Current Affairs : 29-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme for World Hepatitis Day 2019 (28 July) - Find the Missing Millions.

Economy

  • On 27 July, the GST Council decided to bring down the tax rates on electric vehicles to - 5% (from the current 12%).
  • The GST Council, in its 36th meeting, slashed Goods and Services Tax on chargers or charging stations for electric vehicles from 18% to - 5%.

International 

  • American who known as the voice actress of the Disney character Minnie Mouse, passed away - Russi Taylor.

National

  • This IIM has signed MoUs with Carleton University (Canada) and Montpellier Business School (France) for fostering advancement in teaching & research - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta.

Persons in News

  • Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister who died in Hyderabad on 28 July 2019 - Jaipal Reddy.
  • Miss Deaf World 2019 - Vidisha Baliyan (21-year-old from India).
  • Mr Deaf World 2019 - Phumelela Mapukata (24-year-old from South Africa).

Sports

  • Gold medallist in a lop-sided 51kg Boxing category at the 23rd President’s Cup in Indonesia - MC Mary Kom.
  • Indian boxer who won only gold medal at the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament 2019 - Ashish Kumar (75kg).

General Knowledge

  • In India, GST (Goods and Services Tax) is effective from – 1 July 2017.
  • Indonesia – Capital: Jakarta; Currency: Indonesian rupiah.
  • Only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships - MC Mary Kom (India).
  • Telangana State – Founded in: 2014; Capital: Hyderabad; State Language: Telugu.

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