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Important Current Affairs 11th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 11th July 2018

Current Affairs 11th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Ambassadors of 6 countries presented introduction letters to the President
●        The six countries of Slovak Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Uruguay, Ambassadors of Fiji and Kenya presented their introduction to President Ramnath Kovind at a function organized in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
●        The ambassadors who received their introduction letters are the following:
●        Mr. Ivan Lankarikam, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovakia,
●        Mr. Ariel Andrade Galindo, the ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador,
●        Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador, Mr. Hector Cueva Jacom,
●        Mr. Alvaro A. Atalierca, Ambassador of Uruguay
●        High Commissioner of the Republic of Fiji Shri Yogesh Punj,
●        Mr. Willy Kinekor Beat, High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya
 Prime Minister will inaugurate ASI's new headquarters in New Delhi
●        Narendra Modi will inaugurate new headquarter of Archaeological Survey of India on Tilak Road, New Delhi on July 12, 2018.
●        The new headquarters will have state-of-the-art facilities with low energy consumption lighting system and rain water harvesting.
●        There will also be a Central Archaeological Library in this building, in which there will be a collection of about 1.5 lakh books and letter-journals.

J.P. Nadda inaugurated workshop on sustainability in population on the occasion of World Population Day
●        Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda inaugurated the 'Population Stabilization: A Right and Responsibility' workshop on the occasion of World Population Day 2018 in the Overseas Indian Center of New Delhi today.
●        He said that with TFR of 2015, we have reached the TFR rate of 2.2 in 2018, which means that India has earned a good pace of decline in it.

Union Home Minister launched five police medals
●        The Union Home Minister has instituted five police medals to promote professional attitude and excellence in police service and to honor such security forces, who work in tense situations and in the remote areas.
●        Union Home Minister Special Operations Medal
●        Police Internal Security Service Medal
●        Extraordinary skill medal
●        Excellent and Excellent Service Medal
●        Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation

Memorandum of Understanding between DGFASLI and GMB for improving working conditions in Alang Ship Recycling Yard

●        The Directorate General of Factory Consultancy Services and Labor Institute and the Gujarat Maritime Board today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the Ministry of Labor and Employment in the presence of Minister of State for Labor and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Minister of Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya.
●        Minister of State for Labor and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar expressed hope that the activities under this MoU will bring positive change in the functioning of the recycling industry and will improve the safety and health of the workers and supervisors who are deployed in Alang.
Montenegro diplomats will wear khadi on their national day
●        As a unique initiative, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission will participate in the National Day celebrations of Montenegro in India in New Delhi on July 13, 2018.
●        This festival has been named 'Trendy Montenegro with Indian Khadi', in which diplomats used for hand carved and hand-woven natural clothing.
Ministry launches 'Save water - Make video - get reward' competition
●        In order to involve Indian citizens on important issues related to water conservation and water management, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga has launched a video contest 'Save the Water - Make Video - Get the Award' competition.
●        The Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Ministry have started this competition in collaboration with the MyGov portal of the Government of India.
●        This competition has been started from July 10, 2018, and will continue till 4 November 2018.

BSNL launches India's first Internet telephony service
●        Government Telecom Service Provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has started Internet telephony service for the first time in the country from 11 July 2018.
●        Communications Minister Manoj Sinha launched this service at a function at BSNL corporate office.
●        It has been named 'Wings'.
●        BSNL Company is the first company to offer this service in the country.
●        Other companies are also coming in this area.

Indian Railways announces to run Sri Ramayana Express
●        Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has announced to run special tourist train named after Ramayana Express on July 10, 2018.
●        Indian Railways will launch the unique train Ramayana Express from November 14, 2018.
●        The IRCTC 800-seat train will run from Safdarjung railway station in Delhi.
●        The train will complete its journey in Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu in 16 days.
Jewis were given religious minority status in Gujarat
●        Religious minority status was given to the Jewish community in the state by the Gujarat government.
●        The state's Social Justice and Empowerment Department issued an order for this effect.
●        Government order has said that after careful consideration, the Gujarat government has decided to provide religious minority community status to the Jewish community living in the state.

Current Affairs 11th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

IIIDEM organizes 5-day capacity development program for Bhutanese media workers
●        On the special inspection of Bhutan Election Commission, India Institute of Democracy and Election Management is organizing a 5-day capacity development program between New Delhi and Bhutan for 9 workers, from 2018 to 13 July 2018.
●        In this, officers, correspondents and other media personnel of Bhutan's election management body are participating.
●        The purpose of this program is to establish an interactive dialogue with the media in elections.

Current Affairs 11th July 2018: SCHEMES

Madhya Pradesh launched Start Up India Tour on July 16, 2018
●        The 'Start Up India Travel Vans' will travel to 10 cities of Madhya Pradesh, which will be started from the capital Bhopal.
●        Its aim is to increase awareness of the start up policy of Start Up India and Madhya Pradesh.
●        There will be many experts on this van.
●        This vehicle will give talented entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their innovative ideas, to get the necessary guidance and to further develop their ideas of enterprise.

Launch of 'Technology Challenge' to promote appropriate technologies for cleaning sewer and septic tanks
●        Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched 'Technology Challenge' to promote appropriate technologies for cleaning sewer and septic tanks, which aims at eliminating the need for human penetration in septic tank / manhole etc.
●        After giving the responsibility to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, it has now launched 'Technology Challenge: Identifying suitable solutions for cleaning sewerage systems and septic tanks'.
●        This challenge will be a part of Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Conference, which will be held on October 2, 2018.

Current Affairs 11th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP 

India and UK signed MoU to increase bilateral cooperation in legal matters
●        Hon'ble Law and Justice and Electronics and IT Minister Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad were on a visit to UK during the 6-10 July, 2018 on the invitation of UK Law Minister Mr. David Gauke.
●        According to the current legal provisions of their respective countries, the two ministers discussed discussions on advancing the legal profession or exchange of lawyers on the basis of intercourse.
●        Later, the two Ministers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance bilateral cooperation in legal matters.

Current Affairs 11th July 2018: RANKING

India ranked 57th in the list of Global Innovation Index
●        India is at number 57 in the list of Global Innovation Index, India was at 60th last year.
●        India's situation is constantly improving. It was 81st in the year 2015.
●        China has joined the top 20 most innovative economies of the world.

Current Affairs 11th July 2018: DAYS AND DATES

World population day celebrated
●        World population day is celebrated every year on July 11th worldwide.
●        The aim of this celebration is to spread awareness on all issues related to the population among the people.
●        There are issues related to gender discrimination, gender equality, family planning, etc. But the main purpose of the United Nations is to make people aware about the pregnancy-related health problems of women.

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Important Current Affairs 10th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 10th July 2018

Current Affairs 10th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

M. Venkaiah Naidu becomes the first Chairman of the Rajya Sabha to sign Memorandum of Understanding
●        For the first time in 76 years of coming into existence, the Rajya Sabha has signed an MoU with a foreign state assembly to promote inter-parliamentary dialogue.
●        M. Venkaiah Naidu today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Senate Visitor President Bernard Mkuza of the Republic of Rwanda so that he became the first Chairman of the Rajya Sabha to do so.
Ananth Kumar inaugurated 'Ceipat: Center for Skill Development and Technical Support' (CSTS) in Dehradun.
●        Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Anant Kumar today inaugurated 'Ceipat: Center for Skill Development and Technical Assistance' (CSTS) at ITI Bhawan, Dehradun, along with the new building of Cipet in Doiwala, Dehradun. Laid the foundation for
●        CIPET: CSTS, Dehradun is the 32nd center of Pipette in the country.

