Current Affairs : 02-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • National Doctors' Day in India - July 1.

Defence

  • 23rd chief of Indian Coast Guard - Krishnaswamy Natarajan.

Economy

  • From 1 July 2019 after, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will not impose any charges on - Real-time gross settlement (RTGS) & National electronic funds transfer (NEFT).
  • Transfer system which is used for fund transfers of up to Rs 2 lakh - National electronic funds transfer (NEFT).

Environment

  • Continent which was hit by a record-setting heat wave in June 2019 - Europe.

International

  • These nations have boycotted the “Osaka Track" on the “digital economy" at the G20 leaders’ summit in Osaka on 29 June - India, South Africa, and Indonesia.
  • World's shortest A380 flight between Dubai and Muscat (340 km) launched by - UAE-based Emirates airline.

National

  • The Ministry of Electronics and IT is planning to launch a National Mission on Natural Language Translation with the proposal of - Rs. 450 crore.
  • The first ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF) is going to be held from October 11-13, 2019 in – Delhi.

Person in News

  • Winner of a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the UK-India Relations Award 2019 - Sir Mark Tully (Veteran British journalist).
  • Winner of the Global Indian Icon of the Year at the UK-India Relations Award 2019 - Kunal Nayyar (British Indian actor).

State Current Affairs

  • State which reported Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases - Assam.

General Knowledge

  • Japanese Encephalitis is vector-borne encephalitis transmitted by Culex groups of - mosquitoes.
  • Head office of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • First Governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir Osborn Smith (1935 - 1937).
  • First Indian Governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir C. D. Deshmukh (1943 - 1949).
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – Established in: 1950; Headquarter: Geneva (Switzerland).
  • The Indian Coast Guard was formally established in – 1978.

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