Current Affairs : 26-0-2019 in English

International 

  • Number-one spot on the WIPO’s Global Innovation Index 2019 – Switzerland.
  • Miss World Australia 2019 - Sarah Marschke.
  • Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary in the newly unveiled Boris Johnson Cabinet - Priti Patel.

National

  • India’s rank in the WIPO’s Global Innovation Index 2019 - 52nd.

Persons in News

  • India's New Home Secretary - Ajay Kumar Bhalla.
  • India's new Power secretary - Subhash Chandra Garg.
  • New Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs in Finance Ministry of India - Atanu Chakraborty.
  • Author of the book "Chandra Shekhar - The Last Icon of Ideological Politics" - Shri Harivansh (Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha) and Ravi Dutt Bajpai.

Sports

  • Player who took down the Michael Phelps's 200 metres butterfly record at the 2019 World Swimming championships in South Korea - Kristof Milak (Hungary).
  • This Sri Lanka pacer announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on July 24 - Nuwan Kulasekara.

State Current Affairs

  • On 23 July, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a Rs 1,925 crore project for upgradation of of 63 MW Rokhia Project to 120 MW and modernisation of Gumti Hydro Electric Project in - Tripura.
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has signed a pact to set up an 800 MW technology demonstration plant (TDP) at its power plant in Chhattisgarh with - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

Science and Technology

  • One Week Hackathon 2019, the largest private hacking event in the world, is hosted by - Microsoft India.

General Knowledge

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - Founded in:  1967 (14 Jul); Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Founded in: 1966; Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines.
  • Britain - Capital: London; Currency: Pound Sterling.
  • Australia - Capital: Canberra; Currency: Australian Dollar.

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