Mandwa will be developed as a health welfare center
●        The meeting of the Central Navan, Road Transport and Highways, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari last week in Mumbai and discussed various discussions with various stakeholders related to the Pertanian industry.
●        The purpose of the meeting was to prepare an action plan to achieve the full potential of cruise tourism in the country.
●        In this session, the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri K. J. Alfonso was also present.

ADB Approves Son Canal Project in Bihar
●        Asian Development Bank has sanctioned a loan of 503 million US Dollars for the project to prevent the leakage of the Son Canal in the Shahabad Bhojpur area of Bihar.
●        This project will greatly benefit the area's agriculture sector.
●        The progress of the lining project on the Son Canal was reviewed in this meeting.
●        During the meeting, R.K. Singh told the ADB delegates and the Finance Ministry officials that a deadline should be set to complete various steps of the project.

External people are not allowed to read prayers in Taj Mahal: Supreme Court
●        The Supreme Court ruled on 9th July 2018 that outsiders are not allowed to read prayers in the mosque situated in the Taj Mahal campus.
●        In this case, the Supreme Court rejected the petition challenging the order of the Agra Administration.
●        A bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said that Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and people can read Namaz in other mosques.

Center launches Smart City Fellowship and Internship Program
●        The Central Government has announced the launch of India Smart City Fellowship and Internship Program for the youth in the area of urban planning and administration on 09 July 2018.
●        Its purpose is to promote 'Digital India' by encouraging Smart Cities and to simplify the lives of urban residents of India.

Infosys Foundation to give 200 crores for Bangalore Metro
●        Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that Infosys Foundation Marseille build Konappana agrahara (Electronic City) metro station in Bangalore will be Rs 200 crore.
●        For this, both parties will sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 19.
●        Dr. Sudha Murthy , chairman of Infosys Foundation, met the Chief Minister at his residence and discussed the matter.

Voda-Idea merger gets conditional approval
●        The Department of Telecom has given conditional clearance to Merger with Vodafone India's Idea Cellular.
●        In this way, the last hindrance has been removed from the way of becoming India's largest telecom company Vodafone Idea Limited in terms of Subscribers and Revenue Market Share.
●        The Department of Telecommunication has given this approval in accordance with certain conditions.
●        These include upfront payment of Rs 7268 crore, bank guarantee replacement requirements of Rs 6452 crore.

Current Affairs 10th July 2018: RANKING

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana achieved top ranking in terms of "ease in business"
●        The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, today released the final ranking of states in the case of "facilitation in business" in New Delhi today.
●        Top states in this case are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana.
●        Jharkhand and Gujarat have achieved the fourth and fifth rankings respectively in this case.

Current Affairs 10th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

India-Korea Technology Exchange Center inaugurated
●        Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh and Republic of Korea and StartUp Minister Hong Jong-Haq inaugurated the India Korea Technology Exchange Center in New Delhi today.
●        On this occasion, Giriraj Singh said that the objective of the Technology Exchange Center is to provide a common platform for the micro, small and medium enterprises of India and Korea.
China reduces tax on medicines imported from India
●        India and China have agreed to cut customs duty on Indian medicines, especially on cancer medicines, imposed on imports in China.
●        This is a big success for India, because it has long been demanding that China open the doors of medicine and IT sector for him.
●        Since the trade war, China has so far reduced import duty on 8500 Indian products.

Current Affairs 10th July 2018: ECONOMY

TCS gets 7,340 crores profit in Q1
●        The company, which exports the largest software in the country, Tata Consultancy Services posted a consolidated net profit of the current Rs 7,340 crore for the first quarter ended in June of last year.
●        This is 23.4 percent more than the same quarter of the previous financial year.
●        The company's net profit was Rs 5,945 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal.

Current Affairs 10th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

YOUTube will spend Rs 150 crore to ban Fake News
●        Google 's video platform company YOUTube is taking many steps to crack the misleading information and examine the truth of the news to help the news organizations.
●        Apart from this, the company will also invest $ 25 million to compete with these challenges.
●        The company said on Monday that it will make news sources more credible.

Thailand: All children and coaches rescued 
●        All 12 children trapped in Thailand cave and their coach have been taken out.
●        Rescue operation was going on at war level to remove the children and coaches trapped in the cave from the last two weeks.
●        The 25-year-old coach Achipol Chanthong was returning from 11 to 16 years of training with children 'Wild Boars'.
●        That's why due to heavy rains, they got into this cave.
●        Due to heavy rain water was flooded in the cave and they were all trapped.

Jeremy Hunt to be Britain's new Foreign Minister
●        British Prime Minister Turizo I appointed Britain's Health Minister Jeremy Hunt as the Foreign Minister.
●        Hunt will replace Boris Johnson .
●        After the resignation of David Dewis, the Minister of Relief Affairs, Johnson resigned from the Government's strategies regarding Brejitz.

Current Affairs 10th July 2018: SPORTS

Ronaldo joined Juventus with Rs 721 crore
●        Cristiano Ronaldo , who was the best footballer of the year five times, has turned Juventus after saying goodbye to the Real Madrid Club .
●        Ronaldo joined the club club Manchester United from Ryan Madrid in 2009 for a huge amount of £ 80 million.
●        He has scored 451 goals for the club.
●        The Spanish club Real Madrid won two La Liga and four Champions Trophies titles.

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Important Current Affairs 9th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 9th July 2018

Current Affairs 9th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Narendra Modi and President of South Korea inaugurated Mobile Production Unit at Noida
●        Narendra Modi and President of the Republic of Korea Mr. Moon inaugurated a huge mobile production unit of Samsung India Electronics Private Limited in Noida today.
●        He said that investment of nearly Rs. 5000 crore will not only strengthen the business relationship of Samsung with India but it is also very important in the context of relations between India and Korea.
India Smart Cities Fellowship and India Smart Cities Internship Program Launched

●        Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S. Puri has said that from the Smart Cities Fellowship and Internship program, the youth will get an opportunity to experience different aspects of urban planning and governance.
●        Announcing the launch of Smart City Digital Payment Award, Hardeep S. Puri said that its aim is to promote 'Digital India' by encouraging Smart Cities to promote innovative digital payment initiatives along with promoting digital payments and simplifying the lives of India's urban residents.

Government declares 6 academic "excellence institutions"

●        The government has selected 6 excellent institutions, out of which 3 are from public sector and 3 are from private sector.
●        Public Sector: (i) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka (ii) Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra and (iii) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
●        Private sector: (i) Geo Institute (Reliance Foundation) Pune, under the Green Field category (ii) Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan; And (iii) Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka.
ADB's approval for the project of the Son Canal system in Shahabad-Bhojpur area of Bihar

●        Today, the Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy R.K. Singh held a meeting with officials of the Asian Development Bank and the Ministry of Finance to review the progress of the project of the Son Nahar system of the Kishahabad-Bhojpur area of Bihar in his office in Delhi.
●        ADB representatives in the meeting told that ADB has approved the project.
Indian Railways Launched First Double Stack Dwarf Container Service from Rajkot Division of Western Railway
●        Under the guidance of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Rail and Coal Minister Shri Piyush Goyal, Indian Railways has launched 'Double Stack Dwarf Container' services.
●        Its purpose is to regain that level of traffic through the new delivery model for domestic cargo, which has seen a decrease during past years.
●        The freight train was flagged off during its first commercial operation from Rajkot railway station of Western Railway on July 07, 2018.

