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Important Appointments June 2018

Members elected as associate member directors of International Cricket Council Imran Khwaja            – Singapore
Mahinda Vallipuram – Malaysia
Tony Brain                – Scotland
Woman who became the first woman chief justice of any court in Pakistan Tahira Safdar
Elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Appointed as CEO of HSBC India Surendra Rosha
Elected as the President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopaz Obrador
Brand Ambassador of Muthoot Pappachan Vidya Balan
Chairman of National Green Tribunal Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel
Appointed as Member of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council of India Uday Kumar Varma
Chiarman Emeritus of Payments Council of India Naveen Surya
Director General of Ordinance Factory P K Shrivastava
Chairman of Payments Council of India Vishwas Patel
Vice – Chairman of Payments Council of India Loney Antony
Appointed as Asia’s representative of Athletics Advisory Commission of Common Wealth Federation Dipika Pallikal
MD and CEO of Dhana Lakshmi Bank T Latha
Brand Ambassador of Tripura Dipa Karmakar
India’s chef de mission at Asian Games Brij Bhushan Saran Singh
Managing Director of Tata Capital Housing Finance Anil Kaul
Re- appointed as Chairman of AICTE Prof Sahasrabuddhe
Appointed as Sports Ambassador of Assam Hima Das
Appointed as Director of National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People Arman Ali
Appointed MD and CEO of Tata AIA Rishi Srivastava
Appointed CEO of Democratic National Committee of USA Seema Nanda
Appointed Director and GM of United India Insurance K B Shrinivas
MD and CEO of IDBI B Sriram
MD of State Bank of India Arjit Basu

Important Awards and Recognition- July 2018

Times Now – ICICI Bank Awards – NRI of the Year Prem Watsa
NABARD Award 2018 for its service to self-help groups Repco Micro Finance Ltd
AIFF Player of the Year Award Sunil Chhetri
Indians who won Ramon Magsaysay Award Bharat Vatwani,
Sonam Wangchuk
First Indian Army Officer to complete Iron Man Competition Major General
V D Dogra
Golden Booker Prize Michael Ondaatje
The English Patient
Indian origin kid who was Awarded the “British Indian of the Year” Ishwar Sharma
UN’s Top Environment Prize – Champion of Earth Prize Cochin International Airport Ltd
24th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2018 Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Mohun Bagan “Ratna” award Pradip Chowdhary
National Kalidas Samman Award 2018 Artist Anjolie Ela Menon
State conferred National Award for best performing state under PM Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan Himachal Pradesh
Indian Cricket Player Inducted to ICC hall of fame Rahul Dravid
Recipient of the 2018 National Maritime Search and Rescue Award Milan Shankar Tare
(a fisherman belonging to Maharashtra)
Recipients of the Swachhata Awards 2018 NSIC, KVIC, DC (MSME), Coir Board


