Daily Current Affairs 18 July 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
Govt is setting up Neutrino Observatory
The Government of India has approved a project to build the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) at Pottipuram in the Theni District of Tamil Nadu. Briefly, the project aims to set up a 51000 ton Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector to observe naturally occurring atmospheric neutrinos in a cavern at the end of an approximately 2 km long tunnel in a mountain. This will help to reduce the noise from cosmic rays that is ever present over-ground and which would outnumber the rare neutrino interactions even in a detector as large as ICAL.
Govt plans to set up 4,200 Ayush wellness centres in ongoing fiscal
The government has plans to set up 4,200 Ayush wellness centres in the country in FY 2019-20 in several states.
- Moreover, 2,500 new centres are planned to be opened within the first four months of the present government
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
HDFC Bank, CSC launch credit card for village entrepreneurs and small traders
HDFC Bank and Common Services Centres (CSCs) launched a co-branded ‘Small Business Money Back Credit Card’ for small traders and village-level entrepreneurs (VLEs). The credit card is specifically designed for VLEs and VLE-sourced customers. It would give users easy access to credit for their day-to-day business expenses.
Former India wicket-keeper Kiran More appointed USA cricket team’s interim coach
Former India stumper Kiran More, who was appointed USA’s director of cricket last month, will take the additional responsibility of coaching the senior national team on an interim basis.
Raja Dhale, co-founder of Dalit Panther, dies aged 78
Raja Dhale, one of the founders of the radical outfit Dalit Panther (social organisation that seeks to combat caste discrimination), has passed away recently. He was 78.
- Apart from being a social worker, he authored several books based on his thoughts and works.
Cinematographer M.J. Radhakrishnan dies aged 61
M.J. Radhakrishnan, one of the finest cinematographers in Malayalam cinema, passed away of cardiac arrest at the age of 61.
- He won seven State Film Awards – only Mankada Ravi Varma has won as many. In a career that spanned over four decades, he worked in about 70 films.
World Day for International Justice
World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day, is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17 as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice.
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