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  7. July 2019 Current Affairs

Rajasthan becomes first State to fix minimum education qualification for cooperative body poll

Jul 12, 2017
The minimum qualifications for the primary committee members will be class VIII. For district-level committees, it will be Class X.

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Ashiana Annexe in Dehradun

Jul 12, 2017
The Ashiana Annexe comprises of twelve low cost dwelling units constructed to accommodate officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan during Presidential visits to the Retreat at ‘Ashiana’.

Ravi Shastri is new coach of Indian Cricket Team

Jul 12, 2017
The vacancy of head coach for the team propped after Anil Kumble resigned after the Champions Trophy in June 2017 stating that his partnership with India captain Virat Kohli had become "untenable".

Afghanistan batsman Shafiqullah Shafaq scores double century in T20 game

Jul 12, 2017
Shafaq smashed a laudable 214 innings off just 71 balls including 21 sixes and 16 fours in the Paragon Nangarhar Champion Trophy Twenty20, a local tournament of Afghanistan.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi named as Opposition’s Candidate for Vice Presidential Election 2017

Jul 12, 2017
His nomination was announced by Congress president Sonia Gandhi after eighteen parties jointly approved Gandhi as their vice presidential candidate in a meeting.

Syrian Observatory says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died

Jul 12, 2017
The report of Baghdadi’s death came just days after the Iraqi army captured the last sectors of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city, which Baghdadi's forces overran almost exactly three years ago.

UNESCO adds German Caves with world's oldest known art to heritage list

Jul 12, 2017
These archaeological sites feature some of the oldest figurative art worldwide and help shed light on the origins of human artistic development.

In a first, Israel transfers authority for West Bank Electrical Substation to Palestinians

Jul 11, 2017
As per the agreement, the Palestinian National Authority will pay around USD 47 million to the Israeli Electric Corporation annually, in order to increase the supply of the new power plant by 60 Megawatts in full operation.

Fact Box: What is G20 and how it works?

Jul 11, 2017
The G20 has no permanent staff of its own & its chairmanship rotates annually between nations divided into regional groupings, which is divided into five groups.

World Population Day 2017 observed

Jul 11, 2017
Around the world, some 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective family planning methods, for reasons ranging from lack of access to information or services to lack of support from their partners or communities.

Mini Saturns created from charged liquid droplets

Jul 11, 2017
When an electric field is applied to a drop of silicone oil suspended in castor oil, the drop can flatten and emit rings of fluid from its equator that break up into droplets.

IROAF wins Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation for the year 2017

Jul 11, 2017
This innovation is expected to reduce emissions by bringing down NOx by 16 per cent, CO2 by 6 per cent and Particulate Matter by 18 per cent.

A R Rahman shortlisted for World Soundtrack Award - Public Choice

Jul 11, 2017
The music maestro was shortlisted for the development of the music for the British-Indian historical film Viceroy’s House that was directed by British filmmaker of Indian origin Gurinder Chadha.

Gelati Monastery of Georgia removed from UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger

Jul 11, 2017
The new boundaries bar Bagrati Cathedral, which underwent major reconstruction that was unsafe to its integrity and authenticity.

Union Government signs MoU with West Bengal to set up Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine

Jul 11, 2017
The project to set up Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine is a part of the Metro Blood Bank Project of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Union Government launches new tax payer service module Aaykar Setu

Jul 11, 2017
While launching the Aaykar Setu, Arun Jaitley stated that this e-initiative would help in reducing physical interface between assesses and tax assessing authorities and thereby minimizing the chances of any tax harassment.

Kerala Government proposes Stray Dog Zoos

Jul 11, 2017
The State government was responding to a question from the Supreme Court on the construction of shelter homes for the stray dog population.

Okinoshima, Japan’s men-only island, gains UNESCO World Heritage tag

Jul 11, 2017
Japan’s Okinoshima, a men-only island where women are banned from the visit and male visitors must bathe naked for visiting the shrine, has been declared as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

UNESCO's World Heritage List: New sites added in the list

Jul 11, 2017
The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee was chaired by Jacek Purchla, Founder and Director of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow.

2017 Asian Athletics Championships: India creates history, tops medal tally

Jul 11, 2017
India showed its best performance ever in the Asian Athletics Championships, clinching a total of 29 medals, including 12 golds.

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