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Current Affairs of 16th July

Anjali Singh, Published On:16-Jul-2019


                       Current affairs     

1.Pakistan and India agreed for 80 percent and beyond on the draft agreement and operationalisation of the landmark Kartarpur corridor after a marathon meeting between the officials of the two countries in Wagah.

  • The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev.

2.The Reserve Bank of India is planning to make a mobile application to help visually challenged people to identify currency notes as cash still remains a dominant mode of transaction.

  • Presently, banknotes in denominations of Rs 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2,000 are in circulation, and Re 1 notes is issued by the Centre.
  • Intaglio printing based identification marks for helping the visually challenged in identification of banknotes denominations are present in the notes of Rs 100 and above.
  • After demonetisation of old Rs 500/1,000 notes in November 2016, new banknotes in design and sizes have been put in circulation.

3.PM Narendra Modi is planning to visit Bhutan for ‘neighbourhood first’ policy, to boost regional connectivity through multi-modal transport system.

  • This policy is a priority for Modi as he visited the Maldives and Sri Lanka on his first and second trip abroad within two weeks of taking charge of his second term. 
  • Bhutan is India’s closest neighbour and the PM’s visit is expected to give a fillip to sub-regional cooperation, including connectivity.                                                                                                             

            Appointment and Resignation

4.Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra was appointed Governor of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Acharya Devvrat, who has been transferred and appointed the Governor of Gujarat

                       Awards and Recognition

5.Sharath Kamal was rewarded Sportsperson of ­the­Year at the annual Indian Oil sports conclave

  • Sharath was among five nominees to whom votes was given by 60 elite sports persons employed with the oil major.


6.Former military ruler and President of Bangladesh Hussain Muhammad Ershad passed away.


7.Novak Djokovic, who has won four major titles, won the hearts of the audience at SW19, and the world at large, another chance to reassess that relationship with a performance for the ages to defeat eight time winner Roger Federer and achieved his fifth crown.

8.Lewis Hamilton has made the most favourable safety car intervention to win a record sixth British Grand Prix victory at a packed Silverstone. 

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

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