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Monday, July 29, 2019


1. Ministry of Mines organizes workshop called ‘Waste To Wealth’ on effective utilization of ‘Red Mud’ in New Delhi
The Ministry of Mines in association with the Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre Nagpur, has organized a workshop called ‘Waste To Wealth’ on productive utilization of ‘Red Mud’ in New Delhi.
The workshop discussed the present status regarding the generation of red mud and its safe disposal and utilization.
Deliberations were held to focus efforts for productive utilization of red mud with necessary government support, which will be a win-win situation for all the stakeholders. A road-map will also be prepared based on these Deliberations.

2. BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting 2019 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa Foreign Ministers Meet was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
India was represented by Gen. (retd) VK Singh who is the Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways.

3. Badri Narain Sharma re-appointed Chairperson of National Anti-profiteering Authority for 2 years
The appointment committee of cabinet, Government of India has re-appointed Badri Narain Sharma as chairman of the National Anti-profiteering Authority. He will continue as the NAA chairman for two years.
Currently, NAA has three members include J C Chauhan and Indian Revenue Service officers R Bhagyadevi and Amand Shah.
To protect interests of consumers by ensuring that benefits of reduction is GST rates on goods and services made by GST Council and proportional change in Input tax credit passed on to consumers and recipient respectively by way of reduction in the prices by the suppliers.

4. Lt Gen Paramjit Singh will be the next Director-General of Military Operations
Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, currently serving as General Officer Commanding of the Army’s Nagrota-based XVI Corps will be the next Director-General of Military Operations of the Indian Army.
He will succeed Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, who has been appointed new General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command.

5. Indian scientists from ARIES discovered 28 new stars in Milky Way
A team of scientists at Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences in Nainital district of Uttarakhand has discovered 28 new variable stars in Milky Way galaxy.
The team led by Dr. Sneh Lata and Dr. A K Pandey performed photometric observations of globular cluster ‘NGC 4147’ using 3.6-meter powerful Devasthal Optical Telescope.
This is the first time variable stars have been found in NGC 4147, which is located closer to the Earth, was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel in 1784.
These are stars whose luminosity changes due to periodical swelling or shrinking or external factors like eclipses.

6. High-level 10-member committee constituted to strategize preparations for 2020, 2024 Olympics
A high-level 10-member Committee has been formed under the Chairmanship of Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister to coordinate and strategize the preparation for the 2020 and 2024 Olympics.
The objective of the high-level committee is ensured that the performance of the Indian athletes is optimized in the Olympics and other multidisciplinary events.
The aim of the committee for the 2020 Tokyo Games would be to provide all possible support to potential and qualified athletes.

7. Khelo India Youth Games 2020 will be held in Guwahati, Assam
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju informed that the 3rd edition of Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Guwahati, Assam.
It will be conducted in partnership with Indian Olympic Association, School Games Federation of India and Assam as host State.
The inaugural edition of Khelo India was held in New Delhi in 2018 and Pune hosted the second edition of games in 2019.

8. Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir retires from Test cricket
Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect citing his desire to concentrate on white-ball cricket.
He is the only player to have bowled in a five-wicket (1 caught, 2 bowled, 2 run-outs) maiden over in T20 cricket, doing so against Australia in 2010.

9. World Hepatitis Day 2019: July 28
World Health Organization observe 28 July every year as “World Hepatitis Day” to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis.
The date of 28 July was chosen because it is the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.
The theme for 2019 is “Invest in eliminating hepatitis”.
The host country for World Hepatitis Day 2019 is Pakistan.

10. World Nature Conservation Day 2019: July 28
World Nature Conservation Day was observed on July 28, 2019. It is celebrated with an objective to increase awareness about the natural resources and protecting them.
The day recognizes that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and productive society and to ensure the well-being of present and future generations.



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