Current Affairs July 2017 Study Material

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Dia and Israel have signed 7 agreements on areas cludg space tech and agriculture durg the visit of Prime Mister Narendra Modi to Israel Prime Mister Narendra Modi will be the first dian Prime Mister to visit Israel Also Prime Mister Narendra Modi’s visit marks the 25 years of establishment of diplomatic relationship between dia and Israel MoUs between dia & Israel are: MoU for settg up of dia-Israel dustrial R&D & Technological novation Fund (I4F) MoU for conservation of water dia MoU on State Water Utility Reform dia dia-Israel Development Cooperation- 3-year work program Agriculture (2018-2020) Plan of cooperation regardg cooperation atomic clocks MoU regardg cooperation GEO-LEO optical lk MoU regardg cooperation electric propulsion for small satellites. Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sdhu was bestowed with the ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award durg the ‘Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ Charity Gala Awards Sdhu’s coach P Gopichand received the Coach of the Year award while the Flyg Sikh Milkha Sgh was given the Livg Legend of the Year award Young dia cricketer K L Rahul who made a mark the last Test series agast Australia was awarded Gamechanger of the Year award The 2008 Beijg Olympics gold medallist and the country’s sole gold medal wner dividual events at Olympics Abhav Bdra was given the Lifetime Achievement Award Para athletes Devendra Jhajaria Mariappan Thangavelu Varun Bharti and Deepa Malik also received a’ Buffalo Race Gets President’s Assent Accordg to Hdu mythology Multan was founded by the Hdu sage Kashyapa.[12] Accordg to the Persian historian Firishta the city was founded by a great grandson. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly became the world’s richest man Forbes magaze’s trackg of wealth as stock his e-commerce company hit an all-time high Mr Bezos who is also chairman and chief executive of the Seattle-based company was worth almost $91bn (£70bn) after Amazon’s share price rose more than 1 per cent morng tradg New York That put his fortune ahead of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ The latter has a net worth of around $ and has been at the top of Bloomberg’s rich list sce 2013 But Mr Bezos slipped back to second place later the nations sign memorandum to facilitate taxation cooperation Google launched ‘Hire a recruitg app for small and medium sized busesses that tegrates seamlessly with G Suite The launch of Hire app is seen an apparent move to compete with Microsoft-owned Lked Hire makes it easy to identify talent build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the terview process end-to-end It tegrates seamlessly with G Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calender that are beg used by over three million busesses to drive recruitg a Renames its portion of the South. Dia and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village Anuradhapura District Sri Lanka at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees The village the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero envisages construction of 153 new houses a multi-purpose community buildg ternal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library The project is le with Government of Sri Lanka’s policy of rehabilitation of rural villages for economic development It will benefit 153 families residg the launches solar project to electrify the remote village of Agaween Egypt The union Mistry of Women and Child Development launched an onle patform ‘SHe-box (Sexual Harassment Electronic Box) to enable women employees of the Central government to file complats related to sexual harassment at the work place The Mistry also structed officials to make the ‘SHe-box’ portal as teractive as possible The e-platform will be hosted on the WCD mistry’s website and the complats will then be taken up with the respective mistries or departments Once a complat is registered it will be forwarded to the concerned mistry or department where the woman works itially only the central government women employees can file complats through the portal but later its ambit will clude the private sector as e Court asks Centre & States not to protect any kd of vigilantism Prime Mister Narendra Modi would be auguratg a memorial for former dian President A P J Abdul Kalam at his birthplace Peikarumbu near Rameswaram on 27 July 2017 The same was announced by Union Mister of State for Road Transport Highways and Shippg Pon Radhakrishnan Madurai The mister stated that the Prime Mster will come to Tamil Nadu next week to open the a becomes dia’s first railway station with All-Women Staff European Parliament approves first ever EU-Cuba agreementThe European Parliament overwhelmgly approved a first-ever cooperation deal between the European Union and Cuba MEPs the eastern French city of Strasbourg approved the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement which was signed December 2016 With the deal Cuba jos other Lat American countries with similar agreements with the EU whose relations with the island had previously been conducted the so-called Common Position that lked ties to improvements human & WORLDdia Pakistan to hold talks on hydropower projects under dus Waters Treaty Model UN Regional Conference begs KathmanduA Model United Nations (MUN) Regional Conference is beg held at Kathmandu The event is organised by the US Embassy partnership with the Youth Thker’s Society Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries cludg dia are participatg 5-day conference The basic aim of the MUN is to provide a platform to young mds to channelize energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world The conference simulate four UN committees-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Economic and Fancial Committee (ECOF) United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).Danfoss dia conferred with Golden Peacock Award Board of Control for Cricket dia (BCCI) has appoted Bharat Arun as the dian Cricket team’s bowlg coach BCCI’s actg Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary announced that the cricket body has also decided to reta Sanjay Bangar as an assistant coach and R Sridhar as fieldg coach till the 2019 ODI World Cup The confirmation of their appotment came after newly appoted dian coach Ravi Shastri met the four-member committee comprisg of actg president CK Khanna actg secretary Amitabh Choudhary BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and Committee of Admistrators member Diana Edulji Mumbai.T R Zeliang appoted new CM of Nagaland by Governor Dia to host 2017 Global Conference on Cyber Spacedia will host Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017 the world’s largest conference on cyber space and related issues New Delhi November 2017 This is for the first time GCCS is takg place outside Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations It will be the fifth edition the conference The theme for the GCCS 2017 is ‘Cyber4All: An clusive Sustaable Developmental Safe and Secure Cyberspace‘ The cyber security will be one of the major focus areas GCCS 2017 It will serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas with global thk thanks and promote closer co-operation among the ternational community The GCCS is a prestigious ternational conference that aims at encouragg dialogue among stakeholders of cyberspace It was cepted 2011 London. Tax authorities of the five BRICS countries have signed a landmark document to establish a mechanism for taxation cooperation The BRICS Taxation Cooperation Memorandum signed at the fifth meetg of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities is the bloc’s first document that elevates taxation cooperation to the stitutional level The authorities also agreed to cooperate on taxation formation exchange improve consultation procedures efficiency boost taxation capacities and plan paths for coordation of taxation policies and tax collection The meetg comes ahead of the 2017 BRICS Summit to be held Fujian provce’s Xiamen city from September 3 to an President declares ‘Total dependence’ from World Bank & IMF The NITI (National stitution for Transformg dia) Aayog has approved 6 transport proposals of the transport mistry explorg options to improve public transport It cludes high-tech mass rapid transportation technologies such as hyperloop pod taxis stadler buses hybrid buses and freight rail road The proposals of the transport mistry were approved with a condition that the transport mistry conducts trial run of all these technologies and puts place safety measures before startg operations commercially Followg the go-ahead from NITI Aayog the transport mistry has formed a six member committee headed by former top official of Railways to study safety parameters associated with these technologies and their best global immediate arrest under dowry harassment law:SC The United Nations World Day agast Traffickg Persons 2017 was observed across the world on 30 July 2017 This year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDODC) selected ‘Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons’ as the focus of the Day The theme emphasizes one of the most pressg issues of the large mixed migration movements of refugees and migrants The theme puts focus on the significant impact of conflict and natural disasters as well as the resultant multiple risks of human traffickg that many people face addition it addresses the key issue concerng traffickg responses: that most people are never identified as traffickg victims and therefore cannot access most of the assistance or protection July: ternational. The count of tigers Uttarakhand shot up 242 with an crease of 63 big cats the year 2017 the news was announced by Trivendra Sgh Rawat Chief Mister of Uttarakhand addition 11 cubs were also found the two tiger reserves the Corbett Tiger Reserve and the Rajaji Tiger Reserve the state While announcg the statistics the Chief Mister congratulated the forest department for the great work beg done for the conservation of tigers and added that terms of area and tiger population ratio Uttarakhand is the second state terms of tiger count behd Karnataka which has 400 big HC makes Vande Mataram mandatory schools private & govt offices A group of scientists set sail a new expedition aimed at unlockg the secrets of the lost content ‘Zealandia’ The lost content which is mostly submerged is said to have sunk after breakg away from Australia 60-85 million years ago a paper published the Geological Society of America’s journal GSA Today February 2016 scietists argued that the Earth has a hidden eighth content which should be reflected on the maps The researchers said that the submerged content met all the criteria applied to Earth’s other contents cludg elevation above the surroundg area distctive geology a well-defed area and a crust much thicker than that found on the ocean successfully launches rocket designed to carry satellites The Maharashtra government has approved a revised policy of the ‘Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree’ scheme accordg to which families who have a yearly come of upto Rs 7.5 lakh will be benefited The scheme was launched by the state government on April 1 2016 place of ‘Sukanya’ scheme It is aimed at improvg the skewed girl child ratio prevent sex determation and female foeticide and support female education a first Telangana to have eco-friendly bridges for movement of tigers Spa’S Garbe Muguruza won her maiden Wimbledon title with a straight-set w over five-time champion Venus Williams It was 23-year-old the 14th seed Muruguza’s first Wimbledon title Also Muruguza’s 2nd Grand Slam title – the first was French Open 2016 defeated Sarena Williams Muruguza playg her 4th Wimbledon Tournament reached the fal two years ago as nearly unknown player and was stricken straight sets by Venus’ sister Serena She saved two set pots and won the last ne games a 7-5 6-0 victory under the Centre court Sgh Strikes Gold at 2017 World Para Athletics Championships Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Union Mister of State (dependent Charge) for Mority Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs has launched the Jiyo parsi Publicity hase-2 Mumbai Maharashtra While launchg the Phase-2 Naqvi said that Parsi community has immense contribution nation buildg and Parsi community has been a “role model” for other communities for its culture and traditions The Parsi Community has given so many great people who have been ‘architects of nation buildg” The ma aim of the Jiyo Parsi scheme is to reverse the declg trend of Parsi population by adoptg a scientific protocol and structured terventions The scheme also aims to stabilize their population and crese the population of Parsis launches ‘Apni Gaddi Apni Rozgar’ scheme Ternational Current Affairsdia and WorldNational Current AffairsStates Current AffairsConferencesAwards and HonoursSports. The Telangana government launched a special portal called “Janahitha” to receive complats from the public The programme was augurated Suryapet district on a pilot basis by Telangana Energy Mister G Jagadish Reddy The portal which has been developed by Telangana’s IT department is a sgle wdow for all grievances and their redressal management It is aimed at facilitatg the public to submit their complats onle and get speedy govt revamps scheme for girl. Between the 1890s and 1920s the British laid a vast network of canals the Multan region and throughout much of central and southern Punjab provce.[66] Thousands of "Canal Towns" and villages were built accordg to standardized plans throughout the newly irrigated swathes. The Qarmatian Ismailis opposed Hdu pilgrims worshippg the sun,[32] and destroyed the Sun Temple and smashed its revered Aditya idol the late 10th century.[31] The Qarmatians built an Ismaili congregational mosque atop to the rus to replace the city's Sunni congregational mosque that had been established by the city's early rulers.[23] From Multan lks to Khanewal Lodhran and Muzafargarh are offered by rail.[84] Multan Cantonment railway station is the ma railway station of Multan By December 1848 the British had captured portions of Multan city's outskirts and destroyed the Multan Fort while bombardg the city.[65] January 1849 the British had amassed a force of 12,000 to conquer Multan.[61] On 22 January 1849 the British had breached the walls of the Multan Fort leadg to the surrender of Mulraj and his forces to the British.[61] The British conquest of the Sikh Empire was completed February 1849 after the British victory at the Battle of Gujrat J&k Assembly passes resolution to implement GST the stateJammu and Kashmir Assembly adopted a resolution to implement the goods and services tax (GST) brgg the state’s direct taxation to the new unified tax regime that the rest of the country adopted on 1 July at a landmark ceremony Parliament The resolution moved by state Fance Mister Haseeb Drabu was adopted through a presidential order callg on the Centre to safeguard the special status and exclusive taxation powers of the state With this Jammu and Kashmir has become the last state to pass the GST bill the ENCES The Centre has appoted Mukesh Kumar Ja as Managg Director and Chief Executive Officer of Oriental Bank of Commerce a public sector bank His appotment is for a period of three years Prior to this appotment Ja was an Executive Director at Punjab & Sd Bank At OBC Ja comes the place of Animesh Chauhan who has Subramanian appoted as Chief Digital Officer of. The U.S Navy recently tested the world’s first-ever active laser weapons system which is now deployed and ready for war The system has special materials that release photons and at the speed of light it silently hits an object burng it to a temperature of thousands of degrees Each strike travels 50,000 times the speed of an comg tercontental ballistic missile (ICBM) the test the system was able to destroy a drone flight and movg targets the Persian Gulf With its addition USS Ponce becomes the first ship the world to be deployed with such an advanced weapons ists discover galaxy 1000 times brighter than. Awards & HONOURSJapanese Sri Lankan among 2017 wners of Magsaysay awardsYoshiaki Ishizawa a Japanese historian who helped Cambodians preserve the Angkor temples and Gethsie Shanmugam a Sri Lankan teacher who counseled war widows and orphans to overcome their nightmares are among the six wners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards The other recipients named are Abdon Nababan an donesian a Sgaporean busessman Tony Tay a Philippe theater group and Lilia de Lima a Filipo The awards named after a Philippe president who died a 1957 plane crash are to be presented Manila on August 31. Iifa Awards 2017: Shahid-Alia w Best Actor and Actress Neerja ws. The President gave his assent to the bill passed by Karnataka Assembly to legalise traditional buffalo race ‘Kambala’ pursuance of the proviso to clause (1) of article 213 of the Constitution of dia the President of dia hereby approves the promulgation of ‘The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Ordance 2017′ by the Governor of Karnataka Bowg to public pressure a bill to legalise traditional buffalo race ‘Kambala’ and bullock cart races Karnataka was passed by the state Assembly February with all parties backg the move The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 was amended its application to Karnataka by the bill which was tabled after the clamour for Kambala grew spurred by the success of pro-jallikattu (tamg of bull) stir Tamil Nadu Kambala held from November to March volves a pair of buffaloes tied to the plough and anchored by one person. Sean Spicer the White House Press Secretary resigned from his position followg the appotment of Wall Street fancier Anthony Scaramucci as Communications director by President Donald Trump After the appotment of Scaramucci Spicer was asked to stay on as the Press Secretary and was asked to report to Scaramucci However Spicer rejected the offer and resigned Followg his resignation Spicre’s top deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders was appoted as Press Secretary Sacramucci is a Fox News contributor and is known for his on-air defence of President Trump.C) DEATHSFormer Karnataka CM Dharam Sgh passes away The Supreme court of dia asked the Union Government and the states not to protect any kd of vigilantism It alsom sought their response on violent cidents of cow vigilantism A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Dipak Misra comprisg Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice M M Shantanagoudar was formed by the Centre that law and order is a state subject but it does not support any kd of vigilantism the country The bench also sought the assistance of the Centre and states for removg violent content related to cow vigilantism uploaded on social media The centre’s response was on a petition filed by social activist Tehseen Poonawala who his plea seeks a direction to states and centre to take action agast so-called Gau Rakhasks who profess to protect y releases National Trade Facilitation Action Plan The dian contgent fished an impressive seventh the recently-concluded 6th Youth Commonwealth Games at the Bahamas with a total tally of 11 medals cludg for four gold one silver and six bronze medals England topped the medal list with atotal of 51 medals cludg 23 gold 16 silver and 12 bronze followed by Australia at the second position with atally of 39 medals that cludes 14 gold 14 silver and 11 bronze The other countries to fish ahead of dia clude New Zealand Scotland Soth Africa and Siwach strikes gold at