7 August Current Affairs

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  • 1986 Diego Maradona coins the phrase “Hand of God”
  • 1945 Okinawa falls to U.S. troops
  • 1633 The Catholic Church forces Galileo Galilei to renounce his heliocentric world view




  • The annular 'ring of fire' solar eclipse, wherein the Sun appears like a ring of fire, was visible in several states
  • ISRO receives patent for Liquid Cooling and Heating Garment (LCHG) for human spaceflight
  • Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Raj Mohan Vohra, awarded Maha Vir Chakra for bravery in 1971 India-Pakistan War, dies at 88
  • Social worker Vidyaben Shah dies at 98 in Delhi; was ex-President of ICCW (Indian Council for Child Welfare),won Padma Shri (1992)




  • With USD 157.4 billion, India becomes 12th largest holder of US govt securities at April end; Japan remained No: 1 with USD 1.27 trillion




  • International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice observed on June 21
  • Solstice: derived from the Latin sol ("sun") and sistere ("to stand still")
  • International Day of Yoga observed on June 21; theme: "Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home"
  • World Music Day celebrated on June 21: started by Frenchmen Jack Lang and Maurice Fleuret in 1981
  • 2968-metre Mount Merapi volcano erupts on the island of Java in Indonesia
  • China to set up a "national security agency in Hong Kong to administer a new law aimed at cracking down on dissent