Current Affairs – July 30, 2019

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National - Current Affairs - July 30, 2019

All India Estimation report: MP tops country with 526 tigers

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India now has as many as 2,967 tigers in the wild, with more than half of them in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, according to the latest tiger estimation report for 2018, released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The range for the total tiger population in the wild is 2,603-3,346. The population has increased by nearly 33% since the last census in 2014 when the total estimate was 2,226.
Madhya Pradesh showed the highest increase of 218 tigers, reaching an estimated 526, followed by Karnataka with 524. The two states have the highest population of the predator. The numbers have also increased in Uttarakhand (442), Maharashtra (312) and Tamil Nadu (264).


5th edition of Dharma-Dhamma conference held in Rajgir, Bihar

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A two-day 5th International Dharma-Dhamma conference was held at Rajgir International Convention Centre(RICC) in Rajgir, Bihar from 27 -28 July 2019 with the theme of “Sat-Chit-Ananda & Nirvana in Dharma-Dhamma Traditions”. Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju who was the Chief Guest inaugurated the conference.
The main purpose of this conference is to address people about the terror, violence and global warming prevalent in the world. This two-day conference will address the subjects of Sat-Chit-Ananda and Nirvana which are the pivotal topics of Buddhism. This conference is being hosted by Rajgir for the second time.


7th Economic Census begins from Tripura

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The government will kick off the 7th Economic Census from Tripura. It will be launched in other states and union territories in August and September. The census, conducted by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) will be held this year after a gap of five years.
The data will be collected through the door to door survey of each household and commercial establishment under the provisions of Collection of Statistics Act 2008. The fieldwork is expected to be completed by December and the results at the national level is expected to be available by March 2020.


Maharashtra Police launches AMBIS for crime detection

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A special digitized policing system to identify and track down criminals was launched in Mumbai on a pilot basis and is set to be expanded to rest of Maharashtra. Launching the Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) at the new police administration building in CP Compound here, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis termed it as the “google” of Maharashtra Police which will go a long way in crime detection. Under AMBIS, a digital database of criminals consisting of their fingerprints, irises, palms and facial features will be prepared, which will help to track a criminal having a single criminal record.


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Indian Federation of Sports Gaming appoints Justice AK Sikri as ombudsman

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The Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG), India’s first and only self-regulatory industry body for the online fantasy sports gaming sector, on July 29, appointed Justice A K Sikri as its ombudsman and ethics officer. He will be responsible for investigating queries and complaints raised by the users of the online fantasy sports gaming platforms. His role will be to provide strategic counsel, resolve disputes brought forward regarding binding rules or financial discrepancies as well as steer hearings and make announcements for smooth operation and ease of functioning.


Bandhan Bank appoints Siddhartha Sanyal as chief economist

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Private lender Bandhan Bank announced the appointment of Siddhartha Sanyal as chief economist and head of research who will spearhead the bank’s research and business strategy. Sanyal joined Bandhan Bank from Barclays Bank Plc where he was the director and chief India economist based in Mumbai since 2010. Before Barclays, he was with the Reserve Bank of India and Edelweiss Capital.
MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank (Kolkata): Chandra Sekhar Ghosh.


VK Johri Appointed as New Director General of BSF

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IPS officer VK Johri has been appointed as the next Director General (DG) of country’s largest border guarding force, BSF. The order has been issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) that is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has Home Minister Amit Shah as its member. Presently he is the Special Secretary in the external intelligence agency RAW. He will take over as the DG of BSF from August 31, 2019 from incumbent Rajni Kanti Mishra as Mishra will retire on that day.


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ICC officially launches World Test Championship

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The apex cricketing body, International Cricket Council (ICC) on 29th July officially launched the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC). The championships will see the top nine Test-playing nations fight it out with each other across 71 matches in 27 series, played in the next two years. The top two teams among the nine nations – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies- will contest in the ICC World Test Championship Final in June 2021 (to be played in the UK) and the winners will be crowned ICC World Test Champions.


Ellyse Perry – the first cricketer to reach 1000 runs, 100 wickets in T20Is

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Ellyse Perry’s unbeaten 47 in Australia’s seven-wicket win at Hove made her the first player – male or female – to reach the all-round milestone of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in T20 international cricket. Perry had brought up her 100th wicket by dismissing Nat Sciver in the World T20 final in November and clipped a four off her pads to bring up the 1000-run mark in the closing stages of Sunday’s chase.
Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi (1416 runs and 98 wickets) currently stands closest to achieving the feat, while Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan, with 1471 runs and 88 wickets, stands next in line to join Perry.


Collin Morikawa wins first US PGA title in Reno

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American Collin Morikawa birdied the final three holes on Sunday to win his first US PGA title at the Barracuda Championship in only his sixth start as a tour professional. The 22-year-old, who graduated from the University of California in May, finished on 47 points, three more than US runner-up Troy Merritt in the only US tour event that uses the Modified Stableford scoring system.


Tamil Nadu girl wins gold at World Deaf Youth Badminton Championship in Taiwan

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15-year-old Jerlin Anika from Tamil Nadu’s Madurai has won the gold medal at the 2nd World Deaf Youth Badminton Championship in Taipei, Taiwan. Anika won a total of four medals including two silvers and a bronze. Anika’s mother Leela said she cried tears of joy when she saw India’s flag being unfurled when her daughter won the gold. She, however, also urged the government to support Anika.


International - Current Affairs - July 30, 2019

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: 30 July

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United Nations observes 30 July every year as World Day Against Trafficking. In 2013, the General Assembly designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights. On the 2019 World Day UNODC is focusing on highlighting the importance of Government action with a tagline: Human Trafficking: call your government to action.


July 29 celebrated as the International Tiger Day

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To protect and promote the natural habitat of tigers and to increase awareness on tiger conservation, the International Tiger Day or Global Tiger Day is celebrated on the 29th of July every year, framed by a panel of experts at St. Petersburg Tiger Summit held in Russia in 2010, to double the tigers’ population by 2022. The slogan for the international Tiger day is “Their survival is in our hands”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the All India Tiger Estimation Report (AITE) 2018, and also released a report titled “management effectiveness and evaluation of Tiger Reserves”.


World Nature Conservation Day: 28 July

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World Nature Conservation Day is being celebrated on July 28 all over the world for protecting natural resources and increasing awareness among the people in society. Nature Conservation plays a vital role in the improvement and better living conditions and establishes a better society for the development of human beings as well as animals, creatures in nature.


President Kovind becomes first Indian head of state to visit Benin

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The seven-day visit is the first high-level tour of any Head of State from India to the three West African countries- Benin, The Gambia, and Guinea. Mr. Kovind reached the Cardinal Bernadine de Cotonou International Airport in Cotonou, the largest city in Benin. India offered a USD 100 million line of credit to Benin for its development projects on Monday as President Ram Nath Kovind held wide-ranging discussions with his Beninese counterpart Patrice Talon on issues of trade, defence, and security cooperation.


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