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Current Affairs of 26th July

Deepak Rai, Published On:27-Jul-2019

                                         Current Affairs

1. 26 july - celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas : we celebrate Kargil diwas in  India on 26 July

  • On this date in 1999 India take there command back to  the high outposts which has been lost to Pakistan .

2. National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) : Rajasthan occupies 2nd  rank :-

  • MGNREGA or NREGA  is to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed employment in a year to every rural household whose adult members are ready to work .


3. Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha : Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 on 25 July.

  • The Bill was introduced by the Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The Bill criminalises instant triple talaq among Muslims.  under this Bill there is a 3 years of jail term for the husband.

4. The Companies Amendment  Bill introduced in Lok Sabha on 25th July : The Bill was introduced by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman . 

  • The ordinance prohibits a company from issuing shares at a discount, except in certain cases.    


5. Priti Patel took charge  as the Britain's first Indian origin home secretary  : Priti Patel took charge as  Britain's first Indian-origin home secretary which is a part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top team.  

  • She took replace Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid.

6. Unlawful Activities Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha :                               

  • Director-General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) can  now grant approval of attachment of property when the case was investigated by the agency.

7. RIL became the top Indian company in the  Fortune Global 500 list .


  • Reliance  has topped the Indian company  in the latest Fortune Global 500 list. 
  • RIL has moved 42 positions from its previous ranking and has secured 106th position.


8. Legend of Boxing Manny Pacquiao won  2019 WBA Super Welterweight title : Manny Pacquiao  won the World Boxing Association welterweight championship 2019.


  • He defeated  Keith Thurman of US
  • This Tournament happened  at MGM Grand Garden Arena, United States.

9. Union Home Minister Amit Shah To Head Panel On Workplace Sexual Harassment :

  • The new panel includes Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

10.Digital Commission upholds Rs 3,050 crore fine against Airtel, Vodafone Idea.                               

  • Digital Communications Commission (DCC) on recommendations by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) approved the penalty of Rs.3050 crore on Airtel and  Vodafone Idea . 

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



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