Daily Current Affairs 28 July 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28 July 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28 July 2018. 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 28 July 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) for Women in Mohali

  • Dharmendra Pradhan laid the Foundation stone for campus for National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) for Women in Mohali.
  • This is the first NSTI Institute for Punjab and only one of its kind in India which is exclusively for women.

2. National Viral Hepatitis Control Program

  • J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program.
  • This initiative of Government is strongly committed to work towards elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030.

3. Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) report

  • According to the IEEFA report, Karnataka is the leader in renewable energy generation in nation.
  • Karnataka CM- HD Kumaraswamy || Governor- Vajubhai Vala.

International News

1. India-UK Science & Innovation Council Meeting

  • The 6th India-UK Science & Innovation Council (SIC) meeting held in New Delhi.
  • The center of attraction is a range of issues on Science & Technology cooperation between the two countries.

2. World Hepatitis Day, 2018

  • Viral hepatitis B and C are major public health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. They are the root causes of liver cancer, leading to 1.34 million deaths every year.
  • WHO will focus on the theme: “Test. Treat. Hepatitis” for World Hepatitis Day 2018 events.

3. The International Congress of Parliamentary Women’s Caucuses

  • Ireland will host international conference of female parliamentarians at Dublin Castle on September 9-10.
  • The conference will be organised by the Irish Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (IWPC).

Business News

1. HCL overtakes Wipro to become India’s 3rd largest IT firm

  • HCL Technologies has overtaken Wipro to become India’s third-largest software services company in terms of revenue.
  • HCL Technologies Founder – Shiv Nadar, HCL Technologies Headquarters – Noida , Wipro Limited chairman – Azim Premji , Wipro headquarters – Bengaluru.

2. Fortune’s 40 Young Influential People (Fortune ’40 Under 40′ list)

  • Instagram Cofounder and CEO Kevin Systrom and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are tied for first place.
  • Four persons of India-origin, including three women are in the list.

3. Four persons of India-origin in 40 Under 40′ list

  • 1. Dhivya Suryadevara (4th), CFO of General Motors
  • 2. Anjali Sud (14th), CEO of Vimeo
  • 3. Baiju Bhatt (24th), Cofounder and Co-CEO of Robinhood
  • 4. Anu Duggal (32nd), founding partner of Female Founders Fund.

4. Hindalco Industries Ltd. acquired Aleris

  • Hindalco Industries Ltd. acquired US-based aluminium producer Aleris Corporation.
  • The deal is worth of $2.58 billion.

Sports News

1. Number One ranking of Indian Women’s Compound Archery Team

  • Indian Women’s Compound Archery Team Reached World Rank 1.
  • The team is six points ahead of the Chinese Taipei team which is second.

2. Mithali Raj became first Indian women cricketer to score 2,000 runs

  • Mithali Raj has become the first Indian cricketer in women’s international cricket to score 2,000 runs in T20 International Cricket.
  • She is the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team in Tests and ODI. She is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in WODIs. She is the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs.

3. Tour de france

  • Arnaud Demare won 18th Stage of Tour de France 2018.
  • Arnaud Démare is a professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI World Team Groupama–FDJ. In 2011 he won the UCI World Under-23 Road Race Championships, and in 2016 he won the Milan–San Remo.

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