Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 3rd  July 2019

Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 3rd  July 2019

Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 3rd  July 2019

1. The government of West Bengal has introduced a law where declared10% reservation in job & education quota.

The Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of  West Bengal Tuesday declared 10 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward sections in the general category, state education minister Partha Chatterjee spoke.
The decision came six months after the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre declared a similar proposal.
"It's a historic resolution. There are many factors to identify someone who belongs to the economically weaker section. These details will be stipulated in the government order that will be issued soon," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee spoke.
The details about the eligibility criteria for it would be declared later, but those who are already benefited by other quotas will not be recognized for this reservation, he spoke reporters after a cabinet meeting.
Backward Classes Welfare Minister Rajib Banerjee spoke the reservation will be for the people from the general classes.
"Reservation for the SCs, STs, and OBCs remain as they are. This new quota is for those outside the three pre-defined categories," Banerjee declared.
On January 7, the Union Cabinet cleared a 10 percent job and education quota for economically backward sections in the general category, meeting a key demand of upper castes ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. West Bengal is one of the states which did not implement it.
Leader of the opposition in the state assembly, Abdul Mannan, senior CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty, as well as the BJP's Manoj Tigga, accepted the proposal.
"It's the result of years of struggle. Though we are happy, we are worried about the process of identification. We want a foolproof system to ensure that only deserving ones are identified as beneficiaries," Mannan spoke.
"I wish the West Bengal government has woke up late. Our party in the Centre has already implemented it. It's good to see that the state is following the Centre's footsteps. But we are concerned about the identification process of the beneficiaries," Tigga said.

2. The bilateral naval exercise " Guruda-4" between India & France will be conducted in France, at Mon de Marsan from 1st  July to 12th July.
The Indian and French air forces will execute a two-week-long mega air exercise beginning on July 1 in France in a boost to military-to-military ties between the two countries,
 officials said Wednesday. A fleet of Sukhoi 30 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force will involve in dogfights with France's Rafale multirole aircraft in simulated scenarios as part of the 'Garuda' exercise, they spoke. 
A large number of other assets including mid-air refueller will also be sent to France by the IAF. India and France have been also executing discussions on the possibility of launching a tri-services military exercise between the armed forces of the two nations. 
The first edition of the Garuda exercise was conducted in February 2003 in Gwalior. 

3. Ambati Rayudu, an Indian cricketer, has resigned from international cricket.
India batsman Ambati Rayudu on Wednesday declared his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. Rayudu will run to play in the Indian Premier League. Rayudu has already retired from first-class cricket.

Rayudu was not listed in India's original 15-member squad for the World Cup 2019 and all-rounder Vijay Shankar was liked over him. Chief selector MSK Prasad had stated that Shankar's 3-dimensional qualities made them pick him over Rayudu, who wasn't too happy with the decision.

4. Orisha is going to host the 21st Commonwealth  Table Tennis Championship 2019.
After successfully hosting many major international sports events such as the Hockey World Cup, Odisha is now all set to organize another major event, the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships this year.
The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has circulated that Odisha will host the 21st edition of the Commonwealth TT Championships from July 17 to 22 this year.
The announcement published after the successful conclusion of the 80th National Table Tennis Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here in Cuttack where Sharath Kamal lifted the men's trophy and Archana Kamath won the women's title.
Praising the efforts of the Odisha State Table Tennis Association for successfully conducting the National TT Championships, the TTFI also disclosed satisfaction over the infrastructure of the stadium.
"Needless to mention, Odisha is emerging as a sports hub in India. We are welcoming the entire world here," spoke Lal.
 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also told his happiness over the announcement for hosting the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships.

5. Tess space Telescope of NASA has discovered a planet named L98 59b.
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has explored a new planet, the tiniest of its finds so far. It is between the sizes of Mars and Earth and orbits a bright, cold, nearby as a star. It has been titled L 98-59b.
The TESS mission fulfills our desire to guess or comprehend where we came from and whether we are alone in the universe, NASA expressed in a statement on its website. One of TESS’s goals is to construct a catalog of small, rocky planets on short orbits around very bright, nearby stars for atmospheric study.
Apart from L 98-59b, two other worlds orbit are the same star. While all three planets’ sizes are coming to be known, further study with other telescopes will be required to determine if they have atmospheres and, if so, which gases exist, NASA told.
“The exploration is a great engineering and scientific accomplishment for TESS. For atmospheric studies of small planets, you require short orbits around bright stars, but such planets are difficult to identify. This system has the potential for interesting future studies,” Veselin Kostov, an astrophysicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center and the SETI Institute, mentioned in the NASA statement. A paper on the findings, led by Kostov, was revealed in the June 27 issue of The Astronomical Journal.
L 98-59b is around 80% of Earth’s size. The two other worlds in the system, L 98-59c and L 98-59d, are respectively around 1.4 and 1.6 times biggers than  Earth’s size. Their host star, L 98-59, is about one-third the mass of the Sun and lies about 35 light-years away. While L 98-59b is a record for TESS, even smaller planets have been discovered in data collected by NASA’s Kepler satellite, including Kepler-37b, which is only 20% larger than the Moon.

Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 3rd  July 2019

6." Whispers of the time "a book is published by Dr. Krishna Saxena.
*Dr. Krishna Saxena *today published her new book ‘*Whispers of Time*’ at India International Centre in New Delhi. The book was unveiled by *Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani*, *Minister of Textiles and Minister of Women and Child Development* of India, *Lady Kishwar Desai*, renowned Author and Columnist, who left her comments on the Book and journey of Dr. Saxena.
*Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani with Dr. Krishna Saxena during the launch of the book Whispers of Time*
‘*Whispers of Time*’ depicts three generations in the author’s long journey of life of ninety years in which she discovered a great difference. If the first was too harsh and severe in clinging hard to traditions, the second had soothed down to new values of love and helpfulness. In a way, it was a nice world of unity.  The series of events are helped in a powerful manner that makes the novel both real and revealing.


Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 3rd  July 2019

7. To launch 4G service in Nepal, CG  group has tied up with Huawei.
 Nepal’s Chaudhary Group (CG) has inked a deal cost about $100 million with China’s Huawei Technologies to provide 4G phone services to the country, CG’s chief executive spoke, shrugging off U.S. security concerns about Huawei’s products.

Aiming to push Nepal’s mobile phone market as Reliance Industries Ltd’s Jio has done in India, CG planned an initial $250 million investment in the new 4G network, Chairman Binod Chaudhary spoke in an interview.

It will supply free voice services but aims at data, online payment, and other services, he spoke.

After commencing on disposing of noodles in India and across Asia, his family-belongs conglomerate now incorporates a bank, a telecommunications business- providing rural telephony - and dozens of resorts, including two in the Maldives in association with India’s Taj Group.

Chaudhary is  Nepal’s only billionaire with the total worth of $1.7 billion, declared by Fobes Magazine has foreign noodle manufacturing factories in India, Serbia, and Bangladesh, a hedge against the insecurity of his landlocked country.

Huawei will supply all equipment cost about $100 million for the launch of 4G services, which will be updated to 5G, said Chaudhary, 64, who is also a steel frame of law.

“Huawei is working with the state-owned telecom company, and now they will be working with us,” he spoke adding Nepal would ensure that business considerations were paramount when deals were made with companies from neighboring countries.

Huawei Technologies is a major advanced competitor for 5G equipment contract accros the world, except the United States has enquired allies to reject Huawei technology, arguing that it could be ordinary to Chinese eavesdropping.

Huawei rejects its equipment is a security risk.

Current Affairs - 2019 - Current Affairs today 3rd  July 2019


8. Mount Denali, the highest peak of North America won by  Arpana Kumar, resident of Uttar Pradesh in India, an IPS officer.
Aparna Kumar, IPS officer, who stood the first woman Indian Police Service (IPS) DIG and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer to successfully won the south pole, has now scaled the highest peak in North America, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) spoke

Aparna Kumar scaled the Mount Denali in North America which has a summit height of 20,310 feet above sea level. The IPS officer has also won her 7th summit in the "7 Summits" challenge. She has, hence, become the first civil servant and IPS officer to gain the feat.

The IPS officer has discovered the summit in her third attempt.

She had also recently finished her south pole expedition. After completing the south pole expedition, Aparna Kumar went to the north pole to start the 111-mile journey from April 4 from Norway's Oslo.

Aparna Kumar had arrived at the north pole on January 13.

In January, Aparna successfully arrived at the south pole after covering 111 kilometers of walking on the snow. She also bore equipment weighing 35 Kilograms along with her. She has already discovered the top six mountain peaks of the six continents around the globe.

She reached the south pole on January 13, where she unfurled the National and ITBP flags.

Aparna is a 2002 batch UP Cadre IPS officer, who has been appointed at the Northern Frontier Headquarters of ITBP in Dehradun. 

9. Karnam Sekhar became the MD & CEO Of Indian Overseas Bank.
The government on Tuesday declared  Karnam Sekar, MD and CEO of the erstwhile Dena Bank, will take charge  as MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank from July 1. His term will complete in June next year. He will act for as officer on special duty and whole-time director with IOB till the end of June this year.

Also, R A Sankara Narayanan, former MD, and CEO of Vijaya Bank, will work to Canara Bank in the same position. His term will end in January 2020.

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