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Current Affairs General Knowledge Study Material for IBPS, SSC, RRB, UPSC Exams : Series 72

Current Affairs General Knowledge for IBPS, PO & Clerk, Bank Exams, NICL GIC AAO, SSC, UPSC Exams: Our Current Affairs series are the most important source of quality study material for students. Those who are looking for quality study material and are sincere aspirants can refer to our Current Affairs Study Material. This time we are providing you another very important Current Affairs Series which is very important for upcoming exams. Also go through our last six months current affairs section.

12th July: This day was in news as the World observed Malala Day on 12 July.
Razia Sultana: Indian girl, Razia Sultana won United Nations' Special Envoy for Global Education's Youth Courage Award for Education.
Abhijeet Gupta: Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta recently won the Commonwealth Chess Championship.
Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell: Two of the sport’s biggest names Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell are in news as they failed drugs tests and tested positive.
Minority Age: SC refused to reduce age of Juveniles from 18 to 16. It also dismissed the plea that demanded non-protection of minors involved in heinous crime under the law.
Bengaluru International Airport: is in news as the Union Cabinet of India gave approval to rename the Bengaluru International Airport as Kempegowda International Airport.
World Book Capital: South Korean city of Incheon was named as the World Book Capital for the year 2015 as per UNESCO announcement.
Shane Warne: Shane Warne is in news as he joined the list of cricket legends to be inducted into the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Hall of Fame at Lord's
Claro Open: Indian duo, Purav Raja and Divij Sharan won ATP tour doubles title at Claro Open in Bogota, Colombia. They defeated the French-Dutch pair by 7-6(4), 7-6(3).
Pi Approximation Day: Pi Approximation Day is celebrated worldwide on 22 July every year. The reason why this day is celebrated on 22 July is because of the value of Pi- 22/7.
Archery World Cup Stage 3: India finished at fourth Position in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 with Deepika Kumari winning gold and bronze medal on the concluding day, of Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Medellin, Colombia.
Martina Hingis: 32 Year old Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis was in news recently as she has been inducted in Tennis Hall of Fame.
Highest per capita language: The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) reported that the North-East of India has the highest per capita language in the whole World. As per the survey, Arunachal Pradesh is a State that speaks 90 different languages.
Prince Philippe: Prince Philippe was sworn-in as the new king of Belgium after the abdication of his father Albert II due to his age and health.
Suresh Chandra Mohanty: The Institute of Cost Accountants of India announced that Suresh Chandra Mohanty was elected as the new president of the body.
Arvind Sharma: Arvind Sharma, the Chairman and CEO of Leo Burnett, India was re-elected as the President of Advertising Agencies Association of India.
Suresh Chandra Mohanty: The Institute of Cost Accountants of India announced that Suresh Chandra Mohanty was elected as the new president of the body.
Textile Park: First Textile Park dedicated to hand block printing and craft inaugurated at Bagru near Jaipur. Dr. KS Rao inaugrated the park.
K Jennitha Anto: India's K Jennitha Anto recently won the 13th IPCA World Women's Individual Chess Championship title.
Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden,the former NSA contractor who exposed the widest US global surveillance operations, was awarded German Whistleblower Prize.
Tour de France: Chris Froome from Britain won the 100th edition of the Tour de France.
The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award: The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announced the Ramon Magsaysay Awards for the year 2013 to three individuals and two organizations for changing their societies for the better. Here is the brief list:
1. Habiba Sarabi of Afghanistan.
2. Lahpai Seng Raw of Myanmanr.
3. Ernesto Domingo, of Philippines.
4. The Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Corruption Eradication Commission), Indonesia's independent anti-corruption Government body.
5. The Nepalese group Shakti Samuha (Power Group), formed by survivors of human trafficking. 
About the Ramon Magsaysay Award:
The Manila-based Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, named after a popular Philippines President who was killed in a plane crash, was established in 1957 to honor people or groups who change communities in Asia for the better.
INSAT-3D: INSAT-3D, the advanced meteorological satellite of India was launched successfully from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana on 26 July 2013.
Royal Baby: His Royal Highness, the new Prince of Britain, also called the Royal Baby was named George Alexander Louis.
Jagdish Raj: Jagdish Raj, the Bollywood actor who held the Guinness World Record for being the most type-cast actor, died recently. He was 85 years of age.
Amrit Kaur: The Court passed the verdict in favour of Amrit Kaur, the eldest daughter of erstwhile Maharaja of Faridkot. She won assets worth 20000 crore.
21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan was chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award.
Mamnoon Hussain: India-born Mamnoon Hussain, was elected as the 12th President of Pakistan. 73-year old belonged to the PML-N Party.
South Asian Football Federation Under-16 Championship title: India defeated Nepal 1-0 in final to lift the South Asian Football Federation Under-16 Championship title.
Angelina Jolie: The Forbes, which released its list has declared that Angelina Jolie was the Hollywood’s highest paid actress.
Saraswati Samman 2012: Sugathakumari was conferred with Saraswati Samman 2012 for her collection of poems in Malayalam, Manalezhuthu, which means The Writing on the Sand in English.
Arundhati Bhattacharya: Arundhati Bhattacharya was appointed the managing director and chief financial officer of the State Bank of India(SBI).
Ravindra Jadeja: Ravindra Jadeja is in news as he became the first Indian bowler to top the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC ODI Player.
Hassan Rohani: Hassan Rohani took oath to the office of the Iran’s President . He succeeded Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the President.
Indian Junior Women Hockey team: Indian Junior Women Hockey team is in news as it won its first ever Bronze medal in ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup at Monchengladbac, Germany.
Politiken Cup: Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi of India won the Denmark's Politiken Cup at Copenhagen, Denmark. He secured 9 out of the total possible 10 points.
Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova topped the Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes for the ninth straight year.

