Current Affairs : 12-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • World Population Day - July 11.


  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has secured environmental clearances to begin the construction to set a Missile Testing Launch Facility on the Bay of Bengal coast and a Technical Facility at - Gullalamoda village, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh.
  • This Joint Venture in India received a $100 Million contract for manufacturing 1,000 BARAK-8 MRSAM missiles' kits - Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd, India (KRAS) (JV of RAFAEL Advanced Systems and Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd).


  • In April 2019, Foreign direct investments (FDI) into India grew 3% to - $6.95 billion.


  • Nation which committed 18 million pounds towards improving media freedom across the world and announced the creation of a new Global Media Defence Fund - UK.
  • First Global Conference for Media Freedom was held in - London, UK.
  • The Second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) was held in - New Delhi, India.
  • Continent with the highest population - Asia (443.6 million).
  • The world's youngest country by 2020 – India.


  • State which get highest ever railway allotment with Rs 5993 crore in the Union budget 2019-20 - Odisha.
  • An all India drive which was launched by Railway Protection Force (RPF) to curb the menace of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water in Railway premises - “Operation Thirst”.
  • Status that granted to Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) by the Union Cabinet - Organised Group 'A'.
  • On 10 July, The Union Cabinet has approved ‘Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill-2019’ to merge - 13 central labour laws into a single code.

Persons in News

  • Filmmaker who will be awarded the Touristic Medal of Merit by the Portuguese government for "Jab Harry Met Sejal” movie shoot - Imtiaz Ali.


  • Location of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2019 - Apia, Samoa.

General Knowledge

  • Samoa - Capital: Apia; Currency: Samoan Tala.
  • Portugal - Capital: Lisbon; Currency: Euro.
  • Commonwealth of Nations – Founded in: 1931; Headquarters: London, England.
  • Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) was founded in – 1958.
  • Russia - Capital: Moscow; Currency: Russian Ruble.
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF) of independent India was formed in - 1957 (originally 1872).

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