09th July 2019 Current Affairs

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India will train 1800 Bangladeshi Civil Servants at NCGG in Mussoorie

  • Eighteen hundred Bangladeshi mid-career civil servants will be trained at the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) in Mussoorie between 2019-2025.
  • The first batch of 30 civil servants leaving for a two-week long training programme in Mussoorie paid a visit to the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
  • The Bangladeshi civil servants are being trained at the National Centre for Good Governance based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed in February this year in the Fifth meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC).

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About Bangladesh

Capital: Dhaka

Currency: Bangladeshi taka

Prime minister: Sheikh Hasina

World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute inaugurated in Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • The world’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute in Dhaka started functioning from yesterday.
  • Inaugurating the OPD of the institute yesterday Health and Family Welfare Minister of Bangladesh Zahid Maleque said about 6 lakh people suffer burn injuries in Bangladesh every year who will benefit from the institute.
  • Named Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute, the 500-bed hospital with 50 ICU and 12 operation theatres will provide advanced treatment to burn patients in Bangladesh.
  • The institute has been built at a cost of over 500 crore Taka.

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About Bangladesh

Capital: Dhaka

Currency: Bangladeshi taka

Sri Lanka inaugurated its first model village built with Indian assistance at Ranidugama in Gampaha

  • A model village built with Indian assistance as part of a housing project meant for war affected people and estate workers was inaugurated in Sri Lanka, according to a media report.
  • India has partnered with the ministry of housing and construction and cultural affairs to build 100 model villages consisting of a total of 2,400 houses all across Sri Lanka with Indian grant of Rs 1,200 million (USD 17.5 million).

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About Sri Lanka

Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo

Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe

IOC removed Kuwait suspension and allows participating in 2020 Olympics

  • Kuwait has been cleared to compete in the 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday it was lifting the suspension it imposed on the Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) four years ago.
  • The KOC had successfully implemented “a roadmap agreed between all parties”.
  • The announcement comes less than a week after Sheikh Fahad Nasser Sabah Ahmad Al Sabah was elected President of the KOC.

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About IOC

Headquarters: New Delhi

Chairperson: Sanjiv Singh

Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from ODIs

  • The 37-year-old Former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Shoaib Malik had announced his retirement from One Day International Cricket after completed his 2019 World Cup series at the Lord’s in London.
  • All-rounder Malik (37) played 287 one-day internationals for Pakistan and scored 7,534 runs including nine centuries.
  • The off-spinner also picked up 158 wickets in the format.

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About Pakistan

Capital: Islamabad Trending

Currency: Pakistani rupee

Prime minister: Imran Khan

President: Arif Alvi

Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran won gold; Pooja Dhanda won silver at the Wrestling Grand Prix 2019 of Spain

  • At the Grand Prix of Spain Women’s Wrestling for the year 2019 held in Madrid, India finished second with 130 points in team championship behind Russia which stood at 165 points.
  • Vinesh, one of India’s medal hopefuls at the 2020 Tokyo Games, was competing only in her third tournament in the new Gold medal winner at the Jakarta Asian Games, Vinesh did not lose a single point against Justina and Nina but Jessica did take six points from the Indian in the final.

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About Russia

Capital: Moscow

Currency: Russian ruble

President: Vladimir Putin

Hima Das and Muhammed Anas won gold medal at Poznan Athletics Grand Prix or 2019 Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland

  • Star Indian sprinter Hima Das won her second international gold in women’s 200m with a top finish at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland.
  • Hima, who has been struggling with a back problem for the past few months, clocked 23.97 seconds to clinch the gold while VK Vismaya bagged the silver in 24.06.
  • National record holder Muhammed Anas also won the gold in men’s 200m race with a time of 21.18 seconds.

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About Poland

Capital: Warsaw

Currency: Polish złoty

Brazil beats Peru in the final to lift the Copa America 2019 title

  • Brazil have defeated Peru 3-1 to win their first Copa America title since 2007.
  • Everton led the team to victory on Sunday, scoring a goal and setting up another to give Brazil their ninth Copa América trophy, and fifth at home.
  • Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison also scored a goal each for Brazil, who have won the title every time they hosted the tournament.

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About Brazil

President: Jair Bolsonaro

Capital: Brasilia

Currency: Brazilian real

Genesis foundation awarded as CSR Implementation Partner at the 3rd edition of CSR Health Impacts Awards

  • At the 3rd edition of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Health Impact Awards organized at Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, Genesis Foundation, a Gurgaon based Non-Profit Organization was awarded as CSR Implementation Partner in the leadership category for its association with WPP India CSR Foundation for ‘Project Little Hearts’.
  • Under Project ‘Little Hearts’ with WPP India CSR Foundation, Genesis Foundation has facilitated treatment for 355 children suffering from Congenital Heart Disorder.

M. Nageswar Rao appointed director general of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard

  • IPS officer from Odisha cadre, M Nageswar Rao, has been removed from his current post of Additional Director of CBI and appointed as the Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard by Central Government.
  • He will continue this post till July 2020.
  • He will succeed S.N Pradhan.

