Current Affairs July 18 and 19, 2021 PDF Download!!!
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- The United States, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan have agreed to form a new quartet to improve transport links between the two countries.
- The quadrilateral consortium will be formed with the aim of expanding trade, establishing transport links and establishing trade relations between companies from regional countries.
Union Minister Jaishankar unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Georgia
- The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled by Union Foreign Minister S. Jaisankar in Georgia. The ceremony was held at Tbilisi Park, accompanied by Georgian Foreign Minister David Salcaliani.
- During his two-day voyage to Georgia, Queen Gatteven handed over 17th-century monuments to Georgia and the people of Georgia at a ceremony in Tbilissi.
- Capital: Tbilisi
- Currency: Georgian lorry
- Prime Minister: Irakli Karibashvili
- Chairman: Salom Sarabichvili
UNICEF Managing Director Henrietta Fore resigns
- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has accepted the resignation of Henrietta Forin as Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
- UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
- Headquarters: New York, USA
- Managing Director: Henrietta Holmesman Four
- UNICEF Representative in India: Dr. Yasmin Ali Haq
Parliamentary Rainy Season Meeting Series
- Parliamentary monsoon session begins today and ends on August 13. Various issues are to be discussed.
- The audience is not allowed in this meeting. 40 people from 33 parties are attending.
- The federal government plans to pass 29 bills in this session.
- 3 of these bills will be an alternative to the recently enacted emergency laws.
- One of these is the “Essential Security Services Emergency Act – 2021” – which prohibits those involved in essential security services from engaging in insurgency and strike.
- It is important to note here that emergency laws in general can be confusing if the bill is not formally filed and enacted within 6 weeks of the commencement of the parliamentary session.
The central government plans to run 10 new Vande Bharat trains
- The Central Government plans to run 10 new Vande Bharath trains between 40 major cities in the country.
- There are currently 2 Vande Bharath trains operating in our country.
- Considered to be the fastest train in India, the Vande Bharat Express can reach speeds of up to 160 kmph.
- Made with 16 refrigerators, the train can carry 1128 passengers. The train also has various facilities including GPS and hotspot.
- Accordingly, last year the Central Government entered into an agreement with Hyderabad-based Mehta Servotrives Ltd. to manufacture another 44 Vande Bharat Express trains.
Dowry prevention officers have been appointed in Kerala
- Dowry Prevention Rules in Kerala have been amended and Dowry Prevention Officers have been appointed in all districts.
- Child Welfare Development Officers will act as Dowry Prevention Officers.
- The Director of Women and Child Welfare Development will act as the CEO of Dowry Prevention.
- It is noteworthy that the Governor of the state Arif Mohammad Khan recently went on a one-day fast demanding an end to dowry.
Cellphone – Laptop Bank (Gadget Bank)
- Jharkhand State Police has started a cell phone-laptop bank (Gadget Bank) to ensure that the education of poor students is not affected.
- Donate unused cell phones and laptops from people with facilities and provide them free of cost to poor students.
- Cellphone-Laptop Bank (Gadget Bank) has been started in every police station for this purpose.
- Capital – Ranchi
- Governor- Ramesh Bais
- Chief – Hemant Soren
Ranjana Prakash Desai Group
- The Election Commission has started the process of constituency realignment after the declaration of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as two Union Territories.
- A panel headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Ranjana Prakash Desai has been set up for this purpose.
- The committee is to prepare a draft report based on the views expressed by those present
The Government of Rajasthan has joined hands with the World Food Program to improve the public distribution system.
- The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in India has joined hands with India to improve the Targeted Public Distribution System (TDPS) in Rajasthan.
- It enables the creation of a digital dashboard of distribution and food grains received by users for TDPS monitoring and evaluation.
- World Food Program (WFP)
- Headquarters: Rome, Italy
- Managing Director: David Beasley
- Established: 1961
- Capital: Jaipur
- Chief: Ashok Kehlot
- Governor: Kalraj Misra
400 year old inscription, stone found.
- An inscription and a stone about 400 400 years old have been found at Perungamanalur near Usilampatti.
- The load-bearing stone-shaped masonry is 7 feet high
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Sophisticated MH-60R helicopters purchased from the United States
- India signed an agreement in February 2020 to purchase a 24 MH-60R helicopter from the United States worth about Rs 17,750 crore.
- These helicopters were manufactured by Lockheed Martin in the United States
- This helicopter is capable of operating in all climates. The helicopter can also launch anti-submarine missiles.
- The US Navy has handed over 2 MH-60R helicopters to the Indian Navy.
- It is said that these helicopters will further strengthen the offensive capability of the Indian Navy.
25 new rifles have been handed over to the Navy
- SRCG type rifles with remote control technology are being manufactured for the Navy as part of the “Atma Nirbar Bharat” project at the Trichy Armory.
