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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 13, 2018 By TINA MALHOTRA
FORTIS HEALTHCARE 1. FORTIS AND IHH Fortis Healthcare Ltd accepted an investment offer from Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd IHH will invest 240 billion at 2170 per share in the company that operates about 30 private hospitals in the country. 2. TWO BIDDING PROPOSALS Fortis received two binding proposals - one each from IHH and the Manipal-TPG consortium. 3. IHH HEALTH GROUP BERHAD: a Malaysian-Singaporean private healthcare group focused on upmarket health services, and Asia's largest private healthcare group
SECTION 497 IPC 1. REPLY BY CENTRE Centre recently told the Supreme Court that adultery must remain a punishable offence to protect the sanctity of marriage. 2. WHAT IS SECTION 497 It provides for punishment only to a man for having extra-marital sexual ties with the wife of another man. PUNISHMENT: term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both. In such case the wife shall not be punishable as an abettor. 3.WHY1T SHOULD BE/NOT BE SCRAPPED
ICWA 1. TCA RAGHAVAN Dr. TCA Raghavan is the new Director General (DG) of Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA). 2. APPPOINTED BY He was selected by Governing Body and Governing Council of ICWA 3. ABOUT ICWA It was established in 1943 by group of Indian intellectuals as think headed by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. tank. It was established as non-official, non-political and non-profit organisation under Registration of Societies Act 1860
Swachh SurvekshanGrameen 2018 1. 2018 The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches the Swachh SurvekshanGrameen 2018 (SSG 2018) in the capital - 2, OBJECT - objective of SSG 2018 is to undertake a ranking of states and districts on the basis of their performance attained on key quantitative and qualitative SBM-G parameters. 3. WHAT IS SWACHH SURVEKSHAN The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India takes up the Swachh Survekshan in urban areas and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in rural areas
HIMA DAS 1. U-20 ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP Hima Das became the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she clinched to top spot in the women's 400m final race on the third day of competitions in Tampere. 2. ABOUT World Under-20 Athletics Championships organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations, contested by athletes in the under-20 athletics age category IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics in 1986
High-level panel on digital Cooperation 1. UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ant nio Guterres today announced the launch of a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation 2. CO CHAIRS Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, 3. FUNCTION OF THE PANEL importance of cooperative and interdisciplinary approaches to ensure a safe and inclusive digital future for all taking into account relevant human rights norms
SHORTS 1. AC DORMITORY Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) opening India's first exquisite air- conditioned bed space dormitory at MG Road Metro station. Peter Inns 2. DHAROHAR BHAWAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated "Dharohar Bhawan-the new headquarters building of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Tilak Marg, New Delhi.
IR BMS 1. BRIDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Railways launched its first consolidated Bridge Management System (IR-BMS), a web-enabled IT application to store data on its 1.5 lakh bridges. 2. PURPOSE - assimilation, analysis and dissemination of information related to various activities" about its bridges. 3. IN HOUSE STATION BEAUTIFICATION Balharshah and Chandrapur railway stations in Maharashtra from the Central Railway were awarded the first prize
AWARDS Madhubani station of the East Central Railway and Madurai station of Southern Railway were the co-winners of the second prize. Gandhidham station of the Western Railway, Kota station of the West Central Railway and Secunderabad station of the South Central Railway were joint winners of the third prize - 3. PORTUGAL The Portuguese parliament on Thursday approved a law that will allow citizens to change their gender and name from the age of 16 without a medical report showing "identity disruption".