Current Affairs: 11th July

On Sundays (as yesterday), no daily current affairs will be published, instead revision current affairs of previous months shall be published. (Yesterday post: November – 2015)
Further, in preparation of any competitive exam, whether, UPSC/RAS/UPPCS ,the most important factor is revision. Hence, we recommend Sunday as REVISION DAY, aspirants should revise weekly and at-least one previous month current affairs. Current Affairs of Sunday shall be included on Current Affairs of Monday.

Current Affairs – 11th July

  • Winners of 2016 Wimbledon: Tennis
    • Singles Men: Andy Murray
    • Singles Women: Serena Williams
    • Location: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
  • Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, humanitarian and ascetic Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away.
    • Edhi Foundation: Humanitarian work in Pakistan, South Asia and across the World.
    • Abdul Sattar Edhi, an autobiography: A mirror to the blind”
  • DRDO has signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with IIT-Bombay and Madras to establish a bi-nodal ‘Centre of Propulsion Technology’ (CoPT) at the two institutions.
  • Captain Radhika Menon became the first woman in the world to receive the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea,from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the year 2016.
    • IMO – Head Quarter – London.
  • Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has constituted a cyber-cell to check the online abuse and harassment of women and children on social media platforms.
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has declared Bornean orangutan, a primate species as critically endangered.
  • 4 New train design types – of Indian Railways
    • Tejas – high-tech entertainment units, wi-fi facility and integrated braille displays, water level indicators for bio-toliets, CCTV, fire & smoke suppression system.
    • Hamsafar – CCTV, smoke & fire suppression system
    • Deen Dayalu – improved facilities for general class passengers
    • Antodaya – fully unreserved passenger train.
  • Telecom ministry is learnt to have cleared the Rs.3,500-crore 4G spectrum trading deal between service providers Bharti Airtel and Aircel.
  • Russia has offered Indian oil companies a stake in the second phase of Yamal LNG, the biggest project to produce liquefied natural gas in the Arctic.
  • Thousands flee S. Sudan fighting
    • Civil War in Sudan – South Sudan declares independence.
    • UN/Countries – recognize as independent country – Capital Juba
    • Now Conflict with Sudan for Abyei region & Nuba mountains.
    • December 2013, internal conflict started in South Sudan between President Kiir (Dinka Tribe) and his former deputy Riek Machar (Neur Tribe)

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