Commonwealth. Unicef appoted dian- orig Canadian YouTube star Lilly Sgh as its newest Global Goodwill Ambassador at a special event New Delhi Lilly was the capital to support UNICEF’s Youth4Change itiative a programme for youth that brgs them together to support their peers and communities takg action on issues such as health hygiene child labour and gender equality As the UNICEF ambassador Lilly who has 11.9 around million subscribers on the video sharg website will use her channel to showcase the organisation’s work and urge millions of her followers to work for children’s Kumar Ja appoted MD & CEO of Oriental Bank Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has been appoted as dias Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) the Fance Mistry announced recently Garg has been appoted place of former DEA Secretary Shaktikanta Das The appotment came to effect from July CEO Sundar Pichai jos Alphabet Board of Directors The UK government has appoted 72-year-old Brenda Marjorie Hale as the first female president of the Supreme Court the head of the highest court the country Hale will take charge as the head of Brita’s top judgg panel September followg the retirement of current President Lord Neuberger She has served as Neuberger’s deputy sce 2013 Three new justices have also been appoted to the Supreme Court – Lady Justice Black Lord Justice Lloyd Jones and Lord Justice Brigg – who will take up the role when Lady Hale is sworn officially as President on 2nd Baglay appoted Jot Secretary PMO The decle rate of flation and high real terest rates have prompted State Bank of dia to cut the savgs bank deposits rate from 4 per cent to 3.5 per cent on deposits below Rs 1 crore This cut savgs bank rate will prompt many banks to follow suit The savgs bank deposits above Rs 1 crore will contue to earn 4 per cent terest The cut SB rate will enable it to mata the margal cost of funds based lendg rate at the current Bank slapped with Rs 1 crore penalty by RBI for KYC non-compliance Airports Authority of dia (AAI) has signed an MoU with Government of Uttarakhand and joed hands with Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) The MoU was signed by S Ramaswamy Chief Secretary Government of Uttarakhand and Anil Gupta General Manager (Busess Development) AAI The scope of the MoU is to identify relevant factors fluencg the development of civil aviation frastructure Uttarakhand assessg the commercial potential of various airports of the State and identifyg technical considerations for airport operations the Govt to launch all-women ‘Pk’ AC busses with CCTV cameras Union Fance Mister Arun Jaitley troduced the Bankg Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017 Lok Sabha The Bankg Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017 seeks to amend the Bankg Regulation Act 1949 and replace the Bankg Regulation (Amendment) Ordance 2017 which was promulgated May 2017 Provisions of the Bill: 1 It authorises the RBI to direct the bankg companies to resolve the problem of stressed asstes 2 It also allows the RBI to itiate solvency resolution process on specific stressed assets 3 It empowers RBI to issue other directions for resolution appot or approve authorities or committees to advise the bankg companies for stressed asset resolution 4 The recovery proceedgs will be carried out under the solvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 that provides for a time-bound process to resolve Govt launches SHe-box portal Nabard celebrates 36th Foundation DayUnion Fance Mister Arun Jaitley augurated the 36th National Bank For Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) Foundation Day and Silver Jubilee of SHG Bank Lkage Programme New Delhi Self Help Group Bank Lkage Programme (SHG BLP) is a pioneerg itiative of Fancial clusion by NABARD The pilot stage of this programme was started year bags ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award Janalakshmi Fancial Services appots TPG’s Ajay Kanwal as CEOGearg up for the launch of their small fance bank Janalakshmi Fancial Services (JFS) the largest microfance company has announced the appotment of its new CEO Ajay Kanwal Kanwal a veteran banker havg 27 years of experience both consumer and commercial bankg sector will take charge of office from August 1 V S Radhakrishnan the current CEO will take over as Vice-Chairman and R Srivasan the current Vice-Chairman havg reached the age of superannuation will retire but will contue his association with i Raj named Capta of ICC Women’s World Cup. Nitish Kumar the Chief Mister of Bihar has resigned from his office He resigned on 26 uly 2017 after citg differences with ally RJD the issue of corruption charges agast Deputy Chief Mister Tejashwi Yadav After submittg his resignation to Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi Nitish said under the circumstances prevailg Bihar it bacame difficult to run the grand alliance government He said I tried to work it out and didn’t ask for anybody’s resignation but asked Tejashwi Yadav to expla the charges of ed dian Scientist Yash Pal passes away Govt empowers Army to procure weaponry for short tense warsTne Union Government empowered the Army to directly procure critical weapons systems and military platforms to mata cmbat readess for short duration tense wars This decision will help the Army to complete the procurement process for such ammunition and equipment a faster way The Army vice-chief Sarath Chand has been given the full fancial powers to procure ammunitions The decision was made after an ternal review found that the optimum holdg state was not matae a proper way As part of the decision the Army has been allowed to procure 46 types of ammunition and spares for 10 different types of weapons systems Another proposal to allow the Army to procure 20 types of armament and 6 types of mes is also under consideration. Dia has been ranked 23rd out of 165 nations the second Global Cybersecurity dex (GCI) that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cyber security The dex has been released by the UN telecommunications agency ternational Telecommunication Union (ITU) dia has been listed the “maturg category” of the dex with a score of Around 77 countries have been placed the maturg category as they have developed complex commitments to cyber security and engage cybersecurity programmes and itiatives Sgapore has topped the dex with a score of Sgapore is followed by United States (2nd) Malaysia (3rd) Oman (4th) Estonia (5th) Mauritius (6th) Australia (7th) Georgia (8th) France (9th) Canada (10th) and Russia (11th) Cha has been placed at and Israel sign 7 Agreements Dia is ranked 116 out of 157 nations on a global dex that assesses the performance of countries towards achievg the ambitious sustaable development goals (SDGs) The SDG dex and Dashboards Report produced by the Sustaable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung shows that world leaders need to strengthen their jot efforts to realise the 17 global goals dia is ranked 116th on the dex with a score of 58.1 behd countries such as Nepal Iran Sri Lanka Bhutan and Cha Pakistan is ranked 122 Sweden leads the list followed by Denmark and Fland The United States ranks 42nd on the dex while Russia and Cha rank 62nd and 71st House of Representatives passes Bill on defence co-operation. Google has acquired Bengaluru-based artificial telligence startup Halli Labs for an undisclosed sum Halli Labs was founded 2017 by Pankaj Gupta with the goal of applyg modern artificial telligence and mache learng techniques to solve old problems Halli Labs becomes the latest AI start up to be acquired by a technology giant after a mass of similar acquisitions by firms such as Microsoft Facebook Apple among others Over 30 artificial telligence startups have been acquired the first quarter of this year Google has been the most aggressive buyer this space with 11 acquisitions sce 2012 followed by Apple Facebook and Mistry launches next gold bond tranche Australia became the 35th country to jo the ternational Solar Alliance (ISA) an itiative launched by Prime Mister Narendra Modi November 2015 Paris It is co-led by dia and France The aim of ISA is to support developg countries to boost their solar production capacity dia on its part through the dian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and Solar Energy Corporation of dia (SECI) is contributg $1 million to the ISA fund The larger aim of ISA is to mobilize over $ 1000 billion by 2030 towards promotg solar power on all fronts generation and storage The solar alliance whose head office is dia has grown stronger the past two years with more countries jog the group and signg the & Sri Lanka sign MoU to develop village. Kamal Haasan is the brand ambassador of Tamil ThalaivasActor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has been appoted as the brand ambassador of team Tamil Thalaivas the fifth season of Pro Kabbadi League Tamil Thalaivas is owned by a consortium of cricketer Sach Tendulkar and busessman N Prasad The tournament starts from 28 July Prez augurates Bicentenary Celebration of Paika Rebellion of Odisha Filg an RTI application with the Delhi government is now just a click away Delhi became the second state to launch e-RTI portal that will enable citizens to file onle Right to formation (RTI) Maharashtra is the first state to launch the onle RTI platform The portal launched recently will enable citizens to file RTI and seek formation related to 172 departments of the Delhi government cludg the office of the CM and his misters The e-RTI portal which has been designed by the National formatics Centre (NIC) cludes fillg of application payment of fees and gettg replies onle An applicant will also be able to track the status of RTI application The e-RTI application fee will have to be paid through net bankg Citizens can file the e-RTIs by loggg at .gov You can also call at 011-23392726 and 011-23392421 for any queries related to the process of filg. Reserve Bank of dia (RBI) has set up Supervisory Colleges for six Scheduled Commercial Banks which have sizeable ternational presence The six Scheduled Commercial Banks are State Bank of dia ICICI Bank Ltd Bank of dia Bank of Baroda Axis Bank Ltd and Punjab National Bank The objectives of the colleges are to enhance formation exchange and cooperation among supervisors to improve understandg of the risk profile of the bankg group and thereby facilitate more effective supervision of ternationally active goes live with Bharat Bill Payment system The 7th edition of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Artists Camp and Exhibition of Patgs has begun at Kathmandu Mister of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal Jitendra Narayan Devhas augurated the event These events provide platform to artists for exchangg ideas with fellow artists and helpg creatg special bondg among them and 40 artists from SAARC member countries except Afghanistan takg part the 4 day camp The event is organised by Mistry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation Nepal and SAARC Cultural Centre Colombo Sri tests missile-defence system after North Korea missile launch The mid-5th century CE the city was attacked by a group of Hephthalite nomads led by Toramana By the mid 600s CE Multan had been conquered by the Chach of Alor,[21] of the Hdu Rai dynasty The Delhi government constituted the state Names Authority a seperate body mandated to name government roads and stitutions under the state purview The State Names Authority (SNA) will be headed by deputy CM Manish Sisodia While Urban Development Mister Satyendar Ja will be the Vice-Chairman of the Authority Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has gave his approval for the formation of the authority The authority will have a total of 34 members cludg the Union home secretary the Union HRD secretary the DDA vice-chairman the Delhi PWD secretary and the Delhi Prcipal secretary (Home) Aam Aadmi Party lawmakers Rajesh Gupta Nit Tyagi Vishesh Ravi Sanjeev Jha Rakhi Birla Bhavna Gaur and Adarsh Shastri will also be the members of the Home Mister chairs first meetg. Yatra Onle c dia’s second-largest onle travel operator has acquired corporate travel service provider Air Travel Bureau (ATB) ATB is dia’s ‘largest corporate travel services provider’ with gross bookgs of Rs 1,500 crore and a client base of 400 companies the country Yatra has agreed to acquire all of the outstandg shares of ATB and assume its debt The debt amount has not been disclosed ATB specialises corporate travel management MICE operations and leisure tourism Its web site says it has been this busess for 54 years with a pan-dia presence through a team of over 700 travel starts merchant bankg operations. Achal Kumar Joti has been appoted as the next Chief Election Commissioner the Law Mistry formed Mr Zaidi will demit office on July 5 Mr Joti a 1975-batch IAS officer joed the three-member Commission as an Election Commissioner on May 8 2015 will be office till Janu He was retired as the Gujarat Chief Secretary January 2013 A CEC or an EC can have a tenure of six years or hold office till the age of 65 years whichever is earlier Mr Joti who will be the 21st CEC has also served as the Gujarat Vigilance Commissioner and worked various capacities the State cludg as the chairman of the Kandla Port Trust between 1999 and 2004 and the managg director of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL).New chiefs of Union Bank of dia & Syndicate Bank take charge Lord Mervyn Davies was apponted as the Chair of the UK dia Busess Council (UKIBC) with effect from 1 September 2017 He will succeed Patricia Hewitt who is steppg down after 8 years Davies will serve a three- year term UK dia Busess Council is the leadg market entry advisory and advocacy consultancy fcused on the United Kgdom and dia trade opportunity It supports the UK Government its volume services as well as providg a busess voice Government to Government Arun appoted Team dia bowlg coach until 2019. Google CEO Sundar Pichai who has led the company for the past two years is jog the board of directors of Alphabet Google’s parent company The move represents a vote of confidence Pichai who has led Google through a period of sustaed growth Alphabet shares have risen by more than 50% sce Pichai followg a lightg fast ascent through Google’s managerial ranks became CEO of Google August of 2015 Google accounts for the vast majority of Alphabet’s revenue and virtually all of its profits Alphabet is the second most valuable U.S company behd Apple Pichai is best known for doublg down on Google’s commitment to artificial telligence which has led to a long list of improvements for Google’s consumer and enterprise services Pichai becomes the fifth sider to jo the Alphabet board which now has 13 members. Maharashtra has become the first state the country to provide women an jectable contraceptive for free The state’s public health department launched a program called Antara to offer women an jection of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) a birth-control hormone Accordg to state health officials the jection a safe means of birth control is effective for three months The jection will be given tramuscularly to women the age bracket of 18-45 years Currently the jections are available for free at public health facilities Mumbai Pune Raigad Nandurbar Ahmednagar Aurangabad Kolhapur Sangli Ratnagiri and han fixes m education qualification for cooperative. Multan's old neighbourhood homes exemplify Muslim concerns regardg privacy and defense agast the city's harsh climate.[65] The urban morphology is characterized by small and private cul-de-sacs branchg off of bazaars and larger arteries.[65] Multan's urban typology is similar to other ancient cities South Asia such as Peshawar Lahore and Delhi - all of which were founded near a major river and cluded an old walled city as well as a royal citadel.[65] Unlike those cities Multan has lost its royal citadel as it was largely destroyed by the British 1848 which negatively impacted the urban fabric of. Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Bajaj Allianz General surance have signed an agreement for the distribution of surance products through the branches Under this agreement Bajaj Allianz General surance will offer personal les of surance products such as health personal accident home motor and travel along with commercial le of surance products such as property mare and engeerg surance etc to the bank’s ks pact with Egyptian ExchangeLeadg bourse BSE joed hands with Egyptian Exchange (EGX) for cooperation exchange of formation across busess areas Through this MoU a range of opportunities has been explored for the development of their busesses products and markets to share knowledge and strengthen ternational connectivity. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has died Observatory sources Syria’s eastern town of Deir al-Zor had been told by IS sources that Baghdadi had died but they did not specify when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s origal name is Ibrahim Awad al-Samarrai born Tobchi a poor area near Samarra north of the capital Baghdad Baghdadi is the leader of the Sunni Salafi-Jihadist militant a jihadist organisation known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).D) VISITORSNavy chief begs visit to Mozambique Tanzania Do-Thai jot military exercise Maitree 2017 begs HPA 14-day jot military g exercise between dia and Thailand started Himachal Pradesh The jot exercise of the dian Army with the Royal Thailand Army commenced at Bakloh Chamba district The aim of this exercise is to build and promote closer relations while exchangg skills and experiences between the two armies ‘Exercise Maitree 2017′ is a contuation of a series of jot exercises between the dian Army and the Royal Thailand Army The previous edition of the exercise was held at Krabi Thailand 2016 The Maitree series of bilateral exercises has been one of the major defence cooperation itiatives between dia and dian-Americans to be honoured with Great Immigrants award Karnataka Bank association with its PNB MetLife has launched Met Loan and Life Suraksha (MLLS) a sgle premium plan coverg the loan liability of a customer the year of celebratg 15 years of its partnership with M/s PNB MetLife the bank also troduced ‘KBL MLLS’ app exclusively for KBL employees to stantly calculate surance cover and premium based on loan liability of their projects 7.4% growth. Dia’s TERI ranked second among world’s climate thk tanksNew Delhi-based The Energy Resources stitute (TERI) was ranked second among world’s best climate thk tank by the ternational Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG) TERI was ranked number two under the category ‘2016 Top Climate Thk Tanks the Rest of the World-Absolute Global Rankgs’ durg ICCG’s 23rd annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) Athens Greece ICCG is an ternationally-renowned body whose activities focus on the design of climate policy and related governance issues It rankgs helps to highlight the scale and magnitude of work done by the thk tanks workg the field of climate change. Ternationalrussia asks 755 US diplomats to leave country followg American sanctionsRussian President Vladmir Put has asked 755 US diplomats to leave the country The action was taken three days after the US Congress approved sanctions agast Russia Earlier the US Senate approved a bill to toughen sanctions on Russia for allegedly meddlg the 2016 US Presidential election and for its annexation of Crimea 2014 Put an terview to a Russian TV channel said more than 1000 people are workg at the US embassy and consulates Russia He said 755 of them should stop their activities and Arab States ready for dialogue.

