July 2013 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs July 2013: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of July 2013 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
  • Justice Adly Mahmoud Mansour, head of Egypt's Constitutional Court, has been today sworn in as interim leader of the troubled nation, hours after the powerful army removed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Mansour, 67, was sworn in at the Constitutional Court in a ceremony telecast live on state television.
  • Hazem el-Beblawi, a liberal economist and Egypt's former finance minister, was appointed as the country's new prime minister.
  • Justice P. Sathasivam took oath of office as the CJI today. President Pranab Mukherjee administered the same. He will be the 40th chief justice of India and this is the 1st time someone from Tamil Nadu will be in this position
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • All 21 convicts, including 13 policemen were awarded life imprisonment by a court in Mumbai in the 2006 fake encounter killing of Ram Narayan Gupta alias Lakkhan Bhaiya, an alleged aide of fugitive gangster Chhota Rajan.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • India and China are planning to hold exercises between their navies and air forces also in the near future.
  • Kerala aims to have at least 3,000 IT companies by 2020. This would be initiated under the Seed Support System which supports initial investment for helping new entrepreneurs within the purview of the latest policy of 'one product startup a day”. Also a hi-tech Kerala Technology Innovation Zone will be set up at the Kinfra Hi-Tech Park where the Startup Village, is there at present.
Top Economics Current Affairs
  • RBI announced that 22 banks that include the SBI, PNB have been penalized for KYC norms violation and money laundering. This was done after the central bank did an investigation of account books, processes and compliance followed in the banks.


Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • Filmmaker Guddu Dhanoa is getting ready to make a sequel of Deewana which had Shah Rukh Khan. The movie was released in 1992 had a romantic story featuring Rishi Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan and Divya Bharati. The film’s director was Raj Kanwar and producer was Guddu Dhanoa.
  • A new trend has captured Bollywood. Firstly, it was Sonam Kapoor who stole the limelight from the lead actor Farhan Akhtar by charging only Rs 11 for the movie ‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’. Now, Karan Johar who will be acting for the film ‘Bombay Velvet’ directed by Anurag Kashyap has stated that he will charge Rs 11 and the money thus saved should be used for enhancing production qualities and special effects.
Top Geography Current Affairs
  • In Uttar Pradesh, the flood situation has deteriorated after torrential rains leading to loss of lives of 116 people in the past 14 days. Floods have hit ten districts as the rivers like Sharda, Saryu and Ghaghra are overflowing and heavy downpour continued on Wednesday in different places.
  • Uttar Pradesh is facing the wrath of floods where the death toll reached 152 and many rivers have breached the danger mark. The situation is further worsened because of the torrential downpour and more than 5 lakh people have been displaced.
Top India Current Affairs
  • Now Tripura will have an IIT which will be established at a cost of Rs.128 crore next year. This would be initiate development in the domestic IT market. The institute will be come up in Bodhjungnagar which is the biggest industrial hub in North East India. This is at a distance of 25 km from Agartala.
  • UPA takes the decision to carve out a separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh which also becomes the first linguistic state to be bifurcated. Andhra Pradesh was formed on November 1, 1956 when Telangana at that time known as Hyderabad was merged with Andhra state.
  • The Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, where multiple blasts occurred on July 7, will now get protection from the Central Industrial Reserve Force (CISF). In India, this will be the first case where a paramilitary force will be guarding a place of worship. The Centre accepted the state government’s request for CISF protection in Bodh Gaya, which is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in India.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • HDFC Life, India's leading long-term private life insurance solutions provider, has been adjudged as India's 'Top 25 Best Companies to work for' by the Great Places to Work Institute in association with the Economic Times. This year, HDFC Life moved up the ladder to rank 18th from 23rd in 2012.
  • After the hype that there will be competition among as many as 100 or even more players for acquiring bank licences, what was actually received were only 26 applications after the last day of submission from both the public and private sector.
  • The Supreme Court has imposed a ban on over-the-counter sale of acid. The court has also directed the government to pay a compensation of Rs.3 lakh to every acid attack victim. The Supreme Court bench also specified in detail the stipulation for the sale of acid.
  • A live surgery for the treatment of OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea will be done at the Asian Heart Institute and will be viewed by 5,000 doctors across the globe. A live robotic surgery along with lectures by experts will be done for the first time.
Top person Current Affairs
  • Late Rajesh Khanna’s statue will be unveiled in Mumbai on his 1st death anniversary. UTV Stars Channel stated that this would be done at the at Bandstand Promenade at Bandra. It was also stated that his charming smile and style would be commemorated in a brass statue which will be in one of his well-known poses.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Bihar has been allocated a special package of Rs.4,130 crore for rural development. This announcement was made by Jairam Ramesh, the Minister of Rural Development. This is the largest package Bihar has got in 12 years. Ramesh also stated that the below poverty line (BPL) quota for allocation of houses under the Indira Awas Yojna would wind up from April 1 in 2014.
  • Narendra Modi launched a verbal attack against the Congress on different issues. He said whenever the Congress fails in implementing anything it hides behind the cover of secularism so that it is not countered on real issues
Top Scheme Current Affairs
  • Under the Free Trade LPG Scheme sanctioned by the government on Wednesday, 5 kg LPG cylinders will be available in some selected, company-owned, company-operated petrol pumps in metropolitan cities. The cost of the cylinder will range between Rs. 362 and Rs. 370
  • INSAT 3D, the sophisticated weather satellite was launched from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana by Arianespace's Ariane-5 rocket at 1:24 a.m. The weather satellite was positioned in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) after a flight of about half an hour at an altitude of 36,000 km above the earth.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Vikas Gowda grabbed the first gold in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships at Pune’s Balewadi Sports Complex. It was his 30th birthday when he got the gold. Gowda threw the discus to a distance of 64.90 m. The medal came in his fourth attempt.
  • Hsieh Su-wei became the first Taiwanese player to win a grand slam title when she and Peng Shuai beat Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 7-6(1) 6-1 in the Wimbledon women's doubles final on Saturday.
  • In the recent ICC Test rankings, India is now at second spot, ahead of England. South Africa is now at top position after the annual update of the rankings. England, in spite of winning the last two series,  slipped to 3rd position as its performance was not consistent.
  • Indian archers have ensured they will win a silver medal at the Archery World Cup hosted in Colombia by reaching the finals. India will face the top seeded team from China for quest of gold.
  • National Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand was all praises for the country’s leading shuttler Saina Nehwal. He stated that there is all the possibility for her to come with flying colors at the World Championships due to start in China.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • The Central Bank of India rolled out a new debit-cum-credit card, called 'Wonder Card', for the benefit of salaried customers in Bihar. Speaking at a function here after launching the Wonder Card, Central Bank of India executive director Malay Mukherjee said the new card will enable a customer to withdraw a fixed amount in excess of his salary to be adjusted against deposit under salary head in the next month.
  • Huawei Technologies has stated it is in the process of providing the fifth generation (5G), which people can use by 2020. It stated now 200 people are engaged in this project and a stipulated time is kept aside for R&D.
  • Vodafone customers both prepaid and postpaid have something to rejoice for. They can now avail free access to Twitter. This free offer will be valid till November 1. Through this customers can access the official app of Twitter or the mobile website, that is, mobile.twitter.com without any charges.
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