Daily Current Affairs, 14th July 2019 - VISION

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Daily Current Affairs, 14th July 2019

1) Meghalaya becomes 1st state to ensure water conservation
•Meghalaya became the first state in India to ensure the conservation of water and have own water policy following a nod given by the State Cabinet. The draft policy was approved by the State Cabinet in a meeting chaired by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma.

•It is historic for Meghalaya as the state has become the first state in the country to have a State Water Policy.

2) India lifted 271 mn people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016: UN
•India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period.

•This is according to a report by the United Nations which stated there have been strong improvements in areas such as assets, cooking fuel, sanitation, and nutrition. The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index from the UN Development Programme, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative was released recently.

3) Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title
•Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title and crushed Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam success with a devastating 56-minute display of athleticism. The Romanian won 6-2 6-2 in front of an incredulous Centre Court, running after everything the American threw at her.

4) Boxer Vijender Singh wins 11th consecutive pro bout
•Boxer Vijender Singh remained an unstoppable force, clinching a Technical Knockout over Mike Snider on his debut in the US professional circuit at Newark in the US.The 33-year-old from Haryana prevailed in four rounds for his 11th consecutive victoryin the circuit.

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