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Important Current Affairs 23rd July 2018

Important Current Affairs 23rd July 2018

Current Affairs 23rd July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor
●        Visakhapatnam- Two nodes of Chennai Industrial Corridor (i) Visakhapatnam and (ii) Master Planning of Yerpedu-Srikalahasti is still going on.
●        Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the amount of US $ 631 million in loans and grants for the VCIC.
Guide to more than 550 new ventures for early assistance and financial help
●        Startup India provided consultancy services to more than 550 new companies for initial aid and financial help till June 2018, 220000 lakhs were registered and more than one lakh questions were answered.
●        As per the second phase of the startup India program announced in May 2018, a total of eighty centers including the Atal Incubation centers and established incubation centers were selected by the Commission for financial assistance.
●        In the first phase, 19 incubation centers were selected during the year 2017-18.
Government constituted a high level committee under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary to control mobs lynching
●        The Government respects the guidelines given by the Supreme Court in the matter of mob violence.
●        The government has advised the State Governments to take effective steps to prevent incidents of massacre by the mob and mob violence and in such cases, take strict action according to the law.
●        State Governments have been advised to implement the guidelines given by the Supreme Court on July 17, 2018.
 Launch of 'Delhi Metro Rail' app
●        Launching the upgraded version of the 'Delhi Metro Rail' mobile app, Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and DMRC Durga Shankar Mishra said that through this app, metro passenger, nearest metro station, fare, first and last metro Time etc. will be easily available.
●        In this advanced version many new features have been added, such as the nearest metro station information, the passengers' responses, the smallest road information etc.
MSME Ministry will send teams in 117 aspiring districts to increase awareness about their plans
●        The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises will send teams of officers in the 117 most backward and Naxal affected aspiring districts identified by the Commission for increasing awareness about their current plans.
●        It is also aimed at achieving proposals for setting up and strengthening micro and small enterprises.
●        This information was given by the Minister of State for MSME, Shri Giriraj Singh in the Lok Sabha today.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated National Highway projects in Madhya Pradesh
●        Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Protection Minister Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated the National Highway Project costing Rs. 5485 crore in Madhya Pradesh.
●        Today, in a program organized in Guna, he laid the foundation for a total of 226 km long 5 National Highway (NH) projects worth Rs. 3583 crore.
 Policy commission signed 'SOI' with Lupine Foundation for cooperation in the aspiring district program
●        An Intent of Statement (SOI) was signed today between the Policy Commission and the Lupine Foundation for cooperation in aspiring district program.
●        On this SOI, Additional Secretary of the Policy Commission Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur and Mr. Sitaram Gupta, Executive Director, Lupine Foundation signed.

The state-of-the-art air quality system 'Safar' was inaugurated
●        Union Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan unveiled the most advanced system of air quality and weather forecast in Chandni Chowk, Delhi on July 21, 2018.
●        This huge real-color LED display displays the real table of 24 hours air quality with color coding along with 72 hours advance prediction.
Kerala tops for the third time in public affairs index

●        According to the Public Affairs Index 2018, released by the Public Affairs Center on 22 July 2018, Kerala is the best governed state in the country.
●        An index has been issued for better governance in the country.
●        Kerala has been the best administered state in the category of big states since the year 2016.
●        Tamil Nadu second in Kerala, Telangana in third place, Karnataka at fourth place and Gujarat at fifth position in this list.

List of top 500 people influencing the global entertainment world released by Variety

●        Variety Magazine has released a list of 500 most influential people in the entertainment world.
●        Various Indian personalities have also been included in this list.
●        This list of varieties is from those who contributed $ 2 trillion in the Global Entertainment Industry.
●        Variety 500 is a list of the 500 most influential people in the global entertainment world of $ 2 billion.
●        These include those people who have influenced the entertainment world.
Unemployed employees can withdraw 75% from PF 
●        The government has said that no employee, who is not employed for one month, can withdraw 75 percent from his own account of provident fund.
●        Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar said in the Lok Sabha that the Central Board of Trustees of Employees Provident Fund had considered the proposal to include paragraph 68 HH in EPF scheme, 1952 in its 222nd meeting on June 26.
McDonald's making diesel from cooking oil
●        Under a unique green initiative, McDonald's has started extracting diesel from food oil.
●        The company is recycling the thousands of liters of cooked oil that is using the biodiesel and its delivery truck is now running with this oil.
●        Each month, 35 tons (35 thousand liters) of cooking oil is being converted into biodiesel and saving 42 million liters of crude oil annually.

Current Affairs 23rd July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Prime Minister's visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on the state visit to Republic of Rwanda (23-24 July), Republic of Uganda (24 to 25 July) and Republic of South Africa (July 25 to 27).
●        This will be the first Rwandan visit of any Indian Prime Minister, whereas this will be the first Ugandan visit of the Indian Prime Minister after 20 years.
●        The journey of South Africa is in reference to the BRICS Summit.
First meeting of Bangladesh Joint Committee on border haats took place in Agartala
●        The first meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Committee on the border haats took place in Agartala, Tripura on July 22 and 23, 2018.
●        At the meeting, both sides accepted the positive impact of the hats on the livelihood of those living in areas around the border haats.
●        On this occasion, the measures for improving the operation and operation of four boundary haats were reviewed.
●        At the same time, there was talk of a certain time fixed for making six new boundary haats.

Current Affairs 23rd July 2018: APPOINTMENT

S.N. Agarwal takes charge as new member of the Railway Board
●        S.N. Agrawal took over as new member of Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.
●        Earlier, Agarwal was the General Manager of South-Eastern Railway, Kolkata.
●        S.N. Agarwal is a civil engineer and is a 1980 batch officer of Indian Railway Engineering Service.

Current Affairs 23rd July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

MoU with Britain to improve public transport system
●        The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Britain.
●        Its aim is to improve the public transport system in the country.
●        This MoU was signed by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Transport for London (TFL).
●        TFL is a statutory body under the Greater London Authority Act, 1999.

Current Affairs 23rd July 2018: SCHEMES

Uttar Pradesh government abolished 'unemployment allowance' scheme
●        The Uttar Pradesh government has stopped the 'Upra Unemployment Allowance' scheme run by the Labor and Employment Department.
●        On the formation of a new government, the Program Implementation Department issued a letter to all departments to end irrelevant plans.
●        Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath government has ended the much-awaited unemployment allowance scheme of the previous Samajwadi Party government.

Current Affairs 23rd July 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NASA will launch Parker Solar probe mission for the study of Sun
●        US space agency NASA is preparing for the launch of the most ambitious mission.
●        NASA will send this mission to space to study the sun.
●        The name of NASA's mission is Parker Solar Probe Mission, which will be flagged on August 6.
●        This space station will reach near the sun and study it.
●        This spacecraft has been named after American scientist Eugene Newman Parker.

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Important Current Affairs 22nd July 2018

Important Current Affairs 22nd July 2018

Current Affairs 22nd July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

734 youngsters shortlisted for complete scholarship under the khelo india talent development Scheme
●    Following the successful conduct of the Khelo India School Games, Sports Authority of India took another significant step towards the development of sports earlier today, cleared 734 players for a scholarship programme under Khelo India Talent Identification Development scheme. 
●    A talent identification committee was formed comprising Arjuna Awardees and Dronacharya Awardees to shortlist and propose the names of the beneficiaries to the High Powered Committee, which cleared the above numbers after due diligence.

