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18 July 2016- National News Daily Current Affairs Updates

Here are todays current affairs being published by ExamPariksha.com covering relevant fact based daily important news. To include all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section.

☀  The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry has launched an online portal ‘India Skills Online‘ under the ‘Skill India’ campaign. This website will provide free courses to aspirants registered for skill training schemes. It will also offer courses on soft skills, languages, digital literacy, orientation to regional cultures and entrepreneurship modules.

☀ In order to ensure a garbage-free Puducherry, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi said that the government will form ‘Swachh Bal Senas‘ to make children the watchdogs of cleanliness and prevent elders from littering. Under this, children will be given yellow coloured whistles, which they will blow whenever they see elder throwing garbage.  The beat constables in respective areas will help children carry out this work..

☀  The country’s first of its kind industrial park, exclusively for women entrepreneurs has been launched by Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat. It is located in Uttarakhand’s Sitarganj district. 

☀  India’s first e-court has been opened at Hyderabad High Court, the common high court for the states of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. The Supreme Court Justice, Madan B Lokur has inaugurated the first ever e-Court at the High Court premises.

  • E-Courts (paperless courts) will ensure easy and better access to justice for public and ensure speedy justice for the litigants.

☀  The Central Board of Excise and Customs announced that it will adopt a paperless and integrated customs system by 2017, for fast-tracking consignment clearances.  This will also bring down the document processing time to below 10 seconds as against over 10 minutes presently.

☀  Three indigenously-developed 155 mm ‘Dhanush’ artillery guns have been handed over to the Indian Army for user trial by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory. The Dhanush, a howitzer gun with a strike range of 38 km, has been developed using the design documents of the Bofors gun deal.

☀ The newly elected Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu (37) is presently the youngest chief minister in the country. While Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal (88), is currently the oldest Chief Minister in the country. When Badal assumed office in 1970 for the first time, he was the youngest ever CM of Punjab, a record which he still holds.

  • Note that : India’s youngest ever chief minister was Hasan Farook, who became the CM of Puducherry at the age of 29 in 1967.

International News Important Current Affairs Updates – 18 July 2016

The following exampariksha listing of international news has important todays current affairs updates which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC, SSC CGL 2016 and State PSCs.

☀ Pakistan has announced that it will move the Permanent Court of Arbitration against India over water sharing of the Kishanganga and Ratle rivers in Jammu and Kashmir. Note that: In 2013, Pakistan had lost a similar arbitration case against India over Kishanganga’s water sharing.

☀  Indian-origin UK Member of Parliament Priti Patel has been appointed as the International Development Secretary in PM Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

Economics News Today’s Current Affairs Updates – 18 July 2016

The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of Economy. We hope this collection on exampariksha.com helps you in increasing your financial awareness.

☀ Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 250 MW thermal power project based on eco-friendly Circulating FluidBed Combustion technology, using low quality lignite coal, in Gujarat.

18 July 2016 – Todays Current Affairs Updates Sports News

The following important todays current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view.

☀ Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh became the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion after defeating Australia’s Kerry Hope in New Delhi by unanimous decision. He has dedicated this title to Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who passed away last month. 

 

P.S. Usually examiners ask current day to day GK based questions in personal interviews and exams focusing on recent events to check how informed you are. We hope this compilation was useful for going through today’s important current affairs updates. Please share your comments with us. Have a Good Day!

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