Latest Current Affairs 07th July 2018

Army jawan injured in Pak sniper firing along LoC in J&K:In Jammu and Kashmir, an army jawan was today injured in a sniper shot from Pakistan side in Naushera sector along the LoC in Rajouri district.

EC carried out study on impact of fake news in elections: CEC:Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat has told DD News in an exclusive conversation that the Election Commission has asked social media platforms to keep it informed of steps being taken to counter fake news, which can impact elections.

Law Commission holding meeting with political parties:The Law Commission is holding consultations over two days with all the national and recognised state political parties beginning today to discuss the feasibility of conducting simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state Assemblies.

JEE, NEET exams to be held twice a year:Ushering in major reforms in the examination system, Union minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar today announced that National Testing Agency will take over majority of the examinations conducted by the CBSE from 2019.

President addresses annual convocation of Goa University:President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a two-day visit to Goa, today addressed the 30th annual convocation of the Goa University in Panaji.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor likely to appear before Delhi court today:Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is likely to appear before Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Saturday, as the latter issued summon against him after taking cognizance on the charge-sheet filed by Special Investigation Team.

PM to inaugurate statue of unity on october 31:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Statue of Unity on 31st October, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

PM addresses ‘Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj’ of USA via video conferencing:Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the international convention of Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj of the United States through video conferencing on Friday.

PM Modi’s mega interactive programme in Jaipur today:Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his people’s outreach to Jaipur today.

PM Modi to visit Jaipur today:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jaipur today and will witness an audio-visual presentation of experience sharing by 12 beneficiaries of schemes of the Government of India and Government of Rajasthan.

US-China trade war escalates:The United States tariffs on 34 billion worth of US Dollar Chinese goods has come into effect, opening the way for an outright trade war between the two economic giants.

Nepal: Evacuation of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims completed:The rescue operation to evacuate stranded Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims in Nepal has been completed successfully.

England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth:Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored as England comfortably defeated Sweden 2-0 in Samara today to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

FIFA WC: England to take on Sweden in QF match:England will take on Sweden at Samara Arena on Saturday for a spot in the last four of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Both sides will be looking to reach the semi-finals for the first time in a long while.

Annual Conference of Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society of India:Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today addressed the Conference of Intra-ocular Implant & Refractive Society of India, in Chennai.