(World) Current Affairs 8-14 July, 2019

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USA won FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 was held in France.
  • United States of America (USA), the defending champion won the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 by defeating the Netherlands.
  • 24 teams participated in the tournament. The prize money was $30 million.

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France became the First Country to pass GAFA Tax

GAFA- Internet Giants
  • France became the first major economy to impose a tax on digital giants, with parliament passing the legislation in defiance of a probe ordered by President Donald Trump that could trigger reprisal tariffs.
  • The legislation- dubbed the GAFA Tax- an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon Tax was passed with aims at plugging a taxation gap that has seen some internet heavyweights paying next to nothing in countries where they make huge profits.
  • The law will levy a 3 per cent tax on total annual revenues of the largest tech firms providing services to French consumers.
  • But the French move drew an angry response from Trump even before the legislation was passed, with the president ordering an investigation.

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SBI’s Anshula Kant appointed as MD and CFO of World Bank

Anshula Kant
  • Anshula Kant, the managing director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI) has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the World Bank (WB).
  • Since September 2018 she has been a Managing Director and member of the World Bank Board.
  • As Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management of the World Bank Group, reporting to the President.
  • She is a graduate in Economic Honours from Lady Shri Ram College for Women and a Post-Graduate in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

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