CURRENT AFFAIRS : 21-07-2018

  • Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill passed in Rajya Sabha in 2018 seeks to punish - Bribe Givers
  • The inaugural 'two-plus-two dialogue' between India and the United States will be held in  -  New Delhi on September 6
  • Reserve Bank of India(RBI) to issue new 100 Rupee notes consists of motif - Rani Ki Vav
  • In 2014, UNESCO had recognised Gujarat's - 'Rani-ki-Vav'
  • The decision to increase the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane for the 2018-19 marketing year was taken by-  the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
  • The government had recently announced a sharp increase in the minimum support price (MSP) of - Kharif (summer-sown) crops
  • Padma Bhushan awardee Gopal Das Neeraj passed away at the AIIMS trauma centre in Delhi recently. . He was associated with – Poetry
  • The Government of India (GoI) has given ‘In-Principle’ approval for construction and operation of LIGO-India Laboratory in -  Maharashtra
  • 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit was held at Qingado (China)
  • India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on 9 June 2017 at a summit in -  Astana, Kazakhstan.
Person In News
  • The author of the book “The House of Islam: A Global History” - Ed Husain
  • The  current director and Agency Executives of National Physical Laboratory of India- D.K. ASWAL
-          Host city of 2020 winter Olympics - Tokyo, Japan
-          21 PSBs in the country which constitutes 70% of the banking sector
General Knowledge
  • Trace missing and abandoned children in India – ReUnite
  • INDIA'S FIRST BLOCKCHAIN CENTRE set up a Centre of Excellence for blockchain technology in Hyderabad
  • Only Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL), a public sector company, would be manufacturing - OXYTOCIN
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