Latest Current Affairs of 10th July 2018

More emphasis be given to employment & income generation in NorthEast: HM:Emergence of New North East is at the heart of Creation of New India. That was the driving sentiment at the 67th meeting of North Eastern Council in Shillong on Tuesday.

Railways to introduce Shri Ramayana express from November:IRCTC, the tourism wing of Piyush Goyal led Ministry of Railways will run a special tourist train associated with the story of Lord Ram from the famous Indian epic Ramayana in the name of “Shri Ramayana Express”.

Incessant rain in Mumbai causes traffic snarls, MeT forecasts more downpour:Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, throwing normal life out of gear. In the past 24 hours, the downpour had caused havoc in financial capital.

2 BSF jawans martyred in naxal IED blast in Chhattisgarh:In Chhattisgarh, two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were martyred in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Kanker district on Monday when they were patrolling the area on a motorcycle.

India-South Korea sign 10 MoUs and One pact:Bilateral meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in witnessed a unique convergence between India’s Act East Policy and Korea’s New Southern Policy. It was reiterated that South Korea’s expertise in manufacturing and technology and India’s skilled workforce makes for an indispensable partnership.

J&K: 2 terrorists killed in gunfight with security forces in Shopian:In Jammu and  Kashmir, two terrorists were neutralized and two army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer, were injured in the initial phase of gunfire after a gunfight broke out in South Kashmir’s Shopian village early Tuesday morning.

PM Oli inaugurates Nepal Academy library building built with Indian assistance:The Prime Minister of Nepal K.P.Sharma Oli on Tuesday inaugurated the Library building of Nepal Academy in Kathmandu.

South Korea suspends civilian drills to help talks with North:South Korea has suspended its summertime civil defense drills aimed at preparing against a North Korean attack to keep alive a positive atmosphere for nuclear diplomacy with the North.

Japan’s flood death toll rises to 155, dashing hopes of more survivors:The death toll rose to 155 on Tuesday after the worst floods in 36 years hit Japan, dashing the hope for survivors of finding remaining missing.

Erdogan vows “stronger Turkey” after being sworn-in:President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to build a “strong Turkey” with a powerful defence industry and expanding economy as he was sworn in on Monday, with sweeping new powers over a country he has dominated for 15 years.

All 13 rescued from flooded Thai cave: navy SEAL unit:The final five members of a young football team were rescued from a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday after spending 18 harrowing days trapped deep inside, completing an astonishing against-the-odds rescue mission that captivated the world.

Andhra Pradesh tops ‘ease of doing business’ ranking:The Modi govt’s efforts towards improving the business atmosphere in the country is bearing fruit as India’s ranking in the world has shot up nearly a 100 places.

Aircel-Maxis case: Interim protection for P Chidambaram, Karti extended till August 7:Patiala House Court on Tuesday extended protection from arrest to former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in Aircel-Maxis case till August 7.

PM Modi, S Korea President inaugurate world’s largest mobile factory in Noida:Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in launched the world’s largest Samsung mobile phone manufacturing plant in Noida on Monday. It has a capacity of making 1.2 crore phones a year giving a massive boost to Make in India and digital India.

Nishikori predicts Wimbledon ‘war’ with Djokovic:Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 23 years to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals and then predicted a “war” with Novak Djokovic to get to the last four.

Serena powers into Wimbledon quarters, last top 10 seed falls:Serena Williams underlined her status as the Wimbledon title favourite with a 62-minute demolition of Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina, while Karolina Pliskova became the last top 10 seed to crash out on Monday.

Ahead of today’s FIFA semifinal, Belgian coach says concentration is key against France:Roberto Martinez said on Monday the team’s concentration would be key in Belgium’s semi-final encounter with France and that the tactical adventure he used against Brazil in the quarter-finals was no guarantee to secure a win.

Nadal says he would “prefer not to play” against Federer in Wimbledon final:After reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time since finishing runner-up in 2011, Rafael Nadal on Monday said he would prefer not to meet Roger Federer in the final.

Russian cargo ship makes history with record-breaking trip to ISS:An unpiloted Russian cargo resupply ship made space history on Tuesday when it docked with the International Space Station (ISS) after a journey of under 4 hours, breaking the previous 6-hour record on a spaceflight that traditionally takes two days.

Working in night shifts may up heart disease and cancer risk: Study:Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found that working in night shifts increases risk of developing obesity and diabetes, which may lead to heart diseases, stroke and cancer.