Current Affairs July 2017 - Miscellaneous
The Assam government has decided to abolish all border check gates with effect from 31st July this year.
The procurement of Rice is estimated to be 375 lakh tonnes during 2017-18 for Kharif crop.
Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance have signed an agreement for the distribution of insurance products through the branches.
India’s Ajay Singh has won the bronze medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at Kathmandu.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competition Committee officially awarded Indonesia the hosting of the AFC Under-19 Championship from October 18 to November 4 of 2018.
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu has been appointed a Group-I officer in Andhra Pradesh.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched a month long nationwide special drive for maximization of registration of eligible electors with focus on left out eligible young citizens in age group of 18-19 and removal of names of registered dead electors, if any, from electoral rolls.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announced waiver of fees for its transgender students of all programmes.
SBI has waived charges for fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000 through its IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) to promote small transactions.
The Union Government has empowered the Army to directly procure critical weapons systems and military platforms to maintain combat readiness for short duration intense wars.
I H Manudev has won the first National Masters snooker tournament title in Chennai.
The Union government will provide 20,000 crore rupees to promote infrastructural development and research stressing importance to the educational sector.
Karnataka Bank, in association with its PNB MetLife, has launched Met Loan and Life Suraksha (MLLS), a single premium plan covering the loan liability of a customer.
Karnataka bank has introduced KBL MLLS, an app for its employees to instantly calculate the insurance cover and premium based on loan liability of the borrowers.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the Research Institution of World Ancient, Traditional, Culture & Heritage (RIWATCH) Museum at Roing in Arunachal Pradesh.
Yesteryear actress Madhubala is the latest celebrity to join the Bollywood brigade at Madame Tussauds, which is scheduled to open later this year in New Delhi.
Germany has passed the controversial law that mandates a fine of €50 million on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter if they fail to remove hate speech within 24 hours.
Wimbledon completed 140 years as a sporting event on 3 July 2017.
Preeti Shenoy was recently honoured with the Indian of the Year Award by Brands Academy.
Indian IPS officer, Mahesh Bhagwat, was recently conferred the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award by the US State Department.
Germany passed the legislation in favour of the same-sex marriage.
K K Venugopal has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India.
Mobile application of Union health Ministry, eVIN, won the prestigious GSMA Asia Mobile Award 2017.
French legal expert, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, was appointed as the head of the independent panel to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for most serious violations of international law in Syria.
Czech tennis player, Karolina Pliskova, clinched the Eastbourne International Women’s Singles title.
Reliance Jio has launched the world’s longest submarine cable system.
Carrie Lam has been appointed as the first female Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal launched MERIT app and e-bidding portal.
India’s rank in the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Index, which released recently is 23.
Long distance runner, G Lakhsmanan, clinched the gold medal in men's 5000m race at the athletic meet at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships.
Saima Wazed Hossain has been appointed as WHO goodwill ambassador for Autism in South-East Asia Region.
According to WHO, the antibiotic resistance is making the treatment impossible against Gonorrhoea.
The theme for G20 Summit that concluded in Hamburg, Germany on 8 July 2017 was “Shaping the Interconnected World”.
Jaya Bachchan has won the award for Best Woman Parliamentarian of the Year (Rajya Sabha) at Lokmat Parliamentary Awards 2017.
The footballer who was recently conferred the Mohun Bagan Ratna 2017 is Subrata Bhattacharya.
The slogan for the 2017 International Tiger Day is “Fresh Ecology For Tigers’ Protection”.
The theme of the 2017 United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons is “Act to protect and Assist Trafficked Persons”.
Bollywood actor, Inder Kumar, best known for sharing the screen space with Salman Khan in the movie Wanted, passed away recently.
Canadian woman swimmer, Kylie Masse, won the 100m backstroke gold in a new world-record time at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
The book titled ‘Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister’ has been written by Sagarika Ghose.
David Ferrer won the 2017 Swedish Open Men’s Singles title.
Madhya Pradesh in July 2017 constituted a food commission.
Researchers from a Spanish university have discovered a molecule that could be used to combat the effects of Zika virus.