28th July 2019 Current Affairs

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National (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. PM-LVMY Yojana launched by Labour ministry
  2. Rural Development Ministry implements Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana
  3. Government bans Colistin- antibiotic used in poultry industry
  4. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Ujh and Basantarbridges in Jammu and Kashmir
  5. POCSO (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with provision of death penalty passed by Rajya Sabha
  6. President’s secretary Sanjay Kothari gets a 3-year extension in post
  7. PM Modi releases book on former PM Chandra Shekhar

International (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. G7 finance ministers agree on a plan for taxing gigantic digital companies
  2. Combat veteran, Dr Samir Rawat first officer invited to Congress of Psychology in Prague in 2020
  3. Indian origin Priti Patel appointed as Britain’s Home Secretary
  4. International shark meet to be held in Kochi, Kerala at CMFRI

Economy and Business (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. Committee to examine FDI issue in e-commerce constituted by the government
  2. RBI panel recommends an increase in collateral-free lending, MUDRA loan limit to Rs 20 lakh: Nitin Gadkari
  3. GST Council trims rate on EVs, chargers
  4. India’s RBI names Deputy Governor B.P. Kanungo to run monetary policy
  5. India will be the first recipient of AIIB local currency funding
  6. DCC imposes penalty of Rs.3050 crore on Airtel, Vodafone Idea on recommendations by TRAI
  7. India jumps 5 places to 52nd rank in global innovation index 2019

Sports (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s Cup
  2. Nigeria to host 2020 FIFA women U-20 World cup
  3. P V Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final
  4. Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri Lanka pacer retires from international cricket
  5. Adam Peaty becomes a 1st man to swim under 57 sec in the 100m breaststroke
  6. John Isner of America wins Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 2019
  7. Hima Das & Muhammad Anas win gold in the 400m race held in Prague, Czech Republic
  8. Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao Wins WBA Super Welterweight title 2019

 

Awards (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. Vocalist S Sowmya wins Sangita Kalanidhi award
  2. Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik bagged the “Mr. South Asia” award at 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship 2019
  3. Keshav Dutt, Prasun Banerjee chosen for Mohun Bagan Ratna
  4. Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank to receive Leopard Club Award at 2019 Locarno International Film Festival

Appointments (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. Amit Shah will head ministerial panel on Air India sale
  2. Amita Prasad takes charge as ‘Inland waterways’ authority chief and AK Jha to lead NPC
  3. Benjamin Netanyahu makes history as becomes longest-serving Israeli PM
  4. Boris Johnson won the contest to be next British Prime Minister
  5. IAS officer Ajay Bhadoo appointed as Joint Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind
  6. Vivek Kohli elected as Commonwealth TT Federation chairman
  7. Ehsan Mani appointed chairperson of powerful ICC committee
  8. Ursula von der Leyen was elected as the first female President of European Commission
  9. IFS Sanjeev Kumar Singla appointed as PS to PM
  10. Tesla Co-founder and CTO, JB Straubel to resign
  11. Bandhan Bank Appoints SBI’s Sanjeev Naryani As Head of Business

Important Days (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. Kargil Vijay Diwas to be celebrated on July 26

Science and Tech (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. China’s Tiangong-2 spacecraft destroyed upon its controlled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean
  2. World Media hails India’s successful launch of Chandrayaan – 2
  3. IIT Madras students develop ‘Agricopter’ to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides
  4. ISRO to launch India’s 1st solar mission Aditya-L1 in the first half of 2020

Defence (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. India conducted 1st ever simulated space war exercise,” IndSpaceEx”
  2. CRPF unveils country’s first body protector jointly developed by DRDO for women personnel in combat
  3. Indian Navy commissions fifth Dornier Aircraft Squadron in Chennai
  4. Chetak helicopters by HAL delivered to the Indian Navy ahead of schedule.
  5. The Indian Army appointed Naravane as its new vice chief

 

Obituaries (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. LJP MP Ramchandra Paswan passes away
  2. President of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi passed away in Carthage, Tunisia
  3. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano passes away
  4. ‘Blade Runner’ actor Rutger Hauer passes away at 75
  5. Former Lok Sabha MP and founder of Marxist Coordination Committee A.K. Roy passed away
  6. Former Chinese premier known as ‘Butcher of Beijing’ dies aged 90

States (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. BS Yediyurappa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Karnataka
  2. UP becomes No. 1 in implementation of Pradhanamntri Suraksha Bima Yojana
  3. “Dracaena cambodiana”, India’s first dragon blood-oozing tree discovered in Assam
  4. Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy submits resignation to the Governor
  5. Monkeys declared as ‘vermin’ in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Miscellaneous (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. National award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Indu Sarkar’ is now a part of National Film Archives
  2. Varun Dhawan was signed as the brand face of Reebok
  3. Scaly-Foot Snail became the first-ever species endangered due to deep-sea mining

Agreements (22nd July 2019 – 27th July 2019)

  1. AAI signed up with Aireon for aircraft surveillance over the Indian ocean
  2. NTPC, BHEL ink pact for environment friendly power plant in Chhattisgarh

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