In​​ this​​ article,​​ we​​ have​​ shared​​ all​​ important​​ current​​ affairs​​ for​​ the​​ month​​ of​​ July​​ 2019.​​ This​​ is​​ highly​​ helpful​​ for​​ students​​ preparing​​ for​​ West​​ Bengal​​ Civil​​ Services​​ (WBCS)​​ examination.​​ At​​ the​​ end​​ of​​ this​​ post,​​ we​​ have​​ shared​​ a​​ link​​ tdownload​​ the​​ current​​ affairs​​ in​​ PDF​​ format.

 

Awards​​ 

 

  • The​​ DD​​ News​​ cameraman​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ posthumously​​ awarded​​ the​​ Narad​​ Samman​​ 2019​​ by​​ the​​ Indraprastha​​ Vishwa​​ Samvad​​ Kendra​​ –​​ Achyutananda​​ Sahu​​ 

 

Defence​​ 

 

  • The​​ 100th​​ warship​​ of​​ Garden​​ Reach​​ Shipbuilders​​ and​​ Engineers​​ Limited​​ (GRSE),​​ Kolkata​​ which​​ was​​ commissioned​​ into​​ the​​ Indian​​ Navy​​ is​​ named​​ –​​ IN​​ LCU​​ L-56​​ 

 

  • The​​ theme​​ of​​ Kargil​​ Vijay​​ Diwas​​ 2019​​ observed​​ on​​ July​​ 26​​ to​​ commemorate​​ India's​​ victory​​ in​​ 1999​​ –​​ Remember,​​ Rejoice​​ and​​ Renew​​ 

 

  • The​​ operation​​ launched​​ by​​ the​​ Border​​ Security​​ Force​​ to​​ fortify​​ the​​ ‘anti-infiltration​​ grid’​​ along​​ the​​ Pakistan​​ border​​ in​​ Punjab​​ and​​ Jammu​​ is​​ named​​ –​​ Sudarshan​​ 

 

  • The​​ anti-tank​​ missiles​​ to​​ be​​ used​​ with​​ Mi-35S​​ attack​​ helicopters​​ being​​ purchased​​ from​​ Russia​​ –​​ Strum​​ Ataka​​ 

 

Sports​​ 

 

  • The​​ Indian​​ test​​ cricketer​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ banned​​ for​​ 8​​ months​​ from​​ playing​​ all​​ forms​​ of​​ cricket​​ for​​ testing​​ positive​​ for​​ doping​​ –​​ Prithvi​​ Shaw​​ 

 

  • The​​ chess​​ player​​ from​​ Delhi​​ who​​ has​​ become​​ the​​ 64th​​ Grandmaster​​ from​​ India​​ –​​ Prithu​​ Gupta​​ 

 

  • The​​ Japanese​​ badminton​​ player​​ who​​ has​​ won​​ the​​ women's​​ singles​​ title​​ at​​ Indonesia​​ Open​​ 2019​​ defeating​​ Indian​​ player​​ PV​​ Sindhu​​ in​​ the​​ finals​​ –​​ Akane​​ Yamaguchi​​ 

 

  • The​​ country​​ which​​ has​​ been​​ suspended​​ by​​ the​​ International​​ Cricket​​ Council​​ from​​ participating​​ in​​ ICC​​ events​​ –​​ Zimbabwe​​ 

 

  • The​​ country​​ which​​ has​​ won​​ the​​ Copa​​ America​​ Cup​​ 2019​​ defeating​​ Peru​​ in​​ the​​ finals​​ in​​ Rio​​ de​​ Janeiro​​ in​​ Brazil​​ –​​ Brazil​​ 

 

  • The​​ Indian​​ cricketer​​ who​​ has​​ resigned​​ from​​ all​​ forms​​ of​​ cricket​​ after​​ playing​​ 55​​ ODIs​​ –​​ Ambati​​ Rayudu​​ 

 

  • The​​ former​​ Indian​​ wicket-keeper​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ appointed​​ as​​ the​​ interim​​ coach​​ of​​ USA​​ cricket​​ team​​ –​​ Kiran​​ More​​ 

 

Places​​ 

 

