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July 30, 2019

30th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (30th July 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 30th July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (30th July) is World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
    • This day was established by the UN General Assembly in the year 2013.
    • Aim of this Day : To raise awareness of the plight of victims of human trafficking and to protect their rights.  
    • Theme of World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2019 : ‘Call your government to action
National Current Affairs
  • Rajya Sabha today passed The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. 
    • This Bill criminalises instant triple talaq and seeks up to three years in jail for guilty. 
  • The 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 will be held during 8-9th August 2019 at Shillong.
    • The conference will be jointly organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), in association with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and the State Government of Meghalaya.
    • It will provide a platform to disseminate knowledge on effective methods of designing and implementing sustainable e-Governance initiatives to provide end-to-end Digital services, exchange experience in solving problems, mitigating risks, resolving issues and planning for success.
    • This conference is part of the DARPG’s 100 days initiatives in the new Government.
    • 28 States and eight Union Territories will participate in the conference.
    • Theme of the Conference : “Digital India: Success to Excellence
  • Lok Sabha today passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019.
    • This bill aims at protecting the interests of consumers by establishing authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers’ dispute.
  • Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee launched a unique initiative called ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ (Tell your sister) campaign to reach out to people of State. 
    • This campaign for common masses, is devised to entertain voters’ regarding various issues for which phone number (9137091370) and website are also launched.
  • The Rajya Sabha today passed the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019.
    • This bill seeks to protect small investors from ponzi schemes and prevent unregulated entities from collecting deposits from individuals. 
    • The bill provides for a jail term ranging from 1 year to 10 years for people running ponzi schemes and fine ranging from ₹2 lakh to ₹50 crore.
  • Union Culture and Tourism Minister of State (independent charge) Prahlad Patel today announced that 10 centrally protected monuments across India will be open to public from sunrise till 9 p.m.
    •  Currently gates of most monuments are closed for visitors by 5:30-6 pm.
    • Those 10 monuments are :
      1. Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi
      2. Safdarjung Tomb in Delhi
      3. Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar
      4. Dulhadev Temple in Khajuraho
      5. Shekh Chilli Tomb in Kurukshetra
      6. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal in Karnataka
      7. Gol Gumbaj in Karnataka
      8. Group of Temples in Maharashtra (Markanda)
      9. Man Mahal in Uttar Pradesh (Varanasi)
      10. Rani ki Baav in Paatan, Gujarat.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of about 26 lakh rupees on 2 online payment solutions providers for non-compliance of regulatory guidelines.
    • The central bank said in a release that Mobikwik Systems Private Limited has been slapped a fine of 15 lakh rupees while Hip Bar Pvt Ltd faced a fine of 10.85 lakh rupees.
    • It stated that these two prepaid payment instrument (PPI) issuers were levied a monetary penalty for non-compliance of regulatory guidelines.
  • Nearly two years after West Bengal got Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its version of Rasgulla, Odisha today received the GI tag for "Odisha Rasagola"
    • Note : The GI tag for Rasgullas to the neighbouring states recognises two distinct varieties of the sweet in taste and texture.
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Mozambique have signed 2 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on sharing white shipping information and co-operation in the field of Hydrography.
    • These MOUs were signed in the presence of Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Mozambican counterpart Atanasio Salvador M’tumuke in Maputo,.
    • Note : The defense minister is on a 3 days visit to South African country, Mozambique.
Science & Technology
  • The 6th of 8th indigenously built Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class ships 'LCU L 56' was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command, at Visakhapatnam.
    • The LCU L56 is an amphibious ship with its primary role being transportation, deployment and recovery of main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore and vice-versa.
New Appointments
  • Jagdeep Dhankar has been sworn in as the new Governor of West Bengal.
    • The Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court T.B Radhakrishnan administered the oath of office and Secrecy to him at a simple function in Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.
Sports Current Affairs
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) today officially launched the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC).
    • To be played over two years, the World Test Championship will witness the top 9 Test teams in the world compete in 71 Test matches across 27 series. 
    • The two top teams will then go head to head in the World Test Championship final to be held in the United Kingdom in 2021.
    • Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are the 9 teams that will battle it out for the top honours in the World Test Championship.
    • The inaugural ICC World Test Championship will be played from 1st of next month to 30th April 30, 2021.
  • US sprinter Dalilah Muhammad broke the world record in women's 400 metre by finishing the race in 52.20 seconds at the US championships. 
    • The previous record of 52.34 seconds was set by Yuliya Pechonkina (Russia) on August 8, 2003. 
  • Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.
    •  Evra, who earned 81 caps with the French national team, played for United between 2006 and 2014 and won five Premier League titles and the Champions League title. 
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