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Daily Current Affairs 19th July 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19th July 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19th 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 19th July 2023 Current affairs test.


National News

1. Inauguration of ‘CRCSSahara Refund Portal’ by Amit Shah

  • Shri Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, launched the CRCS – Sahara Refund Portal ( in the nation’s capital.
  • The portal is dedicated to facilitating genuine depositors of Sahara Group’s Cooperative Societies, including various stated societies, to lodge their claims.

International News

2. Discussions on the IndiaMyanmarThailand Trilateral Highway Project

  • India’s External Minister, S. Jaishankar, engaged in discussions with his Myanmar counterpart, Tha Swe, about fast-paced development projects.
  • A primary focus was the trilateral highway that connects India, Myanmar, and Thailand, spanning approximately 1,360 km, starting in Moreh, Manipur, passing through Myanmar, and ending in Mae Sot, Thailand.

Economy News

3. ADB’s Growth Forecast for India for FY24

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) predicts India’s growth rate for FY24 to be 6.4%, a decrease from the 6.8% of FY23.
  • Factors such as strict monetary policies and elevated oil prices are anticipated reasons for the decline, but a rise to 6.7% is expected by FY25.

Banking News

4. Momentum in India’s Digital Currency Pilot

  • India’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot is seeing heightened participation from banks to assimilate more consumers.
  • As the pilot progresses to its subsequent stage, its reach is expanding to cities like Hyderabad and Indore, with the objective of integrating more users.

Important Days News

5. Celebration of Pi Approximation Day 2023

  • Commemorated on July 22 (attributed to π approximated as 22/7), Pi Approximation Day stands apart from the U.S.’s Pi Day observed on March 14, which aligns with π’s initial digits, 3.14.

6. Observance of World Brain Day 2023

  • World Brain Day, marked on July 22 annually, aims to raise awareness about brain-related disorders.
  • This day signifies the collaboration of global and regional entities to foster awareness, advocacy, and support for neurological conditions.

Summits and Conferences News

7. Announcement of Global Maritime India Summit, 2023

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  • The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways inaugurated the Global Maritime India Summit 2023’s Curtain Raiser event on 18th July 2023.
  • Union Minister, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, confirmed the main summit’s scheduling for October 2023 in New Delhi.

Agreements News

8. Indian Oil’s Agreements with Adnoc and Total Energies

  • Indian Oil Corporation has forged strategic partnerships with Total Energies of France and Adnoc of Abu Dhabi.
  • A specific agreement concerning long-term LNG sales and purchases has been initiated between Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Total Energies Gas and Power Ltd.

9. U.S. Returns 105 Artifacts to India

  • In a significant act of cultural repatriation, the U.S. returned 105 illicitly trafficked artifacts to India during a ceremony at the Indian Consulate in New York.
  • This gesture follows an understanding reached during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s U.S. trip, aiming to mitigate the illicit transfer of cultural assets.

Appointments News

10. Rajay Kumar Sinha’s Appointment as Chief of SBICAPS

  • Rajay Kumar Sinha has assumed the role of Chief at SBI Capital Markets Limited (SBICAPS).
  • Prior to this, he managed diverse operations at State Bank of India, including investment and forex domains.

Ranks & Reports News

11. Singapore Passport Leading the Henley Passport Index 2023

  • According to the Henley Passport Index, Singapore’s passport remains unparalleled, offering its holders visafree access to 192 out of 227 global destinations.
  • Germany, Italy, and Spain from Europe occupy the second position, while Japan, the preceding leader, is now ranked third.

Sports News

12. India’s Triumph at the 25th Asian Athletics Championship 2023

  • India celebrated a monumental victory at the 25th Asian Athletics Championship 2023 hosted in Bangkok, Thailand.</ li>
  • The Indian contingent clinched 27 medals in total, marking their finest performance to date and securing the third position behind China and Japan.
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