17 July 2018 Current Affairs
India’s GDP growth forecast to 7.3%
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India’s GDP growth forecast by 10 basis points to 7.3% in the year 2019 and by 30 basis points to 7.5% in 2020, as the international body expects the central bank to tighten the monetary policy faster.
New chairman of Bhushan Steel
Bhushan Steel acquired by Tata Steel corporate resolution process said that its board had approved the appointment of T.V Narendran as chairman & non executive, additional director of the company.
ISRO scientists test Vikas Engine
ISRO has successfully conducted ground test of its high thrust version of Vikas Engine at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Mahendragiri, Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu for duration of 195 seconds.
‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ award
Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam has been selected for this year’s ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ award of the Music Academy. The ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ and other music awards would be presented at the ‘Sadas’ of the music festival.
PM Narendra Modi’s Visit to UP
Prime Minister Shri.Narendra Modi Visit Azamgarh, Mirzapur and his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Eastern Uttar Pradesh for 2 days.
J K Rowling’s next book ‘Lethal White’
J K Rowling will come out with the fourth novel ‘Lethal White’ in the series about the exploits of private investigator Cormoran Strike under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
France brings FIFA world cup
The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup concluded in Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital of Moscow. 32 nations, divided into eight groups, battled it out for the coveted trophy in the quadrennial month-long event. France emerged as the champion team of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Actor Rita Bhaduri passes away
Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri passed away after fighting a kidney-related ailment for many days. She was 62 years old.
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