July 2016 news - Summary of July news

Latvia becomes the 35th member of the OECD

NASA's Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet

On July 5, Pokeman game was released and it became biggest hit

It is available on mobile device - Apple and Android.

Pok�mon Go is an augmented reality game combining real-world and virtual elements.

It makes use of a mobile phone's global positioning system (GPS) and clock to decide which Pok�mon appears on screen � for instance, in a park, users will see grass and an insect-type Pok�mon and at night, they will be greeted with nocturnal ghosts and fairy types. The game, as its slogan "Gotta catch 'em all" suggests, requires gamers to catch all the Pok�mon they spot on the screen. Officially launched by Niantic and Nintendo on July 5, 2016, the game encompasses Tajiri's original idea of encouraging kids to realize the world around them.


Japanese game developer Satoshi Tajiri created Pok�mon in 1996 on Game Boy and, 20 years later, with more than 279 million units in sale the franchise is once again looking to forge another cultural revolution with the launch of the latest edition of the game.

Philippines wins the arbitration case against China. Philippines filed at the Permanent Court of Arbitration regarding the legality of China's nine-dotted line claim over the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

The final videocassette recorder is manufactured by the Japanese company Funai.

Solar Impulse 2 becomes the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth