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Important Current Affairs 2nd August 2018

Important Current Affairs 2nd August 2018

Current Affairs 2nd August 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Integrate to Innovate Programme for energy Startups
●        Invest India has entered into an agreement with energy companies to provide market opportunity directly from the laboratory for Indian startup through innovation program for integration for energy startup.
●        From the integration, there is a three-month corporate accelerated program for energy startups located in a newborn corporate campus.

Ministry of Environment and Skill Development signed an agreement to give training to one lakh RAC service technicians
●        Earlier, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
●        Both the joint secretaries of the ministries- the exchange of consent letters between Shri Gyanesh Bharti and Mr. Rajesh Agarwal.
●        Both the Ministry will provide training to 100,000 RAC service technicians.
Government enhances financing to improve the quality of higher education
●        Increasing the fund allocation for the Higher Education Department has been allocated Rs 35,010.29 crore in the year 2015-16 from Rs 26,855.26 crore in the year 2018-19.
●        Central institutions of higher education are now dependent on the government budget because these institutions provide education at a minimum fee.
●        The total authorized equity capital of HEFA has increased to Rs. 10,000 crores.
150 universities were included during the last three years in the UGC list
●        The University Grants Commission has informed that during the last three years, a total of 150 universities have been included in the UGC list.
●        The colleges were established by the State Governments / Trust / Registered Society and Private Management and included in the list of UGC under section 2 (f) and 12 (b) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Piyush Goyal approves new incentive policy for the players working in the Railways

●        Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs has approved a new policy for the promotion of the players working in the Railways.
●        Under this, all the players and coaches who have been awarded Padmashree will be promoted as officers besides those who win medals in the Olympics.

Solid waste management projects in 97 cities along the river Ganges
●        There was a meeting to review the solid waste management projects in 97 Ganga cities of Central Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and other concerned officials.
●        A total of 63 projects have been sanctioned for development of river banks and development of ghats and cremation grounds, which are estimated to cost Rs. 1197 crores.
●        Out of these 24 projects have been completed and other projects are at different levels of implementation.

Rajasthan becomes the first state to implement biofuel policy
●        Rajasthan has become the first state in India to implement the National Biofuel Policy of 2018.
●        This is said by Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Rajendra Rathod.
●        In the Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj Training Institute, the biofuel authority approved the implementation of the biofuel policy 2018 in the fourth meeting of the Empowered Committee.

Central Cabinet approves revision in SC / ST Act
●        The Union Cabinet approved the amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act on 01 August 2018.
●        In the beginning of 2018, the Supreme Court censored the misuse of some important provisions of the SC-ST Act and rejected them.

RBI announces interest rates in monetary policy review meeting
●        The Reserve Bank of India announced interest rate increase in the monetary policy review meeting on 1 st August 2018.
●        RBI has increased policy rates for the second consecutive time.
●        RBI has increased the repo rate and 25 basis points i.e. 0.25 percent to 6.5 percent.

TCS will take online exam for railway recruitment
●        Indian Railways is going to do one lakh recruits in the coming months.
●        It will also be the first such government job recruitment, which will be examined by a private company Tata Consultancy Services.
●        TCS already conducts prestigious entrance exams like CAT and GET for IITs for institution like IIM in India.
●        More than 200 million applications have been received by the Railways for 1 lakh recruits.

Uber launches new safety toolkit feature
●        Ober, who provided an app based taxi service , launched the 'Safety Toolkit' feature for Indian Riders on Thursday.
●        Earlier in May, Uber launched this feature in the US.
●        After good response there, it has also been launched in India.

Current Affairs 2nd August 2018: ECONOMY

NHAI will sign MoU with SBI for long-term unsecured loans of Rs 25,000 crore
●        National Highways Authority of India is getting unsecured loans of Rs 25,000 crore for 10 years from the State Bank of India, under which a repatriation of 3 years will be postponed.
●        This is the highest loan amount sanctioned for NHAI by an institute at one go.
●        It is also the longest non-vulnerable loan amount approved by SBI to any body by SBI.

Apple became company of 1 trillion
●        Apple has become the first listed company of a trillion dollar.
●        Apple's stock rose 2.8 percent, after which it increased by 9 percent from Tuesday.
●        Apple's share gained 6%.

Current Affairs 2nd August 2018: SCHEMES

Policy Commission launches Move Hack
●        The Policy Commission has launched the Global Mobility Hackathon-Move Hack for the purpose of the future of mobility in India.
●        It will be one of the largest hackathons globally.
●        Move Hack will focus on ten subjects and will be finalized in online, Singapore and New Delhi.

Current Affairs 2nd August 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

China launches high-resolution satellite for Earth observation

●        China launched Optical Remote Sensing Satellite Gaofen-11 under the High-Resolution Satellite Project for Earth Observation on July 31, 2018.
●        This satellite will help in China's ambitious belt and road project.
●        This was the 282nd mission of the Long March Rocket Series.

Current Affairs 2nd August 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

India and Germany signed an agreement to support sustainable urban development
●        India and Germany signed an agreement on 1 August 2018 for financial and technical cooperation.
●        In this agreement urban emphasis has been prominently emphasized.
●        On behalf of the German Government, the agreement was signed by Dr. Martin Neyi, Ambassador of the Government of India and Sameer Khare, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, in the Finance Ministry on behalf of the Government of India.

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Important Current Affairs 1st August 2018

Important Current Affairs 1st August 2018

Current Affairs 1st August 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Cabinet approves agricultural scientist recruitment board (ASRB)
●        The Cabinet has approved the Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB) under the chairmanship of Narendra Modi.
●        ASRB will now have four members in place of three members. There will be one president and three members in the board.
●        The ASRB will be for a period of three years or upto 65 years.
Approval of policy-framework for exploration and exploitation of non-conventional hydrocarbons
●        Under the chairmanship of Narendra Modi, the Cabinet has approved the policy framework for exploration and exploitation of non-conventional hydrocarbons, such as shell oil / gas, coal bed methane etc.
●        This policy will increase the capacity for the use of potential hydrocarbon stores in the current contract areas, which have not been explored so far and which were not exploited.
●        With the implementation of this policy, new investments in exploration and production activities and new domestic hydrocarbon discoveries are expected to increase.

Life Insurance Corporation will acquire IDBI Bank
●        Under the chairmanship of Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the government's holding in IDBI Bank below 50 per cent.
●        With this acquisition, consumers, LICs and banks will get extensive benefits of the solution.
13 new kendriya vidyalaya in seven states and acceptance of opening Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Madhya Pradesh
●        Under the chairmanship of Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal to open 13 new Kendriya Vidyalayas in seven states and open the second Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh.
●        13 new schools will be opened in Banda, Washim, Chakpikarong, Parabham, Nawada, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Palamu, Siddipet, Kudamalakente, CISF Surajpur, Devkund and Bawli.
●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has also approved the setting up of additional Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Elott in Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh.
Hindustan Copper Limited approves 15% equity
●        Under the chairmanship of Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has issued 13,87,82700 equity shares of five rupees per equity equity capital of 15 per cent from the qualified Institutional Placement Route as per SEBI and other valid instructions issued by Hindustan Copper Limited. has approved.
●        As a result, the share of Government of India in HCL will be reduced from 76.05 per cent to 66.13 per cent.
●        From this, the paid up share of HCL will increase from Rs 462.61 crore to Rs 532 crore.

