Current Affairs

What are the current affairs?

events or incidents of political or social interest and importance happening around the world at the present time.

➤About Current affairs
Current affairs consist of the two words – Current and Affairs get together to give an interesting name to a subject of study. Current means of the late current affairs day to day life and affairs mean events, issues related to current affairs, etc. Therefore current affairs are the day to day even and incidents and events around us. 
Current affairs different from news
Technically Current Affairs is coined as a classification of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently happened or are ongoing at the time of broadcast. This differs from regular news telecasts where the stress is on news reports prepared for simple presentation as soon as possible, often with a minimum of analysis. It is also totally dissimilar from the news magazine show format in that the events are dealt in immediately.  Current Affairs is an explanation of current events and issues, including political or industrial debates public policy issues. The office separates Current Affairs from the coverage of news, coverage of special events like parliamentary proceedings, and the coverage of consumer affairs, among other exceptions.

The incidents and events that happen in an individual’s immediate environment are of concern and interest as they are so strongly connected to one’s cognitive-emotional structure. 
Current affairs spin around happenings in a different field related to national, international, economy, sports, science and technology, environment. The expansion of Current affairs is wider and deeply influenced all and sundry. Current Affairs enclose within its fold incidents occurring in different categories as well as related developments. For instance, national events include within its fold aspects like economy, social, political, sports, science, environment, etc. The event 7 incidents s can be of national importance or be not irrelevant at the state, district level.  If we discuss International Current its range could be related to the various aspects of politics, economy, science, and environment, and reach could be spread across continents such as America, southern Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Africa, Gulf countries Latin America, European, etc. Looking at this expand in reach and range of current affairs it can be proposed that one should draw guideline the limits of current affairs on the basis of individual needs and objectives.

Why should we read current affairs?

Current affairs play a vital role in the life of a student as well as job aspirants. It enriches not only the students but all people who are aspiring to continue learning new things every day. keeping yourself up to date not only keeps yourself update but also remains aware people around you knowledgeable.
Importance of current Affairs in various competitive Examination
Most of the students, as well as job aspirant, are not recognizing the importance of current affairs while preparing for all competitive exams. But after getting a low score they will know the important role of current affairs.
There are many difficult examinations like:-
  1. UPSC,
  2. SSC,
  3. IBPS and
  4. various others state level, where the students have to clear a section based on current affairs which took place in the world. After clearing the exam, even in the interview also they give a situation based on the ongoing latest current affairs and take your views based on it.

Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 9th July 2019

Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 9th July 20191. Kyriakos Mitsotakis became the prime minister of  Greece.

➥ prime minister Greece’s outgoing, Alexis Tsipras, has handed over administrative power to Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a former banker who conducted the center-right New Democracy party to a landslide victory in Sunday’s snap general elections.

In a changing of the guard that was as suppressed as it was swift, Mitsotakis thought office after he was officially taken sworn by the Orthodox Christian country’s spiritual leader, Archbishop Ieronymos.

Hours after, the upcoming government was declared: of its 51 members, 21 were out of belief politicians, some from center-left backgrounds, some technocrats, some from the world of business who had arrived on board “to ameliorate the country turn a new page”.

Who is Kyriakos Mitsotakis?

In style as well as background Greece’s new prime minister  Kyriakos Mitsotakis could not be more different to his predecessor Alexis Tsipras.

 He came off in 1968 into one of the country’s powerful political dynasties, his father Konstantinos Mitsotakis also held the office as prime minister. As Mitsotakis’ only son, Kyriakos generally supposed destined to go into politics too. After being educated at Greece’s elite Athens College, he went to Harvard University where he completed graduation with a degree in social studies in 1990.

But after continuing his studies –  obtained an MA in international relations at Standford University and an MBA from Harvard's Business School - he took a different path. He visited London to work as a financial analyst with Chase Investment Bank, and then as a consultant with the business company McKinsey. It wasn’t until 2004, seven years after coming back to Greece to continue his financial career, that he enters into politics and ran for parliament.

Like his father, Mitsotakis saw himself as a liberal centrist who cared about green issues and human rights. From 2013 to 2015 he served as minister for administrative reform in the coalition government headed by Antonis Samaras. During his terms thousands of civil servants were laid off, igniting fierce criticism from political opponents.

In January 2016, when the New Democracy party had been riven by Greece’s economic crisis, he inferred to run for the leadership, but had little support and soon explored his name was more of a hindrance than a help. He eventually received the post, but only after running what aides describe as a tough campaign. Once he thought the leadership, his overhaul of New Democracy began, culminating with the party returning to power in 2019.

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2.10 thousand will be given to the winner of Padma Shree by the Odisha government.

