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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
July 23 National Broadcasting day
July 24 National Thermal Engineer Day
July 25 (fourth Thursday in July) National Refreshment Day
July 26 Kargil Vijay Diwas (20th Anniversary) Remember, Rejoice and Renew
July 28 World Hepatitis Day “Invest in eliminating hepatitis”
July 28 World Nature Conservation
July 28 (fourth Sunday in July) National Parents Day
July 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action”

Current Affairs: National

  1. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued guidelines to roll out the 34,422-crore PM-KUSUM scheme
  2. Supreme Court extended the deadline for publication of final National Register of Citizens (NRC) to August 31
  3. LIC has agreed to offer Rs 1.25 trillion (Rs 1.25 lakh crore) line of credit by 2024, to fund highway projects
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LIC Headquarters Mumbai
LIC Chairman M R Kumar
  1. The “UKEIRI Mobility Programme: Study in India”, an initiative of Universities UK International (UUKI) and British Council India launched
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UK Capital London
UK Currency Pound Sterling
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
  1. Western Railway has opened the first of its kind printing press heritage gallery at Mahalaxmi in Mumbai.
  2. Government sets target for installation of Solar projects of 40,000 MW by 2022
  3. The GST rate on all Electric Vehicles (EVs) was reduced from 12% to 5%
  4. IBBI sets one-year timeline for liquidation process of insolvent companies
  5. Northeast Frontier Railway zone introduces new ‘pink coaches’ for women passengers
  6. Google partners with Cisco to roll out free high-speed Wi-Fi zones in India

Current Affairs: International

1.London is becoming the world’s first National Park City

2. BRICS Foreign Ministers Meet was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Brazil Capital Brasilia
Brazil Currency Brazilian real
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro

Current Affairs: State

  1. Andhra Pradesh becomes the first state to reserve 75% private jobs for local youths
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Andhra Pradesh Capital Amaravathi
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan
  1. Uttar Pradesh has become number one in implementation of Pradhanamntri Suraksha Beema Yojna in the country
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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adithiyanath
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel
  1. Arunachal CM Pema Khandu launched the state wide tree plantation programme ‘Clean-Green Arunachal Campaign 2019’ in Itanagar
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Arunachal Pradesh Capital Itanagar
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu
Arunachal Pradesh Governor B. D. Mishra
  1. Anganwadi Centres to get transformed into Model Community facilities in Jammu and Kashmir
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Jammu and Kashmir Capital Jammu (Winter) and Sri Nagar (Summer)
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister President Rule
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik
  1. Punjab, Haryana High Court bans live shows of songs promoting liquor, violence
  2. Maharashtra police to launch high-tech biometric scanning system to identify and track down criminals
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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao
  1. Odisha rasagola gets Geographical Indication tag
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Odisha Capital Bhubaneswar
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal
  1. Madhya Pradesh tops All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018 with 526 tigers
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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Governor Lal Ji Tandon

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. India is set to be the first recipient of local currency financing by the AIIB
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Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank Headquarters Beijing
Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank President Jin Liqun
  1. The IMF projected GDP Growth rate for India at 7.0% in 2019 and 7.2% in 2020
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International Monetary Fund Headquarters Washington, D.C.
International Monetary Fund Chief David Lipton (Interim)
  1. Yes Bank to offer MSMEs up to Rs 3-crore loan through “Smart Edge for MSMEs” programme
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Yes Bank Headquarters Mumbai
Yes Bank Tagline Experience our Expertise
Yes Bank CEO Ravneet Gill
  1. Corporation Bank has launched a month-long ‘SB Challenger’ campaign to expand its savings account
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Corporation Bank Headquarters Mangalore
Corporation Bank Tagline A Premier Public Sector Bank, Prosperity for all
Corporation Bank MD and CEO P.V. Bharathi
  1. Asian Development Bank has sanctioned 1,925 crore rupees for power projects in Tripura
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Asian Development Bank Headquarters Mandaluyong, Philippines
Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao
  1. SEBI fixed the minimum duration of the staggered delivery period at 5 working days for all commodity futures
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SEBI Headquarters Mumbai
SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Vodafone M-Pesa has shut down operations in India with effect from July 15
  2. Apple has announced the acquisition of “majority” of chipmaker Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion
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Apple Headquarters Cupertino, California, United States
 

Apple Founders

Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne
  1. Apple buys ‘majority’ of Intel’s smartphone modem Business for $1 billion

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. Reliance Industries become the highest-ranking Indian firm on the Fortune Global 500 list
  2. Maharashtra tops in ATM frauds in 2018-19
  3. India climbs five places to 52 on Global Innovation Index
  4. San Francisco Bay Area has overtaken New York City as the most accommodative place in the world to be a female entrepreneur

