Latest Current Affairs 21st July 2019

BJP working president JP Nadda calls for ‘BJP Yukt Bharat’: BJP working president JP Nadda has called upon the party workers to walk on the path of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Former BJP Delhi President Mange Ram Garg passes away: Former BJP Delhi President Mange Ram Garg passed away in New Delhi Sunday morning. He was the former member of Delhi Legislative Assembly and was elected to the assembly in 2003. Associated with the BJP since its inception. He has held many posts in the party such as treasurer, district president and was also the BJP state president in 1997.

LJP MP Ramchandra Paswan passes away; President, PM express grief over demise: Lok Janshakti Party MP Ramchandra Paswan passed away in New Delhi Sunday afternoon. He breathed his last at RML hospital. This was stated, in a tweet, by his nephew Chirag Paswan, who is also an MP. Ramchandra Paswan is the brother of the Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and represents Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar..

20,000 wellness centres to be completed this year under Ayushman Bharat: 20,000 wellness centres will be completed by the end of the current year under Ayushman Bharat programme.

Countdown for India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 is all set to take off tomorrow afternoon: The countdown for India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 is all set to take off tomorrow afternoon.

PM condoles demise of veteran BJP leader Mange Ram Garg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the demise of veteran BJP leader Mange Ram Garg, saying he played an important role strengthening the party in Delhi.

11th DefExpo to be held in Lucknow from 5th to 8th February 2020: The 11th biennial edition of DefExpo India- 2020 is scheduled to be held for the first time in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow.

Kerala reeling under Floods; Two deaths reported: Heavy rains, which has lashed Kerala for the past few days, will persist in the state for the next two days. Indian Meteorological Department issued red warning to various districts until Monday.

Mortal remains of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit consigned to flames: The mortal remains of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit were consigned to flames today. The 81-year-old Congress veteran, who died on Saturday due to cardiac arrest was cremated with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Home Minister Satyendar Jain were among those who attended the last rites.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina restrains govt from taking legal action against Priya Saha: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed that no case should be filed against Priya Saha who had complained to the US President Donald Trump about minority persecution in Bangladesh without listening to her explanation.

Ukraine’s Zelensky aims to consolidate power in parliament polls: Ukrainians on Sunday went to the polls to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks to bring in political newcomers and consolidate power.

China allows more foreign investment in financial sector: China has lifted some restrictions on foreign investment in the financial sector.

Hong Kong braces for fresh anti-government march: In Hong Kong, thousands of protesters gathered at the city centre today for the latest in a series of anti-government mass protests. The protest march today marks the seventh consecutive weekend when residents have come out en masse against the government.

Voting underway in Japan’s upper house election: Japan is voting today in an election for the Upper House of Parliament. A total of 370 candidates are vying for 124 seats in the house.

Sedition cases filed against minority rights activist Priya Saha of Bangladesh: Two sedition cases have been filed in Dhaka against Priya Saha who had complained before the US president Donald Trump that 37 million persons from the minority community have disappeared from Bangladesh. She sought protection for life and property of the minority community in her meeting with President Trump.

Indo-Nepal petroleum products pipeline ready for commercial operation: The landmark Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum products pipeline between India and Nepal completed and ready for commercial operation; The pipeline will ensure smooth, cost effective and environment friendly supply of petroleum products to Nepal.

GST Council to decide on tax cut on EVs: The GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet to decide on lowering tax rates for electric vehicles, officials said.

LIC offers Rs 1.25 lakh cr line of credit by 2024 to fund highway projects: Nitin Gadkari: As part of innovative modes of financing to meet India’s huge infrastructure appetite, insurance giant LIC has agreed to offer Rs 1.25 lakh crore line of credit by 2024, to fund highway projects, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Malik clinches Mr. South Asia title: Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik has clinched Mr. South Asia title. He has crowned the overall champion at 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu yesterday.

Hima Das wins fifth Gold of the month as she returns to 400m Event: Hima Das ran her first 400m race since injury trouble and won the gold medal with season-best time of 52.09s.

P.V. Sindhu loses Indonesia Open final to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi: Sindhu lost the final of the BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament 15-21 16-21 to the fourth seed.

BCCI announces squads for West Indies tour: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced squads for India’s upcoming tour to West Indies.

Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Malik clinches Mr. South Asia title: Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik has clinched Mr. South Asia title; He was crowned the overall champion at 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Dhoni opts out of WI tour; To serve his Army regiment for next 2 months: MS Dhoni has informed BCCI that he will be unavailable for two months and as a result, will be missing India’s tour of the West Indies next month as he is joining the para regiment for the next two months.

Hima Das returns to 400m run, grabs 5th Gold of month: Claiming her fifth Gold in a month, Indian sprinter Hima Das wins the 400m race in Czech Republic; Das clocked 52.09 seconds to complete the race.

Indonesia Open: Sindhu Vs. Yamaguchi in Final today: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu storms into final of the Indonesian Open; defeats Chen Yufei of China in semis; Sindhu to meet Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in final today.

Launch rehearsal of GSLV-Mk III-M1 completed: ISRO: ISRO says launch rehearsal of GSLV-Mk III-M1 completed; says the performance of launch vehicle of Chandrayaan 2 is normal.

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