Daily Current Affairs 26 July 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26 July 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26 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 26July 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Nation is celebrating Kargil Vijay Diwas.

  • Nation is celebrating 18th Kargil Vijay Divas to remind India’s military prowess and the great sacrifice of our soldiers.
  • On July 26, 1999, Indian army succeeded in reclaiming all the posts in Kargil region from Pakistan.

2. BRO to construct tunnels to cut down distance to China border.

  • The Border road organization(BRO) is planning to construct two tunnels through 4170 meter high Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh
  • This will cut distance to China border by 10km.

3. Rajnath Singh chairs first meeting of Island development agency.

  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired first meeting of newly constituted Island Development agency(IDA).
  • The IDA was set up on June 01, 2017 following the Prime Minister’s review meeting for the development of islands.

4. Won’t declare 39 missing in Mosil as dead: Susma Swaraj.

  • Government will not declare 39 missing in Mosul since 2014 as dead, said External Affairs Minister Susma Swaraj
  • Forty Indians, most of them from Punjab, went missing in June 2014 after Mosul fell to the Islamic State.

International News

1. BRICS Youth forum opens in Beijing.

  • The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum opened in Beijing, China to discuss the development of the youth in countries of the BRICS nations.
  • BRICS which was constituted in 2009, has participating nations Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.

2.Sri Lanka clears revised deal for Hambantota port.

  • Sri Lanka’s Cabinet on Tuesday cleared a revised deal for the Chinese-built port in Hambantota. According to this deal 70% shares of Southern port will be owned by state run China Merchant ports for $1.12bn.
  • The Hambantota port was built with Chinese loans in 2010 during Mr. Rajapaksa’s term.

3. Britan to ban New Petrol and Diesel cars from 2040.

  • Britan is planning to ban new Petrol and Diesel cars from 2040, according to the satetment of Britan’s environment minister Michael Gove.
  • The government will make 200 million pounds available to local authorities shortly for schemes to restrict diesel vehicles’ access to polluted roads.

4. US approves new sanctions against Russia.

  • The Us house has approved new sanctions against Russia, despite President Donald Trump objecting to the legislation.
  • This comes after Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential elections. The bill will also levy new sanctions against N Korea and I ran over nation’s Ballistic Missile Program.

Business News

1. Dooordarshan plans to replace its logo after 58 years.

  • Dooordarshan, State owned broadcaster is planning to replace its iconic logo.
  • Doordarshan has asked for entries from public seeking a new logo design to improve the look and feel of the network.

2. Sundar Pichai joins Alphabet Board of Directors.

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been appointed to the board of directors of Alphabet, the search giant parent company.
  • Notably, Alphabet Inc is the second most valuable US company behind Apple.
    California based US multinational conglomerate Alphabet’s CEO is Larry Page.

3. Yatra.com acquires Air Travel Bureau.

  • India’s second largest online travel operator, Yatra.com has acquired corporate travel services provider Air Travel Bureau(ATB).
  • ATB is India’s largest corporate travel services provider with client base of over 400 companies.

Sports News

1. India to host men’s World Boxing Championship.

  • First time in history India is going to host men’s World Boxing Championship in 2021.
  • Championship will be held in Capital City. Interestingly India is also hosting Women’s World Boxing Championship in 2018.
  • Ajay Singh is the president of Boxing Federation of India.

2. Hockey India League(HIL) canceled for 2018.

  • There will be no Hockey India League (HIL) in 2018 with Hockey India (HI) deciding to give the league a break next year and return in 2019.
  • Speculation on the future of the league had been floating for a while now, citing various reasons including franchise disinterest and financial viability.

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