September 1, 2018

TNPSC Current Affairs- 01/09/2018

TNPSC Current Affairs- 01/09/2018

CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR UPSC IN TAMIL - 30/08/2018

July 3, 2018

2 & 3 July 2018
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- DISHA Week Is Being Celebrated From 25th To 29th June

- Haryana Govt Is Going To Host 2018 World Union Of Wholesale Markets

- Final Nepal-India EPG Meeting Concludes In Kathmandu , Nepal

- Asia's 1st Patent Arbitration Centre To Open In Tokyo

- Nigeria Replaces India To Become World's Largest Poor Population : Brookings Report

- Abu Dhabi ‘ Smartest City ’ In Middle East : Study

- The 9th Heads Of Mission Conference Is Being Held In New Delhi

- ⭐️ Irrfan Khan Has Been Honoured With Icon Award At London Indian Film Festival 2018

- ⭐️ Richa Chadha Won The Outstanding Achievement Award At London Indian Film Festival 2018

- NTPC Ranked 25th In India’s Great Place To Work List

- Australia Beat India To Win Men's Hockey Champions Trophy 2018

- UP Launches ‘ Commercial Tax At Your Door Steps ' Scheme On GST Day

- ⭐️ Journalist Rajat Sharma Is New DDCA President

- PAN-Aadhaar Linking Deadline Extended Till March 31, 2019 : CBDT Order

- ⭐️ Jharkhand To Set Up Country's 1st Khadi Mall

- Odisha , RIMES Sign MoU For Effective Disaster Management

- Bhitarkanika National Park Becomes Largest Habitat Of Endangered Estuarine Crocodiles

- ⭐️ Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Elected Mexico's President

- ⭐️ Vijay Srinivas Appointed Director & GM Of United India Insurance

- ⭐️ Rahul Dravid , 5th Indian To Be Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame

- Lee Chong Wei Wins Malaysian Open Badminton Singles Title

- Sathyasri Sharmila From Tamil Nadu Becomes First Transgender Lawyer Of India

- Money In Swiss Banks : India Moves To 73rd Place , UK Remains On Top

- ⭐️ Income Tax Department Launches Instant e-PAN Card Service

- ⭐️ Indian American Seema Nanda Appointed CEO Of Democratic National Committee ( DNC ) Of US

- TBN Radhakrishnan Appointed New Chief Justice Of Hyderabad Court

- 1st Meeting Of The Cauvery Water Management Board Will Be Held In New Delhi

- Manish Sisodia & Dalai Lama Launched The ‘ Happiness Curriculum ’ In The Delhi Govt Schools, Join Telegram Channel DailyGkZone

- 42nd Session Of The World Heritage Committee Of UNESCO At Manama In Bahrain

- Central Reserve Police Force Launches 24 Hour ‘ Madadgaar Helpline ’ In J&K.  

- 1 July : National Doctors' Day

- 1 July : 1st GST Day

- 1 July : Krishi Din ( Maharashtra )

- 2 July : World Sports Jounalists Day

- ⭐️ MCX Launches ‘ Cotton Mission ’ For Maharashtra Farmers

- NTPC Ranked 25th In India’s Great Place To Work List

- World Bank To Provide Up To $480M To Aid Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

- Suresh Prabhu Addressed Renewable Energy Dialogue 2018 In New Delhi

- Monti Rajkhowa , The First Assamese Woman To Scale Mount Kanchenjunga

- Ravi Thapar To Be The Next Ambassador Of India To The Republic Of Costa Rica
1-2 July 2018

● 1 July : National Doctors' Day

● 1 July : 1st GST Day

● 1 July : Krishi Din ( Maharashtra )

● 2 July : World Sports Jounalists Day

● MCX Launches ‘ Cotton Mission ’ For Maharashtra Farmers

● NTPC Ranked 25th In India’s Great Place To Work List

● World Bank To Provide Up To $480M To Aid Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

● Suresh Prabhu Addressed Renewable Energy Dialogue 2018 In New Delhi

● Monti Rajkhowa , The First Assamese Woman To Scale Mount Kanchenjunga

● Ravi Thapar To Be The Next Ambassador Of India To The Republic Of Costa Rica

● DISHA Week Is Being Celebrated From 25th To 29th June

● Haryana Govt Is Going To Host 2018 World Union Of Wholesale Markets

● Final Nepal-India EPG Meeting Concludes In Kathmandu , Nepal

● Asia's 1st Patent Arbitration Centre To Open In Tokyo

● Nigeria Replaces India To Become World's Largest Poor Population : Brookings Report

● Abu Dhabi ‘ Smartest City ’ In Middle East : Study

● The 9th Heads Of Mission Conference Is Being Held In New Delhi

● Irrfan Khan Has Been Honoured With Icon Award At London Indian Film Festival 2018

● Richa Chadha Won The Outstanding Achievement Award At London Indian Film Festival 2018

● NTPC Ranked 25th In India’s Great Place To Work List

● Australia Beat India To Win Men's Hockey Champions Trophy 2018

● UP Launches ‘ Commercial Tax At Your Door Steps ' Scheme On GST Day

● Journalist Rajat Sharma Is New DDCA President

● PAN-Aadhaar Linking Deadline Extended Till March 31, 2019 : CBDT Order

● Jharkhand To Set Up Country's 1st Khadi Mall

● Odisha , RIMES Sign MoU For Effective Disaster Management

● Bhitarkanika National Park Becomes Largest Habitat Of Endangered Estuarine Crocodiles

● Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Elected Mexico's President

● Vijay Srinivas Appointed Director & GM Of United India Insurance

● Rahul Dravid , 5th Indian To Be Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame

● Lee Chong Wei Wins Malaysian Open Badminton Singles Title

● Sathyasri Sharmila From Tamil Nadu Becomes First Transgender Lawyer Of India

● Money In Swiss Banks : India Moves To 73rd Place , UK Remains On Top

● Income Tax Department Launches Instant e-PAN Card Service

● Indian American Seema Nanda Appointed CEO Of Democratic National Committee ( DNC ) Of US

● TBN Radhakrishnan Appointed New Chief Justice Of Hyderabad Court

● 1st Meeting Of The Cauvery Water Management Board Will Be Held In New Delhi

● Manish Sisodia & Dalai Lama Launched The ‘ Happiness Curriculum ’ In The Delhi Govt Schools

● 42nd Session Of The World Heritage Committee Of UNESCO At Manama In Bahrain

● Central Reserve Police Force Launches 24 Hour ‘ Madadgaar Helpline ’ In J&K.            

July 1, 2018

 01 July 2018
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- ⭐️ 01 July : National GST Day

- 1St Government Blockchain Centre In Hyderabad

- ⭐️ Indian Money In Swiss Banks Rises 50%

- ⭐️ Sangli ( Maharashtra ) Turmeric Gets GI Ranking

- Antonio Vitorino Elected As Next DG Of International Organization For Migration

- ⭐️ India Beat Iran To Win Kabbadi Masters 2018 , Dubai

- ⭐️ Maharashtra Government Launched ‘ Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana ’ Scheme

- The Book “Ahimsa” Authored By Supriya Kelkar To Be Published In India In August 2018 .            

- 30 June : International Day Of Parliamentarism

- Suresh Prabhu Launches ‘ ReUnite ’ Mobile App To Trace Missing Children

- Government Notifies Electoral Bond Scheme 2018

- Dahod District Of Gujarat Improved 19.8 Points To Rank First : NITI Aayog Delta Ranking

- ⭐️ Mumbai's Victorian And Art Deco Ensembles Inscribed As UNESCO World Heritage Site

- ⭐️ Mumbai Airport's Terminal 1 Becomes 1St To Offer Automated Check-In Facility, Join Telegram Channel DailyGkZone

- Janardan Singh Gehlot Elected President Of The International Kabaddi Federation

- French Govt Reintroduced Compulsory National Service For All 16 Year Olds

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Elected To Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Board
Name of SchemeLaunch Date
Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)21 July 2017
Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana (PMGPY)Upcoming
Shadi Shagun Yojana for Muslim GirlsBeing Considered
Sankalp Se Siddhi – New India Movement from 2017 – 2022August 2017
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya25 September 2017
Solar Energy Scheme for Powerloom SectorUpcoming
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDSA)Announced
Universal Basic Income SchemeBeing Considered
Insurance Scheme for Jan Dhan Account HoldersProposed
Start-Up India Scheme for Women EntrepreneursUpcoming
MUDRA Loan Scheme for Small and Marginal Fisherman08 March 2017
Green Urban Mobility SchemeUpcoming
Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana01 April 2017
PMAY Loan Scheme Under CLSS for MIGMarch 2017
PowerTex India Scheme01 April 2017
Bharat Ke Veer Portal & App09 April 2017
BHIM Aadhaar – Aadhar Payment App for Merchants14 April 2017
BHIM Referral Bonus & Cashback Scheme14 April 2017
Enemy Property Law 2017 – Shatru Sampati KanoonUpcoming
SAMPADA Scheme for Food Processing Sector26 May 2017
Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Faculty Scheme23 June 2017
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)28 August 2014
Pradhan Mantri Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (PMSSY)22 January 2015
Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY)08 April 2015
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)09 May 2015
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)09 May 2015
Atal Pension Yojana (APY)09 May 2015
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban (PMAY-U)25 June 2015
Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)11 October 2014
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)11 October 2014
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana (PMGSY)01 July 2015
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojanaye (PMGKY)April 2015
Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY)March 2016
Make in India25 September 2014
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan02 October 2014
Kisan Vikas Patra03 March 2015 (Re-Launched)
Soil Health Card Scheme17 February 2015
Digital India01 July 2015
Skill India16 July 2015
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana22 January 2015
Mission Indradhanush25 December 2014
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)25 July 2015
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY)25 July 2015
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Yojana (PDUSJY)16 October 2014
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)24 June 2015
Swadesh Darshan Yojana09 March 2015
PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive)09 March 2015
National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)21 January 2015
Udaan Scheme14 November 2014
National Bal Swachhta Mission14 November 2014
One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme05 September 2015
Smart City Mission25 June 2015
Gold Monetisation Schemes04 November 2015
Startup India, Standup India16 January 2016
DigiLocker01 July 2015
Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)18 September 2015
Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission21 February 2016
Sagarmala Project31 July 2015
‘Prakash Path’ – ‘Way to Light’ – The National LED Programme05 January 2015
UJWAL Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)20 November 2015
Vikalp Scheme01 November 2015
National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS)20 February 2015
Rashtriya Gokul Mission16 December 2014
PAHAL-Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Consumers Scheme01 January 2015
The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI AAYOG)01 January 2015
Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY)17 September 2015
Namami Gange Project10 July 2014
Setu Bharatam Project03 March 2016
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana01 May 2016
Rashtriya Gram Swaraj AbhiyanMarch 2016
Clean My Coach11 March 2016
Aadhar BillMarch 2016
Real Estate Bill 2016Approved in March 2016
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (Renamed version of Indira Awas Yojana)20 November 2016
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan10 December 2014
TB Mission 202028 October 2014
National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme01 September 2016
Gangajal Delivey Scheme10 July 2016
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan09 June 2016
Vidyanjali Yojana16 June 2016
Stand Up India Loan Scheme05 April 2016
Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan14 April 2016
Samajik Adhikarita Shivir17 September 2016
Railway Travel Insurance Scheme01 September 2016
Smart Ganga City13 August 2016
Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana07 August 2016
Vidyalakshmi Loan Scheme15 August, 2015
Swayam Prabha18 July 2016 (Announced)
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana24 May 2016 (Announced)
Shala Ashmita Yojana25 May 2016 (Announced)
Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan YojanaRe-Launched
PM National Health Insurance SchemeUpcoming
Right to Light SchemeUpcoming
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsava15 to 24 December 2016
UDAN (Udey Desh ka Aam Nagrik)21 October 2016
Digital Village SchemeUpcoming
Urja Ganga24 October 2016
Saur Sujala Yojana01 November 2016
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat01 November 2016
Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS)Upcoming
Cease of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 Notes to be a legal tender08 November 2016
Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (PMYY)09 November 2016
Bharat National Car Assessment Program (Bharat-NCAP)Upcoming
AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment)15 November 2015
Lucky Grahak Yojana15 December 2016
Digidhan Vyapar Yojana15 December 2016
BHIM App30 December 2016
DigiDhan Mela26 December 2016
National Tribal Carnival 201625 October 2016
Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY)Upcoming
Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY)01 August 2016
Rs. 6000 Financial Aid Scheme for Pregnant Women31 December 2016
Fixed Deposit Scheme for Senior Citizens31 December 2016

