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Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 8th July 2019

1. Narendra Modi, prime minister of India has unveiled the statue of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in the Benaras Airport.Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 8th July 2019

➥Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India unveiled a statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Varanasi airport .
On a day-long visit to his parliamentary constituency to launch BJP's membership drive, Modi was greeted by Shastri's sons Anil and Sunil Shastri,
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP Working President JP Nadda and state unit chief Mahendra Nath Pandey at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.
After unveiling the statue, Modi started a tree plantation drive.
Before his arrival in the city, Modi spoke he would put his thoughts on the Union Budget in detail at a program fixed to be heldto launch the party's membership drive.

2. Board Security Force (BSF)has started operation "Sudarsan" along the border of Punjab & Pakistan border.Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 8th July 2019

3. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, external affair minister has arrived India for govt.sponsor trip.
➥UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan reached here on a three-day bilateral visit to the country on Sunday evening.
During the visit, Nahyan, who is also the Minister for International Cooperation, is scheduled to hold talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday.
On Tuesday, the UAE Foreign Minister is fixed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and join in a business roundtable interaction with CEOs of Indian companies.
The visit is targeted at providing the two sides with an opportunity to discover new areas of cooperation to further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership,
the Ministry of External Affairs spoke in a statement on Thursday.
The UAE is India's third-largest trade partner and fourth largest energy supplier. It is also the first country to join in India's 'Strategic Petroleum Reserves' programme.
As the chair of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the UAE had called on India as the 'Guest of Honour'at the 46th Council of Foreign Ministers meeting of OIC in Abu Dhabi in March.
Modi had called on the UAE in August 2015 during which the two countries inferred to elevate their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
The Prime Minister had also paid a visit to the Gulf nation again in February last year.

4." Vivekadeepini" a book is released by Vice president of India M. Venkata Naidu.Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 8th July 2019

➥Vice President M Venakaiah Naidu spoke that India needs a cultural renaissance, a large scale awareness, and knowledge sharing movement to provide the best in
the Indian thought to the common man. telling that “share and care” was the core of Indian philosophy, the Vice President stressed on the need to make a society that actually depicts Indian philosophy.Addressing the gathering after publishing the book – Vivekadeepini, a concise book of aphorisms that conveys glimpses of India’s wisdom in most lucid and clear language,
the Vice President spoke that Indians have been fortunate that spiritual leaders like Adi Shankara and Swami Vivekananda have formed our country’s ethical foundations.
He spoke that the pieces of wisdom initially sketched by Adi Shankaracharya in Prashnottara Ratnamalika have universal relevance irrespective of religion or
community and they show the ethical and moral perspectives underpinning the Indian world view.
“You will agree that these pieces of wisdom are global. It is the intellectual legacy every India should not only be proud of but live those values in everyday life,” he spoke
Vice President Naidu wanted schools and colleges across the country to take the lead along with non-governmental organizations like Vedanta Bharati to instill the universal message of forbearence,
inclusion, harmony, peace, well-being, righteous conduct, excellence and empathy that recurs in the Indian spiritual tradition with resounding clarity.
Vice President Naidu appreciated the efforts of the publishers for translating it into eight Indian languages and said that,there was an urgent need to undertake more such efforts to spread the knowledge of ancient India. He also complimented Vedanta Bharati for
spreading the wisdom of Sri Adi Sankaracharya in English, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati languages.
Saying that one must rediscover India’s ancient knowledge, a treasure whose positive influence has been felt around the world,Vice President Naidu said that it was an essential link to the past. “It is a treasure that constantly inspires us to be at the global level the voice of
of ethical conduct and sustainable development”, he mentioned
The Director of Vedanta Bharti, Dr. Sridhar Bhat Ainakai, SS Naganand and other dignitaries remain at the event.

5. United States of America ( USA) has won the FIFA WOMEN WORLD CUP 2019.Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 8th July 2019

➥The United States retained the Women’s World Cup, winning the biggest prize in international soccer for a record fourth time after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final.
The number one-ranked team in the world justified its pre-tournament favorites tag to win all seven of its matches in France.

6. The supreme court of India has charged Meghalaya, state of India worth of 100 crores.Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 8th July 2019

➥The Supreme Court Wednesday instructed the Meghalaya government to deposit the Rs 100 crore fine levied on it by the NGT for failing to control illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph directed the state administration to put forward the illegally excavated coal to Coal India Limited (CIL) which will auction it and deposit the funds with the state government. The bench also approved the mining operation to go on in the state on the privately and community-owned land subject to the permissions from the definite authorities.
The National Green Tribunal had charged the Meghalaya government on January 4. During the hearing, the state government had accepted that a large number of mines were operating illegally in the northeastern state.A report of a three-member committee, led by retired Justice B P Kakoti of Gauhati High Court, had commented that there were around 24,000 mines in Meghalaya and majority of them were running illegally.It had also spoken that not only were there no licenses or leases, but also no environmental clearance for operation of the majority of the coal mines.
The NGT had formed the committee in August 2018 to supervise and look into the issue of the environmental restoration plan and other connected matters in Meghalaya.
The committee was formed during the hearing of the petition which had sought a ban on coal mining in Meghalaya. It had also taken into account some reports of the state pollution control board.
A total of 15 miners were identified on December 13 last year in an illegal coal mine at Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, about 3.7 km deep inside a forest, when water from the nearby Stein river gushed into it.
Only two bodies could be recovered from the mine. The apex court had earlier turned down to allow the transportation of extracted coal lying across Meghalaya despite several requests by the miners

