Current Affairs : 17-07-2019 in English


  • For non-compliance with norms related to NPA identification and fraud risk management, the Reserve Bank of India has slapped a penalty of Rs 7 crore on – State Bank of India (SBI).  
  • India’s exports in June 2019 - USD 25.01 billion (exhibiting a negative growth of 9.71%).
  • In July 2019, The government has lowered interest rate on General Provident Fund (GPF) to its subscribers to - 7.9%.
  • India's trade deficit in June 2019 narrowed to - $15.28 billion.


  • 76th country to join International Solar Alliance (ISA) – Palau.


  • This telecom company has partnered with GSMA’s Connected Women Initiative to bridge the gender gap in digital adoption in India - Reliance Jio.
  • Program of Google India along with Tata Trusts aimed to empower rural women about use of the Internet in 20 states, including Punjab and Odisha – Internet Saathi program.

Persons in News

  • Person who was one of the founders of the radical outfit Dalit Panther, died on July 15 - Raja Dhale.
  • Autobiography of Yashwant Sinha - Relentless.
  • Sahitya Akademi winner this Assamese litterateur died on July 15 - Purobi Bormudoi.
  • Author of the book 'Shantanukulanandan'  - Purobi Bormudoi.
  • Indian who has been appointed as an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) with effect from August 1 - Justice A.K. Sikri (Former Supreme Court judge).


  • Host of the 2020 ISSF World Cup in Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun events – India (at New Delhi during March 15-26).

State Current Affairs

  • New Governor of Himachal Pradesh - Kalraj Mishra.
  • New Governor of Gujarat - Acharya Devvrat.

General Knowledge

  • International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) - founded in: 1907; Headquarters: Munich (Germany).
  • World Bank – Founded in: 1944; Headquarters: Washington DC (USA).
  • Capital of Himachal Pradesh – Shimla.
  • Capital of Gujarat – Gandhinagar.
  • HeadquarteroftheInternational Solar Alliance (ISA) –Gurugram, India.
  • Palau – Capital: Ngerulmud; Currency: United States dollar.

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