Daily Current Affairs Update – 8th July 2016

GK Eduwrap 8th July

 

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National – Across the India:

 BRICS countries

1. The second anti-drug working group meeting of heads of anti-narcotics agencies of BRICS countries began in New Delhi.

 

It was held to discuss issues related to narco-terrorism and money laundering.

It has been organised by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of India.

 

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Awards & Recognition:

 Lidudumalingani

1. Lidudumalingani, South African writer, filmmaker and photographer has won the 17th edition of prestigious Caine Prize 2016.

 

He was bestowed with this prestigious award for his short story “Memories We Lost”.

 

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU):

 India and Mozambique

1. India and Mozambique have signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in areas of drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports.

 

These MoUs were signed between two countries at Maputo, Mozambique in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique.

 

2. India and South Africa have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and agreements in four areas of bilateral co-operation.

 

Signed agreements are:

MoU on Tourism

MoU on Grass root innovation (Science and Technology)

MoU on Information and Communication technology (ICT)

MoU in Programme of Cooperation in Arts and Culture.

 

Science & Technology:

 HD 131399Ab

1. A team of international astronomers for the first time have sighted a Jovian planet orbiting a triple star system.

 

The planet has been named as HD 131399Ab.

It was sighted by team of astronomers led by University of Arizona using the SPHERE instrument on European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope in Chile.

 

Death:Om Prakash Sonik

 

1. Om Prakash Sonik, noted music director passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra after a brief illness. He was 77.

 

He was composer part of the Sonik-Omi duo consisting of Master Sonik (a blind music director) and his nephew Omi.

 

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