Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 10 July 2017 – News Headlines


Current Affairs and – 10 July 2017 – News Headlines



Current Affairs and – 10 July 2017


U.S. carrier group leads biggest yet drills with India and Japan. A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began naval exercises with India and Japan on Monday that the U.S. navy said would help the three countries tackle maritime threats in the Asia-Pacific region.


Government merges Ministries of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation . The Union Government has merged the Ministries of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation to form the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.


Gujarat government to take out ‘Narmada Rath Yatra.’ Fifty-six years after the foundation stone for the Sardar Sarovar dam on the Narmada River was laid, the Gujarat government on June 17 got permission from the Centre to shut the gates of the dam.


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India to join Global Foreign Exchange Committee. India will soon join Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC), a newly-constituted forum of central bankers and experts working towards promotion of a robust and transparent foreign exchange (Forex) market.


National Stock Exchange grapples with system fault ahead of IPO. A technical glitch shut down the National Stock Exchange (NSE) for five hours on Monday, dealing the country’s biggest stock market an embarrassing blow ahead of its plans to list and leading to a surge in volumes on a rival bourse.


Government launches 4 digital initiatives to push e-education. President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Guru Purnima launched four major digital initiatives in to push e-education. They are Swayam, Swayam Prabha, National Academic Depository and National Digital Library.


Actor Dileep arrested in Malayalam actress’ abduction and assault case. The unending controversy and confusion about the abduction and the following assault of the Mollywood actress that happened in February has come to an end finally!


India’s forex reserves at record-high of $386.53 billion. According to RBI, India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves have increased by $4.007 billion to touch a record high of $386.539 billion in the week that ended 30th June 2017.


Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul. Iraq’s prime minister declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, three years after the militants seized the city and made it the stronghold of a “caliphate” they said would take over the world.


Goa International Airports Limited, a subsidiary of GMR Airports has executed a debt facility agreement for the development of Greenfield airport at Mopa.


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Launches ‘Aaykar Setu’ To Enhance E-Access Of Taxpayers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday launched ‘Aaykar Setu’ — an e-initiative for the Income tax Department to directly communicate with the taxpayers and aimed at providing information on useful tax services.


ohn Joseph appointed as Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI). He has worked in the Finance Ministry’s important departments, including the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).


NSE grapples with system fault ahead of IPO. A technical glitch shut down India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) for five hours on Monday, dealing the country’s biggest stock exchange an embarrassing blow ahead of its plans to list and leading to a surge in volumes on rival bourse BSE.


Valtteri Bottas won the Austrian Grand Prix for Mercedes. Bottas of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo finished second and third respectively.


Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja static in ICC Test rankings; Moeen Ali climbs up the ladder. India’s Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin remain no.1 and no.2 ranked bowlers respectively while Virat Kohli maintains his no.4 position in batsmen’s list. Moeen Ali however has moved up the table after a brilliant all-round show in Lord’s Test.


Eva Ekeblad, a Swedish countess, and agronomist came a close second to that when she made vodka from potatoes. On Ekebald’s 293rd birthday Google has created a doodle to commemorate her contributions to science.


India buys first ever U.S. crude oil, to step up purchases. India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, will import crude oil from the United States for the first time after Indian Oil Corp bought a cargo that will be delivered in October.


Harinder Pal Sandhu won the South Australian Open squash title. He defeated Rhys Dowling of Australia in the final match. Dipika Pallikal was the Champion of 2016 South Australian Open title.


Former Assam ministers Rameswar Dhanowar, Mithius Tudu pass away after prolonged illness. While Mithius Tudu was elected to the state Assembly on eight times from the Gosaigaon constituency between 1956 and 2006, Rameswar Dhanowar had represented Digboi constituency five times in a row from 1978 to 2011.


Raninder Singh as re-elected as president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for a four-year term in Mohali. He recently introduced 18 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on all imports, including duty-free imports.


Defending champion Andy Murray eased into the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the 10th successive year with a 7-6(1) 6-4 6-4 victory over Benoit Paire on Monday.


UNESCO’s World Heritage List: New sites added in the list. The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee was chaired by Jacek Purchla, Founder and Director of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow.


Amarnath Yatra attack LIVE: Seven pilgrims killed, many injured as terrorists target yatris’ bus in Anantnag. Amarnath Yatra attack: At least seven Amarnath pilgrims, five of them women, were killed in a militant attack in Anantnag, the police said. At 8.20 pm, the militants attacked an armoured car of the police.


Cambodia’s Sambor Prei Kuk temple zone gets UNESCO World Heritage Status. The complex dates back to the Pre-Angkorian Chenla Kingdom (late 6th to 9th century), which was established by King Isanavarman I as central royal sanctuary and capital.


Konta becomes first British woman into last eight since 1984. Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Jo Durie in 1984 when she outlasted Caroline Garcia of France 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4 in an evenly-matched baseline battle on Monday.


President Pranab Mukherjee launches digital initiatives to promote e-education. These digital initiatives were launched under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) with an aim to help all in adopting the digital way to improve the quality of teaching.


The UNESCO on Saturday declared Ahmedabad as the world heritage city. It is the first city in India to get the tag.


Mars soil may be toxic to alien life: Study. The research was driven by the discovery of powerful oxidants known as perchlorates in the Martian soil a few years back.


U.S. deploys advanced anti-aircraft missiles in Baltics for first time. The United States deployed a battery of Patriot long-range anti-aircraft missiles in Lithuania to be used in NATO wargames from Tuesday – the first time the advanced defence system has been brought to the Baltics where Russia has air superiority.


Former Indian Ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra passes away. He was also an Adviser to the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir in 1986 for a period of 8 months.


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