June 30, 2018

🔅🔅 One Belt One Road Initiative 🔅🔅

One Belt One Road is considered as the most ambitious foreign policy and economic initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping. It was announced in 2013 with an objective to rejuvenate the ancient trade routes connecting Asia and Europe and hence it is also known as Silk Road Economic Belt. OBOR is a network of roads, railways, oil pipelines, power grids, ports and other infrastructural projects meant to connect China to the world. This initiative comprises more than physical connections. It aims to create the world’s largest platform for economic cooperation including policy coordination, trade and financing collaboration and social and structural cooperation.

The OBOR is bifurcated into two parts- The Silk Road Economic Belt which is land-based and will connect China with Central Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road which is sea-based and will connect China to South-East Asia, Africa and Central Asia. The main objective of China through OBOR is to develop international clout by expanding its influence, boost its slow GDP by boosting trade through OBOR, fix the regional growth disparities between North and South China and boost Yuan’s usage amongst the countries and strengthen its role as an international currency. Although OBOR may prove beneficial to developing countries and could also boost their GDP, we should not be too optimistic about its success, as Chinese investments had let to political backlashes in the past. And it is unsure whether poor countries will be able to benefit from greater trade as they already run a huge trade deficit with China.
- Navies Of India And Indonesia Participated In PASSEX Exercise Port Of Makassar , Indonesia

- Mumbai Continues To Be The Most Expensive City In India : Report

- Hong Kong Is Ranked As The World's Costliest City : Report

- 8th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships Being Held In Guwahati , Assam

- Rani Rampal Announced Captain Of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

- NASA To Launch ‘Jaihind-1S ’ World's Lightest Satellite Designed By Chennai Students

- Bengaluru Claimed World’s 2nd Best Location To Launch Tech Startups

- ⭐️ Girish Chandra Chaturvedi Named ICICI Bank’s Non-Exec Part-Time Chairman

- NITI Aayog Today Launched The First Delta Ranking

- ⭐️ Madhya Pradesh To Be Awarded For Reducing Maternal Mortality

- Rani Rampal To Lead Indian Womens Hockey Team In 2018 World Cup

- ⭐️ Jio Becomes India's Second Largest Telco By Revenue

- Meeting Between Trump And Putin Will Be Held In Finland On 16th July

- ⭐️ Kanwaljeet Jawa Becomes 1st Indian To Be Appointed As Board Member Of Daikin

- Sonakshi Sinha Joins UNESCO To Promote Safe & Secure Online Environment

- Norway World’s Best Country In Traffic Safety : Report .

- 29 June : National Statistics Day,  Statistics Day 2018 Theme :  ‘Quality Assurance In Official Statistics '

- President Ram Nath Kovind Launches Solar Charkha Mission

- North Korea Named ‘ Worst Human Trafficking Country '

- ⭐️ India’s 35th Rank On The Global Real Estate Transparency Index

- India Pledges $5 Million For UN Palestinian Aid Agency

- ⭐️ Suresh Prabhu Launches Mobile App ' ReUnite '

- Rajnath Singh Approves ‘ Home Minister's Special Operation Medal

June 29, 2018

29 June 2018
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- ⭐️ Hindi Is The Most Spoken Language In India , Bengali Second

- ⭐️ Marathi Has Replaced Telugu As The Third Most Spoken Language In The Nation

- ⭐️ Yousaf Saleem Sworn In As Pakistan's First Visually Impaired Judge

- 10 New Swachh Iconic Places Taken Under Phase II Of Swachh Bharat Mission

- ⭐️ Anant Barua Has Been Appointed As Whole-Time Member Of SEBI

- Manu Bhaker Won The Top Prize In 10M Air Pistol Event At ISSF Junior World Cup

-  Centre Releases Rs 340 Crore For Flood Relief In Assam

-  26th Edition Of World’s Largest Multilateral Naval Exercise RIMPAC Has Begun In Hawaii

- ⭐️ Social Activist Pushpa Bhave Selected For Rajarshi Shahu Award .

