Current Affairs : 05-07-2019 in English

Economy

  • To help small and medium businesses (SMBs) scale up their operations, this tech company has announced partnership with Venture Capital (VC) funds in India under its VC Brand Incubator Program - Facebook.

International

  • Island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean that has officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags w.e.f. 1st July 2019- New Zealand.

National

  • Agriculture Ministry signed a Statement of Intent with this tech company for pilot study to utilize Artificial Intelligence & Weather Technology solutions in agriculture – IBM.
  • The 34th edition of Hyderabad Sailing Week National Ranking Multi-Class Championship 2019 is held at the - Hussain Sagar Lake.
  • The National Health Policy 2017 envisages increasing the public health expenditure to 2.5% of the GDP by - 2025.

Person in News

  • New chairman of Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) - Manoj Kumar Nambiar.

Sports

  • Indian Batsman who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket including Indian Premier League (IPL) on July 2 - Ambati Rayudu.
  • First player to score more than 500 runs and take 10 wickets in a single World Cup campaign - Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh).

Science and Technology

  • This company has announced a digital literacy initiative in India, named ‘Digital Udaan’ - Jio.

General Knowledge

  • Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) was established in – 2012.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Founded in: 1909; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) – Established in: 2008; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) entered into force in – 1970.
  • New Zealand - Capital: Wellington; Currency: New Zealand dollar.

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