Current Affairs for various competitive examinations- July 10, 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- Amendments to the protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) have been cleared by the Union Cabinet.
2- With effect from 10 July 2019, the State Bank of India (SBI) has lowered its lending rates by 5 basis points (bps).
3- A statutory resolution has been adopted by the Parliament of India for levying 200% duty on all goods exported from or originating in Pakistan.
4- To promote trade and investments between BRICS countries and the eastern part of India, The Bharat Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has signed an MoU with BRICS of Commerce and Industry.
5-New Zealand has defeated India in the 1st semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, being played at Manchester.
* Newzealand won by 18 runs and it reached the World Cup final for the second straight time.
* India has been eliminated from World Cup in semifinals for the second straight time.
6- Sprinter Dutee Chand won the Gold medal in the women’s 100-meter event clocking a time of 11.32 seconds.
* Sprinter achieved the feat at the 30th World University Games in Italy’s Naples.
7- It is direct entry for Boxer Amit Panghal to India’s eight-member squad of AIBA Men’s World Championships that will be held in Russia in September.
8-Arun Kumar is the new Director General (DG) in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
9-Former Indian football team goalkeeper AU Celestine has passed away at the age of 73.
* Celestine represented India in 1969 Merdeka Cup in Malaysia.
10-A unique strategy in the name of ‘Plan Bee’ has been adopted by Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) to keep wild elephants away from train tracks.
* This concept has won the ‘Best Innovation Award’ in Indian Railways for the 2018-19 fiscal.
11-Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced Janta Clinics to provide free and accessible treatment.
12- PMJDY- Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
* ENDS- Electronic nicotine delivery systems
* DoNER- Development of North Eastern Region Ministry
13- According to the UK, 12-13 years aged boys will receive free vaccination against the sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
14- Kim Darroch, UK’s Ambassador to the US, has resigned after leaked emails.
15- 10th July is Independence Day of The Bahamas.
16- The vision document ‘Economic Possibilities for Odisha-towards a One Trillion Dollar Economy, has been released by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
15- A platform called ‘AI4Bharat’ has been launched by IIT-Madras scientists to boost Artificial Intelligence (AI) in India.
16-‘Agent Smith,’ a new variant of mobile malware, has infected 15mn Android devices in India.
17- The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned actress Rituparna Sengupta for questioning in connection with the Rose Valley Ponzi scam probe.
18-Telangana government to unveil export promotion policy.
19- Bangladesh and Bhutan to finalize the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) to boost trade and business.
20- Hungary to make public transportation greener by switching to non-polluting vehicles.
21- Japan in 2018 has recorded its steepest population decline in 50 years(since 1968).
22- Sri Lanka has decided to implement its free visa on arrival program for citizens of 39 countries and regions, excluding India and China.
23- Singer Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity.
* The reality TV star Kylie Jenner has been ranked second on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.