Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 July 2019

Lasith Malinga ODI retirement: Lasith Malinga to retire after Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh first ODI

Lasith Malinga will retire from ODI cricket after Sri Lanka’s first One-day International against Bangladesh on Friday. Malinga announced his retirement decision on Monday through a facebook video. The veteran pacer used his wife’s facebook account to go live.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019: 20th anniversary of Operation Vijay

Every year on July 26, India celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas and today it is 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The day is celebrated against the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in Operation Vijay against the infiltrating Pakistani troops. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes on Twitter with images of his Kargil visit during the war in 1999. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid his tributes at National War Memorial on 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Karnataka Political Crisis: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualifies 3 rebel MLAs, bars them till 2023

Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified 3 of the 17 rebel MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathahalli from Congress and independent legislator R Shankar on Thursday. The speaker banned the three MLAs from contesting elections till 2023, dampening their hopes of being ministers in the event of the BJP forming the next government in the state.

Supreme Court orders to set-up special courts in districts with over 100 POCSO cases

The Supreme Court ordered the center government to make a special court in each district having more than 100 cases pending under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The Supreme Court is anguished with pending cases of sexual offences against children. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose took this decision when they found that 1.5 lakh cases are pending in 670 designated courts.

Hyperbola-1 China launches first commercial rocket

iSpace, a Chinese startup, has launched first commercial rocket of China into the Earth’s orbit. This step can be a giant leap for China’s private space industry. iSpace on July 6, 2019 announced the successful launch of  Hyperbola-1. Hyperbola-1 lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre with two satellites and payloads into a predetermined orbit. Before this, two attempts were made by other Chinese companies but failed.

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