24th July 2019 Current Affairs

Share this news :

Government bans Colistin- antibiotic used in poultry industry

  • The Union Health Ministry has banned colistin, which is an antibiotic used in the poultry industry for producing animals, aqua farming, etc.
  • With this ban, the government cracks down on misuse of antibiotics in poultry industry as growth promoters, which is one of the key reasons for growing antibiotic resistance in the country.
  • The Union health ministry issued an order that prohibits the manufacture, sale and distribution of colistin and its formulations for food producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements with immediate effect.

Note:

About Health Ministry

Founded: 1976

Headquarters: New Delhi

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Ujh and Basantarbridges in Jammu and Kashmir

  • The Ujh and Basantar bridges were inaugurated by the defence minister in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Terming construction of Ujh&Basantpur Bridges a great achievement by BRO, Raksha Mantri ShriRajnath Singh said that the roads and bridges are the lifeline of any nation and play a vital role in the socio-economic development of people in the far flung regions.
  • Raksha Mantri praised BRO personnel for working in the most hostile and the difficult areas away from their families.

Note:

About Defence ministry

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founded: 15 August 1947

Jurisdiction: India

India's RBI names Deputy Governor B.P. Kanungo to run monetary policy

  • India’s central bank had assigned deputy governor B.P. Kanungo to run the monetary policy portfolio after the resignation of fellow deputy governor Viral Acharya.
  • He would become the sixth member of the Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee.
  • Acharya, who is also a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, left the RBI six months before the scheduled end of his term, citing personal reasons for his departure.

Note:

About RBI

Governor: Shaktikanta Das

Bank rate: 6.00%

Headquarters: Mumbai

Founder: British Raj

Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata

Adam Peaty becomes a 1st man to swim under 57 sec in the 100m breaststroke

  • British competitive swimmer, Adam George Peaty(24) has broken his own world record in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Aquatics Championships 2019 held in Gwangju, South Korea.
  • Peaty became the first man to go under 57 seconds when he shattered his own world mark with a time of 56.88 in the semi-finals on Sunday.
  • In the final he finished in 57.14sec, more than a second faster than James Wilby in a British one‑

Note:

About South Korea

President: Moon Jae-in

Capital: Seoul

Currency: South Korean won

John Isner of America wins Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 2019

  • John Isner of America won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 2019 in the finals after defeating Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan with a 7-6(2), 6-3 scores.
  • The tournament was the 44th edition which was held at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, from July 15 – 21, 2019.

Note:

About Kazakhstan

Capital: Nur-Sultan

Currency: Kazakhstani tenge

President: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik bagged the “Mr. South Asia” award at 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship 2019

  • On July 21, 2019, India’s proud bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik has bagged the “Mr. South Asia” award.
  • He achieved this feat at the 12th South Asia Bodybuilding and Physic Sports Championships 2019 held in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Malik, the winner of 80 kg category, was adjudged best bodybuilder among the winners of nine senior men’s weight categories.
  • Afghanistan won team championship by securing a top position with 535 points.

Note:

About Nepal
Official languages
: Nepali    

Capital and largest city: Kathmandu          

Government: Federal parliamentary republic

Boris Johnson won the contest to be next British Prime Minister

  • Boris Johnson, the public face of the Brexit campaign, won the contest to succeed Theresa May as British prime minister, taking over a country in crisis and a government on the brink of breaking apart.
  • After a six-week leadership race, which he led from the start, Johnson defeated his rival Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt by a landslide in a ballot of the Conservative Party’s roughly 160,000 members.

Note:

About Britain

Prime minister: Theresa May

Capital: London

Currency: Pound sterling

IAS officer Ajay Bhadoo appointed as Joint Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind

  • On July 20, 2019, The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Ajay Bhadoo as the Joint Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind for a tenure co-terminus with the President.
  • He is a 1999 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Gujarat.
  • He will succeed Randhir Kumar Jaiswal.

Note:

About UPSC

Chairperson: Arvind Saxena (Acting)

Founder: Parliament of the United Kingdom

Founded: 1 October 1926

Headquarters: New Delhi

Vivek Kohli elected as Commonwealth TT Federation chairman

  • India’s Vivek Kohli and M.P. Singh have been elected as chairman and secretary general respectively of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF).
  • The elections were held in Bhubaneswar, close to the venue of the Commonwealth Championships taking place in Cuttack.
  • Stag chief Kohli defeated incumbent Alan Ransome of England, who both secured 22 and six votes respectively.

Note:

About Orissa

Capital: Bhubaneswar

Governor: Ganeshi Lal

Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

Ehsan Mani appointed chairperson of powerful ICC committee

  • Pakistan Cricket Board’s chairman Ehsan Mani has been appointed as the head of the ICC’s influential Finance & Commercial Affairs committee.
  • He was appointed as the ICC’s first F&CA chairman in 1996 and he served as the President of ICC from 2003 to 2006.
  • The PCB said both appointments were made by ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.

