09 July 2018 Current Affairs

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Uday Kumar Varma appointed BCCC member
Former Information and Broadcasting secretary Uday Kumar Varma has been appointed as a member of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council.

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns
Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government. The resignation comes days after British Prime Minister Theresa May secured the Cabinet’s backing for her Brexit plan at a meeting at Chequers outside London.

Justice A K Goel retires from Supreme Court
Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel retired as a Supreme Court judge. Justice A K Goel was the first person from Haryana to become a Supreme Court judge.

Dipa Karmakar wins gold in Gymnastics World Cup
Returning to action after a long lay-off of nearly two years due to injury, India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey.

Former Meghalaya Governor M M Jacob passes away
Senior Congress leader and former Meghalaya Governor M M Jacob passed away due to age-related ailments. He was 90.

Dipika Pallikal to represent Asia in CGF AAC
Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal was appointed Asia’s representative in the Athletes Advisory Commission of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

The English Patient wins public poll of best Man Booker
Michael Ondaatje’s bestselling novel ‘The English Patient’ was announced as the winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize at the Southbank Centre in London. The prize was instituted as part of celebrations to mark the Booker’s having completed 50 years.

RBI cancels licence of Alwar Urban Co-operative Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that the licence of Alwar Urban Co-operative Bank in Alwar, Rajasthan has been cancelled due to its bad position to pay its depositors in full and the present financial position of the bank leaves no scope for its revival.


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