Current Affairs July 2017

  • 27-Jul-2017
  • Glow in the dark shark found

    A glow in the dark shark has been found from the 1000 feet below Hawai islands.It has an unusually large nose,weighs less than a feet and measures less than a foot.It stands apart from the other lantern sharks due to its weird shape of the head with a bulgy snout.

  • NASA jets to study corona during Solar Eclipse

    NASA jets WB-57 F will study the sun's corona during the solar eclipse on August 21st across US.The observations from the jet will be able to capture the first ever thermal images of Mercury,revealing how temperature varies across the planet.

  • CAC adopts standards for three spices

    Codex Alimentarius Commission adopts three codex standards for black,green and white pepper,cumin and thyme.It will help the customers in identifying quality species and promoting global trade and availability.

  • Union Cabinet passed The Minimum Wages Bill

    The union cabinet has  passed The Minimum Wages bill by integrating four labour related laws.The laws are Minimum Wages Act 1948,The payment of Wages Act 1936,The payment of bonus act 1965 and The equal remuneration act,1976.At present the minimum wages fixed by the centre and states are applicable to workers getiing up to Rs 18,000 pay monthly.

     

  • Axis Bank to buy Freecharge in all cash deal

    Axis Bank has decided to acquire digital wallet Freecash from Snapdeal in an all cash deal worth 385 crore.RBI is yet to approve the deal.

  • BRICS Labour and Employment meeting held

    BRICS Labour and Employment meeting held in Chongqing,China.During the two day meeting in Chongqing,Labour and Employment ministers discussed topics ranging from skills driven development to a universally sustainable social security system.

  • Scientists develop new technology to convert 2D images into 3D images

    The new research by the scientists including one of Indian origin developed a technology callled Surf net.The research was led by Purdue University's Donald W Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering,Karthik Ramani. The technology utilizes machine learning to analyse 2D shapes and convert them into projected three dimensional forms.

     

  • Nitish kumar again sworn in as CM of Bihar

    Two days  after resignation given by Nitish Kumar,he again sworn in as the CM of Bihar.Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi,administered the oath.Sushil Kumar Modi was elected as the Deputy Chief Minister.

  • Microsoft launched new app for India

    Microsoft has launched new app for India named Kaizala.It will enable the users to add large groups of people covering one of the major limitations of whatsapp.Indian departments have already started using it for surveys.It is available online and offline,works swiftly in ios and android.

  • Subhash Chandra Garg India's alternate governor of ADB

    Subhash Chandra Garg,secretary,Department of Economic Affairs,Ministry of India has been elected as the alternate governor of Asian Development Bank.Shri Garg has been apointed in place of the former secretary Shri Shakthikantha Das.

  • BRICS youth forum begins in China

    BRICS youth forum has started in Beijing,China to discuss the development of youth in BRICS nations.Themed 'Enhance BRICS Partnership,Promote Youth Devlopment' three day forum invited 50 group representatives form the BRICS nations.

  • 26-Jul-2017
  • Government approves 30,000 under private land

    The Union Government has approved 30,00 houses on private land under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.The area measures 189 hectares.It is one of a kind under the union governement.The affordable housing project is in Maharashtra.

  • RDEL launched two offshore naval ships

    Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited launched two offshore naval ships at their shipyard.The two ships named Shruti and Shachi are build as a part of P-21 project of Indian Navy.The two ships are a part of the 5 ships constructed by the Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited for the Indian Navy,first by a private sector.

     

  • IMF forecasts growth of 7.2% for India

    Indian Monetary fund retains India's forecast for 7.2% in 2017 and 7.7% in the financial year of 2018-19.IMF also added that the economic activity slowed in India in 2016-2017 during de-monetisation.

  • 18th Kargil Vijay Divas observed

    18th kargil Vijay Divas was observed on 26th July,to pay tribute to the martyrs.The ceremony was held at the 1st Manipur Rifles Banquet Hall.

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