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Current Affairs : 10th july 2019

Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in as the Prime Minister of Greece


Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Greek conservative leader, sworn in as the Prime Minister of Greece. The election result gave New Democracy an outright majority with 158 seats in the 300-member Greek parliament. He is EU's most indebted member who promised to end a decade of economic crisis.


 Gully Boy won NETPAC award in Bucheon film festival

Film-maker Zoya Akhtar's directorial 'Gully Boy' won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea.  NETPAC Jury Committee, comprised of NETPAC members and film professionals which features newer genres and varied stories of comedy, fantasy and drama  Gully Boy', features actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, is based on the lives of street rappers. The film performed well in the Indian and overseas market.  It will also be screened at the 2019 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. 


MS Dhoni became the only second Indian player to reach the 350-game mark in ODI

MS Dhoni became the only second Indian player to reach the 350-game mark in One-Day International cricket (ODI). The first Indian to set the record was Sachin Tendulkar.
He has been tagged as one of the best finishers in the sport. Dhoni led India from 2007 to 2017. Under Dhoni's captaincy won its second championship in the cricket world cup. He also led India to No. 1 position in the ICC Rankings. 


BCCI appoints Rahul Dravid as Head of National Cricket Academy
Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) by BCCI. Rahul Dravid will look after all cricket related activities at the NCA and he will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and the support staff at the academy.
National Cricket Academy is located in Bengaluru 


Magnus Carlsen Wins 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour
Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated French player Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to win the Croatia Grand Chess Tour with eight points out of 11. The world champion won his eighth straight tournament in a row. Filipino-American player Wesley So finished second with seven points . India’s Viswanathan Anand ended up with 4.5 points and finished 11th.


Sunil Chhetri and Ashalata Devi wins AIFF Award
All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced the awards for the 2018-19 season. Indian men’s footballer Sunil Chhetri has won the AIFF Men’s footballer of the year 2018-19 award. Women’s footballer Ashalata Devi has won the Women’s footballer of the year award.


Mexico Beat US to win 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Football)
Mexico defeated the United States 1-0 to win the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup for a record eighth time at Soldier Field in Chicago. Jonathan dos Santos scored the only goal for Mexico. The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 15th edition of the biennial international men’s football championship of the North, Central American, and Caribbean region organized by CONCACAF.

Narendra Singh Tomar Launches Coffee Table Book to Commemorate 50 years of Partnership with UNWFP
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has launched a Coffee Table Book named ’50 years of Partnership for Change’ on July 8, 2019 in New Delhi.The book has been launched to commemorate five decades (50 years) of partnership between the Ministry and UN World Food Programme (UNWFP) towards addressing food and nutritional security in India.


Former India goalkeeper Celestine passed away
Former Indian football team goalkeeper A. U. Celestine has passed away at the age of 73 years.
Celestine played for the Tamil Nadu men’s team in the Senior Nationals as a goalkeeper in the 1965 and 1969 National Championships and also represented India in the Merdeka Cup in Malaysia in 1969.