Current Affairs 30th July 2019 | Daily GK Update

Dear Aspirants,
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. LCU L56 ship was commissioned into Indian Navy

i. Indian Navy Ship LCU L-56, the sixth of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class ships, was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice-Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, at Naval Dockyard.
ii.Commissioning the ship, the Vice-Admiral congratulated the GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers) for being the first shipyard in the country to have built the 100th warship.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Main 2019:
  • Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh. 

State News


2. Odisha Rasagola gets Geographical Indications Tag

i. The rasagola, a popular dessert of Odisha, has received the geographical indication tag from the Registrar of Geographical Indication. 
ii. The GI number 612 has been registered in favour of the Odisha Small Industries Corporation Limited.
iii. Historical records submitted say the ‘Odisha Rasagola’ is associated with world famous Puri Jagannath Temple.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Main:
  • CM of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik; Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal.
3. Odisha Secretariat renamed Lok Seva Bhavan

i. Odisha Chief Minister announced in the State Assembly that the Sachivalaya or Secretariat building in Bhubaneswar will now be called ‘Lok Seva Bhavan’. 
ii. The Odisha Secretariat building was inaugurated on November 12, 1959.



Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Main 2019:

  • Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik; Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal.

4. J&K District Administration Udhampur launches helpline “Jeene Do”

i. Jammu and Kashmir, District Administration Udhampur has launched a helpline, “Jeene Do”. 
ii.The objective is to improve sex ratio and deal with defaulters of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques PCPNDT Act under the Centrally sponsored Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme.  
iii. A Mobile Number 9469793363 has been dedicated to the public to register complaints regarding sex determination during prenatal checkups.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Main 2019:
  • Governor of Jammu & Kashmir: Satya Pal Malik.
                                             Banking

5. RBI fines Mobikwik & Hip Bar for violating norms

i. The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty on two online payment solutions providers ii. Mobikwik Systems and Hip Bar for non compliance of regulatory guidelines.
iii. Mobikwik Systems Private Limited has been slapped a fine of Rs 15 lakh while Hip Bar Pvt Ltd faced a fine of Rs 10.85 lakh.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Mains:

  • Governor of RBI: Shaktikant Das; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Agreements



6. India signs MoUs with Benin

i. India and Benin signed four MoUs on education, health and e-visa facilities.
ii. The signing of the agreement on mutual exemption of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official passports and agreement on the fresh line of credit of 100 million US dollars by India to finance development projects in Benin.
iii. Benin also extended its support for India’s candidature for permanent membership of UN Security Council.



Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Main 2019:
  • President of Benin: Patrice Talon; Capital of Benin: Porto-Novo.
  • Currency of Benin: West African CFA franc.
7. India, Myanmar signs MoU on Defence Co-Operation

i. Minister of State for Defence and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar signed MoU to enhancing defence co-operation, review joint exercises and training provided to Myanmar Defence Services, strengthen maritime security by joint surveillance and capacity building, medical co-operation, pollution response and for developing new infrastructure.



Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Main 2019:

  • President of Myanmar: Win Myint; Capital of Myanmar: Naypyitaw.
8. Nepal PM inaugurates India-Nepal Logistics Summit

i. Prime Minister of Nepal inaugurated India-Nepal Logistics Summit between India and Nepal in Kathmandu. 
ii. The theme of the summit was “Transforming Logistics Landscape”. 
iii. The aim of the bilateral cooperation is initiatives have been taken on crucial components of road, rail, inland waterways and air connectivity.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Main :

  • Prime Minister of Nepal: K P Sharma Oli; Capital of Nepal: Kathmandu.
  • President of Nepal: Bidhya Devi Bhandari; Currency of Nepal: Nepalese rupee.
Awards

9. Vidisha Baliyan was crowned the Miss Deaf World 2019 title

i. Vidisha Baliyan, a 21 year old girl from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar city, was crowned the Miss Deaf World 2019 title. 
ii. The international beauty pageant was held in Mbombela, South Africa.
iii. She is a former international tennis player who represented India in the Deaflympics and also won a silver medal.

Obituaries

10. Former Andhra Pradesh state Minister Mukesh Goud passes away

i. Former Andhra Pradesh congress state Minister M. Mukesh Goud passed away. The Congress leader was suffering from cancer. 
ii. He served as BC Welfare and Marketing Minister in Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy and Kiran Kumar Reddy Cabinets.
Sports

11. Sniper Frontier Competition: 2019

i. A 9 member Indian Army team has left for Belarus to compete in the Sniper Frontier Competition as part of the International Army Games scheduled on 03 Aug to 17 Aug 2019.
ii. A intense sniper competition and encompassing flexibility of mind, physical fitness along with firing. 
iii. The competition is likely to have over 23 participating countries including Russia & China.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Main 2019:
  • Chief of the Army Staff: General Bipin Rawat.
12.  Former France defender Patrice Evra announced retirement

i. Former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has announced his retirement
ii. He had played 81 times for France and also captained the side at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. 
iii. He went on to make almost 300 appearances for the Manchester United club, winning 5 League titles and the Champions League.
13.  Collin Morikawa wins the US PGA title

i. American Collin Morikawa has won the US PGA title at the Barracuda Championship
This was his 1st win in the US PGA title. 
ii. It is the only US tour event that uses the Modified Stableford scoring system. 
iii. US’s Troy Merritt finished as the runner up of the event.
14. Tamil Nadu girl wins gold medal in World Deaf title

i. Tamil Nadu girl Jerlin Anika has won the gold medal in the World Deaf Youth Badminton Championships held in Taipei. 
ii. 15-year-old Anika bagged four medals in the championship, including the gold, two silver and one bronze.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Main 2019:
  • President of Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen; Currency of Taiwan: Taiwanese Dollar.

15. Dalilah Muhammad shatters 400m hurdles World record

i. Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad shattered one of the longest standing records in women’s athletics with a superb display to clinch victory in the 400m hurdles at US Championships.
ii. Dalilah Muhammad took more than a tenth of a second off a record that had stood for 16 years, clocking 52.20 seconds to beat Russian Yuliya Pechonkina’s previous mark of 52.34 seconds.
Important Days

16. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: 30 July

i. United Nations observes 30 July every year as World Day Against Trafficking. In 2013, the General Assembly designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.
ii. On the 2019 World Day UNODC is focusing on highlighting the importance of Government action with a tagline:
iii. Human Trafficking: call your government to action

Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Mains:
  • Headquarters of the UN: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.
  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.
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