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July 28, 2018

28th July 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (28th July 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 28th July 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (28th July) is World Hepatitis Day.
    • Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can affect any individual of any age including children.
    • This day aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis (a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E)
    • Theme of World Hepatitis Day 2018 : "Test. Treat. Hepatitis
    • Theme of World Hepatitis Day 2017 : "Eliminate Hepatitis"
    • Note : World Hepatitis Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
      • Remaining Campaigns are
        • World Health Day, 
        • World Blood Donor Day, 
        • World Immunization Week, 
        • World Tuberculosis Day, 
        • World No Tobacco Day, 
        • World Malaria Day 
        • World AIDS Day
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the New Delhi today after completing a 5-day tour to three African nations. 
    • Modi departed from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Johannesburg on Friday, after attending the 10th annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit.
    • Highlights of his visit :
    • As part of his five-day official tour, Prime Minister Modi first visited Kigali, Rwanda.
      • He did a one-on-one meeting and delegation-level talks with the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame
      • India and Rwanda signed 8 agreements in an effort to bolster bilateral cooperation between the two countries. 
      • Modi also gifted 200 cows to villagers as a part of Rwandan Government’s Girinka Programme. Under this programme, the poorest residing in the region get cows from the government and gift the first female calf to a neighbour to promote brotherhood. 
    • Later, He arrived in Kampala, Uganda and held delegation-level talks with Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni
      • Modi said India would continue to play a stable partner in Uganda’s journey towards development. 
    • Later, he arrived in South Africa to participate in the 10 BRICS summit
      • India signed several MoUs in the fields of education, skill, health, and agriculture with South Africa
      • Modi stressed on the need for BRICS cooperation for global portable social security framework, intended to benefit nearly 215 million people who were working outside their nations. 
      • On the second day of the summit, Modi said that India intended to closely work with BRICS nations on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
      • Modi also held separate bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the summit. 
      • He also held bilateral meetings with the presidents of Argentina (Mauricio Macri) and Angola (Joao Lourenco) and discussed ways to boost ties, including in areas of energy and agriculture.
      • On the last day of the BRICS summit, Modi re-affirmed India’s support to African countries. 
      • Theme of BRICS Summit 2018 : ‘BRICS in Africa – collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.
  • The 6th India-UK Science & Innovation Council (SIC) meeting was held today at New Delhi.
    • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences & Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India and Mr. Sam Gyimah, Minister for Universities,Science, Research and Innovation, UK led the Indian and UK delegations respectively.
    • The Two Ministers discussed a range of issues on Science & Technology cooperation between the two countries .
National Current Affairs
  • As many as 1 lakh students in 100 schools across India will assemble Solar Lamps on October 2 to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary and celebrate IIT-Bombay's diamond jubilee
    • The initiative is aimed at promoting solar energy amid growing challenges of rising global temperatures.
  • The 2nd Young Superintendent of Police Conference was held in New Delhi. 
    • The 2-day conference was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. 
    • The conference was organized by Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D)
    • Theme of this conference : “Predictive Policing and Contemporary Challenges for Indian Police Forces”.
  • Chiyo Miyako, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, died today, days after her applications for the titles of 'oldest person living' and 'oldest person living (female)' were approved. 
    • Chiyo was born in Wakayama in Kansai region of Japan on May 2, 1901, and is 117 years 81 days old when she died. 
    • The new record-holder is yet to be confirmed.
Recent Committees in News
  • A panel headed by retired Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna submitted its report to the government on suggestions for a data protection law that will also cover Aadhaar. 
    • The panel recommended certain measures for protecting personal information, defining obligations of data processors and the rights of individuals. 
    • It also suggested various penalties for violation of data privacy.
Science & Technology
  • Internet search engine giant Google unveiled two new Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips aimed at helping customers develop and deploy intelligent connected devices at scale. They are :
    • Edge TPU
      • TPU means Tensor Processing Unit. 
      • The new hardware chip is purpose-built application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) designed to run AI at the edge. 
      • It so small that four such chips can fit on US penny.
    • Cloud IoT Edge
      • It is a software stack that extends Google Cloud’s powerful AI capability to gateways and connected devices.
New Appointments
  • Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu has been appointed as the Chancellor of Pondicherry Central University.
    • The tenure of the Chancellor will be five years.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Fast-moving consumer goods giant ITC overtook Hindustan Unilever (HUL) to become India's fourth most valued firm in terms of market capitalisation. 
    • Top 5 Most Valued Firms of India
      • TCS
      • RIL
      • HDFC Bank
      • ITC 
      • HUL 
Sports Current Affairs
  • India’s Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy won the Men’s doubles title at Lagos International Badminton 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria.
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