Banking Current Affairs July 2018

Payments bank which has been recently allowed to resume taking new customers by RBI and UIDAI after few months ban due to KYC non-compliance Airtel Payments Bank
Bank which has organized a nation-wide Kisan mela as an outreach programme for farmers to impart financial literacy State Bank of India
International Financial Institution which has signed an agreement with Ministry of Power and Finance India for the lining project of Son canal in Bihar Asian Development Bank
HDFC Securities has launched Mutual Fund Transactions on Facebook Messenger through a virtual assistant named Arya
Credit Card Company which has AI enabled electronic live assistant for customer support and Interaction SBI Card
Investment Banker which was adjudged the best bank for equity issuance of private sector companies in 2018 IIFL
World Bank has extended USD 100 million to the company for onward lending to small and medium business in the country Mahinda and Mahindra Financial Services
Total number of Countries which have been recognized as the “High Risk Jurisdictions” as per the custodian banks which have shared the list with SEBI recently 25
Interest rates of Small Savings Schemes unchanged for July – September Quarter Senior Citizen Savings Scheme – 8.3%
Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme – 8.1%
Public Provident Fund
– 7.6%
National Savings Certificate – 7.6%
Kisan Vikas Patra – 7.3%
Term Deposit 6.9 – 7.4%
Recurring Deposit
– 6.9%
Savings Scheme – 4%
Yes Bank’s new mutual fund business unit will soon be operational after SEBI’s approval YAMIL – Yes Bank Asset Management India Ltd
Bank which has crossed the milestone of Rs 1.5 trillion in mortgage loan and became the first largest private sector bank to achieve this target ICICI Bank
Bank which has become the most valuable bank in the emerging market outside china as per market capitalization HDFC Bank – surpassed Sberbank
Country which has become world’s sixth largest economy by surpassing France as per the recent report published by World Bank India
India has joined which organization as its 69th member European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
International Monetary Fund has cut India’s growth projection by 0.1% for 2018-19 as per the recently published world economic outlook report FY 2018-19 : 7.3%
FY 2019-20 : 7.5%
Finance Ministry has announced capital infusion of how much amount into 5 PSUs as a part of capitalization procedure under Indradhanush Plan Rs 11,336 Crore
All Women branch of which bank has been inaugurated by First Lady Usha Vohra Jammu and Kashmir Bank
The small finance bank which has launched commercial operations in July 2018 Jana Small Finance Bank
India’s GDP growth rate estimate by FICCI for the year 2018-19 7.5%
Bank which obtained approval for opening bank branches/offices in Bahrain, Kuwait and Singapore Federal Bank
The minimum yearly deposit of the scheme reduced to Rs 250 by government of India recently Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme
Financial Institutions and Banks have signed an inter-creditor agreement to expedite resolution of NPAs The agreement was one of the recommendations of the committee headed by
“Sunil Mehta”
Paytm is partnering with which bank for launching cashless payment solutions in Japan Soft Bank
First oil PSU in the country to adopt an online legal compliance system “Legatrix” Numaligarh Refinery Ltd, Assam
Minimum Support Price of the Paddy hiked from Rs 1,550 by Rs 200 per quintal for 2018-19 Rs 1,750 per quintal
India’s first Telephony Service in India named – Wings launched BSNL
Projection of India’s GDP growth rate for the year 2018-19 by OECD 7.4%
Company which has replaced Tata Consultancy Services as the most valued company in Mid Cap with more than Rs 7 Lakh Crore Reliance Industries Ltd
Reserve Bank of India has recently given approval for a Chinese bank to launch operations in India Bank of China
Reserve Bank of India has cancelled the license of an urban cooperative bank for its bad position to be able to pay back its depositors Alwar Urban Cooperative Bank
Reserve Bank of India is issuing a new Rs 100 note with motif of a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Gujarat Rani Ki Vav
NABARD has sanctioned amount to fund 86 development projects in West Bengal under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund Rs 735 Crore

