Current Affairs : 08-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • World Chocolate Day - July 7.

Economy

  • According to the India’s Budget 2019, Corporate Tax on all companies having annual turnover of 400 crores will now be under the bracket of -25%.
  • According to the India’s Budget 2019, India’s economy in five years from 2014 - 2.7 trillion US dollars.
  • This ID can now be quoted for cash transactions of more than Rs. 50,000 where PAN number was a must – Aadhaar.

National

  • Indian city that added in UNESCO's World Heritage Site on July 6 - Jaipur (Rajasthan).

Person in News

  • Author of the book ‘Miracle Men – The Greatest Underdog Story in Cricket’ - Nikhil Naz.
  • Author of the book ‘Gun Island’ - Amitav Ghosh.
  • Author of the book ‘The Nine Waves – The Extraordinary Story of Indian Cricket’ - Mihir Bose.

Sports

  • Second fastest player who take 100 wickets in One-Day International (ODI) cricket - India's Jasprit Boomara (in 57matches).
  • Player who break Sachin Tendulkar's record by scoring seven half centuries in a single World Cup - Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh).
  • First player who scored 5 centuries in a single World Cup - Rohit Sharma.

Science and Technology

  • A novel system developed by US researchers that can be used for Artificial Intelligence applications without having to deal with equations or manually writing high-performance codes - Gen.

General Knowledge

  • Total number of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in India - 38 (30 cultural, 7 natural and one mixed).
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Established in: 1945; Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • The budget was first introduced in India before independence on - 7 April 1860.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is in – Varanasi.

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