July 2011 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs July 2011: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of July 2011 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Harun Rashid Khan took over as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India succeeding Shyamala Gopinath who retired in June 2011.
  • Former defence secretary Pradeep Kumar was sworn-in as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). He replaced P J Thomas, whose appointment was struck down by the Supreme Court in March 2011.
  • The Union government appointed senior advocate Rohinton Nariman as the Solicitor-General, the second senior most law officer of India.
  • Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly appointed Truong Tan Sang as the communist country’s new president following Vietnam’s 13th National Assembly election.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Akademi Awards for 2010 were presented by Vice-President of India, M. Hamid Ansari.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Hyderabad-based CVR Group-promoted Krishnapatnam Port tied up with State-run inland transport services provider Container Corporation of India (Concor).
  • The United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur welcomed the agreement signed, between the Sudanese Government and the rebel Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM).
  • India and Britain confirmed trade deals worth billions of pounds after the talks concluded between Union Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in London.
  • The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) and M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF).
Top Economics Current Affairs
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) board okayed the all-important Takeover Code accepting the recommendations of the Takeover Regulations Advisory Committee (TRAC).

Top India Current Affairs
  • India accepted international norms for the prevention of air pollution emanating from ships. The norms were proposed under a 1997 protocol of the International Maritime organisation.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Three-day seminar on the prospects of India’s agriculture export in 2025: opportunities, challenges and roadmap was inaugurated in New Delhi by Secretary Commerce, Rahul Khullar.
  • Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ made its India debut when it landed in the Delhi Airport. The Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ arrived in Delhi from Japan and will be stay at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for two days, before leaving for Mumbai on 15 July 2011.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Dhrupad maestro Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar died in New Delhi. Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar born in Alwar in 1927 into an eminent family of Dhrupad musicians was a renowned practitioner of Dagarvani style of music that originated from the Vedas.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Hina Rabbani Khar from Pakistan People’s Party (PP) became Pakistan’s first woman foreign minister. The 34-year-old minister of state for foreign affairs was elevated to the post of full minister at a time when both President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani were out of the country.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's name was found missing from a list of those given an honorary doctorate of law degree by the Panjab University.
  • An Indian origin woman who pleaded guilty to being a courier of heroin worth 50,000 pounds in Britain, has been jailed for three years.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • The HRD (Human Resource Development) ministry superseded the National Council for Teacher Education through a gazette notification.
  • Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced more administrative and financial powers to panchayats to further strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions.
  • The Bihar state government cleared a bill named Bihar Chikitsa Seva Sansthan Aur Vyakti Surakha Vidheyak 2011 which would ensure doctors’ safety at their work places.
  • Members of parliamentary committee on security reviewed Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. 20 to 25 committee members spent almost six hours at the airport to review customs, immigration, disaster management preparedness and security among other issues.
Top Report Current Affairs
  • Australia unveiled its economic reforms with a plan to tax carbon emissions from the worst polluters in the nation. The scheme aims to reduce national carbon emissions by 5 percent of 2000 levels by 2020.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran resigned from the Union Cabinet.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Kynan Chenai of India bagged silver medal (trap) in the 2011 International junior shotgun cup shooting championship in Orimattila (Finland) on 3 July 2011.
  • Italian top seed Fabiano Caruana defeated Filipino Wesley to emerge winner of the AAI International Grandmasters chess tournament on 2 July 2011.
  • India maintained its No. 1 status in the latest ICC Test Rankings released but lost a couple of rating points after drawing two matches in the 1-0 series victory over West Indies. The test series concluded on 10 July 2011.
  • Japan lifted the women's football World Cup by defeating USA in a dramatic final in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the list of Alltime Greatest Test team. The ICC’s list includes four Indian cricketers namely- batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • Neptune the eighth planet of the solar system completed its first orbit around the sun 165 years after its discovery. Neptune is also the farthest planet from Sun.
Top World Current Affairs
  • People of Morocco (North African country) approved the constitutional reforms which is expected to bring democratic reforms in the country.
  • The ousted Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is charged with illegally ordering the arrest of criminal court Chief Justice, Abdulla Mohamed. The charge was made Mohamed Nasheed, was forced out of office in February 2012.
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