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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JULY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JULY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA’S FIRST GLOBAL MOBILITY SUMMIT TO BE ORGANIZED BY NITI AAYOG IN SEPTEMBER
i. NITI Aayog  is going to organize  MOVE: Global Mobility Summitin New Delhi on 7th and 8th September, 2018 in association with various ministries and industry partners.
ii. The Conclave would include global CEOs and transport ministers from across the world.

2.      NITIN GADKARI FLAGS OFF TAXI AMBULANCE SERVICES
i. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari flagged off Wagon Cab’s taxi ambulance services in New Delhi. 
ii. Wagon Cab claims to be India’s first road emergency cab services provider.

3.      RAJASTHAN APPROVES 1% RESERVATION FOR GUJJARS
i. The Rajasthan government approved 1 per cent reservation for five communities, including the Gujjar community, against their demand of 5 % under the Most Backward Classes  category.
ii. The five communities who benefit from the order of the Rajasthan government are – Godia Lohar, Banjara, Gujjar, Raika and Gadaria.

4.       AGARTALA AIRPORT TO BE NAMED AFTER MAHARAJA BIR BIKRAM MANIKYA KISHORE
i. The Union Cabinet decided to name the Agartala airport in Tripura after Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore, the erstwhile ruler of Tripura.
ii. This airport is the second busiest airport in the north east.


5.      “CVIGIL” : APP TO ENABLE CITIZENS TO REPORT ON VIOLATION OF ELECTION CODE OF CONDUCT LAUNCHED BY ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
 i. The Chief Election Commissioner Shri. O.P. Rawat, along with the Election Commissioners Shri Sunil Arora and Shri Ashok  Lavasalaunched a mobile app, called ‘cVIGIL’
ii. It avails citizens to report any violation of the model code of conduct during elections.

6.      PADDY MSP RAISED TO RS.1,750/QUINTAL, IN STEEPEST HIKE SINCE 2012-13
i. The government increased the minimum support price  for paddy by a record Rs 200 per quintal amounting it to Rs 1,750 per quintal.
ii. The government has increased the MSP of paddy (common grade) by Rs 200 to Rs 1,750 per quintal for 2018-19 season.

7.      MILAN SHANKAR TARE SELECTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE AWARD
i. Milan Shankar Tare, a fisherman of Palghar district, Maharashtra, has been selected for 2018 National Maritime Search and Rescue Award.
ii. Milan Shankar Tare saved the lives of 12 people from a sinking fishing boat named Shivneri in May 2018.

8.      VISHWAS PATEL APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF PAYMENTS COUNCIL OF INDIA
i. The Payments Council of India announced that, it has appointed Vishwas Patel as its new Chairman.
Key points
Purpose – represents companies in the payments and settlement system
Formed in – 2013
Formed under – Internet and Mobile Association of India

9.      URUGUAY’S MAJOR GENERAL JOS ELADIO ALCAIN APPOINTED HEAD OF UNMOGIP
i. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a Uruguay Army general Major General Jose Eladio Alcain as the chief military observer of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan.
ii. The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan was established in January 1949.

10.  ICC INTRODUCES STRICTER SANCTIONS FOR BALL-TAMPERING
i. International Cricket Council  has introduced  new regulations  regarding ball-tampering by  upgrading the offence  from a level 2 to a level 3.
ii. Tampering with the ball will be now penalized with a ban of up to 6 Tests or 12 ODIs.
iii. ICC also added obscenity and personal abuse to the list of offences to bring better behaviour on the field.


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