Current Affairs July 2017 - Miscellaneous


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  • 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.



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