Latest Current Affairs 12th July 2019

Successful end to joint India-France Airforce excercise Garuda-VI: Garuda VI came to a spectacular end at Mont de Marsan Airbase in France.

Lok Sabha passes Bill for Central Universities in Andhra Pradesh: Lok Sabha passes the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019; the bill provides for the establishment of two Central Universities in Andhra Pradesh, including one Central Tribal University.

India to complete construction of Kartarpur corridor by October 31: India will complete the construction of the Kartarpur corridor by October 31, days before the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy seeks time to prove majority: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy seeks time from speaker to prove majority as assembly session gets underway, Says decisions of some of the MLAs have created a difficult situation in state’s politics.

Karnataka: Supreme Court orders Status Quo on Rebel MLAs: Supreme Court orders status quo on 10 rebel Karnataka MLAs resignations, says speaker can not take decision on resignation or disqualification, next hearing on Tuesday.

Chennai water crisis: Train bringing water from Vellore arrives in Chennai: Water tankers take a train journey to parched Chennai as the city grapples with the worst water crisis over past few months, special train carrying 2.5 million litres of water arrives in Chennai from Vellore district in Tamil Nadu.

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K: In Jammu and Kashmir in yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops resorted to indiscriminate firing in twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu division.

Rahul Gandhi to appear before Ahmedabad court in defamation case: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi would appear in an Ahmedabad metro court today in connection with defamation against him.

India, United States hold talks in New Delhi on trade issues: India and the United States hold talks in New Delhi on trade issues; Meeting being held following the discussions held between Prime Minister Modi and President Trump in G20 summit in Osaka.

Flood situation remains grim in Assam; Army, NDRF deployed for rescue work: The overall flood situation remains grim in Assam as new areas have been inundated due to breach of river embankments.

Six candidates from Tamil Nadu elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha: In Tamil Nadu, six candidates were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

ED attaches Mehul Choksi’s properties worth over Rs 24 crore in PNB Fraud Case: Enforcement Directorate, ED has provisionally attached properties worth over 24 crore rupees of accused Mehul Choksi in Punjab National Bank Fraud Case.

Karnataka political crisis enters day 6: As the Karnataka political drama continued for the sixth consecutive day, its impact was felt from the state to the Centre. Rebel leaders met Karnataka Speaker after the Supreme Court ordered them to do so…..and the Karnataka Nataka echoed in Parliament too.

Goa legislative party splits; rebel MLAs join BJP: Karnataka is slipping away from the Congress’s hands bit by bit..but it was Goa which delivered a knockout punch just yesterday..10 out of a total of 15 Congress MLAs in the 40-member Goa assembly..split the legislative party. They flew to Delhi Thursday morning led by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and first met party chief Amit Shah. In the evening..they were officially inducted into the BJP in the presence of the party’s Working President J P Nadda.

Nepal: 17 killed, 6 others missing due to incessant rains: In Nepal, at least 17 persons have been killed and 6 others are missing due to incessant rains. According to Nepal Police, 14 persons killed, 7 injured and 6 others are missing due to continuous rain in various parts of the country since Thursday.

Plane skids off at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, all passengers safe: In Nepal, an aircraft of Yeti Airlines skidded off at the Tribhuvan International Airport runway in Kathmandu on Friday morning.

No-confidence motion against Sri Lankan govt defeated: A no-confidence motion against the Sri Lankan government was defeated in parliament by 27 votes.

Sri Lanka court remands Muslim doctor after monks protest: Sri Lankan government revoked a three-month detention order against a Muslim doctor arrested on false charges, but a local court remanded him after protests by Buddhist monks.

Piyush Goyal: No question of privatising Railway: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal says, train accidents across the country have come down to 100 per year in past four years as compared to 2006 per year between 2004 & 2009, informs Lok Sabha, there is no question of privatising Railway, PPP model needed to increase capacity and efficiency of the Railways.

Rajya Sabha: FM Nirmala Sitharaman replies to debate on Budget: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman replies to the general discussion on the Union Budget; says govt committed to the path of fiscal consolidation without cutting spending; says, several steps are being taken to make India a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024-25.

Prannoy, Sourabh to face each other in US Open quarterfinals: In the US Open badminton tournament, HS Prannoy and Sourabh Verma set up an all-Indian clash against each other in the men’s singles quarterfinals.

Novak Djokovic beats Roberto Bautista Agut to reach sixth Wimbledon final: Novak Djokovic defeated Roberto Bautista Agut to reach his 6th Wimbledon final.

Indian Weightlifters win four gold in Commonwealth C’ships in Samoa: In Weightlifting, Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga smashed three records in a power-packed performance but failed to register a clean and jerk lift on day three at the Commonwealth Championships in Apia, Samoa today.

Film Divisions to launch documentary film club in Mumbai: Film-lovers now have an opportunity to watch acclaimed documentary films at public screenings, as well as interact with the director/curator of the films.

India sets global milestone in tackling poverty: UNDP Report: India and Cambodia reduce their MPI values the fastest and did not leave the poorest groups behind; United Nations Development Programme releases new report challenging traditional notions of ‘rich’ and ‘poor’; Says poverty rates declined in most of the countries.

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