16 July 2018 Current Affairs

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President nominates 4 members
Classical dancer Sonal Mansingh & columnist Rakesh Sinha are among the four persons nominated by the President to the Rajya Sabha.

Indian digital economy
According to Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, India’s digital economy is expected to touch a $1 trillion mark by 2022.

MP govt to appoint girls as district Brand Ambassador
In Madhya Pradesh, in a first of its kind initiative, the state govt will appoint girls as a district Brand Ambassador who have recorded significant achievements in any field under the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao scheme.

HDFC securities enable MF transactions
A subsidiary of HDFC Bank, HDFC securities launched Mutual Funds (MF) transactional capabilities on Facebook Messenger through their virtual assistant, Arya. hdfcsec.

Odisha constitutes ‘Heritage Cabinet’
The Odisha government has constituted a ‘Heritage Cabinet’ to preserve the Odia language and the state’s culture. The cabinet comprises eight members and will be headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

British Indian of the Year
Ishwar Sharma has been named the “British Indian of the Year” for his achievements in Yoga. Ishwar Sharma is 8 years old.

Angelique Kerber wins Maiden Wimbledon title
Former world number one Angelique Kerber defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams in the women’s singles final to clinch her first-ever Wimbledon title. Angelique Kerber hails from Germany.

M.N. Vyasa Rao passes away
Kannada poet and film lyricist M.N. Vyasa Rao died following a cardiac arrest at his home in Bengaluru. M.N. Vyasa Rao was 73 years old. He was a bank employee by profession.


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