Ministry of Culture will organize 'India Tourism Mart' in New Delhi from September 16 to 18.
●        Union Minister of State for Tourism J. Alfonz announced today that in collaboration with State / Union Territories and Indian Tourism and Hospitality Federation, the Tourism Ministry will organize 'India Tourism Mart' in New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan from 16 to 18 September 2018.
●        Keeping in mind the tourism march being organized in other countries of the world, 'India Tourism Mart' is being organized.

54,723 children kidnapped in India in year 2016: Home Ministry
●        As many as 55,000 children were abducted from India this year according to the figures released by the Home Ministry in the year 2016.
●        This figure is 30% higher than the figures from a year ago.
●        In the year 2017-18, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs, 54,723 children were abducted but only 40.4 percent cases were filed in the charge sheet.

Constitution bench was reconstituted to hear Section 377 of IPC
●        The Constitution bench of five judges will start hearing from the Supreme Court on July 10, 2018, on petitions demanding that Article 377 of the IPC be given an unconstitutional agreement.
●        Section 377 of Indian Penal Code calls for criminal sex to establish homosexual sex.
●        The bench will also hear the issue of disputed issues related to the ban on entry of women from the age group of 10 to 50 years in Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

Justice Adarsh Kumar Goyal appointed NGT chairman

●        Mr. Justice Kumar Goyal, who retired from the Supreme Court, was appointed the President of the National Green Tribunal on July 06, 2018.
●        Earlier, Justice Owais Kumar was the NGT president while Justice Javed Rahim is the acting president.
●        According to an order issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goyal has been appointed as NGT Chairman for five years.
Jefferies gave 'bye' rating to Yes Bank

●        Global Brokerage firm Jefferies has given Yes Bank a 'bye' rating of target price of Rs 440 per share.
●        This is 25% less than the current market price, since the rating upgrade of the CARE has reduced the bank's funding cost by 0.30-0.40%.

46 proposals amended in GST law
●        Now the employer will be able to get in-cut credit for GST paid on facilities like food, drink, transport and insurance provided to his employees .
●        A proposal in more than 40 proposals of amendment to the GST Act has also been made for such provision.
●        It will come into effect after its passage by Parliament and State Legislatures.

Organic India can take stake in Nutrihealth
●        Organic food and supplements company Organic India Nutritionist is in talks to buy a large stake in Shicha Sharma's company Nutrihealth .
●        The organics fund is the control of the philanthropic company Fabindia.
●        At the same time, Nutrihealth offers Personalized Nutrition Management Service.
●        Organic India can buy a 20-40% stake in Nutrihealth in Delhi.

Himachal Pradesh banned the use of pottery made from thermocol
●        Himachal Pradesh Government announced the sale of thermocol pots in the entire state on July 07, 2018.
●        Governor Acharya Devvrat issued the order.
●        In this order it has been said that keeping in mind the environment, order is being given that the cup, plate, glass, spoon, bowl or any kind of utensils of the thermocol will not be sold in the state.

Current Affairs 9th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Israel passed a resolution against polluting companies
●        According to the bill passed by the Israeli Ministerial Committee, now civil citizens and NGOs can file cases in civil courts against polluting companies.
●        This bill was passed by the Government of Israel on 08 July 2018.
●        This bill will put pressure on those legendary companies who do not follow the rules made by the state for pollution control.

China reduced import duty on Indian medicines
●        India-China has decided to reduce import duty on imported drugs in China under an agreement .
●        On Monday the Ministry of External Affairs said that a movie in China was shown to patients suffering from leukemia.
●        It was also shown that if medicines from India are easily imported, then patients can get relief.

Current Affairs 9th July 2018: SPORTS

Deepa Karmakar becomes the first Indian player to win gold medal in gymnastics world cup
●        India's famous gymnastics woman player Deepa Karmakar made history by winning gold at the Gymnastics World Cup on July 8, 2018.
●        This World Cup was organized in Turkey under the name of World Challenge Cup.
●        Deepa secured first place with a score of 14.150 in gymnastics Vault competition.

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Important Current Affairs 8th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 8th July 2018

Current Affairs 8th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Central Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 17th World Sanskrit Conference in Vancouver, Vancouver
●        Central Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 17th World Sanskrit Conference to be held in Vancouver, Vancouver from July 9 to July 13, 2018.
●        Over 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries will participate in this conference and exchange their knowledge by presenting research papers on various topics.

Twitter closes 70 million fake accounts in 2 months
●        Twitter has closed seven million fake accounts.
●        In the months of May and June, the company identified special accounts that had more than double the number of trolls and rumors to close the accounts.
●        During the last few months, 10-10 lakh accounts were closed in a day.

CBI to seek services of banking and tax experts in investigating financial scandals
●        Central Bureau of Investigation will seek the help of banking and tax experts in the investigation of financial scams of crores of rupees.
●        The CBI has urged other ministries to send their banking and tax experts on deputation.
●        At this time the CBI is investigating the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam of 13,000 crore rupees and several other financial scandals.
Uttar Pradesh khadi products will also be available on Flipkart after Amazon
●        After Amazon , now Flipkart is going to start selling online of Khadi products in Uttar Pradesh soon.
●        Amjogon India had signed MoU with the Khadi and Village Industries Board of Uttar Pradesh in February this year, after which educated and trained to sell their products directly to the Khadi artisans living in Amazon India Uttar Pradesh villages. Enabling tax.
●        Chief Secretary, Khadi and Village Industries Navneet Sehgal told that the Uttar Pradesh government is also talking to Flipkart, enthused by the heavy sale of khadi products at Amazon.

Cabinet approves revision of compensation on SESF operations of Boeing 747-400 aircraft
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Committee of Economic Affairs of the Union Cabinet has approved 10% annual increase for the maintenance of the B-747-400 aircraft.
●        With this, the expenditure on special additional sector flight operations has been increased to Rs 336.24 crore for 2016-17 and tax has been increased to Rs 534.38 crore and tax has been taxed.

Current Affairs 8th July 2018: RANKING

In case of money deposited in Swiss banks, India is at number 73
●        India is ranked 73th in Swiss bank deposits.
●        These figures have been issued by the Swiss National Bank.
●        According to the SNB, by the end of 2017, about seven thousand crore rupees of Indians were deposited there.
●        It has increased 50 percent and this amount has now increased to 7 thousand crore.

Current Affairs 8th July 2018: GLOBAL

Japanese rocket crashed after 10 seconds of launch
●        A rocket developed by a Japanese entrepreneur crashed after 10 seconds of flying on Saturday.
●        It was developed by private company Interstellar Technologies.
●        After this unmanned rocket named Momo 2 went up to about 10 meters, it came back to the ground in the form of a fireball.

First time in Pakistan, a Sikh man got the news anchor job
●        A Sikh has been kept as an anchor in an Urdu news channel, public news in Pakistan.
●        This is the first time a person from a Sikh religion has been given this job in a Muslim country.
●        Harmeet Singh Khyber is a resident of Chaksar town in Pashtoonkhwa province.
International Organization FATF puts Pak in Gray List

●        France's Financial Action Task Force on terror funding has included Pakistan in the Gray List.
●        Welcoming FATF's decision, the Indian Foreign Ministry said that Pakistan had assured the implementation of FATF standards.
●        But Pak terrorists failed to stop funding.
Malaysia allowed Zakir Naik to stay in country
●        The controversial Islamic cleric Zakir Naik met the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday.
●        Mahathir Mohamad turned down the demand for extradition of Naik of the Indian government on Friday.
●        Zakir is accused of giving terrorist activities and hate propaganda.Global 

Former PM Najib arrested in Malaysia for corruption
●        Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrested on Tuesday by anti-corruption squad from his house.
●        Najeeb has been charged with transferring $ 700 million in his personal account from the government company 1 Malaysia Development Berhad.
●        On May 25, the police raided a luxury apartment in Razak.


