Current Affairs : 3 July 2016

Kerala Government Bans e-cigarettes

Kerala Government has banned e-cigarettes following study reports that the use of e-cigarettes could lead to cancer and heart diseases. Kerala becomes fourth state in India to ban e-cigarette. Punjab was the first state to ban e-cigarettes in November 2014 under the provisions of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003. It was followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka.

PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' To Be Broadcast In Bangladesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will now also be telecast to Bangladesh. Mann Ki Baat will be broadcast in Bangladesh on All India Radio's upcoming Bangla language service channel Akashvani Maitree.

India Post Payments Bank Proposal Gets Cabinet Nod

The Union Cabinet has granted its approval to set up India Post’s payments bank, 650 branches of which will be made operational by September 2017. By September 2017, all 650 branches of postal payments bank will become operational.

Indigenously Built Tejas Inducted into IAF

The Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted the first squadron of the indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft Tejas into its fleet.

SBI Launches SBI Digital Village

State Bank of India has embarked on transforming the villages into cash less eco-system, by adopting them as SBI Digital Villages. The Bank will formally launch this initiative in 21 villages on the occasion of State Bank Day, which have moved on to the digital platform.

Ravi Shastri Resigns from ICC

Former India captain and Team Director Ravi Shastri has resigned from his post as media representative in ICC’s prestigious Cricket Committee.

Swedish Maj Gen Appointed to Head UN Mission

Major General Per Gustaf Lodin of Sweden takes over as Chief Military Observer and Head of Mission for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan.

Sports Ministry Grants Recognition to Paralympic Committee of India

The Union Sports Ministry has granted recognition to Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced temporary lifting of suspension on it.

President Presents BC Roy National Awards for 2008, 2009 & 2010

President Pranab Mukherjee has presented the Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy national awards for 2008, 2009 and 2010 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. These awards were presented on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day observed on July 1 to pay honour and tribute to India’s most famous physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

Renowned Marathi Literary Scholar R C Dhere Passes Away

Renowned Marathi literary scholar Dr. Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere passed away after prolonged illness in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 86.


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