Kalanidhi Maran loses claim of Rs 1,323 crore against Spice Jet
●        In the ongoing controversy over the share transfer of SpiceJet , its previous owner, Maran, has been shocked by the tribunal.
●        The arbitration tribunal has rejected the claim of Kalanidhi Maran and his company KAL Airways for the loss of Rs 1,323 crore from SpiceJet and for controlling stake in the company.
291 companies including Reliance, TCS will have to make changes in 'CMD' post
●        Due to the rule of market regulator Sebi, to exclude the role of chairman and managing director , 291 listed companies, including Reliance Industries, Infosys, TCS and Bharti Airtel, will have to appoint a non-executive chairperson in their board of directors until April 1, 2020.
●        At present, many companies have combined both the posts in the form of CMD , resulting in a confrontation situation in the board of directors and management.
GST rates will be reduced from 5 to 3: Sushil Modi

●        Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has said that keeping in mind the convenience of consumers and industries, the number of tax slabs under Goods and Services Tax will be reduced from 5 to 3 in the coming days.
●        Modi also leads the high level ministerial panel.
●        Currently, 0, 5, 12, 18, 28 percent tax on goods and services is tax.
●        The highest tax slab now has only 35 products.

Jio and Airtel chief technology officers resign
●        The chief technology officer of telecom companies Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have resigned from their respective companies.
●        Reliance Jio's CTO Jagbir Singh company's 4G services were associated with him before the start.
●        Earlier, Singh had worked in Samsung and for nearly a decade in Airtel.
44 lakh people got jobs in organized sector till 9 May: EPFO
●        According to the Employees Provident Fund Organization , 44,74,859 new jobs were given in the organized sector during the month of September last year .
●        However, the organization has reduced the number of new registered members from September 2017 to April 2018 from 41,26,138 to 37,31,251.
●        According to the figures released by the EPF on Friday, the highest number of 7,43,608 new members were added in May during the last 8 months.

Indian Solar Cell will soon give power to satellites in space 
●        The Indian Space Research Organization has stepped up one more step ahead of Modi Government's 'Make in India' policy.
●        ISRO has bought the technology of Space Solar Cells from the US and in the country, this country will now be able to make desi solar cells with the help of this technology.
●        They supply power to any satellites in the solar cell space so that they can do all their work smoothly.

Current Affairs 22nd July 2018: SPORTS

Sachin Rathi and Deepak Poonia won gold at the Junior Asian Championships
●        In the junior Asian championship , Indian wrestler Sachin Rathi and Deepak Poonia made their names in the gold medal in their respective categories.
●        Sachin Rathi won the medal in the 74 kg weight category freestyle wrestling by defeating the Mongol wrestler Bat-Erdene Byambasuren.
●        Apart from Sachin and Deepak, three other Indian wrestlers have won silver medal in the competition.
Jeevan and Divij Sharan out of Newport ATP Tournament

●        Divij Sharan and Jeevan Nedun Jianjian lost in the semi-finals of the ATP Hall of Fame Open tournament with their partners, which ended the Indian challenge in the doubles category of the tournament being played in New Port.
●        Second-seeded Divij and Jackson Witro beat Jonton Ehrlich and Artem Sitak to easily 6-3, 6-4.
●        Life and Austin Cristis duo lost in a close encounter with Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes - Varela.

Indian women and men's volleyball team won silver and bronze medal
●        In the volleyball, the women and men team of India touched a new height in the BRICS Games.
●        In the BRICS Games held in Johannesburg, where the women's team made its name silver medal, the men's team named the Bronze Medal.

Current Affairs 22nd July 2018: AWARDS

Sunil announced as Player of the Year
●        All India Football Federation has chosen Player of the Year 2017 , the captain of the football team, Sunil Chhetri.
●        Recently, Regional 100 International matches were made by India's second player.
●        Prior to the region, Baichung Bhutia has played 100 international matches for India.
●        Thapa played a key role in India's victory in the four-nation International Cup.

Current Affairs 22nd July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

New York schools will study Sikh religion
●        In the US, more than 70 percent of the citizens will not be taught Sikh religion , while schools in New York province will be taught about this religion and its traditions.
●        According to the American media, NGO United Sikhs have tied up with New York's Education Department.
●        Its purpose is to give American students information about Sikhism.

China build economic corridor with Myanmar
●        On the lines of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, China has reached close to compromising with Myanmar to build an economic corridor.
●        Once the project is launched, a large amount of Chinese funds will reach Myanmar, which can weaken India's influence on its eastern neighboring country.
●        On Wednesday, a senior Myanmar official, Director General of Investment and Company Administration, You aang nong o said that both the countries are going to sign an MoU on the construction of the financial corridor soon.
 Hebrew national language of Israel
●        The Israeli parliament passed a law on Thursday, which would officially become the land of Jews .
●        After having this law, it is now feared that there will be a large degree of discrimination with the Arab citizens living in the country.
●        In Parliament, 55 out of 62 people voted in favor of this and Hebru has been declared as the national language of the country.
●        Arabic has now been granted special status only.
China created unmanned meteorological center near Arunachal-Tibet border
●        China has set up an unmanned automatic weather monitoring center in Tibet near Arunachal Pradesh border.
●        In the case of 'regional conflicts', this station has been established by China for weather help in the operation of the country's army, planes and missiles.
●        This center has been established in Yumayi of Lahinch under the Shanan range of Tibet.
●        Yumi population, with nine houses and 32 residents, is China's smallest township in terms of population.

Current Affairs 22nd July 2018: DEFENSE

Decreasing number of fighter planes
●        Indian Air Force has started working on a new plan in view of the rapidly declining fighter squadron and delays in the arrival of new aircraft.
●        Air Force is now trying to take the retired jets retired by different countries so that their spare parts can be used in the Indian Air Force aircraft currently operating.
●        This Air Force effort has been successful in the UK-made Jaguar fighter planes, which will help maintain the number of fighter planes currently employed using the components of old aircraft from Oman, France and the UK.

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Important Current Affairs 21st July 2018

Important Current Affairs 21st July 2018

Current Affairs 21st July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Union Home Minister launched Student Police Cadet Program for nationwide implementation
●        Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh today launched the Student Police Cadet Program for nationwide implementation at a function in Gurugram of Haryana today.
●        In his address on this occasion, he hoped the Home Minister hoped that the SPC would create a silent revolution by establishing moral values in the minds that develop.

Construction of Multi-Model Terminal at Ganga River in Varanasi
●        Construction of multi-modal terminal (MMT) being built at Varanasi at a cost of Rs 169.59 crores will be completed by November this year.
●        This terminal will be a major achievement for this project.
●        Construction of MMT constructed at a cost of Rs 280.90 crores in Sahibganj will be completed by May, 2019.
●        The construction work of MMT constructed at a cost of 517.36 crores in Haldia will be completed by December 2019.

Indian mission came to help family 'living like prisoners'
●        Many people are coming out in UAE to help an Indian family of seven people living like prisoners.
●        Many people have offered him a job and the Indian mission located here has also approached him to provide assistance.

Sanitary Napkin GST Free
●        28th meeting of Goods and Services Tax Council has taken many important decisions. Sanitary napkins have been tax-free, tax on 88 items, including TV, freeze, washing machine, has been reduced.
●        Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that more than 100 items would be cheap with these changes.
●        All the decisions taken in the meeting will be effective from July 27.

HDFC Bank's net profit up by Rs 4,601 crore
●        HDFC Bank's net profit increased by 18.2 percent to Rs 4,601.44 crore in the first quarter of the current financial year.
●        In the same quarter of last financial year, the bank's profit was Rs 3,893.84 crore.
●        The bank told the stock exchange that its total income increased by 18.8 percent to Rs 26,367 crore in the April-June quarter, which was Rs 22,185.40 crore in the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Air travel cheap on many routes of the railway
●        Regarding the increase in the demand for railways , the Comptroller and Auditor General on Friday warned that the scheme has to be 'compelled' for air travel by the passengers.
●        He said that the trainers have already moved away from the railway trains and they are preferring to travel by other mail and express trains.
●        As per the 'Flexi' fare scheme, the fares are increased in the trains as the seats are filled.

