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July 06, 2019

6th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (6th 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 6th July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (6th July) is World Zoonosis (also spelled zo├Ânosis and zoonoses) Day.
    • Zoonosis is an ailment that is transmitted from animals to human beings.
    • Zoonosis is derived from the Greek words zoon (animal)and nosos (ailment).
    • Approximately 150 zoonotic diseases are known to exist.
    • This day is observed every year to emphasize and bring the problem awareness amongst people, and teach them to take right action.
  • The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) designated the ancient city of Babylon as a World Heritage Site
    • The designation recognises the civilisations of Mesopotamia and their contributions to humanity, the Iraqi government said.
    • About Babylon
      • Babylon was a key kingdom in ancient Mesopotamia from the 18th to 6th centuries BC. 
      • It suffered damages during dictator Saddam Hussein's reign and when it was used as a military base during the US-led invasion of Iraq.
  • Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has banned full-face veils in public institutions and government offices citing security reasons. 
    • This comes a week after two suicide bombers attacked security forces in Tunisia, killing two people.
National Current Affairs
  • To honour, salute and pay homage to the Kargil martyrs and war veterans, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has released a Kargil Tribute Song.
    • The song was released as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26th of this month.
    • The song, a tribute to the soldiers has been composed by eminent Hindi lyricist Sammer Anjaan and sung by Shatadru Kabir.  
  • Jaipur was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO today during the 43rd meeting of World Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan's Baku. 
    • The historic walled city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, was founded in 1727 AD.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled a statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Varanasi airport in the presence of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.
  • The UNESCO recently released a report titled the State of the Education Report for India 2019 : Children with Disabilities in New Delhi. 
    • To be published annually, the 2019 edition of report is 1st of its kind published by UNESCO New Delhi. 
    • It highlights accomplishments and challenges with regards to Right to Education (RTE) of children with disabilities (CWDs).
    • According to this report, more than 1 in 4 children with disabilities between ages 5 and 19 in India have never attended any educational institution, while three-fourths of five-year-olds with disabilities are not in school.
    • The report also recommends structural, funding and attitudinal changes to ensure that no child is left out of the right to education.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Hong Kong government has approved over $900,000 (over ₹6 crore) for relief and rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Odisha.
    • A total of 3 grants, which are expected to benefit over 45,000 people affected by Cyclone Fani, will be used to provide hygiene kits, kitchen kits, water kits, education kits, household items, and shelter kits.
  • After presenting the Union Budget 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said the budge is aimed at the 10-year vision and 5-year target for every sector.
    • She said, it lays emphasis on the overall development of the economy. 
    • She said the government is taking all policy reform measures in a dedicated way. 
    • The Minister said the budget clearly indicates that behavioural economics has actually worked in India.
New Appointments
  • Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sacked the Governor of country's central bank Murat Cetinkaya and replaced him with his deputy, Murat Uysal.
    • The move came after months of tension with the government over high interest rates.
  • CBI additional director Nageshwar Rao, who was twice appointed as acting CBI director, has been removed from his position. 
    • Rao has been ordered to join as Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard
    • Rao was convicted by Supreme Court in contempt of court case relating to the transfer of supervisory officer in Muzaffarpur shelter home case.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Pakistani All-rounder Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from ODI cricket after the country's last 2019 World Cup match against Bangladesh yesterday. 
    • The 37-year-old, who made his ODI debut on October 14, 1999, represented Pakistan in 287 ODIs, scoring 7,534 runs and taking 158 wickets. 
    • Malik had retired from Test cricket in 2015 and would continue playing T20Is.
  • Dutch footballer Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from football. 
    • The 35-year-old Dutch winger won 12 league titles in his career alongside 96 caps for his country including playing in the 2010 World Cup final in Johannesburg. 
    • Robben won two league titles at Chelsea and one each at PSV Eindhoven and Real Madrid.
  • Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap has entered the men's singles semifinals at the Canada Open Super 100 Badminton tournament in Calgary today.

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