Important Current Affairs 17 July 2019

Current Affairs 17 July 2019 Quiz

Before we proceed to the Current Affairs 17 July 2019, let us revise some current affairs of 16 July 2019.

01. Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Himachal Pradesh?

  1. Kalraj Mishra
  2. Acharya Devvrat
  3. Om Parkash Kohli
  4. Jai Ram Thakur
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Kalraj Mishra

02. Who won the best actor award at the 9th SAARC Film Festival?

  1. Ridhi Sen
  2. Kaushik Ganguly
  3. Rajkumar Rao
  4. Pradeep Sarkar
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Riddhi Sen won the award for the film ‘Nagarkirtan. The movie won 6 awards. The film festival was held in Colombo.

03. Where has the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship begun?

  1. Delhi
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Cuttack
  4. Mumbai
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It began in Cuttack on 17 July 2019. 12 countries are participating in the event.

04. Which female cricketer won the Arjuna Award 2018 for her outstanding achievements in cricket?

  1. Deepti Sharma
  2. Smriti Mandhana
  3. Harmanreet Kaur
  4. Mithali Raj
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Smriti Mandhana

05. Where was the UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) was held in July 2019?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Pune
  3. Hyderabad
  4. London
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London. JETCO was established on 13th January 2005. 

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UN Report: Over 821 million people suffering from hunger

A UN report has said, more than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year.

It is the 3rd year in a row that the number has risen.

The report named, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’, produced by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and other UN agencies, including the WHO, was released.

India will host ISSF World Cup 2020

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

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

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

Knowledge Booster- President of ISSF: Vladimir Lisin.

1971 war hero Lt Gen Gharaya passed away

Retired Lt Gen Joginder Singh Gharaya, who was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra in the 1971 Indo- Pak war and Kirti Chakra in the 1947 Hyderabad operations, passed away.

IFFI’s Golden Jubilee Edition to be celebrated in Goa

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

President of Oscar Academy John Bailey and other eminent cinematographers and producers have been invited for the event.

Russia will be IFFI partner in this edition.

World Bank offers $250 million to Kerala

World Bank offers a loan of $250 million to the Kerala Government for the Resilient Kerala project, aimed at enhancing the state’s resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change.

Knowledge Booster- CM of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan and

Governor of Kerala: P. Sathasivam

U.S. celebrates 50 years of the Apollo 11 mission

The U.S. celebrates the Apollo 11 mission’s 50th year anniversary.

In the celebrations, new statues of Astronaut Neil Armstrong were unveiled and an education center was dedicated to him in Ohio, US

Knowledge Booster- Present Administrator of NASA : James Frederick Bridenstine.

HQ of NASA: Washington, D.C.

India bags 2 Gold medals at ISSF Junior World Cup

India bagged two Gold medals in the Women’s 10- meter Air Rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.

In the Individual section of the category, Elavenil Valarivan claimed the top honors with a total score of 251.6. India also clinched a Gold in the team section by creating a junior world record.

Computer genius Fernando Corbato passes away

American computer scientist Fernando Corbato passed away.

He worked in the 1960s on Computer Time-Sharing System which allowed multiple users in different locations to access a single computer simultaneously through telephone lines which paved the way for the personal computer and the computer passwords.

RBI fines Union Bank, SBI for flouting norms

These banks were fined for violating regulatory norms.

  • SBI was fined 7 crores.
  • Union Bank was fined 10 lakhs

1st international flight from Indore leaves for Dubai

In Madhya Pradesh, the first international flight from Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport of Indore left for Dubai

There were 153 passengers on board.

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