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Today’s Current Affairs 30th – July- 2018 – MyProgressCard

Important Days

  1. World Day against Trafficking in Persons – 30 July
  • July 30th is declared as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons by the United Nations in 2013.
  • This day is observed to create awareness about the condition of victims of human trafficking and for promotion and protection of their rights.

         Theme for 2018:Responding to the trafficking of children and young people

Sports News

2. International Army Games 2018 in Moscow

  • The International Army Games 2018 were inaugurated by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, at Patriot Park in Moscow, Russia.
  • The International Army Games 2018 commenced on 28th July and will continue till 11th August 2018.
  • The games are conducted at 24 training grounds in 7 countries namely Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Kazakhstan, China and Russia.
  • 189 teams from 32 countries are participating in this games. 28 contests will be held during the tournament.
  • This is the first time Armenia and Iran are co-hosting events of the Army Games.

3. Prabhat Koli became the 1st Asian Teen to Swim UK-France Channel

  • Prabhat Koli became the first Asian to swim the choppy water from Jersey (an Island in the UK) to Francein cold weather.
  • Prabhat Koli is a 19 year old college student. He covered 25km in 6 hours and 54 minutes.
  • He started from La Coupe Point of Jersey and reached St Germain Plage on the Normandy coast of France. The temperature of water was nearly 16-170c during the swim.
  • The swim was organized by Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club (JLDSC) under the observation of Sally Minty Gravett of the UK.

4. Egypt beat England to win World Junior squash team title

  • In the final of the World Junior squash world cup, Egypt inflicted a 2-0 defeat over England to claim its sixth men’s team title.
  • Czech Republic and USA finished third and secured the bronze medal. Host India finished 11th overall.

5. Sourabh Verma wins Russia Open

  • The 2018 Russian Open, was a badminton tournament which took place at Sport Hall Olympic in Vladivostok, Russia from 24 to 29 July 2018.
  • Sourabh Verma beat Koki Watanabe to lift the Russian Open Badminton trophy 2018.
  • This is his first title of the season after 2 years of him winning the Chinese Taipei Masters in 2016. He also finished runners-up at Bitburger Open in 2016.
  • In Mixed Doubles, the pair of Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg came in second after the duo Vladmir Ivanov & Kim Min Kyung.

6. Bajrang Punia, Pinki win gold in wrestling

  • Indian freestyle Wrestler Bajrang Punia has won his second consecutive international gold while Sandeep Tomar won silver medal at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Indian wrestlers returned with 10 medals, including seven by women, from the ranking event.
  • In the women’s competition, Pinki was the lone gold medallist in the 55kg category.

National News

7. A High Level Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary set up to address stressed thermal power assets

  • Government set up a High Level Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha to address the issues of Stressed Thermal Power Projects.
  • This committee would also involve representatives from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal and banks involved in this sector.

8. Rs.215 crore project of Meghalaya Milk Mission launched in Shillong by Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh

  • s.215 crore Meghalaya Milk Mission in Shillong through National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
  • Mission Sahakar-22 under NCDC has been started to give employment opportunities through cooperatives.
  • Creation of a dedicated Meghalaya Dairy Development Agency is underway.
  • Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) for computerization of primary co-operatives will be started.

Static/Current Implications:

  • Capital of Meghalaya – Shillong
  • Chief Minister – Conrad Sangma
  • Governor – Ganga Prasad

New Appointments

9. HSBC India appoints Surendra Rosha as CEO

  • Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has appointed Surendra Rosha as Chief Executive Officer for HSBC India.
  • Surendra Rosha is at present HSBC’s Head of Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for Asia-Pacific.
  • He will replace Jayant Rikhye as CEO of HSBC India. Jayant Rikhye is taking leave due to medical reasons.
  • Surendra Rosha joined HSBC’s Indian operations in 1991. He has worked in forex trading, corporate treasury sales, treasury and capital markets in several countries.

Static/Current Implications:

  • Headquarters of HSBC – London, United Kingdom

Meetings/Conferences

10. Unified Commanders’ Conference – 2018

  • The two day Unified Commanders’ Conference (UCC) for the year 2018 will be held on 30th & 31st Jul 2018 at New Delhi.
  • The Annual Conference provides a platform for discussions at the Apex Level on all ‘Joint Issues’ amongst the three Services & Ministry of Defence and enables stock taking of the previous year and planning the way ahead for the next year.

Expected Questions from the above Current Affairs

  1. What was the theme of World Day against Trafficking in Persons that was observed all over the world on 30th July 2018?

A. Eliminate trafficking of children and young people
B. Safeguard the victims of human trafficking
C. Welfare of human trafficking victims
D. Responding to the trafficking of children and young people

2. Where was the International Army Games 2018 inaugurated on 28th July 2018?

A. Beijing, China                                                                   C. Moscow, Russia
B. New Delhi, India                                                               D. Tokyo, Japan

3. Name the Indian swimmer who has become the first Asian to swim the choppy water from Jersey (an Island in the UK) to France in cold weather?

A. Prithviraj R                                                                       C. Satheesh Reddy
B. Bharath Sing                                                                    D. Prabhat Koli

4. Which country won the World Junior squash team title?

A. England                                                                              C. Russia
B. Eygpt                                                                                  D. France

5. The 2018 Russian Open badminton tournament was held in Vladivostok, Russia from 24 to 29 July 2018. Who won the men’s singles title of the tournament?

A. Koki Watanabe                                                                 C. Sourabh Verma
B. Alexandr Zinchenko                                                         D. Rohan Kapoor

6. Name the Indian wrestler who has won his second consecutive international gold at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey.

A. Sandeep Tomar                                                              C. Sushil Kumar
B. Bajrang Punia                                                                D. Akhil Singh

7. Government set up a High Level Empowered Committee to address the issues of Stressed Thermal Power Projects. Who is the head of the committe?

A. Pradeep Kumar Sinha                                                   C. Kuldeep Singh
B. Inder Jit Singh                                                                  D. Anil Kumar Jha

8. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched the Meghalaya Milk Mission in Shillong through National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). What is the worth of the mission?

A. Rs.215 crore                                                                    C. Rs.400 crore
B. Rs.500 crore                                                                      D. Rs.340 crore

9. Who was appointed the Chief Executive Officer for HSBC India?

A. Maninder Singh                                                               C. Hanif Khan
B. Mithun Dawan                                                                 D. Surendra Rosha

10. Where was the Unified Commanders’ Conference (UCC) 2018 held?

A. Dehradun                                                                         C. Chennai
B. New Delhi                                                                        D. Mumbai

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