Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 11 July 2017 – News Headlines

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Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 11 July 2017 – News Headlines

 

 

Current Affairs and News Headlines – 11 July 2017

 

India’s Supreme Court suspended on Tuesday a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter.

 

Major rivers flowing below danger level in Manipur. Though the water level of major rivers have receded below danger level mark but but incessant showers for almost a week have inundated many low lying areas in Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal and Bishenpur district, that official said.

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had “confirmed information” that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

 

Qatar, US sign agreement on boosting counterterrorism. Qatar was Tillerson’s second stop on a shuttle-diplomacy circuit that will also take him to Saudi Arabia, which shares Qatar’s only land border and is the most powerful of the four countries lined up against it.

 

Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls. Saudi public schools will begin offering physical education for girls in the coming academic year, the kingdom’s education ministry announced on Tuesday, a long-awaited step toward social reform in the Islamic kingdom.

 

Wimbledon 2017: Ageless Venus Williams beats Jelena Ostapenko to reach semi-final. Venus Williams reached her 38th Grand Slam semi-final after beating French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 in the quarter-final. She also became the oldest player to reach the Wimbledon women’s singles semi-final since 1994.

 

Amnesty says Iraq and allies violated international law in Mosul battle. Amnesty International said on Tuesday tactics used by Iraqi forces and their U.S.-led coalition allies in the battle for Mosul violated international humanitarian law and might amount to war crimes.

 

UP budget: Ayodhaya, Varanasi, Mathura back in focus. The state government also allocated Rs 800 crore under the ‘Prasad Yojana’ to develop infrastructural facilities in Ayodhya, Varanasi and Mathura

 

Sixteen service members killed in U.S. military plane crash. U.S. officials were investigating on Tuesday the cause of a military transport plane crash that killed 16 service members a day earlier, leaving a five-mile trail of wreckage in rural northern Mississippi.

 

Popular model Kristyna Martelli who is known for her extremely outrageous figure died while undergoing a plastic surgery procedure. The stunning lady, who grew up in Quebec, reportedly had more than 100 plastic surgeries on her body since the age of 17.

 

U.S. free-speech group sues Trump for blocking Twitter users. A free-speech group on Tuesday sued U.S. President Donald Trump for blocking Twitter users from his @realDonaldTrump account, arguing the practice violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

 

New Audi A8 officially unveiled, India launch expected in 2019. Audi officially took the covers off the all-new A8 on Tuesday at an event in Barcelona. Expected to make its way to India in 2019, the luxury sedan in its fourth generation brings to the fore several design elements as well as a hybrid powertrain.

 

Amazon wins India’s approval to invest in domestic food retail. Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc has secured approval to stock and sell food and groceries in India, potentially expanding its business in the fast-growing economy where it is in a pitched battle with home-grown rival Flipkart.

 

IOC approves awarding both 2024, 2028 Games in September. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday voted in favour of awarding hosting rights for the 2024 and 2028 summer Olympics at the same session in September, pending agreements with Paris and Los Angeles.

 

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