Daily Current Affairs 2016 are listed here in a sincere attempt to cover all important topics for staying updated from today’s current affairs 2016.

19 July 2016- National News Daily Current Affairs Updates

Daily current affairs are 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.

☀ Guru Purnima is being celebrated today to pay respect to spiritual and academic teachers.

  • Saint Vyasa is considered to be the first greatest and most beloved guru that’s why Saint Vaysa is worshiped especially on this day. It is also his birthday and he finished writing Brahma Sutra on this day.
  • Also, Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on this day at Sarnath.

☀ The NGT has directed Delhi RTO to de-register 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi and NCR, to deal with pollution.

☀  India is set to host the United Nation Peacekeeping Course for African Partners-1, (UNCAP – 1) from 25th July to 12th August 2016.

☀  In order to prevent a clique from dominating the official cultural space, the Culture Ministry has decided to rate Indian artists and writers, on the basis of which they will be sent to represent India. As a pilot project, the ministry has graded 185 artists into three categories. These categories are:

  • O – (Outstanding),
  • P – (Promising),
  • W – (Waiting)

☀ The Union Railway Ministry has launched a project to install Solar Panels in all Railway Buildings in order to reduce expenditure on electricity. As part of the project, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has laid the foundation stone of one Megawatt (MW) solar power plant at Amritsar Railway station in Punjab.

☀ BJP leader Navjot Singh Siddhu has resigned from Rajya Sabha. Siddhu’s resignation comes amid speculation that the cricketer turned politician may join Aam Aadmi Party in view of upcoming assembly elections in Punjab.

International News Important Current Affairs Updates – 19 July 2016

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

☀ SpaceX successfully landed its two-stage Falcon 9 rocket. This landing marks the second time SpaceX recovered a rocket on land and their fifth recovered first stage in all. A Dragon capsule was loaded on the top of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying 2,267 kg of supplies for six crew members working at the International Space Station.

Economics News Daily Current Affairs Updates – 19 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.

☀ The 4th tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds scheme opened for subscription. These bonds can be purchased from the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange, besides all Bank branches, select Post Offices and the Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited.

☀ RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan announced that the Unified Payment Interface will be operational by this month-end. Using the UPI, customers will access virtual accounts to do transactions generated from a bank app.

☀ Coal India Limited, CIL has prepared a road map to achieve a coal production level of one billion tonnes by the year 2019-20. The company has already identified mines and projects to produce 908 million tonnes and further plans to augments production up to 1000 million tonnes are being developed.

☀ Reserve Bank of India Governor, Dr Raghuram Rajan has emphasized the need for expanding banking services to achieve financial inclusion in the country while addressing a Conference on ‘Transforming Rural India through Financial Inclusion’, in Hyderabad.  He said the schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has helped to expand banking services.

☀ ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has filed for an initial public offering(IPO) of shares, this will become India’s first insurance sector IPO.

19 July 2016 – Todays Current Affairs Updates Sports News

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

☀ World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has called for a ban on all Russian competitors and officials at the upcoming Rio Olympics and other international sports. This follows an investigation commissioned by the agency that found Russian state-run doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and other events.

☀ The 73rd Senior National Squash Championship has been recently held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Women’s Category Champion is Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Men’s Category is won by Saurav Ghosal.

☀ Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah has become the top-ranked bowler in Test cricket, following his 10-wicket haul in Pakistan’s victory over England at Lord’s. 

  • Note that: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is ranked number two.

Obituaries

☀ Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passed away after a prolonged illness at 80 years of age. Mubarak Begum started her career with light music recitals in All India Radio. She is remembered for singing scores of songs, duets and ghazals for Bollywood, mainly from the 1950s to the 1970s.

 

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