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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 10 BY TINA MALHOTRA
SUPREME COURT 1. PRIVATE HOSPITALS The Supreme Court has said private hospitals in Delhi operating on subsidised government land must provide free treatment to the poor, or face shutdown. -SUBSIDISED GOVT LAND: This is to the extent of25% oftheir OPD patients and 10% of their in-patients. 2. SECTION 377 -the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) has declared homosexuality a "sexual variation" and not a "mental illness" Suresh Kumar Koshal vs Naz Foundation case
MOU 1. RAJYA SABHA Shri Venkaiah Naidu, has, in the process, become the first Chairman of Rajya Sabha to sign such an agreement when he inked an MOU with the visiting President of the Senate of the Republic of Rwanda, Mr. Bernard Makuza. 2. AIM ichof Rwank. Beard Makuza MOU with 6 articles of cooperation seeks to promote Inter-Parliamentary dialogue, Capacity building of parliamentary staff, Organisation of conferences 3. IMPORTANCE -Rajya Sabha entered into an MOU -The three Senator delegation from Rwanda led by Shri Makuza is the first such a delegation exclusively from the Upper House of any country to visit India
GUJARAT 1. JUDAISIM The Government of Gujarat on 6 July finally granted minority status to followers of Judaism in the state, thus becoming the third state in India to do so. The notification was issued by the state's Department of Social Justice and Empowerment 2. OTHER STATES Gujarat is now the third state in India to have granted minority status for Jews, following Maharashtra and West Bengal. -West Bengal had granted the status over a decade ago under the erstwhile Communist government. The state had a Jewish population of 43 at that time.
CHINA-PAK 1. REMOTE SENSING SATELLITES China successfully launched two remote sensing satellites for its "all-weather" ally Pakistan, which will also help the two countries monitor progress as they build the strategic S50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. 2. TWO The PRSS-1 is China's first optical remote sensing satellite sold to Pakistan- developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) PakTES-1A, developed by engineers of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China using a Long March-2C rocket
ADB 1. SON CANAL PROJECT The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 503-million lining project of the Son canal in Shahabad-Bhojpur region of Bihar which would benefit the agriculture sector immensely in the region. 2. COST OF THE PROJECT The estimated cost of this project is USD 503 million (Rs 3272.49 crore) out of which USD 352 million is being provided by ADB. 3. MEETING -fix a timeframe for the completion of the project.