- 29 June : National Statistics Day, World Statistics Day Theme :   ‘‘ Quality Assurance In Official Statistics

- Emergency Declared In Papua New Guinea Over Polio Outbreak

- Pakistan Placed On Financial Action Task Force ‘ Grey List '

- ‘ Sagarmala ’ Receives Gold Award At 52nd Skoch Summit 2018

- Rupee Hits Record Low Of 69.01 Against US Dollar

- PM Modi Inaugurate ‘ Kabir Mahotsav ’ In Uttar Pradesh

- Odisha CM Increased The Health Cover Under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

- President Inaugurated Udyam Sangam 2018 In New Delhi

- ⭐️ India Ranked 4th As Cyber Attacks On The Rise Globally : Report

- Oxytocin Ban To Come Into Effect In India From 1st July 

June 28, 2018

India is the Most Dangerous Country For Women, US In 10 Worst

🔹According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey on women's issues, India is the world's most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour.

🔹The list of the 10 countries ranked as the most dangerous for women by the survey, conducted between March 26 and May 4:-
1. India
2. Afghanistan
3. Syria
4. Somalia
5. Saudi Arabia
6. Pakistan
7. Democratic Republic of Congo
8. Yemen
9. Nigeria
10. United States
What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.

Anyone can develop epilepsy. Epilepsy affects both males and females of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.

Symptoms

Because epilepsy is caused by abnormal activity in the brain, seizures can affect any process your brain coordinates. Seizure signs and symptoms may include:

Temporary confusionA staring spellUncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legsLoss of consciousness or awarenessPsychic symptoms such as fear, anxiety or deja vu.

June 26, 2018

26 June 2018
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- 25th June : Day Of The Seafarer, Day Of The Seafarer Theme 2018 : ' Seafarers ' Wellbeing '

- Gujarat Launches ' Suryashakti Kisan Yojana ' For Farmers

- Saudi ARAMCO , ADNOC Signed MoU For Refinery Project Of Maharashtra

- ⭐️ Vasundhara Raje Conferred With ‘ CM Of The Year ’ Award

- FICCI Awarded At X International IT Forum In Russia

- Archer Deepika Kumari Wins Gold At Salt Lake World Cup

- Sandeep Sejwal Wins Gold In Singapore National Swimming Championships

- Keralas 4th International Kannur Airport  To Open In September

- Recep Tayyip Erdogan Re Elected As The Turkish President

- Biometric Attendance Made Compulsory In J&K Govt. Offices

- Delhi Metro Network Set To Become 5th Largest In World

- 22nd Sindhu Darshan Festival (SDF) Started In J&K

- Annual Ambubachi Mela Started In Assam

- Haryana Village 1st To Pass No Toilet , No Bride Resolution

- Union Govt Approves Tourism Projects Worth 1,800 Crore For Himachal Pradesh

- Haryana Makes Use Of LED Bulbs Mandatory In Govt Offices By 15 Aug

- AIIB To Invest $200M In National Investment & Infrastructure Fund

- Gender Inequality Extremely High In Work & Politics In India : Report

- India And Bangladesh Have Agreed To Institute Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)

- Indian Parliament's Monsoon Session Will Be Held From July 18 To August 10

- ⭐️ Nor Shamsiah Mohd As The Next Governor Of Bank Negara Malaysia, Join Telegram Channel DailyGkZone

- PM Inaugurates 11.2KM Long Delhi Metro’s Mundka-Bahadurgarh Section

- Tamil Nadu Students Bag Top Spot At Smart India Hackathon 2018

- ⭐️ Mahesh Kumar Jain Takes Charge As The Fourth RBI Deputy Governor .           

June 25, 2018

 25th June 2018

● 25th June : Day Of The Seafarer

● Day Of The Seafarer Theme 2018 : ' Seafarers ' Wellbeing '

● Gujarat Launches ' Suryashakti Kisan Yojana ' For Farmers

● Saudi ARAMCO , ADNOC Signed MoU For Refinery Project Of Maharashtra

● Vasundhara Raje Conferred With ‘ CM Of The Year ’ Award

● FICCI Awarded At X International IT Forum In Russia

● Archer Deepika Kumari Wins Gold At Salt Lake World Cup

● Sandeep Sejwal Wins Gold In Singapore National Swimming Championships

● Keralas 4th International Kannur Airport  To Open In September

● Recep Tayyip Erdogan Re Elected As The Turkish President

● Biometric Attendance Made Compulsory In J&K Govt. Offices

● Delhi Metro Network Set To Become 5th Largest In World

● 22nd Sindhu Darshan Festival (SDF) Started In J&K

● Annual Ambubachi Mela Started In Assam

● Haryana Village 1st To Pass No Toilet , No Bride Resolution

● Union Govt Approves Tourism Projects Worth 1,800 Crore For Himachal Pradesh

● Haryana Makes Use Of LED Bulbs Mandatory In Govt Offices By 15 Aug

● AIIB To Invest $200M In National Investment & Infrastructure Fund

● Gender Inequality Extremely High In Work & Politics In India : Report

● India And Bangladesh Have Agreed To Institute Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)

