Weekly Current Affairs Update from 11th July – 17th July

Studycopter brings to you a compilation of the Weekly Current Affairs Update from 11th July – 17th July.

  1. US House of Representatives passes Bill on defence co-operation with India
  2. India’s Mithali Raj becomes first to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricket

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  1. India’s Sundar Singh Gurjar wins gold medal at World Para Athletics
  2. BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri as new head coach of Indian cricket team
  3. Harinder Pal Sandhu Wins South Australian Open Squash Title
  4. Legal services of advocates, firm of advocates liable to GST under reverse charge
  5. Maharashtra for direct election of sarpanchs
  6. Ease of business: Odisha to develop single portal for investor interface 
  7. UN agency sets up support centre in Punjab
  8. July 15th – World youth skills day
  9. Vikram Limaye to take charge as NSE MD & CEO
  10. Mukesh Kumar Jain appointed MD & CEO of Oriental Bank
  11. ‘Super woman’ Lilly Singh appointed UNICEF’s Global Good will Ambassador
  12. Shah Rukh Khan receives Honorary Membership from Jodhpur Guide Association
  13. YES Bank ties up with US-based OPIC, Wells Fargo
  14. Under Operation Clean Money II, 6.6 lakh more persons on I-T radar
  15. ICICI Lombard files for first IPO by non-life insurer, to dilute 19% equity
  16. Centre releases advance grant-in-aid of Rs. 51.30 crore to Arunachal Pradesh
  17. Autism research centre to come up in Kerala
  18. Ministry of Water Resources to Sign MoU with Ministry of Skill Development for the success of Namami Gange
  19. RINL Signs MoU with CCI for setting up Cement Plant
  20. Queen’s Award for Yusuffali
  21. 2017 sustainable development goals index: India ranked 117 of 157 countries
  22. Insurers should mention exclusions in policies: IRDAI
  23. Listed PSEs get another year to shed promoter holding to 75%
  24. GVK Power exits Bengaluru airport, sells remaining stake to Fairfax
  25. No GST on housing society RWA with Rs. 5K/month subscription
  26. Money transfer to get cheaper as SBI cuts NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%
  27. Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey
  28. India’s first solar powered DEMU train launched
  29. Dhaka-Kolkata freight train to run on pilot basis from August
  30. PM’s task force recommends scrapping 5-yearly job survey
  31. India contributes additional $1 million to India-UN Development Partnership Fund
  32. Delhi Police will be the first state police in India who will get ‘super cop belt’
  33. Maharashtra has become the first state to make social boycott a crime
  34. NGT declares 100m from edge of Ganga as No-development Zone
  35. MRPL gets ‘green’ signal for BS VI project
  36. Indigenously developed S-band Doppler Weather Radar commissioned in Kochi
  37. Indian Railways launches RailCloud to optimise server management, resources
  38. Meghalaya’s CM Mukul Sangma launches LIFE program at Songsak
  39. Google makes its first Indian acquisition with AI startup Halli Labs
  40. DIPP to set up India’s first TISC in Punjab
  41. Services provided by an educational institution to students, faculty and staff are fully exempt from GST.
  42. Subhash Garg takes charge as Economic Affairs Secretary
  43. Iran appoints female CEO named Farzaneh Sharafbani to lead airline for the first time since 1940
  44. Debi Prasad Dash has been appointed as the new director-general of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DG-DRI)
  45. Leslie Thng is the new CEO of Vistara
  46. MOU signed between Department of Defence Production and MIDHANI
  47. India to host 8th Edition of Theatre Olympics ‘The Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World’ from February 17- April 08, 2018
  48. 5 States, a UT sign pact with Centre on e-Marketplace
  49. Axis Bank has entered into collaboration with Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) to facilitate trade with Latin America and the Caribbean.
  50. Tata Global Beverages to divest stake in group’s firms to parent
  51. SC stays cattle sale rules across nation
  52. Cabinet approves establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi
  53. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Palestine on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine
  54. Cabinet approves Joint Interpretative Notes on the Agreement between India and Bangladesh for Promotion and Protection of Investments
  55. Shri J P Nadda launches the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22)
  56. Rajasthan is the first State to fix minimum education qualification for cooperative body poll
  57. Maharashtra is the first state in the country to launch free injectable contraceptive for women
  58. ESIC & DGFASLI sign MoU for collaboration on occupational health and prevention of occupational injuries and diseases
  59. 11 July: World Population Day
  60. Japan’s men-only island gets UNESCO heritage tag
  61. No GST on gifts to employees up to Rs. 50,000 and on perks in contract
  62. Amazon gets govt nod for $500-million FDI in food business
  63. IOC, LanzaTech ink Rs 350-cr pact to build first off gas-to-bioethanol unit
  64. Village cooperative sets up first-ever solar power plant
  65. Ministry forms panel for cruise tourism
  66. Karnataka sets up panel to design State flag
  67. Minister of Railways Inaugurates Madgaon leg of the Science Express
  68. Amul becomes 6th largest butter brand in the world
  69. Reliance makes its 15th global oil block exit with pullout from Peru
  70. EPFO’s new enrolment scheme works, 10 million members added in three months
  71. CBEC relaxes norms on bonds under GST to help exports take off
  72. Government launches new tax payer service module
  73. India to join Global Foreign Exchange Committee
  74. Saint Teresa’s blue-bordered sari an Intellectual Property now
  75. India, US and Japan navies kick off 2017 Malabar Exercise
  76. Government merges Ministries of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

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