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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 10 BY TINA MALHOTRA
INSTITUTION OF EMINENCE 1. SIX INSTITUTIONS Government declares 6 educational 'Institutions of Eminence'; 3 Institutions from Public Sector and 3 from Private Sector shortlisted. 2. PUBLIC/PRIVATE SECTOR Public Sector: (i) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka; (ii) Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Maharashtra; and (iii) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Private Sector: (i) Jio Institute (Reliance Foundation), Pune under Green Field Category; (ii) Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan; and (ii) Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka. 3. WHAT DOES THE STATUS IMPLY
GRACE FO 1. CLIMATE MONITORING SATELLITE About three weeks after their launch, the twin climate-monitoring satellites- GRACE-FO satellites (short for Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On)- that NASA deployed in Earth's orbit have switched on their powerful lasers for the first time, showing that their systems are shipshape. 2. ABOUT THE SATELLITE - is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) -Successor to the original GRACE mission, which began orbiting Earth on March 17, 2002
INDIA TOURISM MART 1. INDIA India is going to host the India Tourism Mart (ITM) in New Delhi from September 16 to 18 of this year. 2. ORGANZED BY -is being jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and FAITH, the apex industry body comprising all associations. - FAITH stands for Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality. 3. EVENT -All the states and private sector establishments will play a major role in the event -MEET
IRDA 1. INSURANCE OF VEHICLES Acting tough on those violating emission norms, Irdai has said vehicles without a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate not be insured. 2. MC MEHTA V. UOI August 2017: the apex court in M C Mehta Vs Union of India and Others case had directed insurers not to insure a vehicle unless it has a valid PUC certificate on the date of renewal of the insurance policy 3. ABOUT IRDAI
MICROSOFT-RAJASTHAN 1. MOU -Microsoft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rajasthan government to provide free digital training to 9,500 college students in one year. -the initiative was taken for the enhancement of digital learning and capacity building of college students in the state. 2. FEATURES OF MOU -commissioner of college education Ashutosh AT Pednekar informed that the company will run MS office specialist training programme in 50 government colleges - Signed for one year
ONE FARMER ONE TRANSFORMER 1. MAHARASHTRA In order to reduce electricity losses, the Maharashtra government will next month launch a new scheme allocating one transformer per farmer -Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule 2. FOREST MINISTER -Each affected family will now get Rs 10 lakh instead of Rs 8 lakh earlier, he said, adding Rs 3 lakh will be given in cash and remaining as deposit. -Similarly, farmers who lose their cattle in attack by wild animals will now get Rs 40,000, up from Rs 25,000 earlier, Mungantiwar said.