Skill Development Training for Beedi makers
●        Ministry of Labor and Employment has initiated skills development program to the bidi workers and their coming Sriton revenue Whack them to increase obs at regular intervals.
●        Recently, the Ministry initiated skills development program for those making bidis and are still in Ini Mbhik stage.

Two coastal highway projects will start in Odisha
●        In Odisha, there is a plan to start 415 km long seaside highway projects at a cost of about Rs 7500 crore.
●        For the construction of highway, Rs. 6000 crore and land acquisition amounting to Rs. 1500 crores is fixed.
●        NHAI had cleared the maps of these projects last year.

National Child Rights Protection Commission will constitute 'arbitration cell' in NRI marriage dispute cases
●        The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Central Government has directed the NCPCR to set up an arbitration cell based on the rights granted in the Child Rights Protection Act, 2005.
●        This cell will take a decision keeping the child's best interests in mind and the parent will prepare the plan.

Policy commission will organize investors' conference for all-round development of peninsula
●        The Policy Commission will conduct an investor conference on August 10, 2018 at the Overseas Center for All-round Development of Peninsula.
●        The conference will be inaugurated by the Chairman of the Policy Commission Mr. Amitabh Kant.
●        This will increase investment in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep for sustainable development of eco-tourism projects.

Delhi government eliminated Aadhar compulsion in social welfare schemes
●        In the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the proposal for ending the mandatory requirement of Aadhar for getting pension and other services was approved.
●        Due to this decision, old age, divinities and widows will no longer have to face any obstacle in getting the pension given by the Social Welfare Department of Delhi Government due to the base.

Ministry of Health signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Power
●        Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Power for the purpose of Digital India program on July 31, 2018.
●        Under this, National Health Agency signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for providing Information and Intentional Validation services to the beneficiaries especially with the same service center under the Digital India program.

Bill of bankruptcy and bankruptcy passed in Lok Sabha
●        The Lok Sabha passed the Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Code Bill, 2018 on July 31, 2018.
●        This bill was introduced in parliament on July 23, 2018.
●        It has been brought to the place of insolvency and amendment incompetence code amendment ordinance 2018, which was enforced by the President on June 6, 2018.

Current Affairs 1st August 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP 

Financial and technical agreement worth Rs 5253 crores was signed between India and Germany
●        Under the India-Germany bilateral development cooperation, a new agreement was signed between the two countries in New Delhi today.
●        Large agreements for financial cooperation between India and Germany signed for lesser interest loan of 610 million euros and financial grant of 5.5 million euros to formalize.

Current Affairs 1st August 2018:GLOBAL NEWS

Inland Waterway Authority launched new portal for cargo owners and shipping companies
●        Inland Waterway Authority started a dedicated portal linking the logistics operators and shipping business with real-time data on the availability of ships.
●        This portal will be the means of direct contact between shipping operators, shipers and cargo owners.
●        There was no system to know the availability of ships in the market so far.

Current Affairs 1st August 2018: AWARDS

Gopalkrishna Gandhi selected for Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award
●        Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been selected for the year 2018 Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award.
●        He is the former Governor of West Bengal, he has been selected for this award in the matter of promoting harmony and peace.
●        Gopalkrishna Gandhi will be given this award in a special program on August 20 in New Delhi.

Current Affairs 1st August 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Scientists discovered new cells of human cells
●        American and Spanish scientists have discovered the new size of human cells during the study of aphethylic cells.
●        The new size that has been discovered by scientists has been named 'Scootoid'.
●        Scientists discover new cell sizes during the study of epithelial cells.

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Important Current Affairs 31st July 2018

Important Current Affairs 31st July 2018

Current Affairs 31st July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Start-up India tour begins in Chhattisgarh
●        Startup India Tour was inaugurated on 30th June in Raipur.
●        A large number of students have registered themselves for the first boot camp to be organized in Raipur.
●        Today, on 31st July, the Government Engineering College will visit Bilaspur for the second boot camp.
The old Jaipur city of Rajasthan is the next place proposed for recognition for UNESCO World Heritage
●        The old Jaipur city of Rajasthan in India is the next place proposed for recognition as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
●        According to Operating Guidelines 2017, only one place name may be proposed by the states each year.
●        It benefits the local economy, which promotes domestic and international tourism, thereby increasing employment opportunities.

CSC will register the beneficiaries of Ayushman India
●        In the presence of Ravi Shankar Prasad and Jagat Prakash Nadda, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to implement the Ayushman Bharat Scheme through three lakh general service centers spread across the country.
●        Ayushman is a National Health Security Scheme, which will provide cover to more than 100 million poor poor families by providing coverage up to five lakh rupees for recruitment in secondary and tertiary hospitals.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology signed MoU

●        Under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the National Health Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for providing information and expertise services to the beneficiaries especially with the same service centers.
●        The signing of this MoU was signed by Dr Dinesh Tyagi, CEO of National Institute of Health (NHA), Dr. Indu Bhushan and CSC-SPV.

Amendment of the Bill for the merger of five associate banks with SBI passed in Parliament
●        The Parliament passed the State Bank Resolution and Amendment Bill on July 30, 2018, for the merger of its associate banks in State Bank of India.
●        After the approval of the Lok Sabha on the amendments suggested by the Rajya Sabha in the State Bank Resolution and Amendment Bill, 2017, the bill has now been passed in Parliament.
●        This bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 21, 2017 by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Guidelines for implementing strategic partnership models were approved
●        The Government has approved the guidelines relating to the implementation of the strategic partnership model brought with the aim of promoting the private sector in the creation of state-of-the-art weapon systems.
●        A meeting of the Defense Purchase Council was held in the chairmanship of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 30, 2018, in which these guidelines were approved.
●        With this, self-reliance in the defense sector will be increased and weapons can be supplied to the Armed Forces in a timely manner.

Coal India to buy 13,000 crore mining equipment in 3 years
●        Public sector company Coal India Limited will buy the mining equipment for around 130 billion rupees in the next 3 years through global tenders.
●        In view of increasing demand, the company is going to take this step to increase coal production.

Tech Mahindra profits down by 30%
●        Mid-sized IT company Tech Mahindra posted profits of $ 13.18 million in June quarter, down 29.9% from the previous quarter.
●        With the increase in cost of telecom segments and expenditure on salary-visas items, the increase in operation cost has put pressure on the company.
●        Tech Mahindra earnings dipped 1.6 percent to $ 1.2 billion on quarter-on-quarter basis.

Current Affairs 31st July 2018: SCHEMES

Prime minister crop insurance scheme
●        Due to its specialties, the Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme became quite popular and 27 states and union territories of the country adopted it in one or more seasons.
●      This scheme was implemented in 2016-17, during which the monsoon rainfall was quite good, but despite that, the average of insurance claims under this scheme was 73 percent higher than that year.

Current Affairs 31st July 2018: RANKING

India is among top 100 countries in the United Nations e-Governance index
●        India has joined the top 100 countries in the United Nations e-Governance index.
●        In the United Nations e-Governance index, India has jumped 22 points during the last 4 years, of which 11-digit jump has been done in the last two years.
●        India was 118 points in this index in 2014, but she has now jumped to 96th rank.

ATP ranking: First place remains with Nadal
●        Spain's star player, Rafael Nadal , remains on top in professional tennis association ranking.
●        Nadal is in first place, while Roger Federer of Switzerland remains in second place.
●        Germany's top player Alexander Zverev is third, Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro fourth and South Africa's Kevin Anderson are at number 5.