➥Government of Odisha on July 8, 2019, inferred to give Rs 10,000 per month to Padma award winners of the state facing financial problem. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sanctioned this proposal made by the state Culture department.

Reason behind decision

Four Padma Shri winners of the state - Haladhar Nag, Daitari Naik, Kamala Pujari and Jitendra Haripal - were in the news for their poor financial conditions. Patnaik had earlier enquired the Culture department to study the economic condition of Padma award winners of the state who are facing financial problem.

Key Highlights

•    75-year-old tribal farmer of Talabaitarani village  Daitari Naik in Keonojhar district, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2018 for digging a 3-km long canal through a mountain in Odisha, had openly declared to return the award as he was not provided work by the villagers after getting the award.
•    "People are not providing me any work as they think it is below my dignity," Naik had some time ago told reporters.
•    Similarly, the financial condition of Haladhar Nag, Jitendra Haripal, and Kamala Pujari was also dealt with in the media.
•    Total of 84 persons from the state has so far been recovered with Padma Sri Award of whom 45 have died. Of the remaining 39 persons, the financial condition of some is precarious.

About Padma Shri Award

Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award of India after Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awards. These civilian awards are prized by the Government of India on 26 January, the Republic Day of India each year.

Padma Shri award was first provided in the year 1954. This award is prized to citizens of India in recognition of their contribution in different activities such as the arts, education, literature, industry, cinema, sports, medicine, social service, public affairs, and others.

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3. Srilanka has made 100 model village with the financial help of India worth of 12000 crores.

➥The first model village constructed with Indian assistance under the Model Villages Program was unveiled at Ranidugama in Gampaha in Sri Lanka. It is a part of a housing project meant for war-affected people and estate workers. The fully made houses were handed over to beneficiaries.

Key Highlights
Background: India has associated with Sri Lankan Ministry of Housing and Construction and Cultural Affairs to construct 100 model villages which will consist of a total of 2400 houses all across Sri Lanka. These 2400 houses are in addition to 60000 accommodations built under Indian Housing Project meant for war-influenced people in north and east Sri Lanka and estate workers in plantation areas of the country.

Grant: The Indian approve for the project would be Rs.1,200 million ($17.5 million).

Other Development Projects by India in Sri Lanka: India has accepted over 70 people-oriented development projects across Sri Lanka in various fields such as health, skill development, education, housing, infrastructure and vocational training among other. It also incorporates the largest University Auditorium in Ruhuna University in Matara in Sri Lanka. Around 20 such projects are currently under progress.
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3. World's biggest plastic surgery has been unveiled in Dhaka of Bangladesh.

➥09 July 2019 Current Affairs: World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute named Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute has been unveiled in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh
It started to providing services in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
The Outpatient Department (OPD) unveiled by the Health and Family Welfare Minister of Bangladesh Zahid Maleque.


  • About Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute 
  • There are about 6 lakh people generally  suffer burn injuries in Bangladesh
  • They will be ameliorated from the institute. of Bangladesh.
  • This institute facilitated with a 500-bed hospital.
  • There are around 50 ICU and 12 operation theatres 
  • They provide advanced treatment to burn patients in Bangladesh.
  • The institute built at a cost of over 500 crores.
  • The 12-story institute gave  advanced treatment to burn patients physicians and nurses get training to increase their professional skills
  • The institute contains 500 beds, 50 intensive care units, and 12 operation theatres,
  • There are three blocks in the institute hosting the burn unit, plastic surgery unit, and academic wing.

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4. Ashutosh Gupta became the Country manager of Linkedin in India.

➥ A Microsoft-incorporated social networking site for professionals, LinkedIn, has assigned Ashutosh Gupta as the new country manager for India operations.
A sales veteran with two decades of experience in IT & Software Services, according to LinkedIn, Gupta will be in charge, in his new role, from 2 September. He has work experience with Google, Cognizant, and Infosys and took part LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions (LMS) in 2013.
Gupta will change Mahesh Narayanan, who was the country manager for India for a brief period from January-June 2019.

“India is a full-fledged market for LinkedIn, and its progressive economy and dynamic jobs market is ripe with opportunity for LinkedIn to add value for our members and customers. I also approach forward to forging deeper government relationships to make aware policy-making with actionable data on jobs and skills, and make LinkedIn an integral part of the national agenda," spoke Gupta in a press statement.
Gupta will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s managing director for the Asia Pacific, and will be a part of the company’s APAC senior management team. He will go away to India from Singapore but will continue to lead the LMS Online Sales Organization for APAC and China.


