Current Affairs Daily Updates July 24th 2016

Current Affairs

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS
Suresh Prabhu to launch first discharge free rail corridor on July 24
  • In a bid to make railway tracks discharge free zones, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate 114-km long Rameswaram-Manmadurai route as the country’s first green rail corridor with zero toilet discharge section.
Naidu lays foundation stone for MSME technology centre
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for an MSME technology centre under a World Bank-funded programme.
  • Naidu was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone for a facility to be set up under Technology Centre Systems Programme (TCSP) at Pudi village in Atchutapuram mandal.
  • TCSP is a World Bank-funded project being implemented by Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
PM Narendra Modi to flag off Delhi-Agartala broad gauge train service on July 31
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the broad gauge train service between Delhi and Agartala from the national capital on July 31.
  • The new direct train would be named as ‘Tripureswari Super Fast express’.
Suresh Prabhu to start work on new India-Bangladesh railway project on July 31
  • Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will lay the foundation stone for a new India-Bangladesh railway project and flag-off the Agartala to New Delhi passenger train service on July 31.
INS Viraat sets sail for the last time
  • India’s majestic aircraft carrier INS Viraat, which is slated to be decommissioned later this year, set sail for the last time from Mumbai for Kochi on July 23.
  • The ship set sail for Essential Repairs and Dry Docking (ERDD) at the Cochin Shipyard.
  • Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command and other senior officers of the command, visited the ship and interacted with the crew prior to her departure.
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY
Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement
  • Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Karbonn launches third manufacturing unit in Haryana
  • Indian smartphone brand Karbonn Mobiles announced setup of a new state of the art mobile manufacturing plant in Bawal, Haryana with a focus to create lucrative employment opportunities for the local population.
Haryana Governor
Kaptan Singh Solanki
Haryana CM
Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana Capital
Chandigarh
Apple to open first retail store in Taiwan
  • Apple Inc is planning to open its first Apple Store in Taiwan, a move that comes after the U.S. technology giant raised $1.38 billion in a bond offering last month on the island that is home to many companies in its supply chain.
Taiwan President
Tsai Ing-wen
Taiwan Capital
Taipei
Taiwan Currency
Dollar
SPORTS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to flag off ‘Run for Rio’ event on July 31
  • In order to create ‘Olympic Fever’ in the country ahead of next month’s multi-sporting spectacle in Brazil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off ‘Run for Rio’ event at India Gate in New Delhi on July 31.
Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra Becomes 1st Indian to Set World Record in Athletics
  • Neeraj Chopra, javelin thrower, set a new junior world record en route to winning the gold medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championship at Bydgoszcz, Poland.
  • His effort of 86.48m is the first world record ever by an Indian in athletics.
PASSED AWAY
Legendary painter S.H. Raza passes away at 94
  • Modern Indian internationally acclaimed painter Saiyed Haider Raza died in New Delhi following a prolonged illness. He was 94.
  • Artist Saiyed Haider Raza was honoured with the highest french award- The Legion of Honour in 2015. He was also received Padma Vibhushan in 2013 and Padma Bhushan in 2007.