Current Affairs : 20-07-2019 in English


  • This US-based e-tailer has invested an undisclosed amount in Paytm Mall, picking up 5.5% stake in the Indian e-commerce platform - eBay.


  • To enable Indian professionals get access to programmes that make one job-ready, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnered with Canadian education platform, named - betterU.


  • This ministry and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have signed MoU to forge inter-sectoral convergence at the level of policy, planning and programme implementation for accelerated response towards “Tuberculosis Free India” initiative - Ministry of AYUSH.
  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development launched a University Grants Commission (UGC) scheme for Mentoring NAAC Accreditation Aspirant Institutions to promote Quality Assurance in Higher Education, named - Paramarsh.
  • Place of the 10th Jagran Film Festival - New Delhi.
  • First place in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog for May 2019 - Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district.


  • Indian-origin girl who won a gold and silver medal at the Israel Rhythmic Gymnastics annual championship 2019 - Rani Banga.
  • Indian who has been nominated for the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) 'Veteran Pin' - P. T. Usha.
  • 6th Indian to be inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame - Sachin Tendulkar.
  • On July 18, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended full membership of Zimbabwe Cricket.

Science and Technology

  • Oceanographic research vessel of DRDO that embarked on a two-month long SAGAR MAITRI (SM) Mission-2 in Kochi - INS Sagardhwani.

General Knowledge

  • International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) – founded in: 1912; Headquarters: Monte Carlo (Monaco).
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Formed in: 1909; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • A licensed Certifying Authority under the Ministry of Information Technology, India - eMudhra.
  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) of India was founded in – 2008.

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