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Current Affairs of 10th July

Anjali Singh, Published On:10-Jul-2019

 

                       Current affairs

1.Tom Steyer who is Billionaire environmental activist will join the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing his decision to focus instead on pressing the case to impeach incumbent Donald Trump.

  • Mr. Steyer is the 24th candidate pursuing the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination, which also includes former U.S. Vice­President Joe Biden and Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

2.State Bank of India (SBI),the largest bank of the country, reduced the benchmark of lending rate by 5 bps on all loan tenures. 

  • The one­ year marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) will  be 8.4% compared with 8.45%.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

            Appointment and Resignation

3.The MLA of NCP from Shahpura constituency Pandurang Warora resigned. 

  • Mr. Warora with Shiv Sena leader and PWD minister Eknath Shinde went to Assembly to meet the speaker Haribhau Bagade to hand over his resignation letter.Due to this the strength of the party led by Sharad Pawar has come down to 39.

                        Awards and Recognition

4.Plan Bee, the system which imitates the buzz of a swarm of honey bees to keep wild elephants away from railway tracks make the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) won the best innovation award in Indian Railways for the 2018-­19.


5.Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the ‘Order of Zayed’ which is the highest honour of United Arab Emirates

                            Obituary

6.Ross Perot, the self-made billionaire and computer industry giant passed away       

                      

                              Sports

7.Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik confirmed his retirement from one-day cricket.

  • Malik said he intended to quit one-day cricket after the World Cup last year and he followed through with that plan after Pakistan's 94-run win at Lord's.
  • He will continue to play the 20-20 format.

8.Indian men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri and women’s footballer Ashalata Devi won the top honours at the All India Football Federation’s AIFF Awards. 

  • Chhetri was named the men’s footballer of the year, while the title in the women’s category was won by Ashalata

Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information bureau website






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