Current Affairs : 31-07-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • International Friendship Day - 30 July.

Defence

  • Sixth ship of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mark-IV vessels which commissioned in Visakhapatnam - “IN LCU L-56”.

Economy

  • New chief economist and head of research of Bandhan Bank - Siddhartha Sanyal.

International 

  • India offered a ______ line of credit to Benin for its development projects - USD 100 million.
  • On 29 July, India signed a defence co-operation agreement with - Myanmar.
  • According to CEOWORLD magazine, World's most-influential chief executive in 2019 - Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon.

National

  • Indian Port that created a new record by handling 1,80,597 Metric Tonnes of cargo in a single day on 27 July 2019 - V.O.Chidambaranar Port.

Persons in News

  • According to CEOWORLD magazine, India's most-influential chief executive in 2019 - Lakshmi Mittal (ArcelorMittal) (Third in global list).
  • Indian recipient of the “Indian Women of Influence” award by the United Kingdom Parliament - Priya Priyadarshini Jain.

Sports

  • Winner of the 2019 German Grand Prix Formula One race - Red Bull's MaVerstappen.

State Current Affairs

  • State that has got Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its 'Rasgulla' - Odisha.

General Knowledge

  • Benin – Capital: Porto-Novo; Currency: West African CFA franc.
  • Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) – Founded in: 1884; Headquarters: Kolkata (WB).
  • Myanmar - Capital: Naypyidaw; Currency: Kyat.
  • United Kingdom - Capital: London; Currency: Pound sterling.

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