- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, two of the greatest tennis rivals will face each other for the 40th time in their careers today in the second semi-final of Wimbledon 2019. The epic clash will follow the first semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Roberto Bautista Agut.
2. YouTube will be introducing ‘Learning Playlists’ feature for educational videos on varied topics such as science, math, music and language.
3. Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30 is a biopic based on the life of Anand Kumar, a mathematician from Patna, who gives free coaching to underprivileged kids in Bihar, enabling them to crack IIT entrance exam.
4. IBM has wrapped up its USD 34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, completing what is one of the largest tech acquisitions of all time. IBM had announced its intent to acquire the Linux developer in October of last year.
5. To crackdown sale of unauthorized packaged drinking water, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) launched an all-India drive called Operation Thirst. Across India, a total of 1371 persons were arrested for selling illegal packaged water in trains and on railway stations.
6. The newly discovered Android malware Agent Smith infected 1.5 crore android devices in the country while about 2.5 crore devices have been affected with this virus. The malware has been nicknamed, ‘Agent Smith’, owing to the methods it uses to attack an Android device without getting noticed.
7. UN Development Programme released the 2019 Multidimensional Poverty Index, which states that India’s Child mortality dropped from 4.5 percent to 2.2 percent. India successfully lifted over 250 million people out of poverty during 2006 – 2016.
8. State Bank of India recently announced to do away with charges on NEFT and RTGS transactions through internet and mobile banking from July 1. The move came after the RBI decided announced the same decision to boost digital payments.
9. Vikas Swarup was appointed as Secretary (Overseas Indian affairs) in the Union External Affairs Ministry. His appointment will come into effect from August 1, 2019.
10. Gujarat Government has decided to develop Centers of Excellence for skill development in the Aviation industry. This was announced by Captain Ajay Chauhan, Director of Civil Aviation- Government of Gujarat at 2nd Gujarat Aviation Conclave Conference on Business Opportunities in the aviation sector held in Ahmedabad.