Maldives-Pakistan deal in power sector

●        Pakistan and the Maldives have signed MoUs for formulating infrastructure in the power sector.
●        This move of the Maldives is believed to be a shock to India.
●        Earlier, Maldives had returned one of the two helicopters given by the New Delhi side.
Turkey sacked 18,000 military and civil servants in emergency
●        The Turkish government has ordered to sack 18 thousand soldiers and civil servants.
●        This order will affect about 9 thousand police officers, 6 thousand armed forces personnel and one thousand civil servants of the Ministry of Justice.
●        Turkey is telling it the last command of emergency.

Current Affairs 8th July 2018: SPORTS

After 12 years, England qualified for the football World Cup quarter-finals
●        England reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup after 12 years.
●        His match against Sweden is on Saturday.
●        2018 Football World Cup is being played in Russia.

Deepa Karmakar wins gold

●        After almost two years back in the game, Deepa Workman of India won gold medal in the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup.
●        Deepa won the Gold Medal in the Vault event of this tournament held in Turkey's Murshin city on Sunday.
●        The 24-year-old Tripura Gymnast was at the fourth place in the 2016 Voltage event of Rio Olympics.
●        On Sunday, he won gold medal with 14.150 points.
●        In the qualification round, he topped with 13,400 points.

Current Affairs 8th July 2018: ECONOMY

Public Sector Banks want to raise 50,000 crore equity capital
●        Public sector banks have planned to raise Rs 50,000 crore from the capital market in the current financial year.
●        Banks will raise this capital for capital expansion and raise capital base and comply with global risk rules.
●        These banks need a lot of capital because they have a burden of NPA of Rs 10 lakh crore.

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Important Current Affairs 7th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 7th July 2018

Current Affairs 7th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister laid the foundation of urban infrastructure projects
●        Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Jaipur today.
●        He unveiled the foundation stone of 13 urban infrastructure projects for Rajasthan.

Seychelles canceled deal to build a naval base with India
●        Seychelles, on the other hand, has canceled the agreement with India to build a naval base on its own disambiguation island.
●        In a press conference this month, President Danny Force had said that when he comes to India, then there will be no discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the Ascension Island project.
●        The news of breaking of India's $ 9 billion deal with Russia to develop next generation fighter aircraft was also reported.
Mukesh Ambani's tenure extended for five years
●        Mukesh Ambani will remain the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited for five years.
●        The company's shareholders have approved the proposal to increase Mukesh Ambani's tenure for five years.
●        Ambani has been involved in the company's board of directors since 1977.
●        After the death of the founder of Reliance Group and his father Dhirubhai Ambani in July 2002, he was appointed chairman of the company.

National Testing Agency will conduct NEET, JEE and NET
●        Union Human Resources and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Saturday that now the National Testing Agency will make entrance examinations of NEET, JEE and NET.
●        All these examinations were done by the CBSE till date.
●        Now JEE Mains and Neutral examination will be done twice a year. This announcement will come into effect from the new academic session.

Law Commission recommends legalization of betting in sports
●        The Law Commission has recommended legalization of betting in the Games on 05 July 2018.
●        If the government accepts this recommendation of the Law Commission, betting in the game will be brought under legal realm in the coming time.
●        The Law Commission has recommended it as a regulatory activity.

Current Affairs 7th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

International Round Table Conference on 9-10 July 2018
●        The Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation is organizing an international round table conference on 'Data for New India' during 9-10 July 2018.
●        The goal of this Round Table Conference is to inspire innovative ideas to improve the statistics system in India, taking inspiration from the best practices prevailing in advanced countries such as Canada, Britain and Australia.
●        This type of conference is being organized for the first time in India.

30 trillion tons of Antarctica ice melted in 25 years
●        The snow in Antarctica is melting at the alarming rate. Since 1992, about 30 trillion tonnes of snow has melted.
●        An international team of ice experts said in a new study that in the last quarter of the century, ice has soaked in water in the southern end of Antarctica that the ground has plunged up to about 13 feet in Texas.
●        This sheet of ice in the southern end is the main indicator of climate change.
Terrorist attack in Somalia Home Ministry
●        Somalia's home ministry was attacked by terrorists on Saturday, in which nine people have died while security forces are still struggling with the gunmen inside the building.
●        The extremist faction al-Shabab has taken responsibility for the attack.

UK announces new visa
●        Britain has offered a new visa that will be available to scientists and researchers from other countries including India.
●        Britain's Immigration Minister Caroline Knox has informed about this new visa in a statement.
●        Its aim is to emphasize the development of the research field of the country.
54 dead in Canada because of loo: official
●        In Eastern Canada, 54 people have died since the last week due to the severe Lo.
●        The Quebec Ministry of Health said that the other victims are from the south-west of the France-Canada province.
●        About 100 people died in Montreal in 2010 in Montreal.

Lopez Obrador victory in the presidential election of Mexico
●        Andres Manuel Obrador, leftist candidate of the National Regeneration Movement Party of Mexico, won the presidential election.
●        After the announcement of 53 percent of the votes polled by Lechage Overlord by the election body, he called it a "historic day".
●        Their closest rivals conceded defeat and congratulated Lopez Obrador for victory.
Justin Trudeau will attend NATO Conference
●        Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Conference to discuss trans-Atlantic security issues and other challenges.
●        The conference will be held from 11th to 12th July.
●        Just a few days ago, US President Donald Trump has separated himself from a joint statement issued on the last day of the group G-7 Summit in Quebec, Canada.

Mark Zuckerberg became world's third richest man
●        Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the third richest person in the world by overtaking investor Warren Buffett.
●        Now in the list of the world's rich, Zuckerberg is left behind only Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
●        According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Facebook's share of Friday increased 2.4 percent, due to the increase in Zuckerberg's assets.
Canada becomes the second country to legalize the use of marijuana 
●        Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the use of marijuana will be valid since October 17 in the country.
●        He said that this step will reduce the organized crime and the youth of the country will be safe.
●        Canada's parliament approved Tuesday for validity of the banquet of marijuana.
●        Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize the use of cannabis after the law is enforced.

Current Affairs 7th July 2018: AWARDS

Dr. T.K. Chand received the Knowledge Excellence Award for exceptional contributions in aluminum field of knowledge
●       In order to make a remarkable contribution in the field of Aluminum, the field of knowledge excellence was received by Dr. T.K. Chand  from the Secretary of the Indian Government, Mr. Anil Gopi Shankar Mukim.
●        Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD of NALCO appealed to the stakeholders involved in the top companies, policy makers and aluminum value chain to increase production of this 'stunning metal' so that the growing demand for aluminum could be met.

Current Affairs 7th July 2018: ECONOMY

$ 1.75 billion reduction in India's foreign exchange reserves
●        India's foreign exchange reserves recorded a decrease of $ 1.75 billion on June 29 last week.
●        This information was given in the data released by the Reserve Bank of India on Friday .
●        According to RBI data, foreign exchange reserves were $ 406.05 billion in the past week, while the country's foreign exchange reserves had been $ 407.81 billion on June 22, before that.