July 2018 National Current Affairs

  • An app named cVIGIL has been launched by election commission of India for assisting citizens in reporting any violation of the model code of conduct during elections.
  • Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal has launched CMSMS (Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System) and “Khan Prahari” aimed at capturing information on illegal coal activities.
  • Government of Rajasthan has launched the Bijli Mitra App for replacement of defunct transformers within six hours from registering the complaint.
  • Government of Odisha has launched Green Mahanadi Mission for planting two crore saplings along the Mahanadi, Ib and Tel rivers in the state.
  • “Innovative India Platform” a collaboration between Atal Innovation Mission and my Gov portal has been launched by NITI Aayog in July 2018.
  • Government of India has approved establishment of Medical College at Salempur at Deoria, Uttar Pradesh which would be built at a cost of Rs 250 Crore.
  • Government of India has approved proposal for continuation of Pre – Matric, Post – Matric and Merit Cum Means based scholarships till the year 2019-20
  • Government of Madhya Pradesh has passed a scheme – Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana 2018 for providing subsidized power for poor and below poverty line families in the state.
  • Government of Maharashtra has launched the One farmer – One transformer scheme aimed at providing high voltage distribution line to ensure uninterrupted power supply to farmers in the state.
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has re-introduced Medini Puraskaar Yojana to award Indian authors for their original work in Hindi on environment, pollution and climate change.
  • Ministry of Culture has launched the scheme “Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Diverse Cultural Traditions of India” for promoting and preserving rich intangible cultural heritage of India, the scheme is being implanted by Sangeet Natak Academy.
  • Government of Delhi has launched the Mukhyamantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojana to enhance the income of the farmers by five times
  • Government of India has introduced Mahila Shakti Kendra 2017-20 to empower rural women through community participation in 115 aspirational districts of the country.
  • Central Reserve Police Force has launched 24 hour Madadgaar Helpline in Jammu and Kashmir for providing immediate assistance to people in war torn region of the state.
  • “Happiness Curriculum” has been launched by government of New Delhi along with Dalai Lama.
  • Minister of State for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the exhibition Arth – art for earth by Manav Gupta which contains “Excavations in Hymns of Clay”.
  • Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has launched GST Verify app for protection of consumers from fraud.
  • Center of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence has been launched by NASSCOM in Bangalore in collaboration with government of Karnataka.
  • First ever metal craft exhibition has been inaugurated in Leh, Ladakh in July 2018.
  • The new headquarters of archaeological survey of India – Dharohar Bhavan has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2018.
  • Indian railways has launched its first consolidated bridge management system for storing data of the 1.5 lakh railway bridges in the country.
  • Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) has launched a campaign – Think for Health for sharing ideas to improve the healthcare sector in the country in collaboration with government of Telangana.
  • World’s first and cheapest clean drinking water project has been launched in Darbhanga District, Bihar.
  • “I am not afraid of English” campaign has been launched by government of Haryana for capacity building of teachers in the state to help students in learning, writing and reading English.
  • Government of India is in the process of introducing new technology Microdot that will assist in locating the vehicles stolen in the country.
  • SAFAR – System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting, an air quality index has been inaugurated recently by Dr. Harsha Vardhan in New Delhi recently.
  • Government of India has recently approved to rename the Agartala Airport, Tripura as Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore, Airport, Agartala.
  • Government of India has approved extension of scheme for recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks upto 2019-20. RRBs are expected to maintain a minimum capital adequacy ratio of 9%.

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    • Odisha Government has launched Rs 300 Crore for Rukura irrigation dam project in Sundergarh.
    • 18th International Children’s film festival has been inaugurated in West Bengal which will be organized from August 09 2018 to September 30 2018.
    • A programme on ethics in public governance – Mission Satyanishtha has been launched by Ministry of Railways in July 2018.
    • Pranam Act, first of its kind in India, through which government will be deducting 10% of an employee’s pay and transfer it to their relatives has been launched by government of Assam.
    • Government of Odisha has launched a heritage cabinet headed by CM Naveen Patnaik for protection of ancient monuments in the state.
    • India has been elected as the vice-chair of the World Customs Organization to its Asia pacific region for two years.
    • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has laid foundation stone for National Skill Training Institute in Barang, Bhubaneshwar.
    • The first Defence Incubator of the country is coming up in Telangana as per a recent announcement from the Minister of IT of the state.
    • Elphinstone Station of Mumbai has been recently renamed as the Prabhadevi by Western Railways.
    • India’s first National Training Institute for Women has been launched by Dharmendra Pradhan in Mohali, Punjab.
    • Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has launched Meghalaya Milk Mission at a cost of Rs 215 Crore in Shillong.
    • A desktop software for editing of texts printed on scanned documents, e – Aksharayan has been launched by Ministry of Information Technology.
    • World Heritage Committee of UNESCO in its plenary meeting held in Manama, Bahrain recently has nominated “Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai” as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Bhitarkarnika National Park of Odisha has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in India.
    • First Khadi Mall of India is coming up in Jharkhand.
    • First recycling unit of e-waste in the country is coming up in Bangalore which will built by Central Institute for Plastic and Engineering Technology.
    • 19th edition of the world congress on food science and technology will be organized in September 2018 in Mumbai by International Union of Food Science and Technology.
    • National Security Guard has become the first in the country to sign an agreement with railways for e-ticketing instead of a railway warrant.
    • UNESCO has announced recently to set up a design university in Visakhapatnam, it has signed an agreement with the government of Andhra Pradesh.
    • Ministry of Water and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari has released
      Rs 500 Crore to shipping corporation of India for promoting cruise tourism in the country.
    • Airports Authority of India is setting up a Civil Aviation Research Organization at a cost of Rs 1200 Crore in Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad
    • The 1st meet of task force on e-commerce policy held in New Delhi has been chaired by Rita A. Teaotia.
    • Government of West Bengal has launched one person one car policy for all the ministers in the state
    • Government of Meghalaya has launched a mission for enhancing the jack fruit production in the state.
    • Six public and private sector institutions in the country have been shortlisted as “Institutions of Eminence” by the Ministry of Human Resource Department as per the report by N Gopalaswami committee instituted by government of India to shortlist. The institutions are IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISc Bangalore, Bits Pilani, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Jio Institute under by reliance foundation under green field category.
    • Government of Himachal Pradesh has announced complete ban on polythene, plastic and thermacol in the state.
    • Government of Gujarat has given religious minority to the Jewish community in the state.
    • Varanasi is going to host the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in January 2019.
    • Government of India has allowed photography in all monuments except for Ajanta Caves, Leh Palace and Taj Mahal.
    • A museum for all former Prime Ministers is being built in Nehru Memorial Museum and Library of Teen Murthi Bhavan Complex in New Delhi.
    • Government of Odisha has proposed for setting up a riverine project on river Mahanadi in Kendrapara District of the state.
    • As per a recent President’s order, Central Road and Infrastructure Fund has been brought under the Finance Ministry from the existing Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.            July 2018 International Current Affairs
      • Jeff Bezos has topped the Bloomberg billionaires Index 2018 launched by Bloomberg in July 2018. Mukesh Ambani has been ranked 15th on the list.
      • 88 India assisted emergency ambulance services has been launched in Jaffna, Srilanka recently.
      • London, UK has launched “Walking Action Plan” an Action Plan for the most walkable city in the world.
      • Myanmar has joined International Solar Alliance as the 68th member in July 2018.
      • 3rd BRICS film festival was recently held in Durban, South Africa from July 22-27 2018.
      Best Actress Bandita Das
      Best Film Newton
      Special Jury Award Village Rockstars
      • World’s largest mobile factory of Samsung Company has been inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi and PM of South Korea – Moon Jae in.
      • China has approved USD 1 billion to Pakistan in July 2018 even after it has been placed in the “Grey List” of the Financial Action Task Force.
      • World’s first digital museum MORI building digital art museum is coming up in the city of Tokyo, Japan.
      • UN Security Council has adopted a resolution called 2427 for protecting the children in the armed conflicts, the meeting was chaired by prime minister of Sweden who holds presidency of the council for the month of July.
      • The 2nd edition of the India China maritime affairs dialogue has started in Beijing, China in July 2018.

