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July 29, 2019

29th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (29th 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 29th July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (29th July) is International Tiger Day.
    • The day is held annually on 29th July to raise awareness for tiger conservation.
    • It was founded in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit, with the aim to double the big cat population by 2022.
    • The goal of this day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has arrived in West African country Benin on the 1st leg of his 3 nations' tour (Benin, Gambia and Guinea).
    • With this, he became the 1st Indian head of state to visit the country
    • During this visit, Kovind will hold talks with his Beninese counterpart Patrice Talon in Cotonou. 
    • Several agreements will be signed between the two countries following talks. 
  • Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has inaugurated the India-Nepal Logistics Summit 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
    • Government representatives and trade community from India and Nepal participated in the conference.
    • Theme of  India-Nepal Logistics Summit 2019 : Transforming Logistics Landscape.
National Current Affairs
  • On occasion of Global Tiger Day 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released the results of 4th cycle of All India Tiger Estimation (AITE) in New Delhi. 
    • The Tiger Estimation exercise is believed to be world’s largest wildlife survey effort in terms of- coverage, quantum of camera trapping and intensity of sampling. 
    • In India All India Tiger Estimation is conducts in every 4 years.
    • Important Note :  According to this estimation, the Tiger population in India has increased from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will feature in an episode of 'Man vs Wild' along with the show's host Bear Grylls.
  • Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa won the trust vote in the state Assembly today. 
    • The BJP leader was sworn-in as Chief Minister last week after the Congress-JD(S) coalition government failed the floor test held on July 23. 
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Myanmar today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Defence co-operation.
    • The MoU was signed in New Delhi after the talks between Minister of State for Defence, Shripad Yesso Naik and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The State Bank of India (SBI) has revised interest rate on Fixed Deposits (FDs) across tenors from 45 days to ten years from August 1, 2019.
    • On FDs below ₹2 crore for one year to less than two years, interest rates reduced by 20 basis points to 6.80%.
    •  A 6.60% interest is applicable for FDs maturing in three years to less than five years.
  • Parliament has passed the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill 2019 with the Rajya Sabha approving it today. 
    • The bill seeks to provide for a comprehensive mechanism to ban the unregulated deposit schemes other than deposits taken in the ordinary course of businesses and to protect the interest of depositors.
Awards & Honors
  • Renowned Indian sand artist and Padma Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik has won People’s Choice Award at a prestigious sand sculpting festival in United States (US)
    • He was among top 15 sand artists selected from all over world to participate in 2019 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival in Boston.  
New Appointments
  • Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel took oath as the new Governor of Uttar Pradesh today. 
    • High Court Chief Justice Govind Mathur administered her the oath at the Raj Bhawan in Lucknow. 
  • Phagu Chauhan was sworn in as the new Governor of Bihar today. 
    • He was administered the oath of office by Patna High Court Chief Justice A P Shahi at the Raj Bhawan in Patna.
  • 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre VK Johri has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of Border Security Force (BSF), country’s largest border guarding force. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen won German Grand Prix 2019.
  • Egan Bernal (22) became the youngest Tour de France winner in 110 years after completing the last stage of the competition today.
    • He has also became the 1st-ever Colombian to win the Tour de France title. 
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