Current Affairs : 19-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) - 18 July.

Defence

  • Indian Navy will get complementary Naval MRSAM (medium range surface-to-air missile) systems worth USD 50 million from – Israel.

Economy

  • Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) will acquire Bengaluru-based advanced analytics company for an enterprise value of Rs 38 crore, named - Lymbyc.
  • Asian Development Bank lowered India's GDP growth forecast for the current year 2019-20 to – 7%.
  • On July 18, this private sector bank and Common Services Centres (CSCs) have together launched a co-branded ‘Small Business Money Back Credit Card’ for small traders and village-level entrepreneurs (VLEs) - HDFC Bank.

National

  • Winner of the PATA Gold Award 2019 from India - Incredible India "Find the Incredible You" campaign.

Persons in News

  • Indian cricketer who will be conferred Bharat Gaurav, East Bengal's highest honour - Kapil Dev.
  • Veteran Bengali actor who died on July 17 - Swarup Dutta.

Sports

  • Indian who won gold in 25m rapid fire pistol competition at the ISSF Junior World Cup 2019 in Suhl, Germany - Anish Bhanwala.
  • Players who received Arjun Award 2019 on July 17 - Tennis player Rohan Bopanna and women cricketer Smriti Mandhana.

General Knowledge

  • Israel – Capital: Jerusalem; Currency: Israeli new shekel.
  • The "Incredible India" title was officially branded and promoted since - 2002.
  • A basic concept of gross domestic product (GDP) introduced by - British economist William Petty (between 1654 and 1676).
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Founded in: 1966; Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines.

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