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Monday, July 7, 2014

Daily Current Affairs Updates: 06 July 2014

1) Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to win Wimbledon title: Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon 2014 men's singles title after beating Roger Federer in an epic five-set final battle. The Serbian defeated seven-time champion Federer 6-7 (7/9) 6-4 7-6 (7/4) 5-7 6-4, withstanding a courageous fightback in one of the most remarkable Wimbledon finals of all time.  Defeat for 32-year-old Federer, who won the most recent of his 17 Grand Slam titles at the All England Club in 2012, ended his bid to become the oldest Wimbledon champion in the Open Era and of breaking the tie of seven titles he shares with Pete Sampras.

2) Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal transferred to Mizoram: Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal, who had frosty relations with Narendra Modi when he was chief minister of the state, was sent off to Mizoram on Sunday evening in a reshuffle of governors effected by the government. 87-year-old Beniwal, whose tenure ends in November and who had a running battle with the Modi government over the appointment of Lokayukta and some legislations, will take over from Vakkom Purushothaman. Purushothaman is transferred and appointed as governor of Nagaland for the remainder of his term, it said adding that he would also hold additional charge of the office of governor of Tripura. Alva, the governor of Rajasthan would discharge the functions of governor of Gujarat, in addition to her own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the governor of Gujarat are made.

3)  46 nurses return to Kochi from Iraq: Bringing huge relief to their families, all the 46 nurses briefly held hostage by ISIS militants in war-ravaged Iraq landed in Kochi at 11.57am on 5 July 2014. The nurses were received by Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy and other ministers. Hundreds of people had thronged the arrival lounge of the international airport in Kochi from early morning to express their solidarity with the nurses who had been working in a 600-bed hospital in Iraq's Tikrit.

4) Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton delighted a 120,000 crowd of enthusiastic home fans when he revived his world championship bid on 6 July 2014 with an emphatic victory in a dramatic incident-filled British Grand Prix.
 The 29-year-old Briton took full advantage of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's first non-finish of the season, due to gearbox problems, to reduce the German's lead in the title race to just four points. Driving with great elan and speed, the 2008 champion Hamilton came home 30 seconds clear of second-placed Finn Valtteri Bottas of Williams, who started from 14th on the grid. It was Hamilton's second home win at the British Grand Prix, his fifth of the season and the 27th of his career drawing him level with fellow-Briton three-time champion Jackie Stewart in the record books.

5) Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigned: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo has resigned, hours after he was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation today as a witness in connection with alleged irregularities in the purchase of 12 helicopters meant for VVIP use from AgustaWestland, an Anglo-Indian defence manufacturer.

6) Novak Djokovic replaces Rafael Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankings , while runner-up Roger Federer rose one spot to No. 3.

7) Petra Kvitova lifts second Wimbledon title: Petra Kvitova claimed her second Wimbledon title in four years when she demolished rising Canadian star Genie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0, in Saturday's women's final at the All England Club. The sixth-seed Kvitova, needed just 55 minutes to end the run of the 13-seed Bouchard in the most one sided ladies final since 1992, when Steffi Graf dropped only three games on her way to victory over Monica Seles. Kivtova's only other Grand Slam title came in 2011, when she defeated Maria Sharapova in the final of Wimbledon.

8) RBI's H R Khan gets 2-year extension: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said the Centre had reappointed Harun Rashid Khan as the central bank's deputy governor for two more years, effective Friday. On July 1, 2011, Khan was appointed deputy governor for a term of three years, which was to expire on Thursday. Khan has been in charge of several important portfolios such as foreign exchange, external investments and operations and internal debt management.
Daily Current Affairs Updates: 06 July 2014 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 7.7.14 Rating: 5 1) Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to win Wimbledon title : Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbled...

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