Current Affairs 19th July 2019

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Current Affairs 19th July 2019

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NATIONAL

  1. 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue begins

-The 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue begins in New Delhi.

  1. 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.

INTERNATIONAL

  1. Russia launched Soyuz Carrier Rocket with 33 satellites

  –Russia successfully launched Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with a hydrometeorological satellite and 32 small satellites.

  1. 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.

BANKING

  1. 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.

  1. SBI slashes lending rates by 5 bps

  -State Bank of India has reduced its benchmark lending rate by 5 bpsacross all loan tenures.

APPOINTMENTS

  1. 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.

AWARDS

  1. ‘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.

OBITUARIES

  1. Former India goalkeeper Celestine passes away

  –Former India football goalkeeper from Tamil Nadu A. U. Celestine passed away.