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July 23, 2018

23rd July 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (23rd July 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 23rd July 2018

National Current Affairs
  • Today (23rd July) is National Broadcasting Day‬.
    • On this day in 1927, India got its first radio station.
    • Note : The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC) was inaugurated at Bombay by the British Viceroy of India Lord Irwin on 23rd July 1927.
    • Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting - Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore
  • Nation remembered freedom fighters Chandra Shekhar Azad and Lokmanya Tilak, on their birth anniversaries today.
    • Indian nationalist leader Bal Gangadhar Tilak's 160th birth anniversary
      • Popularly called 'Lokmanya', meaning 'accepted by the people', Tilak was born onJuly 23, 1856 in Maharashtra. 
      • The pioneer of the Swadeshi Movement, he is also widely known for his quote 'Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it'.
    • Indian revolutionary Chandra Shekhar Azad, popularly known as 'Azad', was born on this day (23rd July) in the year 1906.
      • He fought for the Indian independence struggle till the age of 24 years, before shooting himself to keep his pledge of never being caught alive.
  • Kerala has been rated as the best-governed state in India for the third consecutive time in the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by Bengaluru-based think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC)
    • While Tamil Nadu was rated second on the index, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar were ranked the lowest. 
    • Top 5 in Public Affairs Index 2018 :
      1. Kerala 
      2. Tamil Nadu
      3. Telangana
      4. Karnataka 
      5. Gujarat
  • Ministry of Home Affairs sponsored Student Police Cadet (SPC) Programme was launched nationally in Gurugram, Haryana. 
    • Aim of Student Police Cadet (SPC) Programme : To build bridge between Police and larger community through school students by inculcating values and ethics in them through classes in school and outside.
  • The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has initiated process of introducing QR code (Quick Response code) in their textbooks. 
    • This move is aimed at helping students understand chapters better by watching film or reading additional content on laptops and digital boards.
  • In a bid to strengthen expertise and capabilities of the employees of North-Eastern Railways, the Indian Railways today inaugurated Regional Rail Training Institute (RRTI) at Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. 
    • RRTI will provide modern training facilities to the railway employees and would enhance their efficiency. 
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences has unveiled state-of-the-art Air Quality and Weather Forecast System– SAFAR at Chandni Chowk in Delhi. 
    • SAFAR - System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research
    • It is first of its kind and most advanced system in India.  
    • This will measure and display the area’s air quality index (AQI) along with 72-hour advance weather parameters - temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind speed and wind direction - round the clock.
Science & Technology
  • Google is working on a new operating system (OS) titled 'Fuchsia' which will replace Android. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Indian e-commerce payment system and digital wallet company, Paytm is going to launch its services in Japan
    • The platform will launch the service in collaboration with Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank.
    • Note : Last year, Paytm launched its services in Canada.
  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has decided to block transactions made within the same account using different UPI IDs, effective August 1.
    • The ban is aimed at stopping customers from making multiple and unnecessary transaction to get cashbacks.
Awards & Honors
  • Indian men's football team captain Sunil Chhetri was today named as the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year
    • He had recently become the second Indian footballer after former captain Bhaichung Bhutia to play 100 matches for the national team.
Books & Authors
  • A book titled "The Dhoni Touch" was recently released.
    • This book has been authored by Bharat Sundaresan.
    • This book presents the different shades of Indian Cricketer M. S. Dhoni over a decade.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won the German Grand Prix 2018
  • Germany's Mesut Özil announced his retirement from international football today over "disrespect and racism". 
  • Ukrain's Oleksandr Usyk beat Russian rival Murat Gassiev by a unanimous decision to become the first man to hold all four world cruiserweight titles
    • With the win Usyk also claimed the inaugural World Boxing Super Series Ali Trophy
  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has cleared 734 athletes for the scholarship under the Khelo India Talent Development Scheme
    • Through this programme, the athletes will get training at government-accredited residential academies.
    • They will be provided with annual stipend of Rs. 1,20,000 on quarterly basis to meet their out of pocket expenses, treatment of injuries and other expenses.
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