Note:

About ICC

Chairperson: Shashank Manohar

Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

CEO: Manu Sawhney

Founded: 15 June 1909

Membership: 105 members

CBDT celebrates Aaykar Diwas

  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is celebrating the 159th Income Tax Day today.
  • It was on 24th July, 1860 that Income Tax was introduced for the first time in India by Sir James Wilson to compensate for the losses incurred by the British regime during the first war of independence against British Rule.
  • In a release, Finance Ministry said, the week preceding the Aaykar Diwas has been marked by various activities undertaken by the regional offices of the department across the country.

Note:

About CBDT

Agency executive: : Pramod Chandra Modi

Parent department: Department of Revenue

Minister responsible: Nirmala Sitharaman

Jurisdiction: Government of India

CRPF unveils country’s first body protector jointly developed by DRDO for women personnel in combat

  • On July 19, 2019, India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) unveiled the country’s first prototype of a body protector for women personnel.
  • The “gender-specific protective gear” weighs 6 kg and has a different design and layout from the regular fibre-made black coloured body protector which is worn by both men and women police and paramilitary personnel during riot-control duties and regulation of public protests.
  • Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, DG #CRPF unveiled the ergonomic women specific protective gear for women personnel of the security Forces in the presence of Sh A.K. Singh, DG Life Sciences, Sh Bhuvnesh Kumar Director DIPAS and the team of @DRDO_India Scientists.

Note:

About CRPF

Motto: “सेवा और निष्ठा”

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founder: Parliament of India

Founded: 27 July 1939

Kerala Tourism organized 5-day annual Nishagandhi Monsoon Ragas Music Fest 2019 in Kanakakkunnu, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Kerala Tourism organized a 5-day annual Nishagandhi Monsoon Ragas Music Fest 2019 in Kanakakkunnu, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • It was held from July 20-24, 2019.
  • It was inaugurated by the Governor of Kerala, P Sathasivam at Nishagandhi Auditorium in Kanakakkunnu.

Note:

About Kerala

Capital: Thiruvananthapuram

HDI (2018): 0.784 (High) · 1st

Chief minister: Pinarayi Vijayan

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which ministry has banned Colistin- antibiotic used in poultry industry?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Health Ministry has banned colistin, which is an antibiotic used in the poultry industry for producing animals, aqua farming, etc.

2. The Ujh and Basantar bridges were inaugurated by the defence minister. These bridges are situated in which state?

Correct! Wrong!

The Ujh and Basantar bridges were inaugurated by the defence minister in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

3. Who has bagged the “Mr. South Asia” award?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik bagged the “Mr. South Asia” award at 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship 2019.

4. Who has developed country’s first prototype of a body protector for women personnel?

Correct! Wrong!

CRPF unveils country’s first body protector jointly developed by DRDO for women personnel in combat.

5. Nishagandhi Monsoon Ragas Music Fest 2019 has been organized by......

Correct! Wrong!

Kerala Tourism organized a 5-day annual Nishagandhi Monsoon Ragas Music Fest 2019 in Kanakakkunnu, Thiruvananthapuram.

6. World Aquatics Championships 2019 has held in which country?

Correct! Wrong!

British competitive swimmer, Adam George Peaty(24) has broken his own world record in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Aquatics Championships 2019 held in Gwangju, South Korea..

7. John Isner has won Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 2019. John Isner is of which country?

Correct! Wrong!

John Isner of America won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 2019 in the finals after defeating Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan with a 7-6(2), 6-3 scores.

8. Who has become the new Prime Minister of Britain?

Correct! Wrong!

Boris Johnson, the public face of the Brexit campaign, won the contest to succeed Theresa May as British prime minister, taking over a country in crisis and a government on the brink of breaking apart.

9. Who has been appointed as Joint Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind?

Correct! Wrong!

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Ajay Bhadoo as the Joint Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind for a tenure co-terminus with the President.

10. Who has been elected as secretary general of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF)?

Correct! Wrong!

India’s Vivek Kohli and M.P. Singh have been elected as chairman and secretary general respectively of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF).

11. Who has taken charge to run the monetary policy portfolio after the resignation of fellow deputy governor Viral Acharya?

Correct! Wrong!

India's central bank had assigned deputy governor B.P. Kanungo to run the monetary policy portfolio after the resignation of fellow deputy governor Viral Acharya.

12. Ehsan Mani has been appointed as the head of the ICC's influential Finance & Commercial Affairs committee. He is from which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Pakistan Cricket Board's chairman Ehsan Mani has been appointed as the head of the ICC's influential Finance & Commercial Affairs committee.

13. Today CBDT is celebrating the 159th Income Tax Day. What is the full form of CBDT?

Correct! Wrong!

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is celebrating the 159th Income Tax Day today.

Share this news :

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *