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16th July 2019 Current Affairs for SBI | IBPS RRB | SSC | Railways | Others
Kalraj Mishra appointed Himachal Governor & Acharya Dev vrat moved to Gujarat

 

Kalraj Mishra has been appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Acharya Dev vrat.

Devvrat was appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh in 2015.

Acharya Devvrat has been transferred and appointed as the Governor of Gujarat, He will replace Om Prakash Kohli.

About Himachal Pradesh

Capital - Shimla

Chief Minister - Jay Ram Thakur

Dam

  • Bhakra Dam (Sutlej River)

National Park

  • Inderkilla National Park
  • Simbalbara National Park
  • Pin Valley National Park
  • Great Himalayan National
  • Park Khirganga National Park

About Gujarat

Capital - Gandhinagar

Chief Minister - Vijaya Rupani

Dam

  • Ukai Dam (Tapi River)
  • Sardar Sarover Dam (Narmada River)

National Park

  • Gir National Park
  • Blackbuck National Park
  • Vansda National Park
  • Marine National Park

 

Kiran More appointed as interim coach of USA cricket team

 

Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More has been appointed as the interim coach of the USA cricket team.

He will replace the head coach Pubudu Dassanayake.

 

Shah Rukh Khan to receive Honorary Doctorate from Melbourne's La Trobe University

 

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Melbourne's La Trobe University at the 10th edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) at Bundoora, Australia.

It will be held on 9 August 2019, where Mr. Khan will be the chief guest.

It will be Khan's first Australia University Award.

Mr. Khan will be awarded for his contributions and efforts towards underprivileged children, women's empowerment through Meer Foundation and for the achievements in the Indian entertainment industry.

 

Over 30 lakh persons enrolled under "PM Shram Yogi Maandhan Scheme"

 

Union Government notified that under "Pradhan MantriShram Yogi Maandhan Scheme", total 30,85,205 persons have been enrolled.

The voluntary and contributory pension scheme is benefited for unorganized sector workers.

The scheme assures the minimum monthly pension of the 3,000 rupees to the beneficiaries after attaining the age of 60 years.

 

World Bank approves $250 million loans for Kerala disaster management

 

The World Bank has signed $250 million loan agreement for the Resilient Kerala project, aimed at enhancing the state's resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change.

About World Bank

Formation - July 1945

Headquarters - Washington, D.C., U.S.

President - David Malpass

CEO - Kristalina Georgieva

About Kerala

Capital - Thiruvananthapuram

Chief Minister - Pinarayi Vijayan

Governor - P. Sathasivam

Dam

  • Idukki Dam (Periyar River)
  • Mulperiyar Dam (Periyar River)

National Park

  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mathikettan Shole National Park
  • Pampadum Shole National Park
  • Silent Valley National Park
  • Anamudi Shola National Park

 

Vinesh Phogat won gold at Yasar Dogu International

 

India women wrestler Vinesh Phogat won a gold medal at Yasar Dogu International in the 53kg category in Istanbul.

Phogat beat Rusia's Ekaterina Poleshchuk by a 9-5 margin.

President of Wrestling Federation of India - Brijbhushan Sharan Singh.

 

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title

 

Serbian Novak Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title after defeating Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer.

This is Djokovic's 16th Grand Slam and 5th Wimbledon title.

Djokovic is the first man in 71 years to win the title from match points down.

He is now level with Bjorn Borg as five-time Wimbledon winner.

 

Lewis Hamilton win 6th British Grand Prix

 

Lewis Hamilton made a thrilling victory in the Silverstone circuit to win his sixth British Grand Prix.

This is his seventh victory in ten races in 2019 and 80th win of his career.

 

Sreeshankar won gold Tatyana Kolpakova International Athletics

 

M. Sreeshankar has won the long jump gold at the Tatyana Kolpakova International athletics.

The tournament was held in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).

About Kyrgyzstan

Capital - Bishkek

Currency - Kyrgyzstani som

President - Sooronbay Jeenbekov

 

France celebrates 14th July as its "National Day"

 

The French government celebrated the National Day on 14 July.

The day is also known as Bastile Day.

The day marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastile prison took place in Paris on 14 July 1789.

This is the 230th anniversary.

About France

Capital - Peris

Currency - Euro, CFP Franc

President - Emmanuel Macron

 

World Youth Skills Day: 15th July

 

The World Youth Skills Day is observed globally every year on 15th July.

The objective of this day is to encourage youth to celebrate the value of acquiring skills like building, making and creating a way to achieve personal success and fulfillment.

The theme of World Youth Skills Day 2019 is "Learning to learn for life and work".

 

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