Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 2nd July 2019

Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 2nd July 2019

Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 2nd July 2019
 Daily Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 2nd July 2019
1. World UFO day is observed on 2nd July.
World UFO Day is observed with festivity on 2nd July annually to circulate awareness to unite together and watch the sky for Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO). A lot more to go through UFO Day, history and some well noted UFO sightings around the World
World UFO Day memorizes us about the possible existence of aliens in the Universe. observation on skies is done for any signs of aliens who can come to call on our world. Do you trust that aliens are there or not?
The main objective & motives behind observing World UFO Day is to inspire the government to discover their flies on UFO sightings and related information. It is a day for everyone to stop and think about the possibility that we are not alone in the Universe..

Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 2nd July 2019

2. Tenure of RBI deputy governor N.S.Viswanathan has been extended 2years more.

NS Vishwanathan whose tenure as deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came to an end on July 3, 2019, had been extended for another one year. Vishwanathan was recruited as deputy RBI Governor on June 28, 2016, by the Appointments authority Committee of the Cabinet.
Appointed as deputy governor of the RBI, Vishwanathan had succeeded HR Khan, whose tenure completed on July 4, 2016. Personnel Ministry on Monday issued an order of extension of NS Vishwanathan's term as deputy governor of the RBI.

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3. Central minister Gajendra Shekhawat has launched" Water power campaign" in Delhi.
Centre Govt. launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan
To cope with the water crisis looming the country, the Centre govt. has launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a water conservation canvassing targeting on 1,592 stressed blocks in 256 districts across the country.
The Jal Shakti Abhiyan will aim at five key aspects - water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, watershed development, and intensive afforestation. To make the balance the implementation of the scheme, the government has appointed officers from the central government, run by additional secretaries and joint secretaries, to these 256 districts. 

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4. According to factory act 1948, the government of Goa has been approved women to work in night shift also.
To make factories competitive and implement them to be part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the State government has issued a bill to amend the Factories Act 1948 to enable women in Goa to work in factories at night. This enactment which is guessed to terminate discrimination against women in the job market comes with specific safety riders.
A Bill to amend to the Factories Act, which has introduced during the monsoon session of the Assembly, will now enable factories to employ women to work on night shifts from 7 pm to 6 am.
The State cabinet on June 26 approved an amendment to the Factories Act 1948 to this effect.
Defending the amendment, Deputy Chief Minister, Vijai Sardesai, who also bears the factories and boilers portfolio, spoke that the amendment was useful if factories have to become competitive and be incorporated in the broader spectrum of the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ programme, boost manufacturing and privilege ease of doing business and providing gender equality at the workplace.

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5. Vaihab Yadav, Indian professional boxer, won the title WBC Asia title.
Indian boxer Vaibhav Yadav won the title the WBC Asia silver welterweight champion after defeating Thailand's Fahpetch Singmanassak in the title bout comes off in Pattaya, Thailand.
Yadav, a cousin of Commonwealth games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan who has also become pro now, clinched a third-round knockout over Singmanassak.
The fight, which happens on Sunday night, was managed  by the Asian Boxing Council and approved by the World Boxing Council (WBC)

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6. Indian has inked with Russia200crore to buy ' struma Atka, an anti-tank missile.
Finding to keep itself ready to go battlefield in any situations such as the one post-Balakot aerial strikes, India has inked a deal to buy 'Strum Ataka' anti-tank missile from Russia for its fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers. 
"The deal for purchasing 'Strum Ataka' anti-tank missiles was inked with Russia under the emergency clauses through which the missiles would be provided within three months of contract signing," government sources spoke. 
The deal for the missiles is cost around Rs 20 .. 

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7. Indian's rank according to Money in Swiss Bank 74th.
India has slipped down from place to 74th rank in terms of money parked by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks, while the UK has keeps its top position, as per data put forward by the central banking authority of the Alpine nation. India became  73rd last year, after jumping 15 places from its 88th position a year ago.
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8. The government of New Zealand has banned the use of plastic.
Single-use plastic shopping bags are strictly prohibited by the New Zealand Government
Single-use plastic shopping bags are strictly banned in New Zealand from 1 July 2019. The ban will help reduce the amount of plastic in our environment. 

Plastic bags which are Forbade
The ban applies to all new single-use plastic shopping bags with handles that are made of plastic up to 70 microns in thickness.
such as;
light-weight plastic bags commonly used at the supermarket 7 shopping mall, take away food and other retail checkouts 
heavier boutique-style plastic shopping bags commonly found at department or clothing stores 
‘emergency’ bags provided by some supermarkets as an alternative to a free single-use plastic bag to carry goods.

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9.P.K Purwar became the chairman & managing director of BSNL.
The government of India  Tuesday selected Pravin Kumar Purwar as the new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), opting nine candidates, has appointed Purwar to take charge of a new role after current BSNL chairman Anupam Shrivastava demits office in June 2019.
Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan was also attended in today's meeting.In May 2018, Purwar was confirmed as a full-time chairman of MTNL, after holding an interim charge.
ETTelecom The 5G Congress 2019October 22, 2018 demarcated deadline by which the selection board has got names that incorporated Vivek Bansal, principal general manager of BSNL, among others.
In 2015, Shrivastava was selected as the chairman of public sector telecom operator for a period of five years or till the time of superannuation age of 60 years and already terminated four years this month.
Shrivastava will retire in June this year. 
Under Shrivastava, BSNL accepted many initiatives that included a consumer-first approach and has run an enterprise business to contribute close to 30% of the overall revenue.

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10. Rakesh Shukla has passed away, was an Indian leg spinner cricketer.
Rakesh Shukla, former India leg-spinner, died in Delhi on Saturday. He was 71. He had stood for Delhi and Bihar in First-Class cricket and earned his Test cap against Sri Lanka in 1982.
Shukla played 121 first-class matches, claimed 295 wickets and aggregated 3798 runs.
Known for his gentle demeanour, Shukla was fallen in love by his teammates for his nature to stand by anyone who expected his guidance. “I have learnt my lessons from my seniors and it is my duty to pass on the knowledge to the current generation,” he would often say.

Having learnt early lessons from elder brother Anand, who also bowled leg-spin and played for Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Shukla was much revered for his ability to beat the batsman in the air.

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