Current Affairs - 18 July 2017

Narendra Modi Cabinet reshuffle

  • Smriti Irani became Information and broadcasting minister and Narendra Singh Tomar housing and urban development minister.
  • Smriti Irani is already holding Union textiles ministry
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Reliance Industries market capitalization hits Rs 5 lakh crore mark

  • Reliance Industries on Monday attained a market valuation of more than Rs 5 lakh crore, becoming the second Indian company after Tata Consultancy Services to achieve this milestone. The market cap of TCS on Monday was Rs 4.72 lakh crore.

Singapore Airlines rated the best airline in the world

  • Singapore Airlines has been rated as the world’s best airline in a survey by the Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine.

Top 5 Airlines as per T&L Magazine

  • Singapore Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Qatar Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Japan Airlines

GSI discovers precious metals in Indian waters

  • Scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have discovered the presence of millions of tons of precious metals in Indian waters near Mangaluru, Chennai, Mannar Basin, Andaman, and Nicobar Islands and around Lakshadweep.\

India’s First railway station with all female staff at Matunga

  • Matunga suburban railway station in Mumbai has become the first station in India to be run by an all-women staff. A total of 30 women staffers, including eleven booking clerks, five Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, and seven ticket checkers are working

IIFA Awards 2017

Best Film: Neerja

Best Director: AnirudhRoy Chaudhary for Pink

Best Actor (Male): Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab

Best Actor (Female): Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab

Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female)
: Shabana Azmi for Neerja

Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male):
Anupam Kher for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

Best Debutant (Female): Disha Patani for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Best Debut (Male): Diljit Dosanjh for Udta Punjab

Best Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Channa Mere Ya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Best Playback Singer (Male):
Amit Mishra for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Best Playback Singer (Female):
Kanika Kapoor for Udta Punjab, Tulsi Kumar for Airlift

Best Music Direction: Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Best Actor In Comic Role:
Varun Dhawan for Dishoom

Myntra Style Icon Award: Alia Bhatt

IIFA Woman Of The Year:  Tapsee Pannu
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