Daily Current Affairs- 11 July 2016

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Daily Current Affairs- 11 July 2016

1. Portugal wins 2016 UEFA European football championship

1. Portugal has won the 2016 UEFA European football championship (Euro Cup 2016) by defeating host France. It was Portugal’s first UEFA European Championship title. In the final match, played at Stade de France (Paris, France) Portugal defeated France by 1-0 goal score. 
2. The only goal for the Portugal team was scored by Éder at 109 minute in the 11 minutes of extra time. 
3. With this victory, Portugal has earned the right to compete at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Russia. 
4. Awards 

Golden Boot: Antoine Griezmann (France) – 6 goals, 2 assists. 

Silver Boot: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 3 goals, 3 assists.
 Bronze Boot: Olivier Giroud (France) – 3 goals, 2 assists. 
Young Player of the Tournament: Renato Sanches (Portugal) – aged 18

2. World Population Day 2016 observed with theme Investing in teenage girls

1. World Population Day was observed on 11 July 2016 with theme Investing in teenage girls.
2. The theme focuses on the empowerment of teenage girls.
Challenges faced by teenage girls
• Many teenage girls around the globe are considered by their communities or parents to be ready for marriage and motherhood.
• Among girls who stay in school, they lack access to basic information about their health, human rights and reproductive rights. It leaves them vulnerable to illness, injury and exploitation.

3. Sushila Karki confirmed as Nepal's first woman Chief Justice

1. Nepal’s Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) unanimously endorsed Sushila Karki as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
2. With this, Karki has become the first woman to lead Nepal’s judiciary. She will be appointed to the post by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

4. Shinzo Abe's party attains majority in Upper House of National Diet

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its allies claimed victory in an election for the upper house of parliament National Diet.
2. He said the result is a vote of confidence in his economic policies known as Abenomics.
3. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition already enjoys a two-thirds majority in the lower house and they needed a super majority in the House of Councilors to start a parliamentary motion for changing the constitution. 
4. This win in the upper house will allow Abe to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution that bars its military from participating in joint military endeavors abroad.

5 .India, South Africa signed four agreements

1. India and South Africa signed four agreements to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation between the two nations.
2. The agreements were inked during the official tour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Africa. He visited South Africa from 7 July to 9 July 2016 on an invitation of President of South Africa Jacob Zuma.
3. Agreements signed during the visit of Prime Minister to South Africa
• MoU on ICT
• Programme of Cooperation in Arts and Culture
• MoU on Tourism
• MoU on Grass Root Innovation (S&T)

6. Tathagata Roy sworn-in as acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

1. Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has sworn in as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. With this he becomes 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of Tripura. He has been given the additional charge of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh during the leave of absence of incumbent Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa.
2. Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh had administered the oath of office to Tathagata Roy as per the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution of India.

7. Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 British Grand Prix of F1

1. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton from Great Britain has won the 2016 British Grand Prix title of Formula One. It his overall fourth British Grand Prix title after winning it in 2008, 2014 and 2015. It was also his fourth title of the 2016 season after Monaco Grand Prix (May 2016), Canadian Grand Prix (June 2016) and Austrian Grand Prix (July 2016). 
2. British Grand Prix was the tenth race of the 2016 season and was held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire in England.

8. Winners of 2016 Wimbledon Championships of Tennis 
Men’s Singles Title Britain’s Andy Murray won the 2016 Wimbledon title in men’s singles category. It was his second Wimbledon title after he had won it for first time in 2013. In final match he defeated Canada’s Milos Raonic by 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2) score. 
Women’s Singles Title Serena Williams of United States has won 2016 Wimbledon title in women’s singles category. In the final match played she defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber by 7–5, 6–3 score. It is Williams’ seventh Women’s Singles Wimbledon title (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015) and overall 22nd Grand Slam title. 
Men’s Doubles Title French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won the 2016 Wimbledon title in the men’s doubles category. In the final match they defeated French pair Julien Benneteau and Édouard Roger-Vasselin by 6–4, 7–6(7–1), 6–3 score. 
Women’s Doubles US pair of Serena Williams and Venus Williams won the 2016 Wimbledon title in the women’s doubles category. They defeated Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) pair by 6–3, 6–4 score. 
Mixed Doubles Title Henri Kontinen (Finland) and Heather Watson (United Kingdom) pair won the 2016 Wimbledon title in the mixed doubles category. They defeated Robert Farah (Colombia) and Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Germany) pair by 7–6(7–5), 6–4 score.



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