Current Affairs 13th 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 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!


1. India’s Anshula Kant is World Bank MD and CFO
i. The World Bank Group announced that Anshula Kant, an Indian national, has been appointed Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Mains:
  • Headquarter of World Bank: Washington DC (USA).
  • Established in: 1944; President: David Malpass.
2. Russia-India meet on space cooperation
i. India and Russia bilateral co-operation to the next level in the field of space, including assistance in India’s maiden human space flight mission ‘Gaganyaan’. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Russia’s space agency (ROSCOSMOS) led the two sides in the meeting. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI PO/Clerk Main:
  • President of Russia: Vladimir Putin; Capital of Russia: Moscow.
  • Currency of Russia: Ruble; PM of Russia: Dmitry Medvedev.
3. YouTube Introduces ‘Learning Playlists’ for Educational Videos
i. YouTube is bringing a new education feature “Learning Playlists” with dedicated landing pages for educational videos on topics like math, science, music and language. YouTube was investing $20 million to fund resources for educational creators and organisations through a Learning Fund initiative.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI PO/Clerk Main:
  • CEO of YouTube: Susan Wojcicki; YouTube Established: February 2005.
4. Tropical Storm Barry hits Louisiana in US.
i. In the United States, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana. President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Main:
  • President of USA: Donald Trump; Capital of USA: Washington, D.C.
5. ‘Robot umpires’ debut in U.S. baseball league
i. The Independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes. The umpires have the ability to override the computer, which considers a pitch a strike when the ball bounces and then crosses the zone.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For ESIC:
  • National game of USA: Baseball.
6. Former BSFI secretary C.Kapur passes away.
i. Former Billiards and Snooker Federation of India secretary C.Kapur passed away. Mr. Kapur served for the cue-sports for more than 40 years.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI PO/Clerk Main:
Present BFSI President: Uthappa M.C.

7. IBM acquired American software company Red Hat Inc
i. International Business Machines Corp acquired a software company Red Hat Inc in $34 billion for the ramp-up its cloud computing business. This is the company’s biggest acquisition in its more than 100-year.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Main:
Founder of IBM: Charles Ranlett Flint; Established in June 16, 1911.
8. G. Sathiyan, Anthony Amalraj win bronze in Australian Open
i. In Table Tennis, Indian pair G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj won the bronze at the World Tour Platinum Australian Open. They defeat Korean pair of Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For ESIC:
  • President of Table Tennis Federation of India: Dushyant Chautala.
9. West Bengal govt observes “Save Water Day”
i. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and eminent persons of different fields, School students took part in a Padayatra in Kolkata to spread the message of water conservation.
ii. CM announced that the Day will be observed in the state each year from now to create awareness among people to check misuse of water.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI PO/Clerk Mains:
  • World Water Day: 22 March.
10. Under Khelo India Scheme Over 2000 sporting talents identified
i. A total number of two thousand 437 sporting talents have been identified under the Khelo India Scheme. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju informed.
Under the scheme, the government provides financial assistance of about five lakh rupees per annum for a period of eight years.
11. West Bengal Govt has decided to construct 8.3 Lakh houses under BAY
i. The West Bengal Government has decided to construct 8 lakh 30 thousand houses under Bangla Abas Yojana for the people belonging to Economically Weaker Section. 
ii. Under the scheme, the Rural Development Department has constructed more than 14 lakh houses.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Main:
  • CM of West Bengal: Mamta Banerjee; Capital of West Bengal: Kolkata.
12. Agri-Business Incubation Centre started in Chhattisgarh
i. Agri-Business Incubation Centre has started in Chhattisgarh. The centre is set up by the Union Agriculture Ministry in the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur. Incubation Centre is set up under the National Agriculture Development Scheme Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation(RAFTAAR).
ii. This Incubation centre is focused on innovations, skill-building and entrepreneurs development in agriculture and allied sectors.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For ESIC:
  • Union Agriculture Ministry: Narendra Singh Tomar.
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