  • The​​ north-eastern​​ state​​ from​​ which​​ the​​ Union​​ Government​​ has​​ commenced​​ the​​ 7th​​ Economic​​ Census​​ of​​ the​​ country​​ –​​ Tripura

  • The​​ capital​​ city​​ of​​ Rajasthan​​ which​​ has​​ been​​ granted​​ the​​ status​​ of​​ World​​ Heritage​​ Site​​ by​​ UNESCO,​​ becoming​​ the​​ 38th​​ site​​ from​​ India​​ to​​ be​​ so​​ tagged​​ –​​ Jaipur​​ 

 

  • The​​ venue​​ of​​ the​​ first​​ security​​ exercise​​ of​​ the​​ International​​ Security​​ Alliance​​ named​​ ISALEX​​ 2019​​ –​​ Abu​​ Dhabhi​​ 

 

Persons​​ 

 

  • The​​ leader​​ of​​ the​​ Congress​​ party​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ appointed​​ the​​ Chairman​​ of​​ Public​​ Accounts​​ Committee​​ –​​ Adhir​​ Ranjan​​ Chowdhury​​ 

 

  • The​​ former​​ Union​​ Minister​​ and​​ Congress​​ leader​​ who​​ passed​​ away​​ on​​ 28​​ July​​ 2019​​ –​​ Shri​​ S​​ Jaipal​​ Reddy​​ 

 

  • The​​ new​​ Prime​​ Minister​​ of​​ United​​ Kingdom​​ elected​​ to​​ succeed​​ Theresa​​ May​​ who​​ announced​​ her​​ resignation​​ in​​ May​​ 2019​​ –​​ Boris​​ Johnson​​ 

 

  • The​​ former​​ MD​​ of​​ State​​ Bank​​ of​​ India​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ appointed​​ the​​ MD​​ and​​ CFO​​ of​​ World​​ Bank​​ –​​ Ms.​​ Anshula​​ Kant​​ 

 

Miscellaneous​​ 

 

  • The​​ private​​ sector​​ company​​ which​​ has​​ become​​ the​​ highest​​ ranked​​ Indian​​ company​​ in​​ the​​ Fortune​​ Global​​ 500​​ list​​ –​​ Reliance​​ Industries​​ 

 

  • The​​ country​​ in​​ which​​ the​​ outbreak​​ of​​ Ebola​​ disease​​ has​​ been​​ declared​​ global​​ health​​ emergency​​ by​​ the​​ World​​ Health​​ Organisation​​ –​​ DR​​ Congo​​ 

 

  • The​​ three-year​​ road​​ map​​ launched​​ by​​ Reserve​​ Bank​​ of​​ India​​ board​​ to​​ improve​​ regulation​​ and​​ supervision​​ is​​ named​​ –​​ Utkarsh​​ 2022​​ 

 

  • The​​ rank​​ of​​ India​​ in​​ the​​ Henley​​ Passport​​ Index​​ 2019,​​ topped​​ by​​ Singapore​​ and​​ Japan​​ –​​ 86th​​ 

 

  • The​​ committee​​ constituted​​ by​​ the​​ Central​​ Govt​​ to​​ work​​ out​​ the​​ modalities​​ &​​ methodology​​ of​​ implementation​​ of​​ next​​ revision​​ of​​ pension​​ under​​ One​​ Rank​​ One​​ Pension​​ (OROP)​​ for​​ armed​​ forces​​ pensioners​​ is​​ headed​​ by​​ –​​ Controller​​ General​​ of​​ Defence​​ Accounts​​ 

 

  • The​​ stations​​ between​​ which​​ Indian​​ Railways​​ has​​ commissioned​​ the​​ longest​​ electrified​​ tunnel​​ of​​ 6.6​​ kms​​ length​​ –​​ Cherlopally​​ and​​ Rapuru​​ 

 

  • The​​ convenor​​ of​​ the​​ high-powered​​ committee​​ of​​ chief​​ ministers​​ constituted​​ by​​ the​​ central​​ govt​​ to​​ transform​​ Indian​​ agriculture​​ and​​ increase​​ farmers'​​ income​​ –​​ Shri​​ Devendra​​ Fadnavis​​ 

 

