05 July 2016 - Current Affairs

PM Modi attends martyrdom anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attended a commemorative event to mark the 300th Martyrdom Anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in New Delhi. On the occasion, Prime Minister Modi has released a book and souvenir on the life of Banda Bahadur.

National mineral exploration policy unveiled
The National mineral exploration policy has been unveiled to adopt comprehensive exploration of non fuel and non coal mineral resources. 
The objective is to set in motion a massive process for mineral exploration on the country that would give a major boost to the economy.

PM meets Indian athletes going to participate in Rio Olympic
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the athletes who will represent India at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 
He interacted informally with the members of Indian contingent at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi.

President inaugurates smart village pilot project at Rashtrapati Bhavan
President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated a smart model village pilot project at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. 
This initiative will be implemented in five selected villages in Haryana than later on it will be spread to the entire country.

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard passes away
Former Prime Minister of France Michel Rocard (85-year) passed away in Paris, France. Rocard served as Prime Minister under President Francois Mitterrand from 1988 to 1991.

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel passes away
Elie Wiesel (87-year) a Holocaust survivor and author who fought for peace, human rights and simple human decency has passed away. He was a professor at the City College of New York from 1972 until he left four years later to become a humanities professor at Boston University. Before that, Wiesel was a journalist in Paris and then New York.

FPI invests over Rs 3,700 cr into Indian equities in June.
Foreign investors brought in over 3,700 crore rupees into Indian equities in June, mainly on hopes of a good monsoon. According to data available with depositories, Foreign portfolio investors have invested a net of 3,713 crore in the stock market last month.

India to host world’s first MMA ‘Super Fight League’
India will be hosting the world’s first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) ‘Super Fight League‘ from August 26 to October 1. The franchise-based league will feature eight teams – Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Haryana, Bangalore, Punjab, Pune and Goa.

Canada Open Badminton: Indian shuttlers bag twin crowns
Double bonanza for India at the Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton as B Sai Praneeth and men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy clinched twin crowns. Praneeth thrashed South Korea’s Lee Hyun II, 21-12 21-10 to win the championsip in Calgary last night. It was Praneet’s first final of the year.

ICC relaxes Decision Review System for LBWs
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved a change to the Decision Review System (DRS) playing condition relating to the Leg before wicket (LBW) “Umpire’s Call”.The decision will allow changes to the decision review system which will make it easier to overturn not-out LBW decisions. The decision has been taken at ICC’s annual conference in Edinburgh

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