    July 2018 Summits, Conferences, Committees –Important MoUs and Agreements


    Summit
    Inaugurated by/
    Headed by /
    Organized by

    Place
    State Power Ministers Conference R K Singh Shimla
    Himachal Pradesh
    India’s first
    Global Mobility Summit
    September 07th and 08th
    NITI Aayog New Delhi
    17th World Sanskrit Conference Minister of HRD
    Prakash Javadekar
    Vancouver, Canada
    International Round Table Conference
    Data for New India
    Ministry of Statistics and Implementation New Delhi
    Unified Commanders Conference 2018 Integrated Defence Staff New Delhi
    5th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ministerial Meeting Tokyo, Japan
    08th BRICS Health Ministers Meeting J P Nadda attended from India Durban, South Africa


    Committees

    Government of India constituted a 13 member committee headed by whom for computation of economic data at states and district level to revise base year for national accounts and GDP calculation Ravindra H Dholakia
    Government of India has constituted a 10 member committee headed by whom for reviewing companies act 2013 Secretary of Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    Committee formed by National Green Tribunal for rejuvenation of Yamuna project B S Sajwan and Shailaja Chandra as members
    16 member committee constituted by IRDAI for monitoring third party pricing and premium rates P J Joseph
    Government of India constituted a high level committee headed by whom for studying issues related to stress thermal power projects in the country Pradeep Kumar Sinha
    Law commission headed by whom recommended gambling and betting on sports to be allowed as regulated activities taxable under direct and indirect tax regimes Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan

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    June 2018 Important MoUs and Agreements

