Current Affairs 27th July 2019 | Daily GK Update

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The General Awareness Section plays an important role in scoring well above cut off marks in any competitive exam. The Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs mainly. So you need to prepare well for this section to score good marks. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!



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1. First printing press heritage gallery opened by Railway’s

i. The Western Railway General Stores Depot (GSD) has become the first in Indian Railways to opened a heritage gallery of the printing and allied machines used in the Western Railway Printing Press since (1948) at Mahalaxmi in Mumbai. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Main 2019:
  • Union Railway Minister: Piyush Goyal.
  • Headquarter of Western Railway: Churchgate (Mumbai).

2. Kaiga Atomic Energy station sets a World record

i. Kaiga Atomic Energy station (Karnataka) sets a World Record in continuous operation of 962 days by Unit-1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS-1) among nuclear power plants of all technologies.
ii. KGS-1 (220 MW) in an indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) fuelled by domestic fuel which started commercial operation on November 16, 2000.

3. Kargil veteran Lt Col Dr Samir Rawat invited to ICP

i. Kargil veteran Lt Col Dr Samir Rawat has been invited as an eminent keynote speaker at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology 2020 (ICP) in Prague which is the most prestigious and biggest international event in the psychological world with over 8000 delegates participating in ICP..

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4. CM Naveen Patnaik launches revamped Odisha Tourism website

i. Chief Minister of odisha launched the revamped website of Odisha Tourism,
ii. The website involves a pilot implementation of an e-commerce platform for Odisha handlooms and handicrafts by promoting state brands Boyanika and Utkalika.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Main 2019:
  • CM of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik, Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal.

5. Gujarat tops in rooftop solar installation across the country

i. Gujarat ranks on top in the installation of rooftop solar projects with an installed capacity of 261.97 megawatts.
ii. Total rooftop solar installation in India currently stands at 1,700.54 MW. 
iii. Gujarat is followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 198.52 MW and 151.62 MW.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Main 2019:
  • CM of Gujarat : Vijay Rupani; Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Dev Vrat.
  • Capital of Gujarat: Gandhinagar.
      6. Arunachal CM launches tree plantation programme

      i. Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh launched the statewide tree plantation programme ‘Clean-Green Arunachal Campaign 2019’ in Itanagar. 
      ii. Under this campaign State Forest department had planted 1-lakh tree saplings in 24 hours.
      iii. This campaign is a part of Van Mahotsav celebration and has set the target of planting 1 Crore tree within the next five years.

      Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Main 2019:
      • Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu.
      • Governor of Arunachal Pradesh: B. D. Mishra.

      7. Team India gets a new sponsor

      i. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that Bengaluru-based education and learning app Byju’s, which is owned by Think and Learn Private Limited, has replaced Oppo India as the official Team India sponsor.


      8. Kapil Dev led CAC to pick Team India’s head coach

      i. Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by World Cup-winning former captain Kapil Dev entrusted with the responsibility of selecting India’s new coach.
      ii. Apart from Kapil, former women’s captain Shantha Rangaswamy and former men’s coach Anshuman Gaekwad have also in the panel.

      9. Dressel breaks the Phelps record in 100m butterfly stroke

      i. American star Caeleb Dressel destroyed Michael Phelps’s World record in the 100 metres butterfly at the World Aquatics Championships 2019 in Gwangju (South Korea).
      ii. Caeleb Dressel take 49.50 seconds in the semi-final event and breaking the old record of 49.82 seconds set by Michael Phelps.

      10. Chandigarh gets BCCI affiliation

      i. Chandigarh received affiliation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) after nearly four decades.
      ii. After getting BCCI affiliation, Chandigarh Cricket Association-Punjab had recently decided to merge with Union Territory Cricket Association, thus paving way for the Union Territory to be recognised as a separate entity.

      Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Main 2019:
      • President of BCCI: C.K. Khanna; Headquarters of BCCI : Mumbai.
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