Approval of LIC Board of Directors for 51% stake in IDBI Bank
●        The Life Insurance Corporation of India has got approval from the board of directors for the acquisition of 51 percent stake in public sector IDBI Bank.
●        Economic Affairs Secretary SC Garg gave this information on Monday.
●        LIC will now get the approval of the Securities and Exchange Board of India for this.
●        Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority has already approved the purchase of this stake to the company.

Bihar gets SC-ST reservation now in promotion

●        Nitish government has decided to give reservation to the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes (SC / ST) in the promotion.
●        Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also been advocating reservation in promotions.
●        The Supreme Court had allowed the Central Government to give reservation in promotion in certain category of employees as per the law on June 5 last month .

Current Affairs 21st July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

India working with USA to help prevent CATSA ban
●        The US today said it is working to help the Allied countries, including India, to avoid the potential preventive activity under the 'Countering America's Advice for the Saints' Act and to recognize it.
●        The US State Department said that it is fully committed to implement the pharmaceutical, under which countries will be banned from buying important military equipment from Russia.
China to do military exercises with Nepal in September
●        A 10-day joint military exercise between Nepal and China will commence on September 17, which will focus on disaster management and counter terrorism.
●        Kathmandu Post said in a report that Nepal Army, which has been engaged in joint military exercises with India and the United States for a long time, has tied up with the People's Liberation Army of China.

UK: On August 15, India will demand National Day
●        People of Indian origin will be campaigning to celebrate the day of partition of India in the form of National Day on 15th August in Britain.
●        This will help in respecting the contribution of South Asian community.
●        A delegation led by UK-born TV presenter Anita Rani will meet with MPs in the House of Commons premises on Wednesday to celebrate August 15 as National Day.
●        Indian-origin MP Virendra Sharma has announced support for this initiative.

Former President of South Korea in prison jailed for another 8 years
●        Former South Korean President Park Gwen O convicted of imprisonment in the case of corruption was convicted of receiving illegal money from the country's intelligence agency, and sentenced to eight years in prison for eight years.
●        South Korea's first woman President Park had to face impeachment in the past year and in April she was sentenced to 24 years in jail for misuse of corruption and rights.
●        Today, in the absence of the park, he was sentenced.

Facebook will launch its internet satellite in 2019
●        As part of its plan to connect billions of people who are still offline, Facebook is in the process of launching its own internet satellite 'Athena', which will be installed in class at the beginning of 2019.
●        Although Facebook is not the only company working on the Internet to increase access to the internet through the Satellite of Lo Money Orbit.
●        Oneweb supported by Allen Musk's Spacex and SoftBank, there are two other major companies, who have similar ambitions.

EU asks big forces to avoid trade disputes
●        The European Union has asked forces like America, China and Russia to run together to avoid 'collision and chaos' in trade so that the conditions do not take the form of violent controversy.
●        EU Council President Donald Tusk said in Beijing's capital, Beijing, that it is not only Europe and China but also the United States and Russia have a shared obligation that global business conditions do not deteriorate.
●        The EU is the world's largest single market with 28 countries and 50 million people.

Current Affairs 21st July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

NASA launches Toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data
●        National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched Toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data on July 19, 2018.
●        This online toolkit was launched with the objective that it would be easy for users to locate and analyze and use relevant satellite data for data research, business projects or conservation efforts.

Current Affairs 21st July 2018: ECONOMY

Wholesale inflation at the highest level in 4 years
●        Inflation based on wholesale price index rose to 5.77% in June, which is the highest in 4 years.
●        Mainly, inflation of inflation has increased due to high prices of vegetables and fuel.
●        Inflation based on wholesale price index was 4.43% in May and 0.90% in June last year.

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Important Current Affairs 20th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 20th July 2018

Current Affairs 20th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

President addresses annual convocation of IIT Kharagpur
●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind today addressed the 64th Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in Kharagpur, West Bengal.
●        Immediately after independence, under the committee set up by the government, IIT Kharagpur was established to promote technical education in the country.
●        President of this committee, British Nobel laureate Dr. A.V. Hill, who recommended the establishment of an institution on the lines of MIT in the US.
Discovering new reserves of coal
●        The government has not slowed down the pace of search for new estimates of coal in the country.
●        New resources of coal are identified by promotional / regional search / drilling.
●        Each year, about one to three billion tonnes of new resources are included in ready stock of coal in the country through encouraging / regional exploration.

Central Home Minister tomorrow will launch Police Cadet Program tomorrow
●        Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of State for Human Development, Prakash Javadekar, Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal, Union Minister of State for Planning and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Rao Inderjit Singh, Union Home Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Haryana Government Minister Rao Narveer Singh. The lion will launch the Student Police Cadet Program on July 21, 2018.
●        This program aims to make bridges between the police and the mass community with the help of school students.
●        This program gives special attention to students of 8th and 9th standard.

TRAI announces new rules for telecom companies
●        The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has announced the new rules on July 19, 2018 to curb fake calls and messages.
●        According to the new rules, the user's consent has been made mandatory before sending any unwanted messages.
●        TRAI has asked telecom companies to ensure that any kind of commercial communication should be done according to the registered senders only.

Passage of the Prevention of Corruption Prevention Bill from the Rajya Sabha
●        The Rajya Sabha passed the Corruption Prevention Amendment Bill 2013 by sound vote on July 19, 2018.
●        This bill has been amended in the Prevention of Corruption Prevention (Amendment) Act 1988.
●        According to the bill, before the case of corruption on LokSevak Lokayuktas in the case of Lokpal and states, the permission of the Lokayuktas will be sought.
●        A total of 43 revisions were brought on behalf of the government, which were passed by the consensus.
100 rupees new note will be launched
●        RBI will soon issue new notes of Rs 100.
●        This note will also be of Mahatma Gandhi series, which will be the signature of the current Governor Urjit Patel.
●        This note will be of purple.

NMCG organized 'Ganga Plantation Campaign' in five Ganga basin states
●        On behalf of the National Clean Ganga Mission, 'Ganga Plantation Campaign' was organized in five major states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
●        This event was celebrated from July 9 to July 15, 2018 as 'Shubharambh Week'.
●        Nodal agency was created to effectively implement this campaign to the forest departments of these states.

Justice KM Joseph named by the collegium of Supreme Court

●        The Supreme Court of the 5 senior judges, headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, has decided to recommend the appointment of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court KM Joseph again as a Supreme Court Justice.
●        Earlier on 26th April the Central Government had sent back the recommendation of the Council to promote Justice Joseph. The Center had argued that this proposal is not under the parameters of the top court.
●        It was also said from the Center that there is enough representation from Kerala in the Supreme Court, from which they come.

Now bottles can be sold back to Pepsi and Coca Cola
●        Top cold drinks companies like PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Bisleri will now buy their plastic bottles from the customer.
●        Companies have started writing buyback values on their plastic bottles.
●        The companies themselves have taken this decision regarding bottles of cold drinks sold in Maharashtra.
TDP's no confidence motion against Narendra Modi government failed
●        The non-confidence motion brought by the opposition parties in the Lok Sabha fell on Friday after voting.
●        There were 325 votes in opposition to the motion for non-confidence while only 126 votes were cast in favor of it.
●        A total of 451 members voted on this proposal.
●        After the vote on the motion, the action of the Lok Sabha was postponed till Monday.

