Important Current Affairs 18 July 2019

Current Affairs Questions/Answers

01. Who won the Gold medal in 25 m rapid fire pistol at ISSF Junior World Cup 2019?

Answer- Ashish Bhanwala

02. When is the World Day for International Justice celebrated?

Answer- 17th July

International Criminal Court HQ: The Hague, Netherlands

03. Which campaign has won the Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award, 2019?

Answer- “Find the Incredible You”.

This is a Tourism Ministry campaign.

04. Whose execution was recently (July 2019) stayed by the International Court of Justice?

Answer- Kulbhushan Jadhav.

He was sentenced to death by Pakistan Military Court in 2017. Jadhav was arrested in 2016 in Balochistan and accused of terrorism, spying and promoting trouble there.

05. Which brand has become India’s most valuable brand, according to the “Brand Finance India 100” 2019 report?

Answer- Tata

The brand value rose to $19.6 billion as compared to $14.2 billion in 2018 i.e, 37%.

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Palau Becomes 76th Country to Join ISA

Palau, an archipelago of over 500 islands in Oceania, became the 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance.

The International Solar Alliance 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, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Knowledge Booster- Capital of Palau: Ngerulmud

Currency of Palau: U.S. Dollar.

Israel Aerospace signs $50 Million Deal with Indian Navy

Israel Aerospace signs a $50 million follow-up deal with the Indian navy. Under the deal, Israel Aerospace Industries will provide complementary missile systems to the Indian navy and India’s MDL Shipyard.

The agreement also involves a range of maintenance and other services for sub-systems of Israel Aerospace’s naval medium-range surface-to-air missile.

Knowledge Booster- Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh

Capital of Israel: Jerusalem

Currency: Israeli new shekel.

Rajya Sabha passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Rajya Sabha passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill aims the establishment of a Central University and Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh.

The total outlay for the Central University project is Rs 902.07 crore and Tribal University is Rs 836 crore. The Tribal University will offer research facilities in the fields of art, culture, and technology to the tribal population.

Knowledge Booster- Union HRD Minister of India: Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh: Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy

Governor:E.S.L. Narasimhan.

Hima Das wins gold in “Tabor Athletics”

Star Indian sprinter Hima Das clinched gold in a fortnight as she won the 200 m race in 23.25 seconds creditable timing in the Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic.

Nelson Mandela International Day: 18 July

The United Nations observes 18 July every year as Nelson Mandela International Day. The day acknowledges Nelson Mandela’s contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.

Nelson Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.

Chandrayaan 2 to be launched on July 22

  • Earlier Chandrayaan 2 was to be launched on 15 July 2019, but due to some technical errors, it was called off.
  • Chandrayaan 2 is India’s 2nd moon mission.

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Bernard Arnault- World’s Second Richest Person

Bernard Arnault overtook Bill Gates, never went below 2nd position in the last 7 years.

  • Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is still the richest person in the world.
  • India’s Mukesh Ambani is in the 13th position.

Cabinet approves setting up of NMC Bill, 2019

The Union Cabinet has approved National Medical Commission Bill, 2019. The bill provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of the Medical Council of India and repeals the Indian Medical Council Act 1956.

The features of the bill include, the Common final year MBBS Exams will be known as the National Exit Test (NEXT) which would serve as a Licentiate Exam, for entrance to Post Graduate medical course and as a screening test of foreign medical graduates.

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