Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 2 July 2017 – News Headlines


Current Affairs and – 2 July 2017 – News Headlines


Current Affairs and General Knowledge


Current Affairs and News Headlines – 2 July 2017


World-First CSIRO Technology to crack down on Illegal fishing. CSIRO (Australia) has developed a new tool to help fishing authorities worldwide crack down on the illegal catching, smuggling and sale of fish.


The Asian Development Bank has committed USD 10 billion to support infrastructure building and to cater to the immediate development needs of less-developed States in India. This has been stated by ADB President Takehiko Nakao during his 3-day visit to India.


RK Pachnanda took over as Director-General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Pachnanda owns the rare distinction of serving in all the major central paramilitary forces and organisations including the CRPF, the CISF.


CISF wins award for best security at Delhi airport. Matching the quality levels of organisations like Infosys, Wipro, SBI, L&T, Pfizer, ICICI Bank etc, the security cover provided by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at the Delhi airport has been adjudged the best airport security by the World Quality Congress.


Arunachal Pradesh has launched the e-Inner Line Permit (eILP) programme as a digital step for hassle-free entry of domestic visitors to the frontier state.


Celebrations across Canada mark country’s 150th birthday. Canada marked its 150th anniversary as a country in towns, cities and at backyard barbecues nationwide.


Pope Francis replaces critical theologian Gerhard Ludwig Muller. Pope Francis has decided to replace a conservative cardinal who openly questioned the pontiff’s attempts to create a more inclusive church.


The United States punched their ticket to the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a 52-16 victory over Canada in San Diego on Saturday.


KK Venugopal appointed as Attorney General of India. Venugopal will succeed Mukul Rohatgi, who chose to return to private practice after a three-year term as the Attorney General of India, country’s top law position.


Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), the information-technology backbone of India’s new tax regime will handle 320 crore transactions a month.


Isro’s rockstar PSLV launched 209 foreign satellites since 1999. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has turned out to be the most trusted and reliable satellite carrier of the Indian Space Research Organisation.


Israel’s ex-PM Olmert released from prison. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, left, exits prison after his sentence, in Ramle, Israel, Sunday, July 2, 2017.


UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement. The government is to end an arrangement that allows other countries to fish in UK waters, it has been announced.


AK Jyoti of Gujarat cadre will be next Chief Election Commissioner. Jyoti has also served as the state Vigilance Commissioner and worked in various capacities in his cadre including as Chairman of the Kandla Port Trust between 1999 and 2004.


China issues ‘map’ to claim Indian troops’ ‘incursion’ in Sikkim sector. China has released a map to back its claim that Indian troops “transgressed” into the disputed Doklam area of the Sikkim sector, days after releasing photographs of alleged Indian incursion into the area, which it claims as part of Chinese territory.


Carved skulls fragments discovered at a Stone Age temple in Turkey. Three Neolithic skull fragments that were discovered show evidence of a unique type of post-mortem skull modification at the site.


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