09 July 2016 – Current Affairs

Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away
Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, humanitarian and ascetic Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away after a long battle with kidney disease. He was 88. He was famously known as Pakistan’s ‘Father Teresa’, Angel of Mercy and was Pakistan’s most respected figure for his humanitarian work

IUCN declares Bornean orangutan critically endangered

Bornean orangutan, a primate species has been declared critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).


Union Government constitutes cyber cell to check online abuse and harassment of women

The 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. Announcement in this regard was made by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi in New Delhi

Captain Radhika Menon: First woman to receive Exceptional Bravery

Captain Radhika Menon became the first woman in the world to receive the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for the year 2016 from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

DRDO inks MoA with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology 

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (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.


Security forces cannot use excessive force in AFSPA areas: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that army and paramilitary forces cannot use excessive and retaliatory force during counter-insurgency operations in disturbed areas declared disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958.
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