Current Affairs 2019, Daily Gk updates 2019 : 24t July Daily Current Affairs 2019

Current Affairs 2019 | Daily GK Updates : 24 July 2019 Daily Current Affairs 2019

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National (Current Affairs)

10th Jagran Film festival inaugurated in New Delhi


  • Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today inaugurated the 10th Jagran Film festival at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Javadekar said that cinema has become a vital part of people’s lives. He said, it is a democratic medium which can express different emotions and join people together. Cinema has become a great tool for soft power.

India jumps five places to 52nd rank in Global Innovation Index 2019


  • India improved its ranking in the global innovation index by five places to 52nd in 2019 from 57th position in the last year, according to a report released Wednesday. Switzerland retained its number-one spot on the index.
  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal released the Global Innovation Index (GII) rankings here.
  • The GII rankings are published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD and the UN World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and GII Knowledge Partners.
  • Now in its 12th edition, the GII ranks 129 economies based on 80 indicators, ranging from intellectual property filing rates to mobile-application creation, education spending and scientific and technical publications.
  • Other economies in the top 10 are: Sweden, the US, the Netherlands, the UK, Finland, Denmark, Singapore, Germany and Israel.

Banking and Financial

FDI inflow registered growth of 79% during last 6 years

FDI inflow registered growth of 79% during last 6 years

  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow has increased during the last six years from 36.05 billion US Dollars in 2013-14 to 64.38 billion US Dollars in 2018-19, registering a growth of 79 per cent.
  • Giving details about the FDI inflow, sources in the Commerce Ministry said it has been the endeavour of the government to put in place an enabling and investor-friendly FDI policy.
  • The intent is to make the FDI policy more investor-friendly and remove the policy bottlenecks that have been hindering investment inflow into the country.

RIL overtakes IOC as highest ranked Indian company on Fortune 500 list

RIL overtakes IOC as highest ranked Indian company on Fortune 500 list


  • Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries has jumped 42 places to become the highestranking Indian firm on the Fortune Global 500 list.
  • State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) had been the top-ranked Indian company on the list and was first on the Fortune India 500 list which was started in 2010.
  • “This year, ranked 106, Reliance Industries (RIL) has replaced IOC (117) as the top-ranked Indian company on the Global 500 list,” Fortune said.
  • RIL’s revenue soared 32.1 per cent from $62.3 billion in 2018 to $82.3 billion in 2019. In comparison, IOC clocked a 17.7 per cent growth in revenue from $65.9 billion to $77.6 billion.

NPCI ties up with JCB for global RuPay card


  • Hoping to expand its international presence, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and JCB International, along with domestic banks, have launched RuPay JCB Global Cards.
  • Banks including State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Axis Bank, Union Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Andhra Bank, City Union Bank, and TJSB Bank will issue these cards, which will be accepted in India at all POS terminals and ATMs that accept JCB cards.
  • NPCI had earlier tied up with Discover for international cards. “We have had good issuance with Discover. JCB is also a strong partner, and we hope this partnership will help further expand the usage of RuPay cards globally,”


Nigeria set to host 2020 FIFA women U-20 World cup

Nigeria set to host 2020 FIFA women U-20 World cup

  • India and South Korea presented their bids for the 2020 U20 Women’s World Cup but India named the 2020 U17 Women’s World Cup host.
  • The last FIFA event held in Nigeria .

Note- About Nigeria

  • President: Muhammadu Buhari
  • Capital: Abuja
  • Currency: Nigerian naira

Mohun Bagan Ratna for Keshav Dutt, Prasun Banerjee

Mohun Bagan Ratna for Keshav Dutt, Prasun Banerjee

  • Two-time Olympic gold medal winning hockey player Keshav Dutt and former India football captain Prasun Banerjee will get this year’s Mohun Bagan Ratna Award, the club said in a press release here on Monday.
  • Dutt, 93, who played as a half-back, was part of the National hockey team that won gold medals – in 1948 (London) and 1952 (Helsinki) – after India’s Independence.
  • The 64-year-old Banerjee, who is the younger brother of iconic footballer P.K. Banerjee, was a prominent midfielder of his times. He played in three Asian Games in 1974, 1978 and 1982. He was part of an Asian All Star XI team.

Book and Author

PM releases the book “Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics”


  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today released the book “Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics.” The book has been written by Shri Harivansh, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha; and Shri Ravi Dutt Bajpai. The book release event was held at the Balayogi Auditorium, Parliament Library Building.

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