30 July 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

30 July 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

30 July 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Anandiben Patel takes oath as Governor of Uttar Pradesh

  • Anandiben Patel (77-years) took oath as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Chief Justice of the High Court, Govind Mathur, administered her the oath of Office and Secrecy at Raj Bhawan in Lucknow.
  • On the 20th of this month, President Ram Nath Kovind had appointed Anandiben Patel as the new Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Earlier, she was serving as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Ms Patel will be the second woman Governor of the state after Sarojini Naidu.
Note:
  • The governors (exist in the states) and lieutenant-governors/administrators (union territories and in the NCT of Delhi) of the states and union territories of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as that of the President of India at Union level.
  • The governor acts as the nominal head whereas the real power lies with the Chief ministers of the states and his/her councils of ministers.

2. Fagu Chauhan sworn as new Bihar Governor

  • Fagu Chauhan (71-years) was sworn in as the 29th Governor of Bihar.
  • Fagu Chauhan was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Patna High Court Amreshwar Pratap Shahi at the Raj Bhavan in Patna.
  • Mr. Chauhan is a former member of 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh from Ghosi, a seat he won from a record six times.

3. Lalji Tandon takes oath as MP Governor

  • Senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon (84-years) took oath as Governor of Madhya Pradesh (22nd) at a function in Raj Bhawan, Bhopal.
  • The oath was administered by acting Chief Justice of the High Court Ravi Shankar Jha.
  • Mr. Tandon replaced Anandiben Patel, who was appointed as Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
Important Days

4. United Nation's World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: 30th July

  • The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is observed across the world on 30th July to raise awareness of the plight of victims of human trafficking and to protect their rights.
  • The theme for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2019 is "Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action".
  • On the 2019 World Day UNODC is focusing on highlighting the importance of Government action in the interest of victims of trafficking.
Note:
  • In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had designated 30th July as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
National Affairs

5. Odisha Secretariat renamed ‘Lok Seva Bhavan’

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced that Sachivalaya or the State secretariat will now be called as ‘Lok Seva Bhawan’.
  • Mr. Patnaik made this announcement while moving the expenditure relating to the Home Department in Assembly.
  • The Odisha secretariat building was inaugurated on November 12, 1959, by the then Union Home Minister Govind Ballabh Pant.
Source: The Hindu

6. J&K: District Administration Udhampur launches helpline “Jeene Do”

  • Udhampur District Administration (In Jammu and Kashmir) has launched a helpline, “Jeene Do”.
  • The objective is to improve sex ratio and deal with defaulters of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques or PCPNDT Act under the Centrally sponsored Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme. 
  • A Mobile Number ‘9469793363’ has been dedicated to the public to register complaints regarding sex determination during pre-natal check-ups.

7. Maharashtra Police launches AMBIS for crime detection

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched the Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) to identify and track down criminals.
  • This technology will make it easy to track a criminal who is on police record, which will eventually increase the rates of crime detection and conviction
  • Under AMBIS, a digital database of criminals consisting of their fingerprints, irises, palms and facial features will be prepared, which will help to track a criminal having a single criminal record.
  • The system is said to be first-of-its-kind in the country and Maharashtra.
Science & Defence

8. IN LCU L56 ship commissioned into Indian Navy

  • The sixth ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class, IN LCU L56, was commissioned into the Indian Navy.
  • Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Eastern Naval Command commissioned the ship in a ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam.
  • According to Vice Admiral, the induction of LCU 56 will add to Maritime and Humanitarian and Disaster Relief capability.
  • The ship will be deployed for multi-role activities such as beaching operations, search and rescue missions, disaster relief operations, coastal patrol and surveillance operations along the Andaman and Nicobar Group of Islands.
Note:
  • LCU 56 is an amphibious ship with its primary role being transportation and deployment of Main Battle Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, Troops and Equipment from ship to shore.
Obituaries

9. Senior BJP leader Vithalbhai Radadiya passes away

  • Gujarat’s Senior BJP leader and former Lok Sabha MP Vithalbhai Radadiya (61-years) passed away.
  • Popular farmers' leader of Saurashtra, the six-time MLA also served as a Minister in the Gujarat government.
  • He played the role of mediator between the state BJP government and the Patidar community agitating for quota.
  • He also served as a director of IFFCO and was the chairman of the Rajkot District Co-operative Bank.

10. Former Andhra Pradesh state Minister Mukesh Goud passes away

  • Senior Congress leader and former minister M. Mukesh Goud (60-years) passed away after a prolonged illness in Hyderabad.
  • Mukesh Goud was suffering from cancer.
  • He was also a popular backward caste leader and never hesitated to raise his voice for the cause of the BCs.
  • He served as BC Welfare and Marketing Minister in Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy and Kiran Kumar Reddy Cabinets.
International Affairs

11. India-Nepal Logistics Summit organised in Kathmandu

  • Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli has inaugurated ‘India-Nepal Logistics Summit’ in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • The theme of the summit was “Transforming Logistics Landscape”.
  • He stressed upon smooth and quality logistics between India and Nepal.
  • Nepal and India have a significant volume of trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people movement for which smooth and quality logistics including easy transit facilities is very essential.
Source: The Himalayan Times
Honour & Award

12. Sudarsan Pattnaik wins people’s choice award in the U.S

  • Renowned Indian sand artist Padmashri Sudarsan Pattnaik has won People's Choice Prize at Boston International Sand Art Championship in the US.
  • Mr. Pattnaik was among the 15 top sand artists selected from across the world to participate in the 2019 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival in Boston.
  • Mr. Pattnaik (Representing India at the festival) bagged the award for his sand art on plastic pollution with the message 'Stop Plastic Pollution, Save Our Ocean'.
Source: The Hindu
Sports

13. Chandigarh receives affiliation from BCCI

  • Chandigarh has finally received affiliation from the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India, thus providing an opportunity for the city cricketers to play in BCCI tournament.
  • This was stated by Union Territory Cricket Association (UTCA) President Sanjay Tandon.
  • Earlier, The BCCI had told Chandigarh Cricket Association (Punjab) and Chandigarh Cricket Association (Haryana) to merge into the UTCA and form a unified body to represent Chandigarh.
  • While CCA (Punjab) agreed to the merger, their Haryana counterparts failed to reach any decision.
  • Now, Chandigarh has its own team in the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments organised by the BCCI.
  • Delhi is the only other Union Territory with BCCI affiliation.
Source: AIR News

14. Kapil Dev led CAC to pick Team India's next head coach

  • A Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by World Cup-winning former captain Kapil Dev entrusted with the responsibility of selecting India's new coach.
  • The interviews for the coaches are expected to be conducted in the middle of next month.
  • The decision was taken by the Committee of Administrators (COA) running Indian Cricket after a meeting in New Delhi.
  • Apart from Kapil, the panel comprises former women's captain Shantha Rangaswamy and former men's coach Anshuman Gaekwad.

15. ICC launches World Test Championship

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) officially decided that the inaugural ICC World Test Championship will be played from 1st of August to 30th April 2021(to be played over two years).
  • The World Test Championship will witness the top nine Test teams in the world compete in 71 Test matches across 27 series.
  • The two top teams will then go head to head in the World Test Championship final to be held in the United Kingdom in 2021.
  • Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are the nine teams that will battle it out for the top honours in the World Test Championship.
  • Every series in the championship will be worth 120 points, irrespective of the number of Tests.
  • Therefore, a team can score a maximum of 720 points in a cycle.
Note:
  • India will begin their campaign in the championship with the two-match Test series against the West Indies starting on 22nd of next month.
Source: AIR News
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