Daily Current Affairs 23rd July, 2017

Daily Current Affairs 23rd July, 2017

INTERNATIONAL

North Korean economy growing at fastest rate in 17 years

  • Despite the sanctions to nuclear and missile programs, the country’s GDP(Gross Domestic Product) grew by 3.9{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} in 2016 when compared to previous year.
  • The growth was largely from mining and energy and increase in exports to China.

NATIONAL

NEET question paper to be same in all languages

  • Union HR Development Minister Prakash Javedkar has said that the question paper will be same in all languages from next year onwards.
  • The Madras High Court stayed the exam results this year on a petition that claimed that questions were tougher in vernacular languages.

Collector claims EVM fraud in Maharashtra

  • The collectorate in Buldhana district has claimed an EVM malfunctioning favouring BJP.
  • Every time a voter pressed a Coconut symbol corresponding to the independent candidate ,the light of the lotus flashed.
  • The incident took place in the Zilla Parishad elections.

SPORTS

England beat India in thrilling final to win Women’s Cricket World Cup

  • England came back from the brink to beat India by nine runs in a thrilling Women’s World Cup final. England 228-7; India 219 all out .

Mithali first ever captain to lead India in 2 ODI WC finals

  • Mithali Raj is the first skipper across men’s and women’s cricket to lead India in two ODI World Cup finals.
  • Jhulan Goswami is the only other member to have played both the finals.

India wins 2 high jump medals at World Para Athletics Championship

  • Sharad Kumar and Varun Singh Bhati clinched silver and bronze medals respectively in high jump in the championship in London Saturday.
  • They took the India’s medal tally to five.

 

 

 

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