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  • Sports Person P T Usha nominated for IAAF Veteran Pin

    July 19, 2019
    Former Olympic track and field athlete P T Usha nominated for the International Association of Athletics Federations Veteran Pin The olympic track for her long and meritorious service to the cause of World Athletics She will receive the pin during the opening ceremony of the 52nd IAAF Congress in Doha. About PT Usha P. T. Usha born in the village of Payyoli, Kozhikode District, Kerala Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Athletics

    The United States removed Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme on 17 July

    July 19, 2019
    The United States removed Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme on 17 July. It is a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system.
    Turkey said that the move made by the US will affect relations between the two countries. The supply chain for the F-35 would cost the US between $500m and $600m in non-recurring engineering costs. Turkey makes more than 900 parts of the F-35 adding the supply chain... Read More

    Asia has 60% of hungry people in the world

    July 19, 2019
    Asia they are 820 million people enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year. It is the third year of increase in a row.
    This underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030 The edition of the annual ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’. The ‘immense challenge’ to reach the target of zero hunger more than 820 million people worldwide. There are about 820 million people... Read More

    Centre plans to introduce the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 in Parliament

    July 19, 2019
    The Centre plans to introduce the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 in Parliament after getting clearance from the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). The Bill aims to put in place a systematic procedure to ensure that India’s 5,600 dams are made and maintained safely. Provisions of the Bill: The Bill make provisions for the establishment of a National Dam Safety Authority as a regulatory body to implement the policy. The State Dam Safety Organisation will be manned by officers... Read More

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat on July 28

    July 19, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares his thoughts with the people in the country and in his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio. The second edition of the programme after Mr Modi for the second term.
    Prime Minister invited the people to share their ideas.
    They can share their views in MyGov Open Forum  The toll-free number 1800-11-7800 to record a message for the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi explained about the important issues through the... Read More

    HRD Minister releases UGC guide to student induction programme

    July 19, 2019
    Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released UGC Guide to Student Induction Programme – “Deeksharambh” in New Delhi. The Deeksharambh, a guide to Student Induction Programme is to help new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment. The institution help them build bonds with other students and faculty members. The programme engages with the new students as soon as they come into the institution. The... Read More

    Odisha envisages new Industrial Policy to attract new investments

    July 19, 2019
    India new global outlook increased the intra-state competition.
    The infrastructure of competition is changing with the adoption of new techniques. The Odisha government is evaluating its Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR)  It is last revised in 2015 The changing dynamics, investor perception and rising competition from other states cannot be wished away. The existing IPR to accommodate new provisions.
    The new policy statement is likely to be unveiled in 2020. About Odisha... Read More

    Tamil Nadu to get two new districts

    July 19, 2019
    Tamil Nadu to form two new district The total number of districts in the state will be raised to 35. Tenkasi District would be carved out of Tirunelveli and Chengalpet District would be established by splitting Kanchipuram district. Tirunelveli and Kanchipuram remain vast in area and splitting them would be beneficial for better administration.
    Revenue Minister R.B.Udhayakumar created a few more districts by splitting bigger revenue units is being considered.
    A new district with... Read More

    Deepika Kumari won silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test event

    July 19, 2019
    Deepika Kumari won a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test event. She lost to South Korea's An San. She was ranked fourth in the qualification round. The second seed An San produced fine shooting and secured 6-0 in the final.
    Deepika has been targeting Olympic qualifications through the Asian Championships in Bangkok from November 21-29. Tokyo Olympics 2020: The 2020 Summer Olympics known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming... Read More

    Sarabjot Singh won India's ninth gold in ISSF Junior World Cup

    July 19, 2019
    The ISSF Junior World Cup, Sarabjot Singh scored 239.6 to bag the men's 10m air pistol gold, country's ninth yellow metal at the event. India both the men's and women's 10m air pistol crowns with 14-year-old Esha Singh winning the women's event. India- Medals  India remain top of the medal standings. There are around nine gold, nine silver and four bronze around 22 medals India swept both the men's and women's 10 metres. The air pistol crowns with... Read More

    Author Rachna Bisht Rawats new book titled Kargil: Untold stories from the War released

    July 19, 2019
    The 20th anniversary of the Kargil War a new book titled, “Kargil: Untold stories from the War” authored by Rachna Bisht Rawat released in New Delhi. About “Kargil: Untold stories from the War” The book is based on Rawat's interviews with war survivors and martyrs' families, take the readers to the treacherous Himalayan mountains. The war lasted for nearly three months, initiated in May of 1999 in an effort to displace Pakistani soldiers from the peaks they... Read More

    Rajya Sabha passed the NDIAC Bill, 2019, and the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill

    July 19, 2019
    The Rajya Sabha passed the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019, and the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill.
    NDIAC Bill: An Ordinance for the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019 was issued in March 2019 by the previous Government. The Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on July 10. As the Upper house approved the Bill, it will now replace the Ordinance. Aim: The NDIAC Bill aims to set up an independent and autonomous regime for... Read More

    UN observed the Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July

    July 19, 2019
    The United Nations observed the Nelson Mandela International Day, also popularly known as Mandela Day, on 18 July every year. The United Nations instituted the day to mark the birthday of South Africa’s former president, Nelson Mandela, which falls on 18 July. It was established in the year on 2009.
    The day is also observed to pay tribute to Mandela for his values, legacy and contribution to society. It acknowledges the his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally... Read More

    French Tycoon Bernard Arnault Overtakes Bill Gates To Become 2nd Richest Person In The World: Bloomberg

    July 19, 2019
    According to Bloomberg, Arnault’s increased 39 billion dollars to his fortune in 2019, the highest individual gain on the 500-member index. In 2018, his LVMH, the world’s largest maker of luxury goods, collected more than 53 billion dollars in revenue. Bill Gates is the world’s 2nd richest person. Bill Gates is the world's third-richest person with $107 billion as compared to second-richest person Arnault’s $108 billion wealth. Jeff Bezos remains the richest... Read More

    Thirty two young Indian artistes was awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for 2018

    July 19, 2019
    32 young Indian artistes was awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for 2018. The awards were announced by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. It was presented to artistes aged below 40 years. The award aims to identify young talent in arts. Yuva Puraskar will be presented by Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi at a special ceremony. Objective: The main objective of the Ustad bismillah khan award is to preserve and promote vast cultural heritage of India expressed in music, dance and drama. It... Read More

    Find the Incredible You campaign of the Tourism Ministry won PATA Gold Award 2019

    July 19, 2019
    Ministry of Tourism’s campaign named “Find the Incredible you” won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award 2019  The award is won under the “Marketing – Primary Government Destination” category. The awards got up to 198 entries from 78 organizations. Ministry of Tourism has its promotional initiatives annually releases Global Media Campaigns under the ‘Incredible India’  The brand-line in the Television, Print, Digital... Read More



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