Daily GK Update 11th July 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. The World Population Day is observed across the world on 11th July to increase the awareness of the people towards the worldwide population issues.
Daily GK Update 11th July 2017, Important Current Affairs
2. Indian-origin man ‘Guruswamy Jayraman’(69-years) has been awarded the highest civilian award Order of Australia for community work in Australia.

3. Renowned cartoonist ‘Mangesh Tendulkar’ (78-years) passed away at the hospital in Pune.

4. The union govt will organize three-day international fair 'World Food India 2017' in 3 to 5 November this year.

5. President Pranab Mukherjee has launched two programmes ‘Swayam’ and ‘Swayam Prabha’ to take education to the remotest corners of the country with the help of technology.

6. The Union Railway Minister ‘Suresh Prabhu’ has inaugurated the Science Express Climate Action Special at Madgaon station through video conferencing from New Delhi.

7. The Union Minister for Power Piyush Goel, the Central Public-Sector Unit Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will invest Rs. 11,000 crores in Tamil Nadu over the next three years.

8. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched a new taxpayer service module called ‘Aaykar Setu’.

9. The Union Govt. has saved more than 57 thousand crore rupees with its Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme under which subsidies are given directly to beneficiaries.

10. The Union Government has increased import duty on sugar to 50% from 40% with immediate effect, to restrict cheap inward shipments and maintain domestic prices.

11. The three-day Eighth meeting of the SAARC Ministers of Law and Order preceded by meeting of the SAARC Secretaries of Law and Order and Immigration Authorities has begun in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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