Current Affairs Update – 29th July, 2016

Hello and welcome to exampundit . Here are the important Current Affairs for 29th July, 2016. These are important for the upcoming RBI Grade B Phase I Exam 2016.

Current Affairs at a Glance – 29th July, 2016

  1. Union Government on 28 July 2016
    announced the formation of District
    Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC)
    that will be
    known as ‘Disha’.
    First meeting of Disha will be held on 13 August 2016.
  2. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for
    Herpetology
    came in news in
    fourth week of July 2016. It came in news because it is celebrating its 40
    years of opening its gate for the public.
  3. T
    Nanda Kumar resigned from the post of Chairman of the National Dairy
    Development Board (NDDB).
    Kumar had submitted his resignation on 29
    June 2016.
  4. International Tiger Day was observed on 29
    July
    2016. The day is held
    annually on 29th July to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers.
  5. The Union Ministry of Earth
    Sciences (MoES) in the last week of July 2016 announced that India Meteorological Department (IMD)
    will use supercomputer to forecast India’s annual summer monsoon
    .
  6. American author James Alan
    McPherson
    passed away on 27 July
    2016 in Iowa City, U.S.
  7. Tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu
    Maharaj
    passed away on 28 July
    2016 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
Banking/Finance/Industry –
Union Government forms ‘Disha’ for timely implementation of Central
Schemes
  • Union Government on 28 July 2016
    announced the formation of District Development Coordination and Monitoring
    Committee (DDCMC) that will be known as ‘Disha’. First meeting of Disha will be
    held on 13 August 2016.
  • Disha was created for effective
    development and coordination of Central Government’s programme, whether it is
    for infrastructure development or Social and human resource development.
  • It will monitor the
    implementation of 28 schemes and programmes of Ministry of Rural Development
    and other Ministries to promote synergy and convergence for greater impact.
India –
IMD to use supercomputer to forecast monsoon with Dynamical Model
  • The Union Ministry of Earth
    Sciences (MoES) in the last week of July 2016 announced that India
    Meteorological Department (IMD) will use supercomputer to forecast India’s
    annual summer monsoon.
  • The forecast made by a
    supercomputer will be based on a dynamical monsoon model. It will be
    operational from 2017.
  • The Indian Institute of Tropical
    Meteorology (IITM), Pune, has been using this model on an experimental basis
    for around 10 years to assist IMD’s annual monsoon forecasts.
Madras Crocodile Bank Trust opens for public
  • Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and
    Centre for Herpetology came in news in fourth week of July 2016. It came in
    news because it is celebrating its 40 years of opening its gate for the public.
  • It is a non government
    environmental organization and was founded in 1976 by Romulus Whitaker.
  • The Croc Bank currently consists
    of a large reptile park near Chennai, Southern India and several field projects
    located throughout the subcontinent reaching as far afield as the Nicobar
    Islands.
T Nanda Kumar resigns as Chairman of National Dairy Development Board
  • T Nanda Kumar resigned from the
    post of Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Kumar had
    submitted his resignation on 29 June 2016.
  • Kumar’s resignation was accepted
    by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet on 27 July 2016.
  • Kumar, who had a five-year term
    ending in 2019, will be relieved on 1 August 2016.

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Days –
International Tiger Day observed

  • International Tiger Day was
    observed on 29 July 2016. The day is held annually on 29th July to give
    worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers.
  • The goal of the day is to promote
    a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise
    public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.
  • It was founded in 2010 at the St.
    Petersburg Tiger Summit, with the aim to double the big cat population by 2022.
Obituaries –
James Alan McPherson, first black writer to win Pulitzer Prize in
fiction, dies

  • American author James Alan
    McPherson passed away on 27 July 2016 in Iowa City, U.S. He was 72.
  • McPherson was the first black
    author to receive the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1978.
  • In 1978, he won the Pulitzer
    Prize for fiction for his short story collection Elbow Room, becoming the first
    African-American to win the Pulitzer for fiction.
Veteran tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj dies

  • Tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu
    Maharaj passed away on 28 July 2016 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He was 72.
  • Lacchu Maharaj has been described
    as one of the frontline tabla players in the world.

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