Usain Bolt: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100 metre sprint title at the 14th IAAF World Championships 2013, Moscow on 11 August 2013.
Maharashtra: State Government of Maharashtra became the first state in the country to disburse salary of its staff through Aadhaar-linked bank accounts.
P V Sindhu: India's shuttler P V Sindhu is in news as she has won a bronze medal in women’s singles category at the BWF World Championships 2013 in Guangzhou, China.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's Presidential elections on 12 August 2013.
Submarine INS Sindhurakshak: is in news as it got damaged in a Fire Incident in Mumbai Published on. A major fire broke out on board INS Sindhurakshak at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on 14 August 2013.
Police & Fire Games: The 39-member Indian Police team won 83 medals at the World Police & Fire Games held at Belfast from 1 August to 10 August 2013.
Prem Bhatia Award: Shalini Singh, a Deputy Editor of The Hindu on 11 August 2013 presented with the Prem Bhatia Award for Best Political Reporting of the Year (2013).
About Prem Bhatia Award: The Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust was set up in October 1995. The Trust seeks to promote excellence in journalism in India by raising public consciousness and giving annual awards for achievement in the field.
Cyber Forensic Laboratory (CFL): The first Cyber Forensic Laboratory (CFL) of India was established in Tripura. The lab was established at the Tripura High Court.
Marion Bartoli: French Lawn Tennis Player and Wimbledon 2013 (Women’s Singles) winner Marion Bartoli announced here retirement.
Emergency in Egypt: Egypt on 14 August 2013 declared a state of emergency after many people were killed in a bloodbath.ced her retirement on 14 August 2013.
Street named after Mahatma Gandhi in Canada: Street leading to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, capital of Manitoba province, in Canada was named Honorary Mahatma Gandhi Way.
D.Bala Venkatesh Varma: D.Bala Venkatesh Varma was appointed the next Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament.
Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal of Spain defeated Canada's Milos Raonic 6-2 6-2 in the final of the men's Rogers Cup on 11 August 2013 in Montreal, Canada.
Usain Bolt: He is news again as Usain Bolt won the 200-metre sprint at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow on 17 August 2013.
Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal: Harshwanti Bisht was selected to receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal
World Photography Day: The French government announced 19 August as the World Photography Day. On 19 August 1839, the Government of France declared this day.
Forbes list of highest-paid athletes:At the first position was golfer Tiger Woods with the annual income of 78.1 million US dollar. He was followed by the tennis player Roger Federer with the earnings of 71.5 million US dollar. Thereafter, it was basketball player Kobe Bryant with the earning of 61.9 million US dollar. 
In the list of highest-paid female athletes, Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova topped the list.
The captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, 31, was ranked at the 16th position in the list of highest-paid athletes. Dhoni’s earning stood at 31.5 million US dollar or 180 crore Rupees.
Satywart Kadian: Satywart Kadian of India won a bronze medal in the 96-kg freestyle category at the World Junior Wrestling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on 17 August 2013.
Ratan Thiyam: Ratan Thiyam was appointed as the Chairperson of the National School of Drama Society on 19 August 2013 by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
Usain Bolt: Usain Bolt of Jamaica equalled the world record of highest golds after winning the 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships on 18 August 2013 at Moscow, Russia.
With this victory Usain Bolt has joined the club of highest (8) gold medal winners list along with American women's 200m specialist Allyson Felix, and retired US track stars Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson including relays.
All-time leading world medalists
• Allyson Felix (USA): 8 gold, one silver, one bronze - total 10
• Carl Lewis (USA): 8 gold, one silver, one bronze - 10
• Michael Johnson (USA): 8 gold - 8
• Usain Bolt (Jamaica): 8 gold, two silver -10.
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