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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 1,2018 BY TINA MALHOTRA
JULY 1 - 1. NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. INDIA: to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy 2. BACKGROUND - The first Doctors' Day observance was March 30th, 1933, in Winder Georgia MARCH 2017: Dr. Marion Mass along with Dr. Kimberly Jackson and Dr. Christina Lang applied to officially have physicians day changed to physicians week
GOLDEN GLOBE RACE 1. ABHILASH TOMY - Tomy has now embarked upon a second voyage as a part of France's 2018 Golden Globe Race. - Tomy is a recipient of the 'Kirti Chakra 2. RACE The race consists of 18 participants who are forbidden to use boat designs and technology newer than 1968. Golden Globe Race is being conducted by Sir Robin Knox Johnston of UK
WORLD HERITAGE LIST 1. SITES ADDED The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama under the chair of Shaikha Haya bint Rashid Al Khalifa of Bahrain, inscribed sites on the World Heritage List Republic of Iran) C. Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea (Republic - A. Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars region (Islamic B. Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region (Japan) of Korea)
NATIONAL KALIDAS SAMMAN 1. MENON Anjolie Ela Menon received the National Kalidas Samman in Delhi for visual arts from the Madhya Pradesh government. insightful and sensitive portrayal ofthe identity and spirit ofwomen -2. RECIPIENT recipient of numerous national and international awards including the Padma Shri. She recently received a doctorate from Rabindra Bharati University 3. ABOUT KALIDAS SAMMAN
INT'L DAY OF PARLIAMENTARISM 1. JUNE 30 For the first time, 30 June this year is celebrated as the International Day of Parliamentarism. 1889. Inter-Parliamentary Union the global organization of parliaments-was established Importance of the day 2. OLDEST PARLIAMENT The oldest parliament is the Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament, founded in 930.
ASIA'S FIRST ARBITRATION CENTRE 1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - Asia's first arbitration centre specialised in intellectual property is slated to open in Tokyo in September to resolve the growing number of disputes in the region. IACT: The International Arbitration Centre in Tokyo (IACT) is set to have around a dozen arbitrators from around the world, who would try to resolve disputes within a period of one year. IACT is due to handle disputes between non-Japanese companies also, if both parties agree. 2. RECENT EXAMPLE OF DISPUTE
RAILWAYS 1. UNMANNED CROSSINGS The railways has eliminated all unmanned level crossings from four zones this month, well on its way to remove all such crossings in 11 of its zones by September 2018. 2. FOUR ZONES West Central Railway, Central Railway, Eastern Railway and South East Central Railway aggregating 11,545 route kilometers have now become Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLC) free on broad gauge route. 3. SEPTEMBER 2018 Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, in his first meeting after taking charge, had directed that all UMLC be eliminated in the next one year.