Current Affairs : 14-07-2019 in English

Economy

  • In the week ended July 5, India's foreign exchange reserves rose to fresh record high of - $429.91 billion.

International 

  • As announced in July 2019, India and this gulf country are jointly aiming to enhance bilateral trade by 60% in the next five years - UAE.
  • India-UK Joint Economic Trade Committee (JETCO) meet will be organised in – London (United Kingdom).

National

  • On July 12, 2019, Union Highways minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a three-lane underpass at Parade Road junction near Manekshaw Centre in Delhi on - National Highway No. 8 (New NH-48).
  • The first ethanol-driven motorcycle in India is presented by - TVS (Apache Models).

Persons in News

  • New Managing director (MD) and Chief Financial Officer of World Bank - Anshula Kant (India).
  • Current President of World Bank - David Malpass.

Sports

  • Indian weightlifter, who smashed the Youth World, Asian and Commonwealth records within the snatch category with a lift of 136 Kilogram in the 67 kg category at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2019 - Jeremy Lalrinnunga.
  • Former striker from England who announced his retirement from football at the age of 38 on July 12 - Peter Crouch.
  • Cricketer who broke Ricky Ponting‘s record of most catches in a single CWC edition with his 12th catch - Joe Root (England).

General Knowledge

  • World Bank – Founded in: 1944; Headquarters: Washington DC (USA).
  • Commonwealth of Nations – Founded in: 1931; Secretariat: London (UK).
  • United Kingdom – Capital: London; Currency: Pound sterling.
  • The Commonwealth of Nations (Commonwealth) is a political association of - 53 member states.

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