Current affairs 12 July 2016 – China’s claims to South China Sea rejected

Important and Current Affairs of July 2016 of national and international importance for preparation of jobs in sector like IBPS, Banking, SSC,State and National Level Public Service jobs, IAS, UPSC and other exams.


The Permanent Court of Arbitration said  that China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to the South China Sea.

In a major blow to China an international tribunal ruled Tuesday that there was no evidence that China had historically exercised exclusive control over the waters or resources. The tribunal in The Hague said China had violated the Philippines’ sovereign rights. It also said China had caused “severe harm to the coral reef environment” by building artificial islands. But China immediately rejected the decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, but it was hailed as a landmark victory for those challenging Beijing’s reach into waters with key strategic and commercial significance. China called the ruling “ill-founded” and says it will not be bound by it. China claims almost all of the South China Sea, including reefs and islands also claimed by others.

Famous personality’s Birthday Today:

Satyendra Narayan Sinha (Writer, Politician) – was an Indian statesman, participant in the Indian independence movement, a leading light of Jaya Prakash Narayan’s ‘complete revolution’ movement during the Emergency and a former Chief Minister of Bihar. Affectionately called Chhote Saheb , he was also a seven-time Member of Parliament from the Aurangabad constituency, a three-term Member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly, and a Member of the Bihar Legislative Council once.Regarded to be one[7]of the India’s most influential regional players of the time,his reputation was synonymous with being a strict disciplinarian and tough taskmaster.  Satyendra Narayan Sinha was born in an aristocratic political family in Poiwan, Gaya district, Bihar. His father and eminent nationalist leader Bihar Vibhuti Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha worked with Dr.Rajendra Prasad in the Gandhian Satyagraha movement in Bihar and also served as the first Deputy Chief Minister cum Finance Minister of the Indian state of Bihar.

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