Current Affairs This Week (21-07-2019)

  • Finance Commission
    FC is constituted by President under Article 280 of Constitution of India. It is constituted to give recommendations on distribution of tax revenues between Union and the States and amongst States themselves.

 

  • Palau: 76th nation to join International Solar Alliance
    Palau, an archipelago of more than 500 islands in Oceania, has become 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The agreement was opened for signature during COP22 (22nd Conference of the Parties) at Marrakech, Morocco on 15 November 2016.

 

  • India secures top: Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship
    India finished on top of medals tally at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship held in Apia, Samoa. Indian 37-member weightlifting contingent topped the medal tally in both junior and senior age groups.

 

  • Madhya Pradesh: 1st international flight
    Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh recently made it to international aviation map with national carrier Air India launching its flight service to Dubai from MP Airport.Flight AI903 took wings from Indore’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport with 150 passengers.

 

  • World Youth Skills Day 15 July
    UNESCO’s theme for WYSD 2019 is- Learning to learn for life and work. The day 15 July 2019 also marks 4th anniversary of National Skill Development Mission also known as Skill India Mission which was launched on 15 July in 2015.

 

  • Alan Turing: U.K.’s new £50 bank note
    Alan Turing, the code-breaker during World War II has been chosen by Bank of England to feature on Britain’s new £50 note. The £50 note will be the last of Bank of England collection to switch from paper to polymer and is due to enter circulation by end of 2021.

 

  • India is home to 1,256 species of orchid 1st survey
    According to the first comprehensive census of orchids of India titled ‘Orchids of India: A Pictorial Guide’, India is home to 1,256. species of orchid. The census containing photographs of 775 species is published recently by the Botanical Survey of India.

 

  • Apollo 50th as we Go Forward to the Moon
    An estimated one million people gathered on the beaches of central Florida to witness first-hand the launch of Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the Moon aboard the Apollo 11 mission.

 

  • Extinct bird had an extra-long toe
    In 2014 fossil of Elektorornis chenguangi, a small bird which lived nearly 99 million years ago, with a weird elongated toe were discovered in amber tree resin in Hukawng Valley of Myanmar.

 

  • 14 July: French Bastille Day celebrated
    It is commemorated the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille during French Revolution on 14 July 1789. The Day celebrates storming of Bastille in Paris, which signaled start of French Revolution and became an important symbol for French Republican movement.

 

  • Victory Flame
    It symbolizes coalescence of souls of Kargil War martyrs. Its design has been inspired by grit, guts and glory displayed by immortals who made made supreme sacrifice for motherland in finest tradition of Indian Army.

 

 

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