24 & 25 July Current Affairs 2019

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24 & 25 July Current Affairs 2019

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RBI names Kanungo to run monetary policy portfolio

25 July 2019 Current Affairs: The RBI assigned Deputy Governor BP Kanungo to run the monetary policy portfolio after the resignation of fellow Deputy Governor Viral Acharya.

Kanungo, who will retain his currency management portfolio, would become the sixth member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

Inter-Ministerial Committee on Virtual Currencies submits Report

25 July 2019 Current Affairs: Inter-Ministerial Committee on Virtual Currencies headed by finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has submitted its report to the government. The committee set up by Centre has also proposed a draft bill ‘Banning of Cryptocurrency & Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2019’.

Kumaraswamy resigns as Karnataka CM after Cong-JD(S) govt falls

25 July 2019 Current Affairs: Amid the political crisis in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy resigned from the post after meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala on July 23.

NPCI ties up with JCB for global RuPay card

25 July 2019 Current Affairs: The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and JCB International, along with domestic banks launched RuPay JCB Global Cards.

The Banks including State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Axis Bank, Union Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Andhra Bank, City Union Bank, and TJSB Bank issue these cards

These cards which will be accepted in India at all POS terminals and ATMs. NPCI tied up with Discover for international cards.  They started its card business in 1961  They reached global in 1981. The industry has certain concerns and these are being discussed in certain forums.

Virat Kohli maintains number one spot in ICC Test Rankings

25 July 2019 Current Affairs: International Cricket Council released the latest rankings of teams and players in the different categories. The players are

Men’s Team Rankings:

India – Topped the Test Team Rankings.

England – Topped the One Day International Team Rankings.

Pakistan –  Topped the T20 International Team Rankings.

  1. Men’s Batting Rankings:

Virat Kohli (India) –  Topped the Test Batting Rankings.

Virat Kohli (India) – Topped the ODI Batting Rankings.

Babar Azam (Pakistan)- Topped the T20I Batting Rankings.

  1. Men’s Bowling Rankings:

Pat Cummins (Australia) – Topped the Test Bowling Rankings.

Jasprit Bumrah (India) –  Topped the ODI Bowling Rankings

Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) – Topped the T20I Bowling Rankings.

Asian Development Bank sanctions Rs 1,925 cr power project in Tripura

25 July 2019 Current Affairs: Asian Development Bank (ADB) sanctioned a Rs 1,925 crore project for up-gradation of power generation and distribution in Tripura, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma.

The amount was recently sanctioned to the Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) after the state government had sought the ADB’s assistance, Dev Varma who is also the power minister. The project sanctioned for upgrading capacity of 63 MW Rokhia Project to 120 MW  It is at an estimated cost of Rs 699.80 crore.

The project sanctioned for upgrading capacity of 63 MW Rokhia Project to 120. They modernising Gumti Hydro Electric Project at an estimated cost of Rs 1225.88 crore. Rokhia project is located at West Tripura district  North East Council approved sanction of Rs 12.7 crore for an overhaul of the 49.15 km-long Ambassa-Gandacherra power transmission line.

Kristof Milak created a new world record in the 200 metres butterfly at the 2019 FINA world championship

Hungaian swimmer Kristof Milak created a new world record in the 200 metres butterfly at the FINA world championship 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea. He clocked 1:50.73. He broke the record set by Michael Phelps who clocked 1:51.51 in an event in Rome 2009. Kristóf Milák: Milák is a swimmer from Hungary. He won the world championships gold in South Korea. He is is currently holding the world record in 200m butterfly

Kalraj Mishra takes oath as Governor of Himachal Pradesh

Kalraj Mishra sworn as Himachal Pradesh Governor On July 23rd , Former Union Minister Kalraj Mishra took oath as the new Governor of Himachal Pradesh in Shimla. Kalraj Mishra replaced Acharya Devvrat, who has been shifted to Gujarat. 

Dejan Papic appointed as India’s table tennis coach will join in August

Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) appointed the Canadian Dejan Papic as the head coach of the Indian table tennis team. He signed a one-year contract He will be the in-charge through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI)  Table Tennis Federation of India is the governing body for table tennis in India.

JATAN Special software for Digitization of Archaeological Museum

Digitization of archaeological museum is being done through a special software developed with this specific purpose, union culture minister Prahlad Singh Patel informed the Lok Sabha on July 22.  The National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian Museums is developed and hosted by Human Centres Design and Computing Group, C-DAC, Pune, as per the agreement with Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Mohun Bagan Ratna Award 2019: Keshav Dutt, Prasun Banerjee

Keshav Dutt, Prasan Banerjee Chosen for Mohun Bagan Ratna Award 2019 Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey player Keshav Dutt and former India football captain Prasun Banerjee will get this year’ MOHUN BAGAN Ratna Award on the annual celebration of Mohun Bagan Day on July 29.

Nigeria set to host 2020 FIFA women U-20 World cup

India and South Korea presented their bids for the 2020 U20 Women’s World Cup but India named the 2020 U17 Women’s World Cup host. The last FIFA event held in Nigeria  The 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup won by Switzerland. FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: It is an international association football tournament.It is organized by FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), for national teams of women under the age of 20.

Andhra Pradesh Becomes First State to Reserve 75% Private Jobs for Local Youths

Andhra Pradesh became the first state to reserve jobs for local youth. The Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019. Industries/Factories Act, 2019 reserves 75% private jobs across all categories in industrial units, factories, joint ventures as well as the project that are in public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank withdraws funding to Amaravati project

25 July 2019 Current Affairs: Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) withdrawn funding for the Amaravati capital city project in Andhra Pradesh (AP).

The AIIB is to finance the upcoming city by providing $200 million. he World Bank to fund the Amaravati project with $300 million. The World Bank issued the withdrawn proposed funding after the Indian government on 15 July  The multilateral agency for financing the proposed ‘Amaravati Sustainable Infrastructure and Institutional Development Project’. The total cost required for the Amaravati project is $715 million.

China Congratulates India for Chandrayaan-2, Wants to Work Together in Space Explorations

25 July 2019 Current Affairs:China congratulated India after the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2. China decided to work with India for upcoming outer space programs. China launched its five lunar exploration missions to the Moon. They made history landing on the far side of the Moon. They looked for a launch of its own Mars mission by 2020..

New India-UK bilateral scheme launched on Pilot

New India-UK bilateral scheme launched on Pilot  The UKEIRI Mobility Programme launched on a pilot basis to support Britain’s universities to collaborate with Indian partners to facilitate the United Kingdom (UK) students to visit India during their studies.  UKERI stands for ‘UK-India Education Research Initiative’.  About UKEIRI Mobility Programme  It is an initiative of Universities UK International (UUKI) and British Council India..

India Ranked 52nd in Global Innovation Index 2019 Commerce and Industry Minister Releases Global Innovation Index Ranking

25 July 2019 Current Affairs: Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways Shri Piyush Goyal launched the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 The event was launched in New Delhi

Aim: To achieve this ranking he urged all stakeholders to work in mission mode. India jumped five places ahead when compared with last year position from 57th to 52nd in 2019.

India continue its efforts to reach upwards of top 50 ranks in the GII  India will not rest on past laurels until it achieves its target of positioning among the top 25 countries of the Global Innovation Index.  Commerce and Industry Ministry requested the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to factor in India’s rural innovation as part of the innovation index in future.