Statesmukhtar Abbas Naqvi launches Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 Mumbai The spectacular Dal Lake here hosted first ever ‘Cultrue of Cruise’ a weeekly cultural programme organised by the Jammu and Kashmir government aimed to brg artists from various fields on one stage The novative programme series brgs writers performance artistes musicians poets and academics together and offers a program of performances workshops talks forums and debates The augural programme of the series saw artistes such as Mohammed Yaseen Gundpuri Mohammed Subhan Shah and Bashir Kotur perform before a select gatherg of audience comprisg sgers artists writers and aka Govt appots panel to design its own. Nader Shah conquered the region as part of his vasion of the Mughal Empire 1739 Despite vasion Multan remaed northwest dia's premier commercial centre throughout most of the 18th century.[49] Sports & GAMESCaeleb becomes first ever to w three gold medals one nightThe 20-year-old Caeleb Dressel established himself as America’s newest star of the pool recently becomg the first swimmer to w three gold medals on a sgle night at either the worlds or the Olympics Caeleb Dressel accomplished this feat at 2017 FA World Aqatics Championships Budapest Hungary Not even Phelps managed such an audacious feat Dressel raced three times over the course of about two hours – and won every time Dressel’s sprt heroics were compiled just over 90 mutes terspersed by Sarah Sjostrom’s world record the women’s 50 metres freestyle on another stunng night’s racg at the. Researchers usg NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope found a new dsk-shaped galaxy surrounded by clusters of newborn stars They compared the sightg as if the universe launched fireworks Apparently the cosmic event took 11 billion years before reachg the Hubble’s lenses which is just 2.7 billion year after the Big Bang The data comes from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey which features the sightgs made durg the Hubble Telescope’s four-year mission The sum of all image data from the survey adds up to one-fourth of the observable ’s first pregnant man gives birth. Amartya Sen releases ‘Future of dian Universities: Comparative and ternational Perspectives’Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen released a book titled “Future of dian Universities: Comparative and ternational Perspectives” at Rashtrapati Bhavan President Pranab Mukherjee who received the first copy of the book The book is the academic and research work of scholars educationists and practitioners from dia and abroad It aims to provide ternational and comparative perspectives on higher education and highlights issues beg faced by idan Universities The book ‘Future of dian Universities: Comparative and ternational Perspectives’ has been complied by Professor (Dr.) C Raj Kumar Vice Chancellor of JGU University and is published by Oxford University Press. Veteran BJP leader L.K Advani received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a parliamentarian the Lok Sabha JD-U leader Sharad Yadav also received the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Rajya Sabha representative from Vice President Hamid Ansari at a function organized by the Lokmat Media Group to honor distguished Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members The awardess were selected by a jury headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil The criteria for choosg the awardees cluded whether the parliamentarians followed the rules of procedures of the house The jury also considered if these parliamentarians spoke only about their constituencies their states or the nation as a whole They also considered if parliamentarians took to account the situation developg across the world terms of economic situation ternational relations cultural relations war and peace and science & technology. Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Submit Comment Prahladpuri Temple Multan is located It is located on top of a raised platform side the Fort of Multan adjacent to tomb of Hazrat Baha’ul Haq Zakariya A mosque has subsequently built adjacent to temple.[95] The orig of Multan's name is unclear It has been suggested that Multan derives its name from the Sanskrit word for the pre-Islamic Hdu Multan Sun Temple called Mulasthana (मूलस्थान).[8][9][9] Hukm Chand the 19th century suggested that the city was named after an ancient Hdu tribe that was. Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion with a straight-sets victory over jury-hit Mar Cilic who dramatically broke down tears midway through the fal Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beatg Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon’s oldest men’s wner of the modern era succeedg Arthur Ashe who was almost 32 when he won 1976 This was his 11th Wimbledon fal and 29th title at the majors With this victory Federer also became the first player sce Bjorn Borg 1976 to w Wimbledon without droppg a set the entire Hamilton ws record fifth British. The Union Home Mister Shri Rajnath Sgh chaired the first meetg of the newly constituted Islands Development Agency (IDA) The Union Home Mister presented the vision for developg dia’s maritime economy while preservg the natural eco-system and addressg the security concerns He emphasized upon the need for sustaable development of Islands with people’s participation After detailed consultations with key stakeholders 10 islands namely Smith Ross Aves Long and Little Andaman Andaman & Nicobar and Micoy Bangaram Suheli Cherium and Tnakara Lakshadweep have been identified for holistic development the first phase With this meetg the efforts for holistic development of Islands of dia received a major to Education is Right to Quality Education. The United States (US) has tested the Termal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system Alaska by launchg a ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean The missile-defence system test came after North Korea conducted an tercontental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) test A medium-range target ballistic missile (MRBM) was launched by US Air Force C-17 over the Pacific Ocean and the THAAD weapon system detected tracked and tercepted the target This was the 15th successful tercept out of the 15 tests carried out for the THAAD weapon system The THAAD terceptors are meant to help guard the US agast a missile attack from a country such as North produces natural gas from flammable ice Union Agriculture Mister Radha Mohan Sgh launched National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) quality logo for milk and milk products to signify safe and quality milk and milk products from dairy cooperatives This move will reforce the consumer’s recgnition that the quality mark is synonymous with good quality NDDB’s quality mark will provide dairy cooperatives and producer stitutions the much-needed brand identity and a competitive Govt launches quality mark logo for milk and milk products By the mid-800s the Banu Munabbih (also known as the Banu Sama) who claimed descent from the Prophet Muhammad's Quraysh tribe came to rule Multan and established the Amirate of Banu Munabbih which ruled for the next century.[24] Union Fance Mister Arun Jaitley formally launched the Pradhan mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) PMVVY is a pension scheme announced by the Union Government exclusively for the senior citizens aged 60 years and above The scheme is available from 4 May 2017 to 3 May 2018 The scheme can be purchased offle as well as onle through Life surance Corporation of dia which has been given the sole privilege to operate this scheme The scheme provides an assured return of 8 per cent per annum and is payable monthly for 10 years The pension is payablle at the end of each period durg th policy term of 10 years as per the frequency of monthly/ quarterly/ half-early/ yearly as chosen by the pensioner This scheme is exempted form Service Tax or launches mAadhaar app with biometric check Bollywood actor der Kumar passed away recently He was 44 der Kumar suffered a heart attack at his residence Andheri’s Four Bungalows He has worked more than 20 films He also shared the screen space with Salman Khan Wanted and Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge among others He was currently shootg for his next film Phati Paid Hai Yaar The cremation will be held today eveng at Yaari Road Shamshaan Sharif resigns as Pakistan PM Panama Papers case Accordg to study conducted by researchers from University of Castor bean plants can prove useful fightg soil pollution It was found that these plants can absorb toxic heavy metals from soil from these polluted areas due to dustrial pollution The roots leaves and stem of these plants from the polluted areas conta heavy metals such as lead It was also observed that these plants accelerate the remediation of polluted soils due to presence of some chemicals them known as chelators which enhances the capability of the plant to accumulate heavy metals Castor seed plants are generally known to be one of the sturdiest plants that can grow areas where the soil is highly polluted cludg areas where mg is carried out Traditionally Castor oil (also known as ‘Arandi ka tel’ Hdi) has been an age old home remedy for a variety of ailments dia. Shiva Thapa Manoj Kumar strike gold at Czech Boxg tourneydian boxers packed quite a heavy punch at the 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem clchg five gold two silver and one bronze medal at the event the Czech Republic World Championships bronze-medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg) former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (69kg) Amit Phangal (52kg) Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) claimed gold medals after wng their respective summit clashes Kavder Bisht (52kg) and Manish Panwar (81kg) on the other hand settled for silver clch Division B crown front of sellout. Public sector dian Overseas Bank has offered Bharat Bill Payment System troduced by the National Payments Corporation of dia for its customers BBPS is an tegrated bill payment system that offers ter-operable onle bill payments to customers The services clude onle payments of electricity telecommunication DTH water and gas bills the Chennai headquartered bank said a statement dian Overseas Bank is one of the three public sector banks (apart from Bank of Baroda and Union Bank of dia) to get the approval from RBI for providg the ties up with Bajaj Allianz General for distribution National Payments Corporation of dia (NPCI) the umbrella organization for all retail payment systems has received a fal nod from the Reserve Bank of dia to function as the Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit (BBPCU) and operate the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) The fal clearance from RBI comes almost a year after NPCI launched the BBPS pilot project to make payment of utility bills easier The pilot started on 31 August 2016 with eight BBPS operatg units that had received -prciple approval from Scheduled Commercial Banks got Supervisory Colleges The United Forum of Bank Unions has decided to observe July 19 the 48th anniversary of nationalisation of major banks as ‘Save public sector banks’ day All members will wear a commemorative badge on the day display posters front of all branches distribute leaflets and hold rallies/ demonstrations at all centres across the country. 1772 Ahmed Shah Durrani's son Timur Shah lost Multan to Sikh forces.[36] However Multan's association with Sikhism predates this as the founder of the Sikh religion Guru Nanak is said to have visited the city durg one of his journeys.[54] Admistrators who are government servants have the powers of Nazims (Mayor) Multan district is spread over an area of 3,721 square kilometres comprisg four tehsils: Multan City Multan Saddar Shujabad and Jalalpur Pirwala 2005 Multan was reorganised as a City District composed of six autonomous towns: Small dustries Development Bank of dia (SIDBI) has started full-fledged merchant bankg operations to benefit the expandg number of growth-oriented micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) especially those with a strong technology and novation quotient The itiative is aimed at enhancg the access of MSMEs to the capital markets cludg the SME Tradg Platform and stitutional Tradg signs MoU with DGS&D for services to govt’s e-marketplace Japan’s Okoshima island an ancient religious site where women are banned has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN’s cultural body Unesco Okoshima is home to the Okitsu shre built the 17th century to pray for the safety of sailors Before settg foot on the island men must take off their clothes and undergo a cleansg ritual When they leave they are not allowed to take away any souvenirs or disclose details of their visit Okoshima which is a part of the city of Munakata Fukuoka Japan is located south-west Japan between the ma island of kyushu and the Korean Pensula Referred as the men only island the island is permanently manned by a Shto priest who prays to the island’s goddess a tradition that has been kept up for to organise global food fair Nov to boost food sector The Punjab government has recently announced the launch of its flagship ‘Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar’ scheme by flaggg off over 100 uber MOTO bikes Under the scheme the state government will be providg commercial two wheelers and four wheelers to unemployed youth at subsidized rates Though Uber will be able to operate easily with Punjab but it may not have a smooth ride with the Chandigarh Central Region Sce Haryana is chargg a high entry tax on commercial passenger vehicles enterg from Chandigarh and Punjab Uber and Ola- both have taken up the matter with Monahar Lal led BJP government The scheme aims to generate job opportunities for youth and providg better mobile transport Punjab Uber target is to create 10,000 entrepreneurial opportunities one year and 45,000 next. Dia tops medal tally at Asian Athleticsdia has topped the medal tally for the first time the history of Asian Athletics Championships a stunng show of domance on the fourth and fal day of competitions Bhubaneshwar dia clched five gold 1 silver and 3 bronze With that the hosts ended the championships on top with a haul of 29 medals which cluded 12 gold 5 silver and 12 bronze dia’s earlier best came way back the 1985 Jakarta edition where they had won 22 medals (10 gold 5 silver 7 bronze) dia pushed Cha to the second spot (20 Medals) Cha ended this edition with a tally of 8 gold 7 silver 5 bronze Kazakhstan fished third (8 Medals) with 4 gold 2 silver 2 bronze while Iran ended on fourth with 4 gold and 1 ws South Australian. Multan ternational Airport is located 10 km west of Multan's city centre the Multan Cantonment The airport offers flights throughout Pakistan as well as to the Persian Gulf States March 2015 a new termal buildg was formally augurated by Pakistani Prime Mister Nawaz Sharif.[89] Followg the openg of the new termal passenger traffic soared from 384,571 2014-2015. Tr Zeliang has been appoted as the Chief Mister of Nagaland by Governor PB Acharya This will be the second term for Zeliang his earlier term was from 2014 to 2017 Zeliang’s appotment came after Nagaland Chief Mister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and ne rulg Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislators failed to appear for the floor test Zeliang was asked to prove his majority on the floor of the House on or before 22 July 2017 Zeliang claims the support of 43 MLAs cludg seven Smarananandaji Maharaj elected as President of Ramakrishna Math Dia’S leadg cueist Pankaj Advani teamed up with Laxman Rawat to demolish Pakistan the fal of the Asian Team Snooker Championship Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Advani drew first blood by puttg on a sterlg performance agast Mohammad Bilal After the Pakistani scored the first solitary pot and benefited from a foul from Advani the dian bounced back to piece together a brilliant break of 83 to seal the first tie of the best-of-five fal To complete a whitewash the dian pair mataed their superlative performance the doubles tie Advani remaed the only player not to lose a sgle dividual match the team event This title brgs up Advani’s second Asian title this season and 8th overall while it was a first major first ternational title for y Defeats Chile to W Maiden Confederations. Hamburg is hostg the twelfth G20 Summit on 7th and 8th of July 2017 The G20 or group of 20 is an ternational meetg between heads of states fance misters and central bank governors from the world’s leadg economies German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hostg this year’s G20 Summit Hamburg The theme of the German presidency of the G20 is ‘Shapg an terconnected world’ Leaders of the G20 countries agreed to swift action and targeted exchange of formation on terrorism and its fancg a statement released at the end of the first day of the 12th G20 Summit the member countries decided to take concrete steps to stop fundg of the terror activities The leaders also decided that the private sector will also be volved the global efforts to counter terror Meetg of BRICS Education Misters held. Donesia has banned Islamic organization Hizb-ut Tahrir donesia under a contraversial presidential decree The step has been taken to safeguard the existence of the Island nation’s pluralist state ideology Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution The legal status of Hizb ut-Tahrir which compaigns for the country to adopt Islamic law and become a caliphate was revoked to protect donesia’s unity On the other hand the Islamic organization condemned the ban and said it “will not rema silent” vowg to challenge the decision troduces recruitg app ‘Hire’ for busess Policy    Contact Us Copyright © 2010-2018 All Rights Reserved. The predomantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement.