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NDA & NA (II) 2017: Important Facts of July 2017

Aug 1, 2017 13:45 IST
    NDA & NA (II) 2017 Exam: Current Affairs Study Material - July 2017
    NDA & NA (II) 2017 Exam: Current Affairs Study Material - July 2017

    For the benefit of NDA & NA (II) Exam 2017 aspirants, the Jagran Josh is providing the important current affairs events that happened in July 2017. They are as follows –
    National & States

    •    The Indian city that was recently declared the UNESCO World Heritage City is - Walled City of Ahmedabad

    •    This Indian state has set up a panel to look into the legal possibility of designing its own ‘state flag’- Karnataka

    •    The Company that launched its first Made for India chat messaging application called Kaizala – Microsoft

    •    Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at – Pei Karumbu, Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu

    •     Recently, India declared itself free from this disease - Avian Influenza (H5N8 and H5N1)

    •    The rank of India in the new global Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) index is - 132nd

    •    The high court that ruled that Vande Mataram compulsory in educational institutes and offices of the state is - Madras High Court

    •     The state that became the first state to fix minimum education qualification for cooperative body poll is – Rajasthan

    •     India-Thailand Joint Military Exercise "Maitree-17" began at - Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh

    •    India’s first metro to have its own FM radio station - Lucknow Metro

    •    Online complaint system for sexual harassment launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development - SHe-Box portal

    •    The mobile app launched by the Union Government for maintenance of rural roads is – Aarambh

    •    The President of India Pranab Mukharjee recently inaugurated the Bicentenary celebration of the Paika Rebellion, which was - an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in Odisha in 1817

    •    This major city would be developed into a smart port city by the Union government - Paradip

    •    Indian women cricket team vice-captain whose unbeaten knock of 171 off 115-balls helped India to storm into finals of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup of Cricket - Harmanpreet Kaur

    •    This state has imposed a weight limit of 5 kg on school bags of children studying in classes below X – Telangana

    •    The state that recently decided to develop eco-bridges for movement of tigers is - Telangana

    •    Team of Indian scientists/astronomers has discovered a previously unknown supercluster of galaxies. Name that was given to this heavenly body is – Saraswati

    •    American tech giant Oracle has chosen this city for its first digital hub in Asia-Pacific - Bengaluru

    World Events

    •    This Island of Japan that was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in July 2017 – Okinoshima Island

    •    Country that renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea - Indonesia

    •    The theme for G20 Summit that concluded in Hamburg, Germany on 8 July 2017 was - Shaping the Interconnected World

    •    Malabar Exercise 2017 is being conducted in Bay of Bengal between - India, Japan and the US

    •    The nation that recently declared Total Independence from IMF and World Bank is – Bolivia

    •    The slogan for the 2017 International Tiger Day is - Fresh Ecology For Tigers’ Protection

    •    The country where the World Health Organisation recently put an end to the Ebola outbreak is - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    •    The country that successfully test-fired satellite-launch rocket named Simorgh is – Iran

    •    The country that extended martial law on restive Mindanao Island until 31 December 2017 is - The Philippines

    •    The world's first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off - the north-east coast of Scotland

    •     The 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards was announced on 15 July 2017 at - East Rutherford, New Jersey

    •    Country that recently legalised same-sex marriage – Malta

    •    UNESCO recently added caves with world's oldest known art to heritage list. These caves are located in – Swabian Jura region of Germany

    Persons in News

    •    Person sworn-in as the chief minister of Nagaland - TR Zeliang

    •    This person who became the first British man to give birth to a girl child - Hayden Cross

    •    He overwhelmingly won the confidence vote in the French National Assembly on 4 July 2017 –Edouard Philippe

    •    He will be taking over as the 21st Head of the Election Commission, succeeding Nasim Zaidi - Achal Kumar Joti

    •    Two Indian-Americans who will be honoured with Great Immigrants Award of the United States of America are - Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy

    •    The Chief Minister of Punjab who will succeed Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of Pakistan after his resignation from the post is - Shehbaz Sharif

    •    Person appointed as Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs - Raveesh Kumar

    •    The former chairperson of ISRO who was credited for the launch of India's first satellite Aryabhatta and died on 24 July 2017 is – Prof UR Rao

    •    Person elected as the 14th President of India - Ram Nath Kovind The first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal who passed away recently is - Maryam Mirzakhani

    Sports

    •    The winner of the 2017 British Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton

    •    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) in July 2017 agreed to award the 2024 and 2028 Games to two cities. The two cities that will be hosting the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games are - Paris and Los Angeles

    •    The country that won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup is – Germany

    •    The country that will host the Men’s World Boxing Championship in 2021 is – India

    •    The country that will host the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship is – Indonesia

    •    The Canadian woman swimmer who won the 100m backstroke gold in a new world-record time at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest is - Kylie Masse

    •    Player named as the captain of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team is - Mithali Raj

    •    The winner of the 2017 Wimbledon Women’s Singles title is - Garbine Muguruza

    •    He clinched the 2017 Wimbledon men’s singles title - Roger Federer

    •    The only female cricketer to surpass the 6000 run mark in One-Day Internationals is - Mithali Raj

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