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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 29, 2018 By TINA MALHOTRA
ASSAM 1. FOUR LANE HIGHWAY Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the Centre has agreed in principle to construct a four-lane highway along the Indo-Bhutan border. revolutionary changes notonly in connectivity but also in trade and commerce of the areas, 2. ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCE aftergetting clearance from the Ministry of Forest and Environment, the construction work forthe 264-km long highway, encompassing four districts of the state, will start on full throttle. Assam government is playing the role of a catalyst to Central government's efforts in bringingabout infrastructural development along the borderareas
GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN CONSORTIUM 1. HYDERABAD Global Blockchain Protocol Consortium, a body of various countries to further progress the evolution of blockchain technology, will be launched at the International Blockchain Congress (IBC) to be held in August first week in Hyderabad 2. HOSTED BY Being jointly hosted by NITIAayog, Telangana and Goa governments, and event organiser Nucleus Vision, IBC will bring together more than 3,000 blockchain enthusiasts 3. WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN - digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrencytransactions.
Russian open badminton trophy 1. SOURABH VERMA - Ace lndian shuttler Sourabh Verma lifted the Russian Open Badminton trophy at Vladivostok. In the title clash, Sourabh came backfrom a game behind to beatJapan's Koki Watanabe. 2. 2016 Sourabh had won the Chinese Taipei Masters in 2016, and finished runners-up at Bitburger Open the same year. ABOUT RUSSIA OPEN BADMINTON TROPHY . The Russian Open in badminton is an international open held in Russia since 1993. This tournament is the continuation of the USSR International. Women singles: Ho Yen Mei
VICE PRESIDENT 1. CHANCELLOR Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu has beenappointed Chancellor f the Pondicherry Central University The appointment was notified by the President in his capacity as Visitor of the university. The tenure of the Chancellor will be five years.
LTC 1. CENTRAL GOVERNMENT Central government employees may soon be able to go abroad on Leave Travel Concession (LTC). . A proposal in this regard has been finalised by the Personnel Ministry, which has asked for comments from other departments concerned such as Home, Tourism, Civil Aviation and Expenditure "at the earliest possible'" - 2. CENTRALASIA include five central Asian countries-Kazakhstan,Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan- underthe LTC scheme.
RAJASTHAN 1. FIRST COW SANCTUARY Rajasthan will soon have its first'cow sanctuary', a shelterfor 10,000 bovines spread over an area of more than 220 hectares in Bikaner district. 2. MOU SIGNED The state government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a private trust in this regard, during Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's visitto Bikaner. 3. CATEGORY OFAN MALS The cows which will be kept at the sanctuary would primarily be the animals which are abandoned by their owners after they stop producing milk and become stray animals
PRANAM BILL 1. ASSAM - Assam Assembly passed a first of its kind Bill that has made it mandatory for Assam government employees to look after theiraged and dependent parent/s and physically challenged siblings, if any, who don'thave their own source of income. 2. NAME The Assam Employees Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill, 2017 which has been passed in the House unanimously has made it compulsory forthe state government employees to take care of their dependent parents and disabled siblings sans any income source with immediate effect. 15 per cent of the employee's monthly salary will be deducted at source
INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY - 1. JULY29 Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. . 2. AIM to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support fortiger conservation issues. 3. CENSUS India conducts a census to assesstiger population every four years. The cycles of the estimation have already been completed in 2006, 2010 and 2014.