Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 July 2019
Kulbhushan Jadhav ICJ Verdict: ICJ rules in India’s favour, directs to Pakistan to review death sentence
The International Court of Justice has put Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution on hold. ICJ has directed Pakistan to review the death sentence order, to reconsider it and give Kulbhushan Yadav a fair trial by providing him consular access. This order is a big win for India. Kulbhushan Yadav will not be executed.
Anusuiya Uikey, Biswa Bhusan appointed Governors of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh
Rajya Sabha member Anusuiya Uikey has been appointed as Governor of Chhattisgarh and Senior Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Biswa Bhushan Harichandan appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Anusuiya Uikey is a sitting member of Rajya Sabha.
Karnataka political crisis: Trust vote tomorrow; Speaker free to decide: SC
Karnataka political crisis has taken a new turn as Supreme Court has said trust vote will take place tomorrow. Supreme Court said in its verdict that MLAs cannot be compelled to participate in assembly proceedings including confidence motion of the state government.
June 2019 was recorded as hottest-ever in Earth’s history
June 2019 was recorded as the hottest June ever with temperatures soaring up to nearly 10 degree Celsius above the average temperature recorded this time of the year. India witnessed heat waves all across in June due to delayed monsoon. The temperature in certain parts of the country breached 50 degree Celsius such as Rajasthan and New Delhi recorded the highest-ever temperature for June on June 10.
Sawan 2019: Start date and end date, significance of Monday
Sawan, the holy Hindu month began on Wednesday, July 17 and it will conclude on August 15, the same day as Independence Day and Rakshabandhan. Sawan is considered to be the most auspicious month in the Hindu calendar. Sawan or Shravan is the fifth month of the Hindu calendar and it falls during the July-August period.