● Indian Parliament's Monsoon Session Will Be Held From July 18 To August 10

● Nor Shamsiah Mohd As The Next Governor Of Bank Negara Malaysia

● PM Inaugurates 11.2KM Long Delhi Metro’s Mundka-Bahadurgarh Section

● Tamil Nadu Students Bag Top Spot At Smart India Hackathon 2018

● Mahesh Kumar Jain Takes Charge As The Fourth RBI Deputy Governor .
*Some Important Facts related to Human Body*

Largest and strongest Bone in the body: *Femur (thigh bone)*

Smallest Bone in the body: *Stapes in ear*

Number of Cells in the body: *75 trillion*

Volume of Blood in the body: *6 litres (in 70 kg body)*

Number of Red Blood Cells (R.B.C.): In male: *5 to 6 million/cubic mm; In female: 4 to 5 million/cubic* mm

Life span of Red Blood Cells (R.B.C.): *100 to 120* days
Life span of *White Blood Cell* (W.B.C.): 3 - 4 days

Normal White Blood Cell (W.B.C.) count: *5000-10000/cubic mm*

Time taken by R.B.C. to complete one cycle of circulation: *20 seconds*

Other name of Red Blood Cell (R.B.C.): *Erythrocytes*

Largest White Blood Cells: *Monocytes*

Smallest White Blood Cells: *Lymphocyte*

Who discovered Blood Group: *Karl Landsteiner*

Blood Platelets count: *150,000 - 400,000 platelets per micro litre*

Haemoglobin (Hb): *In male: 14-15 gm/100 c.c. of blood; In female: 11-14 gm/100 c.c. of blood*

Hb content in body: *500 - 700 gm*

pH of Urine: *6.5 - 8*

pH of Blood: *7.36-7.41*

Volume of Semen: *2-5 ml/ejaculation*

Normal Sperm Count: *250-400 million/ejaculation*

Menstrual cycle: *28 days*
Menopause age: *45-50 years*

Blood clotting time: *3-5 minutes*

Weight of Brain: *1300-1400 gm in human adult*

Normal Blood Pressure (B.P.): *120/80 mm Hg*

Universal blood donor: *O*
Universal blood recipient: *AB*
Average body weight: *70 kg*
Normal body *temperature: 37 degree celsius*

Breathing Rate at rest: *12-16/minute*

Number of Spinal Nerves: *31 pairs*

Largest Endocrine Gland: *Thyroid gland*

Gestation period: *40 weeks or 9 calendar months*
Normal Heart Beat at rest: *72 beats per minute*
Largest Gland: *Liver*
Largest Muscle in the body: *Gluteus Maximus or Buttock Muscle*
Smallest Muscle in the body: *Stapedius*
Largest Artery: *Aorta*
Largest Vein: *Inferior Vena Cava*
Largest and longest Nerve: *Sciatic Nerve*
Longest Cell: *Neurons (nerve cells)*
Minimum distance for proper vision: *25 cm*
Pulse rate: *72 per minute*
Thinnest Skin: *Eyelids*
Weight of Heart: *200-300 gm*
19th IIFA Awards 2018 Winners List

The 19th edition of International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) ceremony took place at Bangkok, Thailand on the night of June 24. The event was hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh. Late actress Sridevi won Best Actress (posthumously) for MOM while Irrfan Khan was given the Best Actor Award for his movie Hindi Medium.  Vidya Balan's Tumhari Sulu was honored as the Best Movie. Here is the complete winners list.

🎈Best Picture – Tumhari Sulu

🎈Best Direction – Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)

🎈Best Actor in a Leading Role – Female – Sridevi (Mom)

🎈Best Actor in a Leading Role – Male – Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium)

🎈Best Supporting Actor – Female – Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)

🎈Best Supporting Actor – Male – Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Mom)

🎈Best Story – Amit V Masurkar (Newton)

🎈Best Debut Director – Konkona Sen Sharma (A death in the Gunj)

🎈Best Music Direction – Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi & Akhil Sachdeva (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

🎈Best Playback Singer Female – Meghna Mishra (Main Kaun Hoon – Secret Superstar)

🎈Best Playback Singer Male – Arijit Singh (Hawayein – Jab Harry Met Sejal)

🎈Best Lyrics – Manoj Muntashir (Mere Rashke Qamar – Baadshaho)

🎈Style Icon Award – Kriti Sanon

🎈Next IIFA give away winner – Arjun Kapoor
24th June 2018

● PM Modi Inaugurated Several Development Projects In Madhya Pradesh

● India’s R Praggnanandhaa ( 12 ) Becomes World’s 2nd Youngest Chess Grand Master

● Delhi Restaurant Indian Accent Ranked Among 100 Best Eateries In The World

● 3-day Annual Sindhu Darshan Festival Begins Today In Ladakh Region Of J&K

● 2 Day National Consultation On Farm Sector Issues In Pune

● First-Ever UK-India Week 2018 Held In London

● Indian Contingent , Part Of UN Peacekeeping Mission In South Sudan , Awarded For ‘ Selfless Service ’

● Abhay V. Udeshi Appointed As International Castor Oil Association President

● Paul Polman Appointed As Chairman Of International Chamber Of Commerce

● PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone Of Paperless Vanijya Bhawan

● India , US To Hold Inaugural 2+2 Dialogue In Washington . DC

● Seychelles President Danny Faure Arrived In India For His 6 Day Visit

● Martin Scorsese Get Lifetime Achievement Award At The Rome Film Festival .          

