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Daily Current Affairs 17th July 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 17th July 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 17th July 2023. 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 17th July 2023 Current affairs test.


International News

1. Saudi Arabia’s Accession to ASEAN’s TAC

  • During the 56th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Jakarta, Saudi Arabia marked its accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC), becoming its 51st member.
  • The accession ceremony occurred on July 12. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, representing ASEAN, welcomed and expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s inclusion.

Defence News

2. Trination Naval Exercise “Security Bond2023”

  • China, Russia, and Iran have launched a joint naval drill, titled “Security Bond2023,” in the Gulf of Oman.
  • The fiveday operation is designed to ensure the security of critical maritime routes. The exercises encompass aerial searches, sea rescue operations, fleet formation drills, and more.
  • China has dispatched five warships, including the ‘Nanning’ guidedmissile destroyer, dedicated to noncombative assignments.

3. IndiaMongolia Military Collaboration “NOMADIC ELEPHANT23”

  • A contingent comprising 43 Indian Army personnel is set to partake in the 15th edition of the “NOMADIC ELEPHANT23” joint military drill in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • Scheduled from July 17th to July 31st, 2023, this exercise fortifies the ongoing annual military training partnership between India and Mongolia.

Banking News

4. HDFC Bank’s Entry into the $100 Billion Market Cap Club

  • HDFC Bank, a leading private lender in India, has celebrated its induction into the distinguished $100 billion marketcapitalization cadre.
  • The bank’s entry into this exclusive club followed its reverse merger with HDFC Ltd., positioning it third in market cap rank, preceded by Reliance Industries (RIL) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

5. Introduction of the BHARAT Campaign by Manoj Ahuja

  • Manoj Ahuja, Agriculture Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has rolled out the BHARAT campaign (Banks Heralding Accelerated Rural & Agriculture Transformation).
  • This initiative is projected to amass 7200 crore within a month. It also showcases the accomplishments of the AgriInfra Fund, which has sponsored more than 31,850 agricultural infrastructure ventures in India, channeling a loan corpus of 24,750 crore.

Important Days News

6. ICAR’s Dual Day Celebrations

  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) observed its 95th Foundation and Technology Day in Pusa, New Delhi.
  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, graced the occasion as the chief guest. This year’s festivities merge the Foundation Day and Technology Day celebrations.

7. World Snake Day 2023 Commemoration in Delhi Zoo

  • The National Zoological Park in New Delhi marked World Snake Day on July 16, 2023.
  • This occasion is aimed at enhancing public awareness about snakes indigenous to India, dispelling myths, and accentuating their vital role within the ecosystem. Events comprised enrichment activities for snake enclosures and plantation drives within the snake exhibits.

Books and Authors News

8. Book Launch: “India Rising Memoir of a Scientist”

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  • The book “India Rising Memoir of a Scientist” has been authored by Dr. R. Chidambaram and Suresh Gangotra.
  • This memoir captures the illustrious journey of Dr. R. Chidambaram, a renowned scientist who once held the positions of the principal scientific advisor to the Government of India and chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet.

Summits and Conferences News

9. India Mobile Congress 2023

  • The seventh edition of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023, celebrated as Asia’s premier digital technology exposition, is set to unfold from October 27 to October 30 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • The event is cohosted by the Department of Telecommunications and the Cellular Operators Association of India. This year’s central theme revolves around ‘Global Digital Innovation.’

Agreements News

10. MoU for IIT Delhi’s Abu Dhabi Campus

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of the firstever IIT Delhi campus in Abu Dhabi was inked between the Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi).
  • Esteemed attendees of the signing ceremony included UAE President HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

11. India and UAE Enhance Financial Ties

  • During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to the UAE, both nations reached an agreement to facilitate trade settlements using their national currencies and integrate their rapid payment systems.
  • This initiative is envisioned to streamline international monetary transactions and foster deeper economic collaboration between the two countries.

Awards News

12. “Bhoomi Samman” Awards Presentation

  • The “Bhoomi Samman” awards will be presented by the President of India on July 18, 2023, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • The awards will be conferred upon 9 State Secretaries and 68 District Collectors, along with their teams, in acknowledgment of their exemplary efforts in the implementation of the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP).

Miscellaneous News

13. Google Celebrates Asma Hamza

  • Google honored Asma Hamza, a noted Sudanese composer and oud musician, with a distinctive Doodle. Hamza’s music garnered acclaim on this day in 1997 when she clinched a victory in Sudan’s Laylat AlQadr AlKubra music contest.

14. Launch of MobileDost App in Jammu and Kashmir

  • The Jammu and Kashmir administration unveiled the MobileDost App, aligning with the “ApkaMobilaHumaraDaftar” vision. This digital platform is designed to provide citizencentric services via mobile devices, thus enhancing governance accessibility, mobility, transparency, and efficiency.

15. Milestone for Indira Gandhi International Airport

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi has made history by becoming India’s inaugural airport with four operational runways. The inauguration of the fourth runway augments the airport’s capacity, positioning it to cater to over 109 million passengers each year.
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