Current Affairs 31st July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

America, Pakistan pledged to restore bilateral relations
●        The US and Pakistan have agreed to restore bilateral relations.
●        In the meeting between US Defense Secretary James Matisse and Islamabad's Ambassador Ali Jahangir in Washington, a resolution was made in this regard.
●        In the meeting, both discussed the relations between their countries and the regional security of South Asia.

Indian-American Seema Nanda became Democratic Party CEO
●        Indian American seema Nanda has been appointed as the CEO of Democratic Party of opposition parties.
●        After assuming the office, Nanda vowed to work for the country and ensure the election of Democratic Party candidates in all corners of America.
●        Nanda is the first Indian American to hold the post of the Democratic and Republican CEO of the National Committee.
●        Nanda took charge of DNC CEO on July 23.

US enhances India's level of control in the export control system
●        On 30 July 2018, the US gave India the status of Tactical Trade Authority-1 and granted exemption in export control for the sale of high-tech products.
●        India is the only South Asian country, which has been included in this list.
●        In the year 2016, India has been granted STA-1 status after getting recognition as America's 'Chief Defense Associate'.

Current Affairs 31st July 2018: SPORTS

javelin Throwing Athlete Amit Kumar suspended

●        Amit Kumar, the talented athlete of the National Interstate Javelin throw, was found guilty of consuming banned substance during a visit to Finland last month.
●        The Indian Athletics Federation has kept quiet about this matter but closest sources of the athlete confirmed that he has been temporarily suspended.

Current Affairs 31st July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

America enhanced India’s strategic partner status
●        On Monday, the US gave India the status of Tactical Trade Authority-1, giving India a concession in export control for the sale of high-tech products.
●        India is the only South Asian country, which has been included in this list.
●        After getting recognized as India's 'Chief Defense Associate' in 2016, it has earned STA-1 status.

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Important Current Affairs 30th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 30th July 2018

Current Affairs 30th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone for the second phase of construction work of North Eastern Ayurveda and Homeopathy Institute in Shillong
●        Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone for the second phase of construction work at the North Eastern Ayurveda and Homeopathy Institute in Maavdiyanyadi, Shillong.
●        The construction cost of 10481.53 sq. Km area will be around 40.80 crores.
●        This new campus of the institute will also accommodate students, doctors, employees and guests.
CIL coal production increased 105 MT in last 4 years
●        In the last four years, coal production of Coal India Limited has increased by 105 MT.
●        During the four years, the increase of CIL coal production was 31 MT.
●        Similarly, the rise of coal from the CIL has increased from 109.12 MT in the last four years.

Government constitutes National Testing Agency
●        The Government has constituted a National Examination Organization, a Self-Examination Examination Organization for conducting entrance examinations in higher education.
●        The first entrance examinations were organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education and the All India Council for Technical Education.
●        The objective of the formation of this agency is to create an expertise and dedicated organization to organize the prestigious entrance examinations and to free the CBSE from liability so that the CBSE can fulfill its assigned work.

Establishment of display boards and announcement machines in passenger trains
●        In the prestigious trains like EMU and Humsafar, Tejas, arrangements have been made to display board and public announcement system.
●        Apart from this, the GPS based passenger information system has been arranged on the LCD screen in the Cognition coach.
●        Available stations, destination stations, train status updates and security information will be available on the LCD screen.
Indian Railways Launches Mission Integrity
●        Indian Railways Launched Mission Satisfaction for Ethics in Public Administration on July 27, 2018 in National Rail Museum, New Delhi.
●        This was the first such program organized by a government organization.
●        During this program discussions about maintaining high level of integrity in the work were discussed.

National Citizen Register issued in Assam
●        The second and final draft of the National Civil Register of Assam has been released between the security of the Assam government.
●        It has been released so that people living illegally in Assam can be traced.
●        The Central Government has also sent 220 companies of paramilitary forces to maintain security in Assam and the surrounding states.

Death penalty for rape of girls below 12 years
●        The Lok Sabha has cleared the important bill in the country for the punishment of rape of a girl below the age of 12 years to the death penalty .
●        Under this, strict punishment has been made to punish those who have been under the age of 16 years.
●        The Lok Sabha passed a bill by rejecting amendments to some members on the Bill and passed the Penal Amendment Bill 2018 in a nutshell.

Current Affairs 30th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Third BRICS Film Festival concluded with India Day
●        The third BRICS Film Festival concluded on 22-27 July, 2018, with the International Durban Film Festival in Durban, South Africa.
●        The last day of the celebration was celebrated as India Day.
●        After that the award was given and the closing ceremony was held.
●        Best Actress: Bhanita Das, Village Rock Stars
●        Best Film: Amit Masurkar Newton
●        Special Jury Award: Village Rock Stars of Reema Das

Harley Davidson will launch electric bike
●        Harley Davidson, the US's leading motorcycle company, is preparing to launch four new bikes, including an electric motorcycle.
●        This information was given by the company while disclosing the details of development details 'More Roads to Harley-Davidson' for the year 2022 on Monday.
●        New bikes will be launched in 2019-20 and 2022.

Current Affairs 30th July 2018: SPORTS
Prime Minister meets Commonwealth Games 2018 table tennis medalist
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Commonwealth Games 2018 medalist table tennis players.
●        These medal winners met the Prime Minister in Parliament House.
●        Prime Minister congratulated medal winners for exemplary performance in the international arena.
Saurabh Verma created history by winning the Russian Open title
●        Indian badminton player Saurabh Verma won the Russia Open title on July 29, 2018.
●        Before them, Ruthika Shivani won the title in 2016 in the women category.
●        World number-65 Saurabh defeated Koki Watanabe of Japan in the men's singles title.

Current Affairs 30th July 2018: ECONOMY

Investment in the field of logistics will reach $ 500 billion by 2025
●        Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that by the year 2025, annual investment in the field of logistics will reach $ 500 billion.
●        Prabhu said that this would create lakhs of jobs in the country and create barriers to domestic and international level in India's business activities.

Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation of Rs 60,000 crore projects in Lucknow
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for industrial projects of 60 thousand 228 crores in Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh on July 29, 2018.
●        In the program organized by Indira Gandhi Foundation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for projects to be set up by 81 industrial houses in Uttar Pradesh.

Reliance plans to raise $ 2.7 billion 
●        Mukesh Ambani's company Reliance Industries is preparing to raise capital of $ 2.7 billion from overseas market for refinancing high-cost loans .
●        The outstanding debt of the company increased from Rs. 2,18,763 crore till the end of March 2018 to Rs 2,42,116 crore in the quarter ending June 2018.

Indian companies record 67 trillion dollar worth deal in one year
●        Indian companies have recorded $ 67 trillion deals this year.
●        According to top banker JP Morgan, there may be more buying in the tech, media and telecom sector.
●        In the biggest $ 16 billion acquisition, Wal-Mart bought a large stake in the Indian e-commerce company Flipkart.

Surendra Rosha became CEO of HSBC India
●        Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation has appointed Surendra Rosha as Chief Executive Officer of HSBC India.
●        He will replace Jayant Rikhye, who is going on holiday for health reasons.
●        Rosha was associated with the Indian operations of HSBC in 1991.

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Important Current Affairs 29th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 29th July 2018

Current Affairs 29th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Policy to make India a Defense Production Hub
●        In order to meet its defense needs, India has to import most of the military equipment from other countries.
●        Now the government wants to include India in five major military equipment manufacturers in the next 10 years.
●        In order to strengthen the defense production industry, Government of India can announce an important policy next month.

