Latest Current Affairs 30th July 2019

Country witnesses another productive day in Parliament:It was another productive day in Parliament, Lok Sabha passed The Code on Wages 2019. that seeks to universalise provision of minimum wages to all workers and the House also passed “The Consumer Protection Bill 2019” that aims at protecting interests of consumers by establishing authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers’ disputes.

Passage of Triple Talaq Bill receives positive reactions from across political & social spectrum:The move by Rajya Sabha to approve The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 has received positive reactions from across the political and social spectrum. NDA government has hailed the passage of bill as a historic moment for the nation.

Rajya Sabha passes triple talaq bill:In a historic moment for the Muslim Women in India, the Rajya Sabha passed the triple talaq bill on Tuesday. The lower house has already passed The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019.

UP govt recommends CBI probe in Unnao rape survivor’s accident:Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a CBI probe into the road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and her two aunts killed.

President Ram Nath Kovind interacts with Indian Diaspora in Benin:President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a visit to three West African Nations, today interacted with Indian Diaspora in Benin.

Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill, 2019:The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Discussion underway on triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha:Rajya Sabha is currently discussing a bill that seeks to criminalise instant triple talaq. The bill has already been passed in the Lok Sabha.

10 Heritage sites to be open for public from sunrise till 9 PM:The Culture Ministry has decided to keep 10 heritage sites open for public from sunrise till 9 pm.

President addresses national assembly of Benin:President Ramnath Kovind addresses national assembly in Benin, says India strongly supports due representation of Africa in expanded security council, President thanks Benin for joining the International Solar Alliance.

U.P.: Rape accused Unnao MLA charged with murder:Murder charges filed against the rape accused Unnao MLA Kuldip Sengar for allegedly killing the eye witness of the rape and critically injuring the rape survivor, state government also recommends CBI probe into the accident.

Rajya Sabha to vote on Triple Talaq bill today:Rajya Sabha to take up Triple Talaq bill for consideration on Tuesday, while Lok Sabha to vote on the consumer protection and the bill to protect wages and bonus , BJP has issued whip to its members in both the houses.

PM reviews Bihar flood situation:Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with Chief Minister and Deputy CM of Bihar, reviews the flood situation and the rehabilitation work, assures all possible assistance from center.

34 killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan:At least 34 people, including children, were killed in separate incidents after incessant rains caused flash floods and lashed various parts of Pakistan.

US teen wins 3 million USD at video game tournament Fortnite World Cup:American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won 3 million USD on Sunday, July 28, after taking the top prize in a tournament in New York for the popular online video game Fortnite. Giersdorf, 16, from Pennsylvania, was one of at least 100 players competing for the 30 million USD total prize money.

Peru: At least 19 dead in bus crash:At least 19 people died and eight more were injured in a bus crash on a mountain road in Peru, police said on Monday.

Trump signs 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund extension:President Donald Trump on Monday signed an act into law which authorizes the extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

At least 57 dead in Brazil prison riot: Official:At least 57 killed in Brazil prison riot between the rival gangs, most of the deaths due to suffocation as part of the prison cell set on fire.

Pakistan: Military plane crashes in Rawalpindi, at least 12 killed:In a statement, the military said five soldiers were among those killed in the plane crash. Farooq Butt, an official at the state-run emergency service, said at least 12 people, including soldiers died in the crash and that authorities had declared an emergency in hospitals.

Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill, 2019:The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Spot demand lifts aluminium futures by 0.25 pc:Aluminium prices edged up by 0.25 per cent to Rs 138.85 per kg in futures trade Tuesday after speculators built up fresh positions amid an uptick in demand at the spot market.

Café Coffee Day founder V G Sidharth goes missing:Café Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha was reported to have gone missing after he left from Bengaluru on Monday night, police said.

Government to notify constitution of National Traders’ Welfare Board:The Board was a key poll promise of the BJP and will improve access to funds, cut down on compliance burden.

Sindhu pulls out of Thailand Open 2019:India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu has decided to pull out of the Super 500 Thailand Open starting from July 30. She will take rest in order to prepare for the World Championships starting from 19th August 2019 at Basel, Switzerland.

Cricket: Team India depart for month-long Series:Team India led by Virat Kohli leaves for West Indies on a month long tour, two test matches, three ODIs and 3 T20s to be played during the tour, speaking before departure captain Kohli dismisses all reports of rift within the team.

New computer model can predict India’s pollution levels months earlier:With the ‘smog season’ in northern Indian states just a few months away, US and Chinese scientists have developed a novel computer model that can help accurately predict air pollution levels in the region a season in advance.

Ear ‘tickle’ therapy may help slow ageing: Study:Tickling the ear with a small electric current may rebalance the nervous system in over-55s and help them age more healthily, a study claims.

‘Essential Vivekananda’ book released:Book written by Mukul & Anoop A J ‘Essential Vivekananda’ was released by RSS Sahsarkarywah Suresh Soni.

US teen wins 3 million USD at video game tournament Fortnite World Cup:American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won 3 million USD on Sunday, July 28, after taking the top prize in a tournament in New York for the popular online video game Fortnite. Giersdorf, 16, from Pennsylvania, was one of at least 100 players competing for the 30 million USD total prize money.

Rajya Sabha passes triple talaq bill:In a historic moment for the Muslim Women in India, the Rajya Sabha passed the triple talaq bill on Tuesday. The lower house has already passed The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019.

President Ram Nath Kovind interacts with Indian Diaspora in Benin:President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a visit to three West African Nations, today interacted with Indian Diaspora in Benin.

Sawan Maha Shivratri 2019:The occasion and month of Sawan Shivratri or Maha Shivratri is considered extremely auspicious for Hindus who observe it by fasting and worshiping Lord Shiva. As per the Hindu calendar, Maha Shivratri comes every year between the months of July and August. This year it falls on 30 July.

Finally Odisha too gets GI tag for ‘Rasagola’:Odisha which has been claiming the origin of rasogala, finally got the GI tag, as the Chennai based GI Registry on Monday issued formal certification for “Odisha Rasagola”.

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