Daily Current Affairs 22 July 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 22 July 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 22 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 22 July 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Vivek Kumar has been appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi replacing Sanjeev Kumar Singla.
  • Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed India’s ambassador to Israel.

2. Jagran Film Festival

  • Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated 10th Jagran Film Festival in New Delhi.
  • Aim: Importance and impact of cinema on life of people.

3. Chandrayaan-2

  • Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1 in October 2008.
  • Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
  • The mission was launched from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22 July 2019 at 2.43 PM IST to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III.
  • ISRO Chairmand: Dr K Sivan

4. Joint Secretary to President Kovind

  • Ajay Bhadoo has been appointed as Joint Secretary to President Kovind.
  • Sanjay Kothari is the Secretary to the President Kovind.

International News

1. Naval MRSAM systems

  • Israel Aerospace Industries has signed a $50 million deal with India to supply ‘Naval MRSAM systems’ to Indian Navy and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders.
  • Isreal: Capital: Jerusalem || Currency: Israeli new shekel || Prime minister: Benjamin Netanyahu

2. Blue Flag certification

  • Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change of India has selected 12 beaches in India to compete for ‘Blue Flag Certification’.
  • ‘Blue Flag Certification’ is international recognition for beaches and marinas under certain criteria of cleanliness and environmental propriety.
  • ‘Blue Flag Certification’ is run by Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a Copenhagen based international NGO.

3. Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2019

  • 1. Jeff Bezos: Amazon Inc’s founder with a net worth of $124 billion.
  • 2. Bernard Arnault: French businessman and CEO of LVMH (a merger of renowned brands Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy) with a net worth of $108 billion wealth.
  • 3. Bill Gates: Co-founder of Microsoft with a net worth of $108 billion wealth

Business News

1. Internet Saathi’ Programme

  • ‘Internet Saathi’ is an initiative of Google India and Tata Trusts which is aimed at facilitating digital literacy among women in rural India.
  • It will be expanded to villages in Punjab and Odisha.
  • Chief of ‘Internet Saath’ Google India: Neha Barjatya.

2. Aditya Birla Payments Bank

  • Aditya Birla Payments Bank has announced the shutting down of its operation.
  • Aditya Birla Payments Bank is a joint venture between Grasim and Vodafone Idea.

3. GoAir’s COO

  • GoAir has appointed former Airbus executive Miranda Mills as its Chief Operating Officer.
  • GoAir is an Indian low-cost airline based in Mumbai, India. It is owned by the Indian business conglomerate Wadia Group. In October 2017 it was the fifth largest airline in India with an 8.4% passenger market share.
  • Parent organization: Wadia Group || CEO: Jehangir Wadia || Headquarters: Mumbai || Founder: Jehangir Wadia

4. RBI panel on Economic Capital Framework

  • RBI’s Panel on Economic Capital Framework led by Bimal Jalan has finalised its report on surplus RBI reserves.
  • Recommendation: Surplus Reserves held by RBI should be transferred to Government in tranches over three to five years.
  • Bimal Jalan is a former Governor of Reserve Bank of India and was a nominated member of the Upper House of India’s Parliament, the Rajya Sabha during 2003–2009.

Sports News

1. Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship

  • Women’s and Men’s Indian Team has won 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.
  • Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.

2. President’s Cup (Boxing)

  • Boxer Shiva Thapa has won a Gold Medal in 63 kg category in President’s Cup in Kazakhstan.
  • Kazakhstan: President: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev || Capital: Nur-Sultan || Currency: Kazakhstani tenge

3. International Association of Athletics Federations’ Veteran Pin

  • P. T. Usha has been nominated for International Association of Athletics Federations’ Veteran Pin.
  • Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha is a retired Indian track and field athlete. She has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. She is often called the “queen of Indian track and field”.

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