Latest Current Affairs 20th July 2019

Flood situation improving in Bihar & Assam: Flood situation is improving in Bihar and Assam with water levels in many rivers receding. In Bihar, after receding of water level of major rivers, flood situation is slightly improving in several areas. Rescue and relief work has, however, been intensified.

A look at political career of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit: Former Chief Minister of Delhi and senior Congress leader, Sheila Dikshit died at the age of 81 following a cardiac arrest. She was battling health related issues since long. Was admitted to a private hospital. Dikshit underwent a heart surgery in France last year. She had undergone angioplasty in November 2012 and was also treated for infection some time ago.

President appoints new Governors: President Ram Nath Kovind has appionted new governors for the states of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Nagaland.

Kerala reeling under floods; 2 dead, 7 fisherman missing: At least two deaths reported due to floods in many parts of Kerala. Heavy rains have been lashing the state for the past few days with the Met department issuing Red and Orange alert, for coming days.

Bangladesh condemns allegations of Minority Persecution by activist Priya Saha: Bangladesh has strongly denied and condemned the charge levelled by Priya Saha, an organising secretary of Bangladesh Hindu, Budhist Christian Unity council alleging disappearance of 37 million persons of minority community in Bangladesh.

U.S. Defense Secretary authorizes troops deployment to Saudi Arabia: Amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf, Acting US Defense Secretary Richard Spencer has approved the deployment of US military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia.

Britain warns Iran over seizure of British flagged vessel in Strait of Hormuz: Britain warns Iran of serious consequences over the seizure of a British flagged vessel in strait of Hormuz; Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Says Britain will respond in a “considered, but robust” way.

Algeria defeat Senegal 1-0 to lift their second Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time on Friday when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final.

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