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  • Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 22 July

    July 23, 2019
    Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 22 July. The Bill amends the Right To Information Act. It aims at institutionalisation, streamlining and ease of delivery of services. Aim: The Bill aims to give power to the Centre to set serving period and salaries of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners. The Centre can also specify the stature of information commissioners from the equivalent of election commissioners, with their salaries... Read More

    Shane Lowry claimed the British Open 2019 at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland

    July 23, 2019
    Irishman Shane Lowry claimed the British Open 2019 at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland. It is his first major golfing title. He defeated Tommy Fleetwood and won the title. He is the second player from the country to claim the title. Earlier, the title was claimed by Padraig Harrington in 2007 and 2008. He won USD1,935,000 which takes him to No.1 on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. British Open 2019: British Open 2019 Championship is the 148th Open Championship. Events were held... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Boris Johnson elected as UK Prime Minister

    July 23, 2019
    Boris Johnson elected as the leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party. He is declared as country's next Prime Minister. Johnson will formally take over as Prime Minister. He succeeds Theresa May. She got stepped down over her failure to get parliament to ratify her Brexit deal. Johnson served as UK foreign minister and London's Mayor. Theresa May She is a British politician who has been Leader of the Conservative Party since 23 July 2019. She is the Member... Read More

    The World Bank to continue the support to Andhra Pradesh with over $1 Billion program

    July 23, 2019
    The World Bank dropped a loan proposal for Amaravati project continues to support Andhra Pradesh with an over one billion USD program. The program mainly covers the health, agriculture, energy and disaster management sectors.
    Aim:  The main aim is to improve the living standards of citizens in tune with the Sustainable Development Goals. Features  This includes a new $328 million support to the state's health sector The World Bank's statement dropped a 300... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Acharya Devvrat sworn in as the new governor of Gujarat on 22 July

    July 23, 2019
    Acharya Devvrat, 60, sworn in as the new governor of Gujarat on July 22. Gujarat high court's acting chief justice Anant S Dave administered the oath of office at the Raj Bhavan on 22 July. Devvrat is the 20th governor of Gujarat. Acharya Devvrat has replaced O P Kohli. He was the governor of Himachal Pradesh. Acharya Devvrat: Devvrat promotes education for girls. He was associated with the Arya Samaj as he earlier served as the principal of a gurukul, the traditional school, at... Read More

    MHA has approved and launched a lightweight bullet proof jacket Bhabha Kavach

    July 23, 2019
    Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) launched a lightweight bullet proof jacket Bhabha Kavach, which was especially for the Paramilitary Forces and Indian armed forces.
     It was launched at International Police Expo 2019 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. About Bhabha Kavach: ♦ The lightweight bullet proof jacket was indigenously developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI).
    ♦ The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre's... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Indian Navy commissions fifth Dornier Aircraft Squadron in Chennai

    July 23, 2019
    Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 313 It is the fifth Dornier aircraft squadron commissioned into the Indian Navy by Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM AVSM ADC Chief of the Naval Staff  The ceremony held at Naval Air Enclave, Meenambakkam. Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, AVSM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Rear Admiral KJ Kumar VSM, Flag Officer and Puducherry Naval Area (FOTNA) present during the commissioning ceremony. The importance of India over its... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Thirteenth Global Healthcare Summit organized by AAPI and GAPIO held in Hyderabad

    July 23, 2019
    Shri Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 13th edition of the annual Global Healthcare Summit(GHS).The function is organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). The lighting of the traditional lamp and delivering the keynote address at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad. The GHS is being organized by AAPI in collaboration with the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin(BAPIO) and the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin(GAPIO).The American... Read More

    Amarnath Yatra crosses last years mark of 2.85 lakh in 22 days

    July 23, 2019
    Jammu & Kashmir Amarnath Yatra crossed last year's mark of 2 lakh 85 thousand This record got done in the last 22 days.
    Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) officials started over 2 lakh 85 thousand 3 hundred Yatris had darshan of Shivling at the Holy Cave shrine.
    The total number of pilgrims who visited Holy Cave Shrine was 2,85,006.Yatris have been air evacuated for immediate specialized treatment.The 46 day Yatra conclude on August 15 coinciding with Raksha Bandhan and... Read More

    ISRO has launched Chandrayaan 2 successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on 22 July

    July 23, 2019
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Indian Space agency, has launched Chandrayaan-2 successfully into the elliptical Earth orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on 22 July. The spacecraft was carried by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1. It was India’s most challenging and ambitious mission. It is expected that Spacecraft will try to land a rover near the South pole of the Moon on 7 September 2019, in 48 days. If the spacecraft... Read More

    Ministry of Defence inaugurated Ujh bridge and Basantar bridge in Kathua and Samba districtsof Jammu & Kashmir respectively

    July 23, 2019
    Ministry of Defence has inaugurated two important bridges in the international borders in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu & Kashmir. The bridges were constructed by  Border Roads Organisation (BRO). It was inaugurated by the Defence minister Rajnath Singh. The bridges have been built under the Project Sampark. Aim: The project aims for the smooth mobility of the security forces in border areas. The construction of the bridges are vital for the Army for deployment on border... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Seven Indian boxers enter quarters of Thailand International Tournament

    July 23, 2019
    There are 247 boxers from 37 countries are taking part in the tournament to test themselves against some of the world's best pugilists ahead of the World Championships slated later in the year. Five women and six men from India will meet and they will continue till July 27. Asian Championships silver-medallist Deepak Singh among the three Indian boxers to enter the quarterfinals of the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok Former India Open gold-medallist Manisha Mount and Ashish... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Central Government favors it's 31.8% contribution to economic growth

    July 23, 2019
    MSME sector contributed significantly to the Indian economy in terms of Gross Domestic Product, exports and employment generation, it’s the contribution of the total Gross Value Added standing at 31.8 percent.
    The share of MSME related products in total exports from India during the year 2018-19 was 48.10 percent. MSME Sector MSME sector is an important pillar of Indian economy  They contributed greatly to the commercial growth with a vast network of around 30 million... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Adam Peaty breaks 57 seconds barrier and100m breaststroke world record

    July 23, 2019
    Britain swimmer Adam Peaty break the world record in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
    He compensated the previous record of 57.10 seconds. This record was made by at last year’s European Championships He won the semi-finals in 56.88 seconds. Adam Peaty won the event 1.4 seconds faster in history.
    He is the first man to break the 57-second barrier in the event.
    Peaty finished with the gap of two seconds ahead of... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Ajay Bhadoo appointed as Joint Secretary to the President

    July 23, 2019
    President of India appointed Ajay Bhadoo as Joint Secretary. Badoo, a Gujarat batch IAS officer. He is currently serving as the Vadodara Municipal Commissioner. He took charge of the Municipal Commissioner’s post in July 2018. The past 19 years in IAS he served in various capacities and held positions like Collector, Municipal Commissioner to the chief minister of Gujarat.
    He got the Best Collector Award twice for outstanding performance in 2008 and 2010. He was District... Read More



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