Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (8th to 15th July 2019)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd week of July 2019. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming LIC ADO and SBI PO/Clerk 2019 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
July 11 World Population Day
July 12 National Simplicity Day
July 12 World Malala Day
July 15 World Youth Skills Day “Learning to learn for life and work”

Current Affairs: National

1. Central Government to set up three CoE in Sports at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh

  1. The Centre launched three new technology initiatives to transfer over Rs 70,000-crore fertiliser subsidy directly to farmers’ bank accounts
  2. The government will invalidate all PAN cards that are not linked to Aadhaar by September 1.
  3. Indian Railways launched ‘Operation Thirst’ to crack down selling of unauthorised packaged drinking water
  4. Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched ‘LaQshya’(Labour room Quality Improvement Initiative)
  5. ICMR has launched Mission SHAKTTI to create awareness among school children about health.

Current Affairs: International

  1. Sri Lanka Inaugurates first model village built with Indian assistance for war-affected people
  2. WHO declares Sri Lanka as a ‘measles-free’ country
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Sri Lanka Capital Colombo, JayawardenepuraKotte
Sri Lanka Currency Sri Lankan rupee
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena
  1. The world’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute started in Dhaka
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Bangladesh Capital Dhaka
Bangladesh Currency Taka
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
  1. Indian business tycoon Lalo Samuel has become the first expat in Sharjah to get the gold card permanent residency
  2. Government is planning to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore from the sixth tranche of CPSE ETF
  3. France to impose green tax on flight tickets from French airports from 2020
  4. France becomes the first countries to introduce digital tax on Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon
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France Capital Paris
France Currency Euro, cfp franc
France President Emmanuel Macron
  1. Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana in the United States
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USA Capital Washington DC
USA Currency Dollar
USA President Donald Trump

Current Affairs: State

  1. J & K government approved Aadhaar-linked payment mode for disbursal of pension
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Jammu & Kashmir Capital Jammu & Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Vacant
Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik
  1. The annual Bonalu festival kicked off in the city at the historic Golconda Fort, Telangana
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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana Governor ESL Narashiman
  1. Uttarakhand has been adjudged as country’s best performing states in ‘BetiBachao, BetiPadhao’
  2. Uttarakhand CM accepts proposal to establish Six Sigma Institute of Mountain Medicines & High Altitude Rescue
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Uttarakhand Capital Dehradun
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya
  1. India’s first cow sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh to be privatised
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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandibenpatel
  1. Kerala gets India’s first ever Elephant rehabilitation centre
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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Governor P. Sadasivam
  1. Tamil Nadu will become first state to manufacture electric cars
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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit
  1. West Bengal government observes Save Water Day on July 12th
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West Bengal Capital Kolkata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
  1. Meghalaya becomes first state to have water policy
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Meghalaya Capital Shillong
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. RBI board has finalised medium term strategy to improve regulation and supervision named ‘Utkarsh 2022’
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
 

RBI Deputy Governor

BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain
  1. The cost of a Rs. 2000 currency note falls 65 paise per piece in 2018-19
  2. Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark
  3. Nabard to raise Rs 60,000 crore via non-convertible debentures in the current financial year
  4. Swiss brokerage UBS pegs down India’s GDP growth to 6.7% from 6.9%
  5. L&T Finance arm gets $100m from AIIB for green energy funding
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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Headquarters Jin Liqun
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Beijing, China
  1. Flipkart has launcherd co-branded credit card in partnership with Axis Bank and Mastercard
  2. India to overtake Japan to become 3rd largest economy in 2025

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Tata Steel Kalinganagar (TSK) has been included in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Lighthouse Network
  2. Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2019-20 series II opens for subscription for the period from July 08 – July 12, 2019
  3. The Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express is set to be Indian Railways 1st ‘private’ train
  4. YouTube introduced a new feature named ‘Learning Playlists’ for educational videos
  5. The world’s biggest diamond mine, Argyle Diamond Mine is being shuttered after almost four decades

Current Affairs: Appointments

Ashutosh Gupta LinkedIn country manager for India
Rahul Dravid Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy
Shailesh Sadashiv Tinaikar Force Commander of UN mission in South Sudan
M Nageswar Rao director general of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard
Kyriakos Mitsotakis Greece’s new prime minister
Arun Kumar Chief of

