Daily Current Affairs : 30th July 2017

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 Daily Current Affairs : 30th July 2017

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Maha Governor, CM launch book on PMs Mann Ki Baat

The Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched the book “Mann Ki Baat – A Social Revolution on Radio” at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai today. The book includes transcripts of the first 23 episodes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly address on radio ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

Cabinet Approves Revision Of Guidelines Of Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given approval for revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) Scheme with a view to achieve its intended objectives.

Following specific changes in the scheme have been approved-

  1. The investment limit per fiscal year has been increased to 4 kg for individuals, 4 Kg for Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) and 20 Kg for Trusts and similar entities notified by the Government from time to time.

ii.The ceiling will be counted on Financial year basis and will include the SGBs purchased during the trading in the secondary market.

iii.The ceiling on investment will not include the holdings as collateral by Banks and Financial institutions.

iv.SGBs will be available ‘on tap’. Based on the consultation with NSE, BSE, Banks and Department of Post, features of product to emulate ‘On Tap’ sale would be finalised by Ministry of Finance.

v.To improve liquidity and tradability of SGBs, appropriate market making initiatives will be devised. Market makers, could be commercial banks or any other public sector entity, such as MMTC or any other entity as decided by Gol.

vi.The Government may, if so felt necessary, allow higher commission to agents.

ICICI Prudential Life asked to take over Sahara India Life Insurance Company

Insurance regulator Irdai on Friday asked leading private sector life insurer ICICI Prudential Life Insurance (IPRU) to take over the business of beleaguered Sahara India Life Insurance (Sahara India Life), with effect from 31 July.

ICICI Prudential shall ensure that systems are integrated within a period of one year from the appointed date, Irdai order said.


Haryana bans use of liquid Nitrogen in food and drink

The Haryana government on Friday banned the use of liquid nitrogen in drinks and food, reacting to a cocktail accident at a Gurgaon pub this April that burnt a hole in a man’s stomach.

The state’s food and drugs administration (FDA) commissioner, Saket Kumar, said any drink or food whose preparation involves the flushing or mixing of liquid nitrogen is harmful for those who consume it.Kumar said that the ban has been issued under the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (Central Act 34 of 2006).

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Launches “Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2” In Mumbai

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Minority Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the NDA Government has been working with commitment to “inclusive growth” and “Antyodaya” to ensure prosperity, security and dignity of the last person of the society.

Rajasthan To Set Up Eight Business Incubators

Eight livelihood incubators will be established shortly in Rajasthan with the Centre’s assistance to provide self-employment opportunities to the youth. The Principal Secretary (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Subodh Agrawal said the units would be set up in Jaipur, Udaipur, Alwar, Kota, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jhalawar districts. With this move, Rajasthan has emerged as the leading State for operating business incubators after the sanctioning of 55 such institutions across the country.

Maharashtra’s women commission to ink pact with UNDP

Maharashtra’s women commission will ink an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for rescue and rehabilitation of women who are victims of sex trafficking, acid attack and domestic violence.

“We have had serious talks with the UNDP wing working in Maharashtra to work for rescue and rehabilitation of the women trafficked for sexual exploitation, victims of acid attack or domestic violence.  “We are going to sign an MoU with the UNDP in the next 15 days,” said Vijaya Rahatkar, chairperson of the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW).

Delhi Metro First To Become 100% ‘Green’

Delhi Metro has become the only completely ‘green’ Metro system in the world for adhering to green building norms for its residential colonies.  Delhi Metro has secured the platinum rating for adherence to green building norms for its 10 residential colonies from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had earlier received the green certificates for its Phase-3 stations, depots, and sub-stations.

Punjab signs MoU with global firm to treat Hepatitis C patients

Punjab has become the first state in the country to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a global diagnostic firm, FIND, to help it diagnose and then properly treat hepatitis C. Health minister Brahm Mohindra was present when the agreement was signed at a function to mark the World Hepatitis Day.

Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with retired General Kelly

President Donald Trump replaced his beleaguered White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, after only six months on the job on Friday, installing retired General John Kelly in his place in a major shake-up of his top team.

Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is currently secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. He was hired with the goal of bringing more discipline to the White House.

Sri Lanka Completes Controversial US$1 Billion Port Deal With China

Sri Lanka on Saturday sealed a billion-dollar deal to let a Chinese state firm take over a loss-making port in a move that has been opposed by unions and worries the island’s neighbours. The long-delayed sale US$1.1 billion sale of a 70 per cent stake in Hambantota port, which straddles the world’s busiest east-west shipping route, was confirmed by Sri Lanka’s Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe.

FIBA women’s Asia Cup final: India beat Kazakhstan

The Indian women’s basketball team defeated Kazakhstan 75-73 in a thrilling contest to climb to Division A of the FIBA Asia Cup 2017, in Bengaluru. In the Division B final between two undefeated teams, India and Kazakhstan, it was the home team that came out victorious. India are now promoted to Division A for the next edition of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup.

Lovepreet Singh wins bronze at Asian Youth Weightlifting

India’s Lovepreet Singh won a bronze medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships taking place at Kathmandu.He got third place in 105 kg men junior category. Lovepreet lifted 151 kgs in snatch and 180 kgs in clean and jerk to clinch the bronze medal. In total, he lifted 331 kgs. This is India?s fourth medal in the championships.

HS Prannoy Climbs To 17th Spot In BWF Rankings

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has jumped six places to be at 17th position in the latest BWF world rankings. Parupalli Kashyap, who reached his first final at US Open in more than two years after recovering from multiple injuries, also gained 12 places to be at the 47th spot. Sameer Verma, who has qualified as the fourth Indian for the World Championship, jumped four spots to be 28th in the standings.

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