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Important Current Affairs 6th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 6th July 2018

Current Affairs 6th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister addressed the International Conference of Saurashtra Patel cultural society through video conferencing
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the 8th International Conference of Saurashtra Patel cultural society through video conferencing.
●        International conference of Saurashtra Patel cultural society is being held this year in California, USA.
●        The Prime Minister said that India will celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi from October 2

Sambalpur division is the first division of Indian Railways that has ended all unmanned level crossing gates
●        For the purpose of eliminating all unmanned railway crossings, the Sambalpur division has launched six limited-height subways for the Eastern Railway Railway and completed it in the short term of four and a half hours on July 5, 2018.
●        6 limited-height subway is not only built in the Sambalpur division of East Coast Railway, but it is the first example of its kind in the entire Indian Railways.
Uttar Pradesh government banned plastic from July 15
●        Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath Sarkar has issued plastic ban order from July 15 in the state.
●        The government is currently going to ban thin plastic from 50 microns.
●        Yogi Sarkar has taken this decision to save the environment and to prevent the use of indiscriminate plastic in the state.
●        After 15th July, the use of plastic cup, glass and polythene has been banned in the state.
●        Fines can be imposed up to Rs 50,000 for those convicted after the bans.
Chief Justice is the master of roster: Supreme Court
●        The Supreme Court clarified on July 06, 2018 that the Chief Justice is the 'Master of Roster' and he has the privilege and authority to allocate matters to the various benches of the Supreme Court.
●        This order has come on the petition of former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan who challenged the present judge's system of allotting cases to the Supreme Court by the Chief Justice.
By the year 2100, the cost of expenditure on sea level will be 14 trillion dollars per year
●        Increasing levels of sea water can be up to $ 14 trillion per year up to 2100.
●        Scientists say that if the increase in global temperature does not stop at 2 degrees Celsius, then it will have serious consequences.
●        With an increase in sea level, the annual cost of $ 14 trillion will be used to prevent this problem.
●        This paper was published on 3 July in a journal named 'Environment Research Letters'.

Voter card issued in Braille script for visually impaired voters: Election Commission
●        Election Commission made some important decisions on the issue of increased voting of Divya voters in the elections on 4th July, 2018, to provide free traffic facility to the polling booths, issuing voter identity cards with Braille and starting a special polling station. Are there.

Reliance will launch online-to-offline retail service
●        Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has announced an ambitious plan to launch a 'hybrid online-to-offline' retail service.
●        For this, the company has decided not only to connect Geo's telecom service with 7,500 stores already available in the Reliance Store.
●        With the launch of this platform, Reliance will face direct competition with e-commerce giants like Flipkart and Amazon.

Indigenous semi high-speed train to run in September

●        The much-awaited Semi High-speed train to be built in India can land in September.
●        In order to promote Make In India Campaign, this train has been prepared in the Integral Coach Factory located in Chennai.
●        It has been given the code name of Train-18.
●        This semi-high-speed train can run at 160 kmph.

Current Affairs 6th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Prime Minister of Bhutan met the President
●        The Prime Minister of Bhutan His Excellency Sherring Tobago called on President Shri Ramnath Kovind in Rashtrapati Bhawan today.
●        The President said that in recent years, Bhutan has made rapid progress in the economic sector in Bhutan.
●        A special ceremony will be organized on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of India-Bhutan diplomatic relations.
●        On this occasion, 50 programs will be organized in India and Bhutan.

Current Affairs 6th July 2018: ECONOMY

E-commerce workforce first meeting
●        Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia today presided over the first meeting of the workforce on e-commerce in New Delhi.
●        The meeting discussed the suggestions of the sub-group meetings held on June 20-22, 2018.
●        Tips on cross border data flows, taxation, business support and logistics, consumer trust, IPR and future technology and competition topics were suggested.

Financial crisis in Venezuela
●        Venezuela's economy is going through a very bad phase at the moment.
●        It is difficult to get the currency from the Venezuelan banks at this time.
●        Due to lack of currency, the economy is largely based on the barter system.

Current Affairs 6th July 2018: SPORTS

Law Commission recommends legalization of betting in sports
●        The Law Commission has recommended legalization of betting in the Games on 05 July 2018.
●        If the government accepts this recommendation of the Law Commission, betting in the game will be brought under legal realm in the coming time.
●        The Law Commission has recommended it as a regulatory activity.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni completes 500 international matches
●        Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the third Indian player to play 500 international matches
●        The list contains Sachin Tendulkar (664 international matches) at the top, who retired from international cricket in 2013.
●        Rahul Dravid is the second in the list, who played 509 international matches.

Current Affairs 6th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

European Parliament rejects controversial European Union copyright law proposal
●        Lawmakers of the European Parliament canceled the disputed European Union Copyright Laws Resolution on 05 July 2018
●        Members of the European Parliament gave 318 votes in its opposition, while 278 members voted in favor of it.
●        31 members were absent in this poll.

Russia also increased tax on imports of American goods
●        Russia has increased the rate of tax on some of the goods imported from the US.
●        This has done in response to the same steps taken by the US.
●        "The rate of import duty has been increased to 25 to 40 percent for indemnity," Economic Affairs Minister Maxim Oreshkin said in a statement.

Nawaz Sharif gets 10 years, daughter to 7 years in jail
●        Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , who was ousted from a court in Pakistan, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on Friday for corruption.
●        Nawaz's daughter Mary has also been sentenced to seven years.
●        The court also imposed a fine of 80 million pounds (about 73 million rupees) and 20 million pounds (18.2 million rupees) on Nawaz and Mary respectively.

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Important Current Affairs 5th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 5th July 2018

Current Affairs 5th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

IGNCA will start 5 PG diploma courses and 6 new certificate courses in art culture and related subjects.
●        Under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India, the prestigious Art Association of India- Indira Gandhi National Arts Center has decided to start 5 Diploma Courses and 6 new Certificate Courses in Arts and Culture and related subjects.
●        The basic purpose of these courses is the use of Information Technology to create art and culture with all dimensions and to develop the design of the subject-matter search system.
ICAT issues first BS-VI engine certificate
●        ICAT has completed the first BS-VI certification for a huge engine model for M / s Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicle Limited.
●        This engine has been built and developed in India by Volvo Eicher.
●        With the completion of the engine compliance test very long before the execution date of April 01, 2020, it will get enough time for product stabilization to make it more robust and economical for the ultimate consumers.
Notification for enabling planned development of privately owned land in Delhi
●        Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has notified the notification to enable the planned development of private owned land in Delhi.
●        The policy of enabling planned development of private owned land in Delhi was approved by the Authority in a meeting organized on 21.12.2017 and it was also broadcasted to all ULBs and other government agencies.

Uttarakhand High Court gave rights to all living organism same as human beings
●        Uttarakhand High Court has declared the citizens of the state as their local guardians by giving them legal status like human beings to safeguard the air, water and living organisms.
●        The High Court has said that the vehicles used by animals are not used in the machine so they will have the right to get the road before other vehicles.
Dope test of government employees made mandatory in Punjab
●        Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on 4th July 2018 ordered all government employees, including the policemen, from the time of their recruitment to perform compulsory dope tests at every level of their service.
●        The Chief Minister directed the Chief Secretary to work in this regard and issue necessary notifications in this regard.
●        In all cases of recruitment and promotion, the Chief Minister ordered the investigation of intoxicants in the body inevitably.

Coal Ministry launches satellite-based mobile app to prevent coal theft
●        Central Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has launched a satellite-based mobile app to prevent coal theft on 4th July 2018.
●        This will monitor 787 coal blocks of the country. Its constantly monitoring coal companies and district administrations.
●        This will add new dimension to morality and transparency in the coal sector.
●        Presently, special cell has been established by CCL for 24 hours surveillance.
Justice L. Narasimha appointed Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal
●        Former Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice L Narasimha Reddy has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal.
●        Justice (Retd) Reddy took charge on 04 July 2018.
●        The appointment letter was issued to them on 27th June.

