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- Private trains to begin plying by March 2023: Railways Ministry.
- AIIMS Delhi begins registration for conducting human trials of indigenously developed coronavirus vaccine COVAXIN.
- Number of COVID-19 recovered cases crosses seven lakh mark.
- Govt starts e-campaign on Voluntary Income Tax Compliance for tax payers.
- Rahul Gandhi prefers briefings from China instead of believing country’s armed forces: BJP Prez Nadda.
- Ministry of Tourism holds webinar titled ‘The Mystical Triangle- Maheshwar, Mandu & Omkareshwar’ under Dekho Apna Desh Series.
- SC dismisses 2 PILs for preserving artefacts found at Ram Janmabhoomi, imposes cost
- Rajasthan HC resumes hearing on petition of rebel Congress MLAs in state.
- Meghalaya: 16 new COVID-19 cases detected; active cases rise to 410
- Flood situation improves in Assam; Chief Minister visits flood affected areas.
- West Bengal governor to meet Amit Shah amid growing animosity between the Raj Bhawan and Nabanna.
- Plea to record children’s statements via video-conference: HC asks Delhi govt to file reply
- PM Modi’s followers on Twitter rise to six crore; Donald Trump ahead at 8.3 crore followers.
- Bangladesh bans free internet services for Social media.
- Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at Budapes
CURRENT AFFAIRS: INDIA
Due to Floods in Assam 108 animals die in Kaziranga National Park
- State Govt of Assam announced that so far 108 animals of Kaziranga National Park died in the recent floods in the state.
- According to the Kaziranga Park authorities, around 9 Rhinos were killed. The floods also killed 82 hog deers, two swamp deers and four wild buffalos and seven wild boars.
|Assam||A state in northeastern India|
|Chief minister||Sarbananda Sonowal|
Rs 25 lakhs insurance cover approved for J & K Panchayat Members
- The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced life insurance cover of Rs 25 lakhs to all elected members of urban local bodies and panchayati raj institutions.
- The provision of insurance aims to strengthen grassroots democracy by providing sense of security to the members elected. This is essential as the elected members are under constant threat from terrorists.
CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL
International Alliance to Counter China: UK’s Naval Ship to be stationed in the Pacific
- The UK military is to station HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier in the Pacific as a part of International Alliance to counter China. The vessel is to sail her maiden deployment in 2021 that includes region of South China Sea.
- The Hong Kong Security law introduced by China has earned world wide criticisms. Under the law, China now has control over defence and external affairs of Hong Kong.
|Country in Europe|
|Queen||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Prime minister||Boris Johnson|
CURRENT AFFAIRS: ECONOMY
Agri-sector industries demand export incentives as bumper kharif harvest expected
- Pune: Agriculture-based industries like yarn, textiles, dairy, sugar and soyabean processing are seeking government incentives to increase exports, as domestic demand has remained subdued and they are expecting a bumper kharif production.
- A good start to the monsoon season — average rainfall till July 17 was 10% above normal — and sowing that was 21% more than a year earlier till July 15 has boosted expectations on the kharif harvest.
CURRENT AFFAIRS: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
From 337 android apps: BlackRock Malware steals credit card details, password
- A new android malware has been discovered that steals data such as credit card details, password from 337 applications. This included some of the popular apps such as Amazon, Gmail, Uber, Netflix and more.
- The malware was discovered by a mobile security firm Threatfabric. The malware is being distributed as fake Google update packages offered on third party websites. The malware is capable of performing intrusive operations such as Perform SMS floods, start specific apps, show custom push notifications, perform SMS floods, sabotage mobile antivirus apps.
|Written in||Java, C, C++, XML, Assembly language, Python, Shell script, Go, Make, D|
|Platforms||32- and 64-bit ARM, x86 and x86-64|
Hiranandani Group’s Yotta inks pact to set up 13-acre data center park in Chennai
- MUMBAI: Hiranandani Group’s data center company Yotta Infrastructure has signed an agreement with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a data center park spread over a 13-acre campus in Chennai.
- Hiranandani Group and its subsidiaries, along with Yotta, will invest up to Rs 4,000 crore in this proposed project over 8-10 years.
|Hiranandani Group||Niranjan Hiranandani is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur, co-founder and managing director of Hiranandani Group.|
|Net worth||130 crores USD (2020)|
CURRENT AFFAIRS: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NABL accredits CIPET for testing and Certification of PPE kit
- Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET) under the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for Testing & Certification of Personal protective equipment (PPE) Kit.
- The move by CIPET is to tackle COVID- 19 Pandemic and a step forward towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
CURRENT AFFAIRS: TECHNOLOGY
IIT Madras has Developed “Medicab” Portable Hospital Unit
- IIT-Madras supported startup Modulus Housing has developed portable hospital unit. The unit can be dragged anywhere and can be installed within 2 hours.
- The portable hospital has been named “MediCAB”. The portable hospital is being launched in Wayanad district of Kerala where the units are being deployed to treat COVID-19 patients.
- India has 0.7 beds per 1000 persons. Therefore, innovations such as MediCAB will help boost health care infrastructure in India.
GoI hails KURMA mobile app to conserve Indian turtles
- The Union Environment and Information Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar hailed “KURMA” application to track and report Indian turtles.
- The KURMA app was launched in May 2020 on World Turtle Day. The application was developed by Indian Turtle Conservation Action Network (ITCAN),
- The ITCAN was joined by Wildlife Conservation Society-India. The application provides database to identify a species. Also, it helps to locate the nearest rescue centre for turtles across the country.
CURRENT AFFAIRS: ENVIRONMENT
In the Eastern Indian Ocean, Scientists find Giant Sea Cockroaches
- The scientists reported the discovery of first “Super Giant Isopod” species. It was found in the eastern Indian Ocean.
- A new species of cockroach has been found deep in the Indian Ocean by a team of researchers from Singapore. The researchers found the species when they were working on the unexplored waters of Indian Ocean in Banta.
- Bantan is in the southern coast of West Java in Indonesia. The newly found cockroach species has been named “Bathynomus raksasa”.