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National Doctor’s Day was observed on 1 July

02 July 2019 Current Affairs: National Doctor’s Day was observed on 1 July. The day is celebrated to honour Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy and his remarkable contributions as a physician. National Doctor’s Day is an opportunity to the people to express their gratitude towards Doctors. The day is celebrated by organising several events and activities in the honour of doctors.

On this day free medical checkups and camps are organised at healthcare centres in order to promote free of cost medical services. Discussion programs are organised across the country on July 1 to make people aware about the importance of regular medical check-ups, prevention, diagnosis and proper, timely treatment. 

Govt. to celebrate 2 years of GST on 1st July

Government of India organized an event on July 1 to celebrate the second anniversary of Goods and Services Tax (GST) . The event will be addressed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The event will be held in Ambedkar Bhawan. The event will be attended by senior officers of the central and state tax authorities.  The two years presentation of GST and the road ahead for the indirect tax regime will be published.

‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme will be available across the country from July 1, 2020

02 July 2019 Current Affairs: Central government’s ambitious project of ‘One Nation One Card’. A beneficiary can buy subsidized food grains from any ration shop. The scheme will begin on 1 July 2020. The Central government given states and Union Territories till June 30, 2020, to use point of sale (POS) machines in the ration shops and the scheme can be implemented. Around 77% % of the ration shops across the country have POS machines.

Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tripura are the states which provide the portability of Public Distribution System (PDS) entitlements The government is implementing the National Food Security Act(NSA) under which food grains are supplied every month

They are supplied every month at highly subsidized rates of Rs 1-3 per kg to over 80 crore people.

Uttar Pradesh State government has started DASTAK campaign against communicative diseases Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

02 July 2019 Current Affairs: Uttar Pradesh State government has started  DASTAK campaign against communicative diseases Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease on 1 July in the State. DASTAK campaign will run from 1st to 31st July.  This campaign is part of the State’s comprehensive Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) strategy. The vector-borne disease sensitive states have been marked.

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Aparna Kumar created history by becoming the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve the 7 Summits challenge2

Aparna Kumar created history by becoming the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve the incredible and rare feat of completing ‘7 Summits’ challenge’.  Kumar hoisted India’s tricolour on Mount Denali in Alaska, USA. Mount Denali is the highest peak of North America standing at 20,310 ft. She scaled the summit in her third attempt. Aparna Kumar: Aparna Kumar is an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Dehra Dun Frontier DIG. She is also the first woman IPS.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a clarion call for water conservation

01 July 2019 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called to start a mass movement for water conservation

The main aim is to resolve to save every drop of water among several parts of the country. The campaign should be started focus on water-related problems also propagate ways to save water. Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio for the first time after resuming office for the second term.

The society must be united and people belonging to social and cultural organizations lead this movement. He requested the people to share traditional methods that have been in use over the centuries for the conservation of water.

The people to pay a visit to Porbandar to see a 200-year-old water tank. The information concerning people who are making significant contributions towards water conservation.

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Nagaland occupies the top position in the unemployment rate: NSSO Survey

01 July 2019 Current Affairs: According to the survey, “The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2017-18” which is conducted by National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO).

The huge variations among the states in terms of the unemployment rate. The overall unemployment rate is around 6.1.

Nagaland has the highest unemployment rate among the states with the percentage of 21.4%. It is followed by Goa (1 3.9%) and Manipur(1 1.6%). Meghalaya has the lowest rate at 1.5%.Chhattisgarh and Sikkim have the lowest rates.

Urban areas witnessed higher unemployment (7.8%) than rural areas (5.3%). Females have the lowest unemployment rate (5.7%) in comparison to males (6.2%).Nagaland top in the list of union territories while Dadra and Nagar Haveli with a low rate of 0.6%.

Goa and Kerala are high in female unemployment at 26.0% and 23.3%respectively.

 

Five-year vision plan EQUIP finalised and released by HRD Ministry

02 July 2019 Current Affairs: Prime Minister of India finalized a five-year vision plan for each Ministry. The Department of Higher Education of HRD Ministry finalized and released a five-year vision plan named Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP).

The ten Expert Groups drawn from senior academicians suggested more than 50 initiatives  transform the higher education sector completely. The Groups have set the following goals for higher education sector:Double the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education They resolve the geographically and socially skewed access to higher education institutions in India. Around 50 Indian institutions among the top-1000 global universities.

The governance reforms in higher education for well-administered campuses to improve quality. For each initiative, the Groups recommended modalities for implementation, investments and timelines. 

Tamil Nadu declared ‘Tamil Yeoman’ or ‘Tamil Maravan’ as its state butterfly

Tamil Yeoman’, a kind of butterfly found in Western Ghats .It is declared as Tamilnadu state butterfly. It is also known as ‘Tamil Maravan’.  Tamil Nadu is the fifth state in the country to announce its state butterfly. Its scientific name was Cirrochroa thais. ‘ Maharashtra the first to declare Blue Mormon (Papilio polgmnestor) as its state butterfly.

India slips to place to 74th in terms of money in Swiss Banks

02 July 2019 Current Affairs: The annual banking statistics report compelled by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), India slipped to 74th place in terms of money with Swiss banks.

UK (United Kingdom) remained top in the list of the survey.

India holds  6% in 2018 to 955 million Swiss francs (about Rs.6,757 crore).

Max Verstappen won 2019 Austrian Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix. He defeated Ferrari’s, Charles Leclerc Mercedes Valtteri Bottas met continuous win and finishes with the third one. Ferrari’s Sebastian Ve became fourth.  Five-times world champion Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won fifth place.