Daily Current Affairs 13 July 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 13 July 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 13 July 2019. 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 13 July 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India’s first Dolphin Research Centre

  • The foundation stone of India’s first Dolphin Research Centre will be laid in Patna.
  • The South Asian river dolphin is an endangered freshwater or river dolphin found in the region of South Asia which is split into two subspecies, the Ganges river dolphin and the Indus river dolphin.

2. Operation Thirst

  • Railway Police Force has launched ‘Operation Thirst’ with a aim to crack down selling of Unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water.
  • The Railway Protection Force is a security force, established by the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957; enacted by the Indian Parliament for “the better protection and security of railway property”.

3. Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

  • Diplomat Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs in Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The Ministry of External Affairs of India, also known as the Foreign Ministry, is the government agency responsible for the conduct of foreign relations of India. The Ministry comes under Government of India and is responsible for India’s representation in the United Nations.
  • Minister of External Affairs: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

4. India’s first Elephant Rehabilitation Center

  • Kerala Govt. will set-up India’s 1st Elephant Rehabilitation Center in Kuttoor.
  • Kerala: Chief Miniser: Pinarayi Vijayan || Governor: Palanisamy Sathasivam

International News

1. World Heritage Committee Meet 2020

  • Fuzhou of Chine will host the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2020.
  • The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan.

2. Exercise ‘Talisman Sabre’

  • USA and Australia will have a joint Military Exercise named ‘Talisman Sabre’ in Queensland.
  • Prime minister: Scott Morrison || Capital: Canberra || Currency: Australian dollar
  • The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean.

3. World’s Largest Metal Dome

  • Ukraine has inducted the World’s Largest Metal Dome encasing the destroyed reactor at Chernobyl Plant.
  • The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is a closed nuclear power plant near the abandoned city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine.
  • The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
  • It is one of only two nuclear energy disasters rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale; the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.

Business News

1. New CEO of Accenture

  • Julie Sweet has been appointed as CEO of Accenture.
  • Accenture plc is a multinational professional services company that provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. A Fortune Global 500 company, it has been incorporated in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Founders: Arthur E. Andersen • Clarence DeLany • Neal Walker

2. New MD and CFO of World Bank

  • Anshula Kant of India has been MD and CFO of World Bank.
  • The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides interest-free loans and grants to the governments of poorer countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects.
  • Headquarters: Washington DC.

3. Custom Duty on Nuclear Plants’ Products

  • Government of India has waived off Basic Customs Duty on products imported for nuclear plants.
  • Basic Duty is a type of duty or tax imposed under the Customs Act (1962). Basic Customs Duty varies for different items from 5% to 40%.

4. Flipkart with Axis Bank and Mastercard

  • Flipkart has launched a Credit Card ‘Flipkart Axis Bank Credit Card’ in a partnership with Axis Bank and MasterCard.
  • Axis Bank is the third-largest of the private-sector banks in India offering a comprehensive suite of financial products. The bank has its head office in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai || Subsidiaries: Axis Direct, FreeCharge || Executives: Amitabh Chaudhry (CEO, Managing director)
  • MasterCard Incorporated is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the MasterCard International Global Headquarters in Purchase, New York, United States. The Global Operations Headquarters is located in O’Fallon, Missouri, United States, a municipality of St. Charles County, Missouri.

Sports News

1. Most Wickets in a Single World Cup

  • Cricketer Mitchell Starc has set a new record for Most Wickets in a single edition of World Cup with 27 Wickets.
  • Cricket Australia: CEO: Kevin Roberts || Headquarters: Melbourne, Australia || Chairman: Earl Eddings

2. AIFF Awards 2019

  • AIFF Footballer of the year 2019(men) : Sunil Chhetri
  • AIFF Footballer of the year 2019 (women) :Ashalata Devi
  • AIFF Emerging Men’s Footballer of the Year: Sahal Abdul Samad (Kerala)
  • AIFF Emerging Women’s Footballer of the Year :Dangmei Grace (Manipur)
  • Best grassroots development program : Jammu and Kashmir Football Association
  • AIFF Award for the Best Referee : R Venkatesh (Tamil Nadu)

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