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Current Affairs of 14th July

Anjali Singh, Published On:14-Jul-2019

 

                       Current affairs  

1.The second informal summit of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to be held in Varanasi on October 12 to  strengthen ties of their meeting held last month in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. 

  • The reason of the second informal summit, followed by Wuhan meeting last year, is followed by Beijing’s decision to celebrate the 70th anniversary of China’s diplomatic relations with India. 
  • It is related to the consensus between Mr. Xi  Jinping and Mr. Modi to strengthen bilateral ties, especially after the Doklam military stand­off in the summer of 2017.     

2.Assistant United States Trade Representative(AUSTR) Christopher Wilson visited India on 11-12 July 2019 to explore potential of enhanced bilateral trade and economic engagement with India under the new Government. 

  • The bilateral discussion was done by delegates on 12 July 2019 with the Indian delegation led by Sanjay Chadha, AdditionalSecretary, Department of Commerce, which included senior officials from other Government of Indian Ministries.
  • The aim of the meeting was to provide a new impetus to bilateral trade and commercial ties, which was already discussed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President Donald Trump during their meeting in Osaka, Japan on 28 June 2019.
  • During the visit AUSTR also called on the Commerce Secretary and Commerce & Industry Minister.

3.Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal, is on a three-day visit to the United Kingdom from 14th July 2019.

  • On the first day, Piyush Goyal is about to meet Indian diaspora and interact with Indian business leaders. 
  • On 15th July, He will address India – UK Joint Economic Trade Committee (JETCO) meeting in London.  Hel will deliver his keynote address in the plenary session of JETCO and will hold meetings with the British Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr. Liam Fox.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

            Appointment and Resignation

4.IAS officer Ritu Maheshwari has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Noida Authority. 

  • Ms. Ritu Maheshwari, who was District Magistrate in Ghaziabad, replaces Alok Tandon, who has been relieved as the Noida Authority CEO but he will continue as its chairman.

5.Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Punjab Cabinet as he was insulted by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh. 

  • Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh commented the cricketer turned politician of the portfolios of Local Government and Tourism and Culture and gave him Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources ministry. 

                              Sports

6.Simona Halep won Wimbledon as she wanted to get a life­time membership of the coveted All England Club. 

  • Her game was regal and majestic, as she dispatched seven ­time winner Serena Williams in 56 minutes to clinch her first Wimbledon and second Major title. 
  • She is now the first Romanian to win the singles crown at SW19. 

7.Kiran More former Indian wicket keeper, was appointed the USA’s director of cricket last month, will take the additional responsibility of training the senior national team on an interim basis. 


8.Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan won the WBC International welterweight title defeating Australian Billy Dib in the fourth round of his bout in the inaugural Super Boxing League 

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






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