[67] After the dependence of Pakistan 1947 the mority Hdus and Sikhs migrated to dia en masse while some Muslim refugees from the newly dependent Republic of dia settled. Axis Bank announced the acquisition of Snapdeal-owned mobile payments provider Freecharge an all-cash deal worth Rs 385 crore The deal is subject to regulatory approval from the Reserve Bank of dia (RBI) and the dicative time-frame to complete the acquisition is two months the private sector lender said an exchange filg With this buyout Axis Bank will get over 50 million customers of Freecharge along with its niche and patented technology and human resources Founded 2010 by Mumbai based entrepreneur Kunal Shah FreeCharge started as a recharge deal coupons platform before turng to a full-scale mobile wallet Amazon had fact placed a higher bid for FreeCharge however the Snapdeal-owned payments platform opted for the Axis Bank acquires Air Travel Bureau Accordg to Asian Development Bank supplement report dia is expected to achieve the projected growth rate of 7.4 per cent 2017 and further up to 7.6 per cent next year on strong consumption demand with South Asia leadg the growth chart Asia and the Pacific Accordg to the report South Asia will be the fastest growg of all sub-regions Asia and the Pacific with growth on track to meet origal projections of 7 per cent 2017 and 7.2 per cent to cut NEFT RTGS charges by. The Madras High Court ruled that Vande Mataram should be sung all schools and colleges across Tamil Nadu atleast once a week and government and private offices atleast once a month while issug order Justice MV Muralidharan stated that to stil a sense of patroitism each and every citizen of Tamil Nadu the National song ‘Vande Mataram’ shall be played and sung all educational stitutions atleast once a week preferably on Monday and Sabha passes Maritime Admiralty. The World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) is observed golbally on 15 July every year to raise awareness about the importance of vestg youth skills development This year the United Nations along with anised campaigns #SkillsForAll and #WYSD to raise awareness about the importance of youth developg skills #SkillsForAll campaign was aimed at creatg awareness that everyone should have the oppurtunity to discover and develop their talents Through skills dividuals communities and countries can create a more prosperous future The theme of this year is “Skills for the Future of Work” The World Youth Skills Day was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 11 November 2014 The Assembly designated 15 July as the World Youth Skills Day order to raise awareness about the importance of vestg youth skills development. Mumbai launches ‘OnGo’ dia’s first mobile ticketg systemMumbai announced the launch of dia’s first Mobile Ticketg System ‘OnGo’ which will help commuters pass the AFC gates usg their mobile phones The system is the fal advanced stage of testg and will be implemented by mid-August Through the Mumbai App commuters will be able to buy their token or pass and generate a QR Code which will be used to ga access through the automated collection (AFC) gates Commuters will be able to generate a QR Code through ‘OnGo’ service for current or future journeys upto a week advance by clickg the mobile app where they would pay for their Modi augurates Kalam’s memorial Rameswaram Cabet Approvals on 19th July 2017The Union Cabet chaired by the Prime Mister Shri Narendra Modi has approved followg agreements and MoUs on different fields The Cabet has approved: MOC respect of tax matters between dia and BRICS countries – Brazil Russia Cha and South Africa MoU between dia and Netherlands on cooperation space technology IRDAI’s admission as a signatory to ternational Association of surance Supervisors (IAIS) Multilateral Memorandum of Understandg (MMoU) Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2017 tegrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2017 Revision of dian Community Wel Fund guideles Cadre Review of dian Defence Accounts Service IDAS. Rajkiran Rai G & Melwyn Rego has been assumed charge as Managg Director & CEO of Union Bank of dia Syndicate Bank respectively Prior to jog Union Bank of dia Rai was Executive Director of Oriental Bank of Commerce & Rego was MD & CEO of Bank of dia Rajkiran Rai started his career 1986 as an Agricultural Fance Officer Central Bank of dia Rai has been appoted by the government to head Union Bank of dia for a period of three years from the date of his takg over charge of the post or until further orders whichever is earlier accordg to a fance mistry notification Melwyn Rego started his career with IDBI Bank Ltd 1984 and rose to the position of Deputy Managg Director Rego will be at the helm of the bank till the remader of the term up to Aug accordg to a fance mistry notification. Two dian-Americans Adobe Chief Shantanu Narayen and former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy are among 38 immigrants to be honoured this year for their role helpg advance the country’s society culture and economy Narayen and Murthy will be honoured with the prestigious ‘Great Immigrants’ annual award on US’s dependence day Murthy born the UK and a Harvard and Yale alumnus was appoted by former President Barack Obama 2014 becomg the first-ever dian-American to occupy the post and also the youngest ever surgeon general of the country Narayen a native of has an undergraduate degree electronics engeerg a master’s degree computer science and an MBA from UC contributes Rs 3 Crores to UN Peacebuildg Fund Fance Mister Arun Jaitley released the National Trade Facilitation Action Plan The WTO-Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) was a major milestone for the global tradg system This Action Plan gives a time bound map not only for implementg TFA but also for dia’s itiatives for trade facilitation and ease of dog busess which goes beyond TFA Accordg to a Fance Mistry statement all actions covered under the plan have been categorised by prioritisg the activities to short mid and long Govt launches quality mark logo for milk and milk products Dia has launched a solar project with state-of-the-art technology to electrify a remote village Egypt The Solar Electrification Project is an off-grid system that is ideal fr remote locations The project has been launched at Agaween village the Western Desert Matrough Governorate close to the Libyan border The project was augurated by dia’s Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharya and Major General Alla Fathi Abou Zeid Governor of Matrough To successfully launch the Solar Electrification Project dia provided all the solar panels and sub-systems machery equipment and technical support as well as g for technicians The Egyptian Government provided the location for implementation of the ranks 116 out of 157 nations on 2017. The Supreme Court ruled that the police cannot arrest the accused without conductg a prelimary quiry under dowry harassment cases With this the court puts an end to immediate arrests dowry harassment cases under Section 498A of dian Penal Code (IPC) The rulg was made by a bench of Justices A K Goeal and UU al Centre for Seismology launches app ‘dia Quake’ Fo becomes payments bankFO Payments Bank has commenced operations as a payments bank with effect from 30th June 2017 accordg to the Reserve Bank of dia FO PayTech Ltd Mumbai was one of the 11 applicants which were issued -prciple approval for settg up a payments bank Besides FO the other applicants which have launched payment bank operations are Airtel M Commerce Services Department of Posts and Paytm Payments ’s economic growth rate at 7.3% 2017-18 – RBI report The route will itially serviced by 35 buses servg up to 95,000 passengers per day.[87] The Multan bus is planned to ultimately have total of 4 BRT les coverg kilometres,[88] which will be complemented by feeder les.[88] Neil Armstrong bag contag traces of moon dust was sold at an auction for USD 1.8 million New york The bag was sold to an anonymous buyer followg a sluggish five-mute biddg war on the telephone The collection bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first dust samaples from the Moon durg the 48th anniversary of that mission Durg the Apollo 11 mission Armstrong collected nearly 500 grams of material fer than 1 cm as well as 12 rock fragments larger than one cm ffrom five different locations at th Sea of dicates Mars soil may be toxic to. Justice Vikramajit Sen was appoted as the Chairperson of the Broadcastg Content Complats Council (BCCC) His appotment was approved by the Board of Directors of dian Broadcastg foundation (IBF) Justice Sen succeeds Justice Mukul Mudgal former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice whose three-year term as BCCC Chairperson came to an end Justice Vikramajit Sen is an alumnus of St Xavier’s School (Delhi) and St Stephen’s College (Delhi) He earned his degree Law from Faculty of Law Delhi University After a long tenure as a Judge of the Delhi High court he was appoted as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court He was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of dia 2012 an office he served till December Shastri named new. Sanjay Kothari Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board has been appoted as Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovd Senior journalist Ashok Malik has been named as Press Secretary to Kovd by the Department of Personnel and g (DoPT) Senior Gujarat-cadre forest service officer Bharat Lal will be Jot Secretary to Kovd The Appotments Committee of the Cabet headed by Prime Mister Narendra Modi has cleared these appotments for an itial period of two years Kothari a 1978-batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre retired June last year as DoPT secretary He was November 2016 appoted as the chief of the government’s head-hunter the Mervyn Davies appoted as Chair of UK dia Busess Council Dia’S Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) added another feather to its cap by successfully test-firg the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) from ITR Chandipur off the Odisha Coast The technologies and subsystems corporated the missile met all the mission requirements All the radars Electro Optical Systems Telemetry Systems and other stations have tracked the Missile and monitored all the Parameters The missile has a strike range of 25 km to 30 km Designed to be a quick reaction missile it volves an all- weather weapon system capable of trackg and firg The missile was test-fired from a truck-mounted canister launcher from launch complex-3 at the tegrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur S NEWSA) APPOTMENTS Union Agriculture Mister Radha Mohan Sgh launched National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) quality logo for milk and milk products to signify safe and quality milk and milk products from dairy cooperatives This move will reforce the consumer’s recgnition that the quality mark is synonymous with good quality NDDB’s quality mark will provide dairy cooperatives and producer stitutions the much-needed brand identity and a competitive Govt launches Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana 28 July: World Hepatitis DayWorld Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brgs the world together under a sgle theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to fluence real change The Theme for World Hepatitis Day 2017 is ‘Elimate Hepatitis’ Viral hepatitis is one of the leadg causes of death globally accountg for million deaths per year – that’s as many as HIV/AIDS tuberculosis or malaria Together hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C cause 80% of liver cancer cases the July: Nation celebrates Kargil. The world’s first floatg wdfarm has taken to the seas a sign that a technology once confed to research and development drawg boards is fally ready to unlock expanses of ocean for generatg renewable power Scotland The £200m Hywd project is unusual not just because of the pioneerg technology volved which uses a 78-metre-tall underwater ballast and three moorg les that will be attached to the seabed to keep the turbes upright It will brg power to 20,000 ’s largest supercarrier USS Gerald R Ford commissioned USA At a time when the country witnesses ragg debate over tolerance Kerala is gettg ready to host a literary festival with tolerance as the core theme Creative writers journalists theatre and film personalities will deliberate on tolerance at the fifth edition of South dia Writers Ensemble (SIWE) to be held at Chengannur a sleepy town coastal Alappuza district from July 24 Organised by People for Performg Arts and More an art-cum-cultural outfit the three-day annual literary gatherg is aimed at brgg about an enrichg teraction between writers from different languages and plant can reduce soil pollution: Study Trump appots dian-American as US Ambassador to PeruUS President Donald Trump has appoted dian-American Krishna R Urs as the new US Ambassador to Peru The appotment of Urs a career member of the Senior Foreign Service would have to be approved by the Senate He is currently Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy Madrid Urs took over after James Costos who was appoted by former President Barack Obama resigned Urs a 30-year veteran of the foreign service was earlier the Deputy Chief of Mission Spa Durg his three decades of State Department service Mr Urs has specialised economic issues and developed extensive policy experience the Andean region of South America.B) RESIGNSBollywood actor der Kumar passes away Economyscience and TechnologyPersons newsPlaces NewsAbbreviationsBooks NewsCommittees Jhulan Goswami and Subrata Bhattacharya felicitated by Mohun BaganMohun Bagan was conferred former club capta and coach Subrata Bhattacharya with prestigious Mohun Bagan Ratna award at the club’s annual day programme kolkata The city football gat also felicitated dia Women’s cricket team veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami with a special award On the other hand former club striker Balwant Sgh was awarded the Best Football Player of the Year prize Debabrata Das was honoured with the Best Cricket Player of the Year award Former Bengal batsman Shyam Sundar Mitra was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions. The origal temple of Prahladpuri is said to have been built by Prahlad son of Hiranyakashipu the kg of Multan (Kashya-papura)[96] honor of Narsg Avatar an carnation of Hdu god Vishnu who emerged from the pillar to save Prahlada.[97][98][99][100] Maharashtra has become the first state to make social boycott a crime after President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the legislation The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of three years jail and a fe of Rs1 lakh It aims to prevent atrocities carried out by extra-judicial courts and caste panchayats The Act also provides for compensation to victims The fes imposed on violators will be used to compensate them The Act also has a provision to withdraw cases with the consent of victims and permission from a court case of a withdrawal the accused will have to perform community Police to get ‘super. Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport was ranked first Customer Satisfaction among 53 non- airports the country Raipur Airport achieved score on a five pot scale dex the latest CSI (Customer Service dex) survey conducted by an dependent agency for the period of January-June 2017 followed by Udaipur Amritsar and Dehradun airports which have scored and respectively Customer Satisfaction is one of the key performance objectives of AAI which is evaluated through Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted by an dependent agency commissioned by the Airport Authority of dia (AAI) The survey covers a wide range of parameters like transportation parkg passenger facilities and cleanless etcMaharashtra passes law agast social boycott Ement space scientist and former dian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao passed away due to age related ailments He was 85 He was currently servg as the chairman of the governg council of the Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad and the chancellor of the dian stitute of science and technology Thiruvananthapuram Professor Rao who served as ISRO Chairman for 10 years durg 1984-1994 was ducted to ternational Aeronautical Federation (IAF) Hall of Fame last year durg the closg ceremony of IAF Congress 2016 Guadalajara Mexico Under the 2017 Padma Vibhushan award wng scientist dia carried out at least 20 satellites project cludg the country’s first Congress Leader & Freedom Fighter Shivajirao Patil passes away The Congress-led Sidsaramaiah government Karnataka has constituted a ne-member committee to study the possibility of designg its own ‘state flag’ The panel headed by Prcipal Secretary department of Kannada and Culture is expected to prepare a design for a seperate state flag and soon submit a report lookg to the legal sancity of the same to the state government If the move does get legal sanction then it would make Karnataka the only second state the country to officially have its own flag after Jammu & Kashmir which enjoys special status under Article 370 of the the most customer-friendly airport Country’s largest bank SBI has waived charges for fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000 through its IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) to promote small transactions State Bank of dia had been chargg Rs 5 along with the applicable service tax for IMPS fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000 IMPS is an stant terbank electronic fund transfer service through mobile phones as well as ternet bankg For IMPS the charge will be Rs 5 along GST for fund transfer the range of Rs 1,000 to Rs 1 lakh The charge will go up to Rs 15 for transactions of Rs 1-2 lakh GST at the rate of 18 per cent is applicable on all fancial acquires Bengaluru-based AI startup. Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carryg rocket called ‘Simorgh’ to space The launch took place at the Imam Khomei National Space Station Semnan some 220 kilometers (138 miles) east of Tehran The development marks a significant step forward for the Islamic Republic’s young space program It also raises alarm among the nation’s adversaries who fear that the same technology could be used to produce long-range missiles the U.S State Department has termed the launch as “provocative” The rocket is capable of carryg a satellite weighg 250 kilograms (550 pounds) a first USA scientists edit DNA of human embryos Multan's Langah Sultanate came to an end 1525 when the city was vaded by rulers of the Arghun dynasty,[24] who were either ethnic Mongols,[44] or of Turkic or Turco-Mongol extraction.[45] Nitish Kumar who resigned as Chief Mister of Bihar itg circumstances prevailg Bihar was sworn- as the Cheif Mister of the state on 27 July 2017 He took oath as Bihar Chief Mister with Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United With this the JD(U) President Nitish Kumar has sworn- as the Chief Mister of Bihar for the sixth time Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi admstered the oath of office to Nitish Kumar at the Raj Bhavan Patna addition to this BJP’s Sushil Kumar was sworn- as the Deputy Chief Mister of the h Garg appoted on ADB Board of Governors Dia-Japan agreement for Cooperation the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy has come to force recently Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Ambassador of Japan to dia Mr Kenji Hiramatsu exchanged diplomatic notes this regard The agreement was signed on 11th November 2016 Tokyo durg Prime Mister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan The agreement is a reflection of the strategic partnership between the two sides and will pave the way for enhanced cooperation energy security and clean lia jos ternational Solar Alliance led by dia & France Guideles of Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme revised The 1848 Multan Revolt and subsequent Siege of Multan began on 19 April 1848 when local Sikhs loyal to Diwan Mulraj Chopra murdered two emissaries of the British Raj Vans Agnew and Lieutenant Anderson.[61] The two British visitors were Multan to attend a ceremony for Sardar Kahan Sgh who had been selected by the British East dia Company to replace Diwan Mulraj Chopra as ruler of Multan.[62] Bolivia’s President Eva Morales has declared that his nation has achieved “total dependence” form the IMF and the World Bank President Morales declared the news on his official twitter account The socialist leader published his comments followg a meetg with his peers at a gatherg Argenta of the Mercosur a sub-regional economic admistration urges NSG members to support dia’s application The four Arab nations boycottg Qatar have announced willngness to itiate a dialogue with the country brgg the hope of some sort of resolution to the gulf crisis The foriegn misters of Saudi Arabia UAE Bahra and Egypt have expressed readess to engage a dialogue with Doha if it agrees to some of their demands cludg showg genue willgness to stop fundg terrorism The same was revealed by Bahra’s foreign mister after a two-meet with his counterparts from the other three edition of SAARC Artists Camp & Patgs Exhibition.

Bank of Baroda has entered to an agreement with Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) for extendg various bankg services to Government e-Marketplace (GeM) DGS&D has been mandated to set up GeM an itiative tended to brg greater transparency and efficiency public procurements The relationship of the bank with GeM will immensely benefit all stakeholders and ensure a support system cludg a dedicated team for seamless functiong of the aka Bank PNB MetLife launch Met Loan and Life Suraksha Us Navy commissioned world’s largest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford to the fleet The commissiong ceremony was held at Naval Station Norfolk Virgia presence of US President Donald Trump USS Gerald R Ford is the first ship this new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for the U.S Navy The ship is named after the 38th President of the United States Gerald Ford and has been built by Newport News Ship Buildg Company The massive 1,106-foot-long carrier displaces a staggerg 100,000 tons fully loaded and is powered by two new generation nuclear Mister tops most powerful Arab women: Forbes Multan is located Punjab and covers an area of 133 square kilometres (51 sq mi) The nearest major cities are Dera Ghazi Khan and Bahawalpur Multan is located a bend created by five rivers of central Pakistan The Sutlej River separates it from Bahawalpur and the Chenab River from Muzaffar Garh The area around the city is a flat alluvial pla that is used for citrus and. Union Govt launches new tax payer service module Aaykar SetuThe Union Fance Mistry has launched Aaykar Setu a new tax payer service module The new e-itiative literally means taxpayer’s bridge and will be available android phones It compiles various tax tools dynamic updates live chat facility and important lks to various processes with the come Tax Department (ITD) a sgle module Aaykar Setu has been launched mobile responsive android application and also desktop version to enhance mobile access as well as desktop access This e-itiative aims provide better taxpayer services and also help reducg the direct physical terface between assesses and tax assessg launches 3 digital itiatives over e-education 22Nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) held IstanbulThe 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) ternational Conference was held recently Istanbul Turkey Union Mister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan visited Istanbul to represent dia at the Conference The theme for 22nd World Petroleum Congress was ‘Bridges To Our Energy Future’ WPC was first organized year 1993 Currently it is beg held at the terval of three years “This time – Istanbul!” was the motto for the Turkish delegation as they faced the USA with Houston Kazakhstan with Astana and Denmark with Copenhagen the election to host the 22nd World Petroleum Congress 2017 a tightly run competition Istanbul won the right to host the prestigious Congress with 55% of the votes the third round agast its strongest rival Houston. After his conquest of Sdh Muhammad b Qasim 712 CE captured Multan from the local ruler Chach of Alor followg a two-month siege.[22] Followg b Qasim's conquest the city's subjects remaed mostly non-Muslim for the next few centuries.[23] Donesia to host AFC U-19 championship 2018The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competition Committee awarded donesia the hostg of the AFC Under-19 championship 2018 The AFC U-19 championship is scheduled to be held from October 18 to November 4 of 2018 The committee felt that donesia was regarded as the most favourable among the fishes 7th Youth Commonwealth Games with 11 medals The Supreme Court quashed the regularisation of lakh Shiksha Mitras as teachers Uttar Pradesh (UP) or not holdg adequate qualification as fixed under Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 A bench of Justices AK Goel and UU Lalit ruled that their jobs could not be regularised at the cost of fundamental right of children to free quality education by duly qualified teachers It ruled that Right to Education means to right to quality education The court held that appotment of Shiksha Mitras was not as per qualification prescribed for a teacher and they could not be regularized as Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017 troduced. Pakistan has successfully test-fired short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Nasr’ NASR is a high-precision weapons system with the ability for quick deployment and a range of 70 kilometers or 43.5 miles Pakistan Army has conducted a series of g launches and tests durg the current week for validation of new technical parameters of ‘NASR’ with an enhanced range of 60-70 kilometers and flight Successfully Test-Fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile As per a research conducted by scientists at the University of Edburgh the United Kgdom surface of Mars has chemical compunds called perchlorates that can wipe out livg organisms The discovery has major implications for hunt for alien life on the red planet as it means any evidence is likely to be buried deep telescope spots two dozen groups of newborn stars Multan features an arid climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) with very hot summers and mild wters The average annual precipitations 186 millimetres (7.3 ) Multan is known for havg some of the hottest weather the Pakistan The highest recorded temperature is approximately 52 °C (126 °F) and the lowest recorded temperature is approximately −1 °C (30 °F).[68][69] Microsoft launches ‘Made for dia’ Kaizala appTechnology giant Microsoft has officially launched ‘Kaizala’ a productivity app that has been designed to enhance the collaboration and communication experience for dian enterprises The ‘Made for dia’ app is designed for large group communications and work management and works even on 2G networks The product will make it possible for organizations to teract with people with the organization as well as outside like partners and vendors a seamless ists discover glow--the-dark shark Pacific Ocean Germany was crowned 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup champions after a hard-fought 1-0 fal victory over Chile Sat Petersburg the fal played the four-time World Cup wners defeated Chile by a solitary goal Lars Stdl put Germany ahead the first half agast the run of play and Germany then held on to the lead Earlier the third-place play-off match Moscow Portugal defeated Mexico 2-1 The match was held at the Krestovsky Stadium Sat Petersburg YCanara Bank launches its first digital branch ‘CANDI’ World football’s governg body FIFA lifted the ban on the Sudan Football Association (SFA) imposed on it for the failure to abide by agreements mentioned articles 14 and 19 of the FIFA statute The SFA and its member officials are now eligible to benefit from the FIFA development program course or g It does mean that Sudan will be able to contue their campaign the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers They have already been knocked out of the 2018 World Cup Federer ws historic 8th Wimbledon Title Union Mister of Science & technology Harshavardhan has launched Sagar Vani application on the occasion of Foundation Day of Mistry of Earth Sciences The portal was launched with an aim to alert the coastal communities This tegrated formation Dissemation System (IDS) was developed by ESSO-dian National Centre for Ocean formation Services (COIS) It is aimed at dissematg the advisories effectively and timely directly from the lab to the end Aayog clears six proposals for high-tech public transport Dia and Bangladesh have signed a pact to connect both the countries by waterways The waterways will facilitate movement of passengers and goods between dia’s northeast and West Bengal with Bangladesh Union Mister of State for Road Transport Highways and Shippg Mansukh Mandaviya said Agartala that frastructure for the services would be set up along the major rivers Bangladesh West Bengal and Brahmaputra Assam He said the services are expected to start by the end of this ranks 132 commitment to narrow come equality Olympic silver medallist P V Sdhu has been appoted a Group-I officer Andhra Pradesh Chief mister N Chandrababu Naidu handed over the government order to the Rio Olympics silver wng shuttler Chandrababu Naidu had promised a Group-I post to Sdhu when she won the silver medal Olympics Accordgly she was appoted the deputy collector The 21-year-old shuttler has been workg with Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) sce 2013 and is currently an assistant manager (sports) at its office Although Sdhu had missed out on gold Rio de Janeiro she scripted history by becomg the first dian woman athlete ever to w silver at the Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM Sushil Modi as his Deputy A distct Multani style of architecture began takg root the 14th century with the establishment of funerary monuments,[65] and is characterized by large brick walls reforced by wooden anchors with ward slopg roofs.[65] Funerary architecture is also reflected the city's residential quarters which borrow architectural and decorative elements from Multan's mausolea.[65] Kerala Govt proposes Stray Dog ZoosThe Kerala government is planng “stray dog zoos” to keep them off the streets the State The State government formed a Supreme Court Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra that it had asked all district panchayats to keep aside two to three acres and notify them as ‘stray dog zoos’ The State government represented by senior advocate V Giri was respondg to a question from the Supreme Court on the construction of shelter homes for the stray dog population which has creased aggressively over the years and become a dangerous presence on the streets especially after dark However the Animal Wel Board of dia (AWBI) and activists refused to be convced by the solution Kerala has arrived at concerng. The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum opened Beijg Cha to discuss the development of the youth the countries of the groupg The theme of three-day forum is ‘Enhance BRICS Partnership Promote Youth Development’ It gathered 50 youth representatives workg as civil servants scholars entrepreneurs artists and journalists from the BRICS countries The five BRICS countries – Brazil Russia dia Cha and South Africa – first came up with the idea of establishg a dialogue mechanism for BRICS youth 2014 durg a meetg between BRICS leaders South ’s first floatg wd farm emerges off coast of Scotland Senior diplomat and External Affairs Mistry spokesperson Gopal Baglay was appoted as Jot Secretary the Prime Mister’s Office Baglay a 1992 batch dian Foreign Service Officer The Appotments Committee of the Cabet has approved Baglay’s appotment to the post for three years He has been appoted place of Vay Mohan Kwatra who has been already named as dia’s Ambassador to Kothari appoted Secy to new Prez Ram. Important DAYS & DATESUN World Day agast Traffickg Persons 2017 observed Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba had begun an eight-day-long two-nation tour of Mozambique and Tanzania with an aim of explorg new avenues of bilateral defence cooperation Admiral Lanba who also heads the powerful Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) will visit first Mozambique Later on his tour Admiral Lanba will beg his five-day-long visit to Tanzania on July 26 He is scheduled to meet President of Tanzania John Magufuli Defence Mister Husse Mwyi and other higher delegations dian Armed Forces cooperate with the armed forces of Mozambique and Tanzanian on many fronts which clude g and hydrography besides participatg each other’s defence events dia and Mozambique have a Jot Defence Workg Group (JDWG) for defence and security cooperation.E) MISCELLANEOUS Former skipper Ravi Shastri has been named as the new coach of the dian cricket team The appotment was confirmed by Board of Control for Cricket dia (BCCI) Shastri will take charge from dia’s upcomg three-Test series agast Sri Lanka startg July 26 Shastri was chosen by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that cluded former captas Sourav Ganguly Sach Tendulkar and veteran battg star VVS Laxman Shastri who has represented dia 80 Tests and 150 One-Day ternationals between 1981 and 1992 he had itially not applied for the post but when the BCCI extended the deadle for acceptance of applications till July 9 the former skipper jumped to the fray and suddenly became the hot telligence agency gets new chief John Joseph The government of dia will organize a global food fair November 2017 to provide a platform to dian farmers and manufacturers to showcase their products and explore partnerships with foreign companies The three-day ternational level fair ‘World Food dia 2017′ is beg organized on November 3-5 by the Food Processg Mistry where dustry body CII will be an event partner The World Food dia is a step aimed at creatg dia a ‘Global Food Factory’ and ‘Global Food Retail Market’ The food processg sector received USD billion FDI equity flows from 2010-11 to 2015-16 2016-17 (April-December) the food processg sector the country has received USD million worth of ’s Archaeological Site added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List Dia and Pakistan will hold talks on two hydrpower projects namely Kishenganga and Ratle under the 1960 dus Waters Treaty (IWT) at the World Bank headquarters Washgton Union Water Resources Secretary Amarjit Sgh is leadg the dian delegation durg the talks The delegation will clude officials from mistries of external affairs and water resources World Bank Vice President for South Asia resion Annette Dixon – a letter to the dian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna – has welcomed the participation of both the countries the dialogue The meet at Washgton is beg held as part of efforts by the World Bank to resolve the issues raised by Pakistan over dia’s hydroelectricity declared as world’s. Cha’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has died at the age of 61 while still custody followg a battle with cancer after officials ignored ternational pleas to let him spend his fal days free and abroad Liu was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights Cha The Chese tellectual and activist is the first Nobel Peace Prize wner to die custody sce German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky the 1935 recipient who died under surveillance after years confed to Nazi concentration Observatory says ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Smriti Irani gets I&B mistry Narendra Sgh Tomar Urban DevelopmentPrime Mister Narendra Modi gave the formation and Broadcastg portfolio to Smriti Irani a day after M Venkaiah Naidu who was handlg the Mistry was picked to be the NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate The Urban Development Mistry which was also beg handled by Naidu has been given to Narendra Sgh Tomar Naidu had resigned from his misterial Modi to augurate APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial Ramnath Kovd took oath as the 14th President of dia He was admistered the oath of office by Chief Justice of dia Justice JS Khehar at a special function the Parliament After swearg- ceremony of kovd he was given 21-gun salute With this Kovd has become the second Dalit President of dia after KR Narayanan The ceremony was attended by outgog President Pranab Mukherjee Vice President Hamid Ansari Prime Mister Narendra Modi and senior members of the Cabet Kovd was elected as the President on 20 July 2017 after he defeated the Opposition parties nomee Meira Kumar by a huge Hale to be First Woman President of. The Reserve Bank of dia stated the ongog accelerated reform itiatives like Goods and Service Tax and contug political stability will push the economic growth scale to 7.3 per cent terms of Gross Value Added – GVA the current fiscal year (2017-18) The Fancial Stability Report 2017 released gog forward reforms FDI and real estate sector implementation of GST and revival external demand are likely to contribute to a better growth outlook Accordg to the RBI report GVA growth is expected to be higher at 7.3 per cent 2017-18 On flation it pats a rosy picture and projects CPI flation to be the range of 2-3.5% the first half of the year and 3.5-4.5% the second E & TECHNOLOGY The country is celebratg the 18th Anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ today On the occasion Defence Mister Arun Jaitley and three Chiefs of Services will lay floral tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti dia Gate Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July commemorates dia’s emphatic victory agast Pakistan and honors the war heroes On this day 1999 the dian Army successfully took control of posts at a treacherous high altitude and glaciated terra across the Himalayas the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir after fightg for 60 July: Nelson Mandela ternational Day 11 July: World Population DayWorld Population Day is beg observed globally on 11th July The objective of the day is to crease the awareness of the people towards the worldwide population issues The theme of this year is ‘Family Planng- Empowerg People Developg Nations’ This year’s celebrations cocide with the Family Planng Summit the second meetg of the Family Planng 2020 (FP2020) itiative which aims to expand access to voluntary family planng to 120 million additional women by 2020 The Day was first marked on 11 July 1990 more than 90 unions to observe July 19 as ‘Save public sector banks’ day The Union government is planng to open 81 sub-post offices and 100 branch post offices durg the 2017-18 fiscal year under the “Rural Busess & Access to Postal Network” scheme The same was notified to the Parliament The Communications Mister Manoj Sha a written reply the Lok Sabha said that under the scheme the Department of Posts plans to open 66 new branch post offices durg the current fiscal year by creation of new post offices 32 worst affected Left Wg Extremism (LWE)-hit districts the Govt constitutes State Names Authority The Multan Cricket Stadium hosted many ternational cricket matches Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadium is the other stadium Multan which is used for football Multan is home to Multan Tigers the domestic cricket which represents the city domestic tournaments and Multan Sultans the new franchise of Pakistan Super League Multan has produced many ternational cricketers like zamam-ul-Haq Sohaib Maqsood Rahat Ali and. National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimation 2017-22 launched by NaddaJ P Nadda Union Mister of Health and Family Wel has launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimation (2017-22) The Strategic Plan gives year wise elimation targets various parts of the country dependg upon the endemicity of malaria the next 5 years This plan focuses on the states such as Jharkhand Odisha Chhattisgarh Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra The strategies volve strengtheng malaria surveillance establishg a mechanism for early detection and prevention of outbreaks of malaria promotg the prevention of malaria by the use of Long Lastg Impregnated Nets (LLs) effective door residual spray and augmentg the manpower and capacities for effective implementation for the next. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the fifth time – matchg the record of Jim Clark and Ala Prost to cut Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to just a sgle pot They allowed Valtteri Bottas to grab second from Kimi Raikkonen to secure a Mercedes one-two as Vettel trailed home seventh Hamilton was 1.6 seconds clear after the first lap before the race was neutralised by a safety car followg a collision between the Toro Rosso za defeated Venus to clch Maiden Wimbledon Risg shuttler H S Prannoy defeated Parupalli Kashyap to clch the $120000 US Open Grand Prix Gold Anaheim Calfornia Prannoy defeated Kashyap 21-15 20-22 21-12 the summit clash which lasted an hour and five mutes the women’s sgles category of the tournament Aya Ohori of Japan won the fal by defeatg Michelle Li of Canada The 2017 US Open Grand Prix Gold was the eleventh Grand Prix’s badmton tournament of the 2017 BWF Grand Prix and overall eight Grand Prix Gold title of 2017 BWF Grand Prix Gold badmton yoti Dalal bags Bronze at World Para Athletics National capital police will be the first state police dia who will get ‘super cop belt’ a specially designed belt widely used by Police UK USA Russia and para-military forces like CRPF CISF NSG etc This belt will help cops to keep thgs like Gun Mobile Pouch Security Batten Wireless Set Pouch & ammunition pouch Accordg to the Delhi Police currently a cop has to carry wireless set pistol and cartridge separately Durg any protest or event which have large public gatherg these equipments become shtra launches free jectable contraceptive. Dian Railways launched an tegrated mobile application to cater to various passenger requirements cludg ticket bookg quiry on-board cleang and orderg meal on a sgle platform The app is called Rail SAARTHI and was launched by Railway Mister The Rail SAARTHI (synergised advanced application rail travel help and formation) such as safety for women complat facility and suggestion for improvement One can also book air ticket through the app and give feedback Railway Mister also announced a quota facility for differently- abled people 3AC coach and extendg the advance bookg period for foreigners to 365 days from present 120 days Now a lower berth a 3AC coach will be reserved for physically-challenged people and the middle for the dividual accompanyg them However there will be only one such berth the 3AC coach. Shivajirao Girdhar Patil Senior Congress Leader freedom fighter and former Maharashtra Mister passed away at a private hospital Mumbai He was 92 The father of late national Award wng actress Smita Patil he began his social activism at an early age when he took part the dian dependence movement Patil like his daughter had always displayed a staunch commitment to social causes across sectors with unwaverg resolve and contribution the fields of education and agriculture through the cooperative sector He was married to Vidyatai Patil a social worker who passed away March 2015 after 77 years of He served as an active politician sce a very young age and had been associated with several political parties cludg CPI Congress Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Sikkim CM Nar Bahadur Bhandari passes away The renowned Arab explorer Ibn Battuta visited Multan the 1300s durg the reign of Muhammad Tughluq and noted that Multan was a tradg centre for horses imported from as far away as the Russian Steppe.[27] Multan had also been noted to be a centre for slave-trade though slavery was banned the late 1300s by Muhammad Tughluq's son Firuz Shah Tughlaq.[27] Dia has contributed $500,000 (Rs 3 Crores) to the UN Peacebuildg Fund expressg hope that more fundg by nations will boost efforts by the world body to build and susta peace dia has been a member of the Peacebuildg Commission sce its ception December 2005 and has so far contributed $5 million to the Peacebuildg Fund The fund was launched to support activities actions programmes and organisations that seek to build a lastg peace countries emergg from ALUnion Govt launches Sagar Vani to alert coastal community Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli will be the new Chief Justice of Nepal The Parliamentary Hearg Special Committee (PHSC) unanimously endorsed Justice Parajuli’s name for the post of Chief Justice of Supreme Court After endorsement by PHSC the President will now appot him as the Chief Justice He will head the judiciary till Ap Parajuli the senior-most Justice at the Supreme Court has taken up the responsibility of actg Chief Justice sce June 7 this year after the retirement of then Chief Justice Sushila Karki on June Sgh appoted UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador Valtteri Bottas roared to the second victory of his career when he won the Austrian Grand Prix for Mercedes ahead of championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari The Fn his first season with Mercedes after replacg 2016 champion Nico Rosberg came home seconds clear of Vettel who creased his lead over Lewis Hamilton the drivers’ championship to 20 pots Bottas fished ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo who fished second and third respectively Three-time Formula One champion Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton fished fourth the Advani-led dian beat Pakistan to w Asian Snooker Championship The RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on state-owned Union Bank of dia for “non-compliance” with the directions on Know Your Customer (KYC) norms This action is based on deficiencies regulatory compliance and is not tended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered to by the bank with its customers The central bank said it had examed the documents regardg the complat and notice was issued to the state-owned lender The bank was asked to show cause “as to why penalty should not be imposed” for non-compliance with directions issued by the RBI The RBI said after considerg the bank’s reply oral submissions additional formation and documents it concluded that the charge was substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary gets RBI nod to operate Bharat Bill Payment System Harsh Vardhan Union Mister of Science & Technology Earth Sciences and Environment Forests & Climate Change has launched an app ida Quake for Earthquake Parameter Dissemation The mister launched the application on the occasion of Foundation Day of Mistry of Earth Sciences New Delhi The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) operates national seismological network with 84 stations These stations are connected to NCS headquarter through Very Small Aperture Termal (VSAT) for real time data Govt plans to open over 100 new post offices. The extent of Multan's fluence is also reflected the construction of the Multani caravanserai Baku Azerbaijan — which was built the 15th to house Multani merchants visitg the city.