All Important current affair for today that can be asked by examiners in current GK questions to check how informed you are are listed below. This is a sincere attempt by ExamPariksha team to cover all important topics to help our readers in interviews, exams or for staying up to date about general awareness issues.
National News Important Current Affair Updates – 20 July 2016
ExamPariksha publishes relevant fact based daily Current Affairs to cover all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section.
☀ India’s first paperless court has been inaugurated at the Hyderabad High Court, which uses digitised case records to allow “better access to justice for public”.
☀ India now has the 6th highest number of culturally and historically important places in the world, with total 35 sites featuring in UNESCO’s World Heritage list. This happened after UNESCO added three more Indian sites to the list. These sites are;
- Khangchendzonga National Park in Sikkim.
- The Capitol Complex of Chandigarh is part of the group of 17 sites – across seven countries (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Argentina, Japan and India) – designed by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
- The ruins of Nalanda University in Bihar.
- Top 5 Countries ahead of India are, Italy (51) > China (50) > Spain (45) > France (42) > Germany (41).
☀ Judges at the Calcutta High Court have unanimously “declined to accept” the Centre’s recent proposal to rename the court as ‘Kolkata High Court’. They have cited the court’s “long history and tradition associated with the existing name” as the reason for this denial.
☀ ‘Amudham Thaippal Maiyam’ (ATM), a bank which offers mother’s milk, has been opened in Puducherry. This is an initiative by Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) that aims to save premature born babies from undernourishment.
☀ The Parliament has passed the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, Haryana. The Bill also confers upon it the status of an institution of national importance.
International Important Current Affair Updates – 20 July 2016
Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC and State PSCs.
☀ Malcolm Turnbull has been sworn in for another term as Australia’s Prime Minister after a narrow election victory with an aim to repair the budget and a public vote on same sex marriage.
☀ The first Typhoon to hit China’s eastern coast this season, Nepatrak has left a trail of death and destruction. The Chinese leadership has sacked a number of senior officials to enforce accountability in the wake of a string of disasters.
Economics Important Current Affairs News Today – 20 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.
☀ To boost credit growth in the economy, Centre has announced a sum of Rs.22,915 crore for recapitalisation of 13 public sector banks under the INDRADHANUSH PLAN FOR REVAMP OF PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS. The State Bank of India (SBI) will receive the largest allocation of Rs.7,575 crore. The infusions required in the current year were assessed from the CAGR of credit growth for the last five years and the banks’ projections of its credit growth.
About Mission Indradhanush:
A brainchild of PJ Nayak committee, it aims to revamp the functioning of public sector banks so that PSBs can compete with the Private Sector Banks. It is launched by Ministry of Finance under the Department of Financial Services. This mission is regarded as one of the big steps after the nationalisation of banks in 1970s.
- The mission includes 7 key reforms of: Appointments, Board of bureau, Capitalisation, De-stressing, Empowerment, Framework of accountability and Governance reforms.
☀ The World Bank (WB) has confirmed New York University’s economics professor Paul Romer as its next Chief Economist. Romer will replace Kaushik Basu, who is an ex-Chief Economic Adviser to the Indian government.
☀ Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple Trust has tied up with SBI CAP securities to provide an electronic platform to donate in the form of shares or stocks of listed entities.
☀ Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) CEO Jiji Mammen announced that the target for banks during 2016-17 is to disburse ₹1.8 lakh crore as loans under the MUDRA scheme.
20 July 2016 – Important Current Affair Updates Sports News
The following important current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view. Questions might appear in upcoming exams:
☀ The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started a ‘Misbah Push-Up Challenge’, after Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq celebrated his century at Lord’s with 10 push-ups last week. It requires people to post videos of themselves doing ten push-ups with the hashtag #PushUpChallenge on social media.
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