On LTC, Central employees can get access foreign tours

●        Central Government employees can get the facility of going abroad for travel under leave travel concession soon.
●        Ministry of Personnel has prepared a proposal related to it.
●        The proposal has been sought from related departments such as Home, Tourism, Civil Aviation etc.

Charities will get GST discount
●        The government has proposed a total budget cost of Rs 325 crores for two years with the aim of reducing the financial burden of charitable institutions like temples, mosque dargahs, gurudwaras, churches, Buddhist monasteries, religious asylums.
●        An official of the Ministry of Culture said that the proposed total budget for the financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20 is Rs 150 crore and Rs 175 crore respectively.
Paytm in preparing for instant delivery
●        Paytm is preparing a new retail model, so that shopkeepers can be equipped with technology, logistics and marketing capabilities.
●        According to one 97 Communications, owned by Paytm brand, under the new model, customers will soon be able to order their orders in neighborhood pharmacy, grocery and other stores and offer instant delivery.
Insurance companies have unclaimed Rs 15,000 crore
●        The recently submitted report in Parliament says that 23 insurance companies have Rs 15,000 crore lying there, who are not making any claims.
●        In this, LIC has Rs 10,509 crores and private life insurance companies have 4,675 crores.
●        Now the government has initiated an initiative to reach this unclaimed amount to its heirs.

Suggestions for stringent rules for the protection of children's personal data
●        The Justice Justice Shri krishna Committee has advocated strict provisions for the protection of the personal information of children.
●        The committee has suggested that people collecting the information should be considered as responsible parents of such data and prevent them from processing, tracking, targeted advertising etc, etc. of private information that can be harmful to children.

Autonomous body will be built to fund higher educational institutions
●        The agency being funded for the funding of higher educational institutions of the country will be largely based on the model of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
●        NAC is registered as an inter-university center as Autonomous Body, which falls under the University Grants Commission.
●        This institution works independently.

Shareholders' approval to foreign investment up to 74% in PNB Housing Finance
●        Shareholders of the Home Loan Business Unit of Punjab National Bank , PNB Housing Finance, have cleared foreign investment limit in the company from existing 24 percent to 74 percent.
●        In the information given to the stock exchange, the company said that the proposal to raise a maximum of Rs 90,000 crore in its annual general meeting was also approved.

Current Affairs 29th July 2018: ECONOMY

Reliance plans to raise $ 2.7 billion capital
●        Mukesh Ambani's company Reliance Industries is preparing to raise capital of $ 2.7 billion from overseas market for refinancing high-cost loans .
●        The outstanding debt of the company increased from Rs 2,18,763 crore till the end of March 2018 to Rs 2,42,116 crore in the quarter ending June 2018.

Iran's currency at record low level
●        Along with Shiite-dominated Iran, the impact of heavy restrictions imposed by the United States on its economy has started to appear.
●        Iran's currency, which is facing a financial crisis, is going down steadily. Iran's price has risen to 1,12,000 on Saturday, compared to the dollar.

FPI to invest Rs 1,800 crore in July
●        Foreign investors have invested Rs 1,800 crore so far this month in Indian stock exchanges.
●        Whereas, in the last month, they made heavy withdrawals.
●        Between April and June, foreign investors had cleared more than Rs 20,000 crore from the stock market.

Only 66% of registered companies are active
●        About 66 percent of the total 17.79 lakh registered companies in the country were active till the end of June.
●        According to the latest data from the Corporate Affairs Ministry, till June 30, more than 11.89 lakh companies were active.

Current Affairs 29th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Ministry of Investment and United Arab Emirates signed MoU for Technology Cooperation
●        A Memorandum of Understanding between India and the United Arab Emirates was signed in New Delhi between the Ministry of Artificial Intelligence of Invest India and the United Arab Emirates for cooperation in the field of artificial technology on July 27, 2018.
●        On the Memorandum of Understanding, the MoU was signed in the presence of Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu and the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Embassy in India and the presence of Commerce Athey Mahamahim Ahmed Sultan Al Falahi.

The first Hindu temple will be built in Abu Dhabi by 2020
●        In Abu Dhabi, the first temple will be ready by 2020.
●        During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Abu Dhabi in 2015, the government had given its approval for the construction of a temple in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
●        The temple committee is expecting its construction by 2020.
●        The temple with seven towers will represent the UAE's seven emirates, which will be built on 14 acres of land near Abu Dhabi-Dubai Highway.

Current Affairs 29th July 2018: DAYS AND DATES

International Tiger Day 2018 was celebrated all over the world
●        Celebrated International Tiger Day on July 29, 2018 around the world. This day is celebrated as Awareness Day.
●        Due to the loss of poaching and forests, the number of tigers has decreased in various countries.
●        Dr. Harshavardhana released a manual on the health and nutrition management of wildlife of Indian zoos.

Current Affairs 29th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

470 Indians are in Pakistani jails
●        More than 470 Indians, including 418 fishermen, are locked in Pakistani jails.
●        The Pakistani government has given this information in a report in the Supreme Court.
●        In his report, the Foreign Ministry also said that there are about 357 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.

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Important Current Affairs 28th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 28th July 2018

Current Affairs 28th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Three-day conference of Vice Chancellors concluded on research and innovation on higher education
●        The Vice Chancellors across the country today expressed their commitment towards improving the quality of teaching study process and UGC quality mandates in universities and affiliated institutions by 2020 and to all NAAC accreditation in all institutions till 2022.
●        A 10-point resolution was adopted by consensus in the chairmanship of the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar, on the closing day of the three day convention of Vice Chancellors.

10% growth is not possible without improvement in the Human Development Index
●        Policy commission CEO Amitabh Kant has said that in order to achieve 10 per cent growth, the country needs to improve the Human Development Index .
●        He said that such a development is not possible if the child and maternal mortality rate are high and one in three children is malnourished.
●        In 2016, India slipped from one place in the Human Development Index to 131 in the list of 188 countries.
●        Referring to 200 backward districts in India, Amitabh said that the government can not change alone.
 Krishna's suggestion for change in Aadhaar law
●        The High Level Committee, chaired by Justice Krishna on Data Protection , has recommended a major change in the Aadhar law to increase the security of the personal information of the people .
●        The Committee says that the right to reaffirm the identity through the Aadhaar should be done only by the public units recognized by the Indian Special Identification Authority, or the legal rights granted units, to ensure the safety of the people's privacy.
Paytm Payments Bank CEO gave up resignation
●        Renu Satti, Chief Executive Officer of Paytm Payments Bank , has resigned from his post.
●        He will now lead a new initiative in the retail sector of the company.
●        According to the company statement, in the place of Satti, who assumed the post of CEO of Payments Bank last year, the company will now look for any new person.
ITC looking to buy Horlicks
●        ITC Ltd , a trading company in different areas, has expressed interest in buying popular health drink brand Horlicks .
●        ITC Chairman YC Deveshwar and MD Sanjeev Puri said on Friday that when it is sold and the right price is set, it is willing to buy it.
●        ITC will bid for the entire Consumer Nutrition Business of GSK .
Parliament passed a bill related to check bounce
●        The parliament passed the 'The Negotiation Instruments Bill 2018' on July 26, 2018, with stringent punishment and heavy penalties for the convicts of check bounce to strengthen the economy and to rely in trade and business.
●        The Lok Sabha passed the bill on July 23, 2018.
●        Such provisions have been made in the bill, due to which the disputes arise due to the check bounce, all of them will be resolved in this law.

