Current Affairs, News & Facts of 11 Jul 2014

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  • World Bank ranks India as the 10th largest economy in the world in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  
    • The top nine countries are: US, China, Japan, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Brazil, Russia and Italy respectively.
    • However, we still remain the poorest country of the G20 with per capita income at meagre $1,499 compared to China’s $6,807.
  • Zohra Sehgal, the Grand Old Lady of Indian Cinema, breathes her last at 102.  
    • The veteran actress and dancer is one of the few laureates who have bagged all the three Padma Awards: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.
    • The present generation has seen her in movies like Dil Se, Cheeni Kum, Bend it Like Beckham and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and most recently in Saawariya (2007).
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  • Israel-Hamas conflict intensifies; 88 Palestinians killed in recent Jewish bombardment.  
    • The low intensity conflict was triggered when Hamas (in Gaza Strip) kidnapped and killed 3 Israeli teenagers.
    • Eversince the two sides are locked in retaliatory air strikes over one another.
  • FIFA bans Nigeria from all international football fixtures.  
    • The extreme step is the result of persistent government meddling in the affairs of national football governing body Nigeria Football Federation.
    • The government has recently dissolved the NFF, replacing the elected body with a goverment appointee.
  • India and Canada inks Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty to boost cultural and business ties.  
    • This will provide a common platform for film producers on both sides to collaborate on various aspects of media production.
    • It will also boost tourism and jobs creation.
    • Indians are the third largest migrants group in Canada currently amounting to one million. 

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