12 July 2018 Current Affairs
Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Judge
Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, 53 to replace retiring supreme court justice Anthony Kennedy. The nomination will set in motion an acrimonious and expensive confirmation process.
India becomes world’s 6th largest economy
India has become the world’s sixth-biggest economy, pushing France into seventh place, according to updated World Bank figures for 2017. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to $2.597 trillion at the end of 2017, against $2.582 trillion for France.
Arothe resigns as India women’s cricket coach
Indian Women’s Cricket Team Coach Tushar Arothe has stepped down from the role citing personal reasons. A former batting allrounder, Arothe took over as head coach in April 2017 after the removal of Purnima Rau from the job.
India becomes 69th shareholder of European Bank
India has become the 69th shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This move paved the way for more joint investment with Indian companies across the bank’s regions of operation.
Prof. Sandeep Sancheti takes charge as President of AIU
Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, Vice Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) has assumed charge as the 97th President of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.
6th meeting of BRICS Education Ministers at Cape Town
Union Minister of State for HRD, Dr Satya Pal Singh attended the 6th meeting of BRICS Education Ministers at Cape Town, South Africa. In this meeting of BRICS, India was allotted the key theme of ‘Digitization in Education’.
J N Sadhu, the Veteran journalist has passed away
Journalist J N Sadhu died following a long term illness in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. J N Sadhu was 94 years old. He worked with The Indian Express for around 35 years. He was working as a free lance journalist after his retirement.
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