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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 14th July 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 14th July 2021. Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 14th July 2021. covering the following news headlines: BHIM-UPI, National Forensic Science University, Sher Bahadur Deuba, Arun Hydropower project.

Daily Current Affairs update are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs Update is the complete box of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc.

So, here is the GK update of 14th July 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt current affairs quiz.

Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows:

  • International News
  • National News
  • Defence News
  • Sports News
  • Obituaries News
  • Miscellaneous News

International News

  1. Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Nepal’s Prime Minister for 5th time
  • Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba became the Prime Minister of the country for the fifth time on 13 July.
  • His appointment is in line with a judgment issued by the Supreme Court on July 12, paving the way for his claim for premiership replacing the incumbent KP Sharma Oli.
  • Previously, Deuba served as Nepal’s Prime Minister four times from June 2017 to February 2018, June 2004 to February 2005, July 2001 to October 2002 and September 1995 to March 1997.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Nepal Capital: Kathmandu;
  • Nepal Currency: Nepalese rupee;
  • Nepal President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

National News

  1. EAM Jaishankar unveils statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Georgia
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Georgia at a prominent Tbilisi park.
  • During his two-day visit to Georgia, a strategically important country situated at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Jaishankar held talks with the country’s top leadership & also handed over the relics of 17th century St. Queen Keteva.
  • St. Queen Ketevan was a 17th century Georgian Queen who attained martyrdom. Her relics were found in 2005 at the St. Augustine Convent in Old Goa, India, on the basis of medieval Portuguese records.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Georgia: Irakli Garibashvili
  • Georgia Capital: Tbilisi;
  • Georgia Currency: Georgian lari.
  1. India launches BHIM-UPI services in Bhutan
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has launched BHIM-UPI QR-based payments in Bhutan, which will further strengthen cooperation between the two neighboring countries.
  • With the launch in Bhutan, the payment infrastructure of both the countries are seamlessly linked and this will benefit tourists and businessmen from India traveling to Bhutan. It will ease living and travel through cashless transactions.
  • The services have started in Bhutan under India’s “Neighbourhood First” policy. She described BHIM UPI as one of the brightest in facilitating digital transactions in India during the pandemic.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Bhutan Capital: Thimphu;
  • Bhutan Prime minister: Lotay Tshering;
  • Bhutan Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum.
  1. Amit Shah inaugurates centre of excellence at National Forensic Science University
  • Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated a research-based center of excellence at the National Forensic Science University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • The research based Center of Excellence at National Forensic Science University in Gandhinagar will help our youth to become free from drug and drug addiction.
  • This centre will help in research and analysis of drugs and narcotics seized in the different parts of the country and its routes. Home Minister Amit Shah also inaugurated the virtual training model on Investigation of Crime against women for Indian Police.

Defence News

  1. Indian Navy receives 10th Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft ‘P-8I’
  • Indian Navy received the 10th anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I from the US-based aerospace company Boeing.
  • The Defence Ministry had signed a contract for eight P-8I aircraft in 2009. However, later in 2016, it signed a contract for four additional P-8I aircraft. The remaining two aircrafts are expected to be delivered in the last quarter of 2021.
  • P-8I is a long-range maritime reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft, and a variant of the P-8A Poseidon used by the US Navy.
  • India was the first international customer of Boeing for this aircraft.
  • The Indian Navy inducted the first P-8I aircraft in 2013, while the ninth P-8I aircraft was received in November 2020.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of Boeing: Chicago, United States.
  • Boeing Founded: 15 July 1916.
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing: David L. Calhoun.

Sports News

  1. India to host 2026 World Badminton Championships
  • Badminton World Federation has allotted BWF World Championship to India for 2026.
  • This will be the second time that India will host the premier tournament, which is held every year except the Olympic year. India hosted the 2009 BWF World Championships in Hyderabad.
  • Since then, India has played host to various major badminton tournaments including the 2014 Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, the Asian Championships apart from the annual BWF Super 500 event, the Yonex-Sunrise India Open.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen;
  • Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  • Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934.
  1. Deepak Kabra becomes first Indian gymnastics judge at Olympics
  • Deepak Kabra has become the first Indian to be selected for judging the gymnastics competition of the Olympic Games, a life goal achieved for the man who knew he wouldn’t have made it there as an active gymnast because of his not-so-strong fundamentals.
  • He will be seen officiating the men’s artistic gymnasts at the Tokyo Games, which gets underway on July 23.

Obituaries News

  1. 1983 World Cup winning former India cricketer Yashpal Sharma passes away
  • Former Indian cricketer, Yashpal Sharma, who was a member of the Indian team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, has passed away.
  • He represented India in 37 Tests and 42 ODIs. He was a middle order batsman who played during the 1970s and 80s. The Punjab-born cricketer had represented three teams in Ranji including Punjab, Haryana and Railways.
  1. Former WWE Wrestler ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff passes away
  • The renowned American professional wrestler, Paul Orndorff, who is best known with his nickname Mr. Wonderful, has passed away.
  • He was one of professional wrestling’s biggest stars of the 1980s and was famous for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He retired in 2000. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

Miscellaneous News

  1. India’s first national dolphin research centre to come up in Patna
  • India and Asia’s first National Dolphin Research Center (NDRC) will come up on the banks of the Ganges on the campus of Patna University.
  • Around 1,455 dolphins have been sighted during a survey conducted in 2018-19 by teams of experts in the Ganges River.
  • The Gangetic dolphin is India’s national aquatic animal but frequently falls prey to illegal poaching. The presence of dolphins in the Ganga gives a sign of a healthy ecosystem because dolphins live at least in 5 ft to 8 ft deep water.
  • The Gangetic dolphin has been declared an endangered aquatic animal and is one of the four freshwater dolphins species in the world as another three species are said to be found in the Yangtze River, the Indus River in Pakistan and the Amazon River globally.

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