Current affairs : 24-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme of World Brain Day 2019 (July 22) - "Migraine: The Painful Truth".

Defence

  • Next vice-chief of Indian Army after 31st August 2019 – Lt. Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane.

Economy

  • Public sector bank that signed a MoU with Nanaji Deshmukh Krushi Sanjivani Prakalp (NDKSP) and Small Farmer Agri Business Consortium (SFAC) for financing the Farmer Producer Companies in Maharashtra State - State Bank of India.
  • To co-operate and enhance understanding of activities in each other’s market, Bombay stock exchange (BSE) has signed a pact in July with - Shanghai Stock Exchange.

International 

  • Person who was the head of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), died on July 22 - Yukiya Amano.
  • NASA flight director who created the concept of NASA's Mission Control, has died on July 22 - Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr.
  • On July 22, this tech company announced a $1 billion investment in an OpenAI ethical artificial intelligence project backed by Tesla's Elon Musk and Amazon - Microsoft.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the prestigious Hindi Ratna Award for 2019 - Ram Bahadur Rai (Journalist and President of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts).
  • Winners of the 'Mohun Bagan Ratna' - Keshav Dutt and Prasun Banerjee.
  • Author of the book titled ‘Intimations of Ghalib’ - M. Shahid Alam.
  • Author of the book titled ‘Miracle Men – The Greatest Underdog Story in Cricket’ - Nikhil Naz.
  • Author of the book titled ‘The Blessed Girl’ - Angela Makholwa.
  • Author of an autobiography titled "Flight: My Life in Mission Control" (2001) - Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr.

Sports

  • At the 2019 ISSF Junior World Cup held in Suhl (Germany), India won - 10 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze (1st place).

Science and Technology

  • On 22 July 2019, ISRO successfully launched - Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.

General Knowledge

  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – Founded in: 1957 (29 Jul); Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – Founded in: 1969; Headquarters: Bengaluru.
  • First satellite of ISRO - Aryabhata (1975).
  • India's Chandrayaan-I mission - 22 October 2008.

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