Current Affairs 19th July 2019
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- 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue begins
-The 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue begins in New Delhi.
- Lal Bahadur Shastri Statue unveiled by PM
-The Prime Minister unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi.
- Russia launched Soyuz Carrier Rocket with 33 satellites
–Russia successfully launched Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with a hydrometeorological satellite and 32 small satellites.
- France to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020
–France will impose green tax up to €18 on plane tickets from 2020. The move aims to fund less-polluting transportation projects.
- Deposits in Jan Dhan Yojana accounts crosses Rs 1 lakh crore
-Deposits in bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan scheme have crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark.
- SBI slashes lending rates by 5 bps
-State Bank of India has reduced its benchmark lending rate by 5 bpsacross all loan tenures.
- Arun Kumar appointed as DGCA chief
-Arun Kumar has been appointed as the Director General of aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation. He will replace BS Bhullar.
- ‘Best Innovation Award’ won by NEFR
–Northeast Frontier Railway has won the‘Best Innovation Award’ for unique strategy adopted to keep wild elephants away from train tracks.
- Former India goalkeeper Celestine passes away
–Former India football goalkeeper from Tamil Nadu A. U. Celestine passed away.