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16th July Current Affairs

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Tilda Swinton eager to join ‘Doctor Strange’

Tilda Swinton says that she is a big Marvel fan and is eager to be joining the universe in “Doctor Strange”.

Emma Stone’s Twitter lessons for Woody Allen

Actress Emma Stone taught veteran director Woody Allen how Twitter effort and unwittingly used one of his own lines as an example of a superior post on the micro-blogging site.

‘Hotel Transylvania’ to Be turned into TV series

Animated feature movie “Hotel Transylvania” will now be appear on small screen in the form of TV series.

Obama defends Iran n-deal, calls it best alternative

US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the Iran nuclear conformity was the most excellent method to avoid a nuclear arms race and other wars in the Middle East, urging Congress to approve the deal.

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Dollar up on Fed chief rate hike comments

The dollar rose against the yen and euro Thursday, buoyed by comments from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen that an importance rate hike was expected this year as the world’s top economy strengthens.

Japan’s Abe pushes security bills, sparks protests in summer of discontent

Legislation for a spectacular change in Japan’s defence policy that could permit troops to fight abroad for the first time in view of the fact that World War Two was approved by a lower house panel on Wednesday, sparking large protests from common voters against the change.

16th July Current Affairs

National News

PM Modi skips President Mukherjee’s Iftar party

Prime Minister Narendra Modi missed out President Pranab Mukherjee Iftar party for the second time the past day, due to his conference with the chief ministers of the Northeast states.

Vyapam scam: Congress demands Dharmendra Pradhan’s resignation

The Congress on Thursday commanded the resignation of Union Minister for Oil and Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan for supposedly taking excessive advantage from a prime accused in the Vyapam scam.

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Rahul to undertake two-day visit to Rajasthan

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be undertaking a two-day trip to Rajasthan on Thursday.

Punjab, Haryana Government raise VAT on diesel

The Haryana Government on Thursday increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel from 12.5 percent to 16.4 percent.

Vyapam scam: Chouhan ordered appointment of Malay Rai from abroad, reveals RT

Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had planned the meeting of Malay Rai as a state finance commission member over the phone.

Sports News

World No. 1 Sania tells girls anything is possible

SANIA Mirza, fresh from her women’s doubles title achievement at Wimbledon, joined hands with the well-known Martina Navratilova to conduct a training session for growing youngsters at the WTA Future Stars clinic in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Records never stop tumbling for Serena

Tennis ace Serena Williams, who won all the four Grand Slams for the second time in her profession, has accomplished one more achievement in the wake of her Wimbledon victory.

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Champions League T20 to be scrapped

The Twenty20 Champions League, an international tournament attributing the top domestic teams of the most important cricket nations, is to be crumb after failing to excite fans, organizers declared Wednesday.

Chennai, Rajasthan suspended from IPL for 2 years

In an order with far-reaching proposition, the RM Lodha committee has suspended Indian Cements and Jaipur IPL, the possessor of the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals teams, for a period of two years. The commission has also prohibited for life Gurunath Meiyappan, a previous team official of Super Kings, and Raj Kundra, an earlier Royals co-owner, from any participation in cricket matches.

Business News

Russia partners Reliance Group for ‘Make in India’ frigates

With India close to deciding Grigorivich frigates for its navy, Russia is associating Anil Ambani-led Pipavav Defence to build these ships under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” scheme, official sources said on Thursday

Oil prices rise after U.S. stock draw, but outlook still bearish

Oil prices rose on Thursday morning after statistics showed that U.S. crude record dropped and refinery demand was elevated, even though the outlook remains for inexpensive oil as oversupply persists.

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India extends price caps to 39 more medicines

India has extended cost caps to 39 more medicines assorting from commonly used diabetes drugs to antibiotics, in the government’s most recent effort to develop affordability of medicines.

Asia shares tip-toe higher as China stocks rise, dollar up on Yellen

Most Asian shares edged up on Thursday after unpredictable Chinese stocks reversed course and rose, at the same time as the dollar stood tall after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced expectations for a U.S. rate hike

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