Ayushman Bharat' scheme implemented in Madhya Pradesh
●        In Madhya Pradesh, the 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme of Prime Minister National Health Security Mission will be implemented from August 15, 2018.
●        The State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Agency for the implementation of this scheme.
●        The scheme is being claimed to benefit from more than 5.5 crore beneficiaries in the state.

Reserve Bank of India licensed Bank of China to start work in India
●        The New Delhi Reserve Bank has issued a license to set up Bank of China to start functioning in India.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised this to Chinese President Xi Chunfing.
●        This promise was made in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit last month in Qingdao, China.

Reliance will launch fixed line broadband service
●        Mukesh Ambani , chief industrialist and the richest Indian, who has announced the introduction of high-speed fixed line broadband service on Thursday, is calling for free calling and extremely cheap Internet access to the telecom industry .
●        The proposed broadband service will be 'Jio GigaFiber Service' for the common customers and enterprises and its registration will begin on August 15.
●        Giving information in the company's 41st Annual General Meeting, Ambani said that the company will provide this service in 1100 cities.

'Happiness Course' started in Government schools in Delhi
●        Delhi Government launched happiness course for school children on July 02, 2018.
●        Under this, every class from nursery to eighth grade will start with five minutes 'meditation'.
●        This course includes meditation, moral values and mental exercises for school students.
●        It was launched by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the presence of the Dalai Lama

Current Affairs 5th July 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

ISRO successfully tested astronaut rescue system
●        Indian Space Research Organization today demonstrated the main technology to be eligible for a series of astronaut rescue systems.
●        This rescue system is a system of taking astronauts to a safe distance from the test vehicle in case of failure of the test.
●        According to any urgency on the launch pad in the first trial, crew members have been shown to save the safe.

Current Affairs 5th July 2018: ECONOMY

Approval of Rs. 10,000 crore to the base capital of the higher education financial agency
●        In order to meet the budgetary allocation of budgetary allocation in the Higher Education on 4th July 2018, the Central Government has approved the proposal of expanding the base capital of the Higher Education Financial Agency to Rs. 10,000 crores.
●        According to the Central Government's proposal, the higher education financial agency has been provided more financial expansion so that it can improve infrastructure in the educational institutions.

LIC can invest up to Rs 26,000 crore in IRFCs
●        Life Insurance Corporation of India, a public sector insurance company, can invest up to Rs 26,000 crore in Indian Financial Finance Corp through the bond issue in the current financial year.
●        The yields of these 30-year bonds of IRFC will be more than 30 basis points from 10-year Benchmark bonds yield and it will be rated reset every ten years.

Current Affairs 5th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

List of 21 Risky areas of Global custodian included China and Mauritius
●        Apart from China, UAE, Cyprus and especially Mauritius , global banks, which work as custodians for foreign funds, are considered to be the most vulnerable areas in 21 countries.
●        The largest investor group in Indian stock market is of these same foreign funds.
●        The large investors and funded beneficiaries owners, who are entering India through high risk areas, will now be closely monitored.
Qatar bought Sahara's Plaza Hotel in 4 thousand crore

●        The Sahara Group has got a buyer for the New York-based The Plaza Hotel .
●        Katara Holdings, owned by Qatar government, has bought this hotel for around Rs 4 thousand crore, in which the Sahara Group has more share.
●        It also includes a 75 percent stake in the Sahara India family.

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Important Current Affairs 4th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 4th July 2018

Current Affairs 4th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Wipo Copyright Convention 1996 and Appropriate Proposal of Wipo Performance and Phonograms Treaty 1996
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Industrial Policy and Promotion Department, the Wipo-Copyright Treaty of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Vipo Performance and Phonogram Treaty.
●        These treaties also include Internet and Digital Copy Write.
●        This approval is an important tool in the direction of the purpose set out in the National Intellectual Property Act, adopted by the government on May 12, 2016.

Approval of big plan for relief and rehabilitation of migrants and returning people
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of 8 existing schemes of the Ministry of Home Affairs till March, 2020 under the larger scheme of 'Relief and rehabilitation of the people of migrants and returning people.'
●        The financial estimates for this purpose during the year 2017-18 to 2019-20 will be Rs. 31,83 crores.
●        For the yearly financial estimates 2017-18, Rs 911 crore, Rs 1372 crore for 2018-19 and Rs 900 crore for 2019-20.

Approval of MOU renewal between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Saudi Organization and Certified Public Accountants

●        The Union Cabinet approved the renewal of the Consent of 2014, which was approved by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Saudi Organization of Saudi Arabia and Certified Public Accountants (SOPA) between Corporate Governance, Technical Research and Suggestions, Fencing Integration, Small and Small Practices (SMP), Islamic Finance, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and other topics Serves to enhance cooperation.

Approval for expanding the recapitalization plan of Regional Rural Banks by 2019-20

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the expansion of Regional Rural Banks' Recapitalization Scheme for the next three years i.e. 2019-20.
●        Through this, RRB will be able to maintain the minimum fixed capital at the risk asset ratio of 9 percent.

MoU clears between India and UK to form a joint consultation committee and cooperation in the field of law and justice.
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries for the cooperation between India and the UK in the field of law and justice and a joint consultation committee.
●        This MOU will take care of the concerns and needs of the field of exchange of experience by legal professionals and government employees and their training.

DNA Technology Regulation Bill-2018 Approved
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2018.
●        The primary purpose behind the 'DNA Technology Regulation Bill' being enacted is to extend the application of DNA based forensic technologies to support and strengthen the judicial system of the country.

Boeing 747-400 aircraft approves revision of compensation on SESF operations
●        Committee of Economic Affairs of the Union Cabinet has approved 10 percent annual increase for the maintenance of the B-747-400 aircraft.
●        With this, the expenditure on special additional sector flight operations has been increased to Rs 336.24 crore for 2016-17 and tax has been increased to Rs 534.38 crore and tax has been taxed.

Changing the name of Agartala Airport in Tripura to Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, Agartala

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the name of Agartala Airport of Tripura to Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, Agartala.
●        This decision was taken in the light of the long standing demand of the people of Tripura and tribute to the Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore by Tripura Government.
●        Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore became the king of Tripura state in 1923.

5.99 acres of Armed Forces land to be transferred to Arunachal Pradesh government in Tawang
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the transfer of 5.99 acres of Armed Border force to the Arunachal Pradesh government for construction of mega-festival-cum-multipurpose ground in Tawang.
●        Arunachal Pradesh government identified 5.99 acres of suitable land within SSB campus in Tawang for the construction of mega-festival-cum-multipurpose ground with parking facility (4.73 acres) and ring road construction (1.26 acres).

Central Government approves MSP for Kharif crops

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the increase in minimum support price for Kharif crops for the year 2018-19 on 04 July 2018.
●        The decision to increase MSP on kharif crops is in line with the announcement of the government budget.
●        In the Budget, the central government had announced the farmers to make the cost of production of their crops one and a half times.

Delhi is not full state, Lt Governor and Delhi government should work together: Supreme court
●        The Supreme Court ruled on 04 July 2018 on the debate between Delhi Government and the Lt Governor regarding the demand for full state status for Delhi.
●        The Supreme Court has made it clear that it is not possible for Delhi to get full statehood.
●        Unlike the Delhi High Court's decision, the Supreme Court has said that the Lieutenant Governor is not free to take a decision in Delhi, LG has to work according to the advice of the Cabinet.

