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Aug 1, 2014

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR UPDATES (DAILY GK) 31 JULY 2014

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS UPDATES ( 31ST JULY 2014)
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1. INDAIN ARMY HAS NEW ARMY CHIEF (Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag)
a). New Army Chief Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag taken the charges.
b). 59-year-old Lieutenant General Suhag take the charges from General Singh today. The Lieutenant General Suhag, is a Gurkha officer who had participated in the 1987 Indian Peace Keeping Force operation in Sri Lanka, will have a 30-month tenure.
c). Before this designation Gen. Dalbir Sing is the Vice Chief of Army Staff in December last year before that he was the commander of Eastern Army.

2.  EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER SUSHMA AND JOHAN KERRY CO-CHAIR FIFTH STRATEGIC DIALOGUE.
a). U.S. Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry & Indian External Affairs Minister Mrs. Sushma Swaraj on Thursday co-chaired fifth Indo-US Strategic Dialogue. During this discussion the two sides discussed related to the “transformative initiatives” in key areas of security and energy.
b). The Two leader of US and India held nearly an hour-long restricted meeting before they were joined by their delegations comprising senior representatives from various ministries including energy and trade.
c). After this Strategic Dialogue discussion, Mr. Kerry along with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker also met with Finance and Defence Minister of India Mr. Arun Jaitley.

3. PM IS GOING TO LAUNCH GOVT’S. FINANCIAL INCLUSION CAMPAIGN
a). Indian PM (Prime Minister) Mr. Modi will launch the Govt. campaign for financial inclusion to guarantee the banking service to 7.5 crore households in India.
b). While addressing a press conference in Delhi at Vigyan Bhawan today Indian Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley said that government objective is to reach every household possible and have at least two account holders in every house.

4). THIS YEAR NEW DELHI WILL HOST 3RD INDIA AFRICA SUMMITT
a). This year the third India Africa Summitt (IAFS-III), will be hosted by New Delhi, on the 4th, December this year. The Second Summit was held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa 2011.
b). While giving the information during Rajya Sabha session today, the External Affairs Minister Mrs. Sushma Swaraj said that preparations for the IAFS-III have begun in consultation with the African Union.  

5). THE PRICE OF PETROL IS CUT BY RS. 1.09 A LITER
a). All Indian Oil marketing companies have slashed retail selling price of petrol by Rs 1.09 a litre in Delhi, with a corresponding decrease in other states due to the strengthening of the Indian rupee vis-à-vis the US Dollar. The price cut will be effective from midnight July 31/August 1.
b). While the Oli Marketing companies increases the price of DIESEL by 0.56 for all customers in Delhi.

6). SOUTH AFRICA PLAYER KALLIS ANNOUCES HIS RETIERMENT FROM CRICKET
a). The start player of SA Jacques Kallis is one of the greatest all-rounders of all times. Today he announces his retirement from all formats of international cricket.
b). Jacques Kallis in the conference said that he is only retering from international cricket format and not retiring from cricket as he has a two-year contract with the Sydney Thunder. He also said that he would also help the Kolkata Knight Riders defend the IPL title.

7). ENGLAND BEAT INDIA IN THEIR 3RD TEST MATCH BY 266 RUNS
a). India hast lost third 3rd Test match against England at Southampton by 266 runs on Thursday. 
b). Now England have level the 5 Test match series by1-1 against India.
c). In the second inning Indian team were bowled out only for 178 runs before lunch. Spin bowler Moeen is the start player and he took four more wickets to his two from the previous evening and make his career-best figures of 6-67.


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