Daily GK Update 18th July 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday.

Daily GK Update 18th July 2017, Important Current Affairs

2. The spectacular Dal Lake here hosted first ever 'Culture of Cruise', a weekly cultural programme organised by the Jammu and Kashmir government aimed to bring artists from various fields on one stage. 

3. Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen released a book titled "Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives" at Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Pranab Mukherjee, who received the first copy of the book.

4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the Information and Broadcasting portfolio to Smriti Irani. The Urban Development Ministry, which was also being handled by Naidu, has been given to Narendra Singh Tomar.

5. The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in association with the West Bengal government, will host Horasis Asia Meeting, a global business meet, in the city in November.

6. State Bank of India, the country’s largest commercial bank, has launched 'SBI Realty' - a one-stop integrated website www.sbirealty.in for home buyers.

7. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appointed Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star 'Lilly Singh' as ‘Global Goodwill Ambassador’.

8. Neel Joshi (boy) and Ananya Dabke (girl) bagged the under-15 (boys & girls) titles in the Dutch Open Junior Squash Championship in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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