Daily Current Affairs 19 July 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19 July 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19 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 19 July 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Maharashtra mandates drip irrigation for sugarcane crop.

  • The Maharashtra government has mandated drip irrigation for Sugarcane crop cultivation after 2019 .
  • Notably, government has announced the loan at an interest rate of 2% for Drip irrigation.

2.TR Zeliang appointed Nagaland CM.

  • TR Zeliang former CM of Nagaland, has been appointed to the post again by the State’s governor PB Acharya.
  • This comes after current CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu, and his supporters failed to turn up in the Assembly to face a floor test.

3.Gujarat government canteens to offer meals at Rs.10 to laborers.

  • Pilot program of Gujarat government to offer meals to laborers for Rs.10 was launched by Vijay Rupani, under CM’s scheme ‘Shramik Antoday Yojana’.
  • This meal will be served through 83 stalls at various labor markets.

4.Privacy is not absolute: SC

  • Privacy is not absolute and cannot prevent the State from making laws imposing reasonable restrictions on citizens, said Supreme Court
  • The ruling was given in examining a reference on the question whether privacy is sacred, fundamental and an inviolable right under the Constitution.

International News

1.China moves huge military hardware to Tibet amid standoff.

  • The Chinese Army moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military hardware into the remote mountainous Tibet region after the standoff with Indian troops
  • The military hardware was moved by Western Theatre Command – which oversees the restive regions of Xinjiang and Tibet, and handles border issues with India

2.Somalia back online after three weeks outage.

  • Somalia’s internet has returned after an over three weeks outage which reportedly cost country’s economy $10 million a day in business.
  • The lost of internet service attributed to ship which cut an undersea cable connecting the country to global data network.

3.Pak court begins hearings to decide Sharif’s future.

  • Pakistan’s supreme court has begun hearing against Pak PM Nawaz Sharif on the Panama Papers.
  • The court is expected to put Sharif on trial on corruption charges or disqualify him.

4. Indonesia banned Hizbut group that seeks global caliphate.

  • The Indonesian government banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organisation that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticised as draconian by rights groups.
  • The decree signed last week by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo gives the government almost unfettered power to ban organisations deemed against the constitution and the official state ideology Pancasila.

Business News

1 .Air India’s stake sale is a win-win deal: Ashwani Lohani.

  • In his first formal communication with employees over government’s disinvestment decision, Ashwani Lohani Chairman of Air India has assured the employees interest would be safeguarded.
  • He has also written to employees, stating that a stake sale of debt-ridden carrier would be a win-win solution.

2.Reliance Jio seeks Zero interconnection user charge.

  • Reliance Jio at odds with Airtel, Vodafone, Idea has proposed scrapping of interconnection user charge(IUC).
  • Interestingly In a meeting with TRAI Airtel, Idea, Vodafone seek to double interconnection charge.

3. India among the fastest growing economy surpassing China.

  • In its latest report about the economic health of the member countries World Bank ranked India at 4th place.
  • According to World Bank India’s expected growth rate will be 7.2% in fiscal 2017.

Sports News

1. Asian Games Gold Medalist fails dope test.

  • Asian champion shot-putter Manpreet Kaur has been caught in the dope net after testing positive for a banned stimulant.
  • she won a gold each in the Federation Cup, Asian Championships held at Orissa and the National Inter-State Championships which concluded at Guntur yesterday.

2.Indian Women looses to England by 1-4.

  • Indian Women’s Hockey team suffered 1-4 loss in quarter final match against England in Women’s World Hockey League.
  • India will next play the fifth to eighth place match on July 20.

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