Daily Current Affairs 23 July 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 23 July 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 23 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 23 July 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. NEET question paper to be same in all languages

  • Union HR Development Minister Prakash Javedkar has said that the question paper will be same in all languages from next year onwards.
  • The Madras High Court stayed the exam results this year on a petition that claimed that questions were tougher in vernacular languages.

2. Narendra Modi hosts farewell dinner for President Pranab Mukherjee at Hyderabad House

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee
  • The event was attended by senior ministers, Opposition leaders, President-elect Ram Nath Kovind and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

3.Collector claims EVM fraud in Maharashtra

  • The collectorate in Buldhana district has claimed an EVM malfunctioning favouring BJP.
  • Every time a voter pressed a Coconut symbol corresponding to the independent candidate, the light of the lotus flashed.
  • The incident took place in the Zilla Parishad elections.

4. Kovind’s first trip to be likely to Ladakh Army posts

  • India’s 14th President Ram Nath Kovind will take the oath of the office on Tuesday.
  • The process for his visit to the Ladakh Army posts has been initiated.
  • Kovind will be the Supreme Commander of armed forces.

International News

1.India 3rd largest terror target : US

  • A US state department said that India is the 3rd largest terror target after Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Out of the 11,072 terror attacks across the world in 2016, 972 took place in India.
  • It also added that India faces terror from Pakistan terror groups and Indian ones like Naxal groups.

2. US inducts world’s largest aircraft carrier worth Rs.83000 crore

  • The world’s largest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford weighs 1 lakh tonnes.
  • The carrier is nuclear powered and can operate up to 20 years without refuelling.

3.North Korean economy growing at fastest rate in 17 years

  • Despite the sanctions to nuclear and missile programs, the country’s GDP(Gross Domestic Product) grew by 3.9% in 2016 when compared to previous year.
  • The growth was largely from mining and energy and increase in exports to China.

4. Indonesia orders police to shoot drug traffickers

  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo instructed the law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest.
  • This comes after a Taiwanese man who was trying to smuggle one tonne of crystal methamphetamine into the country.

Business News

1 .Launching Rs.200 note will fill the missing middle : SBI

  • An SBI report says that the Rs.200 notes will fill the gap even as new currency in circulation has reached 84% of pre-demonetisation levels.
  • The RBI is expected to release before 2017 end to ease pressure on lower denomination currencies.

2. Netflix Founder’s net worth rises by $400 mn in 2 weeks

  • Co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings’ net worth rose to touch $2.2 billion.
  • This came after Netflix posted a strong second quarter earnings report.

3.Reliance Jio trying to transfer its costs to others : Airtel

  • Airtel has accused of Reliance Jio of trying to transfer its costs to the rest of the country.
  • Jio is seeking to end call call termination charges to transfer costs, currently at Rs.20000 crore.

Sports News
1. England beat India in thrilling final to win Women’s Cricket World Cup

  • England came back from the brink to beat India by nine runs in a thrilling Women’s World Cup final. England 228-7; India 219 all out .
  • England’s dreams of victory looked to be slipping away when Poonam Raut was batting brilliantly as India chased 229 to win.

2.Mithali first ever captain to lead India in 2 ODI WC finals

  • Mithali Raj is the first skipper across men’s and women’s cricket to lead India in two ODI World Cup finals.
  • She led India in 2005 final which the team lost against England.< li>
  • Jhulan Goswami is the only other member to have played both the finals. < li>

3. India wins 2 high jump medals at World Para Athletics Championship

  • Sharad Kumar and Varun Singh Bhati clinched silver and bronze medals respectively in high jump in the championship in London Saturday.
  • They took the India’s medal tally to five.

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