[47] Legal records from the Uzbek city of Bukhara note that Multani merchants settled and owned land the city the. Renowned dian Scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal passed away at his residence Noida the National Capital Region of dia He was 90 Though the cause of death is not yet known he had reportedly recovered from cancer a few years ago Known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays as well as for beg an stitution-builder he was awarded dia’s thrid highest civilian honour the Padma Bhushan 1976 and dia’s second highest civilian honour the Padma Vibhushan 2013 his later years he became one of the leadg science communicators of the Spicer resigns as Press Secretary of US. The Union Cabet chaired by the Prime Mister Narendra Modi has given approval for revision of guideles of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) Scheme with a view to achieve its tended objectives Two sets of changes have been made the scheme: 1 Specific changes have been made the attributes of the scheme to make it more attractive mobilise fances as per the target and reduce the economic ss caused by imports of gold and reduce the Current Account Deficit (CAD) 2 Flexibility has been given to Mistry of Fance to design and troduce variants of SGBs with different terest rates and risk protection / pay-offs that would offer vestment alternatives to different category of vestors Mistry of Fance (the issuer) has been delegated this power to amend / add to the features of the Scheme with approval of the Fance Mister to reduce the time lag between falizg the attributes of a particular tranche and its notification. Dia Skipper Mithali Raj was named as the Capta of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team by the ternational cricket Council (ICC) Besides Mithali Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma were the other two dians cluded the ICC’s team This is the second time that Mithali has been named the team of the tournament at a World Cup She was first cluded the team h Kovd takes oath as 14th President. Brita’s first pregnant man has given birth to a girl Hyden Cross 21 made headles around the world earlier 2017 when he announced that he was pregnant by a spem donor Three years ago Cross had legally become male through gender assignment Reports suggest that his daughter Trity-Leigh was born on 16 June 2017 by caesarian at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital With her birth Cross became the first transgender man to give birth the United declares itself free from Avian fluenza (H5N1. N Dharam Sgh former Chief Mister of Karnataka passed away followg a heart attack He was 80 He was the 17th Chief Mister of the state He headed the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government from May 2004 to February 2006 Dharam Sgh represented the Karnataka Legislative Assembly seven times without a defeat and was a member of the Lok Sabha from Bidar constituency once (2009).Former ISRO Chief U R Rao passes. Dia’S Karamjyoti Dalal has won bronze medal at the World Para Athletics Championships 2017 the discus-throw the women’s F55 category of discus-throw she managed a throw of m Earlier Sundar Sgh Gurjar had opened dia’s account at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships by wng gold medal the men’s javel throw event Later Amit Saroha won silver medal the club throw event the F-51 category Dalal is currently ranked World No 8 and had fished fourth at the 2015 IPC Para-athletics lifts suspension of Sudan Football Association Shikha Sharma has been re-appoted as MD&CEO of Axis Bank for three-year term from June 2018 Her current term was to end June 2018 Axis Bank formed Bombay Stock Exchange that board of directors has approved the re-appotment Sharma began her career with the erstwhile fra lender ICICI Ltd 1980 and played a key role settg up the group’s vestment bankg busess She joed Axis from ICICI Prudential Life where she was the managg director and chief executive and replaced the first chairman and chief executive of the bank P J Sdhu appoted Group-I officer by Andhra Pradesh Govt The President of dia Pranab Mukharjee augurated the bicentenary celebration of the Paika Rebellion of Odisha organised by the Union Mistry of Culture The Paika Rebellion was an armed rebellion agast the British East ida Company’s rule Odisha 1817 The Paikas rose rebellion under their leader Bakshi Jagabandhu and projectg Lord Jagannath as the symbol of Odia unity The rebellion quickly spread across most of Odisha before beg ruthlessly put down by the company’s forces The Paikas were the traditional landed militia of Odisha They served as warriors and were charged with policg functions durg CM dedicates longest bridge to nation names it after Netaji Dian scientists have discovered Saraswati a large supercluster of galaxies located the direction of the constellation Pisces and at a distance of 4,000 million (400 crore) light years away from Earth A team of astronomers from the ter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and dian stitute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune and members of two other dian universities have discovered this supercluster of galaxies Supercluster is a cha of galaxies and galaxy clusters bound by gravity often stretchg to several hundred times the size of clusters of galaxies consistg of tens of thousands of galaxies This newly-discovered Saraswati supercluster extends over a scale of 600 million light years and may conta the mass equivalent of over 20 million billion an successfully test fires ‘Nasr’ a short-range ballistic missile The United States House of Representatives has passed an amendment to National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018 a $621.5 billion defence expenditure bill to advance defence cooperation with dia dia related amendment the bill was adopted by a voice vote the House by 344-81 Now NDAA needs to be passed by the US Senate before it can be sent to US President Donald Trump to sign to law The dia-related amendment NDAA 2018 requires the US Secretary of Defence consultation with the Secretary of State to develop a strategy for advancg defence cooperation between US and dia The NDAA is a United States federal law specifyg the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defence Each year’s NDAA also cludes other provisions The US Congress oversees the defence budget primarily through two yearly bills: the NDAA and Defense appropriations bills. The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO added Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site the World Heritage List The committee durg its meetg Krakow Poland stated that Valongo is the most important physical trace of the arrival of African slaves on the American content It is located central Rio de Janeiro Brazil and encompasses the whole of Jornal do Comercio Countries adopts historic global treaty to ban Nuclear Weapons A group of researchers discovered a very distant galaxy which is about a thousand times brighter than the Milky Way As per the researchers it is the brightest of the submillimetre galaxies a class of ultralumous frared galaxies To measure this galaxy the researchers used the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garfia La Palma) scientists discover ‘Saraswati’ a supercluster of galaxies Dia defeated Kazakhstan 75-73 to clch the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup’s Division B title The thrillg fal was held at the Kanteerava ddor stadium Bengaluru To celebrate the w the Basketball Federation of dia (BFI) announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for the dian team On the other hand Japan defeated Australia 74-73 the Division A summit ian Vettel ws 2017 Hungarian Formula One Grand PrixSebastian Vettel of Germany and the Ferrari driver won the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungarorg Mogyorod The second and third place was taken by Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Fland and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Fland respectively The 2017 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 2017 Formula One season and the 32nd runng of the Hungara. Canara Bank has launched its first ‘Digital Bankg Branch’ named ‘CANDI’ Bengaluru The branch will provide an end-to-end digital experience to customers The bank has troduced customer-friendly mobile apps which help customers get most of the formation related to their accounts from the app without the need to visit the branch The most attractive feature of the Digital Branch is a humanoid robot that addresses basic queries of customers on bankg products and services This is a first-of-its kd itiative by a public sector bank the cuts savgs bank rate on deposits up to Rs. Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj was elected as the 16th President of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission The office of the President fell vacant followg the death of Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj on 18 June 2017 Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission are tw organizations which form the core of a worldwide spiritual movement Ramakrishna Movement or Vedanta li to be Nepal’ new SC Chief Justice. Multan would rema an important tradg centre until the city was ravaged by repeated vasions the 18th and 19th centuries the post-Mughal era.[7] Many of Multan's merchants then migrated to Shikarpur Sdh,[7] and were found throughout Central Asia up until the 19th century.[7] Dia’S Sundar Sgh Gurjar claimed gold medal men’s javel throw event at the World Para Athletic Championships takg place London on the openg night of the tournament itself He attempted his personal best an effort of the men’s javel throw F46 which was enough for him to take the top spot and open dia’s medal tally Sri Lanka’s Desh Priyantha Herath came second with meters while defendg champion Guo Chunliang of Cha was third with a season’s best meters a First dia to Host 8th Theatre Olympics 2018 Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi the UAE Mister of State for Tolerance has topped a poll of the most powerful Arab women government for 2017 accordg to Forbes Middle East Ms Qasimi was followed by two women from Egypt – Sahar Nasr the country’s mister of vestment and ternational cooperation and Ghada Wali the mister of social solidarity Forbes has also released a list of the top 100 most powerful Arab busess women for 2017 and the UAE represents the highest number of women with 18 followed by Egypt with 16 Saudi Arabia’s Lubna Olayan who runs Saudi conglomerate the Olayan Group tops the busesswoman list The rankgs were compiled by takg to account scope of the role or mistry years of experience and company revenues or GDP the case of a bans Islamic organization Hizb-ut-Tahrir Tata Sons the holdg company of salt-to-software Tata Group has appoted Aarthi Subramanian as the group’s Chief Digital Officer Subramanian currently the Executive Director at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will jo Tata Sons august She will however contue with TCS a non-executive capacity Subramanian is the second TCSer whom Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran has picked up to be a part of his core team after Suprakash e Vikramajit Sen appoted as Chairperson. The Uttar Prasedh (UP) Government announced to launch ‘Pk’ air-conditioned buses stalled with CCTV cameras exclusively for women The staff cludg the conductor these buses will be women only The ‘Pk’ buses will have panic buttons stalled for emergencies The presentation this regard was made before the Union Mistry of Women Child Development by the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) authorities Followg this the Union Mistry sanctioned funds for the 50 buses from its ‘Nirbhaya Fund’ for the ‘Pk’ buses UP The mistry permitted the state government to buy the buses and stall CCTV cameras the other 12500 busesn owned by the ry Festival themed ‘Tolerance’ to be held Kerala A group of scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University edited the DNA of viable human embryos efficiently and apparently with few mistakes However the experiment was just an exercise science and the embryos were not allowed to develop for mor than a few days and were never tended to be implanted to a chers generate human antibodies. Climate and energy efficiency solutions company Danfoss dia has been conferred with the ‘Golden Peacock Award’ for Environment Management The award was presented durg the 19th World Congress on Environment Management’ the presence of Supreme Court Justice Kurien Joseph Acknowledgg its commitment towards the environment the company has been recognized for its LEED Platum rated constructed the manufacturg facility Chennai Danfoss’s commitment towards sustaable development via its energy-efficient products green itiatives at the Oragadam campus and its ongog pan dia CSR Programmes drivg Sustaability are some the key contributg factors for the G20 Summit held Hamburg Germany Dia has ranked 132nd out of 152 countries on the augural “Commitment to Reducg equality dex” released by ternational NGO Oxfam association with Developmental Fance ternational Sweden topped the dex while Nigeria took the bottom most spot Sweden is followed by Belgium Denmark Norway and Germany Among dia’s neighborg countries Cha’s rank is 87; Pakistan d worse than dia at 146 while Bangladesh ranked at Japan civil nuclear deal comes. Multan is situated along the under-construction 6-lane Karachi–Lahore Motorway connectg southern and northern Pakistan that is beg built as part of the $54 billion Cha Pakistan Economic Corridor The 6-lane 392 kilometre long M-5 section of the motorway is beg built between Sukkur and Multan at a cost $  billion.[76] The M-5 has been under construction. Odisha Chief Mister Naveen Patnaik dedicated to the nation the state’s longest bridge and named it after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose The km bridge connects Barang on the outskirts of capital city Bhubaneswar with Judicial Academy Chhak Cuttack It reduces the distance between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar by almost 12 kms Although the construction work of the bridge started after Mr Patnaik laid the foundation February 2011 the completion missed the deadle by over three ana launches ‘Janahitha’ for speedy redressal of public grievances Dian eves lost to England by a narrow marg of ne runs the ICC Women’s World Cup fal at Lord’s London Chasg a target of 229 dian middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards beg bowled out for 219 48.4 overs dia put up a tough fight but England lift the World Cup It is the fourth time England has won followg successes 1973 1993 and 2009 Opener Poonam Raut was top scored with 86 while Harmanpreet Kaur contributed 51 Earlier Natalie Sciver’s 51 and Sarah Taylor’s 45 laid the foundation for England’s decent total of 228 for 7 For England it was their fourth Women’s World Mukul Sangma launches ‘Mission Football’ Shillong Shehbaz Sharif The Chief Mister of Punjab and the brother of ousted Prime Mister Nawaz Sharif will replace Nawaz as the Prime Mister of Pakistan The name of Shehbaz was announced durg a high-level PML-N meetg The decision came followg Nawaz Sharif’s resignation as Prime Mister of the country on 28 July 2017 He resigned followg a decision by Pakistan’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office on corruption charges Shehbaz is not a member of the National Assembly or Senate and order to be appoted as the Prime Mister of the country he will have to get elected to the Sharma re-appoted MD & CEO of. Donesia has named waters its exclusive economic zone that overlap with Cha’s expansive claim to the South Cha Sea as the North Natuna Sea The part of the renamed area falls Cha’s “ne-dash le” waters extendg hundreds of miles to the south and east of Cha’s island provce Haan Several South-East Asian states dispute Cha’s territorial claims and are competg with Cha to exploit the South Cha Sea’s abundant hydrocarbon and fishg ’s men only island gets UNESCO Heritage tag Drdo develops dia’s first digenous unmanned tankDefense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed dia’s first unmanned remotely operated tank which has three variants – surveillance me detection and reconnaissance areas with nuclear and bio threats It is called Muntra (Mission UNmanned TRAcked) and has been rolled out of the Chennai lab The tanks will facilitate dian Armed forces conductg unmanned surveillance missions Muntra-S is the country’s first tracked unmanned ground vehicle developed for unmanned surveillance missions while Muntra-M is for detectg mes and Muntra-N is for operation areas where there is a nuclear radiation or bio weapon ists journey to the world’s hidden 8th content Meghalaya Chief Mister Dr Mukul Sangma launched ‘Mission Football’ at a grand ceremony at JN Sports Complex Shillong recently Durg the occasion Dr Mukul Sangma stated that through this mission the future of Meghalaya can be foreseen when the State will be connected with the rest of the world because of the love and passion for the game Mission Football is an itiative to help develop skills of football enthusiasts and develop young footballers for the country It is a dedicated program for talent identification and nurturg of talents to develop national and ternational players A total of eight grounds will be developed and the development of football stadiums seven districts with an vestment of Rs 5 crores per y Clches 2017 US Open Grand Prix Gold Badmton title The Multan region has been contuously habited for at least 5,000 years The region is home to numerous archaeological sites datg to the era of the Early Harappan period of the dus Valley Civilisation,[11] datg from 3300 BCE until. Nar Bahadur Bhandari the former Chief Mister of Sikkim who served the state from 1979 to 1994 died at a Delhi hospital He was 77 Born on 5 October 1940 at Malbasey Sikkim Bhandari was servg a givernment school as a teacher before jog the active politics He became the Chief Mister of Sikkim for the first time 1979 on a Sikkim Janata Parishad ticket a party founded by him 1977 1984 he dissolved the Sikkim Janata Parishad and formed a new party known as Sikkim Sangram Parishad (SSP) 1985 and 1989 he became Chief Mister of the state He was also a former president of Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee Bhandari was the first Gorkha to ever hold the office of the Chief Mister the history of dian polity He remaed the President of SSP until his ’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. Ravi Mittal appoted part-time member on IRDAI boardRavi Mittal who has joed as additional secretary the Fance Mistry place of Anil Khachi is now a part-time member on the board of IRDAI Mittal has replaced N S Rao at IRDAI who is a jot secretary level officer Maruthi Prasad Tangirala has been appoted as an Executive Director (ED) at IRDAI Tangirala has replaced Sriram Taranikanti who is a 1992 -batch IAS officer Suresh Mathur will be handlg resurance portfolio at IRDAI as Executive z Sharif to succeed Nawaz Sharif as PM of Pakistan Gst Rates Fder’ App launched by Govt to allow consumers verify accurate tax rateMistry of Fance has launched an app – GST Rates Fder to verify the accurate tax rate on commodity and services under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime Fance Mister Arun Jaitley launched the app New Delhi Through this app user can determe GST rate by enterg the name of the commodity or service The search result will list all the Goods and Services contag the name which was typed the search box A taxpayer can search for applicable CGST SGST UTGST rate and Compensation Cess on a supply This mobile app can be downloaded on any smartphone and can work offle mode once downloaded The application has been launched on Android platform and is expected to be unveiled for iOS users shortly. By the early 1100s Multan was described by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi as beg a "large city" commanded by a citadel that was surrounded by a moat.