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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 9, 2018 BY TINA MALHOTRA
SIXTH ED 1. WORLD CITIES SUMMIT The World Cities Summit is an international conference series on public governance and the sustainable development of cities. The first World Cities Summit, which took place in Singapore from 23 to 25 June 2008, focused on the theme of "Liveable and Vibrant Cities" 2. 2018 The sixth edition of biennial World Cities Summit is going on in Singapore from July 8 to 12, 2018. THEME: "Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation and Collaboration" -The summit will be held together with Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 1. SMART CITIES FELLOWSHIP AND INTERNSHIP Sh. Hardeep S Puri, MoS(/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs 2. THE INDIA SMART CITIES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM -The period of engagement is 1-year extendable upto 3 years. 3. INDIA SMART CITIES INTERNSHIP (ISCID PROGRAM The internship will be on unpaid basis for a period of 6 to 12 weeks. 4. THE SMART CITIES DIGITAL PAYMENTS AWARDS (SCDPA) 2018 100 days Challenge in 100 Smart Cities' is part of the initiatives of MoHUA to promote ease of living for India's urban residents.
UTTAR PRADESH 1. REVENUE STATUS -Three villages inhabited by the Tongia Scheduled Tribe in and around forests in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh will be given the status of revenue village under the Forest Rights Act, 2006, (FRA) 2. THREE VILLAGES Kaluwala, Sodhinagar and Bhagwatpur were given the revenue status, which means that the village area will come under the revenue department instead of forest department. 3. FOREST RIGHTS ACT, 2006, (FRA) 4. TONGIA Tongia were the villages of plantation workers, set up in the 1930s.
FORMALIN 1. FISH Fish samples in Chennai test positive for formalin. This is the first time samples of fish in Tamil Nadu have tested positive for formalin. 2. WHAT IS IT Formalin is a toxic, colourless solution that is derived by dissolving formaldehyde gas in water. -It is a cancer-inducing chemical used to preserve fish is used as a disinfectant. It is used in the manufacture of pesticides, fertilisers, glue, paper and paint, among other products.
NASA 1. RAMA NASA has announced it would give funds to Made In Space's project- RAMA (Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata), for finding ways to turrn asteroids into giant, autonomous spacecrafts, which could fly to outposts in space 2. WHAT IS RMAMA -Project RAMA, Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata, has been designed to leverage the advancing trends of additive manufacturing (AM) and in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) The project aims to enable asteroid rendezvous missions in which a set of technically simple robotic processes convert asteroid elements into very basic versions of spacecraft subsystems
10th DELHI DIALOGUE 1.19-20 JULY India is set to hold the tenth edition of Delhi Dialogue, the premier annual event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on 19-20 July. 2. AIM The meet is aimed at finding a common ground and expanding the scope of cooperation between India and ASEAN nations. 3. RCEP 10 ASEAN members (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam) and their six FTA partners: India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
NATIONAL BOARD OF WILDLIFE 1. SECTION 144 The National Board of Wildlife has recommended that state governments use Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to prevent the gathering of a crowd during Wildlife emergencies -When imposed by the district magistrate (DM), Section 144 of the CrPC prohibits the assembly of five or more people. 2. AIM -prevent people gathering in large numbers, which aggravates wildlife emergency situations -Standard Operating Procedures or action plans be developed for emergency situations when a wild animal comes in close proximity of humans.
SHORTS 1. SUPREME COURT it is not opposed to the live streaming of proceedings 2. HIMACHAL PRADESH -a notification banning thermocol cutlery, including cups, plates, glasses and spoons or any other item in the state. The notification also has provision for imposing penalty on those selling and littering thermocol cutlery. -Himachal Pradesh Non-Biodegrable Garbage (control) Act 1995. 3. SATYARUP SIDHANTA Satyarup Siddhanta has become the second Indian mountaineer after Malli Mastan Babu to climb Mt Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano in the world.