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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 15, 2018 By TINA MALHOTRA
MOU 1. HOUSTON IIPE The University of Houston has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) with the aim to build scientific and technical knowledge through joint research. 2. AREAS OF COOPERATION Faculty exchange conference, possible student exchanges for short- term visits and learning, jointresearch projects. n 3. ABOUT IIPE IIPE, which was initiated by the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, was established in 2016 in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Companies act 2013 1. MCA Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) setup a 10 Member Committee, headed by the Secretary of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, for review of the penal provisions in the Companies Act, 2013 may be to examine de-criminalisation of certain offences 2. REVIEW OFFENCES UNDER THE ACT The committee may propose decriminalisation and suggest ways to replace it with in-house mechanism, where a penalty could be levied in instances of default. Conversion of non-compoundable offence into compoundable offences
BIHAR 1. CHEAPEST DRINKING WATER With the launch of cost-effective innovative water project, Biharwill soon provide the cheapest drinking water in the world. 2. SULABH NTERNAT ONAL Thefirst of such a water project was launched in Bihar's Darbhanga district on Saturday, by Sulabh International, an organisation that introduced the concept of Sulabh Sauchalya' in the country With the help of this project, the people will easily be able to get pure and clean water only in 50paisa/litre. Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak .
SHORTS 1. COURSE BY FTI - In a bid to build a unique bond with youth of Jammu and Kashmir, Pune based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has joined hands with the Indian Army to provide acting courses to the youth of Baramulla district. 2. HARYANA EDUCATION DEPARTMENT The Haryana Education Department has launched "I am not afraid of English" initiative to promote English language right from Class 1 in the state's primary schools. One JBT Gunior basic teacher) and one BRP (Block Resource Person) per block has been trained to make the students learn one sentence every day (minimum 20 per month for 10 months) in each class
SHORTS 3. UTTAR PRADESH Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bansagarca nal project and laid the foundation stone for Mirzapur medical college in Uttar Pradesh 4. HSBC The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on Friday announced the appointment of Amitabh Malhotra as the head of investment banking for HSBC India.He will leadthe Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets (ECM) business.