  • The​​ species​​ of​​ butterfly​​ which​​ has​​ been​​ declared​​ as​​ the​​ State​​ Butterfly​​ by​​ Tamil​​ Nadu​​ –​​ Cirrochroa​​ thais​​ (Tamil​​ yeoman)​​ 

 

  • The​​ drone​​ mission​​ planned​​ to​​ be​​ launched​​ by​​ NASA​​ in​​ 2026​​ to​​ explore​​ Saturn's​​ moon​​ Titan​​ is​​ named​​ –​​ Dragonfly​​ 

 

Launch​​ of​​ Chandrayaan-2​​ 

 

  • Launch​​ date​​ and​​ time:​​ 22​​ July​​ 2019​​ 1443​​ hours

 

  • Launched​​ from:​​ Satish​​ Dhawan​​ Space​​ Centre,​​ Sriharikota​​ 

 

  • Launch​​ vehicle:​​ GSLV​​ MkIII-M1​​ 

 

Points​​ to​​ remember​​ 

 

  • Chandrayaan-2​​ injected​​ into​​ space​​ after​​ 16​​ minutes​​ 14​​ seconds​​ after​​ lift-off​​ 

 

  • Weight​​ of​​ Chandrayaan-2​​ is​​ 3840​​ kg.​​ 

 

  • The​​ spacecraft​​ has​​ an​​ elliptical​​ orbit​​ with​​ a​​ perigee​​ (nearest​​ point​​ to​​ Earth)​​ of​​ 169.7​​ km​​ and​​ an​​ apogee​​ (farthest​​ point​​ to​​ Earth)​​ of​​ 45,475​​ km.​​ 

 

  • Chandrayaan-2​​ is​​ India's​​ second​​ mission​​ to​​ the​​ moon.​​ The​​ first​​ was​​ launched​​ in​​ 2008.​​ 

 

  • Chandrayaan-2​​ comprises​​ a​​ fully​​ indigenous​​ Orbiter,​​ Lander​​ (Vikram)​​ and​​ Rover​​ (Pragyan).​​ The​​ Rover​​ Pragyan​​ is​​ housed​​ inside​​ Vikram​​ lander.​​ 

 

  • It​​ is​​ expected​​ to​​ soft​​ land​​ in​​ the​​ South​​ polar​​ region​​ of​​ the​​ Moon​​ on​​ September​​ 7,​​ 2019.​​ 

 

  • The​​ life​​ of​​ Orbiter​​ is​​ one​​ year,​​ while​​ the​​ Rover​​ will​​ carry​​ out​​ experiments​​ for​​ 1​​ lunar​​ day​​ (14​​ earth​​ days).​​ 

 

  • India​​ will​​ become​​ the​​ 4th​​ country​​ to​​ make​​ a​​ soft​​ landing​​ on​​ the​​ moon.​​ 

 

ICC​​ Hall​​ of​​ Fame​​ 

 

Cricketers​​ inducted​​ into​​ ICC​​ Hall​​ of​​ Fame​​ in​​ July​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • Sachin​​ Tendulkar​​ (India)​​ 

 

  • Allan​​ Donald​​ (South​​ Africa)​​ 

 

  • Cathryn​​ Fitzpatrick​​ (Australia)​​ 

 

Jal​​ Shakti​​ Abhiyan​​ 

 

  • Launched​​ by:​​ Union​​ Jal​​ Shakti​​ Minister,​​ Shri​​ Gajendra​​ Singh​​ Shekhawat​​ 

 

  • What​​ it​​ is?:​​ A​​ campaign​​ for​​ water​​ conservation​​ and​​ water​​ security.​​ 

 

  • The​​ campaign​​ will​​ run​​ through​​ citizen​​ participation​​ during​​ the​​ monsoon​​ season,​​ from​​ 1st​​ July,​​ 2019​​ to​​ 15th​​ September,​​ 2019.​​ An​​ additional​​ Phase​​ 2​​ will​​ be​​ run​​ from​​ 1st​​ October,​​ 2019​​ to​​ 30th​​ November,​​ 2019​​ for​​ States​​ receiving​​ the​​ North​​ East​​ retreating​​ monsoons.​​ 

 