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

Katrina Kaif Brand ambassador of  Reebok
Anshula Kant Managing director and chief financial officer (CFO) of the World Bank
VikasSwarup Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs
Gitanas Nauseda President of Lithuania
Kalraj Mishra Himachal Pradesh Governor

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Genesis Foundation CSR Implementation Partner Award in the leadership category for ‘Project Little Hearts’
‘Gully Boy’ Movie NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea
Isha Kanth (Delhi) International Court of Justice (ICJ) Internship Programme
P Raghu Ram Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of Thailand
Thich Nhat Hanh (Zen Master) First Gandhi Mandela Peace Medal

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. The 10th World Tamil Conference (WTC) held in Chicago
  2. The Second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) was held in New Delhi
  3. Kerala Startup Mission to host Women Startup Summit in Kochi on August 1
  4. Global Conference on Media Freedom 2019 held in London
  5. Himalayan conclave to be held in Mussoorie on July 28
  6. The 11th Mekong Ganga Cooperation Senior Officials’ Meeting (11th MGC SOM) was held in New Delhi

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. New Delhi’s Connaught Place (CP) is the ninth most expensive office location in the world
  2. Akshay Kumar is the only Indian actor to feature in the Forbes World’s Highest Paid Entertainers’ list for 2019
  3. Chandigarh has been ranked best among states and Union territories in the field of education and is followed by Kerala and Gujarat

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. NHAI inks deal with National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) for funding of highway projects
  2. Bharat Chamber of Commerce, (BCC) signs MoU with BRICS chamber to promote trade
  3. Prasar Bharati signed an MoU with IIT Kanpur for research collaboration in various areas
  4. Samsung ties up with Paisa bazaar to offer financial products on Samsung Pay
  5. Exim Bank inks USD 124 mn loan pact for infra, health projects in Papua New Guinea, Senegal

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. Russia launched Spektr-RG, a new X-Ray observatory, into space
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Russia Capital Moscow
Russia Currency Russian Rouble
Russia President Vladimir Putin

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
Devika Sethi ‘War over Words: Censorship in India, 1930-1960’

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. India has successfully test-fired a vertical deep dive version of the indigenous BrahMos supersonic missile
  2. BSF has launched the operation ‘Sudarshan’ to fortify Pakistan border in Punjab and Jammu
  3. Indian Army to buy American howitzer ammo for long-range accurate strikes

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. China’s Li Shi Feng wins the Canada Open Badminton
  2. Hima Das clinches gold in Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland
  3. Honda rider Marc Marquez wins seventh consecutive German MotoGP
  4. Vinesh Phogat, Divya Kakran wins gold at Wrestling Grand Prix of Spain
  5. Brazil have defeated Peru 3-1 to win their first Copa America title
  6. USA beat Netherlands to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup
  7. Sunil Chhetri and Ashalata Devi bag top honours in AIFF awards
  8. The World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen wins the Croatia Grand Chess Tour
  9. Mexico beats US to win the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
  10. Dutee Chand wins 100m gold in World Universiade
  11. Meet Toran Yadav won three silver medals in the 4th World Wealth Yoga Festival and Championship in Europe
  12. Sathiyan, Anthony Amalraj win bronze at World Tour Platinum Australian Open Table Tennis
  13. Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula One 2019 British Grand Prix
  14. Amir Khan clinched the WBC international welterweight title in the inaugural Super Boxing League
  15. Vijender Singh Beniwal (Haryana) clinched his 11th consecutive win in US professional Boxing

2019 Wimbledon Championships

Category Winner Runner
Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic Roger Federer
Women’s Singles Simona Halep Serena Williams
Men’s Doubles Juan Sebastián Cabal and  Robert Farah Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Women’s Doubles Hsieh Su-wei and  Barbora Strýcová Gabriela Dabrowski and XuYifan

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
Joao Gilberto Brazilian musician and songwriter
A. U. Celestine Former Indian football team goalkeeper
Wilfred Mesquita Former Goa minister
Soumendranath Kundu Former Bengal and Railways leg-spinner
H.M. Ershad Bangladesh’s former military dictator
Fernando Corbató Computer password inventor
M J Radhakrishnan Renowned cinematographer

 

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