Current Affairs on 6th July

Today’s Current Affairs 6th – July- 2018 – MyProgressCard

National News

  1. Dr. Mahesh Sharma Inaugurates exhibition titled “Arth – art for earth”
  • Union Minister of State for Culture (I/c), Dr. Mahesh Shrama, inaugurated exhibition titled “Arth – art for earth” at IGNCA, New Delhi.
  • ‘ARTH – ART FOR EARTH’ by Manav Gupta consists of “Excavations in Hymns of Clay”- a suite of environmental art installations by Manav Gupta weaving all of them with a storyline and poetry.

Dr. Mahesh Sharma Inaugurates exhibition titled Arth art for earth

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  • It is an evolving site, specific and dynamic engagement with the space it has an interface with – whether it be the Travelling or the Permanent editions.

Expected Questions:

Where is Arth – art for earth exhibition held recently?

A. Mumbai                                 

B. New Delhi

C. Bengaluru

D. Gujarat

2. Govt. launches GST ‘Verify’ App

  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has developed and launched a mobile app named ‘GST Verify’ to protect interest of consumers.
  • The application is to verify if the person collecting GST from the consumer is eligible to collect it or not.

Govt. launches GST ‘Verify’ App

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  • It also provides the details of the person / company collecting GST.

Expected Questions:

The government of India launched GST Verify app to help consumers know the details of the person collecting GST. Which government body developed this application?

A. CBDT

B. CBIC

C. SEBI

D. SIDBI

3. Law Commission suggested gambling in sports

  • In a report submitted by the Law commission headed by Justice B.S Chauhan (rtd.), it is suggested that gambling in sports should be regulated as it cannot be stopped.
  • The Law Commission recommended the classification of ‘Proper gambling’ and ‘Small gambling’ in terms of stakes involved are high or low.

Law Commission suggested gambling in sports

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  • It has also recommended gambling to be ‘Cashless’ and linking of ‘Aadhar’ and ‘Pan’ cards of gamblers.

Expected Questions:

Who chaired the law commission that suggested the regulation of gambling in sports?

A. Justice D K Jain

B. Justice Ravi Tripathi

C. Justice A P Shah

D. Justice B S Chauhan

4. Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) to be set up in Hyderabad by AAI for Rs.1200 crore

  • The Airport authority of India has granted Rs.1200 crores for a period of 12 years for the establishment of Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad with an aim to start Research and Development infrastructure, procurement of tools, skill development and knowledge transfer. Recently, the aviation sector has witnessed 30% growth rate.
  • CARO will cater to Air Navigation Systems (ANS) and Airport Engineering research to keep in pace with the exponential growth in Air Traffic in India.
  • The foundation stone of the organization was laid by the Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Static/Current Implications:

  • Capital of Telangana – Hyderabad
  • Chief Minister – K. Chandrasekhara Rao
  • Governor – E S L Narasimhan
  • Headquarters of AAI – New Delhi

Expected Questions:

AAI has allocated how many crores for the establishment of Civil Aviation Research Organization at Hyderabad?

A. Rs.1100 crores

B. Rs.1200 crores

C. Rs.1300 crores

D. Rs.1400 crores

5. BHEL to partner Ukraine’s Zorya for overhaul of warship turbines

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is setting up a joint venture in India with the manufacturer, Zorya Mashproekt, to renovate turbines in India. A turbine is overhauled after running 30,000 hours.

BHEL to partner Ukraine’s Zorya for overhaul of warship turbines

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  • The navy will soon have 34 warships driven by Zorya turbines, with four turbines per vessel, adding up to 136 in-service turbines. This is currently a costly and time-consuming process since it involves sending the turbine back to Ukraine.

Static/Current Implications:

  • Capital of Ukraine – Kiev, Currency – Ukrainian hryvnia

Expected questions:

For overhauling of warship turbines, which Indian body partnered with Ukraine’s Zorya Company?

A. DRDO

B. BHEL

C. BEL

D. HAL

6. Telangana allots 200 acres to women entrepreneurs

  • Telangana government has granted 200 acres to 3 women entrepreneurs’ associations in Telangana.
  • 50 acres has been allotted to FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) at Sultanpur.

Telangana allots 200 acres to women entrepreneurs

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  • 30 acres has been allotted to the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE) at Toopran.

Expected Questions:

Which state has allotted 200 acres of land to women entrepreneurs?

A. Andhra Pradesh

B. Maharashtra

C. Gujarat

D. Telangana

Sports News

7. Bajrang Punia claims gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix, Deepak wins bronze

  • Bajrang Punia won gold medal in the 65kg category at the Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia.
  • He defeated Iranian wrestler Mehran Nasiri in the finals and won gold medal in the 65kg category recording a 9-3 win over Mehran Nasiri.
  • Punia will represent India in the 65kg after Wrestling Federation of India exempted him from trials.

Bajrang Punia claims gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix, Deepak wins bronze

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  • Deepak Punia won a bronze medal with 5-3 win over Osman Gosen of Turkey in the 86kg category.

Static/Current Implications:

  • Capital of Georgia – Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Currency – Georgian Lari

Expected questions:

Who clinched the gold medal at the Tbilisi Grand Prix, in the 65kg category?

A. Mehran Nasiri

B. Bajrang Punia

C. Deepak Punia

D. Osman Gosen

International News

8. Mattala International Airport the world’s emptiest airport to operate through India- Sri Lanka joint venture

  • India goes on a joint venture to operate the loss-making Mattala international airport in southern Sri Lanka with the Sri Lankan government.
  • Mattala airport, named after former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, was a China-supported infrastructure project in his home district of Hambantota.
  • It is a USD 210 million facility and is named the ‘world’s emptiest airport’ due to a lack of flights.

Mattala International Airport

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  • The only international flight operating from there was halted in May due to recurrent losses and flight safety issues.

Static/Current Implications:

  • Capital of Sri Lanka – Columbo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
  • Currency – Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Prime Miister – Ranil Wickremesinghe
  • President – Maithripala Sirisena

Expected questions:

Which airport has been named as the World’s emptiest Airport that operated through India?

A. Mattala international airport, Sri Lanka

B. Shahjalal International Airport, Bangladesh

C. Islamabad International Airport, Pakistan

D. Paro Airport, Bhutan

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