Current Affairs 20th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Govt. Asked Whatsapp to find a more effective solution 
●        On July 3, 2018, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology was asked to take prompt action in order to prevent the misuse of the inflammatory messages being circulated through Whatsapp platform in his written message to WhatsApp.
●        Even after this, an unfortunate incident took place in Bidar, where a 32-year software engineer Mohammad Azam was killed after a viral rumor allegedly kidnapped children on Whatsapp.

 Myanmar joins International Solar Coalition
●        Myanmar was initiated by India on July 19, 2018 as a 68th member of the International Solar Organization, which has signed Framework.
●        Myanmar has expressed commitment to the use of solar energy by joining this organization.
●        During the bilateral meeting held during the Delhi Dialogue, Myanmar Foreign Minister Keev Tin agreed with India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj signing the ISA Framework and signed her consent.

Current Affairs 20th July 2018: OBITUARY

Famous songwriter Gopal Das Neeraj dies
●        Padmabhushan Gopal Das 'Neeraj', a well known songwriter and well-known poet of Hindi, passed away on 19th July 2018 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
●        He was 93 years old.
●        Gopal Das Neeraj, who was seriously ill for a long time due to old age, was admitted to Lotus Hospital in Agra on getting worse.
●        He was admitted to AIIMS from Agra after his condition worsened.

AMU Medical College will get Gopaldas' Neeraj's body
●        The pious body of the great poet and songwriter Gopaldas 'Neeraj' will be brought to his Aligarh residence on Saturday.
●        K.P. In the Inter College, the public will be kept for Darshan, after which the body will be taken to his private residence, where the doctors' team will work for the process of family happiness.
●        Neeraj donated his whole body in 2015.

Current Affairs 20th July 2018: ECONOMY

RIL's market cap crosses Rs 7 lakh crore
●        Reliance Industries stock reached its highest level on Friday and its market capitalization crossed the Rs 7 lakh crore mark.
●        There is a second chance in a week when market capitalization has reached this level.
●        Reliance Industries Ltd Market capitalization ( MACP ) of the Bombay Stock Exchange after the expiry of the business stood at Rs. 7,45,106.70 crore.
●        Earlier, on July 13, RIL's MICOP had crossed Rs 7 lakh crore for some time.

Wipro's profit reaches Rs 2,120 crore
●        The country's third largest information technology company Wipro 's integrated net profit rose two percent to Rs 2,120.80 crore in the first quarter of the current financial year.
●        It was Rs 2,076.70 crore in the same quarter last fiscal.
●        The company said in the information given to the stock exchange that operating income during the reported period increased 2.5 percent to Rs 13,977.70 crore.

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Important Current Affairs 19th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 19th July 2018

Current Affairs 19th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Ten indigenous nuclear power reactors will be built in the country
●        Government has given government and financial sanctions in June 2017 to install ten indigenous nuclear power reactors in the country.
●        Each of these reactors has a capacity of 700 MW.
●        These reactors manufactured from indigenous technology will be planted by the Indian Atomic Energy Corporation Limited.
●        NPCIL is a wholly-owned public undertaking of the Government of India, which works under the Department of Atomic Energy.
A world-class exhibition will be organized on the four famous celebrities of Bengal in the National Library
●        Secretary Raghvendra Singh in the Ministry of Culture today said that a world-class exhibition on Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, will be permanently put in the National Library of Kolkata.
●        The permanent art museum will show paintings, photographs and various sculptures related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Formation of National Resource Centers for Preparing Online Training Materials
●        Keeping in view the revised curriculum, the Government has proposed to set up National Resource Centers to prepare online training material in view of the improvement in the subjects, new and emerging trends and improvement in teaching method.
●        In the first stage, In relation to 75 special subjects the national Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya teachers and education Mission, IIS, IUCAA, IIT, IISER, State Universities, University Grants Commission's Human Resource Development Centers, National Technical Teacher Training Institutes, IIIT, open Universities in Central Universities have been chosen.

By 2022, the target of setting up a renewable energy capacity of 175 gigawatts fixed.
●        The government has set a target of storing a 40 gigawatt solar capacity grid on the rooftops of the house, including the Delhi-NCR till 2022.
●        According to Delhi Solar Policy, notified by the National Capital Territory of Delhi, 2016, the target of setting up solar power of one gigawatt capacity by 2020 and 2 gigawatt capacity by 2025 has been set.

Signing of consent for domestic development of petroleum-certified reference material between CSIR-NPL and HPCL
●        CSIR-National Physical Laboratory signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hindustan Petroleum Limited for the indigenous development of petroleum certified reference material under the commercial name of the Indian Directorate.
●        This will ensure that the petroleum products used by all stakeholders, including the common man, not only maintain the highest quality quality ecosystem but also save the foreign exchange through export replacement for CRMS.

Organizing Ganga Plantation Campaign in Five Ganga Basin States
●        The Ganga 'Plantation Campaign' was started from 9th to 15th July, 2018 in five major states of Ganga valley like Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal on behalf of the National Clean Ganga Mission.
●        Nodal agency was created to effectively implement this campaign to the forest departments of these states.
●        The participation of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Ganga Vichar Manch, several NGOs and educational institutions in the campaign was encouraging.

Constitutional authority of women to enter and worship in Sabarimala temple: Supreme Court
●        While hearing the matter of entering and praying women in Kerala Sabarimala temple, the Supreme Court on July 18, 2018, remarked that the Sabarimala temple is not a personal property, it is a public property.
●        The Supreme Court said that if men have the right to enter and worship in this temple then women also have the same rights as well.

Ayushman plans to release 11 million cards
●        For Ayushman Bharat Scheme , the government will print about 11 crore 'Family Cards' and will hand them over to the people.
●        The government will organize 'Ayushman Pakhwara' in villages.
●        The cards will be given at the same time.
●        The government will also make 24X7 call centers in Delhi where complaints of people related to this medical insurance scheme will be heard and questions will be answered.

Fugitive economic offender bill passed in the Lok Sabha
●        The Lok Sabha approved the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 on Thursday.
●        In order to prevent legal action in this bill, strict provisions have been made to stop the criminals fleeing the country.
●        It will replace the ordinance brought in by the government in April to implement these provisions.
●        The Lok Sabha passed this bill in a nutshell.
 Current Affairs 19th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

End of the Emergency in Turkey
●        The nationwide emergency situation has been abolished on 18th July 2018 in Turkey.
●        Two years ago an emergency situation was set after the failed attempt of a coup.
●        During the emergency situation thousands of people were arrested or removed from the job.
●        This verdict has been done two weeks after winning the election of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

 EU imposes $ 5 billion fine on Google
●        The European Union announced on July 18, 2018 that Google had taken the wrong advantage of its supremacy, due to which a huge penalty of $ 5 billion was imposed on Google.
●        Google has been fined a record $ 5 billion fine on the charge of mimicking other companies with the mobile operating system Android.
First 2 + 2 talks between India, US on September 6
●        Two + 2 talks that have been deferred between India and the US will now be held on September 6 in New Delhi.
●        The US Foreign Ministry has announced this on Friday.
●        Last month, the US had postponed the much talked about citing unavoidable reasons.
●        Now US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Minister James Matisse will come to India for the talks.

Jet Airways to buy 75 airplanes for $ 8.8 billion from Boeing
●        Jet Airways has signed a deal with Boeing Company on Tuesday to buy 75 additional single-ale 737 Max aircraft for the current price list for $ 8.8 billion.
●        The deal between the two companies took place during Farnborough International Airshow, which started in London on Monday.
●        Earlier in 2015, Jet also ordered the purchase of 75 such aircraft.

