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Daily Current Affairs 25 July 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25 July 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25 July 2017. 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 25 July 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Kovind sworn in as the 14th President

  • President Ram Nath Kovind was administered the oath of the office by the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar.
  • The President said that he feels privileged to walk in the same path as Dr.Radhakrishnan, Dr.Abdul Kalam and Pranab Mukherjee.
  • He created an account in Twitter and his first tweet said that he will carry out all his responsibilities with humility.

2. Drug peddlers coat eatables with LSD to avoid detection

  • To avoid being caught at airports, drug peddlers are coating biscuits and nut crackers with Lysergic acid diethylamide(LSD).
  • The Task Force officials were able to seize only because another drug was detected in the scanning machine.

3. Mumbai Education Society digitises 7 schools and colleges

  • In its first phase of digital transformation, the society digitised 7 schools and colleges.
  • Paperless admissions, biometric attendance for students, allowing parents to check child’s attendance on an app are the current features.
  • Online checking of exam papers is planned for the second phase.

4. Delhi’s Gole Market to house museum of culture and history

  • Gole Market near Connaught Place will be transformed into a museum by September 2018.
  • The museum will have four components- photo exhibition, documentaries, freedom movement, paintings and sculpture.

International News

1. UK to scrap homeopathy treatments

  • UK’s National Health Service has announced plans to stop doctors from prescribing homeopathic remedies.
  • This is aimed at saving 200 million pounds a year

2. Sweden mistakenly leaks personal data of almost all citizens

  • Sweden’s Transport Agency outsourced unencrypted data to IBM, which moved it to a cloud server.
  • This led to the leakage of private data of every citizen with license.

3. Not sure if 39 missing Indians are alive or not : Iraq

  • Iraqi’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has said his government is not 100% sure if all the missing Indians are alive or not.
  • ISIS abducted them in June 2014 after taking control of Mosul.

4. Iranian ambassador to remain in Kuwait despite orders

  • Iran denied that Kuwait had expelled its ambassador from the country.
  • The two countries have been involved in a row over Iran’s alleged links to a spy and terror cell.

Business News

1. ITC raises cigarette prices

  • ITC has raised prices of select cigarette brands to pass on the 6-7 per cent hike in the additional cess on cigarettes.
  • Brands like Classis, Gold Flake, Navy Cut will be costly.

2. Idea shares jump 7%

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  • After the Competition Commission of India(CCI) approved Idea’s merge with Vodafone India, Idea’s shares jumped up by 7%.
  • The merger is a $23 billion deal and it will create the country’s largest telecom operator.
  • The merged entity will have 41% revenue market share.

3. Michael Kors to buy Jimmy Choo for over Rs.7500 crore

  • American brand Michael Kors is set to buy British label Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.
  • Jimmy Choo’s CEO Pierre Denis will remain in charge of the business.

4. Developers lose $4 billion a year

  • Mobile app developers across the globe lose a huge amount due to pirated app installs.
  • Developers download and deconstruct apps from Google Play and insert their own monetisation methodology.
  • When people install pirated apps, the money from ads shown is earned by the pirates.

Sports News
1. Peaty sets record at World Aquatic Championship

  • Britain’s Adam Peaty broke his own world record for 50m breaststroke in 26.10 seconds.
  • He also won Gold in 100m breaststroke

2. Mithali Raj named skipper of ICC women’s cricket World Cup XI

  • Mithali Raj, whose inspired leadership helped India reach the final of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, has been named skipper of the tournament XI announced yesterday
  • She will be gifted a BMW by Hyderabad businessman V Chamundeswarnath following the team’s performance in the Women’s World Cup.

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