Current Affairs July 2019 - Miscellaneous


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  • In Jammu and Kashmir, a campaign has been launched in Rajouri, a border district of Jammu division called “Operation Khumaar” to make 312 panchayats tobacco-free.

  • Defending champions India lost to Pakistan in the final of IBSF Snooker World Cup by 1-3.

  • The National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) have seen a hike in allocations from Rs. 135 crores (Budget Estimates 2018-19) to Rs. Rs. 150 crores (Budget Estimates 2019-20) in the Union Budget 2019-20.

  • BJP National President and Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has formally launched the party membership drive in Telangana by handing over membership to Soni Nayak, a tribal woman of Ranganayakula Tanda near Samshabad.

  • The net cross-border infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced by 43% in 2019 as compared to the previous year.

  • Uttar Pradesh government has set the target to become one trillion-dollar economy in coming years so that the state can contribute in fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of expanding country's economy to 5 trillion dollars.

  • BJP is carrying out Booth Chalo Abhiyan under membership campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

  • National Stock Exchange has signed a pact with the Haryana government to help boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises sector in the state.

  • Madhya Pradesh government decided to impose the stringent National Security Act (NSA) on those adulterating milk and dairy products.

  • NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar forecasts India will achieve economic growth of 8% plus from the fiscal year 2020-21 onwards as structural reforms such as GST, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code are set to produce the benefits.

  • Ashleigh Barty of Australia placed at top position in latest Tennis Women's world rankings.

  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow increased during the last six years from 36.05 billion US Dollars in 2013-14 to 64.38 billion US Dollars in 2018-19, registering a growth of 79%.

  • Ajay Bhadoo appointed as Joint Secretary to the President.

  • Rajya Sabha MP D Raja was appointed as the General Secretary of CPI.

  • Chengalpet and Tenkasi carved out as new districts in Tamil Nadu. Tenkasi district from Tirunelveli district and Chengalpet district from Kancheepuram district will become the 34th and 35th districts of Tamil Nadu.

  • Manny Pacquiao won WBA welterweight championship defeating Keith Thurman.

  • Delhi hosted International Police Expo 2019 under the theme 'Challenges to strengthen peace and security'.

  • Shiva Thapa became India's first gold-medalist at the President's Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the finals in Astana, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan's Zakir Safiullin in the final but Zakir walked out of the fight due to injury.

  • LJP leader and MP from Bihar’s Samastipur, Ramchandra Paswan, passed away at the age of 57 years.

  • Max Verstappen won the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

  • Chandigarh received affiliation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, thus providing an opportunity for the city cricketers to play in BCCI tournament.

  • The third edition of Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Guwahati in 2020.

  • Abhay Singh of Tamil Nadu and Asian Games medallist Tanvi Khanna clinched the men's and women's titles respectively in the sixth Bengal Open squash tournament in Kolkata.

  • CRPF celebrated its 81st Raising Day on 27th July.

  • Kaiga Atomic Energy station (Karnataka) created a World Record by continuously operating Unit-1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS-1) for 962 days among other nuclear power plants of all technologies.

  • Gujarat state topped the list of installation of rooftop solar projects with an installed capacity of 261.97 megawatts, followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

  • BS Yeddyurappa sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka

  • The 5th international Dharma-Dhamma conference was hosted by Rajgir, Bihar.

  • Ranjan Chowdhury was appointed as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

  • Kristof Milak broke Michael Phelps' world record in the 200 metres butterfly at the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju.

  • Egan Bernal clinched Tour de France title and became first Colombian to achieve this title.

  • India’s lightest bullet-proof jacket weighing 9.2 kgs ‘Bhabha Kavach’, launched at International Police Expo 2019.

  • Veteran swimmer Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps’s World record in the men’s 100 metres butterfly at the World Aquatics Championships 2019 by completing his swim in just 49.50 seconds.

  • Abhay Singh of Tamil Nadu and Asian Games medallist Tanvi Khanna clinched the men's and women's titles respectively in the sixth Bengal Open squash tournament in Kolkata.

  • Government has set a target for installation of Rooftop Solar projects (RTS) of 40,000 MegaWatt (MW) by 2022 including installation of RTS on rooftop of houses.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a Dashboard of Department Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence, to help in effective monitoring of various initiatives and schemes of the department.

  • Sports Authority of India has selected Canada’s Dejan Papic as the head coach of the Indian table tennis team, on a one year contract till 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  • Reserve Bank of India has assigned monetary policy portfolio and forecasting department responsibilities to deputy governor B.P. Kanungo who replaced Viral Acharya who resigned from his duties.

  • NASA is planning to to send “first woman and next man” on Moon in 2024 with the ambitious Artemis programme.

  • Legendry Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer passed away.

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