20 July 2016 – Current Affairs

SC accepts Lodha committee’s recommendations on structural reforms in BCCI
The Supreme Court has accepted major recommendations of Lodha Committee on reforms in BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), the world’s richest cricketing body. The committee had submitted its recommendations to Supreme Court in January 2016. The committee was constituted by SC to bring structural reforms in the country after it had come under the scanner for its opaque functioning and conflict of interests among its top office-bearers.

Glaciers melting at 5 to 20 metre rate annually: Government

Majority of glaciers in India including Gangotri are retreating (melting) at varying rates ranging from 5 to 20 metre per year due to global warming.It was announced by Minister of State (independent charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Nigerian journalist Didi Akinyelure wins BBC World News Komla Dumor AwardNigerian journalist and presenter Didi Akinyelure has won the second BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.As part of the award, she will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September 2016.
It will provide her opportunity to gain skills and experience by attending a course with BBC Academy.Presently, Didi Akinyelure is a prime-time news anchor in Nigeria and presents business news for CNBC, which broadcasts across the African continent.

Rohit Khandelwal becomes first Indian to win Mr. World titleIndian actor, model, television personality Rohit Khandelwal won the prestigious 2016 Mr. World title.With this he became first Indian and first Asian to win the Mr. World title.Rohit received a cash prize of 50,000 dollars after winning this covet title.
Besides, Fernando Alberto Alvarez Soto (Puerto Rico) was named the first runner-up and Aldo Esparza Ramirez (Mexico) was named the second runner-up.The competition was held in Southport Theatre in Southport, England. In it 47 participants from around the world had participated.

Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as Prime Minister of AustraliaMalcolm Turnbull was sworn as Prime Minister of Australia for second term after a narrow victory in the federal election. He became the 29th Prime Minister of the country.He was administered oath to the office by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in Australia.


Canada to conduct world’s first Zika vaccine test on humans
Researchers from Laval University based in Quebec City, Canada are going to conduct the world’s first Zika vaccine test on humans. They are first international researchers team in the world to complete all of the steps in the regulatory process for the test. The development of the Zika vaccine has been authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada. Until now, vaccines have been tested on mice

Noted Indian hockey player Mohammed Shahid passes awayNoted Indian hockey player Mohammed Shahid passed away due to multiple organ failure in Gurugram, Haryana. He was 56. Mohammed Shahid was a member of the V Baskaran-led Indian team that won a Gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

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