June 24, 2018

 23 June 2018
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- Uttarakhand High Court Has Banned Water Rafting & Other Water sports In The State

- ⭐️ Kidambi Srikanth Wins ' Sportsperson Of The Year 2017 ' Award

- TCS Ranks Among Top Most Valuable 100 Brands In The U.S

- 10th Meeting Of The Joint Working Group On Counter-Terrorism At New Delhi

- 7th India Minerals And Metals Forum Inaugurated In New Delhi

- 9 Nuclear Countries Have Total 14,935 Nuclear Warheads : SIPRI, Join DailyGkZone Telegram Channel

- 5th India-Japan 2+2 Vice Ministerial Dialogue On Counter-Terrorism Held

- International Decade For Action: Water For Sustainable Development 2018-2028 Held In Dushanbe , Tajikistan

- Armstrong Changsan Appointed Next Ambassador Of India To The Republic Of Iceland

- Australian Golfer Peter Thomson Also called “ The Thinking Man’s Golfer ” Dies At 88

- ⭐️ South Central Railway Becomes 1st Zone To Become 100% LED Lit

- Canada Becomes Second Nation To Legalize Marijuana

- B V R Subramanyam Appointed As J&K Chief Secretary

- ⭐️ Kota Set Guinness World Record For Largest No. Of People Performing Yoga .

- PM Modi Laid Foundation Stone Of Paperless Vanijya Bhawan

- CEMS Sets Up First-Of-Its-Kind Labs In Mumbai And Vizag

- Gujarat Launches Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy

- 3rd Annual Meeting Of The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank In Mumbai

- ⭐️ Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar Announces To Set Up A ‘ Yog Aayog ’ In The State

June 23, 2018

FIRST IN INDIA
● British Governor-General : Warren Hastings
● British Governor-General of Independent India : Lord Mountbatten
● Justice of India : Hiralal J. Kania
● Comander-in-Chief of Free India : General K. M. Cariappa
● Chief of Air Staff : Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst
● Indian Air Chief : Air Marshal S. Mukherjee
● Chief of Army Staff : General M. Rajendra Singh
● Chief of Naval Staff : Vice-Admiral R. D. Katari
● Consmonaut : Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
● Emperor of Mughal Dynasty in India : Babar
● Field Marshal : SPFJ Manekshaw
● Governor-General of Indian Union : C. Rajgopalachari
● Indian to get an Oscar : Bhanu Athaiya
● Indian to Reach the South Pole : Col. I. K. Bajaj
● Indian ICS Officer : Satyendra Nath Tagore
● Indian Member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council : Sir S. P. Sinha
● Indian Man to Swim Across the English Channel : Mihir Sen
● Indian Woman to Swim Across the English Channel : Miss Aarti Saha
● Indian Woman to Swim Across the Strait of Gibraltar : Aarti Pradhan

