Current Affairs for various competitive examinations- July 25, 2019
Welcome to the Current Affairs section. 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-Indian-origin politician Priti Patel has been appointed as Home Secretary by Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
2-Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and B. Sai Praneeth entered the quarterfinals of Japan Open quarters in Tokyo.
3-Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rossello has resigned in leaked chat case.
4-Google has brought a new alternative to Google Photos ‘Gallery Go’ that weighs just 10MB.
5-Former Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni has fulfilled his promise joining two-months training with Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment headquartered in Bengaluru.
6- Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies from injuries sustained during the fight against Puerto Rican Subriel Matias.
7- NIRDPR- National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj
* MGIEP- Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development.
* IFFM- Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
* AIFF- All India Football Federation
* ICOM- The International Council on Museums
8-Facebook-owned WhatsApp has teamed up with Niti Aayog to help women entrepreneurs.
9-IIT Kanpur inks pact with Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson to tackle Delhi pollution.
10-N. Korea has fired 2 short-range missiles into the East Sea.
11-‘Blade Runner’ fame actor Rutger Hauer has passed away.
12-Grammy Award-winning Indian musician Ricky Kej is UNESCO Kindness Ambassador.
13-Global online dating app Tinder has launched a new safety feature for LGBTQ users.
14-Goa state government is more likely to ban single-use plastic items.
15- The Indian football team has dropped down to 103 in FIFA rankings.
16- President Ram Nath Kovind to join the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations in Drass town of the Kargil district.
17- Pakistan Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said his country will send its 1st person into space in 2022.
18-Nirav Modi has been denied bail by UK court in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.
19-Spiritual guru Sadhguru courted controversy with his tweet on sprinter Hima Das.
20-Panasonic has appointed Shirish Agarwal as a brand, marketing head.
21-Global software major Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy fetes son-in-law Rishi Sunak becoming British minister.
22-Bhutan’s Kuricchu Hydropower Plant has flooded seven western Assam districts.
23-Mahatma Gandhi gallery was inaugurated at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.
24-Romanian diplomat Cornel Feruta has become acting IAEA chief.
25-China will be hosting 12th round of trade consultations with the US in Shanghai.
26- Lok Sabha has passed Triple Talaq Bill amid the opposition walkout.
27-Aligarh has banned religious activities on roads.
28- Group of Ministers (GoM) led by Home Minister Amit Shah will look after on sexual harassment at the workplace.
* Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ are in GoM.
29-The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) has approved Rs 3,050 cr penalty on Airtel, Vodafone Idea.
30-Rs 1925 Cr has been sanctioned by Asian Development Bank for up-gradation of power generation and distribution in Tripura.
31- The musicians Parassala B. Ponnammal and T V. Gopalakrishnan have been presented the inaugural Nishagandhi Sangeetha Puraskaram by Kerala Minister of Tourism.
32-India’s first dragon blood-oozing tree is Dracaena cambodiana.
33- Ajay Kumar Bhalla is the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
34- The book on former PM i.e Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics, has been released by PM Modi.
35-The Cabinet has approved the merger of NIMH with ICMR-NIOH.
* NIMH- National Institute of Miners’ Health.
* ICMR- Indian Council of Medical Research.
* NIOH- National Institute of Occupational Health.
36- Gujarat cadre IAS officer Atanu Chakraborty is the new Economic Affairs Secretary replacing Subhash Chandra Garg.
37-The medals for Tokyo 2020 Olympics are 85 millimeters in diameter.
* It features Nike (Greek goddess of victory) design along with the Olympic symbol.
38- Former India captain MS Dhoni holding the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army will participate in the Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA battalion) in Kashmir from July 31 to August 15.