Current Affairs 28th July 2018: AWARDS

France's Benjamin Poward won World Cup goal of the tournament
●        Benjamin Poward of France won the '2018 World Cup Round of the Tournament' award for his excellent goal against Argentina.
●        FIFA announced this.
●        This 22-year-old defender of Stuttgart scored a goal in the 57th minute with a right foot on the cross of Lucas Hernandez.

Current Affairs 28th July 2018: SPORTS

FC Goa launches women's football team
●        Indian Super League team FC Goa launches its official women team on Saturday before the second Vedanta Goa Women's Football League.
●        FC Goa has thus become the second ISL club to launch a women team.
●        Earlier FC Pune City had made its women team.
●        The women's tournament will begin on August 14 with eight teams expected to take part.

Britain's Andy Murray to return to court on Washington Open
●        Former world number one tennis player UK's Andy Murray will return to the court from the Washington Open starting on Monday.
●        If 31-year-old dies in the first round, then he will play against compatriot Kyle Edmund in the second round.
Harman Ramanathan defeated in the Hall of Fame Open
●        Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan faced the Hall of Fame Open tennis tournament losing in the final.
●        In the men's singles finals, Ramanathan won the title by defeating US player Steve Johnson.
Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title for the fourth time
●        Former world number one Novak Djokovic defeated South African 'Marathon Man' Kevin Anderson to win Wimbledon title.
●        In the final, the Serbian star defeated Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) in straight sets.
●        This is Djokovic's fourth Wimbledon title, while the overall 13th Grand Slam title is.
●        He won this title before 2011, 2014 and 2015.

Table Tennis: Indians win 15 medals at Junior and Cadet Open
●        Indian youth table tennis players continued to perform on international level and in total, 15 medals, including two gold in the Junior and Cadet Open in Jordan, have been named.
●        On Friday, Indian players made two gold, 3 silver and 10 bronze medals.
●        In the girls' mini-cadet singles category, Sohana Saini won the first gold medal for India by defeating Puti Mellati of Cyprus 3-0.

20 youth will represent in Junior NBA championship 
●        India's 20 boys and girls will participate in the first junior NBA World Championship, which is the first ever global youth basketball tournament for the 13 and 14 year olds of the world.
●        The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced 32 teams participating in the Junior NBA Championship.
●        This competition will be held in the Orlands of Florida between August 7 to 12 next month.
●        India's boys team from Delhi while girls team from Bengaluru.

Current Affairs 28th July 2018: OBITUARIES

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra Koch Kalvart died
●        Gary Kalvart , former coach of Indian star spear throwing athlete Neeraj Chopra , died in Beijing.
●        Under the guidance of Calvert, Neeraj won the gold medal in the Junior World Championships in 2016, while performing world records.
●        Australia's 63-year-old Calvert died on Friday due to a heart attack in the Chinese capital.
●        He was working as a Chinese national javelin throw coach there.

Current Affairs 28th July 2018: ECONOMY

ICICI Bank first loss after16 years
●        The private sector ICICI Bank has lost a total of Rs 119.55 crore on a single basis in the June quarter due to non-executed asset growth .
●        This loss has happened to the bank for the first time in the last 16 years.
●        It had a net profit of Rs 2,049 crore in the same quarter last fiscal.

Current Affairs 28th July 2018: DAYS AND DATES

World Hepatitis Day was celebrated all over the world
●        World Hepatitis Day was observed all over the world on July 28, 2018. This day is also celebrated for people to spread awareness about the prevention, testing and treatment of this disease.
●        About 14 million people die each year from hepatitis.
●        According to a recent World Health Organization report, men have the effect of hepatitis on their fertility.

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Important Current Affairs 27th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 27th July 2018

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

All India Survey 2017-18 report on Higher Education released
●        On the occasion of Guru Purnima, the Human Resource Development Ministry organized a National Conference of Directors of VCs and Higher Education Institutes in New Delhi today.
●        The conference was chaired by Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Higher Education Dr. Satyapal Singh was also present on this occasion.
●        This three-day conference began on 26th July and concluded on July 28, 2018.
Army Hospital will be inaugurated with special facilities in Udhampur: Dr. Jitendra Singh
●        In Jammu and Kashmir, Udhampur will soon be inaugurating a military hospital with special facilities.
●        In this hospital, along with state-of-the-art health facilities, DM and MCH trained highly specialized doctors will provide their services.
Divyangjan Empowerment Department initiated Accessibility Test for 70 Railway Stations
●        A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Divyajanjan Empowerment Department and the School of Planning of Architecture, Delhi today.
●        The Memorandum of Understanding for the 10% of the accessible railway stations of this accessible railway station is given by the Secretary of the Department of Empowerment, Mrs. Shakuntala D. Gamlin and Director of School of Planning and Architecture Dr. P.S. En Rao signed.

Proposal passed in the assembly to change the name of West Bengal
●        The West Bengal Legislative Assembly has passed a resolution in the House on July 26, 2018 to change the name of the state.
●        The proposal for the change of name of the state by the West Bengal Government to 'Bengali' has been approved.
●        This proposal has been sent for acceptance of the Home Ministry.
●        This name can only be changed when the Home Ministry will give its approval on this proposal.

Bill to prevent human trafficking passes in the Lok Sabha pass 
●        The Lok Sabha passed passively on human trafficking and human trafficking related to rehabilitation of victims Bill, 2018, on July 26, 2018.
●        India will join the few countries of South Asia after the legislation becomes law, in which strict action has been taken to prevent the smuggling of persons - especially women and children - and misbehavior with them.
●        This bill also discusses relief and rehabilitation for the victims of smuggling, but initially a provision of Rs 10 crore has been made for this.
Central Government final approval for proposed merger of Vodafone and Idea
●        The central government has given its final approval to the proposed merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular on July 26, 2018.
●        With this, the way to become the country's largest mobile operator company has become clear.
●        The telecom department has given final approval to the merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular, when the two companies jointly paid 7,268.78 crores.

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Investment Advisory and UAE Ministry of Mines signed MoU for Technology Cooperation
●        Between India and the United Arab Emirates, a MoU was signed between Invest Intelligence and the Artificial Intelligence Minister of the United Arab Emirates in New Delhi for cooperation in the field of artificial technology.
●        This partnership will be the means of economic benefits of about 20 billion dollars for the two countries in the next decade.
●        This will lead to faster growth in blockchain and artificial intelligence and analytics.

India and China agree to keep peace on the border
●        India and China held bilateral meetings during the BRICS summit on July 26, 2018.
●        In order to maintain the momentum of the negotiations initiated in recent days and to keep peace on the border, agreed to give appropriate instructions to the stakeholders concerned.
●        India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China's President Xi Jinping agreed to consolidate and develop close partnership partnership between the two countries during this period.

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Pakistan Elections 2018: Imran Khan's party PTI emerged as the largest party in the general elections
●        Imran Khan, who came to politics from cricket, has been very close to power.
●        PTI has won 119 out of 269 seats.
●        But for the majority, 137 seats are necessary.
●        In the elections, the Sharif family's party Pakistan Muslim League got 56 seats.
●        Third place is Pakistan People's Party, which has won 36 seats.

