Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 7, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 7, 2021

NEW GOVERNORS APPOINTED

– P.S. Sreedharan Pillai: Goa
– Satyadev Narayan Arya: Tripura
– Ramesh Bais: Jharkhand
– Bandaru Dattatreya: Haryana
– Thaawarchand Gehlot: Karnataka
– Hari Babu Kambhampati: Mizoram
– Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel: Madhya Pradesh
– Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar: Himachal Pradesh

NEW DIPLOMATS IN INDIA

– Mariana Pacheco Montes: Ambassador of Colombia
– Alberto Antonio Guani Amarilla: Ambassador of Uruguay
– Jason Keats Matthew Hall: High Commissioner of Jamaica
– Youri Babakhanyan: Armenia

DILIP KUMAR

– Legendary actor Dilip Kumar dies at 98 in Mumbai
– Filmfare Awards for Best Actor 8 times
– Padma Bhushan (1991)
– Padma Vibhushan (2015)
– Pakistan’s Nishan-e-Imtiaz (1998)
– Nominated Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra in 2000–2006

INDIA

– J&K: Indian Army names firing range in Gulmarg after Vidya Balan
– IAF to procure 10 anti-drone systems for deployment in border areas
– Delhi govt. launches ‘Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana’ to provide financial assistance to families of COVID-19 victims
– Indian Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane meets U.K.’s Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Sir Carter
– BRICS Education Ministers meeting hosted by India virtually

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Centre creates new Ministry of Cooperation for strengthening cooperative movement
– Online course mobile app ‘Matsya Setu’ launched for aquaculture farmers by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Giriraj Singh
– CII organising Indo Pacific Business Summit on 6-8 July virtually, theme: ‘Developing a Road Map for Shared Prosperity’
– First commercial shipment of Mishri variety of cherries from Kashmir exported to Dubai
– MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) Minister Nitin Gadkari becomes “Brand Ambassador” of Khadi Prakritk Paint made from cow dung by KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission)

WORLD

– Israel’s Parliament fails to extend controversial law barring Palestinians from being granted citizenship rights upon marrying Israeli citizens
– Ethiopia resumes filling disputed ‘Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’ on Nile river ignoring opposition from Egypt and Sudan
– ‘Superman’, ‘Lethal Weapon’ director Richard Donner dies at age of 91

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