17th July 2019 Current Affairs for SBI |IBPS RRB | SSC | Railways | Others
Justice AK Sikri appointed as the Judge of SICC


Former Supreme Court Judge Justice A K Sikri has been appointed as an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.

The President of the Republic of Singapore had made the appointment of Justice Sikri starting from August 1, 2019. He is appointed until January 4, 2021.

SICC currently has 16 international judges as part of its panel


Coca Cola appoints Sarvita Sethi in M&A role


Global beverages major Coca-Cola announced top-level changes in its India and southwest Asia unit.

Sarvita Sethi is appointed as Vice president, M&A and New Ventures and Harsh Bhutani as Vice-president finance (CFO).


Ursula von der Leyen elected EU commission president


Ursula von der Leyen has elected as the European Commission's first female president and the first German in the Job for more than 50 years.

About European Union

Headquarters - Brussels, Belgium


Health Ministry to launch a "Jan Jagrukta Abhiyaan" in Delhi


Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will launch a 'Jan Jagrukta Abhiyaan' in Delhi to sensitize and mobilise the community on measures for prevention of Vector Bome Diseases (VBDs) like malaria, dengue, and chikungunya.

It will start from 17th to 19th July, 2019 in Delhi.

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare - Dr. Harsh Vardhan


Anusuiya Uikey appointed as Governor of Chattisgarh and Harichandan as Governor of AP


Anusuiya Uikey has been appointed as Governor of Chhattisgarh.

Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has been named as Governor of Andhra Pradesh

The 14th President of India, Ram Nath Koivnd finalized their names by a formal order issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan.

About Chattisgarh

Chief Minister - Bhupesh Baghel

 National Park

  • Indravati National Park
  • Kanger Vally National Park
  • Guru Ghasi Das (Sanjay) National Park

About Andhra Pradesh

Chief Minister - Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy

National Park

  • Mouling National Park
  • Namdapha National Park
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Park
  • Mrugavani National Park
  • Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
  • Sri Venkateswara National Park
  • Papikonda National Park
  • Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park


RBI slaps a penalty on SBI for violating various norms


The Reserve Bank of India has slapped a penalty of Rs 7 crore on the country's largest bank State Bank of India (SBI).

The penalty has been imposed on the bank for non-compliance with norms related to NPA identification and fraud risk management, among others.

About RBI

Founded - 1 April 1935, Kolkata

Headquarter - Mumbai

Governor - Shaktikanta Das


Centre cuts interest on GPF by 10 bps to 7.9 pc


The interest rate on the general provident fund (GPF) has been cut by 10 basis points (bps) to 7.9% from 8%.

The rate will be in force with effect from July 1, 2019.


Palau becomes 76th country to join International Solar Alliance


Palau became the 76th country to sign the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement.

The ISA is a group of 121 solar resource-rich countries with headquarters in Gurugram, India. 

The organization aims to deploy over 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy and mobilize more than USD 1,000 billion into solar power by 2030.


India will host ISSF World Cup 2020


International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) approved India's application to host the ISSF World Cup stages.

ISSF World Cup will be held in New Delhi from March 15 to 26, 2020.

The last edition of ISSF World Cup was held in Munich, Germany.

About ISSF

President - Vladimir Lisin


IFFI's Golden Jubilee Edition to be celebrated in Goa


The Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India, IFFI will be held from 20th November till 28th November 2019 in Panaji, Goa.

Russia will be IFFI partner in this edition.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting - Prakash Javadekar

About Goa

Capital - Panaji

Chief Minister - Pramod Sawant

National Park

  • Bhagwan Mahavir (Mollem) National Park


Rohan Bopanna and Smriti Mandhana got Arjuna Award


Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju conferred Arjuna Award to tennis player Rohan Bopanna and India's No.1 ODI batwoman and opener Smriti Mandhana.

Bopanna who won the Gold medal in tennis men's double category in Asian Games 2018 and Mandhana was the ICC women's player of the year 2018.


Vijayveer wins his 3rd gold at ISSF Junior Shooting World Cup


Vijayveer Sidhu won his 3rd gold medal at ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, combining with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh to clinch the men's 25m pistol.


International Justice Day: 17th July 2019


International Justice Day is observed globally on 17th July every year to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice.

This day is also known as International Criminal Justice Day or World Day for International Justice.

The objective of the day is to unite everyone who wants to support justice as well as promote victims rights & to help prevent serious crimes and those that put the peace, security, and well-being of the world at risk.


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