14th July 2019 Current Affairs

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National (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • Centre sets up committee to assess law to protect doctors
  • Government approved Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana along Indo-Nepal Border areas with financial outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore
  • Haryana launches ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal for farmers
  • Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express to be first train operated by private players
  • India will train 1800 Bangladeshi Civil Servants at NCGG in Mussoorie
  • Parliament passed Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  • DBT 2.0 of Fertilizer Subsidy launched by D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Chemicals
  • RPF launches “Operation Thirst” to curb the menace of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water

International (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • Government banned Pro-Khalistani group Sikhs for Justice for alleged anti-national activities
  • Sri Lanka declared ‘measles-free’ nation by WHO
  • Government of India hands over 250 houses to Myanmar’s Rakhine State
  • Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister
  • Sharjah issues its first Golden card visa to an Indian Lalu Samuel, Chairman of Kingston Holdings
  • World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute inaugurated in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka inaugurated its first model village built with Indian assistance at Ranidugama in Gampaha
  • IOC removed Kuwait suspension and allows participating in 2020 Olympics
  • Overall Homicide Rate declined by 10% in India: UN Report
  • Japan and Singapore top the 2019 Henley Index list of world’s most powerful passports

Economy and Business (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • Samsung join hands with Paisabazaar.com to offer financial products
  • Six Sigma Healthcare proposed to set up Rs 750 crore project in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand
  • NHAI inks pact with NIIF to fund highway projects
  • Parliament adopts a statutory resolution for levying 200% duty on all Pakistani goods

Sports (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • 4th World Wealth Yoga Championship: Para-athlete Toran Yadav wins 3 silver medals
  • Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from ODIs
  • Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran won gold; Pooja Dhanda won silver at the Wrestling Grand Prix 2019 of Spain
  • Hima Das and Muhammed Anas won gold medal at Poznan Athletics Grand Prix or 2019 Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland
  • Brazil beats Peru in the final to lift the Copa America 2019 title
  • Dutee Chand wins 100m gold at World University Games
  • Sunil Chhetri & Ashalata Devi bag top honours at AIFF Awards.
  • An Se Young,LI Shi Feng wins Canada Open badminton

Awards (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • Genesis foundation awarded as CSR Implementation Partner at the 3rd edition of CSR Health Impacts Awards
  • ‘Best Innovation Award’ won by NEFR
  • Pink City Jaipur declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO
  • Taylor Swift is the highest-paid celebrity on Forbes Celebrity 100 List 2019

Appointments (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • Reebok announced Katrina Kaif as the new brand ambassador
  • Rahul Dravid appointed as Head of Cricket at NCA
  • Nalin Shinghal appointed as BHEL CMD
  • LinkedIn chooses Ashutosh Gupta as country manager for India
  • M Nageswar Rao appointed director general of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard
  • Arun Kumar appointed as DGCA chief
  • IMF’s Christine Lagarde, the ‘rock star’ of international finance to become first female ECB president
  • Kant appointed MD and CFO of World Bank

Important Days (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • World Population Day 2019 observed on July 11

Science and Tech (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • Indian Army plans to buy American howitzer ammo for long-range accurate strikes
  • New gene linked to schizophrenia discovered by Indian and Australian scientists
  • Russia Launches Soyuz Carrier Rocket with 33 Satellites from Vostochny Spaceport
  • Army & NeGD signed MoU to develop revamped app
  • Indian Scientists from TIFR develop ‘Black Gold’

Defence (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • INS Tarkash reaches Morocco for overseas development programme
  • Two new heavy-lift Chinook helicopters for IAF arrived at the Mundra port, Gujarat
  • DRDO conducted 3 tests of Nag Missile in a day in Pokhran, Rajasthan
  • Operation Sudarshan launched by BSF to fortify the anti-infiltration grid along Pakistan border

Obituaries (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • Mandla Maseko, first black African in space passed away in a motorbike crash
  • Former Goa Minister and leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed away
  • The Brazilian singer and composer Joao Gilberto, one of the pioneers of bossa nova passed away

States (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • Odisha state Govt implemented the Centre’s Witness Protection Scheme, 2018
  • Under ‘Operation Milap’, the Delhi Police Crime Branch has rescued 333 children in 7 months
  • Uttarakhand was named among best performing states in ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme
  • India’s first cow sanctuary Kamdhenu Gau Abhyaranya in Madhya Pradesh to be privatised
  • India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre will be set up at Kerala’s Kottoor
  • Tamil Nadu to be the first state to manufacture electric cars: Minister

Miscellaneous (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • National Museum of Indian Cinema’s news bulletin launched
  • Duty Free shops at Dubai airports to accept Indian currency

Agreements (08th July 2019 – 13th July – 2019)

  • Prasar Bharati signs MoU with IIT Kanpur for research collaboration
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