Daily Current Affairs 16 July 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 16 July 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 16 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 16 July 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. New Deputy Chief Minister of Goa

  • Chandrakant Kavlekar has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Minister of Goa.
  • He will replace Vijai Sardesai.
  • Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations.
  • Chief minister: Pramod Sawant || Capital: Panaji

2. Governor Appointments of Various states

  • Himachal Pradesh: Kalraj Mishra.
  • Gujarat: Acharya Dev Vrat
  • Andhra Pradesh: Vishwabhushan Harichandan
  • Chattisgarh: Shusri Anasuyian

3. Kartarpur Corridor

  • The Kartarpur Corridor is a proposed border corridor between the neighbouring nations of India and Pakistan, connecting the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.
  • The 2nd formal discussion on Gurdwara of Kartarpur Sahib between India and Pakistan was held in Wagah.
  • 5000 pilgrims will be allowed as visa-free travel to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara per day throughout the year.

International News

1. World Youth Skills Day

  • The United Nations, at its General Assembly in November 2014, declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day.
  • Theme: ‘Learning to learn for life and work’.
  • The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international co-operation, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
  • It was established after World War II, with the aim of preventing future wars, and succeeded the ineffective League of Nations.
  • Founded: 24 Oct 1945 || Headquarters: New York.

2. International Solar Alliance

  • Palau has become the 76th Signatory Country to join the International Solar Alliance.
  • International Solar Alliance: Year of foundation: 2015 || Headquarter: Gurugram || Director General: HE Upendra Tripathy.
  • Palau: Capital: Ngerulmud || Currency: United States Dollar || Continent: Oceania

3. Hussain Muhammad Ershad passes away

  • Hussain Muhammad Ershad was a Bangladeshi Army Chief and politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1983 to 1990, a time many consider to have been a military dictatorship.
  • He seized power as head of the army during a bloodless coup against President Abdus Sattar on 24 March 1982.

Business News

1. OYO’s New Acquisation

  • OYO Hotels and Homes has acquired co-working venture ‘Innov8’.
  • OYO will operate the firm Innov8 as an independent brand.
  • Oravel Stays Private Limited, trading as OYO, is India’s largest hospitality company, consisting mainly of budget hotels.
  • OYO Rooms: Founder and CEO: Ritesh Agarwal || Founded: 2013 || Headquarters: Gurugram

2. Proton-M Rocket Spektr-RG

  • Russia has launched Space Telescope Spektr-RG from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
  • Russian President: Vladimir Putin || Capital: Moscow || Currency: Ruble

3. World Bank with Kerala

  • World Bank has offered $250 million loan to Kerala Government for Resilient Kerala project.
  • Kerala: Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan || Governor: P. Sathasivam.
  • 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 || Membership: 189 countries (IBRD); 173 countries (IDA) || Parent organization: World Bank Group || Founders: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White

Sports News

1. Interim coach of USA’s senior National team

  • Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More has been appointed as the Interim coach of USA’s senior National team.
  • Kiran Shankar More is an Indian former cricketer and wicket-keeper for the Indian cricket team from 1984 to 1993. He also took up the position Chairman of the Selection Committee of the BCCI till Dilip Vengsarkar took over the job in 2006.

2. World Tour Platinum Australian Open Table Tennis 2019

  • World Tour Platinum Australian Open Table Tennis 2019 was held in Melbourne in Australia.
  • The Indian pair of G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj won bronze in Men’s Doubles at World Tour Platinum Australian Open Table Tennis 2019.

3. FIFA Ranking for Indian Football Team

  • The Indian Women’s Football Team has jumped six places to reach 57th spot in the latest FIFA team rankings 2019.
  • The Indian Men’s Football Team is at 101th Position.

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