7. Brazil, a country of South America has won Copa America 2019 defeating Peru 3-1 goals.Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 8th July 2019

➥Brazil have beat Peru 3-1 to win their first Copa America title since 2007.
Everton ran the team to victory on Sunday, scoring a goal and setting up another to give Brazil their ninth Copa América trophy, and fifth at home.
Gabriel Jesus and Richardson also scored a goal each for Brazil, who have carried away the title every time they hosted the tournament.
Everton was named player of the final and also completed as one of the tournament's top scorers with three goals. Brazil's veteran right-back Dani Alves was player of
the tournament. Brazilian football star Neymar, who could not play because of injury, sat close to
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro among the crowd of nearly 70,000 at packed
Maracanã Stadium., who was accompanied by several cabinet ministers, got mostly jeers from the fans at the stadium. Brazil won despite playing with 10 men from the 70th minute because Jesus was sent off with a second yellow card. Peru scored through Paolo Guerrero but could not pull off one last upset after eliminating Uruguay in the quarterfinals and two-time defending champion
Chile in the semifinals. Peru, who have been routed 5-0 by Brazil in the group stage and barely ejects out early elimination, were trying to win their first Copa América trophy in 44 years.
They had not put it to the final since they won their second South American title in 1975.
'We are champions'

8.N.Bhaskara, former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh has joined BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY ( BJP).Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 8th July 2019

➥Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Bhaskar Rao on Saturday participated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Rao, who was not active in politics for a long time, was formally showed green signal into the party by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah
at a meeting conducted to launch the party's membership drive in Andhra Pradesh.
N Bhaskar Rao had been the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for a month in 1984. He had been
a cabinet minister in Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder NT Rama Rao's cabinet and had successfully ranthe coup when the latter had gone to the US for heart surgery.
Bhaskar Rao later took part the Congress but was not active in politics for a long time.
Along with Bhaskar Rao, former minister Peddi Reddy, former MPs Rammohan Reddy and Suresh Reddy, former MLA Sashidhar Reddy, film producer Bellamkonda Ramesh, retired IAS official Chandravadan and others joined the BJP.
Amit Shah, during his speech, dismissed criticism for admitting leaders from other parties into
the BJP. He spoke that all parties had good people and all good people were coming
together under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

9. The government of Nepal has fetched 100 Kilograms rubbishes by operating " Mt.Everest cleaning Operation".
➥The 45-day ‘Everest Cleaning Campaign’ commenced on April 14.
3,000 kilograms of solid waste has been fetched from Mt. Everest since when Nepal initiated an ambitiousclean-up campaign on April 14. The campaign is aimed at bringing back tonnes of trash from the world’s highest peak, which has lately turned into a “garbage dump”.
The 45-day ‘Everest Cleaning Campaign’, led by Solukhumbu district’s Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rura Municipality began on April 14 with the Nepali new year and aims to collect nearly 10,000 kgs of garbage from Mt. Everest.Dandu Raj Ghimire, Director General of Department of Tourism, addressed a press conference on Sunday, saying that of the 3,000-kilogramme garbage collected so far,
2,000 kgs had been sent to Okhaldhunga while the remaining 1,000 kgs were taken to Kathmandu using NepaliArmy helicopters for disposal.
“Our team has now arrive at the Everest Base Camp for the cleaning campaign. All the necessary things
incorporating food, water, and shelter have already been managed there,”
Mr. Ghimire was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times
“Under this campaign, we will be fetching around 5,000-kg of garbage from Base Camp area, while 2,000-kg of
garbage will be collected from the South Col region and around 3,000-kg will be collected from Camp II and Camp III area,” he said.Mr. Ghimire spoke the team will also bring down dead bodies from the Everest if they are able to locate any.This is the first time ever that all stakeholders have come together to clean up the world’s highest peak,Mr. Ghimire said.
The team has situated four bodies while cleaning the Base Camp.
Mr. Ghimire spoke the Tourism Department estimates that around 23 million Nepalese rupees will be spent forthe campaign.The department has estimated that at least 500 foreign climbers and over 1,000 climbing support staff willvisit the higher camps of Mt.Everest this season as they prepare to scale the world’s highest peak as well as Mt Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain, the report said.
Every year, hundreds of climbers, Sherpas and high altitude porters make their way to Everest, leaving behindtonnes of both biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste — including empty oxygen canisters,kitchen waste, beer bottles and faecal matter — on the highest peak, which has lately acquired notoriety as the“world’s highest garbage dump”.“Our goal is to extract as much waste as possible from Everest so as to restore glory to the mountain. Everest is not just the crown of the world, but a matter of our pride,” Mr. Ghimire told reporters in Kathmandu.There have been tried in the past to clean up Everest, including a 2014 government make it compulsory provision
making it mandatory for every climber to come down the peak with at least 8kgs of garbage — the amount of trash estimated to be produced by one climber.
“If only mountaineers brought back their own waste, it would greatly help keep Everest clean. 8-kg waste, but bringing back the waste they produce,” Mr. Ghimire was quoted as saying by The Kathmandu Post.“Everything on Everest, other than rock and snow, will be brought back. The goal is to send the message that we should keep this mountain pollution free,” said Tika Ram Gurung, secretary of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
The month-and-a-half clean-up campaign is stood by a number of governmental and non-governmental agencies.The campaign will finish on May 29, the day marked every year to commemorate the first summit of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
The collected waste will then be “showcased” in Namche town, before being ferried down to Kathmandu, where it will once again be showcased on World Environment Day on June 5.
After that, it will finally be sent for recycling.

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