurate BRICS drug control meeting
10 inducted into Maharashtra Council of Ministers
8 MoUs inked at India-South Africa CEOs forum
PM Modi signs four pacts with South Africa
Aurangabad to host first SAARC Tourism Summit

Government rolls out KrishiVigyan Kendra portal for monitoring of farm
centres
Joint issue of postage stamp between Department of Posts and Portugal
Post
Kerala Government imposes 14.5 per cent fat tax on Junk Food
Kerala announces pension scheme for transgenders
Film festival on wildlife has begun in Shimla
Government starts SUUTI stake sale process
Government plans to clean 10 iconic places under Swachh Bharat mission
Arunachal Pradesh: Lohit district administration launches mobile app “AapnaLohit”
Delhi government approves new slum and Jhuggi-Jhopdi rehabilitation policy
Meghalaya cabinet approves formation of fifth pay commission
West Bengal to set up three biotechnology hubs
Cyber cell set up to tackle internet trolls
India, Tanzania sign 5 bilateral pacts
Army Chief to visit Australia on four-day tour
Government imposes anti-dumping duty on a chemical
2nd Anti-Drug Working Group meeting of Heads of Drug Control Agencies of BRICS concluded
National Banana Research Centre to be set up in Bihar
Ex-Prez Abdul Kalam’s memorial to open on July 27
Nitin Gadkari visits US to attract billions of dollars in FDI
Government to give 5 Lakh to cross-border firing victims
World Bank to lend $290mn for Bihar’s JEEViKA ll
KERALA Government announces Rs 12,000 crore anti-recession package
To help village retailers access B2B ecommerce Rajasthan ties up with
Applicate IT Solutions
India and Kenya sign number of agreements
India, Tanzania signed five agreements
Maharashtra Police launches four apps to strengthen public security system

Meghalaya Governor launched the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit MatritvaAbhiyan (PMSMA)
Auto Ingress sets up first assembly unit in Tamil Nadu
JK’s first Seed Processing Unit to come up in Kathua
Hemis festival to begin in India on July 14
India, Kenya signed seven agreements to deepen cooperation
Government to set up panel to tackle shortage of pulses
President to embark on three-day visit to Darjeeling
Arunachal Pradesh to set up 21 women police stations
Uttar Pradesh creates world record by planting over 5crore trees
Alappuzha, Panaji and Mysuru cleanest cities in India: CSE survey
India’s first smart grid to come up in Gurgaon
Bihar signs MoU with Bangkok firm for disaster risk reduction
Spa for transgenders opens in Tamil Nadu
NajmaHeptullah and GM Siddeshwara resign; Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi given
charge of Minority Affairs Ministry
Delhi government to set up 300 dengue clinics
Railways launch time-tabled Auto Express from Gurgaon to Nidvanda
Union Government notifies AADHAR Act giving UIDAI legal basis
SC orders restoration of Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh
Indian Navy’s Marine Commandos’ base INS Karna commissioned
Bangladesh, India sign agreement for joint coal fired power plant
Union Government launches Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight
Pokhara-New Delhi direct bus service launched
Operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ launched to evacuate Indian citizens from South Sudan
Union Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
Vice President embarks on 2-day visit to Mongolia to attend ASEM summit
Maharashtra government classifies dengue as notified disease
Union Cabinet approves disinvestment of 15% in National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC)
Union Cabinet approves revival of defunct Fertilizer Units in Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni

Union Cabinet approves the Revised Cost Estimate of Punatsangchhu-II
Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan
INS India, base depot ship of Indian Navy at New Delhi celebrates Platinum
Jubilee
India to extend e-visas to 36 more countries
Join PM Suraksha Bima Yojana, Smriti Irani Tells Textile Industry
e-Aadhaar valid ID to get new mobile connections
Rajasthan is most attractive solar project destination in India, proves NTPC
auction
Cabinet allows ITI to transfer shares to SNIF
Postal Department to deliver river water at the doorstep
President to inaugurate India Skills Competition
DRDO test-fires India-made artillery gun system
India ‘semi-transparent’ in 2016 real estate index
Puducherry to get Rs.2k cr for infra development
Government to give interest-free loans to IIT students
Government extends black money tax payment date
Mizoram launches new state economic policy
Delhi gets first 3D Zebra crossing
India, ADB sign 100 Million US dollar loan agreement for Cauvery Delta project in Tamil Nadu
WHO declares India as Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus free
Justice Shah headed SIT on black money recommends ban on cash transactions above 3 lakh rupees
NabamTuki resigns as Arunachal Pradesh CM
Madhya Pradesh becomes first state to approve setting up of Happiness Department
Parliamentary affairs committee reshuffled
‘India ranks 3rd on business optimism index’
‘Ramayana month’ began in Kerala
96% rural electrification completed in Odisha
India, EU review progress of FTA negotiations
Over 14 lakh LPG connections released under PMUY
Commerce Ministry launches e-marketplace for government departments
‘SwachhBalSenas’ for garbage-free Puducherry
Railways to unveil vintage hotels on Palace on Wheels
90-day paid leave for sexual harassment complainants
Government launches online skill training platform
54.5% of India’s disabled population literate
Railways launches special train for car freight
PemaKhandu sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
Government mulling law with stern provisions against river polluters
Supreme Court accepts Lodha panel recommendations on structural reforms in BCCI
Culture Ministry to rate Indian artists, writers
TRI-NETRA System developed for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather
Union Government launches Transforming India Website
Centre released Rs.28k cr under MGNREGA this year
Free bus pass scheme launched for students in Tamil Nadu
LS Speaker launches e-portal to reduce paperwork
Pune bikers launch traffic rules awareness drive
Inter-exchange telephone services banned in J&K
Indian Medical Council (Amendment) & Dentists (Amendment) Bills introduced in Lok Sabha
Centre sets target of creating food grain storehouse by 2019
Centre to build memorial for A P J Abdul Kalam in Tamil Nadu: Parrikar
Parliament passes Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016
India, US agree to deepen cooperation in maritime sector
CBDT signs seven Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements with Indian taxpayers
India’s first e-court opened in Hyderabad
Blue Revolution: Odisha aims to create 400 hectares new water area
Netherlands-UP signs agreement for setting up skill development centre for farmers
Government sets incubation cell for export start-ups
Bill introduced in Lok Sabha to bring 6 new IITs, ISM
India to host BRICS Policy Planning Dialogue on July 26 in Bihar

All gram panchayats to be connected through OFC by 2018
Centre asks States to reduce stamp duty to facilitate housing for all by 2022
Rajya Sabha passes Child Labour Amendment Bill
Khandu government passes floor test in Arunachal Pradesh
6,000-yr-old barley oldest plant to be sequenced
TN court orders 30% pay hike for garment workers
IIT-Indore bans Twitter over fee hike protests
India, Bangladesh to jointly inaugurate Petrapole checkpost
Union Cabinet approves Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016
Union Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Mozambique:
ECI launched National Electoral Roll Purification 2016
Union Cabinet approves incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company
Cabinet okays Benami transaction bill amendments
Centre creates a new Electronics and IT Ministry
CCEA approves Ghatampur Thermal Power Project in Uttar Pradesh
CCEA approves construction of new Dry Dock within Cochin Shipyard Limited
Union Cabinet approves establishment of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences at Gorakhpur
Odisha government to celebrate bicentenary of 1817 Paika revolt
NITI Aayog, Intel India sign SoI to start Atal Tinkering Lab Initiative for Young Innovators
Kerala Assembly passes Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Amendment Bill 2016
India, Japan ink Social Security Agreement
PM NarendraModi to lay foundation stone of AIIMS in Gorakhpur
Odisha to Set Op Judicial Commission to Reform Jagannath temple
New high-tech museum at RashtrapatiBhavan
Modi, B’desh PM inaugurate S Asia’s biggest land port
Rajasthan: Maternal care mobile service launched
4,804 children rescued under ‘Operation Muskan’

