Current Affairs for various competitive examinations- July 12, 2019
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These are written mainly for aspirants of Banking, SSC, IBPS, or competitive exams like UPSC, APPSC, TSPSC, TNPSC, IAS, RRB State Level Public Service Commission, and other exams.
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1- A special 50 wagon train will reach Chennai on Friday afternoon carrying water from Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district.
2-Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to appoint son Eduardo Bolsonaro as US ambassador.
3-The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has begun repair work on Taj Mahal, the iconic 17th-century monument of love.
4- England opener Jason Roy was fined for showing dissent at umpire’s decision in the World Cup semifinal clash between the hosts and Australia at the Edgbaston.
5- India’s first dolphin research center will be laid in Pune after an eight-year delay.
6-Accenture has appointed Julie Sweet as new CEO.
7-PCA- Prompt Corrective Action; AGES- Apex global education service; OCD- obsessive compulsive disorder
* NGT- National Green Tribunal
* CMFRI- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
* NRDWP- National Rural Drinking Water Project
8-Dubai offers a free 30-day alcohol license for tourists.
9-Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) has launched campaign for India’s upcoming tour of West Indies tour, Ashes.
10- YouTube is all set to bring a new Learning Playlists education feature with dedicated landing pages for educational videos.
11- Actress turned BJP MP Hema Malini’s first Punjabi production i.e ‘Mitti – Virasat Babbaran Di’ will release on August 23.
12-The 96-year-old Rishikesh’s iconic Laxman Jhula bridge on the river Ganga closed for security reasons.
13- The Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case.
14-Actress Neetu Chandra is the brand ambassador for the Pro Kabbadi team Patna Pirates.
15-The Department of Immigration (DoI) of the Nepal government to raise visa fee for tourists from July 17.
16-Rashid Khan has been named as Afghan Cricket captain across all formats.
17-Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and South Africa’s Marais Erasmus are chosen on-field umpires for the World Cup final.
18-SBI has waived charges on RTGS and NEFT transactions with effect from July 1.
19-President Ram Nath Kovind has ‘darshan’ of Athi Varadar at Devarajaswami Temple in Kanchipuram.
20- The YSR Congress Party government of Andhra Pradesh has presented over Rs 2.27 lakh crore budget for 2019-20.
21-The Lok Sabha has passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
* A central university and a tribal university is coming up in Andhra Pradesh with this Bill.
22-Lakshadweep Administrator Farooq Khan is the Chief Security Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik.
23-Indian found third place on the list of foreign tourist arrivals in Singapore.
24-India, Russia to strengthen ‘Make in India’ program mainly in space exploration.
25-Filmmaker Radhakrishnan has passed away in Thiruvananthapuram.
* He won Kerala State Film Award in cinematography for seven times.
26-Hotstar witnessed 25.3 million viewership record in the World Cup semifinal clash between India and New Zealand.
27-Ace sprinter Dutee Chand found a fifth place in the women’s 200m final at the World University Games in Napoli.
28- The Punjab and Haryana High Court deferred decision to replace Punjabi with English in trial courts.
29-Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has flagged off the first train of Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra to Golden Temple-Wagah Border-Anandpur Sahib corridor.
30-A court in Ahmedabad has granted bail to Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case.
31- The Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy of Andhra Pradesh has presented the budget worth Rs 2,27,974 crores in the state legislative assembly.
* Total Budget Allocation: Rs 2,27,974 crores.
* Budget Estimation: 19.32 percent increase
* Revenue deficit: Rs 1,778,52 crore
* Revenue Expenditure: Rs 1,80,475 crore
32-France has become the first major economy to impose a tax on digital giants.
33-Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has touched down on asteroid Ryugu for a second time.
34-India’s current High Commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup has been assigned a job as Secretary in the Consular, Passport, Visa, and Overseas Indian Affairs division, with effect from August 1.
35-Indian men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri was named as Men’s footballer of the year.
* Ashalata Devi won the Women’s footballer of the year title.
36-The US lawmakers have passed a bill to lift the present 7 percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards.
* A Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in the US.
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