Pepsico focused on 'Healthier' 
●        PepsiCo India has reduced its sodium content from 13 to 15% in its snack product 'lace'.
●        The company has taken this step to make the product healthy.
●        With this, PepsiCo has decided to reduce the size of the pack size of lace and crunch.
●        The quantity of these products will not be reduced in the new pack size.

Current Affairs 19th July 2018: SPORTS

Mike Bryan won the 17th Grand Slam
●        Due to the injury of twin brother Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan landed with the new partner in Wimbledon, and he won the 17th Grand Slam title by matching the record in the men's doubles.
●        This is Mike's first title without brother matter.
●        American pair of Mike and Jack Sok, together with just another tournament, went down fighting to Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Michael Venus of New Zealand 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 defeated.
Ministry of Sports proposes relief in selection rules for Asian Games
●        The Sports Ministry intervened in the ongoing controversy over the selection of the team for the forthcoming Asian Games on Wednesday to assess the criteria made by the Indian Olympic Association and to give 'relief in specific cases' in the selection rules. Have asked for.
●        In a letter to IO President Narinder Batra, the Ministry said that the athletes may be allowed to be given teams if they are likely to win a medal in Asian Games or stay in the top four.

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Important Current Affairs 18th July 2018

Current Affairs 18th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance
●        The Cabinet today gave its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for working together to strengthen the Accounting, Finance and Auditing Knowledge Base in Bahrain between the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (DIDF), Bahrain and the Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Given
●        ICAI will provide technical assistance to BIBF by reviewing the accounts and finance courses of BIBF related to accounting and finance.
●        ICAI will recommend implementing its CA curriculum which will help the students of BIBF sit in the examination of ICAI for the purpose of getting ICAI membership.

Special remission of prisoners approved On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
●        The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of granting special remission to the prisoners on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
●        On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the prisoners will be given special remission and they will be released in three stages.
●        In the first phase, prisoners will be released on October 02, 2018 (the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi).
●        In the second phase prisoners will be released on April 10, 2019 (Anniversary of the Champaran Satyagraha).
●        In the third phase prisoners will be released on October 02, 2019 (Jayanti of Mahatma Gandhi)
Approval of establishment of Medical College in Salempur, Deoria, Uttar Pradesh
●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Uttar Pradesh Government to set up a new medical college in Deoria, at the cost of Rs 250 crore under Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
●        In Uttar Pradesh, the requirement of 24 medical colleges including eight medical colleges has been approved.
Special package approved for irrigation projects in the drought-prone areas of Vidarbha, Marathwada and the rest of Maharashtra
●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the implementation of these projects to complete 83 small irrigation projects and 8 major / medium irrigation projects in the drought-prone areas of Marathwada, Vidarbha and the rest of Maharashtra.
●        With the completion of these projects, the water source will be ensured to the farmers in the command area of these projects. This will increase their crops and as a result the income of the farmers will increase.

Approval of policy framework for making the contract to share production in prior NELP and NELP blocks
●        Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the policy framework for making the production sharing contract operating system compatible for the increased domestic production of hydrocarbon resources.
●        Based on the recommendations of Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for the North-Eastern region, the Government has increased the time-bound exposure and evaluation period in operational blocks considering the geographical, environmental and logistic challenges of the North East region.

India-based Neutrino Observatory
●        Environment clearance has been taken for the project.
●        Application for Wildlife Clearance and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has been submitted.
●        An 85 ton prototype Mini-ICAL detector has been built and is working in the IICHEP campus in Madurai.
Observatory for the study of gravitational waves
●        Government of India has given the theoretical approval of the construction and operation of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Laboratory - India (LIGO) in association with the LGO Lab of USA.
●        It is the third observatory in the United States, like 2 lego observatories. This was signed by DAE-DST of India and National Science Foundation of America on 30.03.2016.
●        LIGO India Observatory is scheduled to be ready in the year 2024.

Constitution of Heritage Cabinet by the Government of Odisha
●        Heritage Cabinet was constituted by the Odisha Government to preserve the historical remains of the state and monuments and to promote rich culture and language.
●        According to the notification issued by the Department of Parliamentary Affairs, this cabinet will have eight members and it will be headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
●        Its purpose will be to provide protection to ancient monuments, temples and places of archaeological importance in the state and conserve the culture, language and literature of the state.

National database for those who hold gun licenses
●        The Home Ministry has issued a notification and said that the names of those who hold all new and old gun licenses from April 2019 will be included in the national database.
●        Unique Identification Number (UIN) will also be issued to license holders.
●        The Ministry of Home Affairs, the aim of this step is to keep an eye on the authorized private gun holders.

Current Affairs 18th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

India and Cuba approvals MoU on cooperation in the field of traditional medicine and homeopathy
●        The Union Cabinet has given its retrospective approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between India and Cuba on cooperation in the field of traditional medicine and homeopathy.
●        This Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 22.06.2018.
●        This MOU will improve bilateral cooperation in the field of traditional medicine and homeopathy in both countries. In view of the shared cultural heritage of both countries, this MoU is very important.
 Approval of MOU between India and Indonesia in the field of pharmaceutical products, biological products and cosmetic regulation
●        The Union Cabinet has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the cooperation between the Central Drug Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) and the National Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM) of Indonesia in the field of pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, biological products and cosmic regulation (MOU) ) Has granted its retrospective approval.
●        This MoU was signed in Jakarta on May 29, 2018.

MoU cleared between Indian Chartered Accounting Institute (ICAI) and National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA), Tanzania
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between Indian Chartered Accounting Institute (ICAI) and National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA), Tanzania.
●        Under this MoU, mutual cooperation framework will be established in the area of management, professional ethics, technical research, continuous professional development, professional accounting training, accounting quality monitoring, accounting knowledge upgradation, professional and intellectual development.

India-US delegation meeting on defense cooperation
●        As part of Indo-US bilateral defense cooperation, a meeting of the 7th Defense Technology and Trade Initiative was organized here today between India and the US delegations.
●        The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Co-Chairman and Defense Minister of Defense Ms. Allen M. Lord of Acquisition and Support.

Current Affairs 18th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

China set up unmanned weather observation center near Arunachal-Tibet border
●        China has set up an Unmanned Automatic Weather Observation Center in Tibet near the Arunachal Pradesh border.
●        China has established this station in the case of regional conflicts for weather related help in the operation of the army, planes and missiles of the country.
●        This center has been established in Yumiya of Lahinch under the Shanan range of Tibet.

Forbes released a list of the 100 highest-paid artists

●        Forbes has released a list of the 100 highest earning celebrities of 2018.
●        In this list, two Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have been inducted.
●        In the Forbes 2018 list, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's list is 76th and Salman Khan is 82th in the list.
●        First place American boxer Floyd Mayweather in the Forbes list.
●        Floyd Mayweather's yearly earnings is $ 285 million-that is, 19.14 billion rupees.
●        The Forbes list states that the total earnings of these 100 people in the last 12 months have increased by 22% compared to the previous year.

Acceptance of Memorandum of Understanding on Regional Aviation Partnership in BRICS Countries
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of MOU on Regional Aviation Partnership in BRICS countries.
●        BRIC countries include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
●        BRICS countries will benefit from the establishment of institutional framework for cooperation in the field of civil aviation.