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About Odisha

Capital: Bhubaneswar

Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

Governor: Ganeshi Lal

Indian Army plans to buy American howitzer ammo for long-range accurate strikes

  • The Indian Army will buy the Excalibur artillery ammunition from the US (United States) under the emergency procurement procedures.
  • It can strike targets more than 50 km away with the use of the GPS (Global Positioning System).
  • It can be busted in the air and after its penetration into bunker-type structures by using its different fuses.

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About Indian Army

Motto: “Service Before Self”

Founded: 01st April 1895, India

Headquarters: New Delhi

New gene linked to schizophrenia discovered by Indian and Australian scientists

  • After 18 years of research, Indian and Australian scientists have identified a new gene directly linked to schizophrenia.
  • Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia and a team of Indian researchers searched the genomes of over 3,000 individuals and found those with schizophrenia were more likely to have a particular genetic variation.
  • The team of Indian researchers was led by R. Thara, co-founder and director of the Chennai-based Schizophrenia Research Foundation.

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About Australia

Capital: Canberra

Currency: Australian dollar

Operation Sudarshan launched by BSF to fortify the anti-infiltration grid along Pakistan border

  • The operation, code named ‘Sudarshan’ was launched by the Border Security Force (BSF) to fortify Anti-Infiltration Grid along the Pakistan border in Punjab and Jammu.
  • The massive exercise commenced on July 1, 2019.
  • While Jammu shares about 485-kms of the sensitive IB with Pakistan, about 553-kms of the front is in Punjab .

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About BSF

Motto: जीवन पर्यन्त कर्तव्य (Duty Unto Death)

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founder: Shri K F Rustamji

Founded: 01st December 1965

Uttarakhand was named among best performing states in ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme

  • Uttarakhand has been adjudged as one of the country’s five best performing states in ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, a central scheme aimed at addressing declining child sex ratio and issues of women empowerment.
  • The state will be felicitated, along with the other selected states, in recognition of its consistent performance in respect of sex ratio at birth, according to a letter from the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development.

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About Uttarakhand

Capital: Dehradun

C.M: Trivendra Singh Rawat

Governor: Krishan Kant Paul

Baby Rani Maurya

Try out the quiz ?

1. In which city World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute has inaugurated?

Correct! Wrong!

The world's largest burn and plastic surgery institute in Dhaka started functioning from yesterday.

2. India will train 1800 Civil Servants of which country?

Correct! Wrong!

India will train 1800 Bangladeshi Civil Servants at NCGG in Mussoorie. Eighteen hundred Bangladeshi mid-career civil servants will be trained at the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) in Mussoorie between 2019-2025.

3. In which city World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute has inaugurated?

Correct! Wrong!

The world's largest burn and plastic surgery institute in Dhaka started functioning from yesterday.

4. Which foundation has won Corporate Social Responsibility Health Impact Awards?

Correct! Wrong!

Genesis foundation awarded as CSR Implementation Partner at the 3rd edition of CSR Health Impacts Awards.

5. Who has been appointed as director general of Fire Services?

Correct! Wrong!

M Nageswar Rao appointed director general of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard.

6. From which country Indian Army is planning to buy howitzer ammo for long-range accurate strikes?

Correct! Wrong!

The Indian Army will buy the Excalibur artillery ammunition from the US (United States) under the emergency procurement procedures.

7. Scientists of which nations have identified a new gene directly linked to schizophrenia?

Correct! Wrong!

After 18 years of research, Indian and Australian scientists have identified a new gene directly linked to schizophrenia.

8. Operation Sudarshan has launched by which force?

Correct! Wrong!

Operation Sudarshan launched by BSF to fortify the anti-infiltration grid along Pakistan border.

9. In which country a model village has built with Indian assistance for war affected people and estate workers?

Correct! Wrong!

A model village built with Indian assistance as part of a housing project meant for war affected people and estate workers was inaugurated in Sri Lanka, according to a media report.

10. Which state has performed best in ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme?

Correct! Wrong!

Uttarakhand was named among best performing states in ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme.

11. International Olympic Committee has allowed which country to participate in 2020 Olympics?

Correct! Wrong!

Kuwait has been cleared to compete in the 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday it was lifting the suspension it imposed on the Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) four years ago.

12. Shoaib Malik had announced his retirement from ODI Cricket after completed his 2019 World Cup. He is from which country?

Correct! Wrong!

The 37-year-old Former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Shoaib Malik had announced his retirement from One Day International Cricket after completed his 2019 World Cup series at the Lord’s in London.

13. Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran has won which of the following medal in the Wrestling Grand Prix 2019?

Correct! Wrong!

Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran won gold; Pooja Dhanda won silver at the Wrestling Grand Prix 2019 of Spain

14. Hima Das and Muhammed Anas has won gold medal of Kutno Athletics Meet 2019. This event has held in which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Hima Das and Muhammed Anas won gold medal at Poznan Athletics Grand Prix or 2019 Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland.

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