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Most Important Current Affairs of July 2013

We have just published here the most important current affairs of July 2013 on national & internal events, sports news, prize & award winners, news on science & technology which are very useful for upcoming IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC, NICL, UPSC, SSC etc. recruitment exams.

Most Important Current Events of July 2013

National News

  • India’s Telegram service has stopped its working bringing the curtain down on its glorious 163-year old history.
  • Legendary Bollywood actor Pran passed away in Mumbai at the age of 93. He was a Dada Saheb Pjalke Award and Padma Bhushan recipient.
  • Reserve Bank of India has banned banks from doing any proprietary trading in the currency futures and exchange-traded currency options market.
  • Pakistani army personnel have crossed the Indo-Pakistan border in Kashmir and killed five Indian jawans on 6th August. 
  • Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant’s first unit has attained critically in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.
  • According to National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), the poverty level across India has been decreased by 15 percent.
  • 23 schoolchildren were died in Chapra, Bihar after eating poisonous food served under mid-day meal scheme of Central Government.
  • World’s largest steelmaker Arcelor-Mittal scrapped its steel plant of about 12-billion dollar in Odisha over inordinate delay.
  • Mr. Hemant Soren of JMM has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand after winning the trust vote in Jharkhand Assembly.
  • Us Vice-president Joe Biden visited to India and held talks with Prime Minister Monmahan Singh. USA has expressed its willingness to partner India in shale gas technology and joint Indo-US military exercise.
  • The Central Textiles Ministry has announced that the Government will soon launch a modified Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS).
  • INSAT-3D, the metrological satellite of India, has been launched abroad a European rocket from the spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana.
  • India has offered a 100 million dollar credit line to Vietnam for purchasing military equipment.
  • UPA Coordination Committee has agreed to the division of the Andhra Pradesh state. New state Telangana will be the India’s 29th state in about 4-5 months. The capital of both states will be Hyderabad for a period of 10 years.
  • Global biotechnology company Life Technologies has launched India’s first private DNA forensic laboratory in Gurgaon, Haryana.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the draft amendments to the Right to Information (RTI) Act. This amendment will nullify an order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) which sought to bring 6 national political parties under the act.
  • The Central Government has rejected the demand of complete autonomy by CBI in the Supreme Court.
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya has been appointed as the Managing Director of the State of Bank of India (SBI).
  • The Chief Economic Advisor of India, Raghuram Rajan has been appointed as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He succeeded Dr. D. Subbarao.
  • An IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh Durga Shakti Nagpal has been suspended after overseeing drive against illegal sand mining in Gautam Budh, UP.

International News

  • Hassan Rouhani has been elected as the new President of Iran succeeded Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  • India, Sri Lanka and Maldives have signed the Pacific Ocean Security Pact in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Mlambo Ngcuka became the first woman chief of UN Women.
  • The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the election to the General Assembly of Bhutan. Tshering Tobgay of PDP was sworn as the new Prime Minister of Bhutan.
  • The parliament of Ireland approved a groundbreaking law that allows abortion in limited cases.
  • The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured the hefty majority in the country’s Upper House.
  • The secretary-general of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami was awarded the death penalty for doing crimes against humanity committed during the country’s 1971 Liberation War.
  • The opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner of Russia, Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 5 years in prison on charges of theft and embezzlement. But he has been released from custody surprisingly a day after.
  •  Indian-born businessman Mamnoon Hussain has been elected as the 12th President of Pakistan.
  • Russia has granted asylum to US NSA employee Edward Snowden.
  • Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang visited US for talks on boosting trade between these two countries. He became the 2nd Vietnamese President invited to White House since the normalization ties.
  • Founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange has launched his WikiLeaks Party to contest in the upcoming Australian elections. He has been now holed up in the Ecuador’s embassy in London.
  • The ruling party of Cambodia’s President Hun Sen claimed the victory in the country’s general election.
  • North Korea and South Korea marked the 60th anniversary of 1950-53 Korean War.
  • Italian Supreme Court awarded a 4-year prison sentence to ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges of fraud and tax evasion.
  • ‘The Washington Post’, the newspaper has been acquired by Jeffrey Bezos, the founder of The newspaper exposed earlier the infamous Watergate Scandal.
  • Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe has been re-elected as the President. His party ZANU (PF) won the major seats in general election.

Sports Updates

  • Left-arm spinner of Team India, Ravindra Jadeja became the first Indian bowler to top the bowlers’ chart in the latest ICC One Day International Player Rankings.
  • Team India won the Tri-nation ODI Series in Post of Spain, West Indies defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
  • Women weightlifters of India have won the Asian junior championship team title 2013 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Indian clinched the under-19 International ODI series in Darwin.
  • India’s Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the 19th Commonwealth chess championship 2013.
  • France won the under-20 FIFA World Cup football title 2013. It was their maiden title.
  • Sayantan Das of West Bengal and Ivana Furtado won the boy’s and girl’s National junior chess championship 2013 respectively.
  • Team Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One championship 2013 title.
  • Chris Froome of British became the winner in the 100th Tour de France 2013 championship.
  • Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt clinched Gold in 100m at the London Diamond League athletics meet 2013.
  • No. 1 snooker player of India, Aditya Mehta won the World Games title 2013 at Cali, Colombia.
  • India won the Youth Chess Olympiad 2013 at Chongqing, Chinabeating Iran in the final round.
  • India won the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe by 5-0. Amit Mishra of India has been named for the Man of the Series.
  • Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi clinched the Politiken Cup chess tournament 2013 title.
  • India won Bronze at the Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup 2013 in Monchengladbach, Germany.

Prize & Award Winners

  • Western classical music conductor, Zubin Mehta has been chosen for the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony.
  • Shalini Singh, Deputy Editor of ‘TheHindu’ has been awarded the prestigious Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting 2013. Jaideep Hardikar of ‘The Telegraph’ bagged the Prem Bhatia Award for excellence in environmental reporting.
  • Razia Sultan, a 15-year old girl from Meerut, UP has been conferred the first United Nations Malala Award 2013 for spreading education among the child labourers.
  • The founder Chairman of Delhi Metro, E. Sreedharan has been honoured with the Lokmanya Tilak Award.
  • Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has been chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award in 2013.
  • The first and only female provincial governor of Afghanistan, Habiba Sarabi became the winner of prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award 2013

News on Science & Technology

  • Kirobo, a talking humanoid robot has been launched abroad a rocket to the International Space Station.
  • Scientists of Germany have developed a pen which will give a signal to the writer while wrong spelling.
  • A team of British scientists developed the world’s first intelligent knife named ‘iKnief’ which can detect cancer in less than three seconds.

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