Current affairs updates for July 23rd , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

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This is a extract of our 10by10 Current Affairs show – Live Video Stream from Youtube.
Watch the show live every morning at 10.00 AM. (as of 23/07/2017)

1. Doctors in India are overburdened and suffering.

One doctor for 1,613 people


India has a doctor-patient ratio of 0.62:1000, meaning there’s one doctor serving almost 1,613 people, the government told the Lok Sabha. While the WHO recommends a ratio of 1:1,000.
“Assuming 80% availability, it is estimated that around 8.18 lakh doctors (are) available for active service (in the country),” said MoS Health Anupriya Patel.

2. Trump picks financier Scaramucci to head White House communications

Mr. Scaramucci is a Republican fundraiser


US President Donald Trump picked Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, a long-time supporter, to be his White House communications director on Friday, a White House official said.
The communications position has been vacant since Michael Dubke resigned in May as communications director. Mr. Scaramucci was interviewed by Mr. Trump on Friday morning and the job had been offered and accepted.

3. 29 IAF aircraft crashed in the last five years

Due to technical defects and human error


Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for the Defence Ministry, said that every aircraft accident in the IAF was investigated by a court of inquiry (COI) in order to ascertain the cause of the accident and the recommendations of the completed COIs were implemented.
During the last five financial years (2012—13 to 2016— 17) and the current year (upto July 18), 29 fighter jets including five Sukhoi—30 and three trainer have crashed.

4. Sanjay Kothari appointed secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind

On late Friday night.


Former Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Sanjay Kothari has been appointed as Secretary to the newly elected President Ram Nath Kovind. Gujarat’s Resident Commissioner in New Delhi Bharat Lal, a forest service officer, has been appointed as Joint Secretary to the President.
He is considered very close to Dr P.K. Mishra, additional Principal Secretary in PMO where he looks after the The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet most crucial task of appointments in the government.

5. India has seen one cybercrime every 10 minutes

The number will cross 50,000 by 2017 end.


From major ransomware attacks to minor phishing rackets, India saw one incident of cybercrime per 10 minutes in the first six months of 2017: 144 per day.
Last year, one case was reported every 12 minutes: 120 per day.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team reported 27,482 cases between January and June. If the trend continues, the number will cross 50,000 by 2017 end.

6. Actively working towards clean political funding, says Jaitley

Indian Parties funded by “invisible money”.


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government was actively working towards providing a system of clean political funding.
Demonetisations along with the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime will help towards the objective by creating greater compliance and increasing digitisation, the Finance Minister said.

7. Karamjyoti Dalal wins another medal for India

2017 IPC World Para Athletics Championships


Discus thrower Karamjyoti Dalal took India’s medal tally to three after she won a bronze medal in Women’s F55 category at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.
The 30-year old managed a throw of 19.02m in her last attempt to beat Baharain’s Alomari Roba’s throw of 19.01m.
She is currently ranked eighth in the world.

8. 50% of HIV-infected get treatment now: UNAIDS

Globally AIDS-related deaths have almost halved since 2005.


The latest Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS report, released on Thursday, reveals that more than half of all People Living with HIV (PLHIV) now have access to HIV treatment.
Michel Sidibé who is the Executive Director of UNAIDS said that they have met 15 million people on treatment, and they are on track to double that number to 30 million by 2020

9. UP wants separate lanes for MLAs, MPs at toll booths

It will create difficulties for toll plaza operators


The BJP government has focused on removing the VIP culture prevalent in the society. But the UP government seems to be taking a contrary stand.
The government has issued a directive to provide exclusive lanes to MLAs and MPs at UP’s toll plazas in case of traffic jams.
It also reminded officials that no toll is to be charged from MLAs, MLCs or MPs.

10. History awaits for Indian Women’s cricket

ENG, AUD, NZ are the only teams to win


India have the chance to alter the course of cricket history when they face hosts England in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. Since the tournament’s inception in 1973 – two years before the men’s World Cup started – it has been dominated by England and Australia, with New Zealand, in 2000, the only other country to have won the event.


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