'Happiness Course' started in Government schools in Delhi

●        Delhi Government launched happiness course for school children on July 02, 2018.
●        Under this, every class from nursery to eighth grade will start with five minutes 'meditation'.
●        This course includes meditation, moral values and mental exercises for school students.
●        It was launched by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the presence of the Dalai Lama.

Current Affairs 4th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Maj Gen Jose Claudio appointed President of UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

●        Maj Gen Jose Elaudio of Uruguay was appointed Chairman of United Nations Military Supervisor Group on July 3, 2018 in India and Pakistan.
●        His appointment was announced by United Nations General Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
●        Major General Jose Elaudio was appointed to replace Gustaf on the Maj Gen of Sweden.
●        His two-year term will end in July 2018.

Current Affairs 4th July 2018: SCHEMES

Rajasthan Government launches Annapurna Milk Scheme for 62 lakh children

●        Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje launched Annapurna Milk Project for students of government schools on 2nd July 2018. Under this scheme 62 lakh children will be provided free milk three times a week.
●        In this scheme started by the state government, children studying in schools and schools of Rajasthan will be given milk during mid-day meals.
●        Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje introduced this scheme from a government school in Dahimya Kalan.

Current Affairs 4th July 2018: SPORTS

ICC changes rules on ball tampering

●        The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to take strict action against the guilty cricketers in the wake of tampering and sledding incidents of the ball, for which he is going to make his rules more difficult.
●        This decision was taken in the ICC meeting held in Dublin.
●        In the meeting chaired by former Indian captain Anil Kumble, it was decided that the ICC will now take strict action against the violation of the Code of Ethics.

Indian team announces 524 members for Asian Games 2018
●        Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced the Indian team for the Asian Games on 03 July 2018.
●        An Indian team of 524 members will participate in Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital Jakarta.
●        This game will be held in Jakarta from August 18 to September 2, 2018.
●        The Indian Olympic Association announced in the previous announcement about the big team, under which 524 players were given the ticket to Jakarta.

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Important Current Affairs 3rd July 2018

Important Current Affairs 3rd July 2018

Current Affairs 3rd July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

India Election Commission launches Mobile App "Civilisil"
●        Chief Election Commissioner Shri O.P. Rawat launched "Civisil" app on July 3, 2018 to enable the citizens to report violations of Model Code of conduct during elections with Election Commissioner Mr. Sunil Arora and Mr. Ashok Lavasa during the election.
●        The app is easy to operate in Android and Android applications.
●        This app will be operational at the same place where the election has been announced.

maintenance of housing allocation for army personnel of Divyang children
●        In its recent order, the Ministry of Defense has decided to decentralize the powers for the allocation of married children on Divorce based accommodation on priority basis.
●        The power to allocate armed forces personnel to allocate residential facilities for the period of three years and to facilitate the facility on the basis of Divya children, has been given to the local military officer at the GOC Sub Area level.
●        This facility can be extended by the same official for another two years.
Ministry of Defense approves 17 new baffle firing range
●        The Ministry of Defense has approved 17 new baffle firing range at an estimated cost of 238 crores in military stations / cantonments / training institutes.
●        From this there will be seven ranges to the Southern Command, three ranges to Eastern Command, two ranges to the Northern Command and one range each to the south-west and central command.
●        This 17 firing range will be in addition to 60 firing ranges in the country.
●        The proposed Baffle firing range will help firing up to 300 to 500 meters.

KVIC launches e-marketing system
●        Khadi and Village Industries Commission launched its own internally developed and single-umbrella e-marketing system, Khadi Institute Management and Information System, in New Delhi today.
●        The system or system can be accessed from anywhere in the country for purchase and sale of Khadi and Village Industries products.

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment organized 'National Workshop for Skills Development for Divyangs'
●        The DivyaJanan Empowerment Department today organized a 'National Workshop on Skills Development for Divyangjan'.
●        This one-day workshop was organized to provide platform to employers and all stakeholders with policy makers.
●        The workshop was inaugurated by the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot.

NCP chairperson handed over special report based on "Indira Sagar Polavaram project affected tribe"
●        Chairman of the National Scheduled Tribes Commission, Dr. Nandkumar Sai, Vice Chairman of the Commission Ms. Anusuya Uike and members of the Commission today presented the President Ramnath Kovind and submitted special report based on the subject "Tribal affected by Indira Sagar Polavaram project".
●        On this occasion, the Secretary of the Commission Shri Raghav Chandra was also present.

Policy Commission will hold India's first Global Mobility Summit
●        Low cost of technology and new business formats have motivated the world to adopt renewable energy and electric vehicles.
●        In this perspective, with the cooperation of various ministries and industry, the Policy Commission will organize the 'Move - Global Mobility Summit' in New Delhi on September 7 and 8, 2018.
Punjab cabinet sent proposal to Center to hang drug smugglers
●        The Punjab government has sent a proposal to the Central Government to hang the drug smugglers in the state to curb the illegal trafficking of drugs.
●        If the Central Government approves this proposal then Punjab can be used to curb illegal drug smuggling.
●        Under the leadership of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Cabinet approved this proposal to be approved on 02 July 2018.
Rabindra Dholakia Committee constituted for changes in rules regarding compilation of economic data
●        The central government has constituted a 13-member committee to upgrade norms for calculating economic data at the state and district level in the backdrop of plans to revise the base year for calculating national accounting and gross domestic product.
●        This committee will be the retired Prof. Ravindra H. Dholakia, IIM Ahmedabad.
 Announcement of ‘Project Sashakt' to tackle the problem of NPA
●        A comprehensive policy has been announced to address the problem of NPAs of non-performing assets of government banks in the country.
●        This entire policy will be implemented in the name of 'Project Sashakt', which has been prepared on the basis of the report of the committee formed under the chairmanship of Sunil Mehta.
●        Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that there are 200 bank accounts of more than Rs. Crore in the country.
●        Of these, loans worth about Rs 3 lakh crore are stranded.

His Excellency Mr. Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya, met the Prime Minister
●        Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi meets his Majesty Mr. Raila Odinga, the leader of the former Kenya Prime Minister and the opposition leader in New Delhi today.
●        Prime Minister Modi recalled his old relation when he went to Kenya as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
●        Odinga also remembered his visit to India in 2009 and 2012.
●        The two leaders have discussed progress on Indo-Kenya relations and regional and global issues of mutual interest in recent years.

Supreme Court issues order on appointment of Director General of Police
●        The Supreme Court has issued an order on the appointment of the Director General of Police (DGP) in a significant decision on 03 July 2018.
●        The Supreme Court has ordered all states, union territories not to appoint any police officer as acting DGP (acting DGP).
●        The Supreme Court ordered the states to send UPSC three months before the retirement of the serving officer on the name, post for appointment to the DGP post.
●        UPSC will sort out the names of three police officers and the state will be able to appoint one of them to the DGP post.

Income Tax Department initiated immediate PAN Card service
●        The Income Tax Department started the e-PAN facility on July 02, 2018 under digital facility, so that you can get PAN number immediately.
●        The Income Tax Department has said on its e-filing website that this facility is free and is for legal holders.

10,000 scholarships for girls passing 12th: Bihar government
●        The Bihar Government has announced the scholarship of Rs 10,000 to the Bihar government who have passed the 12th class examination.
●        The government said that all those unmarried girls will be given scholarships, who have passed the examination with good marks in the 12th board.
●        According to the Government of Bihar, scholarships will be given to 2 members of any family only.

