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July 28, 2017

28th July 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (28th July 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 28th July 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (28th July) is World Hepatitis Day.
    • Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can affect any individual of any age including children.
    • This day aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis (a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E)
    • Theme of World Hepatitis Day 2017 : "Eliminate Hepatitis"
    • Note : World Hepatitis Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
      • Remaining Campaigns are
        • World Health Day, 
        • World Blood Donor Day, 
        • World Immunization Week, 
        • World Tuberculosis Day, 
        • World No Tobacco Day, 
        • World Malaria Day 
        • World AIDS Day
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from his position after the country's Supreme Court found him guilty of corruption in the Panama Papers case. 
    • Important Note : No democratically-elected Prime Minister of Pakistan has managed to complete a full term in office in the nation's 70-year history. 
  • Officials of India and Bangladesh today agreed to construct gates along the border to allow free and safe passage for wild elephants
  • Japan has approved a plan to reduce working hours to lower the country's suicide rate by 30% by 2025.
National Current Affairs
  • Telangana prisons department, citing Norway's example, has proposed to accommodate prisoners from overcrowded prisons in India at a rent of ₹10,000 a month per prisoner. 
    • The state government is going to start this scheme next year after making space for around 2,000 renter-prisoners.
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar today won floor test in the State Legislative Assembly with 131 trust votes in his favour. 
    • To win the floor test in the 243-member Bihar Assembly, Nitish needed the support of at least 122 MLAs or more than 50% votes. 
    • Note : Nitish had split from the Grand Alliance recently and formed the government with BJP's support.
New Appointments
  • The Andhra Pradesh government today issued orders appointing badminton star and 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu as Deputy Collector
Awards & Honors
  • Vallabhbhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya, a man from Gujarat's Junagadh has won the 9th National Grassroots Innovation Award for introducing carrots to the people of Gujarat in 1943. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The new ₹200 currency note will be available in the market before the previously reported date of 15 August 2017.
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is in the final stages of introducing the currency note. 
    • Note : The note will not be available through ATMs, but only through bank branches.
  • The government's 'Project Insight', which was built over seven years at a cost of $156 million, will enable catching tax evaders by keeping a tab on their social media posts. 
    • The government will collect information not just from bank accounts, but also from Instagram and Facebook, from August. 
    • This will help ensure that individuals' tax declarations match their spending patterns.
  • Former Karnataka Chief Minister Dharam Singh (80) passed away.
  • Bollywood actor Inder Kumar (43) has passed away due to cardiac arrest.
    • Inder, who made his debut in the 1996 film 'Masoom', was best known for playing supporting roles in films like 'Wanted', 'Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye' and 'Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge'.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian golfer Diksha Dagar won a Silver medal in the women's individual golf event at the Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. 
    • Note : Diksha is the only Indian golfer (Under-18) to be ranked in the top 500 worldwide.
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