Current Affairs for various competitive examinations- July 5, 2019
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These are written mainly for aspirants of Banking, SSC, IBPS, or competitive exams like UPSC, APPSC, TSPSC, TNPSC, IAS, RRB State Level Public Service Commission, and other exams. Current Affairs bits help in the last minute preparation for various exams. Current Affairs One-Liners help a lot. Watch below some of Current Affairs- One-Liners
1- Left-handed Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of ongoing World Cup with a fractured forearm. Wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb has replaced him.
2-Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has resigned as Congress General Secretary.
3-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has predicted that India will become a $3 trillion economy in the financial year 2019-2020.
4- Tourists arriving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to get free mobile phone SIM cards with free data.
5-California is the first state in the US to ban discrimination against people based on their natural hair.
6-The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has acquired Electric cars for official use.
7-India’s longest electrified tunnel between Cherlapalli and Rapuru railway stations in Andhra Pradesh has been commissioned by the South Central Railway.
8-The Madras High Court has granted one month parole to Nalini Sriharan who is facing a life sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
* Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed by an LTTE suicide bomber attack during an election rally at Sriperumpudur near Chennai on 21st May 1991.
9-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman broke the tradition by carrying the budget in a red cloth instead of the usual leather briefcase.
10-Indian Rupee will be accepted currency now at all the retail outlets of the Dubai airport.
11-Pakistan is out the 2019 World Cup after Bangladesh crossed 7 runs while chasing the target of 316.
12-New Zealand, India, Australia, and England have qualified for the World Cup 2019 semi-finals.
13-Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji to receive the 2019 Global Excellence Awards.
14-CIC- Core Investment Companies; USISPF- The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum; COFEPOSA- Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities) Act.
* SFURTI- Scheme of Fund for Upgradation and Regeneration of Traditional Industries
* TDS- Tax deduction at source
* MNREGA- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme
* CPSEs- Central Public Sector Enterprises
* REITs- Real Estate Investment Trusts
* STT- Security Transaction Tax
15- The lower house of parliament in France has approved a small tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook.
16-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) having Indian passports will get Aadhaar card without waiting for 180 days.
17-China’s Migratory Bird Sanctuaries were inscribed on the World Heritage List.
18- Portugal has ordered khadi ahead of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.
19-Portugal has inaugurated the first supercomputer called ‘BOB’.
* A second supercomputer called ‘Deucalion’ will start operation by the end of 2020.
20-Bengali writer Mani Sankar Mukherji, known popularly as ‘Sankar’, has been appointed the new Sheriff of Kolkata.
21-Russia has launched its Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with a hydrometeorological satellite and 32 small satellites successfully.
22-The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has termed India’s budget as ‘forward-looking and reform-minded’.
23-The fiscal deficit target for 2019-20 has been lowered to 3.3 percent of the gross domestic product in the Union Budget.