current affairs 21 jul

1. India clinched a bronze medal in the compound men's team event to open their account in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 being held in Medellin, Colombia. Rajat Chouhan, Sandeep Kumar and Ratan Singh Khuraijam overcame a stiff resistance from the hosts to win 215-210 en route to the bronze medal on Saturday.The trio of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Rimil Biruly will aim for a gold in the women's recurve team summit clash against the top seeded Chinese later on Sunday.
2. A wide range of bilateral issues on
strengthening security and defence ties are expected to figure during IAF chief N A K Browne's four-day visit to the United States beginning on Sunday. The Air Chief Marshal, who left yesterday, is visiting the US at the
invitation of his American counterpart General Mark A Welsh. He will be taking the delivery of second C-17 heavylift transport aircraft for the
Indian Air Force, an IAF statement said here.
3. Mumbai made history over the weekend, when the nation’s first monorail made its maiden journey with passengers — non- monorail personnel — on a trial run between.
Wadala and Chembur.
4. Virat Kohli leads Indian cricket team on Zimbabwe tour. A 15-member Indian cricket squad, led by Virat Kholi, left here on a Zimbabwe tour on Sunday morning. The team will play five One-Day Internationals against Zimbabwe over the 11-day tour, starting July 24.
5. India’s largest housing finance company,Housing Development and Finance Corp (HDFC) plans to buy Hindustan Unilever’s former
headquarters, Lever House, located at Backbay Reclamation in the southern tip of the megapolis.
6. Iran today voiced opposition to a US-mediated resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, predicting the Jewish state would never agree to withdraw from occupied Arab lands.
7. In a fresh crisis for the Raman Singh
government, the state Congress on Saturday released a video CD of the purported narco- analysis of the prime accused in a bank scam, in
which he names the chief minister, three cabinet ministers and the then DGP as beneficiaries.
8. India’s Forex reserves were increased by USD 21.1 million to 280.188 billion for the week ended 12th July as per the recent weekly data
released by RBI.
9. Italian motorcyclist Andrea Antonelli died on Sunday in an accident at a World Supersport Championship race in Moscow. The 25-year-old Kawasaki rider fell in heavy rains and banged his head against the race course in the opening lap. Hampered by poor vision, fellow Italian rider Lorenzo Zanetti then struck Antonelli on the ground. Antonelli subsequently died of his
injuries at a hospital on the grounds.
10. The first visit by a U.S. Vice President to India in nearly 30 years will be marked by an intensifying disagreements over economic
policy, it became apparent this week, as senior administration officials suggested that Joseph Biden would flag the U.S.’ interest in seeing further economic liberalisation in certain Indian sectors and explain why U.S. policies on H-1B visas would be beneficial to Indian companies.
11. China is ready to invest about USD 160 billion in different sectors in Andhra Pradesh and improve bilateral ties with India, according to economic advisor to the President of China.
12. ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural
Research) and the Industry to
Commercialize Agri-Technologies on 20 July 2013 signed more than 60 MoUs on ready-to- commercialize agro-technologies from different agricultural sectors like crops, food
technology, horticulture, veterinary, agri- engineering, agri-inputs and fisheries.
13., Sri Lankan Tourism Development
Authority released a data of tourists on 18 July 2013, which claimed that India topped the charts of foreign tourists to the island nation.
As per the report, over 83 thousand Indians visited, the Sri Lanka in the first
half of this year of which 13000 Indian
visitors in June 2013 alone.