Daily Current Affairs 10 July 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 10 July 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 10 July 2017. 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 10 July 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1.India tops Asian Athletics Championship medals tally for 1st time.

  • India bagged 29 medals including 12 Golds to top the tally at the Asian Athletics Championship for first time ever.
  • Notably, who has dominated the event from 1983 up until last edition, finished 2nd with 20 medals including 10 golds.

2.Raminder Singh Re elected as president of NRAI.

  • Raminder Singh Re elected as president of NRAI(National Rifles Association of India)
  • The National Rifle Association of India is associated with International Shooting Sports Federation and Indian Olympic Association.

3.The first edition of WINGS 2017, expanding regional connectivity hosted in New Delhi.

  • The first edition of WINGS 2017 “Sab Uden, Sab Juden” expanding regional connectivity hosted in New Delhi by the Civial Aviation Ministry.
  • This event brought together the key stakeholders of the Aviation Sector such as States, Tourism Departments and Tour Operators as a Group representing airline consumers to facilitate interaction with various airlines, airport operators, cargo operators and other ecosystem players at a common forum.

4.SC lifts stay on admission to IITs over bonus mark issue.

  • The Supreme Court lifted the stay it had put on counselling for admission in various engineering colleges, including IITs and NITs, over the bonus marks issue.
  • It was lifted after authorities claimed it is not possible to revise the merit list.

International News

1. Grant citizenship to Myanmar Rohigya Minority : UN refugee Head

  • The UN High commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi has called for granting citizenship to Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority.
  • According to the UN, 75,000 Rohingya were forced to flee after Myanmar Army’s crackdown last year.

2.India, US, Japan navies 2017 Malabar Exercise begins.

  • Malabar, The trilateral annual naval exercise by Indian, US and Japanese navy has started today amid the military standoff between armies of the India and China in Sikkim’s Doklam sector.
  • The 21st edition of exercise began in Bay of Bangal.
  • Interestingly, Japan become permanent partner of Malbar exercise in 2014.

3. India to import crude oil from US for first time.

  • India will import crude oil from United States of America for the first time.
  • This comes after IOC(Indian Oil Corporation) is set to receive Cargo in October 2017.

4. Army pitches tents in Sikkim, ‘Unlikely to Shrink back ‘

  • The Indian Army soldiers deployed in Doklam region amid the standoff with China, have pitched tents in the region “unlikely to shrink back”.
  • According to the officials, a steady line of supplies is being maintain for the soldiers at the site.

Business News

1 .Panel seeks details on Air India disinvestment decision

  • A parliamentary panel has sought explanation on the reason behind Air India’s disinvestment decision from the Civil Aviation Ministry
  • A group of Ministers, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, would be looking into various aspects of Air India. Notably, Air India has a debt burden of more than Rs.52,000 crore.

2. India’s forex reserve at record high of $386.53 billion.

  • According to the officials of RBI India’s forex reserve have increased by $4.007billion to touch a record high of $386.53.
  • The components of India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves include Foreign currency assets (FCAs), Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), Gold and RBI’s Reserve position with International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  • China has world’s largest foreign exchange reserve with $3,520.4,India ranks 7th in this list globally.

3. India to join Global Foreign Exchange Committee.

  • India is all set up to join Global Foreign Exchange Committee(GFXC) .
  • GFXC is a newly-constituted forum under Bank of International Settlement(BIS), includes central bankers and experts working towards promotion of a robust and transparent foreign exchange.

Sports News

1. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas won Austraian Grand Prix 2017.

  • Valtteri Bottas won the Austrian Grand Prix2017 for Mercedes.
  • Ferrari’s Sebestian Vettel finished just behind Bottas to grab the second place.

2. Windies defeated India by 9 wickets in one-off T20I

  • Windies defeated India by 9 wickets in the one-off T20I at Kingston.
  • Windies’ Evin Lewis who scored 125* became third batsman to score two centuries in T20I cricket.

3.India’s Harinder Sandhu wins South Australian Squash championship.

  • Indian squash player Harinder Sandhu won the South Australian Squash Championsip
  • Sadnhu ranked 77th in the world, defeated Australian Rhys Dowling, who was playing his third final in a row.

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