  • The​​ focus​​ of​​ the​​ campaign​​ will​​ be​​ on​​ water​​ stressed​​ districts​​ and​​ blocks.​​ Teams​​ of​​ officers​​ from​​ the​​ central​​ government​​ will​​ visit​​ and​​ work​​ with​​ district​​ administration​​ in​​ 1592​​ water​​ stressed​​ blocks​​ in​​ 256​​ districts.​​ 

 

Campaign​​ to​​ ensure​​ five​​ important​​ water​​ conservation​​ intervention.​​ 

 

  • Water​​ conservation​​ and​​ rainwater​​ harvesting,​​ 

 

  • Renovation​​ of​​ traditional​​ and​​ other​​ water​​ bodies/tanks.​​ 

 

  • Reuse​​ 

 

  • Bore​​ well​​ recharge​​ structures​​ 

 

  • Watershed​​ development​​ and​​ intensive​​ afforestation​​ 

 

New​​ Governors​​ 

 

  • Shri​​ Kalraj​​ Mishra:​​ Himachal​​ Pradesh​​ 

 

  • Shri​​ Acharya​​ Devvrat:​​ Gujarat​​ 

 

  • Shri​​ Biswabhushan​​ Harichandan:​​ Andhra​​ Pradesh​​ 

 

  • Smt​​ Anusaiya​​ Uikey:​​ Chhattisgarh​​ 

 

  • Smt​​ Anandiben​​ Patel:​​ Uttar​​ Pradesh​​ 

 

  • Shri​​ Fagu​​ Chauhan:​​ Bihar​​ 

 

  • Shri​​ Lalji​​ Tandon:​​ Madhya​​ Pradesh​​ 

 

AIFF​​ Awards​​ 2018-19​​ 

 

  • AIFF​​ Men’s​​ Footballer​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Sunil​​ Chhetri​​ 

 

  • AIFF​​ Women’s​​ Footballer​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Ashalata​​ Devi​​ 

 

  • AIFF​​ Emerging​​ Men’s​​ Footballer​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Abdul​​ Sahal​​ from​​ Kerala​​ 

 

  • AIFF​​ Emerging​​ Women’s​​ Footballer​​ of​​ the​​ Year:​​ Dangmei​​ Grace​​ from​​ Manipur​​ 

 

  • Best​​ Grassroots​​ Development​​ Programme:​​ Jammu​​ &​​ Kashmir​​ Football​​ Association

 

Wimbledon​​ 2019

 

Title​​ 

Winner​​ 

Runner-up​​ 

Gentlemen's​​ Singles​​ 

Novak​​ Djokovic​​ (Serbia)​​ 

Roger​​ Federer​​ (Switzerland)​​ 

Ladies'​​ Singles​​ 

Simona​​ Halep​​ (Romania)​​ 

Serena​​ Williams​​ (United​​ States)​​ 

Gentlemen's​​ Doubles​​ 

Juan​​ Sebastian​​ Cabal​​ and​​ Robert​​ Farah​​ (Columbia)​​ 

Nicolas​​ Mahut​​ and​​ Edouard​​ Roger​​ Vasselin​​ (France)​​ 

Ladies'​​ Doubles​​ 

Hsieh​​ Su-wei​​ (Taiwan)​​ and​​ Barbora​​ Strycova​​ (Czech​​ Republic)​​ 

Gabriela​​ Dabrowski​​ (Canada)​​ and​​ Xu​​ Yifan​​ (China)​​ 

Mixed​​ Doubles​​ 

Ivan​​ Dodig​​ (Croatia)​​ and​​ Latisha​​ Chan​​ (Taiwan)​​ 

Robert​​ Lindstedt​​ (Sweden)​​ and​​ Jelena​​ Ostapenko​​ (Latvia)​​ 

 

STRIDE​​ Scheme​​ by​​ UGC​​ 

 

The​​ University​​ Grants​​ Commission​​ (UGC)​​ has​​ approved​​ a​​ new​​ scheme​​ -​​ ‘Scheme​​ for​​ Trans-disciplinary​​ Research​​ for​​ India’s​​ Developing​​ Economy’​​ (STRIDE).​​ Broadly,​​ STRIDE​​ will​​ provide​​ support​​ to​​ research​​ projects​​ that​​ are​​ socially​​ relevant,​​ locally​​ need-based,​​ nationally​​ important​​ and​​ globally​​ significant.​​ 

