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Daily Current Affairs – 03 July 2019

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The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act

  • Ministry of Home Affairs have extended The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for another six months in Nagaland.
  • Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 is an act of the Parliament of India that grant special powers to the Indian Armed Forces the power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”.
  • According to The Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976 once declared ‘disturbed’, the area has to maintain status quo for a minimum of 3 months.

Ola Electric invests million funding from SoftBank

  • SoftBank invested around $250 million in Ola Electric Mobility.
  • The electric vehicle unit Ola becomes the newest unicorn from India.
  • The likes of Flipkart, Zomato, Paytm in the parent company are with the Registrar of Companies.
  • Ola Electric issued 4,326 fully and compulsorily convertible series B preference shares of face value of Rs 10 each having the privileges and preferences.

Rahul Gandhi resigns

  • Rahul Gandhi has officially resigned as the Congress President.
  • The Indian National Congress is a political party in India with widespread roots. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa.
  • Founder: Allan Octavian Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
  • Founded: 28 December 1885, Mumbai - Alliance: United Progressive Alliance

Jal Shakti Abhiyan

  • Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has launched a water conservation campaign ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’.
  • Focus Area: Rainwater Harvesting - Watershed Development - Intensive afforestation.

Book 'Whispers of Time"

  • Book ‘Whispers of Time’ is authored by Dr. Krishna Saksena and was launched by Minister of Textiles and Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti ZubinIrani.
  • Dr. Krishna Saksena was the first woman from Uttar Pradesh to get a Ph.D. degree in English Literature in 1955.

World UFO Day

  • World UFO Day is celebrated on July 2.
  • World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.

World Sports Journalists Day

  • World Sports Journalists Day was observed on July 2.
  • It was established by International Sports Press Association in 1994 to mark its 70th Anniversary.

Mahatma Gandhi IT and Biotechnology Park

  • Mahatma Gandhi IT and Biotechnology Park has inaugurated in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
  • It is built with the assistance of Export–Import Bank of India in Lines of Credit of USD 20 million.
  • Cote d’Ivoire: Capital: Yamoussoukro - Currencies: CFA franc, West African CFA franc

New CMD of BSNL

  • PK Purwar has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company headquartered in New Delhi.
  • CEO: Shri Anupam Shrivastava

SBI with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

  • National Investment and Infrastructure Fund has signed an MoU with SBI for infrastructure projects.
  • National Investment and Infrastructure Fund is India’s first sovereign wealth fund that was set up by the Government of India in February 2015.
  • MD and CEO of NIIF: Sujoy Bose.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

UN Palestine refugee agency

  • India will contribute USD 5 Million to United Nations Palestine refugee agency (UNRWA) in 2019.
  • Created in December 1949, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is a relief and human development agency which supports more than 5 million registered Palestinian refugees.
  • UNRWA: Headquarters: Amman, Jordan - Abbreviation: UNRWA - Commissioner-General: Pierre Krähenbühl

Sports Journalists Federation of India 2019 Awards

  • Sports Journalists Federation of India Medal: Prakash Padukone (Badminton).
  • Sportsperson of the Year Award: Pankaj Advani (Billiards and Snooker) and Bajrang Punia (Wrestling).
  • Emerging Talent of the Year Award: Saurabh Choudhary (Shooting).
  • Team of the Year Award: Vidarbha Cricket Team.

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Football)

  • Host Nation: Italy.
  • Champions: Spain.
  • Runners-up: Germany.
  • Top scorer: Luca Waldschmidt(Germany).
  • Best player: Fabián Ruiz (Spain).

World Boxing Council Asia Silver Welterweight Champion

  • Indian Pro Boxer Vaibhav Yadav has become World Boxing Council Asia Silver Welterweight Champion.
  • He defeated Fahpetch Singmanassak of Thailand in the title bout held in Pattaya, Thailand.

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act

  • Ministry of Home Affairs have extended The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for another six months in Nagaland.
  • Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 is an act of the Parliament of India that grant special powers to the Indian Armed Forces the power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”.
  • According to The Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976 once declared ‘disturbed’, the area has to maintain status quo for a minimum of 3 months.

Rahul Gandhi resigns

  • Rahul Gandhi has officially resigned as the Congress President.
  • The Indian National Congress is a political party in India with widespread roots. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa.
  • Founder: Allan Octavian Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
  • Founded: 28 December 1885, Mumbai - Alliance: United Progressive Alliance

Jal Shakti Abhiyan

  • Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has launched a water conservation campaign ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’.
  • Focus Area: Rainwater Harvesting - Watershed Development - Intensive afforestation.

Book ‘Whispers of Time’

  • Book ‘Whispers of Time’ is authored by Dr. Krishna Saksena and was launched by Minister of Textiles and Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti ZubinIrani.
  • Dr. Krishna Saksena was the first woman from Uttar Pradesh to get a Ph.D. degree in English Literature in 1955.

World UFO day observed on July 2

  • World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.

World Sports Journalists Day

  • World Sports Journalists Day was observed on July 2.
  • It was established by International Sports Press Association in 1994 to mark its 70th Anniversary.

Mahatma Gandhi IT and Biotechnology Park

  • Mahatma Gandhi IT and Biotechnology Park has inaugurated in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
  • It is built with the assistance of Export–Import Bank of India in Lines of Credit of USD 20 million.
  • Cote d’Ivoire: Capital: Yamoussoukro - Currencies: CFA franc, West African CFA franc

New CMD of BSNL

  • PK Purwar has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company headquartered in New Delhi.
  • CEO: Shri Anupam Shrivastava

SBI with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

  • National Investment and Infrastructure Fund has signed an MoU with SBI for infrastructure projects.
  • National Investment and Infrastructure Fund is India’s first sovereign wealth fund that was set up by the Government of India in February 2015.
  • MD and CEO of NIIF: Sujoy Bose.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

UN Palestine refugee agency

  • India will contribute USD 5 Million to United Nations Palestine refugee agency (UNRWA) in 2019.
  • Created in December 1949, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is a relief and human development agency which supports more than 5 million registered Palestinian refugees.
  • UNRWA: Headquarters: Amman, Jordan - Abbreviation: UNRWA - Commissioner-General: Pierre Krähenbühl

Sports Journalists Federation of India 2019 Awards

  • Sports Journalists Federation of India Medal: Prakash Padukone (Badminton).
  • Sportsperson of the Year Award: Pankaj Advani (Billiards and Snooker) and Bajrang Punia (Wrestling).
  • Emerging Talent of the Year Award: Saurabh Choudhary (Shooting).
  • Team of the Year Award: Vidarbha Cricket Team.

2019 Football UEFA European Under-21 Championship

  • Host Nation: Italy.
  • Champions: Spain.
  • Runners-up: Germany.
  • Top scorer: Luca Waldschmidt(Germany).
  • Best player: Fabián Ruiz (Spain).

World Boxing Council Asia Silver Welterweight Champion

  • Indian Pro Boxer Vaibhav Yadav has become World Boxing Council Asia Silver Welterweight Champion.
  • He defeated Fahpetch Singmanassak of Thailand in the title bout held in Pattaya, Thailand.
Daily Current Affairs - 03 July 2019