    Government of Odisha RIMES
    Regional Integrated multi – hazard early warning system, headquartered in Thailand
    For effective management of disasters
    Bombay Metal Exchange Bombay Stock Exchange For developing commodity derivatives market in the country
    National Stock Exchange NASDAQ For technology assistance for post-trade delivery capabilities
    Government of India Government of Tripura and Mizoram For repatriation of people  belonging to Bru community from Tripura to Mizoram
    Government of West Bengal British Council For promotion of cultural, educational and skill development exchanges between UK and WB
    Government of Rajasthan Microsoft For digital training of 9500 students in the state
    Indian Army State Bank of India Defence Salary Package
    NABARD and SBI Government of Telangana For providing collateral free credit to farmers in the state of Telangana
    Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy University of Houston Aimed at building scientific and technical knowledge through joint research
    Government of India United Kingdom To improve overall public transport system in India
    Fincare Small Finance Bank Oxigen Wallet For partnership in branchless banking
    Business France Invest India For promoting investment in Private Sector
    Government of Odisha Sight Savers For strengthening the education system for blind students in the state
    Ministry of UAE Invest India For cooperation in technology – Artificial Intelligence
    India First Life Insurance Company Oxigen For selling Insurance products of the insurance company
    National Skill Development Corporation Facebook For training and Youth and Entrepreneurs on Digital Skills


    June 2018 Ranking and Index, Defence, Science and Technology, Books and Authors

    Ranking and Index

     

    Name of the Report Publishing Organization Rank of India Rank 01st
    on the List
    Ease of Doing Business Index – 2018 Ministry of Commerce and Industry and DIPP Andhra Pradesh
    Global Innovation Index 2018 Cornell University, INSEAD, WIPO 57th Switzerland
    Global Speed test Index 2018 Ookla 109th Qatar
    Public Affairs Index 2018 Public Affair Center, Karnataka Kerala
    e-Government Index 2018 United Nations 96th Denmark
    Global Slavery Index 2018 Walk Free Foundation North Korea has highest concentration of modern day Global Slavery with one in ten in such conditions

    Defence, Science and Technology, Books and Authors

    Missile which will be inducted soon into the elite strategic forces command. The missile is an intercontinental ballistic missile which has a strike range of 5000km Agni V
    Supersonic Missile Test Fired from an Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha BrahMos Supersonic Missile
    Naval Aircraft of India deployed at Hawaii for the RIMPAC exercise IN P81
    Indian Naval Ship which became first ever war ship to enter port of sabang in Indonesia INS Sumitra
    Indian Naval Ship which participated in the Tall Ship races 2018 held in Sunderland UK INS Tarangini
    Exercise Pitch Black, in which Indian Airforce is participating for the first time was held in the country Australia
    Government of India is procuring advanced air defence system from USA at USD 1 billion for protecting New Delhi NASAMS – II


    Science and Technology and Environment

    As per the International Journal published by Ecological Engineering Climate changing is threatening the existence of which animal Niligiri Tahr – State Animal of Tamilnadu
    Name of the World’s first medicine made from marijuana Epidiolex
    Parker Solar Probe of which space agency is getting the revolutionary heat shield “Thermal Protection System” which is scheduled to travel to sun for studying its atmosphere NASA
    Name of the computer developed which mimics human brain’s neural networks and which will overcome speed and power consumption problems in super computers SpiNNaker
    First ever 3D color X-ray on a human was performed by scientists of New Zealand Phil and Anthony Butler
    World’s first remotely operable LEAP microscope inaugurated by which technical institution IIT Madras
    NASA launched a toolkit to allow users to analyze satellite data for commercial use Remote Sensing Toolkit
    Satellite to provide broadband access to unreserved and reserved areas will be launched by which IT company Facebook
    Institution which developed an online tool – Treadwill for helping people deal with mental issues. IIT Kanpur
    China launched high resolution earth observationary satellite for maintaining Belt and Road Initiative Goafen – 11

    Books and Authors

    Winning like Saurav : Think and Succeed like Ganguly Abhirup Bhattacharya
    Gandhi: The Years that changed the world (1914-1948) Ramachandra Guha
    When Coal Turned Gold : The Making of a Maharatna Company Partha Sarathi Bhattacharya
    Former Chairman – CIL


