Daily GK Update 16th & 17th July 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. Switzerland’s Roger Federer (36 -year) has won the 2017 Wimbledon title in the men’s single category. Federer defeated Marin Cilic (Croatia) by 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

2. India’s professional squash player ‘Harinder Pal Sandhu’ (28-year) has won the Victorian Open squash tournament in Melbourne, Australia. He defeated top-seed Rex Hedrick (Australia) by 12-14, 11-3, 11-4.

3. I H Manudev has won the first National Masters snooker tournament title in Chennai. Manudev defeated former Asian champion Alok Kumar 4-1 (68-42, 60-22, 65-59, 17-66, 63-33) to win the National Masters Snooker’s Title.

4. Nepal’s acting Chief Justice ‘Gopal Prasad Parajuli’ has sworn in as the Chief Justice.

5. Maharashtra government has decided to include agriculture related subjects for out of school working students.

6. The former Chief Minister of Sikkim, Nar Bahadur Bhandari(76-year) has passed away in New Delhi today.

7. An Iranian- born mathematician ‘Maryam Mirzakhani’ (40-year) who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has passed in a US hospital.

8. According to State Bank of India (SBI) research report, India has leapfrogged three years of digitisation in just seven months post demonetisation and the government's drive to promote use of debit and credit cards at point of sale or PoS terminals.

9. India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees to benefit 153 families.

10. Bollywood movie ‘Neerja’ has won the best film award and actor ‘Shahid Kapoor’ earned the best actor award (for Udta Punjab), Alia Bhatt won the best actor (Female) award for the same film.

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