Get Flat 30% Discount on all Test-Series. Coupon Code
Current Affairs

Important Current Affairs 27th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 27th July 2018

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

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

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

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

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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

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

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: ECONOMY

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

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: RANKING

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

Current Affairs 27th July 2018: AWARDS

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

Read More
Read Less

Important Current Affairs 26th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 26th July 2018

Current Affairs 26th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Affairs 26th July 2018: DAYS AND DATES 

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

Current Affairs 26th July 2018:SCHEMES

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

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

Current Affairs 26th July 2018:INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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

 Current Affairs 26th July 2018: DEFENSE

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

 Current Affairs 26th July 2018: SCIENCE

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

Current Affairs 26th July 2018: SUMMIT

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

Read More
Read Less
View All Comments

Important Current Affairs 25th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 25th July 2018

Current Affairs 25th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Affairs 25th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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

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

Current Affairs 25th July 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

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

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

Current Affairs 25th July 2018: ECONOMY

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

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

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

Read More
Read Less

Important Current Affairs 24th July 2018

Important Current Affairs 24th July 2018

Current Affairs 24th July 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Affairs 24th July 2018: DEFENSE

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

Current Affairs 24th July 2018: SPORTS

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

Current Affairs 24th July 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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

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

Read More
Read Less
View All Comments

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.

Read More
Read Less

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.

Read More
Read Less
View All Comments

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.

Read More
Read Less
View All Comments

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.

Read More
Read Less
View All Comments

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.

Read More
Read Less
View All Comments

Important Current Affairs 18th July 2018

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.

Read More
Read Less
View All Comments


Qmaths is a platform created by SSC CGL 2012 Successful Candidates to guide the new aspirants for SSC Exams. With time Qmaths has been proven to be the most Trusted and Genuine Name in the field of competitive examinations due to effective guidance and motivation to aspirants.



TopRankers-Info [email protected]
TopRankers-Info [email protected]
TopRankers-Contact 080 66560760

Site Maintained by