28 & 29 July Current Affairs 2019

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28 & 29 July Current Affairs 2019

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World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July

World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July every year. The Day aims to raise awareness about the disease which causes inflammation of the liver. The day has been observed since 2010. Study says that the disease claims around 1.4 million lives every year.  In 2004, the Patient groups of European and Middle Eastern observed the day as International Hepatitis C Awareness Day.

Centre has approved Deep Ocean Mission

28 July 2019 Current Affairs: Centre has approved the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences’ Deep Ocean Mission (DOM). The project plans to explore the deepest recesses of the ocean. It is a five year project. The cost estimated for the project is Rs.8,000 crore.

DOM will commence from October 31, 2019. A blueprint of the programme was unveiled by the Ministry last July. One of the proposals is offshore desalination plant that will work with tidal energy. The projects also proposes to develop a submersible vehicle that can go to a depth of at least 6,000 metres with three people on board.

National Data Quality Forum: launched by ICMR

28 July 2019 Current Affairs: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s National Institute for Medical Statistics (ICMR-NIMS) partnership with Population Council, launched the National Data Quality Forum (NDQF).

They will integrate learnings from scientific and evidence-based initiatives and guide actions through periodic workshops and conferences.

Its activities will help establish protocols and good practices of data collection, storage, use and dissemination that can be applied to health and demographic data.

The launch was attended by representatives from the government, academic institutions, technology and developmental partners working towards strengthening the data ecosystem in the country.

Govt decides to extend budget session till 7 August

28 July 2019 Current Affairs: The budget session of Parliament extended by eight working days till 7 August

The union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi informed the Lok Sabha The decision is expected to draw a sharp protest from the Opposition parties who are against an extension.

There is a view in the government that after the ongoing session, crucial bills would be pending till the winter session. The timing of the winter session, which is expected to start in November is important as key assembly elections are also scheduled around that time.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is to visit three nations in the West African region

29 July 2019 Current Affairs: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is to visit three nations in the West African region. His tour to the countries began on 28 July. He has become the first Indian head of state to visit West African nation Benin. He will visit the Gambia and Guinea. Until now, no Indian head of state has yet visited the places.  Kovind is visiting to improve India’s ties with the western nations.

Nagaland government has planned to form a commission to frame the modalities of creating RIIN

The Nagaland government has planned to form a commission to frame the modalities of creating the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) on 27 July. It aims to prevent issuance of indigenous inhabitant certificates to ineligible persons. The administration issued a notice about the panel after a meeting with tribal bodies, civil societies and non-Naga communities of the State.

Lt Gen Paramjit Singh is appointed as the next Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army

Lt Gen Paramjit Singh is appointed as the next Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army. He will oversee various operations of the Indian Army including along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. He will take over the position on 15 October 2019. He will replace Lt Gen Anil Chauhan who has been appointed new General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command.

India readies plan for $4 billion Tesla-scale battery storage plants

28 July 2019 Current Affairs: As part of the plan, the government may offer a raft of incentives to manufacturers such as concessional financing options with around 3% foreign exchange hedge on overseas loans and a fixed 3% interest subvention on loans availed in Indian rupees.

The reduction in minimum alternative tax (MAT) may be offered.

According to information reviewed by Mint the support extended by the government for advanced chemistry cells and battery manufacturing includes an investment-linked tax incentive under Section 35 AD.

The electric vehicles, such battery storages will cater to the consumer electronics industry and electricity grids, given the intermittent nature of electricity from clean energy sources such as solar and wind.The conservative scenario envisaged by NITI Aayog.India will need six such gigawatt-scale facilities (of 10 GWh each) by 2025 and 12 by 2030.

 

Apple to acquire Intels smartphone modem business for a transaction value of $1 billion 

29 July 2019 Current Affairs: Apple announced the acquisition of chip-maker Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion.

There are around 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple along with intellectual property, equipment and leases, the Cupertino-based iPhone.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.This agreement us to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while retaining critical intellectual property and modem technology that our team has created.

Max Verstappen won crazy German Grand Prix

Max Verstappen clinched German Grand Prix with Mercedes’ Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton. The extraordinary race of constantly changing fortunes, multiple pitstops and endless drama, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel started from last place. The race was shortened by three laps after the safety car had led the field away before a standing start. Valtteri Bottas crashed out with six laps remaining to leave the gap between the two unchanged at 39 points after 11 of 21 races.

VK Johri Special Secretary in RAW appointed as New BSF DG

IPS officer VK Johri appointed as the next Director General (DG)  The order is issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) that is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has Home Minister Amit Shah as its member. Johri Johri, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre He is presently serving as the Special Secretary in the external intelligence agency RAW under the Cabinet Secretariat.

BS Yediyurappa govt wins trust vote in Karnataka Assembly

BS Yediyurappa government win the trust vote with the support of 105 BJP MLAs in a reduced House strength of 208.  Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified 14 rebel MLAs from Congress and JD(S) under anti defection law.  He disqualified three other MLAs under the law.  With the disqualification of 17 MLAs from Congress and JD(S) the magic number for simple majority is 105.  A lone Independent MLA extended support to the BJP.

Union Government to begin fieldwork for 7th Economic Census from Tripura

29 July 2019 Current Affairs: The government plans to conduct the Seventh Economic Census.The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) intends to conduct the Seventh Economic Census of India 2019 by extensively leveraging Information Technology.

CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY), selected as the implementation agency for the development of ICT platform system and conduction of fieldwork for the 7th Economic Census.

The data for the survey has been a flagship task of MoSPI conducted 6 Economic Censuses during, 1977, 1980, 1990, 1998, 2005 and 2013.