Decrease in Facebook's User Growth
●        Facebook , which has been in dispute over content policy for a long time, has suffered a loss in the second quarter.
●        On Wednesday, Facebook informed that in the second quarter the cell and user growth has come down.
●        Along with that, this year is not expected to have good results.
●        After this fall, Zuckerberg suffered a loss of $ 168 million in 2 hours.
●        According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zuckerberg has come in sixth place.

BRICS Summit 2018
●        The 10th edition of the BRICS Summit begins in Johannesburg, South Africa on 25 July 2018.
●        This is a 3-day long summit and all the BRICS leaders will be involved in it.
●        The issue of terrorism being raised internationally at the BRICS Summit was raised by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Columbia Asia Hospital, Ahmedabad will be sold
●        Ahmedabad's famous Columbia Asia Hospital is on the verge of selling.
●        Hospital management has given this information to the staff.
●        Columbia Asian American Investment Fund is the Hospital Chain of Columbia USA LLC.
●        There are a total of 30 hospitals in this chain, including 12-12 in India and Malaysia, and 3 in 3 hospitals in Vietnam and Indonesia.

Novelis bought Ellery's for $ 2.58 billion
●        Aditya Birla group company, the US subsidiary of Novelis, Hindalco entered into an agreement on Thursday to buy 2.58 billion US company Eleris Corporation making aluminum products.
●        Novelis leadership position in Aluminum's value-added business from this deal is expected to be stronger.
●        Under this deal Novelis will contribute 77.5 million dollars of equity.
●        Ellery's $ 1.8 billion loan will also be registered by Novellis in his book.

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: ECONOMY

Reliance earns net profits of Rs 9,459 crore in first quarter
●        Due to almost double revenue in petrochemical business, Reliance Industries has earned a net profit of Rs 9,459 crore in April-June.
●        In the first quarter of fiscal year 2019-19, Reliance has got a profit of Rs 16 per share.
●        Geo's net profits increased 20 percent to Rs 612 crore in the April-June quarter.

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: RANKING

Indian women's compound team topped the rankings
●        The Indian women's compound archery team made history by reaching the first place in the newly released world rankings.
●        He will be encouraged by the Asian Games next month in the Asian Games.
●        For the first time in the compound category, the Indian team has reached the top.

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: AWARDS

Raman Magsaysay award for two Indian social workers Bharat Batwani and Sonam Wangchuk
●        Two Indian social workers Bharat Batwani and Sonam Wangchuk have been selected for Raman Magsaysay Award.
●        These awards were announced on July 26, 2018.
●        Raman Magsaysay Award is called the Asian version of the Nobel Prize.
●        Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk are among the 6 people who won this award this year.
●        Both the social workers were selected for outstanding contribution to society.

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Important Current Affairs 26th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 26th July 2018

Current Affairs 26th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Modified guidelines for closing CPSE
●        Public Enterprises Department (DPE) revised the guidelines for the timely liquidation of the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) in the sick and the deficit and the settlement of their assets on June 14, 2018.
●        These revised guidelines have replaced the preceding guidelines issued on September 7, 2016.
Government launches overall education scheme from infant school to class 12
●        In the Union Budget of 2018-19, the school education and literacy department has started an Integration Scheme, without the classification of school education from the infant school to class 12.
●        The three center sponsored schemes in the scheme have been included Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, National Secondary Education Campaign and Teacher Education.

Under the institutes of excellence only government institutions will be given a grant of Rs.1000 crore
●        The UGC has issued / notified the UGC guidelines, 2017 for the establishment / upgradation of 20 institutes and UGC Regulation, 2017 for private institutions.
●        These institutions will be centers of world-class teaching and research that will be called excellent institutions.
●        Accordingly, according to the notification issued by the UGC on September 13, 2017, the applicants from the existing government institutions and existing private institutions, as well as organizations that opened new institutes, had applied for the applications.

National Achievement Survey was conducted
●        In order to increase the focus on the quality of elementary education, the amendment was made on 20th February, 2017 in the Central Rules of the Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, to include the context of learning or learning according to class and subject.
●        The standard of learning or knowledge gained in languages (Hindi, English and Urdu), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science and Social Science has been finalized for each class till elementary education and shared with all the States and Union Territories.

During the last 3 years, a total of 170426 schools have been allowed for self defense training of girls from class 9 to 12
●        Government of India has been promoting self defense training for girls under the pre-sponsored scheme of National Secondary Education Campaign.
●        Self-defense training is given to increase the safety of girls in and out of schools, so that girls in the emergencies will be confident.
●        The Central Government had introduced a consolidated scheme called "Composite Education, effective from 2018-19" for school education.
National Examination Agency will organize JEE (Main) and NEETexamination twice a year
●        In the meeting of the Union Cabinet held on November 10, 2017, in compliance with the budget announcement 2017-18, the formation of the National Examination Agency (NTA) was approved as an autonomous institution.
●        Its aim is to organize entrance examinations in higher education institutions.
●        NTA will organize JEE (Main) and National Eligibility and Entrance Exam (NEET) -UG exams twice a year to provide adequate opportunities to the candidates.

Launch of online diesel grant program in Bihar
●        Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched the online transfer program for the farmers' bank account of diesel grants.
●        Under this program, the money of diesel grants will be direct online transfer to the bank account of the farmers.
●        The farmer struggles with the crisis at the time of calamities, so the government is open to every possible help of farmers.

second meeting of National Council on Nutrition Challenges of India under Nutrition Campaign
●        The Central Women and Child Development Ministry organized a second meeting of the National Council on Nutrition Challenges of India under the Nutrition Campaign in New Delhi on July 24, 2018.
●        The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Rajiv Kumar.
●        Under the Nutrition Campaign in the meeting, sanction was given to include 32 new districts in current year 2018-19.
The first fully dedicated women hotel launched in Kerala.
●        The Kerala Tourism Development Department will be the first hotel in India to be the women of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram, which will be for women by women.
●        Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated this work by the Kerala Transport Development Finance Corporation Complex Thampanoor on July 25, 2018.
●        There is a shortage of such types of hotels in all parts of the country, where the women traveling alone can stop safely and comfortably, therefore the Kerala government has taken a very important step in this direction.

Current Affairs 26th July 2018: DAYS AND DATES 

Kargil Vijay Diwas Festival -2018
●        On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas-2012 here today, Defense Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman paid tribute to the brave soldiers who participated in Operation Vijay along with the heads of all the three organs of the Army.
●        The Indo-Pak Kargil war is known as Operation Vijay.
●        This fight was fought in difficult geographical conditions near the LoC in Jupiter in the west in May and July 1999 in the east.

Current Affairs 26th July 2018:SCHEMES

Atal Navachar Mission, Policy Commission and MEGA launches 'Innovate India Platform'
●        Arvind Gupta, Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission, R. Ramanan and CEO of MEGV today launched the '# Innovate India Platform' which is an alliance between the Atal Innovation Mission and the Government of India's citizen-centric platform 'Mygov'.
●        # Innovate India Portal will work as a common center for all innovative steps in the country.

Delhi government launches solar plan to increase income of farmers
●        The Government of Delhi, the Cabinet announced a solar plan on July 24, 2018, which will increase the income of the farmers along with an increase in electricity at cheaper rates.
●        The name of this scheme - 'Chief Minister Kisan Income Growth Solar Scheme' passed in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
 Odisha Government launches 'Green Mahanadi Mission'
●        Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 'Green Mahanadi Mission' on July 24, 2018.
●        The Chief Minister started this mission by planting the banks along the Mahanadi during the tour of the Sambalpur district, western Odisha.
●        Addressing the occasion, the Chief Minister urged the people of the state to make maximum tree plantation during the monsoon.
●        During this year's long-running campaign, crores of trees will be planted from Rangli to Devgaon including Sambalpur, Burla, Hirakud.

