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This post contains important current affairs of 05th July, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 05th July, 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 05th July, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

Indian Government Reshuffles Cabinet Committees 

  • On July 3, 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government restructured eight key groups within the Union Cabinet.
  • This reorganization followed Modi’s swearing-in as Prime Minister for an unprecedented third consecutive term.

IGNOU Launches MA Programme in Bhagavad Gita Studies

  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has introduced a new Master of Arts programme in Bhagavad Gita Studies for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • The course, which begins in July 2024, will be available through open and distance learning (ODL).

International News

Keir Starmer: The Next British Prime Minister

  • Keir Starmer, born in 1963 to a working-class family near London, is poised to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • With a career in human rights law and public prosecution, he entered politics later in life, becoming a Member of Parliament in 2015.

States News

CM Mohan Yadav Launches ‘Lokpath Mobile App’ For Public

  • In Bhopal, Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav emphasized the goal of making all government departments more accountable to the public.
  • The Public Works Department has developed the Lokpath Mobile App to promote a more transparent and responsible working system, enhancing public welfare.

Hemant Soren Sworn in as Jharkhand Chief Minister After Legal Ordeal

  • Hemant Soren has been reinstated as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand following a five-month hiatus that began with his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate.
  • His return marks the end of a period of intense political maneuvering within the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the leading party of the state’s ruling alliance.

Appointments News

Justice Sheel Nagu Appointed Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court

  • The Centre has announced the appointment of Justice Sheel Nagu as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
  • Previously, Justice Nagu served as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court after Chief Justice Ravi Malimath retired on May 24, 2024.
  • His new role follows a Supreme Court Collegium recommendation, filling a vacancy since Chief Justice RS Jha’s retirement on October 13, 2023.
  • Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva will now serve as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

RBI Appoints Charulatha S Kar as Executive Director

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Smt. Charulatha S Kar as Executive Director (ED) effective from July 1, 2024.
  • With over 30 years of experience, she previously served as Chief General Manager-in-Charge in the Human Resource Management Department and has worked in various departments, including Payment and Settlement Systems, Information Technology, and Government Banking.
  • Smt. Kar has represented the RBI in several international forums and committees.

Dhirendra Ojha Appointed Principal Spokesperson of Government

  • In a significant move to enhance government communication, senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Dhirendra K Ojha has been appointed as the principal spokesperson of the central government.
  • This appointment brings new leadership to crucial information dissemination roles.

Business News

Indiabulls Housing Finance Rebrands as Sammaan Capital Limited

  • Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd has rebranded itself as Sammaan Capital Ltd, reflecting its transition from a promoter-led entity to a board-managed, diversified financial institution.
  • This rebranding, pending regulatory approvals, marks a significant milestone in the company’s 25-year history since its founding as Indiabulls Financial Services Limited in 2000.

Summits and Conferences News

24th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit: Key Highlights

  • The 24th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) took place on July 4, 2024, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • This significant gathering brought together leaders from various countries to discuss regional cooperation and security issues.

Laos Gears Up to Host 57th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

  • Laos is preparing to host the 57th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related gatherings, scheduled from July 21 to 27 in Vientiane.

Schemes News

Smart Cities Mission in India Extended to 2025

  • The Government of India has extended its flagship urban development initiative, the Smart Cities Mission, to March 31, 2025.
  • Initially set to end on June 30, 2024, this extension marks a crucial phase in India’s efforts to develop technologically advanced and livable urban spaces.

Books and Authors News

A Book Titled “Manoj Bajpayee: The Definitive Biography” by Piyush Pandey

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  • The book offers an intimate look into the life of one of India’s most respected actors.

Obituaries News

Robert Towne, Oscar-winning Screenwriter of ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89

  • Robert Towne, the acclaimed screenwriter known for his work that shaped American cinema in the 1970s and beyond, passed away on December 4, 2023, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89 years old.
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