July, 2019

  • The state government of Goa approved an amendment to the Factories Act 1948 which will allow the deployment of women in night shifts (from 7pm to 6 am) in industries.
  • United States President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president enter North Korea
  • Japan has resumed commercial whaling after a period of 31 years
  • India to become 3rd Largest Economy in 2025 to overtake Japan
  • Kerala received its first tranche of $250 million from World Bank under the ‘Resilient Kerala Initiative’.
  • The Finance Ministry has exempted jewelry and gems taken out from India for exhibition from IGST
  • The IMF has updated the growth forecast of 7% with a cut of 0.3% from April forecast of 7.3 %.
  • Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs
  • Uttar Pradesh government has launched a massive campaign called ‘Dastak’ to eradicate the deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease.
  • Maharashtra the first to declare Blue Mormon (Papilio Polgmnestor) as its state butterfly.
  • Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ for Water Conservation
  • An 82-member Special Rhino Protection Force deployed in Kaziranga National Park.
  • Mega Pollution Awareness Campaign Conducted by NCC
  • The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a proposal of Zero Budget Natural Farming in budget 2019 for doubling farmer’s income in the country
  • India gets Jaipur as its 38th UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The production of Train18, India’s first semi high-speed train has come to halt as the design of the train violates certain specifications.
  • Karnataka 1% quota for Trafficked Women’s Girl Child
  • MoAFW Commemorates Partnership with UN WFP
  • NCDEX to add basmati paddy in the Grain Basket
  • “Operation Thirst” launched by RPF on 8th and 9th July 2019.
  • India’s First ‘private’ Train TEJAS Express.
  • India built 250 Homes in Myanmar for Rohingya
  • Wholesale price-based inflation declined to its 23 month low of 2.02% in June.
  • Amendments for SARFAESI Act has Denied
  • Indian exports and imports saw a decline of 9.71% to $25 billion and 9% to $40.29 billion respectively in June 2019.
  • Govt. extends 15th Finance Commission’s Term up to 30th November 2019.
  • AYUSH Grid Project has been conceptualized by the Ministry of AYUSH for digitizing healthcare delivery at all levels.
  • MoHFW Banned Distribution of Colistin
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has planned to convert the lane into FASTag-only lane in a time-bound manner.
  • Inter-Ministerial Committee banned Cryptocurrency.
  • The government slashed GST to 5% from 12% for EVs.
  • Odisha ‘Rasagola’ bagged Geographical Indications(GI) Tag.
  • Parliament cleared Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  • Rajya Sabha passed Triple Talaq Bill and also the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on 25th July 2019.
  • Tapan Ray committee set up by RBI to review CIC(Core Investment Companies)
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposes to start a DD channel exclusively for start-ups announcing the Union Budget 2019-20.
  • ‘UTKARSH 2022’: The three-year medium-term strategy of RBI.
  • As per the data provided by the Finance Ministry, 44,016 Bank frauds have occurred in the last 11 years.
  • RBI imposed a penalty of Rs 7 crore on SBI and Rs 10 lakh on Union Bank of India for violating norms issued by RBI.
  • HDFC Bank, CSC Launches Credit Card for VLEs(village-level entrepreneurs)
  • StanChart to be 1st Foreign Bank to Launch Operation at GIFT City
  • World Bank Decides not to Fund Amravati Project
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered the inflation forecast for India to 4.1% in FY 2020.
  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das launched UTKARSH 2022,
  • State Bank of India (SBI) has made an agreement with the New Delhi-based Agri services solutions firm Sohan Lal Commodity Management Pvt. Ltd. (SLCM).
  • RBI relaxed ECB norms for corporates and NBFCs
  • Global Innovation Index (GII) is to be launched by Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal in New Delhi on 24th July 2019.
  • Sarada Kumar Hota is the MD of National Housing Bank
  • Manoj Kumar Nambiar is the New Chairman of MFIN
  • Anshula Kant is the MD and CFO of World Bank
  • Manoj Mukund Naravane is the Vice Chief of the Indian army
  • ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’– Mark Tully
  • President’s award for utilization of CSR—NALCO
  • 1st IPS officer to complete 7 Summits Challenge– Aparna Kumar
  • Best Innovation Award– Northeast Frontier Railway
  •  Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award 2019– Government’s “Find the Incredible You” campaign
  • 1st July 2019 –GST Day
  • 1st July 2019 –National Doctor’s Day
  • 11th July 2019– World Population Day
  •  24th July 2019 –Income Tax Day
  • 29th July 2019– Global Tiger Day
  • MoU signed between India and Myanmar on matters of security in the past.
  • UGC launches STRIDE scheme to boost research culture in universities.
  • The Government of India in consultation with the RBI has decided to allow a discount of Rs 50 per gram of gold.
  • Parliament Cleared Aadhaar (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  • One woman in every SHG will be eligible for a loan up to Rs. 1 lakh under MUDRA Scheme.
  • Zero-Balance Bank Accounts under PMJDY crossed balance of Rs 1 trillion
  • Cabinet approvals Workers Safety Code Bill, 2019
  • The government is preparing its way to implement the ‘Study in India’ Programme to attract Foreign Students which was announced by the Finance Minister in Budget 2019.
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) plans to launch a scheme for sampling, testing, and inspection of milk.
  • “LaQshya” to improve Public Health Facility
  • Google India and Tata Trusts aim to expand their initiative called ‘Internet Saathi’ to the villages of Punjab and Odisha.
  • Credit Guarantee Enhancement Corporation to Set Up in 2019-20
  • Bengal stopped Crop Insurance Scheme PMFBY
  • “UKEIRI Mobility Programme: Study in India” is an initiative of British Council India and Universities UK International (UUKI).
  • Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-Dhan Yojana (PMLVMDY) is a central scheme for small traders and retailers.
  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojana is an accident insurance scheme that offers accidental death and disability cover for one-year, which can be renewed annually.
  • Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana, The scheme was launched in the year 2001-2002 to mobilize the artisans into SHGs for running the community business enterprise for self-sustainability
  • NASA to launch a new mission to explore Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, using a drone lander called “Dragonfly”.
  • India’s First SDG dashboard Launched
  • India’s third Radar imaging satellite is RISAT-2B
  • NSIL (New Space India Limited) is a New Commercial Arm of Department of science
  • Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar mission of ISRO after Chandrayaan-1 launched
  • NCRB (The National Crime Records Bureau) proposed Automated Facial-Recognition System.
  • 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing
  • India Shares Satellite Data as per UN-SPIDER Charter
  • Indian Army Celebrated e 20th years of operation Vijay of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
  • The fifth Dornier squadron Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 313 was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Admiral Karambir Singh.
  • CRPF celebrates 81st Raising Day
  • The Indian Air force has received the first four of the 22 Apache helicopters from US aerospace Boeing
  • The amphibious ship LCU L56 was Commissioned by Indian Navy
  • Dutee Chand won gold in 100m World Universiade. She became the first Indian.
  • Simona Halep wins Wimbledon Women’s Final 2019
  • England won the Title of ICC World Cup
  • Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon Final
  • Hima Das won Gold at Tabor Athletics Meet. She also clinched gold in Women’s Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on 8th July 2019 and gold in Women’s 200m Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland.
  • Sachin Tendulkar and Allan Donald have been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame.
  • Ravinder Malik won Mr. South Asia Title
  • India-Nepal Logistics Summit held in Kathmandu.
  • 1st Himalayan Conclave held at Uttarakhand