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Important Current Affairs 17th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 17th July 2018

Current Affairs 17th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister addressed New India Conclave
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the New India Conclave today in New Delhi.
●        The Prime Minister said that according to the International Report, poverty in India is declining at record pace.
●        He said that the government can only play the role of enablers whereas youth are not only taking advantage of the available possibilities, but they are also creating new possibilities for themselves.
A two-day conference of heads of AYUSH National Institutes was inaugurated today
●        Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik today inaugurated 'A Two-Day Conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes - Moving towards Excellence' organized by Akhil Bharatiya Ayurveda Institute in New Delhi.
●        The conference was organized with the aim of improving quality, hospital care services, education, co-ordination and infrastructure in research with the development of National AYUSH institutions as a guide.
Agreement signed between AIIA and IIT Delhi
●        Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik today inaugurated 'A Two-Day Conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes - Moving towards Excellence' organized by Akhil Bharatiya Ayurveda Institute in New Delhi.
●        During the conference, the agreement between the All India Institute of Ayurveda and Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi was also signed.

Proposed Amendments in the Central Automotive Rules
●        The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified the draft amendment in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules.
●        It has made the fastest and vehicle tracking system equipment mandatory for all commercial vehicles receiving national permits.
●        It is mandatory to have a fast-fire'd sticker on the vehicle's windscreen.

Steel CPSE Employee Pension Scheme Announced
●        The Steel Ministry has agreed to the proposal to implement the pension scheme from various CPSEs under its control, which will be decided by the company on January 1, 2007 and in the case of non-executive, from January 1, 2012 or as it will be decided by the company , Will be effective from a later date.
●        This agreement was agreed after detailed consultation with the employees' associations and officers organizations related to SAIL, RINL, MSTC, FSNL, MECON and KIOCL.

Women and Child Development Ministers of States / Union Territories focused on women and child protection
●        A high level National Meeting of Women and Child Development Ministers of States / Union Territories was held in New Delhi today.
●        The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Mrs. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.
●        Ministers of Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Manipur participated in the meeting.
Constitution of the Committee to establish synergies between NCC and NSS
●        The Government has decided to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of former Education Secretary Mr. Anil Swarup.
●        The Committee will work on issues such as strengthening, expanding, rationalizing resources and lower number of labor force affecting NSS and NCC.
●        The committee will also recommend making a synergy between the NSS and the NCC and will also suggest suggestions for empowering the youth.

National database will be made for those who hold gun licenses
●        The Home Ministry has issued a notification and said that the names of those who hold all new and old gun licenses from April 2019 will be included in the national database.
●        Unique Identification Number (UIN) will also be issued to license holders.
●        The Ministry of Home Affairs, the aim of this step is to keep an eye on the authorized private gun holders.
●        The Home Ministry has said in the notification that the License and Renewal Authority will have to file the data in the National Database of the Weapon License System.
●        After this the concerned arms license holder will be given a UIN. Without UIN weapons license, it will be considered illegal.
President Ramnath Kovind approved anti-witch victim bill
●        President Ramnath Kovind has approved the Assam Witch victim Bill.
●        Now this bill has become law after nearly three years of passage from Assam Assembly.
●        This bill has been prepared under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in which witch torture is considered to be a violation of human rights.

President nominates four members for Rajya Sabha
●        President Ramnath Kovind has nominated Rakesh Sinha, Sonal Mansingh, Raghunath Mohapatra and Ram Sakal Singh for the Rajya Sabha on July 14, 2018.
●        On the advice of the Prime Minister using the powers conferred under Article 80 of the Constitution and the President has nominated these four people to the Rajya Sabha.

Manohar Lal Khattar launches plantation campaign in Haryana
●        Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched the Planting Campaign on July 15, 2018
●        The purpose of this campaign is to promote greenery in the state and keep the environment clean.
●        During this monsoon session, more than 22 lakh trees will be planted in the state so that the green area can be increased.

The Central Government constituted a Committee to deal with industrial pollution around Taj Mahal
●        The Central Government constituted a committee to deal with industrial pollution around Taj Mahal in New Delhi on July 16, 2018.
●        Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the committee headed by CK Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

India's Indigo named in the list of most punctual airlines
●        An Indian airline is ahead in terms of time-being in the world.
●        UK's Aviation Worldwide Limited has prepared a list of 20 mega airlines on time, in which Indigo is fourth.
●        Its on-time performance score is 81.22 percent.

Current Affairs 17th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Founder of Inc. Jeff Bezos became the richest person in modern history.
●        Amazon company founder Jeff Bezos has become the richest person in modern history.
●        Jeff Bezos's total assets exceeded $ 150 billion.
●        These figures have come out in the Bloomberg Index report.
●        According to the Bloomberg Index, after the Bezos, Microsoft company co-founder Bill Gates was at $ 95.5 billion and Warren Buffett was third with $ 83 billion in assets.

Historic summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin
●        The historic summit was held in Helsinki, Finland, on 16 July 2018 between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
●        In this summit, Trump promised "Extraordinary Relations" with Russia, Putin said that the solution to disputes across the world is the need of the hour.

Current Affairs 17th July 2018: ECONOMY

Government to provide capital of Rs 11,336 crore to five public sector banks
●        The government has approved the capital infusion of Rs 11,336 crore to meet their needs in five public sector banks including Punjab National Bank, Corporation Bank and Andhra Bank.
●        This is the first time in the current financial year that capital is being provided to government banks.
●        According to the government's promise, the remaining Rs 53,664 crore will be made available in the coming months of the financial year. 

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Important Current Affairs 16th July 2018

Current Affairs 16th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the Conference of heads of National Institutes of AYUSH tomorrow
●        For the purpose of increasing the quality of education, research, hospital facilities in National AYUSH organizations across the country and developing these institutions as standard, Akhil Bharatiya Ayurveda Institute under the AYUSH Ministry is organizing a two-day conference of heads of National Institutes of AYUSH. is.
●        This event will take place on July 17 and 18, 2018 at the India International Center.
90th Foundation Day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research
●        Hon'ble Union Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed the people on the occasion of 90th Foundation Day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
●        With the efforts of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the country has emerged as an exporter nation rather than an importer country.
●        Basmati Rice of Basmati Rice developed by ICAR is getting India every year from the Basmati 1121 variety.
Piyush Goyal inaugurated Mahagenco Pipe Conveyor System

●        Union Minister for Railways, Finance, Corporate and Coal, Mr. Piyush Goyal today inaugurated Mahagenco Pipe Conveyor System for the transportation of coal from the cluster of mines of Western Coalfields Limited.
●        Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Water Resources, Shri Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis also witnessed the inauguration ceremony of this function in the Suresh Bhatt Auditorium of Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
●        Mr. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board and Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Shri Durga Shankar Mishra was also present on this occasion.
Railway line will be built in line with Nagpur-Mumbai Super Expressway
●        Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu today co-chaired the 8th session of the India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting with Muscat, Dr. Ali Bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economics of Oman in Muscat.
●        While addressing the Joint Commission, Shri Suresh Prabhu invited Omani companies to invest in India and avail benefit from 'Make in India' and 'Invest India' programs.

Central Information Commission's mobile app also available in Hindi language
●        The Central Information Commission has also started its mobile app in Hindi language which is available on the Google Play Store and Apple Store with the following features.
●        Through this mobile app, applicants can file their second appeal / link paper in both Hindi and English languages.
●        Appellants can search for second appeals / complaints in both languages and can detect them.

State-of-the-art laboratory in Maritime & Ship Building Center of Excellence in Visakhapatnam
●        Appropriately funded startup Maritime and Ship Building Center of Excellence has announced that its state-of-the-art laboratories located in Visakhapatnam are fully prepared to conduct Orientation programs for the trainees in marine and shipbuilding.
●        A seminar was organized on 13th July in Visakhapatnam to give information to the stakeholders about this.

