DIARY OF NATIONAL EVENTS 2016
1st July: Two indigenously developed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft are set to join the Indian Air Force as part of the first squadron.
1st July: India avoided taking a position on the need to end discrimination based on sexual orientation at the Human Rights Council of the UN, as the Supreme Court is yet to “pronounce” on the issue of rights of LGBT persons, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.
2nd July: The International Driving Permit (IDP) issued by the State transport department has almost become an invalid document as some countries, including the United States, are yet to include Telangana in the list of Indian States in their official database.
2nd July: The Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed the order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) directing the Gujarat University to provide details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s post-graduate degree to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
3rd July: The Maharashtra government has decided to regularise thousands of unauthorised structures falling outside the core area of the Navi Mumbai Airport project.
3rd July: The Ministry of Environment and Forests said the Adani Port and SEZ Ltd (APSEZ), may have to pay a fine far greater than what was fixed by the UPA government in 2012, for the environmental damage caused by the construction of its port project in Mundra, Gujarat.
4th July: Supreme Court asked the NDA government to investigate the “barriers” preventing disabled persons from entering government service, especially into the higher ranks, as it’s state’s obligation to provide them at least 3% reservation in public sector jobs.
4th July: India’s first insurance policy covering public liability to an atomic power plant operator has been issued to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). The total premium came around Rs. 100 crore for a risk cover of Rs. 1,500 crore
5th July: The Kerala Government Cabinet clearing The Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Amendment Bill.
5th July: Union HRD Ministry launches Prashikshak, an online teacher education portal
6th July: Theoretical Physicist Prof Vikram Soni released a book “Amaravati Natural City” on Amaravati Area .
6th July: The Supreme Court held the railway administration liable for the tragic deaths of 19 youths who fatally hit a foot-over bridge while travelling on the roof of an express train, which failed to stop even after the incident.
7th July: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said 231 projects would be inaugurated in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Haryana and Delhi to clean up the Ganga by 2020
8th July: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched an online portal designed to monitor functioning of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVKs) also known as farm-science centres.
9th July: Captain Radhika Menon, first woman captain of the Indian Merchant Navy will receive International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.
10th July: Sidbi today entered into a partnership with private sector lender Yes Bank to guarantee 75 per cent of loans of up to Rs 15 crore extended to energy efficiency projects under aWorld Bank initiative.
10th July: Meghalaya Governor V.Shanmuganathan launched the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan(PMSMA) in the East KhasiHills District.
11th July: President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award on renowned Gujarati writer and litterateur Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari at a function in New Delhi. 12th July: Alappuzha, Panaji and Mysuru are three of the cleanest cities in India, with municipal waste management systems that actually work,” a latest rating by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
12th July: The urban development ministry has approved an assistance of Rs 658 crore for five major infrastructure projects aimed at unclogging key stretches in Delhi.
13th July: SC quashes Arunachal Pradesh Governor’s order, restores Nabam Tuki govt. to power.
14th July: Operation Sankat Mochan: 143 Indians evacuated from South Sudan. It is the first big evacuation effort in a year after Operation Rahat evacuated hundreds of citizens of India and other countries in July 2015.
14th July: Centre clears deck for IIMC to become a deemed media university.
14th July: India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully conducted proof firing tests of a new towed gun currently being developed for the Indian Army.
15th July: Hardik Patel was released from jail. But he vowed to continue the agitation for quota for Patels and said Patidars would show their might in the 2017 Assembly polls.
16th July: The Union Home Ministry has decided to disband the Special Task Force on womens safety in Delhi, a move which Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today termed as “highly retrograde” and “anti-women”.
16th July: Government school teachers cannot be deputed to work as private secretaries for ministers and legislators in states, the Supreme Court said.
16th July: Mumbai, Jul 16 () Lifeline Express, touted to be the world’s first hospital-train, started in 1991 to provide medical aid and relief to far-flung and inaccessible areas, today completed 25 years of its operation.
17th July: K. Keshavulu, director, Telangana State Seed Certification Agency, Hyderabad, has been elected as the member of the executive committee of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) for a three-year term (2016– 2019).
18th July: Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) in Sikkim has been named a world heritage site by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO.
