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Current Affairs of 13th July

Anjali Singh, Published On:13-Jul-2019


                       Current affairs  

1.The State Bank of India has changed the charges on NEFT and RTGS transactions which will be done through Internet and mobile banking from July 1. 

  • The bank, which has about 25% market share and over 7 crore internet banking users, has decided to do away with fund transfer charges on mobile phones transactions through IMPS from August 1.    

2. Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has cut the marginal cost of funds­based lending rate (MCLR) by 10 basis points (bps) for various tenors. 

  • For 3 ­month, 6 month and 1 ­year tenor loans, MCLR is now 5 bps lower at 8.45%, 8.55% and 8.65%.
  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said that he expected faster transmission of the three successive repo rate cuts total of 75 bps.

3.The possibilities for production of space systems in India has been explored  by India and Russia, at the time of discussions between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and the visiting Director General of Russia’s space agency ROSCOSMOS and former Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. 

  • Cooperation in futuristic technologies, including new space systems, rocket engines, propellants and propulsion systems, spacecraft and launch vehicle technology were discussed at the meeting. The discussions covered all aspects related to India­ Russia space cooperation.       

4.In Spite of Washington's warnings that it will impose sanctions on the NATO-member country, the component of air defence system made by Russia has been continued to be received by Turkey for a second day

  • The landing of a fourth Russian cargo plane in Murted Air Base, near the capital, Ankara. 
  • The delivery of much awaited S-400 components had  started.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

            Appointment and Resignation

5.U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned from his post, in the middle  of a backlash deal he negotiated a decade ago with Jeffrey Epstein. 

6.Anshula Kant, had been appointed next MD and CFO of the World Bank Group.  

  • Ms.Anshula Kant will be the first woman CFO of the bank. She has more than 35 years of expertise in finance, banking, and innovative use of technology through her work as CFO of the State Bank of India.

                      Important Days

7.July 11 is observed as World Population Day which aims to spread knowledge about population related issues across the world. 

  • It has been observed since 30 years and issues are still growing. 
  • The first world population was observed as 5.25 billion people but presently the population is near 7.7 billion.


8.C. Kapur former Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) secretary passed away. 

  • Kapur, who was a cuesports player in his younger days, take charge as BSFI secretary for about three decades from the early 1980s. 
  • He was also designated as the secretary in the West Bengal Billiards Association.                  


9.Star spinner Rashid Khan is appointed captain of the Afghanistan cricket team and Asghar Afghan,who was removed as skipper before the World Cup, will be appointed as his deputy. 

  • The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB),has put an end to the split captaincy.  
  • Former ACB media manager Lutfullah Stanikzai has been named the new CEO. 

10.G. Sathiyan and A. Amalraj won the bronze medal in the semifinals of the World Tour Platinum Australian Open table tennis championships

11.Ajay Singh again made up to  Commonwealth records and ready on his way to take the men’s 81kg gold medal in the Commonwealth weightlifting championships. 

  • Ajay did 190kg in clean and jerk and 338kg in total to better Canadian Alex Bellemarre’s records of 183kg and 337kg, respectively.  

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

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