Latest Current Affairs 01st August 2019

PM Modi, Ukrainian Prez vow to boost ties: Prime Minister had a telephonic conversation with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

National Conference delegation meets PM Modi: A National Conference delegation, led by Farooq Abdullah, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The delegation met PM Modi and requested him for early elections in the state. Meanwhile, Governor Satya Pal Malik appealed to citizens not to pay attention to any rumors emphasizing that the situation in the state is normal.

Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission bill 2019: National Medical Commission Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Thursday with amendments. The main objective of the bill is to regulate medical education and services in the country and ensure that corruption is weeded out of from all levels. It seeks to make medical education both affordable and inclusive with common entrance and exit exams for students and professionals

UP Women Commission Chief meets kin of Unnao Rape Survivor: UP women commission Chief Vimla Batham on Thursday met the family members of Unnao Rape Survivor in Lucknow’ KG Mecial Collage.

BJP expels its jailed rape accused UP MLA Kuldeep Sengar: BJP has expelled its jailed Uttar Pradesh lawmaker Kuldeep Sengar, who is accused of raping a minor girl from Unnao.

Unnao Rape: SC orders transfer of all 5 cases to Delhi: The Supreme Court adopted a stern stand on investigation in Unnao rape case on Thursday.

India receives Pakistan’s proposal on Jadhav Consular access: India has received proposal from Pakistan for consular access to former Indian Navy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav.

J-K administration increases hardship allowance of 84,000 police personnel: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has increased the hardship allowance of around 84,000 police personnel by two per cent of their basic pay, an official spokesman said on Thursday.

BJP expels Unnao rape accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar: The BJP today expelled its Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Sengar, who is accused of raping a minor girl from Unnao.

Rain disrupts normal life in MP, Gujarat: Moderate to heavy rain continued to lash various parts of Gujarat today. Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch in South Gujarat have received more than 16 inches of rain during the last 24 hours.

R N Ravi sworn in as Nagaland governor: R N Ravi, a former Intelligence Bureau officer and the Centre’s interlocutor for Naga peace talks, was on Thursday sworn in as the 20th governor of Nagaland.

MEA Dr S Jaishankar focuses on furthering partnership with ASEAN nations in Indo-Pacific region: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday emphasised on furthering the ASEAN-India strategic partnership in the Indo-Pacific region at the ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting held here.

SC to transfer rape case involving BJP MLA out of Unnao: The Supreme Court today said, it will transfer the rape case involving Uttar Pradesh legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar out of Unnao district.

Doctors threaten indefinite strike against National Medical Commission Bill: Healthcare services at government hospitals, including AIIMS, Safdarjung, and RML in Delhi, are likely to be severely hit with resident doctors deciding to withdraw all kind of services, including that of the emergency department, on Thursday to protest the introduction of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in the Rajya Sabha.

Amarnath Yatra to remain suspended till Sunday: In Jammu & Kashmir, authorities have decided to suspend Amarnath Yatra till Sunday in view of bad weather along Jammu-Srinagar highway and the Yatra tracks.

PM Modi to address annual UN General Assembly session on Sept 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on September 28, according to a provisional list released by the UN of the world leaders scheduled to speak at the 74th session of the United Nations.

India issues strong demarche to Pakistan over death of civilian: India has issued a strong demarche to the Pakistan High Commission against the killing of an innocent Indian civilian in an unprovoked act of firing by Pakistan forces.

President Ram Nath Kovind gives assent to Triple Talaq Bill: President Ram Nath Kovind has given his nod to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 that abolishes the practice of instant Triple Talaq.

US decries Chinese disruption of Mekong River: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concern over Chinese activities on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, calling them troubling trends.

Pak Taliban warns people from playing loud music, administer polio drops to children: The Pakistani Taliban has warned people in the tribal district of North Waziristan not to play loud music and administer polio vaccination to their children, according to a media report on Thursday.

Rebel missile attack, suicide bombs kill 51 in Yemen’s Aden: Rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile Thursday at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden and coordinated suicide bombings targeted a police station in another part of the city, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens.

Lawmakers with serious disabilities take seats in Japan parliament: Two lawmakers with serious paralysis took their seats in Japan’s upper house on Thursday to cheers from supporters, marking the first time people with severe disabilities have served in the body.

Bangladesh: Charges framed against 6 in Blogger Avijit Roy murder case: A Dhaka Court on Thursday framed charges against six persons belonging to the militant outfit Ansar Al Islam in connection with the murder of blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka in 2015.

Bangladesh struggles to cope with Dengue outbreak with shortage of testing kits: A shortage of the NS1 kit for dengue testing is reported from hospitals and private diagnostic centres in Dhaka.

Sensex tanks over 450 points, Nifty finishes below 11,000-mark: Equity benchmark BSE Sensex tumbled 463 points while the NSE Nifty closed below the key 11,000-mark on Thursday amid heavy selling in metal, banking and tech stocks.

India to conduct 1st National Time Release Study to enable faster movement of cargo across borders to benefit traders: The Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, as part of its strategic commitment to improving global trade, is conducting India’s first national Time Release Study (TRS) between 1st – 7th August.

Stronger demand boosts India factory activity in July: PMI: India’s factory activity accelerated in July as domestic demand and output strengthened, encouraging firms to hire at the fastest rate in five months, a private business survey showed on Thursday.

Thailand Open quarterfinals: Saina, Srikanth crashes out; Sai Praneeth enters QFs: Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Thailand Open after suffering unexpected defeats but B Sai Praneeth sailed into the quarterfinals of the men’s singles event Bangkok on Thursday.

Four Indian women boxers enter semis of Russian tourney: In Boxing, four Indians, including Asian gold-medallist Pooja Rani and world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain entered the semi-finals of the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia.

Thailand Open: Saina, Srikanth to play their second-round matches: In Thailand Open Badminton, Indian shuttlers including Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will play their matches in the second round today.

England seek a ‘double’ as Australia eye Ashes history: England returns to ‘Fortress Edgbaston’ for the first Test against Australia, looking to round off an already memorable season by completing a World Cup and Ashes double.

This acid may be key to better electronics, adhesive strength: An acid used in medicine and to flavour some drinks may help develop electronic components and certain adhesives which are more durable and better for the environment, scientists say.

Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time: Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in the country. The cutting-edge — but controversial — research involves implanting modified animal embryos with human “induced pluripotent stem” (iPS) cells that can be coaxed into forming the building blocks of any part of the body.

New insect-sized robot can withstand weight of a human: Scientists have developed a new insect-sized robot that can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach and withstand the weight of a human.

Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time: Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in the country. The cutting-edge — but controversial — research involves implanting modified animal embryos with human “induced pluripotent stem” (iPS) cells that can be coaxed into forming the building blocks of any part of the body.

IIT-KGP researchers develop tech for solid waste management: A research team at IIT Kharagpur has developed a technology which can generate energy from solid waste with high moisture content.

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