Current Affairs for various competitive examinations- July 16, 2019

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Current Affairs for various competitive examinations- July 16, 2019

 

Welcome to the Current Affairs section.

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.
 
Current Affairs bits help in the last minute preparation for various exams.
 
Current Affairs One-Liners help a lot.
 
Watch below some of Current Affairs- One-Liners


1- Author Raja Dhale, one of the founders of the Dalit Panthers in 1972, has passed away.


2- Andhra Bank has launched a Chatbot named ‘ABHi’.

* With ABHi, customers will get the information instantaneously anytime they want.


3-Russia in a joint project with Germany launched an X-ray space telescope called Spektr-RG from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.


4- After resigning as the head of the military junta, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has declared the end of military rule in the country.


5-French politician Christine Lagarde to resign as the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) with effect from September 12.


6-Following the protest by the opposition led by AIADMK and DMK in the Rajya Sabha, the government has canceled the Postal Department Examination conducted recently for recruitment of
postmen and other posts.


7-English mathematician Alan Turing to feature on Bank of England’s new £50 polymer note by the end of 2021.


8-4 eminent personalities in the field of performing arts, namely Zakir Hussain (Tabla Virtuoso), Jatin Goswami (Dancer and Choreographer), Sonal Mansingh (Dancer) and K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatnatyam exponent) have been chosen for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow or Akademi Ratna Awards.


9-BJP’s Biswa Bhusan Harichandan is the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh.


10- Rajya Sabha MP Anusuiya Uikey is the new Governor of Chhattisgarh. She has succeeded Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, who was taking the additional charge.


11-New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Chairman Naresh Kumar has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh.


12- Actor Varun Dhawan has been roped in as the Indian Brand Ambassador for leading fitness brand Reebok.


13- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were granted bail in connection with a defamation case filed by BJP leader Vijender Gupta.


14-Pakistan has reopened airspace for civil aviation.


15-Data analytics and business intelligence platform Qlik has appointed Ankur Goel as MD for India.


16- DIPAM- The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management; IANS- Indo-Asian News Service

* NRC- The National Register for Citizens

* PMUY- The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

* SAD- The Shiromani Akal Dal


17-The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) HAS unveiled a statue of sage and theatrologist Bharata Muni in New Delhi.


18- Madhya Pradesh got its first international flight from Indore’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport to Dubai.


19-Communication app Truecaller has launched a software development kit (SDK) for the mobile web.


20-32 young Indian artistes have been conferred the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for 2018.


21-The UNAIDS in its latest report said that there is 16% decline in HIV cases since 2010.


22-The Union Tourism Ministry had sanctioned Rs 1,400 crore projects meant for NE in 5 years.


23-Fantasy sports platform Dream 11 has become official fantasy game partner for the European Cricket League (ECL).


24-The Rajya Sabha has passed the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2019.


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