3,597 people died in road accidents due to potholes in India in 2017
●        In a recent report published in the media, it has been reported that 3,597 people died in accidents due to roads potholes in India in 2017.
●        That is, on average, on the roads of India, 10 people are losing their lives every day due to pits.
●        If compared to the previous year, then this number is 50 percent more than the deaths in 2016.
Office Leasing increased by more than 10% in top cities
●        During the first half of 2018, in the top nine cities of the country, office leasing increased by more than 10% to about 20 million square feet.
●        Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad and Mumbai are ahead in the office leasing with 80% of the shareholding.
●        Small-sized transactions with less than 10,000 square feet in total transactions account for about 44%.
●        The mid-size transaction of 10,000-50,000 square feet was 42 percent.

Diesel-petrol sales per person, highest in Goa
●        According to the per capita in the country, Goa consumes most petrol and diesel .
●        In 2017-18, the per capita petrol sale in Goa is 119.7 kg, which is almost six times the national average (19 kg) of per capita consumption.
●        In Goa, the sale of 225.6 kg diesel per person is 3.5 times the national average of 66.9 kg.
●        On the contrary, the record of lowest petrol per capita in Bihar is 6.7 kg and 22 kg of diesel.
●        It is one-third of the national average of sales.

5-6 government banks to get Rs 8000 crore from center
●        The government can give up to 8,000 crore rupees to those 5-6 banks in the public sector, which may lack the capital as per regulatory requirements.
●        Besides the other lenders in the list of government-funded banks , there may be names of Punjab National Bank stranded in the Nirav Modi scam .
●        The government can not allow public sector banks to default on such payments, as this will have negative impact on their rating.

Current Affairs 16th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

8th India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting begins in Muscat
●        Suresh Prabhu co-chaired the 8th session of the India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting with Dr. Ali Bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economics of Oman in Muscat today.
●        In the meeting of the Joint Commission, issues related to space, renewable energy, start up, small and medium enterprises, food security, service sector, tourism sector etc. were discussed.

Trump gave right to dismiss direct H-1B applications to immigration officials
●        The Trump Administration has given its officers the right to dismiss the visa applications in certain circumstances.
●        Now the immigration officers of the United States can directly reject the visa applications for which the "preliminary evidence" is not submitted or the ability to obtain a visa can not be proven.
●        This new policy of the US Government will apply to all applications received from September 11.

Current Affairs 16th July 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Successful test of BrahMos missile
●        Today, 1017 hrs successfully tested SuperSonic cruise missile BrahMos from integrated testing area of Balasore, Odisha.
●        This test was done by the mobile autonomous launcher, under which its utility could be checked in strict seasonal conditions.
●        This missile flew on its scheduled direction and all its important components have done the exact job.

Current Affairs 16th July 2018: AWARDS

Aruna Sairam selected for Music Kalanidhi Award
●        Singer Aruna Sairam will be honored with Music Kalanidhi Award of Music Academy this year.
●        The Executive Committee of the Academy decided to honor Sairam with the consensus in the meeting held on July 15, 2018.
●        Aruna is a famous singer of the Karnataka vocal genre.
●        Sairam will chair the 92nd Annual Conference of the Academy which will be held between 15 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.

Current Affairs 16th July 2018: ECONOMY

Hindustan Unilever profits up by 19% 
●        Hindustan Unilever 's net profit rose 19.17 percent to Rs 1,529 crore in the first quarter ended June, of the current financial year.
●        In the same quarter of the previous financial year, the company had earned a net profit of Rs. 1,283 crore.
●        In the information sent to the Bombay Stock Exchange, the company said that its income increased 3.07 per cent to Rs 9,622 crore during the quarter, from Rs 9,335 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.

Approval of LIC Board of Directors for 51% stake in IDBI Bank
●        The Life Insurance Corporation of India has got approval from the board of directors for the acquisition of 51 percent stake in public sector IDBI Bank.
●        LIC will now get the approval of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for this.
●        Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Erda) has already approved the purchase of this stake to the company.

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Important Current Affairs 15th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 15th July 2018

Current Affairs 15th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister dedicates the Bansagar canal project to the nation in Mirzapur
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today dedicated the Bansagar Canal Project to the nation in Mirzapur.
●        This project will promote irrigation in the area and it will prove beneficial for the farmers of Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur and Allahabad districts.
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Mirzapur Medical College.
●        He also inaugurated 100 public drug centers in the state.
India became the Vice President of the Asia Pacific region of the World Customs Organization for two years.
●        India has become the Vice President of the Asia Pacific region of the World Customs Organization for two years.
●        WCO has divided its membership into six areas.
●        Each of the six areas is represented by the regional elected vice-president in the WCO Council.
●        Being the vice president of WCO Asia Pacific region will enable India to lead the role.
Social Security to get 10 crores workers next year

●        The government can declare a social security plan in 2019 for its 10 crore workers at its expense.
●        In 2012, 475 million people were employed in the country.
●        On this basis, social security scheme can be announced for 22% of the workforce next year.
Mobile Association questions Jio Phone's 'import' 
●        Reliance Jio is trying to have denied allegations that he 4G jio phones resort to avoid paying import duty from other trade routes to bring.
●        jio said that it makes all these handsets in India only.
●        In the lead, the mobile association led by Indian Mobile Handset companies had alleged that Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is not making jio phone in India.

Tata Starbucks sales up by 28%
●        Joint world's largest coffee retailer, Starbucks and Tata Venture Tata Starbucks has recorded the first positive EBITDA during fiscal 2017-18.
●        Tata Global said in its annual report that in the financial year 2017-18, sales of Tata Starbucks increased by 28%.
●        With the good performance of existing stores, the addition of new stores helped increase sales.

121.75 million people have a Aadhaar
●        The number of Indians holding the Aadhaar card is increasing rapidly.
●        According to the latest figures, their number in the country has crossed the 2011 population.
●        If compared to the estimated population of the country in 2018, today nearly 92% people and almost all adults have the Aadhaar .
●        According to the 2011 census, the country's population was 121.08 crores.
●        By July 15 this year, 121.75 million people had enrolled for the Aadhaar .

Niti Aayog is going to bring cooking subsidy
●        The Government think tank policy commission is considering proposal to replace the LPG subsidy with 'cooking subsidy' so that its benefits are also benefited by cooking people using piped natural gas and biofuel.
●        Rajeev Kumar , Vice Chairman, Policy Commission said that subsidies should be provided on all types of fuel used for cooking.
●        At this time the government gives subsidies for LPG use.
natural gas and aircraft fuels can be brought under GST 

●        The GST Council, which decides to take decisions related to Goods and Services Tax, can consider bringing the fuel in the realm of GST this week , but the tax slab is working to hinder it.
●        When GST was implemented on July 1, 2017, five products - crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, diesel and aircraft fuel were excluded from its scope.
●        He said that due to the loss of the Central and the States, the delay in bringing them under the purview of GST is being delayed.

India's first supercar launched
●        India's first eco-friendly Hypercar, Shool has been introduced in the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
●        This hypercar has an 'eco-friendly' turbine electric powertrain that is not normally seen in cars.
●        This has been prepared by Chunky Vazirani, who is the co-founder and chief designer of the new Indian company Vazirani Automotive.

50 rupees fee for door step delivery of government services
●        If you want home delivery of 100 services like home-based driving license, ration card, residence certificate, marriage certificate, RC, then you have to pay 50 rupees extra for this.
●        This decision has been taken in the Cabinet of Delhi Government .
●        The Delhi Government is going to start this facility from next month. According to this scheme, Delhi government will provide 100 different types of public services to the homes of the citizens of Delhi.

Current Affairs 15th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

F-35 fighter aircraft cost decreased
●        America has a $ 13 billion deal to buy F- 35 jet with Lockheed Martin .
●        Due to this deal, the price of the jet can come up to $ 80 million by 2020.
●        With the 141 F-35 deal, the price of this fighter jet has come down to about $ 9 million, which is already 6 percent less.

