Latest Current Affairs 29th July 2019

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar releases report of green ratings on fertilizer sector:Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Monday released the latest report of green ratings on fertilizer sector in New Delhi.

Chandrayaan-2 successfully performs third orbit-raising manoeuvre:Indian Space Research Organisation was successful today in completing the third earthbound orbit raising manoeuvres of Chandrayaan-2 satellite.

Parliament passes bill to ban unregulated deposit schemes:Parliament has passed the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill 2019 with the Rajya Sabha approving it unanimously on Monday.

Rajya Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill:The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill 2019:The Lok Sabha has passed the National Medical Commission Bill 2019.

BS Yediyurappa wins trust motion by voice vote:It was a day of redemption for Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa who easily won the floor test in the current Assembly.

India offers US$ 100 million line of credit for developmental projects in Benin:President Ram Nath Kovind reached Cotonou, Benin on Sunday on the first leg of his state visits to three West African nations – Benin, Gambia and Guinea.

PM Modi releases results of 4th cycle of All India Tiger Estimation – 2018:On the occasion of International Tiger Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the results of the fourth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation – 2018, at Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi today. The count of tigers in India has risen to 2967, in 2018, according to this census.

Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar resigns:Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Monday announced his resignation after the House adopted the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and passed the Appropriation Bill.

SC to hear Mallya’s plea challenging confiscation of properties on Friday:The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear on Friday the plea of fugitive economic offender Vijay Mallya challenging the confiscation of properties belonging to the companies owned by him and his family members.

Amit Khare: Doordarshan to be used for promotion of Jharkhand tourism:Ministry of I&B, Secretary Amit Khare visits Jharkhand, inspects renovation work at Bhadrakali temple.

7th Economic Census begins today from Tripura:The government will kick off the 7th Economic Census from Tripura on Monday. It will be launched in other states and union territories in August and September. The census, conducted by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) will be held this year after a gap of five years.

Azam Khan apologises for sexist remark in Lok Sabha:Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan apologised in Lok Sabha on Monday for making sexist remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi. Rama Devi says apology not accepted.

Karnataka: B S Yediyurappa wins Trust Vote:Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa sails through successfully by winning the Trust Vote on BJP’s own strength in the Legislative Assembly here on Monday.

PM Modi features in Benjamin Netanyahu’s election campaign in Israel:Ahead of an unprecedented snap polls on September 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has put banners featuring his pictures with his Indian PM Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin .

Sri Lanka: ‘India International Textiles Expo’ begins in Colombo:A three day ‘India International Textiles Expo’ IITExpo began today in  Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.

Myanmar delegation holds repatriation talks with Rohingyas in Bangladesh:A top level delegation led by Myanmar’s foreign secretary U Myint Thu visited the Rohingya camps at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh on Sunday to explain the preparations for the Rohingyas’ return to Myanmar. The delegation also included members from other South East Asian countries.

Talks held in Vienna to salvage Iran nuclear deal:Talks to try to save the Iran nuclear deal were held at an emergency meeting in Vienna amid rising tensions between Iran and the West.

Death toll in Nigeria Boko Haram attack up to 65: Official:In Nigeria, an attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral left 65 people dead.

India strongly condemn terrorist attack in Kabul:Afghan VP candidate AmrullahSaleh injured & 2 killed in Kabul blast. India stands in solidarity with Afghan to achieve peace, security, stability.

Protests over Hong Kong’s extradition bill continues:Protesters clash in Hong Kong as cycle of violence intensifies. Protesters over the past two month are agitating against a proposed bill that would allow people to be extradited to stand trial in courts in mainland China.

Sensex, Nifty cautious amid foreign fund outflows:Equity benchmark BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty were trading on a cautious note in the morning trade on Monday following weak cues from Asian peers amid sustained foreign fund outflow.

US ‘pressure’ tactic on WTO will fail: China state media:A US threat to pull recognition of China’s “developing nation” status at the World Trade Organisation is a pressure tactic ahead of this week’s trade talks and is bound to fail, a commentary in state media said Monday.

US, China revive trade talks with low hopes for progress:Two months after US-Chinese talks aimed at ending a tariff war broke down, both sides are trying to temper hopes for a breakthrough when negotiations resume Tuesday on an array of disputes that has grown to include tension over Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Virat Kohli meets the press ahead of Windies tour:Putting all speculations to rest about the rift in the Indian team, captain Virat Kohli faced the press before the departure for the West Indies tour.

Dalilah Muhammad sets new 400 metre hurdles record:Olympic champ Dalilah Muhammad sets new 400 meter hurdles record in 52.20 seconds, smashed previous mark of 52.34 seconds.

Wrestling: Vinesh and Shaksi qualifies trials:Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik qualifies Women’s World Championship trials but Sarita Shocks Pooja Dhanda.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Avishka hit a quick-fire half-century:Avishka Fernando hit a quick-fire half-century as Sri Lanka eased to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second one-day international to seal the three-match series in Colombo on Sunday.

India continue to impress at President’s Cup:Indian boxers grab seven gold and two silver medals at the 23rd Indonesia President’s Cup; Mary Kom, Simranjit Kaur among others win Gold.

PM Narendra Modi to feature in Discovery’s ‘Man Vs Wild:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will feature in a special episode of Discovery’s “Man Vs Wild” which will highlight “issues related to environmental change.”

Meghan features “Forces for Change” women:Meghan, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, has chosen to feature 15 women she considers “Forces for change” on the cover of the September issue of British Vogue that she guest edited, Buckingham Palace said on Sunday.

IIT Hyderabad develops low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using ‘kumkum dye’:Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India.

US government details restrictions on fetal tissue research:The US government has fleshed out restrictions on the use of human fetal tissue, putting stricter oversight and extra review on those studies beginning in September.

PM Narendra Modi to feature in Discovery’s ‘Man Vs Wild’:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will feature in a special episode of Discovery’s “Man Vs Wild” which will highlight “issues related to environmental change.”

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