The Daily Brief – 23rd July, 2017


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  • The Supreme Court of India ruled that the National Food Security (NFS) Act, 2013 had not been implemented properly and was being postponed by various states. The Secretary of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs was directed to organise one or more meeting on or before 31st August 2017 to take stock of the implementation of the Act.

    Sanjay Kothari
  • Sanjay Kothari, the Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board was appointed as the Secretary to the President-elect Ram Nath Kovind while Ashok Malik, a senior journalist, was named as the Press Secretary to the President-elect.
  • England beat India by 9 runs to win the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup that was played at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. This was England’s 4th title win among the 11 editions of the World Cup. The Player of the Series was Tammy Beaumont who made the most runs in the tournament. The most successful team in the tournament over the years has been Australia (6 times) while India has one the World Cup twice.
  • The Income Tax Department has detected undisclosed income of around Rs. 71,941 crores over the last three years from 1st April 2014 to 28th February 2017.
  • The question paper for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) from next year onwards is going to be the same in all languages.
    (There seems to be a dearth of news for 23rd July. Don’t miss out the brief for 24th.)

    Today’s Quiz

    1. Who was appointed as the Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind?

    2. Name the most successful team in the ICC Women's World Cup tournament.


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