Current Affairs for various competitive examinations- July 17, 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.
Current Affairs bits help in the last minute preparation for various exams.
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1- Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen has become the first female EU Commission chief.
2-IFRC- International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies
* HYV- Hindu Yuva Vahini
* PDP- Peoples Democratic Party
* NEET- The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test
* NEP- National Education Policy
3-Modi government 2.0 is all set to take its flagship ‘Ujjwala’ scheme to 80 million households within the first 100 days of the government.
4- Tamil director Bharathi Raja will be felicitated with a lifetime achievement award honor at the 3rd Singapore South Asian International Film Festival.
5-Apple has added 59 new emojis to its keyboard for iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches.
6-Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth have entered into the second round of Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament.
7-Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath got a major relief in a 20-year-old murder case.
8-Andrew Strauss, England team director said that captain Eoin Morgan has climbed Everest by winning the World Cup 2019.
9- Narender Gehlot, just an 18-year old has become the second youngest international goalscorer in Indian football.
10-Defender Surjeet Singh has been appointed as the skipper of Puneri Paltan for the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
11-Shubhankar Sharma is the only Indian to qualify for the 148th Open Championship at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
12-The mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist and Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was arrested in Pakistan.
13-The United Arab Emirates (UAE) more likely to give visa-on-arrival to Indian passport holders.
14-Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ and Sriram Raghavan’s ‘Andhadhun’ are the top nominations at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), 2019.
15- German Ambassador to India, Walter J. Lindner met RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat.
16- Actor-politician Kamal Haasan has extended support to actor Suriya for his opinion on the National Education Policy 2019.
17-Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq will step down as Pakistan chief selector.
18-Yesteryears Bengali actor Swarup Dutta has passed away at the age of 78.
19-Government is likely to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in the Parliament, to raise resolution time limit to 330 days from the current 270 days.
20-Actress Mandira Bedi is the author of ‘Happy for No Reason’ book.
21-NCLAT- The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal
22-Pakistan’s Sindh Assembly has passed a resolution seeking protection for girls of all communities.Advertisement
23- The Indian football team drew with hosts Qatar in Round 2 of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar.
24- India’s woman archer Deepika Kumari has won a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test event in Tokyo.
25- KALIA- The Kushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation.
* It is a scheme in Odisha.
26- Anish Bhanwala won the gold in 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Junior World Cup in Germany.
27-Pakistan’s former Chief Justice Jilani sole dissenter at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
28-Sai Srinivas Kiran G is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of the Mobile Premier League (MPL).
29-The Union Cabinet has approved the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
30-Ace defender Dharmaraj Cheralathan has been named Haryana Steelers skipper for Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 7.
31-East Bengal to confer India’s first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev with Bharat Gaurav Award.
32-The Telangana government to hike monthly pension for various categories of beneficiaries from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2016.
33- 17th July is World Day for International Justice (International Justice Day).
34- 17 July is also ‘World Emoji Day’.
35- According to the West Bengal government, the Members of families with a gross annual income of below Rs 8 lakh will be eligible for 10% reservation in civil posts and services.
36-With the launch of an IIT-JEE exam preparation app called ‘JEE Ready’, Amazon has entered the edtech sector in India.
37- A fast track mechanism to facilitate investors and companies will be set up by India and Italy.
38-Delhi Law Minister Kailash Gahlot was given an additional charge of the Environment, Forest and Wildlife Department.
39-Rohit Sharma has become the 3rd Indian top run-getter after Sachin Tendulkar (1996, 2003) and Rahul Dravid (1999).
* In 2019 World Cup, Rohit Sharma is the highest run-scorer with 648 runs in nine innings.
40- The 2020 ISSF World Cup will be conducted in Delhi. International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) has approved dates.
41-The 21st edition of Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack is opened up by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal.
42- French luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault is the world’s 2nd-richest person with $108 billion wealth,
* Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates is now the world’s third-richest person with $107 billion.
43-‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 has secured 32 nominations at 71st Emmy Awards. It is an American fantasy drama television series.
* Drama series ‘NYPD Blue’ is having the record of 27 nominations in 1994.
44-The Bihar government to provide Rs 1.5 lakh to Transgenders for undergoing a sex-change operation.
45-The 8th Joint Working Group meeting of India-Uzbekistan on Counter-Terrorism was held in New Delhi.
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