July 2017 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs July 2017: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of July 2017 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
  • US President Donald Trump has nominated Kay Bailey Hutchison, a former Republican senator from Texas, to be the US ambassador to NATO. 
  • Realty firm Signature Global, which is into development of affordable homes, has roped in Bollywood actress Vidya Balan as its brand ambassador. 
  • Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao has been confirmed by the US Senate to lead the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
  • UNICEF appointed Indian- origin Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh as its newest Global Goodwill Ambassador at a special event.
  • With the resignation of Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Smriti Irani has been given additional charge of the Information & Broadcast Ministry and Narendra Tomar has been made the Minister for Urban Development.
  • Nagaland Governor, Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya appointed TR Zeliang as the new chief minister of the state. 
  • American President Donald Trump has nominated John R Bass, currently serving as the US ambassador to Turkey, to be his envoy to Afghanistan.
  • Nitish Kumar became the Chief Minister of Bihar for the sixth time and Sushil Modi took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Science journalist Pallava Bagla has been awarded with the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for popularisation of science.
  • Former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar has been conferred with the Japan’s imperial decoration 'Order of the Rising Sun' award for his contribution to fostering Japan-India ties.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) and Israel's largest aerospace and defence firm Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced a strategic alliance for manufacturing composite aero structure parts and assemblies.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) inked a pact with the defence ministry for production of a range of aircraft for the armed forces in the current fiscal, and set a revenue target of Rs 17,900 crore for the year.
  • The Union Cabinet approved sale of government's 51.11 per cent stake in oil refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to India's largest oil producer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
Top India Current Affairs
  • The much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) was rolled out from 1 July 2017 from the historic Central Hall of Parliament.
  • India has slipped by one spot to become the fourth-largest foreign investor into the UK.
  • According to the 'SDG Index and Dashboards Report', India is ranked 116 out of 157 nations on a global index that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious sustainable development goals (SDGs).This report has been produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
  • Raipur's Swami Vivekananda Airport has been ranked first in customer satisfaction in a survey carried out by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) across 49 airports in the country.

Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Veteran journalist Ravinder Randev passed away. He was 82. 
  • Veteran actress Sumita Sanyal passed away. She was 71.
  • 'Home Alone' Actor, John Heard died. He was 71.
  • World-renowned singer, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, died. He was 46.
  • Actor Inder Kumar, known for his work in Bollywood films like Masoom, Wanted and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, died. He was 44.
Top Scheme Current Affairs
  • The Union Finance Ministry has launched 'Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)', a pension scheme exclusively for senior citizens aged 60 years and above.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Ritika Thaker beat Simran Singhi in an all-Indian women's singles final before the duo combined together to win the doubles title in the Ivory Coast International badminton tournament at Abidjan.
  • India's Harinder Pal Sandhu defeated Rhys Dowling of Australia in the final to lift South Australian Open squash title.
  • In a stunning show of dominance, India clinched five gold to top the medal tally for first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships, pushing China to second spot.
  • Indian woman team Captain Mithali Raj became the first woman cricketer to score 6,000 runs in One Day International matches.
  • Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic to win a record eighth Wimbledon men's singles title and became the tournament's oldest champion. 
  • HS Prannoy defeated Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap to clinch the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix badminton title.
  • US second seed John Isner defeated Ryan Harrison his fourth ATP Atlanta title.
Top World Current Affairs
  • The World Bank has approved a total of USD 570 million for two projects in Bangladesh to improve health, nutrition, and population services and strengthen the country’s public procurement.
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