● Man to Climb Mount Everest : Sherpa Tenzing
● Man to Climb Mount Everest without Oxygen : Phu Dorjee
● Man to Climb Mount Everest twice : Nawang Gombu
● Muslim Woman to sit on the throne of Delhi : Razia Sultana
● Nobel Prize Winner : Rabindra Nath Tagore
● President of the Indian National Congress : W. C. Banerjee
● Woman President of the Indian National Congress : Annie Besant
● President to Die in Office : Dr. Zakir Hussain
● Prime Minister to Lose an Election : Indira Gandhi
● Prime Minister to Resign from Office : Morarji Desai
● Deputy Prime Minister : Vallabhbhai Patel
● Talkie Film : Alam Ara (1931)
● Test-tube Baby : Indira (Baby Harsha)
● Viceroy : Lord Canning 
● Woman Central Minister : Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
● Woman Chief Minister of a State : Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani
● Woman Governor : Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
● Woman Minister : Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
● Woman to Climb the Mt. Everest: Bachendri Pal
● Woman Prime Minister : Mrs. Indira Gandhi
● Woman Speaker of a State Assembly : Mrs. Shanno Devi
● Woman Airline Pilot : Durba Banerjee
● Woman to Win an Asiad Gold : Kamaljit Sandhu
● Woman Judge of the Supreme Court : Fathima Beevi
● Woman IPS Officer : Kiran Bedi 
● Indian in the British Parliament: Dadabhai Naoroji
● Indian to win Miss Universe Title : Ms Sushmita Sen
● Indian Woman Congress President : Sarojini Naidu (1925)
● Woman President of UN General Assembly : Vijayalakshmi Pandit (1953)
● Woman to Win the Nobel Prize : Mother Teresa (1979)
● Woman to become ‘Miss World : Reeta Faria
● Speaker, Lok Sabha : G. V. Manavalankar (1952-57)
● Chairman Rajya Sabha : S. V. Krishnamoorthy (1952)
● Indian to Pass ICS : Surendra Nath Banerji (1869)
● Indian Pilot : JRD Tata (1929) 
● To Reach Antarctica : Lt. Ram Charan (1960)
● Vernacular Daily : Kolkata (1727)
● Telegraph Line Installed : Calcutta to Diamond Harber (1853)
● Silent Movie : Raja Harish Chandra by Dada Saheb Phalke (1913)
● Coloured Cinemascope Film : Pyar ki Pyas (1961)
● Satellite launched : Aryabhatta (1975)
● Indigenously built satellite : Aryabhatta (1975)
● Atomic device exploded at : Pokharan in Rajasthan (1974)
● Large-scale Nuclear Reactor : Apsara (1956)
● Indigenously designed and built missile : Prithvi (1988)
● Member of the Dalit Community to become the President of India : K. R. Narayanan  
● DNA typing forensic Laboratory set-up at : Kolkata
● Electric Train started between : Ludhiana and New Delhi
● Science City was inaugurated in : Kolkata
● Actress of Indian Cinema : Kamalabai Gokhale
● Woman Pilot of IAF : Harita Deol
● Solar Thermal Parabolic Trough Power Station was established at : Mathania (Rajasthan)
● Indian writer to win the Booker Prize : Arundhati Roy
● Musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna : M. S. Subbulakshmi
● Indian Woman to go into Space : Kalpana Chawla
● Chairman of the Prasar Bharati Board : Nikhil Chakravarthy
● Indian Institution to be awarded Gandhi Peace Prize : Ramakrishna Mission
● Solar city is developed at : Anandpur Sahib
● Woman to win an Olympic medal : Karnam Malleswari
● Woman Foreign Secretary of India : Chokila Iyer
● Indian to win World Billiards Trophy : Wilson Jones
● Indian Grand Master (in Chess) : Vishwanathan Anand
● Chinese pilgrim to visit India : Fahien
● European invader on India soil : Alexender, the great
● Indian to win World Chess Championship : Vishwanathan Anand
● Women Air Vice Marshal : P. Bandopadhyaya
● Lady Cadet of Indian Army : Priya Jhingan
● First Indian to win a medal in the world Athletic Championship : Anju B. George (2003)
● Triple Century Maker in Test Cricket : Virendra Sahwag (2004)
● Hitter of 5 Double Centuries : Rahul Dravid (2004)
● Woman DGP : Kanchan Chaudhury 
● Medal winner in Olympic Games : Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore (2004)
● Asian Tennis Champion, WTA champion, Third round winner in Grand Slam Tournament, Grand slam tournament winner Match winner in U.S. open, Youngest awardee of Padamshree : Sania Mirza
● Formula-1 Car Racer : Narayan Kartikeyan
● Indian to be awarded ‘Srilanka Ratn’ : N. Ram
● Woman Commanded the annual passing out parade : Wahida Prizm (2006)
● Five hundred wicket taker in Test cricket: Anil Kumble (2006)
● To the ski to the North Pole : Ajeet Bajaj (2006)
● First Air Chief to to Sky dive : Air Chief S. P. Tyagi (2006)
● First Indian Woman to win a Badminton Grand Prix : Saina Nehwal (2006)
● First President to make sortie in a combat aircraft : Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (2006)  
● First Women President : Pratibha Patil (2007)
● First Indian to win Gold Medal in Olympics in individual Event : Abhinav Bindra (2008)
● First Woman Pilot of Fighter Plane : Suman Sharma
● World Cup (Jr.) Badminton, Indonesian Open Winner (Woman) : Saina Nehwal (2009) 
● Woman Speaker Lok Sabha : Ms. Meira Kumar (2009)
● Two Oscar Award Winner : A. R. Rehman (2009)  
● Census—1872
● Regular Decadal Census—Since 1881
● Warship Aircraft Carrier—I. N. S. Vikrant
● National Nuclear Power Submarines—I. N. S. Chakra
● Football Club—Mohan Bagan–1889  
● Hydro-electric Project—Shiv Samudram (1902)
● Newspaper—Bengal Gazette (James Hikki)
● Vernacular Daily—Samachar Darpan
● Hindi Newspaper—Udant-Martand 
● Telegraph Line—Diamond Harbour to Kolkata (1853)
● International Telephone Service—Mumbai to London (1851)
● Television Centre—New Delhi (1959)
● Colour Programme from T.V.—15th August, 1982
● Silent Film—Raja Harish Chandra
● Talky Film—Alam-ara 
● Satellite—Aryabhatta-19th April, 1975
● Atomic underground test—Pokhran (18th May, 1974)
● Test tube baby—1986 born baby Harsha
● Country made missile—Prithvi (1988)
● Antarctica mission—1982 under the leadership Dr. S. Z. Quasim 
Foreign portfolio investment (FPI)

FPI consists of securities and other financial assets passively held by foreign investors. It does not provide investor with direct ownership of financial assets. It is relatively liquid depending on volatility of the market. In India, FPIs are allowed to invest in various debt market instruments such as government bonds, treasury bills, state development loans (SDLs) and corporate bonds, but with certain restrictions and limits. FPI is part of country’s capital account and shown on its balance of payments (BOP).