Current Affairs 3rd July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

His Excellency Mr. Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya, met the Prime Minister
●        Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi meets his Majesty Mr. Raila Odinga, the leader of the former Kenya Prime Minister and the opposition leader in New Delhi today.
●        Prime Minister Modi recalled his old relation when he went to Kenya as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
●        Odinga also remembered his visit to India in 2009 and 2012.
●        The two leaders have discussed progress on Indo-Kenya relations and regional and global issues of mutual interest in recent years.

Current Affairs 3rd July 2018: DEFENSE

Indian Army's motorcycle drive in memory of Kargil Vijay Day
●        A motorcycle demonstration of the exclusive motorcycle display team 'White Horse' of the Corps of Military Police was flagged off in 1999 in memory of Operation Vijay of Indian Army on July 2, 2018.
●        This motorcycle team will complete 3250 kilometers of distance from Bengaluru to Drass, Jammu and Kashmir in 24 days, and will reach Kargil war memorial, Dras on July 26, 2018.

Current Affairs 3rd July 2018: SCHEMES

'Ayushman Bharat' scheme implemented in Madhya Pradesh
●        In Madhya Pradesh, the 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme of Prime Minister National Health Security Mission will be implemented from August 15, 2018.
●        The State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Agency for the implementation of this scheme.
●        The scheme is being claimed to benefit from more than 5.5 crore beneficiaries in the state.

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Important Current Affairs 2nd July 2018

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Current Affairs 2nd July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Election Commission of India will organize national consultation on accessible elections
●        The Election Commission of India will organize a two-day program on 'National Consultation on accessible elections' in New Delhi from 03 July 2018.
●        It was inaugurated by Mr. O.P., Chief Election Commissioner, in the presence of Election Commissioner Mr. Sunil Arora and Mr. Ashok Lavasa, Election Commissioner. Will be done by Rawat.
●        This program is part of the ECI's endless efforts of 'any voter will not be deprived' with special focus on 'Divyanjanjan'.

Inter-session meeting of the Consultative Committee on "Marine Fishing - Mariculture in India" topic

●        Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed the people in the inter-session meeting held in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu on July 2, 2018, on "Marine Fisheries in India - Mariculture in India" on the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
●        Ministry of Agriculture has notified "National Maritime Fisheries Policy, 2017", which will provide direction to the development of the marine fisheries sector in the country for next 10 years.
●        For the 'Deep-Sea Fishing Boat', the Central Assistance is being given to the self-help groups / organizations of traditional fishermen upto 50% i.e. upto Rs 40 lakhs per boat.

Consumer price index for industrial workers of May 2018
●        The All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers has increased by 1 point in May, 2018 to 289 points.
●        Based on the change in one month, CPI-IW recorded an increase of 0.35 percent during the period from April, 2018 to May, 2018.
●        The highest rise in the current index has come from the food group which has contributed 0.68 percent to the total change.

WAPCOS celebrates 50th raising day
●        Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari, will be the Chief Guest of the 50th Foundation Day of Water and Power Consultancy Services.
●        The establishment day celebration will be held in Delhi's Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra tomorrow.
44th Advanced Professional Program
●        The Union Minister of State for North Eastern Region, Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Minister of State for Space, Dr. Jitendra said here today that the direct recruitment of the Joint Secretary level will enrich the government.
●        The 44th Advanced Professional Program for Civil Servants and Officers was speaking in the inaugural address of these public administrations.
●        This selection process will be solely based on the specific needs of Medha and work.

Plans to raise Rs 3,250 crore from 4 companies
●        Four companies, including hotel hotels run from 'The Lalit' brand, submitted the documents to the IPO for the market regulator Sebi .
●        The IPO is expected to raise around Rs 3,250 crore by the four companies.
●        Other companies of Raheja Corporation's Hotel Chalet Hotel, Online Marketplace Indiamart Intermesh Ltd. And there are milltec machinery making agricultural processing equipment.
●        Together, these four public issues are expected to raise at least Rs 3,250 crore.

Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol against Neerav Modi
●        Interpol has issued a red corner notice against probing PNB scandal two billion dollars on the CBI's request fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi, his brother Nishal Modi and his staff Subhash Parab.
●        This notice was issued on June 29, but the International Police Cooperation Agency has made it public today.
●        According to him, the smooth transit of Nirav Modi's border will now become difficult and it may be possible to arrest him along the way.

Solicitor General's post vacant since October
●        Before the 44-day long holidays of the Supreme Court, it was possible to appoint the new Solicitor General of government before reopening, but it did not happen.
●        Law community has expressed concern over this.
●        At present, there are 7 Additional Solicitors General in the apex court, including Maninder Singh, Tushar Mehta, Atmaram Nadkarni, Pinky Anand, Vikramjit Banerjee, Aman Lekhi and Sandeep Sethi.

Current Affairs 2nd July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Exchange of fees related to disconnections through the fourth round of negotiations under the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
●        The results of the fourth round of talks under the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement between six countries, namely Bangladesh, China, India, Lao PDR, Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka have come into effect from 1 July 2018.
●        The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement is a special initiative under the UN Escap, which aims at expanding trade through exchanges of tariff concessions among developing countries which are considered as members of the Asia-Pacific region.
●        It is effective since 1975.

EU warns on vehicle tariffs
●        The EU has cautioned the US about the threat to impose heavy duty on vehicles.
●        The EU has said that if America does this, then the counter-measures will be taken and this will cause huge damage to the US economy.
●        A letter written to US officials on Friday has been given a strong warning.

Missing Thailand football team secured
●        The location of the youth football team missing 9 days ago in a cave in northern Thailand has been revealed on Monday.
●        A provincial governor told that Thailand Navy Seals has found all the 13 missing people safe.
●        Chiang Rai's governor said that we found him safe, but the operation is not over yet.
●        With this team of Thailand, his coaches also went missing.

Current Affairs 2nd July 2018: SPORTS

Union Home Minister honored 17th World Police and Fire Games -2017 medal winners
●        Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh honored 17th World Police and Fire Games Medal winners in Los Angeles, California, USA on August 7-16, 2017
●        He was the Chief Guest of the function organized by All India Police Sports Control Board (AIPSCB) here today.
●        The 101-member Indian Police Team, 17th World Police and Fire Games returned with record 321 medals.

Rahul Dravid becomes the fifth Indian to join the ICC Hall of Fame
●        Rahul Dravid has been included in the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame.
●        Team India 'A' chief coach Rahul Dravid is the fifth cricketer to receive this honor.
●        Apart from this, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former England cricketer Claire Taylor were also given the place in the Hall of Fame.
●        ICC announces the name of Rahul Dravid in a ceremony held in Dublin, Ireland

Wimbledon: Yuki Bhambri loses in first round
●        India's Yuki Bhambri failed to take advantage of a good start and lost out to Italy's player Thomas Fabiano of the lower ranking and went out of the first round in the men's singles of the Wimbledon Tennis Grand Slam Tournament.
●        Bhambri, 85th in the world, won the first set, but after that, he failed to stop the 131nd ranking of Fabiano and lost 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 2-6.
Indian junior hockey team beat Bangladesh by 6-3
●        Indian junior hockey team scored third consecutive win by defeating Bangladesh by 6-3 on Monday in the third practice match.
●        In the match played at the Center Center here, the Indian team made an edge over Raj Kumar Pal's field goal in the third minute of the match.
●        However, in the 11th minute, Rashid Mahmood made the goalkeeper return to Bangladesh.

Current Affairs 2nd July 2018: ECONOMY

200 Companies got served Notice for giving Low GST
●        The Indirect Tax Department has issued notices to around 200 companies whose exact goods and services tax was not deposited.
●        The disclosures made in data mining have been known to underworize these companies or to sell the goods in cash to the customers.

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