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CURRENT AFFAIRS JULY 30 By Tina Malhotra
Prime Minister research fellowship 1. EXTENDED The government has extended the scope of Prime Minister's Research Fellows Scheme. The decision was made after Government failed to find adequate number of candidates for PMRF this year. Only 135 fellowships were finally offered against 1,000 positions. 2. CHANGE INCORPORATED - Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme will now be open to al potential researchers from 2019 and not limited to candidates from IISc, IITs, NITs, lIEST and IISERs. 3. AIMOF FELLOWSHIP Talent pooI ofthe countryto doctoral(Ph.D.) programs of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Data protection Bill 1. Justice Srikrishna A committee headed by former Supreme Courtjudge BN Srikrishna recently submitted its recommendations and a draft law titled the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 to the government. 2. COMMITTEE FORMED The 10-member committee wasset up in July 2017 to recommend a framework forsecuring personal data in the digital world. 3. FEATURES It proposes setting up of a DPA, an independent regulatory body responsible forthe enforcement and effective implementation of the law, an appellate tribunal should be established or an existing appellate tribunal should be granted powers to hear and dispose of any appeal. -
NASAMS lI 1. INDIA US India is in talks with the U.S. to procure an advanced air defence system to defend the National Capital Region (NCR) from aerial attacks. The process for procuring the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-ll (NASAMS-ll), estimated at $1 billion, has been initiated. - 2.AIM India is deploying a multi-tiered air defence network to fully secure its airspace from incoming fighter aircraft, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) 3. OTHER STEPS medium and long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems advanced stage of talks with Russia for the procurement of very long range S-400 air defence systems. NASAMS: NASAMS was developed by Raytheon in partnership with KONGSBERG Defence and Aerospace of Norway. -
NATIONAL VIRAL HEPATITIS PROGRAMME 1. LAUNCHED Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme to control viral hepatitis C on the occasiorn of World Hepatitis Day (July 28) The programme aims to combat viral hepatitis and reduce mortality and morbidity associated with it n 2. ABOUT THEPROGRAMME The programme is part of National Health Mission. Under it, expensive antiviral for hepatitis B C Infections will be made available free of cost At all government hospitals. The program aims at prevention and treatment of hepatitis infection
CRIF 1.F NANCE MINISTRY workrelated to the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) has been taken away from the Ministry of Road Transportand Highways and brought under the domain of the Finance Ministry It will now be under the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Finance Ministry. 2.OBJECT objective of the amendment was to use proceeds of the road cess under CRIF to finance other infrastructure projects such as waterways, some portion of the railway infrastructure and even social infrastructure 3./CRIF ministerial panel headed by the Finance Ministerto decide on fund allocation for infrastructure projects from the CRIF
Meghalaya milk Mission 1. Bull Fair The state government launched Meghalaya Milk Mission and First Meghalaya Bull Fair to bridge the gap between demand and supply of milk. 2. ORGANISED BY The programme, organised by the state animal husbandry and veterinary department was graced by governor Ganga Prasad, Union minister of agricultureand farmers welfare Radha Mohan Singh and deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong, among others. . 3.A M The Mission aims to plug the demand and supply gap in the availability of per capita milk, to generate alternate livelihoods forthe rural people through the dairy sector
OCEAN MISSION 1. EXPLORE DEEPOCEAN Looking to emulate the success of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in designing and launching satellites, the Centre has drawn up a five-year, 8,000 crore plan to explore the deep recesses of the ocean 2. COORDINATED BY .The Union Earth Sciences Ministry- tasked with coordinating the exercise - unveiled a blueprint of the 'Deep Ocean Mission (DOM)' 3. Allotment of site India has been allotted a site of 75,000 square kilometres in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) by the UN International Sea Bed Authority for exploitation of polymetallic nodules (PMN).
International army war games 1. RUSSIA - The International Army Games 2018 kicked off at Russia's Alabino training ground in the Moscow region on Saturday with 189 teams from 32 countries taking part. 2.OBJECT It will certainly contribute to the development of international military technical cooperation the promotion of military service 3. COUNTRIES This year, 28 contests will be held during the tournament underwaytill August 11, and in seven countries, including China, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran.