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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 27,2018 BY TINA MALHOTRA
AIR DEFENCE INDIA 2018 1. 2018 SEMINAR Raksha Rajya Mantri (RRM) Dr. Subhash Bhamreinaugurated a two- day Air Defence India 2018 Seminar & Exhibition, organised by Centre for Joint Warfare Studies (CENJOWS), 2. DISCUSSIONS Air Defence-important operational function which helps our Strike Corps to be offensive and the Air Force to act with impunity. emerging conventional and sub-conventional aerial threat. After its bifurcation from the artillery corps in 1994, the Corps of Army Air Defence has received the importance it deserves to grow -
VODAFONE IDEA 1. GOVT APPROVAL FOR MERGER Department of Telecom (DoT) has given final approval to the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. DEPARTMENT OFTELECOMMUN CAT ONS - The department had on 9 July raised a demand for 3,900 crore in cash and 3,300 crore in bank guarantees towards one-time spectrum charges to be paid as part of the mergerand acquisition guidelines. .The combination, to be known as Vodafone ldea, will create India's largest mobile-phone company 2. HEADS Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group, will be the non- executive chairman while Balesh Sharma, currently chief operating officer of Vodafone India, will be the CEO of Vodafone ldea
STARBUCKS 1. ENVIRONMENTFRIENDIX Amonf the firstfewforthe us cofre haly Starbucks' India operations are among the first few forthe US coffee chain worldwide to move away from plastic straws and make environment-friendly changes in cutlery. 2. MEASURES TAKEN Paper bags, glassware or ceramic options for items consumed in-store, and options such as "bring your owntumbler" where it incentivises customers who gottheir own tumblers for beverage to the store. 3.STARBUCKSTATA INDIA Starbucks entered India in 2012 in partnership with Tata Global Beverage through a 50:50 joint venture.
Trafficking of persons Bill 2016 1. PASSED The Lok Sabha passed a bill to prevent humantrafficking, especially of women and children, provide rehabilitation to the victims and prosecute offenders. 2. NAMEOFTHEB LL The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, 3. "victim-centric"and takes a compassionate view of those who become victims of the sextrade. bill provides for punishmentto the in-charge of such homes if they do not fulfil their responsibilities. Gender neutral establishment of a National Anti-Trafficking Bureau to investigate cases.
ATAL INNOVATION MISSION .' 1.INNOVATE INDIA PLATFORM Shri. R Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission and Shri.Arvind Gupta CEO, MyGovtoday launched the"#Innovatelndia Platform", a collaboration between the Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov, a citizen centric platform of the Government of India. The#Innovatelndia portal will serve as the common point forall the innovation happening across the nation. 2. FEATURES OF THE PLATFORM Citizens can share their/organizations/someone else's innovation on the platform by login to the MyGov website The platform is open to all Indian citizens
West Bengal 1.RENAMING THESTATE West Bengal state assembly has unanimously passed resolution to change state's name to 'Bangla' in all three languages Bengali, Hindi and English The name change will only become official whenresolution gets approval from Union Home Ministry and Parliament passes Bill. . 2. PROCEDURE A bill for renaming a state may be introduced in the Parliament on the recommendation of the President .Before the introduction of the bill, the President shallsend the bill to the respective state assembly On the expiry of the period, the bill will be sentto the Parliament for deliberation.
BRICS SUMMIT 2018 I. SOUTH AFRICA The 2018 BRICS summit, the tenth such annual summit, is being held in South Africa. Theme: "BRICS in Africa : Collaboration fo r Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution". 2. NEW AREAS PROPOSED Establishment of a Working Group on Peacekeeping. Establishment of a Vaccine Research Centre for Collaboration with BRICS Establishment of a BRICS Genderand Women's Forum - Establishment of a BRICS Tourism Track of Cooperation
RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARD . 1.TWO INDIANS Two Indians Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk are among six who have been declared winners of 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award. -Others are are Youk Chhang (Cambodia), Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz (East Timor), Howard Dee (Philippines) and Vo Thi Hoang Yen (Vietnam) 2. ABOUT THE AWARD is Asia's highest honour and is often regarded as the region's equivalent of the Nobel Prize. It was established in 1957 by trustees of the New York City based Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Philippine government in the memory of Philippines' third President Ramon Magsaysay.