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July 25, 2018

25th July 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th 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 25th July 2018

International Current Affairs
  • China has invited Bhutan to join the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), following the visit of China's Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou to the country. 
    • This was the first high-level visit by a Chinese politician to Bhutan since the Doklam standoff between India and China last year. 
    • Note : The Doklam region is claimed by both China and Bhutan.
National Current Affairs
  • The Parliament today passed Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
    • This is an anti-corruption Bill that provides punishment to bribe givers and takers, and extends prior nod for prosecution to former public officials with the Lok Sabha giving its assent to the law.
    • The Bill provides for imprisonment from three to seven years, besides fine, to those convicted of taking bribes. 
    • Bribe givers have also been included in the legislation for the first time and they can be punished with imprisonment up to seven years, fine, or both.
  • The month of September to be celebrated as National Nutrition Month every year
    • The decision in this regard was taken in the 2nd meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan, which was held today at New Delhi.
Awards & Honors
  • Deshna Jain, a 20-year-old girl from Tikamgarh was crowned with Miss Deaf Asia 2018 title.
MOUs & Agreements
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame witnessed signing of 8 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) between the two countries. 
    • The Signed MOUs are :
      • MoU on Cultural Exchange Program for year 2018-22.
      • MoU on Agricultural Research and Education between RAB and ICAR.
      • MoU on Collaboration in the Areas of Leather and Allied Sectors between NIRDA and CSIR-CLRI.
      • Agreement on Trade Cooperation Framework.
      • LoC Agreement for US $ 100 million for development of Industrial Parks and expansion of Kigali Special Economic Zones.
      • LoC Agreement for US $ 100 million for Agriculture irrigation scheme in Rwanda.
      • Amendment on MoU on Cooperation in field of Agriculture and Animal Resources.
      • Agreement on Cooperation Defence on Capacity Building, Defence, Industry, Science and Technology.
  • India and Uganda signed 4 MoUs in the areas of defence cooperation, visa exemption for official and diplomatic passport holders, cultural exchange programme and material testing laboratory. The singed MOUs are :
    • MoU on Defence Cooperation
    • MoU on Visa exemption for Diplomatic and official passport holders.
    • MoU on Cultural Exchange Programme.
    • MoU on Material Testing Laboratory.
  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning food critic, Jonathan Gold (57), has passed away.
    • He became the 1st food critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in the year 2007.
New Appointments
  • Bajaj Auto Ltd. has appointed Rakesh Sharma as its first Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) to complement the offices of the ED and the CTO.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India Under-19 batsman Pavan Shah slammed 282 runs off 332 balls against Sri Lanka Under-19 to record the highest-ever score by an Indian in a Youth Test
    • Note : The 18-year-old overtook Tanmay Srivastava's nearly 12-year-old record of 220 runs scored against Pakistan at Peshawar.

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