Government approves bill to protect transgenders
Kerala Government constitutes State Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
NDMC signs MoU with NEERI to develop sewage treatment plants
India ranks 110 on Sustainable Development index
Andhra to distribute 42 lakh more LED bulbs
Karnataka bans Chinese ‘manja’ used to fly kites
LokSabha passes Bill to establish new NIT in Andhra Pradesh
IAF, Navy and Coast Guard launch massive search operation for missing AN-32
Farmers planting pulses in big way; area up 39% so far
Startup India States’ Conference to be held on July 23
Odisha to organize investors’ meet in Bengaluru
Solar power tree developed for generation of electricity
IRCTC to Introduce Passenger Insurance, Unreserved Ticketing
India first to contribute to UN trust fund
A Film festival on Mother Teresa in India and abroad
Feeding of Elephants festival held in Kerala
India to become Daimler’s mobility strategy hub
India’s first green train corridor opens in Tamil Nadu
Naidu lays foundation stone for MSME technology centre
PM NarendraModi to flag off Delhi-Agartala broad gauge train service on July 31
Suresh Prabhu to start work on new India-Bangladesh railway project on July 31
INS Viraat sets sail for the last time
Government to invest Rs.200 crore to scale up incubators
Centre approves 12 India Reserve Battalions
India is youngest startup nation: Commerce Min
Disclose undeclared assets by Sept 30: PM Modi
3-day meeting between BSF & Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) begins in Agartala
First Indian city to get ‘Water Metro’: Kochi
Maharashtra CM launches pilot project of e-complaint system

Govt fixes year-end target of 100 Per Cent Aadhaar-Linked DBT
KSSIDC to hold udyog mela in Bengaluru on July 31
LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan sets up 9-member panel to probe Bhagwant
Mann incident
Tourism ministry sanctions 25 projects worth Rs. 2,048 crore
Startup India States Conference to be held in New Delhi
Tamil Nadu and UP tops the list in Urban and Rural Internet connectivity
Index list respectively
Union Government to redraw Red Corridor
Orientation Workshop under BetiBachaoBetiPadhao scheme held in New Delhi today
Karnataka opens dedicated start-up cell
Haryana notifies Freight Assistance Scheme for exporting MSMEs
UIDAI LokSabha passes IIT (Amendment) Bill
India lost Bharat Ratna Dr. Kalam one year ago
Dr Abdul Kalam’s statue unveiled in Rameswaram
Talks on with private players to provide Wi-Fi in whole Delhi
Union Government issues notification for implementation of 7th Pay Commission
Gujarat has cleanest railway stations, Bihar dirtiest, shows survey
FDI in pharma sector at Rs.4,975 crore in 2015-16
MHA sets up T V S N Prasad Committee to explore possible alternatives to pellet guns in Kashmir
Parliament Passes Child Labour Amendment Bill, UNICEF Voices Concern
Defence Ministry unveils statue of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram
Concor opens new facility at Krishnapatnam port
MP passes Bill to discourage open defecation
Odisha Govt. approves 3 Investment Projects worth Rs 874 crore
Centre Approves Rs. 1601 Crore for Skill Development Programme in
Jammu & Kashmir
Mumbai to Delhi in less than 13 hours on Talgo trains
Centre, states agree to keep GST rates lower than current level of taxes
Nalanda varsity to hold 1st convocation in 800yrs
Cabinet okays India-Cambodia investment treaty

Union Cabinet approves key changes to GST Bill, drops 1% additional tax
Stalled 241 infra projects cause cost overrun of Rs 1.6 lakh crore
India, Bangladesh Home Minister level talks on July 28
Rs. 2333 Crore sanctioned for projects under Swadesh Darshan and PRASAD in last 18 months
Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Bhatinda
LokSabha passes Bill to check benami transactions
LokSabha nod for Lokpal Act amendment
IRCTC to launch travel insurance facility at Re 1
India signs $1bn deal for submarine hunter planes
Centre approves 716.59 cr disaster relief to UP, Rajasthan and Manipur
IT skills imparted to over 7 lakh school teachers in India: Microsoft
First woman head of aviation regulator moves out
Parliament passes CAMPA Bill
Centre forms ‘Disha’ for timely implementation of Central Schemes
Strategic Forces Command exempted from RTI ambit
Minister launches Pashudhan Bima Yojana in Haryana
Centre sanctions nearly Rs 620 crore to UP as drought assistance
HP govt signs MoU with NTPC, NHPC for hydro engineering college in Bilaspur
WB tourism department launches app
Assam Chief Minister gives order to setup Embankment Protection Committee to be set up in Assam
‘Madhubabu Pension Scheme’ to cover 3 lakh more people
Centre to hold Make in India Conference in Odisha in December
Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister meets District Nodal Officers of Eastern and North Eastern States; 23 lakhs connections issued so far under PMUY
India to supply free ration to jobless workers in Saudi Arabia