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July 21, 2019

21st July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (21st July 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 21st July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is on a 3 day visit to US.
    • During this visit, Khan is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. 
    • The cricketer-turned-politician arrived aboard a commercial Qatar Airways flight and is staying at the official residence of the Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan.
National Current Affairs
  • Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 introduced in Lok Sabha by Union Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah has been passed by Lok Sabha. 
    • The Bill amends Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 that provides for National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), State Human Rights Commissions (SHRC) and Human Rights Courts.
MOUs & Agreements
  • US-based aerospace and defence company Lockheed Martin has signed MoUs with 3 Indian startups - Terero Mobility, Sastra Robotics, and NoPo Nanotechnologies
    • They will integrate with Lockheed's supply chain, and contribute to the evolution of aerospace and defence industry. 
    • The startups were identified through the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP).
Science & Technology
  • The 20-hour countdown for India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 began this evening at the national spaceport at Sriharikota. 
    • India’s most powerful booster, GSLV-Mark-Three, will take off at 2.43 hrs in the afternoon tomorrow, carrying the high-stake Chandrayaan-2 probe from the second launch pad of the space station.  ehearsal made by the ISRO today has found that all mission parameters are normal.
    • The 978 crore rupees worth mission would propel India as the fourth country ever in the elite club of nations having their own probes soft landing on the moon. 
    • ISRO Chairman : Dr K Sivan 
  • Senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (81) passed away.
    • Dikshit was the longest serving Chief Minister of Delhi, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013.
  • Former Delhi BJP President Mange Ram Garg (82) passed away.
    • Garg was elected to the Delhi Legislative Assembly in 2003. 
New Appointments
  • President Ram NathKovind appointed New governors for 6 States namely UttarPradesh, MadhyaPradesh, Bihar, WestBengal, Tripura and Nagaland. They are :
    • Uttar Pradesh - Anandi Ben Patel
    • Madhya Pradesh - Lal Ji Tandon
    • Bihar - Phagu Chauhan
    • Nagaland - R. N. Ravi
    • Tripura - Ramesh Bais
    • West Bengal - Jagdeep Dhankhar
  • 1999 Gujarat batch IAS officer, Ajay Bhadoo has been appointed as Joint Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind
    • He is currently serving as the Vadodara Municipal Commissioner.
  • Amit Burman has been appointed as the new Chairman of FMCG major Dabur India replacing cousin Anand Burman, who stepped down as a director and Chairman. 
Awards & Honors
  • Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik has clinched Mr. South Asia title
    • He has crowned the overall champion at 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu yesterday.
    • A total of 91 bodybuilders participated in the championship organised by South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation under the auspices of Nepal Bodybuilding and Fitness Association.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India's 19-year-old sprinter Hima Das won her 5th international Gold in 19 days after winning the 400-metre race by clocking 52.09 seconds at an international meet in Czech Republic today. 
    • She won her 1st competitive 200-metre race of 2019 on July 2 at Poznan Athletics Grand Prix, followed by 200-metre golds at Kutno, Kladno and Tabor meets.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Premier League champions Manchester City to claim the Premier League Asia Trophy 3-2 in a penalty shootout in Shanghai today. 
  • 4-time Asian Championships medallist Shiva Thapa won India's first Gold at 2019 President's Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the final in Kazakhstan today. 
  • India's Asian Games 2018 silver in 4x400 mixed relay is set to be upgraded to Gold after Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya was handed a 4-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test. 
    • Adekoya had also won the 400m hurdles gold at the Asian Games with India's Anu Raghavan finishing fourth, who will be upgraded to bronze.
  • Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations football championship for the second time after beating Senegal 1-0 in the final today. 
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