Current Affairs,July 2024

15th July-2024, Current Affairs:

• Carlos Alcaraz successfully defended his Wimbledon men's singles title after beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (4) at the Centre Court.
• Spain beat England 2-1 in the final of the European Football Championships, Euro 2024.
• Argentina clinched the Copa America 2024 title with a 1-0 win over Colombia. Also Lionel Messi became the most decorated player in football history with 45 trophies.
• Sabeera Haris won the bronze medal for India in the Shotgun Junior World Cup in Italy.
• World Youth Skills Day is observed today.
• Nepal President Ram Chandra Paudel appointed Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist chairman KP Sharma Oli as the next Prime Minister.

14th July-2024, Current Affairs:

• The Congress and All India Trinamool Congress have won four seats each out of the 13 assembly seats that went to polls on Wednesday across seven states. BJP candidates have won two seats, while AAP and DMK won one seat each.
• Barbara Krejcikova won her second Grand Slam title, and her very first Wimbledon after beating Jasmine Paolini in the final, at Centre Court by 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
• India will organize the World Audio Visual and Entertainment Summit from 20th to 24th November in Goa.
• Former US President Donald Trump has been injured in a shooting at his rally in Butler, Pennsylvania last night.

13th July-2024, Current Affairs:

• The veteran England speedster James Anderson has signed off from international cricket with his 704th and final Test wicket, ending a glittering 21-year career. Anderson claimed three second-innings wickets in his 188th and final Test to end up with 704 in his career, third on the all-time list behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708).
• The second phase of construction of the “world’s largest Ramayan temple” began in East Champaran district of Bihar. The construction of the three-storey temple, spread over an area of 3.76 lakh sq.ft., began in June 2023 and is expected to be complete in 2025.
• Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda was sworn in for a second five-year term yesterday.
• Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 'Prachanda' lost top executive post after failing to secure a vote of confidence in the parliament.

12th July-2024, Current Affairs:

• Nagaland won the ‘Best State in Horticulture Award 2024’ in the Agriculture Leadership Awards.
• England all-rounder Ben Stokes become the third player and first England player to secure a double of 6,000-plus runs and 200-plus wickets in Test cricket. Stokes accomplished this feat against West Indies in the first Test of the three-match series at Lord's.

10th July-2024, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Austria last evening. This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Austria in over 40 years. Indira Gandhi was the last Indian Prime Minister to visit the country in 1983.
• Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men's cricket team.
• India recently got a new light tank called the “Zorawar.” It is a big addition to their military and is meant to help them fight better in difficult terrains and at high elevations.
• Elisa de Anda Madrazo of Mexico has taken over as head of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) until June 2026.
• Olympic medallist Gagan Narang replaced boxing legend Mary Kom as the Chef-de-Mission of India’s Paris 2024 Olympics contingent.
• Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and table tennis ace Achanta Sharath Kamal will be India's flag-bearers for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024.

9th July-2024, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi co chair the 22nd Annual Summit between India and Russia with Russia President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today.
• Maharashtra won the Best Agriculture State Award for 2024 by the 15th Agriculture Leadership Awards Committee.
• India ranks fifth in Generative AI (GenAI) innovations, trailing behind China, the US, Republic of Korea, and Japan. India has filed only 1,350 patents around this buzzing technology from 2014 to 2023 ranking fifth after China (38,210), US (6,276), Republic of Korea (4,155), and Japan (3,409) when it comes to total number of GenAI inventions patented.

7th July-2024, Current Affairs:

• Tamil Writer Sivashankari wins the National Literary Award for her contributions to Tamil literature.
• Iran's reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian won a runoff presidential election against Saeed Jalili.
• Rachel Reeves becomes Britain’s First Woman Finance Minister after the Labour Party lost to the Conservatives.

5th July-2024, Current Affairs:

• Keir Starmer's Labour Party scored a landslide victory in the UK general elections. Led by Keir Starmer, the Labour Party has crossed the majority mark of 326 in the 650-member House of Commons. Rishi Sunak's party has managed to win just 60 seats.
• India Becomes the First Country to Prepare Full List of Fauna: India has launched the “Fauna of India Checklist Portal” which lists 1,04,561 species.
• Viswanathan Anand has won his 10th title at the Leon Masters in Spain after beating Jaime Santos Latasa 3-1 in the finals.

4th July-2024, Current Affairs:

• The flood situation in Assam further deteriorated with over 16.50 lakh population affected in 29 districts with the major rivers flowing above the danger level across the state.
• JMM leader Hemant Soren will take oath as Jharkhand Chief Minister on July 7 after Governor C.P. Radhakrishnan invited him to form government in the State.
• Dick Schoof was sworn in as the new Dutch Prime Minister.

2nd July-2024, Current Affairs:

• At least 116 people, including women and three children, were killed after a stampede broke out at a religious event in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras on Tuesday.
• In wrestling, India finished on top at the Under 23 Asian Wrestling Championship 2024, in Amman, Jordan. The young Indian grapplers clinched a total of eight medals in freestyle wrestling, including four gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

1st July-2024, Current Affairs:

• The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam replace the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act from today.
• General Upendra Dwivedi took over as the next Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) from General Manoj Pande on Sunday. The 30th Chief of the Indian Army belongs to the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles and was Vice Chief of Army Staff from February this year. He hails from Madhya Pradesh and has studied in Sainik School Rewa (MP).
• India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Sunday announced his retirement from T20 internationals. Having made his debut in T20Is against Sri Lanka back in 2009, he played 74 matches, scoring 515 runs and taking 54 wickets.
• National Doctor’s Day is observed today. The theme for National Doctor's Day 2024 is “Healing Hands, Caring Hearts.”