 

STRIDE​​ Objectives:​​ 

 

  • To​​ identify​​ young​​ talent,​​ strengthen​​ research​​ culture,​​ build​​ capacity,​​ promote​​ innovation​​ and​​ support​​ trans-disciplinary​​ research​​ for​​ India’s​​ developing​​ economy​​ and​​ national​​ development.​​ 

 

  • To​​ fund​​ multi​​ institutional​​ network​​ high-impact​​ research​​ projects​​ in​​ humanities​​ and​​ human​​ sciences.​​ 

 

STRIDE​​ components:​​ 

 

  • Component-1​​ will​​ endeavour​​ to​​ identify​​ the​​ motivated​​ young​​ talents​​ with​​ research​​ and​​ innovation​​ aptitude​​ in​​ universities​​ and​​ colleges.​​ This​​ component​​ is​​ open​​ to​​ all​​ disciplines​​ for​​ grant​​ upto​​ 1​​ crore.​​ 

 

  • Component-2​​ will​​ be​​ mainly​​ to​​ enhance​​ problem​​ solving​​ skills​​ with​​ help​​ of​​ social​​ innovation​​ and​​ action​​ research​​ to​​ improve​​ wellbeing​​ of​​ people​​ and​​ contribute​​ for​​ India’s​​ developing​​ economy.​​ Collaborations​​ between​​ universities,​​ government,​​ voluntary​​ organizations​​ and​​ industries​​ is​​ encouraged​​ under​​ this​​ scheme.​​ This​​ component​​ is​​ open​​ to​​ all​​ disciplines​​ for​​ grant​​ upto​​ 50​​ lakh​​ –​​ 1​​ crore.​​ 

 

  • Component-3​​ will​​ fund​​ high​​ impact​​ research​​ projects​​ in​​ the​​ identified​​ thrust​​ areas​​ inhumanities​​ and​​ human​​ sciences​​ through​​ national​​ network​​ of​​ eminent​​ scientists​​ from​​ leading​​ institutions.​​ Disciplines​​ eligible​​ for​​ funding​​ under​​ this​​ component​​ include:​​ Philosophy,​​ History,​​ Archaeology,​​ Anthropology,​​ Psychology,​​ Liberal​​ Arts,​​ Linguistics,​​ Indian​​ Languages​​ and​​ Culture,​​ Indian​​ Knowledge​​ Systems,​​ Law,​​ Education,​​ Journalism,​​ Mass​​ Communication,​​ Commerce,​​ Management,​​ Environment​​ and​​ Sustainable​​ Development.​​ Grant​​ available​​ for​​ this​​ component​​ is​​ upto​​ 1​​ crore​​ for​​ one​​ HEI​​ and​​ upto​​ 5​​ crores​​ for​​ multi​​ institutional​​ network.​​ 

 

  • An​​ advisory​​ Committee​​ has​​ been​​ set​​ up​​ by​​ the​​ UGC​​ under​​ the​​ chairmanship​​ of​​ Prof​​ Bhushan​​ Patwardhan,​​ Vice​​ Chairman​​ to​​ oversee​​ the​​ entire​​ scheme.​​ 

 

Important​​ Days​​ of​​ July

 

International​​ Day​​ of​​ Co-operatives:​​ 06​​ July​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ United​​ Nations​​ General​​ Assembly​​ 

First​​ observed:​​ 1993​​ 

Theme:​​ COOPS​​ for​​ Decent​​ Work​​ 

World​​ Population​​ Day:​​ 11​​ July​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ United​​ Nations​​ Development​​ Programme​​ 

First​​ observed:​​ 1989​​ 

World​​ Youth​​ Skills​​ Day:​​ 15​​ July​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ UNESCO​​ 

First​​ observed:​​ 2015​​ 

Nelson​​ Mandela​​ International​​ Day:​​ 18​​ July​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ UN​​ General​​ Assembly​​ 

First​​ observed:​​ 2010​​ 

World​​ Hepatitis​​ Day:​​ 28​​ July​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ World​​ Health​​ Organisation​​ 