Current Affairs 26th July 2018:INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

US will not ban CAATSA ban against India
●        The U.S. Congress and House Armed Services Committee has given an amendment tax rebate in Section 231 of CAATSA in the Joint Conference Report of the National Defense Authority Act -2013 in Washington.
●        On military deal with Russia, the US was planning to ban India under the CAATSA.
●        Additional Indonesia and Vietnam of India have also been exempted from this restriction.
●        This ban was imposed on arms from Russia and countries that bought oil from Iran.

 Current Affairs 26th July 2018: DEFENSE

Indian Air Force will participate in Pitch Black Maneuvers for the first time
●        The Indian Air Force is going to take part in the Pitch Black-2011 in Multinational Aeronautical Practice organized by Australia's Air Force.
●        In this air exercise, India is also taking its combat aircraft Sukhoi-30 MKI apart from Hercules and Globemaster planes.
●        This exercise will run from 27 July 2018 to 17 August 2018.

 Current Affairs 26th July 2018: SCIENCE

Researchers discovered underground lake on Mars
●        The researchers first discovered the underground lake on Mars.
●        In a study published in the American Journal 'Science', researchers have said that the lake under the snow on Mars is about 20 kilometers wide and the ice layer is frozen here.
●        Alan Duffy, assistant professor at Swinburne University in Australia, said that this gives the possibility of favorable conditions of life open.

Current Affairs 26th July 2018: SUMMIT

BRICS Summit 2018
●        The 10th edition of the BRICS Summit begins in Johannesburg, South Africa on 25 July 2018.
●        This is a 3-day long summit and all the BRICS leaders will be involved in it.
●        Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour of Africa will end in South Africa.

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Important Current Affairs 25th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 25th July 2018

Current Affairs 25th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

India's exports recorded record maximum growth in 2017-18: Suresh Prabhu

●        In spite of increasing global protectionism, there is still a significant increase in exports coming from India and it is expected to touch the figure of 350 billion US dollars in the current financial year.
●        This was stated by Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi today.
●        The Minister was addressing the Second Service Excellence Award and Summit- 2018 organized by Ascham.

Home Ministry issued guidelines before Assam and neighboring states for publication of NRC draft
●        The Home Ministry has asked the Assam Government and neighboring states to maintain law and order to deal with the situation after the publication of the National Citizen Register (NRC) draft.
●        It has been suggested to make the Assam Government a state level coordination committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to ensure the coordination between state agencies, NRC authorities and central agencies.
●        24 hours of control rooms will be set up in the state's capital and district headquarters to register complaints and coordinate the immediate response.
Home Minister will inaugurate the Second Young Superintendent of Police conference 
●        The Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the Second Youth Superintendent of Police here tomorrow.
●        The conference is organized by the Police Research and Development Bureau.
●        In this two-day conference, more than 100 police superintendents and top officials of the states and central armed police forces will participate.

National Nutrition Month will be celebrated every month in September
●        The second Meeting of the National Council on Nutrition Challenges of India under the Nutrition Campaign of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, was held on July 24, 2018 under the chairmanship of the Deputy Chairman of the Policy Commission.
●        Government of India has established the Nutrition Campaign (National Nutrition Mission).
●        It was inaugurated by the Honorable Prime Minister of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan on March 8, 2018.
Parliament passed the Anti-Corruption Amendment Bill, 2018
●        With the passage of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018 on July 24, 2018 in the Lok Sabha, this law has got Parliament's approval.
●        This Bill amends the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.
●        This bill will provide security to those officers who do their work honestly.
●        This bill has been passed from Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2018 only.

Ministry of Women and Child Development launched 'Childline 1098' helpline
●        Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched '# ChildLine 1098'.
●        Under this competition, the general public and children have been asked to spat 'to share, share and write a tagline with' # ChildLine 1098 'logo.
●        This competition has been organized on the occasion of World Day against the Human Trafficking of 30 July 2018.
●        Childline is an emergency phone service to help children, which is free and its service is available 24 hours a day.
●        Currently, the service is operating at 450 locations.

Working Group will investigate the removal of counterfeit drugs
●        In order to root out the mechanisms of counterfeit drugs in the country, the Central Drug Regulator has proposed to formulate a system, in which it is making a working group to explore the deficiencies and improve it.
●        There is a proposal to use unique codes in this mechanism.
●        Representatives of the Pharmaceutical Association in the Working Group and members of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization.
●        This group will present its report within four months of its formation and their 'appropriate solutions'.

Autonomous body will be built to fund higher educational institutions
●        The agency being funded for the funding of higher educational institutions of the country will be largely based on the model of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
●        National Assessment and Accreditation Council is registered as an InterUniversity Center in the form of Autonomous Body which falls under the university grants commission.
●        This institution works independently.

Mehul took citizenship of Antigua
●        Mehul Choksi , who was accused in the case of $ 2 billion scam with Punjab National Bank, was arrested in connection with the nephew Narendra Modi , the antigo escapes.
●        Mehul has also got a passport there.
●        Interpol issued a Red Corner this month against Neerav, who ran for economic offenses in India this month.
●        It's like an international arrest warrant.
●        The Red Corner Notice has not been issued against Mehul.

Current Affairs 25th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Invest India and Business France sign MoU to boost investment
●        Invest India and Business France have signed an MoU for boosting cooperation between the startups of India and France and facilitating investment.
●        Its main objective is to facilitate direct foreign investment by facilitating practical investment information to entrepreneurs and provide necessary support to the companies that focus their attention on the opportunities that contribute positively to the economic development of the two countries.

Signing four agreements between India and Uganda
●        India and Uganda have signed four MoUs on July 24, 2018 in the field of Defense-cooperation, Visa Concession for Diplomatic Passport holders, Cultural Exchange Program and Materials Testing Laboratory.
●        Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi also held discussions on various issues with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
●        These agreements were signed after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala.

Current Affairs 25th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Global Divyang Parishad Conference in London 2018
●        Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot joined the Global Divyang Sammelan 2018 in London on July 24, 2018.
●        The purpose of the conference was to further strengthen the commitment of leaders of different countries towards the Divyang people.
●        The leaders who came from all over the world expressed their commitment to eradicating this stigma and discrimination, promoting consolidated education, economic empowerment, support for technology for innovative instruments and innovation, etc.

Facebook opened a subsidiary company in China, defying censorship
●        Even though foreign social networking sites have been blocked in China, Facebook has set up a subsidiary by breaking its rules.
●        According to China's official business registration, the US company has registered a subsidiary with a capital of $ 30 million.
●        According to the approval filed by China's National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System, this subsidiary of Facebook has been registered in Hangzhou.

Current Affairs 25th July 2018: ECONOMY

Hero MotoCorp's profits down by 0.5%
●        Hero MotoCorp 's profits , the country's largest two-wheeler company , declined by half-percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019.
●        Increasing the prices of commodity, higher tax rate and withdrawal of concessions from Haridwar plant has reduced the company's profits.
●        Despite this, Hero MotoCorp is expected to continue with double digit growth in the remaining time of the year.

