7-12 July 2019 Current Affairs

Copa America 2019 | FIFA Women's World Cup | UNESCO | Jaipur | Banned Organisation |

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 02:30 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) Brazil defeated which country in the finals of Copa America on 7 July to win the title? – Peru (A last minute penalty from substitute Richarlison sealed a 3-1 win for Brazil over Peru thus handing them their ninth Copa America triumph and first since 2007. The final between Brazil and Peru was held on 7 July 2019 at the iconic Maracana stadium in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. This was Peru’s first appearance in final of Copa America since 1975, when Peru won the title. Copa America is men’s international football country to determine the continental champion of South America)

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2) The United States women’s soccer team claimed the 2019 FIFA Women’s Football World Cup title as it defeated the Netherlands in final on 7 July 2019. With this title win, the US has now won how many Women’s Football World Cup titles? – Four (Dominating yet another opponent in yet another final, the United States women’s soccer team claimed its fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup title on 7 July 2019 by defeating the Netherlands 2-0, in Lyon, France. Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored second-half goals for the United States. US were the defending champion and have now won this prestigious title in 1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019, being the most successful team)

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3) Which Indian city was included as an official entry into UNESCO’s World Heritage List at the 43rd Session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee during July 2019? – The Walled City of Jaipur (The Walled City of Jaipur was included into UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This decision was taken during UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s 43rd Session that was held from 20 June 2019 to 10 July 2019 in Baku (Azerbaijan). Jaipur’s walled city was founded in 1727 AD during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Also called ‘Pink City’, it was nominated for its value of being an exemplary development in architecture and town planning)

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4) IBM acquired which IT company in a $34 billion deal, thus setting up the world’s third-largest technology deal ever? – Red Hat (During July 2019 IBM closed its $34 billion purchase of Red Hat, a major distributor of open-source software and technology. This deal is the world’s third-largest technology deal ever. With this deal IBM intends to compete with top software purveyors in the cloud. The 108-year-old International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), once synonymous with mainframe computing, has been struggling to adopt cloud-related technologies)

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5) The Union Government on 10 July 2019 banned which US-based pro-Khalistani group for being involved in anti-national activities? – Sikhs for Justice (The Union Cabinet on 10 July 2019 announced to ban Sikh fundamentalist organisation Sikhs For Justice(SFJ) under Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for its alleged anti-national activities. SFJ is a US-based organisation formed in 2007 and it came to prominence in the last 5 years as it started advocating a separate Khalistan state. It also started an online secessionist campaign, the ‘Sikh Referendum 2020’)

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