Current Affairs – July, 2019

Latest Current Affairs July, 2019 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of July, 2019 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC / IAS, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

PDF Compilation of these updates can be downloaded from This Link

26 July: 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated across India on 26 July every year to remember victory of Indian Armed Forces in Operation Vijay in 1999 against infiltrating Pakistani troops. The year 2019, marks 20th anniversary of victory in Operation VIJAY popularly known as Kargil War, and is being celebrated with theme- Remember, Rejoice and Renew.

About Kargil Vijay Diwas

Objective behind celebrating Kargil Vijay Diwas is to evoke feeling of nationalism and patriotism through nationwide campaigns especially amongst youth and to pay homage to valiant soldiers.

Celebrations:

The annual observance of anniversary is to show respect and gratitude to brave servicemen of armed forces who laid down their lives in re-capturing all positions that were then infiltrated & seized by Pakistan Army.

It is celebrated with heavy enthusiasm and vigor by military personnel at Dras-Kargil sector and New Delhi at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.

20th Anniversary celebrations of Kargil Vijay Diwas: began in New Delhi on 14 July 2019. The Victory Flame traversed through 11 towns and cities and finally reached Dras where it was received from Major DP Singh and passed on to Param Veer Chakra awardee Yogendra Yadav and then to Chief of Indian Army Bipin Rawat to merge at Kargil War Memorial with eternal flame.

About Operation Vijay (Kargil War)

It was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place in Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along Line of Control (LOC).

It was fought for over 60 days (between May and July 1999) and ended with India regaining control of all previously held territory. In 60- day long conflict, the victory of Tiger Hill was one of the crucial achievements.

Remembrance: Operation Vijay will always be remembered for its self-imposed national strategy of restraint in keeping war limited to Kargil-Siachen Sectors (of Kashmir), strategic and tactical surprises and the way in which tri-services military strategy and plans were swiftly executed.

Month:  Categories: Events & Observances

Tags:

TIFF 2019: Meryl Streep wins Tribute Actor award

Veteran actor Meryl Streep will be honoured with Tribute Actor award at 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). She will receive award in person on 9 September 2019 during TIFF’s Tribute Gala, a festival fundraiser. She will be 1st-ever recipient of TIFF Tribute Actor Award.

About Meryl Streep

The 70-year-old actress is one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation.

She is most nominated actor in Academy Award history and has won Oscar three times.

Her contribution to cinema, television and stage spans 5 decades, is tremendous as she has portrayed characters that are as compelling as they are timeless.

About Toronto International Film Festival

It is one of the world’s largest publicly attended film festivals. Every year it attracts, more than 480,000 people. It was founded in 1976 and operates out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, located in downtown Toronto in Canada.

It presents best of International and Canadian cinema as well as creates transformational experiences for film lovers and creators.

It has grown to become a permanent destination for film culture.

TIFF 2019 will run from 5-15 September.

TIFF’s Tribute Gala is basically a Charity Gala or a glitzy fundraiser that support festival’s year-around efforts to promote films and industry’s leading creators.

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours

Tags:

Monthly Current Affairs Compilations are also available in GKToday's Academy App for Android Mobiles. Download Now

Advertisement