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Daily Current Affairs 10th July, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 10th July, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 10th 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 10th July, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

SEHER Credit Education Program Launched to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

  • On July 8, the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and TransUnion CIBIL launched SEHER, a credit education program designed to empower women entrepreneurs in India.
  • This initiative aims to equip women with financial literacy and business skills, helping them access essential financial tools for business growth and employment generation.

Haj Committee Now Under Minority Affairs Ministry

  • The government has reassigned the responsibility of the Haj Committee to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, previously managed by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
  • This transition includes new regulations and the appointment of officers from various ministries to the committee.

Sixteenth Finance Commission Constitutes Five-Member Advisory Council

  • The Sixteenth Finance Commission has formed an advisory council comprising five members.
  • This council will advise the Commission on the Terms of Reference (ToR) or related subjects.
  • Additionally, the Commission will recommend measures to enhance the Consolidated Fund of a State to support the resources of panchayats and municipalities.

States News

Uttar Pradesh Launches ‘Mitra Van’ Initiative Along Borders

  • The Uttar Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has introduced the ‘Mitra Van’ (Friendship Forest) initiative as part of the Vriksharopan Jan Abhiyan-2024.
  • This project aims to increase greenery along Uttar Pradesh’s borders, including its international border with Nepal.

BSF Organises “Grow with the Trees” Plantation Drive in Srinagar

  • The Border Security Force (BSF), in collaboration with the State Bank of India (SBI), conducted the “Grow with the Trees” plantation drive at the BSF Headquarters in Srinagar.
  • This initiative aimed to promote a greener environment and highlight the importance of tree planting, involving BSF officials, jawans, SBI officials, and school children.

International News

Hong Kong and Singapore Most Expensive Cities to Live In The World

  • According to Mercer’s cost-of-living data report, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Zurich remain the most expensive cities for international workers in 2024.
  • These cities have maintained their top positions from the previous year. Conversely, Islamabad, Lagos, and Abuja are ranked as the cities with the lowest living costs.

Appointments News

Supreme Court Appoints Former CJI to Head VC Selection Committee in West Bengal

  • On July 9, 2024, a division bench of the Supreme Court, consisting of Justice Surya Kant and Justice K V Vishwanatahn, appointed former Chief Justice of India, Uday Umesh Lalit, as the chairman of the search and selection committee for appointing vice-chancellors in West Bengal’s state-run universities.

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan Appointed as Principal Adviser for National TB Elimination Programme

  • Prof. (Dr.) Soumya Swaminathan has been named the Principal Adviser for the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme at the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • This significant appointment highlights the Indian government’s dedication to eradicating tuberculosis as a public health threat.

IEX Board Announces Key Leadership Appointments

  • The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) board has approved the reappointment of Satyanarayan Goel as its Chairman and Managing Director for a three-year term starting August 10, 2024.

Agreements News

India and Russia Aim for $100 Billion Trade

  • India and Russia have set a goal to boost bilateral trade to $100 billion by 2030. This target focuses on economic collaboration in areas such as energy, trade, manufacturing, and fertilizers.
  • Discussions also covered balancing trade, reducing non-tariff barriers, and exploring an India-Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Area.

Defence News

Azerbaijan Army Participates in “Birlestik-2024” Joint Military Exercises in Kazakhstan

  • Azerbaijan Army servicemen have arrived in Kazakhstan to partake in the “Birlestik-2024” operational-tactical command-staff exercise.
  • Scheduled from July 11 to July 17, the exercise will be held at the Oymasha training ground and Cape Tokmak in the Caspian Sea.
  • This joint military drill involves the Defense Ministries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Banking News

RBI Approves Govind Singh’s Re-Appointment as MD & CEO of Utkarsh SFB

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the reappointment of Govind Singh as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Utkarsh Small Finance Bank (Utkarsh SFB).
  • His new term will begin on September 21, 2024, and will extend for three years.

Summits and Conferences News

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to Lead Indian Delegation to BRICS Parliamentary Forum

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  • Om Birla, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, will lead a distinguished Indian parliamentary delegation to the 10th BRICS Parliamentary Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • The forum will discuss the role of parliaments in promoting global development and security through multilateral cooperation.

Sports News

Gagan Narang Appointed as India’s Chef-De-Mission for Paris Olympics 2024

  • Four-time Olympian and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Gagan Narang has been appointed as India’s Chef-De-Mission for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
  • This follows Mary Kom’s resignation from the position due to health issues.

PV Sindhu, Sharath Kamal Confirmed as India’s Flag Bearers for Paris Olympics

  • The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has announced that India will continue the tradition of having two flag bearers for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
  • PV Sindhu, the badminton star, will be the female flag bearer, and Sharath Kamal, the veteran table tennis player, will be the male flag bearer.

Jasprit Bumrah and Mandhana Clinch ICC Player of the Month Awards

  • Jasprit Bumrah, the star of India’s victorious T20 World Cup campaign, has been named the ‘ICC Men’s Player of the Month for June’, highlighting his status as one of cricket’s premier fast bowlers.
  • Smriti Mandhana, the vice-captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, won her first ICC Women’s Player of the Month award for her outstanding performance in India’s recent ODI series sweep over South Africa.

Gautam Gambhir Appointed Head Coach of India Men’s Team

  • The Cricket Advisory Committee, consisting of Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjpe, and Sulakshana Naik, unanimously recommended Gautam Gambhir as the Head Coach of Team India (Senior Men) on July 9.
  • The former India batter will begin his tenure with the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, featuring 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is starting July 27.

Adani Group Announced as Principal Sponsor for Indian Team at 2024 Paris Olympics

  • Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group, has announced that the conglomerate will be the principal sponsor of the Indian contingent at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
  • This significant sponsorship marks a crucial step in preparing Indian athletes for one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events.

Science and Technology News

ISRO Selects 2 Gaganyaan Astronauts For International Space Station Mission Under Axiom-4

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has shortlisted two of its four trained Gaganyaan astronauts for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in collaboration with NASA later this year.
  • Only one of these astronauts will go on the mission, scheduled for “no earlier than October 2024,” according to NASA’s website.

Obituaries News

Gajinder Singh Khalsa Passes Away in Pakistan

  • Dal Khalsa founder and patron Gajinder Singh Khalsa reportedly died of a heart attack at a hospital in Pakistan on June 4. He was 74.
  • Although Dal Khalsa has yet to confirm his death, he is survived by his daughter.
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