1. Kargil Vijay Diwas: 26 July
i. India remembers its brave hearts on 26 July which is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas.
ii. On this day, the country remembers the extreme valour, sacrifice and exemplary courage of Indian soldiers during 1999 Kargil war.
iii. This year nation is celebrating the 20 years of victory in Kargil war.
2. BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as karnataka CM
i. BS Yeddyurappa, 3-time chief minister of Karnataka, will once again take the oath as Karnataka CM as the Bharatiya Janata Party has staked the claim for government formation three days after HD Kumaraswamy’s government failed to prove majority.
3. Pakistan to send its first man to space in 2022
i. Pakistan announced that it will send its first astronaut to space in 2022.
ii. It will be using close ally China’s satellite launching facilities to execute the mission.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Mains:
- Pakistan Capital: Islamabad; PM: Imran Khan; President: Arif Alvi.
4. Apple acquires Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1bn
i. Apple has announced the acquisition of chip-maker Intel”s smartphone modem business for $1 billion.
ii. This agreement enables to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while retaining critical intellectual property and modem technology.
iii. Intel had been working on a chipset for the iPhone maker, with the chip expected to be part of iPhones by 2020.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Main :
- Present CEO of Apple: Tim Cook.
5. ICMR launches platform to boost health data quality in India
i. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute for Medical Statistics (NIMS), in partnership with global nonprofit organisation Population Council, launched the National Data Quality Forum (NDQF).
ii. NDQF will integrate learnings from scientific and evidence-based initiatives and guide actions through periodic workshops and conferences.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Main 2019:
- Director General of ICMR: Balram Bhargava.