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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (26th July 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)
Daily Current Affairs of 26th July 2017
International Current Affairs
- The US House of Representatives today voted 419-3 to approve new sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential elections, despite President Donald Trump objecting to the legislation.
- The bill would also levy new sanctions against North Korea and Iran over the nations' ballistic missile programs.
- To cut down the distance to the China border through Tawang by 10 km, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is going to construct 2 tunnels through Arunachal Pradesh's Sela Pass.
- National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is going to visit China tomorrow to attend BRICS meeting in Beijing.
National Current Affairs
- Nation pays tribute to martyrs on 18th Kargil Victory Day (Kargil Vijay Diwas) today.
- Kargil Vijay Diwas is named after the success of Operation Vijay.
- This day is is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the Kargil War's Heroes.
- On this day, 26 July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders.
- The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July 1999.
- Kargil was India's first televised war that enabled people across the country to see what was happening on the battlefield.