Current affairs 18th July

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Dear Aspirants , In this article we are providing a summary of current affairs of the day . This will help you for preparation of general awareness sections of competitive (ssc /banking) exams. The questions of general awareness section are mostly from current affairs. So, Find the important events of the day described below.

Anil Swarup committee to Synergise NCC & NSS :

The government has decided to set up a committee under the Chairmanship of Mr Anil Swarup, former Secretary, School Education, with suitable representations from NCC, M/o Youth Affairs & Ministry of HRD to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) & National Service Scheme (NSS).

UNEP Partners With Google For Monitoring Impact Of Human Activity On Ecosystem :

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has entered into a partnership with search engine giant Google to monitor the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems by using sophisticated online tools. The partnership was launched during a High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York.

18 July: Nelson Mandela International day :

Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is observed internationally on 18th July. This year marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela. The Nelson Mandela Foundation is dedicating this year’s Mandela Day to ‘Action Against Poverty’, honouring Nelson Mandela’s leadership and devotion to fighting poverty and promoting social justice for all.

Gautam Kaul won prestigious post :

India has been elected new President of Asian Tug of War Federation. India’s Gautam Kaul won the prestigious post in the Federations’ Executive Committee elections held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Neeraj Chopra Won Gold At Sotteville Athletics Meet :

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has clinched a gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics Meet in France. The Indian youngster secured the top spot in the podium with an 85.17m throw.  Moldova’s Andrian Mardare took the silver medal after he covered a distance of 81.48m. 

UK ranked world’s top ‘soft power’ :

The United Kingdom has been ranked at the top in the 2018 ‘Soft Power 30′ index, which was published last week by the UK-based strategic communications consultancy firm Portland and the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy.

Brij Bhushan Saran Singh to be named India’s Chef de Mission at Asian Games :

Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Saran Singh would be named the Chef de Mission of the Asian Games-bound Indian contingent. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) would make this announcement later this week. The IOA had announced a 524-member contingent of athletes for the Asian Games, that is to be held from 18th August to 2ndSeptember 2018, in Indonesia.