    Sports Current Affairs July 2018

    Name of the Event Winner Place Held
    58th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championship Guwahati, Assam
    6 Nation Kabaddi Masters Title India Dubai, UAE
    Austrian Grand Prix 2018 Racing Max Verstappen Austria
    Malaysian Open 2018 Badminton Men’s – Lee Chong Wei
    Women’s – Tai Tzu Ying
    Kaula Lampur, Malaysia
    Champions Trophy 2018
    Hockey
    Australia Netherlands
    Captain of Women’s Hockey Team for Asian Games Rani Rampal Asian Games 2018 – Jakarta, Indonesia
    Tbilisi Grand Prix – Wrestling Bajrang Punia Gold Tblisi, Georgia
    Indian Cricket Player who reached the milestone of reaching more than 500 International matches and also score 10000 runs in ODIs – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    FIG Atistic Gymnastics World Cup Dipa Karmakar Mersin, Turkey
    Capitan of Indian Men’s Hockey Team at Asian Games P R Sreejesh To be held in Jakarta, Indonesia
    IWF Junior World Weight Lifting Championship Bronze – Jhilli Dalabehera Tashkent, Uzbekisthan
    Oldest Indian Women to compete in Iron Man Competition Anju Khosla Austria
    Ranking of India in International Hockey Federation Rankings 5th Australia – 1st
    IAAF world U-20 championship Gold – Hima Das Tampere, Finland
    Sotteville Athletics Meet Gold – Neeraj Chopra France
    ICC ODI rankings Best Batsman
    Virat Kohli
    Best Bowling
    Jasprit Bumrah
    All Rounder
    Shakib Al Hassan
    Hero Women’s Pro Gold Tour Pranavi Urs Bengaluru
    Quickest Cricket Player to reach 2000 runs Fakhar Zaman Pakistan
    World’s most expensive goal keeper Alisson Becker Brazil
    ATP World Rankings – Tennis Men – Rafael Nadal
    Women – Simona Halep
    German Grand Prix 2018 Lewis Hamilton
    Asia Junior Championship – Badminton Gold – Lakshya Sen Jakarta, Indonesia
    Lagos International Title – Badminton Mannu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy Lagos, Nigeria
    15th National Youth Athletics Championship Vadodara, Gujarat
    World record of 58 seconds set by swimmer to win 100 m back stroke event Kathleen Baker USA
    Russian Open 2018 – Badminton Men’s Singles
    Sourabh VermaWomen’s Singles
    Ho Yen Mei
    Vladivostok
    Russia
    Yasar Dogu International Wrestling Championship Bajrang Punia and Pinki Istanbul, Turkey
    International Army Games 2018 Moscow, Russia
    1st Asian teen to swim UK France Channel Prabhat Kohli
    RBC Canadian Open – Golf Dustin Johnson Oakville, Canada
    Athletics Savo Games Neeraj Chopra – Gold
    Javlin Throw
    Lapinlahti, Finland

    Important Days in June

    Day of the Month Observed as Observed by Theme for 2018
    1st July GST Day Government of India
    7th July International Day of Cooperatives United Nations Sustainable Consumption and Production of Goods and Services
    11th July World Population Day United Nations Family Planning is a human right
    15th July World Youth Skills Day United Nations

    26th July

    Kargil Diwas Government of India
    28th July World Hepatitis Day World Health Organization
    29th July International Tiger Day T X 2
    30th July World Day against Trafficking in Persons United Nations

    Responding to Trafficking of Children and Young People


    Obituaries in July 2018

    J G Nadkarni Ex-Navy Chief Admiral
    Liliane Montevecchi Actress (USA)
    Kabutari Devi Kumaoni Folk Singer (Uttarakhand)
    MM Jacob Politician
    (Former Meghalaya Governor)
    J N Sadhu Journalist (Himachal Pradesh)
    Dada J P Vaswani Spiritual Leader (Maharashtra)
    Dr. N N Wig Noted Psychiatrist
    Kanu Gohain Former Director General of Civil Aviation
    Kalpesh Yagnik Journalist (Madhya Pradesh)
    M N Vyasa Rao Poet and Lyricist (Karnataka)
    Ramchandra Singh Deo Politician (Chhattisgarh)
    Gopal Das Neeraj Poet and Lyricist (West Bengal)
    Jonathan Gold Food Critic (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
    Chiyo Miyako Oldest Person
    (Japan –dies at 117 years)
    Rampada Chowdhary Writer (West Bengal)
    John Sankaramangalam Film Director and Producer
    Former Director of
    Film and Television Institute of India

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