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18th July 2019 Current Affairs for SBI | IBPS RRB | SSC | Railways | Others

The blog is based on important General Awareness Questions. General Awareness is a very useful topic for Banking, SSC, and other Competitive Exams. As you know It plays an important role in scoring well above cut off marks. You need to prepare well this section to score good marks, so practice it with selective general awareness. General Awareness comprises of three further topics i.e. Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, and Static Awareness. And you can try our Daily Current Affairs Quiz Test to enhance your General Awareness section.

 

21st Commonwealth Table Tennis C'ship begins in Cuttack, Odisha

 

The 21st edition of Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship began at Jawarharlal Indoor stadium in Cuttack, Odisha.

The event was inaugurated by Governor of Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal.

About Odisha

Capital - Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister - Naveen Patnaik

Governor - Ganeshi Lal

National Park

  • Similipal National Park
  • Bhitarkanika National Park

 

HDFC & CSC launched co-branded 'Small Business MoneyBack Credit Card'

 

HDFC Bank and Common Services Centres (CSCs) has launched a co-branded 'Small Business MoneyBack Credit Card' for small traders and village-level entrepreneurs (VLEs).

The credit card is specifically designed for village-level entrepreneurs and village-level entrepreneur-scourced customers.

It will facilitate users hassle-free access to credit for their daily business expenses.

The card was launched by HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri and CSC Chief Dinesh Kumar Tyagi.

About HDFC Bank

Founded - August 1994

Tagline - We understand Your World

Headquarters - Mumbai

 

SIDBI introduce web-based application system for contribution from FFS

 

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has introduced a web-based application system for contribution from the Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS).

SIDBI introduced a web-based application system with an aim to improve the turnaround time and increase transparency.

About SIDBI

Founded - 2 April 1990

Headquarters - Lucknow

Chairman & MD - Mohammad Mustafa

 

England scripts history, claims maiden ICC World Cup title 2019

 

In the grand finale of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 19), England defeated New Zealand with more number of boundaries in the Super Over thriller to lift their maiden World Cup title at the Lord's cricket stadium in London.

Awards

  • Man of the Match - Ben Stokes (England)
  • Player of the tournament - Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
  • Highest run-scorer of the tournament - Rohit Sharma (India)
  • Highest wicket-taker of the tournament - Mitchell starc (Australia)

 

About ICC

Founded - 15 June 1909

Headquarters - Dubai, UAE

Chairperson - Shashank Manohar

CEO - Manu Sawhney

 

Anahat Singh and Neel Joshi wins Dutch Junior Open Squash

 

Two Indian players managed to win the titles on the final day of the Dutch Junior Open squash tournament in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

Anahat Singh won the girls' U13 titles after a gritty performance in the final while Joshi won the boys' U17 title.

 

Govt to increase coal production to one billion tone by 2022-23

 

Govt planned to increase the total production of coal in the country to one billion tone by 2022-23.

All India coal production has increased its production from over 462 Metric tonnes in 2013-14 to around 730 metric tonnes in 2018-19.

Union Coal Minister of India - Prahlad Joshi

 

Union Health Minister released National Digital Health Blueprint

 

Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, released the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) to create a National Digital Health Eco-system that will support Universal Health Coverage in an inclusive, easily accessible, affordable, efficient, timely and safe manner.

The objective is to ensure a wider reach of healthcare services through the provision of a wide range of data, information and infrastructure services. At the same time, it will ensure security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information.

 

China gifts warship 'P625' to Sri Lanka

 

China has gifted warship 'P625' to Sri Lanka.

As a new member of the Sri Lankan Navy, the 'P625' frigate will be used for offshore petrol, environment monitoring and anti-piracy combats.

The frigate was commissioned into the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy as Tongling in 1994.

About China

Capital - Beijing

Currency - Renminbi

President - Xi Jinping

About Sri Lanka

Capital - Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Currency - SriLankan rupee

 

Israel Aerospace signs $50 million deal with Indian navy

 

Israel Aerospace signed $50 million follow-up deal to provide complementary missiles system to Indian Navy and India's MDL Shipyard.

The follow-up agreement consists of a range of maintenance and other services for sub-systems of Isreal Aerospace's naval medium-range surface-to-air missile.

About Isreal

Capital - Jerusalem

Currency - Isreali new shekel

Prime Minister - Benjamin Netanyahu

 

World Bank Arbitration Court imposed $5.8 billion penalty on Pakistan

 

World Bank Arbitration Court imposed a penalty of $5.8 billion on Pakistan 

The penalty has been imposed for unlawful denial of mining lease to Tethyan Copper Company for the Reko Diq project in 2011.

 

India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee held in London

 

The 13th meeting of the India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee was held in London.

India-UK trade relations are reviewed annually at the Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) between the UK's Secretary of State for International Trade and India's Minister of Commerce.

The 14th meeting of the India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) would take place in New Delhi in 2020.

India's Minister of Commerce - Piyush Goel

Secretary of State for International Trade of UK - Liam Fox

About United Kingdom

Capital - London

Currency - Pound sterling

Prime Minister - Theresa May

 

India & Italy to establish fast-track mechanism to facilitate investment

 

India and Italy have decided to set up a fast-track Mechanism to facilitate investors and companies.

The key objectives of the fast-track system in India will be to pave the way for and identify and solve problems faced by Italian companies and investors with their operation in India.

About Italy

Capital - Rome

Currency - Euro

President - Sergio Mattarella

Prime Minister - Giuseppe

 

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