08th July 2019 Current Affairs

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Parliament passed Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019

  • On July 12th 2019, The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
  • It will replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019.
  • The bill will safeguard transparency, accountability, and quality in the governance of medical education in the country.

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About Indian Medical Council

Founded: 1933

Headquarters: New Delhi

Japan and Singapore top the 2019 Henley Index list of world's most powerful passports

  • The Henley Passport Index is based on data provided by IATA and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations.
  • Japan and Singapore have held onto their position as the world’s most travel-friendly passports, with South Korea dropping into second place.
  • Henley and Partners is a global citizenship and residence advisory firm.
  • The countries across the world have been rated depending on the number of countries the passport holder of a particular country can have access to without requiring to get a visa before travel.

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About Singapore

Currency: Singapore dollar

Recognised national languages: Malay

A 10-year old Karate Girl, Arinjeeta Dey wins a silver medal for India in World Youth Cup 2019

  • A 10-year old Karate girl, Arinjeeta Dey (Barasat, West Bengal) has won a silver medal in the under 12 age category in the World Youth Cup 2019 which was held in Umag, Croatia.
  • The tournament was organised by World Karate Federation affiliated to the International Olympic Association.
  • Arinjeeta won the medal in the under-12 age group category.
  • She hails from Barasat in West Bengal. She has been a student of Hanshi Premjit Sen, who is the president of Premjit Sen Martial Art Academy in West Bengal.

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About Croatia

President: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Currency: Croatian kuna

Copa America 2019: Brazil wins Title on home soil

  • Ten Man Brazil won the Copa America on home soil.Jesus scored the decisive goal after a penalty from Peru captain Paolo Guerrero canceled out Everton’s opener for hosts Brazil at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium.
  • The Manchester City striker was in tears as he left the field, making hand gestures, kicking a water bottle and almost knocking over the trophy plinth.
  • However, Brazil’s players rallied after the dismissal to claim a battling victory.

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About Brazil

President: Jair Bolsonaro Trending

Capital: Brasilia

Currency: Brazilian real

Duty Free shops at Dubai airports to accept Indian currency

  • The Indian Rupee will now be accepted for transaction at all airports in Dubai.
  • The Indian currency is now acceptable at all three terminals of the Dubai International Airport and at Al Maktoum Airport.
  • The acceptance of Indian currency is good news for Indian tourists as earlier they lost a sizeable amount due to exchange rates.

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About UAE:

Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham

Capital: Abu Dhabi

An Se Young,LI Shi Feng wins Canada Open badminton

  • An Se Young defeated Wang Zhiyi of China to win the Women’s singles title.
  • In men’s singles title,Li Shi Feng defeated India’s Parupalli Kashyap.
  • Canada Open badminton 2019 took place at Markin-MacPhail Centre in Canada.

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About Canada

Capital: Ottawa

Currency: Canadian dollar

Pink City Jaipur declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO

  • The historic walled city of Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy, made its entry into the UNESCO’S world heritage list.
  • The decision to designate the city as a heritage site was taken during the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku.
  • With Jaipur’s inclusion, the number of heritage sites across India that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list, has grown to 38, including 30 cultural properties, seven natural properties and one mixed site.

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About UNESCO

Headquarters: Paris, France

Founded: 16 November 1945, London, United Kingdom

Head: Audrey Azoulay

Formation: 04th November 1945

IMF’s Christine Lagarde, the ‘rock star’ of international finance to become first female ECB president

  • Christine Lagarde (63), the first woman head of the Washington-based body, International Monetary Fund(IMF) nominated to become the first woman to lead the ECB (European Central Bank).
  • The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, described Lagarde as the “perfect candidate.”

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About IMF’s

IMF: International Monetary Fund

EU leaders nominate Germany’s von der Leyen to lead EU Commission

  • The defense secretary of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen (60) has been nominated by the European leaders to lead the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU (European Union) that’s responsible for legislation and governing.
  • She will be replacing Jean-Claude Juncker.

Note:

About EU

EU: European Union

Founded: 01st January 1958

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Capital: Brussels

Army & NeGD signed MoU to develop revamped app

  • Indian Army and the National eGovernance Division (NeGD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)to develop a revamped application.
  • They are the part of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
  • They will maintain the centralised database for personnel, equipment and major stores to provide management-related information to Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army).
  • Anil Kapoor, Director General of Information Systems and M S Rao, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National E-governance Division signed the MOU in the presence of Shri TP Singh, Director, Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG).

About Indian Army:

Chief of Army Staff: General Bipin Rawat

Motto: Service Before Self

Headquarters: New Delhi

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which country passport is the world's most powerful passports according to Henley Index-2019?

Correct! Wrong!

Japan and Singapore top the 2019 Henley Index list of world's most powerful passports

2. Parliament has passed Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill- 2019, this will replace which of the following bill?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019. It will replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019.

3. Arinjeeta Dey has won the silver medal for India in World Youth Cup 2019. She is from which state?

Correct! Wrong!

A 10-year old Karate Girl, Arinjeeta Dey wins a silver medal for India in World Youth Cup 2019. She hails from Barasat in West Bengal. She has been a student of Hanshi Premjit Sen, who is the president of Premjit Sen Martial Art Academy in West Bengal.

4. Which country has won Copa America 2019 Title?

Correct! Wrong!

Ten Man Brazil won the Copa America on home soil.Jesus scored the decisive goal after a penalty from Peru captain Paolo Guerrero canceled out Everton's opener for hosts Brazil at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.

5. The Indian Rupee will now be accepted for transaction at all airports of which country?

Correct! Wrong!

The Indian Rupee will now be accepted for transaction at all airports in Dubai.

6. Li Shi Feng has won men’s singles title of Canada Open badminton 2019 after defeating which of the following Indian player?

Correct! Wrong!

An Se Young defeated Wang Zhiyi of China to win the Women’s singles title. In men’s singles title,Li Shi Feng defeated India’s Parupalli Kashyap.

7. Jaipur has declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Now how many World Heritage site in India?

Correct! Wrong!

The historic walled city of Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy, made its entry into the UNESCO’S world heritage list. With Jaipur's inclusion, the number of heritage sites across India that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list, has grown to 38, including 30 cultural properties, seven natural properties and one mixed site.

8. Who has become the first woman to lead the European Central Bank(EBC)?

Correct! Wrong!

Christine Lagarde (63), the first woman head of the Washington-based body, International Monetary Fund(IMF) nominated to become the first woman to lead the ECB (European Central Bank).

9. European Commission will lead by which of the following person?

Correct! Wrong!

The defense secretary of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen (60) has been nominated by the European leaders to lead the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU (European Union) that’s responsible for legislation and governing.

10. Who will develop a revamped application for Indian Army?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian Army and the National eGovernance Division (NeGD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)to develop a revamped application.

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