Speaking on Gupta’s new role, Legrand, in a press statement, spoke “As a sophisticated sales leader who has worked across regions, Gupta is highly skilled at building businesses at scale and evangelizing the value of LinkedIn to members and customers. We look forward to associating with him to foster the India brand."
LinkedIn acquired over 630 million global users and more than 57 million members only in India.


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5.The Uttarakhand govt. performed best in the national scheme of " Beti Bachao Beti Padua".

➥Uttarakhand has been adopted as one of the country's five best performing states in 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', a central scheme focussed at addressing declining child sex ratio and issues of women empowerment. The state will be felicitated, along with the other opted states, in recognition of its consistent performance in respect of sex ratio at birth, according to a letter from the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. 
Not fickle performance in respect of SRB India .. 


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6. Indian Navy arrived in Tangier of Morocco for a three-day trip.

➥Indian Naval Ship Tarkash reached at Tangier, Morocco on Monday for a three-day visit. The visit is part of an ongoing Overseas Deployment by the Indian Navy to the Mediterranean Sea, Africa, and Europe. The visit finds to strengthen boost the bonds of friendship between India and Morocco.
INS Tarkash, ordered by Captain Sathish Vasudev, is a state-of-the-art stealth frigate of the Indian Navy, equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors capable of addressing threats in all three dimensions. The ship is owned of the Indian Navy's Western Fleet and is under the operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

During the port call, various dignitaries and government officials of Morocco including senior naval officers are fixed to visit the ship. The ship would also be joined in numerous professional, social and sporting interactions planned with the Royal Moroccan Navy.
On departing the port, INS Tarkash will execute a Passage Exercise at sea with ships of the Royal Moroccan Navy.

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7. The international Olympic committee has withdrawn the ban on Kuwait to participate in 2020 Olympic.

➥ Kuwaiti athletes will play at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics through their country’s flag after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday brought forward its suspension of the nations after almost four years.

Kuwait was pending back in October 2015 over a new sports law that the IOC said at the time was interfering with the autonomy of the Olympic movement.

As a result, Kuwaiti athletes had to compete under the Olympic flag at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 and until now had no access to IOC funds.

“The (IOC) Executive Board....today fully brought forward the suspension of the Kuwait Olympic Committee as a result of the successful implementation of a sketch approved between all parties,” the IOC spoke in a statement.

It said all necessary actions, including the revision of KOC statutes and elections, had happened.

With the dispute now worked out, Kuwaiti athletes will compete in Tokyo under their flag.

8.23rd Bucheon International Fantastic  Film Festival  NEPTAC Award won by Indian cinema " Gully boy" held in South Korea.

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9. Prosecco hill of Italy made its place in the world heritage site of UNESCO.

➥"The landscape is featured by 'hogback' hills, Viglione -- small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces and forests, small villages, and farmland," Unesco mentioned in a statement declaring the decision.
"For centuries, this uneven terrain has been shaped and adapted by man. Since the 17th century, the use of Castiglioni has made a particular chequerboard landscape consisting of rows of vines parallel and vertical to the slopes."
Italy has been lobbying to have the hills, which extends for 30 kilometers, receive this recognition for a decade.
On Sunday the region became Italy's 55th World Heritage site, putting it level with China as the two countries with the world's highest number of Unesco reports.
The Prosecco sparkling white, which has the highest kinds available to Italian wine, is produced in a territory diffused over nine provinces in Italy's north-east.

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10.DRDO has successfully executed 3 NAG Missile in Pokhran of Rajasthan.

➥ Moving near to toward the deployment of the Nag anti-tank guided missiles into the Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday executed three successful test firings of the missiles in the Pokhran firing ranges. "The missiles were examined -fired during both day and night on Sunday during the trials. All three tests were successful," DRDO officials spoke. 
Government sources spoke the missile is in the final stages of being deployed into the Army which will use it by mounting them on the overhauled armored vehicles. 
The Defence Acquisition Council has last year sanctioned the procurement of DRDO's designed and developed NAG Missile System (NAMIS) at the cost of Rs 524 crore. 

The system includes a third generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile, the NAG, along with the Missile Conveyer Vehicle (NAMICA). The NAG missile is a third generation anti-tank guided missile, which has top strick capabilities that can effectively involve and demolish all known enemy tanks during day and night. 
The successful deployment of the NAG missile into the Army is expected to give a quantum boost to the Army's capability against enemy armor. 
The Army and DRDO are seemed to carry out more tests of the missiles on Monday also to further validate the missile's capabilities. 
Nag was one of the first five strategic missiles decided to be advanced under the Integrated Missile Development Programme initiated in the 1980s.  Some other missiles advanced under the project include the Agni, Prithvi and Akash and all three of them have been successfully developed and inducted into the armed forces. 
The Trishul project was closed after being developed as a technology demonstrator.


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