Inflation to reach 1 million percent in Venezuela
●        South American country Venezuela is experiencing high inflation. In this way, the International Monetary Fund has feared that by the end of this year, inflation will reach 1 million percent.
●        The main reason for this apprehension is that Venezuela's government is printing a lot of notes so that the budget can be completed.

Tata Group's approval to invest Rs 10,000 crores in High Growth Business
●        Tata Group's investment of $ 100 billion holding company Tata Sons has approved the investment plan of Rs 10,161 crore.
●        It will focus on the group's finance, insurance, defense, realty and retail business.
●        These are the business on which the chairman N Chandrasekaran is aggressively betting.
●        Chandrasekharan was made the Chairman of Tata Sons after Cyrus Mistry was removed.

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Important Current Affairs 24th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 24th July 2018

Current Affairs 24th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Third Anniversary of the Research Initiative of Lok Sabha Speaker
●        President Ramnath Kovind addressed the program organized in New Delhi today (July 24, 2018) on the third anniversary of the Speaker's Amendment Initiative.
●        In his address on this occasion, the President said that the role of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies in democracy is to discuss, debate and make decisions.
●        It is necessary for the success of parliamentary democracy that all members of Parliament respect each other's views and maintain dignity.

The Prime Minister presented Cows to the residents of Ruwaru Adarsh village under the Girinka program of the Government of Rwanda.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented 200 cows to the villagers under the Girinka program of the Rwanda government who had no one cow yet.
●        This program of Cows was organized in Ruwaru Model Village in the presence of Rwanda President Paul Kagame.
●        Modi appreciated the initiative of Girinka program and President Kagame for this occasion.

Indian Trade Promotion Organization created a hostel for the blind college in New Delhi.
●        Indian Trade Promotion Organization has created a new hostel for the blind college at Panchkuian in New Delhi.
●        ITPO Chairman Co-Director LC Goyal inaugurated it today.
●        ITPO had given Rs 52 lakhs for making this hostel under the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative during 2015-16.

Clean survey rural program launched in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra
●        Clean survey announced by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Rural 2018 program was launched in three states on July 13, 2018.
●        An independent survey agency under SSG 2018 will conduct survey in all the districts between 1 to 31 August 2018 and prepare the rankings of all the districts and states on the basis of sanitation norms.
●        The states and districts receiving the highest position are expected to be honored on October 2, 2018.
2,67,546 houses have been approved for 10 states in the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme
●        Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 2,67,546 and affordable houses in the interest of the urban poor under the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme.
●        This approval was given in the 36th meeting of the Central Approval and Monitoring Committee held here today.
●        59421 houses have been sanctioned for Madhya Pradesh, whereas 55296 affordable houses have been approved for Gujarat.
●        Similarly, for Maharashtra, 52935 houses, 36370 houses for Uttar Pradesh, 26604 houses for West Bengal and 15924 houses for Bihar have been approved.
Indian Oil Corp gave Rs. 1 crore for the help of Divyangjan

●        Indian Oil Corporation Limited signed a memorandum of Rs. 1 crore for the help of Divyangjan, along with the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India, an artificial foot manufacturing company under the Corporate Social Responsibility Plan UPSO-II.
●        ALIMCO is a subsidiary unit of the Department of Divyangjan Sansthan, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
●        Mr. Vinay Kumar Mishra, Executive Director, UPSO-II, exchanged an MoU with Mr. L. Sarin, Chairman and Managing Director, ALIMCO, in the presence of all the Heads of UPSO-II.

17 sites of the country will be developed as Icon tourist destinations
●        The Ministry of Tourism has identified 17 sites located in 12 clusters of the country, which will be developed under Icon Tourism Site Development Project.
●        It was announced in the budget speech of 2018-19.
●        17 places are below- Uttar Pradesh- Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri; Maharashtra- Ajanta and Ellora; Delhi-Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort and Qutub Minar; Goa-Colva Beach; Rajasthan- Amer Fort; Gujarat- Somnath and Dholavira; Madhya Pradesh - Khajuraho; Karnataka- Hampi; Tamilnadu- Mahabalipuram; Assam-Kaziranga; Kerala- Kumarakom; Bihar - Mahabodhi

Conference on mobilizing CSR fund for aspiring districts
●        A conference was organized jointly by the Policy Commission and the Department of Public Enterprises today to mobilize CSR funds for the development of aspiring districts by the Central Public Sector Enterprises.
●        Ensuring widespread change in aspiring districts is, in fact, a major initiative of the Government of India, with the participation of the State Governments, which is received specially by the Policy Commission.
●        Under this initiative organized efforts are being made to bring about a massive change in those 117 aspiring districts, which has made relatively little progress in the field of health, nutrition, education etc.

Bihar assembly cleared liquor ban amendment Bill
●        The Bihar Legislative Assembly approved the amendment to prohibition of liquor ban law on July 23, 2018.
●        Through these modifications, the prohibition of alcoholism has been substantially reduced to earlier.
●        Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while presenting the bill said that the state has benefited greatly from the implementation of prohibition.

Supreme Court lifted complete ban on Jantar Mantar on demonstration
●        The Supreme Court said on July 23, 2018, there could be no complete restriction on performing or protesting on Jantar Mantar.
●        The court directed the Center to set guidelines for allowing such demonstrations.
●        The bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan has allowed the agitators to perform peacefully at Jantar Mantar, Boat Club and other places.
Lok Sabha passed the Education Training Council (Amendment) Bill, 2017
●        The National Teachers Training Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 23, 2018.
●        This will provide relief to those who have studied BEd, D.E., M.E.D. and many other courses whose institute courses were not recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education.
●        Under the amendment bill, 20 central and state universities have been included.
●        In the House, this bill was passed by voice vote.

Launch of online diesel grant program in Bihar
●        Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched the online transfer program for the farmers' bank account of diesel grants.
●        Under this program, the money of diesel grants will be direct online transfer to the bank account of the farmers.
●        The farmer struggles with the crisis at the time of calamities, so the government is open to every possible help of farmers.

Current Affairs 24th July 2018: DEFENSE

Indian Air Force will participate in Pitch Black-18 exercises for the first time with Royal Australian Air Force
●        A team of IAF comprising four SU-30 MKI, one X-130 and one X-17 aircraft, landed on Australia's Darwin Air Force Base today.
●        This is the first time in which the IAF is participating in the multinational air exercise in Australia with the Royal Australian Air Force.
●        More than 100 planes from all over the world will participate in this program and provide a unique opportunity for air warriors to operate in a war-like situation.

Current Affairs 24th July 2018: SPORTS

Central Sports Minister approves financial assistance of Rs five lakh for former arsonist Ashok Soren
●        Union Minister for Youth and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has given financial assistance of Rs five lakh for former Armed Forces Ashok Soren.
●        This financial help will be given to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Welfare Fund made for the players.
●        Soren is currently living in Jamshedpur and is struggling with financial hardships.

Current Affairs 24th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Eight agreements between India and Rwanda
●        Signed eight agreements after delegation level talks in Kigali between Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.
●        To bring India closer to African countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Rwanda on July 23, 2018, on the first leg of three African countries.
●        India has been collaborating in Rwanda's field of training, technology, infrastructure development and project assistants.

India offers 20 million dollar loan to Rwanda
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Rwanda on July 23, 2018, on the trip to three African countries.
●        Rwanda President Paul Kagma welcomed him warmly as Prime Minister's plane landed at Kigali International Airport.
●        Prime Minister Modi held detailed discussions with Rwanda President Paul Kagame and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in the field of trade and agriculture.

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