Daily Current Affairs 20 July 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 20 July 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 20 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 20 July 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Programme ‘Deeksharambh’

  • Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has released UGC Guide to Student Induction Programme ‘Deeksharambh’ in New Delhi.
  • Aim: Helping new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment

2. Himalayan states conclave

  • Uttarakhand will host first Himalayan states conclave on July 28.
  • The prime focus will be on sustainable development of Himalayan States.
  • Uttarakhand: Chief minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat || Governor: Baby Rani Maurya

3. Book ‘Kargil: Untold stories from the War’

  • Book ‘Kargil: Untold stories from the War’ is authored by Rachna Bisht Rawat.
  • Rachna Bisht Rawat is a journalist and writer with more than 20 years of experience.
  • The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). In India, the conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay.

International News

1. ‘Find the Incredible You’ Campaign

  • ‘Find the Incredible You’ Campaign of Tourism Ministry of India has won Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award, 2019.
  • The Pacific Asia Travel Association is a membership association working to promote the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Headquarters location: Bangkok, Thailand || Founded: 1951

2. India’s Ambassador to Israel

  • Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to Israel.
  • Israel Capital: Jerusalem || Currency: Israeli new shekel.

Business News

1. Largest Mobile Operator in India

  • Reliance Jio has pipped Bharti Airtel to become the second-largest mobile operator in India.
  • 1. Vodafone-Idea
  • 2. Reliance Jio
  • 3. Bharti Airtel

2. BSE with Haryana Govt.

  • BSE has inked a pact with Haryana Govt. to support MSMEs of Haryana to raise capital.
  • Aim: Raising funds through BSE’s dedicated platform for SME’s ‘BSE SME’.
  • The Bombay Stock Exchange is an Indian stock exchange located at Dalal Street, Mumbai. Established in 1875, the BSE is Asia’s first stock exchange.
  • The BSE is the world’s 10th largest stock exchange with an overall market capitalization of more than $4.9 trillion on as of April 2018.
  • Location: Mumbai || Key people: : Justice Vikramajit Sen (Chairman); Ashishkumar Chauhan; (MD & CEO)

3. ICC Hall of Fame

  • Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into ICC Hall of Fame and has become sixth Indian in that.
  • Bishan Singh Bedi || Sunil Gavaskar || Kapil Dev || Anil Kumble || Rahul Dravid
  • The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognises the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket’s long and illustrious history.

Sports News

1. 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Test Event (Archary)

  • Archer Deepika Kumari won a Silver medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test event.
  • Deepika Kumari is an Indian athlete who competes in the event of archery, is currently ranked World No. 5, and is a former world number one. She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women’s individual recurve event.

2. Footballer Narender Gahlot

  • Indian Defender NarenderGahlot(18-year-old) has become 2nd youngest footballer to score a goal for national team.
  • Jerry Zirsanga at an age of 16 is the youngest footballer to score for India in 2004.

3. 2022 Summer Youth Olympics

  • The 2022 Summer Youth Olympics will be held in Dakar, Senegal thus becoming the first IOC event to be held in Africa.
  • It will be the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympics.

4. Tabor Athletics Meet

  • Indian Gold Medal Holder
  • Sprinter Muhammad Anas in Men’s 400m race.
  • Sprinter Hima Das in Women’s 200m race.

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