Sunday, 3 July 2016

Daily Current Affairs Update (3rd July 2016)

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1. Saudi Arabia becomes Associate Member of ICC:
  • Saudi Arabia was on Sunday unanimously elected as the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) 39th Associate Member during its full council meeting in Edinburgh.
  • Saudi Cricket Centre (SCC) has been an Affiliate Member of the ICC since 2003 and, as per a 2014 census, boasts of 4,350 cricketers and 80 dedicated cricket facilities.
  • The SCC’s application for Associate Membership had been pre-approved by the ICC development committee during its October 2015 meeting, which was followed by a full application and an ICC inspection in March 2016.
2. Serena Williams reaches 300-win milestone in Wimbledon romp:
  • Serena Williams clinched her 300th Grand Slam victory as the defending champion raced into the Wimbledon fourth round with a 6-3, 6-0 demolition of Germany's Annika Beck on Sunday.
  • Williams's triple century moved the world number one above Chris Evert into sole ownership of second place in the all-time list, with only Martina Navratilova's Open era record of 306 ahead of her.
  • The 34-year-old has now won 82 matches at Wimbledon as she remains on course to equal Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles with her seventh Wimbledon crown.
3. State Bank of India launches two new digital offerings:
  • The country's largest lender State Bank of India has launched 2 new digital offerings on the occasion of 61st State Bank Day.
  • SBI has partnered with Flipkart to offer its consumers the facility of pre-approved EMI Facility on purchases. Under this partnership SBI will provide overdraft facility to pre-qualified set of customers for transacting on Flipkart for a minimum purchase of Rs. 5000.
  • The bank also launched a social media banking platform for Facebook and Twitter users, called ‘SBI Mingle’ which will help the customers with a host
4. INS Tarasa, Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft, launched by Indian Navy:
  • Indian Navy launched the fourth in the series of Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (FO-WJFAC) called INS Tarasa. 
  • It was launched at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.
  • The name of the ship, like the previously launched FO-WJFACs, is based on the picturesque island in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal.
  • The FO-WJFAC, Yard 2112 is designed in-house and built by GRSE, Kolkata for the Indian Navy.
5. Exercise RIPMAC 2016 begins:
  • Exercise RIMPAC 2016, the Pacific military exercise, began on 30 June 2016 at Hawaii with 26 nations participating in the war games that will cover the Hawaiian Island and southern California.
  • The theme of RIMPAC 2016 is Capable, Adaptive, Partners. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
  • Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise that is scheduled from 30 June to 4 August 2016.
  • Three nations Denmark, Germany, and Italy will participate in RIMPAC for the first time in 2016.

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