Current Affairs Update - July 20 to 25, 2019

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Here are the Important Current Affairs Updates from July 20 to 25th, 2019 which would be helpful for exams like IBPS, SSC, RRB, RBI, SBI, LIC, and other upcoming exams.

  • The Right To Information Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

  • Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage ) Bill, 2019 criminalizing instant triple talaq resulting in three years of jail for the husband.

  • The Supreme Court of India has ordered setting up of special courts in districts with over 100 pending Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) cases.

  • The Australian quartet of Ariarne Titmus, Madison Wilson, Brianna Throssell, and Emma McKeon set a new World Record in World Swimming Championship by winning in 7 minutes, 41.50 seconds.

  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a fine of $ 5 billion for mishandling user privacy violation.

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India's growth forecast of 7.3% for 2019-20 to 7%. It also cut India's growth forecast for 2020-21 to 7.2 % from 7.5%.

  • Priti Patel has taken charge as Britain's first Indian-origin Home Secretary in the Boris Johnson Cabinet.

  • Hima Das won her fifth gold medal of the season in 400m race at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix in the Czech Republic on July 20.

  • Chandrayaan - II, India's second lunar exploration mission has been launched on July 22, 2019, at Sriharikota Space Research Centre by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III.

  • India improved its ranking in the Global Innovation Index by five places to 52nd in 2019 from 57th position last year.

  • Parliament passed the Finance Bill 2019 and Appropriation Bill 2019 with the Rajya Sabha returning them to the Lower House.

Source - The Hindu

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