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CURRENT AFFAIRS : 19th July 2013.


1. Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 leading and emerging economies (G20) are starting a two-day meeting in Moscow from today. Talks are expected to focus on ways to stop big companies shifting profits into tax havens.

2. Justice P Sathasivam has been sworn in as the 40th Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday, replacing Justice Altamas Kabir, who served as the CJI for over nine months.

3. Justice Altamas Kabir retired from the office of Chief Justice of India on 18 July 2013 after a short term of just nine months.He was the 39th Chief Justice of India.

4. US President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American Nisha Desai Biswal for the key post of Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia.

5. Santosh Lal, the member of Jharkhand Ranji Sqad and the inventor of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s (Captain Indian Cricket Team) signature shot, Helicopter Shot died on 17 July 2013 at a hospital in New Delhi.

6. Mizoram Minister for Information and Communication Zdintluanga today said that Software Technology Park would soon be established at the Mizoram University Campus near Aizawl.

7. Sports Ministry recommends hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand's name for Bharat Ratna.

8. Former South Africa player Dave Staniforth has been appointed as goalkeeping coach and strategic analyst of the Indian senior and junior men's teams, Hockey India announced on Thursday.

9. IM Ivana Maria Furtado of Goa defeated Delhi's 12th seed Madhurima Shekhar in the National Junior U-19 Chess Championship in Lucknow.