- This 12.7mm, M2 NATO type rifle can be used by Indian Navy, Coast Guard and ships.
- This rifle can be fitted to small and large boats, including devices that can accurately detect and attack targets day and night.
- These guns were handed over to the Indian Navy and Coast Guard
- SRCG – Stabilized Remote Controlled Gun
INS Indus Shastra
- INS Sindhu Shastra, a state-of-the-art submarine owned by the Indian Navy, has arrived at the port of Thoothukudi.
- This Russian-made submarine is the 10th Sindhukosh ship in the Indian Navy.
- The ship is equipped with state-of-the-art cruise missiles that can launch at a range of about 300 km and strike targets at land, air and sea, as well as small hand-held missiles and modern weapons
The movable immediate military bridge was added to the Indian Army.
- An immediate military bridge designed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) was added to the Indian Army.
- Immediate bridges are required for soldiers and military vehicles to cross rivers and ravines.
- Such bridges are being designed by DRDO.
- It has a spacing of about 9.5 meters and a width of 4 meters. It can withstand the weight of heavy vehicles including military tanks.
- Already 12 short gap immediate bridges have been provided for military use.
- DRDO- Defense Research & Development Organization.
- Headquarters – New Delhi
- Chairman – Sathees Reddy
- Year of Starting- 1958
Sidhu has been appointed as the President of the Punjab State Congress.
- Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has been appointed Punjab state Congress president.
- Sunil Jacker was earlier the state Congress president
- Premier League (DNPL) 20 over cricket was launched in 2016 with the aim of recognizing and showcasing the talents of cricketers at the village level in Tamil Nadu.
- So far Chepauk Super Gillis has won 2 times, Thoothukudi Patriots once and Madurai Pandas have won once.
- 5 The 5th DNPL Cricket Tournament will be held at Chepauk, Chennai from July 19 to August 15.
Laurel Hubbard is the first transgender person to set foot in the Olympics
- Laurel Hubbard, New Zealand’s weightlifter, becomes the first transgender person to compete in the Olympics.
- The International Olympic Committee, which allows transgender women to have intercourse, has set special rules for them.
- An important rule was that their testosterone (male hormone) level should be less than 10 nanomols per liter a year ago.
- It is noteworthy that Laurel Hubbard competed in the men’s weightlifting competition until 2012.
No-Castling” Chess Tournament- Viswanath Anand
- Viswanath Anand of India defeats Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik in “No-Castling” Chess Tournament in Dortmund
Babur Assam became the fastest batsman to score 14 ODI centuries
- Pakistan captain Babur Assam became the fastest batsman to score 14 ODI centuries in 81 matches in an innings.
- He surpasses the records of South African batsman Hashim Amla (84 matches), India captain Virat Kohli (103 matches) and Australian batsman David Warner (98 matches).
- The two Olympics, 1940 and 1944, did not take place due to World War II, 12 years later in 1948 in London
- 1932- Los Angeles Olympics
- The Olympic Village was built for the first time and was modeled for future competitions.
- Success stairs were also used for the first time.
- The national anthem of the gold medalist was played
- 1936- Berlin Olympics
- This is the first televised Olympics.
- 1924- Paris Olympics
- Proud to have hosted the Olympics for the second time in 1924
- Prior to this it was held in Paris in 1900
- This is the first time the Olympics have been held
- The flag of the International Olympic Council, the flag of the host country, and the flags of the next host appeared.
- Ireland participated for the first time as an independent country
- 1928- Amsterdam Olympics
- The Olympic torch was lit for the first time at the Olympics in the Netherlands.
- The Indian hockey team won its first Olympic gold in the tournament.
- Asian athletes also won the first gold medal
- Participated in the competition for the first time as a Coca-Cola sponsor
Inox Group launches new campaign to support Indian Olympic team
- The Inox team is the official sponsor of the Indian Olympic team. It has launched a new campaign to support and motivate the Indian team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- The campaign features boxers MC Mary Kom and Vikas Krishan Yadav and table tennis player Manika Bhadra.
- Chris Knight has authored a book, The Great Big Lion
- Chris Knight, a 7-year-old Canadian writer, authored a book, The Great Big Lion.
- His book ‘The Great Big Lion’ was published by Penguin Random House
Kadambini Ganguly – July 18
- The 160th birthday of Kadambini Ganguly, one of the first female doctors in the country, was celebrated on July 18.
- Along with Anandi Joshi, Kadambini Ganguly was the first woman to study medicine in British India.
- Kadambini Ganguly and Thiramuki Basu are the first female graduates of the country.
International Nelson Mandela Day – July 18
- International Nelson Mandela Day is observed on July 18 every year. This day is celebrated in honor of the life and traditions of Mandela.
- This day is celebrated by organizations working for violence, genocide and crime against women.
- Nelson Mandela is South Africa’s first democratically elected president
- The theme for this year: “One hand can feed another”.
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