Current Affairs : 30-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Mohun Bagan Day (India) -29 July.
  • International Tiger Day - 29 July.

Defence

  • Next Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army - Lt Gen Paramjit Singh.
  • Next Director General (DG) of Border Security Force (BSF) - V.K. Johri.

Economy

  • To finance the purchase of affordable housing projects, PNB Housing Finance Ltd has raised $100 million (around Rs 690 crore) from - International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Environment

  • According to ‘All India Tiger Estimation-2018’ survey, the count of tigers in India has risen to - 2967.

International 

  • First position in World’s cheapest cities (as in per cost of living) list by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU, UK) – Caracus, Venezuela.

National

  • Indian cities in a World’s cheapest cities (as in per cost of living) list by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU, UK) – Bangalore (fifth), Chennai (8th) and New Delhi (10th).
  • Best Tiger Project for 2018 - Satyamangalam Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

Persons in News

  • Indian sand artist who won the People’s Choice Award 2019 at Sand sculpting festival in the U.S. - Sudarsan Pattnaik.

Sports

  • First cricketer of either gender to score 1000 runs and taking 100 wickets in the T20 format - Ellyse Perry (Australia).
  • On July 29, the International Cricket Council (ICC) officially launched the inaugural edition of the - World Test Championship (WTC) (which will get underway on August 1, 2019).
  • ICC World Test Championship Final in June 2021 will be played in - United Kingdom.
  • Athletic in the 400m hurdles at US Championships 2019 who shattered previous world record of 52.34sec set by Russia's Yuliya Pechonkina (2003) - Dalilah Muhammad (52.20sec).

Science and Technology

  • Scientists at this Indian institution have developed low-cost, environment-friendly Dye-Sensitised Solar Cell (DSSC) using New Fuchsin (NF) dye (used to make kumkum) - IIT Hyderabad (Prof. Sai Santosh Kumar Raavi lead team).

General Knowledge

  • Mohun Bagan Athletic Club (in West Bengal, India) was established in – 1889.
  • The Border Security Force (BSF) was established in – 1965 (December 1).
  • 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.

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