Current Affairs 03 July 2018

Current Affairs of July 03, 2018, are as follows:-

1. Chhattisgarh government to set up the tribal museum in Naya Raipur:-

  • The Chhattisgarh government will set up a tribal museum in the state's upcoming new capital Naya Raipur with a view to exhibiting culture and tradition of scheduled tribes.
  • This decision was taken on July 1 during a meeting of Chhattisgarh State Tribal Advisory Council chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh at New Mantralya in Raipur. 
  • The tribal museum will be built at the cost of Rs 27 crore in an area of around 22 acres in Naya Raipur and will be named after Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh, a freedom fighter from the state who had made a tremendous contribution in the freedom struggle of 1857.

2. A successful launch of SES 12 satellite will help fast track Digital India:-

  • The successful launch of SES-12, new mega satellite recently, would help support India's growing direct-to-home (DTH) TV market, as more and more consumers in rural India embrace the medium.
  • SES-12s high throughput capacity over South Asia and India will help to fast-track Digital India, and financial inclusion initiatives.

3. MAIDS ranked 'best dental college' in India:-

  •  The Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) under the Government of NCT of Delhi has been ranked the ‘Best Dental College in India’ for the seventh year in a row.
  •  The evaluation was done on the basis of reports of independent rating agencies of Hansa Research, Drshti Strategic Research Services, and Nielsen India. 
  •  MAIDS outshone 310 dental colleges to become No 1 in dental education in India.
  •  The institute is the first and only dental hospital in India to be accredited by the National Accreditation of Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).

4. India to host 19th World Congress of Food Science and Technology:-

  •  India will host the "International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 2018" in Navi Mumbai from October 23-27, 2018.
  • The focal theme for this 19th edition of the prestigious congress is 25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods.
  • IAS, Secretary to Govt. of India & CEO of FSSAI - Pawan Agarwal. Union Minister of Food Processing Industries - Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

5. Himachal gets a national award for best performance under PMSMA:-

  • For the performance under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritav Abhiyan (PMSMA) in the country, Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged first among the state.
  • This award was conferred by Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda.
  • Himachal Pradesh government had launched PMSMA in August 2016 and established around 495 clinics in which ante-natal check-ups were conducted by the doctors.
  • Under PMSMA pregnant women are supposed to get antenatal check up on 9th of every month by a doctor.

6. Muslim teacher translates 'Ramayana' into Urdu:-

  •  To spread the message of communal harmony and brotherhood, a Muslim teacher and author have translated the Ramayana into Urdu.
  •  Mahi Talat Siddiqui, a teacher who hails from the city, said that it took her two years to complete the work. She hoped more people from the Muslim community would now become aware of the goodness of Ramayana.
  •  Talat has written seven books including 'Yadon ke jharokon se', 'Adabi-sangam', 'Gantav ki aor', 'Mukhrit hote shabd' and 'Main bhi hazir tha wahan".

7. Gujjars entitled to 21 pc quota under OBC too: Rajasthan government:-

  • The Rajasthan government has clarified that five castes, including Gujjars, under the most backward classes (MBC), are also entitled to the 21 percent quota under the OBC category for admission to educational institutions and recruitment in government jobs in the state.
  •  The order, dated July 1 issued by the Department of Personnel (DoP), clarified that the most backward classes are entitled to the 21 percent reservation under Other Backward Class (OBC) also.
  •  The five castes under the most backward class (MBC) include Banjara/Baldia/Labana; Gadia-Lohar/Gadalia; Gujjar/Gurjar; Raika/Rebari and Gadaria (Gaadri), who were initially enlisted in the OBC since 1994. 

8. Indian American Seema Nanda named CEO of Committee of United States:-

  • The Democratic National Committee (DNC), the decision-making body of the Democratic Party in the US, has appointed Indian American Seema Nanda to serve as its new CEO.
  • Nanda is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the largest human and civil rights organization in the US.
  • She replaces interim CEO Mary Beth Cahill, who took the helm of the DNC in February.

9. Former MP and Marwar Rajmata, Krishna Kumari passed away aged 92:-

  •  Rajmata of the Marwar principality and former MP, Krishna Kumari passed away aged 92 in Jodhpur.
  • Born in a royal family in Gujarat, she had married Jodhpur's then-ruler Hanwant Singh in 1943.
  • The Jodhpur city was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan. Jodha succeeded in conquering the surrounding territory and thus founded a state which came to be known as Marwar.

10. India clinch Kabaddi Masters title defeating Iran 44-26:-

  •  India clinched Kabaddi Masters title by defeating Iran 44-26 in the summit clash in Dubai on July 1, 2018.
  •  In a battle between the top two sides of the world, the three-time world champions did not give Iran any ground to recover with captain Ajay Thakur and youngster Monu Goyat leading the raid charts.
  • The six-nation invitational tournament was organized by International Kabaddi Federation. 

11. Delhi launches Happiness Curriculum for govt schools:-

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and the Dalai Lama launched a 'Happiness Curriculum' for students studying in Class Nursery to Class 8 in government schools.
  • The curriculum will include a 45-minute ‘Happiness’ class, which will include meditation, value education, and mental exercises.

12. Lloyd's of London's first female CEO to leave in 2019:-

  • Inga Beale, First female CEO of Lloyd's of London, the 332-year-old insurance market, has decided to quit in 2019. She was appointed a chief executive in January 2014.

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