Current Affairs 28 July 2018

Current Affairs of 28 July 2018 are mentioned below:-

1. World Hepatitis Day observed globally on 28 July:-

  • The World Hepatitis Day was observed globally on July 28, 2018, with the theme "Test. Treat. Hepatitis".
  • On the occasion, the World Health Organisation conducts several activities and events across the globe with the aim of achieving the following objectives:-
  • To support scale-up of hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment and care services, with the specific focus on promoting WHO testing and treatment recommendations
  • To showcase best practices and promote universal health coverage of hepatitis services
  • To improve partnerships and funding in the fight against viral hepatitis.

2. Women's Hockey World Cup India lose to Ireland:-

  • The Women's Hockey World Cup, India lost to Ireland with the goal of 0-1 in their second Pool B match at the Lee Valley Hockey Center in London. 
  • With a comfortable win against India and a total of two victories in the group stage, Ireland secured their quarter-final berth in the tournament. Anna O'Flanagan was the lone goal scorer in the match. 
  • India, who will next play the USA on July 29, is placed third in the table and have a minor chance for qualifying for the quarter-finals.

3. CBF reappointed Coach Tite as Brazil coach until 2022:-

 

  • Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), the national governing body for football in Brazil, reappointed Coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi (nicknamed as Coach Tite) until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
  • The first challenge Coach Tite will be facing is the Copa America in 2019. Brazil will be hosting the tournament.

4. HCL overtakes Wipro to become India's 3rd largest IT firm:-

  • June quarter results declared, showed HCL Technologies' revenue totaled $2.05 billion, more than Wipro’s $2.03 billion.
  • Last year, Wipro’s full-year revenue totaled $8.06 billion, about $220 million more than HCL Technologies’ $7.84 billion.

5. Society to advance former Indian president Dr. Abdul Kalam's vision set up in Singapore:-

  • A society has been set up in Singapore to honor of former Indian president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and to advance his vision for the world.
  • The Abdul Kalam Vision Society (AKVS) will organize knowledge-enhancing events, lectures and essay competition to convey the ideas and values that Dr. Kalam espoused.
  • He gave sustainable solutions to many of the world's problems in areas such as healthcare, environment, agriculture, energy, water, and infrastructure.
  • He grew up from a humble background to become an eminent space scientist and occupied India's highest office. Today marks the third anniversary of his passing.

6. Blood Moon 2018: World witnessed longest Lunar Eclipse of the century:-

  • On the night of July 27-28, 2018, stargazers across the world witnessed a spectacular celestial phenomenon 'Blood Moon 2018'.  
  • Blood Moon or Total Lunar Eclipse, a rare celestial event, is considered to be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century which lasted beyond 100 minutes.

7. Youngest Indian girl scales Kilimanjaro in 3 days:-

  • Shivangi Pathak, the 17-year-old from Haryana, who became the youngest woman from India to reach the peak of Mount Everest from Nepal side, has now scaled Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, in three days.
  • Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro measures 5,895 meters in height.

8. World's Oldest Person, Chiyo Miyako, died at age 117 in Japan:-

  • Miyako, born on May 2, 1901, became the world’s oldest person in April after Nabi Tajima, a fellow Japanese national from the southern Kikai island, died at age 117.
  • Guinness World Records has confirmed that she was the world’s oldest person. Her replacement is yet to be announced by Guinness, but according to media reports, the new oldest person is Kane Tanaka, a 115-year-old woman who lives in a nursing home in Fukuoka, a city in southern Japan.

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