July 2013 Month Wise Current Affairs - National and International

July 2013 Month Wise National and International Current Affairs. Here are all the important issues and current affairs for the month July 2013 including sports,national,international,important persons etc.

Books and Authors

  • The pity of Partition written by Ayesha Jalal.
  • An Uncertain Glory has been written by Amartya Sen
  • The Lost Fragrance written by Amit Das Gupta
  • The heart is Nobel written by Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
  • The future of Indian Agriculture written by Y K Alagh.
  • The Secret of leadership written by Prakash Ayyar.
  • The Secret Gardener written by Kalpana Swaminathan.
  • The king of Style: Michael Jackson is biography of Michael Jackson written by Michael Bush.
  • Healing Memories written by Zeenat Shaukat Ali.
  • Dard – E – Dil Likhoon Kab Tak is a book written by Rukhsar Amrohi and unveiled by vice president Hamid Ansari.

Awards and Honors

  • IIFA Awards
    • Best Film - Barfi
    • Best Actress – Vidya Balan for Kahaani
    • Best Actor – Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi
    • Best special Effects – Ek Tha Tiger
    • Best Choreography – Ganesh Acharya for Agneepath
    • Best Director - Anuyrag Basu for Barfi
  • Zubin Mehta, western classical music conductor of india-parsi prigin, will be honoured with the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony 2013
  • RealVNC was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for outstading innovation, commercial success and contribution to society.
  • Kolkata born chemist and physicist Sunetra Gupta has joined leading female scientists like Marie Curie at the art exhibition at the prestigious Royal Society.
  • Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who uncovered the most extensive US global electronic surveillance programmes, has been awarded German “Whistleblower Prize” for year 2013 worth $3,900 in absentia.
  • Ajay Singh, A Catholic priest in Odisha has been awarded the Minority Rights Day Award by the National Minority Commission.
  • Fortune Magazine rated TCS as the most reputed company of India, TCS has left behind TATA Steel for this title.
  • Amjad Ali Khan was chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award.
  • Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri featured for Man Booker Prize 2013.
  • Four Indian American Professors namely Kannan Soundarajan, Rajeev Alur, Salil P Vadhan and Senthil Todadri won Simons Investigators Award.
  • Indian Sand Artist Sudarshan Patnaik won gold medal at 12th International Sand Art Competition in Saint Petersburg Russia.
  • Indian film director Maghur Bhandarkar honoured by New York Citizen Achievement Award.
  • Shalini singh, a Deputy Editor with The Hindu, has been given the Prem Bhatia Award for political Reporting.


  • Spain won under – 21 European Football Championship by beating Italy.
  • ICC launches official website for world cup 2015.
  • India’s K. Jennitha Anto wins IPCA World Women’s Chess Championship.
  • K.D.Singh is the new president for the IHF (Indian Hockey Federation )
  • Krishna Kaushik was appointed as Coach of India Men’s Hockey Senior Team.
  • Indian boxer Shiva Thapa won gold in Asian Boxing Championship organized in Jordan.
  • 21st Asian Table tennis championship was held in Bussan, South Korea. China won most medals.
  • Andy Murray is the first Briton to win Wimbeldon Men’s Singles Trophy in 77 years.
  • Aussie Spinner Shane Warne included in ICC Hall of Fame.

Important Days

  • 1 July is celebrated as National Doctors Day.
  • 4 July – Independence day of United States of America. USA got independence from kingdom of Great Britain on 4 July 1776.
  • 11 July – World Population Day. It is celebrated from 11 July 1987 when world’s population became 5 Billion.
  • 12 July is declared by United Nations as Malala Day.
  • 18th July is International Nelson Mandela Day.
  • 26th July is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Divas
  • 27th July is India’s National Dance Day.
  • 28th July is the world’s Nature Conservation Day.

Persons in News

  • Prince Philippe was sworn in as the new king of Belgium on 21 July 2013.
  • Raghuram Rajan appointed as the next RBI Governor.
  • Arundhari Bharracharya is the new managing director of SBI
  • Rajeev Rishi appointed as Chairman and MD of Central Bank of India.
  • India born Mamnoon Hussain elected as 12th Pakistani president.
  • Sujata Singh designated to be the next Foreign Secretary of India.
  • Douglas Engelbart, the father of computer mouse died at age of 88.
  • Sardar Ramesh singh Arora became the first sikh ever to be a member in Assembly of Pakistan’s Punjab province.
  • Hemant Soren sworn in as Ninth Chief minister of Jharkhand.
  • Sureah Chandra Mohanty – The new president of Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI).
  • Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil appointed new Governor of Sikkim.
  • Olympic gold medallist Maharaj Kishan Kaushik appointed coach of Indian Hockey Team
  • P Sathasivam is the new chief justice of India.

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