Current Affairs: Appointments

Sarvita Sethi Coca-Cola Vice-President (VP) for Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) for India & South West Asia
Varun Dhawan Reebok  India brand ambassador
M.M. Naravane Next Vice-Chief of Army Staff
Boris Johnson UK’s new Prime Minister
Ajay Bhadoo Joint Secretary to President
Ehsan Mani ( Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman) Chairperson of the ICC Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee
Dejan Papic India’s table tennis head coach
Sunil Kumar  (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited Director) Additional charge of chairman and managing director of the  MTNL
Mark Esper US Secretary of Defence
BS Yediyurappa Karnataka CM
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC)
Priti Patel (Indian Origin) UK Home secretary
V.K. Johri Director General (DG) of Border Security Force
Meenakshi Lekhi Chairman of   Parliamentary Standing Committee

On Public Undertakings

Girish Bapat Chairman of the Estimates Committee
Kirit Solanki Chairman of  Parliamentary Standing Committee for Welfare of SC/ST
Ganesh Singh Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes
Siddhartha Sanyal Bandhan Bank chief economist
Justice A.K. Sikri Ombudsman and ethics officer of Indian Federation of Sports Gaming

Current Affairs: Resignation

HD Kumaraswamy Karnataka CM

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Hilary Swank Leopard Club Award 2019 at Locarno Film Fest
S. Sowmya (Carnatic vocalist) Sangita Kalanidhi Award 2019
Keshav Dutt and

Prasun Banerjee

Mohun Bagan Ratna
Priya Priyadarshini Jain ‘Indian Woman of Influence’ award at the House of Lords, the United Kingdom Parliament
Vidisha Baliyan (Uttar Pradesh) Miss Deaf World 2019 (held in Mbombela, South Africa.)
Meryl Streep Tribute Actor Award at Toronto International Film Festival.
Sudarsan Pattnaik People’s Choice Prize at Boston International Sand Art Championship
Tiruchy airport terminal Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) awards under the category of ‘Best Future Building Under-construction Project.
Sathyamangalam tiger reserve (Erode district of Tamil Nadu) Best managed Tiger reserve award from the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting held in Caracas, Venezuela
  2. International shark meet to be held in Kochi, Kerala
  3. Global Ayurveda Summit 2019 to be held in Kochi, Kerala
  4. 5th Dharma-Dhamma conference to be held in Rajgir, Bihar

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. India Successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota
  2. IIT Madras students develop ‘Agricopter’ to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural farms
  3. Startup iSpace achieves China’s 1st private satellite launch
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China Capital Beijing
China Currency Renminbi
China Prime Minister Xi Jinping

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. National Payments Corporation of India ties up with JCB for global RuPay card
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National Payments Corporation of India Headquarters Mumbai
National Payments Corporation of India MD & CEO Dilip Asbe

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. India is all set to launch first ever space war exercise named ‘IndSpaceEx’
  2. Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class ships ‘LCU L 56’ was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam

Current Affairs: Book 

Authors Books
Sunil Mishra ‘Who Stole My Job’
 

Shri Harivansh and Shri Ravi Dutt Bajpai

“Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics.”
Narendra Jadhav ‘New-Age Technology and Industrial Revolution 4.0’

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman to win WBA Super Welterweight Title
  2. Harmeet Desai and Ayhika Mukherjee won the men’s and women’s singles titles at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships.
  3. Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at world championships
  4. Zimbabwe all-rounder Solomon Mire has announced his retirement from international cricket
  5. The Indian football team slipped two places to 103rd in the FIFA rankings
  6. Byju’s has replaced Oppo India as the official team India cricket sponsor
  7. Caeleb Dressel set the new world record in the men’s 100 meter butterfly during the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea
  8. Max Verstappen wins the German Grand Prix 2019
  9. MC Mary Kom defeated Australia’s April Franks in the 23rd President’s Cup to clinch the gold medal in a one-sided 51kg category final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
  10. Ashish Kumar bagged his first international gold at Thailand Open International boxing tournament in Bangkok
  11. Ellyse Perry becomes first cricketer to reach 1000 runs, 100 wickets in T20Is
  12. Tamil Nadu girl Jerlin Anika wins gold at World Deaf Youth Badminton Championship in Taiwan

Current Affairs: Obituaries 

Person Field
Peter McNamara Former Australian Tennis player
Yukiya Amano International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general
Ram Chandra Paswan Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP from Bihar’s Samastipur
Maxim Dadashev Russian boxer
Indraganti Srikanta Sarma journalist, writer and lyricist
Russi Taylor Voice actor and Disney Legend
S. Jaipal Reddy Former union minister and senior Congress leader from Telangana
Donkupar Roy Meghalaya Assembly Speaker
Attoor Ravi Varma Eminent Malayalam poet and translator

 

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