Current Affairs for various competitive examinations- July 18, 2019

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Current Affairs for various competitive examinations- July 18, 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-Palau, an archipelago of islands in Oceania is the 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).


2-Former Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested in a corruption case pertaining to a contract given to a liquefied natural gas firm.


3-Union Cabinet has okayed for 1,600 crore rupees approval for Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh.


4-The total number of districts in the Tamil Nadu state to become 35 as two new districts are going to added.


5-The export of 1,239 tonnes raw sugar is permitted by the government under its Tariff-Rate Quota (TRQ) to the US.


6-For upgrading of a railway track, the Sri Lankan government has signed an agreement with IRCON International Ltd of India.


7-India’s 2nd Moon mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ launch is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm on 22nd July 2019 from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

* ‘Chandrayaan-2’ launch which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, was aborted just 56 minutes before the scheduled launch time.


8- Sprinter Hima Das won her 4th gold in the 200m race in the Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic.


9-Trevor Bayliss is the new head coach of IPL team SunRisers Hyderabad.


10-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has moved the Finance (No.2) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha.

* The Bill is aimed to amend 7 acts to encourage Make in India.


11-The Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been declared as a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).


12-External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in the Standalone meeting of BRICS’ Foreign Ministers.


13-18th July is ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’.


14- Former Indian athlete P.T. Usha is nominated for International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Veteran Pin Award.


15-CBL- Champions Boat League

* UNODC- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

* POCSO- The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences

* OTT apps- Over-the-top apps.

* MOM- Mars Orbiter Mission

* NAAC- National Assessment Accreditation Council


16- Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party not to contest from the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency.


17-Fourteen-year-old Arjun Bhati has won Junior World Golf Championship in Palm Desert, CA.


18- The legendary hotelier Kulwant Singh Kohli, who introduced ‘butter chicken’ to Mumbaikars in the 1960s, passed away.


19-Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt to enter Indonesia Open quarters.


20-Tirunelveli and Kancheepuram districts in Tamilnadu will be bifurcated to create two new districts headquartered in Tenkasi and Chengalpattu.


21-Mumbai Cyber Police has arrested controversial actor Ajaz Khan for objectionable posts, videos.


22-Bihar has topped the list in sexual harassment cases at the workplace.


23-The World Bank has stepped back to give $300 million to Amaravati project in Andhra Pradesh.


24-Batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran has been named Bengal’s cricketer of the year.


25-The World Economic Forum Centre to work on an innovative drone delivery project in Telangana.


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