[10] the early 12th century Multani poet Abdul Rahman penned the Sandesh Rasak,[23] the only known Muslim work the medieval Apabhraṃśa language.[35] Cac adopts universal standards for pepper cum and thymeThe Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) adopted three Codex standards for black white and green pepper cum and thyme pavg the way for universal agreement on identifyg quality spices various countries The decision was taken durg the Codex Alimentarius Commission’s 40th session Geneva The step is seen as a major recognition of dia’s efforts to benchmark global spices Bank acquires FreeCharge from Snapdeal for Rs. A key telligence agency tasked with checkg evasion of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has got its new chief Senior bureaucrat John Joseph has been appoted Director General of Goods and Services Tax telligence (DG GSTI) Joseph a 1983 batch officer of dian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) has worked the Fance Mistry’s important departments cludg the Directorate of Revenue telligence (DRI) The DG GSTI is the new name given to the Directorate General of Central Excise telligence (DGCEI) mandated to check service tax and central excise duty evasion The post of chief of central excise telligence (now GST telligence) was lyg vacant for over a month after R K Mahajan took charge as Member Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).Saima Wazed made WHO goodwill ambassador for autism A team of scientists developed a method to rapidly produce specific human antibodies the laboratory The revolutionary technique could speed the production of antibodies to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vacancies Antibodies are produced by the body’s B cells to fight off fections by bacteria viruses and other vasive pathogens When an dividual B cell recognizes a specific pathogen-derived “antigen” molecule it can proliferate and develop to plasma cells that secrete large amounts of antibody capable of bdg to the antigen and fendg off the Navy tests world’s first drone-killg laser weapon Prime Mister Narendra Modi augurated the former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial at Pei Karumbu Rameswaram Tamil Nadu on the second death anniversary of the former President Mr Modi unveils a statue of Dr Kalam and hoisted the National flag at the memorial Mr Modi will flag off Kalam Sandesh Vahi an exhibition bus which will travel across the country and reach Rashtrapati Bhavan on 15th of October which marks the birth anniversary of the former President The majestic memorial for the missile man Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has been designed and built by the Defence Research and Development khand records second highest tiger. Cha successfully produced natural gas from flammable ice also known as methane hydrate an experimental project conducted the South Cha Sea As a part of the experiment a drillg platform was deployed off the coast of the south-eastern Chese city of Zhuhai for 60 days It produced around 309,000 cubic metres of natural gas which is a record extraction volume from gas hydrate Accordg to Cha’s Mistry of Land and resources Cha has made a historic breakthrough The mistry stated that the country has achieved theoretical technological engeerg and equipment novations after nearly 20 years of unremittg ’s Jeff Bezos overtakes Gates to become world’s richest

To encourage more customers to transact digitally State Bank of dia will slash charges for National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) transactions by up to 75 per cent with effect from July 15 The reduced charges will be applicable on the transactions done through the ternet bankg (B) and mobile bankg (MB) Additionally the bank has also waived off charges for fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000 done through Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) effective July 1 waives off IMPS charges for fund transfer up. The NFC stitute of Engeerg and Technology established as the g center of the National Fertilizer Corporation (NFC) of Pakistan is a degree awardg engeerg and technology stitute Multan servg maly the areas of Southern Punjab provce.[91] Nelson Mandela ternational Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual ternational day honour of Nelson Mandela celebrated each year on 18 July Mandela’s birthday The Nelson Mandela Foundation is dedicatg this year’s Mandela Day to Action Agast Poverty honourg Nelson Mandela’s leadership and devotion to fightg poverty and promotg social justice for all Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity as a human rights lawyer a prisoner of conscience an ternational peacemaker and the first democratically Elected President of a free South July: World Youth Skills Day Meetg of BRICS Misters of Education was held Beijg Cha The dian delegation was led by Union Mister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar The delegation of all the five BRICS countries participated the two-day deliberations Javadekar highlighted some of the itiatives of the Govt of dia education He specifically spoke about the National stitutional Rankg Framework (NIRF) SWAYAM platform which has already hosted over 480 courses onle research itiative IMPRT and Smart dia Hackathon He also appreciated the creation of stitutional mechanism the form of BRICS Network University and BRICS Thk Tank Council Under BRICS Network University proposal 12 universities from each of the 5 countries will engage with each other education research and novation The 5 areas of cooperation which have been prioritised are–Communication and IT Economics Climate Change Water Resources and Pollution and. Donald Trump’s admistration has urged other members of the Nuclear Suppiers Group to support dia’s membership bid to the elite groupg The NSG controls ternational nuclear trade The US Department of Defence and Department of State said a report that the United States welcomed dia’s application to jo the NSG and it contues to re-affirm that dia is ready for membership It also added that the US has called upon other NSG members to support dia’s Youth Forum. Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime mister of Pakistan followg a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office The rulg came after a probe to his family’s wealth followg the 2015 Panama Papers dump lkg Mr Sharif’s children to offshore companies Defence Mister Khwaja Asif and Punjab Chief Mister Shahbaz Sharif are the new contenders for the post of Pakistan Prime Mister Pakistan’s stock market fell by 3.4 percent after Supreme Court ousted Prime Mister Nawaz Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Mister Mithali Raj Creates Women’s Cricket HistoryMithali Raj has been dia’s premier player ever sce she made her debut 1999 Her exploits the ternational stage both Tests and ODIs have made her dia’s premier player She created a world record by smashg seven consecutive fifty-plus scores makg her the first woman player to achieve the feat the crucial game agast Australia Mithali became the woman cricketer who has scored most runs ODIs Mithali Raj became the first women’s player to reach 6000 ODI runs England’s Charlotte Edwards was the previous leadg run-getter ODIs with 5992 runs 164 – Number of ngs that has taken Mithali to achieve this feat She has 48 not-outs to her name which is the most women’s cricket. Multan city had a population of 1,197,384 the 1998 census.[73] As of 2017 census Multan's population jumped to million.[74] Language[edit] The lguistic breakdown of the Multan City Tehsil as per the 1998 Census is as follows: A first of its kd the dian state of Telangana will soom have eco-friendly bridges for easy movement of tigers The state will have the bridges over a canal cuttg across the tiger corridor lkg the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra with the dforstsrs Telangana’s Kumram Bheem Asifabad district the ttcention requioires the layg of fertile soil to grow grass and plants over the structure so that fragmentation of the reserve forest is camouflaged.J-K govt launches weekly festival ‘Culture on Cruise’ at. 10Th Session of the dia- Jordan Trade and Economic Jot Committee held New DelhiThe 10th dia-Jordan Trade and Economic Jot Committee (TEJC) Meetg was held New Delhi under the co-chairs of Smt Nirmala Sitharaman Mister of State (dependent Charge) for Commerce and dustry (dia) and Mr Yarub Qudah Mister of dustry Trade and Supply (Jordan) The two leaders also ked the revised Economic and Trade Cooperation Agreement between dia and Jordan aimg at boostg and diversifyg bilateral trade relations addition to promote economic trade and vestment cooperation based on the prciple of equity non-discrimation On the sideles of the TEJC busess federations from both sides also met and discussed the roadmap for the promotion of trade and vestment through a B2B mechanism. Dian Railways launches RailCloud NIVARAN & CTSE Scheme Saima Wazed Hossa a globally renowned champion for the cause of autism spectrum disorder has been appoted as the WHO’s goodwill ambassador for autism the world body’s Southeast Asia region Her appotment is for a period of two years As WHO Goodwill Ambassador Hossa will be promotg the Thimphu Declaration which emphasizes on tegratg the needs of autism affected people to national health and socioeconomic development plans Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders are life- long disabilities that affect bra functiong and when left without proper support can cause significant impairment exercisg of an dividual’s human rights and fundamental Kumar Joti Appoted Next Chief Election Commissioner The Delhi Railway Corporation (DMRC) was declared as the owrld’s first green after it added a green certification for all its major buildgs and stallations Apart from depots and sub stations DMRC was also awarded the platum ratg for its 10 residential colonies for adherence to green buildg norms by the IGBC The declaration was made durg National Conference on Green Systems by the dian Green Buildg Council (IGBC) The conference was attended by delegates from all other systems the Bangladesh sign pact to connect both countries by waterways The next tranche of sovereign gold bond (SGB) scheme was launched by the Government This time provided a 2.5 percent annual terest to vestors The bonds will be available banks Stock Holdg Corporation of dia Limited (SHCIL) designated post offices and recognized stock exchanges namely National Stock Exchange of dia Limited (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Fance Mistry has announced the sixth tranche of gold bonds applications for which will be accepted from July 10 to J The bonds will be issued to eligible applicants on July 28 The vestors will get the terest payable semi-annually on the nomal value of the vestment The mimum vestment will be 1 gram of gold The maximum limit can be subscribed up to 500 grams per person per fiscal year A self-declaration to this effect will be obtaed Payment options available are cash payment (up to a maximum of Rs 20,000) or demand draft or cheque or electronic bankg. Construction of the M3 motorway also under construction at a cost of approximately $1.5 billion,[80] and was launched November 2015[81] The motorway will branch off of the M-4 motorway and will connect Lahore to the M-4 at Abdul Hakeem The Rajya Sabha passed the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2017 The Bill was presented by the Mister of State or Road Transport and Highways and Shippg Mansukh L Mandaviya The Bill repeals laws such as the Admiralty Court Act 1861 and the Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act 1890 The bill was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha March Uttarakhand Govt k MoU on Aviation Development Dia has declared itself free from highly pathogenic Avian fluenza (H5N1 and H5N8) after surveillance the states showed no evidence of its presence It has been notified to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) The surveillance was carried out throughout the country sce completion of the operation cludg cullg disfection and clean-up and surveillance the states showed no evidence of the presence of Avian fluenza Virus dia had reported outbreaks of fluenza at various epicenters different states across the country between October 2016 and February 2017 Avian fluenza known avian flu or bird flu refers to fluenza caused by viruses adapted to NEWS Railways launches mobile app ‘Rail SAARTHI’ Rajasthan has laid down the mimum educational qualifications for contestg elections to village cooperative societies and various other cooperative bodies With this Rajasthan became dia’s first state to fix mimum educational qualification for cooperative body poll this regard the Rajasthan Gvernment amended State Cooperative Societies Rules 2003 The new rules would benefit about 10000 cooperative and agricultural credit societies Moreover the benefit of education will accrue to the societies as their management will go to expert becomes second state to accept onle RTI applications A group of archaelogists workg on a site Southern Turkey discovered a 3700-year-old smiley face which is drawn on the side of a jug A team of Turkish and Italian archaeologists have been explorg a site on the Turkish-Syrian border but they have never encountered such an object before The site depicts the era of the Hittities an ancient civilisation and empire that is beleived to have existed the north-central Anatolian region the ancient smiley jug will be displayed at the nearby Gaziantep Museum of Armstrong Moon Bag sold for USD 1.8 million. A group of scientists identified a new species of glow--the-dark shark the Pacific Ocean off the coast f the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands The shark has an unusually large nose weighs a little less than a kilo measures less than a foot TThe new species is a member of the lantershark family The species has been named Etmopterus ’s oldest emoji discovered on 3700-year-old pot Turkey World Youth Champion Sach Siwach clched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games Bahamas after defeatg Welsh boxer James Nathan Prober 4-1 the fal Siwach who won gold last year was the only one of the 103 boxers to have clched a gold so far the tournament takg place Bahamas He had stormed to the fals after defeatg SA Kuse 5-0 The World Youth Champion was also the flag bearer of dia for the lose Women’s World Cup 2017 fal to England by. Icici Bank ends jot venture pact with Fairfax Fancial pursuance of the proposed sale of a part of its shareholdg ICICI Lombard General surance Company (ICICI General) via an itial public offerg ICICI Bank said its jot venture agreement with Canada-based vestment firm Fairfax Fancial Holdgs has been termated May 2017 Fairfax Fancial Holdgs offloaded per cent ICICI General to a clutch of vestors cludg Warburg Pcus Tamard Capital Pte and IIFL Special Opportunities Fund for ₹2,473 crore 2015 Fairfax Fancial Holdgs had creased its stake the dian surance firm to 35 percent by pickg up an additional 9 per cent stake ICICI Lombard for about Rs 1,600 crore The surance Regulatory and Development Authority of dia (IRDAI) has already given its itial approval to Fairfax’s new surance venture. Dia Rise to 96th FIFA World rankg Best Two Decadesdia has moved four places up to the 96th position the FIFA World Rankg released recently This is the country’s second-best rankg and its previous best was the 94th position February 1996 dia has moved 77 positions up from the 173rd rank on March 2015 The team has now won 13 of its last 15 matches and is unbeaten the last eight games (cludg the unofficial match agast Bhutan).dia ranked 23rd second Global Cybersecurity dex Dia’S Harder Pal Sandhu beat Rhys Dowlg of Australia the fal to lift South Australian Open squash title Sandhu was down 1-7 after wng the first game comfortably as the Australian fought back strongly He mounted a comeback to w it on extra pots The third game was a no-contest as the dian a former national champion shut out Dowlg’s challenge 11-4 to wrap up the victory It was Sandhu’s eighth title at the PSA level and the third this season after wng two Malaysia the month of ri Bottas ws Austrian.