Daily Current affairs - July 26th, 2017 for all competitive exams

26 July- Kargil Vijay Diwas: 
The country celebrated the 18th Anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. On the occasion, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and three Chiefs of Services laid floral tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July, commemorates India’s emphatic victory against Pakistan and honors the war heroes.
  • On this day in 1999, the Indian Army successfully took control of posts at a treacherous high altitude and glaciated terrain across the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, after fighting for 60 days.

Daily Current affairs - July 25th, 2017 for all competitive exams

IMF retains India 2017 GDP growth forecast at 7.2%
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) July World Economic Outlook Update retained India’s projected GDP growth rate for 2017-18 at 7.2%, and at 7.7% for 2018-19.
  • The IMF added that while activity slowed following demonetisation, growth for 2016-17 was higher than anticipated on the back of government spending and stronger momentum in the first part of that year, as revealed by data revisions.

Daily Current affairs - July 23rd and 24th, 2017 for all competitive exams

India to host Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017
India will host the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in November 2017. One of the largest cyber security conferences in the world, GCSS will be held in New Delhi.
  • Union Minister for electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that prime minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the conference whose theme will be based on Cyber4All: An Inclusive, Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace.
  • It is the first time ever that the Global Conference on Cyber Space is taking place outside Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations.

Daily Current affairs - July 22nd, 2017 for all competitive exams

Loksabha passed Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017
The Lok Sabha passed a Bill that offers untrained teachers teaching in schools time till March 31, 2019, to acquire B.El. Ed (Bachelor of Elementary Education) or D. El. Ed. (Diploma in Elementary Education) qualifications to hold their jobs as teachers.
  • This was done through an amendment to the Right to Education Act, 2009, as a last chance to such teachers not to lose their jobs.
  • The Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Bill will now have to pass muster in the Rajya Sabha — and get presidential assent after that — to become an Act.
  • The qualifications are deemed necessary to ensure that teachers are well-qualified to ensure quality of education. 

Daily Current affairs - July 21st, 2017 for all competitive exams

Ram Nath Kovind elected as the 14th President of India
Former Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind is the 14th President of India. He won with over 7 lakh votes against Opposition candidate Meira Kumar.
  • Article 54 of the Indian Constitution lays the guidelines about voters in a Presidential election. It says, “Election of President The President shall be elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both Houses of Parliament; and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States.”