Current Affairs, July 2018
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15th July, Current Affairs:
• World Youth Skills Day observed today.
• France wins the FIFA World Cup 2018 final by 4-2 after defeating Croatia in Moscow.
• Kylian Mbappe of France wins the Young Player of the Tournament. Luka Modric of Croatia wins the Golden Ball award. Harry Kane of England who scored six goals wins the Golden Boot award and Thibaut Courtois of Belgium wins the Golden Glove award.
• Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated in the final by Ozomi Okuhara of Japan by 15-21, 18-21 in the Thailand Open at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok.
• Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) to win his 4th Wimbledon Men's single title.
14th July, Current Affairs:
• Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz
Sharif and his daughter Maryam arrested in Lahore after returning from
London in corruption case.
• Belgium occupied the 3rd spot after defeating England by 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup.
• Germany's Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams's by 6-3, 6-3 win in the final of Women's Single in Wimbledon 2018.
• MS Dhoni becomes the fourth Indian to scores 10000 runs in International ODI. Dhoni also became the first Indian wicketkeeper to take 300 catches in one-day internationals. Dhoni achieved both the landmark during the second ODI of the three-match series at the Lord. It is his 320th ODI.
13th July, Current Affairs:
• India's Hima Das created history by
winning the gold medal in the women's 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20
Championships in Tampere, Finland. She became the first Indian athlete to
win gold in a world championship across all age groups. Hima registered a
time of 51.46 seconds in the final.
• Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has beaten Alibaba founder Jack Ma to become the richest man in Asia.
12th July, Current Affairs:
• The Union Government has approved the principle of Net neutrality which means that telecom and Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet equally, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, site, platform, or application.
11th July, Current Affairs:
• According to updated World Bank figures for 2017, India has become the world's sixth-biggest economy. India's GDP amounted to $2.597 trillion at the end of last year.
10th July, Current Affairs:
• Andhra Pradesh has topped a list of states in the new Ease of Doing Business rankings, released by the government today. Telangana and Haryana are at the second and third positions, respectively.
9th July, Current Affairs:
• The world's biggest mobile factory
launched in Noida near Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South
Korean President Moon Jae. The new Samsung factory will have the capacity to
fabricate 120 million smartphones per year.
• The Indian Supreme Court rejected the pleas to review the capital sentences of three assailants in the Nirbhaya Case of 2012.
8th July, Current Affairs:
• India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar
clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World
Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey.
• England, France, Croatia and Belgium reach the Semi Final of FIFA World Cup 2018.
6th July, Current Affairs:
• Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for corruption, while his daughter Maryam Sharif has been given seven years.
5th July, Current Affairs:
• The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested a Crew Escape System (CES) which is a critical technology for human spaceflight, will help in ensuring the astronauts are safely rescued in case of an emergency.
3rd July, Current Affairs:
• The longest total lunar eclipse of this
century would be visible from all parts of the country on July 27.
• Australia captain Aaron Finch recorded for the highest individual score in T20 international cricket. He scores 172 off just 76 deliveries during the third T20I match against Zimbabwe in the tri-series at the Harare Sports Club.
• Australia also register the first-ever 200-run partnership in T20 Cricket. Aron Finch and D'Arcy Short makes 223-run opening stand during the match.
1st July, Current Affairs:
• National Doctors' Day is celebrated in
the memory of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
• Forty-eight passengers were killed and 12 others were injured after their bus fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand's Paudi Garhwal district.
• Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei beat Japanese Kento Momota by 21-17, 23-21 to win the Malaysia Open title for a historic twelfth time. In the women's singles final, top seed Tai Tzu Ying from Taiwan defeat China's He Bingjiao by 22-20, 21-11.
• Australia clinched their 15th Champions Trophy title after defeating India by 3-1 in shootout in the FINAL of Champions Trophy hockey in Breda, the Netherlands.