July 18

  • Textile minister Smriti Zubin Irani has been given the additional charge of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry, while Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given additional charge of Urban Development Ministry.
  • Ananya Dabke from India has won the under-15 girl title at the Dutch Open Junior Squash Championship by defeating Serena Daniel of the US in the final by 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • The World Day for International Justice (WDIJ) is observed every year on July 17
  • The Matunga railway station has become the India’s first station to be run by all women staff.
  • Tata Motors Ltd. has manufactured India’s first bio—CNG (bio—methane) bus, which was unveiled recently at a bio-energy programme ‘Urja Utsav’ in Pune, Maharashtra
  • The State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a dedicated portal ‘SBI Realty’ that will help home buyers to choose flats from its 3,000 approved projects across the country
  • The Nelson Mandela International Day (NMID) is observed every year on July 18 to mark birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela
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