Daily Current Affairs 12th July, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 12 July 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

India to get it’s first Dolphin Research Centre after a delay of 8 years

The foundation stone of India’s first dolphin research centre will be laid in Patna on the bank of river Ganga on October 5, after a delay of eight years.

Rajasthan Govt. announces Janata Clinics, `ease of doing farming` in the state

Keeping focus on farmers, cattle, youth and unemployed in the 2019-20 budget, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced free of cost ‘Janata Clinics’ for all, renewable energy projects for clean environment and moves to ensure ‘Ease of Doing Farming’.

  • On the theme of ‘Ease of Doing Business’, Gehlot announced a farmers welfare fund of Rs 1,000 crore for ‘Ease of Doing Farming. This fund will be used for providing fair prices for farmers produce, he said.
  • He said that Janata Clinics will be opened in colonies/roads and provide health services and medicines free of cost to people, he said, while announcing 104 new medicines have been added to the list of 608 medicines which were been given free during his earlier tenure.

Delhi: Rajghat coal plant to be turned into solar park

Shelving its previous plan to convert it into a waste-to-energy plant, the Delhi government announced that a solar park — of 5,000 KW capacity — will come up in the spot of the defunct Rajghat thermal power plant.



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in London

The 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting was held in London. External Affairs Minister conveyed India’s stand at the meet.

China to host 2020 World Heritage Committee meeting

The Unesco has announced that the Chinese city of Fuzhou will host the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2020.

  • The decision concluded the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan.


BUSINESS & ECONOMY

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty in 10 years: UN

UN Development Programme released the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index recently. India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as “assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition,” the report by the United Nations said.



APPOINTMENTS

Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Diplomat Vikas Swarup was appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs, in the Ministry of External Affairs.

  • Swarup, a 1986-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, who is currently serving as the High Commissioner in Canada, will replace senior diplomat Sanjiv Arora.

Accenture appoints Julie Sweet as new CEO

Accenture has announced the appointment of Julie Sweet, who played an integral role in the company’s business and investment strategy, as its new CEO and David Rowland, currently interim CEO, as Executive Chairman.



AWARDS

Two Indian start-ups bag honours at global manufacturing summit in Russia

Two Indian start-ups have won the Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity award at the second edition of Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) being held in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.

  • GARV Toilets (providers of smart sanitation services that deploy Internet of Things) won in the ‘Sustainable Cities’ category, while A2P Energy Solutions (which seeks to prevent stubble burning by converting agricultural waste into energy) bagged the honours in the ‘Sustainable Energy’ category.


OBITUARIES

Former Bengal leg-spin great Soumendranath Kundu passes away

Former Bengal and Railways leg-spinner Soumendranath Kundu passed away at the age of 77.

  • He was conferred the Lifetime Achievement award in 2013-14 when late Jagmohan Dalmiya was the CAB president.


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