No claims for the 300 crores in Swiss bank accounts of Indians
●        There is no claimant even after three years of issuing notice to some of the inactive accounts of Indians on the issue of black money deposited in Switzerland's banks.
●        For the first time in December 2015, the organization overseeing the banking system in Switzerland issued a list of some inactive accounts.
●        These accounts the citizens of Switzerland as well as many foreign nationals, including some people of India.

Trump broke protocol in UK
●        For the first time, the US President Donald Trump, who was making an official visit to Britain for the first time, missed a big mistake.
●        During the meeting with the Queen, he broke the imperial protocol, which saw the eyes of all the people present there.
●        Trump and First Lady Melania Trump reached Windsor Castle on a four-day tour on Friday and during the meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, broke a number of protocols.

Current Affairs 15th July 2018: ECONOMIC

Foreign direct investment in services sector decreased by 23%
●        Foreign direct investment in the country's services sector fell by about 23 percent to $ 6.7 billion in 2017-18
●        This was $ 8.68 billion of investment through FDI in the previous financial year (2016-17).
●        Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has informed this information.
●        The services sector includes finance, banking , insurance , outsourcing, research and development, courier, technical testing and analysis.

Current Affairs 15th July 2018: SPORTS

 England's Harry Kane gets Golden Boot
●        England's captain Harry Kane managed to score a maximum of six goals in the tournament and get a golden boot.
●        England had not been considered as a big contender before the start of this great football, but Ken made the team's morale up with their performance in the semi-finals.
●        He played six matches and scored so many goals. Ken is the second England player to win the Golden Boot in the Football World Cup.
France became second time champions by defeating Croatia  
●        In the final match of the FIFA World Cup, France defeated Croatia by 4-2.
●        After the second half, France was completely dominated.
●        After scoring two more goals, he scored 4-1.
●        However, Croatia's team scored another goal to make the difference 4-2.
●       This is the first time in the World Cup since 1974, where in the final three goals were scored before the midfield.

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Important Current Affairs 14th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 14th July 2018

Current Affairs 14th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

President nominates four members for Rajya Sabha
●        Using the powers conferred by Article 80 of the Indian Constitution and with the advice of the Prime Minister, the President has nominated the following four members for the Rajya Sabha.
●        Ram Shakal: He is a well-known public leader and a representative of Uttar Pradesh, who has dedicated his life to the welfare of the downtrodden community.
●        Mr. Rakesh Sinha: A reputed and well-known writer, Mr. Rakesh Sinha is the founder and honorary Director of Delhi-based Think Tank - India Policy Foundation.
●        Raghunath Mohapatra: He is an international figure associated with stone carving.
●        Sonal Mansingh: He is one of the most prominent exponents of Indian classical dance

Prime Minister laid the foundation of Purvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation of Purvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
●        The 340 km long Purvanchal Expressway will rejuvenate the cities and cities through which it will pass through.
One lakh crore rupees is being invested for the development of national highways in Andhra Pradesh
●        Union Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Protection Minister Nitin Gadkari have said that the length of National Highways in Andhra Pradesh has increased by 2926 km during the last four years.
●        He said that before 2014 the national highways in Andhra Pradesh were 4193 km long and now it has increased to 7118 km.

Strict rules for chartered accountants and monitoring agencies
●        The market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India has proposed several modifications to tighten the rules for auditors and other third-party individuals appointed by companies listed for auditing and other functions of financial results.

Mukesh Ambani becomes Asia's richest man
●        Mukesh Ambani , the richest person in the country, has now become the richest person in Asia.
●        Ambani has achieved this position by overtaking Jack Ma, head of China's online retail company Alibaba.
●        From the refining to the telecom sector, the head of Reliance Industries Ltd, who has a strong interference in the property, has increased after the announcement of its entry into the online retail sector.

Common mobility cards will be applicable in all buses from August

●        In the first week of August, a common mobility card will be applicable in all DTC and cluster schemes buses.
●        CM Arvind Kejriwal had launched the Common Card in January this year and at this time there is a plan to make 250 buses traveling from the Metro Card.
●        Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said that from August, all the 3750 DTC and cluster schemes of 1650 buses will be able to travel by metro card.

Current Affairs 14th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Emergency to end in Turky
●        Turkish President's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says that the emergency in the country, which took place for two years, could be withdrawn on July 18.
●        An emergency was imposed in the country after the failed attempt of the military coup in Turkey in 2016, after which it was extended seven times.
●        In the attempt to overthrow a military coup in the country, nearly 250 people were killed and more than 2,000 were injured.

An Indian in the United Arab Emirates won a $ 1 million lottery
●        In the United Arab Emirates, an Indian has won a $ 1 million lottery. Tojo Mathew (30), who works as a civil supervisor in Abu Dhabi, has won this jackpot when he decided to leave the UAE.
●        They bought a lottery ticket at the Abu Dhabi airport before going to India.

'Hindu meal' closes in Dubai's Emirates Airlines plane
●        Emirates's big airline Emirates Emirates has decided to remove 'Hindu Meal' from its aircraft.
●        In some international aircrafts the convenience of booking food according to their religious beliefs by travelers is quite prevalent.
●        Passenger food can be booked before traveling in the first plane.

Infosys profit raised by 3.7%
●        Infosys has got a net integrated profit of Rs 3,612 crore in the first quarter of the year.
●        This is 3.7 percent more than the previous quarter.
●        Last year, the company had gained Rs 3,483 crore.
●        Operations has increased the revenue of the company by 12% i.e. 19128.
OECD forecast, India and China will have 50 percent of global output
●        The speed of the global economy has slowed down, while the pace of the pace of major Asian nations has increased.
●        OECD (Organization for Economic Co -operation and Development) says that by 2060 India and China will have more than 50 percent of the total global output.

Current Affairs 14th July 2018: SPORTS

Asian Games 2018: Indian Team Announced
●        Hockey India has announced the 18-member Indian men's hockey team for the Asian Games to be held on Monday.
●        Due to knee surgery, Ramandeep Singh could not be included in the Indian team for the Asian Games.
●        Indian team's commanding veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh is managing the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Jakarta, Jakarta, and Chinglensana Singh has been made vice-captain.

Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber won 3rd Grand Slam title 
●        World number-10 Angelique Kerber of Germany barred US Serena Williams from winning the 24th Grand Slam title on Saturday.
●        Kerber defeated Serena in the women's singles category finals of the third Grand Slam Wimbledon of the year.
●        This is Kerber's third grand slam title.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni completes 10,000 runs in ODIs
●        Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday named his name in the list of two special records against England.
●        In the wicketkeeping where he became the first Indian and the fourth wicketkeeper to catch 300 catches, he also completed 10 000 ODI runs in batting.
●        He has crossed the 10,000-run mark in ODIs and became the world's 12th batsman and the fourth batsman of all time.

Current Affairs 14th July 2018: ECONOMY

India's economy will be of 10,000 billion dollars by 2030
●        Government estimates that in the next 12 years the country's GDP will increase to nearly four times.
●        Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said that India could become the world's third economy by 2030.
●        By 2030, it is expected to become the world's third largest economy with a gross domestic product of $ 10,000 billion (GDP).
India is facing worst trade deficit in 5 years
●        India's trade deficit reached the highest level of 5 years in June
●        According to information given by the Commerce Ministry on Friday, such situation has to be faced due to the rise in oil prices and weakness of the rupee.
●        Export of various products from India has increased 17.57% in June compared to last year.
●        In May this figure was $ 14.62 billion, which rose to $ 16.6 billion in June.

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