18th July: A packed Thyagraj Stadium got more than it had bargained for as Vijender Singh became the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight champion with a convincing win over Kerry Hope even as pro boxing made a rousing start in the country.
18th July: Senior Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and nominated Rajya Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Upper House.
18th July: The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016.
19th July: Freelance journalist Malini Subramaniam has been chosen for the prestigious 2016 International Press Freedom Award for her work on human rights violations in Chattisgarh.
19th July: Multiple life term will run concurrently, not consecutively pronounced SC.
Like any human being, a convict too has only one life and cannot serve consecutive sentences of life imprisonment.
20th July: The Supreme Court has dragged the moribund Board of Control for Cricket in India kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
20th July: An Indian Air Force AN-32 transport plane went missing on Friday with 29 people on board.
21st July: The merits of India’s candidature have been recognised by a majority of the NSG members, including in formal bilateral Joint Statements, minister of state for external affairs VK Singh said in Rajya Sabha.
22nd July: Uttarakhand: Pillar of railway bridge collapses after heavy rains.
22nd July: The ‘Solar Power Tree’, a unique concept to generate electricity by harnessing the solar energy, has been launched by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology, on 22nd July, 2016.
23rd July: Raza succumbed to a prolonged illness in New Delhi, on 23rd July, 2016. He was aged 94. S H Raza, aged 94, was elected as a Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1983.
24th July: The West Bengal Government honoured singer and music director Bapi Lahiri with this prestigious award, on the 36th death anniversary of Uttam Kumar (24th July, 2016).
25th July: The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill was passed on 25th July, 2016 in the Lok Sabha.
25th July: An energy yearning India opened the gateways to explore new resources in a first of its kind venture, into the Indian Ocean, on 25th July, 2016.
26th July: The reputed Scimago Institutions Rankings Report ranked the Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR, India) as the 12th best government institution, on a global index, comprising of 746 institutions, on 26th July, 2016.
26th July: Nearly 1600 crores of rupees have been approved by the Jammu and Kashmir Govt., under the skill development initiative called the ‘Himayat’ programme, on 26th July, 2016.
26th July: The Lok Sabha has approved an amendment to the Lokpal and the Lokayukta Act, 2013, on 26th July, 2016.
27th July: Under the aegis of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), The Union Cabinet, has sanctioned the establishment of a All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Bhatinda in Punjab, on 27th July, 2016.
27th July: The Lok Sabha has passed the Benami Transaction Bill, to curb domestic black money, on 27th July, 2016.
28th July: A defence deal has been signed between the US and India to purchase four additional P -8I aircrafts, renowned for anti – submarine warfare, anti – surface warfare, long – range marine surveillance and reconnaissance, on 28th July, 2016.
28th July: Mahasweta Devi breather her last a renowned city hospital in Kolkata, on 28th July, 2016. Devi was a Bengali fiction writer and a social activist. She had bagged the Sahitya Akademi and the Jnanpith Awards for literary excellence.
28th July: Father of Hybrid Sorghum in India, Dr. Neelamraju Ganga Prasad Rao, aged 89, passed away in Telangana, Hyderabad, on 28th July, 2016.
29th July: At a critical time, when the number of tigers, globally are at a record low, the International Tiger Day was celebrated on 29th July.
29th July: In Jhajjar, the Haryana Government has launched an insurance cover scheme for cattle breeders in the state, under the nomenclature, Pashudhan Bima Yojana, on 29th July, 2016.
30th July: A 114 – km long eco – friendly rail corridor was launched in the Rameswaram – Manamadurai stretch in Tamil Nadu on 30th July, 2016
31st July: KD Jadhav, the 27-year-old went on to create history, becoming the first Indian to win an Olympic medal (bronze)in Helsinki Olympics 1952 in an individual sport. He was a short and wiry wrestler from Maharashtra, who took on and trounced bigger adversaries.
31st July: Over 10,000 people have been rescued from the flood-hit parts of the country, including Assam and Bihar, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has said.
31st July: Faced with budgetary cuts, IIT-Kharagpur has found a way to raise funds through a “Learn-Earn-Return Fund” scheme, where students will get a fee waiver if they pledge to donate a minimum of Rs 10,000 per year after they get jobs, as Harvard gets 60 per cent of its budget from alumni.