Current Affairs : 16-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • World Youth Skills Day – 15 July.

Economy

  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will give $100-million loan for wind and solar infrastructure projects in India to - L&T Infrastructure Finance Company (LTIF).
  • The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation in June 2019 - 2.02%.

International 

  • A World Bank arbitration court has ordered this government to pay damages of USD 5.8 billion to Tethyan Copper - Pakistan.
  • Former military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad died on July 14 in - Bangladesh.

National

  • This short video platform and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have partnered to support Skill Development in India - TikTok.

Persons in News

  • Indian who got Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of Thailand - P. Raghu Ram.

Sports

  • Winner of the Men’s single event at the 2019 Wimbledon - Novak Djokovic.
  • Winner of the mixed doubles event at the 2019 Wimbledon - Latisha Chan and Croatian Ivan Dodig (Taiwan).
  • Winner of the British Grand Prix 2019 - Lewis Hamilton.
  • Winner of the ICC World Cup 2019 - England.
  • Indian woman wrestler who won gold in 53kg category at the Yasar Dogu International 2019 in Istanbul - Vinesh Phogat.

General Knowledge

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Formed in: 1909; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – Established in: 2016; Headquarters: Beijing (China).
  • First cricket World Cup won by India – 1983.
  • First Women's Cricket World Cup – 1973.
  • First Men's Cricket World Cup – 1975.

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