Current Affairs and General Knowledge – 9 July 2017 – News Headlines
Current Affairs and News Headlines – 9 July 2017
Britain’s first pregnant man gives birth to girl! A 21-year-old man has become the first in Britain to give birth after he put his sex transition on hold to get pregnant by a sperm donor. Hayden Cross, who made headlines around the world earlier this year when he announced he was pregnant by a sperm donor, has given birth to a girl.
UNESCO has declared Ahmedabad as world heritage city on July 8.
Air India break-up an option as Modi pushes for quick sale. India is considering selling state-owned Air India in parts to make it attractive to potential buyers, as it reviews options to divest the loss-making flagship carrier, several government officials familiar with the situation said.
Ivanka Trump was today spotted sitting in her father, US President Donald Trump’s chair during a meeting at the G20 Summit during his absence. Under US protocol, Cabinet-level officials are supposed to fill in during the president’s absence.
Union Government proposes scheme to open residential schools for SC girls. 70 percent of the seats in these schools, which will have classes from VI to XII, will be reserved for SC girls and the remaining for those from BPL families in other categories.
Sameer Verma to skip Canada Open Grand Prix after failing to obtain visa. Sameer Verma has been forced to skip the Canada Open Grand Prix where he was seeded third after failing to get the visa in time for the tournament that begins on July 11.
Foreign doctors say sick Chinese dissident Liu can be taken overseas. Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo can be moved abroad safely for treatment and he wants to go to either Germany or the United States, but it needs to happen soon, two foreign doctors who visited him said on Sunday.
Cricket Advisory Committee E-mail six shortlisted candidates for India coach job. As the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman to meet on July 10 for the selection of head coach for the Indian cricket team. Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody, Virender Sehwag are the top contenders for the high-profile job.
Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul “victory.” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their “victory” over Islamic State after nearly nine months of urban warfare, bringing an end to jihadist rule in the city.
Pentala Harikrishna holds world number six to draw in Geneva FIDE Grand Prix. The world no. 22, Pentala Harikrishna, playing with white pieces, attacked from the onset and found himself in a winning position but a slight miscalculation saw him surrender the advantage to the second seeded Azerbaijan player.
Former England captain Rooney rejoins Everton. Manchester United’s former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney on Sunday rejoined his boyhood club Everton on a two-year deal after 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford.
India beats China to become new global economic growth pole: Harvard Study. According to the Harvard University’s Center for International Development (CID) growth projections, India will feature on top of the list of the fastest growing economies till 2025 with an average annual growth of 7.7 per cent, for a variety of reasons.
Silence over whether Grenfell Tower materials passed safety test. The cladding system used on London’s Grenfell Tower would only have met British regulatory standards if the two main materials had passed a key safety test together, according to a Reuters analysis of the building code and data on the materials.
Srinivas Gokulnath became the first Indian to complete the 4,900-km RAAM in solo category. Beginning from California, he completed the race in eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing. Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine.
British Queen appoints first black household staffer. Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah’s career has involved joining Blues and Royals and becoming the first black British Army officer to be commissioned into Household Cavalry.
Facebook to build housing in Silicon Valley for first time. The shortage of housing in California’s Silicon Valley has gotten so severe that Facebook Inc on Friday proposed taking homebuilding into its own hands for the first time with a plan to construct 1,500 units near its headquarters.