19 July 2018 Current Affairs

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Seven new members take oath in Rajya Sabha
Seven new members took oath of office in the Rajya Sabha. The Seven members are Rakesh Sinha, Sonal Mansingh, Raghunath Mohapatra, Ram Shakal, Elamaram Kareem, Binoy Viswam & Jose K Mani. Rakesh Sinha, Sonal Mansingh, Raghunath Mohapatra and Ram Shakal were nominated to Rajya Sabha last week.

India ranks 109th in 4G Speed
According to a report by online speed testing platform Ookla, India was at 9.12 Mbps in the 4G speed category behind neighbors Pakistan (14.03 Mbps) & Sri Lanka (16.98). India ranks 109th in overall 4G mobile internet speeds.

National Conference of State/ UT Ministers-in-charge
A high level National Conference of State/UT Ministers-in-charge of Women & Child development was held in New Delhi.

Udaipur ranked 3rd among world’s best cities
The city of Udaipur has once again in 2018 been ranked among the World’s Best Cities by Travel + Leisure. Udaipur, the heritage-city built by the Maharanas of Mewar in the 16th century, is on the third place among the 15 of the world’s best cities.

Celebrity 100 list of World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers
The Forbes has Released the ‘Celebrity 100’ list of World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers. The world’s 100 top-earning celebrities pulled in a combined $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, up 22% from last year. Boxer Floyd Mayweather captures the top spot on Forbes’ 20th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s highest-paid celebrities.

Neeraj Chopra wins gold
India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France.

Iceland takes up US seat at UN rights council
Iceland was elected to take up the seat left vacant at the United Nations Human Rights Council after the United States quit the body over what it charges was anti-Israel bias.

Former DGCA chief Kanu Gohain passes away
Former Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Kanu Gohain has passed away after a brief illness. He was 68 years old.

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