Current Affairs : 27-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Kargil Vijay Diwas - 26 July.

Economy

  • India's most valued firm with Rs. 7,98,620.04 crore of market capitalisation (m-cap) - Tata Consultancy Services.

International 

  • World's first organic state that received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award 2018 for best policies – Sikkim.
  • Tunisian President who was the North African country's first democratically elected leader, died on July 25 - Beji Caid Essebsi.

National

  • During August 9 to 11, the first WATconnect series by World Architecture Travel (WAT) will be set in - Cochin, Kerala, India.

Persons in News

  • Chairman of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) of India - Badri Narain Sharma.

Sports

  • Official sponsor of the Team India of Cricket from 5 September, 2019 until 31 March, 2022 - Byju.
  • Rank of the Indian football team in the latest FIFA rankings, published in July 2019 - 103rd.
  • First place in the latest FIFA rankings, published in July 2019 - Belgium.
  • Fifth biomechanics lab that accredited by the International Cricket Council (ICC) is in – Lahore, Pakistan.

Science and Technology

  • World’s First Automotive-Qualified AEC-Q102 Grade 1 Semiconductor Laser – TriLumina.
  • Scientists of this Indian institute developed world’s first robotic hand (exoskeleton) for the rehabilitation of stroke patients - IIT-Kanpur (Ashish Dutta and K S Venkatesh).

General Knowledge

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Formed in: 1909; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • First cricket World Cup won by India – 1983.
  • First Women's Cricket World Cup – 1973.
  • First Men's Cricket World Cup – 1975.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – founded in: 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • International Football Federation (FIFA) – Established in: 1904; Headquarters: Zurich (Switzerland).
  • World Future Council (WFC) - Founded in: 2007 (10 May); Headquarters: Hamburg, Germany.
  • Tunisia - Capital: Tunis; Currency: Tunisian dinar.
  • Kargil war (Operation Vijay) – 1999.

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