Differences between FPI and FDI

FPI lets investor purchase stocks, bonds or other financial assets in foreign country. In this case, investor does not actively manage investments or companies that issue investment. It also does not have control over securities or business. In contrast, FDI lets investor purchase direct business interest in foreign country. The investor also controls his monetary investments and actively manages company into which he puts money. FPI is more liquid and less risky than FDI.
COUNTRIES & THEIR PARLIAMENTS

Afghanistan — Shoora
Andorra — General Council
Albania — People's Assembly
Azerbaijan — Melli Majlis
Algeria — National People's Assembly
Angola — National People's Assembly
Argentina — National Congress
Australia — Federal Parliament
Austria — National Assembly
Bahamas — General Assembly
Bahrain — Consultative Council
Bangladesh — Jatiya Sansad
Belize — National Assembly
Bhutan — Tshogdu
Bolivia — National Congress
Brazil — National Congress
Brunei — National Assembly
Botswana — National Assembly
Britain — Parliment (House of Common's & House of Lords)
Bulgaria — Narodno Subranie.
Cambodia — National Assembly
Congo Democratic — Rep. of National Legislative Council
Colombia — Congress
Canada — Parliament
China — National People's Congress
Chile — Chamber of Deputies and Senate
Comoros — Legislative Council and Senate
Costa Rice — Legislative Council and Senate
Crotia — Sabor
Cuba — National Assembly of People's Power
Czech Republic — Chamber of Deputies and Senate
Denmark — Folketing
Ecuador — Natinal Congress
El Salvador — Legislative Assembly
East Timor — Constituent Assembly
Ethiopia — Federal Council and House of Representative
Egypt — People's Assembly
Fiji Islands — Senate & House of Representative
France — National Assembly
Finland — Eduskusta (Parliament)
Germany — Bundestag(LowerHouse),Bundesrat(UpperHouse)
Guyana — National Assembly
Greece — Chamber of Deputies
Hungary — National Assembly
Iceland — Althing
India — Parliament
Indonesia — People's Consultative Assembly
Iran — Majlis
Iraq — National Assembly
Israel — Knesset
Italy — Chamber of Deputies and Senate
Japan — Diet
Jordan — National Assembly
Korea(North) — Supreme People's Assembly
Korea(South) — National Assembly
Kuwait — National Assembly
Kenya — National Assembly
Laos — People's Supreme Assembly
Labanon — National Assembly
Lesotho — National Assembly and Senate
Lithuania — Seimas
Luxembourg — Chamber of Deputies
Liberia — National Assembly
Libya — General People's Congress
Malaysia — Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara
Maldives — Majlis Madagascar — National People's Assembly
Mongolia — Great People's Khural
Montenegro — Federal Assembly
Mozambique — People's Assembly
Myanmar — Pyithu Hluttaw
Nepal — National Panchayat
Netherlands — The State General
Norway — Storting
New Zealand — Parliament (House of Representative)
Oman — Monarchy
Pakistan — National Assembly & Senate
Paraguay — Senate & Chamber of Deputies
Philippines — The Congress
Papua New Guinea — National Parliament
Poland — Sejm
Romania — Great National Assembly
Russia — Duma & Federal Council
Serbia — Federal Assembly
Senegal — National Assembly
Seychelles — People's Assembly
Somalia — People's Assembly
South Africa — Rep. House of Assembly
Spain — Cortes
Sweden — Riksdag
Saudi Arabia — Majlis Al Shura
Sudan — National Assembly
Switzerland — Federal Assembly
Syria — People's Council
Turkey — Grand National Assembly
Tunisia — National Assembly
USA — Congress
Vietnam — National Assembly
Venezuela — National Congress
Zaire — National Legislative Council
Zambia — National Assembly
How does HIV evade host immune system?
HIV consist of 2 Outer layers and 2 RNA bands With 2 Reverse Transcript molecules to write the code of the HIV virus as same as the host DNA.As soon as the virus enters the body it attacks the ribosomes and writes a PROTEIN covering around the virus which makes it look like a cell of the body and not a foreign body ...As soon as the immune system does not recognize it ..It starts to attack the T-cells of the body and as the level of T-cells starts to decrease and the immune system starts to get weaker day by day... As the HIV virus transcript itself and the RNA gets transcripted into the DNA just like that of the Host Body and it can take up to 14 years to detect it and the host will get too weak to be fatal even with a cold cough.
Helicopter parenting

 It describes an overcontrolling behaviour of parents which can negatively affect children’s ability to manage their emotions and deal with the challenging demands of growing up.
A study published in the journal Developmental Psychology revealed
• Children with helicopter parents may be less able to deal with the challenging demands of growing up, especially with navigating the complex school environment
• Children who developed the ability to effectively calm themselves during distressing situations and to conduct themselves appropriately had an easier time adjusting to the increasingly difficult demands of preadolescent school environments
The researchers followed 422 children over the course of eight years and assessed them at ages two, five and 10.
Swajal Scheme

Swajal is community owned drinking water scheme or programme for sustained drinking water supply. Under it, 90% of project cost is taken care by the Government and remaining 10% is contributed by beneficiary community. The operations and management of the project is taken care by the local villagers. Under this scheme, government aims to provide villages with piped water supply powered by harnessing solar energy. Moreover, hundreds of rural technicians will be trained under this scheme for operation and maintenance of Swajal units.
Global Depository Receipts

Indian companies are allowed to raise equity capital in the international markets through the issue of GDR.
GDR are designated in USD / Euros or any other foreign currency.
The proceeds of GDR can be utilized for various purposes.
American Depository Receipts

These are like shares issued to US retail and institutional investors and are listed in NASADAQ/NYSE
They are entitled like share to bonus, stock spilt and dividend.
ADR route is taken as non-USA companies are NOT allowed to list on US stock exchanges by issuing shares.