First​​ observed:​​ 2008​​ 

Theme:​​ Invest​​ in​​ Eliminating​​ Hepatitis​​ 

International​​ Tiger​​ Day:​​ 29​​ July​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ St​​ Petersburg​​ Tiger​​ Summit​​ 

First​​ observed:​​ 2010​​ 

World​​ Day​​ against​​ Trafficking​​ in​​ Persons:​​ 30​​ July​​ 2019​​ 

Designated​​ by:​​ United​​ Nations​​ General​​ Assembly​​ 

First​​ observed:​​ 2014​​ 

Theme:​​ Human​​ Trafficking​​ -​​ Call​​ Your​​ Government​​ to​​ Action​​ 

 

Tiger​​ Census​​ 2018​​ 

 

  • Total​​ number​​ of​​ tigers​​ in​​ India:​​ 2967​​ 

 

  • Top​​ 3​​ states​​ :​​ Madhya​​ Pradesh​​ (526),​​ Karnataka​​ (524)​​ and​​ Uttarakhand​​ (442)​​ 

 

  • States​​ covered:​​ 20​​ 

 

  • Tiger​​ reserves​​ where​​ no​​ tigers​​ were​​ sighted​​ :​​ Buxa,​​ Palamu​​ and​​ Dampa​​ 

 

Global​​ Innovation​​ Index​​ 2019​​ 

 

Theme:​​ Creating​​ Healthy​​ Lives​​ —​​ The​​ Future​​ of​​ Medical​​ Innovation​​ 

 

Rank​​ Country​​ 

 

1.​​ –​​ Switzerland​​ 

 

2.​​ –​​ Sweden​​ 

 

3.​​ –​​ USA​​ 

 

4.​​ –​​ Netherlands​​ 

 

14.​​ –​​ China​​ 

 

52.​​ –​​ India​​ 

 

Smt​​ Sheila​​ Dikshit​​ 

 

  • 31​​ March​​ 1938​​ to​​ 20​​ July​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • CM​​ of​​ Delhi:​​ 1998​​ to​​ 2013​​ (Longest​​ serving​​ Chief​​ Minister​​ of​​ Delhi​​ as​​ well​​ as​​ longest​​ serving​​ female​​ Chief​​ Minister​​ of​​ any​​ Indian​​ State)​​ 

 

  • Governor​​ of​​ Kerala:​​ 2014​​ (6​​ months)​​ 

 

  • Union​​ Minister​​ of​​ State​​ for​​ Parliamentary​​ Affairs​​ :​​ 1984​​ to​​ 1989​​ 

 

Sangeet​​ Natak​​ Akademi​​ Awards​​ 2018​​ 

 

The​​ following​​ eminent​​ persons​​ have​​ been​​ chosen​​ for​​ the​​ Sangeet​​ Natak​​ Akademi​​ Awards​​ 2018​​ 

 

Akademi​​ Ratna​​ 

 

  • Shri​​ Zakir​​ Hussain​​ 

 

  • Smt​​ Sonal​​ Mansingh​​ 

 

  • Shri​​ Jatin​​ Goswami​​ 

 

  • Shri​​ K.​​ Kalyanasundaram​​ Pillai​​ 

 

Sangeet​​ Natak​​ Akademi​​ Awards​​ in​​ the​​ field​​ of​​ Music

 

Person​​ 

Field​​ 

Shri​​ Mani​​ Prasad​​ 

Hindustani​​ Vocal​​ 

Shri​​ Madhup​​ Mudgal​​ 

Hindustani​​ Vocal​​ 

Shri​​ Tarun​​ Bhattacharya​​ 

Santoor​​ 

Shri​​ Tejendra​​ Narayan​​ Majumdar​​ 

Sarod​​ 

Smt​​ Alamelu​​ Mani​​ 

Carnatic​​ Vocal​​ 

Shri​​ Malladi​​ Suribabu​​ 

Carnatic​​ Vocal​​ 

Shri​​ S.Kasim​​ &​​ S​​ Babu​​ 

Nagaswaram​​ 

Shri​​ Ganesh​​ &​​ Kumaresh​​ 

Violin​​ 

Shri​​ Suresh​​ Wadkar​​ 

Sugam​​ Sangeet​​ 

Smt​​ Shanti​​ Hiranand​​ 

Sugam​​ Sangeet​​ 

Smt​​ H​​ Ashangbi​​ Devi​​ 

Nata​​ Sankirtana​​ 

 

