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July 09, 2018

9th July 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (9th 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 9th July 2018

International Current Affairs
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in is on his first state visit to India.
    • During this 4 day visit, he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on key issues such as the situation on the Korean peninsula, and ways to boost trade and defence cooperation.
    • About South Korea :
      • Capital : Seoul
      • Official Language : Korean
      • President : Moon Jae-in
      • Prime Minister : Lee Nak-yeon
      • Chief Justice : Kim Myeong-soo
      • Currency : South Korean won
  • India's latest frontline warship INS Trikand has reached Sri Lanka in a goodwill visit.
    • The Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially welcomed the state-of-the-art warship in accordance with naval traditions. 
    • INS Trikand is a state-of-the-art warship of the Indian Navy equipped with a versatile range of weapons and sensors capable of addressing threats in all three dimensions - Air, Surface and Sub-surface.
National Current Affairs
  • The Supreme Court today upheld the death penalty for the convicts of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, after hearing a review petition seeking reduction of sentence. 
    • Note : The death penalty was awarded to four of the six convicts, while the fifth, a juvenile, was sent to a correction home and the sixth had committed suicide inside the Tihar Central Jail.
  • The Union Environment Ministry has set Noise Standards for Airports across the country, excluding defence aircraft, and those that are landing and taking off. 
    • According to rules, a civil airport with more than 50,000 aircraft movements per year should not exceed noise levels beyond 75 dB(A) Leq (decibels) during the daytime and 65 dBA during the night,.
  • The two-day International Round Table Conference on “Data for New Indiawas started today at New Delhi.
    • This conference is being organized by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI). 
    • Objective of this conference : To identify innovative ideas for improving the statistical system in India, taking cue from the best practices followed in advanced countries like Canada, UK and Australia.
  • Ministry of Railways approves Digital Aadhaar and Driving License from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train.
    • Digi Locker is a secure cloud based platform for storage, sharing and verification of documents & certificates launched by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Recent Committees in News
  • The government has proposed to create a special group to keep a check on e-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon India so that the foreign investment policy is not violated. 
    • This special group will comprise officials from industry department and Enforcement Directorate. 
Awards & Honors
  • Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, was honored with the Knowledge Excellence Award 2018 for Outstanding Contribution in Aluminium Knowledge domain at the 22nd International Conference on Non-Ferrous Minerals and Metals 2018 at Ranchi.
  • Actor Kavi Kumar Azad, best known for his role of Dr Hansraj Hathi in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', has passed away after suffering from a heart attack.
New Appointments
  • Former Information and Broadcasting secretary Uday Kumar Varma has been appointed as a member of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), a self-regulatory body for general entertainment channels.
    • He has replaced former information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, whose tenure at the BCCC has ended.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Arjuna-awardee gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who finished fourth at Rio Olympics, clinched the Gold medal in the vault event of Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup today. 
  • The Punjab government has announced that it is going to provide ₹5 lakh to every village that turns free of drugs to purchase sports and gym equipment for the youth.
  • India defeated England in the third T20I to win the three-match series 2-1 and register their sixth successive T20I series victory. 
    • This match witnessed MS Dhoni become the first-ever wicketkeeper to take 5 catches in a T20I.
  • Team India opener Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian cricketer to smash three centuries in T20I cricket.
    • Note : Rohit is only the second cricketer after Colin Munro (New Zealand) to register three tons in T20I cricket.
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