CURRENT AFFAIRS 20TH JULY

Rachna Bisht Rawat wrote Kargil: Untold stories from the War

Kargil: Untold stories from the War”, the book published by Penguin Random House, is authored by Rachna Bisht Rawat.

On the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War, a new book will revisit the freezing battle grounds of the 1999 conflict through untold stories of its bravest soldiers.

Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with India

Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with India to upgrade tracks in a key railway segment connecting the north and south at a cost of $ 91.26 million.

This is the first time in 100 years that the 130 km-long-tracks, running from Maho town in the North Western Province to Omanthai in the Northern Province, are being upgraded.The contract agreement for concessional financing was signed in Colombo between the Government of Sri Lanka and IRCON International Ltd (India).

Sachin Tendulkar becomes the 6th Indian Cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

International Cricket Council has inducted India’s batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, South African pace legend Allan Donald and two-times World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick into the ICC’s Hall of Fame.

Other Indians on the list are Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid.

Sachin Tendulkar has 34,357 runs across formats and is the only batsman to have 100 internationals hundreds under his belt.

Nirmala Sitharaman is appointed as Union Minister of India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday asserted her Budget proposals are aimed at improving ease of living and reducing pain of citizen, even as she did not accept the opposition demands of withdrawing cess on petrol-diesel and 2 per cent TDS on cash withdrawal.

Union Health Ministry has signed an MoU with Ministries of Ayush

Union Health Ministry has signed an MoU with Ministries of Ayush (The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Defence and Railways to strengthen the efforts towards a TB-Free India by 2025.Around 28 lakh people contract the disease every year in the country and four lakh people die every year.

International Cricket Council has suspended Zimbabwe

International Cricket Council has suspended Zimbabwe for failing to ensure there is no government interference in its running of the sport.

ICC funding has been withdrawn and the country will be barred from participating at ICC events. Zimbabwe’s Test status was suspended by the ICC in June 2004.

Union Minister of Human Resource Development released UGC Guide to Student Induction Programme “Deeksharambh” in New Delhi

Union Minister of Human Resource Development released UGC Guide to Student Induction Programme “Deeksharambh” in New Delhi.

The guide to Student Induction Programme is to help new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment, inculcate in them the ethos and culture of the institution, help them build bonds with other students and faculty members, and expose them to a sense of larger purpose and self-exploration.

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting inaugurated the 10th Jagran Film Festival

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting inaugurated the 10th Jagran Film Festival in an event held at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.

He highlighted the importance and impact of cinema on life of people and termed that it is a medium which connects people. He recalled the historical development of cinema in India and the growing impact of Indian cinema as a transporter of India’s soft power.

Government eMarketplace and Steel Authority of India limited has signed an MoU to set up GeM Organizational Transformation Team

Government eMarketplace and Steel Authority of India limited has signed an MoU to set up GeM Organizational Transformation Team – Project Management Unit (GOTT-PMU).

With this MoU, SAIL has become the first public sector undertaking to establish GOTT PMU for transforming their procurement landscape and increasing their footprint on GeM.

European Union has fined US based chipmaker Qualcomm $271 million

European Union has fined US based chipmaker Qualcomm $271 million, accusing it of “predatory pricing” to drive a competitor out of the market.

Baseband chipsets are key components of mobile devices which enables it to connect to the internet. Qualcomm sold these products at a price below cost to key customers with the intention of eliminating a competitor.


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