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Daily Current Affairs- July 2013

Daily Current Affairs- July 2013







July 19
·        Justice P. Sathasivam Sworn in as the Chief Justice of India

July 18
· Justice Altamas Kabir retired from the office of Chief Justice of India.
·        Veteran Tamil lyricist Vaali passes away in Chennai at the age of 81.

·    The Union Government approved to rename Bengaluru International Airport as Kempegowda International Airport.

July 17

·        Supreme Court of India refused to reduce the age of juvenile from 18 to 16 years.

·        FDI in Telecom sector raised to 100 percent

July 16
· Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta won the Commonwealth Chess Championship.
·        Neptune’s 14th moon discovered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
·      The Supreme Court allowed dance bars in Maharashtra to reopen which were shut down by the state government eight years.

July 15
·        163 year old telegram service in India to be closed forever
·        RBI fined 49.5 crore on 22 private and public sector banks for violating KYC/anti-money laundering norms.
·        People's Democratic Party won the National Assembly Elections in Bhutan


July 14
·  Koodankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu went critical.
·        Sharapova hires Jimmy Connors as new coach
·     England beat Australia by 14 runs in first Ashes test and takes 1-0 lead.

July 13
·   Hemant Soren sworn in as Jharkhand’s ninth CM

· Bofors payoffs scandal accused Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi died in Milan following a stroke.
July 12
·Veteran actor and Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient Pran passed away
·  Malala Day observed across the World on 12 July.

·  India won Celkon Cup (West Indies Tri-Nation Series) defeating Sri Lanka in final


July 11
·Former Australia spinner Shane Warne will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on July 19
· Eighth World Youth Athletic Championship began in Donetsk, Ukraine.
· Union government on 11 July 2013 approved a proposal to replace DGCA with a new aviation regulator
·   World Population Day observed across the world on 11 July. Theme this year is "Focus is on Adolescent Pregnancy"

·        Lajja Goswami won Silver in shooting World Cup

July 10
·        Ireland qualifies for 2015 ICC World Cup
·        Hazem El-Beblawi was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Egypt by interim President Mansour.
·       Priyadarsini Govind new director of Kalakshetra

·       Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik appointed coach of the senior men’s hockey team

July 9
·        AK Singh sworn in as the new Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
·        Railway Revenue Earnings increased by 11.93 Percent during April - June 2013
·        State Bank of India (SBI) launched State Bank Xpress Money Card
·  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon appointed Abdoulaye Bathily as Deputy Head of UN Mission in Mali


July 8
·        KK Paul took over as the New Governor of Meghalaya
·        India moved to Second Spot in ICC Test Rankings
·        Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil appointed new Governor of Sikkim
·        World's 1st IVF baby born using New Embryo Screening Technique

·        Shiva Thapa becomes the youngest pugilist from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan.


July 7
· Mohamed ElBaradei was named as Egypt's new Prime Minister to head a caretaker government. He was the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, an intergovernmental organization under the auspices of the United Nations, from 1997 to 2009.
· IOC extended the deadline of the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by a month.
·  Ranbir Kapoor & Vidya Balan won the Best Actor & Actress award respectively at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in Macau.
·  Two people have been injured in a series of 8 blasts inside the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodhgaya.
·  World Champion Sebastian Vettel wins German Grand Prix.
·  Andy Murray is the first Briton to win Wimbledon Men’s Singles Trophy in 77 years. He defeated Novak Djokovic in three sets to capture the title.


July 6
·        Former Telecom Secretary R. Chandrasekhar appointed President of Nasscom
·        UN Report:Poverty in India declined by 16 Percent
·        French tennis player Marion Bartoli  defeat Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 to win her first Wimbledon title.
·        Venezuela offers asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden

July 5
·        President Pranab Mukherjee signed Ordinance on Food Security Bill
·        Adli Mansour Sworn in as the interim President of Egypt
·        President conferred National Youth Awards 2011-12
·        FIFA barred Iraq from holding any Friendly Football Matches.
·        Padma Shree Awardee Madhubani Painting artist Mahasundari Devi died at the Age of 92

July 4
·        Douglas Engelbart, Father of the Mouse died at the Age of 88
·        Ordinance to implement Food Bill Approved by Union Cabinet
·        Vandana Gandhi became First Indian Woman to Receive Prestigious Emirates Woman Award
·        Egyptian Army ousts Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi from his post.
·        New Zealand Fast Bowler Chris Martin announced Retirement

July 3
·        Sujatha Singh will be India’s new Foreign Secretary.
·        Sunil Soni has been appointed as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
·        Himachal Pradesh declared as the first Smoke-free state in India.

July 2
·        India reject Edward Snowden's request for asylum.
·        Seven policemen killed in attack by Maoist in Jharkhand.
·        India Govt releases National Cyber Security Policy 2013.

July 1
·        India’s first navigation satellite IRNSS-1A launch from  Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
·        Brazil wins the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup after defeating Spain by 3-0 in the final
·        Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union.
·        Suresh Kalmadi loses bid for Chief of Asian Athletics Association to Brigadier Dalham al-Hamad, the senior vice-president of athletics association Qatar. 


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