Current Affairs Capsule 5

  • India’s ranked in the 2016 Sustainable Development Goal Index____ 110th.
  • Committee has been formed to probe into Bhagwant Mann’s live streaming of security arrangements in Parliament of India___Kirit Somaiya committee. 
  • The Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF) will be started from the city ___Kolkata.
  • The committee who has been constituted to prepare guidelines for de-silting of the river stretch between Bhimgauda and Farakka____Madhav Chitale committee.
  • How many Indian companies have listed in the 2016 Fortune 500 list of the world's biggest corpotatins in terms of revenue__ 7 companies.
  • The first-ever meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) was hosted by ___India.
  • India’s first green rail corridor has recently launched in ___Tamil Nadu.
  • The Start-up India States’ Conference has been organized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in____ New Delhi.
  • The 2016 International Minjar fair has started in _____Himachal Pradesh.
  • The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will offer the insurance cover of Rs.10 lakh at a premium of ___one rupee.
  • A high-level committee to prepare a road map for restructuring the University Grants Commission and the All India Council for Technical Education___Arvind Panagariya committee.
  • Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of a All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) at___ Bhatinda.
  • Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has announced the India Meteorological Department will soon use forecast monsoon with ___ Dynamical Monsoon Model.
  • A committee will be constituted by Union Government for timely implementation of Central Schemes___Disha.

Current Affairs Capsule 4

  • The new chairperson of Joint Committee of Parliament (JPC) on land acquisition bill ____Ganesh Singh.
  • The Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed in honour of ____. The Kargil War Heroes.
  • Gita Gopinath has been appointed as the financial advisor to ____Chief Minister of Kerala.
  • The World Hepatitis Day is observed every year on July 28 to raise global awareness of hepatitis, the theme of 2016 World Hepatitis Day is_____Elimination.
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Unique Identification Authority of India ___Ajay Bhusan Pandey.
  • The World Nature Conservation Day is observed on ___July 28.
  • The Committee who has been constituted to prepare a draft plan on Ganga river____D B Shekatar committee.
  • The International Tiger Day is observed on_____ July 29.
  • Chief Operating Officer of ITC Ltd is ___Sanjiv Puri.
  • The author of the book “Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time”” ___Arianna Huffington.
  • Director General (DG) of National Museum, New Delhi___ Budha Rashmi Mani.
  • The author of the book “One Last Drink at Guapa” ___Saleem Haddad.
  • Who has been sworn-in as the 39th Chief Justice of Patna High Court ______.Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari.
  • The author of the book “Those Pricey Thakur Girls” ____ Anuja Chauhan.
  • Former French Minister has been appointed as the chief Brexit negotiator by the European Commission ___Michel Barnier.
  • The author of the book “The Sialkot Saga” ____Ashwin Sanghi.
  • Who is the new chief justice of Allahabad High Court_____ Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale.

PM dedicates first phase of Kochi Metro to nation

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated the first phase of Kochi Metro to the nation.
  • Kochi, the Queen of the Arabian Sea, was once an important spice trading centre. Today it was known as commercial capital of Kerala, the prime minister said.
  • Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is a 50-50 joint venture of the Centre and the state government.
  • The Centre has so far released over Rs 2,000 crore for the project. The coaches reflected 'Make in India' vision.
  • They have been built by Alstom near Chennai and have an Indian component of around 70 percent.
  • Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala, Ernakulam MP K V Thomas, Kochi Mayor Soumini Jain and 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan were among those present at the inaugural function.

IBBI notifies fast track Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons Regulations

  • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)  notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Fast Track Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2017.
  • The board announced the regulations in exercise of its powers conferred by sections 58, 196 and 208 read with section 240 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code),
  • These regulations provide the process from initiation of insolvency resolution of eligible corporate debtors till its conclusion with approval of the resolution plan by the Adjudicating Authority.
  • The process in these cases shall be completed within a period of 90 days, as against 180 days in other cases. However, the Adjudicating Authority may, if satisfied, extend the period of 90 days by a further period up to 45 days for completion of the process.

Indian wrestlers bag 5 medals at Junior Asian Championships

  • Indian wrestlers produced a superb show to bag five medals at the Junior Asian Championships.
  • Among the women, Pooja Gehlot won gold in the 51kg category while Sonu clinched a silver medal in the 44kg event. Manju Kumari got a bronze in the women's 59kg division.
  • The boys bagged two medals in the Greco-Roman categories on the second day of the competition with S. Satish clinching silver in the 120kg division while Manish got a bronze in the 50kg category.