Current Affairs This Week (30-07-2017)

  • England wins 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup
    England’s women’s cricket team won 2017 ICC World Cup title by defeating India by 9 runs at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. It was England’s fourth Women’s World Cup title.
  • India to host 2017 Global Conference on Cyber Space
    The world’s largest conference on cyber space and related issues in New Delhi in November 2017.This is for the first time GCCS is taking place outside Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations.
  • Castor plant reduce soil pollution-University of Hyderabad

    Plant can absorb toxic heavy metals from soil from these polluted areas due to industrial pollution.
  • Arunachal Pradesh-India’s 1st secretariat under wireless
    The Arunachal Pradesh State Civil Secretariat has become the India’s first secretariat to be fully under wireless coverage enabling end-to-end wireless connectivity.
  • Former ISRO Chairman U R Rao

    Prof Rao played an instrumental role in building up Indian satellite programmes right from nation’s 1st satellite Aryabhatta.He was also responsible for successful launch of INSAT satellites during his stint at ISRO.
  • Spanish scientists discover novobiocin as anti-Zika drug
    The novobiocin molecule was previously used in antibiotic drug to fend off “nosocomial” infections.It has shown phenomenal recovery results in mice with 100 percent cure rate.
  • H S Prannoy wins US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title

    It was his 3rd grand prix gold title of badminton.
  • USS Gerald R Ford: World’s largest aircraft

    The United States Navy officially inducted USS Gerald R Ford,world’s largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
  • Renowned academic Professor Yash Pal
    Contributed to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder. He was also one of the leading science communicators in India.
    1st Director of the newly set up Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, in 1973.
  • IOC is India’s 1st petroleum R&D facility
    Indian Oil Corp (IOC) is India’s first petroleum R&D facility for testing high-end BS-VI quality fuel emissions in Faridabad in the National Capital Region.Designed to test all types of fuel.
  • July 23: National Broadcasting Day (NBD)
    On this day, in 1927, the radio broadcasting was started in India. The first ever radio broadcast in India went on air from the Bombay Station on July 23, 1927 under a private company, the Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC).
  • Former freedom fighter K.E. Mammen
    K.E. Mammen was a staunch believer of Gandhian principles and led an austere life. From an early age, he had lent his support for the freedom struggle. He became active in the freedom movement as a college student.
  • July 26: 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas

    It is celebrate the success of Operation Vijay & remember brave sacrifice of Indian soldiers during the 1999 India-Pakistan Kargil War. War took place between May & July of 1999 in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kargil district.
  • Reliance Defence launches 1st two Navy ships Shachi & Shruti

    These two NOPVs are the first warships to be launched by a private sector shipyard in India. These ships are part of a five-ships being constructed for the Indian Navy under the P-21 project.
  • Government approves first housing project on private land
    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has approved construction of 30,000 affordable houses in Maharashtra’s Sholapur district for the urban poor on private land under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
  • Human antibodies produced in lab for first time
    Scientists for the first time have produced human antibodies in the laboratory. They have developed revolutionary technique which can help in rapid development of new vaccines to treat a wide range of infectious diseases.
  • World’s first wind farm being built off Scotland coast
    The world’s first full—scale floating wind farm is being built off the coast of Scotland in the North Sea. The wind farm, known as Hywind is a trial project which aims to bring power to 20,000 homes.
  • Iran, Iraq ink pact on military cooperation
    Iran and Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to step up military cooperation and the fight against terrorism & extremism.Moreover Iran is going to continue to provide full support to establish sustainable security and stability.
  • Bengaluru firm eyes to land 1st private spacecraft on moon

    Step away from building the flight model that will be flown onboard a PSLV from Sriharikota.Guided 24 retired Isro scientists.
  • Moon’s interior may contain water, say researchers

    Brown University in the US discovered rich amounts of indigenous water within the volcanic deposits or within layers of rocks spread.
  • NASA jets for first time will chase solar eclipse

    Scientists from NASA for 1st time are planning to chase the shadow of the moon using 2 of NASA’s WB-57F research jets during the upcoming total solar eclipse in US.Purpose – capture the clearest images of Sun’s outer atmosphere.
  • Bolivia: Total independence from IMF & World Bank
    Evo Morales, the President of Bolivia, has recently declared his government’s full independence from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, after announcing last year that Bolivia will no longer respond to their demands.
  • United Nations has selected Dubai as data hub
    The United Nations (UN) has selected Dubai as the data hub for the Middle East North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region for the city’s integrated initiatives to mine and manage its data.
  • Islands Development Agency (IDA) 1st meeting
    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the 1st meeting of the newly constituted Islands Development Agency (IDA) on July 24, 2017.After detailed consultations, ten islands.
  • Subhash Chandra Garg
    Subhash Chandra Garg, the secretary of Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), has been appointed as India’s Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila.
  • U.K. to ban diesel, petrol cars (2040)
    New diesel and petrol cars will be banned by 2040, as part of a package of measures designed to improve air quality in Britain, and meet tough EU rules on emissions, particularly around nitrogen dioxide emissions.
  • King, Masse win with world records
    The World Championships came alive on Tuesday as Lilly King of the United States won the women’s 100 metres breaststroke title in one of 3 world record swims at the end of a breathtaking evening session.
  • Nawaz Sharif disqualified as PM
    Nawaz Sharif disqualified as Prime Mister of Pakistan in a case related to Panama paper leak. A report by the Supreme Court-established Joint Investigation Team led to Sharif’s ouster.
  • Nobel Prize- The most prestigious award

    Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895.The prize ceremonies take place in Stockholm, Sweden, prize worth US$920,000.
  • CAC adopts Codex standards for three spices
    The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted three Codex standards for black, white and green pepper, cumin and thyme. It is for first time pepper, cumin and thyme, spices will have such universal standards.

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