Sangeet​​ Natak​​ Akademi​​ Awards​​ in​​ the​​ field​​ of​​ Dance

 

Person​​ 

Field​​ 

Smt​​ Radha​​ Sridhar​​ 

Bharatnatyam​​ 

Smt​​ Ishira​​ &​​ Shri​​ Maulik​​ Shah​​ 

Kathak​​ 

Smt​​ Akham​​ Lakshmi​​ Devi​​ 

Manipuri​​ 

Shri​​ Pasumarthy​​ Ramalinga​​ Sastry​​ 

Kuchipudi​​ 

Smt​​ Surupa​​ Sen​​ 

Odissi​​ 

Shri​​ Tankeswar​​ Hazarika​​ Borbayan​​ 

Sattriya​​ 

Shri​​ Tapan​​ Kumar​​ Pattanayak​​ 

Chhau​​ 

Smt​​ Gopika​​ Varma​​ 

Mohiniattam​​ 

Shri​​ Deepak​​ Mazumdar​​ 

Contemporary​​ Dance​​ 

 

Sangeet​​ Natak​​ Akademi​​ Awards​​ in​​ the​​ field​​ of​​ Theatre

 

Person​​ 

Field​​ 

Rajiv​​ Naik​​ 

Playwriting​​ 

Laltluangliana​​ Khiangte​​ 

Playwriting​​ 

Sanjay​​ Upadhyay​​ 

Direction​​ 

S.Raghunandana​​ 

Direction​​ 

Suhas​​ Joshi​​ 

Acting​​ 

Teekam​​ Joshi​​ 

Acting​​ 

Swapan​​ Nandy​​ 

Mime​​ 

Bhagawat​​ A​​ S​​ Nanjappa​​ 

Yakshagana​​ 

A.M.​​ Parameswaran​​ Kuttan​​ Chakkiyar​​ 

Kutiyattam​​ 

 

Sangeet​​ Natak​​ Akademi​​ Awards​​ in​​ the​​ field​​ of​​ Traditional/Folk/Tribal​​ Music/Dance/Theatre​​ and​​ Puppetry

 

Person​​ 

Field​​ 

Malini​​ Awasthi​​ 

Folk​​ Music,​​ Uttar​​ Pradesh​​ 

Gazi​​ Khan​​ Barna​​ 

Folk​​ Music,​​ Rajasthan​​ 

Narendra​​ Singh​​ Negi​​ 

Folk​​ Songs,​​ Uttarakhand​​ 

Niranjan​​ Rajyaguru​​ 

Folk​​ Music,​​ Gujarat​​ 

Mohd.​​ Sadiq​​ Bhagat​​ 

Folk​​ Theatre​​ (Bhand​​ Pather),​​ J​​ &​​ Kashmir​​ 

Kota​​ Sachidanand​​ Shastry​​ 

Hari​​ Katha,​​ Andhra​​ Pradesh​​ 

Arjun​​ Singh​​ Dhruve​​ 

Folk​​ Dance,​​ Madhya​​ Pradesh​​ 

Somnath​​ Battu​​ 

Folk​​ Music,​​ Himachal​​ Pradesh​​ 

Anupama​​ Hoskere​​ 

Puppetry,​​ Karnataka​​ 

Hem​​ Chandra​​ Goswami​​ 

Mask​​ Making,​​ Assam​​ 

 

Diwan​​ Singh​​ Bajeli​​ (Scholar)​​ and​​ Puru​​ Dadhich​​ (Overall​​ Contribution)​​ have​​ been​​ selected​​ for​​ the​​ Akademi​​ Award​​ 2018​​ in​​ the​​ field​​ of​​ Overall​​ Contribution/Scholarship​​ in​​ the​​ Performing​​ Arts.​​ 

 

RTI​​ Amendment​​ Bill​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • Important​​ amendments​​ to​​ Right​​ to​​ Information​​ Act,​​ 2005​​ 

 

