Current Affairs 19 July Questions
Q1. Which two districts are going to be formed in Tamil Nadu?
Answer- Tenkasi and Chengalpat
The total no. of districts will become 35.
Q2. Where was G7 Finance Ministries meeting recently held?
Answer- Chantilly, France
Agreed to tax digital companies like Facebook, Google. It was agreed to keep a check on these private big giants.
The G7 nations are concerned that Facebook’s ambitions for a digital currency might not only weaken their control over monetary and banking policies but also pose security risks.
Q3. Which Cricketing nation has been recently suspended by ICC?
- West Indies
Knowledge Booster- HQ of ICC- Dubai, UAE
ICC Chairman- Shashank Manohar
Q4. L&T Infotech Ltd has signed an agreement to acquire which AI company?
Answer- Lymbyc headquartered at Bengaluru
L&T Infotech has acquired it for Rs. 38 crore.
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Q5. Who has been appointed as the Vice-President of BharatPe?
Answer- Abhishek Sharma
Knowledge Booster- Brand Ambassador- Salman Khan
Haryana government signs pact with NSE for growth of MSMEs
NSE will support the Haryana government in enhancing the financing opportunities for MSMEs in the state.
Union Ministry signs MoU with Ministries of Ayush, Defence and Railways Union Health Ministry has signed a MoU with Ministries of Ayush, Defence and Railways to strengthen the efforts towards a TB-Free India by 2025.
P T Usha nominated for IAAF Veteran Pin
Former Indian athlete P. T. Usha has been nominated for the International Association of Athletics Federations Veteran Pin.
She will receive the pin during the opening ceremony of the 52nd IAAF Congress in Doha.
Sachin Tendulkar 6th Indian to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Allan Donald, Catherin Fitzpatrick
Other Indians on the list are Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid.
European Union fines chipmaker Qualcomm $271 million
European Union has fined US-based chipmaker Qualcomm $271 million, accusing it of “predatory pricing” to drive a competitor out of the market.
Prakash Javadekar inaugurates 10th Jagran Film Festival
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting inaugurated the 10th Jagran Film Festival in an event held at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.
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Sri Lanka signs agreement with India to upgrade railway lines
The agreement includes the up-gradation of 12 crossing stations, 7 halt stations, and 78 level crossings between Maho and Omanthai.
The 130 km track was signed at a contract of USD 91.26 million, between IRCON International Limited and Govt. of Sri Lanka.
Kargil: Untold stories from the War, Book released
“Kargil: Untold stories from the War”, the book published by Penguin Random House, is authored by Rachna Bisht Rawat.
Uttarakhand to Host Himalayan Conclave
It will host the Chief Ministers of the Himalayan states – Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram, and Nagaland, along with administrators and specialists.
The prime focus of this conclave is to work towards Sustainable Development.
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