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Daily Current Affairs 27th July 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 27th July 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 27th 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 27th July 2023 Current affairs test.


National News

1. S Phangnon Konyak Presides Over the Rajya Sabha

  • S Phangnon Konyak, a prominent BJP leader from Nagaland, has made history by presiding over the Rajya Sabha, marking her distinction as the first woman from the state to achieve this feat.

2. No-Confidence Motion Against the Modi-led Government

  • The Modi-led Government is set to confront a No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha, a move spearheaded by the Congress and Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS). Both Gaurav Gogoi of Congress and Nageshwar Rao of BRS have played pivotal roles in this initiative, largely in connection with the Manipur issue.

State News

3. First Transgender Birth Certificate in Rajasthan

  • Noor Shekhawat has marked a landmark achievement in Rajasthan by procuring the state’s inaugural transgender birth certificate, which replaces her prior one denoting her as male. She was honored with the certificate by local governmental authorities. Shekhawat is renowned for her advocacy work, leading a dedicated NGO for transgenders and harboring ambitions to advance her educational qualifications.

Defence News

4. Celebrating 85 Years of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

  • The 85th anniversary of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was observed on July 27, 2023. This occasion highlights the indispensable role the CRPF plays in upholding the country’s unity and territorial integrity. Operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs, it stands as India’s most substantial force in its category.

Banking News

5. Mahindra & Mahindra Acquires Stake in RBL Bank

  • Mahindra & Mahindra, a prominent Indian conglomerate, unveiled its acquisition of a 3.53% share in RBL Bank on July 26, 2023, amounting to ₹417 crores. While indicating prospects for further infusion of capital in the bank, the firm affirmed its stake would not surpass 9.9%.

6. “Jio BlackRock”: A New Collaboration

  • Jio Financial Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has announced a strategic partnership with the international financial behemoth, BlackRock. This alliance is targeted at democratizing access to innovative investment avenues, poised to leave a significant mark on India’s rapidly growing mutual fund landscape.

7. Swiggy and HDFC Bank’s Jointly Branded Credit Card

  • Swiggy, the acclaimed food delivery service, has teamed up with HDFC Bank to roll out a co-branded credit card, leveraging Mastercard’s expansive network. This endeavor seeks to offer added incentives to patrons and augment the overall transaction value on the platform.

8. Canara Bank Leads in Lending to State PSUs

  • Canara Bank has eclipsed its public sector counterparts, clinching the top position as the primary lender to state PSUs and corporations for the fifth consecutive year. As divulged by the Finance Ministry, their lending spiked to ₹187,813 crore in FY23, reflecting an 11% growth from the preceding fiscal year.

Important Days News

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9. World Nature Conservation Day

  • Celebrated on July 28, World Nature Conservation Day accentuates the collective endeavor required to preserve nature and ensure a sustainable future for subsequent generations.

10. Remembering Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • July 27 marked the eighth remembrance of the passing of India’s ‘Missile Man’, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. A luminary in the Indian scientific arena, Kalam’s origins trace back to the humble town of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

11. World Hepatitis Day

  • Observed on July 28, World Hepatitis Day casts a spotlight on the global repercussions of hepatitis, a malady that claims a life roughly every 30 seconds.

Appointments News

12. R Seshasayee to Chair Asian Paints

  • R Seshasayee is slated to assume the role of Chairman of Asian Paints effective October 1, 2023, succeeding Deepak Satwalekar. Within the company’s board, he holds several pivotal positions, including the helm of the Investment Committee.

Awards News

13. 2023 Miles Franklin Literary Award

  • The 2023 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been conferred upon Shankari Chandran for her book ‘Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens’. The story delves into the facets of multiculturalism in Australia and the enduring legacies of post-colonialism.

Sports News

14. Jonas Vingegaard Triumphs in the 110th Tour de France

  • Jonas Vingegaard, hailing from Denmark and representing the Jumbo-Visma squad, emerged victorious in the 110th Tour de France. Hosted predominantly in France, this iconic multi-stage cycling event witnessed Vingegaard securing a significant lead over erstwhile champions.
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