  • Term​​ of​​ the​​ Information​​ Commissioners:​​ The​​ term​​ of​​ the​​ Chief​​ Information​​ Commissioner​​ and​​ Information​​ Commissioners​​ at​​ the​​ Central​​ and​​ State​​ level​​ was​​ 5​​ years​​ as​​ per​​ the​​ act.​​ After​​ the​​ amendment,​​ the​​ Central​​ Govt​​ will​​ notify​​ the​​ term​​ of​​ the​​ office​​ for​​ CIC​​ and​​ IC.​​ 

 

  • Salary:​​ The​​ salary​​ of​​ the​​ Chief​​ Information​​ Commissioner​​ and​​ Information​​ Commissioners​​ at​​ the​​ Central​​ and​​ State​​ level​​ was​​ equivalent​​ to​​ the​​ Chief​​ Election​​ Commissioner​​ and​​ Election​​ Commissioners.​​ After​​ the​​ amendment,​​ the​​ Central​​ Govt​​ will​​ determine​​ the​​ salaries,​​ allowances​​ and​​ other​​ terms​​ and​​ conditions​​ of​​ service​​ of​​ CIC​​ and​​ IC.​​ 

 

NIA​​ Amendment​​ Bill​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • Important​​ amendments​​ to​​ National​​ Investigation​​ Agency​​ Act,​​ 2008​​ 

 

  • Jurisdiction​​ of​​ the​​ Agency:​​ The​​ NIA​​ can​​ now​​ investigate​​ Scheduled​​ Offence​​ beyond​​ India​​ against​​ the​​ Indian​​ citizens​​ or​​ affecting​​ the​​ interest​​ of​​ India,​​ subject​​ to​​ international​​ treaties​​ and​​ domestic​​ laws​​ of​​ other​​ countries.​​ 

 

  • Scheduled​​ Offences:​​ Offences​​ under​​ Atomic​​ Energy​​ Act,​​ 1962,​​ Sections​​ 370,​​ 370A​​ (related​​ to​​ human​​ trafficking)​​ of​​ Indian​​ Penal​​ Code,​​ Arms​​ Act​​ 1959​​ and​​ Section​​ 66F​​ of​​ Information​​ Technology​​ Act,​​ 200​​ have​​ been​​ included​​ in​​ the​​ schedule.​​ 

 

ICC​​ Cricket​​ World​​ Cup​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • Host:​​ England​​ 

 

  • Winner:​​ England​​ 

 

  • Runner-up:​​ New​​ Zealand​​ 

 

  • Golden​​ Bat​​ (Top​​ scorer):​​ Rohit​​ Sharma​​ (648​​ runs)​​ 

 

  • Golden​​ Ball​​ (Top​​ wicket​​ taker):​​ Michael​​ Stark​​ (Australia)​​ (27​​ wickets)​​ 

 

  • Man​​ of​​ the​​ Tournament:​​ Kane​​ Williamson​​ (New​​ Zealand)

 

  • Total​​ number​​ of​​ teams:​​ 10​​ 

 

  • Number​​ of​​ matches​​ played:​​ 48​​ 

 

FIFA​​ Women's​​ World​​ Cup​​ 2019​​ 

 

  • Host:​​ France​​ 

 

  • Winner:​​ United​​ States​​ of​​ America​​ 

 

  • Runner-up:​​ Netherlands​​ 

 

  • Golden​​ Boot​​ (Top​​ scorer):​​ Megan​​ Rapinoe​​ (USA)​​ 

 

  • Golden​​ Ball​​ (Best​​ overall​​ scorer):​​ Megan​​ Rapinoe​​ (USA)​​ 

 

  • Golden​​ Glove​​ (Best​​ Goalkeeper):​​ Sari​​ van​​ Veenendaal​​ (Netherlands)​​ 

 

Abbreviations​​ in​​ News​​ 

 

  • PMMSY​​ -​​ Pradhan​​ Mantri​​ Matsya​​ Sampada​​ Yojana​​ 

 

Books​​ in​​ News​​ 

 

  • A​​ Prime​​ Minister​​ to​​ Remember​​ -​​ Admiral​​ Sushil​​ Kumar​​ (Retd)​​ 

 

  • Whispers​​ of​​ Time​​ -​​ Dr.​​ Krishan​​ Saksena​​ 

 

  • Quichotte​​ -​​ Salman​​ Rushdie

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