Latest Current Affairs 05th July 2018

UK High Court issues enforcement order against Vijay Mallya :- On Thursday fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya got a major legal setack, his home can be searched and his assets can be seized as a means of recovering the money he owes banks in India in unpaid loans, following an enforcement order by a UK judge.

Delhi Govt cannot set up investigating agency: Union Minister Arun Jaitley :- Union Minister Arun Jaitley said, the Supreme Court Verdict is clear that Delhi cannot compare itself at par with other States; also said Delhi government cannot set up an investigating agency as it has no police powers.

Centre directs States, UTs to take measures to prevent mob lynching incidents :- Taking its campaign against the abuse of social media forward, the Centre has issued an advisory to states to take immediate steps to stop incidents of lynching, identify vulnerable areas and swiftly conclude probes in cases of child lifting. Besides that, a day after the Centre asked Whatsapp to take action to prevent the abuse of the platform for spreading irresponsible and explosive messages, Whatsapp responded with an action plan. Here’s more.

Rain lashes parts of India; MeT Deptt issues warning for some places :- With the onset of Monsoon, many states are witnessing heavy rainfall which is affecting normal life. There is a possibility of more showers in coming days in 14 states including Goa, Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal and Bihar apart from northern India.

Heat wave kills 19 in Canada :- A heatwave in Quebec has killed at least 19 people in the past week as high summer temperatures scorched eastern Canada, health officials said.

Serena through in straight sets against Tomova :- Seven-times champion Serena Williams moved up a gear at Wimbledon to beat Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1 6-4 on Wednesday and reach the third round.

Winged birds arrive at Bhitarkanika park for nesting :- With the onset of the monsoon season, residential water birds have begun thronging Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, a forest official said.

Egypt unearths ancient artefacts ‘hidden’ in WWII :- Hundreds of ancient pottery items have been discovered in an Alexandria museum in a hiding place “most probably” created during World War II, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said.